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"The Kenzi Scale"
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Faux Kenzi seduces Dyson
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 6
Overall Episode 41
Directed by David Greene
Written by Sandra Chwialkowska
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured music See Section Below
Cinematography by Anton Van Rooyen
Editing by Ben Wilkinson
Production code 306
Original air date February 17, 2013 (2013-02-17)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
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Bo is imprisoned as Faux Kenzi wreaks havoc among Bo's friends and threatens Kenzi's life as secrets are revealed from many

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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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The Kenzi Scale was the sixth episode of the third season of the series, and the forty-first overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on February 17th, 2013 at 9 PM Eastern time.


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Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 3
  • Episode Number: 6 (41st Overall)
  • Episode Title: The Kenzi Scale
  • Directed by: David Greene
  • Writing credits: Sandra Chwialkowska
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: February 17th, 2013 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers:1.03 million viewers[1]

Cast

A promotional Image of the Season Three cast of Lost Girl from the official website at lostgirlseries.com 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
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Rachel Skarsten Tamsin
Emmanuelle Vaugier The Morrigan
Allison Dawn Doiron Amanda
Sidney Leeder Kasey
Alex Paxton-Beesley Lola
Derek Moran Gus
Chadwick Allen Incubus[2]
Kristin Fairlie Faux Kenzie Acting Double[3]

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine Courtesy of APM Music
Don't Know Why Yuki Written by Jon Fugler and Mike Bryant

Plot

Short Summary

The false Kenzi convinces the others to imprison Bo in the Dal Riata. It turns out that the real Kenzi is being held prisoner by a Kitsune who has taken over her life. She did so because the liquid that spilled on Kenzi when she attacked The Norn gave Kenzi the Kitsune’s powers thus making her a copy of Kenzi. Tamsin however uncovers the fake Kenzi and helps Bo to escape and then rescue Kenzi. The Kitsune attacks Dyson and he kills her which allows Lauren to also confirm the deception. Tamsin is told by The Morrigan to wake the Dark Fae who is in a coma to identify Bo as his attacker. Tamsin does wake the Fae who identifies Bo, but does not give The Morrigan this information. Lauren discovers that something is changing Bo’s body and replacing it cell by cell. Trick reveals that Bo is facing The Dawning, which is the evolution of Fae. If Bo fails this test she will become an UnderFae instead.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins in the Dal Riata as Bo (Anna Silk) throws Faux Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) against the bar and tells Trick (Richard Howland) that this person isn't Kenzi while Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) watch from across the room. Bo is extremely upset and continues to throw Faux Kenzi around as she demands to know where the real Kenzi is. Trick calls Dyson over who separates the two and then calls out to the rest of the Fae in the Dal Riata that it is closed. Faux Kenzi continues to act like Kenzi which continues to enrage Bo. Dyson attempts to calm Bo down and understand what is going on as Faux Kenzi tells Trick what Bo had been doing to her which confuses the two until Trick demands they stop and Faux Kenzi tells them all that: "Bo is killing again." Tamsin smiles and yells out "Yes!" as Bo's anger overcomes her and she moves to attack Kenzi. Dyson stops her again, and Faux Kenzi continues to talk to Bo using all of the nicknames and words that the real Kenzi would use which pushes Bo further towards the edge. Trick moves between the two and tells Bo to be calm and tell him how she knows that it isn't Kenzi. Bo's answer is she just knows, but Trick tells her that he needs more than that. Bo's answer is that when she told this Kenzi that she might be killing again, this Kenzi didn't care. Trick and the others look at Kenzi and her answer is: "You see?" Trick then orders Dyson to put Bo in the Dal Riata's keg room and as Bo struggles with both Dyson and Tamsin, she is taken away while Faux Kenzi remains with Trick.

