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.
At the center of course is Bo and Lauren… Bo is trying to keep her energy up, because she isn’t feeling on anyone else but Lauren, and it’s not sustaining her, even though she loves her. She is a succubus after all. Dyson notices and makes a comment about her looking hungry.
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.
For 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.