LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episodes 6 & 7 – SPOILERS
These episodes seem dedicated to the resolution of relationships. Dyson falls in love with a human (Alycia Welles played by Lisa Marcos); Vex is surprised when the oracles reveal to him his true desire (Mark); Evony is forced to confront (and destroy) her former lover Eros, who betrayed her long ago. While dancing in the dark, Bo and Lauren find each other again.
In a dream, Bo sees Lauren in a white dress. In Lauren’s lap is the music box Bo’s father sent her for her birthday. Lauren cranks the music box and it plays the tune of an old English nursery rhyme, “Oranges and Lemons”. (Thanks to @dreamsingreen for identifying the tune.) The rhyme was originally an 18th century mnemonic for identifying the bell ringing patterns of various London churches, and evolved into a children’s game about a hundred years later. The last lines, added for the game, are:
Here comes a candle to light you to bed.
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head.
(Chip chop, chip chop, the last man’s dead.)
(Here comes the night ends with Persephone’s candle refusing to go out. There have been no decapitations thus far.)
Bo wakes, calling Lauren’s name. This wakes Tamsin, who is sleeping on the left side of the bed. (In Big in Japan, Tamsin slept on the right side.) The incompatibility of Tamsin and Bo are vividly illustrated with this line:
TAMSIN: “Had the weirdest dream. I was driving in my truck and you were there. Wait. Were you there? Yeah, you were very much there. I just really wanted a burger but nothing was open. Everything was closed forever. The drive-throughs were closed. Forever.”
Tamsin has been in love with Bo at least since episode 3.12 when she got drunk and climbed fully clothed into the bath with Bo. For the first few episodes of Season 5, we got to see what a Tamsin/Bo relationship would be like. Tamsin is devastated when she is forced to recognize that Lauren is Bo’s true love, but fans of the Valkyrie can take some comfort from this tweet from Anna Silk: “Tamsin’s shell cracked like a seed, but she’ll grow. Changed but stronger.” Silk followed that with a quote from author Cynthia Occelli: “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must be completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would seem like complete destruction.”
Zeus (Amanda Walsh) creates some stormy weather to precipitate a city-wide power outage because even eyeless oracles need darkness to see the light, or in this case, to find out that Bo is the Fae they’re looking for. The point of blinding three oracles seems to have been to link them somehow with the Fates (according to the Showcase annotation). Once the quarry is located, Zeus has no further use for them, and when Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) asks to be set free, Zeus casually pushes her off a balcony.
That symbol that Zeus writes on all the dead bodies is a triskele, a triple spiral that symbolizes birth. (The sun moves in a spiral path across the sky and repeats it every three months. Three spirals equal one normal human pregnancy.)
Ingredients for that ‘drink of prophecy’ Trick serves Zeus at the Dal are: The bark of the Chuchuhuasi tree soaked in rum, Ambrosia spirits (?), and a boiled egg. The Chuchuhuasi is a tree that grows in the Amazon rain forest and its bark contains alkaloids that increase endurance and sexual potency. Zeus calls the drink a Coquetel, which is Portugese for cocktail. Portugese is spoken in Brazil, so both the name and the ingredients of the drink reinforce the notion (propounded in a previous post) that the Fae may have originated in the southern hemisphere.
Alisen Down (Isabeau) will appear in five episodes of the miniseries 12 MONKEYS (the first being episode #6, due to air on 20 February) as “striking woman”.
Anna Hopkins (cheerleader Brinkley White) is Simone, and Lauren Holly (Sadie the Djinn) is Elise in AFTER THE BALL, the story of Cinderella set in the world of fashion. The comedy is due to be released in Canada on 27 February. (AFTER THE BALL is co-written by Kate Melville, who also wrote PICTURE DAY, and Jason Sherman. It is directed by Sean Garrity, who also directed MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE.) Hopkins is best known for her role as Berlin on SyFy’s DEFIANCE.
Lisa Marcos (Alycia Welles) is Eve in DEAD OF WINTER, a 2014 thriller about a Colorado geocache treasure hunt (it was actually filmed in Parry Sound, Ontario). The cast also includes Allison Dawn Doiron (Amanda the Kitsune) and Damon Runyon (Roman the Bacchus).