Nov 24 2011

Succubi Image of the Week 204

This is the second week of a series of posts for the Succubi of the Week on the Tale for the next little while featuring the work of an artist on DeviantArt that has created some deliciously sexy Succubi…

The artist is Darthhell, and I think he knows Succubi very very well…

AWII By Darthhell

AWII By Darthhell

I don’t like the name of this work… Personally I think “A Twist in the Tail” would have been a neat little title for it, so that’s what I think of it when I see it…

It was created in 2007 as the signature and date on this image reveals, and it is a sexy portrayal of a Succubus I think…

And you can find this image where I originally found it here on DeviantArt.

I love the twist in her tail, yes I know that it looks a bit unreal, but that doesn’t matter all that much because it’s the icing on the cake of this Succubus’ pose. I do think that the black horns are a little bit of a mistake as they almost vanish into her hair… Artistic license I know, but still for a moment, every time I look at this work, I wonder where her horns are…

Other than that one little nitpick, I think she’s a wonderfully sexy Succubus and that’s what’s important isn’t it?

Please do visit Darthhell’s site on DeviantArt for lots of lovely 3D art!

 

Tera

Nov 23 2011

Devil? Maybe. Sexy? Maybe.

The costume this week is another example of using a name that infers more to a costume than I think is there really…

Devil SexyThis costume is called the Sexy Devil Dress, yes several manufacturers have used that name to various aspects of success, but I’ll talk about this one I promise…

It comes with the red one piece dress, an attached tail, the horns and the glovelets the model is wearing here.

The fishnets and shoes are not part of the costume and it sells for $35 US.

I don’t think a lot of this idea. The black fuzz on the tail and on the horns looks wrong to me, the glovelets are nothing special and the dress itself, while somewhat sexyish, also does little for me.

I do give points to the model for trying her best to make this look sexy at least however…

I think that with a better set of horns and tail this would look better by far, I would probably go with the fishnets as they compliment the costume well, but the glovelets would be left at home…

I never have understood what is the point to wearing something on your arms that wants to fall off all of the time when you walk?

I’ll give this two pitchforks out of five.

It has some positives, it’s a good start but it could be a lot better…

 

Tera

Nov 22 2011

The Fourth Taleversary…

Today marks the fourth anniversary, or as I think of it, the fourth taleversary of my blog. I was thinking of making this a reflection of the past, perhaps a thought for the future or something like that…

But then Tail nudged me a little and this appeared instead…

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Four swisches of a Tail…

By TeraS

 

The first swisch was when the thought came. It wasn’t clear, certainly not perfect by any means, but that didn’t matter. It didn’t because what did was that the thought had come and that made her happy…

The second wasn’t so much a swisch as it was a little twitch. The twitch was realizing that having something to say about Succubi wasn’t the hard part. No, the hard part was putting into words the thoughts that came in those moments when they decided to appear…

The third was a bit of a shake. It was the understanding that putting yourself into the words that appeared mattered. That of course meant that the writing became harder, the thoughts a bit less clear, but in the end they came and she hoped that the words meant something to those that read them.

The fourth, but not the last, swisch of her tail came when she finally… well almost so… came to see that the writing, the words, the Realm that came from deep within her meant something to people other than her. That it made people think, or inspired them, or, she hoped, gave them a chance to smile and think of other possibilities…

And from there?

From there she could hardly wait to see what the next Tale swisch brought for her to see…

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For my Eternal, my thanks for making the Succubi that I am…

For my Heart, my love for keeping me believing that I can do this in spite of my own fears and disbelief…

To my Hero, my wishes for your future always…

To my Brother, you make me try to do better because you inspire me so…

To my Love, my prayers with you forever…

For all of my family, where ever you are, know that you are always in my thoughts and you will be with me ever more…

For those that have read my thoughts over these four years, thank you for taking the time to…

And lastly, my hopes that everyone of you have your dreams come true…

 

Love and Huggles

 

Tera

Nov 21 2011

Storm Clouds 145 – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Sorry… nothing new this week for those that care… Just a very very bad week and weekend and I can’t bring myself to write right now…

Sorry…

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Storm Clouds 145

Chapter 21

By TeraS

 

The thing about the Dark was that it was too confident. It thought that it had all of the answers and that no one could oppose it.

That was almost true.

She could, and did . . . regularly.

It had become almost an obsession for her now. There were so few who would challenge the Dark when it appeared, and so it fell to her to do so. It wasn’t a chore or an imposition; it had to be done, and she had seen enough of the Dark and what it was capable of to know that the best thing to do was what she did: drive it mad with anger and make it stop thinking.

Losing the one portal did that. Then letting it stew in its anger had made it get involved intimately with mortals and their world. She wondered if, this time, it would actually learn something from the experience or not.

Making the portal vanish was child’s play for a being like her. If the Dark ever figured out just how powerful she was, it might actually pause to think twice about the plans it had against Tera and her kind.

Possibly.

The thought did make her smile as the portal showing the severed tail reappeared among all of the Dark’s other ones. She stood there for a time, tapping a single pink fingernail against the surface and trying to decide what would be the most unpleasant thing she might do.

She could destroy this portal—the thought had been there before—but she had her own plans, and, for those, this one portal needed to remain, at least for the moment, in spite of what it showed.

The tapping stopped as she placed that hand against the surface and whispered to the awful image that it showed, “It will not be long. Promise.”

And, unlike some beings, she kept her promises.

She turned away, coming to the decision that, for once, just this once, she was going to make the Dark know what it was to lose something valuable.

