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"Of All the Gin Joints"
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Lauren and The Morrigan have a talk
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 6
Overall Episode 54
Directed by Mairzee Almas
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
Produced by Vanessa Piazza
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by Craig Wright
Editing by Ben Wilkinson
Production Code 406
Original Air Date December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Emmanuelle Vaugier - The Morrigan
Christine Horne - Dungeon Master
Lara Jean Chorostecki - Ianka
Colin Lawrence - Marcus
Alex Karzis - Damber

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Dyson returns to find that Bo is Dark Fae, Hale and Kenzi admit their feelings for each other and Lauren meets with The Morrigan to discuss terms

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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.


For further on Bo, the succubus of the series, see her article in the SuccuWiki here. For the series itself, see that article here. For a general discussion of Succubi and their mythos in the series, see that article here.


Of All the Gin Joints was the sixth episode of the fourth season of the series, and the fifty-fourth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on December 15th, 2013, at 10 PM Eastern time.


Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 4
  • Episode Number: 6 (54th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Of All the Gin Joints
  • Directed by: Mairzee Almas
  • Writing credits: Alexandra Zarowny
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: December 15th, 2013 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 690,000[1]

Cast

A promotional Image of the Season Four cast of Lost Girl from the official website at showcase.ca/lostgirl From left to right: Richard Howland as Trick, Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin, Anna Silk as Bo, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson, Zoie Palmer as Lauren and K.C. Collins as Hale.
Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kris Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
K.C. Collins Hale
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Emmanuelle Vaugier The Morrigan
Christine Horne Dungeon Master
Lara Jean Chorostecki Ianka
Colin Lawrence Marcus
Alex Karzis Damber

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
For This I Can’t Be Sure Sunparlour Players Written by Andrew Penner
and Michael Rosenthal
I Want The DJ Courtesy of APM Music
O’Farrell’s Jig Courtesy of APM Music
Planxty Fanny Power Courtesy of APM Music
Humours Of Glen Dart Courtesy of APM Music
Breaks Me Down Stars And Crosses Written by Marcus Trulli
and Clara Klein
No Angel Yuki Written by Mike Bryant
and Jon Fugler

Plot

Short Summary

Bo and Kenzi are at the Dal Raita when a female Fae named Ianka rushes in claiming that Bo told her to find her. Ianka sings for Bo and she has a glimpse of her lost memories, but in order to gain more Bo must give Ianka her freedom from the Fae that is holding her and gains that Fae’s permission for Ianka to sing for an audience, rather than that Fae alone. Ianka sings an aria which reveals more of what happened to Bo, but is interrupted when Ianka is held by an attacker who demands she be given to him. It appears he is in love with Ianka, but this turns out to be a lie and in fact he wishes Ianka to sing a death note to kill a species of Fae his kind is at war with. Ianka does sing but kills him instead before dying as well. Hale and Kenzi finally express to each other how they feel about each other and share a moment, but it appears that Hale was injured when Ianka sung her death note. Lauren prepares to leave the Light but The Morrigan meets with her at her apartment and they have a conversation about what Lauren is willing to do and the agreement she wants with the Dark Fae among other subjects. Lauren eventually is given access to the Dark Fae medical laboratories. Lauren also takes a sample of The Morrigan’s DNA for unknown purposes. Dyson returns to tell Bo that Lauren has switched to the Dark Fae and Bo tells Dyson that she has been forced to join the Dark as well. Trick warns Bo and Dyson that they cannot be together as Light and Dark are forbidden to do so. Bo and Dyson are then found together by the Una Mens who proclaim that Dyson has broken the laws and move to attack him as the episode ends.


Detailed Summary

The episode opens with what appears to be an opera singer performing her art to an empty concert hall with the exception of a single individual who is watching her perform. Upon completing her performance, the single person in the audience, a man, gives her a round of applause before the singer bows and then turns away to be met by an assistant who helps her leave the stage. On her way out of the concert hall, she stumbles and then uses her voice to stun the person helping her who falls to the floor. She then flees down a flight of stairs before running away from the concert hall. The assistant who had been incapacitated by the singer, revives himself long enough to use a whistle that produces a high pitched squeal. The sound causes the singer to fall to her knees in pain for a moment, but the assistant loses consciousness again, the sound ends, and the singer continues her escape a moment later.

