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Tue
Apr 8 2014 11:33am

Kenzi in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 13We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Bo and Rainer pedeconference away from Rosette en flambé. Rainer is rattling through a list of excuses about how his trusted lieutenant turned out to be cray cray and he totes missed it. He meant well. He’s been away. He was imprisoned. He got confused. He used bad judgment. She looked eighteen. “I was a fool,” he finishes accurately. Bo whirls on him. “I stood in front of my friends and said I choose you!” That insanity is on you alone, chickie. Rainer repeats how Rosette was his most trusted general, so I guess death gave her a bump in rank, and that if “he” managed to turn her against Rainer. “He made her throw herself into a fire, Rainer!” Bo shouts. “Who is he, Bo?” Rainer asks. Bo admits he’s someone even the Blood King fears. “My father manipulated all of us!” Rainer points out that they have an advantage, something her father couldn’t foresee. “We share something real. Something good.” You should really check her dating history, dude. Immediately, Bo’s Glowing Handprint of Destiny goes squirrelly. She asks Rainer what’s happening to her. “Our marks…” he begins. “No,” Bo interrupts. “His mark.” Rainer vows that whatever it is, they will fight it. Bo gasps and glares.

Credits.

[Get ready for a wild finale...]

Tue
Apr 1 2014 10:24am

Kenzi and Bo in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 12We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Dyson stands at a podium before a large group of people in a lovely garden to give Hale’s eulogy. To his right is a standard with the Clan Zamora crest draped with a red cloth. To his left, a small table holds an ornate urn in which burns incense. Dyson is giving Hale’s eulogy. So I guess everyone else’s reactions to learning about Hale’s death happened off screen. Probably too dramatic an ordeal to be shown on a, um, drama. “I never said good-bye to Hale,” Dyson says. “It was always ‘see ya later,’ ‘talk to ya,” or nothing at all.” More likely, “later, bro”. “Just that look between old friends that says ‘we’ll be together again soon’.” Kenzi sits alone in the front row, hands clasped, still wearing Hale’s ring. Her face is empty and set. Two empty seats to her right, presumably meant for the Hale’s absent father and sister who apparently weren’t deemed important for the episode couldn’t bother to show up to his funeral. Kenzi’s dress is hideous, a black sheath with strings of silver that streak down its length from her neck. She looks fresh from the disco or possibly as though she’s wearing Barney Stintson’s shower curtain. She’s also wearing a black fascinator with a few feathers and a sheer black veil, which is classy and much more Kenzi than that shambles of a dress. “He was a man of complexities,” Dyson continues. “A traditionalist with a modern style.” Bo sits across the aisle from Kenzi with Tamsin, both considerably more appropriately dressed than Hale’s grieving fiancée. Bo’s dress is particularly classy and lovely with a lace top and matching wrap in the crook of her elbows. Tamsin’s in a black business suit which suits her (heh). The shadows under her eyes prove she’s been crying too. She checks Kenzi as Dyson speaks. “An old soul with the optimism of one just born.” Bo sighs and watches Dyson as he finishes. “Hale Santiago of Clan Zamora forged his own path. He became a cop and he liked being called a cop.” Beside Bo, Tamsin gives a small smile when Dyson talks about Hale being a cop. “He befriended without judgment or expectation.” Here Dyson’s look turns inward as though remembering all the times Hale stood by him without question. “And he loved without bounds.” Dyson looks at Kenzi with concern. Her mouth purses as though she biting her inner lip to keep from crying. Dyson looks over his shoulder at the Zamora family crypt behind him. “But as Hale’s closest clan members sit with his body in silent mourning, so we begin the Day of Silence where we pay reverence to our dear and departed Siren.” His voice breaks a little over those final words.

[So much left unsaid...]

