LOST GIRL – Season 2 Episode 17 – SPOILERS
DR. WHO’S PYROVILES AND THE CHERUFE OF LOST GIRL
Having watched this week’s LOST GIRL the requisite three times the plan was to discuss the cherufe and its similarity to the pyroviles in Dr. Who (The Fires of Pompeii). The Doctor may not have eradicated all of the pyroviles in the Vesuvius explosion of 79 A.D., and those who escaped might be responsible for the legend of the cherufe, which appears in various forms all over the planet. Bo and Kenzie dispatch the cherufe in the kitchen with a jug of liquid nitrogen.
But the cherufe was overshadowed at the very end of the episode as Dr. Lauren Lewis comforted her partner Nadia (Athena Karkanis) after she sliced open her hand for no apparent reason. Zoie Palmer’s scenes with Karkanis create such an amazing sense of intimacy. There is a chemistry between those two. It almost makes one root for the relationship to succeed. As nearly as I can tell, the two actors have never worked together before.
In a totally unrelated observation about this scene, a trick of the lighting makes the vertical furrows above Palmer’s puzzled and worried eyes bear some resemblance to horns.