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Something Wicked This Fae Comes
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The Nain Rouge appears to Bo
Overall Episode 14
|Directed by||Robert Lieberman|
|Written by||Michelle Lovretta|
|Produced by||Wanda Chaffey|
|Featured Music||See Section Below|
|Cinematography by||David Greene|
|Editing by||Paul G. Day|
|Original Air Date||September 4, 2011|
|Length||60 minutes (runtime)|
Hayley Nault - Nain Rouge
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With the world of the Fae in chaos following Bo's explosive reunion with her mother, Bo must learn to "play the game" and navigate the inner workings of Faedom in order to protect those who have helped to protect her.
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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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Something Wicked This Fae Comes was the season two premiere, and the fourteenth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on September 4th. 2011 at 9 PM Eastern time.
- Series: Lost Girl
- Season: 2
- Episode Number: 1 (14th Overall)
- Episode Title: Something Wicked This Fae Comes
- Directed by: Robert Lieberman
- Writing credits: Michelle Lovretta
- Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
- Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
- Country of Origin: Canada
- Originally Aired on: September 4th. 2011 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
- Number of Canadian Viewers: 420,000
- Number of American Viewers: 1.07 million
|Actor / Actress||Role|
|K.C. Collins||Detective Hale|
|Dennis O'Conner||Elder "Buzz" Porter|
|Hayley Nault||Nain Rouge|
Music in this Episode
|Slovenian Circus||Kristian Southhouse||Written by Kristian Southhouse|
|House of Mirrors||Courtesy of APM Music|
|Psycho Circus||Kristian Southhouse||Written by Kristian Southhouse|
|Aheb Hawak||Courtesy of APM Music|
|Give It Away||Delhi 2 Dublin||Written by Delhi 2 Dublin|
|Follow Me||Make Me Young||Written by Jay Merrow and Christine Stoesser|
|In Your Machine||Alex Metric||Written by Daniel Watts and Alex Drury|
|Stained||Courtesy of APM Music|
|In The Dark||Pom Pom||Written by Shelly Allen|
It is three weeks after Aife's attack on the Light Fae elders. The Ash is close to death. Trick with the help of Bo, Kenzi and Hale are trying to keep things under control as the Dark Fae try to take advantage of the situation. Dyson returns after being missing since seeing The Norn, but seems aloof to Bo and their relationship suffers. A cursed group of Fae disguised as a travelling circus arrive and using a traitor in the midst of the Light Fae, break the connection between The Ash and the land in order to claim it for themselves. By using a human rave as a source of power, they attempt to force the representation of the land to bond with their leader. Bo, with the help of Dyson, Hale and Kenzi, manage to stop their plans from succeeding. Afterwards, Dyson admits to Bo that The Norn took his love for her and that they cannot be together. At the end of the episode, a strange young Fae warns Bo that something old and evil is coming for her, but gives no specific information.
The episode opens with a flashback to the events of last season's finale. Aife tells Bo that she knows that she hates the divide between the Light and Dark Fae as much as she does. Then the scene with Aife's suicide bomber attacking the Light Fae Elders is shown, obviously maiming or killing them. The Ash is then seen in critical condition as Lauren attempts to save him. Kenzi confronts Trick demanding that he use his powers to help Bo. Lastly, The Norn is seen taking that which is most precious to Dyson, his love for Bo.
And then the new season begins...
Bo (Anna Silk) and Hale (K.C. Collins) begin the episode at night moving through a sewer pipe looking for an Underfae that had once been owned by one of the Light Fae Elders, but has escaped. Their conversation reveals that The Ash is on life support and that Aife's attack did in fact kill all the other Light Fae Elders. It also explains that Bo is part of the search for the missing Underfae as she is being held at least partly responsible for what her mother did. Hale states that it also has been three weeks since Dyson had last been seen, thus placing this episode three weeks after the events of the season finale. Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) then appears behind them giving them both a scare for a moment. Bo chastises Kenzi for not staying in the car as she was told to which Kenzi explains that in all horror movies that's where the monster always attacks.
