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"Food for Thought"
Lost Girl episode
Kenzi tries soup that doesn't agree with her
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 6
Overall Episode 6
Directed by John Fawcett
Written by Pamela Pinch
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by David Greene
Editing by Paul G. Day
Production Code 106
Original Air Date October 24, 2010 (2010-10-24)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Lynne Griffin - Halima
Karen Glave - Marian

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Bo and Kenzi follow Lauren as she tends to a sick Aswang. Kenzi eats some soup that made the Aswang ill and becomes gravely ill as well.

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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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Food for Thought was the sixth episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on October 24th, 2010 at 9 PM Eastern time.

Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 1
  • Episode Number: 6
  • Episode Title: Food for Thought
  • Directed by: John Fawcett
  • Writing credits: Pamela Pinch
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: October 24th, 2010 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 1.20 million[1]


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

Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
K.C. Collins Detective Hale
Richard Howland Trick
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Karen Glave Marian
Lynne Griffin Halima
Lawrence Bayne Muscular Goon
Thet Win Lab Assistant
Hrant Alianak Kouyoumijian
Neil Whitely Head of Security
Diana Reis Guard #1
Vladimir Jon Cubrt Guard #2
Laura DeCarteret Dr. Christina Hanson
Julian Richings Arial

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Ghetto Love Spinnerette Written by Brodie Dalle, Alain Moschulski
Get on The Bus Delhi 2 Dublin Written by Tarun Nayar, Kyla LeBlanc,
Andrew Kim, Adrian Blackhurst, Tanya Jacobs, Adham Shaikh
Sound Of Everything Quantic featuring
Alice Russell
Written by Will Holland
Mathilda Stateless Written by Christopher Alcock, Justin Percival,
Gerard Roberts, David Levin
Funeral Pyre A Man Da Band Written by Alexander Andresen
I'm A Rockstar Supergarage Written by Marco DeFelice, Mike Palermo
Ariel Stateless Written by Christopher Alcock, Justin Percival,
Gerard Roberts, David Levin


Short Summary

Bo and Kenzi follow Lauren as she tends to a sick Aswang, a type of Fae that is a carrion eater. Kenzi eats some soup that made the Aswang ill and becomes gravely ill as well. Bo and Lauren attempt to locate the source of the disease that is killing the pair before it is too late. Trick sells something precious to him for Kenzi's sake, and Dyson's relationship with Kenzi becomes stronger.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins in Bo and Kenzi’s apartment with Bo trying to figure out what she is going to be wearing. That matters because Lauren is going to be taking Bo out into the world to see how Bo is managing with her ability to control her need to feed on others. Kenzi needles Bo repeatedly, noting that she thinks that Bo has a thing for Lauren, which Bo tries to refute.

The scene then switches to a kitchen somewhere else and we see a woman cutting meat and other items, placing them into a pot. She then goes into the fridge and takes a human foot out of it, and then places it into the pot. We then see this woman in bed asleep, when she suddenly awakes screaming and the opening credits roll…

We return to find Lauren and Bo in a human bar having drinks and discussing Bo’s succubus powers. Bo tells Lauren that she can sense many different things about the people around her. She can read the sexual energy in others, by looking at energy flows between and within them. She describes it as the hotter the energy the higher the arousal. In one case, Bp is able to see that, in one couple, the girl highly aroused, but the guy she is with is average. After playing that game with one other couple, Lauren asks where her arousal is. Bo replies that she knows that Lauren is curious, but that it might not be all scientific. An awkward moment passes between the two and then the pair move to a couch in another room of the bar. There, Lauren tries to allow Bo to feed on her, they touch hands and there is a moment of energy passing between the two. Bo says that she is hungry and almost kisses Lauren, but she breaks contact at the last moment.

The scene shifts to the following day and we find Bo and Kenzi at Lauren’s office waiting for her to arrive. Lauren arrives eventually, but says that there is an emergency and she can’t see Bo at that moment. Bo and Kenzi, with Lauren’s agreement, follow her to a house call.

