Lost Girl S5 E12 Judgement Fae

In “Judgement Fae,” episode 12 of season 5 of Lost Girl, we get another of those episodes where things happen by magic, you never know who someone really is, the actors get to act like other characters because their bodies have been overtaken by some Ancient or other, and nothing is what it seems.

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Lost Girl: S5 E10 Like Father, Like Daughter

Lost Girl charges ahead with episode 10, “Like Father, Like Daughter.”  Kenzi is BACK! But only for this episode. A whole lot of things happen with no explanation and we don’t get any details about why. In short, things are pretty normal on Lost Girl.

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Lost Girl S5 E9: 44 Minutes to Save the World

This episode of Lost Girl is called “44 Minutes to Save the World” and it’s a treat from start to finish.

Spoilers ahead. Recap ahead.

Episode 8 has just ended. We’re back with Bo, (Anna Silk) on the floor of the clubhouse, cranking the handle of the magic adamantine box. After the big flash of light, the innards of the box quickly turn black. Bo looks for Hades (Eric Roberts), but he isn’t around. Continue reading “Lost Girl S5 E9: 44 Minutes to Save the World”

Lost Girl: S5 E8 End of Faes

“End of Faes” is episode 8 of season 5, the mid-season finale for Lost Girl. We get some answers we’ve waited season after season for. The cast is dressed in formal wear throughout so everyone looks absolutely fabulous.

Spoilers ahead.

Tamsin with a suitcase

Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) loads up a suitcase while Bo (Anna Silk) tries to convince her to stay. Bo says she needs her, but Tamsin is angry about being rejected for the girlfriend role and won’t stay. After delivering some snark, she hands Bo a piece of mail.

Bo's mail

The back of the envelope is sealed with the triangular spiral mark. The card inside says, “Come and join us for a gathering. Libations and fun. Dress to impress or you will be turned away.”

the gang at the dal

Trick (Rick Howland), Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) were invited to the same party. They decide to take Mark (Luke Bilyk) along. This worries Vex (Paul Amos). Vexie takes a big interest in Mark. The gang spends some time trying to figure out what the gig is about and what it has to do with the ancients. Bo is sure it’s related to her father. Trick asks what Bo’s father said to her in the Oracle Vision. She tells them a riddle her father said: The greatest evil is the greatest mercy.

Trick says even the ancients have an Achilles heel. Bo’s all for figuring out what it is.

They dress up and head for the party. When the elevator doors open, they walk into a dark room.

Surprise!

The lights come on and everyone yells, “Surprise.” Love the black balloons, such a festive touch.

A sign says Welcome Bo

It’s a party for Bo. Why does that sound so ominous?

Iris and Hera

Hera (Noam Jenkins) is getting Iris (Shanice Banton) all prettied up. She’s dressed like a little girl and he treats her like one. He tells her how to act and makes sure she’s wearing her bracelet. And look at that – Eric Roberts is special guest star.

Lauren carries science stuff in her clutch

Bo grabs a drink. Lauren whips what looks like a pH test strip out of her beautiful formal clutch and dunks it in Bo’s drink. She gives Bo the okay to sip.

Dyson wants to hunt down Heratio. Lauren gives him a syringe filled with bug spray. It will prevent another gadfly attack. Trick will keep an eye on the crowd and the clam dip. Mark is sent to look for Iris.

Lauren is going in search of blood, saliva – the usual stuff you look for at a party.

Bo

Bo asks Lauren to wait. She says, “About us, what we did the other night.”

Lauren says she knows it was a one time thing and she’s okay with it. Bo says, “But here’s the thing. I’m not. There’s always going to be a reason for us not to be together. I don’t want to put this off any longer.”

Lauren

Lauren looks somewhat confused. It’s okay, Lauren, I’m confused, too. We are giving Bo a D- in communication skills tonight.

Lauren says, “Oh boy.”

Bo frowns. “Oh boy yes, or oh boy no?” While Lauren attempts to figure out exactly what her answer will mean, Bo is distracted by the sight of Tamsin in a backless gown. Lauren turns, admires the back along with Bo. Bo says, “We’ll finish this later.”

Tamsin

Bo tells Tamsin she’s glad she’s here. They need her to fight the ancients.

Iris with Bo

Bo wanders into Iris’ room. Lots of action in Iris’ room tonight. It must have been the only other set for the party. Iris finds her there. Iris likes her dress, wants to touch Bo’s shiny hair. Bo admires Iris’ bracelet. Iris says, “My parents make me wear it.”

Zee (Amanda Walsh) walks in. She and Bo face off.

Hera and Dyson

Dyson finds Hera (or Heratio or whatever he’s calling himself tonight) and delivers a syringe full of Lauren’s science stuff with a from the gut move that would make Lauren proud. They do a few macho circling routines and Dyson punches him in the nose. He walks away with a nice blood sample from Hera on his knuckles.

Bo and Zee

Zee tells Bo she’s Zeus, currently a she. Bo adds, “And my aunt.”

Zee says, “Hades may have inspired this shindig, but you and I are on the same team.

Zee admits she sent the oracles to find Bo’s truth – the thing she craves above all. Zee says the thing Bo’s heart truly desires is freedom from her father. And Zee is here to grant it.

Bo asks how and why. Zee says they have to stop Hades from using Bo to end the world.

Bo and Trick

Bo finds Trick. She’s angry about what Zee told her and wants to leave. Trick turns to see Zee, standing next to the Aegis Shield, which is protection for Zeus. She says she never travels without it.

Bo and Trick are in front of a punch bowl full of the drink of prophecy. Instead of eggs, it contains the eyes of the oracles. Ick. Zee convinces them to drink so they can see what will happen if Bo does not become unbound from Hades.

Bo drinks

Both Bo and Trick drink. They see the world turn to cinders, black nothingness.

Bo's hand is black

Bo sees herself, her hand, turning black. When they come out of it, Trick says he’s never felt such complete and utter nothing. Bo says she has: in Tartarus.

Bo asks Zee how to stop what she saw. Zee says the little property of handprint on Bo’s shoulder is Hades ticket to the ground level. It gives him his power. It’s like an umbilical cord. Bo’s been feeding him an all you can eat buffet. Zee says they must act now.

Mark and Iris

Mark finds Iris on the balcony. She’s pissed off at her parents. He convinces her to leave. She knows a place they can go.

Lauren and Dyson

Lauren, who also has swabs and test tubes in her lovely formal clutch, takes a swipe at the blood on Dyson’s knuckles. Lauren says since both Bo and Trick saw the same vision, they have to try. Dyson wants what he calls collateral.

Mark and Iris kiss

Iris takes Mark to a house. When he questions her about it, she hardly has to try to distract him from his curiosity. Young, virile, and easily distracted, that’s Mark. Couldn’t they have put Iris in the light?

Table full of weapons

Zee announces that the emancipation will begin with removing the hand print from Bo’s chest. She unveils a table full of various devices. Bo has to pick the right one. If she chooses wrong, she dies.

Dyson and Trick provide info on each one she looks over. Everything there has a long, mythological history.

Bo chooses a knife

Bo chooses a dagger. Neither Trick or Dyson have seen it before.

Lauren and Tamsin

Lauren and Tamsin have Dyson’s collateral (AKA Heratio) tied up in Iris’ bedroom, just in case anything happens to Bo. They worked together to get Hera locked up, but now they are catfighting over Bo.

Lauren wants to process. Tamsin says, “I entered the game and I lost. That’s life. The best woman won.” She must have memorized that from a book, because she’s actually heartbroken. Lauren doesn’t know what to say, so she sits down beside Tamsin on the bed. Lauren discovers the restraints Hera uses to keep Iris locked in her bed.

Through brilliant intimidation, deduction, and careful reading of the script, Lauren and Tamsin figure out that Iris is tied down at night because she’s more powerful than either Heratio or Zee.

Bo is ready for the handprint removal

Bo’s on a table with Zee above her, dagger at the ready. Zee caresses oil into Bo’s skin. Skin as flawless as Aphrodite. This delays the dagger action a little. Just long enough for Tamsin and Lauren to run in yelling, “Bo, stop.” They announce that Iris is stronger than both of the ancients combined. Egads! Something’s afoul.

