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Dyson discovers the aftermath of Hades killing Trick and Aife and what has happened to Bo
Overall Episode 74
|Directed by||Ron Murphy|
|Written by||Michael Grassi|
|Produced by||Wendy Grean|
|Featured Music||See Section Below|
|Cinematography by||Craig Wright|
|Editing by||Ben Wilkinson|
|Original Air Date||October 4, 2015|
|Length||60 minutes (runtime)|
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Bo learns that Aife is alive and searches out the truth of her past while Hades wreaks havoc among all those that Bo loves
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Family Portrait was the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of the series, and the seventy-fourth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on October 4, 2015 at 9 PM Eastern time.
- Series: Lost Girl
- Season: 5
- Episode Number: 13 (74th Overall)
- Episode Title: Family Portrait
- Directed by: Ron Murphy
- Writing credits: Michael Grassi
- Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
- Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
- Country of Origin: Canada
- Originally Aired on: October 4, 2015 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
- Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
- Number of American Viewers: 384,000
|Actor / Actress||Role|
|Lanette Ware||Female Nurse|
|Matt Bois||Male Nurse|
|Chandra Galasso||Day Nurse|
Music in this Episode
|Dirty Secret||The Mymidons||Written by Theodore Ottaviano and Lauren Johnson|
|Minuet||Courtesy of APM Music|
|Sonata No. 2 in A Minor BWV 1003 - Andante||Courtesy of APM Music|
|When The Day Is Fresh And The Light Is New||The Wooden Sky||Written by G. Gardiner, A. Kekwich and S. Walker|
|Symphony #7, End Movement||Courtesy of APM Music|
It is revealed that Aife has been held in a Fae institution since attacking Trick at the beginning of Season Four, which enrages Bo as that was not revealed to her. Hades leaves his isolation cell and Bo discovers that Aife and Hades are at Zee’s condominium, seemly together again as a couple. They explain everything Bo has been told is a lie and they tell Bo her past from their perspective. Hades tells Bo that like her, they want justice and want Bo to join them, but she refuses. Afterwards, Aife encounters Bo and claims to be lying to Hades and when she claims that Bo has a plan to overcome Hades, and Bo tells her this isn’t true, Aife loses her mind once more.
Bo confronts Trick over Aife’s being imprisoned and he tells Bo that Hades used Aife for his own ends, Trick giving Bo all of the information on her mother, telling her to make up her own mind about what her life’s story really is. Tamsin and Lauren join Bo in reviewing Aife’s past, and the tapes reveal an video of Bo seeing her mother. This reveals that Hades has been impersonating Bo. Tamsin seems to be losing her hair, and Lauren is concerned when Tamsin tells her that it means she is dying, but Tamsin refuses to tell Lauren that she was intimate with Bo shortly before this. After the discovery of Hades impersonating Bo, Lauren’s tests reveal that Tamsin is pregnant with Hades’ child.
Bo, Tamsin and Dyson attack Hades at the condominium, but have no effect on him, Hades stabbing Dyson causing them to retreat. Bo then attempts to remove Hades’ mark from her chest, but it remains while Hades does seem to notice the attempt to do so. Trick attempts to flee with Aife but Hades arrives to stop them. Bo then returns to the condominium where she finds Aife dead and Trick close to death, Trick dying moments after Bo arrives. When Dyson seeks out Bo, he finds her catatonic, kneeling beside Trick and Aife’s bodies, and not responsive.
The episode opens with a recap of the previous episode including: Lauren and Bo in the shower together, Lauren feeding from Bo's Chi as Bo tells Hades that he is interfering with Lauren's life and Hades responding that Lauren wanted to be Fae more than anything in the world. Lauren is seen telling Bo that she took an antidote and is no longer Fae, followed by Bo telling Hades that her relationship with Lauren is finished. Hades tells Bo that they are capable of many things but love is not one of them. Zee is seen reminding Bo of her responsibility in having power and also warning Bo that Hades' evil comes in many forms as what seems to be Bo is seen kissing Tamsin before being revealed as Hades in disguise. Zee and Hera are then seen banishing themselves from Earth and Bo discovering the horseshoe that was left behind for her, Trick noting that the horseshoe symbolizes protection, warding off evil and bringing good luck.
The episode begins with Bo (Anna Silk) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) at Bo's home, talking about the horseshoe. Bo comments: "A weapon, forged by the Gods, just for me, and this is what I get." Tamsin replies: "It's not that bad." Tamsin then takes the horseshoe from Bo and explains: "You can punch with it. You can... scratch your back. You can throw it." Tamsin does so, Bo calling out "No!" and then the horseshoe smashes through the vending machine in Bo's home, shattering the glass front. Bo sighs: "Of course." as Tamsin walks by with a smile, taking a bag of snacks out and adding: "Jackpot." As she opens the bag, Tamsin mentions that: "Ever since I took down Frejya I have been starving." Bo retrieves the horseshoe and asks: "Seriously, what am I supposed to do with this? Last thing I need is another freakin' mystery in my life." Tamsin asks: "Didn't Trick say you needed it for protection?" Bo shrugs this off, asking what from and Tamsin answers: "The obvious. Jack-in-a-glass-box." Bo tells her: "If the King of the Underworld ever becomes a problem, I'm going to need something a lot sharper than a horseshoe." Tamsin then shows Bo a blade that had been laying nearby and asks: "Like this? Stole it from Zee and Hera." Bo replies: "The Amethusto dagger." Tamsin replies: "The cut your daddy out of your live dagger." Bo steps back from Tamsin as she presses the dagger to Bo's chest, telling her to wait but Tamsin tells Bo: "The longer we wait, the stronger he gets. It's only a matter of time before Jack makes his move." Bo tells her: "Yeah, and the your only operation experience is the board game." Tamsin considers this a moment, then comments: "Fine, if you wanna call your emotionally unstable ex, even after we..." Bo interrupts with: "All our lives, all we're told over and over again is the important of family. Like it or not, he's mine." Tamsin agrees, but adds: "Or are your family the ones who've been there for you all along?"
