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A woman appears saying that Bo told her to find her, but Bo has no memory of meeting her. In exchange for helping her free herself from her captor, the woman promises to use her abilities to help Bo remember the time she has forgotten. Meanwhile, Lauren and The Morrigan get chatty as Lauren settles into her new relationship with the Dark, and Hale and Kenzi might finally be connecting.
Drink Special: Kiss-in-the-Dark
¾ oz Gin
¾ oz Cherry-flavored brandy
¾ oz Dry vermouth
Stir with ice and strain into martini glass.
- Kris: I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed The Morrigan in this episode more than I ever had before. It was nice seeing her have a normal conversation with somebody. Casual Evony — it was strange and wonderful.
- Annie: It was a pretty good episode. There was so much going on in the scenes with Lauren and The Morrigan. I see Bo taking a tormented, mysterious turn after finding out that she's Dark.
- Stephanie: I too thought it was a pretty good episode. Not as strong as “Turn to Stone” or “Let the Dark Times Roll,” but still a good episode. I thought the A-plot was a little wobbly, but the subplot with Lauren and The Morrigan really carried it. A lot of interesting stuff going on in those scenes.
- Her storyline continues the captivity and freedom theme from “Let the Dark Times Roll.” This theme is probably going to recur throughout the season.
- Bamber and Marcus replicate the Light vs. Dark dynamic. Ianka doesn't want to be owned by either, which at first suggests that she might represent Bo, but ultimately she serves as a better representation of Lauren.
- Ianka says, “Someone would have always tried to own me. It is the fate of my people. Most do not mind, but I do. I was the only one who could stop it.”
- As Dyson has told Lauren, she can't ever leave the Fae. She has too much knowledge of them and, as we have seen, is too valuable to them.
- Lauren's subplot with The Morrigan this week suggests Lauren might be trying to free herself (and maybe everyone else?). Though no dying for Lauren please.
- Bo says, “I’ll become like Marcus — bitter, choking on my bottomless rage, thinking of nothing but revenge.”
- Bo and Marcus's wardrobe resembled each other, accentuating their similarity.
- Nice steampunk design touches on Marcus’s costume. The production designer seems to like steampunk. Decor and devices we see in Trick’s lair often are very steampunky.
- It was great to see someone from Hale’s past! Was she a former love interest? The kiss was very ambiguous.
Hale and Kenzi
- The ending scene with Hale and Kenzi was sweet but left us wanting more.
- Annie thought Hale was being oblivious to Kenzi's feelings toward him.
- Stephanie thought he should have been more emotional about getting together with Kenzi given how nervous he was to talk to her in “Sleeping Beauty School.”
- What's going on with Hale's ear?
- Stephanie is in denial. Hale is fine. It's just an infected piercing. Get him some peroxide.
- But what will be the consequence of that blood in his ear? Will it limit his powers? Is he (we don't want to think about it) dying?
Bo's Memory Flashes
- Baby steps toward the overarching plot about The Wanderer
- What does it mean that Bo is sending herself clues?
- Is she trying to take down the Light/Dark establishment? The Una Mens? The Wanderer?
- Did Bo know she was joining the Dark or was she being forced? She says she did it willingly but is it part of a larger plot?
- In one of the flashbacks, Bo says, “I can't do this.” Was she talking about joining the Dark?
- We also see Bo push away a crown with her name on it. Is it symbolic of Bo's legacy to rule over someone or something with not the best of means?
- Bo says The Wanderer “marked her” with the glowy hand print. Is that the same thing as Massimo marking her for transport to a different plane? Could The Wanderer snatch her back to wherever the hell any time he wants?
- When did Ianka sing for Bo? Does that mean Bo got off the train at some point? She doesn't seem to be able to remember when she sang for Bo.
- Kris speculates that maybe she sang for Bo on the train. Dyson and Bo forgot about the train soon after jumping off, which might explain why Ianka cannot remember when she performed for Bo.
Bo's Antihero Arc
Starting mid-season three Bo didn't seem to be acting quite like herself, and it has become more pronounced this season. There's still shades of the old Bo in there, but something is definitely going on with her.
- She's doing some downright unlikeable things, and the writers are taking a big risk in pursuing an antihero arc for her.
