“Of All the Gin Joints” Who Walked In? On This Week’s Lost Girl

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Previously on Lost Girl, Bo and Kenzi discovered Evony is still alive, Lauren is working for the Dark, and will continue to do so despite a reunion with Bo, and Bo discovered that there is no magical solution to “Un-Dark” herself. Check out a full recap here.

Before we get into this week, I just want to offer virtual tissues and a hug to those who watched the season 4 finale. To those of you who haven’t watched and weren’t spoiled, don’t look it up, it’s worth the wait.

This week starts off a little differently than usual, with a late night opera performance for a one man audience. When the song is finished and the singer leaves the stage, she is joined by a man who is obviously there to make sure she doesn’t go anywhere. Unfortunately for him, all it takes is humming for a few seconds to get him on the ground and allow her to escape.

Bo and Kenzi are at the Dal. Kenzi is reading a note from Tamsin, explaining that she had to “Go Han Solo and all that.” Kenzi starts talking to Bo about missing Tamsin at the same time that Bo tries to talk to Kenzi about being Dark and not having her memories. Right as they’re sharing a touching “I don’t know what I would do without you” moment, the opera Fae stumbles into the Dal. Bo and Kenzi get her into a chair and the woman recognizes Bo and starts speaking in very excited Russian. Kenzi translates, the woman was looking for Bo and is very excited that she found her, also saying that “she” told her to go to the Dal. When Bo asks who “she” is, the very confused Fae tells her, “you.”

They take the woman, Ianka, downstairs to rest on the couch and Trick gives Bo (and the viewers) a rundown of what kind of Fae she is. Ianka is an Alkonost, a type of bird Fae whose songs can take life and evoke memories, like the ones that Bo would like to have back. Trick tells her, again, that Ianka needs to rest so Bo is just going to have to wait and Bo heads upstairs.

At Lauren’s apartment, Lauren is dancing around packing up her belongings. Lauren dancing is one of those times where it’s more Zoie Palmer being Zoie Palmer than it is Zoie Palmer being Lauren Lewis. Evony interrupts her with pizza and beer, telling her, “You would have killed at Studio 54.” Lauren asks what she’s doing there and Evony chides her manners and then tells her she’s there to help her pack. She didn’t just bring any old beer, but a beer called Dark Belch from her own microbrewery. Raise your hands if you would drink that! Evony kicks a box out of her way and brings out the nerdy side of the doctor. The box contains Lauren’s entire Star Trek DVD collection and Khan collectible action figures.  Evony says she got there just in time and hands Lauren a stack of 3 books.

 

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Back at the Dal, Bo finds Dyson drinking at the bar, having just returned from his search for Lauren. Dyson very dramatically delivers the news that Lauren has gone to the Dark side (like I was going to leave that joke alone), and Bo responds by laughing and being like, funny story, I’m Dark too. Dyson launches into stunned, we can fix this mode, while Bo just wants in his pants. Dyson tries to use the whole, Dark/Light forbidden romance thing as a reason they can’t but Bo just pulls him into a back room. Before things can get too far, Trick interrupts them. He yells at them for getting it on in his barrel room when the Una Mens are keeping such a close eye on them, then sends Bo down to Ianka, who has woken up.

When Bo goes down to see her, Ianka starts in on the “Oh my hero!” and Bo still has no idea who she is. Ianka tries to explain that she sang for Bo and Bo told her to come find her at the Dal, giving Ianka the inspiration to escape. Ianka sings a little for Bo, bringing back some memories from the train. Bo wants more and Ianka tells her that they made a deal, she will sing more for Bo if Bo helps her gain her freedom. Ianka explains that the man who has her is a Buraq (according to Google, a Buraq is a mythical horse, kinda like Pegasus) and since he won’t let her sing for anyone but him, she’s starving. She wants to sing for an audience so she can feed. Ianka remembers that Bo said she wouldn’t remember meeting her and tells Bo to look at in the handle of her knife. Bo finds a note that says, “Ianka, you will sing for me and I will bring you freedom.” The note is what finally convinces Bo to help, which is weird because a couple years ago, she would have bent over backwards to help Ianka for less.