After the opening credits, Trick is waiting for Lauren to arrive while Tamsin presses him to move Bo to the Dark Fae compound and in doing so leaving Bo at the mercy of The Morrigan. Dyson again protests that Bo is not a killer which Tamsin once again refuses to accept. When Trick stresses that Bo will remain where she is, Tamsin asks: "Who died and made you king?" Trick then ends the argument by invoking Sanctuary as he did in the past for Dyson which enrages Tamsin and she storms off. Dyson then goes to see Faux Kenzi and ask if she is alright. Faux Kenzi acts sad about what is happening with Bo saying: "Poor BoBo.." Dyson trying to comfort her saying that Bo must be sick and that she didn't mean what she said as Faux Kenzi plays with a straw in a mug of beer. She then asks how Bo could think she wasn't herself and who else could she be? Dyson cannot answer this and after assuring her that Bo will be okay Trick interrupts and calls Dyson over to him. As he leaves with Trick, Faux Kenzi watches Dyson and whispers: "Can't wait." Trick then confronts Dyson, telling him that he told Dyson to look out for Bo and to watch her. Dyson protests that he has been watching Bo, but Trick presses on demanding to know how long Dyson has suspected that Bo has been killing again. Dyson reveals that they had found two bodies in the last few weeks which may be succubus feeds, but they have no hard evidence of that nor of Bo's involvement. Trick is enraged and tells Dyson that when something like that happens, he is to inform Trick of it and that it is Dyson's only job to look out for Bo. Dyson reminds Trick that it was three years ago that Trick told him to do so, but Trick tells him that it is irrelevant. The two argue until Trick says: "The point is... I thought I chose wisely. Maybe I was wrong." and then walks away from Dyson in disgust.

Meanwhile. Tamsin goes over to Faux Kenzi and strikes up a conversation with her about Bo starting with: "Hey. So sorry your friend turned crazy psycho bitch" to which Faux Kenzi replies with: "You are so not." Tamsin tries to pump Faux Kenzi for information and she does say at one point: "Another crazy sex game gone wrong for Bo, but, well, that happens when you are a Succubus" which perks Tamsin up and reminds Faux Kenzi that she gave Bo an alibi. Faux Kenzi's answer is: "Earlier I wasn't scared for my life." Tamsin tries to draw more from her, saying that it must be rough to hear what Bo said. Faux Kenzi's answer is: "Best friends fight" before she turns cold towards Tamsin. When Tamsin asks if Kenzi doesn't like her, the answer is no she isn't since Tamsin has been trying to put Bo in jail. Faux Kenzi then leaves saying that she is going back to Bo's place to get some things for her as "rehab is tough."

Lauren goes to see Bo where she is imprisoned, and instead of listening to Bo, tells her that she needs to take a sample of Bo's hair as she needs a DNA sample. Bo is confused by this and then realizes that Lauren, like the others, believes that she is a murder and is not willing to help her at all. Lauren apologizes, but Bo tries to get her to understand that Kenzi is missing, but Lauren only cares about getting a sample from Bo. When Bo asks why Lauren cannot believe her, Lauren's answer is that Bo is acting crazy and Bo loses control grabbing at the bars of her cell. Bo asks Lauren if she is scared of her, Lauren tries to deflect the question saying that Bo is sick and she just wants to help her. Bo calms down enough for Lauren to reach through the bars and pluck a strand of hair from Bo. Bo then tells Lauren that she will never forgive Lauren. Lauren tells Bo that she hopes that isn't true, and tells Bo that everything will be alright. Bo agrees adding that when get gets out and finds what happened to Kenzi it will be. Lauren asks Bo for some time and Bo agrees, but tells Lauren that if Kenzi dies it will be on her head.

The scene switches to a cave where Kenzi is chained up and is being held against her will. She hears someone and calls out Bo's name, but instead sees Faux Kenzi entering and gloating over what she has done. Kenzi is disgusted by the outfit Faux Kenzi is wearing and warns her that "If you are going to rip off my look at least respect the Kenzi brand." Faux Kenzi then gives Kenzi an earring and Kenzi tries to make Faux Kenzi understand that she needs food and not jewelry but cannot seem to make her understand as Faux Kenzi tells her that she ate three days ago. Faux Kenzi then presses Kenzi about what kind of ice cream Bo likes. When Kenzi refuses, Faux Kenzi tells her that "besties aren't supposed to have secrets" and Kenzi claims they don't but Faux Kenzi asks why she couldn't tell Bo about her rash. Kenzi asks how she knows and Faux Kenzi tells her that what spilled over Kenzi's arm at The Norn's was her powers. Faux Kenzi begins to lose control saying that what Kenzi got were her Fae abilities which were going to make Kenzi Fae. However, Faux Kenzi got her abilities back from Kenzi and thanks her for that. Faux Kenzi claims that Bo believe that she is Kenzi, but Kenzi says that "Bo will never buy that." Faux Kenzi then taunts Kenzi telling her that she will be the best friend to Bo. Kenzi asks what she wants and Faux Kenzi mimics her words and expression exactly. When Kenzi points out that Dyson can smell Fae, Faux Kenzi swipes her hand against Kenzi, licks it, and then brushes what she calls Eau De Kenzi on herself to hide what she is. Kenzi insists that Bo and Dyson will come to find her, but Faux Kenzi tells her that they do not know she is missing and, for an instant, her eyes and teeth change revealing that she is a Fae of some kind. Faux Kenzi then leaves, but tells Kenzi that there are two creatures guarding the exit where she is being held and they growl at Kenzi in warning.

