What Sue’s Watching – Playing PVR Catch-up

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Last week saw a lot of epic television, but I’m going to try and focus on a few in particular this time – especially the ones that I inadvertently left out last post.

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Lost Girl – Tim usually writes the episode recaps, and while I thought of trying to write one for last week’s insanely huge ep, I foun I really had no idea what to say.  HALE!!!  WTF?!  NOOOOO!!!!  My inability to string together a coherent sentence tells me that it was a fantastic episode, but the downside of that is that I can’t say anything intelligent about it.  I never really got on board with the romance between Hale (KC Collins) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), so I was all judgmental through the first half of the ep…like, dude, don’t surprise her with a visit from her estranged mother and then propose in front of her!  So much pressure!  But then Ksenia’s performance when Hale was struck down was so powerful I was in tears for a romance I didn’t even believe in!  I think the shock also hit me because I was distracted by Hale touching his ear right after he Sirened his heart out….I thought maybe something was wrong with his power if he was bleeding from the ears.  But I barely had time to think, “Oh no…” when the best abs ever were impaled from behind, and my brain was in denial.  Part of me still doesn’t want to believe it.  This episode had 2 other characters who were presumed dead (welcome back Linda Hamilton!!!), and this is LOST GIRL.  Anything can happen.  However, having the balls to kill off a beloved major character like that deserves HUGE kudos and respect, and the creators have both of those things, and more, from me.  Just, you know…DAAAMMN!!!

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The Following – I am so freaking happy that this creepy damn show is back!  Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is the coolest thing since Jack Bauer (who I will also gladly welcome back in a few months!), and James Purefoy’s Joe Carroll is the most amiable serial killer ever.  It’s easy to see why he has so many devoted followers.  He’s so warm and kind…right up until the moment he stabs you and giggles while you die.  That was just disturbing.  But his attempt at a southern accent was comedic gold, and the sad tension between Hardy and Mike (Shawn Ashmore) is just heart-breaking to watch.  I want them to work together again.  It’s dangerous, but they are better together than separately, and something tells me that they’re going to need each other before too long.  Those twins are BADASS.  Okay, and here’s something I just this moment found out – the twins are played by the same guy!  Sam Underwood plays both roles so convincingly I thought it was actually a set of cute identical twins in the roles!  Perhaps he’s the male version of our favourite clone, Tatiana Maslany?  Anyway, the storyline is slowly kicking into high gear with 2 segments of the cult, and Joe back in action after his first new kill in recent months.  I love seeing how the cult members contact one another, and the Joe Carroll masks are disturbing as hell!  So love this show, and can’t wait for whatever happens next.  Oh, and, Ryan Hardy?  My money’s still on you!

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Teen Wolf – The blacklight party the kids held this week was awesome – it was sexy, it looked crazy cool, and it was the perfect place for those creepy black figures to come out of the dark and brand our heroes.  Seriously?!  Who came UP with those things!  I love Lydia (Holland Roden) giving the gears to her twin, while the other twin (Max and Charlie Carver, but I always forget which is the “gay one”) flirts shamelessly with Danny (Keahu Kahuanui), but I am torn watching the sweet chemistry developing between Allison (Crystal Reed) and Isaac (Daniel Sharman), and between Scott (Tyler Posey) and Kira (Arden Cho).  I still want – and expect – Scott and Allison to end up together, and I think they do, too.  Just, in the meantime, there are other fascinating people on their radars!  I hope we get to find out more about whatever Kira “is”…her photograph when the flash is on looks cool!  I am also interested to see what she thinks of Scott being a werewolf, too.  Her family probably doesn’t hunt them, at least, so that’s something.  I was NOT expecting that end bit with Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), either!  HE left the message on the blackboard?!  Holy crap!  What’s happening to our boy?!  This is one show that continues to refresh itself and keeps itself moving forward in new and unique ways.  I can’t wait to watch each and every episode!

