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"Destiny's Child"
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Bo introduces Rainer, also known as The Wanderer, as her destiny
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 9
Overall Episode 57
Directed by Steve DiMarco
Written by Steve Cochrane
Produced by Vanessa Piazza
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by Craig Wright
Editing by Dale Gagne
Production Code 409
Original Air Date January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Rachel Skarsten - Tamsin
Kyle Schmid - Rainer (The Wanderer)
Jennifer Dale - Leviathan
Jonathan Watton - Huginn
Joris Jarsky - Muninn
Jadyn Wong - Dao Ming

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Bo goes in search of The Wanderer, finds him and returns, declaring him to be her destiny

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Destiny's Child was the ninth episode of the fourth season of the series, and the fifty-seventh overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on January 12, 2014, at 10 PM Eastern time.


Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 4
  • Episode Number: 9 (57th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Destiny's Child
  • Directed by: Steve DiMarco
  • Writing credits: Steve Cochrane
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: January 12, 2014 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 730,000[1]

Cast

A promotional Image of the Season Four cast of Lost Girl from the official website at showcase.ca/lostgirl From left to right: Richard Howland as Trick, Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin, Anna Silk as Bo, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson, Zoie Palmer as Lauren and K.C. Collins as Hale.
Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kris Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Rachel Skarsten Tamsin
Kyle Schmid Rainer (The Wanderer)
Jennifer Dale Leviathan
Jonathan Watton Huginn
Joris Jarsky Muninn
Jadyn Wong Dao Ming
Glenda MacInnis Huginn's Wife

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Spring Flowering Courtesy of APM Music

Plot

Short Summary

Bo opens the container of black smoke and a being named Huginn emerges who claims he can bring Bo back to the Death Train. Bo makes a deal and leaves with him to find his ex-wife and brother to seek revenge on them, but this turns out to be a lie and Bo is forced to escape to Hell. While there, Bo is forced to play a game of riddles with Leviathan in order to win her freedom, but is told that someone she loves will die soon. Bo returns to face Huginn and his brother and with the help of Dyson and Lauren, forces them to take her back to the Death Train. Trick goes to seek help to recover what he believes are important memories and in doing so reveals that he is responsible for many deaths over his life and that he also was responsible for writing Rainer, also known as The Wanderer, out of history and in doing so, created everything that is happening in the current time. Kenzi demands answers from Trick but when he refuses, she searches Trick’s lair with Tamsin and finds Trick’s book of blood and uses some of Trick’s blood to be able to read it. Tamsin has a vision of her past where it is revealed that Trick used Tamsin in order to remove Rainer from history, making him wander outside of time for eternity. Bo returns to the Death Train and confronts a man there who appears to be The Wanderer, the two fighting a short time before Bo seems to fall to his control. Bo then returns to her friends and with Rainer at her side, claims that he is not her enemy or her father, but rather is her destiny.

Detailed Summary

The episode opens with some flashbacks to previous episodes which include: The Una Mens imprisoning Hale (K.C. Collins) for bringing Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) into their presence and Bo (Anna Silk) confronting Vex (Ksenia Solo) over her being Dark Fae, but he claiming to know nothing about that. Hale telling Kenzi that when he walks into a room, she is the only one he can think of while they share a kiss. A quick shot of Bo follows of her using the music box once owned by Ianka to try to unlock her memories and that is followed by the scene where Dyson and Bo discover the mark that was placed upon her by The Wanderer. This is followed by the Una Mens asking Trick (Richard Howland) why the Blood King was overthrown, the answer being he became corrupt and finally the last moments of the previous episode where Kenzi gave Bo the box that had been addressed to her and she is shown opening it to reveal the sealed bottle of black smoke which had been used to take her to The Wanderer previously.

The actual episode opens with the Death Train travelling through the darkness, destination unknown. The scene then moves to inside of the train where a man is seen wearing a welder's helmet and using an arc welder in an attempt to repair the train which seems to be falling apart. He pauses in his work and then a section of the train is ripped away revealing the darkness outside before he returns to his work. As the scene ends, the camera pans to the floor where the crown with Bo's name written inside of it can be seen.