After a commercial break, we return to Bo in her cell and Faux Kenzi arriving to see her saying that she has a surprise for Bo. Bo senses something and asks what she is smelling saying that is smells like dirt or clay. Faux Kenzi shows Bo what she is carrying and it is a tub of coconut ice cream which she says is Bo's favourite. Bo tells her that she isn't hungry which disappoints Faux Kenzi somewhat and she smells it before putting it on a table. Bo then tells her that she is, in fact, hungry and: "I changed my mind whoever you are." Faux Kenzi asks Bo to call her Kenzi and Bo does so which seems to placate Faux Kenzi who then digs out a spoon of the ice cream and approaches Bo with it. Before she can react, Bo takes hold of Faux Kenzi's arm and uses her powers to try to control her. Bo begins to convince Faux Kenzi that she loves her but when Faux Kenzi tells Bo that they do not need Kenzi, Bo's anger returns and she reveals to Faux Kenzi that she hates coconut ice cream and Kenzi knows that and Faux Kenzi just sent Bo a message telling her that Kenzi is alive. Faux Kenzi breaks free and begins to rant and rave that no one will be her friend. When Bo calls her crazy, Faux Kenzi tells Bo that this will be the last time she ever sees Kenzi's face and then bars her fangs at Bo as Dyson enters the room. Faux Kenzi rushes over to Dyson telling him that Bo was trying to hurt her. Bo begs Dyson to have a good look at Kenzi and he examines her scent before he leads Faux Kenzi out of the room and locks the door once more.

Elsewhere, Tamsin gets into a limousine in which The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is waiting for her. Tamsin asks what she wants and The Morrigan bluntly tells her: "Bo. Strung up and executed." She then pushes Tamsin into going to see the Dark Fae that has been in a coma and using her powers to get the evidence she needs to have Bo put to death. Tamsin tells her that if she does so, the Fae will be a vegetable for the rest of his life, but The Morrigan does not care. When Tamsin resists, The Morrigan wonders if Tamsin has "Fallen in love with the happy sunshine gang." Her answer is that she is not one of them. The Morrigan then reminds Tamsin that her loyalties lie with the Dark Fae and specifically The Morrigan. Tamsin tells her that she will take care of it and then leaves, but not before The Morrigan taunts her saying that she should smile more.

Back at the Dal Riata, Faux Kenzi is gushing over Dyson telling him that she knew he would save her. Dyson demands to know what Faux Kenzi was doing with Bo and her answer is that she wanted to get her some ice cream. Dyson then demands to know what happened when Kenzi went to see The Norn and Faux Kenzi tells him: "The Norn conned you, like she always does, but I got your love back." He then asks her how and Faux Kenzi tells him that she did so with a chainsaw, cutting down the Norn's tree and forcing her and then tells Dyson how she was the one that went back for him after the Garuda killed Ciara. She then cries out easking why he was being so mean to her which makes Dyson believe that Faux Kenzi is Kenzi. Dyson then comforts her and Faux Kenzi embraces Dyson. As he does so, Tamsin enters and can see that Kenzi's eyes are glowing and becomes aware that Kenzi isn't who she says she is as Dyson tells Faux Kenzi she can stay at his place.

Bo is still in her cell when Tamsin walks in and asks how Bo is doing saying that she looks weaker by the minute. Bo's answer is: "That's a good reason why I shouldn't waste my breath talking to you." Tamsin comments: "You never give up do you?" Bo's answer is: "When it comes to Kenzi, no. And I never will." To Bo's surprise Tamsin tells her that she's going to need some help. Bo is confused and tells Tamsin that she thought she wanted Bo locked up. Tamsin admits that she does, but not like this and Bo will need some help finding Kenzi as she reveals that she knows that Faux Kenzi isn't Kenzi. Bo warns her: "This better not be a joke." Tamsin shows Bo the keys to the cell and her shackles and replies: "No joke." Bo is then freed and Tamsin hands Bo her weapon which Bo takes and thanks her. Tamsin warns Bo that: "If you mess this up, all bets are off." Bo goes to leave but then stops and asks how they are going to get out to which Tamsin's answer is: "Why don't we walk out the front door?" Bo's question about Dyson is answered with: "I think we have a little window of time" as they leave the cell.

