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"Follow the
Yellow Trick Road
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Bo's Family pauses to remember Trick
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 14
Overall Episode 75
Directed by Paolo Barzman
Written by Ley Lukins
Produced by Wendy Grean
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by Craig Wright
Editing by Dale Gagne
Production Code 514
Original Air Date October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Ksenia Solo - Kenzi
Rachel Skarsten - Tamsin
Paul Amos - Vex
Eric Roberts - Hades
Luke Bilyk - Mark

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Bo faces her own fears within herself
while Lauren searches for the answer to
Bo's coma and Hades draws the pieces
of his plan together


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Lost Girl is a Canadian developed and produced television series which premiered in the 2010 season on the television channel Showcase.


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Follow the Yellow Trick Road was the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of the series, and the seventy-fifth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on October 11, 2015 at 9 PM Eastern time.


Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 5
  • Episode Number: 14 (75th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Follow the Yellow Trick Road
  • Directed by: Paolo Barzman
  • Writing credits: Ley Lukins
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: October 11, 2015 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 376,000[1]

Cast

A promotional Image of the Season Five cast of Lost Girl from the official website at showcase.ca/lostgirl From left to right: Anna Silk as Bo, Zoie Palmer as Lauren, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson and Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin
Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Rachel Skarsten Tamsin
Paul Amos Vex
Eric Roberts Hades
Luke Bilyk Mark


Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
There’s A Ghost Fleurie Written by Lauren Strahm
Additional Music Courtesy of APM Music


Plot

Short Summary

Bo awakes to find herself in a world of grey, she being the only colour while in the real world, Bo is actually in a coma. Bo follows a path, like Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz in which she encounters all of her friends, one by one, as she looks to see the Maestro. Bo encounters Tamsin, Dyson, Lauren and Vex before finding the Maestro which turns out to be herself and she tells herself that she must be the master of herself. Bo is in her coma because of a Fae moth that feeds on suffering which Tamsin and Dyson catch when Kenzi appears to help. It is discovered that Kenzi returned because of a letter she received which Hades sent to draw her back. Back in Bo’s dream, she encounters Kenzi who is the moth in disguise and after overcoming her fear, is told by the moth that she has the key to overcome her father. Bo is then brought out of her coma by Lauren who has found the answer by reading books that Mark and Vex brought from Trick’s library.

Tamsin’s pregnancy seems to be well advanced in the episode, Lauren attempting to comfort Tamsin, telling her that she isn’t alone and they will help her. Vex tells Mark that he is sorry for all of the evil things he has done. Bo comes out of her coma to find all of her friends with her, Bo crying that Trick is gone. Bo reads Trick’s will and finds that he left gifts to all of his friends, Dyson and Mark get ownership of the Dal Riata, and the group of friends becomes a family. Hades appears and slits Vex’s throat in order to send a message to Bo, leaving him bleeding out as the episode ends.


Detailed Summary

The episode opens with a recap of the preceding episode including: Tamsin in the shower, realizing her hair is falling out, then Lauren performing an ultrasound and discovering that Tamsin is pregnant with Hades' child. Aife escaping from the Fae institution while Trick explains to Bo that Aife had escaped. Bo, Lauren, Tamsin and Dyson at Hades' cell in the aftermath of Hades' escape, Dyson noting that first Aife escaped, then Hades did so. Hades and Aife are then seen together, Aife telling Bo that they are back together. Bo then warning Aife whatever her plan is, it is dangerous. Trick then confronting Hades in an attempt to stop him from taking Aife away. Bo then discovering that Hades had killed Aife, Trick about to die as well, then Dyson coming to find Trick and Aife dead, Bo kneeling a their side, not responsive to Dyson's attempts to get her attention.

The episode begins with Bo (Anna Silk) laying in bed, seemingly having a nightmare, she dressed similarly to Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz, the rest of the world begin seen in shades of grey, Bo's red checkerboard dress and red bows on her pigtails being the only colours to be seen. Bo then startles awake and looks around the room, seeing no one there. Bo looks around the room in confusion, noticing that the world around her is grey and not understanding why. Bo calls out Tamsin's name, but there is no reply. Finding her cellphone, Bo attempts to call Lauren, but only Lauren's voicemail answers. As Bo listens to the voicemail message, she sees herself in a mirror and looks at herself in disbelief, seeing her red checkerboard dress, hair in pigtails and bows, for the first time. After a moment, Bo comments to herself: "I just woke up in a Lucy rerun."

The scene then changes to an intersection underneath a bridge where a traffic light changes as Bo pulls up in her car. As Bo waits for the traffic to move, she makes another call on her cellphone, this time to Dyson, but the phone rings and he does not pick up. Bo then honks the horn of her car, calling out: "Grey means go!" Getting out of her car, Bo looks into the car in front of her and realizes that it is empty. Bo then checks several other cars in line, and every one of them is abandoned. As she looks around her, Bo comments: "I am so not in Kansas anymore."

After the opening credits, we return to a closeup image of a memorial for Trick in Bo's home and moments later Bo is seen to be unconscious in bed, with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) monitoring her vital signs, Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) entering with Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten), Dyson telling Lauren that he has barred the windows and doors, explaining that they need to take precautions before they decide on their next move against Hades. When Dyson asks about Bo, Lauren answers: "I've run a renal dialysis plus a coma cocktail. She shows complete lack of responsiveness to stimulation." Tamsin, who is showing advanced signs of her pregnancy asks how long Bo can remain as she is and Lauren explains: "Not very long." When Lauren postulates what happened, in the aftermath of Trick and Aife's deaths, Dyson interrupts: "Her mind couldn't stand the trauma." Dyson then warns that all of them need to remain on guard against Hades, noting: "he could be anywhere. No one leaves this house alone." Tamsin replies: "Buddy system. I'll got Bo." Dyson answers: "We all got Bo." Lauren adds: "That's right. Voices, smells, touch. The more interaction we give her the greater her chance for recovery." Dyson grimly looks at Bo: "She'll recover. She has to." Lauren asks Dyson when he last slept, Dyson answering: "Probably the same time you did." Dyson then leaves to check over the house again, to be sure all is well, Tamsin reminding him to check the attic as well. After Dyson leaves, Tamsin tells Lauren: "He's still carrying around Trick's will." When she wonders if Dyson has read it, Lauren replies: "Doubtful. He's still grieving." Tamsin offer to look after Bo if Lauren wants to leave, but Lauren replies: "Tamsin, you should be resting." Tamsin explains: "I'm pregnant, not made of glass. Go on. It'll give you a chance to figure this out." Lauren sighs that she has had no luck so far as she picks up one of her Fae medical books, then adds that if anything changes with Bo, Tamsin should call for her. After Lauren leaves, Tamsin tells Bo: "You have no idea what I'd kill for a drink right now."

