Feb 03 2012

Some Favours are too much to ask on Lost Girl

Kenzi returned to the Lost Girl series this week, thank goodness and she brought with her a world of problems to deal with… That might seem like a bad thing but in the Lost Girl universe, it’s not always that way… mostly.

The fifteenth episode of the second season, also episode twenty-eight of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Kenzi and Nate return home and have a lovely meeting with The Morrigan. Bo learns that Ryan can be very persuasive if he has the right gift, and if she is in the right mood. Dyson’s last nerve is being stepped on and that’s not a good thing either. And Hale is slowly getting more ticked off at the universe as time goes on…

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This is the fifteenth 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 finds out that when you call a restaurant for reservations you should never ask for a…

Table for Fae

The episode begins with Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Nate (Aaron Ashmore) returning from going on the out of town performing gig that Nate had. Kenzi calls out for Bo, but doesn’t get a response and Nate suggests that Bo might be sleeping. However, Kenzi tells him that Bo would want to see them both, and in the next moment, the two of them hear Bo and someone else having sex and the walls of Bo’s bedroom rhythmically being hit over and over again. Nate comments that “it seems like Bo has company” and Kenzi begins to leave with Nate. suggesting that “I know this place that has the best blueberry muffins ever. However, the sounds stop and then Ryan (Anthony Lemke) appears, partially dressed and says to Kenzi: “I’ll take two.” Kenzi recognizes Ryan as “mystery birthday bracelet guy right?” Ryan then realizes who she is, and also who Nate is and introduces himself as Ryan to them both. He shakes hands with Nate, but does not shakes hands with Kenzi. An awkward moment passes between them and then Ryan asks how the trip was. Kenzi’s answer is that it was cut too short and she again begins to leave with Nate, but Bo appears from her bedroom, a wrap partially around her. Bo whips it closed as she realizes that Kenzi and Nate are both there and seems embarrassed. Bo comments that she didn’t think that they would be back until later that evening, but Nate tells Bo that his last gig fell through. As he does this, Ryan whispers something into Bo’s ear that we do not hear, and in the next moment, Kenzi and Nate leave “looking for pastries.” After they do, Bo comments to Ryan “that was awkward.” Then Ryan wonders if he should have asked Kenzi and Nate to join them and Bo’s answer is “and awkward just went to creepy.” Ryan suggests that it could be fun and Bo idly asks him if what they just did wasn’t fun. Ryan’s answer is: “Fun? No. Like, splendid, astonishing, educational, mind-blowing.” Bo’s response as she pushes him towards the bedroom is: “That just tells me I have a lot more to teach you.”

The scene changes to a backpacker walking down the street in the city, and arrives at a youth hostel seemingly in a rush. One of the bystanders he passes greets him as Tony (Kyle Labine), but he does’t stop to talk. Moving to the back of the building, he takes off his backpack and then begins to roll what appears to be a cigarette of some kind. Then an old man walks up behind Tony, frightening him into dropping what he was working on. He asks for help and then collapses to the floor. The old man tells Tony that his name is Cole, but Tony does not believe it is him. Then the camera focuses on Cole’s neck revealing a long wound in the skin before Tony runs off in a panic and Cole dies.

After the opening credits, we return to Bo’s place, Bo sitting on her bed zipping up her boots and Kenzi returns, one of her hands over her eyes and asking if Bo is finished playing doctor yet. They embrace happily and Kenzi calls it: “A long overdue reunion.” Bo apologizes and says that she didn’t know that Kenzi and Nate were coming. Kenzi’s answer is: “I didn’t know you were either”, and Bo gives Kenzi a slightly amused look. Kenzi then asks Bo about the voicemail she left the previous episode about being Lochlyn’s champion and something bad coming soon. Bo tries to apologize for being distracted before Kenzi left, explaining that Lochlyn had told her a lot of things and she was trying to process them. Kenzi becomes more confused when Bo tells her that Lochlyn is on their side, but Bo does not explain further and asks Kenzi about “life on the road with Nate.” Kenzi tells her with some embarrassment and a smile: “Just God awful. He’s such a drag.” After Bo says that she is looking forwards to knowing more about him, Kenzi asks about Ryan and Bo is just as embarrassed, Kenzi commenting that “what in the world could make a Succubus blush?” and she comments that she needs to get to know Ryan better too. Bo then suggests that they all go to lunch together to which Kenzi agrees.

We then see Ryan in his lab working on something as Bo sneaks up behind him and embraces him. Ryan tells Bo to put her hands where he can see them and then finishes working on the device, which he says will fit in a cell phone and “take out an entire city block.” Bo takes the device out of Ryan’s hands and then tells him that she thinks they should go on a date. After Ryan suggests that they go to the Napa Valley in California, Bo explains that what she meant was that they and Kenzi and Nate go out together, but Ryan seems less than excited about the idea. Eventually, Ryan agrees to the idea saying that: “Humans at lunch instead of humans for lunch.” Bo slaps him and Ryan claims he was kidding, but when Bo asks him if he is sure, his answer is: “Sort of.”

The scene then shifts to the police station as Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) arrives with a prisoner named Jack (Kyle Buchanan) who protests his innocence and that Dyson had arrested him illegally. As they enter the offices, an older man, Jack’s father Gerald (Richard Blackburn) steps in front of Dyson, blocking his way and asking if Jack is alright. Dyson warns him to move aside immediately, but he does not and becomes beligerant towards Dyson which results in Dyson putting his arm behind his back and throwing him against a wall. As this happens, Hale (K.C. Collins) enters the room with Garrity (David Richmond-Peck), who is their superior. Dyson is pulled off Gerald and then is told by him that he has made a big mistake and it will cost him. Hale pulls Dyson into one of the side rooms and asks him what he was thinking, but Dyson’s answer is that he’s tired of people thinking they are above the law. Hale then turns the conversation towards another problem that they have to deal with. He tells Dyson that an old man died with strange wounds on his neck, but the medical records were a match for a 22 year old backpacker. Hale then tells Dyson that he is going to see Trick about it, but Dyson says that he won’t be going as Garrity arrives and tells Dyson to come to his office immediately.

