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"Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts"
Lost Girl episode
Bo meets the Ancients
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 6
Overall Episode 67
Directed by David Greene
Written by Sandra Chwialkowska
Produced by Wendy Grean
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by Craig Wright
Editing by Paul Day
Production Code 506
Original Air Date January 11, 2015 (2015-01-11)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Rachel Skarsten - Tamsin
Vanessa Matsui - Cassie
Luke Bilyk - Mark
Noam Jenkins - Heratio
Shanice Banton - Iris
Amanda Walsh - Elizabeth Helm/Zee[1]
Lisa Marcos - Alycia Welles

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Bo and Tamsin go undercover to investigate the murder of a football player and come face to face with the impossible

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Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts was the sixth episode of the fifth season of the series, and the sixty-seventh overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on January 11, 2015 at 9 PM Eastern time.

Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 5
  • Episode Number: 6 (67th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts
  • Directed by: David Greene
  • Writing credits: Sandra Chwialkowska
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: January 12, 2015 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 881,000[2]


A promotional Image of the Season Five cast of Lost Girl from the official website at showcase.ca/lostgirl From left to right: Anna Silk as Bo, Zoie Palmer as Lauren, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson and Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin
Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Richard Howland Trick
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Rachel Skarsten Tamsin
Vanessa Matsui Cassie
Luke Bilyk Mark
Noam Jenkins Heratio
Shanice Banton Iris
Amanda Walsh Elizabeth Helm/Zee[1]
Anna Hopkins Brinkley White
Aren Buchholz Derek Finley
Dwain Murphy Clay
Cheryl Hickey Reporter
Lisa Marcos Alyssha Wells
Gabe Grey Sam
Anthony Grant Tyrell

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Who's Hot Who's Not
(Radio Mix)
Creature Written by Anastasia Culurides,
Kim Ho, Lisa Iwanycki
and Sidney Zanforlin
Star Of Countrydown Courtesy of APM Music
Just This Side Of Insane Keaton Simons Written by Keaton Simons,
Ellen Douglas and
Elaine Macaluso
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah! Imani Coppola Written by Imani Coppola


Short Summary

Dyson asks Bo and Tamsin to go undercover at a High School to help investigate the Fae cult he has been tracking which seem to be connected to the death of a football player, Bo as a cheerleading coach and Tamsin as a cheerleader. The three possessed humans are found to be behind the death and feed upon the emotions of the crowd at the football game for an unknown purpose, but Bo fails to stop their plan and suffers an injury that does not heal. It is found that one of the players is a descendant of Hercules and through this realization, Trick comes to the conclusion that the three humans are possessed by Ancients, who Trick describes as being the most powerful of Fae. Seeing that Bo has found out about them and seeing Bo as a threat to their plans, the three Ancients decide to move their plans forward as the episode comes to a close, their future plans unrevealed.

Detailed Summary

The episode opens with a recap of the previous episode including: Bo calling Cassie, trying to find her, then Seymour being told that Cassie had been missing for over 12 hours, then Bo and Tamsin are shown entering Cassie's apartment and seeing blood everywhere. Trick is shown talking about his ledger of Fae names, then Iris is shown stealing the book and Dyson is shown with Vex and Mark asking if either of them know where the ledger is. Cassie is shown waking up in Lauren's clinic, telling Lauren that she took our her own eyes. Bo is shown holding the card from her father, saying that her father is Hades and he is trying to use her for something as she looks at the gift her father sent her.

The episode opens with an image of a woman dressed in white turning the crank on the side of the box that Bo's father sent her while music from a music box plays. The camera pans around her and then finally reveals that it is Lauren (Zoie Palmer) who is turning the crank. Lauren smiles and then Bo (Anna Silk) is shown awaking from her nightmare with a start. Bo calls out Lauren's name in confusion, turning to look at who is in bed with her and finds Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) there instead of Lauren. Tamsin tells Bo she had a weird dream about driving her truck, Bo there with her, and Tamsin really wanting a burger but every place they went to was closed. Bo tells Tamsin: "Sounds terrifying." Tamsin replies: "It was.", then kisses Bo and comments that she is hungry. Bo gets out of bed and tells Tamsin: "Why don't I make us some breakfast? Half Captain Crunch, half Lucky Charms?" As Bo leaves, Tamsin calls out: "I love that you know how I like it" and Bo replies: "That's what roomies are for."

