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"BrotherFae of the Wolves"
Lost Girl episode
Dyson discovers Ciara is alive
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 5
Overall Episode 18
Directed by Clark Johnson
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by David Greene
Editing by Teresa Hannigan
Production Code 205
Original Air Date October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Vincent Walsh - Lachlan / The Ash
Kate Trotter - The Norn
Lina Roessler - Ciara
Graham Abbey - Cayden

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An old pack mate of Dyson's asks for help and Dyson remembers his past including a long dead friend and his mate, Ciara

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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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BrotherFae of the Wolves was the fifth episode of the second season of the series, and the eighteenth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on October 2nd, 2011 at 9 PM Eastern time.

Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 2
  • Episode Number: 5 (18th Overall)
  • Episode Title: BrotherFae of the Wolves
  • Directed by: Clark Johnson
  • Writing credits: Alexandra Zarowny
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: October 2nd, 2011 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: 345,000
  • Number of American Viewers: 1.23 million[1]


A promotional image of the Season Two cast of Lost Girl from the official website at lostgirlseries.com From left to right: Richard Howland as Trick, K.C. Collins as Detective Hale, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson, Anna Silk as Bo, Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, and Zoie Palmer as Lauren

Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
K.C. Collins Detective Hale
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Vincent Walsh Lachlan / The Ash
Kate Trotter The Norn
Jane Eastwood Velma
Lina Roessler Ciara
Graham Abby Cayden
Paul James Kelly Stefan
Dan Lett Cumberbatch
Ari Cohen Brikim

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Connaught Chase Courtesy of APM Music
Ancient Voices Courtesy of APM Music
Highland Games Courtesy of APM Music
Space Mandoline Courtesy of APM Music
The Gathering Courtesy of APM Music
Big Bad Wolf The Heavy Written by Kelvin Swaby, Dan Taylor
Spin And Win Courtesy of APM Music


Short Summary

An old pack mate of Dyson, Cayden, arrives in town and asks for his help in tracking down a stolen Mongolian Death Worm. Dyson enlists the help of Bo and they discover that it will be sold in a Dark Fae auction. Cayden's arrival triggers memories of Dyson's past when he was part of a pack fighting for their King. This includes a long dead friend and his mate, Ciara, who he was attracted to, and the events that lead to Dyson's leaving the pack, including the moment when Dyson first met The Norn that took his love for Bo. Bo enters the auction and wins, but afterwards she and Dyson discover that the person running the auction was the partner of Cayden and are betrayed by him. Dyson and Cayden battle at the end of the episode, Cayden escapes and the worm is recovered along with Ciara who Dyson had been lead to believe had died. Lauren escapes the Ash and takes sanctuary in Bo's home when she is told that the Ash will be forcing all humans he owns to be locked in their quarters when not serving him. At the end of the episode, Lauren is with Bo, and Dyson is with Ciara.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins with Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) walking along a city street with Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) walking behind him. He asks them what they want, to which Bo and Kenzi ask how can be know that they do want something? The answer is that when they are being quiet they are either scheming or Dyson is lucky, and he isn't that lucky. What they want is for Dyson to confirm that a missing person they are looking for might be dead by smelling a blood stained shirt. Dyson is somewhat peeved when Kenzi makes a joke that he is a policeman and his own police dog. Still he does tell them that the blood on the shirt is from a cow. Then Dyson turns to look into an alleyway and enters it. A moment later and he is attacked from behind by a man and the two begin to struggle. Eventually Bo sprays the two of them with a garden hose and the fight ends, with the attacker claiming that the two of them are friends and Dyson agreeing as they embrace.

After the opening credits, we return to see Dyson and Cayden at the Dal Riata with Trick (Richard Howland) talking to the pair as they drink and reminisce over the past together in various ways and at that point Dyson's friend introduces himself to Trick as Cayden (Graham Abby). Kenzi is standing nearby, overhears this and runs over to Bo to tell her. Bo is somewhat unimpressed as Kenzi had been walking by several times before and all she learned was Cayden's name. As they continue to watch, the two men arm wrestle with Trick refereeing, Dyson wins the contest and they continue to talk and drink. Bo is somewhat confused and asks Kenzi if that is normal male behaviour. Kenzi tells her it's like when they find a sale on shoes or in Bo's case, weapons. The two of them are confused that they haven't heard about Cayen before, but Kenzi notes that it isn't as important as the hot guys they are looking at, or that at least the two shifters aren't sniffing each other's butts. Trick comes over to the two women and they ask him what he knows about Cayden. He tells them that Dyson and Cayden once ran together with a pack of shifters several hundred years ago and that the pair are recalling those times.

