The tenth episode of Lost Girl season two aired this week, and I hate to admit it, but I called the resolution of the episode last week and that really, really disappointed me more than words can say… I hope the series isn’t becoming formulaic now as that would be even more disappointing.
Episode twenty-three, and the season two tenth episode of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo finds she cannot lose her past, is haunted by it, and winds up with a cut lip and more from the experience.
This is the tenth 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 discovers that when you are fighting as a Fae, to win you need to be a…
The episode begins in a container port, a limousine rocking back and forth with loud moans and screams coming from within it. Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) is standing outside, engrossed with her conversation and ignoring the sounds and rocking of the limousine behind her. She then turns around and yells a question to the people in the limousine and Bo (Anna Silk) appears out of the sunroof, and appears to have scratch marks on her face and tells Kenzi that she can’t check her day-timer at the moment before dropping back inside. Kenzi finishes her conversation and Bo then appears, fully healed. The pair walk away, Bo commenting that they need to keep the limo service on speed dial and that she will never jump from a third story window again. Kenzi asks why Bo is avoiding Trick (Richard Howland) and Bo’s answer is that she had a vision of killing him to Kenzi’s surprise. (This happened in the previous episode Original Skin) Bo explains that the Nain Rouge gave her a vision of the event and that she is avoiding him so that it doesn’t happen and so that she doesn’t have to tell him about it. Then Bo’s phone rings and she takes a call from Lauren, which then has both women running for Bo’s car. As they get in, multiple pictures are taken of Bo and Kenzi by a woman in a car hidden from their view. As they drive away, the woman comments: “Found you.” Bo and Kezni then arrive in a junk yard where Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is waiting for them. She leads them to an Ogre named Oscar (Noah Danby) who is a mixed martial arts fighter, and has been severely beaten. When Bo asks what kind of Fae did this to him, his answer is that it wasn’t a Fae, it was a human.
Returning from the opening credits, Lauren is examining Oscar and is concerned that he may have internal bleeding and damage. As the conversation continues, Oscar explains that he was involved with illegal underground fights that are run by someone named Ferraro who operates them. The fights are held in front of what he calls a “live Fae audience” to which Kenzi asks about a “dead Fae audience” and Bo tells her that she will not be dealing with zombies again. Oscar clarifies the fights explaining that there is a website that viewers can watch the fights on and that there is high-stakes betting involved as well, making it a very profitable business for Ferraro. It turns out that Ferraro is Light Fae and is also described as a pillar of the community as well by Oscar. The fights themselves are human versus human, but one human has worn many fights in a row and as a result Ferraro brought Oscar into the ring in order to defeat him, but Oscar failed to do so. Bo is disgusted by what she calls a “human cock fighting ring” and pledges to shut it down.
The next scene has Bo at the Dal talking to Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) who does not believe that a human could cause as much damage to Oscar as Bo describes to him. Dyson also cannot believe that Ferraro is doing the things that Bo has described as he is completely clean as far as Dyson is concerned. He also tells Bo that if he is running such a fight, that would only mean a slap on the wrist as it is a minor crime to the Fae. However, if Ferraro is giving Fae powers to humans, then that is a serious crime. Dyson tells Bo that he needs seriously hard evidence to do anything and Bo tells him that she will get it.
Meanwhile, at Bo’s home, Kenzi is on her way out to meet Bo when she opens the door and finds the woman that was taking pictures of her and Bo earlier in the episode. The woman shows Kenzi a very old photograph that seems to be of Bo when she was younger and asks if she knows her. The woman tells Kenzi that Bo’s name is Beth and she is looking for her. When Kenzi asks her what this is all about, the woman tells Kenzi that she is a hunter and that Bo is a monster.
