January 11, 2015 by Drinks at The Dal
When her old acquaintance Cassie the Oracle goes missing, Bo explores the world of Fae online dating to find her. Forgetting that it was Bo’s birthday, Tamsin buys her a last minute present that has a surprising effect on both Bo and Lauren. Trick gives Mark a chance to work in The Dal, and Vex leads him into some trouble.
We discuss “It’s Your Lucky Fae” in depth in this episode, but you can hear our first impressions in our previous episode.
Drink Special: Black Cat
1 oz Cherry flavored brandy
1 oz Vodka
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add brandy and vodka and then fill the glass the rest of the way with equal parts coke and cranberry juice.
- Why was it packed in such a big box with all that tissue paper? Not very environmentally friendly, Hades.
- Jack-in-the-box: A theory about the origin of the jack-in-the-box is that it comes from folklore about a fourteenth century clergyman casting the devil into a boot to protect a village. In French, a jack-in-the-box is called a diable en boîte, which translates to “boxed devil.”
- Stephanie liked how this first scene linked to Cassie’s date through a phone call.
Yay Cassie! Oh, Poor Cassie!
- We were all excited to see Vanessa Matsui back as Cassie, who previously appeared in “Dead Lucky” and “La Fae Époque.”
- Loved her “Love hearing about your journey” line
- It was nice to get some insight into Cassie, even though it was sad to discover that she feels like people just want to get close to her because of her ability.
- It looks like Cassie tears out her eyes (with an ice cream scoop!) at her apartment. Why did he kidnap Cassie if he just wanted her eyes? Can she still see the future without her eyes?
- What did Cassie see that made her tear out her eyes? The end of the world the three not-dead people from the elevator are perhaps going to cause?
- Could the oracles be a reference to the Grey Sisters in Greek mythology? Or maybe the Fates?
- Cassie’s name is most likely a reference to Cassandra, the Oracle at Delphi, but Tiresias was a blind prophet who spent some years as a woman so perhaps they are referencing him through Cassie’s character as well.
- Sad to hear that Mayer is apparently dead. We really liked that character. Stephanie is curious if they wanted to bring back Mayer, but they couldn’t get the actor for some reason. It’s fine that they brought back Seymour, but at the same time we haven’t been wondering what’s been happening with Seymour. Kris and Annie didn’t even remember him.
- We hope to see Cassie again! We don’t want that to be the last we see of her.
The Walking Undead
- “Heratio” seems to be another undead person like “Elizabeth.”
- Showrunner Michael Grassi indicated that this episode revealed that the women who stole the book from Trick were from the elevator crash. We didn’t think this episode indicated that fact clearly, but OK.
- Was the one who stole the book the person in the gray hoodie in the elevator?
- What is Heratio’s power that he caused Cassie to have such a terrible vision just by kissing her?
- The plotline involving Cassie and Heratio interested us in the overarching plotline for the season. We’re glad that we have a broader perspective of what is going on in contrast to last season. We are getting a lot more information upfront.
That Darn Bo
- Annie and Kris thought that this storyline was silly but still kinda fun.
- Annie was disappointed in the cat special effects and found the taxidermied cat disturbing.
- Stephanie thought it was the dumbest dumb to ever dumb. However, she wants to acknowledge that the writers were trying to add an element of fun to this episode. It just didn’t work for her.
- However, we all thought Anna Silk did a great job acting like a cat. It was great that she didn’t try to play it with a wink and a nod. She just went for it, and that choice really worked.
- It was also fun to see how they all interacted with the stuffed cat. Zoie Palmer and Rachel Skarsten were both very funny.
- Having Seymour devour the cat was a rather anticlimactic conclusion to the storyline.
- None of us were terribly thrilled with the corresponding storyline of Lauren having bad luck. Zoie did a good job with the material, but it felt dumb.
- Maybe Zoie asked for Lauren to get more humorous material in the last season of the show, and this storyline was intended to fulfill that request.
