Lost Girl: You Owe Us an Episode About a Possessed Cat

Lost Girl S01E05: "Dead Lucky"

Last night's episode of Lost Girl, the SyFy show about a Fae named Bo (Anna Silk) who feeds on sexual energy and therefore drains her horny human friends dry while doing the deed, didn't waste any time. It started with Bo and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) taking advantage of their new “friends with benefits” arrangement—in Dyson’s office. It worked, because Dyson is also Fae, but it didn't look very comfortable. They looked happy about it, themselves, until they started setting up ground rules for their little affair. Isn’t that always the case? Dyson still wanted to see other people, and though Bo didn't, she kept her mouth shut and pretended it was fine.

Meanwhile, in a part of the episode that didn’t have delusions that it was a soap opera, the most incredible thing on television looked like it was about to happen. Bo's human friend Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) met with a middle-aged woman, who had a horrible and wonderful problem:

She was convinced one of her cats was possessed.

 

A-MAZING. Demon possession has been done every which way, but a possessed cat? Such an original twist! You have no idea how excited I was by this. There are so many places it could go! The cat could start meowing in tongues! It’s little head could turn around all the way like in The Exorcist!

But, when Bo didn’t show for the meeting, the cat lady bailed. I wasn’t worried. That cat was coming back.

When Bo finally met up with Kenzi she explained her absence. As far as excuses go, she had a good one. After her tryst with Dyson, she was kidnapped by a group of dark Fae. Their plans for her weren’t all that evil, they just wanted her to use her neutral status (previously, she had decided not to join forces with either the light or dark Fae) in the Fae courts to help out their boss.

Mayer, a dark Fae bookie who ran a Chinese-themed gambling parlor that appeared to employ exactly zero Chinese people, had been bamboozled. And by a human, no less! Mayer made a living stealing humans' luck, then taking their money when they lost their bets. He wanted Bo to find out why one of his customers won a horse race when he shouldn't have had any luck left (not all Fae are sex-crazed, after all). In exchange, his niece, Cassie, an oracle, told Bo a little about her past. Apparently Bo’s origin story is the exact same as Rogue's from The X-Men. She accidentally killed her high-school boyfriend, then went on the run.

You know, the usual. But what did any of this have to do with the possessed cat? I wasn't ready to give up hope that the fuzzy, demonic feline would still make a triumphant return.

Bo and Kenzi looked up the customer. And found him. At his funeral. There, his widow told them he'd died a day before he won the bet. Since this was clearly a situation that necessitated both alcohol and information, they went to the pub, where Trick (Richard Howland) told them about Hsien, a type of Fae that use dead human bodies to walk around in. Pleasant.

Dyson brought Bo to meet his Hsien friend, Eddie, whose hobbies included hanging around the morgue and doing dance routines in dead bodies. Like I said, pleasant. He claimed not to have used the gambler's body, but he did know of another Hsien, Lucas, who was in town and seemed a likely candidate.

Upon hearing the news, Mayer suspected Lucas worked for his rival, Jesper. So he sent Bo and Kenzi off to Jesper’s poker game to find the Hsien. Instead of Lucas, however, they found a frost giant. Naturally, he attempted to kill Bo. With a little help from Kenzi, Bo threw him onto a spike—one that appeared to have just been sitting around waiting to impale a frost giant. 

Around this time, it became obvious that the possessed cat wasn’t in the storyline anymore. Unacceptable. Sure, body-snatchers and frost giants are cool, but compared to a possessed cat? There’s no competition!

Kenzi then took Bo to the pub, where Dyson “healed” her injuries, as only a Succubus (Bo's specific Fae genus) can be healed. Afterward, Dyson got a call from Eddie, who sounded scared and was begging for help. But when Dyson and Bo showed up at the morgue, Eddie insisted he was fine. Despite the blood running down his leg.

So, clearly Lucas killed Eddie and then took his body. This led to an awesome scene where Bo and Dyson chased Lucas around the morgue as he switched from one corpse to the next. It was pretty awesome. 

Eventually, they caught one of the bodies, and brought Lucas to Mayer to reveal who hired him.

[Pleasebepossessedcatpleasebepossessedcatpleasebepossessedcat...]

It was Mayer’s nephew. DISTINCTLY less brilliant, but still okay. Not a particularly surprising twist, but a solid turnabout.

Mayer wanted to hide his nephew to keep the dark Fae from punishing him for his treachery. The nephew might have tried to ruin Mayer, but he was still family. Mayer also wanted Bo to keep it all a secret. Little Miss Kenzi the Negotiator (so human, yet so involved) got Bo another session with the oracle—Cassie—in exchange for her silence. This time, Cassie didn’t see Bo’s past. Instead, she had a vision of Bo’s mother breaking out of some kind of 16th-century-looking prison, and coming after her daughter. This "coming after" seemed less like a, “coming after you to give you a Christmas present,” and more like a, “coming after you to chop off your head.”

Bo seemed more shocked about her mother being alive than worried that her mother was probably trying to kill her. Silver lining, I guess. Your mom wants you dead, but hey, at least she’s alive, right?

All in all, this was a decent episode. But seriously, Lost Girl, if the episode isn't about a possessed cat, don't throw that in there at the beginning. Because you're going to get people's hopes up.

Not mine. But, you know, people's.

QUESTIONS

... Was I the only one mad about that cat? You can be honest.