Tue
Mar 25 2014 3:29pm

Bo and Kenzi in Lost Girl 4x11We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Up in Kenzi’s Attic, Kenzi holds up the zombie flick options to Tamsin. “Zombies that sing the blues orrrr sexy vampire zombie goes back to college because he lost his way?” Moping, Tamsin asks if that’s it. “We also have Jerry McGuire,” Kenzi offers with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. “No, I mean with Bo and The Wanderer,” Tamsin sneers her correction. “Is that just…it?” Kenzi morosely admits she doesn’t know because Bo locked her out. “Four years I’ve been her best friend! I know everything about her!” Bo decides to remember someone besides herself and Rainer and tromps her way upstairs to hover behind Kenzi unnoticed. Tamsin’s gaze flickers toward her and then back to Kenzi. “Every heartbreak! Every tear and just like that, I’m out. Okay?!” Kenzi continues to grouse. “So if you wouldn’t mind, I’d just like to forget all about it and watch some zombie movies.”

[No one could blame you for trying, Kenzi...]

Tue
Mar 18 2014 12:46pm

Reiner and Bo in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 10We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Bo hangs onto the sink in her bedroom looking ragged and worn. Blood speckles her forehead and there’s a large smear on her cheek. There is more blood on her neck and hands. Voices echo in her head: Trick, Dyson, and Doctor Lauren protesting Bo’s announcement of Rainer as her destiny. The doc asks if she’s been brainwashed. Trick demands Rainer deal with him, not his granddaughter. The doc demands answers from Trick. Dyson wants to attack, but Bo orders him back. She questions why none of them can trust her. Gee, lemme think! “I will live the life I choose!” versus “He is my destiny!” Oh yeah, there’s nothing weird about that complete about face at all!

Breathing hard, Bo considers her image in the mirror. Rainer comes up behind her. Blood splatters his shirt and flesh too. Bo looks up at him in the mirror and silently asks what they’ve done. “They gave us no choice,” he reminds her firmly. He squeezes her shoulder in reassurance and moves off. Bo looks downright forlorn. Next time, stick with the one who brought you. Dumbass.

[What have you done, Bo?...]

Tue
Mar 11 2014 12:35pm

Tamsin and Kenzi in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 9We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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The Death Train roars down the tracks of…well, death I guess. Inside, the carriage shakes and pieces of the walls fall down as a man in a welder mask sits on the floor and welds parts of the carriage back together. Sparks fly. No, literally, there are electrical sparks in the air. It’s clear his efforts to keep the caboose from falling apart are failing rapidly. A noise snags his attention and he pauses to glance over just as a piece of the wall rips off into the nebulous black beyond. Wonder if it got transcendental sickness? Oh Clio! How much do we not miss you at all? Welder goes back to welding with increased haste. The camera pans down to show the metal crown with “Isabeau” inscribed on the inside at the welder’s feet.

At The Dal, Bo stands before the bar with the main players seated at a table before her. I sense a speech coming on. Trick asks what this call to order is all about. “Time,” Bo says. She sums up the last five or so episodes for those following along at home but not paying attention: She’s Dark. She was taken by The Wanderer. She doesn’t know who he is or what happened when she was with him. Blah blah blah. “I don’t like it one bit.” And you hide it so well too.

[What's up next for the gang?...]

Wed
Mar 5 2014 5:30pm

Sarah in the elevator at the end of Season 1, Episode 10This post contains spoilers for the first season of Orphan Black, and includes speculation on Season 2.

The gripping, edgy, mind-bending, wild, funny, unpredictable, exciting Orphan Black is primed for its new season. Debuting on April 19 on BBC America, the early buzz on this new season promises to make the jaw-dropping season one look like a Disney adventure. Or as actress Maria Doyle Kennedy, who plays the infamous and indomitable foster mom, Mrs. S., put it to Entertainment Weekly Radio, “Season 2 is like Season 1 on crack.” You can hear her entire interview on the Inside TV podcast.

Where did we leave off?