At the Dal Riata, Bo finally meets with Trick (Richard Howland) and apologizes for not seeing him sooner. Trick tells her that in the coming days open communication will become important and that they need to align their strategies. They are interrupted by Hale’s arrival, who asks for Trick’s help in figuring out how the backpacker died. Trick looks at a photograph and indicates that the wounds look to be the work of a Serket, but that it is highly unusual behaviour. He explains that Serkets thrive on giving life, healing, restoring vitality and youthfulness and that killing is against everything they stand for. Hale then tells Trick that he will take care of it, but Trick tells Hale that he thinks that Bo should be the one to investigate. Hale hesitates, but then relents with: “Whatever the Blood King says.” He hands Bo all of the information he has and then she leaves, Hale looking unhappy about the situation.

Bo and Kenzi are then seen walking down a street and talking together. Kenzi tells Bo that the place that Ryan has picked to have them meet is a very exclusive restaurant that once was a neighbour place but now requires a reservation three months in advance and the pricing is insanely expensive. Bo assures Kenzi that Ryan is paying for the entire thing as they enter the youth hostel from earlier in the episode. They ask a girl if she knew Cole but she points them in the direction of Tony. He tells them that he did know Cole for some time, that they were planning on going to Amsterdam after meeting in the hostel. He explains that Cole met a girl from Costa Rica, who he describes as a leech, and then shows Bo a picture of a younger Cole and the girl he is talking about, named Delphine. Bo asks if Tony knows where she is, but he has no idea. Bo leaves her number with him, asking him to have Delphine call if she appears. Tony then tells Bo that over the past few months several backpackers have checked in, but then disappear without a trace. Bo and Kenzi then thank Tony and leave, but Bo calls Hale and lets him know that backpackers are vanishing without a trace.

Back from commercial, Bo and Kenzi are at the Dal Riata, Bo one the phone with Hale who tells her that the girl they are looking for might have left for San Francisco. After the call, Kenzi reminds Bo about their lunch date and then leaves to collect Nate and meet Bo and Ryan at the restaurant. At the police station, Garrity meets with Dyson and Hale to inform them that suspension papers have arrived on his desk. Dyson defends himself by saying that he was assaulted by Gerald but Garrity tells him that Gerald has connections with the Mayor and, as well, the charges against his son Jack have been dropped. Dyson and Hale cannot believe this is happening and then Garrity also tells Dyson that he is suspended effective immediately as well before leaving the room.

We next see Kenzi and Nate at the restaurant trying to get in, but she isn’t having any luck, part of the problem being that she doesn’t know Ryan’s last name and Bo doesn’t have one. Finally Bo and Ryan make their appearance, Ryan explaining that they were delayed because the valets were fighting over who would be parking his car. Ryan then talks to the woman in charge, Marissa (Tammy Gillis), who in a low voice tells Ryan that Bo is gorgeous before taking them all inside and to their table. Kenzi talks about all of the things she wants to order, mostly involving lobster as they are seated, but Ryan explains that he has ordered for them all in advance which obviously makes Kenzi unhappy, but she tries to put a good face on the situation. What makes Kenzi more unhappy is the way that Ryan is controlling everyone around him, especially Bo who seems to be fawning over him almost constantly. Ryan orders the wine, orders Marissa around, and then as Marissa leaves, Ryan reveals that she is Fae. Nate then offers a toast to “new experiences and new friends.” After the toast Ryan stares at Kenzi and she looks back at him, obviously not pleased with his attitude or anything else about him.

The scene then moves to what looks to be a laboratory of some kind with a female backpacker sitting in a chair who asks what appears to be a nurse about what money she will receive for being there. The nurse talks with her for a moment and then tells the woman to relax. The nurse then moves her hands towards the backpacker’s neck and the tips of her fingers open to reveal what look to be something like the mouths of leeches. The nurse takes hold of the backpacker by the neck and then seems to be drawing something out of her which is then passed through the nurse’s body before pouring out of the palm of her other hand which is hovering over an open canonic jar, filling it. As this happens, we see the backpacker again as she very quickly ages from her mid-twenties into her sixties and beyond.

Returning from commercial again, Nate tells the rest at the table about what happened at one of the gigs that he and Kenzi were at, Bo enjoying the story with Kenzi and laughing over it. Ryan listens in disbelief over it all and at the end of it seems to be shocked at how little money Nate made among other things he cannot seem to understand. Kenzi and Bo try to explain that not everything has to be about money, but Ryan cannot fathom what they are trying to explain to him. Ryan asks Bo if he is being a jerk and Bo tells him he is, but the apology Ryan gives is very half-hearted and not believable. Finally after some very strained conversation among them all, the meal he ordered for everyone arrives and they try it which results in Kenzi asking what died and crawled into her meal after tasting it. Before Kenzi has the chance to tell Ryan off, Bo’s phone rings and Tony tells her to come over to the hostel immediately. Bo gets up to leave, telling everyone else to say and enjoy the rest of the meal, but, Kenzi tries to tell Bo that they are leaving as well. Ryan interrupts and sends Bo off to his car telling her that he will drive her. After Bo leaves, Ryan makes another apology, which really isn’t one, over what has happened explaining that he wanted to impress them and make Bo happy. He tells them to stay and order whatever they want and he will pay for it. He also tells Nate that he has arranged for a friend of his to come by and see Nate about his music as she is an agent in the recording industry. Nate is shocked at this and agrees to stay with Kenzi to see Ryan’s friend. Ryan then runs off after Bo and Nate tells Kenzi how incredible this chance is, but Kenzi seems not quite to believe it.

