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Dec 17 2010

Love, Blood and Pain for the Lost Girl…

Something puzzles me about Lost Girl. Why is it that you have a pair of Succubi going to fight each other and instead of using their powers, they have to use weapons on  each other? Am I missing something here?

Honestly, wouldn’t you expect that a battle of Succubi would involve sex?

I would.

Episode thirteen, the season finale of the Lost Girl TV series was this week. People blow up, others are killed, Bo meets her Mom, gets grounded and then fights her to the death, Dyson loses what matters most, Trick sacrifices himself, Lauren returns, Hale and Kenzi get fifth wheels a bit… Oh and there is cake. Beefcake to be exact…

This will be the last review of an episode of Lost Girl for the first season as it ended this week… I will be adding this episode to the SuccuWiki today, but won’t be adding my commentary to the articles as that is what the Tale is for….

Bo discovers that the hardest barriers to her life that she must cross are…

Blood Lines

The season one finale begins with Bo (Anna Silk) and Dyson (Kristen Holden-Reid) in bed together. Bo tells him never to scare her like he did when he almost died. Dyson is confused and asks if Bo forgives him for everything. She does not answer and they switch positions, Bo now being on it. Except that it isn’t Bo, she has turned into Saskia (Inga Cadranel) and attacks him with the words “Of course I do lover.” Dyson screams and we find that it was a dream and he is at Bo’s place, in bed, Bo sitting on the edge of the bed watching him. Dyson tries to explain what happened, but Bo comments that she saw Saskia controlling him and trying to kill him. Dyson tries to apologize, but Bo brushes it off saying that she understands, that Saskia is a Succubus and that it really was her fault for not telling him about Saskia in the first place when she had the chance. She then tries to make light of things, noting that she has a new cool power to bring the dead back to life that she used on Dyson, but he insists that he needs to explain something to her. He tells her that Saskia is not who Bo thinks she is, and that she is her Mother and that Dyson has been expecting her to come after Bo for some time. The scene changes to Saskia watching two men attacking a third man. In the course of this scene, Saskia admits to being “mentally unstable”, she head butts the man,  the man she is having beaten up we discover is a Light Fae Elder, who we find out last was named Elder Ellis. Eventually she has one of her man stab the Elder through the back and kill him, Saskia taking the Elder’s hat as he falls to the floor. She then opens a list and checks the Elder off it before walking off with the comment of “One down, let’s go start us a war boys!” in her usual flippant and slightly crazy sounding mannerism.

After the opening credits we return to see Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) reading a romance novel an commenting to herself on the lead male character in it. As Bo and Dyson storm into the room, she drops that book and picks up a comic book, pretending to read it.  Seeing that Bo and Dyson are having a fight, she attempts to leave, but when she hears Bo ask how long Dyson has known who her Mother is, she stays and listens to the fight between them. We discover that Dyson knew who that was before he met Bo and that he was trying to tell her the truth the night before all hell broke loose. Bo is devastated by the admission and is even more shocked when Dyson tells her that the story about her past was Trick’s to tell and she goes to see him.

At the bar, Bo confronts him and Trick explains that he let Bo’s Mother down long before she was born. He explains that Saskia was of Trick’s clan, that the Fae had been at war for a long time and he had grow tired of it. Peace was not possible in the normal way so he forced one. Dyson explains that Trick is a Blood Sage and that whatever he writes in his own blood comes to pass. Kenzi thinks this is a great power to have, but Trick tells her that power such as that comes with a terrible price. Trick attempted to make the peace stick, but there are always those that cannot forgive for peace. Saskia, or as she is more accurately known Aife, would not forgive and lead a small rebellion that killed one of the Dark Fae leaders. She was caught, then escaped, asking Trick for help. He refused and handed her over to the Dark Fae for execution. But the Dark Fae did not kill her, Trick did not find out about that for some time after that happened, and Aife has been plotting to get her revenge against Trick since that time. Bo asks the questions why Aife would befriend her and attack Dyson to which Trick has no idea. Trick then explains that he has prepared for this and attempts to get Bo to agree to leave the city and be hidden away, but she refuses. She needs to hear her Mother’s side of the story and about her own past from her as this is the one thing that still matters to her.