The scene then shifts to Bo in her mindscape where she is seen punching a vending machine in an attempt to get a soda. Giving up, Bo begins to walk down the street and when she sees an alleyway comments: "The part of the movie when the girl goes down the creepy alley... all alone..." As she turns the corner, someone that looks like Tamsin jumps out and sprays Bo with mace causing her to shriek out loud: "Oh my god, what are you doing?" Not-Tamsin replies: "I'm sorry but aren't you the one following me in a creepy alley?" Bo asks why not-Tamsin is dressed like a real estate agent and is told: "I could say the same thing about you. Pigtails huh? You're really leaning out." When Bo asks if it is Tamsin, she is told: "If you need a property, you need a good person." and then is handed a card which makes Bo comment: "You're a real estate developer? You don't even pay rent!" Bo is told that she has not-Tamsin confused with someone else, and then not-Tamsin introduces herself as "Thomasina" to Bo's surprise. Bo whispers: "And I'm dreaming." As Thomasina puts her card away, she comments: "Standing up? I thought only horses did that." Bo then explains: "I'm asleep and you are downstairs making waffles." As Bo slaps her cheek, Thomasina replies: "That's highly unlikely as I am vowed allergic to gluten." Thomasina then turns to leave, but Bo runs after her, asking if she is dreaming, where everyone in the city is. Thomasina explains: "Well, when the Pyrippus came, the colony cleared out. Which is why I am bulldozing. Everyone needs a legacy." She then waves her hands at the buildings and explains: "Thomasina towers." Bo looks at one of the alleyway and sees a mural of a winged horse, commenting: "The Pyrippus? I thought it just represented the Lord of Darkness." When Bo adds "My father" Thomasina becomes upset and tries to get her mace out once more. Bo stops her, explaining: "No, I don't know yet, but I know he's evil. Which is why I need to wake up and get back to my life!" Thomasina ponders: "Well it sounds like you need the Maestro. He knows everything." Bo asks where she can find him and Thomasina tells Bo: "He's slightly inaccessible." Bo then asks for Thomasina's help but she refuses and starts to walk away. Bo then takes hold of Thomasina's hand asking: "What if I insist?" and attempting to use her powers, but they have no effect and Thomasina brushes Bo's hand away. Bo then tells Thomasina that she will help, even if Bo has to force her to, but this only makes Thomasina hit Bo with her purse.

Back in the real world, Bo remains unconscious as Lauren returns to the room where Tamsin is still watching Bo. Lauren gives Tamsin a drink, explaining: "There's not a lot about Valkyrie pregnancies so I went with old faithful. Folic acid." Tamsin takes the drink from Lauren and thanks her. Lauren continues: "I will say that Valkyrie pregnancies accelerate much faster." When Tamsin is silent, Lauren adds: "You can't ignore it Tamsin." Tamsin tells Lauren: "Don't call yourself an it Lauren. You're a person." Lauren explains that she doesn't know how Tamsin is feeling, and Tamsin replies that she doesn't. Lauren presses on, telling Tamsin: "This won't take care of itself." Tamsin whispers: "Neither will Bo. So as much as I appreciate the pep talk, I'd rather you just focus on her. Leave me alone Lauren." Lauren replies: "I don't want to leave you alone." When Tamsin tells Lauren she isn't asking, Lauren tells her: "Fine. I'll go. But let me make one thing very clear to you. You will never be alone. Not ever, not with this. Please don't ignore what happened Tamsin. Please?" Tamsin says nothing, looking away from Lauren until Lauren leaves the room. After Lauren is gone, Tamsin tells Bo: "I have no idea what she is talking about."

Back in Bo's mindscape, Thomasina continues down the alleyway with Bo following her, trying to explain: "Just because my father is evil doesn't mean that I am and what about you Miss Disaster Capitalism? Thomasina replies: "I'm not evil, I'm an opportunist!" Bo points out that Thomasina is alone as well, asking why "everyone left the colony without you. Why?" Thomasina brushes this off explaining: "I didn't want to go." Bo wonders: "Or maybe you didn't have anyone to go with." Tamsin answers bluntly: "Well, we're born alone and we die alone." Bo sighs: "That's pretty heartless." Tamsin shrugs: "Heart is overrated." Bo wonders if Thomasina believes this because someone broke hers. This causes Thomasina to stop and look at Bo, asking how Bo knew that happened, Bo replies: "Let's just say I'm really good at reading people." Bo then wonders if the Maestro can help Thomasina as well, but Thomasina insists that she's fine and doesn't need to, but then asks Bo how she knew that Thomasina didn't like being alone. Bo tells her: "Because nobody does. Not all the time." Bo again asks Thomasina for help but she tells Bo that she cannot because: "You need to follow the red brick road and only 'the one' can see it." Bo replies: "The one? I might be able to help with that." Thomasina asks: "How are you going to see red?" Bo pauses a moment, then explains: "I've seen it before. I just have to remember it." Bo then mulls to herself: "Okay. Red. Red. Apples are red, cherries are red. Cyndi Lauper's hair, red." Bo closes her eyes and thinks to herself: "What else is red?" In the next moment, there are flashing of the events when Bo found Trick and Aife's bodies, and then the scene shifts to Bo and Thomasina standing in the middle of an open field. Thomasina asks Bo what she saw and Bo replies that she doesn't know, looking in front of her to a sidewalk in the middle of the field made of bricks. Bo is then confused in how they arrived where they are, before the bricks in front of Bo begin to turn various shades of reed, moving off into the distance, and at a fork in the road, the red reveals the correct way to go is to the right. Bo smiles, telling Thomasina: "It worked" before starting to walk along the path shown to her. As Bo does so, Thomasina touches her stomach, then follows after Bo when she is called, asking Bo: "Are you sure? I don't see anything."

