LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
Eric Roberts, who plays Bo’s dad (Hades), looks amazingly like Peter O’Toole. How Hades managed to get a medical degree while trapped in Tartarus for the last few centuries is unclear, but he is a doctor, and his knowledge is sufficiently current to enable him to advise Dr. Lewis on stem cell research. He could not have possessed the body of a human doctor after Bo summoned him, because he had the same appearance when we saw him in Episode 5.8. Hades and Bo combine forces to send Nix to Hel.
Nyx (a rough equivalent of the Reality Bomb in Dr. Who episode 4.13) took over the body of Iris who earlier had taken over the body of Cici. All Nyx had to do is sit still and wait for midnight and the core of the earth would turn black and all life on the planet would be extinguished. She is impatient, though, and decides to take out sixteen people at a club for no particular reason. Hades and Bo catch up with her at Dyson’s gym and Bo uses the music box to send her away, while Hades kills the body she is inhabiting.
Meanwhile, Zee and Hera have Tamsin tied to a chair in their condo, and here’s where the episode gets interesting. Since Tamsin’s valkyrie power to cast doubt won’t work on Zee, the Valkyrie behaves like an expertly manipulative human. She talks Zee and Hera into doubting both themselves and one another. Zee finally changes out of that evening gown she’s been wearing since episode 5.8 and heads to the Dal to reclaim the Aegis Shield stolen from her by Trick.
A change of clothes and a few drinks transform Zee, and she becomes casually scary. At the Dal, she orders Trick to return the Aegis Shield, and is calmly amused by his ineffectual attempts to rewrite history with his blood. She returns home where she continues the Tamsin-induced fight with Hera, finally ending it with a close range lightning bolt.
The body that Hera is inhabiting (and that took the lightning bolt) is that of Kevin Brown who is married to Alicia Welles (Lisa Marcos) with whom Dyson has become romantically involved. When Tamsin brings Kevin’s body to the clinic, it is discovered that Brown’s body is not dead, but is in a coma, and we are told that when he wakes, he might be Hera, or he might be Kevin. Dyson is most often unlucky in love, so it’s a fair bet it’s going to be Kevin.
BO: “Please tell me the bright side, because I’m all tapped out from my gratitude journal.”
LAUREN: “I can think of three reasons. One: We’re Alive. Two: We just saved the whole
world. Three: I love you, Bo Dennis.”
BO: “I love you too. Now get off the street. You’re making me nervous.”
LAUREN: “What are we going to have? Are we gonna do pizza, or Thai, or enormous cocktails?”
At this point, Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is hit by a truck. (This brought to mind, despite all the differences between the two, the death of Cat MacKenzie in Episode eight of LIP SERVICE.) But Lauren does not die. The truck, which was going very fast for a city street, does not stop, indicating that this might have been a pre-arranged demonstration. (The doctor must have been very confident of the success of her research.) Lauren sucks Bo’s chi like a succubus and begins to heal herself. It seems that Dr. Lewis has solved the problem of turning humans into Fae, a development that should please Evony, should she hear of it.
Shanice Banton (Iris) is Ruth Solomon in the film RACE, which is about Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games inn Berlin. The film will be released in the U.S. on 19 February.
The music in the background when Dyson tells Mark that Iris is dead is “Run Cried the Crawling“, which is the fifth track on AVENTINE, the most recent album by Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel (available on iTunes for $10). The music playing when Iris turns the unfortunate club bouncer to dust is “Feel it Comin’ On” by Life Bitter Soul (sleaze pop duo Daniel and Joshua Pinkerton), who were originally from Wollongong Australia, but are now based in Toronto.