What followed was the sound of fingernails raking across portal after portal, each of which turned white against the darkness, throwing light into a place which despised it. She didn’t ruin every single one of them, but, when she was done, she had left the Dark but three portals.

She thought that she just might be able to hear the scream of anger from it from three universes away when it returned to see what she had done here, and that thought made her smile slightly.

She glanced once more at the portals that remained, satisfied that this would be a problem for it, that it would have to spend effort and time repairing the damage if it could, and that, thankfully, might give the others needed time to figure out what was happening and where.

As much as she wanted to, she couldn’t actually get involved in the battle or make choices for those involved. It was, after all, necessary that all beings make their own choices, no matter how wrong or ill-advised they might well be.

Still, she had one thing that the Dark didn’t have: trust. Trust in others, trust that they would make good choices, but, most of all, trust in that one person that saved her life so long ago and, in doing so, changed her own universe for the better.

She would always owe that person for that gift.

She passed into the ether, on her way to where she needed to be. If the Dark could get involved with mortals, she could as well … to a point. But first she needed to talk to someone who needed to understand that some paths were not worth following.

Following the path of one who owed the succubi—and Tera, in particular—her life … that was the most foolish thing that it had ever done.

And it would soon learn.

As for the Dark, possessing one of its pawns was distasteful. But there was little choice. That damnable creature had cost it its watch over the tail. The one thing that would, if its plans went to completion, cause the barriers to fall before it and thus have what it wanted most.

But having to deal with a corporal form? That was something that it did not enjoy in the slightest. Emotions, thoughts, images from this pawn were getting caught between its own thoughts and, as well, it knew that its own thoughts would be mixing the other way.

But the important thoughts, the ones that it needed for itself, those it kept under lock and key, or so the Dark would believe. The problem was, as it always was, that nothing is ever completely closed off when beings merge, even if only for a short time.

Fingerprints leave smudges, after all …

It took the Dark some time to return to where the tail was kept. The wards around the place made it impossible for someone to appear there without seeing the place first and entering at one specific spot. From the outside there were traps and obstacles that it knew would stop any magic user from getting close.

But this pawn was tuned to the place, and the wards would fall before it. Even so, the time … the time was taking far too long for the Dark’s liking.

And so time passed, the Dark fumed, and the universe turned …

 

 

Storm Clouds

Chapter 22

By TeraS

 

“I think I am.”

Tom looked behind him expecting to see Camilla there, and she was … sort of.

It was Camilla, but her tail and horns were grey instead of black and her hair had changed color from blonde to purple. Tom couldn’t stop the words that came out: “I liked the blonde and black better, Camilla.”

She smirked.

And Tom paused. He was pretty sure that Camilla didn’t smirk.

“It’s a long story, Tom, and right now we haven’t got the time.”

And that was wrong, as well. Camilla never called him Tom. Mary Ann tried to get away again, and Tom was forced into flipping her over, straddling her, and then locking her wrists together with handcuffs before sitting on her legs. Having some control of the situation, he looked at Camilla and said, “We’ve got the time. You want to let me in on why the style change? Got tired of your hair color or something?”

She ran her left hand through her hair, pulling on it slightly, “Okay, short version: I’m Camilla’s bad side; I’m a bitch; I’m nothing like her, and you don’t want to screw with me. That good enough for you?”

“I’m never going to understand this, am I?”

She smirked again, “Oh, I dunno … You’d make an interesting Incubi … I can put in a good word for you if you’re up for it.”

Tom shook his head: “Thanks, but I have enough issues with my life as it is. The universe isn’t what I knew it was, there are people—like you—who are legends, and I am supposed to deal with that. Oh yes, and I am acting under the command of the Queen of a race of beings that exist on sex and pleasure and I have no idea why I should be, but I’m doing it anyway.”

She nodded, “Tera does have her ways, doesn’t she? At least she isn’t using that pitchfork of hers on you. Mind you, some like that sort of thing…”

“So what do I call you? ‘Not Camilla’ or ‘Punkie Brewster’ or what?”

She leaned down so that they looked into each other’s eyes: “You really want to know who I am?”

Tom didn’t finch: “I trust Camilla. She’s proven herself. I don’t trust you.”

She nodded: “Good; backbone and will. I can see why Tera wants your help. You may call me Nina.”

“All right; ‘Nina’ it is. Tell me something, seriously: does every one of you have an ‘a’ at the end of your name?”

She laughed, “No … Just some of us do. Congratulations, Tom; you just endeared yourself to me. Camilla will be pleased to know that.  Make sure you tell her when you see her again.”

The smirk vanished and she looked past Tom to Mary Ann on the floor beneath him, “You mind getting off her? She and I have … a past.”

“Good or bad?”

“I won’t kill her, at least, not just yet.”

“If I don’t?”

“Then I’ll have to move you, Tom. You don’t want me to, I promise you.”

Tom got up and moved to the side. Nina reached down and pulled Mary Ann to her knees by the handcuffs before grasping her chin. “Hello, bitch. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you. How long has it been?

The fear in Mary Ann only allowed a quiet whisper of an answer, “Babylon.”

“That’s right. As I remember it, you came into my temple and tried to turn my followers, didn’t you? You corrupted them from the top down and, in the end, you were responsible for how many deaths?”

“I don’t know.”

“I do. I remember them very well. You watched as they fought, four hundred eighty-six of them falling to your promises of riches that were hidden from them. And when it was over, what did they find inside the walls?”

“Nothing.”

“Why?”

Mary Ann closed her eyes, “Because everything they gave you, you returned to them … and more. You … you cared about cattle and …”

Tom didn’t see Nina’s hand as it struck Mary Ann, sending her sprawling across the floor.

