Kiersten Krum will be offering her analysis on this episode of Lost Girl next week, but meanwhile, we thought we'd get the ball rolling on the latest in Bo's Merry Adventures by offering a first look at episode 3.13, “Those Who Wander,” which aired on Sunday night on Showcase in Canada.
NOTE: The Lost Girl Season 3 finale has NOT YET AIRED IN THE UNITED STATES. The finale, “Those Who Wander,” will air in the U.S. next Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on SyFy. This is a recap of the episode as seen on Showcase in Canada. Do NOT read this recap unless you have seen the episode or are willing to be TOTALLY SPOILED.
We left off last week with Trick being stuffed into a trunk and a bittersweet moment coming from Aoife’s return and the realization that she’s been damaged in some unknown way. Here we open this week with Bo throwing punches at a human guard. She’s still trying to heal Tamsin, who’d been shot by the human. Bo tries the whole chi stealing thing, but it fails, at first looking like the chi has been swept away in a breeze, but it turns out it's returned to the previous owner. Strangely enough, the guard has been enjoying the beating and tells Bo this. Looks like he might’ve been a test subject for Taft as well as part of his security team.
Bo, frustrated and frantic, says to him, “You tell me where you’re keeping the wolf.” But apparently the beating was so effective that the guard either passes out or dies right in front of her. Oops! Then she tries to rouse Tamsin by shaking her and threatening her with death, which has little chance of succeeding in its nonsensical methodology and doesn’t. Her last-ditch effort is to send an appeal to Dyson through the air for his help in rescuing...himself? The cheese-o-meter hits the red line with that one.
The scene switches to still shirtless Dyson in his glass cell, pleading with Aoife to help him find a way out. She has a great solution, telling him, “It’s called Death and it’s coming for you.” Not THAT way out, Aoife....
The camera pans past all of the cells, showing any surviving Fae looking much like Aoife: lost, cold, and without hope....and perhaps the odd limb, too.
Somehow, Bo has managed to lift/drag/levitate Tamsin back to the Hilton Hovel and is now hosting a party...huh? She’s actually still on point with the Dyson rescue, but has called in reinforcements to aid in the healing of Tams: Amanda and Kasey, two of the kitsunes from S3E6. These sorority girls go from party to plunder to all-out make out session in a matter of seconds. Bo tries to reel them back in to focus on Tamsin, who they say is a “fugly sleeper” and that she’s dying.
It seems the Valkyries have a life cycle “to live, to serve, to expire over and over again,” and Tamsin is at the end of (one of) hers. That makes me sad, because she’s been a fun addition to the cast and has snark witty enough to rival Kenzi’s. The ‘over and over’ part bodes well for reincarnation of a character, which is a way better out than that whole Bobby Ewing didn’t die ‘cause it was all a dream tactic. But Amanda says she’s got split ends to boot, so maybe the outlook really is dire?
The girls continue to discuss Tamsin, saying that death would be a better thing for her considering who she’s working for, saying he’s “like Voldemort bad” and “old as time.” This gives us a teeny bit more of a clue to Bo’s dad, as well as our first Harry Potter reference of the episode.
Amanda then offers to scrub in for the removal of the bullet in Tamsin’s side, shocking Bo with the revelation that she’s been pre-med for the last twenty years. Kasey asks if they have time for a makeover too, which Amanda confirms that the wound is a “horizontal laceration,” of course they have time. This, folks, is a peek into our future with surgeries performed by the texting youth of today.
Bo pokes fun at their foxy nature and grabs the cell to call Kenzi, who picks up! Looks like she wasn’t executed before this week’s show, so things are looking up for K. Considering we left Kenz last week under arrest and waiting for a termination date, it’s surprising to hear her tell Bo that she’s hanging out in Tent City. Of course, the exposed beam ceiling and muted light are not looking very ‘street.’ Kenzi quickly assures Bo that all is looking good, but blames the Morrigan for her change in venue, while throwing in a nasty aside about Evony that “she['s] gotten chubs.” During this exchange, Kenzi’s actually hoisted in the air by a very large, muscled man who works for Evony and she’s just trying to allay Bo’s worry.
Still at Bo’s, Tamsin has awoken from her surgery to two happy-crazed sorority Faes. Surprised by this, she says, “I knew I was a goner. I didn’t think I was going to wake up in slut heaven.” The girls congratulate themselves on the success of the makeover and how Tams doesn’t look like she’s dying now. What Tamsin gets out of this is panic at what they might have told Bo. The girls take off to raid Bo’s unmentionables, but she assures Tamsin that they won’t find any because she doesn’t wear them. Surprise, surprise.