Bo and Ryan return to the hostel and meet with Tony and he tells Bo that the girl she is looking for, Delphine (Lauren Bullivant) is there. Bo sees her across the room and goes to talk to her, but Delphine runs for the exit. Bo and Ryan chase her down an alleyway and finally corner Delphine there. She is in a panic and Bo is forced to use her powers to calm Delphine down to the point where she can talk to Bo. Ryan tells Bo: “That’s amazing.” but she ignores him and tells Delphine that she is a friend of Cole’s and just wants to help find out what happened to him. She tells Bo that it is all her fault, that she wanted to see the Brandenburg Gate but they didn’t have enough money. They then went to a clinic that some other backpackers had been to that paid money for getting involved in medical testing. Cole didn’t think it was safe, but Delphine pushed him into going there and his death is Delphine’s fault. When she is asked why she didn’t call the police, Delphine claims she was scared and she left hoping to put what happened behind her. But she came back to warn the others not to go to the clinic and what happened. Bo asks her were the clinic is and she and Ryan leave for it.

Meanwhile, Nate and Kenzi are on a spending spree in the restaurant, both of them having eaten enough food it appears for a family of five. Kenzi wonders out loud if the agent is ever going to arrive and Nate asks what she means by that. Kenzi tells him that Ryan seems to like messing with people, but Nate tells her that they have put a serious dent in Ryan’s credit card anyway. Then we hear the sound of footsteps and The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) appears and walks up to the table and introduces herself to Nate. Kenzi turns around in shock to see The Morrigan there, and The Morrigan recognizes Kenzi. Bo and Ryan at that moment have arrived at the clinic where the backpackers go and are surprised that such a place would take them in for testing. A lab technician appears from elsewhere with a patient and greets them, Ryan using the excuse that they are new to the neighbourhood and asking what they do there. The lab technician explains that they are running a rejuvenation clinic, one of which is an anti-aging program of treatments. When Bo ask for more information about it, the technician is very evasive, and does not really explain very much about it and tells Bo that they are booked up for weeks and she should make an appointment. Bo thanks her for her time and then leaves with Ryan. In one of the treatment rooms, the nurse that was seen earlier is still with her patient, now very old and close to death. The woman that talked to Bo and Ryan tells her that they had been asking questions and that they should prepare for them to return. At this point we learn that the women that had been talking to Bo and Ryan is named Hessa (Genelle Williams) before she leaves the room.

After another commercial, we see The Morrigan trying to, and succeeding in impressing Nate with her contacts and abilities. She tells him that she can take him from nothing to being a star in nothing flat. Kenzi is less than impressed by this, but Nate seems to be under The Morrigan’s spell. When The Morrigan tells Nate that he has to want it, Nate readily agrees that it is his greatest dream to be a success and she tells him that they should go to her office and sign the paperwork. Kenzi however interrupts and says that she needs to hear Nate’s music first before anything else, and finally The Morrigan agrees telling Nate to be in her office in an hour. Nate then leaves and Kenzi goes to leave with him, but she is told by The Morrigan to stay with her. Nate then runs off to get his guitar leaving Kenzi alone with The Morrigan. Kenzi tells her that she can’t have Nate, but Kenzi is told that as far as The Morrigan is concerned, Nate has said yes, but Kenzi tells her that: “It was a confused maybe.” The Morrigan tells Kenzi that a contract will overcome Nate’s heart every time and she is downcast. THe Morrigan then tells Kenzi that she knows full well how the Fae world works and adds: “I get what I want and you get left behind.”

Bo and Ryan have left the clinic and Bo tells Ryan that Hessa was hiding something but Ryan doesn’t really seem to care and is more concerned about taking Bo to the Napa Valley. Bo tells Ryan that she is going back inside to look around and afterwards she promises to do something fun with Ryan before Ryan’s phone rings, he answers it, and Bo runs off to get inside the clinic. Elsewhere, Garrity is getting into his car when Hale approaches him and asks for a moment of his time. Hale asks him to reconsider Dyson’s suspension, but is told that Dyson is a loose cannon and cannot be allowed to beat up anyone he wants to. Hale then offers to keep Dyson under control, putting his own position in the police force on the line to do so. Garrity tells Hale that the next time Dyson messes up, it will be on Hale’s head and he will not be able to help him before driving off leaving Hale behind. Bo in the meantime has found a back door to the clinic open and sneaks inside to find the nurse tending to the now almost dead female hitchhiker, but after confronting her is ambushed from behind by Hessa who had been waiting for her to appear and tells the nurse to prepare another table for Bo.

Returning from commercial, we see Bo strapped to a table and unable to free herself. Bo asks if they are both Serkets and Hessa tells Bo that they are sisters in fact, the nurse being Hessa’s younger sister Lana (Lyndie Greenwood). Lana tells Bo that it hadn’t always been this way, taking youth from the young and selling it to the old for a price, but her sister forced her into agreeing to what they have been doing, Lana doing all of the dirty work. Hessa tells Lana to take care of Bo, but she doesn’t want to as Bo is Fae, but Hessa browbeats her into acting as she wants. Bo tries to convince Lana not to take youth from Bo, but she begins to draw Bo’s life energy from her nonetheless.

