LOST GIRL – Season 4 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
HANDMAIDEN: I know it might not seem like it on the surface, but he [Rainer] is a great man. Give him a chance. Give us all a chance. Believe it or not, we need you.
The Handmaiden (played by Linzee Barclay) also comes up with the best response ever to being thrown against a wall with a knife to her throat. “Oh my,” she says when Bo does this to her, “you’re sweaty.” But when she says “give us all a chance”, to whom besides Rainer and herself does she refer? It might be the crows, who apparently are elementals and brought Bo to the train, but it might also be more.
Rainer has selective amnesia. He, for instance, remembers what his power once was, but does not remember who removed it and put him on the train. The handmaiden, when she calls him a great man, implies that she knows why he is (or was) great, and that she might know what Rainer has forgotten. Perhaps this is merely wistful thinking, but it would be nice to see this character given a major role in Season 5.
Rainer seems to recognize Bo when she revives a dead butterfly, which recalls a traumatic incident from her childhood when she could not save a butterfly from death. How does Rainer know about this? Was Bo monitored as a child? If so, by whom?
Without disturbing Lauren’s outer clothing, Kenzi steals Lauren’s panties. American viewers not on social media will not be aware of this because SyFy cut the scene. This scene is crucial to the episode in two ways. First, it illustrates Kenzi’s shadow-stealing abilities and that such powers need more than 3 dimensions in which to work. It also connects with Kenzi’s description of Lauren as the “best bait in town” to trap a mermaid looking for legs to steal. Coupled with the panty-raid, that shows that Kenzi could be developing a crush on the Doctor.
After freeing Rainer from the train, Bo kills the Una Mens, just before Trick can warn her not to do that.
The mermaid-infested company that Kenzi and Dyson infiltrate to hunt down missing legs is called Alaria, the name of a sort of brown edible alga, and also that of a parasitic flatworm.
Dyson implies that mermaids blew up his ship “on its way to the new world”.
Fae don’t bleed much when limbs or appendages are amputated. When Diana (Karen Cliché) has her legs chopped off, little blood is in evidence. When Vex (Paul Amos) chopped off his own hand in a previous episode, there was a similar lack of exsanguination.
Christine Horne (The Keeper) will be Abby in the play BELLEVILLE, which is described as “a darkly truthful parable of a generation struggling under the pressures of success and entitlement.” BELLEVILLE will run from 6 April to 4 May at Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto.
Anna Hardwick, who guest starred in Faes Wide Shut, will play Beverly Moss in the 1977 Mile Leigh play ABIGAIL’S PARTY, which opens 22 April at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. Beverly Moss is a character often used by female impersonators, and has become something of a gay icon.
Kate Todd (Dominique) is also a singer/songwriter. There is an android app for her music and she will be a presenter at the 36th annual TARA awards on 4 April in Toronto. She appears frequently at Monarch’s Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel.