Lost Girl Season 4 Review “Of All The Gin Joints”

I don’t know if it was the fluffy, feathered costume of the avian fae, Ianca, or the return of Dyson, but this week’s Lost Girl felt lighter than previous weeks. Bo regained some of her memories, Kenzi put the moves on Hale, and Lauren had a pizza party with the Morrigan. We’re getting closer to learning the identity of the Wanderer, who Bo now believes is her father (which was my guess the first time the character appeared). We aren’t closer, though, to figuring out whether the Una Mens are more than supernatural cops.

Ianca

The main thread of the episode was the search for Bo’s memories. With the help of Ianca’s arias, Bo is able to flash back to her time with the Wanderer. She remembers the train and figures out that she signed up with the dark fae willingly – but with some ulterior motive. The exchanges between Ianca and Bo effectively brought our heroine back from the brink of darkness. We don’t want Bo to be dark fae, obviously, but she is stuck until she figures out how to reverse it. Ianca tells her that it doesn’t matter who she’s aligned with, what matters is what’s in her heart. This is a big lesson that should ease some of Bo’s panic. Her heart is still good, so even signing her name on skin won’t be able to turn her bad.

Lost Girl Season 4 - Of All The Gin Joints

Lauren, on the other hand, is embracing her new dark fae allegiance – maybe. She gets a new apartment, courtesy of the dark, and shares pizza and a beer with the Morrigan. The Morrigan does a transparent song and dance about how Lauren is free to make her own choices and come and go as she pleases. That doesn’t sound right at all. Lauren must also be skeptical because at the end of the night, we see her kiss the Morrigan and then remove a thin layer of wax from her lips. Who knows what Lauren intends to do with this keepsake.

Lost Girl Season 4 - Of All The Gin Joints

I’ve made no secret of my affection for DyBo, so it was annoying that Dyson continued his martyrdom on the altar of Lauren when he returned. Why does he keep undercutting his cause? Lauren is the one who’s turned Bo away, so Dyson should get to it, while the getting to it is good. Things are naturally more complicated now that Bo has aligned with the dark. There are strict rules about inter-fae relationships. Dyson and Bo throw caution to the wind and may end up facing the consequences after a creepy bedroom cameo by the Una Mens. I enjoyed the snarl-off between them and Dyson. Considering how handily the Una Mens smacked down Bo and her succubus powers, Dyson is clearly no match.

Lost Girl Season 4 - Of All The Gin Joints

Kenzi seems to have better luck with her love life. She goes to rescue Hale when he is kidnapped with Ianca. They end up smooching on a park bench. She doesn’t confess her love to him, which is good because it would’ve been awkward in that situation. The only problem is that Hale hides from her that he’s suffered an injury after hearing Ianca’s death note. What does this mean for Hale? He hasn’t played a major role in recent episodes, so could they possibly intend to kill him off. That’d be a bummer since Kenzi deserves to not be alone.

Lost Girl Season 4 - Of All The Gin Joints

It looks like we’re getting an Una Mens showdown next week, and I can’t help but think Trick will play a role. I’m ready for him to bust out some blood king wrath. I’m also ready for the Wanderer to make an appearance. Let’s get him out of the shadows.

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