At that moment, Kenzi attempts to make a deal with The Morrigan in order to keep Nate safe from her. but The Morrigan isn’t impressed by anything Kenzi offers. Kenzi asks why, as the leader of the Dark Fae and can have anything she wants that she has to have Nate and the answer is that she sees something in him, but The Morrigan says it very sarcastically. Kenzi tells her that she knows she’s trying to mess with her and The Morrigan admits that it amuses her. Kenzi then comes out and asks what The Morrigan’s price is, but tells The Morrigan that anything to do with first born she isn’t interested in. The Morrigan then tells Kenzi that she will owe her one favour collectable at The Morrigan’s discretion, and it will be whatever she wants from Kenzi, no questions asked. Kenzi hesitates, but when The Morrigan tells he that she will go to her office and take “full advantage of the agency client relationship” Kenzi agrees.The Morrigan then leaves, but before she does, she tells Kenzi that she will leave it to her to tell Nate that he wasn’t good enough and to enjoy telling him that.

Returning to Bo, Lana is drawing more and more of Bo’s life from her until Ryan appears and holds a weapon to Hessa’s head, making Lana stop what she was doing in surprise. He tells her that the weapon will melt her brain but he isn’t sure if it will be quick and painless or not. Ryan then tells Lana to let Bo go and she releases Bo from the table. When Bo tells Hessa to return the life she had stolen from the hitchhiker on the table, Ryan attempts to convince Bo that “it’s only a human.” Things become a bit more tense when Hessa tells Bo that she has misread the situation and that Ryan, being Dark Fae and they are as well, he will not attack either of them. Bo asks Ryan if this is true and he tells Bo that: “Well they really haven’t done anything wrong have they?” and he and Bo get into an argument over this. Hessa walks away and then smashes the jar that had contained the life energy of the hitchhiker on the table. She then berates Lana for making yet another mistake, and ordering her to killing the hitchhiker as she was supposed to do. Before she can however, Bo tells Lana that Hessa controls her like a servant, but Hessa tells Bo that Lana knows her place. Bo presses on, asking how Lana can deal with Hessa controlling her life and not having one of her own. When Hessa tries to push by Lana and deal with the hitchhiker herself, Lana stops her and then she takes the youth from Hessa. She tells Hessa that she forced her to kill all of the hitchhikers so that Hessa could be rich before Hessa falls to the floor dead. Lana thanks Bo for helping her find the strength to stop her sister and Bo tells her that she’s strong enough now. Lana offers to fix Bo but she refuses and asks that Lana heal the hitchhiker instead. Ryan attempts to tell Bo that this all worked out well, but she tells him to stop talking.

Nate and Kenzi are at Bo’s place, Nate is devastated as The Morrigan would not see him and he is crushed that his one chance for his dream is destroyed. Kenzi tries to tell him that the show business types change their minds all of the time, but Nate can’t believe that as he believes that The Morrigan was into his music. He then tells Kenzi that his music must be bad and that’s why he failed. Kenzi tells him that’s not true, that his music isn’t bad but Nate then asks why this happened. Kenzi tells him that he will have other chances, but Nate doesn’t believe it. She tries to cheer him up but then she finally tells him that she is so sorry over what happened. Nate tells her that it wasn’t her fault and that: “I have to wear it.”

The next scene begins with Bo looking into a mirror, apparently having healed herself from what Lana did to her. Kenzi walks in and tells Bo that they need to talk. She tells Bo that Ryan sent The Morrigan to sign Nate to a contract and that she barely managed to get out of the situation with Nate still alive. Bo asks what Kenzi did and she tells Bo that she has to do The Morrigan a favour to be named sometime in the future. Bo tells Kenzi she’s sorry but Kenzi doesn’t care and when Bo says that she can’t believe that Ryan would do something like this, Kenzi asks if what Ryan and The Morrigan did is illegal, but Bo tells her that it isn’t. She also tells Kenzi that Ryan is Dark Fae to Kenzi’s shock and more importantly disappointment in Bo that she knew about it. Bo tells Kenzi that she will take care of it. Kenzi asks Bo if she will tell Ryan that they are over, but Bo hesitates. Kenzi tells Bo that Ryan is bad news and she has to get rid of him and Bo tells her that she knows, but that is what makes it so hard to do before turning away from Kenzi.

After the final commercial break, Hale walks into the Dal Riata and finds Dyson sitting at the bar drinking. Hale goes over to him and casually mentions that Jack Everett came into the police station and gave himself up, confessing to the crimes he had committed. Dyson shrugs and wonders if Jack had a change of heart, but Hale tells Dyson that he thinks that someone convinced him to. Dyson then admits that he and Jack had a “little chat.” Hale accuses Dyson of using his wolf on Jack, but Dyson doesn’t admit to doing so. Hale then berates him for breaking not just human laws but Fae laws as well. Dyson then looks Hale in the eye and tells him that he did not use his wolf. Hale then tells Dyson that he placed his job on the line for him but Dyson tells Hale that he didn’t ask Hale to do so. Hale then asks how Dyson was going to explain to The Ash if he got fired, but Dyson’s answer is that he is finished with explaining himself to anyone.

Bo arrives in Ryan’s lab and he thanks her for coming, and tells her that he has something for her. Bo tells him that she isn’t in the mood and Ryan lets out a sigh before going back to Bo. She tells him that Kenzi told her what he did with The Morrigan, but Ryan tells Bo that he was trying to help Nate’s career, but Bo is unimpressed telling him that The Morrigan does and then they die, but Ryan’s response to that is that everyone dies. Bo tells Ryan that is was not his decision to make but Ryan comes back at Bo with the news that it wasn’t her decision to make either. Bo then tells Ryan that she wasn’t happy with his decision to let the Serket sisters get away with what they were doing. His answer is that he made his decision of clan a long time ago and stands by that choice. He tells Bo that she can choose the Light or Dark as she wishes to, if she ever would. Bo asks him what he means by that and the answer is that she spends all of her time with the Light Fae and never gives Dark Fae a chance. He also thinks that she believes that Light are good and Dark are bad. Bo tells Ryan that the Dark treat humans like property and his answer is that the Light do the same thing, reminding her of what The Ash does to Lauren. He then also tells Bo that she took someone’s Chi to heal herself so that amounts to playing with her food. Bo isn’t happy about this and Ryan tells Bo that he’s not trying to judge her and he claims to be: “into you no matter what you decide.” Ryan then tempts Bo with the question: “What would happen if you ever let go of everything except me.” Bo then tells Ryan that she is trying to stay mad at him, but that it hard for her to do so. Ryan then asks Bo to forget about The Ash, Light Fae and Dark Fae, making a choice. He then takes Bo across the lab, saying as he does: “This is about you and me and… her.” They arrive at one of Ryan’s cars and he opens the door to reveal Marissa inside who says hello to Bo and Ryan tells Bo that he wanted to give her a present. Bo’s answer is: “It’s a good one.”