Bo’s back in her fighting outfit, trying to rile Tamsin into action. Tamsin admits that she’s not what she used to be. Bo makes a snide remark about “[falling] in with the wrong guy” but brushes it aside as Tamsin has a questioning look about how much Bo really knows. Tam says she needs to juice up and can get what the stuff from ‘a’ Druid. Bo switches the ‘a’ to ‘the’, in her desire to meet the man she’d spoken to on Tamsin’s phone. The subtle back and forth here is at once backstepping in their friendship and suspense building for the possible outcome.
In a room that definitely has a Dal feel to it, Kenzi offers Evony more sarcasm with a snide comment about her shoes, just to mess with her. K puts up a front about not being afraid to die, but welcomes suggested alternatives. The Morrigan thinks killing Kenzi would be of little challenge to her and instead voices her intentions towards Trick. Was she really the one that captured him and tossed him in a trunk? It’s looking that way, especially when she says he’s dead. No freakin’ way!
Over in the Fae sized test tubes, Dyson is trying to get Aoife to focus. Aoife is still rambling and singing nursery rhymes, but she manages to spill a few details. It seems ‘he’ (which I’m assuming means Taft) was watching her and assumed she was the most powerful Fae. Taft picked up Aoife after her fight with Bo, to heal/break her. He was pressing her for information, “What is the ultimate type of Fae, Succubus? Who is the strongest?” Aoife answered, but instead of selling out Bo, she told Taft it was Dyson. She knew he’d given up his wolf to save Bo, so Aoife gave him up too. Because they both love her, is Aoife’s reasoning. Well, there’s no denying that for Dyson, but Aoife? That’s a bit more difficult to swallow, considering past histories.
We move over to Lauren’s cell, the one that she’s still sharing with Jerry the bartender’s wife. Turns out she’s a cabot and has thirty-eight children (ouch!). Lauren promises that Sunitha will be okay, but Taft walks in telling her she shouldn’t say that. The Doc bargains for supplies to save the now-single mother of enough kids to man a hockey team or two, offering herself in exchange.
Tamsin and Bo meet Massimo by a riverside at dusk. He has Tamsin’s meds prepped, but Bo grabs it “just in case.” Bo walks away to call Trick, leaving the Druid and Tamsin to talk, conveniently enough. Massimo questions her wherewithal to complete the task, bringing the topic to Acacia. He says he also loved her but Tamsin thinks love is the bad part of the equation, leading to death. The scene ends with Bo offering a backhanded remark about being lucky to still have Tamsin with her.
At Taft’s mansion/institute, Lauren is trying for more bargaining. But Taft, in his circuitous storytelling, says that the Fae took his younger brother and chopped of his head while they were camping. Taft was accused of doing it and ended up in an asylum. His determination to find out the truth (that it was a Wendigo responsible) brought him to this ultimate path. Lauren offers him a half-assed consolation while being poked by a bone (a femur?), which must have been a fun scene to shoot.
Taft goes on another crazy-guy rant about how his search is more than just discovering; it’s about evolution. Lauren assures him that he will be caught, but he retorts that she’s now in danger too by working with him. He reveals that he’s known she was working for the Fae “long enough to know she’s the only one who can help” him. He spouts off about human ascension, but Lauren says he’s crazy. Well, duh!
He tells her how he wants to extract cells “from the strongest [Fae] he can find” and implant them in himself. He believes this person to be Dyson, which illustrates a lack of intelligence if he really took Aoife at her word and was convinced by one fight. Evil cackling ensues. No, not really.
Bo and Tamsin are walking past the site of Dyson’s fight, right towards a gaggle of rifle toting bad guys. They make a lame pretence at being lost and looking for the mall, but achieving success in their true purpose: gaining access.
Kenzi and Evony are sparring with words, Evony winning by teasing that Trick is dead, Dyson’s “a shag carpet,” and Hale is dead too or a runaway, at least. Kenzi scrambles to figure out what Evony really wants and that turns out to be Bo’s lineage. The Morrigan is armed with a taser, ready to torture info from our favorite human, but Kenz mentions that maybe they should start with “watching Channing Tatum dance in 3D” first. What? They have that?
Kenzi throws out a few innocuous tidbits about Bo, trying to keep Evony off balance, but she inadvertently mentions Bo’s ability to draw chi from multiple sources at the same time. Whoops! She tries to brush it off with a wrinkle insult toward the Morrigan but the damage has possibly been done. Evony, for her part, is still a go with the taser, pushing it close to Kenzi’s face, but it sputters and dies. Phew!
