lost girl


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…)


As the fourth season of Lost Girl comes to a close, we try to unravel once and for all who’s who, what’s what and how it all fits together. As I’ve noted, the last couple of episodes there’s a lot of loose ends to tie up, and a lot of them don’t tie so easily together, so it will be interesting to see how the show handles them. Whether its Bo’s father the ancient evil, or the druid with severe to excessive mommy issues, let’s just say there’s a lot at stake for just one episode of Lost Girl. (more…)


So to recap: Hale’s dead and Massimo’s alive. One would think that after such a significant episode that Lost Girl might take the week to cool off and let the viewer catch their breath, but nope. “Origin,” was not only the penultimate episode of the fourth season, but it was another info dump as we unravel the details of the nature of Bo’s connection with Rainer, the real identity of her father, and the stakes going into next week’s season finale. (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…)


After last week’s Lost Girl info-dump we catch our breath slightly as we retrace the steps Bo took to free Rainer, while the now shut out triad of Kenzi, Dyson and Lauren go out on their own to solve a case Bo-less. But while the case of the week was rewarding for being actually quite funny and charming at many points, Bo’s flashback to the rescuing of Rainer from the ghost train was never really explained to my satisfaction, not to mention why Bo went all out for some guy she just met. (more…)


What’s a Lost Girl to do with a big old jar of smoke? Open it, of course! Come on, when Kenzi gave Bo the jar last week, did you really expect this to go any other way? Naturally, the jar doesn’t contain what you think, but what jar ever does? In other news, we get insight into Trick’s hidden history, Tamsin’s issues, and what The Wanderer wants and what it means for the gang. (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…)


Yup, Bo is dark, and her reaction is predictable. “Bull$#!%” she tells the Una mens. “You think I’d remember betraying everything I stand for.” The short answer is that yes she did, and no she doesn’t. After last week’s sort of middling outing, Lost Girl found its mojo again as Bo dealt with the repercussions of her supposed allegiance, Lauren has a surprising return to town, Vex suffers a shocking loss, and Kenzi takes in another stray. (more…)