The scene then moves to the Dal Riata where Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) are at the bar. Kenzi reads a note from Tamsin which cryptically says that Tamsin has had to leave to do something she finds important. Kenzi comments: "Kids... They are as cryptic as..." and Bo finishes the sentence with: "a signature on a Dark Fae contract?" Kenzi tells Bo that Tamsin is following her heart as Bo bemoans: "Can you really know yourself without memory? How can you know what you want?" Kenzi and Bo then hold hands, each telling the other that they have no idea what they would do without the other. At that moment the singer from earlier in the episode stumbles into the Dal Riata in what seems to be obvious pain, falling to the floor a moment later. Bo and Kenzi rush over to help her, Bo helping the singer to a place to sit down and Kenzi rushing over to a nearby table to grab a glass of water, and take a sip of one of the male Fae's drinks there telling them: "Toll for being non helping douche-balls!" and taking the water to the singer. The singer then looks at Bo and exclaims: "You!" before speaking in rapid-fire Russian for a short time. Kenzi tells Bo that the singer is saying "I can't believe I found you!" Bo is confused as she claims not to know the singer. The singer continues to speak, Kenzi translating her words as: "I came! Just like she told me to!" Bo asks who the singer is talking about and the singer tells Bo, in English, "You did."

After the opening credits, we find the singer in Trick's lair with Trick (Richard Howland) looking after her as she rests. After doing so for a short time he moves to the lock box which contains the seed from the sacred papyrus plant which the Uns Mens are in search of, as well as Trick, and hides it away as Bo enters. Trick then names the singer as being Ianka, and that she needs to rest. Bo tells Trick that she needs to find out why a woman she has never met believes that Bo told her to come and see her. When Trick blocks her way Bo pleads: "Pretty please?" but Trick tells Bo that Ianka is an Alchemist Fae who are a very delicate descendant of what Trick calls Bird People. Trick explains that running in the cold may have strained Ianka's vocal cords and that is a problem because it is the way that Alchemist Fae feed as their singing evokes powerful memories which they draw in and feed upon. Bo asks what memories and Trick replies that Ianka can bring good and bad memories to the fore with her singing and certain songs can also kill and as well they can kill themselves with their singing if they are not careful. Bo relents but asks Trick to tell her when "Liza Faenelli" wakes up so she can talk to her.

Elsewhere Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is packing up her things in her Light Fae apartment as she prepares to leave them as she now has joined the Dark Fae. As she dances to some music, The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) enters, dressed very casually, and turns the music down, telling Lauren that she "would have killed at Studio 54. Just like I killed the busboy that served me tonic instead of soda." Lauren asks The Morrigan what she wants and is told that The Morrigan came over to help Lauren move, but: "Clearly we have something more pressing to work on." A long moment passes and then The Morrigan continues: "Your hostessing skills. They suck ass Disco Queen." Lauren replies that she didn't expect The Morrigan to "just show up with... pizza... and beer." The Morrigan replies: "What's a moving day party without some 'za and something from my own personal micro brewery." She hands Lauren a bottle of beer and Lauren reads the label, commenting: "Oh wow. Dark Belch." The Morrigan answers: "I was going through a red neck phase. They were delicious so, no regrets." then she adds: "And please, if we are going to be working together, call me Evony." When The Morrigan pushes a stack of boxes to the side with her hip, Lauren panics slightly and asks her to be careful. When asked what is in the box, Lauren claims, sheepishly, that it is her entire Star Trek DVD collection and her con collectible action figures. This brings a smile to The Morrigan who comments: "Oh honey, I obviously came just in time." before turning away and opening the bag she had been carrying and then handing to Lauren a small stack of what appears to be old books.

Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) is sitting at the bar in the Dal Riata as Bo approaches him and comments: "The prodigal wolf returns." Dyson replies: "Rode for two days straight" and Bo answers: "Yeah, that's what I said." After a moment, Dyson tells Bo that he believes that Lauren has joined the Dark Fae, this news obviously troubling him greatly. Bo replies: "You're going to giggle. Really. You are. But, as it turns out. So did I." Dyson is shocked by Bo's admission and demands to know why Bo has done so and she tries to explain to him: "I was forced okay? By The Wanderer or whoever the bastard is." Dyson promises Bo that they can "fix this" and tells Bo that he thinks that he knows where they can start doing so, but Bo interrupts him by drawing Dyson into a kiss and replying: "So do I." The kiss breaks and Dyson tells Bo that now that she is Dark and he is Light they cannot be together and asks if she understands that. However Bo takes Dyson into one of the back rooms of the Dal Riata and the two begin to have some "rough" sex, Bo being in control of Dyson as this continues until Trick walks in on them, crying out: "Balls of Minotaur!" and slamming the door he entered through closed. As they dress, Trick looks the other way and asks: "What wrong with you two? Light and Dark cannot fraternize!" Dyson tells Trick that he is aware of this as Bo kisses him, and Trick tells them both they need to be smarter than what they are doing as "the Una Mens are everywhere." Bo looks at Trick and says in a harsh voice: "So close the door on your way out." Trick is shocked but replies: "No, you get your brain out of each other's pants and my barrel room." Trick then tells Bo that Ianka is awake and that she should not aggravate her before Bo storms out of the room to see Ianka.