“They are not cattle, you worthless bitch! They are more than you will ever be or ever could be. You can’t understand that, can you?”

There was no answer, and Nina pulled her once again to her knees by the handcuffs: “Here’s the deal. You tell us what’s going on and who’s in charge, and I won’t kill you today. You lie to me, and I’ll start taking you apart one piece at a time …”

She extended her left hand and, to Tom’s shock, a silver sword appeared there, flames dancing along its blade. Tom thought he could hear the sword … growling?

She placed the edge against Mary Ann’s neck: “You know what this is. You know exactly what will happen if I strike you with it. Camilla wouldn’t; she follows the new ways.  But I don’t. So make up your mind, right now, and tell me why you are here and what you have done to Ginger.”

Tom coughed, “Nina … You said you wouldn’t kill her.”

She didn’t look at Tom: “Oh, this won’t kill her. It will, however, take away what makes her special. What she is, she won’t be anymore.”  A cruel smile appeared, “And since she is so enamored with being immortal …”

Mary Ann closed her eyes, “You are a fool. I serve powers greater than you. You’ll never leave this room alive if you harm me.”

“Oh I’ve already harmed you. Now I’ll cripple you …”

And she pulled the blade back and then swung it towards Mary Ann’s neck …

Nov 20 2011

A review of UnWrapped by Danielle Gavan

Time to share a book I found with an Incubus within its pages… Now they are but one part of the overall story that the author has written, but they are… interesting…

A quick, hot read, but it did leave me wanting more than we see in the work…

UnWrapped by Danielle Gavan

UnWrapped by Danielle Gavan

Follow the du Tout siblings Beau, Rien, Aimé and Pascale as they discover just how fun getting older can be for a Satyr, Incubus, Dhampire and Fae.

Beau’s gift allows him to not only have his cake, but eat it too.

Rien finds himself given as a birthday gift to none other than Lilith’s daughter and Aimé agrees to show a shy Dhampire how much she’s missing out on by denying herself the pleasures of a male between her thighs.

The three brothers band together to give their sister an unforgettable birthday at the hands of Beau’s college friend, Oliver Hutchinson.

Birthday bumps were never so naughty as the du Tout family make them.

The work is a series of short flashes that tell the story of the du Tout brothers and the women that come into their lives. In the story about Beau, a pair of half succubi appear as minor characters in the story for a sex scene. The connection between the succubi is an interesting one and does make the scene a lot hotter than I expected it to be when it began.

The other story that interested me, about Rien, the incubus of the family, had him being asked by Lilith to go to her Daughter, Samanya, and make her half millennium birthday one she would never forget. The story was full of teasing and anticipation that cumulated in a deliciously naughty scene between Rien and Samanya.

What I found interesting was that there was some tension between Lilith and Rien that wasn’t really explained and I would have loved to know more about that.

The works did connect together by the end of the story, which was nice to see as some anthologies like this never connect the dots together which is unsatisfying. So overall it was a good read, but the incubus and succubi are the focus for me of course…

And so I am giving this story three pitchforks out of five.

The succubi are not quite “real” enough for me, Rien made up for that, but there could have been so much more about him we could have learned really I think…

As always, the individual stories were too short for my liking and I would have loved to know more about the characters and their world…

Perhaps next time I will…

 

Tera

Nov 19 2011

S is for Succubus Coffee Mug…

I think that coffee mugs with a Succubus theme on them are becoming something of a fetish for me… Odd since I don’t drink coffee, but there you are…

I found another one on CafePress again, and this one says that S is for Succubus and I can agree with that idea…

The art on this mug is described as coming from the Dictionary of Demons and, since Succubus or Succubi begins with S, the figure in the art is a Succubus.

I think that it is a lovely old world piece of art and more importantly, it’s not over the top and so, I suppose, you could use it everyday and not really have it get a lot of attention…

I mean, a lot of people have their initials on their coffee mug and if your name starts with an S, wherever that is, I think that this might work well for you…

I should also note that the artwork is also used on keepsake boxes, T-shirts and other items as well, so if a coffee mug isn’t something you like, there are other options of course…

You can find this coffee mug available here on CafePress if you are interested…

Tera

Nov 18 2011

Does the Lost Girl like Tofu when she feeds?

The eighth episode of Lost Girl season two aired this week, and we finally, finally get to see Bo with a level of power that a Succubus really should have. But still no horns or tail… Mind you she does sort of turn red in colour so that’s a start at least isn’t it?

Lots of questions answered, more created, and the first time that we really see what Bo might be capable of… So many thoughts and ideas created in this episode, but I think we could have done with a little bit less of the gore…

Episode twenty-one, and the season two eighth episode of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo has a moment from the Carrie movie, Kenzi finds out that coffee isn’t always your friend, Trick helps a friend and in doing so indirectly gives Bo and Lauren the answer to the mystery of Nadia.

This is the eighth review of the second season of of Lost Girl. A summary of this episode has been added to the SuccuWiki, but won’t be adding my commentary to the articles there as that is what the Tale is for….