The scene then shifts to a hospital where a nurse is explaining to a male nurse: "Always the same. Two of the greens. One of the blues. Don't talk to her. Don't look at her. And whatever you do, don't touch her." The male nurse then tells a patient it is time for their medication and when the patient is revealed, it is Aife (Inga Cadranel), Bo's mother. She takes the pills from him, but does not swallow them until she is ordered to, tilting her head back to show that she did so. When the nurse moves to check, Aife pulls off his belt, draws him close and then while choking him with the belt, spits the pills towards him, growling: "Swallow that." The nurse falls to the floor, still being strangled and then passes out. Aife takes his keys before rushing out of her room, pausing just outside where a female nurse is sitting at her station. The two look at each other for a moment, the nurse's focus then falling on a red alarm button between them. Aife warns: "You don't wanna do that." but the nurse manages to move to the alarm and triggers it before Aife can stop her. Aife nonetheless feeds on the nurse before the nurse collapses to the floor and Aife runs through the halls of the hospital to make her escape to freedom.
After the opening credits, Bo is confronting Trick (Richard Howland) in his lair, demanding to know why he did not tell her that Aife was alive and being held. Bo tells Trick that she saw Taft kill Aife, adding: "She died saving me and you knew she was alive?" Trick asks Bo to allow him to explain: "I saw her. When you were on the Wanderer's Train, Aife was sane. Even though her memory of you was wiped, deep down she knew she had a daughter. She came looking for you." When Bo asks what happened, Trick continues: "Once she regained her memory she..." Trick does not finish the sentence, but Bo sighs: "She when crazy again. I remind her of the darkest period of her life. Why wouldn't I make her crazy." Trick tells Bo that Aife was placed in an institution for the Fae mentally ill, and that "she escaped last night." Bo then storms out of the room, and in reply to Trick asking her where she is going, Bo answers: "To find my mom, make sure she's safe." When Trick calls out to her, Bo turns on Trick and tells him: "One of us needs to care." and then leaves Trick alone in his lair.
The scene then moves to Tamsin who is showering at Bo's home, as she washes her hair, she finds a clump of it tangled in her fingers and startles, dropping the hair and shivering as she continues to pass her hands through her hair.
Bo and Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) are then seen at the Fae mental institution, Bo telling Dyson: "Not only Trick. You, Kenzi. You all knew she was alive." Dyson tells Bo: "I wanted to tell you. It wasn't my call to make." Bo replies: "Yeah well, lying by omission got old a long time ago." Dyson tries to explain that: "After the train, you were suffering from memory loss. Trauma. And the longer we waited the harder it became." Bo scoffs, telling him: "Oh, well, I'm sorry it was so hard on you." Dyson admits that what they did was wrong, but adds: "We made it because we love you. That's what family does." Bo sighs as she looks around the institution, wondering how terrifying the experience was for Aife, adding: "If I was her, I would have escaped too." Bo and Dyson are then led into Aife's room by a nurse who tells them: "You won't find much." Bo stares across the room to an elderly woman and asks if they can question her, the nurse explaining that: "Be my guest. But Estelle hasn't talked in 300 years." When Bo asks what happened, the nurse replies: "Her family was murdered. She shut down to survive." Dyson leaves with the nurse and Bo approaches Estelle (Anna Ferguson), trying to communicate with her. Bo explains to Estelle that she is looking for her mother, asking for Estelle's help in doing so. As Bo reaches out to touch her, Bo whispers: "I hope you don't mind" and pushes some of her Chi into Estelle which makes her responsive again. When Estelle looks at Bo, Bo introduces herself and Estelle responds that she recognizes Bo. When Bo asks how this is possible, Estelle points towards Aife's bed where a series of picture of Bo when she was a child are seen. Bo stares at the pictures for a time then asks Estelle: "If the thought of me drove my mother crazy, why did she keep me above her bed?" Estelle replies that she doesn't know and when asked why Aife escaped, Estelle replies: "Doctors talk. I hear them. They said she was doing well. They were going to release her." When Bo asked why they did not, Estelle tells Bo: "One day something happened. I could see it in her eyes. You can tell everything from a person's eyes." Bo smiles as she replies: "The window to the soul. You have beautiful eyes Estelle." Bo then asks if Estelle knows why Aife changed, she answers: "Whatever it was, it was frightening. As if everything that was once wrong came rushing back. All... at... once." Estelle then goes quiet again, Bo using her powers to try to bring her back, Bo manages to do so, Estelle kissing Bo, then groping her which makes Bo gently push Estelle away as she thanks Estelle for her help. Estelle then returns to the state she was in before Bo reached out to her as Bo leaves the room. As Bo walks past Dyson she tells him: "Something triggered Aife, we need to find out what." Dyson approaches the nurse and asks for all of Aife's records, which she agrees to send out as soon as possible. As the nurse leaves, Dyson answers a phone call from Lauren who tells him: "I called as soon as I saw."
The scene then moves to Lauren's clinic where Lauren, Bo, Dyson and Tamsin find the cell Hades had been held in is empty. Lauren has no idea how long the cell has been empty and Bo wonders how many times Hades had escaped before. Lauren then reveals that: "He left me a note, thanking me for my hospitality" and also shows Bo the sketch he had been making of Bo in an earlier episode had been left behind as well. Bo rolls her eyes and comments: "So my father is now an artist", Tamsin replying: "He's insane." Dyson ponders: "First Aife escapes, now Jack." Bo wonders if Hades had something to do with Aife's escape and makes the decision that they need to find Hades. Bo turns to Dyson, telling him: "If he wants a dark army, his first stop might be he backdoor to hell." Dyson nods: "The Cinvat. I'll go." As Dyson leaves, Bo asks Tamsin if she will stay at the clinic in case Hades returns, to which Tamsin nods. When Lauren asks where Bo is going, she replies: "I'm gonna check the only residence fit for an Ancient."
The scene then shifts to the condominium which had been abandoned by Zee and Hera, where Bo finds a table set out for dinner, with three place-settings, as she enters from the elevator. As Bo walks in, Aife enters from the side and calls out: "My god you're gorgeous." Bo whispers: "Mom" as Aife continues: "Of course you are, you take after me... mostly." Aife takes hold of Bo's hand, but Bo stops Aife, telling her: "Let's go. Now." Aife asks: "Where? You're just in time for dinner." Hades (Eric Roberts) then enters the room, calling out: "I'm preparing her favourite!" Bo asks: "What the hell is going on here?" Hades answers as he walks over to Aife and holds her close: "Hard to believe I know." Then Aife adds: "Oh, Bo. Aren't you happy? You mom and dad are back together."