Bo is then seen at the Dal Riata with Kenzi, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), Lauren (Zoie Palmer) and Trick. Trick asks Bo "What's this about?" and Bo replies "It's about time." Bo tells the others that she is Dark Fae, and that she was taken by The Wanderer, who Bo has no idea who he is or what he wants, or what happened when she was with him before and she doesn't like that she has no answers. Bo then explains that she will "get to the bottom of this once and for all", says thank you to Kenzi, and then opens the box with the bottle of black smoke in it and removes it. Trick asks if Bo is out of her mind, but she warns him to stay back. Kenzi asks: "Okay wait a minute Patty Hurst, is that not the same that took you from this shit hole in the first place?" Bo's retort is: "Kenz, it you have a hell shoe in your boot collection, now's the time." When Kenzi tries to approach Bo, Dyson stops her and tells Kenzi that it is Bo's decision to make and Lauren announces that she agrees with Dyson on this point. As Bo thanks them for their support, Dyson tells the other that they must stand with Bo and "face this Wanderer together." Bo attempts to say something, but Trick interrupts saying: "I feel like I'm in a room of children!" Bo yells over the discussion which is ignoring her but is not head as Trick continues: "She could be taken again. Lost. We might not get her back this time!" Bo again tries to speak, but is again ignored as Lauren states: "She could also open that jar and..." But, before Lauren can finish her sentence, Kenzi grabs the jar away from Bo and moves away with it. Bo demands that Kenzi give the bottle back, but she refuses saying that she will not allow Bo to be taken again and tries to run away but Bo takes hold of her, pulling the bottle away and catching it before it shatters on the floor. Bo then confronts the others, telling them that not knowing the truth is "driving me crazy" and she opens the bottle, exclaiming: "This has to end now!" Trick arms himself with a broken mop handle and Kenzi takes a fork, commenting: "Oh what the hell" while Dyson and Lauren stand behind them both. Bo then opens the bottle and the black smoke slowly rises from it A tendril of the smoke touches Trick which makes him groan in pain before it moves away behind where Bo is standing and then forms into a man, dressed in black. Bo asks: "Friend or foe pal?" and the man replies: "By the look of you lot, I'd say you were betting on foe."

Following the opening credits, the man introduces himself as Huginn (Jonathan Watton) and he adds that he is "the humble servant of The Wanderer and for the time being I mean you no harm." Huginn surveys the group and then calls Kenzi a "pretty little thing" and Kenzi thanks him for doing so. Huginn then goes on to explain that he is The Wanderer's "thought" and goes from plane to plane gathering information for him about certain women. Bo states that she believes they have met and Huginn tells Bo that he and his brother Muninn were responsible for taking her away to The Wanderer as he describes it: "Brought to her father's train, so it was written so it was said." Bo questions Huginn's use of the word father and he claims that The Wanderer is a "great man and a father to many." Trick asks why The Wanderer does not show himself, instead hiding behind lies and "cheap theatrics" and Huginn replies: "I really don't know. Perhaps you can tell me why the Blood King has to hide behind the bar of a local watering hole?" Trick answers that he has no idea what Huginn is talking about and Huginn tells Trick his "poker face is lousy. But then again it always was." Bo then interrupts and tells Huginn that she needs to return to the Death Train but Huginn insists that he has no idea where the train is because he had been locked away in the bottle the moment that Bo arrived on the train the first time by his brother. When Bo asks why, Huginn explains that his brother wanted Huginn's wife and that was why he was imprisoned. Bo again demands to be taken to the train but Huginn's answer is that he will only do so if Bo helps him take revenge on his brother and ex-wife and in doing so his brother Muninn would know where the train is. Bo agrees to this but before they can leave, both Dyson and Lauren approach Bo, intending to join her. Huginn refuses, willing only to take Bo with him and no one else. Lauren refuses to back down and Huginn threatens to leave but Bo turns to Lauren and Dyson, telling them that she loves them both but she needs to "do this alone." Bo then returns to Huginn, who tells Bo that if she is an enemy of The Wanderer he will "flay you to his liking" before he and Bo disappear in a cloud of black smoke. Moments after they do so, Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) arrives and asks what she has missed.

The scene switches to Dyson who is at his home, looking through a locker and removing a weapon and checking it. Lauren walks into the room and he asks: "What took you so long?" Lauren tells Dyson she was "getting her science stuff" and reveals under the jacket she is wearing a series of vials and needles that are hidden there. She tells Dyson: "You've got your weapons and your Wolf, I've got my brains... Let's go get our girl" and adding: "I'm ready to kick some crow ass." Dyson hands Lauren a knife, telling her: "I know you have your brains and your science, but it would make me feel better if you also had a knife." There is a pause, then Lauren says: "Thank you Dyson" and he replies: "You're welcome Doctor Lewis." A look is shared and then Dyson adds: "You know, I'm not sure I could either." When Lauren asks what he means, Dyson answers: "Choose." Lauren smiles and replies: "I could" and they share a laugh before they leave to find where Bo has been taken.

The scene then moves to Trick who is in his lair seemingly suffering from a headache as Kenzi and Tamsin enter and Tamsin asks Trick why he was so upset about Huginn. Trick tries to brush off the question, saying he has no idea what Kenzi is talking about, but Tamsin comments that they don't believe him. Trick reminds Tamsin that she once worked for The Wanderer, which makes Kenzi defend Tamsin but Trick then attempts to leave. When Kenzi tries to stop him, reminding Trick that he is their "Trickopedia" he tells Kenzi he "does not have time for this" and tries again to leave. Kenzi then confronts Trick about his not helping Bo at all since she was taken by The Wanderer and pleads for "the old Trick that knows things and wants to help people." Trick becomes angry and yells: "I don't have time to explain myself to a human and a low life!" Both Kenzi and Tamsin are shocked by Trick's words into silence and then he apologizes, asking them to "leave it be, I'm begging you" and then leaving the two behind as he leaves his lair. After Trick leaves, Kenzi comments: "He's really hiding something isn't he?" When Tamsin agrees, Kenzi tells her they have only one choice. Tamsin asks: "Take a dump in his bed?" but Kenzi tells her that they are going to snoop around Trick's lair and see what they can find out on their own.