... Was Dyson a jerk for not committing to Bo, or sweet for not wanting her to know it hurts him to heal her?

... If Bo and Kenzi took payment in the form of oracle sessions, what were they using to buy groceries and pay the phone bill?

... Did you catch (and also love) the oracle's line, "I'm gonna ralph!" after seeing visions of Bo's mother?

... Is it really as easy as Kenzi made it seem to know people's tells in poker?

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season 1? why r u reviewing season 1. is this like the mad men recap thing? i think lost girl is in their 3rd season
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Lost girl is in Season 2 and Season 1 is being covered because it is currently S1 in the US.
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Lost Girl rocks \m/
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-Yes you were the only one mad about the kat.

-Yes he's a jerk. I know why he did it, but he's still a jerk.

-They have more jobs offscreen and that is why they can afford to do the 'free' jobs we often see on the show.

-I actually missed that line 'I'm gonna ralph' lol!

-In my opinion, I think so. I've seen some real live people, professionals, that have talked about tells. It's pretty shocking how well some people can pick up on tells.



About the article, couldn't you have used higher quality screens?
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Agreed about the Cat... I was kind of looking forward to that.



I figured Kenzi might go on the case herself to "prove" she was a valid resource. Then get way over her head when the cat started spouting Aramaic or Latin at her... only to be saved by Wolf-Cop.



But alas, no cat.
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Good recap, but one mistake.



Kenzi didn't get Bo that 2nd shot at the Oracle... that was her original payment. The first "reading" was just a taste... as proof that she really was an Oracle.



Kenzi got Bo another "favor," which Bo decided to set aside for later. You know, since you never know when yo might need the help or resources of a Dark Fae mobster with connections.



So as a result, Bo got a past-reading (as a taste), a future reading (original payment), and a future-favor for keeping the secret.
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Great Episode!



I wasn't mad about the cat, but it would have made a great story!

Dyson is a good guy.

Bo's Succubus powers of persuasion of course!

Loved the oracle's "I'm gonna ralph!" line!

Yes it is easy to know people's tells in poker, if you know what to look for!
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Here in New Mexico we are not getting Canadian TV so Lost Girl season one is all new. Hope SyFy will continue. For those who have viewed season two/three please no spoilers. I agree we need a demon cat episode.
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supposedly Syfy's airing season 1 and 2 together.. so it'll be on almost all year, and probably finish just in time for season 3 to start airing here at or around the same time as the original Canadian airings
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No, Dyson wasn't being a jerk. He was trying to be loyal to his king's wishes. It's not like he was actually seeing other people.



Not sure about the cat obsession.



I'm totally torn guys, because I love season 2, but I live in the US and want Lost Girl to have a big following here, where we are just starting to develop the story and characters. Even though it is weird (and kinda annoying given that there are episode guides and stuff readily available) I think we've got to let bloggers ask the wrong questions and make their guesses, so people can experience it from the beginning or it won't get the audience and ratings it needs to stay around for a while.
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Lost is amazing, mad about the cat HELL NO
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Ah, c'mon you hosers! Don't hate because SyFy is a year behind... The network is, after all, running it "as is" for us Americans, rather than putting their own spin on the story (Being Human, anyone?)

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I'm a loyal dutch fan since day one (the REAL day one...) It's a little confusing at times, but for the die hard si-fi-fan, worth watching!!
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lost girl is not made by syfy its made by the canadian network showtime and it is in the second season you are way behind and have the wrong information
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Lost Girl is new to the U.S. and airing for the first time here on SyFy, similar to the way Downton Abbey is currently airing on PBS even though it's a U.K. show that's already aired there. We are a U.S.-based site, and so we are reviewing Lost Girl from a new-to-us perspective, even though it's already aired in Canada. Thanks!
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Yes this is an U.S. site for shows airing in the U.S. of A. But the first line of this review reads as if Syfy created this series. That was my first reaction to reading this review. I didn't bother reading beyond that as that kinda annoyed me.
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Showcase
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I really like the series. I know it isn't new to TV I believe it was started in Canada. But it is great, kind of reminds me of the best aspects of Buffy.
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Dyson was not a jerk to Bo. He was just keeping it real. Dyson has a job to do: keep her along for the ride. but don't get serious. Basically, friends with benefits.



Also, your obsession with the cat posession is a little weird. So there was no posesssed cat. Big deal! Bo had more important things to deal with, like getting kidnapped.
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Actually it's in the second half of the second season (Ep 2x16 aired last night) here in the great white north. It's a good show I hope SyFy isn't cutting any of the parts out. Just wait for the storylines between Bo, Dyson and Lauren
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and Ryan.
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That is a really old episode... SyFy is really far behind!
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In Canada this show is already in its third season so if you want you can go ahead and look them up.
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2nd actually though it's been renewed for a 3rd one... (yay!!!)
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Really?!?! Double yay!!
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Q - Was Dyson a jerk for not committing to Bo, or sweet for not wanting her to know it hurts him to heal her?



A - Nope - Bo is unaligned between dark and light fae and she is also a powerful player in the Fae world (though she does not know it). Trick wants to try and get Bo to align herself with the light fae and so he asked Dyson (ep 3) to avoid getting serious with Bo as if things do not work out that might push her to the side of the dark fae
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Trick didn't know if Bo will turn out the same as her mother so he had Dyson keep his distance. Trick just wants Bo to see the Fae in a better light and realize that she is a part of them.
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