Dyson is concerned for Mark, who is alone with Iris. Mark is in no pain. He’s shagging Iris on the living room floor of the house where she took him.

A funeral booklet

As Mark dresses, he sees the funeral booklet for Cecilia Lawrence. He realizes that’s whose body Iris is using, and this is the Lawrence house. Iris wants to be Cece – live in this house, have loving parents.

Cece's father

Of course the parents come home that very minute. The father, Frank (Rothaford Gray) realizes this isn’t his little girl. She reaches inside his chest, does something to his heart and he drops to the floor. His blood forms the curved triangle shape.

Mark realizes it was Iris who killed all the people. She says, “They had to go to sleep.” She thinks they will wake up. Mark tells her Hera used her. She takes off the bracelet and something strange begins to happen to her. She runs.

Mark is stabbed

Mark picks up the bracelet. Cece’s mother stabs Mark with what looks like a pair of grass clippers. That’s very unsanitary. Let’s hope Lauren has lots of antibiotics in that beautiful formal clutch of hers. Mark runs.

Zee and Heratio stand on the balcony discussing whether or not Iris would take off her bracelet. She might. No, she knows better.

Tamsin interrupts this profound discussion.

Tamsin and Zee

Zee tells Tamsin to report to her super friends that Bo’s emancipation is now or never. Tamsin agrees Bo should separate from her father, in fact – make difference relationships in general.

Tamsin says she herself is not a relationship kind of person. She’s a free bird. Zee sees the tears in Tamsin’s eyes. She’s never seen a Valkyrie cry. Tamsin asks Zee when people stopped hurting her. She answers, “They didn’t. I started hurting them. And you’re next.”

Tamsin hit by lightning

Zee steps away from Tamsin and blasts her with a lightning bolt. May I remind you this is Tamsin’s last life. Oh, Tam Tam, don’t die!

Bo, Dyson and Lauren drive to the park. They heard Iris and Mark were there. Bo’s going one way to look for Iris, Dyson and Lauren the other to look for Mark.

Bo

As they start running in different directions, Lauren says, “Bo, wait.” Bo turns. Lauren says, “Oh boy yes.” Bo smiles. Lauren understood her meaning after all.

Everything Iris touches turns to ash – flowers, cops. When Bo finds her, she tells Bo not to get close to her. She says it’s because she’s not supposed to make Bo sleep because “he needs you.”

Iris is bummed about being a murderer. She’s supposed to bring rainbows, not create black holes.

Bo's fingers turn black

Bo, of course, doesn’t listen and tries to charm Iris into talking. Her hand immediately turns black. Bo looks behind her and see that everything Iris touched has turned black. Bo says, “The darkness wasn’t my father. It was Iris.”

Bo heads for the Dal, where Giles Trick finds the answer in a book. The storm created the chaos that allowed the nothingness to be released in Iris. While they talk, Bo’s hand grows blacker.

the box

Trick knows a story about a box that can contain evil. Maybe they can fight it with that. Bo leaves for the clubhouse, because, you know, that’s where the magic box is always found.

Vex, Dyson and Lauren hover over Mark

Bo could use a nice dose of chi for that hand, but all her chi-givers are in the park, trying to stop Mark from bleeding to death. Guess who was there rescuing Mark – one guess – yep, Vex. Just looking out for his boy toy. Mark is close to dying. I hope he hasn’t lost Iris’ bracelet, because I think it might be a really smart idea for her to put it back on her wrist.

When Bo gets to the clubhouse, she finds Zee, who was actually after Bo’s box all this time. Why do I take such adolescent glee in typing Bo’s box? Zee zaps Bo’s hand with a lightning bolt but it does nothing to her.

girl fight

They have a girl fight in evening wear for possession of the box. Bo wins. Bo pushes Zee out the door. Bo sits on one side of the door with the box. Zee sits on the other telling Bo not to open the box. If Bo opens the box, her father will walk the earth.

Bo flashes back to her conversation with Hades during her Oracle Vision. He is played by Eric Roberts. The face of Hades is finally revealed.

Hades

I’m going to try to get down everything he says, because I’m sure it’s all going to be important later. Bo talks in between his statements. “Don’t be afraid. There’s barely any time. We must be quick. . . . There are those far more wicked than I upon this earth. You must stop them. . . . Only family can destroy them. . . . Our power will decide the fate of this world. . . . You will do things you don’t want to do. The [something unintelligible] our victory overnight. . . . Sometimes the greatest evil is the greatest mercy. . . . I give you all I can. The answer lies with you. A gift.”

Bo thinks about it and begins cranking the jack-in-the-box handle. Zee, outside the door, hears the music and looks terrified. Zee moves away from the door.

Bo is surprised

The lid opens and there’s a flash of light.

Some Thoughts

I absolutely loved this episode. I love that we finally know for sure who Hades is. I loved how absolutely gorgeous everyone looked in their gowns and tuxes. I loved that it was a wonderful cliffhanging behemoth of a mid-season finale. We don’t know the fate of Mark or Tamsin. We don’t know what is in Bo’s box. (See that? I typed it again.)

We don’t know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. They’re all just family, folks. Just a little family feud.

We might know what “oh boy yes” means, but I don’t want to depend on that knowledge because there are 8 episodes still to come and “oh boy yes” could turn quickly. It’s happened before.

The first half of season 5 has been very satisfactory to me as a fan. I especially like that there are no annoying inexplicable plot lines. Everything is starting to make sense and hang together.

I miss Kenzi and I’ll be happy to see her back in the next half. I hope she shows up for more than 2 episodes like in this half of the season.

Eric Roberts had a very brief scene in this episode. I presume he’ll be back in the second half of the season with a lot more to do.

I’m pretty sure they won’t let any of the gang die, so I feel okay about Tamsin and Mark making it.

Lost Girl: S5 E7 Here Comes the Night

This episode of Lost Girl takes place at night. A night when the electricity is off. It was shot with blue light and is very hard to see. I hope the screen grabs aren’t too dark. I did brighten them up quite a bit.

Spoilers ahead.

Bo and Dyson rescue people trapped in a car

There’s a tornado. Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), Bo (Anna Silk), and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) are rescuing people. Tamsin tells Bo they can handle anything together, because Bo is her girl.

Bo stands in the triangular symbol

Bo finds this huge symbol in the street at the scene of the tornado.

Zee with the 3 oracles

Elizabeth Helm / Zee (Amanda Walsh) has the 3 oracles in her hotel room. Bo’s friend Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) is one of them. The 3 of them stand up and chant, “Only in the darkness can we see the light.” Then poof, Zee knocks out all the lights in the city.

Three oracles constitute the Moirai. Only Zeus can control the Moirai. Ergo, Zee is short for Zeus. Wait, Zeus is a woman?

Lauren and Sam watch the TV news

Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and her assistant Sam (Gabe Grey) have a clinic full of injured people. They watch the TV news, which calls the storm “bizarrely localized.”

Bo, Dyson and Tamsin show up at the clinic and report on what’s happening. They plan to leave again, but Bo decides to stay because it might be the ancient ones trying to create an opportunity to get the switcheroo serum.

Before Tamsin leaves, she kisses Bo. Dyson is watching. Bo looks at Dyson and he raises one eyebrow but doesn’t comment.

Bo and Lauren have a moment of meaningful eye contact just as all the lights go out. Lauren’s first thought is the power supply to Evony’s cryobox that contains something old and evil.

Trick with a book

Trick (Rick Howland) reads about how Zeus flooded the earth to destroy mankind. Zeus used Hera’s messenger Iris to do it. Poof, the lights go out.

Trick asks Vex (Paul Amos) to find more candles.

Vex and Mark kissing

Vex is busy swigging wine and finding candles when Mark (Luke Bilyk) comes in, looking and acting very sexy. He kneels in front of Vex and does whatever it is that someone does to a guy while kneeling before him. I obviously have no idea what is happening. When he stands up they start kissing. Vex is bewildered by how much he likes it, even while saying, “This is very wrong.”

Tamsin is wet from the storm

Tamsin goes into the gym, dripping wet from the storm. She shows Dyson a poster that Alycia Welles  (Lisa Marcos) posted about her supposedly dead husband Vincent (Noam Jenkins). We know him as Heratio.

Dyson wants Tamsin to do one thing, she wants to do another: she wants to go to the clinic. He reminds her that there will always be other people for Bo. Tamsin is only worried about one other person.