Elsewhere, Bo and Huginn arrive in what appears to be a cemetery. When Bo begins to walk away and almost steps on what appears to be a fresh grave, Huginn stops her and warns that she cannot step on the graves as they are at a Fae burial ground and if she does so she will be "sucked down to Irkalla by Leviathan." When Bo asks what Irkalla is, she is told "Some call it Hell, some call it the Netherwords... I call it France." When Bo just looks at him, Huginn continues: "Usually kills in Britain." Bo questions why they came to the cemetery and Huginn explains that he and his brother used to live there, explaining that Crows like him are more comfortable being around death, adding that they travel between "the living world and the afterlife" adding that the cemetery to them is "quite homey." There is the sound of a crow cawing and they turn to look at it, Huginn greeting the crow as his brother which transforms in a cloud of black some into Muninn (Joris Jarsky). He calls the meeting a "pleasant surprise" comparing it to being eaten by a dog and Huginn comments that his brother is a "poet. Dumb as dog shite but a poet nonetheless." When Huginn and Bo move to attack Muninn, he calls out a crow's caw and there is the sound of a flock of crows approaching quickly. As each crow appears, it transforms into its human form. As each does, Huginn and Bo recite a poem: "One for Sorrow. Two for Mirth. Three for a Funeral. Four for Birth. Five for Heaven. Six for Hell." Muninn completes the verse with: "And seven is the Devil, his own self." Bo looks around and comments: "Excellent. Because I like those odds."

After a commercial break, Bo is seen running through the cemetery for a moment before another Crow appears, this being Huginn's Wife (Glenda MacInnis) and blocks her way. She greets Huginn who tells her he will enjoy eating the heart out of her chest. Her retort is that he should have been better at eating other things and they would still be together. Huginn then turns to Bo and asks if they should run, Bo answering why not, and they both do so.

Back at Trick's Lair, Kenzi and Tamsin continue to search for clues, Tamsin bemoaning that all there seems to be are books. When she discovers a book with blank pages, Kenzi rushes over and takes the book from Tamsin, explaining that after Bo battled Aife, Kenzi found Trick passed out in his lair, bleeding and having written in the book with his own blood to change reality, but it also caused The Garuda to appear as the cost of doing so. Tamsin asks Kenzi if "messing with the blood writings is a bad idea, even for us?" Kenzi explains that she saw Trick's reaction to Huginn and what the smoke did to Trick makes her believe that Trick is involved with things somehow and the answers they need are in Trick's past. Tamsin tries to change Kenzi's mind, but she refuses saying that Bo has always been there for her from the beginning and now she needs to do the same for Bo. Tamsin relents and then asks what they need to do next and Kenzi replies they need some of Trick's blood. When Tamsin points out that will be a problem, Kenzi remembers that Trick told her that he used to store some of his blood in an ink well and then need to find it.

Meanwhile, Trick has arrived at his destination, looking for Wai Lin, the Luduan he knew from his past and had visited before in order to obtain something he needed in a previous episode. She however is not present and instead Trick finds her sister Dao Ming (Jadyn Wong) there instead. Trick comments that it is nice to see her, but Dao Ming tells Trick that he shouldn't try to lie to her as she knows when the truth is being told. When Trick asks where Wai Lin is, Dao Ming asks if Trick is there to "win her back", and Trick answers that she knows why he is there. Dao Ming reminds Trick that she is not a mind reader, only a "simple Fae that can find the truth." Trick tells her that he no longer lives as royalty and Dao Ming tells Trick that she "meant men. Lairs. Every last one of you." Trick asks for help in finding answers, but Dao Ming tells Trick that her sisters is away dealing with some "international negotiations." Trick asks if Wai Lin is back at the United Nations, but Dao Ming replies: "Facebook. The world has changed what can I say... Barkeep?" Trick asks for her help, but Dao Ming refuses, saying that she "doesn't feel like it" and when Trick looked for answers before it "didn't do you much good." Trick explains that there is a memory that has been blocked and he needs to have that block removed. Dao Ming demands to know why she should help Trick after "all that you have done to my family." Trick's answer is that Dao Ming hates the person that blocked the memory. When asked who that is, Trick answers: "Me. I think I did this to myself." Dao Ming calls this revelation "interesting" and picks up a cigarette. When Trick asks about using herbs to help in finding the truth, Dao Ming laughs and calls them "antiquated parlour tricks. Hardly worth it these days." Dao Ming agrees to help Trick, but on the condition that she can ask any question she wants of Trick and he must allow her to have the truth from him, regardless of the pain he may face. Trick agrees: "Fine. For my Granddaughter's safety, I give you my Blood Oath." Dao Ming then asks her first question: "Why did you pick my sister over me?" As Trick takes a chair he sighs: "Oh boy."

