January 16, 2014 by Drinks at The Dal
In effort to answer her lingering questions about what happened to her while she was with The Wanderer, Bo opens the mysterious jar she sent herself. Meanwhile, Trick visits an old friend to help him recover a memory he fears he blocked, and Kenzi and Tamsin try to find out what Trick is hiding.
Drink Special: Leviathan
1 oz Brandy
½ oz Sweet vermouth
½ oz Orange juice
Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass.
A Crow Left of the Murder
2 oz Old Crow® bourbon whiskey
2 oz Cranberry juice
2 oz Pineapple juice
Shake well with ice, strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes, and serve with a straw.
- Kris: Finally some solid evidence about Rainer! I’m really enjoying the slow roll out of the season with the mystery story.
- Annie: Another what the eff-ery of an episode. Bit of head scratching, head slapping… We’ll see where it goes.
- Stephanie: It’s difficult to decide whether I liked this episode or not because it ends on such a cliffhanger. I have to see where it’s going before I know if I liked where it’s been. However, aside from some issues I had with pacing, I think it was a pretty good episode.
Bo, Hugin & Munin
- Mythology: Odin’s ravens
- Hugin is thought (which he says), Munin is memory (“I didn’t see that coming”)
- Travel throughout the world and report back to Odin what they see
- They allude to The Wanderer being Odin.
- We loved the costumes on all the crows and the feathery eyebrows on Hugin’s wife.
- We liked the nursery rhyme for counting crows. The number of crows in a group comes with a prediction (mirth, birth, funeral, etc.).
- What exactly was past Bo’s plan when she mailed Hugin to herself? Did she do it willingly or under duress?
Bo & Leviathan
- Mythology: Leviathan is a biblical sea serpent/dragon (described in Job 41:1-34)
- Associated with guarding the gates of hell
- Bo calls her “fish fingers,” referring to the fact that Leviathan is often drawn as a sea serpent.
- We liked the scaly makeup on the back of the Leviathan’s hands.
- Their encounter is very Bilbo vs. Gollum in The Hobbit.
- Leviathan says “I know you” to Bo, and she knows the “Eyes both brown and blue” riddle about Bo. How does she know Bo?
- How does she know The Wanderer/Rainer? She knows The Wanderer/Rainer’s mark.
- Theory! When she says the mark was supposed to be hers, does it have something to do with Trick not allowing Rainer to go to the afterlife?
- Was he supposed to be her mate or help her guard the gates of hell when he died?
- SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE? Who? Trick? Hale? Tamsin? Aife?
Bo & Rainer
- Rainer put the whammy on Bo, right? (Kenzi called Bo “Patty Hearst” at the top of episode.)
- Bo attacked Rainer until he put his hand over his mark and her hand on him. What does that mean? Is that the whammy?
- Isn’t looking too sympathetic, calling Kenzi a “human,” Tamsin a “lowlife,” and Dao Ming a “lowborn Fae”
- But he does go to Dao Ming to help Bo and seems to have some genuine remorse about “creating all of this”
- “She’s all I have left of my line.” — Does that mean Aife is dead?
- Is there a dark side to Trick that he has buried? He says, “I am the first son of this earth. I am the one to be worshipped.”
- Hugin recognizes Trick as The Blood King. What do we think that means?
Flashback with Trick & Tamsin
- What’s the sequence of this flashback and the flashback from “Groundhog Fae”?
- Had Tamsin taken the money from The Wanderer at this point?
- If so, might that be partially why she wanted to repent? She says that she was a greedy bounty hunter at that point.
- Trick is at his most arrogant, corrupt dictator self, preying on Tamsin’s insecurities.
- Why is Tamsin so emotional? Did she know/love Rainer when he was alive?
Is The Wanderer Odin?
- Odin is the most powerful of the sky gods, and he values wisdom above all.
- Called “The Wanderer” because he regularly leaves Asgard to wander among humans in search of wisdom
- Called “Allfather” because he is father to so many gods and goddesses
- Horses are sacred to him, thus Trick’s horse drawing triggered some fans to think Bo’s father might be Odin.
- In one poem, he has the ability to inspire all-consuming love.
Still Questions as to Who’s Who
- Rainer definitely seems to be The Wanderer from the flashback. But is he also Odin? Or AN Odin like Ryan was a Loki?
- Is he Bo’s father? Since Odin’s nickname is “Allfather,” could it be that Tamsin or someone was referring to The Wanderer as Bo’s father colloquially?
- Is he the same person who hired Tamsin to find Bo? Or is there another mysterious figure at play? Could it be Trick? He is affected by Hugin’s smoke.
Kenzi & Tamsin
- Pacing felt off to Stephanie but still some good stuff in there
- What did Kenzi and Tamsin do to those poor Fae at the veterans’ home?
- We like Kenzi and Tamsin’s dynamic, but we miss Bo and Kenzi getting up to adventures like this one.
- It was sad to see how desperate Kenzi was to keep Bo from opening the jar. Why didn’t she get a nice goodbye too?
- “I love you both, so much. But right now I need you to watch me walk away.”
- Bo acknowledges that the triangle situation is beginning to wear on her. She says, “It’s never going to get easier.”
- Bo’s riddle to the Leviathan encapsulates her dilemma, but is Bo missing the obvious answer? Can she choose both?
- With the ending to this episode, Annie feels discouraged that she will see a resolution to Bo’s love life any time soon.
Lauren & Dyson
- Even though they only had a small part in this episode, their interactions are one of our favorite parts.
- It’s great seeing them work as a team. “Let’s just go get our girl.”
- We liked the exchange where Dyson gave Lauren a knife.
- Destiny: even Trick cannot escape fate, he’s powerless to change his nature; Bo says Rainer is her destiny
- Memory: Dao Ming restores Trick’s memory
- Family: Dyson & Lauren tell Bo they are her complicated, dysfunctional family
- Kenzi brushing her hair with a fork! Oh, Kenz.
- Holy cow. Hugin called his wife a “repulsive quim.”
- SCIENCE STUFF. And more red (string of fate) piping on Lauren’s blazer.
- “Fae STDs” made Annie think of Stephanie. Stephanie’s OK with that.
- Dao Ming is Asian, y’all. She’s ASIAN. DON’T YOU HEAR THE MUSIC???
- Crystal Watch: Episode 5 — The Leviathan kept calling Bo “Princess” as if to make up for the fact that Ali Liebert wasn’t in this episode. You don’t fool me, Andras. LIEEEEEBS!
Featured Music: Eastern Thought by Kevin MacLeod (Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0)
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