Bo turns red with rage when she meets a Fae that decided that…

Death Didn’t Become Him

The episode begins with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) with the help of a guard rolling a stretcher with a body bag on it into a part of the Fae laboratory. After the guard leaves, she opens the bag to reveal Bo laying inside of it. Bo complains about the smell inside and then tells Lauren that maybe it isn’t such a good idea that she see Nadia, (Athena Karkanis) Lauren’s old girlfriend. Lauren explains that if she was told by someone that she slept with that they had a girlfriend in a high security facility run by the Fae, that she would think it was a blow off and Lauren explains that she really needs Bo to meet her. Bo agrees finally and then Lauren takes her to see Nadia in her pod. Bo comments that Nadia looks very pretty and Lauren talks about Nadia having a beautiful smile. Throughout this Bo is obviously uncomfortable being there, but she sticks it out. Then she shows Lauren the naii the Morrigan gave them which Lauren places in a sample bag for safe keeping. Lauren asks again if the Morrigan told Bo anything about it, Bo again tells her no, and then Bo thanks her for letting her see Nadia. The scene then changes to a cemetery where the groundskeeper (Russell Ferrier) is stumbling along in the dark half-drunk. He hears a noise and discovers a man dressed like a General (Chris Gillett) digging into a grave. He confronts the man, but is then suddenly lassoed by a Cow Girl (Vanessa Burns) and falls to the ground.

Returning from the opening credits, we return to find Bo talking to Trick and another Fae named Donovan (Von Flores) with Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) listening as well, the group at The Dal Riata. Trick explains that Donovan’s husband Christoph (Chad Connell) had passed away recently and when he went to visit the grave it had been opened and Christoph’s body had been removed. Donovan is in shock over the events. Trick explains that Donovan is Trick’s oldest friend and that he needs both Bo and Dyson to investigate what happened and find Christoph’s body. Bo agrees and Dyson does as well with the caveat that he must get out of a security detail he would otherwise be on. Trick gives them a photograph of Christoph and Donovan embracing each other, obviously in love. Dyson asks what Christoph had been buried in and is told that as Christoph was one of the world’s greatest dancers, he had been buried in his leotard and other dancing items. Donovan then reveals that Christoph died in a car accident and that he feels responsible for that happening because he told Christoph to drive himself to a performance.

Hale (K.C. Collins) meanwhile is playing pool with a pair of female Fae and telling them about his adventures with Dyson, the story being about a Behemoth that they had captured. Dyson arrives and takes Hale aside, he then reveals that he has been placed in charge of security for The Glaive, who is described as being the Attorney General for all Faekind. Dyson then manages to convince Hale to take over the security detail for him, which will last 12 hours, by flattering Hale to the point where he begs to be able to do the detail. Moments after agreeing to handle the detail, a young Fae woman enters the bar with a pair of security guards. It turns out that the detail is not guarding The Glaive, but her daughter. Dyson hands Hale a sheet of instructions, then greets the girl, Tori (Courtney White) before walking away leaving Hale to his fate. Hale reads the instructions which are: “No booze, no boys, no rap music, no coffee” before Tori asks him if he is as boring as Dyson is.

Bo and Dyson arrive in the cemetery where Christoph had been buried finding an open empty grave there where his body should have been. Dyson smells something and moments later the pair discover the groundskeeper laying on the ground dead. Examining the body, Dyson explains that it is a hunting kill by a Fae, the body drained of blood to preserve the body. Dyson also notes that whomever did the deed only too the most valuable parts of the body, leaving the rest behind. Dyson then tells Bo that they need to a Fae called a Cheeno but more specifically the butcher for that Fae that might have an idea of who did the deed.

Hale meanwhile tries to keep Tori’s attention by telling her of his adventures, but she is not impressed with him. Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) then arrives and chats with Hale before she takes notice of Tori and asks who she is. Hale tries to impress Kenzi with the “high security detail” he is on, but Tori interrupts telling Kenzi that “he’s babysitting me for my Mom and won’t let me do anything fun.” Tori also reveals that she is telepathic and that her mother demands that she wear a tracking bracelet all the time. Tori asks if Kenzi is Light or Dark Fae, Kenzi tells her she is human, but her friend Bo technically claimed her, but she comes and goes as she pleases. Tori seems to be impressed and tells Kenzi that she’s cool. Hale again tells Kenzi that he has a set of rules for Tori, but Kenzi nudges and cajoles him until he allows her to have a little fun with Tori in spite of his best judgement.

We then move to a theatre house where several beings in different dress sit at a table with a musician (Dave Kiner) playing a piano on a stage nearby. Sitting at the table are the Cow Girl, the General, an Italian Chef (A. Frank Ruffo) and a scientist (Glen Gaston). Also resting at the table is Christoph’s body. A man enters the room and places his hand over Christoph’s heart. He suddenly jerks back to life with a shout and looks around in confusion. The man attempts to tell Christoph that he is in exalted company, but all that Christoph cares about is seeing his husband Donovan. The man touches Christoph again and suddenly he acts like a puppet, his strings being controlled by the strange man that brought him back to life, and he begins to dance without another word.

Returning from commercial, Bo and Dyson are confronting Gary (Salvatore Antonio) in his butcher shop. He is combative and refuses to do anything to help Dyson or Bo. He tries to make Bo leave by eating some human remains in front of her and as well talk about eating her as well as humans in general. This continues for a while until Bo attempts to use her Succubus mind control powers on him, but all that does is make Grey want to eat her body more. Bo then threatens to have Dyson take him to jail and make sure that all he gets to eat there will be vegetarian and Tofu, which finally breaks Gary’s will and he begins to give them information that they can use. He admits that he butchered the grounds keeper for aLich. Dyson describes them as an ancient Egyptian royal family that found a means to keep themselves alive forever as part of their unending search for knowledge. In short, the Lich eats flesh to feed his body and knowledge to feed his mind. In the end Gary gives Bo and Dyson the address of where the Lich can be found.

