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After escaping from a mysterious train on another plane, Bo comes across a family being haunted by a vengeful ghost. Still in search of Bo, Dyson joins forces with Clio to track her down. Lauren gets closer to her co-worker Crystal, but that relationship may be in jeopardy because Lauren's past seems to be catching up with her.
Drink Special: Crystal Virgin
Because Lauren isn't one anymore! Ba dump bump! (Sorry, Annie.)
1 oz Yukon Jack
¾ oz Amaretto
2¼ oz Cranberry juice
Chill with ice and strain into shot glasses. Add cranberry juice to taste.
Follow-up from “Sleeping Beauty School“
- Stephanie takes back what we said about Lil’ Tamsin’s clothes. In rewatching “Those Who Wander,” Tamsin is wearing a white, scoopneck t-shirt, and it looks like that’s what Lil' Tamsin is wearing when Dyson finds her at the crash site.
- After rewatching the scene in the Una Mens' lair with the death masks, the “claimed human” mask looks to be a woman’s face, and Stephanie and other listeners speculate that it might be for Crystal.
- Annie: You know how I talked about my shades of “favorite episodes” last week? Well, this episode is probably my least favorite of my least favorite episodes.
- Kris: I actually really loved it.
- Stephanie: I liked it. I'd give a B.
BO IS BACK!!!!
- Great to see Bo being Bo
- Anna Silk played Bo as very emotional in this episode. In the beginning when she asks the Jenkins, “Home?” she seems like a vulnerable, lost… Well, girl. Heh.
- Even with her mind being Swiss cheese, Bo still has her instincts to protect others and her primal urge to feed. Even though her memory was wiped, her powers and her knowledge of how to use them remained intact.
- The jumbee storyline was a good idea, but not the greatest execution.
- Stephanie thought the storyline kind of ran out of steam.
- Annie would have preferred the episode to concentrate more on the Death Train and answering questions about The Wanderer/Bo’s father and answering who did the memory wipe.
Questions about the Jumbee Storyline
- Was the voice inside Bo's head at the beginning of the episode telling her to “kill them all” the jumbee? Or is something else going on with Bo? We all think that it was the jumbee.
- Was the Fae of the week a jumbee or elemental? Or both? Kind of confusing.
- Stephanie also thought it was kind of confusing that Bo originally referred to the jumbee as a “bodyjumper.” From that description, Stephanie was expecting the Fae of the week to be a hsien like we saw in “Dead Lucky.”
The Jumbee's Backstory
- Stephanie thought that the biracial couple element to the jumbee's background was an interesting choice, and Annie loves that Lost Girl isn't afraid to show mixed race couples.
- Stephanie liked that the jumbee was revealed to have a legitimate motive for her actions rather than just being “an evil spirit.”
- The jumbee agreed with Ian that she’s “pure evil” — Kris feels like there’s a statement in there about the “looking glass self.”
Dyson & Clio
- It's disappointing that Dyson and Clio spent so much time getting on to the Death Train and spend so little time on it.
- There’s many damsels in distress on the train, not just Bo. Are they souls The Wanderer (or someone else) has trapped?
- We like the idea of Dyson letting Lazy John lick his toes for information about Bo. Annie wishes that they'd actually shown it, but Stephanie and Kris are content with just imagining it.
- Is that it for Clio? We hope not!
What's Going on with Dyson?
- The writers don’t seem to know what to do with Dyson the past couple of episodes. As Kris put it, all he’s been doing is: “Choke hold, choke hold, growled demand, choke hold, broody speech.”
- Annie was most frustrated with Dyson's storyline in this episode. Dyson’s story so far in this season is making him very unlikeable to Annie because his choices don’t seem honorable or straightforward. Why not just tell Bo that he’s fighting for her so she’s clear on where he stands? Why keep Lauren in the dark and not tell her that Bo was missing? Why did he keep the ring from the “wedding ceremony”?
- How did that work? This piece of the jumbee storyline seemed very implausible. OK, Bo was possessed by the jumbee so it makes sense that she would stand in for her. But why did Dyson have to stand in for Noah? (We know, it's supposed to be a metaphor for Dyson's feelings about Bo, we got it.)
- Stephanie totally understands why the writers would give some fan service to Bo & Dyson shippers since Bo isn't with anyone at the moment, but she wishes that piece of the storyline didn't feel so arbitrarily tacked on.
Lauren & Crystal
- Stephanie: “It’s OK, Annie. It’s OK.” Annie: “No. No, it’s not.”
- Annie just wants Bo and Lauren to be reunited because she is a Doccubus purist. Kris and Stephanie think it's nice that Lauren has a friend (with benefits) because she has been living in a world in which she was a second-class citizen. She is starting her life over without the Fae, and it's important for her to have (literally) a human connection.
- Annie thinks the developing friendship between Crystal and Lauren (and even the sex) would have been fine if Crystal had not given up Lauren at the end. Coerced or not, she still betrayed Lauren’s trust. Poor Lauren can’t get a break from anyone!
- Lauren seems really happy and really at ease with Crystal. It was nice to see! But as soon as we saw Lauren was that happy, we knew everything was about to go horribly wrong.
The Sex Scene
- First sex scene of the season and no Bo! Has this ever happened before?
- Of the sex scenes involving two women, this scene had the least jump cuts and dwelling in “passionate kissing” territory. It certainly jumped into the middle of things!
Who Took Lauren? Who Is Crystal Helping?
- The Una Mens? Vex? The Morrigan? Interpol? Someone else?
- Annie thinks there’s a good possibility it could be The Morrigan since she could have found the Karen Beattie file in Lauren’s apartment.
- Was Crystal a secret spy the whole time? Or was she coerced right before the kidnapping?
- Theory! Crystal got herself mixed up with The Morrigan or maybe almost did. All the talk of being a singer and “big dreams that will swallow you whole” sounds a little like what could have happened to Nate if Kenzi hadn’t intervened.
The Morrigan & The Druid
- The Morrigan is also back, looking sexy in an eyepatch!
- Hilarious eye-adjusting (and line delivery as usual) from Emmanuelle Vaugier!
- The Druid is human? Really?
- After his creepy aggressiveness toward Kenzi in “In Memoriam,” Stephanie was pleased to see Massimo look so nervous around The Morrigan. Annie kept expecting her to turn him into goo any second!
- Where did Dyson & Bo get that station wagon from? There's broken glass on the dashboard, insinuating that they stole it, but none of the windows looked broken.
- Who did Bo’s hair while she was knocked out from being hit over the head with a frying pan?
- The hair department and the costume department are messing with the fans this season. They're finding the world’s ugliest shirts to put on Zoie Palmer.
- Stephanie's theory about the clothes: Lauren is trying to look as un-Lauren-like as possible and she probably didn't have a lot of money when she escaped from Taft's. So she went to the local secondhand shop and bought everything remotely in her size, which consisted mainly of shirts so hideous that their original owners wouldn't wear them.
- Also, speaking of Lauren's wig, the cap the wig hair is attached to was visible (it looked like) in the scene in which Crystal gave Lauren her address and Lauren lowered her head to smile.
- Monkeys buried Lazy John? What? Is this a myth or urban legend that we're missing?
- Wedding dress and combat boots!
- Also, Lauren said “par-tay.” The Lauren geek talk – so cute!
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