At Ferraro’s Gym, Ferraro (Joe Pingue) is talking on his phone to someone about a charity event he is involved with. As he does so, he watches a boxer in the ring named Mike (Tim Campbell) and encourages him to continue to train. Bo then arrives and Ferraro tells her that she is in the wrong place for Yoga and he also doesn’t need a card girl either. Bo manages to convince him that she is a “tough girl” and calls over a boxer named Thrasher. (Angelica Lisk)
Kenzi at the same time is talking to the woman in Bo’s home and is told by her that she had been searching for Bo for many years and got a lucky break when she read a report of a bartender that “left a body behind that caught my attention.” (Likely referring to the first episode of the series It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World when Bo killed a man to rescue Kenzi.) She came to town and then managed to spot Bo at a coffee shop and has been following her since. She also explains that she was friends with Bo in high school and that Bo had dated her older brother until he was killed. She explains that Bo (as Beth) was not allowed to date, but she sneaked out of her house regularly to see Kyle, her brother. One night they left together in Kyle’s truck and the next morning he was found dead and Bo missing. She remembers that her brother had a smile on his lips even in death which continues to haunt her. Kenzi tries to tell her that Bo wouldn’t do something like killing, but she replies that either Bo is responsible or she knows what happened and either way she aims to find out.
Back at the gym, Bo is battling with Thrasher, and not doing well at first. In order to defeat her, Bo uses her powers to overcome Thrasher’s strength and wins the match. Ferraro is impressed by the result and takes her aside to discuss her terms. When asked if she has a fighting name, which she doesn’t Ferraro christens her as being “Boom Boom.” But after they enter his office, he confronts her, revealing spikes that appear from his knuckles and demands to know what a Fae is doing in his hym.
Back from commercial, Bo explains that she just wants a match and reveals herself to be unaligned. Ferraro makes the connection that she is a Succubus and asks why she wants to fight. Bo’s answer is that she always needs to make more money and that Oscar the Ogre told her to look Ferraro up. He asks how Oscar is doing and when Bo asks what happened, he tells her that he wanted to have a decent match for Mike, the undefeated boxer and that there will be another match soon with Mike fighting an Obsidian Man in the ring. The opponent is supposed to be indestructible and the fight he claims will be epic. Ferraro then tells Bo that she will be fighting Thrasher that evening as few first match and she should try not to die in the ring.
Kenzi does not believe what she is hearing from the woman, telling her that Bo was born in the city and not the country. The woman tells Kenzi that Bo must be lying to her and attempts to call the police. Kenzi stops her by suggesting that she see a friend of hers that is the best detective in the city.
Dyson is in the Dal as Bo calls him. She tells him of what she has learned and that she has a fight scheduled. She also tells him that she knows which fighter is unbeatable, and his name is Mike. Mike is seen talking to a young boy named Tyler (Nicholas Bode), and teaching him how to box. Bo introduces herself and the two of them talk for a few moments, Bo asking if he takes anything to help him win, but Mike claims that he fights cleanly to set a good example for Tyler, who is his son. Ferraro then interrupts them to warn Mike about his son training without a membership. Ferraro then abuses Mike verbally before striking him repeatedly. Mike then tears a punching bag from it’s mount in anger before collapsing to the floor unconscious.
Kenzi has taken the women, Mel Williams (Joanne Boland) to see Hale (K.C. Collins) at the police station. She tells him that she is sure that Bo and Beth are the same person and that Bo is responsible for her brother’s death. Hale tells her that they will investigate her charges before asking her to give him and Kenzi a moment to talk in private. Kenzi asks Hale to help make Mel and her accusations against Bo disappear like they do for other Fae, but Hale tells her that Bo isn’t Light Fae and that he cannot do such a thing, even for Bo.
Bo at that moment is talking to Mike who is once again conscious. Mike tells Bo that he suffers from blackouts when he overexerts himself and that he is also unaware of how angry he can be when it happens. He also tells her that the blackouts used to come only in the boxing ring but they are becoming worse. Bo suggests that Ferraro is giving something to him without his knowledge, but Mike brushes that off saying that it doesn’t matter. He only has to fight once more and then his debt is paid in full and he can retire. Then Tyler arrives carrying a drink container and telling Mike that Ferraro wants him to drink it to regain his strength.