Bo and Lauren with the box of evil

Lauren struggles with Evony’s box of evil. It’s on a back-up generator with a back-up generator. All of them failed. It starts counting down and saying “Evacuate.” They push it in a room and it pops open like a jack-in-the-box. Nothing but a bit of smoke comes out.

Bo and Lauren watch the box open

Lauren curses Evony. Bo says that all of this is to make Evony Fae again. Lauren says, “No.” Then she rethinks and says, “Yeah. It is.” She points to her ear.

Lauren and Bo dancing

Lauren puts on music and pulls Bo close in a dance. She whispers in Bo’s ear. “I know what I’m doing. You need to trust me. I’m doing the research I want to do and it has nothing to do with Evony.” Bo comments that Lauren knows how to seize an opportunity. Lauren says, “Well, for some of us, life is short.”

Bo and Lauren kissing

Bo interprets that as an invitation to not waste a moment. Seize the besame mucho. She kisses Lauren.

Dead Man Dating is still around

Dyson goes to Alycia Welles house and finds Elevator Man / Dead Man Dating / Heratio. Dyson asks to come in a take a statement.

Bo and Lauren having sex

Tamsin arrives in the clinic and finds Bo and Lauren enjoying each other.

Tamsin

Tamsin is not happy about what she sees. I love snarky, badass Tamsin, but it’s interesting to see Rachel Skarsten act vulnerable and heartbroken for a change.

At the Dal, Mark asks Vex to help him with something. Vex says, “Again?” but Mark doesn’t seem to know what Vex is alluding to. He acts as if he doesn’t know what happened earlier.

Evony

Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) enters the Dal. Vex introduces her to Mark, whom she deems flirt-worthy. Vex gets a little jealous. Evony wants Vex’s help because “you know what will get out” now that there’s a power outage.

Bo and Lauren in bed

Bo and Lauren are still between the sheets, where Bo wishes they could stay forever. Lauren gets up to go for some special wine. She walks into the clinic in nothing but her lab coat to find Sam standing there with his back to her.

Sam looks tarred

She spins him around to find that he’s dead. His face looks scorched or melted. Bo realizes there is an invisible monster.

Dyson

Dyson tries to get information about of Vincent / Heratio. Dyson tells him he knows who is. Heratio starts strangling Alycia. Dyson tries to stop him and calls him Zeus.

Dyson with a face full of flies

He says, “My name is Hera.” Wait, Hera is a guy? He blows a swarm of gadflies into Dyson’s face to torment him. When he turns back to continue his strangling, Alycia stabs him. He leaves to repair his bothersome human body but promises Alycia he’ll be back to get her.

Bo and Lauren talk

In the clinic, Lauren says she hasn’t felt so guilty since her Karen Beattie days. Bo can’t believe she’s telling her this now, but says, “Karen Beattie all over me.” Lauren says people died and it was her fault. Bo wants her to leave, go somewhere safe. Lauren grabs an ax and announces she’s ready to stay and fight whatever it is with Bo.

Alycia

Dyson takes Alycia to the gym where she feels more secure. He gives her a cot and tells her to rest. He goes into the room where his murder board is.

Bo

Bo comes up behind Dyson. She doesn’t smell right, but she’s seductive and he’s willing to lock lips.

Evony and Vex

Evony and Vex are at the clinic, looking for the serum. They hear a noise. Evony says, “If it gets close, you know what to do.” Apparently Vex saved her once before from whatever was in the cryobox.

Evony sees a wall safe with plants in front of it. She wins best line of the episode, “Of course the serum is behind a bush. When will I learn.”

Lauren and Bo confront Evony

Lauren and Bo are there. Lauren confronts Evony about trying to steal her work. Evony says nothing can kill the thing that was unleashed. Bo thinks they should give it what it wants most: Evony. And, hello, Evony used to date one of the ancient Fae.

Evony and her old flame

In an alley, Evony waits. Bait. The Moirai come marching along saying, “Only in the darkness can we see the light.” They disappear and Lauren throws her ax into something invisible. It takes form as some sort of slippery looking black thing, but Evony seems to recognize him. She calls him Eros. Evony gets tears in her eyes when she recalls how he broke her heart.

Eros is zapped by a bolt of lightning. Bo says, “Zeus’ lightning. Takes an ancient to kill an ancient.”

Isabeau appears to Trick

Isabeau (Alisen Down) appears before Trick. She’s about to kiss Trick when Mark walks in. What Mark sees is Trick with the 3 oracles trying to kiss him. The oracles run off.

Dyson and Vex clatter down the stairs. Trick says, “Has anyone else had an unusual interaction today? Perhaps something sexual in nature?” Dyson and Vex raise their hands. Mark does not.

It’s Oracle Vision. The oracles touch lips to take truth. When the oracles are doing their lip lock visits, they are required to deliver truth themselves. They appear as the person a heart most desires. (That means the person Vex most desires is Mark!)

Trick realizes it’s because they all have Bo’s blood. Only in the darkness can they see the light. The light is Bo’s blood. Zeus wants Bo’s truth.

Bo goes home. She’s about to blow out the candle she brought from Hell when the oracles arrive.

Just one kiss from your lovely lips

The oracles are closing in for a kiss. First they appear to Bo as Dyson, then Lauren. Bo realizes it isn’t real. Next she sees a gravelly voiced man. Bo looks at him and says, “Dad?”

Trick comes in and chases the Oracles off. Bo finally tells him that her father is Hades. Trick says that’s not possible. Bo says her father took Aife to Tartarus. Bo saw where she was born – in Hell. She shows him the candle Persephone told her to bring out and light. She wonders if lighting the candle is what brought the ancients. Trick thinks it might be. Bo says it’s time for them to meet the other side of the family.

Cassie

The Moirai report to Zee. She grabs Cassie and touches her lips – takes the truth they’ve gathered that day. Zee’s eyes turn white and she says, “She doesn’t even know.” Then she tosses Cassie off the balcony. Ungrateful!

Vex and Mark play beer pong while Vex explains that Vex locked up Eros all those years ago and Evony’s been her evil self ever since. So, does that mean Evony is going be nice now that Eros is out of his box?

Vex won’t tell who he saw in his Oracle Vision when Mark asks.

Tamsin finds Bo at home. Bo says the words Tamsin dreads, “We need to talk.”

Tamsin is hurt

It’s a poignant scene with a truly vulnerable Tamsin revealing that she loves Bo. Very gently Bo tells Tamsin that – although she loves her – she doesn’t love her like that.

The lights come back on. Tamsin walks out and slams the door.

Bo blows out the Artemis candle and walks away. It flames up again after a few seconds.

Some Thoughts

I loved this episode because we learned so much about Bo and about the Ancients. Of course, there’s still some mystery that Bo has to unravel.

I think we learned that Lauren is the one who Bo wants to be with. It might be a little early to firmly state that Doccubus is going to be a thing. There’s always the possibility that it was the effect of Eros getting out of his prison that lead to them having sex after so many seasons without them getting horizontal together. Later, when the oracles were tricking her, she saw both Lauren and Dyson. Confusing, isn’t it?

We learned that Lauren is doing research on Fae/human switches for her own purposes and reasons. I’ve been thinking for some time that Lauren was going to make herself Fae so that she and Bo would have similar lifespans and could be together. With this show, making a prediction like this with 9 episodes left before the end is chancy.

I love the gender-bendy fact that Zeus is in a woman’s body and Hera is in a man’s.

Isn’t it crazy that Vex has the hots for Mark? The feelings are subliminal, but they are there. Vex is attracted to Dyson’s son. Oh, my.

Lost Girl: S5 E6 Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts

Lost Girl episode 6 of season 5 is “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts.” The title is a tribute to a beloved favorite, Friday Night Lights. Look out, college football, here come Tamsin and Bo!

Spoilers ahead.

Zoie Palmer smiling
Bo’s dream girl

Bo (Anna Silk) dreams about the jack-in-the-box. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) cranks the handle slowly. She turns and smiles. Bo jerks awake.

Tamsin and Bo in Bo's bed.
The blonde in the bed isn’t who she thought.