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Bo heads back upstairs where the Buraq is yelling about Ianka. Apparently, he put a GPS tracker in her necklace so that he knows where she is all the time. Bo convinces him to let Ianka sing her famous aria to an audience at the Dal.

Back at Lauren’s place, Lauren is looking at the books Evony gave her. They aren’t just books, but the personal journals of Charles Mayo (found under Jimmy Hoffa’s body), Marie Curie (stolen as a joke), and Albert Einstein (bought at a garage sale). The thing that surprises Lauren the most isn’t that Evony has them, but that she goes to garage sales. In addition to the journal, Evony has gotten a Van Gogh, a Stradivarius, and two Faberge eggs (which would apparently make Gustav Faberge lose his shit). Lauren is stunned that they were all Fae, which causes Evony to go into her bag and pull out another stack of journals, dropping them on the couch with Lauren. One of them is the journal of a doctor who experimented on humans, Lauren starts off on the Fae and Evony tells her the journal belongs to a human. They have a short chat about morality and experimenting on humans and it leads to Lauren saying she won’t do anything like that working for the Dark Fae and if she works for them, it’s on her terms.

At the Dal, Kenzi is hanging up a disco ball (I’m not sure why) while Trick tries explaining that since she’s human, Ianka’s song could have a fatal effect. Kenzi stops listening the second Hale walks in, she gets excited when she sees him, but that fades away as she realizes that he’s there for Ianka, and she gets jealous.

Everyone sits down for the performance and the second Ianka starts to sing, Bo remembers being on the train. It’s a short memory, but enough to show her that she found a crown with her name on it. Ianka’s singing is cut short by a Fae who grabs her and is like “by the way, this necklace is rigged to blow, so do what I say.” This Fae’s name is Marcus, he is a Camazotz; a Mayan Bat Warrior (Birdies and Horsies and Bats, oh my!). The Buraq explains that he and Marcus have basically been fighting over Ianka. Ianka faints during this and they realize that she can’t go anywhere. They take Ianka downstairs to rest, which gives them a chance to check out the necklace she’s wearing. The necklace is made up of Atlantean Quartz, which can actually explode things, like volcanoes. The only thing to neutralize the quartz is to freeze it and to do that you need liquid volcanic argon. I am not shitting you folks, this is a thing that is going on. They send Kenzi out to get the argon.

At Lauren’s, there’s lots of giggling going on. Lauren is doing her best “Doctor’s Log” for Evony and we all start to ship Levony (unless that’s just me?).  Lauren accuses Evony of “seeming suspiciously human” and then realizes that she’s a little tipsy as a result of the 25% alcohol content of Dark Belch. Kenzi interrupts them, telling “Alternate Reality Lauren” that she needs to see the “real” Lauren.

Lauren wraps up a container of liquid argon for Kenzi. Instead of telling her the truth, Kenzi told her she needed it for homemade merlot to prevent oxidation. Kenzi does the best friend thing and mentions Lauren’s new relationship with the Morrigan, Lauren explains that Evony helped Lauren find a new apartment since her current one belongs to the light. Kenzi isn’t buying it but doesn’t press the issue and Lauren asks her how Bo is. Kenzi says that Bo misses her, adding on that they all do, and makes a casual mention of clear Atlantean Quartz, which gives Lauren pause.

At the Dal, Bo walks in on Marcus and Ianka talking. Marcus sends her away, threatening to press the detonator. Bo goes into the barrel room, where Dyson is trying to make the transmitter they got from the Buraq, whose name is Bamber, work. When he gets it working, they hear some of Ianka and Marcus’ conversation, before Marcus realizes that they’re listening in and he hit’s the detonator. Dyson and Bo go running out into the bar to tell people to get down. Nothing happens and Kenzi finds Bo to tell her that the quartz won’t blow because the fire has been taken out of it. Kenzi tells Bo she learned it from Lauren, which makes Bo ask how Lauren is, Kenzi lies and says she’s good, but alone. After a conversation with Bamber and some flirting with Dyson, Bo realizes that Marcus and Ianka are in love, something we figured out a bit ago. They also figure out that Marcus and Ianka plan on using a transmitter stolen from Trick and Ianka’s death note to kill all of the Baraqians, so that they can be together. Dyson runs off to warn the Baraqians and Kenzi comes up to tell Bo that Hale is missing, he probably went to stop Ianka.

