LOST GIRL Season 3 Episode 6 – SPOILERS
When Bo was tossed in the lockup because she said Kenzi wasn’t Kenzi, Lauren didn’t believe her. Perhaps Dr. Lewis was looking at Bo as a patient because she thought that was the best way to help her, butt a similar lack of faith in Bo was demonstrated by Trick and Dyson. Later in the episode we learn that the primary weapon of a valkyrie (and Tamsin specifically) is her ability to sow uncertainty and doubt among her enemies.
Peering into the Dál, Tamsin sees (faux)Kenzi smile an evil smile and knows that Bo is telling the truth. She aids in Bo’s escape and helps locate the real Kenzi. On the way, Tamsin lets Bo feed off her, and we get to see LOST GIRL’s second Bo-Tamsin kiss. (I earlier expressed doubt that a second such kiss would ever happen.) Bo tells Tamsin that she has never tasted such chi, providing the valkyrie with an ego boost that should last for quite a while.
QUESTIONS – Does Tamsin, intentionally or not, cause Bo’s friends to doubt her? Why does Tamsin pull back her hair before using her powers to muddle Dyson’s brain? Why did some of her hair fall out when she let it down again? When Tamsin withholds information about Bo’s kill from The Morrigan, is it out of loyalty to Bo, or a part of some scheme to depose Evony?
THE NORN’S (unintentional) REVENGE
The bottle that Kenzi spilled while attacking the Norn with a chainsaw (Season 2 Episode 21) turns out to have contained the powers of a kitsune (were-fox?) named Irini (the faux Kenzie played at least some of the time by Kristin Fairlie). Tamsin and Bo meet three other Kitsune in the course of their search for Kenzi. They are all sisters of the same sorority of which Irini is a member. Apparently Irini was delighted that her powers had been liberated, and seized Kenzi in order to take them back. It is not clear why she imprisoned Kenzi in a cave afterward, except that she seemed to be looking to take over someone else’s life and friendships.
Meanwhile, back at Dyson’s place, Irini is vamping it up and Dyson is too tired to notice. Once he is asleep she straddles him and licks his face. Dyson reacts badly to this, realizes that Bo was right, and kills Irini after she threatens him with his own gun. He calls Lauren, who tests the corpse and determines that it is fae. Dyson, who was still plagued by uncertainty caused by Tamsin’s attack at the Dál, hugs Lauren unreservedly. (Remember last episode, and Dyson’s reaction to Lauren’s staircase entrance at the sex club. Dyson seemed to notice Lauren for the first time.)
Trick, after some prodding, informs Lauren that Bo is experiencing The Dawning about 200 years early. This is (I assume) a time when dormant genes are activated. Trick implies that Bo will need to ensure that the desirable genes are activated, and that there is a regimen for that, but that it does not always succeed. When it doesn’t work, incorrect gene sequences are activated, and an underfae is created.
The difference between fae and human, and the extraordinary variety of fae can possibly be explained by the activation and/or suppression of dormant genes. (Recently the chemical ATF-2 was used successfully to activate dormant genes in fruit flies.) It is thought by some that such chemicals are generated by naturally by the human body in certain stressful situations in order to activate particular switched-off genes.
The activation of dormant genes may be responsible for the very existence of the fae. But that is another story.
At episode’s end, Zoie Palmer gives us this week’s best moment with her motherly look as she and Bo watch Kenzi sleep. Doccubus is just fine.
On Sidney Leeder’s website, she lists her character Kasey on LOST GIRL as recurring. The kitsune, it seems, will be back.
Alex Paxton-Beesley, who plays the kitsune Lola, was the young Agent Rebecca St. Clair in episodes 22 and 30 of WAREHOUSE 13.