There’s a blonde in Bo’s bed but it isn’t Lauren. The blonde is Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten). Tamsin give Bo an unsolicited good morning kiss. Bo goes off to make breakfast just the way Tamsin likes it because “that’s what roomies are for.”

The case of the week begins when Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) is sent to a crime scene at a football stadium. Mark (Luke Bilyk) is with him. The only thing you need to know about Mark in this episode is that he makes a juvenile, sexist, stupid, asshole remark every time he has a line.

blood forms a triple spiral
Interesting blood spatter. Wonder what Dexter would make of it?

Blood next to the dead football player makes the triple spiral Dyson’s been chasing around lately. He wipes it up and it reforms.

Tamsin and Bo
Are you the cheerleader type?

Dyson meets Lauren, Tamsin and Bo at the Dal. He tells them he thinks the murder is tied in with the Fae cult he’s tracking. Tamsin and Bo decide to go undercover as cheerleaders. Dyson says Tamsin doesn’t exactly scream perky. Lauren makes an award-winning, hilarious face at the idea of a perky Tamsin, which she wipes off when Tamsin gives her a look.

Tamsin and Bo don cheerleader costumes and strut across the football field in their little outfits. They’re supposed to be leading tryouts. About halfway there, Tamsin trips. Pratfalls are not beyond us, apparently.

Anna Hopkins as Brinkley
With a name like Brinkley, she has to be head cheerleader

Tamsin immediately has a run in with cheerleading team captain Brinkley White (Anna Hopkins). To show her stuff, Tamsin does a series of handsprings and tucks. When Brinkley’s ready for her turn to demo her tumbling skills, Tamsin throws the whammy on her. Girl doesn’t play fair in dance competitions, either. Bo nods sadly: Tamsin fails at perky.

Aren Buchholz as Derek
Derek has ideas about who did it.

Bo talks to a male cheerleader, Derek (Aren Buchholz), who is there representing tired, gay stereotypes. Bo gets a few ideas from him about who the murderer could be. Hint, her initials are B.W. He says the murdered guy was a bully, especially to the quarterback, Clay (Dwain Murphy). Just then Clay gets smacked to the ground on the field. Everyone thinks he’s out cold but he hops back up. Not human? Tamsin will check him out.

Tamsin talks to Clay
Clay tries to brush off Tamsin.

Clay wants to know why Tamsin thinks he would hurt his best receiver. He doesn’t tell her much.

Lauren and Cassie, whose eyes are bandaged.
Tell me everything from the beginning of time.

Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) wakes up muttering about rain and floods and coming storms. I didn’t get a screen grab of him, but Lauren’s new assistant is played by Gabe Gray, who was the doctor in Bomb Girls. A tidbit of irrelevant info because I’m pretty sure Lost Girl fan are also Bomb Girls fans.

Bo on the phone
You don’t need to call Lauren, do you?

When Bo calls Lauren to run tests on the players, Tamsin gets jealous. She doesn’t want Bo calling Lauren. Bo looks at Tamsin like what is up with you? Then Tamsin kisses Bo, a lip lock that Bo doesn’t actually return.

Amanda Walsh as Elizabeth Helm
I’ll have a coquetel, please

Into the Dal walks Elizabeth Helm (Amanda Walsh). She orders an old cocktail that Trick (Rick Howland) hasn’t mixed in 1000 years.

Rick Howland as Trick
I’d have you sign in, if I could find my ledger

Trick tries to chat her up, find out who she is. He tells her the ancients call this drink the drink of prophecy. She says she thinks he’ll find the ledger because ancient things have a way of turning up.

The man's bare behind
Not that interesting, fella.

Lauren shows up wanting either urine samples or blood samples from the football players under the guise of drug testing. If it’s urine, she has to watch the person pee. One player suggests she likes to watch and gives her a view of both his front and back. Lauren shrugs and says, “You really got the wrong girl.”

Dyson and Mark are at the gym, where Dyson has constructed a murder board. He pins up the image of the triskelion of blood.

Lisa Marcos as Alyssha Wells
I saw my dead husband.

A woman comes in with a request for Dyson. Her name is Alyssha (Lisa Marcos). She says she saw her dead husband walking in the street. He didn’t even recognize her.

Noam Jenkins as Heratio
It’s Dead Man Dating!

She shows Dyson a photo. It’s Heratio (Noam Jenkins). Note the Capital Sports logo behind him. Dyson says he’ll check it out.

Lauren and Bo in the lab.
Want a good laugh? Ask Bo to look in a microscope.

Lauren shows Bo test tubes full of science stuff. First she ogles Bo’s outfit, proving she’s human first and a scientist second. From Trick on speaker phone, we learn one of the guys appears to be a Heraclid. Heraclids are descendants of Hercules, the son of Zeus. Human but strong, fast and resilient. Also listening to this conversation at the Dal is Elizabeth Helm. Oh, oh.

Dyson talks to Clay, the quarterback. Clay doesn’t know what the triple curve shape is or what a Heraclid is. But he does have a secret.

Bo and Dyson talk
Dyson sniffs out some evidence.

Bo and Dyson talk about Clay not knowing who he is. Bo lets it slip that she’d be better off not knowing who her father is. When Dyson picks up on that, she deflects, changes the subject. They decide to chat with the gossipy cheerleader, Derek. While they are talking with him, Dyson smells blood. In Derek’s locker is the bloody jersey of the dead guy. Dyson takes Derek to the station.

Shanice Banton as Iris
Gonna go boom!

Iris (Shanice Banton) shows up at the gym. She checks out the murder board and draws a triple curve on Mark’s arm using his sweat. Her fingers make rainbows in the sweat. Iris says something bad is going to happen at the football game.

Cheryl Hickey
Cheryl Hickey from Entertainment Tonight Canada played a reporter.

At a press conference, Tamsin decides Brinkley ought to be considered a suspect. Clay sits down at the mic. The questions turn to the murder.

Clay
The quarterback comes out

Clay says that Derek couldn’t be the murderer because he was home in bed with him the night of the murder. Oops, the quarterback came out.

Bo and Derek
Bo knows what it’s like to live with a secret.

Derek takes Bo to see Clay. Clay says his PR Reps, Capital Sports, told him he couldn’t come out.

Tamsin and Bo at the Dal
Capital Sports, did you say?

At the Dal, Bo tells Dyson about Capital Sports. Dyson connects the dots to Kevin Brown from the elevator and Heratio55 who dated Cassie and Bo. They decide to go to the game.

Tamsin applies dap to her cheeks
This is her disguise?

Tamsin suits up and heads for the field. Get outta her way.

Elizabeth, Iris, Heratio
Aren’t they chummy?

Bo goes to the press box and finds the 3 elevator people together. A regular family. They call Iris their daughter and seem to take great pleasure in stroking her arms. Elizabeth also says Clay is like family. The more success Clay has, the better for the family. They admit to the murder of the football player.

Bo zapped by a thunderbolt
Ouch!

Bo realizes they are feeding off the crowd and threatens to throw the game. Elizabeth zaps her with a thunderbolt to get her out of the press box. Yep, a thunderbolt came right out of her hand. Hmm, Zeus could throw thunderbolts. Zeus was married to Hera. We’ve got Heraclids and Heratios running around in this episode. What the Hera?

Tamsin in a football uniform
Hail Mary, she does it.

Tamsin makes a touchdown in the last seconds of the game by catching a 40 yard pass.

Elizabeth glows
Touchdown!

Elizabeth glows with delight.

Bo
Girlfriend? Oh, no.

In the clubhouse, Bo examines a scar on her shoulder from the lightning bolt. Bo says she’s never felt anything like it. Tamsin can’t heal it.

Bo wants to go see Trick. Tamsin wants to run her a bath first because that’s what girlfriends are for. Bo watches Tamsin walk away and sighs. She realizes she has to do something about the girlfriend thing. She does not feel that way and has to break it to Tamsin.

Everyone is at the Dal
The Let’s Clear Up the Dangling Details Club Meeting

Everyone is at the Dal. Trick talks about an ancient order that channeled their children’s energy to gain power, like proud parents. They talk about Zeus, the father of Hercules. Trick says the ancients have many names. Bo says, “What if they’re back?”

Heratio and Elizabeth
Just the family at home.

The Fae family of the week looks at the signature by Bo Dennis in Trick’s ledger and say, “So she’s the one.” Elizabeth says they have to act fast. Then they create a thunderstorm, which they enjoy watching together.

