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"Big in Japan[1]"
Lost Girl episode
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Bo finally understands she'll never be alone
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 3
Overall Episode 64
Directed by Ron Murphy
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
Produced by Wendy Grean
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by Craig Wright
Editing by Ben Wilkinson
Production Code 503
Original Air Date December 21, 2014 (2014-12-21)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Rachel Skarsten - Tamsin
Scott Yamamura - Musashi
Emily Piggford - Tomoe
Amanda Walsh - Elizabeth Helm/Zee[2]

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Bo and Tamsin try to right an ancient wrong and Bo has to face her greatest fear.
Being alone.


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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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Big in Japan[1] was the third episode of the fifth season of the series, and the sixty-fourth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on December 21, 2014 at 9 PM Eastern time.


Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 5
  • Episode Number: 3 (64th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Big in Japan[1]
  • Directed by: Ron Murphy
  • Writing credits: Alexandra Zarowny
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: December 21, 2014 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 555,000[3]


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
Richard Howland Trick
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Rachel Skarsten Tamsin
Amanda Walsh Elizabeth Helm/Zee[2]
Scott Yamamura Musashi
Emily Piggford Tomoe
Jake Michaels Patron
Mercedes Leggett Musashi Girl #1
Bethanie Ho Musashi Girl #2
Tig Fong Big Tak'o
Nadine Djoury Lisa
Steven Park Craig
Richard Zeppieri Mr. Keats
Yoko Kawashima Council Member

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Bangalore Courtesy of APM Music
Ring My Bell Written by Frederick Knight
One For The Body (Instrumental Version) Wildlife Written by Wildlife
Reel Wrecka Courtesy of APM Music
I've Been Expecting You Courtesy of APM Music
Lost In Shanghai Courtesy of APM Music
Dublin Nights Courtesy of APM Music
Meditation Courtesy of APM Music
Tea Ceremony Courtesy of APM Music


Plot

Short Summary

Bo and Tamsin encounter a Fae hero who asks for their help as he is being targeted for assassination before he can ascend to the head of his family, becoming a God. It turns out that his sister is trying to stop his ascension because he holds a lie about his past which would doom him. Bo and Tamsin stop the event and the truth is revealed that the hero was his sister all along. Lauren is receiving death threats and asks Dyson to help her learn to defend herself and in the end, Lauren finds that the way to defend herself is by using her medical knowledge to do so. Bo attempts to feed from Dyson, Tamsin and Lauren, but finds she cannot do so, seemingly being repelled each time she tries and it seems that her sex drive doesn’t exist. Bo is attacked by the now disgraced hero and suffers a fatal wound. Lauren manages operate on Bo, but she needs to feed to heal. Bo reveals that she does not wish to live because she will be alone eventually as one by one everyone leaves her. Tamsin, Dyson and Lauren tell Bo she will never be alone, she regains her ability to feed once more, and feeds from Dyson, healing herself. In the aftermath of an elevator crash, several bodies are found undamaged, almost preserved, but the reason why is unknown and the woman possessed at the end of the previous episode in the elevator comes back to life seemingly possessed by Persephone.

Detailed Summary

The episode opens with a recap of the previous episode including: Bo arriving in Tartarus and meeting Persephone, Bo finding her nursery in Hel and realizing she was born there. Bo encountering her father and telling him is a coward as well as taking Persephone's candle from him and then lighting it when she returned to Earth, then the elevator scene is shown with the woman holding the candle. Finally Kenzi tells Bo that she must leave the world of the Fae as she cannot be a lost human any longer.

The episode begins with Bo (Anna Silk) at home pouring green paint and then staring to paint the walls of her place with a very small paint roller. Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) then enters the room and asks Bo if she shouldn't use a bigger roller. Bo replies: "Size isn't everything and you have to admit this one's pretty cute." When Dyson asks if Bo realizes that she should have primed the wall before painting, Bo's answer is: "And take time away from picking out the perfect painting outfit?" Dyson replies: "You know you're right. Time well spent." Bo then adds: "Every occasion is an occasion so you might as well dress for it." When Dyson comments: "Sounds like wise Kenzi words" Bo pauses for a moment, then begins to paint in wild strokes which drives Dyson crazy and he exclaims: "Okay! You're killing me!" Taking Bo's painting hand in his she guides her hand adding: "It's a W." Bo wonders if Dyson will next teach her to shoot pool and he answers: "I don't think we've actually used a pool table... to shoot pool." Bo turns to face Dyson and as she attempts to kiss him, she seems to be repelled from doing so, their lips never meeting. Bo looks confused and Dyson asks: "There's no strings attached here if that's what you are worried about." Bo quickly replies: "I'm not worried. I have a headache. Paint fumes." Dyson smiles: "Well, that's nothing I haven't helped cure before." Bo tries again to kiss Dyson, but again she is unable to do so, seemingly repelled once more from him. Bo asks Dyson if he is thirsty and then she rushes away, leaving Dyson confused and holding the small paint roller in his hand. Bo is then seen looking into a mirror and thinking to herself about something, not saying a word at all.

