LOST GIRL – Season 3 Episode 3 – SPOILERS
DR. WHO HAD PIG MEN TOO – There are pig men in this episode. Described as a variety of underfae, they are predatory with a great sense of smell. It is possible that they are descendants of the pig men created by Daleks in 1930’s New York City (see Dr. Who: Daleks in Manhattan). Some of the Dr. Who pig men had tusks, and some did not. Yes, the Dr. Who pig men also had quite short lifespans, but even creatures with short lifespans breed successfully. The pig men get knocked around a bit by Kenzi, who has become literally attached to a Fae artifact called the Staff of Righteousness. (Which Kenzi and Vex refer to only as a shilelagh).
In the course of Lauren and Kenzi learning to get along, it is revealed that Lauren spent some time in Afganistan. One presumes she was with the military as a medic, but that is not specified.
While this is happening, we learn that Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) is a Valkyrie. In Norse legend, Valkyries sorted the dead after battle, deciding which would enter Valhalla (warriors’ heaven). Under the influence of a psychotropic parasite, Bo and Tamsin kiss, for what will probably be the only time.
Rob Archer, who was in the first episode of LOST GIRL as “large man”, has a name (Bruce) and a few spoken lines in this one. After he is defeated by Bo in the opening scene, the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) gives him a dressing down, but apparently does not otherwise discipline him. (See previous blog entry)
Showcase will not run a new LOST GIRL Episode on Sunday 3 February because of the Super Bowl. That means that, as of 11 February, SyFy episodes will be only one day behind when aired. Showcase will also not air an episode on 24 February so as not to conflict with the Oscars. After that, SyFy will be airing LOST GIRL episodes 6 days ahead of Canada.
The three actors who portrayed pig men in Confaegion are not credited.
Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in DECEPTION, a film set in Australia and due out later this year which will co-star Cuba Gooding Jr., and is about a widowed reporter (Vaugier) who enlists the aid of an FBI agent (Gooding) to investigate her husband’s death.