The scene shifts to a forest in which several warriors are in battle against each other, Dyson and Cayden among them. Trick explains that Dyson and Cayden were part of a mercenary pack of shifter warriors that battled for the Fae King of Ailech. The group was called the Laignach Faelad and they were feared by their enemies. Trick also explains that Dyson severed his ties to the group and to the King they served forever for reasons he does not explain why he did so, but does state that shifters normally serve their King until their death and so Dyson's actions are rare and unique.

Cayden tells Dyson that the King died some months in the past and that all the King cared about was war and nothing else. He also tells Dyson that there was a group of mercenaries called Majesty that Cayden and the pack were part of. He also explains that whatever money had been made by him has been long spent on wine, woman and song. Cayden also tells that from their pack some were part of Majesty and some looked for what he calls "a new leash." Cayden teases Dyson about his "North American" accent, but Dyson calls out an old warrior cry from the past to show that he can still speak "properly." When asked by Dyson what he is doing, Cayden replies that he is free-lancing now for international security companies. Dyson then asks about someone named Ciara, who is shown in a short flashback tending to injured pack members, and is told that she killed herself shortly after the King's death with a grenade but Dyson comments that such an action wouldn't be like her but Cayden tells Dyson that he is somewhat biased.

The scene shifts back to the pack of ages past to show them recovering after a battle, eating and Ciara tending to some of their needs. Dyson and another shifter named Stefan (Paul James Kelly) sing to her, Ciara eventually coming to sit with Stefan who is her mate. Dyson leaves and is warned by Cayden to be careful, but he brushes that away saying that Ciara is Stefan's wife and he is his best friend. A messenger arrives with orders and Stefan leaves soon after to an audience with the King.

We return to the present to see Bo and Kenzi still sitting at the bar and Bo's phone ringing. It is Lauren, who is in a panic over something that Bo cannot figure out. Bo tells Lauren to go to her home and she will meet her there and leaves the bar. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is waiting for them when they arrive and tells them what the new Ash (Vincent Walsh) has done. Starting the next morning all humans that are not working are to be locked in their living quarters. Lauren tells Bo that she panicked and ran when she heard and she didn't know where else to turn. Lauren reveals that the old Ash was not as strict with the rules as the new Ash is. Bo attempts to storm out and confront the Ash, but Lauren tells her that she can't do that. The Ash does not know that Lauren is at Bo's home and she is not sure what he would do to both of them if he found out. Bo tells Lauren that this will be her safe haven and Kenzi wonders out loud what could possibly go wrong.

Dyson meanwhile, tells Cayden that only two things make a man travel so far, women or money and he tells Cayden to explain why he is here. Cayden tells of a weapon that has been stolen that he is in search of and that he needs Dyson's help to find it. He explains that the weapon is a weapon of mass destruction and he needs help to find it on Dyson's territory. Dyson explains that the places Cayden wants to look in are Dark Fae territory and he can't go in them, but when Cayden asks who might be able to, Dyson tells him that he might have someone that can.

Bo opens her door to discover Dyson standing on the other side and Cayden with him. After telling Dyson to keep his friend on a leash, she allows them inside. Dyson starts to explain why they are there, but he sees Lauren and apologizes for interrupting. Lauren does the same thing and places the blame on herself before Cayden sits down on the couch beside Kenzi and puts his feet up on the table in front of it. Bo walks by and kicks Cayden in the shins before sitting down and he apologizes, sort of.

Returning from commercial, Bo is in disbelief as she is told that the weapon that Cayden is looking for is a Mongolian Death Worm. Lauren explains that the creature isn't something to be trifled with. The worm creates an electrical force that can liquify just about anything that it comes in contact with. Cayden explains that a brutal regime is looking to own it and they have to recover it. Bo is sure that the worm has disappeared into the black market and Kenzi seems thrilled with that knowledge and wants to know how to access it. Dyson presses on explaining that the worm is probably in the possession of a Dark Fae arms dealer, and that they need Bo to get to him and find out what he knows. Bo is flabbergasted at the idea but...

