Lost Girl inches back towards the norm as the gang rallies to find a still absent Bo (Anna Silk), who remains lost on a train on a different physical plane. Plus: Mini Tamsin!
Let’s bitch it out…
It’s unclear at this point how much the narrative of Lost Girl‘s fourth season has been dictated by Anna Silk’s pregnancy or if this would have all come to pass regardless. As it stands, there’s a mild feeling of inertia as we wait for something a little more substantial to happen. Last week’s premiere spent a lot of time establishing a memory altered existence that was mostly resolved in the episode’s closing minutes, making most of ‘In Memoriam’ a non-starter. A few elements have trickled into this second episode, most notably the mild persistence of a slight love triangle between Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and Hale (K.C. Collins), but overall there’s a sense that one could have missed last week’s premiere and still understand nearly everything in ‘Sleeping Beauty School’ without much fuss. All you need to know is that Cleo (Mia Kirshner) – as predicted – is the fourth’s season significant new character now that it’s revealed that she’s capable of jumping planes.
So there’s that…
If anything, the last few episodes have made it clear that the series is stronger when the cast is united. Separating Bo in her own Twilight Zone train non-adventures and stranding poor Lauren (Zoie Palmer) in a dishwasher dull diner love story with fellow waitress Crystal (Ali Liebert) have proven particularly unengaging. Hopefully now that Bo is off the train and Cleo & Dyson are on it, things will begin to pick up.
In the meantime there’s always the continued sitcom antics of Kenzi and young Tamsin to look forward to <insert laugh track>
- It appears that Rick Howland once again drew the short stick for stories this season. Poor guy never gets to do anything
- I do not care AT ALL for the whole Kenzi paying for stolen Fae powers storyline. It just feels so unnecessary
- Ksenia Solo is a bit of a genius when it comes to making even the dumbest thing funny, but there’s nothing humourous about babysitting annoying toddler Tamsin. Playing the same Youtube video a dozen times? Not funny. Condom confusion drama? Not funny. Bathroom antics? Not funny. This whole B-plot simply didn’t work
- The only thing remotely chuckle worthy is how atrociously terrible teenage Tamsin’s new “hair” is. Between this monstrosity and Lauren’s red eyesore, the wig stylist deserves a pink slip
- Still not entirely certain what the perfume Hale received from Astrid (Farah Merani) is meant to achieve. Obviously Kenzi moves to sexytimes faster than she might normally have following their initial kiss, but is the scent just “aroma of getting laid”? This is an abrupt and disappointing start to a relationship fans have been waiting four seasons for
- Not sure how I feel about the romanticized adventures of Eddy (Benjamin Ayres) or any of the titular sleeping beauty school antics required to rescue him. Again, this all feels like filler because Anna Silk isn’t around to kick ass or crack some much needed jokes
- What is Vex (Paul Amos) up to using Cleo to deliver the unaligned succubus to his captors? Hopefully this has a better pay-off than the Acacia (Linda Hamilton) / Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) storyline last season when Tamsin was secretly hired to deliver Bo for a bounty…
- Finally, covering or editing a host of genre shows has pretty much hard wired me to assume any and all characters have secret motives, which means I’m either going to be proven right about Crystal’s intentions for Lauren, or I will be really bored when Crystal lets Lauren go when it comes time for her to inevitably return to Toronto
- Kenzi (describing her preparations for Bo’s return): “Chocolate…both lube and actual chocolate.”
- Kenzi (after Trick describes how Valkyries come back to life): “And apparently their hair is full and lustrous”
- Astrid (describing the beauty shop employees): “The women who work there are evil incarnate. Twelve years later and the perm they gave me still hasn’t grown out.”
What did you think: more filler or a good stepping stone to Bo’s return? Are you enjoying Cleo’s expanded role? Are you frustrated by Kenzi’s storylines? Whose wig is worse: teenager Tamsin or Lauren? Sound off below
Lost Girl airs Sundays at 10pm EST on Showcase