After a commercial break, we return to find Hade, Aife and Bo standing near the bar, Hades asking: "Any special requests darling? I know you've always loved Bach." Bo tells him: "I don't want music, I want to know what my mother, who I thought was dead, is doing here with the man who tortured her and kept her in a cage." Hades brushes this off telling Bo: "Noted, noted and noted. But I was asking your mother. Aife, baby, requests?" Aife replies: "Bach sounds delightful. As long as it is followed by Sir-Mix-A-Lot. Mama loves her baby got back, and I know Bo does too." Bo whispers to Aife that they need to leave, but Aife insists: "Will you relax? I want to be here." Bo angrily asks Hades: "What did you do to her?" Hades turns to Aife and asks: "Care to explain to her what I've done to you?" Aife replies: "Yes, he's kindly made me dinner. Oh, and since you're here you should join us." Hades proclaims: "A family that eats together, stays together." Bo tells Hades: "We've never been together. so that's pretty much null and void." Hades comments that the last time they spoke, they agreed to say clear of each other, adding that he doesn't recall inviting her to dinner. Bo's answer is: "Too bad. I crash. And I'm not leaving until you free her." Hades tells Bo that Aife can leave whenever she'd like to, then comments: "Holding her against her will sounds more like your grandfather." Bo warns Hades: "You leave Trick out of this." Aife tells Bo: "Jack saved me from the Dark Dungeons." Hades smirks as he leaves the room: "Told you." Aife continues: "Just like he's saving me now." When Bo asks from what, Aife tells Bo: "The institution." Bo replies: "Yes. Trick knew you were in there." Aife laughs: "Knew? Honey, your grandfather is the one that had me committed." Hades then calls out that dinner is served and walks out of the room as the scene ends.
Returning to Lauren's clinic, she is talking to Tamsin and cannot explain why she never saw that Jack had escaped, worrying about this and putting the blame on anything that might happen on herself. Tamsin tells Lauren: "It's okay, you're only human, you couldn't have done anything anyway." Lauren frets: "Yes. I'm a human. We all get it. Thank you." Tamsin sighs: "Still recovering from your god swap with Zee?" Lauren rants: "Oh what's to recover from? The guilt? Humiliation of almost getting myself killed? No big deal." Tamsin replies: "It all worked out in the end. Well, sort of." When Lauren stares at her, Tamsin asks why she is and Lauren answers: "Nothing. I don't want to get into this with you." Tamsin tells her that she might as well finish and Lauren asks if No said anything to her." Tamsin pauses at the question, then stammers: "No, about your break up? No. No." Lauren tells Tamsin that she doesn't want Bo to be alone with all that is happening and when Lauren asks if Tamsin spent any time with Bo, Tamsin answers: "No... no, not really." Lauren then looks concerned and picks up a clump of Tamsin's hair, commenting: "Tamsin, you're molting." Tamsin grabs the hair away from Lauren, telling her not to worry about it, but Lauren refuses, asking why Tamsin's hair is falling out. Tamsin replies: "I don't know." Lauren begins to examine Tamsin, asking if it has happened before and Tamsin casually answers: "In past lives when I was about to die. It would fall out when I doubted. As a sign I was about to expire..." Lauren is shocked by Tamsin's admission that she is dying, but Tamsin replies: "Yeah. Yeah, with no legacy, not a big deal." Lauren comments: "But you're just a young Valkyrie?" Tamsin sighs: "I know but maybe every time I doubted Freyja and Acacia, I wore myself thin." Lauren then insists that she examine Tamsin to find out what is happening, but Tamsin replies: "Oh yeah, cause that's how I want to spend my last few precious moments. In this clinic. With you." Lauren then asks: "Have you eaten anything unusual in the last 24 hours?" Tamsin answers: "Cheezies from Bo's vending machine." Lauren says in disgust: "Ugh! They've been there for years!" Tamsin smiles: "I know." Lauren then asks about anything new Tamsin might have used, but Tamsin says she has not. Lauren sighs: "Right. You wake up like that, naturally flawless." When Lauren asks about any recent sexual activity, Tamsin answers: "Um... You know what, I really think it's this new shampoo." Tamsin then starts to leave, commenting that she needs a drink and is going to the Dal Riata. Lauren replies that she is going with Tamsin in order to "go over more symptoms." Tamsin sighs as Lauren leaves before her: "Yeah..." and then she whimpers as she follows Lauren out the door.
