LOST GIRL – SEASON 3 EPISODE 1 – SPOILERS
In LOST GIRL’s Season 3 opener, Caged Fae, there are Amazons (quite a few of them) running a Fae prison where the warden is corrupt, and Bo (Anna Silk) is undercover as an inmate trying to expose the corruption. The Amazons of LOST GIRL are similar to the Amazons of Xena before the liberalizing influences of the original Cyane.
As Sylvie (Tommie-Amber Pirie), Bo’s cellmate, explains: "The amazons refuse to fraternize with men, or take orders from them. once every five years, they search out males to breed them. Nine months later, they celebrate the birth of their female babies." When Bo asks about the male babies, Sylvie replies: "They abandon them in the woods, to live or die as they may."
The Amazons’ treatment of male babies turns out to be integral to the plot of this episode.
There are three named Amazon characters: Bremusa (Alana Bridgewater), Toxis (Apollonia Vanova), and Traso (Ieva Lucs). Shondra Kayd portrays an unnamed Amazon guard. The role of the Warden is played by Sarain Boylan, who was in SAW IV with Athena Karkanis (who was Nadia in LOST GIRL Season Two).
Prior to Caged Fae, the last Amazon to be portrayed on television other than Gabrielle (so far as I can determine) was the ghost of Ephiny (Danielle Cormack) in XENA:WARRIOR PRINCESS The Last of the Centaurs (S6 E17).
EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: — — — Bo watches as Lauren helps Sylvie give birth to a Fae child.
Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) frenches Bo (to pass her a contact lens with a retinal print on it that will let Bo get past prison security).
Bo tells Lauren (Zoie Palmer) she wants to give their relationship a real chance, to which the Doctor responds by grinning ear-to-ear and squeaking "really?".
NOTES: — — — Bo (Anna Silk) is now regularly using the last name of her adoptive parents, that being Dennis. Her hair and makeup have been changed, giving her a new look designed to make her the center of attention on LOST GIRL. Hale (K.C. Collins) is the new (temporary) Ash, so for the moment, anyway, Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) is literally a lone wolf.
Tommie-Amber Pirie was interviewed by Jeremy Lalonde for Smithee.tv. (1hr 25min)
Ksenia Solo has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series . Winners will be announced on 3 March.