Some Thoughts

Zeus is the Father of All the Gods, god of the sky and ruler of Mount Olympus. Hades is King of the Underworld. Both are the children of Cronus and Rhea – in other words, brothers (or in the Lost Girl universe, brother and sister). The plot seems to be inching toward some sort of showdown between these two with Bo right in the middle of it.

Except for clearing up some details about the arrival of the ancients on the scene, this episode didn’t move the plot forward very much.

There is the clear statement that Valkubus isn’t going to be a thing. Much as Tamsin wants it, Bo does not.

Did I overlook any other big developments in this episode?

Lost Girl: S5, E5 It’s Your Lucky Fae

It’s Bo’s (Anna Silk) birthday in the “It’s Your Lucky Fae” episode of Lost Girl. She gets some unusual presents. Kudos to the writer of this episode, Ley Lukins, because this is one of the funniest Lost Girls ever, and there have been some very funny things on Lost Girl.

Enormous spoilers ahead.

A card that says "Happy Birthday Princess. Love, Daddy"
It’s Bo’s birthday

Bo stares at a card from her father. There’s a gift, too.  She decides she needs some oracle intervention for her birthday gift from hell. She calls Cassie (Vanessa Matsui). Cassie promises to meet Bo the next day at the Dal.

Cassie's hot date
Cassie’s date

Cassie’s on a boring date with a guy who calls himself Heratio55 (Noam Jenkins). She assumes he wants a reading, but he surprises her by acting uninterested in knowing his future.

Bo lifts a jack-in-the-box
Up jumps the Devil

Bo lifts up the birthday gift. It’s a jack-in-the-box, which we saw before in the season 2 preview. She’s not twisting the handle.

Cassie and Horatio kiss
Oh, Cassie, be careful who you kiss

Cassie is less bored with Heratio when he doesn’t want a reading. She takes him home. He kisses her and leaves like a gentleman.

Cassie screams on the floor
Cassie gets one hell of a headache

As soon as Mr. Gentleman of the Goodnight Kiss is out the door, Cassie begins to scream in pain.

An ancient finger
He literally gave her the finger.

Bo shows up at the Dal looking for Cassie, who is late. Trick (Rick Howland) presents her with a birthday present – an actual finger from Alexander the Fae. It’s been in their family a very long time. Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten), who sees this, realizes she has nothing for Bo for her birthday and dashes off.

A stuffed cat in a window
Everyone loves cats, right?

The Lauren and Tamsin Show begins with them walking down the street, planning a surprise party. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) will bake a cake and buy balloons. Tamsin spies the perfect gift. A magic kitty  – it brings luck.

Tamsin and Lauren show up and present Bo with the cat. Bo calls it Road Kill Chic. Bo is worried about Cassie. Tamsin goes with her to look for Cassie.

Cassie's place is covered in blood
Oh, oh. This isn’t good.

Cassie’s place is a mess. A bloody mess. Cassie isn’t there. Tamsin calls Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) to investigate it as a crime scene.

At the Dal, Mark (Luke Bilyk) is the new employee. When Trick has him sign into the book, Mark rips a page.

Lucky Bo finds an earring on the floor of the Dal she thought she’d lost. Tamsin reports that Dyson’s taken blood from the crime scene to Lauren. Bo called two other oracles trying to find Cassie, but they are not responding either.

Seymour
Why, Seymour, isn’t it lucky you dropped by

Bo asks about Cassie’s family just as Cassie’s cousin Seymour (Dax Ravina) shows up. Unlike his uncle, Seymour eats souls, not luck. He says Cassie emancipated herself from the clan. She’s been using online dating. Bo decides to look into online dating.

Lauren in the kitchen of the clubhouse
Lauren does blood typing while baking a cake.

Lauren reports to Dyson that all the blood at Cassie’s place is the same type. She’s also making a cake in Bo’s kitchen. Which she burns. Blame it on the kitty.

Vex on the bar at the Dal
Vex is vexing!

Vex (Paul Amos) and Mark get into it at the Dal over weak drinks and other bartending failures.

two pretty women at the Dal
The divine birds (or the Degrassi reunion).

Vex and Mark bond over a game of rock, paper, guillotine to see who will take possession of these two divine birds. Mark wins.

A girl with a long, snake's tongue
Well, that’s a new one.

Mark takes the two women to Trick’s lair. Iris (Shanice Banton) steals Trick’s book of signatures while Kat (Sofia Troop) distracts him with her oral accomplishments.

Bo's online profile
Bo’s online profile

Bo purrs while Tamsin is photographing her for her online dating profile. Her profile lists her as an oracle. Heratio55 responds immediately.

The phone rings with a call from Cassie but there’s no talking. We see Cassie with bandaged eyes as someone grabs her phone and smashes it with a sledge hammer.

A fight breaks out in the Dal between Vex, Mark, and the boyfriend of the two divine birds Mark just entertained downstairs.

During the fight, Lauren comes in with a beautiful two layer cake. It says Happy Birthday. She obviously purchased it.

Lauren's face down in a cake.
I hope Zoie can breathe in there.

The fight knocks Lauren face down into the cake! When Lauren looks up, cake-faced, she tries a bite and complains that it was supposed to be chocolate.

Dyson
Daddy says straighten up, kid.

Dyson has to come to break up the bar fight. He reads the riot act to both Vex and Mark. Plus, Trick’s book is missing. Mark is smart-mouthed and disrespectful and doesn’t want to learn anything about being a shifter and claiming his birthright.

Bo meets Heratio55 at a bar where she slurps up her martini with her tongue like a cat. She also licks her hand and grooms herself with it. She uses her charm to learn that all Heratio did to Cassie was kiss her. Then she starts growing cat hair on her hands paws.

The Bo is a Cat – Now What? Club in Session
The Bo is a Cat, Now What? Club in Session

Quick meeting on the Bo is turning into a kitty question reveals that the cat brings good luck to its owner by stealing luck from others. Then Miss Kitty takes over the spirit of the person it’s feeding luck to.

Bo blindfolded in a car
Blind luck!

Bo will use her luck to drive blindfolded to wherever Cassie is. Of course, the Lauren and Tamsin Show go along for the ride.

Bo has a tail
Nice tail, Bo.

Bo stops somewhere in the woods, and runs off, tail wagging. The Lauren and Tamsin Show follow along. I really want to say something about Bo’s tail right here, but being a feminist prevents me from such behavior.

Iris and Mark
Iris comes back

For some indecipherable reason, Iris shows up back at the Dal. Mark asks her for the book. Iris pretends to be innocent. They talk about their powers. Mark doesn’t know what his is. Iris says she always delivers what she’s supposed to.

Bo falls into a hole
Down the kitty hole

Bo falls into a hole. She lands deftly on all four feet. She finds the three missing oracles.

Bloody oracles
Hello. Who’s there?

The oracles are missing their eyes. Not a good look for someone whose job is to see.

Back at the clubhouse, Bo is curled up in a box, complete with kitty whiskers under her nose. Dyson comes in with Seymour. Seymour sold out Cassie to Heratio55 for money.

Seymour sucks soul
Stealing the soul from a kitty. How low can you go?

Dyson and Tamsin bamboozle Seymour into sucking the soul from the lucky kitty. He’s off to Reno, and Bo is Bo again.

Dyson and Bo next to Cassie
Cassie’s in the clinic

Dyson’s checking on Cassie. Lauren can’t fix Cassie’s eyes without the actual eyes and she doesn’t have them. Dyson and Lauren look at the files for Heratio55. He’s Kevin Brown, one of the three Fae from the elevator. Bo went on a date with a dead man.

Bo’s staring at the mystery jack-in-a-box when Tamsin comes in. Tamsin brought a cupcake for Bo’s birthday.

Tamsin in a bow.
Happy Birthday, Valkubus fans.

While Bo is appreciating the cupcake, Tamsin offers herself as a birthday present for Bo. Tamsin’s all wrapped up in a red ribbon. Bo tosses away the cupcake and unwraps her present.

Tamsin and Bo kiss
Bo accepts her gift. Of course she does.

The wait is over. Bo and Tamsin are going to do more than endless one-off kisses. Well, the wait is sort of over, Valkubus fans. We only see one more one-off kiss before skipping straight to the afterglow.

