Lauren Holly as Sadie the djinn. One wonders why bottled water is being featured here.
Bo (Anna Silk) and Ryan (Anthony Lemke) get together at episode’s end.
Fae technology must have been highly developed in ancient times. The spells and charms that exist in the LOST GIRL universe must be remnants of that high-tech age when the Fae, or at least some of them, ruled parts of the human world as Gods. I say this because Bo just got involved with a Loki who built a music box that doubles as a djinn trap.
Loki are to the Fae as Q is to James Bond. Or something like that. That bracelet Bo got from him on her birthday works like the ones Wonder Woman wears.
The hickey Bo gave Sadie.
Bo (Anna Silk) and Ryan Lambert (the Loki, played by Anthony Lemke), screw things up and get caught in the trap with the djinn (a film star named Sadie, played by Lauren Holly). And it turns out that the trap wasn’t really necessary at all. In the throes of desperation, Bo finally figures out how to “put her mark” on Sadie by giving her a hickey. Once controlled, Sadie is told to blow up the trap, setting all three of them free.
Lauren Holly will guest star in an episode of ALPHAS this season.
Other things learned in this episode:
The Ash makes great coffee.
Hale has perfect pitch.
Dyson not only can’t love Bo, he can’t love anyone. (Perhaps Loki can invent emotional viagra?)
This is what happens when Kenzi is gone for an entire episode.
David Strathairn grew a scruffy gray beard for the series. He might look better without it.
The “Charlie” in this SyFy universe is an irritating shrink, Dr. Leigh Rosen, played by David Strathain (Rennie in PASSION FISH). His angels are four or five (depending on whether one includes the ex-pitcher with Steve Blass disease who sort of joins them in episode one.) They are played by Ryan Cartwright, Malik Yoba (Detective Williams in NY UNDERCOVER), Warren Christie (Leo Herrera on THE L WORD), Laura Mennell (Janey Slater in WATCHMEN), and Azita Ghanizada (Mistress Sapphire in ep 26 of CASTLE).
Afgan actor Azita Ghanizada
And these angels are x-people. They each have some sort of mental power. The theory behind the show seems to be that alpha males (and alpha females) are alpha because they possess one of these powers (I can envision some interesting studies of gorillas).
The plot for the pilot was scarfed from the X-Files. I don’t really remember the name of the episode, but someone gets impossibly shot in a locked room through an air vent from the roof.
Laura Mennell is certainly the most notable actor in the pilot.
I had a bit of trouble sitting through the whole thing. I went away from the computer for a cup of tea, a sandwich, and any other distraction that came to mind. The problem is, these people are supposed to be compelling and charismatic. They’re Alphas! And yet they are uninteresting. With the possible exception of Ms. Minnell, not one of them held my attention for more than a minute. I suspect that were they to meet a truly charismatic villain, they would be lambdas to the slaughter.
Ryan Cartwright can see all electromagnetic frequencies, making him scientifically impossible.