When last we left Sarah and Beth and Katja and Alison and Cosima and Helena and Rachel, all living clones were at a cataclysmic juncture. Alison had watched her frenemy Aynsley choke to death in the kitchen without giving aid then signed her life and her family over to the dubious “protection” of the nefarious Dyad Institute before reconciling with her estranged husband Donnie, only for the audience to see Donnie meet the dodgy Doctor Leekie and prove once and for all that he’s been Alison’s Dyad Institute monitor all this while. Cosima has reconciled with Dyad spy Delphine and together the two scientists have unearthed a patent woven into the clone’s DNA, which confirms beyond a doubt that the clones are considered property, not humans with inalienable rights. She warns Sarah in time to keep her from capitulating to pro-clone Rachel’s demands while caught up in the emotional upheaval following Sarah’s killing of her troubled, murderous clone and actual blood sister, Helena. Cosima has also realized she’s contracted the same blood disease that was killing clone Katja before clone Helena killed Katja more directly with a shot to the head.

[It's not easy bein' a clone...]

Tue
Mar 4 2014 4:30pm

Dyson and Lauren in Groundhog FaeWe're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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It’s a hot day in Faeville when, at a petrol station, Bo washes the succumobile like she’s Tawny Kitaen in a Whitesnake video. Better idea would be to put the top up before hosing down the convertible. Bo’s wearing a loose white tank top that’s cut low on the sides, but cinches at the waist with a black lace bra underneath. “Coming for You, Baby” by Jay Price plays on the soundtrack. Oh my God, there’s something happened to me; I can feel a change is gonna be; now baby watch your step cause I’m in love. 'Cause you once said that you don’t understand the way one man can be so in demand, you’d better watch your back 'cause I’m in love. At one point, Bo stalks down the side of the succumobile to siphon down the tires. I like that shot as it’s full of her natural attitude and virtually Kitaen-esque free. Doctor Lauren stops in her tracks, stupefied by Bo’s soaked down, pin-up display. The doc’s ice cream cone drips over her hand unnoticed because that’s not a heavy-handed metaphor.

Behind Doctor Lauren, Dyson comes out of the convenience store, beer in hand, because what this BizzaroFae moment needs is Dyson and Doctor Lauren in a bonding moment. “Hey doc, what do you think about the–” Without looking away from Bo, Doctor Lauren holds up one hand to stop him. Dyson stops mid-sentence as he catches glimpse of the Bo Kitaen show just as she straddles the hood of the succumobile and squeezes soap and water down her chest. Bo stretches out over the hood, tosses her hair over her shoulder, and shoots him a broad come-hither smile.

[A succubus gets what she wants...]

Tue
Feb 25 2014 11:39am

Kenzi and Dyson in Lost Girl 4x07We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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“Where you at, boy?” Kenzi calls as she and Bo enter the busy cop shop. “Hale!” Bo calls. Hale breaks away from a group of cops and meets them at the door. “Where’s Dyson?” he asks without preamble. Bo tells him the Una Mens still have Dyson. “Security is full throttle; no one is getting in.” Kenzi whinges that she took a punch to the neck, “from a monk!” Hale coos over her boo boo. “Aw. Baby,” and then, as Bo pulls her monk prisoner into view, “Oh okay.” Heh. She says the monk is their key to getting to Dyson, “if we can get him to talk.” She muscles him through the bull pen with no thought to how the other cops might take it. “Informant,” Hale says casually, “for my sex worker case.” Kenzi: “What, you guys have never played catch with a monk before? Spice it up, 39th Division!” Ha. So Hale’s back on the job again then. What, did he tell everyone he plowed through those fake lottery winnings and needed his old job back? Guess that meaningless logistical tidbit was relegated to happen “off screen.” Eh, whatever.

[Welcome back to the fold...]

