January 18, 2015 by Drinks at The Dal
When the murder of a college football player seems to be linked to the Fae cult that Dyson is investigating, Bo and Tamsin go undercover in the cheerleading squad. Meanwhile, the wife of one of the victims of the elevator crash comes to Dyson for help, swearing that she saw her husband alive and walking around.
We discuss “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts” in depth in this episode, but you can hear our first impressions in our previous episode.
Drink Special: Pigskin Shot
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Melon liqueur
½ oz Sour mix
Shake with ice and strain into chilled shot glass.
- We take umbrage with Tamsin’s dismissive attitude toward cheerleaders. Cheerleading is hard! Was the show dismissive of cheerleaders or just Tamsin? Brinkley was a trope-y, mean cheerleader type, but they did demonstrate that she wasn’t completely vapid.
- Stephanie kept wondering how the undercover cheerleading plot would have gone if Kenzi were there. Annie would have loved to see what Kenzi would have worn.
- Annie really liked the football sequence. The show clearly put a lot of time and money into shooting this episode. She liked that it wasn’t predictable and the bad guys weren’t foiled.
- While Stephanie liked the football sequence, it lacked tension for her. She wished that we saw Bo trying to wave Tamsin down to throw the game or something like that. Bo tackles Tamsin, anyone?
- Kris and Annie thought that more would happen when the Thunder won the game. Didn’t Iris imply the stadium would blow up or something?
- The football team’s logo had a hammer that looks not unlike Thor’s hammer. We’re convinced Chris Hemsworth will show up any day now.
- Everyone’s investigation skills were off this week. We think Kenzi could have helped them out with the lying and such.
- Really, Dyson? You let Mark come past the tape into the crime scene? We miss Hale. The only reason Mark was there was to provide exposition about the murder victim.
- The cop shop set seems to be no more. Those photos and investigation materials really shouldn’t be hanging in Dyson’s “living room.”
- Annie wonders if heraclids will be important in the plot later in the season. Kris and Annie think maybe, but Stephanie thinks not. A fan threw out the idea that Lauren might be a heraclid.
Yay! Gay Football Players!
- Annie really appreciated that the show reinforced the bravery of Clay coming out as well as the fact that sexuality shouldn’t be a big deal.
- As in “Adventures in Fae-bysitting,” we see that the human world isn’t as accepting of diverse sexuality. However, we were pleased that the humans reacted pretty well to Clay coming out.
- This storyline is most likely a reference to Michael Sam, the first American football player to came out before he was in the NFL draft.
- Did Clay really need to say that Derek was in bed with him? But maybe it was an effort to convince people he was telling the truth rather than providing a false alibi for a friend.
- The mystery people from the elevator crash seem to be Greek gods: “Elizabeth” is probably Zeus, “Kevin” is probably Hera (wife of Zeus), and Iris, who is the god of rainbows and messenger to the gods.
- We like that Lost Girl has done another gender swap, putting Hera in a male body and Zeus in a female body.
- Bo did get to the bad guys pretty easily, and they conveniently explained some of their plans to Bo. But we’re happy they’re trying to move the plot along this season, so we’ll go with it.
- Why did Iris go to Mark and reveal some of the plan? Stephanie thought at first that they intended for Iris to spill something to Mark, but we hear Zeus scold Hera later on that Bo found them too quickly thanks to him. Does she just think Mark is cute? Maybe she’s not cool about what Zeus and Hera have planned?
- The tornado struck Annie as ridiculous. Stephanie reminds her that we’re watching a show whose lead is a succubus.
- Listener Melina shares a theory that what’s happening with the Ancients was actually Persephone’s evil plan, rather than Bo’s father. Is this Persephone’s elaborate attempt to escape Tartarus?
- Listener Jenny wonders if Bo’s father might be a Titan, since the pantheon of Greek gods imprisoned the Titans in Tartarus.
- What is that dream implying? Is Lauren the key to something?