Back in the cemetery, Bo and Huginn have been cornered by the other Crows and when Bo tells Huginn they will have to fight their way out, he walks over to join the other Crows, revealing that he had been lying to Bo and that The Wanderer is his Father as well. He also reveals that The Wanderer was the one that placed him in the bottle and he now hates him. Bo asks about his wife, and Huginn tells Bo that they are "very much in love I'm afraid." Bo asks what all of this has to do with her and Muninn tells Bo that she is of "particular interest" to The Wanderer and in order to seek their revenge they would kill Bo. When asked why they lied to her, Huginn replies: "It's hardly any fun killing someone outright" and Muninn bemoans that without the thrill of the chase there's no fun in it at all, and Huginn finishing with how he loves to watch "their expressions change when they know they have been double-crossed." Bo smiles and replies: "Then I'll enjoy the looks on your faces when I disappoint you." Huginn laughs, telling Bo she is trapped and surrounded, having no place to go. Bo looks around, replies: "No one is slitting my throat today or anytime soon" and then falls backwards onto one of the fresh graves and vanishes from sight. Afterwards, Muninn comments: "Huh. I did not see that coming."

Returning from yet another commercial break, Bo arrives in Irkalla, what appears to be an underground cavern and finds herself being taunted by a woman that she cannot see: "Both brown and blue. Both strong and gentle. Virtuous yet lustful." When Bo demands that she appear, a woman walks out of the shadows, claiming that she knows Bo. When Bo asks if she is Leviathan (Jennifer Dale), Leviathan presses a clawed hand against Bo's chest but then the forced away by the mark which The Wanderer placed upon her. Leviathan demands to know where Bo received the mark she bears and Bo tells her: "You mean the hand hickey on my chest? Some guy on a train." Bo then demands to know the way out, but Leviathan tells Bo: "I have been searching for that mark for 600 years. It was supposed to be mine. They kept it from me. I want it. I need it." Bo tells Leviathan that she "wants and needs to get back to that graveyard," Leviathan replies that no one has ever left from Irkalla. Leviathan demands that Bo give her the mark she bears, Bo tells her to take it as she draws her knife and prepares to defend herself. Leviathan gleefully calls out: "Excellent! A game of riddles then!" Bo is confused, asking: "What? There are no Angry Birds in Irkalla?" Leviathan demands to know if Bo agrees to the challenge and Bo eventually does so.

Returning to Trick and Dao Ming, she asks Trick when he first used his blood to change history. Trick art first claims not to know, that he does not remember, but after Dao Ming makes him suffer for a time, Trick answers: "The Damghan Earthquake. The Damghan leaders became defiant and unruly. They needed to be taught a lesson." Dao Ming next asks how many it killed and Trick answers: "Over 200,000 souls. It was a massacre. But it prevented a larger massacre, a genocide!" The next question asked is how many souls is Trick responsible for killing and he answers: "Millions!" Dao Ming then asks: "Who do you love most?" Trick attempts to lie, saying it is Isabeau, but is forced to admit: "Me! I am the first son of this Earth! I am the one to be worshiped!" Dao Ming gloats over this admission for a moment, but then sees that Trick is bleeding from his nose and groaning in severe pain. Frightened, she pulls away from him and does not wish to continue. Trick begs her to continue, but she tells Trick: "Whatever is buried in there does not wish to come out." She admits that she is: "Frightened of what it could be, what it could mean for all of us." Trick pleads that Bo's life is in danger and she is "all I have left of my line." Trick again begs her to continue and she agrees to do so.

Returning to Bo and Leviathan, Leviathan poses the riddle: "I am black as night and as bright as day. As cold as March and as warm as May. What am I?" Bo paces and considers for a moment, then looks down to see a wisp of fog passing over a puddle and then, when Leviathan demands an answer, Bo replies: "Fog. You're fog! Right? That's the answer!" Leviathan shrieks in anger, then says: "Your turn princess." Bo taunts her with: "Huh. Not big on losing are you Levi?" Leviathan tells Bo the hame is not over and warns Bo not to call her Levi again.

At that moment, Kenzi and Tamsin are still searching Trick's lair for some of his blood. Tamsin tells Kenzi: "It's not here" but Kenzi demands that she keep looking. Tamsin walks away and there is a noise which Kenzi tells Tamsin is "gross" but Tamsin tells Kenzi that the noise was made by the floor as she looks down. Finding a loose board there, Tamsin removes it to find a hidden compartment and within it there is a brightly coloured box. Kenzi asks what it is and Tamsin calls it a Tamatebako. Kenzi is confused, calling it a "Tomato Bacon?" Tamsin explains it is a Japanese folding box and tells the story of a fifth century fisherman named Urashima Taro met a turtle who was the cursed daughter of an Emperor. She gave the fisherman a magical box and Tamsin believes that the box she holds is that specific one. Kenzi asks: "Make a wish magical box or have a late period magical box?" Tamsin answers: "Like protect you from evil but don't you dare open it unless you know the combination magical box." She continues to explain that the box can be opened from all sides, but the combinations are endless. Kenzi comes to the conclusion that Trick must have hidden his blood within the box and tells Tamsin: "Tammy. This may be the single most frightening irresponsible thing we have ever done." Tamsin asks: "More irresponsible than the time we snuck into the Fae veteran's hospital and switched charts because you were having period cramps..." Kenzi puts her hand over Tamsin's mouth and reminds her "we would never talk about that again. Yes." Tamsin looks at the box and says: "Let's totally do it" and KenzI answers: "Agreed."