Tue
Feb 18 2014 1:03pm

Bo and the opera singer in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 6We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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An opera soprano in a white ball gown festooned with feathers sings an aria to her audience of one. Seriously, there are a lot of feathers. She stands in the center of a private, outdoor stage that looks like Aida clashed with the Titans with Tiki torches to boot. She finishes the aria and curtseys to the man enthroned—no, he’s literally sitting on a throne—on the other side of the lawn. He too wears white but with more of a maharajah style sans feathers. He gets to his feet to give her an enthusiastic standing ovation. Soprano receives it with decidedly less enthusiasm. She is escorted away while Maharajah, mildly pique at her dismissal, goes off somewhere to pout. Once out of sight, Soprano doubles over in pain. When her escort makes to help her, she hums in his ear, knocking him out could. I didn’t think she was that bad. Oh, is she a siren, like Hale? Glancing around furtively, she picks up the hem of her feathers and hurries back across the stage and runs across the lawn. Gasping, her escort manages to get out a dog whistle; when he blows it, Soprano collapses to her knees, grabbing her ears in pain. But the guard can’t maintain the whistle and as he passes out, Soprano gets up and makes her escape.

[Run, Soprano, run!...]

Tue
Feb 11 2014 12:53pm

Lauren and Bo kiss in Lost Girl Season 4, episode 5, Let the Dark Times RollWe're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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“Your blood has spoken. You have chosen a side.”

“What side?”

“You are Dark.”

“Bullshit. There’s no freaking way I’m Dark Fae. Bo? Succubus? Unaligned? It’s kinda my brand.”

The Keeper tells Bo the Una Mens’ gargoyle read her blood. “You have joined the Dark.” Bo’s pretty confident she’d remember “betraying everything I’ve ever stood for.” The Keeper jibes that mystery is Bo’s problem to figure out along with, “he who led the Dark during your absence.” ‘Round these parts, he’s called Vex. The Una Mens, for the moment, are satisfied and tell Bo she may take her leave. Typically, Bo isn’t too happy to be so easily dismissed. “This is my town. If anyone’s taking a leave, it’s you and your Circle Jerk of Doom.” Nevertheless, she goes to leave, but The Keeper calls after Bo. “If you see the Human Doctor or that terrorist pet of yours, tell them we will see them soon.” Oh, that was a bad call there, lady. The Keeper goes on to call Doctor Lauren and Kenzi enemies of the Fae. Well, you’re only half wrong there. “Their deaths will be most painful.” That’s the last straw for Bo who stalks back to chi suck The Keeper and the surrounding Una Mens. Immediately after she does, they suck the chi right back out from her. Gasping and moaning, Bo falls to her knees. “What kind of boomerang bitch are you?” Ha! “Strike at the Una Mens and you shall be your own victim,” The Keeper intones without emotion. “For now, Aligned Succubus, a choice: Pay fealty to the leader of the Dark at once or die.” Dun dun DUN!

[How to get out of this one?...]

Tue
Feb 4 2014 12:39pm

Bo and Kenzi in Lost Girl 4x04We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Bo works out her frustration in the boxing ring with Dyson standing in as punching bag, as per usual. Okay, he holds up the sparring gloves as she vents her restlessness. Bo is pissed, as per usual. “The last thing I remember is being taken at The Dal and then waking up in the woods! I just can’t keep hiding waiting for answers!” Dyson understands her frustration and, yes, fear, but counsels her to lay low until the Una Mens settle down. Bo isn’t fazed by the fact that the Una Mens want her dead and invites them to line up and take a number. “This is bigger than you think, Bo!” Dyson objects, but Bo just growls.  Dyson tries again. “The Una Mens power is ancient!” Bo: “Dun dun DUN!” Heh. Sounds familiar. She throws one last right hook and Dyson lowers the sparring gloves. “I’m serious,” he says, ah, seriously. Bo apologizes for being a brat. “But fancy councils? Ye ole rules? It’s the last thing on my mind.” Bo smacks her gloves together and raises them to begin again, but Dyson takes a beat and then, with a knowing look, gently asks if Bo wants to talk about that first thing on her mind. Bo drops her fists, unsure if she wants to go there. No. Yes. Finally she lets the bravado drop. “Any word?” Dyson gently admits that there hasn’t been any new information on Doctor Lauren. “But it’s better that she stays away, safe, with all of these unknowns. Lauren’s smart. She can handle herself.” Ah, we talking about the same Doctor Lauren here?

