Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

Leafing through Amazon I found the 10 year old The Time Time Traveler’s Wife. I’d heard good things about this movie but never seen it. What better time to see it than right now?

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Lost Girl S5 E11 Sweet Valkyrie High

Lost Girl episode 11 of season 5 is “Sweet Valkyrie High.” As you might guess from the title, this episode is Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) all the way. Also back after a very long hiatus is Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) in all her human weakness.

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Lost Girl S5 E1: Like Hell, Part 1

Lost Girl season 5 started in one kind of hell and ended in another. There was plenty of excitement along the way. Bo sort of got Kenzi back, but not in a good way. Tamsin tried to help, but not in a good way. Kenzi got sent back to her body, but not in a good way. And Bo’s father wants her, but not in a good way.

Here’s the story in pictures. Spoilers abound, but not in elaborate detail.

Bo finds the hell shoe in an eagle's nest

Bo (Anna Silk) finds the hell shoe in an eagle’s nest.

Tamsin can't explain anything about Valhalla to Bo

Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) can’t/won’t explain anything about Valhalla to Bo.

Trick had the second Hell shoe all the time.

Trick (Rick Howland) had the second Hell shoe all the time. Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) wants to help get Kenzi back. Aww, he loves Kenzi, too.

Lauren wants to monitor Bo in Valhalla, but Bo can't wait and puts on both shoes

Lauren (Zoie Palmer) wants to monitor Bo in Valhalla, but Bo can’t wait for all the science and puts on both shoes. A bright flash and she’s gone. But one good thing – Bo gave Lauren an A+ for singing in French.

Valhalla is in a fancy Toronto hotel and presided over by a Valkyrie named Freya

Valhalla is a fancy Toronto hotel presided over by a Valkyrie named Freyja (Michelle Nolden). Commence “The Shining” now.

Kenzi is eating chocolate in couture dresses

Bo finds Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) eating chocolate in a couture dress. They get all girly and squee while eating 5 star hotel foods.

Tamsin wants forgiveness from her mistress for all her mistakes. Nope.

Tamsin wants forgiveness from her Mistress/Ruler. Nope. No forgiveness unless you Valkyrie up and act like you’re supposed to act: murderous.

Eyes both brown and blue? Yeah, she's yours.

Tamsin goes back to the dark side. Eyes both brown and blue? Yeah, got her. She’s yours.

Here's Tam-Tam, looking to get right with the head Valkyrie

Here’s Tam-Tam, looking to get right with the head Valkyrie by acting like Jack Nicholson.

Bo puts a halt to the ax swinging and Tamsin admits she loves her new family and hates what Valhalla does to her

Bo puts a halt to the ax swinging with some Succubus charm. Tamsin admits she loves her new family and hates what Valhalla does to her. Bo is teaching her the meaning of love.

Kenzi's throwing a wedding and Hale is invited

Kenzi’s throwing a wedding and Hale is invited. Bo wants Kenzi to be happy, even if it means staying in Valhalla with Hale. Plus, that dress! Wow.

Is that Hale? Whoever it is disappears in a flash of light.

Is that Hale? Bo is suspicious. Whoever it is disappears in a flash of light. Guess the wedding’s off. Kenzi decides to go back to Fae-halla with Bo.

With Tamsin's journal, some Valkyrie hair and a lot of luck, Dyson and Lauren might get into Valhalla

With Tamsin’s journal, some Valkyrie hair and a lot of unrecognizable chanting, Dyson and Lauren might get into Valhalla.

Lauren goes a little Fae herself at the gates of Valhalla, but they don't rescue anyone.

Lauren goes a little Fae herself at the gates of Valhalla, but she and Dyson don’t rescue anyone. Yet.

Sorry Bo-Bo, but since you can't have the unclaimed human, you're outta here.

Sorry Bo-Bo, but since you can’t have the unclaimed human, you’re outta here. Poof off in a tunnel of flame. For some reason, the Labrys necklace stays behind.

Bo makes Freya promise not to hurt Kenzi so they return her to her body, currently in a coffin.

Freyja returns Kenzi to her body, currently ensconced in a coffin. Kenzi has matches, a knife, and a cloth Bo gave her as wedding gifts. Can she get out with that? Buffy climbed out with less.

Bo takes the elevator to meet the man she presumes is her father and who caused this whole mess.

Bo takes the elevator to meet the man she presumes is her father and who caused this whole mess just to put Bo where he could get to her.

Some Thoughts

At the end of the episode it lists Ksenia Solo as a special guest star, not as a regular. Are they teasing us? That does not make me happy. UPDATE: Huffington Post Canada published an interview with Ksenia Solo stating, “Kenzi will be appearing in less than half of the 16 episodes.” That explains the special guest star listing and breaks my heart a little bit.

Part 2 of “Like Hell” is next. From the title, I’m assuming we are still dealing with Valhalla issues. Will Kenzi get out of the coffin? Is Lauren now Fae? Where’s Bo – she’s not back in Fae land and she was thrown out of Valhalla. What is she going to find at the end of that elevator ride?

Funny Stuff

In the beginning of the episode when Lauren goes to Tamsin for information about Valhalla, Tamsin tells her to eat a sack of tits. When Lauren says, “What did you say?” Tamsin repeats “Eat. A. Sack. Of. Tits.” This is meant to be a way to shut Lauren up.

Tits (or as Dorothy Snarker puts it, Boobs O’Clock) have always been an important part of the show. Really, the boobs on Lost Girl are often the 8th wonder of the world. This episode was all about tits, at least according to Twitter. Twitter was all tits.

The reference to tits turned into a hilarious series of tweets from the principal cast members during the show. Thanks to @BelindaMcD for catching it all.