LOST GIRL – Season 4 Episode 5 – SPOILERS
The Una Mens, led by someone once named Arabella (Christine Horne) are a Fae council created to control a rebellion precipitated when the Blood King became “corrupt”. By ingesting the seed of the “sacred papyrus”, six Fae became the Una Mens (one mind), devoid of emotion, and single-minded in their enforcement of Fae law. The Blood King (Rick Howland) made off with his seed, refusing to join the Una Mens. Because of this, the power of the Una Mens is not absolute. The one power they cannot absorb and turn against their enemies is the power of the Blood King to rewrite reality. Now someone has stolen the seed of the Blood King.
Between Seasons 3 and 4, Bo was somehow convinced to sign up with the Dark. The contract was witnessed by someone named Rainor, who may or may not be The Wanderer (aka Bo’s dad). Bo is incredulous when she learns about this, but the Una Mens insist that she has chosen a side and that she “pay fealty to the leader of the Dark” on pain of death, so Bo goes to see The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) and we learn stuff about the Dark.
Though The Morrigan explains that the Dark are amoral and do not hold grudges, they do seem to be just as bound by tradition as are the Light. (When asked by Bo to void the contract she signed with the dark, Evony explains that it is a solemn agreement that even she cannot undo.) Attempting to persuade Bo that being Dark isn’t all that bad, Evony presents Bo with a surprise — Lauren.
In what seems to have been a carefully staged reintroduction, Lauren (Zoie Palmer) enters in soft-focus, a little black dress, and bare feet, walking slowly toward Bo across the grass. No one does that by accident. Well, she might have been dressed for the Dark Kaley happening later that afternoon, but the Doc usually does wear shoes.
The Morrigan tricks Bo into capturing Vex for her. To disable Vex, Lauren makes some “Nectar of Violet” which (she tells Bo) was the preferred hallucinogen of Socrates. Violet nectar is a laxative. The nectar Lauren provided was from Claviceps purpurea, a fungus that grows on cereal grasses, and which contains ergotamine, and small amounts of LSD (which is made from ergotamine). I can only assume that what should have been translated as “purple-headed shoot” came out as “nectar of violet”.
The Una Mens have infected Vex with a different fungus, one that is causing his right hand to turn black. Vex performs a self-amputation of the infected appendage. This is the third severed hand to appear on LOST GIRL. In episode 2.7 (Fae Gone Wild) the hand of a murderer is used to create something called the hand of glory which is then used to open a safe. In episode 3.10 (Delinquents) the severed left hand of Acacia (Linda Hamilton) is delivered to Tamsin as a warning. Acacia will appear again on LOST GIRL sometime in Season 4 and it is unknown if her hand will have been restored.
Kenzi and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) accompany Bo to the Kaley (from the old Gaelic word for party) and they find Bruce (Rob Archer) acting as a sushi table as punishment for having helped Kenzi escape the Morrigan at the end of last season. To rescue Bruce, Tamsin becomes his master by defeating his former master Kai (Judi-Anne Olivia Lopez) in a “dance-off to the death” to Bruton Music’s She Hurt My Head. Later, back at the house, Kenzi tells Bruce he needs to “find his wings”, and the camera pans slowly to the sleeping Tamsin, who has wings, already. Could the writers be more obvious in foreshadowing a relationship?
At episode’s end, Bo and her grandfather commiserate over drinks at the Dal.
BO: “The Una Mens must be loving this.”
TRICK: “They don’t love and they don’t hate. No emotions.”
BO: “What else is there?”
Samantha Espie (Pietra the scavenger fae) will be Shelley in the film DIRTY SINGLES, a film about “hook ups, breakups, and all the moments in between”, which will star former LOST GIRL kitsune Alex Paxton-Beesley. The release date is uncertain, but it should be soon.
Rob Archer (Bruce) will appear in an episode of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST next season on the CW. He will also be in the second season premiere of DEFIANCE, once again as Bio-Man.
The Jeremy LaLonde film SEX AFTER KIDS, which stars Kris Holden-Ried, Christine Horne, and Zoie Palmer will start its theatrical release on 7 February 2014 in Toronto. No word yet on a US release date.