BITTEN – Season 2 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
The episode begins with Paige (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and Nick (Steve Lund) sanitizing Aleister’s compound, while Jeremy (Greg Bryk) entertains pack leaders from around the world (all of whom are concerned and worried about his liberal notions). Paige gets Nick into a conversation about family, and somehow talks him into visiting his mother. Nick tells Paige that he has googled his mother and she is Lily Bevelaqua (Shauna McDonald), a pretty waitress who likes line dancing, and lives in a town called Hawkesbury (about halfway between Ottawa and Montreal).
For mom to discover the truth about Nick’s wolfiness would be a bit like her pulling off the Lone Ranger’s mask, so Nick is taking a bit of a chance going to Hawkesbury, but Paige is a persuasive witch. Naturally, the intrigue at Stonehaven spills over into Paige and Nick’s adventure.
Lily and Nick meet. Later, on a rural road surrounded by tall corn, a member of the Spanish pack sent to kill Nick pops out of a fog that Paige conjured, and he is holding Lily at knifepoint. Nick leaps from the cornfield in wolf form and kills Lily’s assailant. Far from being upset, Nick’s mom seems quite thrilled by events. It turns out she knew Nick was a werewolf all along.
OBSERVATION: It should be noted that Lily’s restaurant, The Thirsty Cactus, is actually a lot further south, in Dundas,Ontario, near Hamilton. It is possible that all the scenes with Lily were shot in the Hamilton area, and not in the vicinity of Hawkesbury.
Lily has been living alone for twenty-some years receiving nothing from Nick’s dad but one photo of Nick each year, and kept the pack’s secret for all that time. She tells her son: “I know who you are, Nick, and I know what you are, too. I know because I saw your father transform. When you were born, he told me he had to leave, to keep you safe, to keep me alive. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I understood.” Nick walks away, and is quite broken up about never being able to see his mother again.
I would not give you false hope, but I suspect that, since BITTEN has been renewed for a third season, Lily nay make another appearance. Somehow, the pack will find out that she knows too much, and Nick will have to rescue her. Shauna MacDonald has created a very interesting character, and it would be a shame not to have her return.
The Lily subplot could be used to address the issue of why men “cursed” to be werewolves want to procreate, knowing that their male offspring will inherit the curse. Werewolves can make more of their kind by biting humans, and that would seem to be an at least slightly more ethical way to increase their numbers.
Aleister turns up at episode’s end very much alive, and takes possession of Clay’s body.
Daniel Park (the Korean Alpha) is Cahng, an injured hunter searching for his family who are being hunted by a supernatural force in the short film FOOTPRINTS, which was nominated for the Golden Reel Award at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and also stars LOST GIRL’s Virna Kim (LG episodes 1.1 and 4.1) as Anh.
Kostas Tourlentes (Steve Lund’s stunt double) will also double for Luke McFarlane in at least three episodes of KILLJOYS.
Daniel Kash (Roman Navikev) will be Detective Roberts in MANHATTAN UNDYING, a film about a vampire (Sarah Roemer) who persuades an artist to paint her portrait, so that she can once again see her own image. Kash was also Tomas (the Prolethian who kidnapped Helena from a Ukranian convent) in four episodes of ORPHAN BLACK. He is the brother of Linda Kash, who played Kenzi’s mom in LOST GIRL episode 4.11.