On the penultimate episode of “Lost Girl,” we hit the ground running with “Hail, Hale.” After the whole “Dawning” thing proved somewhat anti-climatic, many wondered where the show was headed for the rest of the season, a matter not helped by a series of stand-alone type episodes over the last few weeks. We needn’t have worried, as the show had plenty of twists up its sleeve, and none too soon.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t know that I saw a lot of this episode’s events coming. Yet, if you look back, the ground for everything was laid perfectly, just as it was before with all of the Kenzi-related stuff earlier this season, which was itself brought into play in this episode. A lot of speculation about where this season was ultimately headed revolved around Bo’s father, who may yet be involved in the action later on, but for now, the big twist was that Bo’s mother was not only back but very much alive.
I distinctly remember having a few conversations with people in which they insisted Aife was dead, but I had always felt that the door had been left open there somewhat. I wasn’t wrong, but it never occurred to me that she had been captured and held captive for who knows how long. That would certainly help explain why she hadn’t been up to her usual tricks for some time. The real question is, to what end?
We discovered that the “serial killer” was in fact, Lauren’s fellow doctor friend, Issac, which I must say, never occurred to me. I mean, I certainly took note of him slinking up to Lauren, but the show played it perfectly in that it made you think it was a romantic interest, as well as a professional one. As it turned out, though, Issac was up to something far more insidious, though he was by no means working alone.
Along with a group of like-minded humans, he’d been kidnapping fae to experiment on them in hopes of turning human into fae and possibly getting rid of their weaknesses in the process. In doing so, however, Issac and his team were indulging in far worse behavior than many of the fae they were capturing, something more akin to the likes of Nazis, in fact, and their experiments on the Jews in concentration camps, with a little Dr. Moreau thrown in for good measure, perhaps.
It was also confirmed by Tamsin that Bo had not, if fact, killed that one night stand from earlier in the season that she’d been accused of murdering. Originally, Dyson thought it might be some sort of organ harvesting operation for sale on the black market, but it was actually worse, as the mass grave they discovered was, in fact, a dumping ground for failed experiments. The actual killer of Bo’s fling was found among the corpses, as alluded to last week, and verified this week.
Bo also discovered that Tamsin had been plotting against her, finding that vial given to her to aid in her capture, which Kenzi was able to verify was to weaken Bo to help make her capture easier, and bottle her succubus powers in the process. Unfortunately, this revelation came at a price, as Kenzi had to trade a kiss to get the information, with that kiss being the final piece of the puzzle needed to complete the ingredients of the vial. It was also alluded to by Massimo that he could somehow make Kenzi fae, which would seem to indicate that he was in cahoots with Issac.
This means that the Morrigan might well be involved with all of that, too, as it was clearly alluded to previously that she had been working with Tamsin, who was originally tasked with securing the needed ingredients from Bo before having a crisis of conscious and vaguely confessing to Bo that she needed to watch her back, and even going so far as to take a bullet on her behalf later on in the show. On the Morrigan’s end, it gave her the leverage she needed to go over Hale’s head and to ban humans who had been claimed by fae, including our beloved Kenzi. She also fingers Lauren for the attack on Jerry on their own turf, even though we know it was actually Issac that framed Lauren.
So, what is the connection between Issac and Morrigan? I suspect she has been helping him to capture fae for his experiments on the sly, in hopes of getting rid of all humans and eventually converting them all to fae- likely dark fae, as that is what she herself is. That part of the plot is still murky, but I think it’s safe to assume that Bo is the big get for both the Morrigan and Issac, as she is not only unaligned, but has just successfully completed the Dawning.
That Issac already has her mother and has been experimenting on her would seem to indicate this is the case. If this is true, then that means it is actually the Morrigan that has betrayed her own people, not the humans, as she has alleged- that was simply a frame job to take the heat off of her involvement, hence Lauren’s name being so obviously present on the vial used to drug and kill Jerry the bartender and to subdue Dyson for his capture. Obviously, it worked, as humans were voted off the island, as it were, and declared terrorists, and enemies of the “one true state,” that is, the fae “state.”
On the plus side, Hale saw the direction things were headed in and was able to slip Kenzi something to aid her right before her capture. He also- finally!- declared that he’d had feelings for her for some time, but wanted to secure the Ash position before he acted on them, explaining why he’s been giving her the cold shoulder for most of the season, after it seemed like they might become an item all last season.
Though he stopped short of saying he loved her, it was clear that he cared deeply for our Kenz, and who could blame him? The nefarious Massimo had one thing right: for a human, Kenzi has gone above and beyond the call of duty to the extent that she is hardly just a defenseless waif or a mere damsel in constant distress.
Beyond that, some fun moments here and there, such as the revelation that Jimmy Hoffa was a “claimed” human and that his disappearance was a result of that. I also liked the Morrigan’s summation of “Steel Magnolias” as the movie about “the hair cut that gives you cancer” and Tamsin’s line: “Well, ain’t that just the sh*t sandwich that eats like a meal?” LOL.
We also got that intriguing story about Gabriel, a serial killer that killed others he deemed too good for this world, who had the ability to transfer his power to others. Might that be Issac? Maybe he’s trying to get those powers back after having given them away and becoming reduced to a mere human ever since. He was using Lauren to that end, and now he has her incarcerated along with Dyson, who he confirmed was one of the strongest fae out there in that cage match; and Aife, Bo’s mother, who we already know is a handful her own self.
As if it all that weren’t bad enough, the humans also captured Trick to boot. I assume he will be hauled into that prison as well, eventually, or they might even have worse plans for him, as he is the Blood King, after all. But do the humans know that, or that he’s Aife’s father, and Bo’s grandfather? They do if they got Aife to confess under duress, which may well be why they grabbed him in the first place. He’s got that mysterious scroll with the dragon-like creature on it, though, so maybe all hope is not lost. Ditto whatever Hale gave to Kenzi before she was apprehended.
So, a whole lot happening this episode, obviously, and a lot to mull over for the two weeks (!) we have to wait until the season finale. (They couldn’t have postponed that “Defiance” premiere until after “Lost Girl” ended? For shame, Syfy.) Much was set into motion, and I already like the developments this week over all that Dawning business. As I hoped, all of that was just set-up for what was really going down behind the scenes. I suspect that Bo’s newfound powers will be what ultimately gets all of her gang out of hot water, with able assists from everyone concerned as usual.
The question is, at what cost? Will using her powers to a heretofore unseen extent move to make Bo evil? She’s managed to control her succubus side till now, but when circumstances force her to use them again, will she be able to pull back as she did when she sucked power from her friends to aid Dyson? I wonder. I mean, is it likely the season will end with Bo going bad? Probably not, but I do suspect that using such powers to their fullest extent comes with a price- after all, Bo’s mother turned bad, right? We shall see.
So, what do you think will happen on the “Lost Girl” finale? Will Issac be defeated, or will he get fae powers and become unstoppable, setting the stage for him to be the big villain next season? Or will Bo go full succubus when she uses her powers to aid her friends? What about her dad, heretofore unseen? Will he make an appearance? Will Aife opt to defect to the good team after her experiences in the prison?
What did Hale give Kenzi? How will it figure into things? (My best guess: it will help her escape incarceration or worse.) What is up with that scroll Trick keeps consulting? Now that the Morrigan’s people have all the necessary ingredients for that vial, will they strip Bo of her powers? So many questions. Let me know what you think and all your crackpot theories below in the comments section!