That appears to be the extent of Bo’s concern for the doc. “Well, since I have to protect myself with all of these ‘unknowns’,” she says, deliberately tearing off her gloves.  She sidles into Dyson’s dance space and crowds him back up against the ropes. “I should get a hit…below the belt.” Dirty rock’n’roll cues up as they kiss. It’s “Baby, I Call Hell” by Deep Vally and I’ll let all y’all look up those lyrics on your own because holy hell, that’s one pissed off singer. Though I dig the groove hard. And am apparently from the '70s, which technically, I am.

[C'mon, who doesn't love the '70s?...]

Tue
Jan 28 2014 12:10pm

Dyson and Bo in Lost Girl Season 4 episode 3 Lovers. Apart.We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Dyson and Clio stumble onto the inter-dimensional Death Train’s dining car. Immediately, Dyson growls with pain and massive disassociation. “Grr! (seriously, the closed captions say Grr.) What’s wrong with me?!” Clio hastily explains he’s contracted transcendental sickness as a result of jumping on the train. Holding his face, she calms him down, but when she blows in his ear, his distress and Clio’s tendency to attack under the guise of helping make Dyson growl and instinctively grab her by the neck to hold her off. As the transcendental sickness eases, he quickly releases her and apologizes. “I saved your life!” she shouts at him. “Non-elemental boys like yourself can’t pass from one plane to the next without getting sick!” They’re interrupted by the arrival of the conductor, who shouts: “Next stop same as the last. Last stop same before next. Get your tickets ready, please!” Yeah, because that’s not going to mean something later.

[On to you, Lost Girl...]

Tue
Jan 21 2014 2:49pm

Bo in Lost Girl 4x02We're delighted to once again bring you recaps of Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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Trick crouches above an open grate in the floor of Tolkien’s Lair and gazes down at the snapshot of Bo from (Dis)Members that he’s presumably obtained from the now-absent Aoife. Where did Aoife go again? Is she beneath that grate, maybe down with the UnderFae who didn’t survive its YDawning who Trick keeps beneath the Dal? Perhaps she’s sharing a room with Trick’s troll? Memory restored, Trick speaks to the photo as he wipes something from the photo with a rag. “We remember you, Bo. And we need you back. So please, my darling granddaughter, just tell us: Where are you?” Does he expect the photo to talk back? That would be a neat trick. Heh. Sometimes the puns write themselves. The camera zeroes in to show the blood smears on the photo. Aoife’s blood? Must be.

[Where oh where is Bo?...]

Tue
Jan 14 2014 2:57pm

Kenzi, Dyson, and Hale in Lost Girl 4x01We're delighted to again be recapping Lost Girl, now airing its fourth season in the United States. Don't forget to check into all our Lost Girl coverage, but be warned there are discussion posts for later episodes (we've been talking about the show as it airs in Canada) that contain SPOILERS. Thanks, and please weigh in with your comments!

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A jalopy truck with a flatbed pulls into a warehouse in the middle of the night. As the disembodied driver—as in, “we only see his feet,” not as in “his body is missing.” I know; it’s Lost Girl. Could go either way. Anyway, as the disembodied driver walks away, Kenzi drops down from her hiding spot in the jalopy’s undercarriage, a lovely callback to how she got into the glass factory in S1E1, and hurries over in her stiletto boots to hide behind a front loader. “Oh boo ya!” she cheers. “Now let’s see what all the fuss is about.” Kenzi Cop Detective!

[What is going on here?...]