We then move to Bo’s place where she and Kenzi arrive, Bo taking a drink and Kenzi trying to recap what information she has heard. She summaries that into “Saskia is Aife and Aife is your Mom and Dyson banged your Mom.” Bo then comments that she cannot trust her friends anymore and she is alone. Kenzi looks hurt at this and asks if she is included in what Bo just said. Bo telsl her that they are “always good.” The discussion then turns to Bo’s feelings about her Mom, which are a mixed bag of emotions, though she admits that her mother is a “kind of a big crazy bitch.” Bo then comments that this time she is making the decisions about what to do next. Kenzi asks her how they can find Aife. Bo tells her that they begin with seeing Lauren because Bo hopes that she will learn how to defend herself against her Mother.

Dyson is still with Trick at the same time and asks why he has judged himself so harshly for so long. The answer Trick gives is that he has his reasons. Dyson tells him that he was a King and he did what he had to do. Dyson also tells Trick that it was a relief to no longer have secrets to hold in him. Trick then tells Dyson that he must get to Bo and make her understand that Aife has only ill intentions to her, but Dyson tells him that Bo will not listen any longer to him.

We then see Bo at Lauren’s lab. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is dealing with the murder of the Light Fae Elder from the beginning of the episode and tries to brush Bo off. When Bo sees the body she asks if the Elder was killed by a Succubus, but Lauren tells her that it was something sharp and pointy that did the deed. Lauren asks why Bo needs to understand how to protect herself from Succubi, but Bo refuses to tell her why. Lauren then suggests she talk to The Ash, but Bo dismisses that possibility as well. In the end, Lauren agrees to find out what she can, but makes Bo promise that she will take the time afterwards to talk to her so that Lauren can explain herself and why she did what she did to Bo in the past. Bo reluctantly agrees to this. Kenzi then says she needs to see someone and will see Bo back at their place.

We then see Hale (K.C. Collins) waiting for Kenzi on a street somewhere in the city. He tries to make small talk with her, but Kenzi realizes that something is going on as Dyson appears as well. Kenzi tells Hale off and starts to storm off, but Dyson tries to make her listen. Kenzi tells Dyson that they trusted him and he betrayed them both and neither of them want anything to do with him. She storms off again, but Dyson admits that he loves Bo and that stops Kenzi in her tracks. She goes back to him and tells Dyson that if he makes her regret helping him she will sell him for parts.

Bo has returned home and finds Aife waiting for her there, dressed in a kitchen apron and baking cookies. trying to seem like the Mother that Bo never knew. Bo asks “what’s going on with the Berry Crocker?” Aife shrugs and offers “Symbolic?” Bo moves closer as Aife claims that it is never too late to be a good Mom, to which Bo comments that trying to wreck her life and kill her boyfriend is a really good way to do that sarcastically. Bo then takes a cookie, nibbling on it as they talk. Aife explains that she was trying to turn Dyson into one of her thralls in order to get closer to Bo, she also tells her that Dyson isn’t good enough for her. Bo then asks if when they first met if it was an accident. Aife admits that it wasn’t and that she had been watching Bo for a long time but hadn’t found the right time to see her until then. Bo asks what to call Aife, she suggests Mom, but Bo tells her that she has a Mom, that her name is Mary, she knits “wicked Afghans”, helped Bo with her homework and never once abandoned her. Then Bo begins to faint and as she falls unconscious she asks what Aife put into the cookies. Aife catches her and tells her that the secret ingredient is “love.”

We return to see Kenzi leading Dyson into Bo’s place waving a white handkerchief. They look for Bo, who is no longer there, and Dyson tells Kenzi that they are too late. The pair go to Trick and tell him that Aife has Bo. Trick tells them that he has no choice and has to go to the council and tell them that Aife has returned and they need to defend against her. Trick then leaves telling Dyson and Kenzi to pray and that he has no idea what hell Aife is putting Bo through.

