Last week’s episode delivered both some old school frivolity and some dangerous implications for the last few episodes of the season. The stakes are getting huge, but who, or what, might be the biggest danger of all to the Fae right now?
But right this minute – or last week anyway – someone seems to be killing grey-flannel dads in a posh suburb. Lisa, a comely and innocent babysitter has a vision of man hanging from the staircase at a home she’s babysitting in, and then watches as the man turns to ash before she’s awoken. The vision feels disturbingly real, so who is she going to call? Fortunately, she finds the answer in a black-and-white flyer tacked to the bulletin board at the laundromat.
Bo and Kenzi eagerly get on the case and pose as a pair of sisters looking to make a fresh start by moving into the Wisteria Lane-looking neighborhood where the disappearances have taken place. Bo makes easy friends with Caroline and Susan who turn out to be, of all things, witches. These witchy housewives though, unlike the original witchy housewife Samantha from Bewitched, don’t use their powers to keep their men happy, but to get payback against those that offend them. And they’re weapon of choice is Lisa the babysitter.
It turns out Lisa is a Fae and didn’t know it. A dead Fae at that. She reappears every hundred years or so and the witches have manipulated her into being their little killing machine, making her a “Dead Killer Babysitter,” as Kenzi put it. The witches want to use Bo’s power to give Lisa a super-charge, but Bo’s able to make the witches implode and free Lisa from their control. But it might be too late for Lisa sadly. Running on the last of the witches’ chi, Lisa doesn’t have much time, and if she can’t be human than she doesn’t want to live, er, be living dead anymore. She asks to take the last of her energy and destroy her magical resurrection necklace, and Bo obliges with regret.
Wanderer Clue of the Week: That Dion song got a re-arrangement as the music playing at a carousel in the local park, but was that real or was it in Bo’s head? Tough call.
In other news last week, Lauren struggled with the post-break-up from Bo (or just break depending on who you ask). While reporting to the about-to-be-minted as Ash Hale, Lauren requests a sabbatical, which Hale swiftly denies. Hale really lowers the boom on Lauren and tells her, basically, to suck it up and take the weekend off. “Power doesn’t change people,” Lauren tells Hale, “it reveals them.” But Issac returns to sweep Lauren away with promises of big science and breakthroughs, and she’s initially hesitant because of Bo, her connection to the Fae and her mysterious past. Through Issac we learn that Lauren has a criminal past as “Karen,” and to prove that he doesn’t care, Issac says he’ll help Lauren put the past to rest if she comes work for him. After her conversation with Hale, and feeling even more distant from Bo than ever, Lauren eventually takes Issac up on his offer.
But the biggest news of all may have been in an ongoing case that inferred our succubus heroine was on a killing spree. Dyson and a very clearly in the tank (read: drunk) Tamsin uncover a killing field where several Fae, both Light and Dark, are buried. Someone’s been hunting the Fae, and they have eyes on the mass grave and know that they’ve been discovered.
Phew. So where does this leave us going into the penultimate episode of the season? Let’s dive into the precap.
1) Case of the Week - It’s Hale’s inauguration as the Ash, but it’s not wall to wall celebrations. There’s still the small matter of the mass grave Dyson found and the one or ones who are behind it. And Hale invited The Morrigan to his inauguration, so you know she’s going to be up to no good…
2) Familiar Science – Lauren is getting down to work with Issac and his team, already securing a major breakthrough in heart disease research. But how does Issac come by his biological samples? The answer will probably not surprise you.
3) Tamsin Spiral – Tamsin seems to be getting more worse for wear as time goes on. After catching Bo in a compromising position, Tamsin manages to sober enough later on to help Bo search for the missing Lauren and in the process Bo learns that Tamsin’s friendliness (and also her drunkenness) may have a very specific, Bo-related reason.
4) A Friend in Need – Kenzi’s kind of left out in the cold again this week with all the Fae fussing over Hale, who she’s still mad at, but she hasn’t escaped the notice of a Fae named Massimo, who naturally – probably – has a secret agenda.
5) X-Men United? - We also learn more about Issac’s motivations this week, and to give you a hint think of Brian Cox’s character in the second X-Men movie, and the blowback from the Fae may definitely make Magneto proud.
6) It’s That Kind of Week – The episode will feature more than one kidnapping by its end, as well as one very big spontaneous admission of love. Also, somebody gets shot, someone else gets arrested and there’s one very surprising return.
7) Burning Questions – “Do you always bathe with weapons?” “You just keep getting better and better, don’t you?” “Which one was about the haircut that gives you cancer?” “So one of your exes took out the other?” “Why are you still here?”
8) How Does It End? – “Where’s my daughter?!!”
NEXT WEEK: The End!… Of Season 3.