Things are shaping up to be interesting this season. So far, the entire Bo Rangers crew has been separated. Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) is shining outside the shadow of our favorite succubus, Bo (Anna Silk). It’s also nice to see everyone have their own unique motivations outside of the typical weekly mystery.
Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) returns to the scene of the crime. Bo disappeared and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) drove him off a cliff. He stumbles upon a child-version of Tamsin (Ava Preston). It looks like Valkyries have near infinite lives and Tamsin has just been reborn as a snarky preteen. Kenzi spends the entire episode babysitting TamTam. It’s great to see the chemistry between them. It makes Tamsin a more likable character. She also accidentally flushes Kenzi’s stash of Jubilee cream. It looks like Kenzi is becoming an addict to sparkly Fae powers. Over the course of the episode, Tamsin grows into a teenager and it looks like she’ll be fully grown soon.
Dyson goes on the hunt for a tracker to find Bo. He ends up at a beauty shop. It turns out the Fae they’ve been tracking has been kidnapped by his girlfriend. Clio (Mia Kirshner) pops up at the right moment to help Dyson and Hale (K.C. Collins) but not before Hale gets wacked with a special perfume that makes him irresistible to women. This is ironic since he’s been super annoying with his pining over Kenzi. Luckily, it works and he and Kenzi share some hardcore making out.
Dyson’s search seems like a fool’s errand because Eddy (Benjamin Ayres) can’t help him find Bo because he’s been a prisoner for centuries. Clio pops up again, very sketchily, to help Dyson find Bo. Meanwhile, Vex (Paul Amos) aka Avatar, the Last Mesmer has been kidnapped by the mysterious Una Mens. It appears that their idea of bringing balance to the Fae involves a ton of violence and destruction. They are punishing Vex for the missing Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier). They decide that as the last Mesmer he has too much power to live. He promises to get them Bo. He calls Clio and negotiates for Bo’s rescue.
The whole episode Bo is trapped on a mysterious train. When the spell broke last episode, it looks like her memory returned. She subdues the Wander’s random chambermaid and escapes from the train. This is great because the train subplot is pretty lame and uninteresting.
Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is living in Bumblef**k, Nowhere as a really bad waitress. Despite multiple doctorates, she can’t seem to bring plates to tables without making a mess. She also has an insanely flirtatious boss, Crystal (Ali Liebert). Crystal catches Lauren saving a Fae choking in the diner and Lauren spends the episode trying to remove the evidence. It looks like there’s some lady lovin’ in the near future.
Trick (Richard Howland) is being super sketch. It’s unclear what happened between him and Aife (Inga Cadranel) last episode but it ended with some blood on a photo of Bo. Hopefully, she will be around because she is one of the best characters on the show. However, since Cadranel is a cast member on Orphan Black, she may only be available for the occasional guest spot.
Kenzi’s Best Line of the Night
Shhhhh! It took like 5 Avril Lavigne songs to get Baby TamTam a ticket to playtime land. You wake her, Sk8er Boy, you’re dealing with her.
It looks like Trick may not be as above board as we thought. The more we see Trick on his own the sketchier he seems. Could he be evil or even the Wanderer?
It looks like Kenzi and Tamsin are going to be besties. Hopefully, being raised by Kenzi Tamsin will become a snarkier member of the crew.
Dyson will inevitably save Bo but at what cost? Will his interdimensional escapades mean he’ll lose his powers or get killed?
This Una Mens cult will not fare well for the Bo Rangers. It looks like they want Bo, Kenzi and Lauren. They seem to be the big bad of the season.
This season premiere has everything you could possibly want: action, dancing, a Star Trek cameo, scandalous revelations, and even a little cross-dressing. The only thing it doesn’t seem to have is the resident Lost Girl Bo (Anna Silk). Silk was on maternity leave because she just gave birth to a baby succubus human child. This season definitely looks like it will be a major upgrade from last season.
Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) starts snooping and she stumbles upon the Una Mens. They are an ancient sect created to enforce the Fae government, so basically the eldest elders. Given all the craziness that happened last season with Hale (K.C. Collins) being ousted as the Ash, and Evony the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) declaring war against humans -- not to mention that whole Fae experiment lab subplot -- it makes sense. Luckily, it seems there might be someone cleaning up the writing because last season seemed a little sloppy.
Of course, Kenzi gets caught and despite her wit can’t get out until she reveals she isn’t human but Fae and then shoots out fireworks. Yes, fireworks! She has officially transitioned from token human to Jubilee from the X-Men. Sure, at times Kenzi can be a liability but geeks everywhere will shudder to think of her as the mutant superheroes’ lamest ally.
Hale continues to pine after Kenzi. But suddenly, completely out of nowhere, so is Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried). But what’s even stranger is it seems that no one even remembers Bo. Especially, when out of nowhere Aife (Inga Cadranel) arrives on Kenzi’s doorstep looking for her daughter. In a very cool, geektastic flashback, Kenzi’s lunch meeting with Aife mirrors her first meeting with Bo. Kenzi learns Aife’s memory has been tampered with. She asks Trick (Rick Howland) his advice but when he sees a photo of Bo his magical blood goes nuts.