Back in the real world, Tamsin is still sitting beside Bo. Tamsin then touches her stomach and stands with a confused look. She calls out for Lauren, telling her that something isn't right. When Lauren enters, and asks what's wrong, thinking it is about Bo, Tamsin explains: "It feels like a fish, or an eel." Lauren touches Tamsin's baby bump and whispers: "It's moving." Tamsin and Lauren both whisper: "Holy shit." Tamsin looks at Lauren and manages: "I'm having a baby." Across the room, one of the monitors for Bo begins to sound an alarm, Lauren rushing over to see what it is. Lauren tells Tamsin: "The IV can't do it alone. She needs to feed." When Tamsin asks if Bo is becoming weaker, Lauren replies: "If we don't wake her up soon, Bo's going to starve to death."

Following the first commercial break, we return to find Vex (Paul Amos) and Mark (Luke Bilyk) entering Bo's home, carrying stacks of books. Dyson approaches them and angrily asks: "What part of staying in the clubhouse did you two not understand?" Mark tells Dyson they were not followed and when asked why they risked their lives, Mark explains: "Trick's books, I thought they could help with Bo." Vex agrees saying: "Oh yeah. More than once he opened up these bad boys and presto, the answer was there. Very useful." Dyson unhappily tells them both: "These books were his and they belong in his lair." Mark tells Dyson: "Not if they can help us. I mean, Trick's gone but someone needs to step up." Dyson harshly tells Mark: "And suddenly you can read ancient scripture, is that it?" Mark sighs, tells Dyson: "Forget it." and walks away. After Mark leaves, Vex tells Dyson: "He's mourning too you know." Dyson sighs and answers: "Trick was always better at dealing with him than I am." Vex tells Dyson: "Well, Trick was better at dealing with everyone better than you." As Dyson moves to lock and bar the front door, Dyson answers: "It's probably because he believed in people. Bo more than anyone." Vex points out: "And you. Listen, it's none of my business but, not looking at those books isn't going to change anything Dyson." Dyson's only answer is: "I gotta check on Bo" as he leaves.

Back in Bo's mindscape, Bo and Thomasina are lost in a forest, Thomasina commenting at a series of red markers on the trees around them: "Stupid tree nymphs, they're always messing with these." Bo sighs: "Well, that explains the going around in circles, the Blair Witch vibe however..." As they stand in the grove of trees, the word "Pyrippus" is heard being whispered over and over again. Thomasina sighs: "Great. Talking trees" and Bo wonders why she feels like they are being watched. Thomasina replies the she always feels like she is being watched and after making a sly comment about her outfit, Thomasina wonders if they Pyrippus is watching them and when Bo says she has no idea, Thomasina rants: "Great, I'm going to die in the woods with a girl that wears gingham." Bo sighs: "How did I find a meaner Tamsin?" as someone walks up behind the two of them. When they snap a tree branch, Bo uses Thomasina's mace and sprays the new arrival with it, he yelling out in surprise. Bo is shocked when she realizes that it seems to be Dyson, but he introduces himself as: "Sargent Major Nosyd of the 67th Division, Operation Pyrippus Watch. Are you aware that you are in a restricted military area?" Bo sighs: "Let me guess, you aren't Dyson." Nosyd replies: "Like the vacuum cleaner? No sir. Unfortunately you will have to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law." Thomasina tells him: "Okay, relax Private Ryan. We didn't know." When Bo asks where the rest of his people are, Nosyd explains: "They moved on." Bo puzzles over this, wondering why one soldier would be left to watch the area, that he has no gun, or supplies, but again, his answer is: "They moved on." then adding: "I didn't move with them." Bo is shocked as she whispers: "You're a deserter, you're not protecting this forest, you're hiding from the Pyrippus." Nosys admits that Bo is correct and he was too scared to look for the Pyrippus as the rest of his men were, adding: "You have no idea what it is like to be responsible for the safety of the colony." Bo sighs: "Oh? Really? You don't think so? You know what? This place is getting on my nerves." Thomasina replies: "Don't look at me, everything was fine until Dances with Wolves showed up." Bo rants: "Everyone here looks like someone they're not! You're all afraid of something you don't even know and the only person that could help me is some mysterious Maestro that no one knows how to get to!" Nosyd tells Bo that he knows the way, or rather that someone that does know the way at least. Before Bo can ask questions, there is a banging noise which confuses her.

Back in the real world, Dyson is tapping his finger as he sits with Bo. After a long moment, Dyson admits: "First I failed Trick. Now I'm failing you. Please Bo, if you can hear me, tell me what I can do. How can I help you? I'll do anything..."