The next scene has her in the arms dealer's warehouse asking what he has for sale. The arms dealer, Cumberbatch (Dan Lett) is very evasive when Bo asks about certain weapons that she might be interested in buying and becomes more so when the subject of the worm is brought up, taking Bo to the back of the furniture store that he uses as a front. Dyson and Cayden are outside waiting in a car to see what happens, Dyson unhappy about the idea of Bo doing this alone. Cayden suggests that they ambush Cumberbatch, but Dyson refuses saying that Bo might be hurt and he can't risk that.

A memory comes of Dyson and Stefan talking after Stefan returned from the King. He has been charged with delivering a message across enemy lines that could secure their lands. Dyson is against this, telling Stefan that it is a suicide mission. Stefan refuses his advice and makes preparations to leave. As he does so, Dyson runs through the forest and finds The Norn (Kate Trotter) waiting for him. He asks her to save Stefan's life and she agrees to his request, but in exchange she demands he give her his wolf. Dyson refuses to do so and The Norn laughs as Dyson leaves to try to save Stefan himself. This Norn is the same one that Dyson would later sacrifice his love to Bo in order to save her life in the episode Blood Lines.

In the present, Dyson and Cayden circle the building in their car and inside Cumberbatch attempts to get more information from Bo than she is getting from him. Eventually he springs a trap and Bo is caught under a net. When she is unimpressed and begins to escape, Cumberbatch shoots her hand with a weapon and she begins to scream in pain from its effects. Outside, Dyson and Cayden are still arguing about going into the building until Cayden finally leaves the car and makes his way inside leaving Dyson in the car. Bo is suffering from the weapon as Cumberbatch clinically asks her how bad the pain is. He is about to shoot her again with the weapon when Cayden enters and grasps him by the throat. Bo takes the weapon and, for a moment, aims it at Cayden before aiming it at Cumberbatch properly. He attempts to make a deal but is rendered unconscious when Bo asks Cayden to do so. Bo gathers some evidence and then the two of them leave the building meeting up with Dyson outside. Bo brushes off Dyson's offer for help in healing telling him that "you aren't the only wolf in town" before getting in the car with the two men.

Back from commercial we see Bo in bed with Cayden. Bo feeds on him to heal and then begins to draw away, but Cayden convinces her to stay, saying that he is "a big bad wolf" and they have sex... loud, wild, sex. Afterwards, Bo enters the next room to find Lauren, Kenzi and Dyson standing there waiting for her and Cayden. Dyson and Kenzi are looking for information on a computer and Lauren is baking cupcakes. Bo asks Lauren if she is mad about what just happened, and Lauren brushes it off saying that she knew that Bo had to heal and it is who she is. Cayden enters moments later, leers at Dyson and Kenzi, and then eats one of the cupcakes that Lauren had stopped Bo from eating because they were still too hot to eat. When he compliments her on the cupcakes, Lauren goes into a scientific explanation of why they are so tasty and Kenzi bemoans the killing of joy that she brings with it. Bo asks her if she is missing the lab and Lauren talks about making a rash choice and going back to the Ash, but Bo manages to convince her not to. Kenzi meanwhile with the help of a hacker she knows has cracked the computer that Bo took from Cumberbatch. They learn that the worm is to be sold that night at an auction to the highest bidder, and in order to get in they decide that Bo and Kenzi will impersonate a pair of Romanian sisters who are arms dealers with Dyson and Hale as their bodyguards, or as Kenzi calls them, man candy, and Cayden in the background as backup. The scene switches to the site of the auction where many interested parties are their to bid on the worm including Cumberbatch. The auctioneer appears and begins his sales pitch and introduces the worm which has been hidden under a large black tarp in the manner of a wrestling announcer. When it is removed, an old woman named Velma (Jane Eastwood) is sitting on a car watching a portable television and acting grumpy. Kenzi is completely unimpressed.