The Underfae then attacks the trio, it's talons striking Bo and injuring her before she and Hale, using weapons that resemble flamethrowers, stop the creature. We then see Bo placing the Underfae in the trunk of her car for safekeeping. Kenzi comments with the question, "is it weird that I'm craving fried chicken?" Bo however seems to be injured and weak after the claws from the Underfae cut into her throat. Kenzi gets her into the car commenting that Hale should call Dyson and tell him to come home as she is tired of "getting Bo take-out." That take-out being in this case, a clerk (Izaak Smith), from whom Bo feeds from in a very dirty bathroom in the back of, we assume, gas station somewhere in the middle of the night.
The scene then moves to a caravan of trucks, buses and trailers stuck in the mud on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. A tow truck appears and the driver, who appears to be a Fae of some kind, based on the tattoo that is shown on his hand, approaches the group there asking how he can help them as they had called for assistance. One of them leads him towards one of the trailers, the tow truck driver commenting that the group appear to be some kind of travelling circus. That person opens a curtain covering the side of it, and a large Fae attacks him as the opening credits begin.
We return to see Trick (Richard Howland) being examined by Lauren (Zoie Palmer) at The Dal Riata. She comments that he has healed remarkably quickly to which Trick comments that at least he can now continue writing his novel. Regardless of how well Trick may appear, Lauren is still concerned about him and tells him so. Bo, Hale and Kenzi then appear and confirm that that have captured the Underfae they were tracking. Hale indicates that the Underfae was a Piwichen, which looks very much like a flying snake. Lauren then examines Bo to check her wounds from the creature's attack. She notes that Bo had not fully healed and in response Bo notes that she didn't want to kill the person she had been feeding from. Bo then asks Lauren when the last time was she rested. Lauren explains that she can't rest as she cannot trust anyone else to watch over The Ash in his coma. When Bo points out that she had left him to come to see her, Lauren's answer is "I heard you needed me. I came." Her phone then rings and she answers it.
Hale notes that with the Piwichen, they had captured a total of eight Underfae and Trick confirms that, according to his best knowledge, their hunt should be over as all of the creatures are accounted for. Hale then comments that with The Ash deathly ill that the Light Fae have no real leadership and that he expects that more dangerous "baddies" will be testing them soon. Lauren interrupts with the news that a Light Fae was found flayed. Kenzi asks what that means and Bo explains that it means that something ripped off all of the skin on the body. Bo and Hale play rock, paper, scissors to decide who deals with this problem and Bo loses. She asks Lauren to go with her and Kenzi to the scene of the murder as they could use the help to figure out what happened.
The next scene has Bo, Kenzi and Lauren at the side of the road were the Fae had been killed, a wet stain in the road marking where the body had been found. Lauren examines the stain, noting that various fluids and other items are there, calling the evidence "neat." Kenzi refutes that idea. Bo asks if it is possible that whatever did this had taken the skin to eat and left the body behind to which Lauren suggests that it is possible, depending on which kind of Fae did it. Bo and Kenzi walk around the scene and Bo tries to figure out what happened. She notes that there are a lot of footprints and tracks on the ground which probably means that whatever did the murder wasn't travelling alone. Kenzi suggests that they contact Hale for a tracker Fae and then goes on a small rant with Bo about Dyson vanishing for so long. However Kenzi tells Bo that she doesn't believe that Dyson would just leave them and that there has to be a good reason.
We then see Dyson (Kristen Holden-Reid) brought into an office by two police officers. Hale is sitting on the other side of a desk with a bemused look as he comments on what Dyson has done. Apparently Dyson got into a bar fight with several humans and was arrested afterwards. Hale has him released, thanks the officers, and then chews out Dyson for a while before relenting. Hale then brings Dyson up to date on what has happened noting that half of the Elders are dead and The Ash is in a coma. Hale also tells Dyson that the temporary acting Ash is Elder Porter to which Dyson comments that he is a drunk. Hale then explains that the situation is bad, Trick is holding things together behind the scenes and they need him. Bo needs him as well. Dyson asks about her, but seems distant when he does so.
