January 25, 2015 by Drinks at The Dal
The Ancients summon a horrible storm to knock out the city’s electrical power so that three Oracles can track down Bo using visions of people whom Bo’s friends most desire. Meanwhile, Bo and Lauren must deal with the possibility that the dangerous Fae in Evony’s cryo box could be freed. Dyson continues to investigate the Ancients and finds one playing house with its host body’s human wife.
We discuss “Here Comes the Night” in depth in this episode, but you can hear our first impressions as well.
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- The name of the episode is a reference to a song most famously recorded by Van Morrison and David Bowie. The lyrics describe a man looking out his window and seeing a woman he loved walking down the street with someone else. Very appropriate for this episode.
- Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is” is probably most prominently used during Bo and Lauren’s dance scene. The song obviously fits in with the truth telling theme of the episode, but Stephanie wonders if the lyrics might be Lauren speaking to Bo. Kris thinks that either one of them could be saying these things to the other.
If you want something to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Baby my time is too expensive
And I’m not a little boy
If you are serious
Don’t play with my heart
It makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
Then a baby I will, girl you know that I will
Tell it like it is
Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I know deep down inside me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride
- Yuna’s “Lullabies” was also used in a very interesting way. It was used twice in the episode, first when Tamsin sees Bo and Lauren having sex and then again when Bo and Lauren are talking afterward. Annie thought the song was a good fit for Bo and Lauren, but Stephanie thinks that the lyrics more appropriately describe Tamsin, since the protagonist of the song is describing how her first love didn’t love her back.
I wanted to go away with you,
And I will leave all my troubles here.
I wanted to run away with you,
And I will bring all my dreams and fears.
Like lullabies you are,
Forever in my mind.
I see you in all,
The pieces in my life.
Though you weren’t mine
Though you weren’t mine,
You were my first love.
- While it was overly dark — it was very difficult to see Anna Silk’s face — Stephanie and Kris liked the way that the first scene was shot. It opens with a tracking shot over the rubble that finds Bo and Dyson.
- Kris noticed the very obvious daylight reflecting off of the actors when she rewatched. It’s a drawback of shooting day-for-night.
- Kudos to the prop people who created the destruction. Apparently they reused the mountain set from “Like Hell, Part 1” in creating the rubble.
- The Tamsin/Bo awkwardness begins almost immediately. Stephanie wishes that Bo had just gone ahead and talked to Tamsin then, but she can understand how it was not a good time for such a chat.
Dyson as Wingman
- We were happy that Dyson thought about Lauren and her safety. He was really in friend mode this week.
- Why didn’t he stay behind with Lauren himself? Was he wanting to pursue the Ancients? Or was he giving Bo some space from Tamsin? He clearly saw some awkwardness going on between them.
- He also talked to Tamsin later on about Bo loving other people as a succubus, trying to soften the blow he knew was coming.
The Cryo Box
- Ninety seconds to evaluate the clinic? Those are some super ambulatory injured people.
- Stephanie thought that Bo and Lauren were overly hasty to assume that the box was empty. Annie worried that there might be Fae viruses in the box or something.
- Kris thought the empty box might indicate that Evony had hidden someone inside the box who then got out to snoop around the lab for Lauren’s serum.
- What was the weapon that Bo picked up to use against what might come out of the box? A sushi knife? A candle? A microplane grater? We posit it is Lauren’s Harry Potter wand for when she cosplays as Hermione.
- Why didn’t Eros attack Bo and Lauren immediately? Besides the fact that Bo and Lauren are main characters on the show… Maybe Eros was feeding off Bo and Lauren’s sexytimes. Maybe he wanted to get a sense of his bearings before he started attacking people.
Here’s Annie’s Doccubus Sex!
- Even though Stephanie liked the dance as a concept, she had a hard time buying that Lauren wouldn’t have told Bo what her plans were concerning Evony’s clinic. There isn’t a good reason for her to keep the secret, unlike last season.
- Stephanie wishes that they had talked about something else. Why didn’t they talk about why they haven’t been together since “Dark Horse”? Or talk about their potentially different life spans! Please!
- This episode hints several times at the lifespan difference, so Stephanie has hopes that it finally will be talked about.
- Stephanie thought the kiss was the really great part of these romantic scenes between Bo and Lauren. So much was revealed and communicated about their relationship in that kiss.
- Annie wonders what Lauren meant by her statement that she was living her dream. What is she going to do with her research? Annie thinks she might turn herself Fae to be with Bo.
- Did Bo and Lauren stay in the same room with the camera? Annie thinks they moved into another room, but Stephanie and Kris remain unconvinced. Were they in a bed? On the floor?
- What was with Lauren’s pause after Bo says she wishes they could lie there forever? Was she debating how she’ll respond to what Bo says? Is it her holding back from talking about more serious issues?
- Annie wishes the Doccubus sex had been less blue and lasted longer. She wonders how they will interpret what happened.
- Stephanie usually thinks the breathy, moany track they put over sexytimes scenes are cheesy, but this one was pretty sexy. Good job!
Bo & Lauren Team Up
- Annie really liked Lauren proclaiming that she isn’t afraid anymore and seeing Lauren so confident.
- It’s a role reversal to see Lauren tell Bo, “I’m not leaving you,” like Bo did in “Flesh and Blood.” Bo is also the brains of this mission while Lauren is the brawn, throwing the axe that took down the baddie.
- Stephanie thought Lauren’s line about not being afraid felt out of place. Yes, Lauren has been scared because of the death threats, but she is a brave character. However, she liked that Lauren asserted to Bo that she could stand up for herself and Bo didn’t need to be so protective of her.
- Kris sees the moment as a contrast to “Flesh and Blood” as well. When someone charges at her in that episode, she screams for Bo and ducks, while here she is able to defend herself.