Bruce, the man built like a wall, suggests the Dal could be warded, but Evony takes credit for the idea by adding in something about Trick casting protection spells. Evony figures she got enough information out of Kenzi with that one little fact and orders Bruce the almighty to finish Kenzi off....permanently.
Over in Taft’s office, the smiling sociopath is introducing himself to Bo; the man is just way too happy to be convincingly sane. Bo tells him she’s come for Dyson and that “no mad scientist can stop” her. Of course, that’s the moment Lauren chooses to walk in. Bo tries to give her a hug, but Lauren halts the movement. Out of all that she could’ve heard, what Lauren understands is that Bo is there for Dyson.
Lauren, in a defeated voice, offers a monologue about how she has been mistreated by the Fae. She talks about how her skills as a researcher have been affected, how her personal life has been “cursed” by her association with the Fae. If not for the dismal way she says all this, it might be easy to consider that she has joined Taft in cuckoo land. She continues on about how it’s now her chance to do something about it and for “her kind.” Then she drops the ultimate whammy by telling Bo her real name isn’t Lauren.
Bo keeps telling her that this isn’t her, which is incredibly reminiscent of S3E6 again, when she said similar things about the Kenzi-copy. Bo insisted that she knows her and loves her. Lauren responds that she “loved” Bo. This brings Lauren to her third attempt to barter with Taft: if he lets Bo go, she’ll do the procedure for Taft. It’s her attempt to save humanity and to exact revenge on “the one man that has stood in [her] way.”
Call me as skeptical as Taft, but really? Her posturing and stuttering to Bo all read like someone defeated and scared, but now she wants to help humans become better, to become Fae, all while killing Dyson? Pul-lease! This is also where she spouts off the line about not saving them both. Lauren offers Bo a brusque goodbye that does have a bit of a final feel to it.
Taft tells a guard to take Bo to her cell and she walks away, calling him “a monster.” Deranged as he is, he says, “Oh, no, not yet, not yet. I can’t wait till you see me after, succubus. I think you’ll find me very familiar.” So, what, he’s going to use the cells to go all Dolly the sheep and clone Dyson? Mad science indeed! But I think this is more about the ‘essence’ of the wolf as opposed to an exact replica. He’s still hanging firmly on to his delusions that any of it will have a positive outcome, I think.
In an area worthy of Dr. Frankenstein, Dyson is strapped to a table. The guard comments that he took out six men before they sedated him. So you’d think a couple of pesky leather straps wouldn’t even make the wolf man blink. Alas, he is stuck on the table. Taft can’t help himself and goes to taunt Dyson a little, but also manages some ego-stroking by telling Dyson that he’s “the fastest, strongest, most magnificent creature that [he’s] ever encountered.” Dyson, drowsy but feisty, tries to talk Taft into letting the others go but being laid out on a table leaves little room for even footing.
After goading Dyson even more, Taft leaves to find Lauren scrubbing up for the cell removal. He says he’d like the wolf to survive, but Lauren gives a humorless smile, saying “I wouldn’t bet on it.” Gosh darn it, I like this evil Lauren! She glances at Taft then stares right into the camera as it closes in on her. Her facial expression changes in no way to reflect what’s going on in her now potentially anti-Fae, anti-Dyson head.
Back in the cells, Bo has been put in with Tamsin, which seems a silly move for Taft, not having worked on either of them yet. They’re full power Fae, for goodness sakes!
Bo is telling Tamsin to hold it together when she hears someone calling her: Aoife. Aoife can’t understand why Bo is there when she gave up Dyson as the one Taft should want. Rational enough to recognize Bo, Aoife tells her what’s happened there, with the fighting and the feeding. Then she sways to irrational with a change in voice to a deeper version of her own, “keep her from the evil” and devolves into a typical mom rant with, “If your father was here, he would kill them all! And then resurrect them and kill them again.” Okay, that last bit isn’t as familiar, but may have been implicit in many mother’s threats over the years.
Bo is stunned to hear Aoife mention her father. Aoife is still ranting about the power and her father, but when Bo’s tries for more info, she gets nothing. Resolved to get things moving, Bo pulls out Tamsin’s ‘medicine’ and juices her, all while taking a little energy for herself. Game on!