Back from commercial again, the auction continues with Brikim (Ari Cohen) explaining what is going on. Inside of Velma is a 3,000 year old Mongolian Death Worm. Hale comments that the idea is brilliant as no one would expect her to be dangerous, but Bo tells him that he hasn't seen old ladies at a sale. Brikim explains that Velma is slightly deranged and as such is easy to control and the way to do that is through the portable television she is watching. Taking it away from her will make her very angry, but she will not harm the person that holds it. Brikim then asks Velma to destroy a truck nearby and her eyes glow before bolts of lightning explode from them and vaporize the truck to everyone's surprise. Brikim notes that the person that wins the auction must never misplace the television. The auction then begins and the bidding is fierce. Bo bids against her competition and after a long drawn out process in which Cumberbatch makes a few bids, she wins the auction bidding one hundred and fifty-five million dollars. After the auction ends, Bo and Dyson meet with Cumberbatch, who thrusts a bag at them and asks for payment for Velma. Bo and Dyson refuse to do so, and Dyson announces that they are claiming Velma in the name of the Ash. Two of Cumberbatch's men attack, but Bo and Dyson defeat them. However, Cumberbatch takes the television and tries to leave with Velma. But Cayden appears and takes the television from him. It is revealed in their conversation that Cayden and Brikim were partners in the theft and that Brikim tried to double cross Cayden. Cayden then shoots him and escapes with Velma.

Bo, Dyson, Kenzi and Hale are talking at Trick's place about what happened and cannot understand how they didn't see that Cayden was involved in the theft. Dyson is crushed by the betrayal, but Kenzi tries to snap him out of his daze. They try to figure out where and who Cayden might sell Velma to and eventually come to the realization that Cumberbatch is the most likely person. Meanwhile, Cumberbatch, Cayden and Velma are at Cumberbatch's place of business. Velma grumbling about the butterscotch pudding she was given, and Cayden examining a bag of diamonds that is his payment for delivering Velma. Cayden starts to leave, but Bo and Hale appear. He grabs the television and walks towards them, but Dyson comes at him from another direction, knocking the television from his hands and the two begin to fight. Cumberbatch fires a weapon at Hale and Bo, but misses and Hale uses his siren powers to stop him. However, Velma becomes angry and demands vanilla pudding and then attacks Cumberbatch. He is killed which freaks out Hale, but Bo gives the television back to Velma and she calms down again. Dyson manages to injure Cayden and he stops fighting, but escapes moments later when Bo goes to help Dyson. Bo and Dyson go after him while Hale looks after Velma.

The last flashback of the episode happens next. Dyson finds Stefan laying on the ground and close to death, the victim of an ambush. His last words to Dyson are that he take care of Ciara and then he passes away. Dyson is furious as he returns to the shifters camp with Stefan's body and horse. Cayden tells him that Ciara was taken by the King and will be made his Queen the next morning. Dyson goes mad with rage over this, and announces that he will go to kill the King for what he has done as the mission was only intended to remove Stefan and make Ciara his. Cayden and the other members of the pack oppose Dyson and tell him that they will stop him for they serve the King. Dyson declares that he will no longer do that and leaves them, and the pack behind striking out on his own.

We return to the present, Dyson in the lead tracking Cayden's scent from his blood with Bo following. They eventually find a van with Cayden in the driver's seat slowly bleeding to death. Dyson asks if she can save him, but Bo tells them that she can't do it. Cayden tells them that it is too late, that he isn't Stefan and that nothing will bring Stefan back. He also tells Dyson that he was right to go on his own after what happened to Stefan. Dyson tells him that it just took a while for him to find a new pack to be with. A noise in the back of the truck gets Bo's attention and she rushes to the see what it is. Cayden cryptically says that "she would have loved me eventually." When Dyson opens the side doors to the van, he discovers a woman tied up and gagged. This turns out to be Ciara, very much alive and well. Bo works at cutting away her bonds while she talks to Dyson. She tells the story that Cayden kidnapped her after the King passed away and the two embrace happily, Bo watching from behind with mixed expressions. Dyson introduces them and then leaves to go back to Cayden. Bo continues to work at the bonds and Ciara tells her that she is part Fairy and part Scuffock, and she taught Dyson, and the shifter pack he was with, the art of war. In learning this, Bo tells her that she is a Succubus in return as they make strained small talk. Dyson discovers that while this has been going on Cayden has escaped without a trace. Ciara asks Dyson to let him go and then the two embrace again, Bo watching with some hurt in her eyes.

