LOST GIRL – Season 4 Episodes 1, 2, & 3 – SPOILERS
The beginnings of LOST GIRL Season 4 are so complex that before attempting to deal with the episodes individually, a general overview seems necessary
All the main characters are crippled at the start. Tamsin is going through a truncated childhood after her rebirth. Doc Lewis is in hiding and masquerading as a waitress. Bo begins the season asleep and imprisoned on what Clio later informs us is a ‘death train’. Everyone has had their memories tampered with. Until Aife (Inga Cadranel) shows up, no one knows that.
When Kenzi loses all memory of Bo, she finds herself attracted to Dyson, and since Hale is still around, that does not bode well for a Kenzi/Hale relationship. In Episode 4.2, Kenzi almost has a sex scene with Hale, but the young Tamsin interrupts, which is just as well because the two looked quite awkward together. It seems Kenzi is in love with the wolf.
The previously mentioned train is steam powered and made up of 19th century coaches. It represents a moving interface with another plane of existence (on Star Trek, it would be called subspace) which the fae perceive as a train. The ‘train’ does not hit Endymion as he stands on the tracks, nor does it hit Clio and Dyson. It absorbs them into its reality. Bo isn’t really in a rail coach, but she is being transported somewhere. (Why the train’s only visible broken window is located in Bo’s compartment is thus far a mystery.)
Bo’s dad is never seen, but is suspected of being responsible for the memory tampering and may be on the train-plane and since Bo jumped ship he gets quite grumpy at the mention of her name.
FAETALISM? – After jumping off the train, Bo stumbles through woods and happens upon and helps a family haunted by its past. It seems that in that past they killed two lovers thinking one of them was a witch, and buried them separately. Bo figures this out and she and Dyson perform a marriage ceremony for the ghostly couple, then reunite their bones in a single grave.
Meanwhile, the Una Mens have brought their inquisitional techniques to town because they are pissed off at the recent breakdown of order. They torture Vex, who most likely enjoys it, and then threaten to kill him, at which point he offers them Bo. Then they implant an organic tracking device in his throat and send him on his way.
Lauren is working in a nearby diner under the name Amber. That customer on whom she performed a tracheotomy had a bug in his throat just like the one that the Una Mens put into Vex. He might well have been a spy, and rather than “slapping her butt with his eyes” he was attempting to positively identify her. (Another name for the mineral amber is succinite, a fact Lauren probably knows. Succinite and succubus sound similar but do not have a common root. The name may be intended as a pun, and Lauren may think of herself as Bo’s kryptonite. Episode 4.4 is called Turn to Stone, which reinforces the pun.)
Vex (Paul Amos), while breaking into an aged mid-sized Chrysler, phones Clio (Mia Kirshner) and says he will “pay her triple” what “they” are paying her if she brings Bo to him and the Una Mens. Despite an apparent overabundance of wealth, Vex still has to use an old car. In fact no late model cars are used in any of these episodes. Bo almost kills Clio at the end of episode 3 but decides that dying with a smile on her face is too good for her, and refrains. Despite the dialog which indicates otherwise, an amazing number of people seem to think that Clio is dead.
Lazy John (friend of Clio) has a foot fetish, which is indulged by Dyson (off camera) in exchange for information. They should film that scene and add it as an extra on the DVD.
— Caitlin Cronenberg (@caitcronenberg) November 24, 2013
— Tammy Gillis (@Tammy_F_Gillis) November 21, 2013