Bo returns to Trick's lair where she sees Ianka who is awake and tending to herself as Bo enters. Ianka tells Bo that she is her hero and that she is "so happy I found you." Bo tells Ianka that she is glad that she is alright, but adds that she has no idea what Ianka is talking about as she has never met her. Ianka claims that Bo came to see her after she sang for Bo, telling Ianka that her singing "touched her so deeply." Bo asks where this happened and Ianka tries to tell Bo where that was, but can only tell Bo that she made her promise to escape, to come to the Dal Riata even though Ianka told Bo that doing so was impossible. When Bo replies that she does not understand what Ianka is talking about, Ianka then begins to sing an aria which triggers hidden memories within Bo. The first is Bo running through a field, backwards, the second is of Bo waking up in bed on the Death Train and asking "What the hell?" before the aria ends and Bo comes out of her memories. Ianka asks if it was a good memory, but Bo tells her that it was "vague and weird, but it was a clue, a real clue." Bo asks Ianka to sing more, but she refuses telling Bo that they agreed that if Ianka would sing for Bo then Bo would get what Ianka wants most of all: "Freedom."

After the first commercial break, we return to find Bo confronting Ianka, telling her that she cannot hold Bo's memories hostage. Ianka tells Bo that she has her memories and that Ianka only has the key to unlock them. Bo stalks towards Ianka and demands that she gives up the key, her eyes glowing, but Ianka brings Bo up short saying: "People talk about the Succubus. That you are different. But you are just like the others." This snaps Bo out of her moment and she apologizes to Ianka saying: "Lately I've been feeling so lost." Bo then asks what Ianka means by others and is told that she is being held by what she calls a wealthy and powerful Bourak and that she is allowed to sing only for him which means that she is starving and cannot feed, begging Bo to allow her to sing for an audience and have a true feeding that would revive her by singing what Ianka calls her "famous aria." Bo comments: "I guess I'm more of a Black Eyed Peas kind of girl." Ianka replies: "Neither regret the past nor fear the future." Bo tells Ianka that the words are "beautiful" but they mean nothing to her. Ianka tells Bo that she told her that she would not remember anything, but then insists that Bo look in the hilt of her knife for proof. Bo does so which reveals a hidden compartment. Within it Bo finds a note in her own handwriting to herself. The note reads: "Ianka. You will sing for me and I will bring you freedom." There is the shoot of Ianka's name from the Dal Riata above and she panics, telling Bo that "he" is there.

Bo returns upstairs to find Damber (Alex Karzis) crying out for "my Ianka" to be returned to him immediately. Bo confronts him and warns that Ianka is not a thing and he does not own her. He tells Bo that Ianka has been part of his family for centuries, but Bo answers: "Lincoln threw down slavery and it went the way of the dodo." Damber refuses and demands that Bo bring her to him immediately instead, but Bo then claims that Ianka left. He tells Bo that she has not and shows Bo what appears to be a tracking device of some kind that is apparently linked to the necklace that Ianka wears. When Bo threatens to remove it, she is also told that trying to do so will make the necklace choke Ianka to death. Bo asks him for permission for Ianka to sing her "famous aria" for an audience, but he says that it would be wasted on the "masses" and that Bo is insulting him. Bo then tries a different tack and tells him: "People speak of your generosity. Your benevolence." and he claims to be both. Bo then tells him: "When the public finds out that you deprived them of a performance by Ianka, they will see who you truly are." Damber's ego then gets the better of him and he answers that he had not made up his mind to do so or not, but will allow Ianka to sing but he requires: "A private room, a bottle of Scapa 25 single malt, and a place to sit that isn't so... sticky." Bo's answer is: "I can do less sticky."