Returning to Hades' dinner, he comments to Bo: "Sea urchin. Used as model organisms in developmental biology since the 1800s." After taking a bite, he continues: "Artificial spawning" and Aife adds: "Feels like the ocean just spawned in my mouth." Bo glares at Aife as she is told to try some, but Bo refuses to do so. Hades asks Bo if she is saving her appetite for the main course, commenting: "You'll be glad you did." Hades then calls out two names, Christian (Nykeem Provo) and Victoria (Jocelyn Hudon), and two, seemingly, humans, walk into the room. Bo ignores them both, commenting that she isn't hungry, Hades warning Bo: "It's not polite to look a gift horse in the mouth." Bo looks at Victoria and tells her: "You're nobody's gift, you're free to go." Victoria replies: "We serve Jack because we want to. It's an honour. Aren't you grateful?" As Victoria finishes speaking, Aife approaches her, then comments, "More for Mommy" and then begins to take the Chi from Victoria in a violent manner. As Aife does so, Bo warns: "That's enough" but Aife does not respond. Then Bo more forcefully exclaims: "Mom! You're going to kill her!" Aife then suddenly breaks off the feeding, throwing Victoria into the arms of Christian who helps Victoria to leave as Aife chuckles and returns to the table. Hades then asks Bo: "Have I ever lied to you?" Bo replies: "Maybe. Maybe not. I do know you're been creative." Hades is puzzled by this, and asks: "Creative? How so?" Bo points out that Hades left his cell without telling her, Hades replies: "I thought we agreed I was going to give you a little space. And you said so yourself, that little box couldn't hold me." Aife then asks: "Bo, has he lied to you about anything that truly matters? The past? Think about it." Bo is silent, then answers: "Not that I know of. No." Aife then asks: "Can you say the same thing about Trick?" Hades then comments to Aife: "It's time we told her the truth." Aife then asks Bo: "Where do I start?" and Bo replies: "The beginning." Aife then tells Bo: "The Great War. My father, your grandfather, wrote a truce in his blood between the Light and the Dark. And me, always the rebel, I refused to choose." Hades smiles: "Like mother, like daughter." Aife continues: "My mother Isabeau died during that war and I avenged her death by killing a Dark Fae elder. I went to Trick for protection. But to maintain order, he gave me over to the Dark for execution. And instead of killing me, they kept me as their prisoner." Hades continues: "They did terrible things to your mother. Unspeakable." Bo breaks in, adding: "But then Trick found out you were alive, and he tried to save you." Aife refutes this: "Oh no, he didn't and I lost my mind." Quite literally Bo, I went mad. Then Jack found me and saved me." Bo asserts: "You mean he took advantage of you." Aife claims: "No. He loved me and I loved him." Aife then comes close to Bo and tells her: "You were born of love." Bo presses on, telling Aife: "I was in Tartarus, I saw he kept you in a cage." Aife responds: "And I'm glad he did. The cage was to protect you from me. I had PTSD and in my darker times I threatened to kill you." Hades explains: "A consequence of being kept in the dark." Aife then sits with Hades, telling Bo: "We never wanted to send you away but Jack thought it was for the best with me unwell and your father bound to Tartarus." Hades continues: "Trick found you first." as Aife adds: "And all he did was feed you lies." Bo points out to Aife: "So did you the first time we met." which Aife explains away as: "You called yourself unaligned, but you were clearly with the Light. I didn't know if I could open up to you, it wasn't easy for me." Hades then stresses: "You mother understands struggle. I understand struggle and like you, we crave justice." Hades holds Aife's hand, his other reaching out for Bo as he offers: "It is time for us to rise, together, as a family." For a long moment, Bo says nothing, her parents looking on expectantly, then Bo stands up, turns and begins to leave, telling them: "Don't bother scheduling a family portrait." Hades calls out after her: "Bo! You deserve to know the truth!" Aife calls out Bo's name, but Bo replies: "I need to go, I need to think." Hades' final parting comment is: "Consider one thing. Perhaps, all of this time, you're chosen the wrong side of the family." Bo says nothing as the elevator doors close and she leaves.
Bo is then seen walking along a sidewalk before getting into her car. After closing the door, she stares off into space for a moment before beginning to cry. Then, suddenly, the passenger door opens and Aife gets into the car as well. Bo is shocked and asks: "What are you doing?" Aife replies: "What are you doing? You are off your game young lady." When Bo asks what game. Aife replies: "We're sending your father back where he belongs/ Hell."
After the next commercial break. we return to find Aife at Bo's home, showing Bo a series of dresses and asking: "I want to be your hell bride red or... or Belle of the underworld black?" Bo replies: "How about a pair of sweatpants so you can relax and tell me why you are playing dress up?" Aife explains: "Seduction takes the perfect outfit and tonight is the ultimate conquest. Mother and daughter working together." Bo asks: "So everything you said at dinner was a lie?" Aife replies: "No. It was all true. I loved your father. He was the ultimate bad boy. Handsome. Charming. A cunning linguist." Bo asks why Aife wants to send him back to hell and Aife explains: "I thought there was some good in him. Deep down... I was wrong." Bo asks what Hades did to Aife and she answers: "See, that's the thing. It wasn't me. It was all about you." Bo sighs sadly: "Oh mom." But Aife asks: "Haven't you ever fallen for the wrong guy?" and then leaves the room with one of the dresses. Dyson then enters the room, Bo admitting to him: "I didn't know who else to call." When Dyson asks how Aife is, Bo explains: "She went from eating a sea urchin to wanting to destroy him. So, up and down I would say." Dyson asks about Bo herself, and she answers: "Confused." Aife then reenters the room, wearing the dress she picked out, smiles and asks: "Dyson, tell me, would this outfit work to seduce you? Wait, wouldn't be the first time would it?" Dyson then asks Aife what her plan is, and Aife replies: "Ask Bo, she came up with it." This confuses Bo and she asks Aife what she is talking about. Aife replies: "Don't mess with me." When Bo insists she isn't, Aife begins to lose her grip as she starts to rant: "Just... stop. Okay?" Bo warns Aife: "Mom, whatever you are planning it's too dangerous, you're going to get yourself killed." Aife becomes more confused, telling Bo: "We came up with the plan together when you came to see me at the institution!" Bo whispers to Aife: "I didn't even know you were in there." Aife starts to lose her grip on reality as she rants: "Yes, yes you did! Yes you did! Because Trick told you I was doing better so then you came to me and then you told me your plan!" When Bo tells Aife again that she didn't, Aife shrieks: "Stop saying that! Stop, stop, stop!" Aife then turns on Bo, whispering: "You... you tricked me. This was his plan, you've joined him. You're on his side! Oh no! This is happening, this is all happening! And it's what he wanted!" Aife then comes apart, crying out: "This isn't real. You're not real!" Aife then turns away, and when Bo asks what she is doing, Aife turns back with a knife in her hand, growling: "What I should have done a long time ago!" as she attacks Bo. However, before she can do so, Dyson takes hold of Aife's wrist, stopping the attack. As Dyson disarms Aife, Bo whispers: "It's true, I do make you crazy." As Aife calms down, she repeats Bo's name twice as Bo looks at her sadly.