In Bo's mindscape, Nosyd continues: "...but I won't do that. Neither should you, it's too dangerous." Thomasina insists that he is lying, but he continues: "I know the Maestro is the keeper of the secrets and sanctuary." Bo smiles: "Of course! If you're Tamsin and you're Dyson then the Maestro's Trick!" Nosyd tells Bo: "I'm flattered you want my help, but like you said I'm just a deserter. You need someone braver." Bo tells him that he is right, turns away and tells Thomasina they are leaving. Nosyd calls out: "Wait! You'll get lost and you can't catch your own food!" Bo shrugs: "Well, I guess we'll just starve to death." Thomasina laughs: "Speak for yourself" then whispers to Nosyd: "I'm going to Donner Party that shit." Nosyd tells Bo she will not find the Maestro without a guide and Bo agrees, noting that "my sense of smell is terrible" as she and Thomasina turn to leave. Nosyd calls out for them to stop, adding that he will go with them, but only if: "You promise to do it my way." Bo agrees: "You're the sergeant." Nosyd is surprised, asking: "You'll follow my lead?" Bo smiles: "Trust me when I tell you I've been waiting for this day." Bo offers her hands to both as she asks: "Off to see the Maestro?" As they hold hands, Bo hears Dyson's voice from the real world, calling to her, but neither Nosyd or Thomasina can hear him. Bo explains: "My friends know that I'm asleep! They can't wake me up!"

Back in the real world, Dyson continues to call out to Bo, asking her to wake up as Lauren enters the room with some test results which show that Bo has some toxins in her blood that Lauren does not recognize as she has not seen them before and has no idea how to treat Bo for them. Dyson looks at a bag of clothing that Bo wad found unresponsive in earlier and begins to examine them for clues. Lauren tells Dyson: "You know you didn't fail Trick right?" Dyson replies: "I was his lieutenant Lauren. I should have had his back." Lauren insists that there was nothing that Dyson could have done but he tells her: "I could have saved him." The two look at each other for a long moment, then Dyson returns to examining Bo's clothing until he discovers a small hole cut into the clothing. Dyson comments: "Looks like something bit Bo" and Lauren replies: "This could be the source of our toxins." Dyson carefully picks up one of Trick's books and tells Lauren: "Now we just have to figure out where they came from."

After another commercial break, Dyson is reading from one of Trick's books and reveals that Bo has been bitten by a Shtriga moth, noting that it: "feeds off pain and suffering, victims of traumatic events." Vex is surprised, commenting: "She's been bitten by a bloody moth?" while Lauren explains: "We think we brought it back from the funeral home in Trick's flowers." Tamsin comments as she looks at a picture in the book that Dyson is holding: "I'v seen that moth here. I thought it was just because it was musty as hell." Dyson explains they need to find the moth because only the Shtriga can cure the one it has bitten." When Tamsin asks how the same moth can are Bo, Dyson reveals: "By spitting Bo's blood back into her mouth. We just have to wait until it resumes human form." When Lauren asks how long that could be, Dyson answers: "I don't know, but it says here that without the Shtriga, Bo will die. We have to find that moth."

Back in Bo's mindscape, the three travellers arrive at an elevator in the middle of a field, Nosyd insisting that the scent he has been following leads to it. Bo comments: "An elevator pod in the middle of the forest. Move over Bill and Ted." Thomasina adds: "Well, if I was a Maestro, I would live in a penthouse too." Bo whispers: "Penthouse. Dad? Is the Maestro you?" before entering the elevator. After a moment, Nosyd follows, then Thomasina.

Returning to the real world, Lauren is angry at herself as she sighs: "Great. I've tried Atropine to stop the poison. No change. Which brings us to steroid cocktails. Or the whim of a moth." As Lauren works to set up an IV, she continues to rant: "Graduated top of my class, summa cum laude, and I can't even resolve a simple bug bite! Or do anything at all apparently! Ancient Far cures, spitting moths, when will it end! Why can't I cure you!" Lauren hits the side of Bo's bed, crying out to her: "Oh come on Bo! Bo stay with me please! Hold on!"

Once more in Bo's mindscape, Bo and her companions arrive at the penthouse and exit the elevator, Thomasina in the lead, Bo second and Nosyd third. When Bo comments that she doesn't like the situation, Nosyd asks why but Bo does not answer, Thomasina calling the place "the bomb" and Nosyd commenting: "I think she means the bong." As Bo looks around, Nosyd points out: "The is Nepenthe, the Grecian drug of forgetfulness." Bo says nothing, having another flashback of finding Trick and Aife dead before she whispers: "We should go. If the Maestro lives here, I don't think I want to meet him." Bo is then told to stop by what seems to be Lauren, in dreadlocks, holding a gun with a crazed look in her eyes, who adds: "Dude, if you're here for the kegger, I'm gonna need the secret password." Not-Lauren continues: "Hey! Nice braids!" before putting the gun in her mouth and pulling the trigger, revealing it to be a water gun, adding: "I love fruit punch. It's kinda like the wine of punches except I hate wine, unless of course it's beer. But then it's not really wine, it's more beer." Bo whispers: "Please tell me you're not the Maestro." Not-Lauren asks: "Did you want to buy a didgeridoo?" Nosyd then introduces Bo to Lola, who he says: "can guide us to the Maestro." Lola sighs: "Could. Until I lost the map. Bummer. Do you ever think like, oh shit, I forgot to put my pants on, but then you're like, no, I didn't? Cause, you know, there's on?" Lola walks off as Bo asks Nosyd: "The map's got to be around here somewhere." Nosyd tells Bo he'll look in the kitchen while Bo sighs: "And I'll take the Earth Mother" as she looks at Lola who is eating brownies. She comments: "People say this stuff isn't medicinal, but they're wrong because this brownie is like Joey Lawrence, whoa!" Bo asks Lola if she is sick, and is told: "I have too many thoughts about what I should do." Bo smiles: "Overanalyzing. I know someone like that." Lola points at the brownies and explains: "And this stuff makes it all go away!" Bo tells her: "Except it doesn't make it go away, it just makes things foggy." Bo then suddenly realizes where the map is, telling Lola: "It's in your head" which makes Lola panic and tell Bo to "get it out!" Bo tells Lola she has to remember, but Lola tells Bo: "I can't! I don't know anything!" Bo tells Lola she can and: "You're a smart girl!" Lola then wonders: "Hey? How did you get in here?" but Bo presses on, telling her: "Work with me. Admit it, you already have the answer. It's just not where you normally look, now think!" Lola agrees, closing her eyes and scrunching up her nose in thought for a moment before gasping: "I got it! It's all..."