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Saving Hope – Oh man, this episode was a heart-breaker, too!  Alex (Erica Durance) went above and beyond to try and save her poor patient, only to realize too late that the possible answer had been staring her in the face the whole time.  Devastating!  I love the talk time between Charlie (Michael Shanks) and Gavin (Kristopher Turner).  I actually put one of Charlie’s lines into my phone’s notes because I laughed so hard I didn’t want to forget it:  “I don’t like your couch.  it smells like onions.  And shame.”  I’m glad that Charlie tossed his pills at the end, too, as not taking them could have made a difference in saving the patience, too.  Though if the medication was actually having an affect, what does that say about the “ghosts” he’s seeing?  I’m very happy to see more use being made of Zach (Benjamin Ayres) in recent episodes, too.  He melted me with a lie for a kid’s sake, and I’m glad to see some of his comedic side getting play, as well.  Ah, Hope Zion, how I wish you were real so that I could wander your halls, too!

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Haven – Colin Ferguson has a certain boyish charm about him, but as William, that same charm works to make him rather disturbingly evil as he grins his way through the streets and mysteries of Haven, Maine.  He’s told Audrey (Emily Rose) that they used to create Troubles together – to balance one another out.  He creates a sound Trouble and gives it to a baby, so she is supposed to create a silent Trouble to give to someone else.  Once she successfully accomplishes this task, she will remember who she was originally and, presumably, get back together with William.  Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) aren’t having any of it, and Duke actually tries to convince her to give him his family curse back.  The father of the Troubled baby is willing to let Duke kill him to end the curse for his son.  Our heroes can’t come up with any other option by episode’s end, and we’re left waiting to see if Audrey will go through with it.  Duke’s family is dead, except for the daughter he fathered who made him grow old unnaturally fast, so there won’t really be a way for him to get rid of it again, I don’t think.  If any Crocker is going to shoulder the burden of that particular Trouble, though, I’m glad when it’s Duke.  Not sure how long he’d be able to fight using it, but he has put up the most struggle thus far.  Meanwhile, Jennifer (Emma Lahana), Vince (Richard Donat) and Dave (John Dunsworth) have to find the “heart of Haven” in order to get more instructions from the mystery book, and it turns out that they have to go check out the lighthouse.  Of course…it’s always the lighthouse!  Jennifer opens a trap door only she can see, and in a cavernous area below the lighthouse, the trio finds a giant replica of the Guard tattoo carved into the stone floor.  There are 4 points to the compass-like image, and so they figure they need four people – one to stand at each point.  I’m not sure it can be ANY four people, but we’ll see.  I have no idea what to expect next, and that’s one of the billion things I love about this show.  AND it has been renewed for a fifth season – with DOUBLE the number of episodes each previous season has had!  I can not wait!!!

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Bitten – I’m finding that every time someone from the Pack sneaks into a hotel room to check out a Mutt, I get stressed out.  I know the Mutts can smell them, and vice versa, so I’m always stressed about them getting caught.  And I’ve read the book!  I love that there was a time for mourning their lost friend, and I love that Elena (Laura Vandervoort) does this thing with her hands when she’s upset.  She doesn’t just use facial expressions to convey emotion – she uses her whole body.  As does Greyston Holt as Clay.  After Clay and Elena went for a run to wear off some frustration and anger, she made it clear that she didn’t want to be with him, and from that moment on, Clay walked differently; carried himself differently.  He looked like a dog that had been kicked down one too many times.  He looked cowed.  It was just the slightest physical change, but it spoke volumes and encompassed how Clay was feeling for any viewer to see.  The scrapbook was just disturbing, and that second trip to the adjoining hotel rooms was crazy tense!  But Elena’s reaction to the writing on the wall?  Perfect.

Lost Girl S04E07 – La Fae Epoque

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This week’s episode takes us inside the mind of Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) as he is held by The Keeper (Christine Horne) and the Una Mens, not for his reaction at the end of last week’s episode, but for crimes of his past, murdering both human and Fae.

Bo (Anna Silk) refuses to believe Dyson would do such a thing, and she and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) recruit a channeler (Vanessa Matsui), to allow Bo to sift through Dyson’s memories to find the truth and establish his alibi.

This is the launching point for the episode which allows Anna to play Dyson, and the rest of the cast to take over roles in Dyson’s head as Bo’s mind merges with his so that some very familiar faces appear on different characters. Paul Amos plays the bushy-mustached Prince Phillipe, with a hilarious lisp, Ksenia Solo plays Angel, someone we start to seek out by the end of the episode, and Zoie takes on a forest nymph, performing in Angel’s Cirque de Ciel.

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It’s a visually sumptuous episode allowing our characters to try on different personas and costumes, and they all look great doing it.