- It seemed like Bo and Lauren really got lucky with that plan. The lightning struck at just the right moment.
- The Eros storyline was a nice vehicle to learn a bit more about Evony, but the Eros storyline didn’t quite work for us. He was supposed to be one of the most dangerous Faes ever, and he was taken out with an axe and a convenient bolt of lightning?
- Kris has many technical questions. When was the cryo box constructed? When did Evony catch him? It seemed like it was a long time ago. Why did they store him in a box that required power?
- Annie thought that the special effects used for Eros were silly, but Stephanie thought the footprints in the puddles were a nice touch.
- Stephanie was confused about what happened to Vex. He was helping Evony, but then he suddenly disappeared. Why did he ditch her?
- We thought Emmanuelle Vaugier was really great in her scenes, and it was nice getting a little background about Evony.
- Has Lauren completed the serum to turn Evony back into a Fae?
- Stephanie was happy that her question of why Hera took Cassie after she removed her eyes was answered.
- Why did they keep the eyes though?
- Did only Cassie get care? Why weren’t the other two oracles in Lauren’s clinic?
- No! Cassie can’t be dead! Why is Lost Girl killing off likable supporting characters?
Vex & Mar-acle
- Stephanie liked the scene, but she feels weird that she wasn’t bothered by the sex between Mark and Vex while she was bothered by Mark having sex with Bo.
- Annie was disturbed by the scene because she doesn’t want Mark to have any kind of attachment to any of the characters.
- Listener Melina thinks it would have been better if instead of Mark, Vex had had an encounter with Dyson. While we think that would have been a good choice, the way this encounter is used in the episode, the writers want the audience to think it was real for at least part of the episode. If it had been Dyson, Stephanie would have been suspicious immediately.
- It was surprising to hear Vex say that something was wrong. What about it was wrong to him? That Mark is Dyson’s son, that Mark is very young, that Dyson might kill him for it?
- It is surprising that Mark is the person Vex most desires since he just met him. Does he want to be close to Mark because of his relationship to Dyson?
- We were excited to see male/male sexuality on the show.
Dyson & Bo-racle
- A lovely scene with some lovely acting from Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Ried!
- Stephanie was intrigued by Bo-racle’s statement that Dyson should “change the rules.” Annie thought that she might be urging Dyson to pursue Bo or suggesting that he could allow himself to be in another relationship.
- Comparing this encounter with the one between Bo and Dys-acle, Stephanie started to wonder about what type of truth the Oracles were telling. Was it a relative truth for that person? Or the objective truth?
- Bo-racle seems more romantically interested in Dyson, while Bo indicates to Dys-acle that her love for him has changed into something more platonic.
Trick & Isabeau-racle
- We were happy to see Isabeau again, but we wished we got to see her longer.
- What did she mean that she would see Trick again?
- Is Trick going to die? Is he going to see Isabeau through some other means?
- Stephanie did giggle at Mark’s “holy orgy, Trick!” line.
Bo, Dys-acle, Laur-acle & Dad-acle
- What truth did the Oracles extract from Bo? They needed to know if she had “it.” The candle? Something else?
- Stephanie loved Kris Holden-Ried in the oracle vision, and she thought Anna Silk really shined playing off of Zoie, especially her reading of “smells like Lauren.”
- Again, her talk with Laur-acle emphasized the relatively short amount of time they might have together.
- Did Bo actually see her father? Or was he just another oracle vision?
- Bo seems to want to know her father, but she also fears him.
- Will these oracle visions encourage the Ancients to target Dyson or Lauren to get to Bo?
- Yay! Bo told Trick about Hades! But Stephanie and Kris still don’t really understand why knowing her father’s name seems to be such a devastating revelation for Bo.
Poor, Poor Tamsin
- The acting was so good in this episode that we’re all depressed now.
- Bo “breaks up” with Tamsin in a very bad way.
- It was so heartbreaking when Tamsin said she knows Bo’s heart truly lies with her.
- Apparently, they had to bring in a stunt double for this scene between Bo and Tamsin because Rachel was so feisty in rehearsals.
- Michael Grassi commented that they wanted to explore when someone fell for Bo hard, but she didn’t reciprocate the feelings like she did when Lauren and Dyson fell for her.
- Kris wishes that Bo and Tamsin could have had this talk a month ago. Annie was relieved that Bo was finally clear with Tamsin about her feelings.
- Bo was trying to explain Tamsin’s feelings to her, which is a terrible thing to do. Tamsin was totally right to call Bo out for being patronizing.
- Bo may have had the best of intentions when she talked to Tamsin, but she said it badly. We’ve all been there.
- What might Tamsin do out of hurt? Will she withdraw into herself? Turn on Bo and her friends? Bo did warn her in “Like Hell, Part 1” that one more strike against the people Bo loves and she’s out.
Dyson & Alycia
- Hera spitting gadflies at Dyson comes from the myth of Zeus & Io. In a jealous rage, Hera sends a gadfly after Zeus’s conquest Io to sting her and drive her mad.
- Alycia is now aware that Kevin isn’t Kevin anymore, but she doesn’t know about the Ancients yet. Will she come to know the whole situation?
- The hints are still strong that Dyson and Alycia might develop a relationship.
- Stephanie came up with an annoyance scale on which to rank Mark:
- Claw my own face off
- We all rank him as shovable/smackable in this episode. He was less annoying to us this week, but we still wanted to smack him a little bit.
- We’re still hanging on for a big sex scene! C’mon, Lost Girl. It’s kinda your thing.
- Sad news, there is still NO NEWS about when Season 5 might premiere in the United States on Syfy or when the second half of Season 5 on Showcase.
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