Back in the real world, Lauren is holding a book and continues: "... in here. We don't have to wait for the moth to resume human form to get the spit. We're gonna fast track its transformation." When asked by Dyson as to how, Lauren explains: "According to these books, the Shtriga's transformation into human form can be accelerated." Tamsin then asks if that is by a magic potion, and Lauren continues: "By an elixir. It's mainly spices, garlic, but I can inject it." Tamsin asks Lauren: "Since when do you opt for storybook over science?" and Dyson replies: "I guess there's a little Trick in all of us." Tamsin wonders: "So we are going to get this moth lady to hork into Bo's mouth how exactly?" Lauren shrugs: "We're going to hold her down until she does it." Tamsin smiles: "Tammy's time to shine." Dyson points out: "We haven't even caught the thing yet. How do we do that?" Lauren replies: "We lure it. What attracts a moth?" Dyson nods: "I'll get the flashlights." Tamsin nods: "I'll get the guys."

After still another commercial break, we return to Mark and Vex searching in the attic, Vex commenting: "Trick's gone, Hades is on a rampage and what are we doing? Moth hunting." Mark sighs: "I actually can't believe that Trick's gone. I mean, what happens to the colony without an Ash?" Vex replies that he doesn't know, adding: "I never really bought into the Ash thing myself." Mark comments: "But you bought into The Morrigan." Vex chuckles: "Yeah, well, Absinthe bottle service, pixie dust off a nymph's naughty bits... How could I say no? But things change." Mark wonders: "The man with two faces?" Vex tells him: "You've been hanging around Dyson too long, you have. I mean, lemme guess, what's next? I'm a no good Dark Fae? A traitor? Is that it?" Mark tells Vex he doesn't know, then ask Vex: "Are you?" Vex sighs: "I haven't exactly got the face of an angel have I? You wanna know if I am full of regret, is that it?" Mark answers: "If you've actually done the things I've heard. Guess I just wanna know if you're sorry." Vex is silent, then replies: "From the bottom of my rotten, aching, repugnant soul... You wanna know if I'm sorry? With every fibre." Mark nods: "Let's get back to the moth hunt."

Back in Bo's mindscape, Bo and her companions enter a space full of mirrors, Bo asking Lola if she is sure they are in the right place. There are echoes of voices as Bo calls out "Hello?" before she wonders: "Where is everybody?" Nosyd then asks: "They were right behind us." A voice then calls out, which is revealed to be Not-Vex, having two faces as he asks: "In the name of the Guardian of the Gate, who dares to see the Maestro without first paying the toll?" Bo comments: "Vex, always the two-face." Nosyd calls out: "What are you doing to her?" as Bo looks into a mirror, telling him: "It won't let me look away!" Not-Vex (Who in the subtitles is called Maestro and will be referred to as such from here on) continues: "Ever hear the one about the soul sucking mirror?" Nosyd moves to shatter the mirror holding Bo, but Maestro warns: "I wouldn't do that if I were you. Broken mirror without the toll, always equals a broken soul." Nosyd then moves to attack Maestro which then makes his other face speak: "Oh, no, no, no, this isn't right! Brother is meant to be on the front, not me!" The faces switch, and the first asks: "Where is he! Here wolfie..." Bo then calls out: "Thomasina! I thought we lost you!" Thomasina calls out Bo's name, then turns to the second face of Maestro and asks: "Please, you must help us, your brother won't let us pass." He answers: "I can't! Brother never listens to me. I'm not supposed to speak to the travellers..." The first face takes over again, warning: "Oh do shut up will you? Always whining. Now, where were we?" Thomasina speaks to Maestro: "I used to be like you, ignoring the voice in the back of my head telling me to listen to my heart." He replies: "Funny thing heart. I don't have one." Thomasina tells him: "But your brother does and he can hear me. He knows that this is wrong." The first face cries out: "Oh! He's taking me over!", but then laughs at his own joke, asking: "You really didn't think that would work did you?" The faces switch again and the second tells Thomasina: "Please! You must hurry if you want to see your friends! You saw me where I never was, and where I could not be and yet within that very place. my face you often see! Go! Hurry!" Lola whispers: "The toll's a riddle! He's showing us who we really are! Nosyd's brave. Thomasina's heart is big!" Bo adds: "And Lola, you're smart. The answer's right in front of us. It's a reflection!" The mirrors all shatter, revealing a red curtain in front of Bo, and a pull cord hanging beside her. Bo looks at the cord and comments: "I am seriously ready to meet the man behind the curtain."

Bo pulls the cord and finds herself entering the Dal Riata, which is empty save for a hooded figure. Bo approaches them and asks: "Trick? You have no idea how long I have been searching for you." The figure lowers their cowl and it is revealed to be Bo herself who tells her: "I'm glad you came. I've been waiting for me." Bo whispers: "No. How? You're supposed to be..." Then all of the events of Bo finding Trick and Aife dead come back to Bo, unlike the rest of the episode, in colour. Bo whispers as her other self holds her: "No Trick. Please." Her other self tells her: "Only when the Master is gone, can you become the Master." Bo whispers: "But I'm not the Master. I'm lost without him." Bo's other self tells her: "Yet, without you Bo, your friends wouldn't have been able to find what they were looking for. Because of that, I will grant you the one thing you search for. Home. There's no place like it." Bo cries: "Except without Trick. I don't know where that is anymore."