Tamsin
Tamsin tells Bo she’s beautiful even when she’s sad.

Tamsin and Bo have a long session of baring their souls after baring their skins.

Bo
Bedtime Bo bares her soul

Bo tells Tamsin she was born in Hell. Her dad is Hades. Tamsin says, “It was him. Who I sat across from when I made the deal. That was Hades.” She thinks Bo should talk to him.

Bo
He’s trying to use me for something.

Bo won’t talk to him. Bo thinks he’ll always be part of her no matter how much good she tries to do. He’ll always find her. Bo wants to find a way to separate herself from him.

Tamsin says she used to think that Freya controlled her. Then she changed – got angry. Got empowered.

Cassie in the clinic
Cassie did this to herself.

Cassie wakes up in the clinic. Lauren asks her what happened. She says she saw everything from the beginning of the universe to the end. It was too much. She ripped out her own eyes to make it stop.

Horatio55
Dead Man Dating has Trick’s book

The last scene reveals who Iris delivered Trick’s book to. And he’s not feeling friendly toward the succubus. Plus he has a jar full of oracle eyeballs.

Some Thoughts

Zoie and Rachel kill with the comedy in this episode. Absolutely kill it. The lines were funny; their timing was perfect. The physicality and the chemistry between the two was hilarious, too.

Anna Silk got to play with her inner 7 year-old self in this episode by turning into a cat. She made an excellent cat. In my mind, her best cat antic was batting that salt shaker back and forth between her paws – excuse me, her hands.

In the woods, when Tamsin said she and Bo were getting close, Lauren said, “I’m very happy for you.” Lauren grows exceedingly enlightened about Bo’s sex life. I wonder if that’s going to last.

The long anticipated love scene between Bo and Tamsin finally happened. Except it was a non-happening. The pillow talk scene we got instead revealed some significant things.

  • At a time when she should have been happy and satisfied, Bo was sad. Tamsin recognized it.
  • Bo needs a Fae friend who gets her, one who shares and understands her life, her strengths, her regrets. Tamsin is that. Tamsin can help Bo figure things out.
  • Bo is always ready to have sex, but with Tamsin she never initiated it. She waited for Tamsin to be ready.
  • Hades is the evil one who sent Tamsin to kill Bo.
  • Tamsin found a way to free herself. Maybe Bo can too.

I thought the “family man” with his back turned in the elevator when we first saw the lit-candle scene was going to be Bo’s father. He looked just like the guy on The Wanderer card. He turned out to be Heratio55, AKA Kevin Brown, AKA Dead Man Dating with a sister who likes to party (and probably looks exactly like Amanda Walsh). That leaves only the bike messenger from the elevator still unidentified. Maybe it’s Iris.

This is interesting. Wikipedia on Iris:

In Greek mythology, Iris is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.

Lost Girl S5 E4 When God Opens a Window

Lost Girl episode 4 is “When God Opens a Window.” And a helluva window it is. Big surprise, big mistakes, big lies, big anger. But the good news is that Vex (Paul Amos) and Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) are back.

Spoilers ahead.

Tamsin climbing out of Bo's bed.

Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) was supposed to take weapons to Bo (Anna Silk) but instead she boinked a guy whose name she can’t remember. Since she used Bo’s bed, Bo wants her to share. Hello, Mr. Lucky. Tamsin shares because she knows Bo is hornier than a monkey with 8 dicks. Or something feminine and sexy.

Young man and woman on bus.

Hunky young Fae boards a bus. Sits by pretty woman. Accidentally gets pretty woman killed by an arrow when he bends down at just the wrong moment.

Young man at Bo's door.

Tamsin is on the couch waiting for Bo to finish with Mr. Lucky when the guy from the bus bursts in. He found Bo’s investigations ad and someone is trying to kill him.

Bo and Tamsin argue

The bus guy is Mark (Luke Bilyk). He has a sad story. Tamsin argues that he’s trouble. Bo sends Mark up to her room to get clean clothes while she and Tamsin argue over whether or not to help him.

Mark in the Hale shirt

Mark picked Dyson’s (Kris Holden-Ried) shirt with Hale’s image on it. He heard Tamsin and Bo arguing. He quickly leaves. Later they realize Mark ransacked Bo’s room and stole some stuff.

Lauren with the butler

Lauren (Zoie Palmer) tries out her Downton Abbey jokes on Evony’s butler. No one likes her jokes but her. Her jokes involve a fake English accent, which she does expertly badly considering she has a beautiful English accent all her own.

Evony and Lauren lunch outside

The butler took Lauren to a lunch meeting with Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier). Evony wants to know whether her money was well spent on Lauren’s clinic. Lauren asks for a security system.

Evony

Evony wants her switcheroo serum. Now. Lauren says science takes time.

Bo and Tamsin fight with Mark watching

Bo and Tamsin chase down Mark. He gets to Bo with his story. It’s a lot like her story. Tamsin wants to kill him. Bo and Tamsin try to work it out in a fair fight using only “I” statements.

A packet of fake driver's licenses

Bo finds this in Mark’s backpack. My, doesn’t that look familiar? Plus he talks about not fitting in, leaving a string of dead bodies behind him and other story material that matches Bo’s life.

Bo with an arrow through the shoulder

Before they can finish their argument about whether to kill Mark, Bo is hit with an arrow. Mark runs away. Tamsin removes the arrow.

Vex and Trick in the alley behind the Dal

Meanwhile back at the Dal, Vex (Paul Amos) appears just in time to save Trick (Rick Howland) from some thugs.

Vex

Trick takes Vex to see Dyson because Vex needs help with 3 human murders. Dyson wants to kill Vex for Massimo’s murder of Hale.

Lauren holds two capped test tubes with metal bits inside.

Lauren goes to Bo’s because the arrow wound won’t heal no matter how many times Bo feeds off Tamsin. Lauren digs two bits of metal out of Bo. The metal bits are alive and attracted to each other. The metal gets all sparkly inside the test tubes.

Lauren watches in dismay.

Tamsin casually goes to Bo now that the wound can heal and kisses her. Lauren doesn’t like watching how commonplace this is for Tamsin. Bo looks embarrassed but Tamsin gloats. Lauren might be dying a little inside.

Bo talks to Mark.

They find Mark at the Dal. He tells more of his story. Bo is buying it. She’s liking this guy.

Mark kisses Bo.

Back at the clubhouse, Bo notices that the arrow wound still hurts. Mark kisses her. She sort of pushes him away but still manages to kiss him again. She says “Wow” twice. Where have we heard that response to kisses before, eh?

The Hunter

The Hunter (Aaron Poole), the man with all the arrows, interrupts the smooch fest. He wants to kill Mark because Mark killed his wife and daughter.

Lauren with a tranquillizer gun

They were expecting The Hunter. Lauren jumps out and shoots him full of tranquillizer darts. Then she accidentally shoots Mark.

Bo charms The Hunter

They take The Hunter to the hospital and chain him down. Bo tries to charm the truth out of him. She says his story about Mark is true.

Dyson strangles Vex.

Dyson still wants to strangle Vex. Then Vex shows him some files of the 3 dead humans. All three had were killed in ritualistic ways and then tattooed.

Bo's going in for a kiss with Mark.

Bo continues to question Mark. He says The Hunter killed his mother while he watched like a coward. Who’s telling the truth? Bo doesn’t know, but she does know there’s something about this young man that brings out the cougar in her. She can’t resist him.

Vex, Dyson and Lauren in the lab

The appearance of the 3 dead and tattooed humans happened just when the 3 dead Fae disappeared from the morgue. Vex calls Dyson a pig. This somehow makes Dyson and Lauren realize the ritual killings of the humans were done by a Fae cult. Dyson wants something from the Fae he can track.

Dyson gets a phone call.

Just when Dyson and Vex are about to track down the missing Fae, Bo calls. She needs help with the Mark problem.

Amanda Walsh.

Mystery woman from the elevator (Amanda Walsh) is behind the door Dyson didn’t open. She’s with a dead guy who has sparkly stuff running around his face.

Dyson talks to Mark.

Dyson and Vex arrive at the lab to find Mark trying to kill The Hunter. Dyson tells Mark that Mark is a shifter. This is news to Mark. Dyson says that Fae killing Fae is no longer allowed. Mark can’t kill the Hunter. The Hunter can’t kill Mark. New rules. The Hunter bolts.