The scene switches to a football stadium where Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) is shown entering a crime scene with Mark (Luke Bilyk) following closely. Mark asks if Clay Jonas is there and Dyson replies: "I thought I told you to stay in the car." When Mark tries to make a bet with Dyson that Clay will be picked first in the player's draft, Dyson tells him: "This is a crime scene Mark, not exactly the place for an autograph." Seeing a body on the floor, Mark asks if it is a football player he knows of and then seems shocked that it is and that he is dead. As Mark prattles on, Dyson notices next to a pool of blood a similar mark to that he put together from the three dead human bodies of the previous episode. Mark asks what the mark is and Dyson replies: "It is a triskele. A triple spiral." Dyson then takes a picture of the triskele and then removes it using a towel. Mark comments: "I thought you said we weren't supposed to touch anything?" Dyson turns Mark away from the crime scene, leading him away as he answers: "I said you're not supposed to touch anything." As they leave, the victim's blood is seen flowing out of the puddle and recreating a similar looking triskele once more.

After the abbreviated opening, Dyson, Lauren, Tamsin and Bo are seen at the Dal Riata talking about the events that have occurred. Dyson gives Bo a picture of the dead football player and notes that he was killed the night before, being beaten to death and suggesting that the Far cult he has been tracking is involved somehow. Bo is confused and asks why a Fae cult would want to kill a human football player. Tamsin suggests that is it because the player was a "high profile target" and when asked if she knows the player, Tamsin replies with his name, Jack Marshal, his position on the team, and that he was supposed to be the number one pick in the draft in the coming week. Bo comments: "I never knew you were such a sports fan" and Tamsin replies: "I'm not, but he's hot. I mean not you hot but... hot." Lauren notes that the three original victims were all "in the correctional system" and the football player isn't. Asking Dyson what the connection is he reveals that all of the victims had parts of, or the entire symbol on their bodies. Dyson describes the triskele as being a "symbol of death and reincarnation. It's used by end of days cults." Dyson then puts the three images taken of the marks on each of the original three bodies together to make the triskele and places his phone with the triskele in blood beside it. Dyson comments that he believes that "something larger is at play here" and then suggests their next step is to get closer to the football team and to look for further clues. Tamsin comments that they "might look suspicious at a football practise" but Bo's solution is that they go undercover as cheerleaders. Tamsin agrees and when she notes that cheerleaders are recruited for professional teams as well, Lauren is surprised by this. Tamsin then names several NFL cheerleading teams including the Laker Girls, Buffalo Jills and the New Orleans Sensations. When everyone looks at Tamsin she explains: "I have a novelty calendar subscription." Bo comments: "Well bust out your pom-poms TamTam cause it's time to flirt some intel out of a bunch of horny linebackers." When Tamsin agrees, Dyson asks: "Tamsin? A cheerleader?" Tamsin replies: "You don't think I can't dupe a bunch of girls who think clapping is a sport?" Dyson comments: "Well you don't exactly scream perky." which makes Lauren snicker, then add: "I... um... concur." Tamsin replies: "Well, you know what I think?" before cheering: "Gimme a D, gimme a Y, gimme a... suck my balls." and then walks away in disgust before Bo smiles and follow her out of the Dal Riata.

The scene then shifts back to the football stadium where Tamsin, dressed as a cheerleader, and Bo, looking like a coach, are seen walking towards the football cheerleading team as they practise, Tamsin stumbling at one point and Bo catching her before she fell to the ground. As they approach the cheerleaders, Tamsin comments: "I can smell their insecurity from here." Bo replies: "I think it's Ou de Taylor Swift." When Tamsin comments that she "used to beat up girls like this in high school" Bo reminds Tamsin that "now you're one of them so big smile!" Bo then calls out to the cheerleaders and introduces herself and Tamsin as being from the Valcity Valkyries and looking to recruit a new member of their cheerleading team. When one of the cheerleaders ask about Tamsin being there, Bo covers for Tamsin saying that she is from elsewhere and will be competing as well. When a comment is made about Tamsin being "too tall" for a cheerleader, Tamsin starts to become angry with them and Bo has to draw Tamsin away for a moment. When Bo asks Tamsin not to alienate the team, Tamsin answers: "She started it" and asked Bo if she can "kick her boney little ass." Bo reminds Tamsin that she is undercover and to deal with things before they return back to the cheerleaders again, Tamsin commenting: "I could snap her neck and feel no remorse" and Bo replying: "Yes. I have no doubt." When Bo then asks who wants to demonstrate first, Tamsin volunteers, which shocks and surprises Bo. Bo starts to suggest something "simple" but the head cheerleader Brinkley (Anna Hopkins) calls out "Round off double back hand spring back tuck" which Bo agrees to without seeming to understand what that move is exactly. Tamsin agrees, walks into position, and then preforms the move exactly, being applauded for her efforts by the team. Tamsin approaches Brinkley and comments: "You're up Brink-truck" and when Tamsin is told not to touch her, Tamsin comments: "Whatever." Brinkley tells Tamsin: "You want to see how it's really done? Front flip, round off, triple twist." Tamsin then uses her Fae power on Brinkley and asks if she really thinks "you can stick that triple twist?" Brinkley then rushes away in a panic while Tamsin turns around and walks back to Bo with a smile before picking up her pom-poms, Bo commenting "That's just great."