In the surgical suite, Dyson is asking Lauren the whys of it all and Taft, in a moment of clarity, asks Lauren when the last time was that she’d worked on a human. Seriously, shouldn’t that have been part of the interview, not seconds before having any kind of work done? Lauren goes in for the bone marrow on Dyson and the wolf screams in agony. Taft laughs like...forget it, we all know he’s nuts now anyway
At the Dal, Bruce is apologizing to Kenzi for ending her life and Kenzi is...coaching him? It’s actually an ‘I quit’ speech for the Morrigan that’s he’s practicing. Kenzi, meanwhile, is thanking Trick for his protection spell but Bruce says she “should thank her hips.” Bruce makes her look in her pocket for something that he’d noticed earlier then spouts off a poem about Clan Zamora. Bruce is too cute, I tell ya! The poem ends with mentions of a twig that brings immortality and Kenzi finally gets what Hale did for her.
Back in Taft’s cells, Bo and Tamsin are beating the crap out of each other. The guards go to unlock the cell and make them stop. Bo comes out of the cell, telling Tamsin “it’s your move, Valkyrie.” Tamsin proceeds to decimate all of the guards with her scary, (un)natural visage. Their plan works beautifully until Tamsin collapses, telling Bo to make sure she gets the “Wilco bootleg” back from Dyson when she finds him.
Bo magically finds the key to unlock all of the doors, releasing the prisoners all at once. The cabot, Sunitha, say “Bless you child. You really are the chosen one,” on her way out. This makes me take a closer look for the telltale lightning bolt scar on Bo’s forehead, but I don’t find it. Huh.
Bo grabs Aoife and runs in the opposite direction from everyone else, in fact going right into Taft’s office. Taft is there, post-op, still looking inordinately happy about something. He offers to test his new powers on her, either a taste or just all out mating. He demonstrates his new strength by running Edward Cullen-like across his office. When Bo asks what Lauren did, he tells her he is Fae now. He then says his next move is to get to the door behind her. She’s says, “You’ll have to get through me first,” which he takes as a challenge with a bizarre amount of giddiness. He runs at Bo with a knife out, but Aoife steps in front, taking the blade in her gut.
Dyson busts in, twisting a guard's neck to break it, leaving nothing between him and Taft. But pausing for dramatic effect allows Taft the opportunity to get away. We hear the swoosh of another super-fast Taft dash, but it looks more like he runs off like a little girl. Bo tells Dyson that Taft “needs to die.” Dyson runs in Taft’s direction to achieve that end.
Bo is still holding onto Aoife, trying to keep her awake. Aoife is recalling better times then tells Bo to look after “him.” Trying to figure out who Aoife means by this, Bo asks, “Trick? Taft? My father?” No response comes.
Tamsin comes to take Bo out to finish things, but Bo doesn’t want to leave her mother. Sunitha enters, saying she will look after Aoife and that Bo escaping is the key for all of them. Reluctantly, Bo follows Tamsin out. But before we switch scenes, Aoife wakes and starts stealing Sunitha’s chi in what looks like a ‘to the death’ kind of way. Some things never change, do they?
Tamsin has led Bo into the surgical area, offering her an ingenuous apology for being in the wrong place. She then reiterates to Bo that “it’s time to go,” which appears to have a double meaning. Bo asks where, and Tamsin replies, “Wherever he wants you.” They circle around each other, until Tamsin pulls out the rune glass. Again, she repeats how the formula came to be, then tosses it at Bo and boom! It doesn’t work.
Bo figures the Druid screwed up somewhere but Tamsin thinks it has more to do with Bo not “lov[ing] and trust[ing] the way [she] claim[s].” Good point, but which hairs are the culprits? The one from Dyson because she trusts him, though through the season she has repeatedly said that she doesn’t trust him. The two from Lauren as the one she loves, yet she came to rescue Dyson from Taft instead? What about the kiss from Kenzi? Is it possible she would betray Bo or already has, with her slip up to Evony? What if the issue is with Bo’s own hair contribution, as a result of the unknown quantity of her father?
But wait! The Druid told Tamsin she was supposed to break the formula threetimes then cut it...what happened there? Whatever the case, Bo and Tamsin are still trash talking each other and throwdown again, “old school.”
Trick makes his first appearance, still in the trunk of whatever car he was tossed into before. He’s cursing being stuck and I’ll have to assume for the sake of drama here the car’s owner had the forethought to remove the escape latch that can be found in all newer model vehicles? Trick hears a noise outside the car and shouts out a threat about “no mercy for someone who abducts [him] from [his] own place of sanctuary.” He’s got a jeweled knife to back up his fightin’ words. The trunk opens to uncover a smiling Hale teasing the Blood King. Trick’s offered a hand and his escape is procured neatly.
Tamsin and Bo are still going strong with snazzy insults like “[get] your Skeletor face outta mine,” while they toss each other up against a variety of large operating equipment. Tamsin gets a few power kicks in and Bo takes a bit more chi. Bo manages to get Tamsin to the ground and the Valkyrie begs Bo to finish her off.