In the real world Hale (K.C. Collins) and Kenzi (Solo) try to help Dyson out, but Kenzi is captured and sentenced to death alongside Dyson. While there, he tells her the story that Bo herself is currently reliving within his memories. He also suggests that he start training her, when they get out, to be a Shadow Thief… which sounds pretty cool…

But it led me to a thought, something Kenzi says, Bo always saves them… While there has been an emotional cost to some of the things they’ve done, none of the core group has ever been in real jeopardy, we know they’re going to be saved. It’s safe.

Now to clarify, I don’t want any of these actors to be out of work, I’ve met them all, and they are warm and charming people, very aware of how blessed they are to be on such a beloved show…

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But…

Something catastrophic, something that can change the way the characters relate to each other, a death, a possession… something. Something to drive home the costs and the price…

I’m put in mind of the show Angel, when Fred (Amy Acker) becomes Illyria. It changed everything for the characters, but didn’t leave any of the cast unemployed.

It’s a great looking episode, with a tint added to Dyson’s memory to give it a slightly aged look, and despite, in some cases, it’s just Lost Girl sets redressed to look like something else, as Dyson’s and Bo’s memories merge, it looks completely unlike any episode that has gone before it. The costumes, the design… all of it looks gorgeous.

But now, Bo is going to be out there, looking for the Wanderer and the partner to the Hell Shoe that Dyson has.

I won’t lie, I got a little eye-rolly when I realized we were looking for a pair of shoes (and if they’re hell shoes… wouldn’t they have heels?)… still the rest of the episode shines!!!

What did you think of it?

Lost Girl airs Sundays on Showcase.

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Lost Girl S04E06 – Of All The Gin Joints

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This week’s ep of Lost Girl, came across as a slower, gentler story that had some fun moments, and sees some great pay off finally for those who have been waiting for the Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Hale (K.C. Collins) romance to come to fruition.

We also learn that Bo (Anna Silk) while aboard the train, apparently chose to become Dark Fae. But I think there’s a plan there that Bo is just no longer privy too as she has forgotten it. She also is beginning to suspect that Rayner/the Wanderer may in fact be her father…

There’s a Russian songbird Ianka (Lara-Jean Chorostecki) who has a Fae ability that isn’t so dissimilar to Hale, and it makes Kenzi a little jealous to see the two of them together catching up on old times. But the final scenes, which sees Ianka deliver a death note may have had more of an effect on Hale than he’s admitting, but it’s very nice to see the two of them sharing an embrace and a kiss.

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Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and Bo have been warned not to fraternize together anymore now that she has pledged to the Dark, but that doesn’t stop the two of them from getting together…

The best stuff this week, for me anyway, is the final moments when Dyson is squaring off against the Una Mens and The Keeper (Christine Horne) and Bo knows that his power will be used against him, so there may be a giant dog fight in the bedroom next week, and to see those spooky contacts in Christine’s eyes is a little disturbing.

The other stuff I loved was all the stuff with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier). It seems The Morrigan is trying to woo Lauren with all the wonders of the Dark side, and they spend the entire episode drinking beer (with a 25% level of alcohol), swapping stories, and learning that Lauren is a huge Trekkie! AWESOME!

But Lauren is a complete dolt, and obviously isn’t falling for all the wooing Ebony, as The Morrigan tells Lauren to call her, is trying to put over on her, as she has a very Mission: Impossible moment at the end of the episode, and pulls off a bit of covering on her lower lip, and stows it away safely in a petri dish…

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The episode weaves pieces of the season’s arc around the Ianka story, and seems to be taking a bit of a breather before throwing us into the second half of the season as we know things are going to no doubt get very complicated and painful for our heroes…

And what plan did Bo come up with on the train?

It’s going to be an interesting second half of the season, and we also have our set visit write-up coming along with the on-set interviews we conducted… Stay tuned.

What did you think of this week’s ep?

Lost Girl airs Sundays on Showcase.

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Lost Girl S04E02 – Sleeping Beauty School

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After the delightful WTF romp that was last week’s season opener, the Fae world is still missing the unaligned succubus of Bo (Anna Silk), but her friends now aware that she’s missing are pulling out all the stops to find her.

The second episode of the season gives us great character beats right from the get-go, as well as setting up future betrayals, revelations and the beginning of a fantastic series of guest stars that are populating this ever-expanding fantastic world.

