Who ordered an apocalypse? Because the Ancients are delivering as Lost Girl crosses the halfway mark of its final season.
Let’s bitch it out…
Whew! Just as I was sounding the alarm that this final season of Lost Girl was spinning its wheels and falling down creatively, along comes ‘Here Comes The Night’. The episode is easily the season’s best, offering up an okay case of the week, plenty of sexnanigans and a heavy relationship climax.
Case of the Week: The case of the week is a bit of a decoy. Last week’s episode ended with Zeus and the other Big Bads summoning a massive storm which, in the opening scene, causes lots of damage and prompts a city-wide power outage. The lack of power naturally craps out the generators in Lauren’s (Zoie Palmer) lab, releasing Evony’s (Emmanuelle Vaugier) monster, who turns out to be Eros. Thankfully bait and a ruse prove that the creature is surprisingly easy to put down considering he’s an invisible God.
I say that the stuff with Evony and Eros is a decoy because the monster hunt isn’t really ‘Here Comes The Night’s main event. That would actually be the…
Sexnanigans: The first sex scene between Mark (Luke Bilyk) and Vex (Paul Amos) is an unexpected surprise (when, if ever, has the show done m/m sex scene? I can’t recall). It’s fun because Vex and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) have such a terrible relationship, so the wolf’s enemy sleeping with his son promises lots of awkward comedy and conflict.
Unfortunately after Bo (Anna Silk) appears at Alycia’s (Lisa Marcos) house to mack on Dyson, it’s clear that these sexnanigans aren’t actually real. Someone has been going around sleeping their way through our heroes in an effort to get to Bo. Thanks to Trick (Rick Howland), it quickly becomes clear that what everyone is experiencing are Oracle visions: an exchange of truth for truth (which, Side Note, means that both Vex and Dyson need to come clean about their hearts’ true desire).
Armed with Trick’s explanation, the episode’s final scenes pack more than a few powerful punches. First there’s the double whammy of Bo’s vision when the Oracles finally track her down: first Dyson, then Lauren. Whew! I thought for a moment that each couples’ fan base would have exploded in fury had the writers actually resolved the love triangle via a hallucination! One added wrinkle is the inclusion of Bo’s father in her vision (naturally he remains in the shadows), which prompts her confession to Trick about her lineage. It all sets the stage for a Godly encounter between Bo and Elizabeth (Amanda Walsh) who, courtesy of the Oracles, now has some secret intel on something in Bo’s possession. The question is what?
Tam-Tam: The final dramatic confrontation is purely character-driven as things between Bo and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) come to a head. The Valkyrie’s infatuation has been one of the most hurried developments of this final season, forcing what some (myself included) have considered to be a rushed relationship between the roomies. Bo herself suggests as much when Tamsin demands that Bo confirm she’s her one true love, something that given the hallucinations, we know that Bo can’t do.
Skarsten and Silk really shine in this scene. By acknowledging the elephant in the room, the writers finally bring real emotional weight to a relationship they’ve invested in heavily in the first half of this final season. Thankfully both actresses are more than up to the task, bringing their A game to pack an emotional wallop. Although it’s unclear where the relationship stands, the cards are on the table and we’re (more) free to move on to more pressing matters concerning the forthcoming apocalypse.
- Now that Tamsin is brokenhearted over Bo, it seems even more likely that she’s going to die before season’s end, likely sacrificing herself for one of the two main interests so that Bo can get her threesome happy ending.
- Contrary to what I speculated last week, Alycia isn’t a love interest for Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried). She’s actually a target for Hera aka Kevin/Heratio (Noam Jenkins), who plans to “play house” and kill her. It’s not clear whether Hera is truly after her body or something else, but presumably he had a good reason for sitting most of the action out.
- Side Note: There’s something interesting to be said about having Hera be in a man’s body and Zeus in a woman’s. I’m just not sure that Lost Girl has really said it yet. For now it’s just a fun sex inversion, don’t you think?
- Poor Cassie (Vanessa Matsui). The bubblegum-Oracle-turned-pawn got the release she asked for after delivering Bo’s “truth” to Elizabeth. Unfortunately (and obviously to anyone who’s ever watched TV) her release consisted of a quick soap opera-esque plummet over the balcony of a high rise. Cassie wasn’t exactly a main character, but as a fairly significant recurring character this season, it would have been nice to have given her a bit more to do before killing her off.
- Also: poor Sam, the random doctor killed by Eros in the lab. I’m beginning to think that Lauren’s clinic is cursed. Either that or she’s just the worst co-worker ever because bodies drop around her all the freaking time! On the amusing side, it does prompt another glimpse of Karen Beattie, Lauren’s pre-show secret identity that I had completely
- Finally, not for nothing but that candle is a total fire hazard.
- Vex (after learning that the Ancient gods are real): “Why am I stuck here in Cheers with you lot?”
- Bo (surveying the dying generator with dismay): “Please tell me this thing is about to unleash a lifetime supply of fro yo”
- Evony (mocking Vex after he pulls her away from Mark): “Mesmer me shocked. You have a crush on Teen Wolf.”
- Evony (tactfully addressing Lauren): “Not even lumberbutch over here.”
Your turn: did Evony’s invisible ex / escaped monster storyline feel a bit undercooked? Are guesses what the Oracles found at Bo’s? Turned on by the m/m action? Impressed by Skarsten and Silk’s acting in the final scene? Happy that both Dyson and Lauren turned up in Bo’s vision? Sound off below
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