I remember going to Toronto’s National Fan Expo the summer after Lost Girl aired its first season, and this was back when the Expo was confined to the south end of the Metro Toronto Convention Center. The Q&A for Lost Girl was set for 11 am Saturday in one of the medium sized panel rooms; it wasn’t the huge one reserved for the celebrity guests, but it wasn’t one of the small ones reserved for comic book discussion or indie film screenings either. Arriving at the Q&A, it was apparent that this “small” Canadian show had struck a chord, because it was standing room only. Four years later, Lost Girl is still filling rooms at Fan Expo. Bigger rooms. (more…)
If this Lost Girl recap comes late in the game, it’s only because of the lingering death wail that’s emanated out from this week’s instalment and cast a pall over the last two episodes of the season. It’s impressive that the final 10 minutes of the episode packed the emotional punch that it did considering that the preceding 30 minutes were all about performing the complex narrative gymnastics to explain just what the heck this season’s been all about. What’s up with Rainer? Who’s the bad man Tamsin used to work for? What’s the plan with the last Una mens seed? And what about that death the Leviathan predicted? (more…)
If you were somewhat confused by this week’s Christmas-y themed Lost Girl, it’s understandable. Granted, the holiday our fae friends were celebrating is somewhat, ahem, made up, but it is called Yule, and it does borrow a lot of Christmastime imagery, and Krampus is the reason for the season. The explanation is simple, this episode originally aired during the holiday season in Canada on Showcase, but considering that many places in North America still look like a winter wonderland, we can let the exact time slide and just enjoy the company of old friends in somewhat merry times. (more…)
On initial reflection, if we’re going to spend a week poking around in someone’s memories, shouldn’t it be Bo? I mean, it’s not like there’s a season and a half long mystery waiting to get answered, is there? But once this week’s Lost Girl went into full-throttle, what was gained as an appreciation for a card that the show doesn’t play that often: the flashback. Other shows with characters more than century old – your Vampire Diaries, your True Bloods – revel in the chance to show their characters in period dress, but Lost Girl though doesn’t go there too much. It’s not the only reason, but it is the main reason, why “La Fae Époque” was a winner. (more…)
When the episode starts with opera singing, you know it’s going to be a classy affair. This week’s Lost Girl felt like a back-to-basics adventure where Bo, perpetually raging against the machine, tried to help another locked between a rock and hard place, someone with the desire to be free from centuries of tradition to live their own life, their own way. The Una mens and the who’s-dark-now questions seemed to take a back burner, but Bo’s questions get more questions as to how she became dark, and what’s Wanderer/Reynor/Dad got to do with it? (more…)
In the aftermath of The Dawning, Bo was in good spirits, and we all know that that can’t last.
Indeed, there wasn’t much room for Bo and the gang to take a break from the Dawning-related drama from the week before. Dyson approached Bo and Kenzi with a case: a camp for delinquent youth has suffered a couple of casualties that are obviously Fae-related. There are three victims so far, and they’ve all been killed in different ways although there are some commonalities. Bo and Kenzi go undercover at the camp, Bo – once the most popular councilor three years running at Camp Chipowa – goes embedded as a councilor, and Kenzi – owning all her skill as a delinquent herself – takes up the part of the camp’s newest camper.
Bo, Kenzi and Dyson eventually discover that one of the campers is actually the Fae killer they’re looking for. The killer, Jolene, is a Tikbalang. a type of Fae from the Philippines who disorient travelers in the woods and forests and leads them astray. But more than that, a Tikbalang hunts in pairs, and Jolene had a human lover at the camp. He attacks Lauren in retaliation for Bo killing Jolene, but Bo manages to save Lauren in the nick of time.
But there is one thing that Bo couldn’t seem to save in regards to Lauren, and that’s their relationship. Feeling a greater distance now more than ever between herself and Bo, Lauren also learned this week of the unexpected kiss a couple of week’s ago between Bo and Tamsin. It’s the last draw. Lauren tells Bo that she feels like she’s losing herself, and that she needs a break, and Bo reluctantly agrees. Is this the end of Bolo? I guess we’ll see.
