LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 3 – SPOILERS
TAMSIN [to Bo]: “Well your breath isn’t so minty fresh either, O chosen one.” (Tamsin gets all the good lines now that Kenzi is gone.)
Bo is visiting self-help websites in an attempt to deal with her lack of sex drive. Tamsin discovers that she cannot cook. The two decide to go out for dinner, and their food of choice seems to be hotdogs (from a street vendor). They are saved from this by being picked up by Mishashi, a legendary Fae warrior from Japan, and engaged as his bodyguards.
Mishashi (Scott Yamamura), is scheduled to become “king of his ancestors” in reward for deeds of heroism that (as it turns out) he did not perform. His sister Tamoe (Emily Piggford) was the true hero. Bo, with the help of her new sidekick Tamsin, rights this wrong, and in so doing reaches the conclusion that being the chosen one is ‘bullshit’ (because Mishashi was a chosen one and he let it corrupt him). If Bo had just watched a few episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, she might have learned the same thing from Xena’s adversarial relationship with Julius Caesar.
On the way to this epiphany, Bo gets stabbed, and the injury is life-threatening because she has no sex drive and cannot feed to heal herself. Tamsin disconnects her from life support, forcing Bo to reveal her fear of abandonment. Trick, Lauren, and Dyson all reassure Bo (and the viewers) that they will never leave. Tamsin gives no such assurance, and this may be significant. Bo immediately regains her succubus powers (her eyes turn bright blue, which could mean the re-emergence of her dark side) and she bangs Dyson loudly with Tamsin and Lauren in the next room. This leads to a quite emotional Dockyrie moment, with Lauren telling Tamsin that “sometimes you’re just what everybody needs.”
Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) may get all the good lines, but the most genuinely funny moment in this episode is when Lauren (Zoie Palmer) arms herself with a broom to defend against an imagined intruder at the clinic. (It turns out to be the night janitor.) After this experience, Lauren is moved to seek training in self-defence from Dyson.
The elevator crash from last episode killed everyone involved, but three of the victim’s bodies were undamaged. All three of them had an unknown Fae blood type. (If the bodies were undamaged, why are they dead? Also, why no autopsy to find that out?) Dyson has found no connection between the three. If they are unconnected, that might mean that a whole lot of people in the general population have a dormant gene that controls this blood factor, and that gene was activated in all these folks when Bo put Persephone‘s candle in the window.
Lawyer Elizabeth Helm (Amanda Walsh) rises from the dead, apparently possessed by someone or something. The first person she encounters is the cute nurse Lisa (Nadine Djoury). “Can you see me?”, she asks repeatedly, and on getting an affirmative reply, snaps the unfortunate nurse’s neck.
Emily Piggford (Tamoe) can be seen as Megan in the webseries THAT’S MY DJ, which is about Simon (Jacob Neayem), who lives in his adoptive mother’s basement and dreams of stardom. Under the invented name ‘Dead Pixel’, and he and his manager go on a quest for fame in a city full of DJs.
Nadine Djoury (Lisa the nurse) was one of the winners of the 2014 ComedyPRO Pitch Program for the webseries NEWBORN MOMS, a comedy what it’s like to be a new parent. Djory is currently appearing in Second City’s musical THE NAUGHTY LISTERS, which will run through New Years Day at The Second City Theatre at 51 Mercer Street in Toronto.
Amanda Walsh (Elizabeth Helm) is Charlotte in the horror thriller MERCY, about a single mother and her sons who must care for an elderly relative with supernatural powers. MERCY can be streamed on Netflix (US).