The scene then shifts to the Dal Riata, which is having a Karaoke night. A man and two women are trying to sing "Ring My Bell" but completely off key while another man looks at a picture of the man and then back at the three singers while Trick (Richard Howland) winces in pain at the off-key singing. When the singers finish, the crowd in the room clap in appreciation of their performance, and Trick comments: "Thank you Musashi and Ivettes. Just because you are Fae doesn't mean you can sing." Leaving the stage Musashi (Scott Yamamura) bumps into another bar goer who asks if Musashi would like to apologize. Musashi gives the man a bag of gold coins which he refers to as: "For your dry cleaning, the next round of drinks and a down payment on your mortgage perhaps." As this unfolds, the man that had been watching Musashi drops something into his drink which disappears from sight. Turning back to his rink, Musashi picks it up and then seems to sense something is wrong with it. A wave of his hand freezes the liquid in the drink and when he is asked what the object in the drink is, Musashi comments: "New cocktail. It's deadly." Musashi then looks around the Dal Riata seeking out who might be responsible, but does not find them.

After the new shortened opening theme, we return to find Lauren (Zoie Palmer) opening a storage drawer in her lab and commenting to Dyson: "Three unharmed bodies, all from the elevator crash, three blood types, all human." Dyson then interrupts: But there was a fourth blood type. Fae." Lauren gestures behind her and comments: "Could you just try to be surprised? That machine cost a hundred thousand dollars." Dyson taps his nose and replies: "Priceless." Lauren removes the sheet from the body which reveals it to be the woman that seemed to have been possessed in the elevator and explains: "Three bodies, all like this, completely unscathed." Dyson mulls: "Aside from being dead." Lauren identifies the woman as "Elizabeth Helm. Junior lawyer. Healthy. She's pretty too." When Lauren asks Dyson if there is any connection between Elizabeth and the other two bodies, Dyson notes there is not, one of them being a vice-president, the other being a bike courier, but he also notes that the key must be the Fae blood that they found, Lauren noting that she will try to figure out the blood type. Lauren's cellphone then begins to ring, which makes her startle. Dyson asks if Lauren is on edge and she tries to laugh her reaction off> As the phone continues to ring, Dyson asks if Lauren is going to answer the phone, and Lauren attempts to ignore the continually ringing phone until finally she answers it. Lauren listens for a moment, replies: "Not interested" and then hangs up, telling Dyson that it was "a free Caribbean cruise." Dyson asks: "That was a death threat wasn't it?" Lauren answers in a slightly irritated voice: "Yup." When Dyson comments that Lauren must have been getting a lot of threats after turning The Morrigan human, she replies: "It's good to have fans right?" Dyson answers: "The kind that want to kill you?" Lauren tries to brush off her situation saying: "It's not a big deal" but Dyson refutes this telling her: "It is to the Fae. With the Light and Dark in flux the lines are being blurred. Especially those of the law." Dyson tells Lauren she has created a powerful weapon and that many want that weapon for their own ends and she is a "bit of a walking target" as a result. Again Lauren brushes this off, noting that she has always been a target and she is "used to it." Dyson warns Lauren that the Fae are scared of what she can do, but Lauren asks why she must be scared as well. Dyson replies: "Not scared. Ready." Lauren thanks Dyson for worrying about her, but asks if someone was serious about killing her if they would call and warn her. Then Lauren asks about Bo, how she is coping and if Bo is still renovating. Dyson replies: "Yeah. Still renovating." and then walks away. When Lauren asks: "What? That's it?" Dyson stops, shrugs, and replies: "That's it." After Dyson leaves, Lauren covers Elizabeth's body once more and returns it to storage.