Returning to Lauren and The Morrigan, Lauren is examining the books she has been given and comments: "The personal and professional journals of Charles Mayo, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. How?" The Morrigan replies: "Marie turned out to be a real axe wound so I stole her diaries as a joke. Mayo's I dug up from under Jimmy Hoffa and Einstein's? Picked that up at a garage sale." Lauren is shocked that The Morrigan goes to garage sales, but The Morrigan explains with a laugh: "You would not believe the shit humans will sell for a few sawbucks. My Van Gogh, my Stradivarius, two Faberge eggs. Stuff that Faberge would lose his shit if he knew." Lauren asks if all of the people that The Morrigan spoke of were Fae and asks if all of the journals are from the Fae. Instead of answering, The Morrigan returns to her bag and removes more books and gives them to Lauren as well before adding: "There are hundreds more in the archives." Lauren opens one of the new books she has been given and after reading a passage dated in 1830 which talks about experiments on humans comments that doing so is typical Dark Fae callousness, but The Morrigan replies: "The hubris of your kind. That doctor was not Fae." Lauren is slightly chastised by this and answers: "Well. Although I am very proud of my profession I have not always agreed with the methods of my forefathers." The Morrigan questions this and then lists many of the advances that had been made through human experiments in the past and the greater good that doing so gave to humanity as a whole and that: "Medicine on humans is best researched on humans" as she takes a slice of pizza. Lauren calls The Morrigan's thoughts "outdated" and that computers are used to drive knowledge forwards as well as mentioning that organs and other samples can be grown in laboratories. The Morrigan interrupts and offers a compromise of cloning someone and then experimenting on the clone instead. Lauren is less than impressed by this idea and tells The Morrigan that she cannot make her do so. The Morrigan tells Lauren to "calm down and have a drink" before opening one of the bottles of beer she brought with her and offering it to Lauren. She then explains: "Look. You don't have to do anything you don't want to. But I want you to feel free." Lauren scoffs at this wondering about morals and ethics which The Morrigan claims are "overrated" but she also claims that if they are important to Lauren then she can respect that. Lauren then tells her, very clearly: "If I agree to work with the Dark Fae it will have to be on my own terms." The Morrigan answers: "Fine. Right. Scout's honour."

At the Dal Riata, Trick approaches Kenzi and asks her to leave as Ianka's signing can hurt humans. Kenzi refuses, telling Trick that she has managed to survive Trick's music so she should be able to survive Ianka's as well. Hale (K.C. Collins) appears nearby and seems to be looking for someone. Kenzi sees Hale walking towards her and prepares herself to talk to him, but Hale passes Kenzi by and instead goes to see Ianka who is nearby. Ianka greets Hale very happily as Trick and Kenzi watch. Kenzi is then seen talking to Bo about Hale and Ianka knowing each other, Kenzi bemoaning that Ianka is "Famous and beautiful and Russian and she is also obnoxious and vain and stuck up and you know that singer in Russian actually means whore? Except it doesn't." As Kenzi and Bo take their seats with the assembled audience to listen to Ianka's singing, Bo tells Kenzi that Ianka is the key to her memories. A curtain opens on the Dal Riata's stage and Ianka begins her performance moments later. As Ianka performs, Bo has a flashback to one of her missing memories. The memory is of Bo on the Death Train lifting a cover from a serving tray and finding that it had covered what appears to be some kind of crown with Bo's true name, Isabeau, written upon it. Bo stares at this for a moment and then throws the tray and crown to the floor in anger. Back in the Dal Riata, Bo comments to herself: "I'm on a train... I can almost see his face..." But then the music suddenly ends and a man is standing beside Ianka and holding one of her arms. The man announces that Ianka has a bomb around her neck and that he holds the trigger.

After another commercial, Bo asks the man who he is, but the answer is given by Damber who announces that the man is named Marcus (Colin Lawrence) and that Marcus is a Camazotz Mayan Bat Warrior who has come for Ianka before, but Damber had stole her back and this has been going on for some time apparently. Damber explains that in Camazotz, Ianka's singing brings memories of battles won which "bolsters their army." Damber then warns Marcus that his provocation will lead to another war if Damber so orders his people to do so. Trick then interrupts warning: "Any unrest will bring attention from the Una Mens." Ianka then seemingly begins to faint, but Marcus catches her before she can do so. Bo warns Marcus that Ianka has been weakened by her singing and she needs to rest otherwise she will die.

Ianka is then seen back in Trick's lair resting while Marcus hovers nearby watching her and the others in the room with them. As Trick diverts the attention of those in the room, Bo wonders how they might be able to remove the necklace from Ianka. Trick tells Bo that the crystals in the necklace are not crystal but Atlantean Quartz, which was once thought to ignite volcanic eruptions. Bo asks how they might be able to defuse the situation and Trick explains that they need to freeze the quartz to do so, but only liquid volcanic argon can do so. Bo then tells Trick that she will send Kenzi to get what they need at "The liquid volcanic argon store."

Meanwhile back at Lauren's apartment, she and The Morrigan appear to be slightly drunk. The Morrigan urging Lauren to do some Star Trek. Lauren does a "Doctor's Log" in which she talks about talking to The Morrigan and that she seems suspiciously human. The Morrigan questions this, asking if it is because she has feelings. Lauren tells her that "empathy and compassion are two things I would not normally associate with you." Lauren wonders if she is drunk and looks at the bottle in surprise as she realizes that it is 25% alcohol. Kenzi then appears and greets Lauren: "Hello alternate reality Lauren? I'd like to talk to the real Lauren. Please go get her thank you." When Kenzi finishes, The Morrigan offers her a beer, asking if she would: "Like a Belch?"

