The episode’s title is “Warrior Princess Bride”, and Dutch‘s origin story does parallel Xena‘s. Both women have many skills and both are attempting to atone for “Sins of the Past“. (That was the title of Xena’s first episode.) Immersed in “greenspace”, which seems to be an interactive virtual reality, Dutch, wounded by The Lady, is carried to temporary safety by Khlyen, who tells her a story from her own memories that he says will save her life — the tale of how she and Johnny came to be Killjoys. We learn that, when interrogated at Killjoys headquarters, Dutch beat an unbeatable lie detector, and the only way to do that is to tell a different truth instead of lying. So Khlyen tells her a story to help her conceal what she needs to conceal from The Lady. Continue reading →
TAMSIN [to Bo]:“Well your breath isn’t so minty fresh either, O chosen one.” (Tamsin gets all the good lines now that Kenzi is gone.)
Bo is visiting self-help websites in an attempt to deal with her lack of sex drive. Tamsin discovers that she cannot cook. The two decide to go out for dinner, and their food of choice seems to be hotdogs (from a street vendor). They are saved from this by being picked up by Mishashi, a legendary Fae warrior from Japan, and engaged as his bodyguards.
Myoshi (Scott Yamamura) ponders his drink, while his companions (played by Mercedes Leggett and Bethanie Ho) kiss.
Mishashi (Scott Yamamura), is scheduled to become “king of his ancestors” in reward for deeds of heroism that (as it turns out) he did not perform. His sister Tamoe (Emily Piggford) was the true hero. Bo, with the help of her new sidekick Tamsin, rights this wrong, and in so doing reaches the conclusion that being the chosen one is ‘bullshit’ (because Mishashi was a chosen one and he let it corrupt him). If Bo had just watched a few episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, she might have learned the same thing from Xena’s adversarial relationship with Julius Caesar.
Mr. Keats (Richard Zeppeiri) holds Lisa the nurse (Nadine Djoury) at knifepoint
On the way to this epiphany, Bo gets stabbed, and the injury is life-threatening because she has no sex drive and cannot feed to heal herself. Tamsin disconnects her from life support, forcing Bo to reveal her fear of abandonment. Trick, Lauren, and Dyson all reassure Bo (and the viewers) that they will never leave. Tamsin gives no such assurance, and this may be significant. Bo immediately regains her succubus powers (her eyes turn bright blue, which could mean the re-emergence of her dark side) and she bangs Dyson loudly with Tamsin and Lauren in the next room. This leads to a quite emotional Dockyrie moment, with Lauren telling Tamsin that “sometimes you’re just what everybody needs.”
Lauren (Zoie Palmer) arms herself with a broom against an imaginary attacker
Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) may get all the good lines, but the most genuinely funny moment in this episode is when Lauren (Zoie Palmer) arms herself with a broom to defend against an imagined intruder at the clinic. (It turns out to be the night janitor.) After this experience, Lauren is moved to seek training in self-defence from Dyson.
The elevator crash from last episode killed everyone involved, but three of the victim’s bodies were undamaged. All three of them had an unknown Fae blood type. (If the bodies were undamaged, why are they dead? Also, why no autopsy to find that out?) Dyson has found no connection between the three. If they are unconnected, that might mean that a whole lot of people in the general population have a dormant gene that controls this blood factor, and that gene was activated in all these folks when Bo put Persephone‘s candle in the window.
Emily Piggford as Myoshi’s sister Tamoe
Lawyer Elizabeth Helm (Amanda Walsh) rises from the dead, apparently possessed by someone or something. The first person she encounters is the cute nurse Lisa (Nadine Djoury). “Can you see me?”, she asks repeatedly, and on getting an affirmative reply, snaps the unfortunate nurse’s neck.
Emily Piggford (Tamoe) can be seen as Megan in the webseries THAT’S MY DJ, which is about Simon (Jacob Neayem), who lives in his adoptive mother’s basement and dreams of stardom. Under the invented name ‘Dead Pixel’, and he and his manager go on a quest for fame in a city full of DJs.
Lauren in the morgue with Elizabeth Helm’s corpse. Why no autopsy?
Nadine Djoury (Lisa the nurse) was one of the winners of the 2014 ComedyPRO Pitch Program for the webseries NEWBORN MOMS, a comedy what it’s like to be a new parent. Djory is currently appearing in Second City’s musical THE NAUGHTY LISTERS, which will run through New Years Day at The Second City Theatre at 51 Mercer Street in Toronto.
