Steve Cochrane pens the second episode of the season which sees Bo confronting two legends, one urban, and one storybook. But before I go any further, can I just ask if I can get the Fae phone network that Bo (Anna Silk) and Trick (Rick Howland) use? It works underground in forgotten tunnels! – Not that I spend a lot of time in those, but it would be a great phone service to have…
Introduction of Rachel Skarsten as Dyson’s new partner, Tamsin who is aligned with the Dark…. Who already suspects Bo’s involvement in an attack on a Dark Fae (see the end of S03E01).
Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) is involved in trying to resolve the rumors of an alligator in the sewers (I can never hear that phrase without thinking of Gertie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial) – who we learn is a Fae named Atticus (Jordan Pettle). It seems Atticus is the prime suspect in a series of attacks that are occurring underground.
As Bo investigates we learn that the people and Fae aren’t being killed, but they do return, sick, infected somehow. As suspicion seems to slide off of Atticus, who, is a proper Southern gentleman, mourning the loss of loved ones down in the dark, Bo begins to suspect that there is something else going on.
She finds a huge Fae relocation program underway, seen over by Bob Hammelin (Ted Atherton).
And if that name isn’t a give away to the other legend that is explored in this episode, I won’t spoil it for you.
There are some great bits in this episode, a dream weaver, Eunice (Phyllis Ellis), who uses a spinning wheel and a piece of hair, who is annoying Trick, though he brought her in to help with Bo’s nightmares (read as repressed memories). Tamsin’s sparring with Dyson, both verbally and physically. Anything with Vex (Paul Amos), he continues to steal every scene he’s in. And, of course, Bo and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) playing in bed! There’s also a wonderful use of more adult language this season already, and I was “Wow! Got away with that on Showcase, NICE!” Trick, sadly, isn’t around enough, nor is Hale (K.C. Collins) for that matter. Still, the season is just getting started.
I love the fact that not only did Bo feed, but she fed off a Dark Fae, and that will have repercussions, and Tamsin seems to be intent on making sure they come about sooner rather than later. She also gets a look at the tapestry Eunice was weaving before the image faded from it. An image that looks a lot like a rather evil-looking Bo violently feeding. It’s backed up by Eunice saying it was probably something Bo ate before she leaves…
Already this season is rocking, it has gotten a little darker, and at least to me, it seems a little more adult (in a good way). It continues to be wonderfully written with a cast we’ve all grown to love, as well as great guest stars.
I’m not completely sold on Tamsin yet, but I do like the new dynamic she’s bringing to the show, I also enjoy the thought of cop partners being on opposite sides of the Fae line, that should bring some nice tension to their relationship, both professional and personal.
What do you think of Tasmin and this week’s ep??
Lost Girl airs on Sundays on Showcase.