October 9, 2015 by Drinks at The Dal
When Bo finds a confused Elizabeth in Lauren’s clinic, she tries to mine her memories for what Zee did while occupying her body. Tension in Bo and Lauren’s relationship emerges over Lauren’s conduit abilities, and Dyson tries to figure out the feelings he has for Alicia when their living situation becomes more than friendly.
- Elements of the courtroom test felt like a nice return to earlier seasons. It was nice to see Bo thrown off guard with a challenge for which she was unprepared and for her to choose an unspoken third option.
- However, a courtroom isn’t exactly a setting in which much excitement can be generated, so a resolution to the trial happens super fast. We don’t get a good sense why Bo suddenly changes tacks and thinks she can negotiate a compromise between the plaintiff and defendant.
- And, fine, use the trial to draw a parallel between Bo and Lauren’s conflict, but you don’t have to spell it out like that!
- Non-lawyery shows just shouldn’t do trial episodes. Few lawyery show get them right!
- Elizabeth was a lot of fun whispering advice into Bo’s ear, and Tamsin’s reactions to Elizabeth were great as well.
- Elizabeth thinks that Jackson Pollack-esque painting is “super offensive”??? She also makes a great face when Bo mentions swallowing a centipede. Plus, more hilarious donut-eating. And a Titanic/Kate Winslet reference!
- What the Fae happened in this scene?
- Why did Zee zap Hera only to wake him up now? (“You’re not still upset about that, are you?”)
- How did Hera, Tamsin, and Elizabeth get access to the forge? The judge said Bo had to go by herself.
- Hera says that he and Zee are going back to Plan A and start menacing Bo. But then Zee opens the door to Myth and they jump in?
- Zee tells Hera that it’s not the end. But if this is the end, then what the hell was the point of their storyline this season?
- Bo gets a horseshoe from Hephaestus. Are we finally making our way back to Bo’s father being a horse? (Yay Papaya Horse!!)
- Zee warns Bo that Hades is a master manipulator and that his evil comes in many forms.
- Zee also warns Bo not to let people worshipping her go to her head.
- Zee’s switch to Lauren’s body was a genuine surprise. We were wondering where Lauren was when Bo found Elizabeth in the lab, but we also promptly got distracted by all the other stuff going on. Or maybe it was the commercial break.
- It was a lot of fun to see Zoie Palmer play Zee. Her walk was the best.
- Why wouldn’t Bo have tried to find Lauren after she found Elizabeth in the clinic? We could have used a line in the next scene that Bo looked for Lauren but couldn’t find her.
Dyson & Alicia
- Her name is Alicia, Trick. You don’t have to call her “the human.”
- Interesting conversation between Trick and Dyson — why couldn’t we get more of Dyson’s struggle about his feelings for Alicia?
- The writers have been hinting at this storyline for Dyson since at least “End of a Line,” the idea that even though he may always love Bo that doesn’t mean he can’t have relationships with other people.
- Kris (not Holden-Reid) is a little bothered by this approach to the story, since it kind of ignores the (clearly important) relationship Dyson had with Ciara.
- It was a good storyline for him, but it played out so very quickly!
- We see Lauren grappling with similar difficulties about her relationship with Bo. It could have been great to see them talk to each other about human/Fae relationships. He could have also talked to Bo.
- What were Alicia’s feelings about her attraction to Dyson despite the fact that her husband was still alive? Her conflict gets swept under the rug.
- Nice scene between Dyson and Bo at the end of the episode, calling back to the ones between Dyson and Lauren in “Delinquents” and even “Into the Dark”
Bo & Lauren
- Another plotline that should have played out over several episodes, if not seasons, was executed in an incredibly compact fashion in this episode.
- “I think the issue is you don’t trust me.” We love you Lauren, but you DID hide the fact that you were trying to extend your life/become Fae from Bo AND that you collaborated with her father to do so.
- Bo says she has no idea why Lauren would give up who she was to become Fae, which is pretty lunkheaded given that Lauren told her that she wanted to be with Bo forever. However, Stephanie thinks it was important that we heard that perspective from Bo because it rings true to the character.
- Is it just Kris, or did Lauren’s protesting about Bo visiting her father seem a little petty?
- Lauren takes the antidote off screen? Really?
- Some of what Lauren says in the breakup speech doesn’t make much sense to us. Why would Bo and Lauren being together as Fae and human keep Bo from protecting people and Lauren from healing people?
- Many people have complained that the writers have gone to the same well twice with having Bo and Lauren break up here. It’s a fair criticism. Especially since this argument is the first time we’ve seen these characters discuss an extremely important hurdle in their relationship, it seems very premature for Lauren to call it off.
- Stephanie isn’t bothered so much that they broke up — it’s something she suspected might happen eventually — but it feels like a cheap ploy to create drama given that the writers just got them back together four episodes ago.
- Is this the end for Bo and Lauren? Obviously, we can’t know for sure. Yes, that scene felt very final, but because it felt so final, Stephanie could totally see these writers reuniting them as a “surprise.” But Bo said multiple times “She’s gone.” “We’re done.” “Lauren’s gone.” Annie thinks it felt final. And depressing.
- Anna and Eric Roberts were great in that confrontation between Bo and Jack.
- While some find Bo’s actions in that encounter contradictory, Stephanie thinks it works OK. Bo has clearly been conflicted about her feelings toward Jack. In being upset over Lauren, she desperately wants someone to confront her, and she lets her guard down.
- Why the hell with that disturbing last scene??? What is Jack up to? Poor, poor Tamsin.
- “I have a feeling that courthouse is sitting on something big.” “Lucky courthouse.”
- Dyson did you really just show a traumatized woman a picture of a dead person who was killed by the entity that occupied her body?
- And nice try at tough love, Tamsin, but that wasn’t your best work.
- Lauren’s poor clinic staff. They keep getting killed by Ancients!
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