Back in the real world, Tamsin and Dyson enter the attic, Tamsin commenting: "It's coming from up here" and Dyson adding: "Someone's trying to get in through the attic window." Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) then crawls through the window and asks: "Can someone please explain to me why the whole clubhouse is panic roomed? I broke a heel scaling this thing!" Dyson asks Kenzi what she is doing there and she replies: "Showing up for my BFF in her time of need. I heard about Trick and Aife. I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner." Tamsin and Kenzi hug and then Kenzi comments: "Jumping Jehovah's witnesses. Is that a bonafide baby bump TamTam?" Nothing is said for a moment, then Kenzi continues: "Okay. Cryptic glance, boarded up windows, midnight lantern sing-along. What is going on?" Tamsin answers: "Kenzi we need to tell you something." Kenzi sighs: "Sentences that start like that never end the way you want them to." As Kenzi turns away, the moth comes into view and lands on Kenzi's shoulder. Kenzi then turns back and asks where Bo is. Dyson starts to ask Kenzi not to move, but she interrupts telling him: "What? I have drool face? I slept on the plane." Tamsin in the meantime walks around Kenzi, holding a tennis racket and tells her: "Don't move" as she swings the racket at the moth on Kenzi's shoulder.

Following still another commercial break, Kenzi and Lauren are looking at the moth which is being held under a cake covering tray, Kenzi lamenting as she rubs her shoulder: "I know I had the subterranean death moth on my back, but oh god, did she have to hit me so hard?" Lauren asks: "I still don't get how you knew to come home now." Kenzi replies: "Dude. Snail mail?" Kenzi then shows Lauren a letter and explains: "I assumed it was from you." Lauren is confused, telling Kenzi that she didn't send any letter, but then sighs: "It's Jack." Lauren slaps the letter on the table and exclaims: "Screw it. The moth hasn't resumed human form and we are running out of time." Kenzi asks what Lauren is about to do and she replies: "Bo says there is always a third option. Maybe I don't need it to resume human form to get its blood." Lauren explains: "It always stores its victim's blood in its sack. All I have to do is locate the sack." Kenzi replies: "Remind me to make a sack joke once we save Bo."

Back in Bo's mindscape, Bo arrives at her home, commenting: "No place like home." Bo then calls out Thomasina, Nosyd and Lola's names, but none of them reply. Bo then turns around to find Kenzi standing there, dressed in a white dress, but her appearance is slightly horrific. Bo asks: "Kenzi. Oh please tell me it's you." Not-Kenzi replies: "Bobo" as the the two move towards each other and embrace, Bo adding: "There's no place like home. Oh, Kenz..."

In the real world, Lauren uses a syringe to squirt the spit and blood she took from the moth into Bo's mouth as Kenzi, Dyson and Tamsin look on. When Lauren finishes, Tamsin asks: "How long will it take?" Lauren replies: "The blood extract should neutralize the poison almost immediately." Bo then begins to convulse violently, Lauren not being about to explain why Bo is doing so, one possibility being that the moth is transforming within Bo.

In Bo's mindscape, Not-Kenzi starts to twitch and shake before stepping back from Bo, her shaking becoming as violent as Bo's in the real world. Not-Kenzi then looks at Bo before flying through the air over her, going out of view before returning back where she was originally standing, this time dressed in black. Not-Kenzi then rushes around the room, almost too quickly to follow before stopping in front of Bo and growling: "Kiss me Boby."

In the real world, Bo's convulsions are wild, Lauren telling everyone: "We're losing her!" Dyson suggests: "Maybe it's not just physical. She has to want to accept the Shtriga's cure." Dyson tells Bo to accept, as Kenzi crawls on top of Bo and tells her: "Okay Bo honey, it's me, K-Star. You have to accept it, you have to want to come home." Lauren also begins telling Bo to accept, as does Tamsin as well.

In Bo's mindscape, she whispers: "Oh hell no" just as Not-Kenzi moves to attack Bo. There is a short fight which ends with Bo laying on the floor, Non-Kenzi on top of her in the same way as the real Kenzi is in the real world. As Not-Kenzi stares at Bo, Bo asks: "What do you want from me?" Not-Kenzi tells her: "Accept it Bo." Bo refuses, and then Not-Kenzi opens her mouth to reveal that her tongue is black and covered in slime. Bo continues to struggle against Not-Kenzi as she moves her lips closer to Bo's, but then, faintly, Kenzi's voice can be heard telling Bo to accept it.

In the real world, Kenzi is pleading with Bo: "You have to want to come home! You have to accept it Bo! You have to wanna come home! Listen to me!" Lauren's voice is heard as in Bo's mindscape, Not-Kenzi's lips touch Bo's, telling Bo to accept it as well. As Not-Kenzi and Bo kiss, there is a burst of white light and then Bo is laying on the floor alone. Kenzi's voice telling her: "You have to accept it Bo." As Bo lays on the floor, the sound of a horse snorting is heard. Bo sits up to see Not-Kenzi standing beside a white horse, the two of them looking at Bo. Bo asks: "Are you the Pyrippus? I always thought you were bad." Not-Kenzi, now dressed in white, and looking as she normally does explains: "You were bad until you found your way. The Pyrippus is the same, you possess the key" then showing Bo the horseshoe that he had received. Not-Kenzi continues: "The power's in the one who holds the reigns. Go home Bo. Find the Pyrippus." Bo whispers: "Trick's gone and I can't fight my father without him. I don't have the answers." Not-Kenzi explains: "The answers will come." which makes Bo ask: "When will they come?" Lauren's voice comes, warning that they are losing Bo and Dyson tells Bo to hang on as Not-Kenzi continues: "You must find them yourself. You know where to look. You are the one that holds the key. Accept it Bo. You have to accept it." Not-Kenzi places the horseshoe in Bo's hand and then tells her: "Or all will perish." Bo cries: "Not without him. Kenzi, no." Not-Kenzi steps back, whispering: "Goodbye Bo." Bo closes her eyes and whispers: "Goodbye Trick" as the world around her turns to white.

In the real world, Bo opens her eyes to see Kenzi on top of her with Lauren, Tamsin and Dyson standing close by. Kenzi whispers: "Bobo. Bobo... are you awake?" Lauren asks: "Bo, can you hear me?" Dyson whispers: "I think she's in shock." Tamsin smiles and asks: "Hey girl, you had us so scared. Can you say something... please?" Bo sits up, not saying a word, and then, looking at Dyson whispers: "He's gone. Trick's really gone.", shaking and crying as she does so.

