What starts out as a seemingly routine episode of Lost Girl transforms into what may well be the most important, game-changing episode of the series to date. Has everything we know about the series changed?
Let’s bitch it out…Okay…whoa. I don’t know whether I’m overselling the implications of the myriad of twists and surprises in the latest episode of Lost Girl, but it sure feels like everything is about the change. Here are the episode’s biggest moments (from smallest to biggest):
5. Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) tells Bo (Anna Silk) she kissed Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried): The implications of this are short-lived, as we knew they would be back when it happened in the season premiere. Kenzi has been part of #TeamWolf for years, but she’s always been in love with Hale (an unseen K.C. Collins). Bo knows this, too, so after a few petty remarks, Bo and Kenzi are besties again
4. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is not actually Lauren: We’ve seen the “Karen” mugshot before when Evony (an unseen Emmanuelle Vaugier) was in her apartment in 4×02 ‘Sleeping Beauty School’. It never occurred to me that that means Lauren is actually a fake name. ‘Turn To Stone’ suggests that Lauren is the name Karen adopted after she and her brother accidentally killed 11 people in a pipeline explosion. It’s also a bit surprising that she’s never told this to anyone besides Crystal (Ali Liebert) because seriously? I guess we’re in “spy bangers” before bros territory?
3. Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) is on her last life: Apparently Valkyries don’t have unlimited lives, which should be interesting because nothing ups the dramatic stakes like taking a previously immortal character and making them mortal. Tamsin is all grown up now (physically, not mentally) but she’s now down to a single life to live which means she’s far less likely to survive S4
2. Tamsin may be unaligned: We spend the entire episode listening to Tamsin suggest that her Dark Fae fate has already been decided. Of course we’ve also never seen her with an eight foot wingspan, either. My lack of Bible studies experience doesn’t preclude me from knowing that traditionally angels are good so I don’t think the situation is as clear cut as Tamsin is making it out to be. After all it’s not like she knows herself, so there’s every chance that Little T may actually be good this go around.
1. Bo is unaligned no more: That’s right Bo-bos, our darling protagonist has “chosen” a side (or at least her blood has) and she is Dark.This makes sense given the hints dropped in this episode: Dyson remarks that Bo is “different”, she is unable to cross the spell guarding against “malicious” Fae at her pad and she gives a little smirk when Gay Druid (Tim Rozon) plunges headfirst into that random fiery pool. Bad girl!
So Bo is Dark now. This changes everything: she can no longer claim to be impervious to the rules governing the Dark Fae, she’ll be responsible to Vex (an unseen Paul Amos) or Evony or whoever is in charge these days and, presumably, her sunny disposition has already been altered. This opens up a lot of really exciting stories, which is exciting if only because this development is so genuinely unexpected. I’ve covered the show since its first season and I remember always being frustrated by the repeated assertions that Bo was unaligned because she was so clearly geared towards the Light Fae.
Now Lost Girl has the potential to counteract those expectations, and I, for one, can’t wait to see where the story goes in the coming weeks.
- With that said, I don’t think that Bo’s newfound Dark status is a done deal. Expect to learn that this new development is tied into her abduction by the Wanderer (the clue is in the wording used by the Elder Fae, who suggests that her “blood” has spoken)
- I’m glad Kenzi’s obsession with becoming Fae and her insecurity about being powerless and abandoned are (hopefully) dealt with. There’s something cathartic in having her confront Bo and accuse the succubus of leaving her, but Kenzi’s “keeping secrets” storylines have never worked for me. She’s far too much of a motor mouth to keep stuff to herself
- Was anyone surprised the blood Lauren was working on wasn’t Bo’s? Also, if the person at the door isn’t Lauren’s brother, how long before he shows up?
- Before self-immolating, Gay Druid suggests that it is his “mommy” that wants/needs Tamsin’s hair. If he truly is dead, it’s likely only a matter of time before “mommy” comes calling looking for revenge & a new weave
- Finally, the scenes of the gargoyle stalking Bo in Lauren’s apartment had the potential to be hokey, but I found them surprisingly effective. Of course it may simply be because I’ve been conditioned by Steven Moffat to fear the sight of statues
- Bo (telling Dyson about the thieves): “There were strangers in our house. Strangers with great taste in thrift shop furniture”
- Bo (after Kenzi almost gets kidnapped): “Since when do you travel solo? I’m back. We’re back. Baby got back”
- Bo (when Kenzi asks if she’s doing okay): “Oh yeah, just hanging out in my ex’s apartment finding weird shit”
- Kenzi (confessing her feelings for Hale): “I think I lov-ike him”
- Druid (to Tamsin): “You’ve been playing house with the ambiguously Fae duo”
Your turn: am I overhyping the episode, or has the show ventured into some exciting and unexpected territory? Were you surprised to learn Lauren’s secret past? Is Tamsin unaligned? And is Bo really Dark Fae? Hit the comments below with your thoughts
Lost Girl airs Sundays at 10pm EST on Showcase