The circus people then appear again, having found a place to camp out at. The scene focuses on the first person we saw earlier who goes to the large Fae that attacked the tow truck driver and moments later, the skin that had been stripped from the tow truck driver is expelled from his mouth and given to a Fae that looks something like a rat in appearance who walks off with it.
Coming back from a break, we find Bo and Kenzi being lead through the forest by a tracker named Bruno (Daveed Louza). After suffering through hay ever and several complaints, he leads them to the circus people. As a reward, Bo and Kenzi give him a large bag of allergy medicines as payment for his work. Before leaving, Bruno also tells them that the circus people are all Fae. Bo and Kenzi enter the camp and encounter the leader of the group Zael (Paulino Nunes), who has been seen from the beginning of the episode directing the group. At first he attempts to play up their cover story of being a travelling circus, but when Bo replies that she is there on the behalf of The Ash, he drops the cover and admits that they are all Fae. Bo asks for an explanation of what happened with the tow truck driver and Zael explains that it was an accident and that one of their "less civilized" members got loose and did the deed and he promises that it will never happen again. Bo thanks him for the information and she and Kenzi leave. Kenzi comments that she doesn't believe Zael, and Bo agrees, but they were out numbered and had little choice. As they leave, Bo sees an odd young girl looking at her intently but as someone passes between them, the girl vanishes into thin air.
We return to the Dal Riata, to see Elder Porter (Dennis O'Conner) moving through the crowd there, greeting people and drinking heavily as he does so. Trick confronts him about his actions and reminds him that he should be calming the masses of Fae and acting responsibly to which Porter simply brushes him off and continues on his way. Bo then arrives as Trick takes a phone call from Hale and tells Bo that Dyson is home at last.
Dyson is seen at home, standing next to a motorcycle and thinking. We flashback to the scene of the previous episode and watch again as The Norn takes his love for Bo from him, clutching his heart as he does. Bo bursts through the front door and embraces him before punching him in the jaw. She then berates him for vanishing for three weeks without a word and tells him how frantic she has been not knowing and fearing the worst about him. Dyson is almost emotionless as he shrugs her off and then changes the subject of their conversation away from what happened to him and to the body that had been found telling Bo that he was on the way to the Dal Riata to find out more.
At the Dal, Lauren confirms that the killer is Fae from the evidence she has collected and Bo reveals the information she has about the circus people telling Dyson that she will take him there. He however refuses and leaves to find Hale and go there without her. Lauren leaves moments later for her lab and to check on The Ash leaving Bo and Keni with Trick. Bo is frustrated as she feels like Dyson gave her the brush off to which Trick asks her to help him with more information on the circus Fae.
Dyson and Hale arrive at the circus camp to find it empty and abandoned. Dyson realizes that their trail also has been destroyed making it impossible for him to track them. But he does discover the remains of the human skin that had been taken burning in a remains of a fire in the camp. But in spite of being burned, there is something still visible on the skin. They take it to Lauren and she confirms that it is a human skin and that there is what appears to be a tattoo on the inside of the skin that had been applied to it while the person was alive and that tattoo looks like a map. Dyson makes a phone call and when Bo answers just asks for Trick. After explaining about the tattoo and where they found it, the call ends. Trick tells Bo and Kenzi that he "liberated" some of the rarer books from The Ash's collection and he wants to see if there is some information there. Bo and Kenzi share a drink in the meantime and talk about what is happening at the moment with Dyson.
Trick enters his library, sees that a man-hole is open in the floor and then finds the rat-like Fae eating the pages of several of his books. The Fae attacks him, but Bo enters and punches the Fae away from Trick. The Fae tries to escape, but Bo captures him, except that the Fae now looks like a rat and Bo is holding it by the tail.