First up, it was delightful to see Mind Reel’s friend Christine Horne as one of the menacing, Una Mens, as they conduct their rather extensive ‘interviews’ as they learn what has been going on. Also on deck is Mia Kirshner, after a brief appearance last week, as we begin to learn more about who she is, her powers, and also that we have no idea where her allegiances lay.

Alongside Christine, I was delighted to see that the awesome Ali Liebert makes her first appearance of the season, as Lauren’s (Zoie Palmer) boss, at the greasy spoon the human doctor is working and hiding out in.

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It seems Dyson’s (Kris Holden-Ried) compulsive need to revisit the site of the crash he and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) went through at the end of the season pays off, as Tamsin returns… kind of. This storyline had some of my favorite moments in the episode, and I am not going to ruin it, but it’s definitely a hoot. Poor Kenzi (Ksenia Solo). ‘Nuff said.

There are also a few laugh out loud moments, as Dyson and Hale (K.C. Collins) end up at the Beauty School hinted at in the title as they seek a tracker to help them find Bo… There’s also a moment that some fans have been waiting from Season 1 for, which will surely be revisited later in the season, and no doubt delight a lot of the fan community.

It’s also interesting to see, more or less, where Bo is, and the reveal is a little troubling, especially if Dyson is now in the same place by episode’s end.

It seems there is a nice sense of play so far this season, which I hope lasts through it’s run, but underneath it, of course, there is the worry and development of our characters. Each one of them is not only different from when we left them at the end of Season 3, but they will no doubt be different to Bo when she finds her way back to them.

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And I get Kenzi needs/wants her fake Fae powers to maintain her cover, but when I saw how low she’s willing to go towards the end of this episode, I was so disappointed in her. But I like that. It makes her a flawed character, reinforcing, once again, that none of these people are perfect, they make mistakes, they can be selfish, they can be stupid and foolish.

And Trick (Rick Howland) is going to be furious when he learns about it.

With sharp writing, the return of our characters, scattered as they may be, emotionally or physically, season 4 is already firing on all thrusters are far as I’m concerned, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Lost Girl airs Sunday nights on Showcase!

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Lost Girl S03E11 – Adventures In Fae-bysitting

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This time I loved the Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) storyline, you know they’re setting stuff up! A field that is a mass grave of light and dark Fae that someone is hunting down and watching said field via camera… Cool! We learn from this that Bo did not kill the woman, who’s twin comes looking for her at Hale’s (K.C. Collins) urging. Tamsin also warns Dyson that something big is coming, despite being soaked in alcohol when she did it.

In the A-story, Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) are off to a gated community (shades of Desperate Housewives!) to help a young babysitter who is having a bit of a problem.

This week’s episode is directed by Lee Rose and scripted by Sandra Chwialkowska, and it balances everything really nicely, and throws us leaps and bounds closer to the season finale, while opening up the scope of what is going on .

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And since Bo and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) are on a break the gals take on a case for a change, and it’s really fun to see Bo and Kenzi spending time together. They have such great chemistry together.

You also have to wonder if The Wanderer used this poor babysitter, and a couple of ladies playing at being witches – Susan (Sadie LeBlanc) and Caroline (Gabrielle Miller), because Bo finds herself in a park with a merry-go-round/carousel that is playing that familiar Dion tune. It’s also where the witches get together to invoke the babysitter, who is actually Fae and doesn’t know it. And that’s not all, she’s all dead, and can be filled with the will of others to kill, which is what the witches have been doing… This poor girl.

kenziandboWe also see Lauren getting courted professionally and probably personally as well by Isaac (Shawn Doyle), and he has also dug up some information on her as well… including another name, Karen Beattie, and Karen is a fugitive… Hmmm!

And after Hale turns down her request for a sabbatical, causing Lauren to make a comment about power revealing a person’s true nature, she takes Isaac up on his offer and leaves, including a ringing phone with Bo on the other end.

I do hope Isaac is just a fella, but what if we find out he knows EXACTLY who Lauren is, and is one of those hunting the Fae, planning on using her for information to find Fae, maybe even Bo… is there a connection between the hunting and The Wanderer or are the two separate and increasing threats?

It was great to see Hale, but he’s being a bit of a douche, but I’m sure heavy lays the crown. It was also a lot of fun seeing Kenzi taking on baby-sitting and realizing that she sounds like her mother when issuing a threat to her ward.

There are two episodes left in the season, what are you thinking is going to happen? What are you hoping to see?

