As far as season finales go, this one is full of major drama, two major villains, and two character deaths. However, there is a bit of sloppy storytelling, and a few too many loose ends. In lieu of dangling cliffhangers, things seem to be conveniently dropped or forgotten altogether. But otherwise, we have an eventful hour to cap this season.
Bo must contend with her father arriving priority mail from a Hell dimension. Meanwhile, Lauren is in the clutches of Massimo, who is consumed by Fae abilities that are turning him into the basic cable version of Gollum. His mother Evony becomes human, thanks to some quick-thinking by Lauren.
The End of Massimo the Mother Lover
Massimo takes Lauren hostage. He stops by the Dal to gloat. He wants to kills Bo so he will win his mother’s love. Meanwhile, his mother is giving some major flirty love to Trick. It’s bizarre that, now that she’s human, they seem to be having some major chemistry. Is this foreshadowing that maybe they will knock boots and end the Light/Dark system forever?
Massimo kills Rainer and gets his ability of foresight. This happens so early, leaving Rainer without the ability to play into any of the events of the season finale. It’s kind of cheap to introduce a character and have such little pay off; Rainer was really just a red herring for Bo’s dad.
Speaking of which, Bo takes a break from her daddy drama to stop by and take on Massimo. She tries to steal his chi, but in doing so gives him her ability. He starts sucking Evony’s chi and can’t stop. Bo offers to bring her back which makes Massimo lets his guard down. Then she royally kicks his behind and kills him. She saves Lauren and confesses her love. With Rainer dead it looks like they’re back together. But why were they broken up in the first place? Bo sort of dropped Dyson and Lauren when Rainer entered the picture. Why are they so happy to take her back?
Daddy Issues of Cataclysmic Proportions
Speaking of Dyson, he declares fealty to Bo as his Queen. Trick finally reveals the secrets of Bo’s blood: Aife has the Light Fae blood like her father, but Bo’s dad is the reason she can take chi from multiple people and heal with it. But wasn’t Aife also able to heal people with chi? This whole quick exposition is a little sloppy and hopefully it gets resolved next season. Plus, where is Aife? Inga Cadranel is on Orphan Black so it’s unclear whether Trick killed her and she’s off the show or if she’s just lying in wait.
Bo’s dad’s hell portal is open and sending out an army of revenants. Kenzi stumbles on a prophesy and realizes how to stop this Hell Mouth. She sacrifices herself to save the world and save Bo. It’s an amazing heartfelt moment as Kenzi does a fierce runway walk into the portal. She reasons that Tamsin will take her to Valhalla.
So we don’t get to meet Bo’s dad or see Bo save the world. Instead, we lose the show’s best character. Bo spends the entire ending ugly-crying. Dyson finds Tamsin collapsed in front of a snowy gate. Are these the gates to Valhalla? She tells him Bo must not find the other Hell shoe. Bo talks to Kenzi’s grave and says, “It’s them who should be afraid…of me.” But who is they?
What happened to Trick’s evil makeover? Will he pay for his sins? Is he going to face the music for his crimes against the Fae?
Will Aife ever return? If Trick killed her, that’s pretty major and unforgivable.
What was the whole point of Rainer, and why was he significant to Bo’s father’s curse? It isn’t clear who or what trapped Bo’s father in Hell.
What happened to Vex?
What is the state of the Dark Fae now that Evony is human?
How are these people able to travel around? Did Dyson go to the entrance of Valhalla? If so, how did he get there?
What is the significance of the hell shoe? Doesn’t Trick have the other shoe?
Succu-Best Lines of the Night
"Now your only way of being immortal is someone writing a s**tty pop song about you. Hmmm?" – Lauren to Massimo
"What is with all the punching? Now I finally understand what 'Not in the face' means." – Evony
"Champers to the Doctor and her miracle snatch." – Evony on becoming human
Tamsin: "Well that was awkward." / Kenzi: "Armageddon can be. Just ask Ben and Liv."