The final scene of the episode shows Bo and Marissa making out and slowly undressing each other as Ryan watches them from a short distance away. In the middle of kissing Marissa deeply, Bo stops and then points a finger at Ryan who points at himself. Bo nods once and Ryan says: “Thought you would never ask.” before joining them both.

Fade to black…

I have to admit that this episode was much better than I expected it to be. I will, once again, say that I do not like The Morrigan being played so far over the top as a villain. The only moment that I felt she really was evil incarnate was when she told Kenzi to enjoy telling Nate that he failed. That was probably the one and only time I felt like she was evil and not a flippant excuse for a villain.

It’s not the best, probably my third or fourth favourite episode and I have to say that the majority of my liking this episode was in Kenzi appearing and adding her touch to the scenes she was in. It was, has I have said, very telling when she wasn’t there in the previous episode. It also was very telling when Kenzi agreed to owe The Morrigan a favour, but more so when Kenzi told Bo exactly what happened until so many other characters in the series that don’t tell or explain to others what’s going on.

A lot of doors are open again for the future and I have the feeling that favour is going to appear in the season finale. I have to think that whatever The Morrigan wants it might turn Bo to the Dark Fae side or snap something within her that pushes her over the edge… and Kenzi will not be there as Bo’s conscious to reminder her that she is better than that.

I felt that the episode was, overall, shot better, had a better storyline and most of all, it made sense when looking back on all of the events of the past in the series. I do however think that there is a conspiracy in the background that is trying to turn Bo to evil, but she can’t see it or, and this bothers me if it is true, she is being mind controlled.

Best moment: Nate comments that “it seems like Bo has company” and Kenzi begins to leave with Nate. suggesting that “I know this place that has the best blueberry muffins ever.” I love blueberry muffins and I wonder if they were talking about the same place I know in Downtown Toronto or not oddly enough…

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo…  Still very much out of character except when she is with Kenzi. We see the Bo we know and love when they are together but put Ryan in the picture and Bo’s personality changes… I still think there is some mind control involved here, or it is that Dark Fae when they mix do things to each other. Don’t like it much, not going to like it, and if she goes all evil at the end of the season, I will not be impressed for the record.

Dyson… Very little of him this time. One short fight, one dressing down and then he runs away from Hale when confronted. I know that Ciara left him or he left her in the last episode, but honestly this direction of the character isn’t fun to watch.

Kenzi… Thank goodness you are back. Now if you would mind kicking the hell out of Ryan and make Nate more of a man I think you would be better off than you are. I wanted to see her snap Bo out of whatever is holding her to Ryan, but of course that’s not going to happen… The sex scenes at the end of the episode seem to be vogue now.

Lauren. Leave a message after the beep and she’ll get back to you next time.

Trick. Once again, use him for information then throw him away. And of course keep him and Bo from talking about what’s going on so that he can’t help Bo get out of the situation she’s in. Sad really.

Hale. Brooding a lot again, not his style and that’s more and more a shame every time we see him.

Ryan. I have a baseball bat I would like to introduce him to. I can hope that he is killed off soon, possibly by Bo at the end of the season when she turns evil or something like that. It would be kind of poetic really. Swarmy men are not something that i like.

The Morrigan. I’ll admit that I liked the dress and her hair. Honestly I think this is about the best we have ever seen her by far. However the flippant attitude and constant “don’t care” attitude are grating. Enough of that and give us more of the hint of what we saw when she left Kenzi alone after making the seal with her. That was the one and only time that I have believed that is really is the leader of the Dark Fae. More of that please?

Nate. Honestly I was surprised how much I felt for him in this episode. The acting was excellent and he showed more emotion than some of the regular cast did. Quite impressed.

Hessa. She struck me as a spoiled little brat that didn’t get what she wanted without ranting and having a fit. Honestly was happy to see her pass on at the end of the episode.

Lana. Heart braking emotion from her. You could see the hate inside of her for what her sister was ordering her to do. It’s not in anyway saying that I would like to see her again, but, if this is a turning point for her, then I hope she makes the best of it in this world.

Marissa. Just Another Sex Toy. I don’t like much about this character, I don’t care that she and Bo had a good time at the end of the episode either. Why is it that I have the feeling that she is another means to control Bo that Ryan is using? Don’t need to see her again, but if she turns up wearing a collar and calling Bo Mistress… might be for the best really.

The other roles didn’t catch me all that much, and I wonder if so many were needed in this episode really as there was only three main scenes that played out and the rest was filler. Could do better I think.

But, as I have said, this was a decent episode, interesting in a lot of ways. Just not quite sure about why we have to waste time with a subplot when the main one was more than enough on it’s own.

My rating of Table for Fae

Keeping my interest – 4 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 4 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 5 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 4.2 Pitchforks out of 5

Honestly it really was a good episode and it will be pivotal in the future. I expected that something was going to happen when Ryan said he was sending an agent to see Nate, and The Morrigan pretty did what I expected her to. What I didn’t see was that she would give in so easily to Kenzi’s offer. That was surprising in that normally The Morrigan never takes terms from others. But then when you are offered anything, it’s hard to resist that.

