Lost Girl: Like Hell, Part 1

Welcome back, Faenatics! So thrilled that you’ve joined me for a final fun season of Lost Girl recaps. They certainly started Season 5 on a high note with “Like Hell, Part 1” … so why don’t we get right into it!

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain …

We open with Bo climbing a Grand Canyon-esque rock formation as she sings “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain” and in an eagle’s nest at the top, she finds the second hellshoe. Her descent doesn’t go smoothly and she falls to the ground below where three rednecks come upon her battered body. When they suggest taking advantage of her injured body, she goes into a triple chi suck, heals herself, and leaves the boys to ponder their actions.

Bo returns to her loft and her new roomie, Tamsin, who is gorging on a giant bowl of cereal. Bo says that she has the second hellshoe and is going to Valhalla for Kenzi. Tamsin is distraught by this and tries to convince Bo not to go, but she still won’t say why Bo shouldn’t go to Hell for her bestie. Tamtam should know better – once Bo sets her mind to something, there’s no talking her out of it. The first hellshoe is no longer at the loft, so Bo heads to the Dal to retrieve it.

Over at the Dal, Bo tells Trick and Dyson that she’s going for Kenzi although she knows they are concerned, and they know better than to try stopping her. Dyson says he wishes he could go along, and it’s not because he swore fealty to Bo … it’s because he loved Kenzi, too. D’awwwwww.

Bo takes the pair of hellshoes (which look hella uncomfortable to me) and goes to see Lauren at “Marquise Medical Clinic,” where the Doc is treating Fae ailments (faelments?) of all kinds. I am intrigued by this since I thought Lauren would be dealing with the fallout from turning The Morrigan human, but it almost looks like it somehow worked in her favour. In fact, it looks like The Morrigan may have a hand in this clinic, since her name is Evony Fleurette Marquise! Is she a partner in this practice? A benefactor? Or is she simply being selfish and hoping Lauren can reverse her de-Faeication?

Valhalla, I am Coming

Back to the reason Bo is at the clinic … she wants Lauren to monitor her once the hellshoes are on and Bo is off to Valhalla. Lauren tells Bo she needs 30 or 40 minutes to prepare, but that’s some powerful footwear and Bo puts the shoes on. They quickly disappear, and in an explosion of light, Bo disappears, too!

We flash to Bo ascending a winding staircase (which some of you may recognize from the Royal York Hotel in Toronto), and at the top, she’s greeted by a woman in pink, Freyja (played by Michelle Nolden). The woman welcomes Bo, thinking she’s the substitute florist, but Freyja realizes this is not the case.

Freyja: Why in the name of my glorious afterlife were you fondling my flower?”
Bo: “Well that’s a great setup for a joke …”

Bo tells the woman that she’s looking for a friend, and Freyja instructs her to check in first. When Bo witnesses how those without a reservation are treated, she comes up with another plan: using her Succubus powers of persuasion to borrow a maid’s uniform.

T is for Tamsin. Also, Tits

Lauren goes to Tamsin for the 411 on Valhalla, and the Valkyrie isn’t so welcoming. This leads to one of the best exchanges EVER on Lost Girl.

Lauren: You have to tell me everything that you know about the under realms.
Tamsin: Eat a sack of tits.
Lauren: Sorry, what did you say to me?
Tamsin: Eat. A sack. Of tits.
Lauren: Right. OK. Why?
Tamsin: Because then your mouth would be full of tits and I wouldn’t have to listen to your dumbass voice.

Tamsin won’t tell Lauren about Valhalla and why she needs to stay away, but she gives the Doc a diary. Lauren then calls Tam out — everyone else has made sacrifices so far, except for Tamsin, and it’s time to get her Valkyrie on.

Follow the Chocolate Fingerprint Road

Back in the Hotel Valhalla, Bo is in the maid’s uniform and on an elevator with hundreds, maybe thousands of buttons, when she comes across one button with a chocolatey fingerprint that she believes belongs to Kenzi.