Bo then speaks with one of the male cheerleaders, Derek Finley (Aren Buchholz) who calls himself the "token guy" on the cheerleading team. When Bo comments that he's lucky to be surrounded by girls, he replies: "Not when their cycles are aligned I'm not." Bo asks about the murder and Derek suggests that Brinkley might have been responsible as "if you steal one of her Biore nose strips, you're basically dead." When Bo asks if he knew the murdered player he replies: "I kept my distance. He's a bit of a bully. Especially to Clay." Bo turns to look at the football team, which reveals Clay (Dwain Murphy) to be the quarterback. Bo notices that Clay is not wearing a memorial armband and Derek explains "they weren't exactly BFFs." He further explains that Clay has been getting a lot of attention with the upcoming draft and as such Jake, the murdered player was "harsh" to him and causing Clay problems during games. When Bo suggests that Clay murderer Jake, Derek insists that Clay would not, but adds that Jake "had a lot of enemies." When Bo comments the Ferek doesn't seem to be a fan of Jake's either, he explains that Jake broke his nose the previous year and "it took two surgeries to make it look this good." When Bo asks where Derek was when Jake was killed, Derek pauses and asks why Bo is asking about that, but Bo brushes her question off as her "just wondering." The football team is then shown to run a play and Clay is sacked very hard, crashing to the ground and not moving. Derek rushes towards Clay as do other players and cheerleaders while Bo watches from a distance. Tamsin rushes up to Bo and comments: "I don't think he's getting up." Bo replies: "This team is not having a good week." Clay is shown twitching on the ground and then he jumps up, seemingly uninjured and walks away. Tamsin comments: "There's no way a human could do that." When Bo comments that she thinks Clay isn't human, Tamsin wonders if he might be a Fae cult member and suggests that while she goes to talk to other team members Tamsin gets "up close and personal with QB1." Tamsin walks away, commenting: "Bring it on."

Following the first commercial break, Tamsin is seen walking into the player's locker room. A player tells Tamsin she is: "A tall glass of water" and he "would drink you right up." Tamsin rolls her eyes and dismisses him with the comment: "Try Gatorade asshole." Tamsin then sits beside Clay and strikes up a conversation with him. Clay tells Tamsin that she shouldn't be in the locker room because she being there and talking to him might spell the end of his scholarship. When Tamsin questions Clay about not wearing an armband, he ignores the question, claiming to need to be focused on the big game. Tamsin makes hints and suggestions and implies that Jake's death was a good thing for Clay. Clay admits to hating Jake, but that killing Jake would not be good for himself or his team. Tamsin wonders about Clay's breaking point and then leaves the locker room soon after.

Meanwhile in Lauren's clinic, Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) awakes from a dream while Lauren is standing nearby. Cassie speaks incoherently: "Rain. More Rain. Flood. Storm. It's coming. Darkness." Lauren comments to a member of her staff: "No change. Still recapping the apocalypse." and then orders some testing to be performed on Cassie's blood.

Back at the stadium, Tamsin tells Bo that clay knows something, but he isn't talking. Bo decides to call Lauren in order to find out if Clay is Fae or not. Tamsin suggests that Bo call Dyson as "he can smell them out" but Bo replies: "I'd rather leave the testing to a medical expert." Tamsin comments to herself: "Medical expert huh. That's why you want to call Lauren" and when Bo asks what Tamsin said, she waves her comment off. Lauren answers the call, asking how the cheerleading is going and Bo asks Lauren if she could do some tests on the players to see if any of them, including Clay, are Fae. Lauren replies: "Oh what? Tamsin can't run some tests?" Bo explains to Lauren that she needs her help but Lauren brushes that off as Bo "needing a doctor." Bo tells Lauren: "I need you." Lauren then agrees to "see what I can do" before ending the call. Lauren then tells her assistant that she is going to lunch. When the assistant questions this, noting it is ten in the morning, Lauren replies: "Yeah. I'm the boss." and then leaves. Back at the stadium, Tamsin asks: "You need her huh?" Bo tells Tamsin to: "Stick to flirting with the football players" Tamsin stands in front of Bo and tells her: "Flirting? I have no idea what you are talking about" and then leans in to kiss Bo before walking away.