"B**ch is just a word men use when they’re threatened by the chick in charge." – Evony on feminism
"If your grandslaughter’s dad is who you’re too scared to say he is, we’re all going to be Bo-bequed anyway." – Evony’s recap of the problem
This episode of Lost Girl is epic! And we don’t mean Epic the movie with Beyonce and tree fairies. So much is revealed, so many shocking moments, and Linda Hamilton reappears as Acacia, Tamsin’s mentor. Remember her? She was Sarah Freakin’ Connor from the Terminator movies. But cameos aside, this episode does not lack from major shocks, reveals, one character resurrected and one major character dying. Things will never be the same for the cast. We don’t mean a random character we mean a main cast member.
Bo, Dyson, Tamsin & Linda Freakin’ Hamilton
Tamsin and Kenzi discuss Bo’s strange behavior. Meanwhile, she’s awkwardly overhearing. But she desperately wants to prove everything is copacetic with the Succu-buddies. However, a reanimated dead body interrupts girl’s night. Acacia appears and reveals herself as a Revenant hunter. A Revenant is a dead Fae, so just a step away from zombie. Although, many see Revenants as corporeal ghosts or zombies that keep their mental faculties. It really depends on who you ask. But since all of this is based in fantasy…we’ll move on.
Bo, Tamsin, and Sarah Connor head to a bizarre swapmeat of the dead. Acacia is convinced Rainer sent the Revenant and Bo is off to find someone else. It’s unclear as to who Rainer really is. It seems strange that this guy from the train is the same person that orchestrated Bo’s kidnapping. Is he responsible for the crazy boob-print of doom?
They visit Harvey, a creepy dude who drinks blood and tracks revenants. They don’t bother to disclose what kind of Fae he is. But he is a huge perv that somehow is in the room when Bo and Acacia get into a major fight. He decides to film it all. Dyson joins the girls and they track down Laveau, as in Marie Laveau the same voodoo priestess from American Horror Story: Coven. If you thought Angela Bassett was stereotypical, the Lost Girl version is a Caribbean version of the bird lady from Zoobilee Zoo.
Big surprise…Laveau and Harvey are working together. They want the Una Mens seed that was revealed last episode. The only way to stop them is for Bo to cut off Laveau’s head and drink the blood...from her decapitated head. #Gross It turns out that the undead power couple aren’t the only duplicitous ones…Acacia showed up to try and get everyone to help her kill Rainer. We also learn that Massimo isn’t dead…he’s planning something. BIG REVEAL!
With the curse broken, Rainer’s face is revealed as he reappears in the annals of Fae history. We learn he’s not the man who hired Tamsin. BIGGER REVEAL!
At the Dal
Trick is staring at a picture of a horse with bat wings. Vex shows up, because apparently the leader of the Light Fae can just have any old Dark Fae show up in his bedroom. They bond over stories of Vex’s father who was one of Trick’s lieutenants when he was king. But Trick is worried about the Pyripuss, which is that evil unicorn of doom.
Bo stops by to talk to Dyson. She brings down the hammer on their relationship. It’s real with Rainer. She’ll always love Dyson but she’s won’t be in love with him. Sorry, Team Dyson. You don’t even get an original breakup speech. Luckily, Tamsin shows up to get freaky with Dyson up against the bar. It’s convenient that the bar is full or empty whenever they need it to be.
Kenzi & Hale
Kenzi gets the surprise of a lifetime. Her cousin Dmitri stops by…with her estranged mother. Yes that’s right, Mackenzie (if you didn’t know that’s her name) has a momma named Galina. Her life on the streets was all due to her mother chosing her fiancé over Kenzi. Surprise, Hale is behind it because he wants to ask for her hand in marriage and wants her blessing. Get the tissues.
Sadly, this reunion is premature. Hale offered Zamora money to Kenzi’s step-dad. Kenzi sends her mother and cousin away and their perfect engagement moment is ruined. But she says she loves him and accepts the ring. They really love each other and everything is puppies and rainbows…or is it?
Kenzi and Bo reconnect over the engagement news. Meanwhile, Massimo is waiting in the wings to bring the hurt to Kenzi. But, Hale saves the day! He gives Massimo an epic siren scream that kills him. But it also makes Hale deaf because screaming that loud will do that to you. But, Massimo can’t die because he has the Twig of Zamora. Talk about getting the smack down from poetic justice. And we don’t mean the movie with Tupac and Janet Jackson. Had Kenzi not given Massimo the twig Hale would still be alive.
