Speculation about the upcoming season four of Lost Girl is running wild as we hold out through the hiatus. With multiple Comic-Con appearances and a steady tweet stream of teasers from cast and crew, the anticipation for season four is running high and wild. Many die-hard Faemily members
impatiently bide their time with epic re-watches of the past three seasons. For those without the DVDs or Blu Rays of S1 and S2 (S3 won’t release in the U.S. until November), the Chiller cable channel has graciously enabled support this mania devotion with its own run of Lost Girl from the beginning. Check your local listings.
But hey, time is tight, lives are busy, and Strikeback is back with smokin’ hot guys blowing shit up while taking the piss out of each other. Sometimes a Faenatic has to break it down to the top five of bestest evah in…hang on a minute… 13+22+13…math(s) is not my thing…do we round up? nah…so, 48 (holy crap!) episodes of Lost Girl.
Oh look! A list!
Number 5: Fae Day/Faetal Justice (S1E9 and S1E11)
I put these two together because they connect thematically and in the forward motion of the Bo and Dyson relationship. In both episodes, it’s the Fae world at the center of the mystery of the week and the dangerous dance of supernatural politics that is not only prepared to sacrifice humans without a pause, but will even offer up one of their own on the altar of ambition. Plus, Trick wields a mean shotgun and gets his Blood King badass on and that’s never not fun. In Fae Day, Bo races against the clock and puts her life on the line to resolve a centuries-old family feud in order to prevent a prophesized death. Dyson backs her up on this quest, even to the point of standing as her second when Bo must put her life on the line in the Agallamh. It’s the first episode following Dyson’s admission in Vexed of caring for Bo and we can see him figuring out exactly what that means for him even as Bo tries to understand what to do about it herself. In Faetal Justice, Dyson is framed for murder and now it’s his life on the line as Bo races against the clock to uncover the true murderer before Fae politics and Dyson’s own stubbornness end his life. Together, these two episodes show Bo and Dyson finally recognizing their relationship has gone far beyond merely friends with benefits.
Number 4: Original Skin (S2E9)
PerfectCiara finally demanding what the hell is or is not or was going on between Dyson and Bo? Check. Creeping supernatural being in the form of an obnoxious ten-year-old? Check. Heartbreakingly precious Dyson and Kenzi moment? Check. Body switching? Check. Kris Holden-Ried’s hilarious portrayal of Kenzi trapped in Dyson’s body? Checkmate. Unquestionably the best episode of the problematic season two, Original Skin was enlightening, painful, emotionally angsty, and all kinds of funny. And yet, as usual, the anchor in this episode is Bo and Kenzi who prove that, even when they’re wearing someone else’s skin, it’s the bond between them that holds their Faemily together.
Number 3: Food for Thought (S1E6)
It was a tossup between this episode and Dead Lucky (S1E5) for this slot, but Food for Thought (commonly referred to as “Foot Soup”) slid into its place on the merits of the Dyson/Kenzi interaction. The thousand-year-old wolf shifter who's seen and done it all done in by the raw courage and loyalty of the wee human grifter who wraps him around her finger. Their heartbreaking, lovely scene in the cemetery locked Dyson and Kenzi in their ever-deepening big bro/little sis dynamic that continues to develop and thrive independent of their roles in Bo’s life. We also get to see Doctor Lauren out of the lab as she and Bo go after the mystery of the week, an experience that brings home to the doc how out of place she is in Bo’s day-to-day world.
Number 2: (Dis)Members (S1E12)
Finally—FINALLY—Bo and Dyson are officially together. Dyson watching the flying tennis balls as though fighting the urge to give chase in wolf form remains one of my favorite throwaway moments (though his picking pieces of Taft from his teeth in S3E13 is a close second). Few scenes in this entire series are as satisfying as Kenzi flopping down on the couch with Bo and Dyson so that Dyson can rub her sore feet. A great visual of how deeply bonded those three characters are to each other. Dyson taking the piss out of Kenzi—“Senorita, the servant’s entrance is in the rear”—followed by Kenzi’s swift rejoinder—“Bite me, wolf boy.” The happy joy between Bo and Dyson as they walk around the country club, the settled rightness between them was hard won and deeply satisfying. But the piece de resistance that cements this episode’s place in the top five is the love confession scene between Bo and Dyson. A mature acknowledgment of the contradictory aspects of their natures and then the admission that each was willing to do whatever is necessary to overcome the obstacles and be together. It was very Gift of the Magi-esque in its way. They laughed, they sighed, they were happy and in love. Naturally, they were doomed.
Number 1: Vexed (S1E8)
It has to start at the very beginning. While it ran as episode 8, it’s commonly known that Vexed was the pilot of Lost Girl shot nearly a year before the series began officially filming. Vexed in a sharp encapsulation of everything Lost Girl purported to be: Sex-positive, shame-free, label-free, violent, metaphysical, supernatural, adult, witty, funny, edgy, woman-led Urban Fantasy. The case of the week educated Bo (and by extension, the audience) on Fae society structure and politics and the consequences to both Fae and humans when a Fae went against the establishment (death). It also showcases Bo and Kenzi’s tight bond, along with one of the most favorite Kenzisms to date: “Smells like fried bitch!”
Bo sleeps with both her main lovers (the episode opens with what is generally agreed to be the hottest love scene in the series as Bo and Dyson have angry, healing, smoking hot sex). Each interaction highlights basic aspects of Dyson and Doctor Lauren’s respective characters and has major impact and consequences on and for both relationships. And we meet Vex, possibly the best antagonist in the series, who announces his presence with snarky, amoral authority and takes no prisoners...or at least not for long. It’s was a stellar pilot episode and, as it turned out, the perfect lynchpin episode too in its mid-season position as it turned this first season into its last five episodes. At its center, Vexed is an episode about how Bo struggles to reconcile the ambiguity of her new Fae world with her human-influenced moral core, a conflict that is a fundamental theme of the Lost Girl series.
What are your go-to moments to feed the Fae need? Sound off in the comments!