Elsewhere, Leviathan is becoming impatient as Bo attempts to figure out a riddle, calling Bo once again "Princess." Bo warns Leviathan not to call her that again and adds that she hasn't played a lot of riddle games, calling them "not really a thing, kind of old fashioned, sort of like everything about you." Leviathan warns Bo not to mock her which Bo brushes off. Bo then riddles Leviathan: "She's brilliant. He's strong. Her life is little. His life is long. Both loves are pure. Both loves are true. If you were I, who would you choose?" Leviathan seems perplexed by the question and attempts to solve the riddle, choosing first Lauren, saying that Bo "wears her humanity like a shield", then Dyson, climbing that Bo "craves strength" but not being sure until Bo presses her for her choice and Leviathan chooses Dyson. Bo however tells Leviathan that there is no answer to the riddle and thus wins the contest and her freedom. Leviathan tells Bo she cheated, but Bo relies: "Ah, no. I Bo'd it. And yes, that is trademarked." Leviathan warns Bo that she will make Bo pay, but Bo promises to send her "a snack." Leviathan then tells Bo that she will see her again as "someone you love very much will soon be dead." Bo asks who Leviathan means, but she does not answer and sends Bo back from where she came.

Following another commercial break, Bo has returned to the Fae burial ground where the Crows are arguing among themselves. Huginn and his brother Muninn discuss what they will do when The Wanderer has fallen into the Abyss, Huginn talking about the riches they have hidden around the world and Muninn more interested in world domination. Bo then leaves her hiding place and shoves one of the Crows into a fresh grave sending them to Irkalla. Bo then runs away with all of the Crows save Huginn, his wife and Muninn who stay behind. Muninn comments: "Well. I didn't see that coming." Bo then manages to duck as the three Crows that had chased after her which makes them fall into other graves. She then returns to the remaining Crows where Bo tosses one more Crow into a grave before approaching Huginn, his wife and Muninn and comments: "Well what do you know. Three for a girl." They tell Bo she is "sadly outnumbered" but then Dyson appears and takes Huginn by the throat, telling him not to be so sure. Lauren takes hold of Muninn and holds two needles to his throat as Huginn's wife begins to run away, but as Muninn warns her to watch her step, disappears into a grave as well. Muninn shrugs and tells his brother: "I've seen marriages end in worse ways." Huginn asks how Dyson found them and he replies: "The stench of crow. Easy enough." Muninn sniffs and, again, says: "You know I didn't see that coming" and his brother can only roll his eyes and tell him to "shut up."

Tamsin and Kenzi are working at opening the box in the meantime. Kenzi opens one side of the box first and when she finishes there is a loud scream from the box and she drops it. Opening the opposite side a clown's laugh sounds in the room which makes Kenzi snort and she calls the box: "really weird." As they both lean in over the top of the box, Kenzi opens that side of it and a knife shoots out, embedding itself in the ceiling above them. Kenzi then offers the box to Tamsin and asks: "You want to do the next one?" Tamsin's answer is a tilt of her head and a sideways look at Kenzi.

Back at the Fae burial grounds, Huginn and his brother Muninn are forced to the ground by Dyson and Lauren. When Huginn tells Dyson he doesn't need to be violent, he tells him: "Shut it or I'll tear your throat out." Lauren warns Muninn: "And I'll pump you so full of Fae STDs your little egg fertilizers will drop right off." Dyson comments: "Wow. Intense." Lauren asks: "Too much?" and Dyson replies: "No, it's good." Muninn comments: "You have to admit brother they have a certain panache." Huginn replies: "I should have let mother kill you." Bo interrupts: "Okay Heckle, Jeckle, I need to get back on that train. Now." Huginn tells Bo that "once you betray someone they hardly welcome you back into their lives with open arms. Unless there is a sword in each one." Muninn tells Bo that if they go back on the train they both will be killed and "you might as well do your worst." Bo then turns to Dyson and asks what his worst would be and he replies: "I could disembowel them. Let them swim around in their own entrails for a little while... That's painful." Lauren comments: "Ooof. Excruciating." Lauren's answer when asked by Bo is: "Well I could inject them with the larvae of the Faebot fly, a little bugger that would take over their central nervous system make them do all sorts of horrible things to themselves, you know, self mutilation, internal bleeding." Bo smiles and says: "I like that one." Huginn then tells Bo "Alright, we get the picture." He then offers that he and his brother will take Bo back to the train but the moment Bo touches the train's floor she will allow them to leave. Bo agrees to the deal and pulls the two away from Lauren and Dyson to prepare to leave. Before they can do so, Dyson and Lauren both ask Bo not to leave them behind and let them help her. Bo refuses, again telling them that she needs to go alone. Dyson reminds Bo they are her family, Lauren adding "weird, complicated" then Dyson putting in "dysfunctional family." Lauren continues: "But we are your family nonetheless." Bo replies: "You are my family and I am the luckiest girl in the whole world which is why I cannot allow you risk your lives for me." Bo then blows a kiss, saying "Catch lover" before she takes hold of the brothers and commands them to "fly" and they disappear a moment later into black smoke. In the aftermath, Lauren looks at Dyson and tells him: "You know that kiss was for me right?" Dyson smiles and replies: "Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that."

