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Where There's a Will, There's a Fae

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"Where There's a Will, There's a Fae"
Lost Girl episode
The first meeting of Trick and Bo
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 2
Overall Episode 2
Directed by Robert Lieberman
Written by Peter Mohan
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by David Greene
Editing by Teresa Hannigan
Production Code 102
Original Air Date September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Richard McMillan - Will-o'-the-Wisp

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Bo agrees to help a Will-o'-the-Wisp find the person who stole his treasure in exchange for information on her birth-parents.

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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.

For further on Bo, the succubus of the series, see her article in the SuccuWiki here. For the series itself, see that article here. For a general discussion of Succubi and their mythos in the series, see that article here.

Where There's a Will, There's a Fae was the second episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on September 19th, 2010 at 9 PM Eastern time. This episode did not break into the top 30 television programs shown in Canada for the week of September 13 - September 19, 2010 according to BBM Canada television ratings data.[1]

Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 1
  • Episode Number: 2
  • Episode Title: Where There's a Will, There's a Fae
  • Directed by: Robert Lieberman
  • Writing credits: Peter Mohan
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: September 19th, 2010 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: Not Released
  • Number of American Viewers: 1.1 million[2]


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
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Richard Howland Trick
Richard McMillan Will O' The Wisp
Elias Toufexis Michael Connel
Debra Lynne McCabe Neighbour
Keith Dinicol Bardwell
George Tchortov Dullahan #1
Killian Gray Dullahan #2

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
I'll Bring The Sun Jason Collett Written by Jason Collett
Two In The Bush / Davy's Gravy The Music People From Celtic Melt
Draggin' The Days The Mahones Written by James McConnell
Vector Metro Electro Written by Benjamin Pinkerton, Marco DiFelice
Outward Bound The Music People From Celtic Melt
Trophy Bat for Lashes Written by Natasha Khan


Short Summary

Bo is contacted by a Fae named Will O' The Wisp. He needs help in recovering his treasure which was stolen by a human being. Bo does so with the help of Kenzi and Dyson. As that happens, she is introduced to Trick at the local Fae bar, discovers a bit more information on The Fae, and gains a small amount of help from Lauren, the human doctor studying the Fae. She provides Bo with a drug to help her control her needs somewhat.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins with Bo and Kenzi doing some shopping, oddly in a hardware store from the looks of things. They discuss things they need for their new home and in doing so, Bo reveals that she left home at eighteen. She notes that she is from a small town in the midwest, but no specific place is mentioned.

The next moment, Bo starts smiling as she sees a man nearby that is looking her over. Her urges to feed almost get the better of her, but Kenzi snaps her out of it. Possibly the silliest scene ever follows when Kenzi takes a pair of garden shears and tells the guy that he already got lucky, causing him to look at them in confusion.

We then switch to the woods and a man running through them with blasts of green fire exploding here and there around him. He is yelling at something or someone, we don’t know who as yet and, in the end, the scene ends with him finding a chest filled with precious stones and other items.

Finally we get to see the opening theme and credits for the series for the first time. It is a mosaic of the main characters With Bo speaking over the images from the series as follows:

Life is hard when you don’t know who you are.

It’s harder when you don’t know what you are.

My love carries a death sentence.

I was lost for years.

Searching while hiding.

Only to find I belong to a world hidden from humans.

I won’t hide anymore.

I will live the life I choose.

After that, we return to the episode, we see where Bo and Kenzi are living now, and then we meet a Light Fae named Will, who is a Will-o’-the-wisp, A rather portly one at that. He makes an offer to Bo to provide her with information that he knows about her past in exchange for her finding the human that took his treasure away.

During this exchange, we learn a little tidbit of information on Bo, that she has a birthmark on her left foot just above the heel. We don’t see it mind you, but Bo confirms it, takes the job and begins her search. And she does so by taking a gun that Will had from the human that stole from him to Dyson at the police station.

At the station we get a short scene with Dyson and Hale, mostly about Hale talking about the night before when he had sex with a pair of Fae called Gemini. That appears to mean twins that are identical in every way. We also get a small admission on the part of Hale that he has used his powers to have his way with women in the past. They enter their office finding Bo there with some other detectives and when asked how she got in, Bo says that she told them that she was Dyson’s girlfriend. No one seemed to challenge that.