The two get to the upper level of the Dal Riata but find Dyson there. When Bo sees him she comments: "Good plan." Tamsin's answers: "Guess that window closed." Dyson confronts the two and demands that Bo return to her cell, but Tamsin refuses to do so. Bo pleads with Dyson to help them find Kenzi, but he refuses saying that he made a promise. Tamsin then approaches Dyson while tying her hair back. What happens next is that Tamsin's face changes, her eyes becoming sunken black sockets and her face skull-like. Dyson begins to collapse under her attack before Bo knocks him out by hitting him in the head with one of Trick's heaviest books. Bo asks what Tamsin did, but she tells Bo they are running out of time and the leaves with Bo following her.

After the next commercial, Bo and Tamsin are walking underneath an expressway towards a vehicle as Bo explains that when Faux Kenzi changed she had lots of little tiny teeth. Tamsin tells Bo that she believes that Faux Kenzi is a Kitsune, otherwise known as a Fox Fae. Tamsin then tells Bo that she might have an idea of who might be able to help them. Bo asks if Dyson will be okay and Tamsin explains that she "jammed his signals a little bit? A little doubt goes a long way. He'll be second guessing himself for a while but he'll be fine." She also says that doubt "is kind of my thing." As Bo gets into the vehicle, Tamsin unties her hair and one lock of it falls to the ground from between her fingers.

Back at the Dal Riata, Lauren returns with the results of her tests and sees Trick about them. She tells him that she cannot understand what the tests are telling her. Bo's blood pressure is very high but her glucose levels are normal. But the thing that worries Lauren the most is that Bo's cells seem to be dying or more accurately are being attacked. Trick assumes a virus and Lauren agrees that normally it would be but there is no sign of infection. Trick then wonders about The Morrigan finding a new way to attack Bo. Trick then asks Lauren what her margin of error is. Lauren defends herself and when Trick says science isn't always exact, Lauren tells Trick that it always is. Lauren also dismisses a parasite as a possibility. Trick then asks if Lauren missed something and tells Trick that she knows: "the bioanatomy of my girlfriend" and promises Trick that she didn't miss anything and whatever is going on it happening within Bo and was not done to her. Trick then suggests that they are both too close to the problem to which Lauren asks Trick if there is something he isn't telling her. Trick does not answer this telling Lauren they need more samples from Bo so that nothing is left to chance. Lauren agrees and then she and Trick go to check on Bo. finding her cell empty.

Bo and Tamsin meanwhile are at a college dorm meeting with a trio of Kitsune, after the three Kitsune insult Bo, Tamsin asks about a friend of theirs, but they all agree that the Kitsune that Bo and Tamsin are looking for is not their friend. It turns out that the Kitsune, who's name is Inari, was mentally unstable and had threatened all of their lives in the past and at one point had burned down their dorm in revenge. Inari was told by Tamsin that The Norn could grant her a wish and that wish was to have a friend, but the cost was the loss of her glamour powers as a Kitsune which she gave up but in doing so she was unable to feed. Inari found out that Kenzi had attacked The Norn and been doused with her Kitsune powers. She then stalked Kenzi to get her powers back again. Tamsin asks the three Kitsune where Inari could be and they tell her about a cave when Inari would go when they fought and Bo and Tamsin leave to see if Kenzi is there or not.

Back at the Dal Riata, Trick and Lauren find Dyson out cold and help him. When he wakes up he asks what happened and confusingly asks Trick if he wanted him to let Bo and Tamsin leave. Dyson cannot understand what happened to him and Trick explains that Valkyries use their powers of intimidation to plant doubt in others which Trick describes as a "potent tool of war." Dyson mentions that Tamsin's face changed and Trick explains that Valkyries only reveal their true selves to their opponents as part of their deception. Dyson tries to leave to look for Bo, but Trick tells him that the effects will last for some time and even if he feels alright, he could still be under Tamsin's effects. Lauren also insists that Dyson go home and sleep the effects off as well.