Back at the Dal Riata, Hale visits with Ianka, commenting that she seems to be looking better. Ianka tells Hale: "It's good to see a face from the past" and talks about her past with Hale, mentioning the pranks they used to play together, and remembering one that involved something called a sonic meteorite which they used to call someone and ask if their refrigerator was running, then completing the joke incorrectly before hanging up on them, the memory making them both laugh. Ianka then apologizes, saying that she is still very weak, but thanking Hale for his visit before he turns to leave.

Lauren has found a container of liquid volcanic argon and hands it to Kenzi while asking: "Okay, explain this to me again. You and Bo need liquid argon to add to the barrels of your homemade merlot in order to avoid oxidation?" Kenzi's answer is: "Yup! Nothing to worry about. A good old home hooch. Looks like you got something new too. You guys like moving in together?" Lauren tells Kenzi that they are just talking and since Lauren's old apartment belongs to the light, "Evony helped to find Lauren a new loft in the city." Kenzi is surprised that Lauren is calling The Morrigan by her real name, calling it "weird" before taking a sniff of the beer that Lauren has been drinking and commenting: "This doesn't smell like Kool Aid." Lauren asks about Bo and Kenzi replies: "Good. You know, black smoke and gargoyles and clear Atlantean quartz. The usual. But... But she misses you. We all do." Kenzi then turns to leave, but Lauren stops her, asking: "Did you say clear Atlantean quartz?"

Back in Trick's lair, Bo approaches Ianka and Marcus, but he tells Bo to stay where she is. Bo questions if Marcus really wants to hurt Ianka, but his answer is "I want what I want." and then demands that Bo leave the room as he activates the device which will detonate the Atlantean quartz, Bo doing so a moment later after promising Ianka that she will not let anything happen to her. After Bo leaves, Marcus is seen sitting next to Ianka while Hale watches from a hidden spot nearby. Bo meets with Dyson who is working on Damber's transmitter, changing it to a receiver so they can hear what Marcus is saying to Ianka. After getting it to work, they hear some bits of conversation which are not clear or really understandable save for the very end when Marcus realizes that someone is listening to them and the sound of the device he holds to kill Ianka is heard to activate throughout the Dal Riata. Bo and Dyson rush out into the main bar and Bo yells out for everyone to take cover.

After another commercial break, Bo is seen laying on the floor as Kenzi crawls up to her and asks what she has missed. Bo is confused and wonders why there was no explosion. Kenzi answers that question by telling Bo that "there is no fire in it" and "It's dead, done, a fake, just like the Mayan apocalypse. God what a rip that was." As the rest of the Fae in the Dal Riata run away, Kenzi explains: "The transparency of the necklace proves its in volatility." Bo asks Kenzi: "Now you're telling me?" Kenzi shrugs and replies: "I'm channeling Doctor Lauren." Bo smiles as she says: "Oh yeah right, how is she?" Kenzi pauses for a moment before walking away from Bo and commenting: "Good. In a general alone sense" before asking if Bo has seen Hale. Bo tells Kenzi that Hale is "around... probably." Kenzi tells Bo that she is going to find him, Bo just answering "Okay." as Kenzi leaves. Dyson enters and tells Bo that Ianka and Marcus have both disappeared. Bo wonders where they have gone and Dhyson wonders what they were doing behind the curtain which Ianka had appeared from behind for her performance. Bo confronts Damber and demands to know what is going on but Damber claims to have no idea what the answer is. Bo is not satisfied with that answer and feeds on Damber, taking some of his Chi and placing him under her control. Damber tells Bo that when his family stole Ianka back from Marcus, Ianka was not the same as she had been. There was a distance between them and something had changed in her. Bo realizes that Ianka was never afraid of Marcus and poses the question if he and Ianka are partners. The only thing that Damber can tell Bo is that Marcus is a radical and cares only about hate. Bo forces Damber to his knees before telling him to leave. Dyson calls out to Bo and shows her where Trick hid what Dyson calls an Omni transmitter with which Markus could transmit anything from anywhere. Bo asks if Dyson can fix cars as well and he tells Bo: "Who do you think has been changing your spark plugs?" Bo smiles and tells Dyson that she "loves this side of you." Bo then realizes that Ianka and Marcus are in love and that was the thing that was driving their plans. When Dyson asks what the transmitter is for, Bo realizes that they would never be allowed to be together and Markus must be planning with Ianka to use her "death note" to kill them all and thus free Ianka from their hold on her. When Dyson asks where they could do so, Bo remembers a place on Damber's estate with what she calls sonic rocks. Bo leaves to stop the plans and Dyson leaves to warn the Bambers. Before Bo can leave, Kenzi arrives and tells Bo that Hale has vanished as well. Bo stares at Kenzi in shock and when Kenzi asks: "What?" Bo tells her that Ianka can hurt Fae with their voices. Kenzi asks if Bo means "dead hurt" and when Bo does not reply, Kenzi insists on going with Bo to stop Ianka telling Bo: "This is not a discussion. Hale is gone and I haven't even told him that I..." Bo stops Kenzi, telling her: "I know."

