Hannah Emily Anderson (Bo’s stepmother in “Like Father, Like Daughter“) will be Jenna in the SyFy/USA TV series THE PURGE, which, unlike the films, will focus, not on Purge Night, but on the other 364 days of the year in the Purge universe. (The premise is that the US Constitution has been amended to allow all crime, including murder, to be legal for one twelve-hour period annually.) Jenna is an anti-Purge devoted to charitable causes, and usually locks down on Purge Night. When she chooses to venture out for the first time, her encounter with violence will force her to deal with deep truths about herself and her marriage. The ten-episode series has begun filming in New Orleans. Continue reading →
Hades works on a drawing of Bo, which may enable him to take Bo’s form
Christopher Russell as Hephaestus
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?”
Mimi Kuzyk as Judge Megaera. Megaera is one of the Furies. In Greek myth, the Furies were a trio of harpies who visited madness on those who offended the gods.
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.”
A sad and contemplative Lauren Lewis before the breakup
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.
Elisa Atristain-Garcia, in her TV debut as a nurse at Lauren’s clinic. Here, she tries to revive Heratio, and in a minute or so will be rewarded with a swarm of bees.
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.
The nurse (uncredited) who replaced the one killed by Heratio. So far, at least three clinic nurses have been killed. Will she be number four?
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 as Bo’s legal adversary in Judge Megaera’s court.
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.
Bo (Anna Silk) looking like Emma Peel as she prepares to negotiate a maze of security lasers
Lauren (Zoie Palmer), after experimenting on herself, can now channel the powers of any Fae with whom she is in physical contact, which raises at least one interesting question. If, while in contact with Dyson she were to change into a wolf, would she need to touch Dyson again to regain human form?
Before finding out about Lauren’s new powers, Bo believes that she brought Lauren back to life after the doctor was hit by a truck. Bo tells Dyson that the last time she breathed life back into someone was when she resurrected him (in episode 3.9) and she had to breathe in a whole roomfull of chi to accomplish it. This means that Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) must not have been entirely dead when Bo breathed chi into her in episode 4.13.
Lauren sings Zee away by channeling the siren powers of Heathcliff Santiago (Hale’s granddad, played by Julian D. Christopher). Unknown to Bo and the gang, Hades has rewritten the song, thwarting the banishment of his brother.
Dyson claims Alicia (Lisa Marcos), and introduces her to the Fae world. He didn’t want to do that, but Mark (Luke Bilyk), still grieving over the death of Iris, told Alicia everything and forced his hand. One wonders what will happen if her husband wakes up and is no longer possessed by Hera? She’s going to want to tell him about all this. Will Dyson claim him as well? A hint as to further developments between Alicia and Dyson might be found in the music playing in the Dal. When Dyson informs Trick that Alicia has found out about the Fae, the song “Holding On” (track 2 of the first album by Toronto folk band The BelleRegards), is playing. When Dyson brings Alicia to the Dal to tell her he has claimed her, we hear another BelleRegards song, “Fare Thee Well”.
Earlier in the episode, when Mark and Kenzi displayed signs of mutual attraction, Dyson intervenes to prevent anything from developing. It seems that the wolfman may still have feelings for Kenzi.
Bo and Kenzi discuss things at the Art Gallery of Ontario
All the artworks featured in the episode are LOST GIRL originals, which means that headless blue statue with the halo, as well as that Wellie with the seven deadly sins and the heading “Greed is Good” (a quote from Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film WALL STREET), might someday be up for auction as show memorabilia. According to the Showcase commentnary, the painting about which tour guide Kenzi invents a story is designed to resemble “Voice of Fire”, a minimalist work by American artist Barnett Newman that was commissioned for Expo ’67. (It’s purchase by the National Gallery in 1990 for $1.8 million was a bit controversial.)
Dyson and Alicia (Lisa Marcos) at the Dal. Alicia is a very suspicious character.
Bo penetrated the museum’s laser defenses only to find Persephone (Hannah Anderson) had gotten there first. Having imprisoned Hades, Bo gets to free Persephone from captivity, though presumably both of them needed to exit the vault through the laser grid, which would have been more difficult than entering because of the need to transport the painting. Most thieves would have removed the painting from its frame to make things easy, but Bo did not do this. When Bo shows the painting to Hades, it was still in its frame. Had she removed it, she would have discovered the second canvas underneath with the painting of the Pyrippus. One wonders if Hades plans to summon the fire horse, and, if so, to what end?
Oluniké Adeliyi as Suri Middleton, the first germaphobe Bo has encountered.
Oluniké Adeliyi (Suri Middleton) will be Mrs. Rice in the film GROUP HOME, which tells the true story of a single father with two sons, who runs a home for abused children in early 1980’s Toronto. Also in the cast is Shauna MacDonald (Dean Peretti in LG 1.5). GROUP HOME stars Lyriq Bent of ROOKIE BLUE and may eventually become a TV series.
Beneath The Vanishing, another painting, this one of the Pyrippus, is revealed. Trick has a print of the Pyrippus painting, which we saw at the end of episode 3.9
Ksenia Solo will star in PET, a film by Spanish director Carles Torrens. The film follows Seth, an animal shelter employee, who develops an infatuation with Holly (Solo), the waitress he has admired since high school. Failing to win her affections by conventional means, he locks her in a cage at the shelter where he works. Holly has deeply troubling secrets of her own, and, as the story progresses, it becomes difficult to tell who the real victim is. PET is due out sometime next year. Solo recently cancelled her scheduled appearance at OZ COMIC CON because she is beginning work on another film (no details are yet available) in Ohio. She had to have her hair cut short for the role.
LOST GIRL Season 5 will premiere on Syfy UK Tuesday 13 October at 9pm.