Dyson goes home and finds Faux Kenzi (who from this point will be called by her real name Inari) in his shower and while she is in there, he makes a call to Tamsin. As he warns Tamsin that he is now aware of what she can do and will be ready for it next time. Dyson tells Tamsin that he told Trick she would not take Bo to the Morrigan and she tells him she promised she wouldn't but Dyson doesn't believe her. Inari leaves the shower and finds one of Dyson's shirts which she smells and then puts on as Tamsin finishes talking to Dyson and throws her phone away telling Bo that there was "bad reception." After Dyson puts away his phone he enters his apartment and Inari begins to make comments to him such as: "Poor poor wolf pup." When Dyson suggests she take the bed and he will sleep elsewhere, Inari whines about her feeling better if Dyson was with her and he eventually caves in and allows her to be in bed with him where she cuddles up against him erotically as Dyson falls asleep.

Elsewhere, Tamsin and Bo are hiking through the woods searching for Inari's cave. Bo is having obvious problems and Tamsin tells her to take a break, but Bo calls in a chance to "grill you" and asks Tamsin some questions. She asks about Tamsin tracking people for fun, Tamsin's answer is "past life, past tense and it wasn't always this much fun." To the question of how Tamsin, who was a bounty hunter, became a police officer. Her answer is: "Special assignment, I pissed off the wrong people." Bo asks her for the real reason and Tamsin's answer is that Bo isn't really listening. Bo then suddenly smells the same thing she did when Inari visited her. Tamsin asks" Is that a Succubus thing?" Bo's answer is: "No, it's a new thing" before she moves off in the direction of what she is smelling, but almost collapses. Tamsin tells Bo that she is not okay, but Bo refuses to listen and continues.

Back at Dyson's place, Inari awakes while Dyson sleeps and crawls on top of him before smelling him and then licking his face. This wakes him up in confusion and then Inari tells him that they are alone finally and this is what they both want. Dyson throws Inari off him and rolls off the bed, the two confronting each other as Inari claims she can be whatever Dyson wants her to be, growling and acting like an animal as she does so. She then takes Dyson's gun and aims it at him before Dyson wrenches the weapon away from her and they both clutch at each other's throats until there is the sound of bones breaking and the scene goes black.

After another commercial, Kenzi is still chained up in the cave and in very poor condition. One of the guard creatures tries to attack Kenzi, but it is attached to a chain and cannot quite reach her. Kenzi throws rocks at it and finally it limps away looking for an easier meal. Kenzi tries to free herself from a leg trap, but cannot open it and then sees some of the trinkets that Inari had given her as what she called food. Eventually Kenzi gets hold of the earring from earlier in the episode and begins to pick at the trap and locks that are holding her there.

Lauren arrives at Dyson's place and he is devastated that he believes that he has killed Kenzi. He thinks that it isn't Kenzi, but for some reason Inari isn't changing back into her own form from that of Kenzi. Lauren takes a sample from Inari and tests it which confirms that the dead body is Fae and therefore not Kenzi's which then makes them both realize that Bo was right and Kenzi is in danger. Dyson hugs Lauren tightly and thanks her before rushing off to find Kenzi.

Tamsin and Bo are still moving through the woods looking for Kenzi and Tamsin again tells Bo that she needs to rest, but Bo again refuses to do so until she finally collapses. Bo blames herself for everything that has happened, calling herself a terrible friend. Tamsin is amazed saying that her own friends wouldn't walk two blocks to help her. Bo's answer is that Tamsin needs new friends and for an instant Tamsin's expression changes before she asks what is so great about Kenzi. Bo tells her that: "She's... She's Kenzi. She's smart and honest and kind and she makes me feel normal and special all at the same time. She is my heart Tamsin and I have no idea how long she has been missing because she was trying to tell me something and I wouldn't listen to her." Bo then demands that Tamsin promise her that if something happens she will kind Kenzi. Tamsin rolls her eyes and tells Bo to leave the guilt trip for later before asking Bo when was the last time she fed. Bo admits that she cannot remember and with that Tamsin tells Bo to feed from her. Bo tells her: "I kind of hate you." Tamsin's answer is: "I don't exactly love it either but but I need you cranked to 11 okay? Inari is a ballsy bitch and shit will definitely get real, so, feed off me." Bo goes over to her and before she feeds tells her: "You tell anyone about this and I will kill you." Bo then feeds off of Tamsin until Tamsin forcibly pulls herself away from Bo yelling at her: "I said feed from me, not suck me dry!" Bo is shocked saying that she has never tasted Chi like Tamsin's before. Tamsin's answer is: "That's not the first time someone's said that about me." Bo also adds: "But different" and then the two continue on.

