LOST GIRL – Season 3 Episode 5 – SPOILERS
Lauren and Bo are at the Dál scoping out Bo’s next meal. Bo expresses interest on one particular male.
Lauren: He’s a Hydra. 9 heads.
Bo: I see only one.
Lauren: Not those kinda heads.
The Fae female that Lauren and Bo finally choose for Bo’s evening meal is played by Miriam McDonald (Emma Nelson in DEGRASSI:THE NEXT GENERATION).
Faes Wide Shut is based on Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick’s last film. Those who haven’t seen that film should go and do so. It will help greatly with understanding this episode. For those who have seen it, Dr. Lauren Lewis translates to Dr. William Harford. Think about it.
AN ANHEDONIC BACCHUS?
The sex club Bo is investigating is run by a Bacchus named Roman Tyrecious (Damon Runyon, Coach Carson in 6 eps of DEGRASSI, THE NEXT GENERATION). He’s a lot cuter than the one portrayed in XENA:WARRIOR PRINCESS (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun). Turns out he can’t feel pleasure anymore, and needs to employ an underfae octopus to transmit the pleasure of others directly to his nervous system. Bo, not Kenzi, delivers the line “Holy Octopussy!”
It doesn’t look like it at first, but Kenzi is missing. Bo gets to be pretty sure of that at episode’s end, but Ksenia Solo has made it fairly apparent to everyone else that this character was not the real Kenzi. Solo played her character flat and lifeless, and somehow made her seem taller. Also, she goes all Karl Rove on everybody, playing on each character’s darkest fears about the other, driving wedges between them.
The best moment in this episode is provided by guest star Anna Hardwick. She plays a human (called Maddy, I think) whose husband explodes into green goo in front of her. Her reaction to being unexpectedly slimed is quite wonderful.
In the end, Lauren rescues Bo from herself in a beautiful scene. Ignoring Bo’s literal hissy fits, Lauren calms her with stories of how they first met. Any further description on my part will not do this scene justice. Just go watch it.
That’s not quite the end. When Bo leaves Lauren’s apartment to get ready for their dinner date, Lauren phones someone to alert them to the fact that “something is very wrong with Bo”. Whom did she telephone? Was it (faux)Kenzi, Dyson, Trick, or someone else? Again, there is mystery here.
Then Bo gets home to find the alleged Kenzi person has made dinner for the two of them, complete with candles. She tricks the cook into eating someting to which she knows that Kenzi is allergic. Then Bo demands to know what has been done with her best friend.
Remember that, in Table for Fae (episode #28), Kenzi promised The Morrigan an unspecified favour. Perhaps what happened to Kenzi has something to do with that.
Brittany Gray (Delia) is the “girl in the red dress” for Special K, and the new face of the “Advil Air” commercials (also in a red dress) on Canadian TV. It is not clear if the ads will run in the US.
The first TV role for Damon Runyon (Roman Tyrecious) was as “Hot Dude” in Episode #45 of the American version of QUEER AS FOLK.