Bo is seen then laying in a large ornate bed waking up. Surrounding her are three bare-chested men, one of which greets her with a glass of orange juice. Bo just asks “Is my Mom around?” The scene shifts to a garden where Aife is being tended to by her thralls in comfort. Bo arrives moments later and comments on how Aife lives to which the answer is that Aife thinks this is how everyone should live. She offers Bo a glass of something to drink, which Bo dumps on the ground. Bo then tells Saskia that she didn’t need to drug her, that she had been looking for her and wants to her Aife’s side of the story. Aife asks what Bo knows about her, Bo tells her what little that Trick had told her and then Aife tells her side of what happened. The Dark King felt that it was wrong to “waste a perfectly good Succubus” and so Aife spent centuries being tortured and imprisoned by him. Aife admits that she hates Trick and then tells Bo she is free to leave, however, Bo tells her that she wants to stay for the moment with Aife.

Trick in the meantime has gone to The Ash (Clé Bennett), at his home and tells him of Aife’s return and what he has done. The Ash laughs off Trick’s warnings about Saskia and seems more concerned with what the council should do to punish Trick instead when they meet in a short time to discuss the death of Elder Ellis from the beginning of the episode. The Ash comments that they can handle one bitter Succubus, or if need be, two of them.

Aife and Bo are sitting together talking. Bo asks how Aife can control the thralls she has for so long. The answer is that it is an acquired skill as “siphoning Chi is an art” according to Aife. Bo then asks why she didn’t enthrall the one that imprisoned her. The answer to that question is that the Dark King had an amulet that stops Succubi from being able to feed on the one that is wearing it. It binds the wearer’s Chi to their body and as such, Succubi cannot effect them. Bo tries to find out if the Dark King is her father, and if he is alive to which Aife refuses to answer. Bo then asks why Aife did not reveal herself when they first met, the answer being that she wanted to know if Bo was under the influence of Trick first. Then Aife reveals what she intends to do. She plans to destroy the Fae as they are at that moment. Bo asks how that is possible and Aife replies that her thralls do more than mix drinks.

We then see the Light Fae council in session talking about what has occurred. They are in the middle of an argument when one of Aife’s thralls enters, opens his jacket and reveals that he is carrying a bomb, which he then detonates causing an explosion which causes massive damage to the building the council was meeting it and killing or injuring the council members.

Bo is then seen pleading with Aife to call off the attack, which she is told has happened already. Aife then attempts to play on Bo’s desire to stop the need for choice to be made by the Fae to pick sides, but Bo refuses to do so in the manner that Aife is undertaking. Aife then tells her that in the end, when her plan is done, that she will reign over all with Bo at her side and command everyone. Bo suddenly realizes that what Aife wants is to be “the new religion” of the world and she tells her that Trick was right, Aife is crazy. Aife then turns on Bo, telling her that she will not be allowed to leave and has her thralls attempt to hold Bo. Bo jumps out a window and runs off leaving Aife behind, commenting that she knows that Bo will be back because “a girl needs her Mama.”

The next scene is Bo in Dyson’s arms. She tells him that she needs as much energy as she can gain in order to defeat Aife to which Dyson tells her to take whatever she needs. Afterwards, Dyson tries again to reconcile with Bo. She tells him that she understands why he did what he did to her, but she doesn’t know how to forgive him for it. He tries to get her to accept his help in the battle to come, but she tells him that she can only have people she trusts with her. Then she also adds that she needs to fight this fight on her own and after that they will talk. Bo then sees Kenzi, gets her weapons, and the pair leave to see Lauren.

Lauren is dealing with the disaster at the council meeting, the injured and dead in her lab being tended to as best as they can. Lauren is fighting to save The Ash’s life who is obviously gravely injured and is on life support. Lauren tells Bo that they are moving the survivors and the Noble Families to a secure place until they figure out what is going on. She tells Bo that an attack like this is a declaration of war and if she is protecting the Succubus responsible she has to stop. Bo then tells her that it is her Mother that is doing all of this. Hale rushes in and grabs a list of Fae from Lauren. Kenzi asks where and what he is doing, Hale tells her that he has to get important people underground. Kenzi tells him to watch his back and she expects to see him again in one piece. Hale then leaves on his mission. Bo tells Lauren that she will stop her Mother, and that she has a plan involving an amulet that her Mother told her about. Lauren shows Bo an image of the amulet she is looking for on her computer. The amulet is called a Koushang and it happens that the Light Fae have a trophy room that The Ash hand down from generation to generation and they have one. Lauren gives Bo a map and a key to get into the place, the two share a kiss and a promise that Bo will return before Bo leaves with Kenzi to get the amulet.

