Lost Girl gave us fans a featurette about the Camero! Thank you Lost Girl!
What a happy little run up to season 5, episode 10, which airs tonight on Showcase.
Lost Girl gave us fans a featurette about the Camero! Thank you Lost Girl!
What a happy little run up to season 5, episode 10, which airs tonight on Showcase.
Dark Matter stars Roger R. Cross, Jodelle Ferland, Anthony Lemke, Zoie Palmer, Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, and Alex Mallari Jr. as the characters Six, Five, Three, The Android, Two, One, and Four. Here are 3 reasons why I love this sci fi space drama.
Six people and and a ship-running android find themselves awakening in space with no memory of who they are or where they are going. Unlike stories where strangers get stuck in an elevator or on a bus or a ship, these people are not only strangers to each other but to themselves. They assign themselves numbers because they don’t know their own names.
Personalities, character, and backstories are revealed slowly. We get to know everyone as they get to know themselves. It’s a delightful concept. The characters turn out to be badasses or wusses, sweethearts or assholes, brilliantly inventive or overly aggressive as problem solvers.
As storytelling devices go, this one works beautifully. Every new situation, every new memory, every new learned fact adds a layer to the characters and the direction of the story as a whole.
Obviously, The Android is not human. Other characters may not be human, either, but I won’t spoil it by revealing names (or numbers). The Android speaks in a somewhat mechanical voice, sports a ridiculous curl atop her head like one of those hard plastic baby dolls from the 1940s, and controls the entire running of the ship with some sort of bluetooth messaging service from her brain to the ship’s computers.
She’s more than a machine however, and shows signs of emotion. She listens to criticism and develops new characteristics. In one episode she creates a default version of herself and has a conversation with her default personality (a clone scene!) to determine exactly what is different about her now.
She gets jealous when another android, played by Ruby Rose, is found in the hold and assembled.
She’s not merely well-toned. This android can toss a much bigger person right up against the hull of the ship like a wet towel.
Roger Cross plays Six. Six has an open, tolerant, kind heart. I’m firmly in favor of men being sweethearts, especially big, strong men like Six. (See Give Us More Charming and Lovely Men on TV.) Six is always the one with the kind word, the generous gesture. Make no mistake, he’s no wimp, he can be tough when it’s needed. Still, it’s nice to have a male character like this on television.
I’m so happy that it’s Roger Cross who got this role because I’ve loved him ever since he donned an evening gown and stole Kit Porter’s heart in The L Word. I’ve watched him play all sorts of gun-toting bad guys, soldiers, businessmen in suits, and Mrs. S’s favorite former fella in Orphan Black. He’s been in almost every sci fi series to come out of Canada and a whole lotta movies.
The one role I always wanted Roger Cross to have was an incubus opposite the succubus Bo in Lost Girl. I’m getting a little squozzy just thinking about Roger Cross and Anna Silk making blue eyes together. Why, oh why, was Roger Cross never in Lost Girl? (Nothing personal against Anthony Lemke or Zoie Palmer, who did get to enjoy Anna Silk at her blue-eyed best in Lost Girl.)
SyFy is just about the air the season finale of Dark Matter, but it isn’t too late to catch up on this series, because all the episodes of Dark Matter are available at the SyFy site. My fingers are crossed hoping for a season 2 of Dark Matter.
If you’ve been watching all along, please share your reasons for loving this series.
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Lost Girl starts again on Canadian TV on Sept. 6, so we are getting teasers now. Here’s the latest one.
The first preview contained some stuff from earlier episodes of the show that we’d already seen. This one is all new scenes.
We know Lost Girl would be nothing without Anna Silk. Here she’s her usual heroic leader and also involved in some sort of long distance chi swap with Zoie Palmer’s Lauren.
Tamsin survived the lightning strike from Zee (Amanda Walsh) so Rachel Skarsten is still around looking healthy. I’m happy indeed to see Ksenia Solo back with the gang, fighting fires and doing all the other gang adventures. Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson is still there leading the fight, trailed by son Mark (Luke Bilyk) and the daddy from hell (Eric Roberts). We get a glimpse of Trick (Rick Howland) in this preview but no hints about where Vex (Paul Amos) or Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) might be.