Bo is seen at home looking at her laptop which shows a website that talks about "low sex drive", commenting to herself "it's so not okay" when Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) enters the room, surprising Bo. Bo slams the laptop closed and asks: "What if I was doing something important?" Tamsin replies: "Like porn?" Bo asks Tamsin what she is carrying with her, Tamsin answers: "Post workday nosh! Let's get our night on Bo-Bo." After Bo comments that Tamsin seems already to have started, Tamsin agrees and tells Bo that she needs to catch up with her. When Bo tries what Tamsin has made, Bo calls it "like eating something out of a frat boy's mouth." When Tamsin muses over Kenzi being able to make edible things out of the "disgusting food in that kitchen" Bo becomes angry and tells Tamsin: "Put that tube cheese away." When Tamsin insists that she will figure it out, Bo tells her: "No! We're going out!"

Bo and Tamsin are then seen walking down the street. Tamsin asks Bo if she is hungry and Bo doesn't say anything for a long moment before walking to a hot dog cart and ordering two sausages. Tamsin's comment is: "Not the kind of sausage I had in mind, but who am I to turn down free food?" Nearby Musashi calls out from a car: "North of the Border. What would it cost to get the two of you there?" Bo tells him that they are not prostitutes, and Tamsin agrees, but then asks "How much do you got?" Musashi explains that 'North of the Border' is a club, also known as 'NOB' and he thought Bo and Tamsin might be interested in a nightcap. Bo answers: "At the nob club? No thanks." Tamsin pushes Bo to go with Musashi, Bo asking if Tasmin is serious about "going with could be Ted Bundy" and Tamsin says she is serious about going. Musashi calls out that he isn't a serial killer as he is "too much of a neat freak and I'm also not funny." He then asks if he can make amends for insulting Bo and Tamsin, adding please in Japanese. Bo refuses and Tamsin replies in Japanese "thanks." Bo is surprised by Tamsin's answer and when she asks if Tamsin can speak Japanese, she asks Bo "Where's the toilet" in Japanese. Tamsin then tells Bo they are out together to have fun and Bo caves in, agreeing to go with Musashi, followed by Tamsin who demands to drive as her condition to go as well. Musashi agrees to this, they all get into the car and drive off together with a man watching from the shadows as she gets on a motorcycle to follow them.

Elsewhere, Lauren is working in her lab when her assistant Lisa (Nadine Djoury) enters and startles her. Lisa tells her that she and Lauren's other assistant Sam are leaving for the night. Lauren is hesitates at this, but then wishes Lisa a good night and she leaves. Shortly afterwards, the lights go dim in the lab and Lauren hears a noise outside of her lab which frightens her. Picking up a broom she creeps outside to see what the noise is, which then is revealed to be a cleaning man at work. Lauren makes some excuses, puts the broom down and then turns back to her work again.

The scene then shifts to Bo who is seen at home in bed with Tamsin. As she wakes up, Bo mumbles: "Tell me again why I took the boards off the windows" and Tamsin mumbles: "Something about maturity and growing up and..." but the rest is lost in mumbles as Tamsin is not fully awake. Bo comments "I am so wrecked" and holds her head a moment before asking Tamsin "Did we?", Tamsin's answer is "No." Vo then asks Tamsin if she can feed from her, but Bo's attempt fails as it had with Dyson earlier in the episode. Bo wines: "I can't" and Tamsin answers: "Well, your breath isn't exactly a minty fresh explosion either Chosen One" before turning away from Bo again. When Bo rolls over the other way, she then sees Musashi sitting in a chair nearby and flicking a knife in his hand. Bo tries to get Tamsin's attention, but Tamsin thinks Bo wants Chi from her and mumbles: "Make up your mind." Bo answers: "No. Tokyo Police club is still here" then comments to Musashi "Nice knife. I thought you weren't a serial killer." Tamsin mumbles about cereal and then seeing Musashi asks: "Do I know you?" Musashi's answer is: "Harsh. A first for me." Bo tells Musashi "It's common for the guy to take off in the morning" and he replies: "I can't do that." Bo then reaches under her pillow for a knife and asks: "Care to explain why?" Musashi explains that an assassin is out to kill him to which Tamsin comments: "Sucks. Looks like you need a bodyguard." Musashi smiles as he answers: "Good thing I have two."

