Kiersten Krum will be offering her full take on this episode of Lost Girl (“Ceremony”) tomorrow, but meanwhile, we thought we'd get the ball rolling on the latest in Bo's Merry Adventures by offering a sneak peek at what's to come:
Bo is still going through the Dawning, some sort of Fae puberty thing that every Fae has to go through. Apparently it's super-hard, and if you fail, you become an UnderFae, kind of like an Orc, only less muddy.
As the show opens, it's 3:01 in a very blue bedroom, and Dyson is sleeping, reaching his hand out to an empty bed next to him. He wakes up and sees Bo, who's in this stunning Jean Harlow-ish white silk peignoir, emerging from a very yellow room.
She apologizes for acting crazy, and then makes the big announcement: She's pregnant. They embrace, with both of them clearly very happy.
Bo, clad in her usual all black, hits some guy with a pipe, and said guy does not falter. They wrestle, and he runs off, whereupon Kenzi arrives. Can I just say, Kenzi's wardrobe is like my dream 1980s clothing—lace, bustiers, tight red pants, fingerless gloves? Only there is no way—succubus's BFF or not—that she could run in those high-heeled boots. But man, does she look amazing.
Kenzi and Bo discuss how Lauren hasn't returned Bo's 27 texts, and Kenzi backstories about how Lauren came home to find Tamsin and Bo drinking chardonnay—“no, it was champagne”—on the couch when Bo missed Lauren's big night last episode. Kenzi really wants to know about the kiss that happened between Bo and Tamsin, but Bo puts her off.
Dyson arrives at Lauren's house, carrying some sort of file. Lauren suggests, not too nicely, that he could have just sent it, and he said it was on the way. They have a meaningful discussion about how Bo is all that, and Lauren discloses that she never thought she would be able to find someone like Bo, that she even exists, and Dyson nods his head, because he knows how special Bo is, too. It's a poignant scene (one of many this episode) because you are acutely aware that Dyson loves Bo, but that he loves her so much he wants her to be happy, and he tells Lauren he's glad the two of them are “in a good place.”
Only, as we know from the 27 text thing, not to mention the look on Lauren's face as he leaves, they're not in a good place, are they?
Bo and Kenzi chase the Pipe Guy into a warehouse—seriously, how does Kenzi not break an ankle?—and there are a Bo-load (not the official term) of lingerie-clad women there, as if on a photo shoot. Stella's there, too, and she offers the humans to Bo for feeding, because she'll need all her strength to go through the first phase of the Dawning. But it seems that if she feeds, she'll kill these humans, and she refuses to do it (even though, hey, Bo is able to feed on Lauren all the time, and she hasn't died—I assume that there's something in the antidote Lauren makes for her, but Bo has control, couldn't she feed without killing the humans? Seemed odd to me, but then I'm not the #LG expert here).
As always, Kenzi has the best line—“That IS Victoria's secret!”—and the two of them are antagonistic to Stella who, if I'm not mistaken, is on Bo's side. I guess they both must have known as soon as they saw the humans what Stella wanted Bo to do? In which case their antipathy makes sense, but it feels a little obnoxious to me. Stella infodumps, “Fully fed is the safest way to enter the temple,” to which Bo responds, “I will not murder for pleasure.”
Bo leaves, and Stella and Kenzi face off, with Kenzi telling Stella that Bo “will surprise the shit out of you...You'd think I'd get tired of watching, but I never do, and I never will.”
Okay, so one of the highlights for me is seeing the deep friendship and loyalty Bo and Kenzi have towards one another, and this scene touches on that. I love seeing how fierce Kenzi is in loving her friend (“BFF-Best Fae Forever”), and how she even goes up against beings she knows are so much more powerful than she just because she believes in Bo so much. Sniff. Then Stella leans over and whispers something in Kenzi's ear that makes her turn white. That is, whiter than she already is, which is pretty darn white.
Bo is leaving a message for Lauren when the Doc herself walks in. Bo mentions something about the 27 texts, but tells Lauren, “It's okay, baby,” to which Lauren replies, “It's not.”
You know what? I hate conflict myself, but even I have more in-depth discussions with my partner when there's an issue between us. Yes, there's a Dawning to prepare for, in which case you'd think that Lauren could answer one of the 27 texts instead of making the excuse that she was working on some sort of antidote. We've all heard the “I've been too busy at work” chestnut in real life to believe it now. Plus Bo doesn't press her on anything!