- Stephanie and Kris thought at first that the dream might be indicating that both Lauren and the box were on Bo’s mind.
- Is the jack-in-the-box key to releasing Bo’s father from Tartarus? Will Lauren be instrumental in bringing Bo’s father into the human world?
- Bo doesn’t have a history of prophetic dreams, so it’s difficult to know how much importance to place on this dream.
- Kris noticed that one of the symbols on the crank side of the box looks like a Chinese symbol.
- Stephanie has been worried about what happened between Bo and Tamsin since “Big in Japan.” She physically winced when Bo said she was Tamsin’s “roomie.”
- Last week, Annie thought that Tamsin’s gesture of offering herself as a birthday present to Bo made her feelings about Bo very clear, while Stephanie didn’t necessarily see it as a declaration of romantic interest. This disconnect seems to be what happened between Bo and Tamsin.
- Bo seems to have thought it was an offer of no-strings-attached sex, where Tamsin clearly thought it was something more.
- Annie wonders how Bo could have missed all of Tamsin’s puppy dog eyes at Bo, which is where Stephanie gets hung up on Bo’s choice to have sex with Tamsin. Even if she thought it was an offer of no-strings-attached sex, wasn’t it a bit inconsiderate to have sex with Tamsin even though Bo didn’t have as strong feelings for her as Tamsin had for Bo?
- Kris wonders how has Bo interpreted Tamsin’s affection for her. Is it because she is a succubus and she is used to people reacting to her in this way? Stephanie points out that the show has a liability in that Bo established in “Food for Thought” that she can sense people’s sexal attraction.
- While some people have criticized Bo for being surprised at Tamsin’s assumptions that they were dating, we think that Tamsin was a bit conclusion jumpy there. Bo has seen Tamsin have casual sex with people, so we don’t think she should have had an expectation that Tamsin would assume that sex = relationship.
- We think that if Kenzi had been around, she might have given Bo a reality check about her relationship with Tamsin. We miss you, Kenzi!
- We felt sorry for Tamsin. Some viewers have been critical of Tamsin being so naive in this episode, but Stephanie will go along with it because Tamsin’s idolization and esteem for Bo have been very clear. Because she has such an affection for Bo, it is plausible that she would be more like a teenager in regards to this encounter.
- Lauren’s locker room scene was funny and even involved some male nudity. It also made very clear that Lauren does not prefer the guys.
- Annie wished that Lauren had finished her sentence about Bo looking great. Because clearly they would have then had sex on the table if she had.
- Bo looked into the microscope like it was a telescope, and it was hilarious.
- Stephanie wished that Lauren would take the higher road and not take jabs at Tamsin. Play nice, Lauren and Tamsin.
- We were happy to see Cassie again in this episode, even if just for a moment. Kris wishes that Lauren would have held Cassie’s hand or touched her or something.
- Trick very conveniently had all the ingredients at hand that he needed to make a drink he hadn’t made in 1,000 years.
- Trick actually had something interesting to do this week.
- Really, Trick? You tell a stranger that your important book was missing? Of all the secrets you keep, that isn’t one?
- Stephanie downgraded Mark from punchable to smackable this week. He was less annoying, but he was still irritating.
- When did it happen that Dyson and Mark mended fences a bit? It would have been nice seeing a resolution, but we’d rather see this type of relationship between him and Dyson rather than what we saw in the previous episode.
- We all wanted to smack Mark for his remarks about Alycia.
Dyson & Alycia
- We all really liked Alycia and the actress who played her.
- We wonder if they are setting up Alycia to be a romantic interest for Dyson. Stephanie thought that the writing might be hinting at it with Dyson’s comment to Mark that he wouldn’t date her because she is human.
- We suspect that Alycia will be back. Annie wonders what they’ll do with the character if they do bring her back. Will she be clued into the plot of the Ancients?
- It was disappointing to see Dyson dismiss Alycia, but we’re not sure what else Dyson could have done.
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