Following a commercial break, Bo, Tamsin and Musashi are at a Japanese restaurant having a meal. When Bo asks if the fish she is thinking about eating is the one the assassin tried to use, Musashi tells her that it isn't and the assassin used a rare kind of piranha. Tamsin explains to Bo that doing so is the mark of an assassin called Big Tak'o (Tig Fong). Musashi then freezes a glass of liquid and Bo comments: "Those are some hands" and Musashi explains that his grandmother was a Yuki-onna. Bo asks what they are facing and Tamsin explains that Tak'o was her main competition when she was a bounty hunter. Tamsin then sees a mural on the wall and freezes in shock before asking: "Wait. You're not... that Musashi?" When Musashi just smiles, Tamsin turns all fan-girl and tells his story to Bo. Apparently Musashi fought one of the greatest battles in Fae history. Tamsin then recites: "From within the darkness, evil spread across the land. And the great Musashi rode in on a ray of sun. Musashi called forth the wind commanding a great blizzard to destroy the army. Though miles away Musashi leap over the army and landed at the warlord's feet and put a blade to his throat." Bo then asks: "And then I suppose he slept with the village's thirty virgins?" Musashi shrugs: "Forty." As he tells of this, a tea server spills tea on him and he berates her, the woman asking for forgiveness, but adding that: "If my girls were not so hung over from accompanying you last night they could pour your tea instead." before walking away. Musashi then explains that the woman is Tomoe (Emily Piggford), his sister. Bo asks if Tomoe is his only sibling, but Musashi mentions three brothers as well who are standing nearby, they being Haru, Osamu and Craig. Bo then asks why someone is trying to kill him and Musashi hands a scroll over to Bo and Tamsin. Tamsin reads the scroll and whispers: "He's ascending. Becoming King of his ancestors. A God."

Dyson is seen working out at his gym as Lauren enters. Dyson asks why Lauren is there and she explains that she wants Dyson to train her like he did Kenzi, but Dyson tells her: "You don't exactly scream Shadow Thief." Lauren replies: "I was thinking less panty removal and more self-defense." Dyson challenges Lauren, noting that she told him there was nothing to worry about, but Lauren admits: Last night's tango with a broom gave me time to rethink." Dyson agrees to help Lauren and when he wants to start immediately, Lauren seems shocked at this turn of events, but Dyson asks: "You want to wait until after you are attacked?" Lauren moves to step into the ring, but pauses to ask Dyson if he wants to put his shirt on. Dyson replies: "I'd hate to offend your delicate sensibilities Doc" and then puts his shirt on before entering the ring as well. Dyson asks if Lauren is happy, she replies: "Delighted." and then Dyson asks Lauren to show him how she defends herself. Dyson then begins to throw slow punches at Lauren as she protests and pushes his hands aside before asking "can we start with something simpler?" Dyson tells Lauren: "You turned a Fae into a human. Your life isn't simple anymore Lauren." Dyson then continues to press Lauren to defend herself until Lauren cries out: "Does it have to be so extreme?" Dyson again forcibly tells Lauren: "Extreme is your new reality whether you like it or not." Lauren then was away, telling Dyson she made a mistake in seeing him for help. Dyson calls out for Lauren to stop, explaining that he wanted to see how she moved and that they "will find something that works for you."

Bo, Tamsin and Musashi are seen walking down an alleyway discussing what to do about the threat he faces, one idea being to find the one that took out the hit on him and making them rescind it. They are then attacked by Tak'o who injures Bo with his katana before holding it to Musashi's throat. Musashi asks for the name of the one that wishes him dead, but instead of answering that question, Tak'o falls to his knees, asks Musashi to accept his own life for insulting him and then Tak'o kills himself with his own knife moments later. When Tamsin sees that Bo has been injured, she tells Bo to feed on her, but Bo answers: "No. I can't. I can't."

After yet another commercial break, Bo is in Lauren's clinic getting stitches to close the injury on her upper arm. As Lauren sews up Bo's arm she comments: "Deep breath. Just a little prick." and Bo replies with a smile: "I never thought I'd hear you say that." Lauren adds: "I've never had to stitch you up before. It's like you're human." After Bo replies: "Yeah, we're the same now" Lauren tells Bo: "No. This is a minor setback. Before you know it you'll be back to your succubus self." Bo cannot understand what is wrong with her and admits that she tried to feed from Tamsin which makes Lauren roll her eyes slightly, and when Bo mentions that she couldn't feed from Dyson either, Lauren tugs on Bo's stitches slightly making Bo wince. When Lauren finishes stitching up Bo, she suggests that Bo attempt to feed on her and Bo tries to do so, but once again Bo cannot feed. When Bo tells Lauren: "Not gonna work", Lauren answers: "Well. That is a problem." Lauren tries to reason with Bo, telling there there could be many reasons why she cannot feed. but Bo replies that she wants to. When Lauren tells Bo: "It happens." Bo answers: "No. Not to me." Lauren again tries to tell Bo that: "It's perfectly normal from time to time not to want to" also mentioning that a major change in her life could be the cause. Bo, in a frustrated voice answers: "I have no sex drive. The last time I didn't want to was before I knew I could," Lauren offers to help Bo if she stays in the clinic, but Bo refuses, saying that she is on a case. Lauren warns Bo: You have never been this vulnerable before. You get any injury and your life could be in danger." Lauren asks Bo to be careful and Bo does so as she leaves.