Tamsin and Lauren are seen at the Dal Riata drinking, Lauren asking: "How's your beer?" Tamsin replying: "It's beer." Lauren continues: "Mine's quite hoppy actually. I'd guess about 50 IBUs which is my max." Tamsin sighs: "Is nothing sacred?" When Lauren is confused, Tamsin explains: "Don't do that! It's cold, it's refreshing, it's not... science!" Lauren insists: "I don't think everything is science." When Tamsin ask Lauren to name one thing, she answers: "Well, my relationships, for one thing. Although I do believe in chemistry. Even though we had our differences that was one area that was no problem with Bo. This is totally weird talking to you about this isn't it?" Tamsin winces: "Just a little, yeah. But if you must..." Lauren asks Tamsin to be honest with her, asking: "Do you think I made a mistake? I wanted to be Fae for us, so we could be together forever. Is that so wrong?" Tamsin replies after a moment: "No. I get it. I made a really bad deal for seven extra lives." Lauren sighs: "Thanks for being real. That's the one thing I can always count on you for." Tamsin then blurts out: "We slept together the night you broke up. I feel guilty for not telling you. Which is crazy because I don't normally care what you think. But if I'm dying I'd like to do it with a clear conscience." Tamsin pulls another lock of her hair out and then adds: "I think the guilt is making me lose my hair." Lauren tells Tamsin: "I don't care." and Tamsin sighs: "I didn't think you would" but Lauren continues: "No, I mean about you and Bo. I don't have the right or desire to control her actions. She's free to do as she pleases." Tamsin considers this: "The high road. Can't you just punch me in the face like a normal person?" Lauren replies: "When have I ever been normal?" Then Lauren asks: "Speaking of Bo, has she texted yet?" and Tamsin replies: "Nope, thought she'd be here by now."
Trick is then seen walking down the stairs to his lair where he finds Bo waiting for him. Bo tells Trick: "You kept me in the dark. I found Aife." When Trick asks if Aife is alright, Bo replies: "I had to put her back in the institution because what you did broke her." Trick tells Bo that he is sorry that she had to do what she did, and Bo tells Trick: "I know why you didn't tell me what happened. Because you're guilty. You are not a good father." Trick answers: "You're right. I'm not. But I tried the best I knew how." Bo questions this, asking: "When Aife was a problem to your rules, you put her in the Dark Dungeons. You drove her crazy and when she needed you, more than anything, you locked her in an institution, because that's how you solve problems, you lock them away. And the worst part of all of this? You kept my mother from me. Do you want to drive me crazy too?" Trick answers: "Of course not. Bo, please." Bo presses on: "Keeping me in the dark does not protect me, it makes me want to scream. I don't know who to believe. I don't know what to believe. Jack told me he saved her from the Dark Dungeons, that he tried to save her from insanity!" Trick forcefully tells Bo: "He did not save her from her illness! He took advantage of it!" Bo yells back: "That's what you wanted me to believe!" Trick pointedly tells Bo: "Think Bo! Her strength and powers combined with my blood? The perfect fertile ground for what he wanted to create! You! There was no saving, only the intention to create and use." Bo growls: "You want to talk about using? You used Aife to make a point of your rules. You are no better than him." Trick sighs: "I'm not perfect. I've destroyed lives. Cursed nobel warriors. Torn families apart, including my very own! And if I had told you all of that when I first met you, you never would have let me into your life." Bo angrily tells Trick: "You're right and I wish I never had." Trick then turns away, picking up a large box and carrying it over to Bo, explaining: "When someone recounts the past, it becomes a narrative, a story. I have mine, your mother has hers and he has his. And now you, Bo Dennis, need yours. And for it to be true, you need to draw your own conclusions find your own truth." Trick then hands the box to Bo, explaining: "These are Aife's files from the institution and everything I've had from her past. Medical records, tapes, it's all in here. It's time. Nothing is kept from you anymore." Bo moves to take the box from Trick, but before he lets go, he tells Bo: "I'm sorry." but Bo does not answer, yanking the box from Trick and leaving.
Bo is then seen at her home, setting up a movie projector as Lauren and Tamsin enter. When Tamsin asks what all of the items that are piled up around the projector are, Bo explains: "Answer I hope, want to help?" Bo then starts the projector which shows an image of Aife which says: "There's evil inside of her. I should have killed her when I had the chance. You have to let me out! I have to kill her! I have to kill Bo!" as the film ends, Aife is seen attacking someone off the screen, drawing them into the frame and then drawing their Chi from their body. Lauren tells Bo: "She didn't mean it. She's not well." Bo answers: "I know." Lauren then finds a compact disc marked 'Visitations' which Tamsin plays. The first image is of Trick visiting Aife, Bo whispering: "He didn't just let her rot." Lauren comments: "It looks like he took care of her. Her response is positive. Calm." Tamsin comments: "There's another visitor." As they watch, Bo appears and seems to have a conversation with Aife. Lauren asks Bo: "I thought you said you didn't know she was there?" Bo answers: "I didn't." Tamsin asks: "Is it possible that someone wiped your memory?" Bo exclaims: "No! I think I would remember visiting my own mother!" When Lauren asks who could have done this, Bo whispers: "Zee said that Jack's evil takes many forms. She didn't say what they were." Lauren replies: "Jack wasn't just escaping from his cell." Bo begins to walk away as she says: "No, he was impersonating me." Bo then calls Dyson, telling him: "We need to get Jack now. I'll fill you in on the way." Once off the phone, Bo continues: "That's why Aife thought we made a plan together. She's not crazy. She was tricked. We need to get him." Lauren tells Bo: "Yeah. Before he does this to someone else." As Bo rushes out the door, Tamsin asks: "The other night. You... you were with me." Bo whispers: "When?" Tamsin replies: "The night you and Lauren broke up." Bo whispers: "Oh Tamsin." Tamsin says nothing for a moment, then falls to the floor, throwing up at the realization that she had been with Hades and not Bo.
Returning from commercial, Tamsin stands up again, Bo touches her shoulder, promising that: "He is not getting away with it." Tamsin pushes Bo away, telling her: "Please don't touch me." When Bo asks if she wants to talk, Tamsin's answer is: "I'm going to kill him. I'm going to rip him into a million pieces and feed him to dogs."