Lost Girl airs Sundays on Showcase!

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Lost Girl S03E05 – Faes Wide Shut

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This week’s episode of Lost Girl begins to give us more questions about what’s going on with our heroes than answers.

Bo (Anna Silk) and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) are trying to find a balance between their relationship, and Bo’s need to feed. While they agree that it’s best that Bo has some extracurricular activities you can see in Lauren’s eyes that she’s of two minds about it. The scientific side of her realizes that Bo needs more than her to survive, but the emotional side is more than a little hurt by it I think.

It gets worse when the little dalliance that Bo brings back to the apartment winds up dead not so very far away… And both Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) are starting to think that the unaligned succubus may have more to do with it than she’s admitting to. Dyson doesn’t believe she’s capable of murder, but her scent on the body is unmistakable. Tamsin, affiliated as she is with the Dark, is more than willing to believe the Bo murdered the woman, and the other fae from the end of episode 1. Trouble is coming to Bo town…

bolaurenkenziIn the interim though Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) has run down a case for her and her bestie to investigate, it seems a human male has simply collapsed into a pile of green goo. Their leads bring them to a sex club, a Bacchanalia, run by Roman (Damon Runyan), who as our heroes investigate learn some rather troubling things, and a new sub-fae is introduced and partially glimpsed, and let me just say, GAH!

Woven through all of this, are secrets, there is so much going on here now that we don’t know. I was struck halfway through the episode that our trio, Lauren, Bo and Kenzi are all keeping things from each other, whether they know it or not. Bo, in the episode’s climax goes all glowy-eyed again, and threatens Lauren, until the good doctor talks her down slowly… but now Lauren knows something is terribly wrong with her lover. A fact she shares with someone via phone at the end of the episode. Who?

kenziThen of course, there’s the whole thing with Kenzi. At the tail end of last week’s episode we saw Kenzi pulled off into the dark, and yet this week, here she is. Bo even mentions the phone call that Kenzi made before she was grabbed, so it’s not something we dreamed about.

We also see through the course of the episode that this is not the Kenzi we know and love, she’s manipulative and cruel, trying to turn Bo and Lauren against one another, and a total lack of compassion for anyone else but herself. This is not our Kenzi.

Despite that, Bo doesn’t do anything about odd-Kenzi until the episode’s end, when she slams her up against a column and demands to know where Kenzi really is!!

annaA strong episode, seriously lacking in Trick (Rock Howland) though. Our fave King only has about 3 scenes, though his delivery of the line “So many glasses to polish” is priceless as well as his dialogue with Kenzi clarifying that he did not say anything about being Bo’s grandfather and going to the Bacchanalia.

Keep these strong episodes coming, but please, more Trick and hey, how about some with our temporary Ash, Hale (K.C. Collins)?

And maybe some answers…

Just saying.

Lost Girl airs on Showcase Sunday nights.

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The Mind Reels Chats With Anna Silk & Seth Cooperman!

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Now we’re going back a short ways (and I can try and remember what’s with the look on my face in the picture), and bringing you thr first chat Sue and I did in the Smithee.TV studios, with the gracious, charming, and yes, incredibly lovely, Anna Silk from TV’s Lost Girl, and her equally talented and amazing husband Seth Cooperman. These are two of the nicest people you could ever want to meet…

Lost Girl S03E04 – Fae-de to Black

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First off… Poor Kenzi (Ksenia Solo). She gets the worst of it this episode, as she keeps trying to tell people about the infection/wound on her arm, but no one seems to have time for her. And then the episode’s ending!

I thought it was especially cold when Trick (Rick Howland) says that everyone loves her, but she’s not one of them.

Cold and harsh.

The main thrust of this week’s episode, written by Alexandra Zarowny, has to do with couples, Bo (Anna Silk) and Lauren (Zoie Palmer), Bo and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), Dyson and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten), and Kenzi trying to connect with Bo and Hale (K.C. Collins).

People are dying through apparent suicide around the city, yet all of them, seem to be dying in odd ways, a man who wants to be a superhero, another who wants to be a tight-rope walker, and our friend the wolf wanting to realize his childhood dream as something else.

I’ll be honest, as soon as we learned the fae-of-the-week, who lives off adrenaline, was a shape-shifter, I knew who it was. Sorry.