Happy Birthday, Bo?
- We don’t believe that Lauren (or Dyson) would forget Bo’s birthday, especially since Kenzi is gone right now.
- Lauren’s girlfriend just came out of a five-year coma, and she still showed up to Bo’s birthday in “Masks.”
- Terrible birthday presents! A taxidermied “lucky” cat, a frog tchotchke, and a dried up finger?
- Do any Canadian listeners know what neighborhood the antique shop was located in?
- We didn’t think the birthday angle was necessary in this episode. There wasn’t any real payoff to it being Bo’s birthday.
Tamsin & Lauren
- We were happy to see our female leads taking on a case together, but our excitement was short-lived because Tamsin was being mean to Lauren.
- It’s hard to understand where all the animosity between the two of them comes from. We see them picking out birthday presents together at the beginning of the episode, but then Tamsin is flipping Lauren off for no good reason later on.
- Lauren reached out to Tamsin in “Big in Japan.” Why hasn’t that meant more to their relationship?
- Kris and Annie thought that it was just Tamsin being immature, but there wasn’t enough provocation there for Stephanie to understand why she acts the way she does.
- Michael Grassi said in his post-episode interview that he thinks Tamsin isn’t as secure in her relationship with Bo as Lauren is, and that insecurity causes Tamsin to act out in these ways.
A Naked Birthday Present
- Stephanie thought that both the ribbon scene and the afterward scene where Bo and Tamsin were talking in bed were both good scenes. However, Bo and Tamsin finally sleeping together felt rather anticlimactic to her and Kris.
- The lack of a real sex scene probably contributed to this feeling, though we don’t mean to criticize the show for not including a sex scene. But in the context of Lost Girl, the lack of a sex scene stands out.
- Stephanie also expected there to be more of an emotional component to when Bo and Tamsin finally slept together, with Tamsin telling Bo how much she cares for her. However, it seems like the writers might be planning to address Tamsin’s feelings for Bo in future episodes.
- Does the fact that they didn’t show a sex scene mean something? It could just be actor choice, but it could be a creative choice. There has yet to be a big sex scene this season. Are they saving it for a particular reason?
- Stephanie thought the show did a decent job building up to Bo and Tamsin having sex. In “Big in Japan,” they sleep in the same bed together. In “When God Opens a Window,” they kiss in Bo’s bed and then they finally had sex in this episode.
- Annie was very upset that Bo and Tamsin slept together, but she did think that the acting was really good and she liked the song that was playing, “Close” by Slow Skies.
- Annie feels frustrated by this turn in the plot because the writers never made Bo and Lauren’s relationship clear this season after Bo putting on Lauren’s necklace and their kiss in “Dark Horse.” Lauren told Dyson she was taking a step back, but Bo and Lauren never had a conversation about it.
- It was nice to see Bo open up to Tamsin afterward. Hearing Tamsin’s story about Freyja was some interesting backstory.
- The subplot with Mark and Vex did not work for us. At all.
- Mark is getting the exact opposite type of treatment that we would like. Instead of using him primarily as a vehicle to give Dyson a storyline, he got his own storyline apparently designed to establish him as a nasty little punk.
- It felt odd that Mark was suddenly working at The Dal. If he is so angry at Dyson, why did he stick around?
- The blowjob scene did not need to be so long or even exist at all. It made us feel gross and bored.
- Vex felt wasted in this storyline.
- Yes, Dyson was being overbearing, but we don’t care. We were cheering. We really don’t care for Mark.
- And he’s supposed to be unlikable to an extent, but we really REALLY don’t like him.
- All the middle finger jokes were a bit much for Annie.
- It’s disappointing that Trick has been used so little this season.
- It didn’t look like people’s parents’ names were written in Trick’s ledger.
- We were happy to see Tamsin go into cop mode when she and Bo discovered the bloody apartment.
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