In the wake of last week’s near series-best, Lost Girl settles in for a solid, if somewhat average episode that helps to expand the Fae world.
Let’s bitch it out…
Case of the week: Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) hit The Dal for some rest’n’relaxation in the wake of LuAnne’s death in ‘Vexed’. There they discover that it’s a Fae holiday, La Shoshain, during which time Dark and Light Fae can intermix (and hump, if they so choose). During the celebration, a Banshee (Sarah Power) wails for Shawn Kavanaugh (Randal Edwards), which means that he will die within 24 hours. Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) asks for Bo’s help to track down the Banshee, then Shawn’s estranged brother, Liam (Ben Lewis) to reunite them before Shawn dies.
Eventually it’s revealed that Liam ordered the hit on his brother because Shawn accused him of stealing $30,000, which ultimately led Liam to choose the Dark. Naturally, as soon as we meet the brothers’ father, a gambler named Patrick (Jonathan Wittaker), it’s clear that he was the one who took the money. Alas, that doesn’t help Shawn, who after patching things up with Liam, is shot and killed trying to save his brother from a jilted investor.
Undercover Stints: None, although Bo does once again get to play the mediator when she invokes Agallamh (a mediated peace process that will result in her death should she fail to get the brothers to patch up their differences).
Kenzi Hair-o-meter: Surprisingly average. It seems when girlfriend is trying to rope in a Fae for whom the death wail has sounded, she likes to keep things simple.
Bo Personal development: This episode is less about Bo’s personal development and more about Kenzi’s as the human sidekick develops feelings for the marked Fae. Unfortunately the Banshee’s cry is never wrong, so Kenzi is doomed for heartache when Shawn is killed at episode’s end. It does result in a nice moment when Bo comforts Kenzi who breaks down and cries. Poor Kenzi.
Sexnanigans: Also nada, though Dyson does thoughtfully agree to kill Bo should the Agallamh fail (now that, my friends, is love).
- We learn a significant amount about the Fae world, which has been doled out in small bits thus far. Not only do we learn about Fae holidays, but that La Shoshain came abound because Trick (Richard Howland) is the Blood King, a Fae elder who created a peace between the warring Dark and Light Fae. Not a bad guy to have on your side, all things considered.
- Speaking of Trick, we also learn more about his Fae abilities as a blood sage: anything that he writes in his own blood using his special kit, which includes scissors, pen, special ink, will come true. Though, of course, there is a cost to be paid (there’s always a cost!)
Although it is nice to see a more human side to Kenzi, I have to say that this episode wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped. Ironically this was the very first episode of Lost Girl I saw (long ago) and it was the world and the mythology that I was drawn to. Seeing it in order with other episodes, I know now that it’s not the series’ strongest episode. I will, however, give it props to further expanding the world that the show has created, which has become increasingly richer over the course of its nine episodes.
What did you think Lost Girl fans? Did you buy the aborted romance between Shawn and Kenzi? Did you peg Patrick as the culprit the moment Kenzi and Shawn met him? Are you becoming increasingly more intrigued by Trick? And what do you make of the casual reference near the start of the episode that Trick saved LuAnne from her execution and that she was Bo’s midwife?! Hash it out in the comments below!