What we love about Bo is the empathy she has shown time and again, and now Tamsin sees it too. Tamsin is fighting for her life while Bo tries to persuade her to fight whatever is going on with her. Tamsin does give up, but not without telling Bo that this will curse them; that ‘he’ will come after them. Bo assures her that getting the team back together will help. They split up to make this happen quicker.
Hale and Trick are walking side by side, talking about how Hale’s “last piece of business as acting Ash” was to rescue Trick from the Dark. Trick questions him on the Ash part but Hale admits that “politics wasn’t [his] thing.” Stella drives up, ready to take Trick to Scotland after all, to keep him safe while the “battle is won.” Hale says his goodbyes, telling Trick he has to “go see about a girl.” Yay! I’m sure we all know which girl he’s talking about, right?
Before Hale is gone, Trick asks him about the Morrigan. Hale says not to “worry about it...[he’s] got a guy on the inside.” Flash over to Vex (Vex!) in the Morrigan’s bedroom, with Evony bound, gagged, and struggling furiously. The image isn’t quite as entertaining as when Bo got the pictures of her, but Vex assures Hale that she’s ready to be delivered to the Light. I’ve lost count here, does that make Vex a triple agent? Quadruple?
Whatever the case, Vex, quite possibly no longer ‘impotent,’ could be using his powers to act out his displeasure on the Morrigan. Instead, he holds the taser up to her face as direct repayment of her attempts on Kenzi. Revenge is a dish etc., etc.
Cut to Taft running through a field, maybe the field of death, with Dyson hot on his tail. Taft stops to tell Dyson that they are somehow connected by DNA, which means Dyson can’t off him. But Dyson knows something Taft doesn’t: Lauren switched the cells and injected Taft with cabot DNA. Other than the bearing of thirty-eight children, what else could it mean for Taft? Oh, right, he’s not as strong as Dyson. And the wolf man tells him this in a sing-song voice. I love it!
Dyson gives Taft a head start, assuring him that Fae don’t eat Fae but “for [him], [he’ll make an exception.” Then Taft runs, as he should, and Dyson’s body convulses as he transforms to his full wolf.
Kenzi and Bruce are walking down the street. Kenzi’s worried about “surprise attacks,” but Bruce reassures her with, “I’m huge. I don’t do stealth.” He does do funny though. Kenzi is more concerned about Bruce’s wellbeing with the Morrigan than her own safety. She lets it slip that the Druid has offered her Fae-ness, but he tells her it is a VERY bad idea. Bruce has her back, including providing her with a getaway car. She says, “I love you,” to which the muscled man says he loves her too, but sadly, Kenz meant the car. These two are super cute together as ironic comic relief.
Dyson comes out of the woods, looking barely put out, but picking his teeth. He finds Tamsin waiting in her truck. She admits to him that she “should have expired years ago.” Dyson tells her that they’ll get through it, but barely a quiet moment passes between them when “The Wanderer” starts playing on the radio. Tamsin says it’s Bo’s father. Seeing the man on the road, she accelerates, while Dyson’s yelling to stop. Tamsin says, “We all gotta die someday” and keeps going, coming closer and closer to the man with uncanny steadiness.
As they’re just about to hit him, he turns into a cloud of dust; it envelopes them in the cab of the truck. We hear screaming and then the truck goes over the edge, down a cliff, flipping on its way. The wheels spin, but the only noise remaining is the background music and the whirring of the truck as it dies.
Bo runs into the Dal, calling out for Kenzi or Trick. Instead, the doors all slam shut and the jukebox starts to play “The Wanderer.” It gets to the line about “They don’t even know my name” and the song starts to skip back to those words repeatedly. Bo, more annoyed than scared, says, “You’re right, I don’t. But when I figure it out, you’re in serious shit, Wanderer.”
The Wanderer tarot card spirals to the floor from thin air, Bo watching its movement. She sees the image and taunts The Wanderer about him only having “parlor tricks.” Not to be outdone, windows and lights start to explode around the Dal. Bo crouches down, covering her head to avoid the blasts, but she’s met with the same dark cloud that invaded Tamsin’s truck. It pulls her in so that she isn’t even struggling to be freed. As the cloud reaches over her head, it dissipates again, leaving the tarot card to spiral once more, down to the floor. This time the image on the card is The Wanderer standing beside the rear silhouette of Bo in her fighting outfit.
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Jackie Lester imagines a day when she can make a living as a writer. Until then, she reviews eclectic books at My Ever Expanding Library and lives in small-town Ontario with her daughter.