I was riveted by most of the episode save for the restaurant scene at the beginning and as well I didn’t think much of the Dyson and Hale scenes in the police station. They seemed too contrived and we could have just as well been told that Dyson was suspended over something and then still have almost the exact same scene at the end. Not planned out well really.

Bo used her powers! Imagine! It’s been what… Three? Four episodes since she’s used them on screen and I am not talking about having sex which seems to be becoming the mainstay of the series now. I don’t care for the “let’s close out the episode with Bo having sex” mentality that seems to be inherent in the show now. We had plot in the past, how about getting back to that?

Really nice location work this time, the restaurant was interesting but I have a question. How is it that a local neighbourhood restaurant becomes a place with something like twenty rooms in it? Not to mention, if that is as popular as it was supposed to be, there didn’t seen to be a lot of people there either.

A pivotal moment for the season in Kenzi and The Morrigan butting heads, Nate’s collapse in not having his dream come true as well. Otherwise the B story was not that interesting. I think they could have dropped the backpacker story as it really didn’t do much and as for having Bo and Ryan butting heads, what happened with The Morrigan should have been enough for that.

We got Kenzi back, we got her into a world of trouble too. Lots of development in her character happened and I was pleased by that. Nothing much for Dyson or Hale or Trick though. Bo didn’t evolve so much as spin her wheels again to be honest. And it is a shame that she did that because all of the “I’m getting rid of him…. ummm… what was I saying?” moments are getting to be too many and too much. Move the story along please. Nothing to see here right now.

It was nice to see an Egyptian myth appear in the show, it was a nice change of pace and how it was handled was very good I thought. We didn’t find out what kind of Fae Marissa was and that bothers me a bit. Light Fae? Dark Fae? And what kind is she? Would be nice to know.

The one thing to take from this episode is that whatever Kenzi’s promise will cost her, I have the feeling that she will do it and then will regret it forever when she loses Bo. When that happens, that will be the end of Bo’s humanity… I hope the series can survive that moment.

Next Episode, Next Week: School’s Out

Bo goes undercover as a high school teacher to investigate a mysterious case and Kenzi soon regrets agreeing to help her. Lauren returns from vacation. 

This episode, for those keeping track, will not appear this coming weekend which is, of course, Superbowl weekend. It will appear on February 12th at the usual channel and time however.

I really don’t want to make teacher jokes, but, I wonder how many of the students are going to be hot for Miss Bo the substitute teacher? I also wonder if she will be teaching the sex education course, but I digress…. Well, one more thing, I wonder if Bo will he wearing horn rimmed glasses and have her hair in a ponytail for this one…

The other thing that I wonder about is, are they going to have Kenzi go undercover in a school every season? She did this in the first season and was really thrilled about it then so I can’t understand why she would go for something like this again. Of course writers can do anything so I shouldn’t be that surprised now should I?

And Lauren returns… The question is if she will have any effect on Bo over the control that Ryan seems to have over her… It could get interesting if for no other reason than Nadia being there and what that does to Bo. Of course it’s more likely that we’ll have a filler episode with no a lot happening and that would be a shame.

Still, miracles do happen now and again…

As an aside, for those that might be interested, the Slice of SciFi podcast had an interview with Kristen Holden-Reid on their February 1st, 2012 podcast. It’s really a neat little interview and it’s nice to see the series getting the love it is getting on that podcast as it really does deserve it…

See you in two weeks time when we see what Bo looks like as a school teacher, and how many students want teacher…




Feb 02 2012

Succubi Image of the Week 214

This week’s image of a Succubi… isn’t.

I came across an image that reminded me of AngelKitties, the companions of the Succubi in my mythos, and so I’m going to share that work this week on the Tale…

Temptress by Mrbowater

Temptress by Mrbowater

This work is called Temptress and is by an artist on DeviantArt named Mrbowater. You can fine the page I found this work on here, and this artist’s DeviantArt page here as well.

Now this isn’t an AngelKitty I know, but she is interesting nonetheless… I love the shininess of her, the wings are cute and her tail is lovely. She has a cute tempting expression on her face which I think adds to the cuteness that she is…

Oh and that paw is just overwhelmingly cute where it is too…

I have to admit that I really did think about changing what the AngelKitties look like when I saw this, but as much as this look I really love, I don’t think I can bring myself to do that…

But I do have a story idea at least…



Feb 01 2012

A whisper thin dress is not a Succubus costume…

Why is it that the material that a costume is made of, especially those of Devil Girls or Succubi, has to be, occasionally, so thin that you might as well be nude?

Now that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it can make things a lot of fun, but why would you take a reasonably nice sexy dress and then put a lousy tail on it?

The mind boggles…

Ravishing Devil Fishnet Mini DressThis is called the Ravishing Devil Fishnet Mini Dress. Which is a name that I hate, but they call it that.

It comes with the mini dress with an attached bikini top and tail. The horns are also included, but oddly the panties or thong or anything similar which would be nice to have… isn’t.

It sells for $36 US.

The horns are much too large and look wrong on this model at least. It wouldn’t be that hard to come up with something a little less silly honestly.

The tail is… well… Honestly I can’t say just how disappointed I am in it really. It’s so much of an afterthought to the dress that having it seems to be worthless really.

There are many, many better tails to be found that would have looked so much better than this one does…

I find myself wondering if it wouldn’t have been better for the manufacturer not to include the bikini top as you will have to find a bottom or thong or something else anyway, so why not use one that you like or something more interesting?