Every time Anna Silk is interviewed about the end of the series, she comments that they finished “really strong” and in a good place for everyone, so I have high hopes for how it will all turn out.
I need to get busy and review the first part of season 5 so I can remember what’s going on in the plot.
Are we lost in space yet? Why, yes, almost.
— Jodelle Ferland (@jodellemicah) April 10, 2015
The first trailer for the SyFy drama Dark Matter is out. The new series will have 13-episodes on SyFy, debuting June 12th.
In the photo above, you see the cast of the spaceship. They are: Alex Mallari Jr. as “Four”, Roger Cross as “Six”, Anthony Lemke as “Three”, Melissa O’Neil as “Two”, Marc Bendavid as “One”, Jodelle Ferland as “Five” and Zoie Palmer as “The Android”.
Photo credit: Dennys Illic.
I count 3 women and 4 men – assuming the Android can be gender identified – with several more female characters coming into the show as regulars and guests. I love this habit in Canada to make TV with lots of female characters. Go, Canada!
As you can gather from the trailer, this spaceship crew awakens with no memory of where they are or why they are there.
It sounds interesting to me as a sci-fi fan and because favorite actors such as Roger Cross, Anthony Lemke and Zoie Palmer are regulars. With such a small cast, it will be interesting to see who the good guys are, who the bad guys are, and what part the android has in the story. Everyone including the creators and the cast are veterans of one or more big sci-fi hits, so they bring the chops for a genre show in spades.
I always wanted Roger Cross to be on Lost Girl, maybe as an incubus who interacts with Bo. He’s been in every other Canadian show there is, I swear, but for some reason he never showed up on Lost Girl. Now he and Zoie Palmer will be together on Dark Matter, which isn’t exactly what I wanted, but it’s close.
Recurring characters will be played by David Hewlett and Amanda Brugel with Torri Higginson and Ruby Rose showing up as guest stars.
Dark Matter is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and is based on the graphic novels of the same name.
I read a wonderful article called 33 Experts Share Their Notable Female Characters Of Recent Years at Bang2Write.
Bang2Write asked screenwriters, directors, literary agents and other industry pros to talk about the female characters they thought were most important in recent years.
The names they mentioned were absolute favorites of mine: Carrie from Homeland, Kalinda from The Good Wife, Lizbeth from the Millennium Trilogy, Catherine from Happy Valley, Stella from The Fall, the women from Scott & Bailey and Last Tango in Halifax, Hushpuppy from Beasts of the Southern Wild, Michonne and Carol from The Walking Dead, various clones from Orphan Black, practically everyone from Orange is the New Black.
There were many more names mentioned by these experts. I loved reading their reasons and explanations for why they picked certain characters. I loved the females they named.
As I read each of the picks by the 33 experts I was surprised that no one mentioned Bo from Lost Girl. There are some awesome female characters on Lost Girl. Particularly Bo, who is strong and growing increasingly more powerful. She wears her power with grace and uses it with heart. She’s unaligned with either side in her world. She’s protective of those she loves. She makes mistakes – huge ones. She’s less than perfect, but she’s searching, yearning to improve.
Bo’s bisexual. As far as I know the only other female bi characters on television are Callie on Grey’s Anatomy and Kalinda on The Good Wife. Bisexual women are misunderstood and mistreated by the culture at large and even by the LGBT community. Since I’m a believer that #RepresentationMatters, I think having a bi character portrayed in a positive light is a powerful thing.
So while I agree with every single female named by the experts, I want to mention Bo as one they forgot. I’m not an expert. I’m merely a consumer of movies and television with notable female characters – I look for them every day. I seldom watch anything that does not have notable female characters. I support notable female characters with enthusiasm.
But don’t forget Bo on Lost Girl.
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.
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 finds this huge symbol in the street at the scene of the tornado.
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 (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 (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 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 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.
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.
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 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 interprets that as an invitation to not waste a moment. Seize the besame mucho. She kisses Lauren.
Dyson goes to Alycia Welles house and finds Elevator Man / Dead Man Dating / Heratio. Dyson asks to come in a take a statement.
