LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
Anna Silk in black leather breaking into an art gallery vault immediately brought to mind fictional spy Emma Peel. Diana Rigg portrayed Peel in 51 episodes of THE AVENGERS, which aired from 1961-1969 on ITV. (For those who haven’t seen it, The Avengers – The Complete Emma Peel Megaset is available on Amazon.)
Lauren (Zoie Palmer), after experimenting on herself, can now channel the powers of any Fae with whom she is in physical contact, which raises at least one interesting question. If, while in contact with Dyson she were to change into a wolf, would she need to touch Dyson again to regain human form?
Before finding out about Lauren’s new powers, Bo believes that she brought Lauren back to life after the doctor was hit by a truck. Bo tells Dyson that the last time she breathed life back into someone was when she resurrected him (in episode 3.9) and
she had to breathe in a whole roomfull of chi to accomplish it. This means that Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier)
must not have been entirely dead when Bo breathed chi into her in episode 4.13.
Dyson claims Alicia (Lisa Marcos), and introduces her to the Fae world. He didn’t want to do that, but Mark (Luke Bilyk), still grieving over the death of Iris, told Alicia everything and forced his hand. One wonders what will happen if her husband wakes up and is no longer possessed by Hera? She’s going to want to tell him about all this. Will Dyson claim him as well? A hint as to further developments between Alicia and Dyson might be found in the music playing in the Dal. When Dyson informs Trick that Alicia has found out about the Fae, the song “Holding On” (track 2 of the first album by Toronto folk band The BelleRegards), is playing. When Dyson brings Alicia to the Dal to tell her he has claimed her, we hear another BelleRegards song, “Fare Thee Well”.
Earlier in the episode, when Mark and Kenzi displayed signs of mutual attraction, Dyson intervenes to prevent anything from developing. It seems that the wolfman may still have feelings for Kenzi.
All the artworks featured in the episode are LOST GIRL originals, which means that headless blue statue with the halo, as well as that Wellie with the seven deadly sins and the heading “Greed is Good” (a quote from Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film WALL STREET), might someday be up for auction as show memorabilia. According to the Showcase commentnary, the painting about which tour guide Kenzi invents a story is designed to resemble “Voice of Fire”, a minimalist work by American artist Barnett Newman that was commissioned for Expo ’67. (It’s purchase by the National Gallery in 1990 for $1.8 million was a bit controversial.)
Bo penetrated the museum’s laser defenses only to find Persephone (Hannah Anderson) had gotten there first. Having imprisoned Hades, Bo gets to free Persephone from captivity, though presumably both of them needed to exit the vault through the laser grid, which would have been more difficult than entering because of the need to transport the painting. Most thieves would have removed the painting from its frame to make things easy, but Bo did not do this. When Bo shows the painting to Hades, it was still in its frame. Had she removed it, she would have discovered the second canvas underneath with the painting of the Pyrippus. One wonders if Hades plans to summon the fire horse, and, if so, to what end?
Oluniké Adeliyi (Suri Middleton) will be Mrs. Rice in the film GROUP HOME, which tells the true story of a single father with two sons, who runs a home for abused children in early 1980’s Toronto. Also in the cast is Shauna MacDonald (Dean Peretti in LG 1.5). GROUP HOME stars Lyriq Bent of ROOKIE BLUE and may eventually become a TV series.
Ksenia Solo will star in PET, a film by Spanish director Carles Torrens. The film follows Seth, an animal shelter employee, who develops an infatuation with Holly (Solo), the waitress he has admired since high school. Failing to win her affections by conventional means, he locks her in a cage at the shelter where he works. Holly has deeply troubling secrets of her own, and, as the story progresses, it becomes difficult to tell who the real victim is. PET is due out sometime next year. Solo recently cancelled her scheduled appearance at OZ COMIC CON because she is beginning work on another film (no details are yet available) in Ohio. She had to have her hair cut short for the role.
LOST GIRL Season 5 will premiere on Syfy UK Tuesday 13 October at 9pm.