Returning from yet another commercial, Bo and Kenzi rush to stop Ianka and Marcus before they can complete their plans. Bo tells them that they have warned everyone about Ianka going to sing her death note, but Ianka is confused by this. Ianka claims that she and Marcus only wish to be together, but Bo asks about the transmitter, which Ianka claims is to be used to tell Marcus' family about the love they share. When Ianka offers Marcus her hand, she is told by him: "Some things are bigger than love." Ianka refuses to do has he asks and tries to leave, but Marcus uses a whistle like the one which incapacitated Ianka in the beginning of the episode to stop her from leaving. However, in the next moment Hale arrives and uses his Siren voice to cause Marcus to stop doing so. Dropping the whistle, Marcus then points a weapon at Ianka which forces Hale to stop his attack. Kenzi asks Bo to help, and she steps in front of Hale which Kenzi tells Bo was not what she had in mind. Marcus warns that if he hears anything other than Ianka singing the death note he will use the weapon to kill everyone there. Bo tells everyone to leave, Hale tells Kenzi to leave, but Kenzi refuses to do so without Hale. Ianka then steps in front of Bo which makes Bo comment: "What is this? Soul Train?" Ianka tries to reason with Marcus, but he refuses to listen to her, at one point telling her to: "Sing already you bitch." In doing so Marcus seals his own fate and Ianka begins to sing a death note, but it is for Marcus. As she does so, Marcus falls to his knees in pain and Kenzi screams out as she begins to suffer as well. Bo orders Hale to get Kenzi away and he does so as Ianka's song continues, Bo seemingly unaffected by it. Moments after Marcus dies, Ianka herself falls to the ground close to death for all of the songs she has been singing and not being able to recover from doing so. Ianka tells Bo that it is for the best as someone would always try to own her and at least she knows that she dies free. Ianka also tells Bo that while she was in captivity she heard stories about Bo and they were what made her believe that she could be free. Bo tells ianka that she is no longer unaligned, but Ianka tells Bo: "your heart is what you want it to be. Right now my heart is free." Ianka then places something into Bo's hand and then dies in Bo's arms.

The scene moves to a nearby park bench were Kenzi is laying on it, unconscious, and Hale is stroking her hair gently. Kenzi awakes and complains about her hangover, Hale telling her to slow down. Kenzi asks what happened and where Bo is, Hale promising Kenzi that Bo "will be fine." He tells Kenzi that Ianka sung a death note, Marcus is dead and Ianka is as well. Kenzi tells Kenzi she is sorry for him but Hale answers: "She's finally free. And you. You're finally here." Kenzi looks at Hale for a long moment and then tells him: "I've always been here." Hale nods, but does not speak before Kenzi kisses Hale and he embraces Kenzi. When the kiss ends, Kenzi asks Hale: "Truth. Did Ianka's death note hurt you?" Hale seems unsure, but tells Kenzi that it did not. Kenzi warns Hale that if he lies to her "Bad thins will happen to your junk. Which now would be a particular bummer for me." Hale comments: "This Russian stink eye... Pretty intense." Kenzi tells Hale he will get used to it and then plucks Hale's hat away, puts it on and leans up against him. As Kenzi does so, Hale touches a finger to his right ear and it comes away covered in blood, but he does not let Kenzi see this.

Bo is alone and holding what Ianka gave her which is some kind of a gold container. Bo opens it to find a glowing crystal which then begins to play Ianka's voice and Bo slips into trance. The memory is of Bo looking into a mirror while she is on the Death Train in almost a dream-like state before she gasps and stands up, still looking into the mirror and whispering: "Oh no. Please no. I can't do this." in horror before the memory ends. Bo closes the container as she sits on her bed, thinking about what she has seen as Dyson enters her room and asks what's wrong. Bo does not answer and only breathes, gasping for air as the scene ends.