The closing scenes begin with Velma, Bo and the New Ash (Vincent Walsh) in a room together. The Ash gloats over the arrangement that he has with Bo, Bo refutes this saying that she didn't do this because of any arrangement, but the Ash tells her to "send him the bill", then dismissing Velma as a thing as he begins to walk away. Bo chastises him for what he says telling him that Velma is a person and should be treated as such. The Ash asks what he would get in return for treating Velma well, to which Bo answers that it would make Velma's friends happy and that she is a friend of Velma's. The Ash grudgingly agrees to treat her like a person. When Bo does not say thank you immediately, the Ash prods her to, and she does curtly. As Bo leaves, the Ash asks how Lauren is, and Bo replies that she hasn't heard from her in days. The Ash seems unconvinced, but lets her answer pass unchallenged further. The Ash takes Velma away, but before she leaves with him, she looks at Bo and says, "Bye Dear..."

The next scene is of Dyson and Ciara together at Dyson's home. He gives her his bed and tells her that he will sleep on the floor. He asks to take care of her like she did with them. They start to become intimate, but Dyson pulls back, his memories of Stefan strong in his mind. She tells him that he cannot betray a ghost, then turns away from him. Dyson stands there for a time conflicted, but then finally goes to her and they become intimate.

We then see Kenzi's boots in the air and her crying out in pleasure which is soon revealed to be Lauren's baking. Lauren offers to make more, and Kenzi happily agrees to that idea. Bo comes in and starts making the couch up as a bed, kicking Kenzi out of it as she does. She tells Lauren that she can have her bed and that she'll sleep on the couch but Lauren refuses that idea. Kenzi leaves moments later to let the two of them talk. Bo asks her to allow her to take care of her and wishes her goodnight, but Lauren takes the couch instead before doing the same. Bo leaves the room, and Lauren watches her leave as the episode fades to black.

Questions in this Episode

  • Who was the King that Dyson served in the past?
  • Why did Bo spray both Dyson and Cayden with water instead of pulling them apart at the beginning of the episode? If he was in danger, which he appeared to be, why didn't she attack Cayden?
  • What exactly was the weapon that Cumberbatch used on Bo that injured her hand and how did it do so?
  • Bo fed on Cayden to recover, but afterwards he didn't seem to be as drained as Dyson usually was when he helped Bo. Why?
  • How exactly will the New Ash pay Bo back for her recovering the Death Worm? Is Bo going to add up many such events and then demand Lauren in payment for them?
  • What really does happen to Velma after the Ash takes custody of her? Moreover, is the worm still in her or not? This is not made clear, but it can be inferred that it has been removed from her.
  • Cayden escapes at the end of the episode, will he ever return?
  • Bo and Lauren seem to be together. Was this planned by the Ash? Is the entire situation with Lauren a set up for something else to happen in the series?
  • Dyson and Ciara also seem to be a couple at least for the moment. Is this permanent or a means, eventually, to break The Norn's spell on him?

Answers in this Episode

  • There is a myth about Mongolian death worms. However they are described as being a bright red worm with a wide body that is 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 m) long. It is not clear what the actual Fae creature looks like in the Lost Girl universe, but it seems to be able to inhabit human bodies and apparently cause no harm to its host.
  • During the middle ages, Dyson was part of a pack of wolves that served Fae King of Ailech in battle against his enemies.
  • The pack of shifters was called the Laignach Faelad. There is a story from Irish history about such a group of warriors that would fight for whomever would pay their price, that being the flesh of newborns. They would divide the payment among themselves, fall upon the flesh like wolves, and devour it raw. These men dressed in wolf skins and were tremendously brutal in battle, and thus were called half men and half wolf. The Laignach Faelad were followers of the bloodthirsty god Crom Cruach (the Bowed God of the Mounds), one of the oldest and most horrible of Irish deities. It is also said that these ancient warriors were the most powerful during the reign of king Tigernmas, who was also a follower of this god. You can read more about this legend here.
  • Dyson had two pack mates he was close to, Cayden and Stefan. Stefan's wife was Ciara and Dyson was attracted to her and seems to have continued to be.
  • Dyson originally met The Norn at this time when Stefan was ordered by their King on a mission. Dyson attempted to save his life by bargaining with The Norn, but the cost was to be the loss of his wolf which he refused. After he met Bo, he went to the same Norn again and sacrificed his love for Bo in order to save her in the Season one finale: Blood Lines
  • The Ash treats all humans as things and not people, locking them in their quarters when he has no use for them.
  • Lauren bakes really well.
  • Ciara is part Fairy and part Scuffock. What a Scuffock is, was not made clear, but she taught Dyson, and the shifter pack he was with, the art of war.


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


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, October 7th, 2011. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.6 pitchforks out of 5.

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