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Mon
Dec 15 2014 11:00am

What the Valhalla!?: Lost Girl 5x02 Discussion Thread

Lauren, Kenzi, and Dyson in Lost Girl 5x02We'll be doing full recaps for Lost Girl when it airs in the United States on the SyFy channel. Meanwhile, enjoy a quick summary of last night's episode and discuss!

Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night's Season 5, Episode 2, “Like Hell, Part 2.”

In Like Hell part 2 Bo bangs her stepmother and walks and talks around Tartarus a lot which last week was Valhalla but I geddit. When you’re filming at the Royal York hotel, you’re gonna milk it for all its worth. Despite walking all over the place, Bo never meets her father YET AGAIN. Instead, Bo is attacked by a pooka goblin, confused by the voices in her head, and ultimately saved by the only woman with a suckier fate than Pandora—Persephone. Their sexy healing times inadvertently conjures some in tandem ghost sex for Doctor Lauren back at Hilton Hovel. Only afterward does Bo find out Persephone is married to her father, Hades. Now that’s keeping it in the family.

[That's...tricky...]

Sat
Dec 13 2014 1:00pm

Surviving DrOutlander: Bridging the Gap of 20 Years

The following post includes spoilers for the Outlander series. Like big, honking ones. No, seriously. Proceed at your own risk.

I’ll admit, I’m reaching deep to get through the long, dark days between the end of Outlander S1 part one this October and the debut of part two on STARZ network April 4, 2015. I came this close to adding Jamie’s eye-sexxing as my mobile wallpaper talisman to make it through. Here at Heroes and Heartbreakers, we’re pushing through this six-month Droughtlander on a steady diet of nekkid JAMMF GIFs and banked episodes on our DVRs.

Why—WHY—must they torture us so?!

Looking ahead, this may be a small drop in the Long Wait Pond. It’s already been announced that Outlander the television series plans to film one season for each book in the Outlander saga. This means season two will be based on Dragonfly in Amber (DIA) and season three on Voyager. Anyone who has read these two books knows that Jamie and Claire are separated at the end of DIA in a pretty freaking definitive way. They remain apart for the first third of Voyager as they (unknowingly) wait 20 years on either side of a 200-year divide to be reunited.

So the question has to be asked: how will Outlander the series handle their 20-year separation?

[I have a few ideas...]

Fri
Dec 5 2014 2:45pm

Serious as a Hart Attack: Cristin Harber’s Titan Group

Hart Attack by Cristin HarberHart Attack is the seventh installment in Cristin Harber’s Titan series, a military romantic-suspense series about an elite group of operatives.

Roman Hart is a member of the Titan Group, haunted by a mistake he made that cost someone's life. The heroine, CIA operative Beth Tourne, is also suffering from her past, wishing she could go back and correct her own mistake, one that meant she failed her husband when he needed her most.

Beth’s inner turmoil over her husband’s death keeps her from being able to move on and enjoy a physical or emotional connection with another man, too afraid to risk it when, for all her love for her husband, she missed clues to his ultimate unhappiness. Lately, the most stimulation she’s gotten has been baiting and poking at Roman safe in the confidence that it can never go anywhere real.

Beth is also stuck in her professional life where she’s so successful in her role as party girl monitoring the social elite of Washington D.C. that the CIA has no desire to fulfill her request for more challenging field work. Until Beth is given a new assignment: woo an international money-launderer and keep his attentions and affections by any means necessary. Yeah, like that. Now the personal and professional walls she’s constructed to survive her heartache are crumbling down at Roman is right at the center of the eruption.

[Uh oh...]

Sun
Jun 22 2014 1:25pm

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 10 (Season Finale!) Recap: Clones Unite!

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning in Orphan Black Season 2 episode 10Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2 finale “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried.” Enjoy!

Welcome to the season finale of Orphan Black. Grab your glass, get comfy, and strap in! It’s one hell of a ride.

Sarah stands in a dark corridor. She is systematically stripped and interrogated over her medical history all while being methodically if hastily examined. Sarah does not resist but rather sits quietly and endures the humiliation. The examiners are faceless; who they are doesn’t matter. “Are you taking any prescription medication?”

Interspersed with this cold inspection is the heated argument Siobhan and Sarah are having in Mrs. S.’s parlor, presumably right before Sarah turned herself in. Their fight is in the fuzzy background as a devastated and still slightly drugged Felix sits in the foreground trying to come to grips with his unwilling part in Kira’s abduction.

[It'll be OK, Felix. Right???...]

Sun
Jun 15 2014 12:29pm

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Caring for the Clones Can Be Murder

Delphine in Orphan Black Season 2 episode 9Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 9, “Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done.” Enjoy!