After the next commercial, Bo and Tamsin arrive at Inari's cave and find the two creatures protecting it. Bo draws her weapon and the two of them move to attack. At the Dal Riata, Lauren sees Trick and tells him that she rechecked all of the samples and the results say that Bo's cells are being destroyed and then replaced. Trick does not believe what Lauren is saying and again tells her that she must be wrong, but Lauren again tells him that she is correct and she demands to know what Trick has not told her as yet. Trick mumbles "It's impossible... It's too soon... Unless something triggered it." Lauren again demands to know what's going on, but Trick only tells her that they must prepare for Bo's return if Dyson can find her. Lauren corrects Trick saying "when" and he just nods and says "when" before explaining that he needs to prepare an herbal tonic and asks for Lauren's help in doing so.

Back in the cave, Kenzi continues to fight with her bonds as one of the creatures continues to try and attack her until Kenzi frees herself and in the next moment Bo arrives and puts her knife through the creature's back. Bo and Kenzi look at each other for a moment and then Bo rushes over to Kenzi, embracing her as Kenzi cries out that she knew that Bo would find her. Bo tells Kenzi she's okay, but Kenzi tells Bo: "No... No, I'm not. I want a burger and fries and a second burger" which makes Bo laugh and she holds Kenzi tightly telling her that she can have anything she wants. The creature rises again and moves to attack once more, but then Dyson arrives and kills the creature finally. He comes over to Bo and Kenzi, Kenzi callin out his name, Dyson smiling as she says: "There you are." He then apologizes to Bo telling her that he should have known better. Bo tells Dyson that there is a lot of blame to go around as they move to get Kenzi out of the cave. Outside, Tamsin is fighting the other creature when Bo arrives and ends that threat. Tamsin tells Bo that she owes her one, but Bo tells her that they are even. Dyson then helps Kenzi from the cave and Tamsin watches as the three friends are reunited once more the scene seeming to effect her more than she expected it would.

Back from commercial once more, Lauren is watching Kenzi as she sleeps on one of Trick's couches at the Dal Riata noting that Kenzi is finally asleep. Bo comments that she has never seen Kenzi eat so much and then Lauren tries to apologize to Bo for what happened. Bo tells Lauren that she cannot accept the apology just yet and Bo is just glad that Kenzi is safe. Trick and Dyson arrive, Dyson noting that the sedative that they gave Kenzi is working finally. Trick asks Bo how she is feeling after the milkshake that Trick gave her. Bo tells Trick that she needed another one to wash the taste of the first one away. Bo asks what was in the drink Trick gave her and his answer is: "it tastes awful and it works." Lauren confirms that Bo's fever is down and her cells are back to normal as well which Lauren says means Bo is stable at least. Trick then explains that what they gave Bo will not cure the problem and Bo will have to be monitored constantly from this point onwards. Bo asks Trick to explain what is happening to her and he explains it is something called The Dawning. An ancient Fae evolution which he describes as a "moment of choice" but the problem is that the event is happening to Bo two hundred tears too soon. Lauren is surprised and tells that she has heard tales about it but nothing more. Trick explains that it is not meant for humans to understand, but Lauren tells Trick that if he wants her help, she needs to understand it. Trick then asks Bo and Lauren to follow him elsewhere while Dyson stays with Kenzi promising to keep her safe.

Tamsin in the meantime is in the hospital where the Dark Fae who Bo put into a coma is. She uses her powers and then he awakens asking where he is. She tells him that he is in a hospital and he was in a coma and she wants to ask him some questions. He asks what happened, Tamsin tells him that he was attacked outside of the Dal Riata which he claims he can remember. Tamsin then shows him a photograph and asks if the person in the picture was the one that attacked him. He tries to look at the photo, but cries out in pain several times before finally looking at it and confirming the person in the picture was the one that attacked him. Then he begs Tamsin to stop the pain and she kills him in the next moment. Tamsin then leaves the room and The Morrigan demands to know if he woke up and if he identified Bo as his attacker. Tamsin tells her: "He didn't talk, he's dead." The Morrigan looks at Tamsin and warns her: "Take a minute. Think this through before you commit. You should this is how you want to play it?" Tamsin is resolute as she smiles and then as The Morrigan says: "Bold move" Tamsin leaves with the promise to: "See ya around." The Morrigan tells her to count on it.