At the Dal Riata, Trick (Richard Howland) is tending bar as Persephone (Amanda Walsh) enters and takes a seat there. Trick asks what she would like to drink and Persephone answers: "It's been a while. How about a Coquetel." Trick is surprised by the request and comments that he hadn't made one in at least "a thousand years." When Persephone comments that Trick is "making me feel old", he replies that he is "excited" and then wonders if he has all he needs to make one. Trick then looks around the bar and comments: "Ambrosia spirits, bark from the Chuchuhuasi tree soaked in rum. I'm forgetting something." Persephone reminds Trick of needing a boiled egg and Trick fishes one out of a nearby container. As he makes the drink, he comments: "They say that the Ancients called this drink 'the drink of prophesy'. The original cocktail. A classic." Persephone comments: "What can I say? I'm a classic girl." As Persephone takes the finished drink, Trick comments that she must be new and Persephone tells Trick: "I'm just passing through. Maybe I'll stay a while." Trick replies that he should have Persephone sign his ledger, if he knew where it was, that he has had it for centuries and it is the first time he has misplaced it. Persephone notes: "Ancient things have a way of turning up." as she enjoys her drink.

Back at the stadium, Lauren arrives and announces to the players that she is going to perform a random drug test on them. When one player tells Lauren that a test isn't scheduled, she replies: "Well, that's why they call them surprise drug tests. Surprise!" When the player refuses to do so, Lauren gives him the choice of "peeing in a cup or I can draw blood, but if you pee into a cup... I have to watch." The player comments: "No way some tiny lady doctor is going to watch me piss into a cup." Lauren replies: "Blood test it is." The player becomes angry, tells Lauren: "So you like to watch huh?" and then takes off the towel he was wearing and tells Lauren do "come with me." Lauren grabs her testing kit and comments: "You really hit the wrong girl." As Lauren follows the player she calls out to Clay: "You're next QB1."

Dyson is at his gym with Mark, Dyson looking at the evidence he has gathered so far on the Fae cult and trying to put the pieces together. Mark asks Dyson if he "wants to spar" and Dyson agrees, but asks Mark to wait for a moment as he finishes what he is working on. Mark looks at the pictures and comments: "Murders. Right. You think it's that cult you have been tracking?" When Dyson replies: "Could be." Mark asks: "A bunch of Fae chanting in bath robes how bad could it be right?" Dyson explains: "This kind of cult comes with a body count. Heaven's Gate had mass suicides. It was Fae, controlling humans." Mark snickers: "No wonder you are single." Dyson then turns to Mark and tells him to "Show me what you've got." Mark then starts taking practise punches at Dyson, he commenting and encouraging Mark as he does so. Mark begins to ask Dyson if he is seeing anyone, which makes Dyson reply: "Is this boxing or brunch?" When Mark comments: "I'll take that as a no" Dyson replies: "You know what happens to nosey people?" and after Mark takes a few more punches at him, Dyson takes a quick shot at Mark's nose, but does not hit him, laughing as he does so. They are then interrupted by a woman who enters the gym, looking for Dyson. As Dyson replies, Mark punches Dyson once in the stomach, which doesn't faze Dyson, as he leaves the room. The woman apologizes for interrupting Dyson, but adds that Dyson has not returned her phone calls. When Dyson asks who told her where she would find him, she introduces herself as Alyssha Wells (Lisa Marcos), and that she had nowhere else to turn to. She explains that her husband died a few weeks before and that she had seen him recently, very much alive, even after arranging his funeral and "holding his ashes" and not being recognized by him. Alyssha tells Dyson that his sergeant thinks she is crazy, but explained that this was Dyson's case and she needed to talk to him. Dyson tries to explain that the loss of a loved one is terrible and that grief can make someone think they saw something that wasn't there. Alyssha then tells Dyson she took a picture and shows it to Dyson which reveals that Alyssha's husband is the person that Bo called Heratio. Dyson promises to look into things for her and she thanks Dyson, leaving her phone number with him before leaving. Mark then returns and comments: "She's hot." Dyson replies: "Her husband just died." but Mark brushes that off with the answer: "So? She's still hot." When Dyson comments that Alyssha is human, Mark tells Dyson "That's an old bullshit rule that doesn't make any sense." Dyson explains that "It does. It isn't the way of the Fae." Mark rolls his eyes and mumbles: "Okay, whatever Detective Buzzkill" as Dyson looks at the picture Alyssha gave him and the photograph of her husband's dead body when it was in Lauren's clinic.