This is also a much more serious episode, than previous ones this season. Yes, the comedy is still there, but this week, they’re eschewing the comedy to tell a relationship story.

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Dyson recruits Bo to go under cover at the clinic that all the ‘suicide’ victims have come from, posing as a couples therapist, which does allow for a little fun, with her first appointment, but also causes a little grief when Bo comments to Lauren that the ‘doctor stuff’ is easier than she thought.

There are a couple of red herrings in this week’s episode, the regression therapist, the suicide-fae who works as a receptionist. As a side note, what a terrible Fae to be! Living off of the emotional energy of despair given off by a suicide. That’s so sad.

dysonFor the most part though, this episode was about putting Bo and Lauren’s first relationship hurdle in front of them, and I’ll be honest, there was a moment, when I thought we were watching Lauren’s heart breaking, as she realizes she can’t be enough for Bo. But the two of them lay some ground rules, and are going forward.

That made me smile. Lauren is amazing, and of course wonderfully played by Zoie.

All through the episode though, I just wanted someone to please talk to Kenzi, and it was heartbreaking that Hale was forced by his role as the Ash to push her aside, and focus on ruling the Light. If someone would only have stopped and listened to her, then maybe she wouldn’t have the problems you just know are coming down the pipe towards her.

And what the hell grabbed her? Does it have something to do with whatever’s happening to her? I hope so, in that I don’t want it to lead into a monster-fae-of-the-week episode next week, but that it’s part of the season arc.

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?

Lost Girl airs Sunday nights on Showcase.

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Lost Girl S03E03 – Confaegion

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Confaegion sees the return of the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier), she’s still determined to get Bo (Anna Silk) out-of-the-way once and for all, and has a plan which sees her recruiting Vex (Paul Amos), unknowingly.

Paul continues to steal scenes, delightfully, and it’s so good to see him have so much more to do this season.

Vex is still dealing with his mesmer impotence,and the fact that neither side seems to want him, so he’s been crashing on Bo’s couch. He also has a pretty hilarious scene with Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) where he gives her some makeup secrets. These two together are gold, though I still long to see Hale (K.C. Colllins) and Kenzi share some screen time again.

The Morrigan plants something on Vex, which releases parasites, that seems to regress our heroes to a teenaged mentality. It regresses them to a point before their Fae abilities blossomed, making them vulnerable to attack, especially since the parasite releases a pungent scent that only some aggressive under-Fae (read as pig men) can detect.

kseniaI’m also very sure it will have a number of lines that show up in the fan lexicon, like Dyson’s (Kris Holden-Ried) “I got to be Kenzi once… nailed it.” Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten), who is apparently a Valkyrie, Bo and Dyson all hang out together and are like a trio of terrible teenagers… talk about comedy gold. Spin the Bottle with new rules… Dyson dancing for the girls, bare-chested, to Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf… Bo and Tamsin (or Tammy as Bo starts calling her) telling each other their darkest secrets in poem form. It’s all priceless stuff, and there may be important things planted there for later in the season amongst all the fun. The three of them are hilarious together.

Meanwhile Kenzi is stuck to the Staff of Truth, which allows her to have her superhero moments, defending their apartment from the pig-men who show up, and kicking some serious ass. During all of this she clashes with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) over Bo, who is struggling to figure out what is going on, and hopefully develop an antidote in time.

We also get a little more back story on Lauren, and where she studied medicine and served. Some nice little reveals there. And I love that they have the I’m her best friend, and I’m her girlfriend talk. The two of them get some nice bonding time in this episode.

paulAnd Vex makes some hard decisions towards the end of the episode, especially after the Morrigan lets him in on the plan, and offers him a place with the Dark again.

Finally, Hale (K.C. Collins) as the new Ash goes toe-to-toe with the Morrigan, and lays a smack-down or two.

This episode is tightly written, wonderfully comedic, and makes sure that all of our characters get a moment, or two, though, Trick (Rick Howland) is sadly underused in this episode.

It’s going to take a lot for future episodes to oust this one as a season/series favorite, but I do hope they try! The writing this season hasn’t made a misstep yet! I loved that Anna, Kris and Rachel got to play a little more comedic, and I was so happy that Kenzi got her superhero moments. It was long overdue, and made a nice change from her involvement in a muddy fight sequence at the top of the episode.

Keep it up Lost Girl! I am loving it!

Lost Girl airs Sundays on Showcase.

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