After another break, Trick explains that the Fae that was eating his books is called a Tesso (Ho Chow). Lauren explains that it is a rare Japanese Fae that absorbs knowledge by eating it. He also shows a symbol worn by the Fae that Bo recognizes as being worn by the circus people as well. Trick explains that it is the mark of the Sluagh, also known as the wandering damned. Trick explains that they are not damned but in fact are cursed to wander the Earth forever for their actions again the Light and the Dark Fae during the last battle between the two sides as the Sluagh tried to play both sides against each other. Trick also explains that the majority of them became thieves, and as such they have to be present because they want to steal something. Dyson then leaves to check with the local Fae fences to see if anything valuable is present.
We then arrive at Bo and Kenzi's home as Lauren enters with a stack of files for Bo to look over in search of clues to what is going on. Bo makes her sit down and rest after eating something, eventually falling asleep there. Through this scene we learn that the tow truck driver was named Marvin (Bruce Beaton), and that he was connected to two other Fae in The Ash's private database. The telling thing being that each of them had a specific tattoo on their hand, otherwise there was no other information that Lauren was able to collect. Bo examines the files as Lauren sleeps across from Bo on the couch. Kenzi arrives at Trick's to find him examining the Fae rat. She assumes that he is about to dissect it, and tries to stop him, but after some reassurance, gives in and watches Trick remove a small piece of paper from the rat's mouth and when she asks what it is, Trick's answer is "trouble." Back at Bo's home, Lauren mumbles, "isotopes" in her sleep, Bo smiles and continues to examine the files and discovers what the tattoo means as Kenzi comes home in a panic. She explains that Trick has figured out that the Sluagh are trying to locate something called The Sword of Agros. Bo explains that she has an idea of who knows were it is. She explains that the three Fae are called Guardians, and the have sworn an oath to give their own bodies to protect something valuable or important. She also notes that one of them passed away a long time ago and that only Marvin and one other would know what is being protected. Dyson then calls with the news that another body has been found and Bo asks if their name was "Ralph." Bo arrives at Lauren's lab with Dyson and the three of them discover that Ralph's body contains what appears to be a sheath of some kind within it that X-rays of the body reveal in the shape of a sword and that sword is missing.
Bo, Dyson, Hale and Kenzi meet with Trick and he finally explains what the Sluagh are after, that being the Light Fae's land. He explains that for the Light Fae to claim a district of land, a covenant must be made with the land in a secret mystic ceremony called BOH-see ahn Ta-LAHV (spelt phonetically here) or also known as "marrying the land." The Ash swears to protect the land and in return the land promises to see that the Fae that live there prosper. To make this bond, the soul of the land takes a human form and then mates with The Ash. Realizing what that means, Hale and Kenzi make comments like "Laying some turf" and "Pounding some ground." Trick continues on to explain that since The Ash is dying his bond is failing and thus the Sluagh have a chance to place their bond over that of The Ash by using the sword to destroy the physical manifestation of the bond called the Heartstone. The map under Marvin's skin would be used by the Sluagh to find the heartstone and destroy it. Trick then seeks out Elder Porter as he would be the only person that would know where the heartstone is located. Bo then tries to talk to Dyson, but he refuses. She leaves with Kenzi close behind her. Hale remains and demands an explanation from Dyson. He then reveals what The Norn did to him and that his love for Bo is gone. Hale reminds him that in the Fae stories, some kisses are magic and that Bo's kisses are that.
Trick returns with Elder Porter and after some persuasion, he eventually draws a map to where the heartstone is located. As that occurs, Dyson attempts to tell Bo that she doesn't need to come with him to find the heartstone to which she confronts him. She tells him that they are best when they are fighting each other and the world together and she knows that he is just avoiding her. She forces him to put his personal problems aside for the moment so that they can deal with the crisis they are in to which Dyson sheepishly agrees. We next see Bo and Dyson entering a warehouse yard that the map they were given indicated the heartstone would be. They search for it but find nothing and are attacked by a trap set there by the Sluagh. As they leave, the pair come to a realization that the Sluagh would have to know there were going there and that would mean that Elder Porter must be involved with them.