Meanwhile, Lauren is at her clinic looking at the samples she took from the football players as Bo arrives. Bo asks about Cassie and Lauren tells her that nothing has changed, but also tells Bo that she needs to look at the sample she has under the microscope. When Lauren sees Bo she says in a surprised voice: "Wow. You look... wow." Lauren then explains that she is looking at urine samples from the football players and calls them "fascinating" in that they "reveal all kinds of secrets about the body." Lauren then adds a toxic solution to a set of samples, the samples changing colour as she does so. Then Lauren does so with a last sample and it does not change colour. Lauren tells Bo that she has never seen "anything like it and... it's human." When Bo suggests that they call Trick, Lauren tells Bo that he is on the speaker phone. Trick then tells Lauren that based on what she has told him, while Persephone listens in: "The sample appears to be from a Heraclid, which are not Fae, but a kind of human who have exceptional genes. Strong, fast and incredibly resilient." Lauren asks what would cause "such a mutation" and Trick explains: "Heraclids are descendants of Hercules." When Lauren asks: "Hercules, Hercules?" Trick replies: "The one and only" as Persephone leaves the Dal Riata.

After still another commercial break, Dyson is interrogating Clay about the triskele, what it means, and how many "of you are there", Dyson assuming that Clay is part of the Fae cult. Clay is confused over Dyson's questions and when Dyson threatens to put Clay in prison, thus missing the upcoming game, Clay insists that he knows nothing about the murder. When Clay attempts to leave, Dyson tells Clay that he know his secret which makes Clay pause. When Clay asks what secret, Dyson tells Clay he is a Heraclid, but Clay shows no understanding of what Dyson means by this. When Dyson sees this, he tells Clay: "Just means you got good genes kid" and then leaves.

Dyson meets with Bo in the stadium and tells Bo that Clay does not know he is a Heraclid. Bo comments: "Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Sometimes I think I would be better off not knowing who my father is." When Dyson questions this, Bo replies: "No. I know he's bad. I don't know exactly who he is no. I was just saying." When Dyson comments that Mark spent his life not knowing who his father was, Bo tells Dyson that Mark was lucky to find him. Bo then suggests that if Clay doesn't know he is a Heraclid, then it is unlikely that he is in a Fae cult. Dyson agrees, but does not clear Clay at this time. When Dyson asks if Bo has any leads she takes Dyson to meet Derek. They find Derek in the locker room and Bo introduces Derek to Dyson. When Derek is asked about suspects, he is more than happy to talk about the possibilities, but Dyson turns towards Derek's locker and then asks Derek to open his locker. After doing so, Dyson takes out a blood covered uniform with what Dyson says is the same blood that was at the crime scene. When Derek claims not to know anything about the uniform, Dyson tells Bo that he is taking Derek to the police station.

Meanwhile, Mark is at Dyson's gym working out as Iris (Shanice Banton) enters and greets him. As Mark talks to Iris about "practising", Iris sees Dyson's board with the picture of the murdered football player. They strike up a conversation about how to defend oneself against an enemy, Mark talking of using force and Iris talking about using deception instead. When Mark asks where Iris heard about using deception, she replies: "My parents." Iris then tells Mark that something "is going to happen at the football game" then draws onto Mark's shoulder with her fingertip, making his sweat turn into a triskele as she does so. When Mark sees the triskele, he asks where Iris had seen it before. But before she can answer that question, Mark asks what her parents said exactly and Iris answers: "They said everything is going to go.... boom."

Elsewhere, Tamsin is attending a news conference for Clay when Brinkley confronts her and warns that she will not allow Tamsin to join her cheerleading team for the game, calling Tamsin "delusional." Tamsin replies: "I'm delusional? You're the one that thinks she's going to marry an NFL player." Brinkley rolls her eyes and tells Tamsin that she will have: "a career in cheerleading is five years tops. Which gives me five years to rebrand myself as a life coach. And if I am going to have a lifestyle empire by the time I'm thirty I really don't have time to get married." Tamsin replies: "Wow, you're so motivated." Brinkley comments that she would kill to get recruited, but is counting on Clay to "put in a good word." This makes Tamsin comment that it would be a good thing for Clay to be picked first in the draft and Brinkley sighs: "Obvi." as she leaves the room. Clay then arrives and the press conference begins, the first question being asked about how he and the team are dealing with the loss of Jake, the player that was murdered. Clay comments that he and the team are sad, but will play nonetheless. When Clay is asked about the arrest of Derek, he is flabbergasted and insists that Derek is innocent of the murder and when he is pressed as to why he thinks so, Clay reveals that Derek was with him on the night of the murder and Derek is his boyfriend.