Wearing yellow rubber gloves streaked with blood, Donnie stands over Doctor Leekie’s corpse, which lays on his garage floor. Alison enters through the side door wearing pink on pink but for her matching blood-streaked, yellow rubber gloves. She pauses a moment when she sees Donnie. “I cleaned the car!” she informs him brightly. She asks what he’s doing. “I think those are his brains,” Donnie moans. “They’re congealed.” Alison steps next to him to consider the body and takes a deep breath. “Pitter-patter, Donnie. Let’s get to it.”

Iiiiiiiiit’s MURDER MONTAGE TIME!

[A couple that hides bodies together...]

Sun
Jun 8 2014 10:05am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: “More Complicated Than Sex and Gender”

Felix in Orphan Black Season 2 episode 8Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 8, “Variable and Full of Perturbation.” Enjoy!

A van tears through downtown Toronto, weaving through traffic at high speeds. Sirens can be heard; presumably the cops are chasing the van. It pulls into a garage. A small-sized man with a kerchief masking his face jumps out of the driver’s seat. He checks the street but they seem to have gotten away. A larger man is in the passenger seat wearing a ski mask. “What the hell were you doing?” Man 1 asks Man 2 as he opens the door. Man 2 insists he’s fine despite bleeding from his side from a gunshot wound. He tells Man 1 they need to switch cars. Man 1 helps Man 2 through the garage. “Thought you had that place cased,” he complains. “That was a freaking ambush!” He wonders who their assailants were, “not cops. Not feds either in $400 shoes.” Man 2 bitches between breaths that he told Man 1 to stay with the whip. Man 1 points out if he had, Man 2 would be in the morgue now. Frankly, that looks inevitable anyway. Man 2 collapses before they can get to the car. He swears when he sees how the wound is very bad. Man 1 crouches before Man 2 and pulls down his kerchief. HOLY SHIT, IT’S A BOY CLONE with a serious almost monobrow.

[Did anyone see that one coming?...]

Sun
Jun 1 2014 10:38am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: Clone Family Day

Rachel and Leekie in Orphan Black 2x07Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 7, “Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things.” Enjoy!

Alison and Vic the Dick are making the place settings for Family Day at the New Path Wellness Center. Alison is going on about how her neighbor Aynsley always thought she was better than Alison but showed her judgment in little jabs and nasty looks. Vic the Dick commiserates that he hates people like that. “I guess, in that sense, she had it coming,” Alison decides. Vic the Dick wonders what Aynsley had coming. Alison awkwardly brushes it off as “an incident” but Vic the Dick encourages her to unburden herself. “That’s why we’re here.” When she continues to resist, Vic the Dick gets all serious and promises Alison she can trust him. “The stuff that I’ve done? No judgment.” She pauses and then confesses how she slept with Aynsley’s husband in a parking lot. “Do you think I’m awful?” Vic the Dick thinks she’s brave for sharing. “Feels nice. Feels good, no?” Alison agrees. He begins to tell Alison that her next step is to forgive herself, but confession felt so good the first time, she interrupts him to go for broke. “Then I killed her.”

[Whaddya say to that one, Vic?...]

Sun
May 25 2014 11:17am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: Clone Road Trip!

Helena and Jesse in Orphan Black 2x06Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 6, “To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings.” Enjoy!

Sarah and Helena are camped out in the wild. Honestly, that’s a sweet tent. Also, who set them up with supplies? Or does “survivalist gear” automatically come with when you use Mrs. S.’s truck? Actually, that wouldn’t surprise me at all. Helena is eating something from a can. Surprise! Sarah wonders remarks on her sestra’s iron gut. “I only ate half,” Helena says handing the can over. That’s some clone love for you right there. Sarah takes a whiff and passes it back uneaten. Helena chides that she has to eat, but Sarah would rather talk about Cold River, which isn’t on the map. “That would spoil the surprise,” Helena teases. Sarah wants to know why Helena doesn’t just tell her where Duncan is so they can take him to Leekie. “If you knew where Swan Man is, you would leave me behind,” Helena accuses. Sarah grimaces at getting caught out. Helena asks her sestra that if Sarah has Kira and she and Helena are twins, “could I have babies too?” Sarah asks why Helena wants to know that. “I’m very good with children,” Helena replies matter of fact. I can see Helena’s Craig’s List advert now. Sarah side-eyes her but makes no further comment. “You said the Proletheans did something to you,” she says instead. “Something about “married”? What happened?” Helena shrugs and puts on a knit hat. She says doesn’t remember given she had “the fever.” Sarah pulls on a jacket while Helena announces that Kira is lucky. “You are a good mother.” Sarah scoffs that she doesn’t think so.

