After a week off, Lost Girl returned with a new episode, “Destiny’s Child,” which finally revealed the answers to some of this season’s biggest mysteries, but didn’t quite hit the mark for this Faenatic. So let’s check in with Bo and the gang!
Quoth the Ravens
Picking up where “Groundhog Fae” left off, Bo tells everyone that she’s going to get to the bottom of what happened to her and how she ended up dark, and takes out the black smoke-filled bottle. Although Kenzi and Trick try their best to stop her from unleashing its contents, Dyson and Lauren think that Bo should give it a try. Bo opens the bottle and Trick has an odd reaction to the smoke, which materializes into an attractive, accented dude. He introduces himself as Hugin, says he means Bo no harm, and plays into Kenzi’s hands with a compliment. Hugin tells Bo that they’ve met before – he and his brother were the ones who brought Bo to the train, which he says belongs to his “father.” Hugin also knows Trick’s true identity, i.e. The Blood King, and asks why the royal hides behind a bar. Hugin tells them that he can’t remember how to get back on the train, since his brother trapped him in the bottle after the first time they brought Bo to the train. Oh, and Hugin’s dastardly brother also stole his wife. Bo and Hugin disappear (Nightcrawler style, no less – I’m going to take this as a subtle nod to X-Men), and the crow adds that if he learns that Bo is an enemy of the Wanderer once they get to the train, he’ll flay her.
A Helluva Riddle
Hugin takes Bo to a graveyard where the Crows live, and before long, they meet his brother Munin, who summons several other crows, including Hugin’s wife. They seem to have other plans for Bo, but she takes a leap into a fresh grave and ends up in Hell, or Acala, or whatever you prefer to call it. She’s greeted by the Leviathan, a crone-type figure who declares she’s been looking for the mark that Bo has on her chest for 600 years, and claims it was supposed to be hers. Bo wants some quick answers before departing the underworld, but the Leviathan says the only way is out is by completing a challenge, which turns out to be a riddle-off. Bo easily answers the Leviathan’s riddle, and then comes back with her own that the Leviathan fails to answer correctly. Now I have to admit that I really don’t get the point of Bo’s riddle (if you could call it that) other than trying to get someone else’s perspective on the “Should I choose Lauren or Dyson” quandary. Bo has tricked the Leviathan who has no choice but to release the Succubus, but not before first uttering some ominous words: Bo will be back soon as someone she loves will soon be dead. Dun dun dun!
Destiny is a Fickle Bitch
Oh Trick! You may have tried to rewrite the future, and attempted to write someone out of existence, but it seems that Lady Destiny has a mind of her own.
Kenzi and Tamsin are trying to get info from Trick, but he’s on the defensive, even firing off some rather derogatory terms for both of them. He takes off and goes to Dao-Ming, a Fae that can help restore his memory. She’s still harboring a grudge against Trick since he picked her sister over her years ago, but she agrees to help him only because she knows it’s going to cause him excruciating pain. Dao-Ming forces the truth out of Trick and we learn a bit about his deep, dark secrets. There is a lot of blood on his hands, but he remains firm that although millions died, he did it to prevent a genocide. When Dao-Ming asks the Blood King who he loves the most, he replies, “Ysabeau” (or Isabeau, his late wife, rather than his granddaughter). Dao-Ming knows he’s lying and when she asks him again, he replies, “I am the first son of this Earth. I am the one to be worshipped.”
Although Trick is suffering, he insists that Dao-Ming continues. It’s the only way to save Bo, who is the last of his bloodline. Dao-Ming then asks Trick what the worst thing is that he’s ever done. HIs face goes wild and he tells her that he could open his veins and write her out of history for good … like he did to Rainer. And with that, he declares that he knows who the Wanderer is because he created it. Trick may be powerful as the Blood King, but he can’t seem to escape his past, or fate. He tells Dao-Ming that he has to find Bo and warn her about the Wanderer.
Magic Boxes and Inkwells of Blood
When Trick takes off without giving Tamsin and Kenzi any answers, the gals stick around to snoop around his place. The come across a blank book, and Kenzi tells Tam about Trick rewriting the future in his own blood to save Bo, which unleashed the Garruda. Kenzi also noticed how Trick reacted to Hugin being unbottled and is convinced that he’s somehow connected to it all. Trick has kept things from Bo before, and since Bo has always been there for Kenzi, it’s her turn to help Bo.
