LOST GIRL – SEASON 3 EPISODE 2 – SPOILERS
Dyson has a new partner, Tamsin of the Dark Fae, played by Rachel Skarsten. Since Skarsten is listed in the cast of the last episode of Season 3, the partnership is probably permanent. She thinks Bo sucked most of the chi from one of her clan leaving him comatose, and from the looks of the results of Bo’s session with a dreamweaver, she might be right. Tamsin means twin, so an evil doppleganger might turn up sometime later in the season.
Both actors who have played Dyson’s partner, K.C. Collins and Rachel Skarsten, have also appeared in the series 1-800-MISSING (2003-2006 on Lifetime). Collins was in the episode of that show that also included Anna Silk.
Bo (Anna Silk) is giving her relationship with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) a chance to succeed, and exhausting Lauren in the process. During their lovemaking, Lauren complains of dehydration, but Bo makes her forget about that quickly. Later, when Bo gets up after being awakened by a nightmare, Lauren, obviously too tired to get out of bed, tries to reach the glass of wine on the nightstand. The look on her face after she inadvertently knocks it to the floor is the very best part of the episode. (Video of this is no longer available.)
At the end of the episode there is a weird scene with Tamsin and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) boxing (see photo). Tamsin hits Dyson repeatedly, and he not only does not retaliate, but also makes no move to block the punches. Tamsin does not hit him hard enough to do any real damage, though I suspect she could have. Dyson may be ritually surrendering to her.
The villain of this piece is Bob Hamelin (Ted Atherton), a blend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and the Slender Man (the latter being a beastie of internet origin). He mesmerizes his victims using a combination of sound and the visual effects of his long thin fingers placed at the edges of their peripheral vision. (Pied means having two or more colours and more commonly is used to describe birds. Bob Hamelin does not appear to use colours to hypnotize.)
The urbanely legendary sewer alligator (Jordan Pettie) turns out to be not a villain but a victim, and has a pronounced Southern accent. He says that before he was ‘quarantined’ in the sewers, he had a house with an ‘ocean view’. Given his accent, one might infer that he came originally from somewhere around Savannah. He has lived underground long enough to have lost his sight and become dependent on his sense of hearing. His name, Atticus, is also the name for a part of the human ear.
NOTES: Kenzi’s friend, who gets kidnapped by the aforementioned sewer alligator, is nicknamed Aussie. There’s a Crocodile Dundee joke in there somewhere.
Rachel Skarsten recently did a photoshoot with Toro Magazine.
Steve DiMarco who directed this episode, has directed 9 other episodes of LOST GIRL, including MIRROR MIRROR (the one with Baba Ygar), and Season 3 Episode 12, which has not yet aired.