After still another commercial break, Dao Ming is still questioning Trick, her next question being: "What is the worst thing you have ever done?" Trick first claims not to remember, but Dao Ming forces him to tell the truth twice more making Trick groan and cry in pain before, quite suddenly, Trick's expression changes and he beings to smile and laugh evilly. Trick then says: "You ridiculous cheap low born Fae. Do you have any idea how powerful I am? I could open my veins right now and write you out of history for good." Dao Ming uses her powers once more and Trick cries out: "Like I did Rainer!" As Trick says those words there is a blast of wind that rushes through the room they are in, shaking everything around them and making Dao Ming swirl around her. Trick groans once more as he returns to normal and gasps: "That's it. I remember. I remember who The Wanderer is. How he came to be. What he is now. And why I haven't been trying to... Because I... I did I this? Did I do this? I created all of this didn't I?" Dao Ming has an odd smile as she tells him: "So sad Fitzie. You tried so hard to walk away from your power to make things right. But in the end. The past will always find a way. Even you. Even the all powerful Blood King. Even your power is a curse. Even you cannot escape fate." Dao Ming then leans back in her chair and laughs. Trick asks her what is so funny and she tells him: "With all of your ability to change the future no matter what you do you're still powerless to change your nature." Trick then pulls himself from his chair, telling her that he needs to find Bo and warn her. As he leaves, Dao Ming tells Trick that she will tell her sister that he came by.

Back in Trick's lair, Kenzi and Tamsin are together working on the final two sides of the box and unwrapping it. As they open both sides, within are revealed several bottles of Trick's blood and Kenzi whispers: "Shit just got real." Kenzi takes one of the bottle out and when Tamsin asks what they do next, Kenzi's answers: "Finger-paint?" Tamsin asks if Kenzi is kidding, but when she doesn't have a better idea Kenzi opens Trick's book to a blank page and then pours some of Trick's blood on the page before using a finger to write Bo's name in blood on that page. When nothing happens, Kenzi slams her hand on the table and moves away from the book. Tamsin suggests that Trick might have to write in the book, or perhaps someone that Trick has written about has to as she touches it. Tamsin then finds she cannot let go of the book and as she and Kenzi try to free her, the pages of the book turn from blank page to blank page.

Bo in the meantime has arrived back on the Death Train where she finds it deserted and she begins to walk through the train in search of The Wanderer.

Tamsin and Kenzi continue to struggle with Trick's book, Tamsin unable to let go of it and then Tamsin's name appears written in blood three times on one page. Her eyes turn dark as when she is using her powers and she says: "I must take his soul. It belongs to me" which frightens Kenzi and she lets go of the book and steps away from Tamsin.

A flashback then occurs, far into the past beside a river which first shows Trick, as the Blood King, saying: "No." Tamsin is then shown kneeling over a body in armour, looking dishevelled and in poor health. She replies: "But this is a warrior's soul. I must take it, it is my purpose." Trick again says only: "No." Tamsin cries out: "You know this Blood King! He has fallen in battle and I must take him to the Einherjar in Valhalla. It is written." Trick scoffs: "Written. Written? If it wasn't written by me then what importance could it have?" Tamsin answers: "But you know what will happen!" Trick dismisses her with: "You overstate your importance vulture. That's right. You're nothing more than carrion. A greedy bird pecking at the helpless dead. My helpless dead." Tamsin cries: I am a Valkyrie! And we are a proud race!" Trick asks: "Then how can you let yourself become so... ugly. So disheveled. So disgusting. You are a shadow of your former self Tamsin." She tells Trick: "My lives are ending. For good this time. And I have made so many mistakes I few my soul is..." Trick continues: "Damned." Tamsin replies: "Yes." Trick says: "To Hell." Tamsin answers "Yes." Trick then places his hand on her chin and offers: "Don't you want to be beautiful again? To rewrite your past? To have new life?" Tamsin begs to him: "More than anything! If only I had more time! I would do things so differently. I would cleanse my soul and wipe my sins away." Trick then places an offer to Tamsin: "I will give you what you desire. But for payment, I must have his soul." Tamsin asks why and Trick answers: "So I may curse him with the words of my blood. For his defiance. For his arrogance. For thinking he could change the laws of the King. So that he will never rise and take arms against my will again. So that his soul will wander in eternity for no one will remember his name. No one will remember Rainer the Defiant." Trick then spits on Rainer's body before turning back to Tamsin and when she nods her acceptance of the deal he offers, Trick cuts his hand, making it bleed and then the vision ends.

We return to Kenzi and Tamsin in Trick's lair where Kenzi finds a hammer and forces Trick's book from Tamsin's grasp. As it falls away, Tamsin collapses in a heap unconscious. Kenzi rushes to her and tries to wake Tamsin up, which she cannot seem to do.