Dyson sees Trick and tells him that there is an evacuation order in effect and he should go as well. Trick tells him that he cannot go for he is helping with making that happen. He asks where Bo is, Dyson tells Trick that she is going to stop Aife. Trick asks how they can help her and Dyson tells Trick that he is going to see The Norn. Trick tells him that the ancients love trickery and anything he asks for will come at a high price. Dyson says that is his choice and when Trick offers to arrange an audience he is told that Dyson and The Norn have a history before he leaves Trick behind.

Bo and Kenzi enter The Ash’s trophy room and search for the Koushang. They talk about how they will deal with Aife, Bo wants to talk to her at least once, Kenzi would rather knock her out and drag her in by her hair. Kenzi also mentions that Aife is a “Grade 10 Succubus” and when Bo asks what she is, Kenzi admits that Bo is “a Kindergarten Succubus with pigtails and a Muppets lunchbox.” When Bo asks why she is coming, Kenzi says “because I always have your back.” As she says this, Bo sees a pair of ancient handcuffs and takes them. Kenzi finds the Koushang and while holding it, Bo tries to feed on her and fails in doing so. Bo then handcuffs Kenzi to a shelf and tells her that she loves her and that’s why she can’t let her come to face Aife and leaves. After Bo leaves, Kenzi makes a phone call to Hale asking for help and telling him that Bo has gone rouge.

Bo arrives at Aife’s home and announces herself. Aife appears and comments that the right way to do things would have been to attack unannounced, Bo tries one more time to reason with her, which fails and so the pair begin to fight, Bo using a sword and Aife using a pike to attack in turn.

Kenzi confronts Trick and tells him that he must use his power to save Bo. He tells her that he has tried for centuries to fix what happened with his blood and writing what he wanted to have happen in his books. But every time something horrible happened as a result of doing so. Kenzi takes a knife and cuts her own hand telling him that he can use her blood then instead. Trick tries to bandage Kenzi’s wounds, but she tells Trick that he is a coward and that if he truly cared for Bo he would do anything to help her right then and storms out leaving Trick behind.

Aife and Bo in the meantime are fighting, and eventually Aife disarms Bo and then takes hold of her. She tells Bo that she would have rather had Bo join her willingly, but she will just have to be happy with Bo as one of her thralls. She attempts to feed on Bo, but fails as Bo possesses the Koushang. Then Aife says that she will just have to kill Bo instead and Bo runs off with Aife in pursuit.

Dyson has arrived at a small home elsewhere in the city. He approaches the door and it is opened by a man who is The Norn’s Assistant (Gregory Finney). He guides Dyson to The Norn (Kate Trotter). In her presence they talk about the last time he had approached her for a favour and what that means. In order to have his favour granted, Dyson would have to give up something that he valued about all else. He did not make that bargain at that time, but now agrees. Dyson tells her that he is willing now and she tells him to kneel and make his bargain with her.

Bo is running away from Aife, trying to find a way to defeat her in the meantime. Aife corners her and asks why she is resisting, Bo tells her that she believes there is some good left in her. Aife does not answer that, but instead grips Bo by the throat and begins to choke her. At the same time, Trick violently throws things from his desk and brings out the pouch we saw in an earlier episode and opens it to begin the act of writing in his blood with the words “May the Gods forgive me.”

The Norn in the meantime has Dyson on his knees and asks him what she requested the last time they met. The last time the price was his “wolf”, or his essence. She asks him why he would give up his wolf for Bo to which Dyson answers that the reason is none of her business. He then tells her that if she gives his strength to Bo, she can take whatever she wants from him. She agrees to the trade and instead of taking Dyson’s wolf from him, she takes his love of Bo from him, telling him that he will remember what he has lost, but he will never love her again as Dyson screams in agony from her touch on his chest.