Following the final commercial break, Bo, Kenzi, Dyson, Lauren, Tamsin, Vex and Mark are gathered together in front of Trick's memorial in Bo's home. Dyson picks up a scroll, explaining to Bo: "It's Trick's will. I didn't want to open it until you were... You don't have to do this now if you don't want to." Bo replies: "No. I want to." Dyson hands the scroll to Bo, who opens it and begins to read, Dyson opening a chest at the same time. Bo reads: "To those I hold dear, it is with great pleasure, that I, Fitzpatrick McCorrigan, member of Clan Finarvin, leave the following: To Kenzi - the ring of Yggdrasil. This ring will grant you freedom from claiming, allowing you constant passage between the Fae and human worlds." Dyson gives Kenzi the ring, she holds the ring in her hand and whispers: "Oh... Trick..." Bo continues: "To Lauren, my tomes of the Occult. There is a happy marriage between science and magic. I hope you find it one day. To Tamsin, eternal wanderer, perennially without habitat. I leave the blanket of Skeemotah; woven from the sky. As long as we are under the stars, we are home." Tamsin is given the blanket by Dyson and she clutches it tightly to her chest. Bo continues onwards: "Vex, he left you something too. The compass of Nirad. You have found your light in the dark. Here's hoping that your path remains true." Vex gingerly takes the compass from Dyson, without words and stares at it silently. Bo continues: "To my lieutenant Dyson, to you and Mark, I leave my beloved bar, the Dal Riata. A place of sanctuary in dark times. There is no man more able to provide this service. You are my son Dyson, now and forever. Please show Mark the way." Dyson says nothing, only looking away from Bo in silence while Mark sits on the other side of the room from Dyson, his thoughts his own. Bo continues: "And last, but not least, my Isabeau. I leave you my heart, and my eternal gratitude for what you have given me. My granddaughter. It is with deep pride that I look at the woman you've become: honourable, kind, strong." Bo begins to cry as Kenzi moves to comfort her, asking Bo if she should read on. Bo hands Kenzi the will and she continues: "Life is not about finding your path, it is about creating one. Please don't forget..." Bo whispers: "You are my blood too. Always and forever." With that, the will is read, there being nothing more said. Bo then offers her hand to Kenzi, who takes Tamsin's, who takes Mark's, who takes Lauren's, who takes Dyson's, who takes Vex's and finally, Vex holds Bo's hand, the family together, joined. the last image of the scene being that of Trick's picture in his memorial, smiling, the words "In loving memory" written below.

The final scene of the episode begins with Vex looking for Tamsin, carrying the blanket of Skeemotah. As he enters the attic, he finds that the attic window is open and he kneels down to look out it. As she does so, Hades appears and comments: "The dark Mesmer. Trick gives you a compass and suddenly you are on the straight and narrow. Shame. You might have been useful, still could." Vex turns and attempts to use his powers against Hades, but they have no effect, Hades touching Vex's outstretched hand and putting an end to his power. As Hades pulls Vex close to him, Vex tells Hades: "I don't play that way anymore. I finally found a team that will accept me." Hades growls: "Then I'd like you to give your team a message for me." Vex chuckles: "Lemme just get my memo pad." Hades smiles: "I think this one's pretty self explanatory." before taking a blade to Vex's neck and slitting his throat, blood seeping out of the cut as Vex falls to the floor and Hades walks away. The final image is of Vex clutching at his throat, bleeding out, and convulsing as the episode ends.


Questions in this Episode

  • Where is Trick buried? This is never mentioned.
  • Where is Aife buried? This is never mentioned.
  • Why did everyone make for Bo's home after the events of the previous episode? Why not Lauren's clinic or the Dal Riata? Why take Bo to a location where there wasn't really any medical support for Lauren to use to help Bo?
  • Did Dyson know where Trick's will was? If he went to the Dal Riata to get it, then why didn't they take Bo there? If not, who had it and gave it to Dyson?
  • Lauren had monitors to watch Bo's vital signs, where did she get them and if it was at Lauren's clinic, then why not keep Bo there?
  • How was it that Lauren didn't figure out that Bo needed to feed at some point before it became a critical issue? *As much as Lauren knows about her, wouldn't that be one of the things that would be of concern almost immediately?
  • When did Bo get bitten exactly? At the condo? At her home? Somewhere along the way?
  • If the Shtriga could look human, could it also look like one of those in Bo's home as well?
  • Did Vex ever reveal his feelings for Mark at any time?
  • So, what happens if there isn't a Ash or a Morrigan anyway?
  • Vex redeemed himself to Mark, but what wasn't said was more important. Was it ever?
  • When did Kenzi leave? She said she was staying the last time she appeared, so what changed that she went back to Europe?
  • If Hades sent Kenzi a letter by mail, and assuming that he didn't use a courier, then it would take at least a week for the mail to get to Kenzi, then have her rush back over as well. So then the question is, was all of this, including the moth, all set up by Hades to get Kenzi back? What is the purpose of doing so?
  • If the moth was sentient, then wouldn't it have heard what Lauren was saying? Knowing that Lauren was going to kill it, wouldn't the moth want to become human, give Lauren what she wanted, and then be freed? This would have been interesting, but never happened.
  • What would happen if Lauren killed the moth and didn't find what she needed?
  • While it makes sense for Trick to give the Dal Riata to Dyson, it almost would have been more poetic if Bo had been given the Dal Riata as she is unaligned, therefore neutral.
  • As Bo did not receive, it seems, any physical gifts from Trick, what else might there be that was not said?
  • Is Vex dying or dead? Does this episode mark the end?
  • What is Hades' next move?
  • If Hades is intending to kill all of Bo's friends one by one, who is next?
  • Aife's will, if there is one, was not read. Is there one? If so, what does Bo receive and would she want to?