Trick confronts Elder Porter and eventually discovers that Porter was given a promise by the Sluagh and Zael in particular that they would give him great power for his help in making the land theirs. Trick demands that he explain how to stop them, but Porter reveals that Trick is too late. We then see Zael with the sword cleaving the heartstone in two and in the aftermath Gaia (Sarah Jurgens) appears laying on the ground clothed in white. She awakens and Zael greets her with "Hello Lover." She replies, "You are not the Ash."
Returning from commercial, Porter is confronted by Trick, Bo, Hale and Dyson and made to answer their questions. He explains that Tesso was looking for an incantation that will be used to transfer the sexual energy from a large group of revellers into Zael so that he can mate with Gaia. The group discusses this and comes to the conclusion, thanks to Kenzi, that there must be some kind of "sexy underground pagan rave" going on that night in order for the Sluagh to get the energy they need. She runs off to find out where that is happening.
Bo, Dyson, Kenzi and Hale arrive at the rave already in progress, the crowd dancing wildly. Bo comments that she can taste the sexual energy in the room and Kenzi is concerned that Bo will be overwhelmed by it. They split up and go their own ways through the crowd, but Kenzi has to shake Bo out of her need to feed that is overcoming her asking if she "needs to cuff your muff." Bo tells her that she'll be fine and they move into the rave. As Bo does so, she sees the strange young Fae girl from the circus campsite again but before she can confront her, Dyson appears behind her. They share a long kiss together in the middle of the crowd before breaking it with Dyson's "Good luck." Zael is seen then on a stage with Gaia laying below him. Bo arrives and stops the table they are laying on with the words "So, Do you have to be this horny to ride this ride?" Tesso is chanting the incantation at the same time a short distance away as Dyson and Hale approach him and then Dyson twists Tesso's neck killing him. Meanwhile Bo confronts Zael, telling Gaia to leave. Zael tries to convince Bo that she has more in common with him than with the Light Fae and that she should understand why he is doing this. Her answer to that is to attack him and tell him that "This home is spoken for" before draining him of all of the sexual energy that he has accumulated before tossing him aside and ending the scene with "This one is mine."
The episode begins to wrap with first with Dyson and Trick sitting together and sharing a drink over their success in stopping the Sluagh. Trick then admits that he thought that the Sluagh were his punishment for helping Bo last episode by using his powers to help in her battle against Aife. Dyson seems shocked by this but does not admit to Trick what he had done to help Bo by going to The Norn. He then leaves and finds Bo sitting at the bar upstairs. He walks to her and Bo talks to him about what he means to her. She tells him that she felt him with her during the battle with her mother and thanks him for that. Dyson then reveals to her that he asked The Norn to give her his strength and that the one thing that he valued most of all was taken from him. Bo assumes that it is his wolf at first, but then is horrified to learn that it was Dyson's love for her. Bo refuses to believe this as she claims that the kiss at the rave proves that he loves her, but Dyson states that it is their last kiss. He needed to know the truth and now he does, telling Bo that before turning and walking away from her.
The last scene has Bo sitting at the bar in shock. When she turns to look where Dyson had been, she sees the strange young Fae girl standing there. Bo asks her what she wants, to which the young Fae explains that she is not one of the Sluagh. She is called a Nain Rouge (Hayley Nault) and she is drawn to impending disasters and doom, and she is being drawn to Bo to give her a warning. Bo assumes that the disaster has to do with the Light Fae bond to the land, but she is told it is not. The warning is that "something old and terrible has awoken and it is coming straight for you." Bo looks away for a moment and when she looks back, the Nain Rouge is gone and she is left alone in the bar to ponder her fate.
Questions in this Episode
- Did The Norn actually take Dyson's feelings for Bo? The evidence of that is unclear as Dyson's normal attitude and character seems to make that difficult to say exactly. Hale notes that "a magic kiss" might be the cure, but the kiss that is shared by Dyson and Bo in this episode did not seem to be the answer. Perhaps it's not a kiss, but that the two of them have to be more intimate?
- If there were eight Underfae that had to be found after the events of Aife's attack, does that mean that the entire Light Fae Elder council is eight members? Or is that The Ash and seven others?