The next scene is of the elevator opening to what is now Hades' condominium, Tamsin, Bo and Dyson leaving the elevator to confront Hades, who is laughing softly as they enter, Tamsin taking the point, Bo and Dyson following close behind her. Hades then comments: "Impressive entrance. I like the formation." Tamsin then repeatedly strikes Hades, but to no effect. When Tamsin pauses, Hades asks: "Are you done?" Bo answers: "Not even close" and then stabs Hades with the Amethusto Dagger in his chest, but to no real effect save for Hades telling Bo: "That wasn't very nice" before pulling the dagger out of his chest before throwing the dagger at Dyson with the taunt: "And... They... All.. Fall... Down." Bo and Tamsin rush to Dyson's aid while Hades gloats: "Are you regretting it? You said you would right before we..." Bo confronts Hades warning him: "Don't you dare. Don't you even look at her you pathetic, worthless coward." Hades continues: "Not a fan of my old trick I see? I learned it from my brother Zeus. He impersonated Amphitryon to sleep with Alkmene. The catch? I can only impersonate those I share blood with." Hades then looks at Dyson: "Speaking of blood." When Bo moves towards Dyson, Tamsin attempts to attack Hades again, but Bo stops her, explaining: "No. We need to get him to Lauren. I'm not leaving you here alone." Tamsin warns Hades: "We are not finished" as she helps Bo move Dyson to the elevator. As the doors close, Hades waves and tells Bo: "See you soon."
The next scene begins in Lauren's clinic where Dyson has been operated on as Tamsin enters and asks how Dyson is, Lauren telling her that Dyson will be fine. Dyson tells Tamsin he is more concerned about her, Tamsin replying: "I'll live. I think." as she pulls another clump of hair away. When Bo asks what is happening, Tamsin say she has no idea. Lauren asks Bo what she is doing as Bo takes the Amethusto Dagger and tells Lauren: "I don't want to be part of that ever again" then cutting herself in the chest with the dagger in an attempt to remove her father's mark from her body. As Bo does so, the mark glows brightly. Then Hades is shown looking at his hand for a moment, then commenting to himself: "Ouch."
After still another commercial break, we return to Lauren's clinic where Bo has dropped the dagger, and is gasping in pain. Making her way to Dyson, she is warned by Lauren that Dyson is weak, but Dyson insists and Bo then feeds from Dyson to help her heal, the wound on her chest closing up as she finishes. Bo apologies to Dyson and when Lauren asks if Bo removed the mark, Bo answers: "It better have." Tamsin comments: "And now we kill him." Bo tells Tamsin that she needs to see Trick first, saying: "I made a terrible mistake, I need to see him." Dyson moves to go with Bo, but Bo insists on going alone. She adds: "Stay together, no one travels alone" as he leaves.
The scene then moves to the institution where Aife is seen strapped to a bed. Trick enters and calls out Aife's name, but she tells Trick to leave, which he ignores. Trick then removes the straps from Aife, telling her they have to hurry before Hades arrives. Aife whispers: "It's over. He won." Trick asks: "Since when do you give up? You're a fighter, you've always been a fighter. My little fighter." Aife tells Trick: "You've always hated that about me."Trick replies: "I failed you." Aife then hugs Trick, telling Trick: "You saved her, you saved Bo. One day she will know. She has to... she has to find out for herself." The door to the room then opens, revealing Hades standing there. Hades calls out: "Father in law. What a pleasure." Trick stands up to Hades, warning him: "I'm taking my daughter home. This ends tonight." Hades smiles as he replies: "Yes. It does."
Bo is seen walking down the stairs to Trick's lair, calling out his name and telling him: "You were right!" However, Trick is not there, and Bo finds a projector instead. Turning it on, she sees a film of Aife crying: "Alone... All alone. There's so much noise. Daddy, please don't leave Daddy. Please don't leave me alone. Daddy, please don't leave me."
Bo is then seen driving through the city until she arrives at Hades' condominium. Calling Dyson, she tells him that Aife was not at the institution and that she is looking for her at Hades'.
Bo is then seen exiting the elevator into Hades' condominium, classical music playing as she does so. In the middle of the room, Bo finds a rope hanging from the ceiling and after a moment, she pulls on it. When she does so, a curtain on the far side of the room opens to reveal a diorama entitled Family Portrait in which Aife and Trick are seen, Trick sitting on a throne, Aife kneeling beside him, their throats slit and bleeding out. Aife does not move, but after a moment, Trick does, gasping for air and Bo rushes over to him. Bo helps Trick from the throne, moving him onto the floor and kneeling beside him. Bo cries out: "This is my fault. I brought him here, I let him in. I'm going to go get help." Trick clutches onto Bo, and tells her: "Stay with me." Bo apologizes over and over again, but Trick tells her: "Granddaughter. My granddaughter. Always remember. You are my blood too." Bo smiles and nods before Trick takes his last breath and passes away, the scene ending with Bo sitting beside Trick's body and crying uncontrollably.
After the final commercial break, Tamsin is seen at Lauren's clinic staring off into space. Lauren approaches her and tells Tamsin: "There's one more test I want to run." Tamsin is then seen laying on a bed, telling Lauren: "I don't see anything. Can we stop?" Lauren tells her: "Not yet, just a few more seconds." It is then revealed that Lauren is performing an ultrasound on Tamsin, and a moment later a faint heartbeat is heard. Tamsin asks: "Is that?" Lauren replies: "It's a heartbeat." The two then stare at the ultrasound which reveals that Tamsin is pregnant with Hades' child, neither saying a word.
The final scene of the episode begins with Dyson leaving the elevator and rushing over to Bo where Dyson sees the bodies of Trick and Aife, he howling in anger as she kneels beside Trick's body. Dyson growls to Bo: "Where is he?" But Bo does not reply. Dyson then tells Bo they must leave, but again she does not reply to him. Dyson then looks at Bo and it is seen that she is staring off into space, her chest covered in blood and is unresponsive to Dyson. The final image of the episode is Dyson's hand on Bo's shoulder and she continuing to look into space, not saying a word.
Questions in this Episode
- Does anyone actually restock Bo's vending machine in her home or is it more of a decorative flourish?
- Given the orders by the nurse about how to treat Aife, was it really likely that all of the rules would have been followed? Really none of them could have been followed at all.
- Why was it that there wasn't a nurse looking after Aife that was immune to her powers? It has been seen there are some Fae that Bo has no effect on, so therefore they wouldn't effect Aife either.