After the final commercial break, Lauren is seen still talking to The Morrigan who asks if Lauren wears a mask to protect herself. Lauren tells The Morrigan that hers is "especially chilling." The Morrigan replies: "The higher you climb the more you realize you are surrounded by psychopants and assassins. Lauren laughs at this, commenting that The Morrigan is being dramatic. The Morrigan claims to be realistic "in a dramatic world" and also tells Lauren that she will see her own share of psychopants and assassins. Lauren asks which The Morrigan is and The Morrigan tells Lauren: "For now? You can call me a friend." The Morrigan then offers Lauren a key to the Dark Fae science and medical testing laboratories, telling Lauren that it is hers and she has full access there. Lauren tells The Morrigan she will not sign anything and The Morrigan claims that she is not asking Lauren to do so and adding: "You are a brilliant woman. Own it girlfriend." Lauren considers a moment before taking the key from The Morrigan. Lauren then tells The Morrigan that she will never trust her and The Morrigan replies: "I wouldn't respect you if you did. But do remember that I let you see me eat pizza. You think I let just any schmo do that?" The Morrigan then also gives Lauren the keys to her new condo before adding that Lauren should call her if she needs anything else. As The Morrigan puts her shoes on she comments: "This was... What do they call it... fun. Right?" Lauren smiles and nods slightly in response as The Morrigan puts her other shoe on, facing away from Lauren as she does so. Lauren approaches her and calls out "Evony?" When The Morrigan turns around, Lauren kisses her which seems to surprise The Morrigan. Lauren then tells her: "The pizza is our secret." The Morrigan smiles as she replies: "I think this may be the beginning of a beautiful... something." Lauren answers with a smile: "I still don't trust you." The Morrigan's answer is: "You don't have to Doctor Lewis. You are Team Dark now." The Morrigan licks her lips and adds: "I can taste it" as she picks up her purse, says goodbye to Lauren with "Ta darling." and leaves the apartment. After The Morrigan leaves, Lauren moves to her desk and removes a box from one of the drawers. After placing a mirror on her desk and picking up a pair of tweezers, Lauren then removes what appears to be a film that had been covering her lips and places that into a sample container which she carefully closes. Lauren then reaches for a bottle of beer and makes a toast to "To... the beginning."

The final scene of the episode begins with Bo and Dyson together in Bo's bedroom having what seems to be a wild sexual encounter. Dyson asks Bo to look at him, but she seems not to want to have eye contact with him. Bo pushes Dyson to the bed and then takes the dominant position over him. When Dyson again asks Bo to look at him, she places a hand over his mouth forcefully and tells Dyson: "Don't tell me what to do." There is real fear in Dyson's eyes but Bo snaps out of whatever has hold over her, removes her hand from Dyson's mouth and tells him that she is sorry. Dyson comments: "Angry. It's okay. No one owns you. You're not going to be like Ianka." Bo shakes her head and replies: "No. I'm going to become like Marcus. Bitter. Choking on my bottomless rage. Thinking of nothing but revenge. Ianka died to be free Dyson. For just a few moments." Dyson tells Bo that she inspired her to do that, but Bo refuses to believe that it was her, claiming: "Not me. Another Bo. One that I don't even know." Bo then moves away from Dyson and dresses in a robe before continuing: "Whoever that Bo was, she didn't spend a month asleep in limbo. She was on a train hatching a plan, sending herself clues in the future. She... I... joined the Dark. Willingly." Dyson tells Bo that she must have had a good reason to do so but then adds: "Light. Dark. These are just labels. They do not define us." Bo tells Dyson: "Looks like I'm not the only one that has changed." Bo then clutches her chest and falls to her knees, looking into a nearby mirror as she does so. Dyson tells Bo that she is hurt as a series of marks appear on Bo's collarbone and shoulder. Bo tells Dyson: "He marked me." Dyson asks who Bo is talking about and she answers: "The Wanderer. Rainer. He might be my father." As they look into the mirror, suddenly they see standing behind them three of the Una Mens, the leader (Christine Horne) in the forefront. She proclaims: "The Codex of Laws has been infringed upon." Bo answers: "Your rules do not apply to me." The Una Mens answer: "Not you. Him." Dyson pushes Bo out of the way as she protests, starting to growl and transform into his shifter form. As he does so, the Una Mens seem to mirror Dyson's change. The final image of the episode is Dyson growling and roaring as the episode ends.