As Dyson suffers for Bo, she is being held on the edge of a railing by Aife and is about to be thrown over it by her. Bo’s eyes suddenly change colour, turning almost black, and she breaks free of Aife’s grip before pushing her through the railing and over the edge into empty space. At the last moment, Bo grabs Aife’s hand and holds her there on the edge of falling several stories to her death. Bo tells her not to let go, to which Aife says that she won’t because she can take Bo with her went she falls. Kenzi then arrives on the scene and tries to tell Bo to let go. Bo tells her that she will not give up on Aife like everyone else did. Trick is then seen cutting his hand and drawing blood. He then writes with his blood in one of his books and we return to Aife hanging in midair. The images shift between the words of blood being written and Aife’s enraged face. Then a symbol appears on Aife’s forehead and vanishes. Her face changes from a look of insane rage to sudden peace and she speaks to Bo in a way that she never did before. In a calm, almost loving voice she tells Bo that Kenzi is right and she has to let go of her. Bo refuses and Aife tells her that there is so much she wants to tell her. To see Trick as he knows it all. To tell Trick that she forgives him and that if she can, that Bo forgive her. Then she forces Bo to let go and plummets to her death. Bo and Kenzi see her at the bottom of the open staircase, blood around her body and obviously dead. They run for the stairs to go to her, but when they arrive they find her body gone and only a puddle of blood remaining and they leave moments later.

The last scene is of Bo and Kenzi back at their home talking about what has happened to them in the past season. Then their talk turns to Trick and Bo comments that Aife told her that Trick knows everything, but that also means that Trick is still hiding something. We then see Trick’s arm fall limply to his side, blood coating it and he on the verge of death from blood loss. Then Kenzi asks if she will forgive Dyson, to which Bo tells her that somehow Dyson helped her win the fight. She tells Kenzi that there are no secrets between them and they deserve a fresh start. We see Dyson in pain somewhere in the darkness shift into his wolf form and race off into the forest. Kenzi then asks what Bo will do when her Mother returns because, like cockroaches, evil never dies. Bo tells Kenzi that when Aife sacrificed herself for her, that was her real Mother and she still has hopes for her. We see Aife being carried in a tunnel by a man into darkness.

The last image is of Bo holding the Koushang in her hand and telling Kenzi that she believes that they do not have to be afraid of her Mother any longer. Kenzi tells her that she hopes Bo is right to which Bo’s answer is “I am. I am.”

And so the first season, and the season finale ends…

Fade to black…

I have to say that this episode had a lot of high points, but the low points hurt it a great deal. The lowest of the low was Aife, or whatever she calls herself. I would appreciate it if the show could clearly define what her name is. Regardless of that, once again the way she was written and played was so far over the top that the only thing I could think of while watching her was wondering when she was going to slip into a bad B-movie villain voice and go Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. That would have fit her exceptionally well really. Still I should talk about what we learned from her. Firstly we see that Succubi in this universe can create thralls that obey their every command… including blowing themselves up if told to. Now this strikes me as something extremely not Succubus like in nature and only seemed to serve the purpose of showing just how insane Aife was. While that is, I suppose, necessary, it still was disappointing in nature.

It was also disappointing that the means of how Bo and her mother fought was to take out swords and pikes and attack each other. Since they are both Succubi, wouldn’t it have been a great idea for them to use their powers instead? Where in the entire sequence, save for the one moment Aife tried to turn Bo into a thrall, was there evidence of either of them being a Succubus?

That lesds into the amulet that is supposed to protect the wearer from Succubi. I have a question that needs to be answered about that. Why is it not possible for the Succubus to simply take the amulet off their victim’s body and then feed on them? Wouldn’t that be an obvious method of getting around what the amulet can do? And if the answer to that is Succubi cannot touch it, I have news for you… Bo held it in her bare hands several times and did not seem to be effected by it. This is, regrettably, a major plot hole.