Bo returns to find Hale dead and Kenzi grief stricken. Kenzi begs Bo to use her chi magic to bring him back. But she’s unable to do it without taking all of Kenzi’s life force. Then in the most heartbreaking moment of Lost Girl history Bo puts a crying Kenzi to sleep with her love touch.
Succu-Best Lines of the Night
"We called him Mopey Dick." –What Kenzi called a love-less Dyson
"You had me at A-Hole." –Kenzi’s take on Jerry Maguire
"Seriously, would I leave a dead body on the floor when her boyfriend was coming over?" –Kenzi
"How is the weather in Rainer land? Dark and stormy? Sunny and shady?" –Acacia
You don't arrive at the Grand Budapest Hotel without your share of Wes Anderson baggage. Odds are, if you've booked a visit to this film, you've enjoyed your past trips to the Wes Indies (I promise I'll stop this extended metaphor soon), delighting especially in Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and his most recent charmer Moonrise Kingdom. On the other hand, you could be the adventurous sort — a curious diplomat who never really got Anderson's uric-toned deadpan drudgings but can't resist browsing through the brochures of his latest European getaway. First off, neither community should worry about a bias in this review — I'm a Life Aquatic devotee, equally alienating to both sides. Second, neither community should be deterred by Andersonian expectations, be they sky high or subterranean, in planned Budapest excursions. No matter who you are, this movie will charm your dandy pants off and then some.
While GBH hangs tight to the filmmaker's recognizable style, the movie is a departure for Anderson in a number of ways. The first being plot: there is one. A doozy, too. We're accustomed to spending our Wes flicks peering into the stagnant souls of pensive man-children — or children-men (Moonrise) or fox-kits (guess) — whose journeys are confined primarily to the internal. But not long into Grand Budapest, we're on a bona fide adventure with one of the director's most attractive heroes to date: the didactic Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes mastering sympathetic comedy better than anyone could have imagined he might), who invests his heart and soul into the titular hotel, an oasis of nobility in a decaying 1930s Europe. Gustave is plucked from his sadomasochistic nirvana overseeing every cog and sprocket in the mountaintop institution and thrust into a madcap caper — reminiscent of, and not accidentally, the Hollywood comedies of the era — involving murder, framing, art theft, jailbreak, love, sex, envy, secret societies, high speed chases... believe me, I haven't given half of it away. Along the way, we rope in a courageous baker (Saoirse Ronan), a dutiful attorney (Jeff Goldblum), a hotheaded socialite (Adrien Brody) and his psychopathic henchman (Willem Dafoe), and no shortage of Anderson regulars. The director proves just as adept at the large scale as he is at the small, delivering would-be cartoon high jinks with the same tangible life that you'd find in a Billy Wilder romp or one of the better Hope/Crosby Road to movies.
Anchoring the monkey business down to a recognizable planet Earth (without sacrificing an ounce of comedy) is the throughline of Gustave's budding friendship with his lobby boy, Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori, whose performance is an unprecedented and thrilling mixture of Wes Anderson stoicism and tempered humility), the only living being who appreciates the significance of the Grand Budapest as much as Gustave does. In joining these two oddballs on their quest beyond the parameters of FDA-approved doses of zany, we appreciate it, too: the significance of holding fast to something you believe in, understand, trust, and love in a world that makes less and less sense everyday. Anderson's World War II might not be as ostensibly hard-hitting as that to which modern cinema is accustomed, but there's a chilling, somber horror story lurking beneath the surface of Grand Budapest. Behind every side-splitting laugh, cookie cutter backdrop, and otherworldly antic, there is a pulsating dread that makes it all mean something. As vivid as the worlds of Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise might well have been, none have had this much weight and soul.
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So it's astonishing that we're able to zip to and fro' every crevice of this haunting, misty Central Europe at top speeds, grins never waning as our hero Gustave delivers supernaturally articulate diatribes capped with physically startling profanity. So much of it is that delightfully odd, agonizingly devoted character, his unlikely camaraderie with the unflappably earnest young Zero, and his adherence to the magic that inhabits the Grand Budapest Hotel. There are few places like it on Earth, as we learn. There aren't many movies like it here either.