[Aw, Sarah, give yourself more credit than that...]

Tue
May 20 2014 3:30pm

First Look: Laura K. Curtis’s Lost (May 20, 2014)

Lost by Laura K. Curtis

Laura Curtis
Lost
InterMix / May 20, 2014 / $4.99 digital

Tara Jean Dobbs was a Texas police officer until her friend Lucy Caldwell almost died on her watch. She’s since left the force, left Dobbs Hollow, and vowed to never let a loved one down again. So when her best friend Andrea joins a seemingly harmless spiritual cult—only to disappear without a trace—Tara decides to find out what happened by becoming one of the Chosen herself.

Five months later, no one’s heard from Tara, and FBI Agent Jacob Nolan is going after her. Taking a false identity, Jacob finds it surprisingly easy to play the part of Tara’s boyfriend. But as they uncover the inner workings of the Chosen, they realize how much danger they’re in. Because Andrea isn’t the first follower to conveniently disappear—and they may be next.

Lost is set almost entirely in the world of a reclusive cult and Laura Curtis delves deep into what such a society might get up to behind its electrified fences. There’s a lot of logistical detail as to how the members spend their time and the creep factor unrolls slowly as the novel unfurls. This setup is necessary to understand the dire straits both Tara and Jake have willingly entered into, and the dangerous dance they perform to keep the cult from discovering their true intentions, but it does make for a slower start to the story during the first third of the book. But once the action picks up, it spirals out from the cult’s restrictive environment and ups the intrigue levels. I was particularly surprised by how far Curtis took Tara and how high the stakes were raised and it certainly raised my appraisal of the book as a whole.

[Sounds intriguing!...]

Sun
May 18 2014 9:45am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Sarah and Her Seestras

Sarah and Helena in Orphan Black 2x05Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 5, “Ipsa Scientia Potestas.” Enjoy!

Doctor Leekie supervises the apartment clean up and sighs over the carnage. The PROJECT LEDA photo is in his hand and Sarah is too smart to leave that behind accidentally. Rachel arrives, Paul in tow. Despite Leekie’s objections, Rachel demands to see Daniel’s body. She slowly approaches the body. She’s incredibly upset – well, for Rachel, that is, but when she looks at Daniels body, her jaw clenches. Leekie and Paul flank her on either side at her back. She stops at Daniel’s feet and waits and blinks and then waits a moment more. Finally, when neither man anticipates her need, she rolls her eyes. “I’d like to see him please.” Honestly, the eye-roll ‘bout killed me. So much aggrieved annoyance there. Men. Paul does her bidding and whips the plastic back. Rachel crouches by Daniel’s body. With halting movements, she lays her fingers over his eyes. Leekie offers his sympathies, adding that Daniel was a very loyal man. “To you,” Rachel notes bloodlessly. Unable to help himself, Paul asserts this wasn’t done by Sarah. “No,” Rachel allows as she rises to stroll into the bathroom. “I believe we all recognize the handiwork.” As she moves, Helena’s clone-stick-figures-drawn-in-the-blood-of-her-victims calling card is revealed to be on the wall. This time, it depicts two clones, Sarah and Helena, with Kira swinging from their hands in between them. What was Sarah doing while Helena finger painted the walls?

[That's an excellent question...]

Sun
May 11 2014 11:55am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: How Siobhan Got Her Groove Back

Sarah and Cal in Orphan Black 2x04Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 4, “Governed as It Were by Chance.” Enjoy!

Bleeding from the head and nearly unconscious, Sarah tries to rouse in the crashed car. Also bleeding, Daniel sprawls unconscious beside her. Through the window, we see the truck slowly back up into frame. Through her mental fog, Sarah hazily hears Cal calling her name as he leaps from the truck that just hit Daniel’s car. It had to be him in the truck though I wouldn’t have been surprised if it’d been Mrs. S. I’m not putting anything past that woman.

“Oh, shit, I’m sorry,” he gasps as he reaches the car. “It was you?” Sarah says duly. Cal admits he didn’t know what else to do. He quickly opens the door and as he takes off her seat belt—seatbelts save lives! —she finally comes all the way back and frantically asks where he left Kira. Cal assures her Kira is OK. “You hit your head,” he nearly moans. They’re both seriously freaked out. He scrambles to get her out of the car, but she lunges back in at the last moment to snatch the Project Leda photo and Daniel’s gun.

[Welcome back to crazytown...]

Sun
May 4 2014 10:47am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Clone Family Reunion

Cast of Orphan Black season 2Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 3, “Mingling Its Own Nature with It.” Enjoy!