Now here’s the dialogue that I had with myself at this point:

“Could it be? Nawww, if they were going to bring Kenzi back, it wouldn’t happen this soon, would it? Oh my gosh, it’s really her!!!” Thank you, Team Lost Girl for keeping this such a closely guarded secret!

Bo enters a room to find a couture-clad Kenzi snacking on chocolates dipped in Nutella. I have to admit, this doesn’t look hellish at all! Their enthusiastic reunion takes a quick pause as they test each other to make sure neither is an impostor. They both pass the test and start catching up, and Kenzi tells Bo about a party she’s apparently hosting. Their girl talk is interrupted by a phone call, which Kenzi answers:

Hello mouth breather. If you want to play stalker from The Bodyguard, try Whitney’s room.”

Oh Kenzi … I am elated to have you back!

When Bo asks who it is, Kenzi tells her “blue light hotel perv” that calls all the time. Blue light, you say? And that blue on the phone reminds me of certain gal’s eyes when she’s channelling her Dark side.

Kenzi makes one thing clear: even though this place doesn’t look all that horrible, Kenzi wants Bo to bust her out.

Over at the Dal, Lauren is stressing over the horrors that Bo and Kenzi are being subjected to (LOL) and wonders why Tamsin just couldn’t give them the deets on Valhalla. And Trickopedia actually tells us why this is: a Valkyrie’s blood is bound by secrecy. If they discuss details of the other worlds, they die. I’d say that’s a good reason for Tamtam to keep her lips sealed. Trick also shares that souls are assigned to different realms. Interesting.

Dyson reads from Tam’s diary and they learn that: 1) The hellshoes allow a non-Valkyrie to enter Valhalla on the Bifröst — a bridge that connects the different realms, which can also take the form of a teleport. 2) The wearer of the shoes can collect souls to build a dark army to end all life.

Someone wanted Bo to have those shoes and help bring hell to earth. As Lauren points out, this is much bigger than bringing Kenzi back. But how will they get to Valhalla without Tamsin? Lauren remembers that Massimo had some of Tamsin’s hair and said that it can unlock things … maybe it’ll work on the gates of Valhalla.

Meanwhile, Tamsin has already gone to Valhalla to deliver a soul that Lauren gave her from the clinic, and to talk with Freyja, who happens to be the mother of Valkyries. Tamsin’s made too many deals with the wrong people to easily gain back the trust of her Valkyrie sisters. Tamsin has to clean up her giant mess, and part of it is dealing with blue light mouth breather dude.

Pictures of You

There’s a knock at Kenzi’s door, and she finds a picture of her and Hale — one that she thought she destroyed. On the back, it says, “See you soon, little mama” in what Kenzi says is Hale’s chicken scratch. Bo takes another look at the invitation for Kenzi’s party, and discovers that it’s a wedding invitation … for Kenzi and Hale’s wedding … which comes as a surprise to Kenz! Kenzi doesn’t believe this is really happening, especially since Bo came to bring her home. Bo responds that she just wants Kenzi to be happy, whether it be on earth with her friends, or in Valhalla with Hale. Kenzi says she’d do anything to see Hale again, so maybe she should go through with this wedding and see what happens.

Back to Tamsin … the blue light phone rings and she answers with “Eyes both brown and blue, virtuous yet lustful, heart both strong and gentle, neither dark nor light, yet both. She is yours.” Uh-oh!

Amidst wedding prep, Kenzi runs into Tamsin in the lobby and is happy to see her at first, but quickly realizes that Tamsin’s consumed by a mission to find Bo and will take down anything or anyone that stands in her way. Kenzi manages to escape to her room, but Tamsin follows her. In an homage to The Shining, Tamsin busts through the door with an axe and declares, “Here’s Tammy.” But Bo arrives and the Valkubus smackdown ensueth. Bo breaks through to Tamsin, and she tearfully says this is why she didn’t want to return to Valhalla. She doesn’t like who she is in Valhalla. The blue light phone rings and Tamsin says it’s the person who hired her to find Bo. Tamsin had thought it was the Wanderer, but it turns out that it’s someone way more powerful, and he’s expecting to get what he asked for.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Over at the wedding, Kenzi looks like a silver screen starlet in a stunning white dress. Bo, her maid of honour, gives Kenzi her something old (a handkerchief from Joan of Arc), something new (a box of matches from the gift shop), something borrowed (Bo’s dagger garter), and while Bo thinks she missed the something blue, Kenzi says Bo is her something blue. I loved their little exchange before heading in to the wedding.