That turns out to be the woman we saw at the beginning of the episode cooking a foot. Her name is Halima (Lynne Griffen), and she is what is called an Aswang. We find out that this kind of Fae are carrion-eaters who live off human corpses. It turns out that something is making her very sick. That can be seen from the blood pouring from Halima's eyes and the amount of discomfort she is in. While that is being discovered, Kenzi finds the soup that was being made, and, has a bowl of it.

Bo returns to Kenzi, sees what she is eating and tells Kenzi what it was. Kenzi becomes very distraught, trying to get the taste of it out of her senses. Lauren comes into the room and tells Bo that they need to find out where that foot came from in order to figure out how to help Halima before it is too late.

We switch to Trick (Rick Howland) at the Fae Bar where he is having a discussion with another Fae named Arval (Julian Richings). He is a trader and seeker of items, and he has brought Trick something he needs for making a dish called Colcannon. It is what Trick calls the secret ingredient. The pair discuss what Trick will trade for the ingredient. Initially a trade for a chain called the fetter Gleipnir, that held a Fenris Wolf, which Trick has in his possession is suggested. The item is shown, but not traded. It is described as a chain made by dwarves and apparently stronger than any chain. In the end, a deal is apparently made for another item.

Bo and Kenzi’s investigation brings them to a funeral home where they discover that it is the source of food for many Fae that digest dead things. They obtain the information on the owner of the foot, from one of the owners of the home, named Marian (Karen Glave), finding out that it was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Moreover, they find out that the body was specifically marked for an Aswang’s use as there seemed to be something odd about it and, apparently, Awang can eat anything.

Using that information, Bo and Kenzi go to the dead man’s home, finding it ransacked. They are attacked by a burglar who escapes the pair after attacking them. But, in the aftermath of the fight, Kenzi’s eyes are bleeding.

Bo takes Kenzi to Lauren where she discovers that Lauren has made no progress in finding out what is causing Halima's sickness. Kenzi attempts to leave, but is restrained in the end, while Bo leaves to find Dyson in order to find out more about the dead man.

Dyson finds out that the dead man couldn’t hold a job but suddenly received regular payments a short time before he died. The company providing the money however is a front and that trail seems to go cold. Dyson asks about the burglar and Bo remembers a tattoo she saw. That clue tells Dyson that a biker gang called the Iron Chains is involved and they leave for the biker’s clubhouse. Arriving there, Bo finds the man she is looking for and, after some convincing including some literal arm twisting, finds out that the goon was hired by a company called Berrett Chemicals.

Dyson and Bo return to Lauren’s lab where Bo attempts to get Lauren to help her look into the company from the inside. While that goes on, Dyson sits with Kenzi trying to comfort her and take her mind off what is going on. Soon after a plan is hatched where Bo will use her powers of persuasion to get inside, while Dyson finds a way for Lauren to get in as well.

We next see Bo in the company seducing the chief of operations at the company, who it turns out, is a bit of a ladies’ man. Bo easily gets hired by him and starts snooping around the place. Dyson in the meantime arrests a woman named Dr. Christina Hanson (Laura DeCarteret), giving her identification to Lauren in order for her to get inside the building where Bo is.

A short scene with Kenzi reveals that Lauren’s people were unable to save Halima, which Kenzi sees happening before she is knocked out by one of Lauren’s assistants. Next is a very short scene with Lauren and Bo meeting up and coming to the decision that they will need to get into a restricted area later that day to find out what is going on. We return to Kenzi once again, she taunts Lauren’s assistant, distracting him long enough for her to threaten his life and making her escape. Following that, we see a fast series of moments which show Lauren preparing for her role in getting into the restricted area, Dyson discovering that Kenzi has escaped, and Bo tempting and controlling the head of operations. Dyson finds Kenzi in a cemetery and comforts her as best he can, eventually promising Kenzi that he would take her somewhere safe to stay. She agrees and in doing so, seems to come to trust him more than she has in the past. Lauren escapes from a pair of security guards in another quick scene and then we return to Kenzi and Dyson.