Following another commercial break, Derek and Bo are walking through the college dorm together and then enter Clay's room where he is packing up his things. Bo tells Clay that she knows how hard it is to live with a secret and that he did the right thing, Clay telling Bo that he loves Derek and could not see him be held for a murder he did not commit. Clay then tells Bo that a company called Capital Sports were the people that told Clay he could not reveal his relationship with Derek. When Clay tells Bo that the company are his public relations, Bo tells Clay "they work for you." Clay explains that "a new guy took over the firm and told me I couldn't talk about Derek." Clay adds that they would be watching the game that day and "if we don't win this game my life is over." Bo tells Clay not to worry about the PR reps and to focus on his team.

Back at the Dal Riata, Dyson, Bo and Tamsin are discussing the case. Dyson suggests that they "cast a wider net" and when Dyson asks about Clay, Bo tells him about Clay's PR reps and their company Capital Sports which gets Dyson's attention. Dyson then shows Bo a picture of Kevin Brown who he describes as one of the victims of the elevator crash and Tamsin identifies as Heratio. None of them understands what is going on, but Bo notes that Clay is "their number one client." Mark then arrives and tells Dyson that "something is going to go down at the football game" and explains he got the information from a girl he met that might be in the cult. Bo comes to the conclusion that Clay's comment about being killed if he lost the game wasn't a figure of speech, but Tamsin notes that it is too late to call off the game. When Dyson suggest that they need someone on the field with Clay, Tamsin volunteers to "suit up." Dyson looks at Tamsin in disbelief and asks: "You are going to play football?" Tamsin replies: "Who better than a Valkyrie to protect the players on the field?" When Dyson asks: "Don't you think the guys are going to notice a girl in the huddle?" Tamsin replies: "A little doubt goes a long way. Plus I'm really not a sidelines kind of girl." as she leaves the Dal Riata with Bo.

Tamsin is then seen in the locker room putting on football equipment and then growling as she leaves to join the battle. The football game then begins, the fans cheering as the teams start play. Bo watches the game for a moment, then turns to look up into the stands were the booster boxes are and comments: "Let the game begin" as she walks off. Bo then enters one of the boxes and finds herself face to face with the three possessed humans. Heratio greets her and Bo comments: "Well you just keep popping up don't you?" (At this point it appears that Persephone does not recognize Bo, but as her real identity has not been revealed, she will be continued to be referred to as Persephone.) Persephone asks Heratio id he knows Bo and he replies: "We've met." At the question: "Far or Foe" Bo replies: "In your case, both." iris walks over to Bo and comments: "Wow, you are really pretty." But Heratio warns: "Iris, she's a succubus so no touching. Learned that the hard way." Bo comments: "Still online creepdating single Oracles?" Heratio smirks: "Still pretending to be one?" Bo asks why they took over the PR firm to promote one client and she is told that "Clay is like family." Iris adds that Clay is "famous now, his face is going to be on a protein bar. Peanut Chocolate Fudge. I picked the flavour. "Persephone continues: "The bigger Clay's fan base grows, the better for the family!" When Bo asks why they put a bloody jersey in Derek's locker, Persephone replies that she doesn't know that Bo is talking about, and when Bo presses that they framed Derek for Jake's murder, Persephone brushes that off as: "Murder. Such an ugly word. We prefer risk management." When Heratio comments on Persephone's "spin" she comments: "I wouldn't have to spin if you did your job right." Heratio, in a slightly miffed tone replies: "Things got a little out of hand." Bo cannot believe the commentary as she says: "A little? He was beaten to death." Heratio explains that when Jake found out about Clay's relationship, they decided that something had to be done because there "might be an issue." Bo comments: "So you killed Jake and made Clay keep quiet about his relationship. Real classy." Persephone rants: "Do you think we care about who Clay spends his time with? It's these unevolved humans that seem to care so much. But we had no idea that Clay's announcement would make his fans love him even more." Heratio sighs: "Ah, humans. I guess we underestimated them." Iris adds: "Isn't it sweet?" Persephone then dismisses Bo as: "We'd like to get back to the game." Bo tells her: "If you think we're done here you underestimate me." Persephone tells Heratio to get rid of Bo and when Bo tells Persephone that she has no idea who she is dealing with, Persephone replies: "No. You don't know who you are dealing with." Persephone then sits in a chair and focuses her attention on the game being played. As she does so, her body begins to glow and Bo realizes that Persephone is feeding off of the emotions that the crowd is giving off. When Bo realizes what is happening, she intends to see to it that the game is thrown, but before Bo can do anything, Persephone turns and strikes Bo with a bolt of lightning which throws Bo across the room and out the door which Persephone slams closed a moment later. Persephone then turns to Heratio and asks: "Now, where were we?"