Meanwhile, back at the The Dal Riata, Hale looks on concerned as Kenzi and Tori start to party. The pair are dancing to rap music, Tori telling Kenzi about herself and her life as they do so. Hale then interrupts trying to get the woman to leave the dance floor and let the bar return to normal. Tori plays the “my mom is powerful remember” card on Hale and everyone else in the room. Hale again tries to control the situation, but Tori tells him that he has to call her mother every three hours or he will be in trouble. Hearing this, Hale races off to make the phone call.

Back at the theatre, Christoph is dancing wildly, prompted to more and more dangerous moves as he continues to dance around the theatre. Dyson and Bo arrive interrupting the performance and ask why the man controlling all of the others there, who is the Lich (Zachary Bennett), had not checked in with Trick who is the Waystation Keeper for all Fae to which he expresses his apologies, but then claims to be leaving in the morning so there is no need to do so. He then tries to flatter Dyson by saying that he is gorgeous, but then his attention focuses on Bo and calls her divine.

Back at The Dal Riata, Hale attempts to talk to Tori’s mother on the phone and tell her that everything is fine with her daughter, but is confused with some of the questions and answers he is getting from her. He finally finishes the phone call and looks around the bar to see where Tori and Kenzi are, but they have disappeared, Hale wishing that working homicide meant that he could do the killing.

Returning to Bo and Dyson again, the Lich wonders what made a Light Fae police detective and an undeclared Succubus do errands for a retired King. The Lich then tells Bo that he had always wanted to meet a Succubus, to understand the hunger within and the lusts that she, according to him, must have within her. He also expresses that he knows almost everything there is to know, but he doesn’t understand what Bo feels when she takes a life when she feeds. Dyson then interrupts him and asks for the return of Christoph immediately. The Lich refuses using the excuse that since Christoph is dead, his marriage no longer is valid. Bo calls out to Christoph to come with them, but all he does is to continue to dance silently in a balcony above the main stage of the theatre. The Lich then invites Bo to return with a guest to an exhibit and wine and cheese gathering. Dyson agrees to come with Bo, but the Lich refuses him. Bo agrees and says she will return with a date for the show, and then leaves with Dyson telling him that they need to before her “uncontrollable passion makes me forget my manners.”

Back from commercial, Bo has explained to Donovan and Trick what is happening with Christoph, but Donovan becomes more and more upset with what has happened until he finally just tells them to get his husband back and leaves the room. After Donovan leaves, Trick tells Bo that rumour has it that the Lich place their Chi into a container to keep it safe and if that container is destroyed then the Lich would die. Bo then tells Trick of a painting she saw of the Lich when he was younger and in that painting the Lich had an amulet around his neck similar to a beetle in shape. Trick suggests that like the story of Dorian Grey, the Lich’s Chi might be contained in the painting. Trick also explains that those under the Lich’s power cannot pass over after death and live a tortured existence under his control. Trick asks Bo to bring Christoph back alive so that Donovan can say a proper goodbye and Bo promises to do so.

Hale in the meantime is elsewhere in The Dal Riata in near panic. He attempts to put out an all points bulletin on Kenzi and Tori and as he finishes doing so Dyson comes up to him. Hale attempts to convince Dyson that everything is going okay, but Dyson sees through that and asks Hale if Tori pulled the “you have to call my mom” trick on him. He also tells Hale that he has a tracking device for Tori’s bracelet and he will give it to Hale to find her. Lauren arrives and meets with Bo, Bo explains that she has been invited to an event with the Lich and she thinks that since he knows almost everything in the world, that he might know what the nail they possess is for. Lauren then tells Bo that the last few years have been bleak for her and that Bo’s friendship means the world to her. She then asks Bo directly if she is okay with helping her to save Nadia. Bo does not answer that question, but instead just helps Lauren with her lipstick.

Bo and Lauren arrive at the theatre and are greeted by the Lich. He seats them in front of the stage and he makes some small talk with Bo. He explains that the people that he has brought back from the dead are his dolls and through them he experiences everything that they do. He then opens the show with Christoph dancing for him to Bo and Lauren’s horror.

Meanwhile Kenzi and Tori are at Bo’s home drinking and dancing when Hale finds them there. He interrupts them and then Tori becomes sick throwing up on Hale. After Kenzi helps Tori to lay down she strips the top that Hale is wearing off him and then stares at Hale’s well built physique for a few moments seemingly mesmerized by his looks. Hale then tells Kenzi to sober up Tori and leaves to get cleaned up.

Back at the theatre, the musician is playing on the stage, the Lich mesmerized by his art. Bo attempts to us her powers on him, but seems to have no real effect on him. When she notices the Cow Girl watching her, Bo stops the attempt. Lauren then tells the Lich about her time in the Congo and what happened there. The Lich seems to recognize the event and also realizes who Lauren is with some surprise. When Lauren asks him if he has any idea about the nail that the Morrigan gave her and Bo, the Lich is evasive and insists on watching the show instead.

Donovan at the same time is rifling through Trick’s office looking for something and eventually discovers an odd dagger. He starts to leave with it, but Trick appears and tells him that he can’t take the weapon and use it on the Lich. Trick takes the weapon from Donovan and he tells Trick of how wrecked he is knowing that Christoph is alive after he watched him die. Trick tells him that he knows what it is like to lose a loved one as Trick lost his wife so long ago. Trick tells Donovan that he knows what Trick has been through and how he wound up in the Dal and that he can’t go through something similar. Bo tells him to have some faith in Bo as she is special and will manage to bring Christoph back.