Mon
Jan 13 2014 2:00pm

Wake Up Maggie by Beth YarnallBeth Yarnall
Wake Up Maggie
Samhain / January 21, 2014 / $2.50 digital

Rearranging your cheating boyfriend’s family jewels isn’t a crime—unless your boyfriend is an Arizona state senator. And he happens to have a bullet in his chest.

Caught at the scene of the crime, Maggie Mae Castro is the only suspect, and the only one who saw the senator’s real killer—the skank ho he was cheating on her with.

FBI Special Agent Clive Poole has been shadowing the senator’s every move for nearly a year. He’s wanted Maggie from afar and knows she didn’t kill the senator, but with temptation close enough to touch, it’s now his job to protect her from danger.

Maggie finds herself falling for a man who knows everything about her, from her juvie record to her shoe size. But when they learn the senator was not what he seemed, and Maggie becomes the target of not one, but two killers bent on hiding their secrets, keeping Maggie safe is going to be even more difficult for Clive than sticking to his “hands off” policy.

The first in Beth Yarnall's Maggie Mae Misadventures serial novellas, Wake Up Maggie wastes no time tossing cosmetics specialist Maggie Mae Castro into comedic adventure crazy. Discovered standing over his body, Maggie Mae doesn’t win any points with the police when seen viciously kicking her dead lover, an Arizona senator, in the balls at the scene of the crime. The man was cheating on her when he was murdered, after all.

[No one likes a cheater...]

Sat
Nov 9 2013 3:31pm

Fear for Me by Cynthia EdenCynthia Eden
Fear for Me: A Novel of The Bayou Butcher
Montlake / November 12, 2013 / $12.95 print, $9.99 digital

A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren't just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.

Five years later, it's none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman...and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another's relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.

Obsession. That’s the watchword of the new romantic thriller Fear for Me from Cynthia Eden. Last seen in Eden’s previous thriller Die for Me: A Novel of The Valentine Killer, Federal Marshal Anthony Ross has been obsessed with DA Lauren Chandler since the first time they hunted The Bayou Butcher five years ago. Instantly attracted, they burned up the sheets when they weren’t burning through the bayou in search of the notorious killer. But once the killer was caught, Anthony lit out for the big city of New Orleans without even pausing to tell Lauren goodbye. Now the Bayou Butcher has escaped from prison with a murderous agenda and Anthony has returned to Baton Rouge no less obsessed with Lauren then he was the first time around.

[This should get interesting...]

Wed
Nov 6 2013 3:00pm

Ksenia Solo as Kenzi in Lost Girl Season 4 promoGrifter. Thief. Survivor. Smart-ass. Human.

Kenzi on Lost Girl is all of the above. And even that barely scratches the surface.

From the moment her stilettos clicked across the screen, Kenzi thrust herself into the Fae world of this urban fantasy show with zero inhibition and plenty of chutzpah. When series lead Bo saves her from being roofied and raped in the first episode, Kenzi winds up being just the dose of emo-free, perspective-reset of which the succubus is in dire need. “Learn to enjoy your shit already!” Kenzi demands. “You can frickin’ control people by touch and not in a creepy hand-job way! That is awesome!”

As a character, she imbues the sidekick stereotype with a welcomed infusion of originality. A former street-kid with a flexible concept of “ownership,” Kenzi will often wield an excited stream of wild Russian in order to get her point across. Fashion knows no bounds with Kenzi—she may squat with her bestie in a hovel, but dayam will her threads, and heels, be fine. Wigs are interchangeable accessories to fit her every-changing mood; to Kenzi, overdramatic just means she’s doing it right.

[Everything's coming up Kenzi...]

Thu
Sep 12 2013 9:30am

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah in Orphan Black Season 1, episode 10

BBC America's sci-fi thriller Orphan Black—and especially Tatiana Maslany's brilliant performances in it—has taken TV critics by storm recently, and we're just as enthralled by Sarah, Paul, Alison, Felix, Helena, Art, Cosima, et al. While the series is on hiatus until April 2014 (sob!), we here at H&H are eager to relive the glory of Season 1 with a hiatus rewatch led by Kiersten Hallie Krum, who also recaps Lost Girl, every Thursday for the next few weeks or so. Won't you join us?!

