Thank fae—Lost Girl is back! Be sure to check out all of our recaps, from Season 1 and Season 2 to the most recent episode of Season 3 aired in the U.S. on the SyFy Channel. All caught up? Good. And now, on to the recap for last night’s Season 3 premiere, episode 3.02, "Subterrfaenean.”
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Regular Lost Girl reviewer Kiersten Krum has handed the recap duties over this week. I believe that means we can get handsy with Dyson while she’s gone. If you’re ready to find out where Lauren and Bo sit after that baby talk last episode, see if Dyson has a chance to get back with our favorite succubus and discover who has the best outfit (Kenzi or Vex), then let’s hit the highlights of “Subterrfaenean.”
Vex and Kenzi hit a club together. This pleases me on a special level. These two may not want to admit it, but they are kindred spirits. Though Kenz always has better shoes.
Of course, these two aren’t out for a bit of fun. One of Kenzi’s friends, Ozzy, says people are disappearing in the tunnels around the club. She and Vex are there to investigate. Would Bo approve?
Maybe, maybe not. She’s too busy making the sexy time with Lauren to be concerned with disappearing folk.
Back at the underground club, there’s some sort of magician performing. He is decidedly lame, but people start disappearing during his opening spiel. The lights go out, and when they turn back on his on-stage help is bloody and dead. Kenzi and Vex make like the rest of the partiers and run. Vex leaves before Kenzi, again proving she is the bravest of them all.
Bo is having nightmares where she is using her succubus skills on random guys. Slamming them up against walls all sexy like, and killing them (less sexy like). Lauren cracks a joke about how committing to her is what is scaring Bo. She denies it, but Lauren has found my fear. I just don’t a strong chemistry vibe between them. Or maybe I like when Bo is having the wolfy sex with Dyson. Regardless, boo commitment to Lauren!
Vex and Kenzi get back to the loft just as Bo is preparing to head to the Dahl. Kenz begs her to help find her friend Ozzy. When asked to join them in the search, Vex responds that he can’t miss Real Housewives. Continue to heart him. So glad he’s sticking around.
Bo to Vex: “If you go near my girlfriend, the little balls hanging from our Christmas tree next year will have a certain panache.”
Shirtless men abound! Boxing gym for the win with the bonus of Dyson sparring. It’s here we meet Tamsin, Dyson’s new partner. I bett he casting call read: A skinny blonde with plenty of attitude. Three lines in, and I think I like her.
Turns out the Sewer Alligator legend joked about at the human underground club is real. I feel like there should be a better, cooler fae name for them. Odd to have the fae say “sewer alligator” and confirm their existence.
Tamsin works for the dark fae. This should be interesting, if it lasts.
Kenzi confides in Bo about her past life as a runaway, including her days living in underground tunnels.
Trick calls Bo, because she still hasn’t shown up at the Dahl, and he’s brought in a very needy Weaver to help with Bo’s night terrors. She likes her glass full and all the attention on her. I’m kind of sensing a Real Housewives thread through this episode. Also, she totally wants to get handsy with Trick. Heh.
There is a random blindfolded guy hunting rats in the tunnels. So. That happened.
This leads our super duo to a bunch of fae gone animalistic. The fae in the tunnel stumble around like zombies and it appears they’ve been feeding on (and dismembering) corpses. The shambling fae turn Bo and Kenz over to their leader. He’s reptilian (and blind!), so it’s a safe bet this is our sewer alligator. Given his taste for proper etiquette, I think he’d also prefer a better term for his species.
Bo to the sewer alligator when he says he just wants to be left alone: “Most people who want to be left alone don’t abduct tourists or chow down on fae soldiers.”
Tamsin suggests the killing at the underground club could have just been someone’s way of getting rid of nerds. Still like her.
So, Alligator Man (I’m giving him a new name) has pictographs of his life on the ceiling of his lair. Only, you know, he’s blind, so that seems rather useless. He displays them to Kenzi and Bo while imparting his sad, sad story.
He doesn’t accept Bo’s suggestion of peace. Instead he locks her and Kenzi in a chamber and it begins to fill with some type of toxic gas.
When we come back from break, Bo and Kenzi are spooning on Bo’s bed. Cue Vex (in his jammies, eating cereal): “So, go on then, how was it to finally consummate your marriage?”
Dyson walks in to see Bo, Kenzi and Vex in a pillow fight. I’m not even kidding.
Dyson and Tamsin bring Bo in to the station after Dyson scented her at the underground club crime scene. Only Tamsin has another line of questions for her. Crime scene photos of a fae who's currently in a coma—the very one Bo fed on in her nightmare.
When Dyson claims he knows Bo didn’t kill anyone, Tamsin replies: “Because when God was handing out brains you took a second dick?” It’s official: I may enjoy Tamsin’s combative ways more than Vex’s. (That’s saying something.)
Ozzy shows up at the loft like nothing happened. Unfortunately, he keeps saying that Kenzi and he went out for drinks and he told her he’d call. Then he faints. Luckily, we have a Weaver handy to find out what memory has been lost.
The memories revealed sent them to a shipping yard. When they open the shipping container, they find a whole lot of dirty, confused people. They bring them to the police station. Bo suggests they can’t be part of Atticus’s (Sewer Alligator) plan because these people were held above ground. Both the people from above ground and Atticus’s fae are bleeding from the eyes, which makes Dyson and Tamsin very nervous.
As Bo and Kenzi reveal that Atticus isn’t the source of the problem, Dyson’s boss shows up to work some dream magic on them. He wants to know how to get into the sewer alligator’s lair. It turns out he is known as the Slender Man (a.k.a. the Pied Piper). He’s the one making everyone sick, feeding off the other fae.
Bo offers up the Slender Man to Atticus, so he can finally get his revenge. The reason he’s been locked underground for ninety years can’t hurt him anymore, and it’s time for them to talk.
Tamsin and Dyson sparring in the boxing ring. While I think she telegraphs her punches, Dyson is still getting knocked around a bit. Maybe he’s distracted by all the pretty. There’s chemistry here.
Tamsin: Does that blood in your mouth taste good?
Tamsin: Do I taste good?
Dyson: Yeah, but I still don’t want a new partner.
Tamsin still has plans to make Bo pay for feeding on one of the dark, but that should keep this season interesting. Plus, the Dyson kissing doesn’t hurt.
Bo finally meets with the Weaver. She sees Bo doing horrible things, and runs out of the room. She refuses to tell her what she saw. Like that isn’t ominous.
So, H&H readers: Are you pro Tamsin? Can you handle the potential with Dyson until Bo breaks up with Lauren? Did Vex really work that kimono as well as he thought he did? Hit the comments!
While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter — @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.