Back in the train, Bo enters a new compartment where she finds the man seen at the beginning of the episode welding it back together again. He stops his work and turns away from Bo, still wearing the welder's mask as Bo asks: "Are you him?" When Bo asks: "Are you Rainer?" He stops moving and begins to remove his gloves, then jacket. Bo calls out: "I asked you a question" as she branches a knife, but he does not turn around. Bo asks: "Are you The Wanderer?" and at that point he removes the welding mask and turns to face Bo revealing himself to be a middle aged man. Bo comments: "Oh. Not really what I was expecting." He then says his first words to Bo: "I knew you would come for me." Bo answers: "Yeah? That makes two of us" and she moves to attack him. Bo manages to take a few knife thrusts at him before he holds Bo fast and places one hand on her shoulder over the mark he gave her. A light surrounds Bo and she gasps in surprise, the fight bleeding out of her. Bo has one hand on his shoulder and he too glows from the power that is passing back from Bo to him. This continues for a new moments and then Bo's expression changes from anger to something close to infatuation.

After the final commercial break, Kenzi frantically continues to try and wake up Tamsin, finally managing to do so. Tamsin leaps up and takes hold of Kenzi, telling her point blank not to trust Trick.

The scene then shifts upstairs in the Dal Raita where Dyson and Lauren are waiting for news about Bo. Trick rushes in and tells them that they need to find Bo immediately. Dyson tells Trick that they lost her and she is back on the train again. Trick tells Dyson they need to "arm up" and to call Hale, Kenzi, Tamsin and "Hell, call Vex." Lauren asks what is going on and Trick tells her: "I know who took Bo. I know who The Wanderer is. His name is Rainer. He's my mortal enemy."

bo then walks into the Dal Riata and calls out: "Hey guys!" Trick and the other rush over to her, Dyson asks Bo if she is okay and she claims to be "great." She then continues: "I... um... I found out why I agreed to be Dark. I found out it was my idea." Everyone in the room is confused, but Bo continues: "It was so I would move heaven and earth to get back on that train. To Rainer. Willingly." Dyson questions this, and Bo answers: "So I could break his curse and free him from the train. And with the whole memory gone thing it became quite a dilemma. I'm sorry that I put all of you through that." Lauren is as confused as Dyson but before Bo can answer her question, Trick looks behind Bo and says: "That's him. That's Rainer." Rainer enters and moves to stand beside Bo, they looking at each other which causes Dyson to bare his teeth and growl, but Bo tells him to stop and listen to her. Bo then explains: "I did all of this because he's not my enemy and he's definitely not my father."

The final images of the episode are Bo looking at Rainer, who has not spoken a word, taking his hand in hers and saying in a soft voice: "He's my destiny." as the episode ends with Dyson, Lauren and Trick looking confused and concerned.

Questions in this Episode

  • It seems like the friendship between Bo and her friends is becoming strained. Is this an effect of The Wanderer in some way?
  • Kenzi referred to the Dal Raita at the beginning of the episode as a "shit hole" something she has never said about it before knowing Trick's feelings about it. Why did she do so?
  • We are told the names of Huginn and Muninn but not that of Huginn's wife or of the other Crows save what they represent in a rhyme that both Huginn and Bo recite when they appear. What are their names?
  • It seems that Trick's attempts to hide that he is the Blood King are unravelling as the series continues. What is the result of this? It is clear that as the Blood King he is a wanted man, so where does that lead to?
  • Is it possible that Rainer, The Wanderer, is the Lost Girl universe's representation of Odin? The appearance of Huginn and Muninn seem to point things further towards that conclusion.
  • Just how many children is Rainer responsible for?
  • Who are those children? Are there many attempts all over the world trying to "create" Bo?
  • It appears that as soon as Huginn left with Bo, Dyson was aware that Bo had not been taken to the Train as she expected. How did that work exactly? Moreover, how is it possible that Dyson could track Bo from such a distance away?
  • It appears that Trick is under a lot of pressure within himself from how he reacted to being questioned by Kenzi and Tamsin. Is this a sign that the Blood King and the personality that goes with that role is returning?
  • How common is the knowledge among Fae that it is not advisable to step on fresh graves in Fae burial grounds? What happens if a human being does so?
  • Trick claims to be the "first son of this Earth." What does this mean exactly?
  • Trick claims to be responsible for the deaths of millions, but does not have the opportunity to explain himself. So, why did he do all of this?
  • Why did Leviathan call Bo princess? Does this mean anything?
  • When Bo was being riddled by Leviathan, she kept looking at the fog, which seemed very obvious. Did she intend to have Bo win their contest all along?
  • So, what did happen when Kenzi and Tamsin snuck into the Fae veteran's hospital and switched charts because Kenzi was having period cramps?
  • Leviathan warns Bo that someone she loves will soon be dead. Who is it and why does Bo return to Leviathan as a result?
  • Somehow the question of Fae sexually transmitted diseases would seem to be something that Bo might want to be aware of even if she can heal from anything that might happen to her. Has Lauren told her about some or all of them?
  • Bo continually tells her friends that she has to see The Wanderer alone. Was this some kind of mind control that was placed on her during her time with The Wanderer?
  • It was previously said in the series that Trick was the only one that could use his Blood in his book. So how is it that Kenzi was able to write in his book with it and Tamsin was able to see into the past with it? Given that Tamsin suggests that "maybe someone that Trick has written about has to use it" this is likely the way out of what had been cannon about Trick's powers.
  • Just what did Rainer do exactly to invoke such anger in Trick?
  • When Bo and Rainer meet finally, did he use a kind of mind control over Bo to control her through the mark he placed on her?
  • None of what Bo says at the end of the episode with regards to Rainer makes a lot of sense and it is obvious that she isn't acting quite normally.
  • The statement by Bo that Rainer isn't her father or her enemy but is her "destiny" seems to make no sense with what is known at this point in the series.
  • If Bo has been made to love Rainer over Dyson and Lauren, then she is obviously under his control.
  • Is it possible that the season finale will have Rainer be the one that Leviathan foretold would die?