- Kenzi has been providing Bo with emergency feeding opportunities since Dyson vanished at the end of the last episode. As she and he are not together, that would likely mean that Bo has been going out on the town and feeding on others. Or is she going back to the same people over and over again? The clerk she feeds from in the beginning of the episode was human, but has she fed from any other Fae in the meantime?
- Lauren has been helping Trick to heal, but we do not know who found Trick after he injured himself trying to help Bo nor is it clear how exactly it is that Trick heals so quickly either.
- At the beginning of the episode, Hale notes that all of the Elders save The Ash are dead and yet when Dyson appears, only half of them are dead. So which is it? This is probably a continuity error but this question needs to be answered.
- There appears to be a line of succession, or at least a transferring of power from The Ash to other members of the council and beyond if needed. It has to be assumed that Elder Porter was not on the Fae Council when the attack came or was not injured. If the latter is true, then the comment made by Hale as to the condition of the Elders has to be incorrect at the beginning of the episode.
- What books did Trick "borrow" from The Ash's library? It is never made clear which ones he took other than they are rare.
- We see that Gaia for this particular Ash is blonde and wears white. If Gaia in another place is controlled by the Dark Fae, does that mean she has raven hair and wears black?
- Something is coming for Bo according to the Nain Rouge. Who or what is it and how soon will it arrive?
- Is that something Aife returning? Is it Bo's father?
Answers in this Episode
- Bo and Lauren have apparently talked about what happened in Vexed and Bo has apparently forgiven Lauren and they are now once again on friendly terms.
- Aife's attack, according to Hale, killed all of the Light Fae Elders except for The Ash who is on life support. There is a continuity error however between the beginning of this episode and Dyson's first appearance in it which indicates that half of them could be alive.
- Apparently, the Elders keep Underfae as pets.
- The episode can be placed in the timeline exactly three weeks after the events in Blood Lines by Hale's statements at the beginning of this episode.
- Trick has the ability to heal quickly, possibly as quickly as Bo, but the means to that healing is not explained.
- A Piwichen, the Underfae that attacked Bo in the beginning of this episode, comes from a Patagonian myth of a flying snake that originally was first noted in the late 1700s in Chile. It was described as having a body the shape of a elongated cylinder, like a snake. It has wings and flies, but it lacks feathers on the wings. It sucks the blood of people and animals sucking the life from the bodies of its victims.
- It is confirmed in this episode that Trick has a great deal of power since he takes over for the Ash in keeping control of things. Why is it that without The Ash there that none of the Light Fae have any desire to do anything to control or calm the situation?
- Kenzi has a thing for romantic comedies.
- Tesso or Iron Rat, in Japanese culture, is the ghost of the priest Raigō, who transformed himself into a swarm of rats. Later stories had the transformation turn him into a single large book eating rat in order to take revenge on a rival temple by destroying their written works and other scriptures.
- In Irish and Scottish folklore, the Sluagh were the spirits of the restless dead. Sometimes they were seen as sinners, or generally evil people who were welcome in neither heaven nor hell, nor in the Otherworld, who had also been rejected by the Celtic deities and by the earth itself. Whichever the underlying belief, they were almost always depicted as troublesome and destructive.
- The Sword of Agros is not connected to any specific myth.
- Marrying the Land may refer to the Bealtaine festival that takes place on the first day of May in which the Earth is thanked for providing to her children.
- The soul of the land concept is taken from the myth of Gaia.
- In order for the Light Fae to claim territory, the local Ash must have sex with the physical representation of the land. That results in a heartstone being formed which is the physical representation of the agreement and its consummation by The Ash and the land.
- The only thing that can sever the bond is the Sword of Agros.
- Bo is effected by large amounts of sexual energy that seem to make her act almost drunk. At the rave she is overcome at least once by that energy and needs to be shaken from its grasp.
- Dyson has told Bo that he feels nothing for her anymore and that they will never kiss again.
- The young Fae girl is called a Nain Rouge, which refers to a legend in Detroit, Michigan, in which it is feared by its residents as "the harbinger of doom."
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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 Friday, September 9h, 2011. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.8 pitchforks out of 5.
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