Bo arrives at the police station carrying the container and gives it to Dyson as evidence that Ferraro is spiking Mike’s drinks in order to give him Fae powers. Dyson agrees to take the sample for testing in order to find out what is in it. The pair make some small talk and then Mel walks in to see Bo standing there talking to Dyson. Bo recognizes her and calls her “Mel.” Mel then confronts Bo about what she has done with Kenzi and Hale looking on, Bo in shock as this unfolds. After Hale takes Mel away, Bo is furious with Kenzi for not telling her about Mel and storms off, Dyson asking Kenzi what is going on as he does so.
After the commercial break, Bo is at her home packing up her things in a panic to leave the city. When Kenzi arrives and asks Bo what she is doing, her answer is that she is running again. Kenzi tries to make Bo understand that they can fix the problem, but Bo tells her that no matter what there is no way to fix what happened because she killed Kyle. Bo then accuses Kenzi of lying to her about Mel being in town and Kenzi’s answer is that she was trying to protect Bo. Bo tells Kenzi that everything bad that has happened in her life, happened because someone was trying to protect her with lies. Kenzi demands that Bo tell her what happened and Bo breaks down. She tells Kenzi that she grew up on a farm and thought she was a regular girl. Kenzi presses her to know what happened and Bo tells her of what happened. When Bo came into puberty, she began to feel different, her powers appeared and Bo didn’t have any idea of how dangerous she was. Bo’s parents had taught her that sex was evil, and through those teachings Bo came to believe that she had the devil within her. After she killed Kyle, Bo told her parents what happened and they revealed to her that she was in fact adopted by them. The only thing her adoptive parents had to give her was a baby picture and a name written on the back: “Bo” She hated them for what they had done, and hated herself and that drove Bo to run away from home and she has been running since. Bo continues to pack her things, but her phone rings, Kenzi hands it to her saying it is Dyson and Bo answers it. After listening to him, Bo leaves and Kenzi empties Bo’s bag in frustration.
Bo meets Dyson at the Dal and he confirms that Mike has been given a foreign substance. Dyson tells Bo that the compound matches the excretions of an amphibious Fae called a Gama-Sennin or a Gama. Similarly to some cultures that lick frogs before hunting, a human that ingests the sweat of a Gama-Sennin would receive special powers as a result one of them being great strength. The downside of doing so, according to Lauren, is that it will kill Mike given enough time, and the next time that Mike fights, there is a good chance that his internal organs would explode, killing him. Bo demands that Dyson shut down the fights, but he refuses without solid evidence. Bo tells Dyson that she cannot get it for him as she must leave town because of Mel. Dyson tells Bo that they have pulled some strings and Mel is being kept for a psychiatric exam overnight. Bo tells Dyson that she isn’t mentally prepared to fight someone in the ring, but Dyson presses her to do so and she finally relents and leaves Dyson with Trick watching from the background.
Bo then returns to the gym to prepare for the fight. As she does so, she has flashbacks to what happened to Kyle so many years ago. We see scenes of Bo and Kyle together with Mel’s accusations overplaying them. Kenzi then arrives to break Bo out of her memories. When Bo asks her what she is doing there, Kenzi tells her that she wouldn’t let Bo fight without her being in her corner. Bo tells Kenzi that when the fight is over, she will be running again and Kenzi’s answer is: “guess that makes two of us.”
Bo, Kenzi and Dyson arrive at the site of the match, Trasher already in the ring waiting for Bo, and soon their fight begins. But Bo continues to have flashbacks to what happened when she killed Kyle and does not defend herself in the ring. It is a short fight and Bo is bloodied and bruised very quickly, Kenzi calling out to Bo through the match to defend herself, but Bo seems to refuse to listen or does not hear Kenzi. At another point in the fight, Bo flashes to the vision that the Nain Rouge gave her of killing Trick and she loses all desire to defend herself. As the match continues, Dyson attempts to get a sample from Ferraro to prove he is the one giving Mike the compounds he is drinking, but Ferraro confronts him outside of the ring and asks what Dyson is doing there. Bo then loses the match, being knocked to the mat by Thrasher. Kenzi and Dyson rush to Bo’s side and she asks Dyson if he got what they needed. His answer is that Ferraro isn’t the frog they are looking for.