Bo visits Trick at the Dal Riata and asks if Aife ever went through "a dry spell." Trick is flustered over the question and answers: "Um. The year my daughter lost interest in... you know... was the longest year of my life." Trick's answer freaks out Bo and she asks: "A year? You mean maybe a weird sprite year that lasts... two succubus days?" Trick tries to explain: "For Fae... um... sex... is an important release. For you, a succubus the um.... orgasm is um... particularly vital." Bo smiles as she eats a pretzel: "You just said orgasm." Trick presses on: "It's conceivable because of the year you have had... the deaths... going to Hel... Kenzi leaving... it could be psychological." Bo tries to see what has happened to her as a good thing noting: "No power, no responsibly, no being The One. I can be free." Tamsin then arrives and tells Bo that one of Musashi's brothers appears to be responsible for the hit put on him. The picture that Tak'o had been carrying was special and only Craig would have it. Being that Craig is next in line to ascend, the motive could be jealousy, but they have to be careful as honour is at stake. When Tamsin notes that isn't her "forte", Bo tells Tamsin: "I got this."

The next scene shows Craig (Steven Park) in a massage parlour waiting for his masseuse to appear. Bo enters the room and begins to take care of Craig, making small talk as she does so, but Craig becomes suspicious when Bo's questions become more pointed and he confronts her. Before things can get too far out of hand, Craig is knocked out by Tomoe who tells Bo that she is getting in the way and that her brother cannot be allowed to ascend. Bo realizes that Tomoe was the one that ordered the hit and Tomoe explains that she did so to save him.

Returning from commercial, Tomoe explains to Bo that her brother cannot ascend because should he attempt to do so, Musashi will not, instead becoming an Akaname, a vile creature which is the fate of those that are dishonest with their ancestors. When Bo suggests that Musashi is lying, Tomoe replies: "It would be dishonourable for me to say." Tomoe insists that Musashi is not a "bad man" and that he simply "has lived his lie so long that he believes it." When Bo asks who the warrior is, Tomoe answers: "There is dishonour in revealing a truth that is not yours to reveal." Bo comments: "So you called the hit because death is better than becoming a toilet plunger." Tomoe smiles: "I knew Big Tak'o would never kill the Exalted One. No one would. I hired him to scare Musashi into finding his truth again." It is also explained that Musashi's admitting of the truth would save him as well.

Bo is then seen at home, Tamsin rushing in and telling her that Musashi had left for the ceremony. Bo tells Tamsin they must stop him. When Bo reveals that Musashi will become an Akaname, Tamsin shivers at the thought of an eternity spent as a toilet brush. When Tamsin sees what Bo is wearing, she asks if Bo has an outfit for her and when Bo gives her one, Tamsin squeals: "My Kill Bill parts one and two fantasy is coming true!"

Musashi is then seen at his ascension ceremony on the cusp of accepting his new status and fate. Bo and Tamsin then enter the room and do battle with three ninjas who aim to protect Musashi, overcoming them, Bo placing her blade at Musashi's neck. A fourth figure in black then appears and Bo's voice recites the legend, the figure causing similar events to transpire in the room, ending with a blade at Bo's throat. Tamsin then approaches the figure, removes the mask they are wearing which reveals them to be Tomoe, who is the true warrior of legend. Bo proclaims that Musashi is not the true Exalted One and that Tomoe is the real warrior of legend. The ninjas that were protecting Musashi are revealed to be his brothers and Musashi has no choice but to admit that: "Everyone assumed it was me. I never denied it." The honour is then given to Tomoe, her brothers bowing to her, Musashi leaving moments after everyone else, Tamsin commenting to herself: "That's right. Bow down bitches."