They have gone to the Fae Bar and to the protection of Trick, which appears to be the safe place that Dyson suggested and Kenzi seems to be comfortable with. An interesting comment is made between Dyson and Trick that Dyson doesn’t always do what the Ash orders. Trick notes that the Ash isn’t supposed to know that. Dyson asks if Trick can do anything. Trick says he can buy Kenzi some time, but the rest is up to Bo and Lauren.

We return to Bo, who takes out a guard protecting the restricted area. She does so by feeding on the guard, but does not kill him. She is, however, seen by another guard and is trapped. That is until Lauren appears and takes out that guard. Lauren congratulates Bo on her control in feeding and then the pair enters the restricted area.

Meanwhile, Trick meets with Arval again, Trick had asked for something from him in order to help Kenzi. It turns out that this item was rare enough that Arval had to trade his last Phoenix skin, a rare tusk and a first edition of a book that is never named. The item that Trick wants turns out to be a horn of some kind which we find out later is called an Abethorne, but is never explained to why it is so rare and expensive. Trick trades the Gleipnir to Ariel for the horn and one future trade. Arval agrees to this in amazement as Trick leaves with the horn to attend to Kenzi.

Kenzi in the meantime awakes and looks around the room she is in to find a closed pouch with various items in it. Trick tells her not to touch them. When asked what they are, Trick replies that they are things he no longer uses. Trick then has Kenzi drink a tea he made with the use of the horn he traded for. Kenzi and Trick have some time together in which Trick reveals a bit more about himself, that he has had experience in healing and tending to others. Kenzi seems to be grateful for his help and tells him so as Dyson arrives in the room.

Bo and Lauren break into the restricted area to find that the space is mostly empty save for a large tank filled with a green liquid and something moving within. That something turns out to be a Basilisk. Lauren explains that this creature is an extremely rare underFae that has a deadly toxic skin.

Dyson has a talk with Kenzi as this goes on, the pair coming to an understanding between them. Kenzi tells Dyson that she sees things because people look at Bo and not her. She tells him that she can see that he is helping her in spite of the pain and damage he takes. She demands the promise from him that when she is gone, he will watch Bo’s back. Dyson tries to avoid that promise, but the expressions from him prove that he will do what Kenzi asks.

Lauren with the help of Bo manages to get a sample from the creature and then before leaving, shut off the life support to the creature killing it as it is too dangerous to leave in the hands of the people that have it. The pair rush out of the lab and escape as alarms sound in response to what they have done.

Lauren and Bo return to Kenzi with the cure and start administering it to her. At first it seems not to be working, much to the chagrin of Trick in particular. Eventually the cure does work, Kenzi begins to respond to the cure, but Lauren notes that it will still take some time for her to recover properly. As Lauren leaves, Bo thanks her, the pair share a moment of understanding between them and then Lauren leaves the scene.

The episode ends with Kenzi having a burger, fries and a milkshake with Trick’s blessings, Bo and Dyson spend some time talking about how Bo has gotten some good points with The Ash for what she did. She also tells Dyson that she has better control over her feeding and can manage to control it better than before. She mentions that she can probably have sex with humans again, but Dyson seems none too happy about that idea. He is even more unhappy when Bo suggests that she might see other people and then walks away from her. The last image we see is Trick watching over Kenzi and Bo in the background looking at them both.

Questions in this Episode

  • Bo described what she sees when looking at people and their sexual energy levels. Will we ever actually see what that looks like through her eyes? She also mentioned that there are "energy flows". Is that between people or are their sexual energies being unknowing tapped by Bo?
  • Trick had an item called the Gleipnir. That item is a important thing in Norse mythology and was used to hold the wolf Fenrir. Why would Trick have this? Is it possible that Dyson is Fenrir? Is this why Dyson listens to Trick?
  • Who exactly is Arval? There is a group from ancient Rome called the Arval Brethren, but that doesn't fit what he does.
  • Why was the Basilisk being kept? Is this something that will return to haunt the Fae in the future?
  • The Aswang as depicted in this series are very much like their traditional myth describes, at least the more popular one. Understanding that the Fae do have means to hide evidence from humans of what they do, why does it seem that something like this would be more difficult to hide? Or are they a means to help hide the Fae by removing evidence?


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, 2010. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.4 pitchforks out of 5.

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