Bo and Trick have a heartfelt (there are so many of these moments!) moment where he puts a mark on her forehead that is a symbol of her true self. She thanks him for being so wonderful and supportive to her, and they move to the next phase, where there's an array of weapons laid out.
But—Stella says—Bo has to choose a side befire she can pick a weapon. Bo answers that there's no way she's going to pick a side, so she'll be entering the Dawning weapon-less. At least she still has on that backward belt from last episode, maybe she can waist-cinch someone to death.
Stella tells Bo she can choose an aide for the journey, and there are a few seconds where I held my breath—would she pick Lauren or Kenzi to join her? Only of course that can't happen because both are human. Then Dyson steps out of the shadows and offers himself as hand, which of course reminds me of Game of Thrones and how the hand of the king always meets a bad end. I hope that's not the same here.
Bo refuses, and seems to question why Dyson would even make the offer, which means she holds a grudge longer than I do, and I'm still mad at my roommate's boyfriend for drinking my last Guinness, and that was close to thirty years ago. Of course, the roommate's boyfriend didn't deny the love I had for him—because ugh, no, there was nothing there—so perhaps Bo's reaction makes sense.
Lauren urges Bo to accept Dyson's offer, and then Bo capitulates, accepting Dyson's offer to accompany her to the temple and through the Dawning. Bo puts a flower into a bowl, which sparkles and the two disappear, only to emerge—in an alternate Dal, where there seem to be those beer stand-up ads with women in bikinis who look a lot like Bo.
A caretaker with a disconcertingly orange tan introduces himself, telling Bo that now you're in the Temple, you need to get out. He says she has to find the key, or else she'll be stuck in there forever. Then he disappears, and Bo and Dyson look at each other.
Back at the real Dal, Trick offers half a plate of nachos to Kenzi, who says she's “Not hungry”! A not-hungry Kenzi means there's something really bothering her. Trick and Kenzi have a talk about what happens to humans after the Fae they've claimed...leave, and Trick tells Kenzi he could claim her if Bo doesn't make it through the Dawning. This makes Kenzi all kinds of relieved, not just because she'll be safe—because Trick tells her he considers her family, and that is all Kenzi has ever wanted, it seems. To belong, to be loved. Aww!
From the Dal, Bo and Dyson slip into Bo's apartment. Bo says she's wished that there was a connecting door between the Dal and her apartment many times before, and she looks around, noticing yet another brunette pin-up poster on the wall, asking Dyson if he notices anything different about the place.
I notice it's a lot cleaner, but then again, nobody asked me.
Dyson says if he were being honest, he'd have to say he can't remember much else but your bedroom. Ooh, Dyson!
Dyson urges Bo to trust him, only the first (or maybe it happened earlier?) times he'll say that in this episode. WE GET IT, ALREADY! Ham-fists are more subtle than this.
A Klingon-looking creature emerges and takes a swipe at Dyson, tearing his shirt and leaving scratch marks on his chest. And then the sound of many people offering to kiss it and make it better. Oh no, scratch that (literally!).
Then they're in what might be a locker room—Kiersten will know if we've been here before, but chances are good, given that the alternate reality is one they're familiar with—and Bo tells Dyson to “Stop cock-blocking me!,” which sounds so funny coming from her.
Dyson replies, “1000 years of chivalry is hard to shake.” And then—AT LAST—makes the announcement that he's doing all this, “Because I love you.”
Bo reacts by punching him, saying, “Was that so hard to say?”
To which Dyson says, adorably, “I'm just a wolf, standing in front of a succubus,” quoting Notting Hill, Fae style. But Dyson tells Bo he's happy she's found happiness with Lauren, and Bo asks him what they are going to do now, and he says, nothing, but “Ask me again in 100 years when things are different.” In other words, when Lauren is dead. Ugh!
Next scene is where Lauren and Bo are in police headquarters, both of them dressed as cops, clearly partners, and clearly were more than they are now. They're talking about some case, where the CI (Confidential Informant, I am guessing? I don't speak cop) is giving them trouble, and they could take down the whole family if they had her testimony. They stop talking about the case, and Bo asks Lauren, “Can't you just be happy for me?” and then shivs Lauren with a last relationship-dagger when she says, “I was in it for the long haul.” Lauren looks abashed and uncomfortable, which is to say she looks just like Lauren when she says, “It wasn't my fault,” and Bo replies, “You still gave your love away.”