Dyson restrains Mark.

Dyson holds Mark back from chasing after The Hunter and gets a really good sniff of the young shifter.

Bo's gobsmacked.

They go to the Dal where Dyson reveals that Mark is his son. Bo is a bit upset by this announcement. She’s been doing the horizontal mambo with Dyson, Jr.? Yikes.

Mark doesn't want a family

Mark’s not very impressed by his new-found dad. Mark’s not the family type, even though Dyson offers to help him and be there for him. Mark leaves.

A big box with wires sticking out.

Evony stops by the lab with something old and evil and tells Lauren to guard it.

Dyson shifting to a wolf.

Dyson finds The Hunter with a bit of help from Vex. No more Fae not killing Fae rules for him. Not when it’s his kid involved. He goes all wolf on The Hunter and eats him up.

Tamsin is happy at Bo's words

Bo goes home and makes Tamsin promise not to tell about her bump and grind with Mark. Tamsin promises. She says she was hard on Mark because his story was like her story. Bo responds by saying that maybe this thing with her and Tamsin is going to work.

Dyson with a bloody face.

Bo finds Dyson with dinner still on his muzzle, er, chin. He’s looking at a photo of Mark’s mother. He knew she died, but he’d never heard she was pregnant.

Bo tries to look like the big sister thing makes her happy.

Dyson tells Bo he wants to be alone. As she’s leaving, he says he thinks she’s going to make a great big sister for Mark. Gulp. Big sister. Just put on a happy face, Bo. Just put on a happy face.

The design.

Dyson turns back to his desk and realizes that the three tattoos make a complete design. When he puts them together, little sparkly things run all over the design.

Some Thoughts

I’m not sure I’m crazy about Bo’s growing addiction to feeding off Tamsin every time there’s a need. Bo’s too casual about it. Tamsin, on the other hand, is feeling it. Tamsin is Bo’s investigating partner with benefits. This can only lead to bad things.

I don’t know how old the character Mark is supposed to be, but Luke Bilyk the actor is  20. Bo is supposed to be about 30 (although Anna Silk is 40). He’s old enough to be with any woman of any age, including Bo. I mention this because there were some comments about his age on Twitter. A  30 or 40 year old man kissing a 20 year old woman wouldn’t be worth a comment, would it?

Of course Dyson will find out about Bo and Mark getting it on. Of course he will. But I loved the way the first kiss with Mark took us all the way back to the first kiss with Dyson in season 1. When Bo said, “Wow,” twice just the way she did, I knew that Mark would be related to Dyson and that was why she was so inexplicably attracted to him.

I’m wondering if Lauren is just putting Evony off on giving her the reverse Fae/human switcheroo serum, or if she really cannot figure out how to do it. She turned Taft Fae. Why can’t she turn Evony back to Fae?

We got a tiny mention of Kenzi in this episode when Bo complained that the sword Mark stole from her bedroom belonged to her best friend. Miss you, Kenz.

A Little Gift from Rachel Skarsten

A photo by Rachel Skarsten from her Instagram account. Are those marks something they use when they add the special effects? The special effects people on Lost Girl do an excellent job. Sparkle on!

Anna Silk behind the scenes photo by Rachel Skarsten.
Anna Silk behind the scenes photo by Rachel Skarsten.

Lost Girl S5 E3: Big in Japan

“Big in Japan” is episode 3 of season 5 of Lost Girl. Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) is taking Kenzi’s (Ksenia Solo) place as Bo’s (Anna Silk) bestie. It had to happen that way, but, dang, I miss Kenzi.

I’ll recap the episode in pictures. Many spoilers ahead.

Bo attempts to kiss Dyson but can't

Bo is redecorating. Painting, hanging drapes. Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) helps – shirtless, of course – and Bo discovers she has no interest in sex. Our favorite succubus is blocked!

Lauren and Dyson look at a dead Fae woman

All the people in the elevator died. Three had Fae DNA, including this one (Amanda Walsh). The other two were a family man and a bike courier. Dyson worries that Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is in danger because she turned The Morrigan human. Lauren admits to death threats.

A web page about losing sex drive

Bo tries to figure out why she has no sex drive. Tamsin interrupts and suggests they go out.

A man in a car

Musashi (Scott Yamamura) from the Dal’s Karaoke night picks up Bo and Tamsin. Bo only agrees to go after she realizes that having Tamsin inches from her face incites not a single urge.

Lauren armed with a broom

Lauren is frightened by things that go bump in the night. But she’s armed and well toned.

Bo tries to feed off Tamsin

Bo wakes up, hungover, with Tamsin in her bed. (They didn’t) Bo tries to feed off a willing Tamsin, but can’t. Still no sex drive.

The Patron

Look who’s in the bedroom with Bo and Tamsin. Musashi wants bodyguards because of the assassin who’s after him.

The Patron's sister.

Bo and Tamsin take the bodyguard gig. At a tea house, they meet Musashi’s sister (Emily Piggford). She serves but spills hot tea on Musashi and basically calls him a jerk.

The Patron

Musashi claims to be a hero who can bring light, leap over armies, and cause blizzards.

Bo and Tamsin look at a scroll.

Oh my, Musashi is set to ascend – to become a god. That’s what heroes do.

Lauren enters a boxing ring. Dyson holds up the ropes.

Lauren is now scared enough to ask Dyson to train her in self-defense. If he puts his shirt on.

Lauren stitches up Bo's arm.

Bo gets sliced in a bodyguarding mishap. Lauren has to sew her up. She still can’t heal herself, hence the needle and thread. She tells Lauren she has no sex drive. The doc thinks it’s psychological.

Lauren offers sex

Bo has no heat for Dyson or Tamsin, but Lauren is a medical professional. She offers to help. No go. Even the good doctor cannot fire up Bo’s inner succubus. Lauren worries about how vulnerable that makes Bo.

Trick talks to Bo.

Bo is so upset she talks to Trick (Rick Howland) about sex drive. He says Aife lost it for A YEAR! He even uses the word orgasm. Trick thinks it could be psychological. Luckily Tamsin comes in with new info on the case and takes Bo away. Tamsin thinks the assassin was hired by one of the brothers.

Bo giving a massage.

Bo pretends to give Musashi’s brother a massage while pumping him for a confession. She realizes she’s lost her charm, too. He jumps up and tries to strangle her. Bo is rescued by the sister.

The sister

Bo realizes the sister is the one who ordered the hit. She says it’s because Musashi cannot be allowed to ascend. Seems Musashi is taking credit for his sister’s accomplishments. She’s the hero. If her brother ascends without telling the truth, he will be reduced an Akaname – cleaning toilets for the rest of his life. You can’t pretend to be a hero, but admitting dishonor will save you.

The sister brings the light.

Bo and Tamsin dress up like Ninjas and crash the ascension ceremony. Musashi won’t tell the truth. His sister reveals herself as the hero. She brings the light and she causes a blizzard. Now she’s the god and bubba has to clean toilets. Forever.

Dyson teaches Lauren.

Dyson is still teaching Lauren self-defense. He says she should learn to throw from her gut. They talk about how guilty Bo feels about everything.

Bo looking in the mirror

Love the new kimono. Bo spends a lot of time in this episode looking in mirrors and telling herself she’s okay. But during this self-help mirror talk, a very angry Musashi shows up and stabs her. Makes a big hole right in the new kimono.

Bo in the hospital with her friends all around.

Someone finds our bleeding Bo and takes her to Lauren. After she’s stitched up, Bo confesses that she’s responsible for so many losses: her mom, dad, Kyle, Rainer, Hale, Kenzi. Being The One means she loses everyone and will always be alone. Everyone takes a turn telling Bo how much they love her. Well, Tamsin isn’t quite as sweet as the others, but she’s effective. All that love eases her guilt.

Bo's eyes are blue.

All the words of love give Bo her mojo back. Bo’s back, bitches! She sends everyone out of the room but Dyson.

Lauren touches Tamsin's leg.

Tamsin and Lauren listen to Bo and Dyson bumping parts in the next room. Lauren says she’s okay with it. She tells Tamsin thank you for helping with Bo.

Tamsin in tears.