Questions in this Episode

  • It appears that in this episode Trick has not actually taken over the role of the New Acting Ash. When will that occur?
  • Assuming that the Una Mens are basically omnipotent, how is it that they haven't taken Bo and Dyson into custody for breaking the law over Dark and Light being together?
  • Why is it that Ianka's singing really only gives Bo fragments of her memories?
  • Where is The Morrigan's microbrewery?
  • Why use a name for her beer that is so odd and obvious? It is really only for herself?
  • What plans does The Morrigan have for Lauren?
  • Why did The Morrigan reveal so much to Lauren?
  • Was anything that The Morrigan told Lauren about herself actually real and true or was it all a game? She has lied many times before.
  • When Bo and Kenzi were seated to listen to Ianka sing, Kenzi was seated beside Bo. After Bo had remembered a memory, and Ianka's singing had stopped, the chair beside Bo was empty. So, where did Kenzi go?
  • Does 25% alcohol really have any effect on any particular Fae? Was The Morrigan actually drunk at one point with Lauren or was that a lie?
  • Assuming that Hale has been severely injured by Ianka's song, what does that mean for him and Kenzi?
  • If Hale has been severely injured, how is it that Kenzi wasn't gravely hurt as well?
  • What is Lauren planning on doing with what appears to be a sample of The Morrigan's DNA?
  • Now that Lauren has access to the Dark Fae medical and science facility, this means she is the only one that knows, it seems, everything about both the Dark and Light Fae. What is the end result of this?
  • What law has Dyson broken? At the end of the episode it is not clear whether it is being with Bo or something different.
  • What is the purpose of the mark that Bo now carries?
  • Why is Bo becoming more forceful and dominant, even to the point of threatening Dyson it seems?
  • How does Bo know she was in limbo for a month?

Answers in this Episode

  • According to a note that Tamsin left at the beginning of this episode, she has gone somewhere to do something. What that might be isn't exactly clear.
  • Kenzi uses her knowledge of Russian in this episode, one of the few times in the series that she has done so.
  • While Trick may be the choice of the Una Mens to be the New Acting Ash, he did not act in that role in this episode.
  • An Alchemist Fae are a very delicate descendant of Bird People. Their singing evokes powerful memories which they draw in and feed upon. Their singing can bring good and bad memories and certain songs can also kill.
  • The Morrigan apparently owns a micro brewery that produces a beer called Dark Belch which she apparently started when she was in her "Red Neck" phase, referring to her feeding on that kind of human.
  • The Morrigan has given permission for Lauren to call her Evony, which is The Morrigan's true name.
  • Lauren apparently loves Star Trek to the point that she has DVDs of all of the series and movies and as well a collection of con figurines.
  • Dyson is now aware that Bo has joined the Dark Fae as has Lauren.
  • Trick reminds Bo and Dyson that they cannot be together as Light Fae and Dark Fae are not allowed to do so.
  • Apparently Ianka's singing unlocks some of Bo's memories of the time she spent on the Death Train.
  • Apparently Bo has been feeling "lost" of late.
  • Ianka was held by a wealthy and powerful Bourak named Damber who only allowed Ianka to sing for him alone.
  • Scapa 25 single malt is a 25 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky which was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2005 at cask strength with only 2000 bottles produced.
  • The Morrigan apparently owns a microbrewery that produces a beer called Dark Belch.
  • The Morrigan apparently goes to garage sales.
  • The Morrigan held in her possession the personal and professional diaries of Charles Mayo, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie which she seemingly gave to Lauren.
  • The Morrigan claimed that she stole Marie Curie's diaries as a joke, Charles Mayo's were dug up from under Jimmy Hoffa and Einstein's were found at a garage sale.
  • The Morrigan owns a Van Gogh, a Stradivarius and two Faberge eggs.
  • According to The Morrigan, the Dark Fae archives contain hundreds of diaries.
  • In Maya mythology, Camazotz was a bat god. Camazotz means "death bat" in the K'iche' language. In Mesoamerica the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. You can find out more about this myth here.
  • Atlantean Quartz was once thought to ignite volcanic eruptions, and liquid volcanic argon is the only thing that can freeze it. However clear Quartz is harmless.
  • Sometime in the past, Dyson was part of the SAS.
  • Dyson claimed to be "changing" the spark plugs in Bo's car for her.
  • Hale and Kenzi have finally told each other how they feel about one another.
  • Hale appears to have been injured by Ianka's singing, or by Marcus using his whistle. Whichever the cause, Hale is seen to be bleeding from his ears at the end of the episode.
  • Lauren has a new condo courtesy of The Morrigan.
  • Lauren has access to the Dark Fae scientific and medical facilities courtesy of The Morrigan.
  • Lauren has a sample of The Morrigan's DNA.
  • Bo believes that she was in limbo for a month while on the Death Train.
  • Bo's personality seems to becoming more dominant.
  • Bo has been marked by The Wanderer, the purpose of which is unknown.
  • The Una Mens have declared that Dyson has broken a law, but which law is not made clear in this episode.

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References

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Episode Review on Succubus.Net

Tera, the owner of this website, posted a review of this episode on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on December 20th, 2013. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.0 pitchforks out of 5.


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