Back at the gym, Lauren is still training with Dyson and attempting to use throwing stars. She asks: "Are you sure this is my thing?" and Dyson replies: "From the wrist, not the whole arm." However, when Lauren throws one, it clangs off the target and falls to the floor. Dyson then asks what Lauren would do if she was at her clinic and she was attacked. Lauren answers in a matter of fact way: "To make someone unconscious etorphine or go home. For paralysis, tabun spray and to kill digoxin. I could go classic with a good old fashioned batrachotoxin dart." Dyson chuckles and when Lauren asks why he is, Dyson explains: "If you could throw with the same passion as you apply to your science, we'd be getting somewhere." Dyson hands Lauren another star, reminding her to throw from the wrist as he does so. Lauren suggests "I want to try the axe again" but Dyson explains: "Maybe when you are a little less agitated." Lauren tells Dyson he needs to give her more than "from the wrist" and when Dyson suggests a physics equation, Lauren asks if he has one. Dyson tries to explain that Lauren needs to: "listen to your gut. Your instinct." When Dyson asks Lauren if she has one, Lauren answers: "I'm usually fixing the damage these things cause." Dyson asks why she does and Lauren explains: "Because I'm a doctor, I help people, I save them." Dyson asks Lauren to think of what she is doing as the same thing in that: "We keep you safe so you can keep saving others." Lauren thinks about this a moment, then asks: "Like Bo." Dyson agrees then seems to think about something. Lauren asks what's wrong and Dyson explains: "Back at the portal I stopped Bo from saving Kenzi. I don't know if it was the right thing or the wrong thing to do. But what I know for certain is that Bo blames me and always will." Lauren replies: "I wish. I wish she blamed you Dyson or me or Trick or Jean-Luc Picard for all I care. Bo blames herself." Dyson nods slightly: "Weight of the world..." Lauren adds: "Rests on her very attractive shoulders." Dyson sighs: "So it's not me." Lauren agrees that it isn't just Dyson and when Dyson asks about Lauren's relationship with Bo, she replies: "I think what Bo needs right now is a friend." Dyson then says "Now." and Lauren throws the star into the centre of the target without looking at it. Lauren and Dyson both comment: "From the gut."

The scene shifts to Bo at home looking at herself in the mirror and telling herself: "Everything is okay. You're strong. You're smart. You're sexy." and then Musashi enters the room and thrusts a blade through Bo's stomach, cursing her for ruining his ascension. Musashi then runs from the room leaving Bo to drag herself across the floor in an attempt to reach her cellphone and call for help, but failing to do so.

After still another commercial break, the scene has shifted to Lauren's clinic where from Bo's perspective she sees Lauren trying to save Bo's life by operating on her, Dyson begging Bo to feed from him, Trick asking Lauren what is happening, but Lauren being unable to explain why events are unfolding as they are. Bo is then seen in bed, Lauren telling Dyson that Bo is stable but "the internal damage is bad" and noting that Bo needs to feed. Tamsin then calls out: "It's stupid what you are doing." Tamsin confronts Bo, asking "Is this who you are now?" Bo replies: "I don't want to do this." Tamsin then rips out the IV in Bo's arm and starts disconnecting the other equipment telling her: "You want to leave? Fine. Let me help you out." When Lauren and the others protest, Tamsin tells them this is what Bo wants and, again, tells Bo to leave. Bo then sits up and rants: "I lose everyone. My mom, dad, Kyle, Rainer, Hale... Kenzi." When Trick tries to speak to Bo she whispers: "She's gone Trick. Who's next? I mean that's what being The One is right? The Queen marching forwards never looking back? It's only a matter of time before I lose all of you. I will always be alone." Trick tells Bo: "We are the same blood. Wherever you go, I go. You'll never be alone." Lauren tells Bo next that: "You stole my heart and I'm never going to ask for it back. You will never be alone." Dyson finishes with: "I'm not going anywhere. Ever." As Dyson says this, Bo's eyes turn blue and she tells everyone to leave the room, which they start to do, but as Dyson turns to leave, Bo grabs his jacket saying: "Except you. No strings right?" Dyson nods: "No strings."

Lauren and Tamsin are then seen at the nurses station in the clinic, sounds of Bo crying out in pleasure as she feeds from Dyson. As this goes on, Tamsin tells Lauren: "Your lab is really nice. It's really... um... bright." Lauren replies: "Yeah. It's not the worst is it? The equipment is...." Tamsin nods: "Forgetaboutit." Lauren agrees calling it: "Top-o-the-line." Tamsin then asks if Lauren is: "Okay with what's going on in there?" Lauren replies: "Bo and I are friends so... I am okay with what's going on in there." There is silence for a long moment, the Lauren places a hand on Tamsin's leg and tells her: "I just want to say that you are full of surprises and most of them are downright horrible. But sometimes, every once in a while, they're just what everybody needs." The moment passing in silence, the sounds from Bo and the crashing from the lab having ended as Lauren began to speak. Lauren then leaves Tamsin alone, she brushing her eyes and whispering to herself: "Get it together."

