It’s been a while, but you remember Bo, right? She likes leather, having a good time, and meddling in things that aren’t her concern. For the first time this season we got to spend some significant time with our succubus heroine after she escaped the so-called death train in “Sleeping Beauty School.” As they say though, “Out of the frying pan and into the cabin in the middle of nowhere with a haunted family.” It’s time for another instalment of Lost Girl.

But before tackling the story with Bo, let’s re-visit another old friend we haven’t seen much of, The Morrigan. Or is that still the former-Morrigan? Evony seems to have escaped Vex’s clutches as the Una mens implied last week, and she’s now sporting a very fashionable Nick Fury-esque eye patch. Massimo the Druid returns, but Kenzi’s sprite cream peddler is here to replace Evony’s eye and confess that it was he and Tamsin that orchestrated Bo’s sudden disappearance. Evony is please, but she shouldn’t count her succubae before they hatch because just when you think she’s out, she leaps off the train and lands in the woods.

Bo finds an abandoned house, but it’s actually the slightly dilapidated cottage of the Jenkinses, father Ian, mother Kathy and daughter Julia. It was a nice bait and switch when the Jenkinses come into the house and find Bo there, and you think for a minute that they can’t see her, but Julia’s quick work with a frying pan disproves that idea. A slightly disoriented succubus in a nightgown isn’t the weirdest thing going on with the Jenkinses though. It turns out their family is haunted by a ghost who curses horrible things to happen within the family. The Jenkins family come to the cottage every year to escape the ghost’s wrath, but Bo’s about to throw a wrench in everyone’s usual plans.

Back on board the train, Dyson and new elemental friend Clio (Defiance’s Mia Kirshner) are tracking Bo only to find a senile conductor, a stupefied stewardess and a violent reaction that shakes the train every time Bo’s name is mentioned. Bo and Clio follow Bo’s scent back to the real world, where Dyson proves his devotion to Bo by letting a fae named “Lazy John” lick one of his toes. This isn’t as weird as it sounds, because “Lazy John” let himself be buried by monkeys out in the woods.

Long story short, Bo discovers that it’s not a ghost plaguing Ian, Kathy and Julia, but a body-jumping fae. In a further twist of fate, the fae has got a pretty good reason for making the Jenkins family an afterlife-long project because both she and her human fiancé Noah were killed by the Jenkins’ progenitors who mistook the fae for a wicked witch. With the jumper in Bo’s body and Dyson standing in for Noah, he marries them and has their remains buried in the same ground so they can be together in death since they couldn’t be in life. It didn’t make sense to Dyson at first either, but then again, he’s never read a romance novel.

In other news, Lauren remains on the lam, waiting tables at the anonymous greasy spoon, and trying to avoid the advances of fellow waitress Crystal, but because this is Lauren, and she’s become a never ending source of bad decisions lately, she eventually gives in and has beer and pizza fuelled sex with Crystal. How many of you were 100 per cent certain that Crystal was up to no good? Even before she answered her front door in pink and purple underwear? Regardless, Lauren’s forced to run again when someone calls the diner looking for “Karen” and saying there’s a big reward for information, but she doesn’t get far before Crystal picks her up outside of town and there’s someone in the back seat with a chloroform-soaked hanky.

If it feels like we’re still arranging the deck chairs (and we are), at least we can take pleasure in having our succubus heroine back. There are bigger mysteries afoot though, like that exchange between Dyson and Bo at the end where Dyson mentions the train, and Bo asks, “What train?” before they both brush it off with a laugh. Is this a side effect of riding the death train, or a side effect of having a brush with elementals? And what of the Wanderer, why did he let Bo go so easily? I noticed online there’s some frustration with the progression of this season so far, but we’re only three episodes in, and while the mysteries of last season haven’t been capitalized on as well as I’d like, but I’m willing to reserve judgment.

On the other hand, knocking Evony down a peg has its charms, and not just in wearing the eye-patch. And is she shacking up at Lauren’s? That’s kind of weird. Or shrewd. I’m not sure which, but it was definitely funny, as was Evony’s declaration that she’s been far too nice as of late. Evony and Vex coming face-to-face again has some promise, those two are always at their best when they’re torturing each other. I hope Lauren won’t mind all the puddles of human goo that Evony made in her absence.

Speaking of absences, did anyone miss Kenzi? Of course you did, but Julia was a decent enough Kenzi substitute for the week, especially in the way she delivered the line, “Can you not look at my dad like he’s made out of hot dogs?” The Jenkins’ drama had some nice twists. Of course, Lost Girl wouldn’t be so obvious as to do a ghost story, or to do another straight up evil fae body-jumper story, but the romantic angle was good, as was the flashback that Noah, a human, never stopped loving his fae fiancé even after he found out she was different.

Now that Bo’s back, what’s the next phase of The Wanderer’s plan? Does he have a plan? He may be angry that he’s lost Bo, but what was he planning on doing with her in the first place, and by the way, just who the heck is he? These mysteries are still compelling in some way, but I think we’d all like answers to these questions relatively soon. And while we’re at, some final answers about Lauren’s past doings would be welcome to, if only to wrap up her somewhat ludicrous season four storyline so far. I’m guessing all that will be resolved by next week though.

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