Focusing on Bo a bit more, it was a shame that she acted so poorly after Dyson told her the truth. I understand that she was hurt by that. I follow that she didn’t want anything to do with him or Trick, but, and here’s the moment that bugs me most of all… If you don’t want anything to do with Dyson , then why Bo do you go running into his arms in order to feed and get stronger to face your mother? It makes no sense. It also makes no sense why Bo would attempt to go on her own to solve the problem of her Mother when she has no idea how to fight her or what she could do to protect herself. It was only the hint of the amulet, given by Aife herself, that gave Bo the means to defeat her. It just does not follow in they way that Bo passed through these moments.

Then we have the attack on the Light Fae council. How is it that a single thrall can get through all of that security, stand in the same room as his targets and destroy the place without being at least searched once, if not stopped? Another huge plot hole that bugs the hell out of me. While it does show that, in theory, any Succubus can with sufficient skill make anyone do anything, it is a waste of power and more so, a Succubus would not use such a crude means to eliminate an enemy. There are more interesting and sneaky methods of doing so that make more sense.

Getting away from the Succubi now, I thought that some of the interactions between Hale and Kenzi in the street were incredibly stiff. I realize that it was meant to be, but honestly Hale has more range than that and should have been used better in that scene. When they met in Lauren’s lab, that was how good friends that care about each other should part. The emotion in that one scene tells you just how much both of them put into their characters.

It was good to see Lauren again, and her appearance did answer some questions about her and what she actually thinks about Bo, but on the other hand it was not as good as it could have been. It would have been nice to have one small moment of healing in their relationship after the events of the episode. The kiss they shared hinted at that, but we needed to see more.

Speaking of seeing more, we saw so very little of Trick this episode. I didn’t like that he was used mostly as an information dump for Bo. It seemed too forced and rushed, which it shouldn’t have been. But that needed to be done, and it was, but it wasn’t what really mattered in the episode. What mattered is that we saw the emotions in Trick of knowing all of the things that he had done in the past that didn’t solve the problems he faced. All they did was draw the borders of the moment that came in this episode to them all. Probably the single most heartbreaking moment in the episode was with Trick. His face at Kenzi’s words to him of being a coward. You could see the hurt that brought him. The decision to write in the books and how that tore at his soul. How much of who he is, how much his honour means to him, that came out clearly and was something to behold.

Kenzi was, as she so always is, a star of the episode. The little touches of her personality here and there were really interesting. Reading a romance novel was something I would have never expected from her. The steer force of will that is Kenzi and how she dealt with Dyson, making him understand that it was his one and only chance to prove his worth to her… That was so wonderful and exactly what you would expect from her. The only thing that still gets to me, even this far into the series, is how she is not seen as being as important as she is. Not just to Bo, but everyone around her. I hope that we have a Kenzi centred story in the future that lets us see what made Kenxi… Kenzi.

Dyson… Dear dear Dyson… The web was so tight around you and your heart so taken that your mind left you at the most critical point possible. You offered an open gift for what you wanted and that, as any Succubi would tell you, is a mistake. You have lost your heart to Bo and now what is left of you? Are you just the wolf? Where is the man, the real man that existed before? I know that this will be a focus of the next season, but to lose your heart so quickly and to be tricked into that so easily… That was a shame. But here’s the thing. Even though you lost something, you remember what it was. And somehow I can’t believe that it’s not possible for you to get back what you lost.

There is always hope. Somehow that was lost by some in the finale. But not everyone…

My rating of Blood Lines

Keeping my interest – 5 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 5 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 4 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 5 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 4.5 Pitchforks out of 5

I have the oddest feeling that what they showed was not the actual final episode. It feels like they had to figure out some means to leave a cliffhanger for Season Two and in order to get there, the best thing was to place several characters at risk. While that works to a point, it seems a bit overused to me.

Lots of questions were left unanswered, which you have to expect for a cliffhanger episode, but why shove so much into a single episode? There was more than enough to fill up two episodes I think. They could have expanded on the first part of the episode and then stop about the point where Saskia’s thrall attacked the Light Fae leadership, and then return with the season finale to tie things up.