Another commercial break finds Bo being dragged back home by Dyson who demands that Bo take some of his Chi to recover, but Bo refuses his aid. Lauren is waiting for them and demands to know why Bo hasn’t healed herself. The answer is that Bo has had enough of having to live with something she never asked for. Dyson tells Lauren she has one hour with Bo and thanks her before leaving the two women alone in the room. Lauren tells Bo that she knows about Mel and what is going on. Bo tells Lauren that it is not just her past that is the problem, but her present as well. She tells Lauren that she is a monster to humans and she had forgotten that. She ran from what she did and that she didn’t own up for what she did to Kyle’s family. Lauren tells Bo that she is a different person now and that she loves her absolutely. After an uncomfortable moment Lauren adds that she doesn’t know what she meant by what she said to Bo. Bo tells her to forget it, that Lauren’s emotions are mixed up over Nadia, but Lauren explains that she really don’t know what she is feeling. Bo asks how Lauren’s research is going, but there are no results to share as yet. Lauren also tells Bo that the idea of her leaving hurts as she touches Bo’s cheek. Bo tells her it hurts, where she is being touched and an uncomfortable moment passes between them.
Dyson sees the Ash (Vincent Walsh) with the news of what Ferraro is doing, and asks him for permission to shut the operation down and arrest Ferraro. The Ash refuses him and tells Dyson to drop the investigation or he will find things unpleasant for him. Dyson acknowledges the Ash’s orders and then leaves. Mel is released from her psychiatric exam and is brought to Hale. She accuses Hale and the others of protecting Bo and threatens to take them all down as a result. Hale sympathizes with her and asks Mel to have a seat as he has a lot to explain to her.
Bo and Dyson are at the Dal once more. Bo lays out a plan to him that they should take down the Ash and Ferraro. Dyson tells her that sounds like the plan of someone that will be staying, but Bo tells him not to sound like Trick and to focus on Ferraro. Dyson tells Bo that if Ferraro isn’t the frog they are looking for, then the person they want has to be close enough to Mike to put the frog sweat into his drinks. After a moment, Bo realizes who that is and we switch to Mike’s son Tyler making his father a drink and then adding some sweat from his clenched hand, thus revealing that Tyler is the one that has been feeing Mike the sweat from the beginning.
Returning from commercial, Dyson confirms that Tyler is in fact a Fae. He tells Bo of an incident eight years previously where a Fae couple and their son drove off a bridge and the son was never found. Mike was a volunteer fireman at the scene and they put the evidence together and believe that Mike took Tyler home with him at that time. Bo doesn’t seem to care what the story is, just that they have to get to Mike and stop him before he dies.
Mike in the meanwhile is preparing for his fight, not looking well. Tyler arrives and asks him if he is okay to fight and Mike claims to be. Tyler then gives him another glass of the energy drink that he has spiked and Mike drinks it. The scene then shifts to the ring where the Obsidian Man (Bola Olubowale) waits for Mike to enter the ring. The fight soon begins and the pair trade blows to the cheers of the crowds watching. Bo arrives and tries to get Mike’s attention, but he ignores her or cannot hear her in the ring. The fight continues and Tyler tells Bo that Mike will be okay. Bo tells him that she knows he is different and that she is different as well, proving that by making her eyes turn green for a moment. She explains to him that feeding his father his sweat will kill him and she is trying to help him in a way that Bo never had the chance to be. Tyler yells at his father to stop fighting, but Mike is knocked to the mat and begins to shake as he begins to feel the effects of what Tyler has done. Tyler enters the ring and forces his father to look at him and not fight any longer, revealing to Mike what he is. This snaps Mike out of the fight and he stops fighting, clutching his son tightly and promising that everything will be okay. As this happens, Ferraro in a panic shuts down all of the internet connections of the match stopping it from being viewed outside of those at the fight. Bo then intervenes as the Obsidian Man moves to fight Mike once again. She uses her powers to drain Chi from the Obsidian Man and he falls to the mat unconscious, thus ending the fight. Ferraro threatens Bo for what she has done, but Dyson attacks Ferraro and knocks him out as well.