The kind words and affirmation from Lauren reduce Tamsin to tears.

Bo at the tea house in a black hat.

Wow. This image. Had to give you the full length – couldn’t crop off a bit. Bo goes back to the tea house. Musashi serves her tea before he has to go clean toilets. They have a heart to heart about being chosen to lead, being the hero, being vulnerable and open to the truth.

Bo leaves.

Bo leaves the heart to heart saying being chosen is bullshit. Look at her in that hat and that red dress. Honey, Agent Carter ain’t got nothing on Bo Dennis.

Lauren holds a syringe

A late night patient wants the Fae/human switcheroo serum. He threatens the nurse at knife point, but Lauren dispatches him with a well thrown syringe. Thrown from the gut.

Dyson talks to Tamsin

Party at the clubhouse! Dyson and Tamsin talk about Tamsin leaving the police and becoming Bo’s partner in the investigating business. Dyson says it’s a good thing, it works.

Lauren arrives.

Lauren brings beer and wine but no news about the DNA of the three Fae from the elevator.

the gang on the couch

The gang settles in for a night watching horror movies. The candle is burning.

the woman from the elevator wakes up

Guess who wakes from the dead? Yep. She kills the nurse, takes her lipstick and says, “I needed that.” When will we find out who the devil she is?

Some Thoughts

It makes me sad seeing the gang reduced to just 4. They all fit on one couch. Tamsin is great. She’s developing a heart. She’s going to make a good sidekick for Bo. But it’s hard without Kenzi. Damn.

Rachel Skarsten is the reason the phrase “Nordic beauty” was invented.

Why, when sex happens in another room, is it always noisy as furniture throwing? With very vocal, loud moaning? When we are in the same room with a sex scene it is nothing like that. Yeah, the sound effects are funny, but they don’t fit, they don’t belong. That bothers me.

Men have been taking the credit for women’s accomplishments since the origin of the patriarchy. But it’s never been a theme on Lost Girl before. The Lost Girl universe is one of equality: no sexism, no homophobia, no racism. I’m wondering if using this theme now is foreshadowing something ominous about Bo’s father – who may or may not be Hades, King of the Underworld.

Lost Girl: S5 E2, Like Hell Pt. 2

Lost Girl begins “Like Hell, Pt. 2” with Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) wanting out of her coffin. By the end of the episode Kenzi is headed somewhere else entirely.

Here’s the story in pictures. Lots of spoilers ahead.

Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo and Zoie Palmer in Lost Girl

Thanks for digging me up, guys. Big problem. Bo (Anna Silk) traded herself for me.

Zoie Palmer and Ksenia Solo watch HELP appear on a glass door

A ghostly presence interrupts the physical exam and vodka shots by writing HELP on a glass door. Is it Bo?

Stacy and Dyson talk

Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) holds open the gates of Valhalla so Bo can get out. Along comes a Valkyrie named Stacy (Kate Corbett) who is after a soul to replace the Russian human. Dyson decides to be so charming and sexy that Stacy forgets what she’s doing.

Anna Silk as Bo

Off the elevator to hell, Bo wanders around in the dark looking for Dad. In a dress that would make Angelina Jolie jealous.

A hellish demon, Puca, played by Alex Appel

Something takes a bite out of Bo’s leg and says, “You just got bitch snacked.”

Hannah Anderson appears as Persephone

Let’s think: that bitch biter Puca (Alex Appel)  on one side, this 6000 year old lovely (Hannah Anderson) on the other. Which path will Bo choose? Why, yes, the pretty young thing shows Bo around the maze of hell.

Persephone and Bo have sex

Bo quickly convinces Miss Congeniality of Hell to help her heal.

Lauren sleeping in Bo's kimono.

Lauren (Zoie Palmer) takes a nap and has ghost sex with a spirit bearing all the earmarks of Bo. Everything Bo does in one place happens to Lauren in the other. Is Bo so sexually powerful she can have sex in two realms of existence at the same time?

Persephone tells all

“I am Persephone. Daughter of Demeter. Wife of Hades, King of the Underworld. And I am your step mother.” What? She couldn’t mention this BEFORE the sex? Oh, by the way, the Artemis flame is the way out.

The scene from the dawning with Bo's father holding her as a child.

Bo finds pop. Bo was born in hell. Just like in the dawning. Hades began to lose his power after Bo’s removal from Hell.

A mother and child drawing.

Aife left drawings that show how much she loved Bo.

Bo takes the Artemis candle.

Hey, Dad, you’re darkness and I’m not walking into it. There are people who truly love me back home. I don’t need to know you to know myself. I’m taking everything you have. You don’t like it, come and get me.

Bo is strangled, apparently by her father

Come and get me, did you say? Nice try, Pops, but Bo can fight you off easily because her mother taught her how to fight.

Bo sobs in the elevator as she escapes from Hades

Upsets a girl when dear old dad turns out to be the strangler and the Lord of the Underworld.

Lauren and Kenzi say incantations over a ouija board.

Ouija boards and incantations will bring Bo back. Don’t they look just like Willow and Tara here?

Bo has the candle

Bo leaves hell with a promise to light the candle. Sometimes all it takes to keep the evil at bay is to let the light in.

Bo escapes hell as Dyson holds open the gates to Valhall.

She’s out. She’s back. Here’s Bo!

Lauren grabs the ouija board

The ouija board sent a demon instead of Bo. The solution: burn the board up while screaming “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.”

Tamsin is a good girl

Stacy shows up wanting the uppity doctor’s soul to replace Kenzi’s. Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) arrives and defeats Stacy in a Valkyrie showdown because she’s good Tammy now. Stacy left the labrys necklace behind when Tamsin scared her off.

a family dinner

Everyone is home and alive. Time for a family dinner at the Dal. Tamsin forgives Dyson for sucking face with Stacy. Bo tells Trick (Rick Howland) that the afterlife is “personal.”

Dyson gives Kenzi a paper

Dyson gives Kenzi something Hale left her in his will. Seems Kenzi now owns property on the coast of Spain.

Lauren and Bo amid bottles

Lauren and Bo go to the keg room where they should be KISSING, but no . . .  they discuss Kenzi. But at least Bo has her necklace back. And wait – there’s still a demon around!

Puca

That damn Edimmu is here, wanting a bite outta Bo. Kenzi shoots it with a big gun. They never use guns on this show, but Kenzi has a gun. Probably because Edimmu was wearing Bo’s kimono.

Kenzi talks to Bo

Back at the clubhouse, Kensi drops the news. She says, “I can’t keep being a lost human in a Fae world. I need to try something new. Something human. I need to go.”

Bo talks to Kenzi

Big hugs but no crying. Bo says, “We’re sisters. I love you, Kenzi. Sometimes I think it’s the only thing I’m completely sure about.” And Kenzi leaves.

Bo lights the candle.

Bo tears boards off the window and lights the Artemis candle.

woman in elevator holding a candle

While Bo lights the candle an unidentified woman (Amanda Walsh) talks annoyingly on her phone in an elevator. When the candle is lit, she’s holding it. Suddenly there’s screaming and darkness. Question, what’s with all the people whose faces we cannot see in this elevator?

Some Thoughts

This episode was written by Emily Andras. Very happy to see her writing an episode, especially this very important one that explains why Kenzi won’t be around for every episode this season.

Ksenia Solo
Look at this face. This is not a street urchin. This is a woman – a grown-up, powerful woman.

Ksenia Solo explained in an interview,

I came to a fork in the road and I had to make a decision for myself. I started “Lost Girl” when I was 21, and it’s been a six-year commitment. It’s a long time in a person’s life, especially at that age. I really wanted to expand myself creatively, and in order to do that and continue to grow as an actor, I needed to have the chance to play other roles and do other projects. But you need time for that, and I didn’t have it.

I love Kenzi. We all love Kenzi. But she’s not that skinny kid she was. Ksenia Solo has grown up right before our eyes. She’s demonstrated her acting abilities. She’s matured in both mind and spirit. So, if Ksenia Solo has a chance to move on, to grow, then bless her and good luck. She deserves it.

Ksenia’s going to take good care of the Lost Girl fans before the season ends. She won’t be gone in every future episode. And because of the social phenomenon known as a “con,” I’m sure Ksenia Solo will be in front of Lost Girl fans many times in the future.