Returning to the theatre again, the musician is still playing on stage as Bo notices the painting of the Lich once again nearby. She strikes up a conversation with him trying to flatter him into turning Christoph over to her. The Lich seems to agree, but actually is only toying with Bo. Bo then takes a knife away from the Cow Girl and threatens to use it on the painting of the Lich. Bo warns him that she will destroy the painting and free all of his puppets to which the Lich seems to be on the verge of panic over noting that he holds so many of the world’s secrets in his mind that killing him would be a crime. Bo then takes the knife to the painting destroying it and the Lich falls to seemingly dying as a result of what Bo did. But in fact the Lich was pretending to die and gets up off the floor once more. Lauren and Bo have a short conversation in which Lauren tells Bo that the vessel that holds the Lich’s Chi isn’t a vessel but in fact is several vessels, that being the puppets that he controls. Bo then tells Lauren that she’ll just take the Chi from every one of them if she has to. The Lich then has the Cow Girl and the General aim their guns at Bo and Lauren making Bo drop her knife with the comment: “Leave it to me to bring a knife to a gunfight.”

Returning from another commercial break, the curtains on the stage pull back to reveal both Bo and Lauren on the stage with collars around their necks and chains running from them trapping them. The Lich is also on the stage and speaks to his puppets. He tells them that the one show that he had been waiting his entire existence for is at hand, he will, he claims, finally see a Succubus feed. His puppets then chant “Feed” over and over again as Bo tells Lauren that when she suggested that they spend more time together, this isn’t what she had in mind.

At Bo’s home, Tori is suffering from a hangover and apologizes to Hale for throwing up on him. Kenzi hands her a mug of something to drink and Tori goes into a panic when she realizes that it is coffee. Moment later, she collapses to the floor, seemingly dead.

Returning to the theatre, the Lich commands Bo to feed on Lauren and she refuses. When Lauren suggests that Bo feed only a little on her, the Lich refuses that revealing that the one thing that he has never experienced is “pure, unbridled passion.” He commands Bo again to take all of the life from Bo and she tells him that she has left enough innocents dead in her wake and she would rather die. The Lich then has the Cow Girl shoot Bo in the stomach fatally and she falls to the floor slowly bleeding to death.

Kenzi in the meantime has realized that she has killed Tori and is in a complete panic. Hale is just as stunned as Kenzi and bemoans the fact the Dyson trusted him and he let Dyson down. Kenzi makes the comment that: “it’s coffee. You have it with breakfast or in a cafe when you are pretending to write a novel. It’s not a drink, it’s a hug!” Kenzi then slaps Hale across the cheek and demands to know why he didn’t tell her that Tori couldn’t drink coffee. The two have a short fight over what happened, Hale telling Kenzi that all that was wrong with Tori’s life is that her mother was a controlling jerk. Kenzi then admits that she screwed up and breaks down, and Hale tries to comfort her. Hale tells her that he’s sorry that he was mean to her and Kenzi tells him that she is sorry that she ruined his life. When Kenzi asks him what he’s going to do, his answer is “move.”

The Lich tells Bo that if she does’t feed on Lauren he will kill her and then bring her back and feel for himself what she does when she does feed. Bo tells the Lich that she knows that her Chi is her power and that if she dies he can’t use her for his own ends as he will not have her Chi to control. In an attempt to force Bo into doing what he wants her to do, the Lich then has Lauren taken from Bo’s side and placed on a nearby table, telling Bo that her “petulance has made me hungry” intending to eat Lauren. As Lauren struggles on the table, the Lich tells Bo that she has one final chance to obey him or he will kill Lauren. Bo does not answer him, but she and Lauren share a long look before the Lich takes a long knife to Lauren’s throat. Bo then seems to take one last gasp of breath and then stops moving as she crouches on the floor, the chain holding her head in the air. In the next moment, Bo stands up, a look of defiance on her face mixed with anger. Her body begins to glow red and she licks her lips before smiling evilly. The red glow appears from her mouth and then she draws the Chi from the Lich and all of his puppets from around the table where Lauren is being held. The Chi travels to Bo without her making physical contact with any of them and she consumes it making the Lich and all of his puppets fall to the floor, but leaving Lauren unscathed by her power. Then in a strange echoing voice, her eyes now a gleaming green colour, Bo declares to Lauren and the Lich who is dying; “I can be more powerful than all other Fae. Everyone would kneel at my feet. There would be no more Dark and no more Light. There would be only me.” and then snaps the collar she is wearing in half before falling to the floor unconscious.

Back from the final commercial again, Lauren has rushed to the stage to help Bo, who has seemingly returned to normal. Bo awakens with no memory of what had happened and Lauren tells her that she had no idea what happened either except that somehow Bo managed to take the Chi from all of the others in the room all at once. Bo is shocked by this and cries out no several times before running over to Christoph and returning Chi to him bringing him back to life once more. Bo then attempts to save the Cow Girl, but Bo is told by her that she can’t understand the torture that they have been through and just to let her die. Before Bo can answer, the Cow Girl passes on.

Kenzi and Hale are talking about what they are going to do. Kenzi suggests that they go to Buenos Aires, but Hale refuses as he has a cousin there that is a tone deaf Siren. The next place Kenzi suggests is Egypt, which reminds Hale that Dyson told him there is a Lich in town and Hale tells Kenzi that it could be their only hope.

The Lich is close to dying and attempts to eat a piece of a human body, but Bo steps on his wrist preventing him from doing so. Bo demands that he tell her what the nail the Morrigan gave them means and what the connection is to Nadia. The lich explains that Nadia is cursed and not sick because of a disease. The nail is an African Shaman’s cursing nail. Somewhere there is a piece of wood with another nail in it. They need to find that other nail and remove it from the piece of wood. When that is done, Nadia will likely awaken. The Lich begs Bo to let him feed, but she kicks the food away from him. The Lich then rolls over onto his back and tells Bo of some of the many things he has seen in his life before he finally dies at Bo’s feet.