Bo and Kenzi are then seen at the Dal. Bo apologizes to Kenzi for all of the things she had said to her. Kenzi accepts her apology and then asks where they will be going, suggesting Malibu, but Bo tells her that they are not leaving. Kenzi seems okay with this and Bo adds that she needs to face what she is and who she is as well. Bo then leaves Kenzi to find Mel and tell her the truth. The Ash is in her lair reading as Dyson tells him of Tyler and Mike. They make a deal that Dyson will not investigate the fighting ring if the Ash takes both Mike and Tyler into the Light Fae. He agrees and Dyson leaves, but tells the Ash that if he should change his mind, he is willing to deal with the ring.
Bo meets with Mel at Bo’s home and Bo begins to try and explain what she is and what happened to Kyle but Mel stops her. Mel tells Bo that she knows everything because Hale told her what happened. Hale told her that at the time of Kyle’s death there was a serial killer on the loose that they never found and that Bo is in the witness protection program because she might have seen something when Kyle was killed. Mel promises to keep Bo’s secret and to protect her as well and then the two embrace, Mel seemingly satisfied with the answers she had been given.
Bo returns to the Dal and finding Hale there. She confronts him about the lies that he told Mel and asks why he did so. The truth is that Trick asked Hale to do so as a favour to him. Hale leaves and Bo confronts Trick about what he did and why. Trick tells her that she does not have the right to choose the greater good between telling Mel the truth and protecting the existence of the Fae. Trick tells Bo that there is a place for her with the Fae and she could do much good there, but Bo doubts that it is possible. Trick tells her that the Nain Rouge told Bo of the coming disaster and that she could stop it. Bo asks if she might be the start of it and that she is the monster. Trick asks why she would think such a thing and Bo finally tells him of the vision that she saw of her being the cause of Trick’s death. Trick is somewhat shocked, but recovers to tell Bo that she cannot place too much trust in visions that what she saw could mean something different as well, and then offers her a drink. Bo’s answer is: “A bubble bath and a five day time machine” before she leaves.
The last scene of the episode begins with Trasher in Ferraro’s office looking through some papers on his desk. Ferraro arrives and asks what she is doing there, but is interrupted as the Ash enters the office as well. He tells Ferraro that Trasher is a Fae and that she has been keeping an eye on him all this time. Thrasher leaves the office as the Ash tells Ferraro that he knows all about what happened the night before with Bo, Tyler and Mike. Ferraro claims that it is not his fault, that he has not been feeling like himself of late. Ferraro tells the Ash that he has been feeling a darkness within him and it seems to be growing. The Ash asks if he has told anyone about what has been happening and Ferraro says no. The Ash tells him that is a good thing and then walks behind Ferraro. The last image of the episode is the Ash opening his mouth to reveal jagged teeth before turning and attacking Ferraro.
Fade to black…
This was an okay episode in a bunch of different ways. Getting to know Bo’s background more, to understand where she came from, and what happened to start her on the path she is on was a good thing.
The bad thing was having to watch what could have been an ongoing problem to deal with, Mel, being turned into Bo’s friend. I called that to happen last week in my commentary and I was so very disappointed in that.
It also bugs me that we didn’t get more of the relationship between Bo and Mel. If they were friends once, then why not show a bit of that as well?
I am somewhat happy with the continuing storyline of the “darkness” invading the Light Fae, but if all we get is teases and nothing more, it’s not that much of a hook to remain invested in the series for the casual viewer.
There is promise, don’t get me wrong, but offering that promise and then ignoring storyline that are left dangling? There has to be a batter way to do things than this.
On to the characters in the episode…
Bo… The growth in her character this episode was welcome. We learned a lot of her life “As Beth” which helps to explain her current world and attitude more. I would like to see her parents, human or otherwise, sometime, but that’s for the future. Promising and adding to her story adds to the series as well.
Dyson… It was nice to see him actually care about Bo again, if only a little bit. Perhaps this was the turning point in him overcoming what the Norn did to him… I can hope.
Kenzi… As always the heart of the show. I honestly felt awful for her when she and Bo fought, but I was overcome when she told Bo that she would stay with her no matter what. I think that Kenzi will make the difference in whatever happens to Bo in the future and I think that she is the one that will keep Bo “good.”