Following still another commercial break, we return to the game with four seconds left and Clay's team being down by five points on their last down of the game. Clay's team is in the huddle with Tamsin there, and she suggests they run a "Hail Mary" play. Clay is unsure, but agrees to the plan and the team lines up to run the play. The play results in Tamsin catching the ball in the end zone and Clay's team winning the game. As the team celebrates, Persephone comments: "Touchdown" as she continues to glow brightly. The team celebrates, Tamsin included and when Brinkley congratulates Tamsin on her catch, Tamsin reveals herself and replies: "I just took your advice" which shocks Brinkley and she walks away in a daze before Tamsin slips away from the celebration. Tamsin tells Bo that they won, but Bo replies in pain: "We just lost. Big time."

Meanwhile, at Dyson's gym, Mark walks in on Dyson speaking with Alyssha. Dyson asks Alyssha if she has family out of town and suggests that she needs a change of scene. Alyssha is devastated by this, saying that she thought that Dyson would take her seriously, but she knows that she saw her husband and she will not stop looking for him. Dyson tells her that he knows she will and tells Alyssha that if she needs him that he will be there for her.

Tamsin and Bo arrive at Bo's place, Tamsin asking what kind of Fae they are dealing with, but Bo has no ideas save that they murdered Jake and they injured her. Bo then shows Tamsin a deep gash on her shoulder where she had been struck by Persephone's lightning. Bo tells Tamsin that she has never felt anything like it before and she can still feel the pain from it, adding "she struck me with lightning." Tamsin allows Bo to feed on her, but this seems to have no effect on the injury that Bo has suffered. Bo tells Tamsin that she feels fine, but the marks on her shoulder will not go away. Tamsin comments: "These Fae are strong. Crazy strong." Bo then suggests they need to talk to Trick, but Tamsin insists that Bo look after herself first. As Tamsin leaves she tells Bo: "What are girlfriends for?" and Bo sighs: "Girlfriends."

After the final commercial break, Bo, Dyson, Lauren. Tamsin and Trick are at the Dal Riata trying to put the pieces of the mystery together. Bo begins with: "Three humans. All killed in the elevator crash." Dyson continues: "and then possessed by some kind of Fae." Lauren adds: "and woke up in my clinic and killed Lisa." Trick points out Persephone and notes: "This one was here today." and adds: "She wanted a drink. A very old one." Bo picks up Heratio's picture and states: "Well I went on a date with this one." Tamsin looks at the picture and comments: "Creepfest. He's the one that's targeting the Oracles." Lauren replies: "and showed them something so awful they removed their eyes." Trick suggests: "Perhaps so they couldn't foresee what was coming." Dyson then asks why they chose the three humans in particular and Tamsin sighs: "More importantly, who the hell are they?" Bo points out: "They said Clay was like family" then picks up Persephone's picture before continuing: "And she was feeding off the crowd." Lauren asks how she was feeding and Bo explains: "Every time Clay scored the crowd would cheer and she glowed." Tamsin wonders: "Like a Fae Stage Mom?" Trick states: "Like a proud parent." Trick then relates: "When I was a boy. I heard stories of an ancient order that channeled their children's energy to gain power." Lauren wonders if the Fae that attacked Bo are connected to Clay and Trick notes: "Clay is a Heraclid, s descendant of Hercules." Lauren notes that Hercules was the father of Zeus." Trick explains that humans have many names for the Ancients, but they have not existed for thousands of years." Bo wonders if they have returned and Trick explains: "If the legends are true, the Ancients are the most powerful Fae family that ever lived." Bo sighs: "And they just fed off hundreds of people."

The final scene of the episode begins with Heratio walking through an apartment carrying Trick's ledger which he then shows to Persephone, pointing out Bo's signature and name there. Persephone comments: "So she's the one" with Heratio adding: "and only." Persephone is not pleased that Bo found them sooner than she had expected and blames Heratio for that. Iris is standing nearby, breathing on a window and making it fog over before drawing the triskele with her finger there. Persephone yells at Iris to stop doing so, but Iris ignores her and only pays attention when Heratio asks her to stop. Heratio then asks how Bo finding them is his fault and Persephone reminds him: "The whole point of my plan was discretion." Heratio demands that she stop "referring to it as your plan." Iris asks them to stop fighting and Heratio insists they are not fighting, "just talking." and Persephone tells Iris: "Your father just made a mistake that's all. Actions have consequences. We need to move fast." When Heratio does not agree, Persephone replies: "I'm over talking" and walks away from him. Heratio insists "it's too soon" but Persephone tells him: "It's not my fault is it." When he asks about discretion, and if she is over that, Persephone replies: "Yes. I am." as she looks out the window with Iris, Heratio joining them both there. Heratio attempts to calm her down, asking her not to be so rash and talk about it over dinner, but Persephone replies, a hard look in her eyes: "I'm thinking takeout. Looks like it is going to storm." As she finishes speaking there is the sound of thunder and lightning flashes in the sky as the three look out over the city.