Out in the middle of a field, Sarah and Fee wake up in the truck Sarah stole from the birdwatchers. She checks if he’s all right and, when Fee snarks about how much he adores camping, reminds him it’s less camping and more sleeping in a truck. “I slept in a flatdeck. In my world, that’s known as camping,” he insists while Sarah pops a squat. “Otherwise known as ‘homeless in the country’.” He checks over his shoulder before asking how much of the last night’s bloodbath Kira saw. Sarah assures him Kira didn’t see Mrs. S. take the shot at Barry Birdwatcher. “Our dear old mum’s a dead eye with the rifle,” he muses with disbelief. “Just makes me queasy.” Sarah solemnly relates how cold Siobhan was when she took the shot, “like she’d done it before.” Pretty sure that’s a given. Fee thinks it’s all crazy. “It’s Mrs. S.! She makes tea and…taught me piano.” He hops off the back of the truck and straight into a cow pie. This sets Sarah off laughing like a loon while Felix epically freaks and that all wakes Kira who sleepily asks what’s funny. “Uncle Felix camping is funny,” Sarah says warmly. “We need to get to civilization,” Fee declares.

[“Felix in the wild”—I'd watch that show...]

Sun
Apr 27 2014 2:57pm

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Clones on the Run

Alison and Donnie in Orphan Black 2x02Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 2, “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion.” Enjoy!

Helena lies unconscious in a hospital bed while a nurse details her arrival to a uniformed cop. Their voices are hazy, as though Helena hears them through the fog of her coma. “Eastern European accent and scarification?” he asks. “Angel wings,” the nurse clarifies. She also notes that Helena has no I.D. but hands over the contents of her pockets. “Sugar packs and lollipops?” the cop queries. Just be glad she didn’t stick some globs of Jello in there too. “Shot point blank in the chest and she just walks in? How is she even alive?” That is the question indeed. Helena takes this moment to gasp back into consciousness as her heartbeat accelerates to a crazy level, even for CrazyClone. The nurses sedate her.

[You can't keep a good clone down...]

Mon
Apr 21 2014 9:20am

Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Clonesformers—More Than Meets the Eye

Orphan Black Season 2 episode 1Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.

It’s raining in Cloneronto. In a full out panic, Sarah sprints down the sidewalk. She’s running so fast, it’s a struggle to keep her hoodie up to hide her face. Skidding to a stop under the awning of a diner, she pulls out the PinkMobile and dials Felix while chanting “pick up, pick up.” Alas, she gets his voicemail. “Leave it for Felix.” Heh. Sarah leaves a message. “Fee. Shit! Fee where are you? They took ‘em. They took Kira and Mrs. S.” Disconnecting, she’s looks to see where she is. She ducks into the conveniently empty diner. The big, bald bruiser of a cook takes one look at her soaking wet, ragged form in his doorway and immediately offers her of coffee. Sarah concedes that she’ll take tea instead. She slides into a booth and checks her lip, which is still bleeding from her fight with Helena. Pulling out the PinkMobile, she checks the short contact list: Alison, Beth, Cosima, Felix, Paul. She calls the first name on the list only to hear the three-toned ring of, “The number you have reached is not in service at this time.” Swearing, she goes down to contact three: Cosima. “The number you have reached is not in service at this time.” Now she frowns at the phone. Once is annoying; twice means something’s wrong. She clicks on the only name left to her and stares at it with frightened indecision for nearly a full minute. Steeling herself, she calls Paul…and her head nearly hits the table when she gets his voicemail. “Paul, what the hell is going on?! Did Rachel just take my family? I need you to call me now.”I’m a tad puzzled here since they were in the elevator together at the end of season one when she got the news from Cosima that they could not deal with the Dyad Institute. Based on that, I expected them to have made plans to meet up later when Sarah went home only for her to find Kira and Mrs. S. gone. Guess not.

[Where did everybody go?...]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 10:33am

Lost Girl Season 4, Episode 13 Recap: Friend. Warrior. Heart.

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!

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night’s Season 4 finale, episode 13, “Dark Horse.” Enjoy! 

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 9:24am

Lost Girl Season 4, Episode 12 Recap: Yee Haw Succubus

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!

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night’s 4x12, “Origin.”

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 2:29pm

Lost Girl Season 4, Episode 11 Recap: Succubus and The Walking Fae

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!

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night’s 4x11, “End of a Line.”

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 11:46am

Lost Girl Season 4, Episode 10 Recap: Succubus Out of This World

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!

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night’s 4x10, “Waves.”

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 11:35am

Lost Girl Season 4, Episode 9 Recap: As the Succubus Flies

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!

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Lost Girl, including last night’s 4x09, “Destiny's Child.”

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 4:30pm

Orphan Black Season 2 Preview: The Clones Are Back in Town

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...]