The next scenes begin with Donovan and Christoph embracing in Trick’s office, Bo and Trick watching from a short distance away. A short time later, all of them are in the Dal and Trick asks Donovan what he will do with the little time that he and Christoph have left together. Donovan tells Trick that they are going to their cottage, which is their favourite place on Earth. Trick tells Donovan that they might have three days or Christoph might pass on that night. Donovan tells Trick that he is okay with that time. He begged for five more minutes when he watched Christoph die, anything now is a blessing and he is thankful for it. Hale and Kenzi then run into the Dal, Hale carrying Tori in his arms and he asks Trick where the Lich is. Hale goes into a panic saying that he needed the Lich to bring Tori back to life. After a few moments of panic between Hale and Kenzi, Dyson appears. Hale attempts to explain but Dyson slams his fist into Tori’s waist and she comes back to life. Kenzi tells all of them that Tori had no pulse, but Tori explains that she is allergic to coffee and that when she goes into shock someone needs to start her second heart to the relief of Hale and Kenzi.

Back from the final commercial, Hale and Tori are talking with Kenzi sitting nearby. Hale asks Tori not to tell her mother what happened and Tori says that if her mother found out she would be grounded for half a century. Tori then tells Kenzi that she really does like her and then, to Kenzi’s shock, Tori asks Hale how much he wants for Kenzi. Hale replies that he would take $50 and a promise never to see Kenzi again and Tori offers her hand in agreement, but Hale declines the deal saying that Kenzi holds a special place in his heart. Tori’s security guards then appear to take her back home. but before she leaves, Tori admits that she did have fun and thanks both of them. After Tori leaves, Kenzi thanks Hale for not selling her, to which Hale says “Silence human” with a smile and Kenzi slaps him on the arm.

The last scene of the episode begins with Lauren and Bo once again in the lab that contains Nadia. Lauren talks about her frustration in looking for a disease that doesn’t exist, and she cannot understand why anyone would curse Nadia. Bo tells Lauren that they are one step closer to getting Nadia back to her and that is a good thing. Lauren doesn’t answer her, but instead turns around and kisses Bo for a long time before breaking the kiss, the last image of the episode the two looking at each other and not speaking.

Fade to black…

I honestly don’t think that the secondary plot of this episode was really needed. There was a lot that could have been done to make the scenes with the Lich and Bo more interesting than they were and, more importantly, couldn’t we have had a bit more of what I think I will be calling “DoomBo”?

It’s harsh I know, but really Tori I couldn’t care less about. Yes the plot drew Hale and Kenzi together, yes there were moments in it that I felt that their relationship was moving to another level, but otherwise? I didn’t care and was waiting impatiently for the return to Bo and seeing what happened there.

I did appreciate that the episode did give us more of the Fae hierarchy. Though I wonder if the The Glaive works for both the Light and Dark or only one side? It’s an interesting question and I wonder if she’ll actually appear in a future episode…

It was also good to see a few more LBGT characters appear in the series, there really isn’t enough of good ones that you can find on television. I thought that the emotions between Donovan and Christoph were true and very real… They made the secondary plot work better than I honestly expected.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… Oh my… We have some real Succubus powers being shown and in a way that makes me think that she is a Succubus Queen. I didn’t think much of the voice used in her… transformation? possession? whatever it was. I thought that it was obvious to watchers of the show that something was very wrong and all of the other clues were there. Red skin and green eyes? Oh yes people that’s Succubus-like isn’t it? Setting that aside, I liked that there was a major shift in the Bo/Lauren relationship from “just friends” to “almost lovers.” Of course this complicates things, but then you wouldn’t expect it to be easy.

Dyson. I think this episode was a “show up for a pay check” one. He really didn’t need to be there for the main plot or the secondary one really, but as a major character, like Bo, he does have to appear often. Nothing new on the relationship side of things, and for the five minutes that he was in the episode I think the time might have been used better in another way.

Kenzi… Again, she takes the show when she appears, the rest of the story vanishes under the shine of her character. But in the role she was in this time, she was more of “party girl” than anything else and that bothered me somewhat. Still, her relationship with Hale moved on and perhaps this is a good thing for the future.

Hale. I have to say that he has a heck of a six-pack of abs… Honestly I didn’t expect that he did, but my oh my there are going to be a lot of girls watching that scene over and over again. Besides that, we got to see a lot of Hale’s humour in the episode which was great to see. I think that the actor in this role needs to have the opportunity again to be the centre of an episode. There is a lot we don’t yet know and I think that like Kenzi, he’s a core part of the show in more than the sidekick role. I also like that Hale is becoming more relaxed with Kenzi and that their relationship is growing. Please keep doing so…

Lauren… It’s amazing how a look can tell so much about someone. And the looks between her and Bo were that and more this episode. And I have to say that the kiss at the end was the icing on the cake for their relationship as well. I also thought that Lauren’s reaction to Bo was… off. I don’t know why she didn’t tell Bo what exactly happened, but she didn’t and I have the feeling that this will come back later in the season to mean something that Trick or others should have known of.

Trick. Not enough Trick. When he appeared to console Donovan you could tell it was a good friend trying to help a friend. The concern and love that he had for Donovan and Christop was obvious and well expressed, but, again, not enough of Trick for another episode is a shame.