They reach Ianka and Marcus, Bo tells her to stop and poor Ianka just thought they were there to tell the Baraqians and Marcus’ family about their love. Ianka tells Marcus she’s not singing the death note, which causes him to pull out a whistle that looks like it acts like a siren’s song. Speaking of sirens, Hale appears, stopping Marcus from harming Ianka more. Marcus pulls out a gun and when that won’t work, he calls Ianka a bitch for not singing the death note. Ianka realizes that Marcus doesn’t really love her, so she sings the death note, causing Marcus and Kenzi to collapse. Bo tells Hale to get Kenzi out of there, but manages not to be affected by the note and stays until Marcus is dead and Ianka collapses. Ianka sang the death note in a weakened state, which means that she’s dying and can be free. She hands Bo something, “As promised” and then dies in Bo’s arms.

Kenzi and Hale are on a bench together recovering from the death note. They’re all cute and flirty and they kiss, which makes Kale shippers rejoice, because it’s finally happened. Kenzi asks him if the death note hurt him and he tells him no, but when she’s not paying attention, we see that his ears are bleeding.

 

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At the Clubhouse, Bo opens the little box that Ianka gave her. Inside is a recording, of sorts, of Ianka singing. The song brings back memories of Bo on the train; she’s looking in the mirror at a handprint on her chest. Bo looks appropriately freaked out and Dyson comes into her room to check on her.

At Lauren’s, she and Evony have gotten to the deep conversation part of the evening and are talking about masks, the metaphorical ones, not literal ones. Evony tells Lauren to consider her a friend, then hands her a key with full access to the Dark Science and Medical Testing Facility. Lauren tells her that she’s not going to sign anything and Evony replies that she didn’t ask her to and calls her a “brilliant woman” and tells her to “own it.” There’s a lingering touch and Lauren tells her she’ll never trust her, Evony responds that she wouldn’t respect her if she did. It gets a lot more flirty as Evony hands Lauren the keys to her new condo and tells her to call her if she needs anything, adding that the evening was fun. While Evony is rooting around in her purse, Lauren gets up, says her name and when Evony turns around, LAUREN KISSES HER!! For real though, if you didn’t ship Levony before… They have a little exchange about pizza being their secret and Lauren not trusting her and right before Evony leaves, she says, “You’re team Dark now, I can taste it.” Lauren watches her go and when she’s sure Evony is gone, Lauren walks over to her desk and pulls out a mirror, petri dish, and pair of tweezers. Lauren very carefully pulls a film off of her lips and puts it in the petri dish, closing the lid. She then takes a drink to, “It beginning,” or possibly “The beginning.” Either way, the good doctor is up to something.

 

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Back at the Clubhouse, Bo is dealing with a freak out in the only way she knows how; sex. Dyson keeps trying to get Bo to look at him, which leads to her putting her hand over his mouth and snapping, “Don’t tell me what to do.” Bo immediately apologizes and it leads to a chat about Bo not wanting to be owned and not wanting to turn into Marcus either. Bo collapses and sees that the mark the Wanderer left, is glowing. They are interrupted by the Una Mens, who are there for Dyson. Dyson starts to wolf out, which causes the Una Mens to do so as well, and that’s the end of the episode.

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So what did you think? Here are some quotes to tide you over until next week, which is a fun one.

Quotes:

Bo: When Liza Fae-nelli wakes up, let me know.

Trick: Balls of Minotaur!!

Evony: Marie turned out to be a real ax wound so I stole her diary as a joke.

Kenzi: You lie to the Russian stink eye and bad things will happen to your junk! Which would now be a particular bummer for me.

Evony: You are team Dark now, I can taste it.

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