LOST GIRL – Season 4 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) looking like a DaVinci painting prepares to close the portal.
BO: Well maybe it’s time I got a little out of control.
DYSON: That’s good to hear, because she needs you.
BO: You’re not going to tell me to save the world instead of the girl?
DYSON: You’ve taught me well. And she’s my friend too.
Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) “We’re all going to be barbequed anyway. Might as well
have a little fun.”
Bo heads out to save the girl (Lauren), leaving Dyson in charge of defending against the dead guys coming out of the cinvat, but not before putting on that necklace Lauren gave her.
In this episode at least, Dyson behaves like a proper wolf. He is not the leader of the pack. Once he recognizes that Bo is the leader and not Trick, his role becomes clear to him.
MYTHOLOGICAL NOTE: The cinvat is (in Zoroastrianism) the bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead. It appears narrow for the wicked, allowing them to be more easily snatched by demons on their way across and dragged to the “house of lies” (hell). For the good, the bridge seems wide, allowing them to pass easily across to the afterlife.
Kenzi’s ring in Bo’s hands at the gravesite. Might it serve a plot function similar to Buffy’s Claddagh ring (insert)?
BO (to Massimo): I’ll bet human mommy tastes delicious.
LAUREN: Delectable, but don’t take my word for it.
Tamsin to Dyson at the gates of Valhalla – “You can’t let Bo find that other hell shoe.”
Evony, after a flirtatious discussion with Trick, goes to Lauren’s place to rescue her because she needs Lauren to make her Fae again. Bo gets there first, and when The Morrigan arrives, takes her hostage and, after lots of chi sucking by Bo and Massimo, Evony lies dead. Massimo pleads with Bo to revive her. Bo takes chi from Massimo and does that, then kills Massimo with a sword. (This seems a bit vindictive. She could have killed him by sucking all his chi. Perhaps Bo really is more than a bit dark.)
Unknown Hieronymus Bosch work (?) found in the Dark Archives
Bo and Lauren sort out their feelings for one another (see previous post) and Bo heads back to the Temple of the Women of the Horse to help Trick, Dyson, and Tamsin battle her father’s revenants at the cinvat. On the way, she discovers that Kenzi has slipped her engagement ring into Bo’s coat pocket. When Bo arrives at the Temple, Kenzi is already walking toward the portal.
The Buffy series finale involved Spike closing the hellmouth after Buffy appointed him her “champion”. Spike died in the process, but the hellmouth was sealed. In “Dark Horse”, Kenzi, upon careful re-reading of Fae prophesies, decides that she is Bo’s heart, and walks into the cinvat, closing the portal and dying (somewhat less spectacularly than Spike) in the process. Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) attempts to convey Kenzi’s soul (and apparently her entire body as well) to Valhalla, but Dyson finds her collapsed outside Valhalla’s gates. She tells him that Kenzi is “gone”, and cautions him that he must not let Bo find the other hell shoe. She sounds and looks frightened. “What did you see?” he asks her, and gets no answer.
Buffy also wore a necklace when she left Angel’s ring in the mausoleum (Episode 3.3)
As Dyson carries Tamsin away, the gates vanish and are replaced by an alleyway artistically vandalized by graffiti. The implication is that Valhalla, Irkalia, et.al. might be accessed by looking at reality in a different way.
The final scene has Bo, still wearing the necklace, placing sunflowers on Kenzi’s grave. (From the tombstone we learn that Kenzi’s last name is Malikov and that she was born in 1991). Bo fishes the engagement ring from Hale from her pocket and vows aloud that no one else will die on her watch. Here’s something else to remember from Buffy (Season 3 Episode 3). When Buffy decides she’s over Angel, she removes the friendship ring he gave her and places it on the floor of the mausoleum. Angel, who has been trapped in a hell dimension, somehow uses the ring to climb, naked and a bit insane, back into Buffy’s reality. Kenzi’s engagement ring might have a similar function in season 5.
Some months ago, a video of the song The Wanderer as sung by Emilie Mover was posted on YouTube. In it, Bo drives to the graveyard, as she does in 4.13 (perhaps to a different entrance to the graveyard), but is carrying white roses. In “Dark Horse” The Wanderer is replaced by Keaton Henson‘s “You”. Was there an alternate ending to Season 4?
Rainer (Kyle Schmid) dies about ten minutes into this episode, and remains a mystery. Is he The Wanderer or just a wanderer? When he left the train, what happened to the Handmaiden?
Below right is an intriguing tweet from Emily Andras. The video she’s talking about is an ad for Hochtaler that ran in the 80’s. Might another excursion into cabaret singing be in store for Zoie Palmer?
TRU LOVE, which stars LOST GIRL’s Kate Trotter, Christine Horne, and Shauna MacDonald, will be screened at the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto, 24 May at 7:30pm.
THE RETURNED, a 2013 zombie flick with Kris Holden-Ried and Shawn Doyle, can now be pre-ordered on DVD from Amazon Canada. (It will be released on 22 July.) In the US the film is on Amazon Instant Video. Another Holden-Ried film from 2013 that also has Shawn Doyle in the cast, HUNTING SEASON, is available on FIOS VOD (Verizon) from time to time, but otherwise has only had general release in Spain.