After the middling affair of the Ceremony last week, I still think there are lots of layers that can be found in it, but it wasn’t my favorite episode of the season, Lost Girl brought in the heartbreak, the set-up and the guest cast and crew!
Scripted by Lost Girl’s creator Michelle Lovretta, directed by the awesome Gail Harvey (that’s two so far in the season for her, and I simply love how she shoots, her exteriors always look fantastic!), and guest starring two names very familiar to us, Linda Hamilton and Brittany Allen!!
The fae-of the-week can be taken or left, the most important thing in the episode is the forward momentum towards the season finale. There are characters moving around the board, a few revelations, and I’m sure a few broken hearts out there amongst the fans. For what it’s worth, I think this was totally the move to make with Bo’s (Anna Silk) and Lauren’s (Zoie Palmer) relationship. If everything was easy in the relationship, then it wouldn’t ring true, it makes it worth more if they have their ups and downs…
Bo and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) go under cover at a camp for juvenile delinquents, Bo as a camp counselor (fulfilling yet another hot fantasy – the show is really good for that) and Kenzi as one of the JDs. Also amongst the camps attendees is Brittany Allen! YAY! (Fans of Canadian television may recall her from Bomb Girls, and the upcoming Dead Before Dawn 3D!)
The B-story this time around is the one advancing the season arc, Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) meets up with Acacia (Linda Hamilton). We learn that the Wanderer wants Bo taken care of, and Acacia vouches for Tamsin to take care of it for him. There’s a brew involved which has one hair from someone Bo loves, two from someone she trusts, and three from her own head.
Through the course of the episode, after initially scoffing at it, Tamsin starts collecting the elements needed, she may not be firmly in the Dark Fae side of things any more, but after what happens to Acacia, she is determined to carry out the Wanderer’s plan.
There’s some nice moments in the episode especially within the love triangle, as we realize Bo has changed through her Dawning, she’s warmer, more confident, at ease with her power, but just as human as the rest of us when she gets her heart-broken. Gail’s directing of the ‘break scene’ was dead on, Anna and Zoie inhabit their characters perfectly, and watching the relationship crumble, seeing Bo’s face crack like her heart… Tamsin’s revelation to Lauren about the kiss, and the exs Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and Lauren drinking together in the Dal, commiserating together.
Gail Harvey has directed some of the most tender moments of the season so far, and is quickly becoming my favorite Lost Girl director. I hope she comes back for more!
And maybe, just maybe, we’ll see Acacia again. We know she may not be whole, but that doesn’t rule out her return…
We also know that Bo suspects that Tamsin may be up to something…
The finale is closing in, and I think this episode subtly upped the stakes and the Wanderer is yet to be revealed!
Lost Girl airs Sunday evenings on Showcase!