After a discussion over her lack of understanding about the Fae, Dyson’s concerns over her, and Bo’s admitting that she needs to feed soon, the pair leave the station and go to a bar. But not any ordinary one… It’s a Fae bar run by a Fae calling himself Trick. The bar is described as a place where Fae can be themselves, it is also neutral territory between the Light and Dark sides, and is the place where Fae coming to the city must check in and identify themselves.

We then have a scene between Trick and Bo in which he tries to get some information out of her. Her Fae parents are unknown, but we get the names of her human parents, which are Sam and Mary Dennis. We also find out that those born of one Fae and one human do not have Fae powers, which is important later in the story. We also learn that the Light and Dark Fae have been on the edge of a war for over a thousand years, but what keeps them from going to war is that doing so would kill them and humanity as well. It’s also noted that the Fae prefer to remain a myth and will do what is necessary to keep that alive.

As an aside after Bo leaves, Trick tells Dyson that if Bo is who he thinks she is, that they will have no way to control her.

Leaving that bar with some information from Dyson, Bo and Kenzi find the trailer park home of the person they are seeking. He isn’t there, but they set off a trap, hurting Bo slightly, and attract the attention of a woman that lives nearby. Bo touches her, controls her, and then starts to feed from her.

Interestingly, this time when she feeds, we see some vapours passing between the two, and when Kenzi interferes and stops Bo, for a moment we see that Bo’s eyes turn a fluorescent green colour and become very shiny as well. The woman she was feeding on almost dies, but Bo gets back under control again.

Leaving that situation, Bo eventually finds the human that stole from Will and confronts him. We find out that in fact he is the son of Will, but Will does not know that. Then we have a scene that I still have some issues with, but that will come a bit later. The two of them are attacked by a Fae called a dullahan. For those that do not know what that is, think Headless Horseman story and you’ll have a good idea of what they look like. Bo manages to kill it, but the son flees the scene.

Bo and Kenzi then go back to the Fae bar, find Dyson and in a rather silly scene show him the body of the dead dullahan that they have in the trunk of their car. Dyson fills them in on what they are, in short they are the hired killers of the Fae. In the end, Dyson helps with that problem and when Bo admits she needs help, gives her information to find the human doctor from the first episode Lauren.

The scene with Lauren and Bo is heart wrenching, but in the end, Lauren gives her an injection that she explains was used on an Incubus in the past to help with their needs. Lauren also makes the suggestion that Bo join with the Light Fae. Bo doesn’t think a lot about that idea, but thanks Lauren for her help and then leaves.

The last part of the episode has Will and his son reunite, another dullahan appear, which Bo doesn’t defeat and is injured very badly in the fight. That being caused by the drug Lauren gave her which does not allow her to heal as she normally does. Kenzi kills this dullahan by dunking its head in a barrel that had a fire in it. Then Will finally gives Bo the information he has about her. He describes a Fae midwife running through the forest with a baby in her arms, that being Bo, and that the midwife was very frightened. Will says that the midwife told him that someone was trying to harm Bo as a child and that’s all the information he has about her and then vanishes with his son.

The final scene is Dyson and Bo in bed together, Bo feeding on him to repair the wounds she has suffered. We get to see the tattoos on Dyson, but no information about them is revealed.

Questions in this Episode

  • Trick seems to have a clue who Bo is. Based on his comments, is Bo a Succubus Queen? The background so far seems to suggest this possibility.
  • While the use of drugs to control Bo's Succubus needs has been done before in other series, will that use of the drugs cause more problems than solutions?
  • Mention is made of Incubi being in this universe. Will we see one?
  • We know that Bo is the child of two Fae. One is obviously a Succubus. Is the other an Incubus? And who are they?
  • We now know of one mark on Bo that could identify her to others. Will that actually happen or will that be ignored?
  • What are Gemini exactly? Will we see them or are they a passing reference?
  • The dullahans are the hired killers of the Fae. Is this a one off appearance or will they return regularly as a threat?
  • Trick is obviously one of the elders of the Fae. What is his role really? He seems to have influence over the leaders of the Dark and Light Fae. Why?


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, September 24th, 2010. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.3 pitchforks out of 5.

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