Answers in this Episode

  • Bo at the beginning of the episode has made the decision to find The Wanderer and confront them over what they want with her.
  • Huginn and Muninn in the Lost Girl universe are a pair of Fae Crows that serve The Wanderer along with several others. They have the power to bring others to The Wanderer among other things such as information and items he may need. In Norse mythology, Huginn (from Old Norse "thought") and Muninn (Old Norse "memory" or "mind") are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world, Midgard, and bring information to the god Odin. You can find out more about this legend here.
  • Huginn and his brother Muninn were responsible for taking Bo away to The Wanderer at the end of the Third Season.
  • Irkalla in the Lost Girl universe is described as being Hell or the Netherworld from which no one ever escapes. This is very close to the Babylonian myth of Irkalla which is described as the underworld from which there is no return. You can find out more about this myth here.
  • The poem that is recited when the Crows appear is an abridged version of the "One for Sorrow" children's nursery rhyme about magpies. According to an old superstition, the number of magpies one sees determines if one will have bad luck or not. The poem as recited does not match the traditional text line for line. You can find out more about this poem here.
  • Apparently, Kenzi was the one to find Trick after the event of the first season finale Blood Lines passed out in his lair after using his blood to help Bo defeat Aife.
  • Trick in the past used to store some of his blood in an inkwell in the event he needed it.
  • Wai Lin was last seen in Barometz. Trick. Pressure. when Trick needed some Barometz in an attempt to divine the future, Her sister Dao Ming was not mentioned at that time.
  • Dao Ming, Wai Lin's sister is present because her sister was involved in important negotiations, which are only referred to as "Facebook."
  • Apparently some time in the past, Trick blocked out his memories of The Wanderer and what he did in the past as the Blood King with regards to him.
  • Huginn claims that The Wanderer is his father as well.
  • Leviathan in the Lost Girl universe rules over Irkalla. In the real world, Leviathan is a Biblical sea monster. You can find out more about this legend here.
  • Leviathan claimed that she had been searching for the mark that Bo was given by The Wanderer for 600 years, and as well claims that the mark was supposed to be hers.
  • According to Trick he first used his powers of blood to rewrite history to cause the Damghan Earthquake in order to "teach their leaders a lesson." The actual event referenced occurred on December 22, 856 AD along the southern edge of the eastern Alborz mountains of present-day Iran. It caused approximately 200,000 deaths and is listed as the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history. You can find out more about this event here.
  • Trick admits to being responsible for the deaths of "millions of souls."
  • When asked who he loves, Trick answers: "Me! I am the first son of this Earth! I am the one to be worshiped!"
  • A Tamatebako is an Origami model featured in a Japanese folk tale. It is a modular cube design that can be opened from any side. If more than one face of the model is opened, the cube falls apart and cannot easily be reconstructed. You can find out more here. A Tamatebako in the Lost Girl universe is described as a magical box which can be opened from all sides, but has only one correct sequence in order to open it correctly.
  • Leviathan's riddle to Bo: "I am black as night and as bright as day. As cold as March and as warm as May. What am I?" is answered with fog.
  • Bo's riddle to Leviathan: "She's brilliant. He's strong. Her life is little. His life is long. Both loves are pure. Both loves are true. If you were I, who would you choose?" is obviously about her choice between Lauren and Dyson and Bo admits there is no answer to it.
  • Leviathan tells Bo that someone she loves will soon be dead and she will see Bo again.
  • When Trick was the Blood King, he used his powers to write Rainer, The Wanderer, out of history.
  • Trick was told by Dao Ming that even though he has great powers he cannot escape fate or change his own nature.
  • Trick stopped Tamsin from taking Rainer, The Wanderer to Valhalla. What Valhalla is in the Lost Girl universe is not explained. In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin where Valkyries take the heroes of battle. You can read about this myth here.
  • In Norse mythology, the Einherjar are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. This, accruing to Tamsin, is her purpose when she was confronted by Trick when he was the Blood King in the past.
  • Trick made a deal with Tamsin to give her a new life and a chance to redeem herself in exchange for her not taking Rainer's soul to Valhalla, but instead leaving it to Trick's mercy. He would then use his blood to write Rainer out of history, trapping him in eternity and never allowing him to return.
  • Rainer's real name is: Rainer the Defiant
  • When Rainer and Bo meet in the train, he touches Bo on the mark he gave her and she touches him on his shoulder. They glow with power and when it is finished, Bo's anger seems to be gone over him.
  • Tamsin tells Kenzi not to trust Trick.
  • Trick describes Rainer as his mortal enemy to Dyson and Lauren.
  • According to Bo, becoming Dark was her idea so that she would return to the train willingly and break the curse that held Rainer on the train.
  • Bo claims at the end of the episode that Rainer is not her father, nor her enemy but is, in fact, her destiny.

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References

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