Oh-kay then! Seems like they're having the big relationship discussion in the alternate reality of the Dawning. Like when you have a dream about fighting with your significant other, and you wake up mad at them, only they have no clue what they did. Just sayin'.
Turns out Kenzi is the CI, only she's McKenzie here (McKenzi?), and she's wearing pink and yellow, which definitely means it's alternate Kenzi. Bo tries to convince Kenzi to testify, only McKenzi replies that she has no guarantee she'll be kept safe. WE GET IT, HAM-FISTS!
Trick is Bo's boss in this scenario, and there is some discussion about the distinction between street rats—like Kenzi—and us—like cops, which reinforces the whole Fae/Human dynamic.
Bo arrives home, if home is a nice house with good landscaping in a suburban enclave, with a manically chipper Tamsin as the next-door neighbor clipping roses and being snippy. That part hasn't changed, at least.
Bo goes into the house, where Doctor Dyson (a ha! Way to be clever by combining Bo's two loves!) is waiting for her, and reminds her to take her meds, because she does crazy things when not on them. He asks her if she trusts him—YES! Even I trust you now, and we've never met, plus you're fictional—and they kiss. Aww!
Then Bo's back in that white silk peignoir from the first scene, and walks into another room where someone's sitting, talking to a baby, saying something soothing to the baby—a girl, we learn.
There's some mayhem, I lost track, and Bo's mother slits the baby-holder's throat and takes off with the baby.
Back in their shared blue bedroom, Bo realizes that none of this is real, that Dyson's not a doctor, and he begins “I'm just a wolf standing in front...” and Bo finishes with him, “a succubus.”
There's some Dawning realization, where Bo figures out DYSON is the key, and that in order for her to leave, she'll have to kill him. Ruh-roh. She says she won't, and he tells her she has to, and that this is the only way, to which Bo replies—as has been her mantra from the onset of everything—“There's never only one way,” but then she does stab Dyson, and he falls in front of her with a big stab wound.
The caretaker returns, and infodumps that Dyson knew what would happen when he offered to be Bo's hand, and that while two can enter, only one can leave the Dawning. Bo gets a key from Dyson's bloody chest—ugh—and the caretaker urges her to go. She insists she won't go without Dyson, and the caretaker says that that's the rule, and she has to. At which point she replies, “I've never been big on rules. That is who I am. That is my true self.”
And I just want to airpunch in happiness, because that IS who Bo is. Even though she's a pain, she's being who she wants to be.
Then she takes some of Dyson's blood and makes the same symbol on the floor that Trick daubed onto her forehead, and the two of them disappear, only to show up in real life Dal, with the whole crew waiting for them.
Dyson is dead, still, and Bo is crying and begging for someone to help him. Then she gets all weird and double-voicey, like in Ghostbusters with Zuul taking over Sigourney Weaver's character. She sucks the lifeforce out of everyone in the room, and deposits it into Dyson, but not without making me think that something is horribly wrong, only it doesn't seem like anyone else in the scene thinks so. Is it show foreshadowing? Or just me being scared when Bo's eyes turn white?
In any case, Dyson is revived, and we cut to the post-Dawning scene (is that midmorning? Because Kenzi probably thinks it's time for second breakfast), and Bo and Kenzi are both relieved, and Kenzi reminds Bo she still hasn't talked about that kiss (the one with Tamsin—not the few Bo and Dyson had in Temple-land).
Trick and Stella say goodbye, and Stella invites Trick along to her next adventure, only he says Bo needs him, and she asks him “how long you're going to punish yourself...Blood King” to which he doesn't seem to have an answer.
Stella leaves, and Trick opens a trunk, revealing a piece of embroidery or something with an image on it and he says, “Not him...” and the show ends.
So the upshot is Bo made it out of the Dawning, which means she can vote in Fae-land or something, only at what price did she bring Dyson back, and now that they both know Dyson has his love back, are they just gonna sit around and wait for Lauren to get old? Because creepy. And does Kenzi have Fae blood, and why is Trick punishing himself, and where the HELL is Hale, and will Bo and Lauren ever discuss their respective relationship shortcomings?
Kiersten will return tomorrow. Meanwhile—what did you like best or worst about the episode?
If you dig the mythology in Lost Girl, be sure to check out Jackie Lester's post on Alternate Mythologies from Lost Girl, Hearne, Moning, and More.
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