March 18, 2015 by Drinks at The Dal
When Kenzi falls ill due to a mysterious Fae-related disease, Bo and Lauren team up to find a cure, while Dyson and Trick try to take care of Kenzi.
This episode is NOT spoiler-free. It contains spoilers for later episodes of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2.
We will be discussing episodes from Season 1 through 3 as well as doing topical discussions during this hiatus. Our 100th episode is coming up! We’ll be doing a dramatic reading of a Lost Girl fanfic.
Drink Special: Buzzard’s Breath
½ oz Amaretto
½ oz Peppermint schnapps
½ oz Coffee liqueur
Stir with ice and strain into shot glass.
Bo & Lauren
- A lot of people like the “I’m better with multiple orgasm than multiple choice” line, but it makes Stephanie groan every time.
- Annie likes how Kenzi sees Bo’s nerves about her date with Lauren and talks with her about it, even though Kenzi is clearly not Team Lauren at this point.
- Kenzi’s line “I don’t think they’re a real doctor” is pretty fantastic. No kidding, Kenz.
- Stephanie swears she sees a green pepper on Kenzi’s pizza even though she said in “Faetal Attraction” that she hates green peppers.
Sexy Flirty Time
- “Doctor’s appointment.” Sure, Lauren. You just want Bo to “practice.”
- Is the bar they go to supposed to be another bar besides The Dal? Because that’s the set for The Dal. But Bo’s line about how Lauren “picked a good place” seemed to suggest that it wasn’t. It also seemed off that Trick wasn’t behind the bar, but perhaps he was omitted from the scene so that the audience’s attention would just be on Bo and Lauren.
- On subsequent viewings, it’s so very obvious how much Lauren is checking Bo out while they’re talking at the bar. Bo’s eyes are up here, Lauren. No, UP HERE. Does Bo not notice the attention or as a succubus is she just used to it?
- Annie wishes that we could have seen Bo’s tests in the lab that Lauren references here, but Kris and Stephanie don’t really miss them.
- Stephanie and Annie feel sexually frustrated on Lauren’s behalf when they don’t kiss.
- Lauren in a cardigan! She looks so cute.
- The bar scene in this episode establishes that Bo can see auras and tell how attracted people are to each other, but that ability hasn’t really surfaced again. If she is supposed to have that ability, subsequent plotlines seem unfeasible or at least very hard to believe.
- Bo, why did you bring Kenzi to your doctor’s appointment at Lauren’s lab. She’s clearly stepping on your game. She seemed to have learned her lesson in “Vexed” though.
- Stephanie and Annie get annoyed when Bo gives Dyson a guilty look when Lauren is a little flirty with her in front of him.
- Stephanie finds it strange that Bo and Dyson have that final conversation about dating other people when their interactions in “Dead Lucky” were all about establishing their relationship as just casual. Kris points out that they keep saying that they’re just in a casual relationship, but it feels like neither one of them really means it.
- While Dyson and Lauren don’t seem like great friends in this episode, they are certainly civil and collegial. Dyson’s jealousy about Bo’s flirtation with Lauren sets up the antagonism on display in “ArachnoFaebia.”
- Stephanie admires how this episode gives you a good enough idea of Bo and Lauren’s plan to get into the chemical company very economically.
- We feel bad for the scientist that Lauren was posing as. She got held by the police because she vaguely resembled Lauren.
- This episode shows how the Fae world interacts with the human world while keeping itself secret in interesting ways, especially the funeral home that funnels dead bodies to carrion Fae and how Dyson’s role as a police officer is very beneficial. We miss this type of interaction in the later seasons.
- Bo and Lauren working together highlights their differences/complementary approaches. Bo is much more impulsive and improvisational while Lauren is very methodical.
- We also see delineation between Dyson and Lauren’s approaches as well. Dyson is comfortable using fisticuffs along with Bo, and he also asserts the power that he has from being a police detective.
- Lauren saves the day with SCIENCE. We also get a clear sense that Lauren doesn’t want to hurt people, and that she cares about what happens to them.
- We like Lauren’s concern about the basilisk and how it’s being used by the drug company, but are we seeing an element of her loyalty to The Ash in that moment as well as her compassion?
- Going back to this episode, it was jarring to hear Lauren tell Bo that she couldn’t just decide to help Bo save Kenzi without The Ash’s approval. Lauren clearly gets a rush from defying The Ash a little and being a bit of an action hero with Bo.
- Many aspects of Bo’s diverse skillset are showcased in this episode. She uses her wiles, her physical prowess, as well as her ability to think quickly and improvise.
- Bo’s story arc involves mastering her feeding so that she can stop herself from draining humans completely, which is realized in the interaction with the guard at Baron Chemicals. Bo’s excitement over disabling but not killing the guard — “check me out!” While still smacking the guard’s face. Love it!
- We get to see very clearly how scared and isolated Kenzi is when she is left alone in the lab. She usually moves through the Fae world with ease and some bravado, but this episode points out how vulnerable she is as a human.
- Ksenia Solo’s comedic chops are on great display in how Kenzi deals with the aftermath of eating the foot soup, but she also handles the dramatic moments just as easily.
- “You can’t steal from a dead guy. It’s true. Just ask museums.” Snap, Kenzi!
- Bo’s comment to Kenzi, “I can handle this solo,” always makes Stephanie laugh. Because Ksenia’s last name is Solo. Get it?
- Kenzi’s issues with Lauren/doctors are introduced in this episode.
Kenzi & Dyson
- This episode cemented Stephanie’s appreciation of Dyson and Kenzi. It was nice to see a different, more vulnerable side of Kenzi as well as a more nurturing side of Dyson.
- Kris likes Dyson the best in this episode as well, in the context of Season 1.
- Traditional gender roles are flipped here. Dyson and Trick spend much of their time nurturing Kenzi while Bo and Lauren are fixing the problem.
- We see some very sweet bonding between the two them in the cemetery, but why does she find comfort in a cemetery? Was her dad buried there?
- “Can you, like, wolf out and lie on my feet?”
- Kenzi has a Xander-style heart-to-heart with Dyson. There are a lot of similarities between what she says here and a conversation between Xander and Dawn in “Potential.”
- That conversation also emphasizes the fact that Dyson has trouble keeping up with Bo’s sexual needs, even though he is Fae. Later suggestions in the series that Lauren can’t satisfy Bo’s needs because she is human ring false for us because of what we see both in this episode as well as “Dead Lucky.”
Kenzi & Trick
- Annie is impressed that Trick traded such a valuable piece in his collection to help Kenzi, which raises the question of why Trick did it. While we can see some affection from him toward Kenzi, we think he is also motivated by his desire to keep Bo close.
- She calls Trick’s lair “Narnia,” which is kind of appropriate.
- Kenzi, stop trying to steal stuff in Trick’s lair! You’re ill! Lie down!
- We see Trick’s blood writing kit for the first time here.
- Halima! We like Lost Girl’s take on an aswang, making her a sweet, grandmotherly type rather than a scary, people-eating monster.
- We love Bo’s reaction to Lauren saying very calmly, “Could it be someone you ate?”.
- Kenzi’s eye blood drips down on her scrubs, which we appreciate. Oftentimes, people’s clothes on TV shows stay very clean despite their having gaping wounds.
- Kris likes that Bo calls out a thug for baseless name-calling.
- Bo’s secretary hairstyle is very elaborate. Did she do that herself? Kris has always assumed that Kenzi usually helps her with her hair, but she was sick by then.
- When we spoke to Rick Howland, he said the abath horn was garlic, but Kris thinks it looks/sounds like ginger.
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