Tamsin arrives in the clinic and finds Bo and Lauren enjoying each other.
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 (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 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.
She spins him around to find that he’s dead. His face looks scorched or melted. Bo realizes there is an invisible monster.
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.
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.
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.
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 comes up behind Dyson. She doesn’t smell right, but she’s seductive and he’s willing to lock lips.
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 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.
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 (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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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!
Bo (Anna Silk) dreams about the jack-in-the-box. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) cranks the handle slowly. She turns and smiles. Bo jerks awake.
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 next to the dead football player makes the triple spiral Dyson’s been chasing around lately. He wipes it up and it reforms.
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.
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.
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.
Clay wants to know why Tamsin thinks he would hurt his best receiver. He doesn’t tell her much.
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.
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.
Into the Dal walks Elizabeth Helm (Amanda Walsh). She orders an old cocktail that Trick (Rick Howland) hasn’t mixed in 1000 years.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Derek takes Bo to see Clay. Clay says his PR Reps, Capital Sports, told him he couldn’t come out.
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 suits up and heads for the field. Get outta her way.
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 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 makes a touchdown in the last seconds of the game by catching a 40 yard pass.
Elizabeth glows with delight.
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. 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?”
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.
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?
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.
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 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 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 is less bored with Heratio when he doesn’t want a reading. She takes him home. He kisses her and leaves like a gentleman.
As soon as Mr. Gentleman of the Goodnight Kiss is out the door, Cassie begins to scream in pain.
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.
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 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.
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 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 (Paul Amos) and Mark get into it at the Dal over weak drinks and other bartending failures.
Vex and Mark bond over a game of rock, paper, guillotine to see who will take possession of these two divine birds. Mark wins.
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 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.
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 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.
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 will use her luck to drive blindfolded to wherever Cassie is. Of course, the Lauren and Tamsin Show go along for the ride.
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.
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. She lands deftly on all four feet. She finds the three missing oracles.
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.
Dyson and Tamsin bamboozle Seymour into sucking the soul from the lucky kitty. He’s off to Reno, and Bo is Bo again.
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.
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.
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 and Bo have a long session of baring their souls after baring their skins.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (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.
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 wants her switcheroo serum. Now. Lauren says science takes time.
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.
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.
Before they can finish their argument about whether to kill Mark, Bo is hit with an arrow. Mark runs away. Tamsin removes the arrow.
Meanwhile back at the Dal, Vex (Paul Amos) appears just in time to save Trick (Rick Howland) from some thugs.
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 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.
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.
They find Mark at the Dal. He tells more of his story. Bo is buying it. She’s liking this guy.
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 (Aaron Poole), the man with all the arrows, interrupts the smooch fest. He wants to kill Mark because Mark killed his wife and daughter.
They were expecting The Hunter. Lauren jumps out and shoots him full of tranquillizer darts. Then she accidentally shoots Mark.
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 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 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.
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.
Just when Dyson and Vex are about to track down the missing Fae, Bo calls. She needs help with the Mark problem.
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 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 holds Mark back from chasing after The Hunter and gets a really good sniff of the young shifter.
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’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.
Evony stops by the lab with something old and evil and tells Lauren to guard it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
“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 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!
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.
Bo tries to figure out why she has no sex drive. Tamsin interrupts and suggests they go out.
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 is frightened by things that go bump in the night. But she’s armed and well toned.
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.
Look who’s in the bedroom with Bo and Tamsin. Musashi wants bodyguards because of the assassin who’s after him.
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.
Musashi claims to be a hero who can bring light, leap over armies, and cause blizzards.
Oh my, Musashi is set to ascend – to become a god. That’s what heroes do.
Lauren is now scared enough to ask Dyson to train her in self-defense. If he puts his shirt on.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
All the words of love give Bo her mojo back. Bo’s back, bitches! She sends everyone out of the room but Dyson.
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.
The kind words and affirmation from Lauren reduce Tamsin to tears.
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 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.
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.
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 brings beer and wine but no news about the DNA of the three Fae from the elevator.
The gang settles in for a night watching horror movies. The candle is burning.
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?
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.