It becomes clear that everyone’s memories have been altered. They need to track down a super special compass. Their only solution is to attend a Dark Fae party held by a collector Engelram (George Takei). Dyson goes to ask the new Morrigan Vex (Paul Amos). He blackmails Vex because apparently everyone thinks Evony died on the toilet (according to Vex).
Kenzi must go undercover at the event. It’s nice to see her on her own. Her relationship with Bo is great but it’s great to see her unique human abilities and her vital part of the group. However, with great power comes great responsibility. It seems her Jubilee makeover is because she’s getting help from The Druid (Tim Rozon) and he wants his money.
At the event, Kenzi stuns everyone. She takes Hale to the dance floor and showcases her amazing ballroom dancing skills. Solo was a professional dancer and even starred in Black Swan. Dyson gets hit on by a nymph (Mia Kirshner). Dyson cuts in and dances with Kenzi and Hale. Kenzie wins the attention of Engelram who is a wish granter. She gets the compass but then he wants to eat her. Haven’t these people learned that Dark Fae can’t be trusted?
Vex arrives on the scene and gets into an epic fight with Dyson and Hale. Dyson and Kenzi take on the Engleram who not only has a murderous tale but snake puns as bad as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman & Robin. They succeed in returning everyone’s memories. However, at that same moment in a bad part of town Aife and Trick have met for the first time in hundreds of years and girlfriend has a knife!
The episode ends with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) regaining her memories. Her bad wig and nametag reveal that she’s undercover and on the run. Dyson is still searching for Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) because she was the last to see Bo alive. Meanwhile, two eyes open and we see Bo’s signature baby blues.
Best Lines of the Episode
This is so Raiders [of the Lost Ark] Here's hoping this Ark contains less Nazi face-melting goodness. - Kenzi during her stakeout
Kind of a dude's name am I right? - Kenzi in response to Bo's name
It's true there's no record or physical indications I've given birth. Though a succubus' body is her weapon so there would be no wear and tear, so to speak. Would you like to see for yourself? - Aife
Scanning for stretchmarks ... Pass. - Kenzi in response to Aife
Evanescence! -Vex in response to Hale’s powers
Stephen Williams, one of the clearly convoluted minds behind LOST, has signed on to direct the pilot for Cinemax’s upcoming series, The Transporter. The show, as was the case in its film franchise basis, centers on Frank Martin (played on the big screen by Jason Statham), a former Special Forces operator whose new career is transporting. Anything. For anyone. No questions asked.To play Martin in the series will be Chris Vance, memorable for Prison Break.
Williams’ history on LOST, where, in addition to being the co-executive producer, called for him to direct twenty plus episodes, may lead those familiar with the show to wonder if Frank Martin’s already mysterious job description may in fact be more than meets the eye.
Returning as his Inspector Tarconi character from the film will be Francois Berleand. Also signed on are Andrea Osvart as a former CIA operative, Delphine Chaneac as a reporter investigating Martin’s work, and Rachel Skarsten as a someone somehow linked to the title character’s past.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Years ago Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) watched helplessly as his family was massacred by a monster. Now eking out a living as a plumber and saddled with a harridan girlfriend (Rachel Skarsten) Jack is trying to deal with anger-management issues spawned by his tragic past--unaware that circumstances will soon force him to confront those issues. Those circumstances occur in the form of his night-school professor Gordon Crowley (Robert Englund) who has the serious misfortune of being possessed by an infernal evil--one that turns him into a voracious vicious monstrous fiend. (Gee has Englund been here before …?) What follows is a fast-paced fiendish battle to the death--and beyond--as Jack squares off against his former teacher in a giddy grisly fight to the finish. Matthews gives a very likable performance as the embittered hero who finds his niche (like the title says) as a slayer of monsters and Skarsten (in what amounts to an extended cameo) is appropriately amusingly bitchy as his self-absorbed girlfriend. There’s also a fun turn by David Fox as the cranky creaky proprietor of the hardware store that Jack frequents. But in the end this is Englund’s show all the way. Relying less on his status as a horror icon than his comedic abilities the actor gives a fabulously funny performance as the possessed professor. Not only is this Englund’s biggest and best role in a long time it’s a genuine testament to his versatility as an actor--without straying too far from his horror fan base. The actors are completely in tune with the farcical tone of the proceedings yet they play it wonderfully straight. This is director Jon Knautz’s feature debut and he makes the most of it. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer straddles the fine line between fear and farce with refreshing confidence. The film pays homage to the ‘80s horror classics but possesses (no pun intended) an identity and a personality of its own. The film is also enhanced by the fine work of cinematographer Joshua Allen and composer Ryan Shore (nephew of Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore) and it’s nice to see a fantasy film that eschews CGI for good old-fashioned practical special effects. Some of them are intentionally cheesy but that’s all part of the film’s winning formula. That said and despite the film’s many laughs this is not a film for the squeamish. But for the intended audience of this film that’s even more inducement.