- Stephanie feels like it's working out pretty well so far because we do still get glimpses of the old Bo, and Bo has legitimate reasons to feel lost and out of control. It's also great that other female characters, like Lauren, are getting more prominent storylines or, like Tamsin and The Morrigan, are becoming more humanized and more layered this season.
- Even though none of us have a problem with antiheroes in general, we hope that we get our idealistic, compassionate Bo back by the end of the season. We don't think that having Bo be an antihero long-term will work well for the show given Bo's place in the Fae world.
Bo and Dyson
- Bo has not been treating Dyson well, and her treatment of Dyson in this episode was obviously especially poor.
- We feel sorry for him that Bo is using him like a battery charger, but Dyson needs to get a spine and not let Bo walk all over him.
- Bo feels out of control and powerless, and she's using sex to control Dyson and to try to feel normal.
Lauren & The Morrigan
- Dancing Lauren! Geeky Lauren! Drunk Lauren! Oh my indeed, Mr. Sulu!
- Zoie Palmer and Emmanuelle Vaugier were incredible together. There was so much going on with every line and every expression, and we have no idea what either of them was really up to. Fascinating!
- It was great getting to see a softer, more layered side to The Morrigan, and it was great to see the seductive side of Lauren come out.
- They had some fantastic, interesting conversations about ethics, which reminded us of the conversations Lauren had with Taft.
- Annie really enjoyed Levony, even though she knew she shouldn't as a Doccubus fan. Apparently, sexytimes is the line for Annie. If The Morrigan lays a finger on Lauren, she will throw her Levony love to the curb.
What's Lauren Up To? What's “Beginning”?
- The conversations about ethics coupled with Bo's reference to Lauren potentially wanting something from Taft rather than being tricked in “Turn to Stone” makes us wonder if the writers might revisit why Lauren chose to go with Taft.
- OK, sure, she could have gotten The Morrigan's DNA off a Dark Belch bottle, but the plastic lip just looks so cool.
- And what is The Morrigan up to? Like Lauren, we don't trust her.
Crystal Watch: Episode Two
- Where's Crystal? Annie might be all about Levony now, but Kris and Stephanie are still hung up on Hotpantsless.
- We missed something between “Turn to Stone” and “Let the Dark Times Roll.” Does Lauren's diabolical, sciencey plot have something to do with Crystal?
- Maybe Crystal was in one of those moving boxes in Lauren's apartment. Like the one marked “CLOTHES. FRAGILE.”
Kenzi & Lauren
- First Kenzi/Lauren scene this season! Why’d it have to be so brief?
- Kenzi is in Protective Best Friend Mode and clearly is not pleased with Lauren getting friendly with The Morrigan.
- But they do have a sweet moment: “Bo misses you. We all do.” Awwww… Team Human? Please?
- Jay from The Rizzoli and Isles Podcast wrote us with a theory about how Kenzi (and Lauren) might be the one(s) to take down The Una Mens. Fae cannot oppose them because they turn Fae's powers against them, so will the humans have to strike them down?
Kenzi & Bo
There were a couple small but sweet Kenzi and Bo moments in this episode.
- “Dishing” though not listening to each other
- Omitting potentially hurtful information from each other (Kenzi about Lauren, Bo about Hale)
- Apparently, Bo STILL didn’t call Dyson to tell him that she found Lauren?
- OK, yes, Bo would say, “Your rules don’t apply to me,” to The Una Mens, but don’t they? She is dark now.
- Stephanie fanwanks that Light Fae have a rule about not fraternizing with Dark Fae but not the other way around, which is why The Una Mens came after Dyson but not Bo.
- How did Bo hide a clue about Ianka in her knife? Was her knife under the dress she was wearing when she left the train? Would The Wanderer let her just walk around with a knife strapped to her thigh?
- Annie thought the location used for Bamber's estate was really lovely and wishes that a fan could compile a more complete list of publicly accessible locations used on the show so that fans could tour them.
- Ianka's storyline resembled the Duppy storyline in “Adventures in Fae-bysitting.”
We had a big week last week since we released our interview with Emily Andras. Thank you again to her for chatting with us. I think it’s pretty obvious we had a really great time talking with her. She’s a delightful person. And thank you for all the kind words people sent us about the interview. We’re so glad people have enjoyed it as much as we did.
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to win the season 3 DVD set. We have picked a winner, and the DVDs on on their way to her. We will be using the fanvids and fanfics people submitted for an episode in the future, so we really appreciate your sending those in.
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