Musashi is shown working at his family's restaurant, taking the role that his sister had preformed. He approaches a table to serve where Bo awaits him. She asks: "Is that green? Jasmin? A subtle blend of stab-in-the-back? Musashi is shocked to see Bo and that she survived his attack. Craig approaches the table and Bo asks if he will watch over Musashi, Craig promising that Musashi will pay his debt to his family. Musashi then begs Bo to kill him and end what he is going through, but Bo refuses to do so, telling him: "That's the easy way out. This is your new life, try to live this one with honour." When Musashi tells Bo that she does not understand, Bo reminds him that he betrayed "the people that were there for you." Musashi justifies what he did by telling Bo that he was the leader and he could not be seen as weak. Bo confronts him: "Being open doesn't make you weak. It's honest. A good leader is being what you need to be when you need to be it. Strong. Merciless. Vulnerable." Musashi replies: "I was chosen. You don't know what that's like." Bo turns away from him and answers: "Actually I do. And it's bullshit."

Lauren and her assistant Lisa are then seen entering an examination room where a patient has been waiting to see Lauren for his medical issue. After commenting that he didn't think Lauren "would be so small" the patient grabs Lisa and holds a knife to her neck, demanding that Lauren give him the serum which turned The Morrigan human. Lauren agrees and walks over to a corner of the room where she fills a large syringe. The patient asks: "Is that all of it? I want all of it." Lauren then turns to the patient and says: "You want it? You got it." and then throws the syringe across the room where it embeds itself into the patient's neck and he falls to the floor unconscious. Lauren comments: "Ketamine." and Lisa replies: "Good choice."

Following another commercial break, at Bo's place Tamsin is watching Dyson making popcorn and asks: "Does that nose of yours work on popcorn?" Dyson replies: "I like it burnt." Tamsin then asks about Dyson and Bo's relationship, Dyson commenting: "I help her heal from time to time" but also sees himself as being single. Dyson asks Tamsin: "Are you really quitting the force?" Tamsin rolls her eyes and replies: "Yeah, I'm going to quit my high paying job with a pension to work with my roommate. Kickstarter? Hey. Do you have any money for spy cams?" Dyson tells Tamsin: "After seeing you guys in action, yes, you are a hot mess, but I think it works." Tamsin tells Dyson: "The guys in the shop will miss me" to which Dyson tells Tamsin: "The boys in the shop crap their pants when you walk in." Tamsin smiles: "Yeah. They'll miss that." Dyson asks Tamsin to work with Bo telling her that Bo needs her. Lauren then enters the room asking "wine or beer" and Dyson's answer is "Yes! What took you so long?" Lauren explains: "I had to get something under control. I used my gut." Dyson replies: "Well done." and then asks about the Fae blood sample that Lauren was working on. Lauren tells Dyson: "Not even close" and that she has checked the sample against very known Fae in her database and this has never happened before. Tamsin comments that whatever it is must be "Hella-old." Dyson adds: "Or brand new." Bo then calls out from the couch if they are watching a movie or not. The group all pile onto the couch were Bo asks what movie they are going to watch, the choice eventually being a horror movie. As Bo channel surfs, and Dyson comments they should watch a werewolf movie, the camera pans downwards where Persephone's candle is seen still alight.

The last scene of the episode begins in Lauren's lab where the storage box holding Elizabeth's body springs open and she pushes herself free before standing up, shaking, and running her hands over her face. After stumbling around the lab, she comes across a selfie of Bo and Lauren, before continuing to stumble around. Lisa then enters the clinic talking on her cellphone as she does so. As Lisa does her makeup in a mirror, Elizabeth takes hold of her and demands to know if Lisa can see her. When Lisa says that she can, Elizabeth then snaps Lisa's neck killing her. Elizabeth then picks up the lipstick that Lisa was using and applies it to her own lips. When she is finished she comments: "Thanks. I needed that." as the episode ends.


