James Thorpe pens this weeks episode, which may be my fave episode of the season, and probably in my top 5 of the series.
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.
I’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.
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.