The final scene in the episode begins with Trick leading Bo and Lauren through underground passages. As he does so he explains that The Dawning is a rite of passage that every Fae must go through. He describes it as a gruelling process that normally takes years to prepare for and with the right training they do pass. Bo asks if everyone passes and Trick admits that some do fail. Lauren asks what happens if they do fail and Trick explains that failure means devolution. Trick explains that was the reason why Bo could smell the clay from Inari's cave because an acute sense of smell is the first sign of devolution. Trick then opens a locked door and all three of them enter a room where half of the space is behind bars. Bo approaches the bars with Lauren behind her and from the shadows an underFae leaps towards them both. Trick explains that before the underFae failed its right of passage it was a Satyr but now it had devolved into what they see now. Bo asks Trick if that will happen to her. Trick's answer is that they have a lot of work to do as the episode ends.

Questions in this Episode

  • Where was Hale? If his office is in the Dal Riata, shouldn't have he been involved as The Ash?
  • We now know that the liquid that spilled on Kenzi was the power of a Kitsune. Will Kenzi become one now?
  • If she does become Fae, does this mean that any human could in theory become Fae if they spilled one of The Norn's potions on themselves?
  • Dyson never knew, exactly, how it was that Kenzi got his love from The Norn. Kenzi was never clear how she did it and during the series run, she never told Dyson. All she told him in the episode Into the Dark was that she did what she had to do and he saw the chainsaw, but nothing more than that. Only Hale might know more and that was likely dismissed when Kenzi tried to talk to him in Fae-de To Black
  • Yamsin lost a lock of hair after she attacked Dyson. What is the meaning of this?
  • Tamsin eventually took the life of the Dark Fae that was in a coma. Was this necessary? She did say that he would have lived as a vegetable. Could it be an exchange of some kind? Dyson's life for the Dark Fae's?
  • What was in the drink that Trick made for Bo?
  • How long can it delay her changes?
  • What exactly are the tests in The Dawning?
  • If Bo fails, are the changes instant or do they take time?
  • After the increase in smell, what comes next?
  • What caused Bo to go into this change so soon?

Answers in this Episode

  • Dyson reveals that they had found two bodies in the last few weeks which may be succubus feeds, but they have no hard evidence of that nor of Bo's involvement.
  • It has been three years, according to Dyson during this episode, since Trick ordered him to "look out for Bo."
  • Kenzi was replaced by a Kitsune named Inari, who took her identity.
  • Kitsune are also called Fox Fae in the Lost Girl universe.
  • When Kenzi attacked The Norn to retrieve Dyson's love, the liquid that spilled on her was the essence of the power of a Kitsune and that was causing the rash she had. It was turning Kenzi into a Kitsune apparently, but it is not clear if in fact Kenzi is one now or not.
  • Kenzi has been held by Faux Kenzi for at least three days according to Kenzi stating how long it had been since she had eaten last.
  • Dyson was unable to sense the Kitsune because she repeatedly took scent from Kenzi and rubbed it on herself thus masking her own scent.
  • Bo hates coconut ice cream.
  • Tamsin's powers as a Valkyrie seem to revolve around placing doubt in the minds of others. What else she can do is not clear other than seemingly be able to each inside the minds of others and alter them somehow.
  • Valkyrie only reveal their true forms to their opponents.
  • They use their powers of intimidation to plant doubt in others which overcomes them.
  • Bo was confirmed by the Fae she attacked as his attacker, but Tamsin decided to keep that secret from The Morrigan.
  • Tamsin seems to have made an enemy of The Morrigan by defying her.
  • The Dawning refers to a stage in evolution of the Fae which all Fae enter at 200 years of age.
  • Failure to pass this test means that the Fae will devolve into an underFae.
  • Trick with Lauren's help created a drink to delay the event, but not stop it.
  • Trick has indicated that Bo must train for what comes next to pass.

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. http://www.blastr.com/2013-2-27/cult-starts-low-clone-wars-hits-high-38-other-genre-shows
  2. Credited as Incubus, but referred to in episode as Satyr
  3. As credited with misspelling of Kenzi as Kenzie


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, February 22, 2013. You can find that review here. She gave it 4.7 pitchforks out of 5.

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