Answers in this Episode

  • Trick perished in the preceding episode, a memorial to his memory is in Bo's home. There seems to be no memorial to Aife.
  • It is not told where Trick is buried.
  • It is not told where Aife is buried.
  • After the discovery of Trick and Aife's death, and Bo's condition, Bo was taken to her home by Tamsin, Dyson and Lauren. They did inform Vex and Mark of where they were, the two arriving sometime afterwards.
  • Tamsin's pregnancy had moved to an advanced state at the beginning of the episode.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Dyson had possession of Trick's last will, holding it unread until Bo was able to hear it.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Bo was in a coma, unresponsive to Lauren's attempts to wake her.
  • At one point, Tamsin felt her baby move.
  • Lauren explained at one point that Bo was going to starve if they did not wake her so that she could feed in her normal way.
  • Apparently the reason why Bo was in a coma was because she was bitten by a Shtriga moth. In the Lost Girl universe, this is a Fae creature that feeds off pain and suffering and victims of tragic events. There is a legend about the Shtriga which tells of it being a vampiric witch in traditional Albanian folklore that sucks the blood of infants at night while they sleep, and then turns into a flying insect; traditionally a moth, fly or bee. Only the shtriga herself could cure those she had drained. You can learn more about this legend here.
  • To save Bo, the Shtriga had to spit Bo's blood into Bo's mouth or, in some manner, the blood from the moth had to be placed inside Bo's mouth.
  • Mark notes there is no Ash and Vex noted that there is no Morrigan.
  • When asked why he accepted the Morrigan, Vex said: "Yeah, well, Absinthe bottle service, pixie dust off a nymph's naughty bits... How could I say no? But things change."
  • Mark asks Vex: "If you've actually done the things I've heard. Guess I just wanna know if you're sorry." Vex replied: "From the bottom of my rotten, aching, repugnant soul... You wanna know if I'm sorry? With every fibre."
  • Kenzi broke into Bo's home after she returned from Europe, explaining at first that she wanted to be with Bo in her time of need and adding that she was aware of what happened to Trick and Aife.
  • Kenzi explained further that she received a letter in the mail from what she thought was Lauren, but Lauren did not send the letter and assumed that Hades had sent it to Kenzi to draw her back.
  • Lauren waited for the moth to become human, but then, with time running out, instead decided to cut open the moth to get what she needed.
  • When Bo was given the cure, she convulsed wildly and it was necessary for her to mentally accept the cure within herself, in spite of how evil and dark it seemed to be.
  • Once the cure was accepted, Bo found herself facing a white horse and the moth in Kenzi's form that revealed some things to her: "You were bad until you found your way. The Pyrippus is the same, you possess the key.", "The power's in the one who holds the reigns. Go home Bo. Find the Pyrippus.", "The answers will come. You must find them yourself. You know where to look. You are the one that holds the key. Accept it Bo. You have to accept it. Or all will perish."
  • When Bo came out of her coma, the first words she spoke where: "He's gone. Trick's really gone."
  • Bo, Kenzi, Dyson, Lauren, Tamsin, Vex and Mark were present when Trick's will was read, initially by Bo and then Kenzi.
  • The text of Trick will reads: "To those I hold dear, it is with great pleasure, that I, Fitzpatrick McCorrigan, member of Clan Finarvin, leave the following: To Kenzi - the ring of Yggdrasil. This ring will grant you freedom from claiming, allowing you constant passage between the Fae and human worlds. To Lauren, my tomes of the Occult. There is a happy marriage between science and magic. I hope you find it one day. To Tamsin, eternal wanderer, perennially without habitat. I leave the blanket of Skeemotah; woven from the sky. As long as we are under the stars, we are home. To Vex, the compass of Nirad. You have found your light in the dark. Here's hoping that your path remains true. To my lieutenant Dyson, to you and Mark, I leave my beloved bar, the Dal Riata. A place of sanctuary in dark times. There is no man more able to provide this service. You are my son Dyson, now and forever. Please show Mark the way. And last, but not least, my Isabeau. I leave you my heart, and my eternal gratitude for what you have given me. My granddaughter. It is with deep pride that I look at the woman you've become: honourable, kind, strong. Life is not about finding your path, it is about creating one. Please don't forget... You are my blood too. Always and forever."
  • After the will is read, there being nothing more said, Bo offers her hand to Kenzi, who takes Tamsin's, who takes Mark's, who takes Lauren's, who takes Dyson's, who takes Vex's and finally, Vex holds Bo's hand, the family together, joined. the last image of the scene being that of Trick's picture in his memorial, smiling, the words "In loving memory" written below.
  • Kenzi received the ring of Yggdrasil. It gives Kenzi freedom from claiming, allowing constant passage between the Fae and human worlds
  • Lauren received Trick's tomes of the Occult.
  • Tamsin received the blanket of Skeemotah.
  • Vex received the compass of Nirad.
  • Dyson and Mark received the Dal Riata.
  • Bo did not receive physical gifts, but rather the knowledge that Trick loved her dearly and completely.
  • Vex encountered Hades in Bo's attic.
  • Vex attempted to use his powers again Hades, but they had no effect.
  • Hades told Vex: "The dark Mesmer. Trick gives you a compass and suddenly you are on the straight and narrow. Shame. You might have been useful, still could."
  • When being held by Hades, Vex told him: "I don't play that way anymore. I finally found a team that will accept me."
  • Hades told Vex: "Then I'd like you to give your team a message for me."
  • Vex replied: "Lemme just get my memo pad."
  • Hades told Vex: "I think this one's pretty self explanatory."
  • Hades took a blade to Vex's neck and slitting his throat, blood seeping out of the cut as Vex falls to the floor and Hades walks away.
  • The final image is of Vex clutching at his throat, bleeding out, and convulsing as the episode ends, but still, at the end of the episode, alive.


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Episode Review on Succubus.Net

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