The Lich. Never did get a name for him. Not sure if that was meant to be that way or not really. As a character he had his moments, but I think that the “unhinged” moments of this character did hurt the overall “evil” that he was supposed to represent. I found him too frantic and I would have thought that a being with that much knowledge and time on the Earth would be smarter and more devious then he was. I blame the writers on this one.

Donovan. I know this actor, I’ve seen him on a lot of previous series in Canada and I have to say that this was the first time that I really and truly liked his acting. I think I still have what he did in Earth: Final Conflit in my mind and that’s a shame really.

Christoph. It would have been nice to have more speaking from him, there was far too little but for what we did see, it was obvious where his heart was and really, that is the point isn’t it?

Gary. If you like blood and gore and being over the top, he’s the character for you this episode. I didn’t care for him and I don’t think that he was that important and needed.

Tori. Nothing much there. Too much spoiled rich kind for my liking, though I have to say that in the last scene she was in I liked how she was played. Otherwise her being drunk all of the time was boring. Mostly a waste of a character I thought.

Everyone else was mostly scenery again, though the Cow Girl’s scene with Bo brought tears to my eyes. That was heartfelt and I appreciated that a lot. Nadia did a good imitation of a bed again, they really need to get her out of that pod and into the series so we can see what she’s like and soon.

Still believe it or not, this seems to be the best episode of the season so far…


My rating of Death Didn’t Become Him

Keeping my interest – 4 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 4 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 4 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 4 Pitchforks out of 5

I did want to watch this episode, I really did, but with all of the fast cuts between the characters I am honestly starting to get whiplash. I can’t figure out why they have to shift scenes so often when, really, it doesn’t add anything to the episode. Last year when they tended to stay with a story longer worked better I think.

I would suggest that they get back to the theme of the series which is Bo finding out about herself more than they have. Yes I get the need to have other stories but we are running out of time and I don’t want to have an episode where they try to solve a hundred different issues with one answer. That’s not the right thing to do.

We actually saw Bo being a Succubus and not a PI! Imagine that! They actually remembered that Bo is a Succubus! Will wonders never cease? Okay I admit that I am overdoing this a bit, but honestly? Red skin? Green eyes? Lots of power and demon-like voice? I think that they were saving up all of the Succubus for that one scene. I hope, I really do that they will keep giving us more of that, but if they don’t… I just don’t know. More interestingly, what Bo managed in taking the Chi from everyone in the room save Lauren without touching them? That has to mean something if the voice Bo had and the overload of power was any indication of it. I just hope that in the end that this wasn’t just a fluke and that they return to this event again…

And I still think Bo is a Succubus Queen. Maybe her real name is Lilith? Wouldn’t that be a twist?

The locations were interesting choices and I think I recognize the theatre they used as well. I’ll have to check on that the next time I am in that neighbourhood and see if I am right. The Dal was as always an interesting place for all that goes on in the background, but that room of Nadia’s? It’s too empty I think and they need to make it actually look more SciFi than it is I think at least for atmosphere…

The storyline did, thankfully, answer the question of that nail the Morrigan gave Bo and Lauren. That alone made the entire episode worth watching as I honestly didn’t expect them to reveal what it was so soon. The Lich plot drove a lot of other things, and I have to wonder about the meaning behind Bo actually being responsible for the death of a Fae? Is this the first of many to come? She seemed… okay with what she did to the Lich, which I understand, but still… was a bit out of character for her I think.

I think all of the main characters that were really involved in the episode developed. Not Dyson or Trick, they weren’t there all that much, but otherwise you can see the connections getting stronger and more defined between them. The most happened of course between Lauren and Bo, Hale and Kenzi. But I would have liked I think for less of the drunk parts of the episode… just took away so much time from moving the show forwards and that’s a shame.

The mythos of the series got a substantial kick with the Lich and the Glaive. But I would have liked to know what kind of Fae Donovan and Christoph were, we never found that out. We also never knew whether the puppets of the Lich were Fae or human either. Really quite a lot of holes to fill in and that was a bit disappointing as it always is…

But I can forgive a lot of this because we got to see Bo doing something that reflects what she is and gets away from all of the Scooby-Doo adventures of late… So let’s see more of that please?

Next Week: Original Skin

A night out at the Dal goes awry when an insane trickster spikes the beer with a substance that transfers Bo out of her body – resulting in a ripple effect that finds our regulars inhabiting the skin of their friends, lovers and rivals. Suppressed – and not so suppressed – feelings bubble to the surface, and the brief stays in one another’s bodies gives each surprising insights into the other. 

I think we’ve seen this plot line in a lot of different series over the years and I wonder how this series will approach this theme. I hope that it isn’t too cartoonish, which is always a possibility in this sort of story. Still the idea of Dyson acting like Bo or, and this interests me actually, Bo in the Morrigan’s body? Oh that would be interesting to see I think and vice versa.

Mind you, Kenzi in Bo’s body? That could be hilarious when I think about it…

Still, I have issues if this will be a filler episode, but, and it is a long shot really, if they use the switching and moving to add something to the overall season plot, that will be a good thing… So I’ll hope and watch and see…

Still so many things to deal with in the series and I still have the feeling that we don’t have one single writer overlooking the series like we did last year. That to me makes the series have a battle to fight to get to a point were something meaningful happens in every episode…

Yes, I know…

I’m asking for a lot, but honestly it can’t be that hard to close up all of the plot threads that are flying around the series and focus on Bo and what’s coming in her life. I also want my prediction to either be right or wrong that I made last year and based on what happened this week I still think that Bo is a Succubus Queen…

But not the Queen of the Succubi…

 

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