- Are we really to believe that Kenzi did know about Aife? That seems very unlikely all things considered. More so, to say that Dyson was aware would mean that Lauren did as well. Knowing Bo's feelings about her mother, it is just about impossible for everyone to keep that information away from her.
- The red "easy" button is a convent plot device where it is located. How is it connected to the alarm system of the hospital?
- Who exactly told Bo that Aife had escaped, was alive, before she saw Trick?
- Considering there was a reality shift around the time of Aife's attack on Trick, how did he overcome her, and manage to get her under lock and key by himself?
- When did Bo suddenly blame herself for Aife's insanity exactly? Throughout the series this never was something Bo mentioned at any time and now all of a sudden she's all wrapped up in this idea? Why? What triggered this?
- Bo asserts that Trick, Dyson and Kenzi knew that Aife was alive. While technically true, it was shown that memories were fluid during the episode In Memoriam. It's unlikely that Kenzi would not tell Bo that she had encountered Aife, regardless of anything that Trick told her to do, or Dyson for that matter. It's also more possible that after Kenzi's memories where restored that she didn't remember encountering Aife.
- Dyson claimed that he wanted to tell Bo, but couldn't. If this is because of past connection to Trick, that was broken and Dyson swore his allegiance to Bo, so at that point he would have been free to tell her. The statement doesn't make a lot of sense.
- The nurse indicated that Estelle had been silent for 300 years and, as well, seemingly unresponsive. If she was placed in the same room as Aife, why was it exactly that Aife never tried to take Estelle's Chi and escape?
- Why was it that Bo brought Estelle back to speak with her, then Estelle faded out so quickly? More to the point, if Bo cared, even slightly about Estelle, wouldn't she have at least talked to her about some other things? Bo is normally very aware of others, and has feelings for them. This was rather a cold interaction by Bo all things considered.
- Assuming that Trick was the one that brought the pictures of Bo as a child to her, who took the pictures? If it was the Dennis's that did so, how did Trick come into possession of the pictures?
- How is it that Bo didn't question that Aife had pictures of her from the nursing staff? Didn't Bo think that she was the cause of Aife going insane? So why didn't she ask where they came from?
- Hades walked through the glass of his cell earlier in the season, so why did he leave, seemingly, through the door this time? Was it intentional so that his true method of escape is still unknown?
- Why is Bo surprised at the sketch that Hades made of her? She clearly saw that he was sketching her in an earlier episode.
- It's unlikely that Aife went out and found clothing and so on. Does that mean the dress she is wearing when Bo finds her and Hades in Zee's condo is one that Zee owned?
- Who told Aife that Hades was being called Jack? Likely it was Hades himself.
- Assuming that the two "main courses" that appeared at dinner were in fact serving Hades willingly, how exactly did they come into his service?
- How much of the story that Bo was told by Aife and Hades is true? It could well all be just a play against Bo's beliefs in order to isolate her.
- The constant theme of family, of being on the wrong side, might be more of a reflection of Hades than of Bo herself.
- If Hades could impersonate Bo, Trick, or Aife, in any of those cases, would he have their powers?
- It seems odd that Bo would keep making Aife's condition worse by pressing her about what she was saying. Why not humour her, understand what was going on? Why push her so obviously over the edge?
- If that box held everything that was known about Aife by Trick and otherwise, being it is one small box, that's hard to believe.
- It's a little difficult to believe how it would work, exactly, for Hades to cause Tamsin to be pregnant with his child. Wouldn't the obvious physical differences kind of be apparent to Tamsin? Handwaving this as one of Hades' abilities is a bit of a copout.
- If the dagger was meant to remove Hades' mark on Bo, and then she used her healing ability to close the wound, does that mean that the mark came back as well?
- If Bo told everyone to stay together, then how is it that Bo goes off on her own, and then at the end of the episode, Dyson did the same?
- How exactly did Hades overcome both Trick and Aife?
- Why couldn't Bo transfer some Chi into Trick to keep him alive?
- Is Aife actually dead or not?
- Could either of them be Hades in disguise?
- Trick told Bo that she is his blood as well. Does that mean she could rewrite what happened in her blood? Or was Trick trying to tell Bo to use her blood to make Hades her thrall?
- How old is the child that Tamsin is carrying? To have a heartbeat so soon after conception is impossible. Even for a Fae. Does this have anything to do with what is happening to her? Tamsin spoke of a "legacy" and so is this what this is?
- How injured is Bo? Has she lost her mind? Is she bleeding because her healing ability failed? Or did she do something with her blood that we haven't seen yet to bring both, or either, of Trick and Aife back to life?
Answers in this Episode
- Tamsin was made aware of Bo's gift from Zee, the horseshoe, at the beginning of the episode.
- Tamsin mentioned that since Frejya was banished, she has been hungry all of the time.
- The Amethusto Dagger is said to keep its owner sober of evil thoughts. It first appeared in End of Faes as a possible choice for Bo to use in order to remove her father's mark from her body.
- Aife has been imprisoned in a mental institution since she attacked Trick in the episode In Memoriam.
- Aife escaped when she overpowered a male nurse, took the Chi from a female nurse and then ran away.
- Bo claims to have seen Taft kill Aife, but that's not quite true. Bo did see Taft stab Aife in Those Who Wander, Aife was still alive when Bo ran away, but she didn't see the body afterwards, no mention was made of that happening. So this is a bit of a stretch to accept all things considered.
- Trick tells of encountering Aife when she was sane. This was during the episode In Memoriam.
- Bo believes that she is the reason why Aife is insane, that the memory of her is the trigger for Aife losing her sanity at times.
- Trick informed Bo that Aife had been in the Fae mental institution and that she had escaped the night before the time this episode is set.
- Tamsin's first realization that something was wrong was the clump of hair she found when she was in Bo's shower.
- Dyson claimed that he wanted to tell Bo that Aife was alive, but couldn't.
- Dyson told Bo they decided not to tell her about Aife out of their love for her.
- Bo has the power, apparently, to cause Fae who are mentally isolating themselves to become responsive for a short time.
- Aife had pictures of Bo as a child pinned to her hospital room wall.
- According to Estelle, Aife was going to be released soon as she was "doing well" before she suddenly escaped.
- Hades leaves his cell at the beginning of this episode, seemingly through the door which, it appears, Dyson was examining.
