Last Friday, I arrived home to find a wonderful package waiting for me. You’ve probably already seen the Lost Girl Season 2 photo gallery, but the package also contained the Season 2 premiere, “Something Wicked This Fae Comes”! I’ve had the chance to watch it a couple of times now and want to share some thoughts. I’ll try to keep spoilers to an absolute minimum.
First, here’s the official synopsis of the episode:
In the season opener, a nomadic Fae sideshow comes to town looking to take advantage of the chaos that the bombing of the Light Fae headquarters has wrought. Unbeknownst to the general Light Fae populace, The Ash is in a coma, and his bond with the land is weakening – which makes this the perfect time for the travelling circus freaks to steal the most precious thing the Light Fae possess.
The story picks up about three weeks following the events of the Season 1 finale. The Light Fae have been weakened and are still reeling from the attack on the Elders, which was spearheaded by Aife, otherwise known as Bo’s mama. Half of the elders are dead, and The Ash is in a coma (side note, I can’t say it, I have to sing it to the tune of The Smiths’ “Girlfriend in a Coma” – you know you want to sing it with me). Lauren is by The Ash’s side 24/7 because she can’t trust anyone else with him. Dyson is MIA – an animal off licking his wounds – while the rest are left to battle all of the incoming threats. Bo, Hale and Kenzi are on the front lines, while Lauren and Trick are working more behind the scenes. A certain wolf reappears after getting into some trouble, and is just in time to help the rest of the gang battle the latest band of bad fey.
Some random thoughts:
- Bo learns of other fey without an allegiance, and although she’s inclined to like their chutzpah, she realizes that it’s usually not a good thing.
- Bo appears to have more control over her powers. She knows how to use it to heal herself, and how to weaponize it.
- The more I think about it, the more I believe that Bo never realized just how strong Dyson’s feelings were for her. In fact, I don’t think Dyson realized it until The Norn took that from him.
- Trick could be a much more powerful presence among the Light Fey, but he’s acting more as a caretaker/puppetmaster while a total buffoon is acting Ash. I think this is a conscious decision on Trick’s part, but I’m not sure why yet.
- Kenzi continues to be awesome, spouting out some of the best lines, but I have to say that the verbal jewels fall from the lips of others as well. I think a few from this episode are guaranteed to enter the lexicon of devout fans!
- “Sexy sexy neopagan ritual dance party.” Remember that.
- There’s a creepy Wednesday Adams meets the twins from The Shining kid that Bo keeps seeing.
- And finally, there is one scene that was totally Buffy/Angel-esque in the best possible way.
Season 2 is off to a great start, and the premiere immediately left me wanting more!
Photos Courtesy of Showcase