If this wasn’t the actual series ending episode, I wonder what that might have been like. I can still see the end, a real end, for Saskia, but otherwise would Dyson still be “lost” to Bo? Would Trick have had to bleed to his seeming death? Or would they have gone for Dyson losing his wolf self and perhaps Kenzi saving Trick?

I think that would have been something interesting to see rather than having Bo and Kenzi sitting on a couch, having a beer while Bo’s world collapses around her.

Moving on to my hopes for next Season, which for those that do not know will be September of 2011…

This coming September: Bo discovers that Dyson lost everything for her and that she failed to kill her mother. Kenzi finds Trick close to death and saves him, Hale has to deal with a Dyson that has no heart, and Lauren tries to have Bo understand why things are the way they are.

Okay, those are my personal thoughts on the next season in the beginning, but with all of the open plots left from this season, they seem to be likely story paths…

Here are some others to think about as well… What is The Morrigan going to do when she discovers that The Ash and the Light Fae elders are, if not dead, unable to oppose her? Are we going to see the Fae War that was feared by all? If Trick is as badly injured as he seems to be, would it possibly mean that Kenzi looks after the bar in his stead? Does Bo actually get a better hairstyle and wardrobe? Will we ever see a ménage à trois with Bo, Dyson and Lauren? Okay I admit that the last two are silly, but are possible I suppose.

The one thing that I would love to see most of all would be that Bo becomes more sure of herself and less of the “I’m so scared of everyone and everything” character she was this past season. She needs to get over that and get into defining herself more than having others define who she is.

Something else that I would like, but won’t see, is that we never, and I mean never, see Saskia again. Or at the minimum, change the character to be less of a, and honestly she seems to be, nutbar, and be more of an actually sensual Succubus.

That’s actually something else that needs to be seen from my perspective, show us less of a comic book universe and put more of a serious tone to who Bo is. I know that overall the series isn’t played with a point of seriousness to it, but really some of the most serious moments around Bo have been played off as being almost comedic in nature and they shouldn’t be that way.

Which leads me to something that has been the focus of a lot of people with regards to Bo’s character. Some people say that she is Bisexual, some other say that no, she’s actually lesbian, but the writers couldn’t sell her that way to Showcase, so she’s playing Bi, but ‘we’ know she’s lesbian. Others say that the Bi aspect isn’t really there, that she’s actually heterosexual but the scenes that seem to show her as being Bi are there for ratings…

Honestly?

What difference does it make really?

And until something in the series says it one way or the other, what does it matter? Why do you have to be on Team Dyson or Team Lauren or whatever the flavour of the day is? Why is it that, in general at least, the fans of the series cannot focus on one important point and keep it in mind regardless of anything else?

If you like the series, watch it, promote it and write to Showcase and tell them that you want more of it. Not just the next season, but the one after that. Convince them to green light a third season ahead of the next one. Make them understand that there is something her that needs the security of knowing that here is a future for it.

And Showcase? This next part is for you.

Realize that there is a tremendous amount of followers of the series around the world that are getting the series by whatever means is necessary and tap into that market before it is too late for you. Get the series out to the American market now. Before Season Two starts. You have an opportunity to have it picked up by someone like Showtime or HBO or especially Cinemax that would promote it and run it without having to alter the scripts with bleeps or dubbing or anything else.

To the American fans of the series, please don’t focus on SyFy or the CW or any channel like that. It is not possible to show this series there without having to cut out all of what makes it different and worth watching. If it is possible to get it on any of the three big movie channels in the US, write them. Make them see what an opportunity it would be to carry this series and how it fits with the current run of popular supernaturally themed programs that they have now.

It’s not rocket science to see that Lost Girl fits in there and can stand on its own against the other, lesser, vampiric themed series that focus on teen angst hidden behind the fangs and blood around them.

Besides, the Fae and their universe are far more interesting and, really, why settle for vampires and their need for blood when you have so much more in the idea of Succubi…

Biased yes, but then I have my reasons don’t I?

See you in September Bo…

Tera

2 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    I would be more interested if, in season 2, the succubi actually get to BE succubi. But, for Your Majesty’s sake, I will hope for more for this series.

  2. avatar
    TeraS

    I do.

    Tera

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