Questions in this Episode

  • So what is the deal with Mark? First wants nothing to do with Dyson, then seems to be living at Dyson's place and tagging along to crime scenes. A change in attitude or something else?
  • How exactly does the triskele return after Dyson wipes it away? If the body was removed and the blood was being cleaned up, would the symbol keep returning?
  • Why doesn't Lauren share what Cassie is saying? Wouldn't some of that information be useful to Trick or someone else? Might there not be a clue for them to figure out what is going on?
  • Just how clueless is Bo being of late with her relationships? It's obvious that she is having problems with both Lauren and Tamsin, but seems not to be doing anything about it, if not fanning the flames between Lauren and Tamsin as time goes on.
  • Considering that the Ancient thought to be Persephone did not recognize Bo, it is likely that it isn't Persephone.
  • So what would have happened if Clay lost the game?
  • What do negative emotions do to the Ancients?
  • Have they been playing Bo and the others from the beginning as Iris seemed to suggest when she was talking to Mark?
  • Why, when their team was on offence, were the cheerleaders chanting 'defence' when the last play was being run in the game?
  • Why can't Bo heal herself from the damage that Persephone inflicted on her?
  • Bo lighting Persephone's candle obviously started the arrival of the Ancients, so wouldn't snuffing out the candle end things?
  • Are the Ancients an actual family or just call themselves that?
  • What are the plans of the Ancients?
  • As the Ancients know who Bo is and what she is capable of, what do they intend to do about Bo interfering with them, or stopping them?

Answers in this Episode

  • The stadium which was used for exterior shots during this episode is Birchmount Stadium, which is part of Birchmount Park at 93 Birchmount Road in Scarborough. You can find out more about this location here.
  • It appears that Mark is tagging along with Dyson to crime scenes, using Dyson's gym and possibly living at Dyson's place.
  • The symbol that has been appearing in the series during the Fifth Season is called a triskelion or triskele and is usually a motif consisting of three interlocked spirals, three bent human legs, or three bent/curved lines extending from the center of the symbol. You can find out more about this symbol here.
  • A continuity error in the episode appears when Dyson reveals the image of the triskele he took to Bo, Lauren and Tamsin. The image is not the same as the one he was shown taking earlier, nor does it match the last image of the triskele seen before the opening credits rolled.
  • Dyson describes the triskele as being a "symbol of death and reincarnation." He also notes that the triskele is used by end of days cults.
  • Tamsin claimed to beat up perky girls when she was in high school.
  • According to Lauren, Cassie has been "recapping the apocalypse" over and over again while she has been under Lauren's care.
  • A Coquetel is described as "the original cocktail" by Trick and is made with Ambrosia spirits, bark from the Chuchuhuasi tree soaked in rum, and a boiled egg. According to Trick, it is said that the Ancients called this drink 'the drink of prophesy'.
  • A Heraclid, which are not Fae, are a kind of human who have exceptional genes and are descendants of Hercules. They are strong, fast and incredibly resilient according to Trick.
  • It appears that Heratio took over a public relations company soon after taking over Kevin Brown's body. In doing so he came into contact with the wife of the deceased man which then helped Dyson to connect the dots about what was going on.
  • This episode marks the first time Iris has her name revealed.
  • Heratio has warned the other two Ancients not to allow Bo to touch them.
  • Tamsin played the role of a cheerleader and a football player in this episode.
  • Tamsin caught the winning pass at the end of the game.
  • Persephone seems to have the ability to throw lightning bolts.
  • It appears that the Ancients, at least Persephone, feeds from the emotions that humans send out to what can be described as her children. The method however is unclear.
  • Bo was struck by lightning from Persephone which left an injury on her shoulder that Bo's normal feeding and healing process could not repair.
  • The Ancients seem to fight among themselves a lot of the time.
  • The Ancients appear to have taken possession of a luxury apartment somewhere in the city.
  • Bo, Tamsin, Lauren, Dyson and Trick are all now aware of all of the information they have gathered, that all three stolen human bodies are alive and pose a threat. It is not clear however if any of them are aware that Mark has been seeing Iris.
  • The purpose and plans of the Ancients are not known at the end of this episode.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 While initially it appeared that this character was Persephone, she was revealed to be named Zee in Here Comes the Night. As such all plot references to this character are as Persephone until that episode when her correct name is used going forwards in the series.
  2. http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/lost-girl-season-five-ratings-36416/

Episode Review on Succubus.Net

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