With the right body shape, this dress would be deliciously Succubi-like, but as it is here, I don’t honestly care for it all that much…

Two pitchforks out of five… Mind you, with some work this could well be a four, but I have to wonder if it really would be worth all of the effort…



Jan 31 2012

Desires 15

To expose what you are, who you are, and why you are… That’s not an easy thing to see…


Desires – Truths

By MZ and Tera S

Part Four
I had sensed Curtis arriving at my door. To be honest, I knew he had arrived from the moment he drove onto my estate. My heart was tuned to his being and I always seemed to have a vague idea where he was, but when he returned to me, the feelings grew stronger by the moment until I touched him again and the need for him with me peaked as it always did.

I walked towards the door with a smile tugging at my glossy rose lips and a blush spreading across my skin as I anticipated being in his arms again. Before I opened the front door, I looked into the hall mirror and checked that I looked my best for him. My hair was braided into a long complex ponytail, it was made so that the end just brushed against the base of my tail. I wore a elegant black evening dress that revealed a great deal of my cleavage. The right side of it was slit from my ankle to my thigh revealing the sheer black hose wrapped artfully around my legs. My back was bare as the dress draped just under the base of my tail. The dress itself just managing to remain in place by sheer willpower. A pair of black stiletto heels caressed their way around my feet, arching my legs just so and making my body sinuous for him.

I opened the front door and nothing else mattered to me but the fact that he was there again to see me. The background faded away and he became my focus totally. I let a soft sigh escape my lips and I leaned against the door for a moment. I managed to breath out, “Curtis….”

As Curtis offered me the rose he had carved, I pressed against him with my body. My breasts pressed against his chest and then I kissed him softly on the lips. I looked into his eyes and whispered to him, “I’ve missed you so…”

As a bit of sawdust drifted from his shoulders to fall onto my bare skin, I laughed softly and said, “Your passions my love…”

I couldn’t help but smile at the sawdust on his shoulders. So as not to spoil the mood for him, I twitched a finger and the sawdust disappeared from his shoulders, leaving him as perfect as he wanted to be. I looked into his eyes with the love in my heart and said, “You are perfect as always my love…”


But perfection has a flaw in it….



Jan 30 2012

Storm Clouds 154 – 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...

Okay, let’s try starting Chapter 23 shall we?


Storm Clouds 151

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.


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?”



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

What happened next was something that Tom would never quite be able to explain.

The blade came down and struck on her right shoulder, then passed through her body and came out at her waist … leaving not a mark on her. Mary Ann still breathed, still was alive, but the look of disbelief in her eyes that she had been struck was matched by the satisfaction in the look that Nina had …

… and what the sword now held upon its blade.

Tom could clearly make out what looked like a twisted, ghostly image of Mary Ann’s form wrapped around the blade, with the flames licking against it and a silent scream of pain on the ghost’s face.

Nina didn’t look at Tom, she just held the sword in front of Mary Ann, “You have very little time, bitch. I’d say about three minutes before you aren’t immortal anymore. Maybe ten and you’ll start aging, and we both know what happens when you do.”

She looked at a clock on the wall, “Three minutes. Talk.”

Tom wanted to intervene. This was torture and he knew it. But he didn’t know what would either help or harm in the situation he found himself in. He didn’t expect that he would be able to disarm Nina, nor did he have any way to fix whatever Nina had done.

Tom hated being helpless … it reminded him of Beth and …

… he just turned away and kept his thoughts to himself.

To Mary Ann’s credit she held out for an entire minute. She just looked back at Nina, but when Nina drew a finger along the shaft of her sword and then licked a wisp of Nina’s ghostly form from her fingers, she caved in…

“Ginger is nothing. She was a convenient way to gain power. She didn’t care about anything save her own beauty and screwing her husband. It was child’s play to alter their minds and take him out of the picture.”

Tom heard this and asked, “What did you do?”

“I made him get involved with the mob, you asshole. I made sure that he was stupid about it. I saw to it that they would find out what he was doing, make him transfer everything to Ginger and then you so helpfully took him away, leaving Ginger to my tender mercies. Didn’t take a week and she was a hot little slut that would do anything for me to degrade her and …”

Nina interrupted, “Nice story. Now, how about why you did it in the first place?”

Mary Ann gritted her teeth, “I needed power.”


She didn’t answer that question. Tom had a thought, “You needed power for a purpose. You seem to have a past with Nina and her kind … is that why you needed this … power?”

The look she gave him spoke volumes.

Tom sighed, “Peachy: a war between omnipotent beings. I should have stayed in bed.”

Nina placed the point of the sword just in front of Mary Ann’s lips, “Who are you working for.”

“Give it back to me first!”

“No. You give me the information and I’ll give it back to you. Better hurry. You’re running out of time … rapidly.”

Mary Ann finally broke down and said in a whisper, “The Dark. It’s the Dark …” Then she screamed, “Now give it back!”

Nina stood up and then wiped the length of the sword with her fingers, balling the ghost into her hand before tossing it casually at Mary Ann. It fell into her body producing a sigh of pleasure from her lips and then a look of defiance on her face.

Which Nina promptly removed with another strike of her hand against Mary Ann’s cheek which resulted in her falling to the floor unconscious.

The blade vanished in a flash of light and then Nina then stood up and looked critically at Tom, “Tell me something. Other than you being human, is there anything special about you?”

Tom shrugged, “Cats like me.”

She looked at him for a long, long moment.

“That’s good.”


“That would be telling. Come on, if she is working for the Dark, then we need to get out of here right now.”

And then she pushed past him making for the elevators without another word, Mary Ann on the floor out cold and Ginger in the other room pleading for her Mistress to come back to punish her again …



Storm Clouds

Chapter 23

By TeraS

Smoke. The first thing he smelled was the smoke. The flames licking up the walls of the warehouse, beams falling from the ceiling and yelling from behind him.

And then, as he watched three men rush past, John had a horrible realization. He was back at the fire. Not a fire, no the fire that he had been injured at. The one that haunted him every day.