Bo: “You’re beautiful. You ready?”
Kenzi: “To get married dead? Yeah, it’s what every little girl dreams about.”

They make their way up the aisle. There’s a glaring white light and a shadowy figure waiting at the altar. Bo is hit with a feeling that almost renders her breathless, and offers to go ahead and make sure everything is in check. As Bo gets closer, she sees a man in a black suit and a white fedora that looks like it could be Hale, but there’s another burst of light and all that remains is the hat among white flower petals.

Freyja enters and says she sent Hale back. When Kenzi sacrificed herself, she promised herself to someone else, but Tamsin brought Kenzi to Valhalla. Now Kenzi must be sent to this other person … Bo’s father! Bo intervenes and asks Freyja to send Kenzi home and take her instead, since Bo is who daddy really wants. Tamsin interrupts and says that since Bo entered wearing the hellshoes, she’s permitted to take Kenzi, her claimed human, home with her. Even though Kenzi says she felt Hale and he was happy, it’s not her time and she wants to go home with Bo. You may remember that Bo unclaimed Kenzi at the end of Season 4, and Kenzi was not reclaimed before the deal was made. Kenzi will be released, but Bo is sucked through a portal.

Tamsin has a confrontation with one of her Valkyrie sisters, Stacey, who is also Freyja’s right hand. Stacey says that Freyja hates unbalanced books, so now that Kenzi’s been released, another soul will have to replace her, specifically someone close to Bo. These ladies don’t mess around!

The Writing’s on the Wall

Dyson and Lauren go to the wall with the runic graffiti, the same one that turns into the gates of Valhalla where Dyson found Tamsin after delivering Kenzi’s soul. Lauren has Tamsin’s lock of hair in hand, and chants in a Nordic tongue until the closed gates of Valhalla appear. Dyson channels his wolf and breaks open the gates, and behind him, Lauren goes all black scary eyes (like Tamsin has in the past), and she delivers a message: Kenzi has been delivered back to her body, and Dyson is trespassing.

Lauren falls back, drops the lock of hair that disappears in a flame, and says, “Kenzi.”

Buried, Not Married

Remember the little gifts that Bo bestowed on Kenzi right before the wedding? We see a match light up, and there’s Kenzi, still in her wedding dress, and she’s buried alive in her coffin!!! She says “Help” as the flame extinguishes. Hopefully those other little gifts will help her break free, or keep her alive until her friends arrive to rescue her!

The episode ends with Bo in the elevator, a blue light illuminating one of the buttons. She pushes it, saying, “You want me, here I come.” Could we be meeting FaeDaddy at last?

I can’t wait for part two next week!

What did you think of the Season 5 premiere of Lost Girl? Was Kenzi’s return as much of a surprise to you as it was to me? Will she be rescued from her grave in time? And how do you think Bo’s inevitable family reunion will go down?

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4 thoughts on “Lost Girl: Like Hell, Part 1

  1. Loved this episode! Best season premiere ever. Can’t wait for next week. I have a feeling Tamsin’s Valkyrie sister Stacey will be going after Lauren since they need a replacement for Kenzi’s soul. That’s going to be interesting especially when Bo finds out.

  2. Wow! This season is off to a great start. & yes, the Lauren & Tams in exchange was one of the best exchanges on LG, if not any show on TV.

  3. I find it interesting that when it comes to lying to Bo about the shoe Tamsin is suddenly a horrible liar & gives the shoe to the one person she knows damn well is going to hand it right back to her yet she can hide her journals & keep the secret of Valhalla so well that she can’t even talk about not being able to talk about it but hands Lauren, a human she doesn’t even like, all her secrets that could get her killed. Basically Tamsin always wanted Bo to get Kenzi. She just couldn’t say so.

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