Questions in this Episode

  • In all of the other times that Bo had to deal with her fear of being alone, she never had a problem feeding. So why now?
  • Assuming that Lauren's formula is the target of the Fae, which it seems to be, then why would someone want to kill her? Wouldn't it be simpler to gain her trust, steal the formula and then use it? Why go and threaten her when she isn't fazed by that? More importantly, killing Lauren makes the formula unattainable. So why kill her? Then no one has the formula and thus no one has an advantage in Fae politics.
  • Also, why isn't it possible that Lauren hasn't made a formula to make humans into Fae? Who's to say that she hasn't a means to do so already and The Morrigan won't be Fae again in the future?
  • Why does Bo go through the same crisis of fearing being alone it seems every season? Aren't there enough things otherwise in her character to focus on?
  • So what happened to Tomoe when she was revealed to be the real hero? Did she ascend immediately or has she not done so?
  • Why are there three bodies that survived the elevator accident with no harm? Who are the other two meant for? Is one of them for Bo's Father? Then who is the third meant for?
  • How does it work that Persephone has possessed one body?
  • How long can she hold it?
  • Can she jump bodies?
  • How much damage did Bo do when she fed from Dyson in Lauren's lab?
  • Will Bo ever finish renovating her place or with her change in attitude is that project now abandoned?


Answers in this Episode

  • The last time Bo had a crisis over being alone was in the episode Scream a Little Dream were she encountered a old version of herself in a dream. In that dream, which was more of a nightmare, her older self was alone, and told Bo that everyone she loved had died, leaving her with nothing.
  • Lauren's ability to transform Fae into humans has made her a target. Not necessarily for her, but for what she has created.
  • Tamsin is a bear in the morning until she wakes up.
  • A Yuki Onna, also called a snow woman, is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. She is a popular figure in Japanese literature, manga, and animation. You can find out more about this myth here.
  • Big Tak'o was Tamsin's main competition when she was a bounty hunter.
  • Musashi has one sister, Tomoe and three brothers, Haru, Osamu and Craig.
  • Dyson trained Lauren in self-defense, in a way following in the footsteps of Kenzi who Dyson had trained in the past.
  • Trick gets flustered talking about sex to Bo.
  • Trick noted that at one point Aife didn't want to have anything to do with sex for a year.
  • Trick also indicated that, for Fae, sex is an important release to them, and orgasm is vital for succubi to live.
  • An Akaname is a demon who is said to come out at night to literally lick up the grime and dirt that accumulates in unclean bathrooms. You can find out more about this legend here.
  • Musashi took the role of the Chosen One from his sister Tomoe who, because of honour, could not make her brother tell the truth. Tomoe was the one that attempted to have Musashi killed as doing so would be kinder than the eternal hell he would face.
  • Lauren has come to the conclusion that Bo blames only herself for what happened at the portal with Kenzi and her death there and the events afterwards.
  • Bo's fear of being alone returned in this episode. Mainly focused on losing her family and friends because she is "The One" and as the Queen she must move forward and not look back she thinks.
  • This fear seemed to have stopped Bo's ability to feed as a result and therefore seemed to drive her towards ending herself rather than watch all she loves slip through her fingers.
  • Kenzi's departure was the final straw in this fear overcoming Bo.
  • After being reassured by Lauren, Dyson and Trick, Bo overcame her fear and fed on Dyson, saving her life.
  • Bo commented to Musashi that being the Chosen One was "bullshit."
  • Lauren has been receiving death threats and in this episode, at the end, is attacked in an attempt to obtain the serum that Lauren made which turned The Morrigan human.
  • Lauren overcomes the attacker with her medical knowledge and a good throwing arm.
  • Elizabeth, one of the undamaged bodies from the elevator crash, has come back to life.
  • The possessed Elizabeth killed Lisa, who was Lauren's assistant in her clinic.
  • It appears that Elizabeth's body is now inhabited by Persephone, for what purpose is unknown.
  • At the end of the episode, Tamsin is considering quitting the Police Force to work with Bo on her private investigations.


Episodes

For a more detailed list see: List of Lost Girl episodes, or click on the individual episode titles for more in depth articles.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Prior to the episode being aired, the episode was listed as Oroka Mojo as a script was seen on the Lost Girl Twitter feed with that title
  2. 2.0 2.1 While initially it appeared that this character was Persephone, she was revealed to be named Zee in Here Comes the Night. As such all plot references to this character are as Persephone until that episode when her correct name is used going forwards in the series.
  3. http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/lost-girl-season-five-ratings-36416/


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 26, 2014. You can find that review here. She gave it 2.8 pitchforks out of 5.


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