(Haven't watched the series yet, or looking for a way to watch it again? BBC America has a list of places where you can watch the episodes; plus, Season 1 is now out on Blu-ray/DVD for Region 1.)

Now onto the recap of episode 10, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”...

Sarah watches over her sleeping daughter and thinks about her bound up sister and newly discovered birth mother, Amelia. Leaving Kira’s room, she rejoins her two moms and asks if Amelia is ready. Amelia is downright eager to see Helena. “I carried you both; I need to see her.” Siobhan is less on board with Amelia’s sudden maternal instincts. “I don’t think nine months of gestation entitles her to risk us all,” she says to Sarah between clenched teeth. But now that she knows Helena is her blood twin, Sarah thinks she deserves to know. “Because you shared a womb?” Siobhan counters. Siobhan asserts that Helena is dangerous (don’t forget batshit crazy) but Sarah insists that, like her, Helena’s had her whole world turned inside out. “How Helena takes this determines what we do with her,” she decides.

[And how DOES she take it?...]

Thu
Sep 5 2013 5:00pm

Alison in Orphan Black 1x09BBC America's sci-fi thriller Orphan Black—and especially Tatiana Maslany's brilliant performances in it—has taken TV critics by storm recently, and we're just as enthralled by Sarah, Paul, Alison, Felix, Helena, Art, Cosima, et al. While the series is on hiatus until April 2014 (sob!), we here at H&H are eager to relive the glory of Season 1 with a hiatus rewatch led by Kiersten Hallie Krum, who also recaps Lost Girl, every Thursday for the next few weeks or so. Won't you join us?!

(Haven't watched the series yet, or looking for a way to watch it again? BBC America has a list of places where you can watch the episodes; plus, Season 1 is now out on Blu-ray/DVD for Region 1.)

Now onto the recap of episode 9, “Unconscious Selection”...

An ambulance races for the hospital. Inside, the paramedics report Kira’s condition to the emergency room as Sarah cries over her daughter and a distraught Siobhan holds up the rear door. The doctor’s rush Kira to triage, Sarah and Siobhan begging her all the way to stay with them. The nurse bars the women from the triage room and Siobhan is forced to restrain a hysterical Sarah. She smacks the door as Siobhan tearful implores her to let the doctors do their job.

[Will Kira make it?...]

Thu
Aug 29 2013 2:30pm

Sarah and Paul in Fee's Fun Flat!BBC America's sci-fi thriller Orphan Black—and especially Tatiana Maslany's brilliant performances in it—has taken TV critics by storm recently, and we're just as enthralled by Sarah, Paul, Alison, Felix, Helena, Art, Cosima, et al. While the series is on hiatus until April 2014 (sob!), we here at H&H are eager to relive the glory of Season 1 with a hiatus rewatch led by Kiersten Hallie Krum, who also recaps Lost Girl, every Thursday for the next few weeks or so. Won't you join us?!

(Haven't watched the series yet, or looking for a way to watch it again? BBC America has a list of places where you can watch the episodes; plus, Season 1 is now out on Blu-ray/DVD for Region 1.)

Now onto the recap of episode 8, “Entangled Bank”...

Totally flummoxed, Art sneers between Beth’s ID tag and Sarah’s mug shot. Angie calls him to go but when Art doesn’t respond, she joins him. Without looking away from the two pictures, he asks if she believes in doppelgangers. She scoffs at the idea. Art suggests twins. Angie wonders if Beth ever mentioned a twin sister before. Frustrated, Art throws the ID card. Angie reminds him that they identified Jane Doe as Sarah Manning and now have to make notification. He gets up to go but asks her to keep the situation just between them until they figure out “what the hell it is.” She agrees.

[So does this mean cuddling time is over?...]