If Lost Girl named its episodes the same way Friends did then this one would be called ‘The One Where Kenzi Ate Someone’s Foot’. Yes, our Kenz dined on a bowl of delicious foot soup, and enjoyed every last drop of it. That is, until she found out the secret ingredient was soylent green.
This should be a lesson to us all. When visiting a Fae’s home never help yourself to anything in the fridge, because more than likely it’s gonna be made from homo sapiens. This has got me thinking about the various eating habits of the Fae. We know that a succubus feeds off sexual energy and that Aswangs eat the dead, but what about the other Fae? Do they all eat humans? If so, what does that mean for the series’ other Fae characters; Dyson, Hale and Trick? Does Dyson hunt unsuspecting hitch-hikers across the Canadian moors? Does Hale lure unsuspecting sailors to their doom and, eventually, his belly? Does Trick… actually, what is Trick? We still don’t know what species of Fae he is.
Anyway, back to the main plot, and feel free to stop me if you've heard this one before because I'm certain you have. After chowing down on that delicious bowl of foot soup, Kenzi was infected with the same mysterious eye blood disease that was killing foot loving Halima. Cue a desperate race against time to find a cure and save Kenzi's life. Which, of course, they did. No way was this show going to kill of its best character this early in the show's life.
Mind you, it was all rather easy, wasn't it? Operation: Pharmaceutical Corporation Infiltration went off without anything that could even be remotely described as a hitch. The only setback the plan suffered was Bo trying to seduce a gay guard, and it didn't exactly take her too long to overcome that minor obstacle. It actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Bo can now control her feeding. I know a certain human doctor with more than a scientific curiosity in our succubus heroine who will find that news very pleasing.
What this episode lacked in unpredictable plot developments it more than made up for in adorable character bonding. Anyone who knows me will know that I am a massive Bo/Lauren shipper. They are my Lost Girl Jeff and Annie, who are my Community John and Aeryn, who are my Farscape Doctor and River, who are my Doctor Who Bering and Wells, who are my... well, you get the picture. If you're as passionate about Doccubus as I am then this was the episode for you as they went on their first date. They can call it a test all they want but that was absolutely a date. How could it not be? They both got dressed up, went to a bar, got drunk, almost made out, felt awkward about it and then went home separately. If that's not a date I don't know what is.
While the succubus and the doctor played Mission: Impossible, Dyson was left back at the ranch to tend to the ailing Kenzi. I'll admit that I'm not Dyson's biggest fan, and that I just can't get into the idea of him and Bo as a couple, but I do I like the big brother/little sister friendship that's developing between him and Kenzi (they've reached the pinky swear stage, so you know things are serious). Nice to know that Dyson doesn't share the other Fae's view that humans are nothing more than food. I still think he munches on hitch-hikers, though.
Fae of the Week
Halima was an Aswang (or Asuwang), a creature in Filipino folklore that is described as an inherently evil vampire-like creature.
The Basilisk comes from European legend and is a large reptile that has the power to cause death with a single glance. They are popular pets amongst dark wizards.
The horn Trick used to heal Kenzi came from an Abath. Legends describe them resembling unicorns and that a powder made from their horns would serve both as an aphrodisiac and as an antidote to poison.
Notes and Quotes
--Trick’s dealer friend was played by Julian Richings, better known as Death on Supernatural.
--Kenzi is no fan of Lauren. I love you Kenz, and I understand that you are a firm Bo/Dyson shipper, but you're constant digs are becoming rather annoying.
--The gold chain gave up to save Kenzi was the Gleipnir, the binding that held the mighty Fenris Wolf. The Gods had attempted to bind wolf twice before with huge chains of metal, but he was always able to break free. They eventually commissioned the dwarves to forge a chain that was impossible to break. To create it, the dwarves fashioned the chain out of six impossible things:
- The sound of a cat's footfall
- The beard of a woman
- The roots of a mountain
- The sinews of a bear
- The breath of a fish
- The spittle of a bird
--Another great Kenzi wig, one perfect for messing around with defibrillators.
--What was that device that Kenzi found and why doesn't Trick use it anymore?
Kenzi: "Everyone just calm down, it's just a little eye blood, okay? Who hasn't had a little eye blood before?"
Lauren: "OK, what about me, right now."
Bo: "What about keeping this professional?"
Lauren: "Well, call it scientific curiosity."
Bo: "Well, you are definitely curious. I’m not so sure it’s entirely scientific."
Bo "I just love a man in uniform"
Security Guard: "Honey, that makes two of us."
Bo: "Oh, shit. Succubus it is."
Kenzi: "I am always putting my foot in my mouth, but at least it’s always my foot."
Bo: "I mean, there'll be no disasters on the menu tonight just drinks maybe dinner, what could possibly go wrong with that?"
--Can't believe she said that.
Kenzi: "Did I just wake up in Narnia, or is that the fever talking?"
Kenzi: "I’m freaking freezing, dude. Can you like wolf out and lay on my feet?"
Bo: "I hate tests. I'm better at multiple orgasms than multiple choice."
Three out of four bowls of foot soup.
Mark Greig has been writing for Doux Reviews since 2011. More Mark Greig.