Amanda Walsh (Elizabeth Helm) is Charlotte in the horror thriller MERCY, about a single mother and her sons who must care for an elderly relative with supernatural powers. MERCY can be streamed on Netflix (US).
Lots of sparkage between Stacey the Valkyrie (Kate Corbett) and Dyson, who is now a lone wolf. STACEY TO DYSON: “Holy Odin, your jawline is insanely distracting.”
STACEY:Valhalla’s books are still unbalanced. TAMSIN:So are my boobs, but I make do.
Some speculation in the previous post was incorrect. Evony is no longer the Morrigan, despite the medical clinic bearing her name. And disappointingly, The Leviathan has not returned.
Hannah Anderson as Persephone
Bo takes the elevator to the Tartarus sub-basement, where she encounters Puca (Alex Appel), who takes a bite out of her leg. Then Persephone (Hannah Anderson) shows up and Bo heals herself with Persephone sex.
QUANTUM SEXUAL ENTANGLEMENT — Lauren, who is napping, has sex with an unidentified spirit at the same time that Bo is doing Persephone. Later in the episode, Lauren tells Bo that the ghost had some of Bo’s patented moves. This incident calls to mind the bit in Fae-ge Against the Machine where Trick and Stella share a kiss and Tamsin, far away in Brazenwood, is inspired to spontaneously kiss Bo at the same time.
Drawing (by Aife?) found by Bo behind some wallpaper in what used to be her nursery.
Persephone is the wife of Hades and, as it turns out, Bo’s stepmother. So Vex was correct (early in Season 4) when he described The Pyrippus as a boogeyman made up to frighten children. Odin is The Wanderer, and Odin (the Norse version of Zeus) is the brother of Hades and married to Hera, Hades sister. His assistance may have been obtained in Hades’ quest for Bo. Anyway, Bo’s dad is Hades, which is kind of cool, because a 1998 article by Margaret Matthews, titled IS XENA’S FATHER A GOD? YES! IS IT ARES? NO!, developed a quite well thought out theory that Hades was Xena’s father. Bo offers to help Persephone escape from the underworld, but after it is explained that she can’t do that for another few millenia, Bo takes Persephone’s moon candle, and uses it to light the path home.
Persephone and Bo
Earlier in the story, Lauren and Dyson dig up Kenzi. They revive her at the clinic, and Dyson returns to the gates of Valhalla to prevent them from closing and trapping Bo inside. Lauren and Kenzi discover that they have been followed by a spirit which writes ‘help’ on a steamed up glass pane, making them think it is Bo. One wonders why, since it turns out not to be Bo, it writes ‘help’ on the glass.
Kenzi and Lauren trying to deal with a ghost is funny but the best part of this episode is Stacey (Kate Corbett), the Valkyrie bully from Tamsin’s school days. She and Dyson have chemistry. What does one call this ship? Dycey? Dyson is free now, because Tamsin and he have declared themselves to be nothing more than friends.
Stacey is upset when Tamsin insults her hair. In this scene, Stacey is somewhat reminiscent of the Kitsune from previous episodes
Kenzi is off to Spain to live a Fae-free life, because Hale left her some land.
Home alone, Bo removes boards from a living room window and lights the moon candle, causing a lawyer in an elevator somewhere to become a vehicle for a beast from hell. The lawyer, played by Amanda Walsh, when she’s holding that candle, looks more than a bit like Celesta from Xena: Warrior Princess.
When Kenzi tried to make the ghost she thought was Bo visible, she gave it physical form. Later, when it attacks Lauren at the Dal, Kenzi shoots it. The ghost seems to have been Japanese, setting up the next episode, “Big in Japan”.
Amanda Walsh as unnamed lawyer in elevator with candle
Thresa Healey as Hades sister and goddess of death Celesta, (who was entirely an XWP invention, and also carried a candle). Hades had no sister called Celesta. His sisters were Hestia and Hera. Thanatos was the Greek god of death.
Paolo Barzman, who directed LOST GIRL 5.1 and 5.2, also directs Episode 7 of M.A. Lovretta’s new series. KILLJOYS. The episode is titled Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye, and features Sarain Boylan (The Warden in Caged Fae) as Dr. Bliss and Sarah Power (Siobhan the Banshee in Fae Day) as the recurring character Pawter. KILLJOYS is currently filming, but as yet has no definite air date.
Amanda Walsh is Charlotte in the film MERCY, which was released in the US on 7 October, and is based on GRAMMA by Stephen King, a story written in 1984 and set in the Cthulhu mythos. MERCY can be streamed on Netflix (US).