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Last week, Bo got the mother of all emotional smack-downs by the Una Mens. She found out that despite her reputation as the unaligned succubus she’s now Dark Fae. It seems fitting, after all, Aife and Tamsin are dark and Evony the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is more compelling than any Light Fae leader has ever been. They also seem to have more of a sense of humor. In their waiting room, every call number is 69.
As usual, Bo misguidedly tries to soul-swallow the Una Mens and fails. They make it clear that Lauren and Kenzi will die. It seems weird that Bo can sometimes go super succubus and steal chi from a group of people but is unable to handle the Una Mens. Later, Trick gets summoned before them. It’s exposition time! The Una Mens is a group of powerful Fae that ate some gnarly Mexican jumping beans and became a group mind. They combined souls and enforcing all of the rules Trick wrote when he was Blood King. The clincher is they’ve lost all emotion. Trick was supposed to join them in drinking the Kool-Aid because he became corrupt. However, it would give them absolute power. He brings a knife and is ready to strike but, instead, they make him acting Ash.
Bo tries to track down Vex in hopes of finding out how she was drafted into the Dark. However, big reveal! Evony is back to leading the Dark Fae. She insists Bo attend a Dark Fae party if she wants answers. Tamsin, Kenzi, and Bo all show up to the party. Tamsin and Kenzi stumble upon Bruce, Evony’s former bodyguard. Last season, he helped Kenzi escape and they had tons of comedic chemistry. Now, he’s a slave of a Dark Fae. Kenzi convinces Tamsin to step in and claim him. She may be super powerful but she’s still sorta child-like. Case-in-point, Tamsin chooses a dance battle as the mode of combat against Bruce’s owner. Conveniently, this Fae is a break-dancer. Luckily after some stage-mom coaching by Kenzi, Tamsin twerks and uses her Valkyrie powers to make the Fae face plant and die.
At the party, Evony tells Bo that she needs Vex in order to have any hopes of reversing her Dark Fae-dom. But she also shows off the fact that #bigreveal Lauren is back. The person behind the door, last episode, was Evony. Bo, Lauren, and a Scavenger Fae
Named Pietra (Samantha Espie) go hunt for Vex. If you’ve ever wondered what the love child of Melissa McCarthy and Halfrek from Buffy the Vampire Slayer would look like your prayers have been answered. Bo tries to trap Vex but gets outsmarted and incapacitated.
The Una Mens poisoned his hand. He has the bright idea of hiding out in Dyson’s new boxing gym. He wants to cut his hand off and get out of dodge. Bo spends her drunken haze happy that she and Lauren are back together. Vex tells Bo she’s been played and that Evony has a historian that could have helped all along. Bo confronts Evony and finds out the mysterious Rainer was her sponsor.
On relationship island, Bo seems thrilled to have Lauren back. But Lauren reveals that she’s stuck with the dark and is actually happy about it. The dark sought her out and offer her shelter so she’s happy to be with them. Then Bo finds out that Trick is the new Ash. It looks like Bo’s new lifestyle choice will cause major friction in her relationships.
Morri-grand Lines from This Episode
"Buddy, this is my town. If anyone is taking a leave, it’s you and your circle jerk of doom." –Bo to the Una Mens
"Dismissing the food kind of gauche now." –Evony’s ettiquitte
"You’re a luscious succubus whose true nature is to feed off of humans… just like all of us Fae. You choose not to. Lame. But, whatevs." You’ve got great hair. –Evony keeping it light
"Boring! What are you going to do next, braid each other’s hair? Scissor already!" –Evony catching Lauren and Bo in action
"There is one thing you might consider wearing for once… a smile." –Evony staying positive
Bruce looks like great BFF material for Kenzi. Is their bizarre big guy/little gal chemistry a sign he might be competition for Hale?
Evony is too amazing to not become a more major part of the show. It looks like Bo might be Dark for a while. Plus, that will complicate the epic Lauren/Dyson triangle. Dyson is Light but Lauren wants to chill with the Dark Fae.
This crazy cocoa bean that Trick didn’t swallow will come into play because he didn’t swallow it and it goes missing.