Speaking of Tamsin, she stayed busy this week with matters of the non-home wrecking variety. She’s visited by her mentor Acacia (played by Linda Hamilton) who knows that Tamsin has discover the identity of The Wanderer, and the man they once both worked for also knows that she knows, and is demanding that Bo be brought to him. But Bo’s getting too strong right? Well, Acacia has the solution to that: in a magic pill bottle Tamsin must collect one hair from someone Bo loves, two from someone she trusts, and three from the succubus herself. When the spell’s complete, Bo’s power should be contained enough for her to be taken to him with a minimum of fuss.
So what does Tamsin do? Well, she initially goes about collecting the hairs, but eventually refuses to go through with it, even if that means betraying one of her oldest friends. As punishment, Tamsin receives Acacia’s severed hand in a box implying that Acacia was killed as recompense of Tamsin’s refusal to play ball. By the end of the episode though Tamsin reluctantly sees the light and collects the hairs from Bo, but what is she going to do now that she’s got Bo in her power.
To find out, let’s go to the precap of tonight’s episode, “Adventures In Fae-bysitting”:
1) Three Episodes Left! – Tonight’s entry is the antepenultimate season three episode of Lost Girl. As you may or may not know, the show has been renewed for season four on both Showcase and Sy-Fy.
2) Case of the Week – Bo and Kenzi get back into being gumshoes for hire when a babysitter named Lisa brings them the case of a number of mysterious disappearances from an upper-middle class suburb. Bo and Kenzi go undercover as prospective buyers to get a feel for the neighborhood and make friends with the desperate housewives only to learn that the whole thing is way freakier than the trappings of some cancelled ABC dramedy.
3) More Mysteries – Dyson makes progress on another mystery this week: the mysterious Fae murders that looked as though Bo might have been doing them. A couple of overlooked clues – an odd bite mark, the imprint of an extra digit – point to something completely different. Tamsin, still mourning the loss of her mentor Acacia in last week’s episode, sobers up long enough to help Dyson unearth an incredible new development in the case.
4) Hale Sighting! – The not-so-temporary Ash makes a brief return appearance, but the nice suit isn’t the only change in Ash Hale. Lauren requests some time off to deal with personal issues, like her recent break from Bo, but Hale goes all Scrooge on her telling her to take the weekend, but be back ready to work Monday morning.
5) You Don’t Know Jack About Lauren – The enigmatic Issac (Shawn Doyle), Lauren’s fan in science, returns to make her an offer she can’t refuse. No, it’s not an indecent proposal, but rather the opportunity to work in the interest of pure science; he offers her a job. But what tethers Lauren to the world of the Fae, especially now that her relationship with Bo is all but over? The answer will probably surprise, as do the implications.
6) Creepy Carousel – Dion’s “The Wanderer” comes back as a motif this week. Guess how.
7) Where Do I Know Her From? – Caroline, the head desperate house-witch, is played by Canadian actress Gabrielle Miller. Miller played Lacy on the Canadian sitcom and modern classic Corner Gas, and was a regular on another CTV comedy Robson Arms. She’s also appeared in such fine stateside series like Brothers & Sisters, NCIS and Cold Case (which was actually “inspired” by a Canadian series, Cold Squad, which launched in 1998 and co-starred Michael “Col. Saul Tigh” Hogan from Battlestar Galactica).
8) Klassic Kenzi – “Bo likes them all,” she says when one of the desperate housewives inquires about Bo’s taste in men. Kenzi also showed that she can channel her inner-Randy from Scream. “I thought only stupid girls go into the house,” she reminds Bo.
9) Burning Questions – “Does daddy have the same anger issues you do?” “What would Lisa do that I’m not doing?” “What’s a siren?” “What am I doing here, Kenzi?”
10) How Does it End? – “Something is hunting the Fae.”
NEXT WEEK – Hale gets official, Ash-wise speaking.