LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
Bo and Lauren’s second breakup lacked the intensity of the first, but that might well be expected. As Tamsin told Bo in Episode 5.8: “You and Lauren, you two will always be a couple, even when you’re not.” Still, the breakup scene was the most intense moment of the episode. What led to the second split? Even after Judge Megaera helps Bo figure out her “inner justice”, the succubus is still unable to understand why Lauren needs to end things. Despite everything that has recently transpired, Bo still says the relationship is perfect, and does not need fixing. The Laura Marling song NIGHT AFTER NIGHT seems amazingly apt in describing Lauren’s reasons for leaving. “night after night / day after day / would you watch my body weaken / my mind drift away?”
A more impressive thing was Rachel Skarsten making Tamsin much more interesting by softening the character. Instead of Tamsin’s usual snark, we got a sort of detached wimsey from her. This was most noticeable in the scene at the Dal, with the gang trying to figure out what Zee was up to. On paper, the lines don’t seem exceptional, but go and listen to Skarsten’s delivery and you’ll hear what I mean.
TRICK: “Why was Zee at the courthouse?”
TAMSIN: “It’s ground zero. The elevator crash is where it all started.”
DYSON: “Where Zee, Hera, and Iris first possessed their human bodies.”
BO: “I have a feeling that courthouse is sitting on something big.”
TAMSIN: “Lucky courthouse.’ (pause) ‘I swear that was my inside voice.”
Later, after the breakup, Bo cries when Tamsin suggests ordering pizza, because pizza reminds her of Lauren. Tamsin’s effort to comfort Bo, at the expense of her own emotional well-being, is the episode’s best moment. Tamsin goes so far as to (reluctantly) have rebound sex with Bo. But she doesn’t really do that. Hades assumed Bo’s form, and it was Hades she was snogging at the end of the episode.
Zee took the Aegis Shield to Hepheastus to have him forge a weapon, not for herself, but for Bo. After some body hopping, Zee ends up back inside Elizabeth after resurrecting Hera, who is still in Kevin’s body. With surprising ease, she persuades Hera to return with her to myth (limbo), probably to avoid whatever Hades is planning. The weapon that Hephaestus made for Bo was a gold and adamantine horseshoe and even Trick can’t figure out what it’s for. The fire horse Pyrippus might have something to do with it.
Dyson and Alyssa (Lisa Marcos) have sex, and immediately afterward Dyson gets a call telling him that Alyssa’s husband Kevin has emerged from his coma and is himself again. This sort of thing has happened to the wolfman so often that he has become philosophical about it. At least he was able to care for Alyssa, which allows him hope for the future.
Christopher Russell (Hephaestus) will be Rob, a young lawyer (constantly bullied by his boss and two arrogant sons} who falls in love with a candy heiress in the made for TV movie MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE, which will air on The Hallmark Channel Saturday 17 October at 11am.
Harry Judge (Max’s Lawyer) will be Ryan in MANHATTAN UNDYING, about a vampire looking for an artist to paint her portrait so that she can see her image for the first time. Also in the cast of that is David Kash (Seebeck in Faetal Justice) who is also the brother of Linda Kash, who played Kenzi’s mom in End of a Line).
Mimi Kuzyk (Megaera) stars as Aunt Margaret in STEEL, a film about a depressed TV journalist subject to panic attacks. Kuzyk will also be Milly in the movie DEADLY VOLTAGE, which is about a family forced to work together to survive a deadly lightning storm. Neither production as yet has a scheduled release date.