With just a few episodes to go before its third season finale, Lost Girl goes back to basics with a case-of-the-week that finds women doin’ it for themselves.
Let’s bitch it out…The third season of Showcase’s hit series has featured a great deal of mythology episodes thus far, so it’s a little surprising that this close to the end of the season the show elects to head to Shady Grove (groan) for a relatively straight-forward case of suburban homicide.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) reminds Bo (Anna Silk): “It feels just like old times.” And for the most part, it does. There’s a generic mystery to be solved, a young girl, Lisa (Kate Ross) to be saved and a few villains (Sadie LeBlanc’s Susan and Gabrielle Miller’s Caroline) to be put out to pasture. It’s like a throw-back to the early S1 episodes in which the girls help the helpless.
It’s also a good opportunity for Kenzi and Bo to reconnect and take stock before the forthcoming events of the final two episodes. Bo’s looking for a distraction from her recent
break-up break from Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and Kenzi is still sorting out her issues from her kidnapping. A sunny detour kicking witch-ass and babysitting in suburbia is just what the doctor ordered.
Especially since they’re in for a world of pain coming up. Both B-stories promise their share of heartache and/or conflict: one involves Lauren’s poaching from Ash Pharmaceuticals by creepy/shady Isaac (Shawn Doyle), while the other involves a mass Fae grave uncovered by Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and an increasingly disheveled Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten). Clearly this is the foundation for the remaining episodes, but in the meantime, ‘Adventures in Fae-bysitting’ is a fun, female dominated hour of slightly pseudo-empowerment as women dish out justice on their foes (real, perceived or otherwise).
- Tamsin looks exceedingly rough when she shows up for work. Dyson accuses her of drinking, but doesn’t bother to inquire why she would be drunk in the middle of the day? We’re obviously meant to connect her insobriety with Acacia’s hand from last week, but it’s a little surprising that that’s as far as the conversation goes. Normally she’s smoking hot and here she looks like a junkie on a bender!
- The discovery of all of the dead Fae is disturbing and intriguing. Visually it’s well done (the slow crane back really hits home how many bodies they’ve pulled out of that field). Who (or what) could have killed all of these powerful beings? On the plus side, thIs provides some nice resolution to the mystery of the dead blonde that Bo and Lauren took home earlier this season
- Hale’s (KC Collins) back! And he’s acting like a d-bag! His refusal to grant Lauren a sabbatical is enough to push her over the edge and join Isaac’s research team, although it seems pretty obvious that her decision to ignore Hale’s warning that he’s protecting her from the Dark will come back to bite her in the ass. She may see this as an opportunity to bail on the crap in her life, but we all know this is going to backfire and she’ll end up in a whole ‘lotta trouble, right?
- Everyone catch the latest hints about Bo’s burgeoning (dark) powers? During the climatic power struggle with the witches, Susan is possessed by something that suggests Bo is more powerful than she realizes and soon everyone will bow down to her. That’s…ominous
- The final scene between Bo and Lisa, as Bo mercy kills her, is really well done. Even though we don’t get to know Lisa well (she’s a killing machine for 50% of her screen time), the scene is poignant and Silk infuses a great deal of emotion into what could have been a relatively unremarkable moment. (Side Note: There is no way that Lisa is a young girl – she looks at least mid-twenty. Decent actress, but poor casting)
- Kenzi (when Bo suggests Lisa is terrified): “Or medicated?”
- Bo (when Kenzi suggests their home has character): “Yeah and roach-termite hybrids.”
- Kenzi (when she gets the ladies laugh with a sex joke): “I’m good at bookclub”
- Kenzi (when Trick explains Lisa blacks out after kills): “Like fae-mesia?”
- Bo (to Susan and Caroline): “You bitches are witches!”
What are your thoughts on this mostly stand-alone episode? Which B-story are you most interested in – Lauren’s disappearing act or Dyson/Tamsin’s grave discovery? Did you like Kenzi’s bedtime story in which Kenzi is superpowered because of the abilities of her group of friends (which nicely encapsulates the show if you think about it). Is there anyone who doesn’t believe the baddie will turn out to be Bo’s dad? Sound off below
Lost Girl airs Sundays at 9pm EST on Showcase in Canada & Mondays at 10pm EST on Syfy in the US