He felt and then saw the fire axe in his hands and knew exactly what was going to happen next. He would rush after the rest of his company, follow them into the hell around them and search.

There would be… What would there be?

That part he never could remember exactly and no one could tell him what happened between this moment when they last saw him and the next time when they found him underneath the remains of the structure.

He hesitated there a moment longer, the others vanishing into the smoke and then twisting the axe in his hands, made his way forwards. The smoke becoming thicker, the sound of his breathing loud in his ears as the respirator cycled back and forth keeping him alive.

Coming to a locked door, he kicked it open and then drew back as more smoke poured out and around him making it almost impossible to see.

But did he see… something? Did he hear something?

There was no choice. He was going in there and searching. He had to be sure.

John pushed his way in and called out, “Is anyone there! Answer me!”

He didn’t hear anything and moved deeper into the space, the light from the hallway showing him the way out and to safety slowly dimming as the smoke thickened more and more. But that didn’t matter. He had to search, had to help, that was his job and no matter what else, he was going to do that.

He had spent almost five minutes searching, the odd layout of the room confusing him. It seemed like an office, there were desks around him, but the space was too large for a simple office. Still, he pressed on moving back and forth, calling out and listening even as he searched, axe in one hand and a flashlight probing into the smoke around him.

And then John saw her.

A woman crumpled to the floor, covered in black soot and grime. Her figure was indistinct. He knew it was a woman, but her features, hair, eyes, skin tones, what she was wearing… it all was a blur.

But that meant nothing to him.

He knelt down beside her and checked… she was still breathing but unconscious. The problem was that he had no idea if she was seriously injured or not. He found his spare mask and after hooking it up to his air supply, placed it over her face.

Her breathing improved, but now he was stuck here. He couldn’t leave her which gave him one choice. A call on his radio that he found a survivor and then triggering the beacon built into it to call others to assist him.

He was about to do that when the first shriek of the ceiling starting to come down happened. John’s only thought was to protect the woman however he could. He dragged the woman under a desk and then pushed himself under it as well, his body over hers.

The noises stopped for a moment, everything was silent around him and then when he was about to look out from underneath the desk, there was the sound of a train wreck as the world came down around them both.

And all was quiet again.

Except, standing amid the rubble, was Tera, her dress being pushed around by the smoke and fire, arms crossed over her chest and a look of concern on her face. She considered the one pile of rubble that now held John and the woman, her long red tail moving slowly like a cat’s behind her.

“Well… that explains a lot.”

Jan 29 2012

A review of Incubus by A.M. Wyckid

Generally speaking, when I see a book title and it’s description, I expect certain things from the book. Every so often that doesn’t happen. Now that’s not really an issue as what happens in the book can be more than I expect it to be… sometimes…

Incubus by A.M. Wyckid

Incubus by A.M. Wyckid

The story is about:

Your life sucks if you are fat girl, in a dead-end job, with an abusive boyfriend who takes your money, knocks you around landing you in the hospital, and then sticks you with the bill.

Things start looking up when you realize maybe you really aren’t that fat after all, your hair is not as stringy, and your face, that everyone said was beautiful, really is. Then you find out your poker skills are uncanny, and win enough to cover most of your debts. You also realize that you aren’t as straight as you thought you were, and your BFF, who is definitely gay, becomes something more than a friend.

So life is good, right?


These changes are happening because you are possessed by a demon. He’s called Shuun and he’s got you by the short hairs, metaphysically speaking. You are being pursued by criminals who think you know too much, your new girl’s in hiding — from you as well as them — and every day brings some new dose of strange that’s just hard to take.

You decide, that’s just about enough of that crap: when things turn tough, the possessed turn evil!

The story isn’t at all what I expected it to be. Oh there are moments in the story where I did wonder about where the author was going and why, but that’s something that happens from time to time.

Annika is the main focus of the story, a woman that has the worst of lives in the beginning of the story and then has to deal with her life changing dramatically when she gains what can be best described as succubus-like abilities. Now that’s not to say she becomes a succubus, but she has the ability to shift form among other powers.

There is quite a lot of violent moments in the story, as well a good deal of D/s and as well BDSM between various characters, all of which adds to the favour of the world they live in. But overall I found that it didn’t really add much to the story for me personally.

Shuun is not what I would define as an incubus. What he is exactly I won’t spoil, but for those looking for a pure succubus or incubus story, this isn’t it. There are no characters with horns or a tail or for that matter anything connected to the myths to speak of.

I wish that the author would have taken another pass at the story for grammar and spelling to be honest. There are tense problems at various points in the work that were jarring to put it mildly. I also would have liked to have less of the “pain and suffering” that happens in the story and more exploration of what Shuun is, really, and what his purpose in transforming Annika was.

The book ends on something of a cliffhanger, which I will have to assume is designed to connect this work to another future one, but that seemed almost as an afterthought which was irritating to me personally.

Given that there isn’t much, if anything, succubus or incubus related in this work, I’m going to give this two pitchforks out of five.

The story is interesting, I give the author full points for that, but give it a good editing and that would help it more than anything else…




Jan 28 2012

It might say Succubus on the title, but is it?

Another Succubus related video this week from Vimeo to share on the Tale…

This was originally posted in 2010 by Nick Stango on Vimeo, and it is, really, not quite what I expected from a Succubus to be honest…

According to the commentary on it, it’s about a guy named Matthew who goes on a date with a coworker named Lilian, and finds out a little more than he wanted to know about her.

I have to admit there were some moments where the actress, Ilana Seagull, acts very Succubus-like in a way, but overall I’m left somewhat unimpressed with the whole thing.

Mainly because, as always, the Succubus isn’t what they really should be, nor do we see any horns or tails in the entire thing…

Still, I have to admit that I did laugh at certain points in the story. I am sure that those that know me will be able to recognize them when they appear…

But I hope for something better still…