Lauren. A really touching scene between her and Bo when she admitted that she loves her. The confusion in her when she does so was real and that makes her performance all the better. The pain and worry is there and I think that when Nadia is returned, and I expect she will be, that Lauren will be lost for a while about what she really wants.
Trick. Too little of Trick again this episode. The scene between him and Bo was somewhat revealing when Bo told him of the vision. But the brush off and change of subject was too abrupt for me. I have the feeling that there is a relationship between them, but hiding it just makes everything awkward.
Hale. The hurt in his eyes to have to lie to Mel was real and what was more interesting to me was that he wouldn’t lie for Bo. At least not until Trick asked him to. That shows he has a code to live by and that’s something the writers should take notice of.
The Ash. The Fae we love to hate and that hate gets more and more with each passing episode. I understand the need for it, but we get that he’s not a “good” person. How about cutting to the chase?
Mel. A good character for explaining what happened to Bo, but perhaps a little to frantic a character for my liking.
Mike. A good parent figure and filled that role well to give Bo something to protect.
Tyler. A good foil to Bo’s past, but he seemed cold for most of the episode which felt wrong in many ways.
Ferraro… Just too… intense? For my liking and I just don’t know exactly why he had to switch personalities all of the time. Okay, that is probably the “darkness” eating at the character, but it was a bit unnerving.
The other minor characters were okay, but no one really struck me as being one that I would want to see again in the series.
My rating of Raging Fae
Keeping my interest – 2 Pitchforks
Portrayal of a Succubus – 2 Pitchforks
Overall look and feel – 3 Pitchforks
Storyline – 4 Pitchforks
Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks
Mythos – 4 Pitchforks
Overall Rating – 3.2 Pitchforks out of 5
I found that I didn’t care all that much for most of the episode as it went on. When the Kenzi scenes appeared, I took notice because those scenes were gripping… Good acting with good stories means a moment that you have to watch. Shame that it didn’t happen in all of the scenes.
While we got a lot about Bo’s past, the rest of the dangling plot lines haven’t gone anywhere really and that continues to bother me. There are all sorts of clues about what is going on with the Fae, the Nain Rouge, the Norn and so on… Get to them please?
Bo actually used her powers this week! Imagine that! A Succubus actually being Succubus-like! Wow! Okay I admit that I am overdoing it, but it was nice to see and I did like that Bo changed her eye color to green for Tyler to prove that she was Fae. Actually I like Bo better with green eyes…
The scenes of the cage match looked okay if the video display logos were very third-grade in appearance. With all of the talent on the show, couldn’t someone design something more 21st century in look?
The overall storyline was okay, it did open doors to something being wrong with the Ash it would seem and with the Fae in general, but I hope that they do not drop this storyline again in the next episode. Bo’s past coming back to haunt her has been overdone and we don’t need to have another blast from the past appear in the series please?
Not a lot of movement in the main characters, though Bo did, Kenzi told Bo what she means to her, and Lauren admitted that she is in love… But for all of that happening why did it feel like an afterthought to me?
The mythos of the universe expanded again, that’s a good thing. Lots more Fae, lots more universe to explore. That really did keep it interesting for me when nothing else did as it raised all sorts of questions about the universe to explore… I wonder if the writers will use what they have finally to make the story better or keep throwing in new things until there is nothing but a mess?
Next Week: Can’t See the Fae-Rest
When rich young humans start turning up dead, Bo agrees to go undercover to help Dyson find the Fae responsible. As she makes her way through the “Gossip Girl” world, Bo learns a deadly kind of class warfare is afoot.
This had better not be a Desperate Housewives episode, which I expect as some of the preview images on the Showcase website have Kenzi in pink… again.
Still, it is possible that this is another facet of the underlying Fae war that seems to be coming in the series, which might make it worth somethings in the end…
Lots of questions being dropped all over the place that would be nice to have some answers to, but never do…
I think that, for once and only once, I would like a little closure this time if they can, but I expect to be disappointed in that.
The next episode will mark the half-way point in the season.
Stop wasting them please?