In order to get any answers from the blank pages in the book, they need some of Trick’s blood, and Kenzi knows that he keeps some in a hidden inkwell. In their search, Tamsin finds a loose floorboard and lifts it to reveal a tamatebako, a magical Japanese folding box. It’s almost impossible to open, so Tamsin concludes that this is where Trick has hidden his blood. Kenzi makes a few attempts to open it and gets it wrong. The box shrieks on the first attempt, laughs creepily the second time around, and on the third try, something that looks like an awl flies out nearly takes out an eye!
Tamsin and Kenzi eventually manage to open the box and find two vials of blood. They open Trick’s book and pour some blood out on a page, and Kenzi uses her finger to paint the letters BO. Nothing happens until Tamsin picks up the book and starts shaking as the pages turn erratically. Tamsin can’t let go and the words “Tamsin Tamsin Tamsin” form on the page. She goes all scary eyes and says, “I must take his soul. It belongs to me.”
Last Train to FaesVille
Early in the episode, we see inside the train, and there’s a guy welding, with a crown nearby. This is going to be very important, but let’s head back to the Crowdown in Deadtown.
After leaving Acala, Bo ends up back in the graveyard and overhears the Crows making plans once the Wanderer is out of the picture. Bo nearly takes on the Crows herself when the Wonder Twins themselves, Dyson and Lauren, show up, ready to kick some crow ass. The Dynamic Duo literally bring the Crows to their knees – Dyson with threats of violence, and Lauren with threats of biological warfare.
Bo insists that she needs to get back on the train, and that’s when the Crows reveal that they betrayed the Wanderer, so they can’t get back on the train. They end up making a deal with Bo to help her as long as she releases them the second they get her back on the train. Dyson and Lauren try to persuade Bo not to go, but Bo says although she’s grateful for their help, this is one challenge she must face on her own.
Bo’s back doing the locomotion and comes across the welder we saw earlier, and she asks if he’s the Wanderer. He takes off the mask and it’s Kyle Schmid! He says, “I knew you would come for me.” both of them have those glowy hand marks on their chests, and when they touch each other, there are some MAJOR sparks. Which brings me to …
The Ballad of RainBo?!?
When Tamsin reacts to Trick’s book, there’s a flashback to a time long ago with Trick and Tamsin. A fallen knight is before them and Tamsin is talking about taking the warrior’s soul. Her purpose as a Valkyrie is to take him to Valhalla. This is when we learn that Trick re-wrote Tamsin’s story, and he also damned Rainer the Defiant for eternity by writing him out of existence. Kenzi manages to bring Tamsin out of this state, and Tamsin warns Kenzi, “Whatever you do, don’t trust Trick.”
Trick returns to the Dal, and tells Dyson and Lauren to get ready to fight. He knows who took Bo – Rainer, his mortal enemy. At this point, Bo walks in and says not only is she doing great, she knows why she agreed to be dark. Heck, it was HER idea! She did it so that she could get back on that train for Rainer, breaking his curse and freeing him from his locomotive prison. Rainer strolls into the Dal, and Bo declares that this is not her enemy, and definitely not her father. He’s her DESTINY.
So we finally know the identity of the Wanderer … or do we? I kinda hope this is a misdirection, otherwise it’s probably the most anticlimactic plot point of the series so far. Something feels very wrong to me. I‘m convinced (or perhaps delusional) that there is more to this story. The current direction isn’t clear, but I really hope we get some answers in the next episode.
Kenzi: “Come on. You’re our Trickopedia. You’ve gotta know something. You’re our frickin’ Yoda. Force must use problem to answer find, yes?”
- I really liked that the Crow brothers were named Hugin and Munin, which also happens to be the names of Odin’s ravens, keeping in line with the Norse mythology that includes Valkyries like Tamsin. Odin is sometimes referred to as “The Wanderer.” So is Rainer Odin?
- Although I liked the theory of the Crows in this episode, in practice, their presence seemed a bit forced.
- Speaking of out of place, the Leviathan also felt like she didn’t belong. I think she had the potential to be a powerful, even frightening character (think the Sphinx with her deadly riddles), but she was more like a caricature.
- Who do you think the Leviathan was referring to when she said someone close to Bo was going to die?
- Does anyone in this world trust Trick at this point? I doubt his intentions, and no longer sure if he really cares about saving Bo, or more concerned with his own self-preservation.
- Bo calling the Crow Bros. “Heckle and Jeckle” made me giggle because I thought the same thing a few seconds before!
- Dyson and Lauren working together as the heavies is fun, and I love how they cheer on each other’s twisted plans. (Fae STDs anyone?)
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