- Bo finds Aife and Hades together at the condominium that Zee and Hera once owned.
- For all appearances, when Bo arrives, it appears that Aife is standing with Hades as husband and wife.
- Aife claims that Hades saved her from the Dark Dungeons
- Aife claims that Trick was the one that had her committed to the institution.
- Hades claims that Aife is with him by her own free will and can leave him any time she wishes to.
- Bo cannot clearly say if Hades has lied to her, only that he as been "creative" with the truth.
- Aife fed on a female human in front of Bo and Hades in a somewhat violent manner. Bo's comments seeming to be the only thing that limited what she took.
- Apparently, Hades has at least two humans that serve him "willingly".
- When Bo mentions that Hades did not tell her he was leaving his cell, he deflected the question, only commenting that she knew it could not hold him.
- Both Aife and Hades conspire to place doubt in Bo's mind about Trick and the rest of her friends in an attempt to turn her to their side.
- Aife told Bo: "The Great War. My father, your grandfather, wrote a truce in his blood between the Light and the Dark. And me, always the rebel, I refused to choose. My mother Isabeau died during that war and I avenged her death by killing a Dark Fae elder. I went to Trick for protection. But to maintain order, he gave me over to the Dark for execution. And instead of killing me, they kept me as their prisoner."
- Hades claimed: "They did terrible things to your mother. Unspeakable."
- Aife claimed that: "Quite literally Bo, I went mad. Then Jack found me and saved me." He loved me and I loved him."
- Aife told Bo: "You were born of love."
- Aife admitted: "The cage was to protect you from me. I had PTSD and in my darker times I threatened to kill you." Hades adding: "A consequence of being kept in the dark."
- Aife continued: "We never wanted to send you away but Jack thought it was for the best with me unwell and your father bound to Tartarus."
- Aife claimed that Trick only fed Bo lies.
- When asked about her own lies, about calling herself Saskia, Aife explained "You called yourself unaligned, but you were clearly with the Light. I didn't know if I could open up to you, it wasn't easy for me."
- Hades told Bo: "You mother understands struggle. I understand struggle and like you, we crave justice. It is time for us to rise, together, as a family."
- Hades asked Bo to think about: "Perhaps, all of this time, you're chosen the wrong side of the family."
- When Bo leaves the dinner with her parents, Aife then appears in Bo's car with her, telling Bo that they are going to banish Hades together.
- According to Aife: "Seduction takes the perfect outfit."
- Aife describes Hades as: "the ultimate bad boy. Handsome. Charming. A cunning linguist."
- Aife wants to banish Hades because she doesn't see the spark of good in him that she thought was there.
- Aife told Bo that it was never about her, it was always about Bo.
- Aife claimed that Bo has come to see her at the institution, that Bo came up with a plan to banish Hades, but this was eventually revealed to have been Hades in Bo's form doing so.
- Following Bo's insistence that she had not made a plan with Aife, nor seen her, or knew about her, Aife lost her grip on sanity again.
- Lauren tends to make everything about science in some way, from beer to relationships.
- Tamsin told Lauren her deal with Trick was for seven extra lives, not naming Trick.
- Lauren believed that she made herself Fae for the sake of her and Bo's relationship, not for herself alone.
- Lauren told Tamsin that she can always count on her to be real.
- Tamsin admitted to Lauren that she slept with Bo the night she and Bo broke off their relationship. not realizing that it was not Bo, but Hades at the time.
- Trick admits to Bo: "I'm not perfect. I've destroyed lives. Cursed nobel warriors. Torn families apart, including my very own! And if I had told you all of that when I first met you, you never would have let me into your life."
- Trick also told Bo that: "Think Bo! Her strength and powers combined with my blood? The perfect fertile ground for what he wanted to create! You! There was no saving, only the intention to create and use."
- Trick told Bo: "When someone recounts the past, it becomes a narrative, a story. I have mine, your mother has hers and he has his. And now you, Bo Dennis, need yours. And for it to be true, you need to draw your own conclusions find your own truth.
- Trick gave Bo all of the information he had on Aife from the institution she was held in and everything that he, himself, had gathered.
- Through viewing this information, Bo learned that Trick had looked after Aife, but also that Hades had impersonated her and visited Aife.
- This also revealed that Tamsin was not intimate with Bo when she broke up with Lauren, but it was Hades in reality.
- Tamsin swore to: "I'm going to kill him. I'm going to rip him into a million pieces and feed him to dogs."
- Bo, Tamsin and Dyson attacked Hades at his condominium, but to no effect. Tamsin struck him, Bo plunged the Amethusto Dagger in his chest, and when Dyson moved to attack, Hades threw the dagger at Dyson, wounding him severely.
- Hades revealed that his ability to impersonate others was learned from Zeus, but Hades has the limitation that he can only impersonate those he shares blood with.
- Bo attempted to cut out her father's mark on her chest with the Amethusto Dagger, but it is not clear if she managed to do so. However, Hades did seem to notice the attempt, his hand glowing and he commenting about it.
- Bo attempted to make amends with Trick, but was unable to do so before Trick left to attempt to rescue Aife.
- Trick attempted to rescue Aife from the institution before Hades arrived, but failed to do so. Hades then captured both and took them to his condominium.
- Trick calls Aife "my little fighter." Aife tells Trick: "You've always hated that about me."
- Aife told Trick that he saved Bo.
- Trick stood up to Hades, telling him: "I'm taking my daughter home. This ends tonight." Hades replied: "Yes. It does."
- When Bo enters the condominium, she is greeted by a posed diorama called Family Portrait in which Trick is sitting on a throne and Aife is kneeling beside him, their throats cut and bleeding out.
- Aife appeared to be dead, while Trick was still alive, if barely so.
- Trick's last words to Bo were: "Always remember. You are my blood too."
- Lauren did a final test on Tamsin, that being an ultrasound where she discovered that Tamsin was pregnant, her child in an advanced state of birth and having a heartbeat.
- When Dyson found Bo, she was kneeling at the side of both Trick and Aife, their bodies laid on the floor. Bo's chest was bleeding and she was unresponsive to Dyson's attempts to gain her attention in much the same way as Estelle was earlier in the episode.
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