Showcase 2014 Fan Expo Schedule

Showcase Brand Panel (Helix, Lost Girl, Defiance and Haven)
When: Saturday August 30, 12pm – 1pm
Location: John Bassett Theatre, Location #102, North Building
Talent:
Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker, Helix)
Lucas Bryant (Nathan Wuornos, Haven
Trenna Keating (Doc Yewll, Defiance)
Anna Silk (Bo, Lost Girl)

Showcase Brand Panel | Autograph Signing
When: Saturday August 30, 2-3pm
Location: Showcase Booth 1802

Lost Girl Panel
When: Saturday August 30, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: John Bassett Theatre, Location #102, North Building
Talent:
Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson, Lost Girl)
Rachel Skarsten (Tamsin, Lost Girl)
Paul Amos (Vex, Lost Girl)
Anna Silk (Bo, Lost Girl)

Lost Girl Panel | Autograph Signing
When: Saturday August 30, 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Location: Showcase Booth 1802

How Signing Works:
Autograph signing session will be decided by lottery. Those wishing to take part must attend the panel to draw a ticket for the chance to participate.

Lost Girl Makeup Demonstration
Head makeup artist Lynda McCormack to provide fans with a behind-the-scenes preview of how the makeup is made. Fans in attendance will have a chance to win a Lost Girl makeover
When: Sunday August 31, 11-1
Location: Showcase Booth 1802

Exclusive Premiere Screenings:
Dominion – Episode 1
When: Saturday August 30, 3pm – 4pm
Location: John Bassett Theatre, Location #102, North Building

Outlander – Episode 1
When: Sunday August 31, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: John Bassett Theatre, Location #102, North Building

Outlander – Episode 2
When:
 Sunday August 31, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: John Bassett Theatre, Location #102, North Building

Showcase Fan Expo Booth

Show Artifacts & Photo Ops:
Costumes, props and artifacts from Showcase’s hit series’ Outlander, Beauty & The Beast, Haven, & Lost Girl will be on display all weekend long – we encourage you to take photos and peruse

Interactive Video Booth:
Escape into the world of Showcase by putting yourself into our promos for Outlander & Dominion. Share with friends instantly across any social platform.

Lost Girl Makeup Demonstration:
Head makeup artist Lynda McCormack to provide fans with a behind-the-scenes preview of how the makeup is made. Those in attendance will have a chance to win a Lost Girl makeover
When: Sunday August 31, 11-1
Location: Booth 1802

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Fifth Season of Lost Girl to be its last

Today, it was announced that the previously announced fifth season of Lost Girl will wrap up the fan-favourite series. In a message to the show’s loyal “Fae”-natics, Lost Girl star Anna Silk revealed that the original 13-episode order has been supersized to 16 final episodes bringing the series to a thrilling conclusion. The season is split into two heart-stopping parts, with the first eight episodes airing Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Showcase, beginning December 7.

Production Begins on Lost Girl Season 5

Production has begun for season five of Lost Girl, which will be shot in and around Toronto and will premiere on Showcase this fall.

This season, Bo will go to hell and back to try and save the people she loves – her family. But she will discover that love is not always enough to keep her family together. When you go to hell, you’re bound to drag something evil back with you…

Anna Silk returns as the Succubus heroine Bo; Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Underworld 4) as Dyson, the shape-shifting homicide detective and noble warrior of the Light Fae; 2014 CSA Fan Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star winner Zoie Palmer (Sex After Kids, The Guard) as Lauren, the brilliant human doctor who’s enmeshed in the world of the Fae; Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey, The Vow) as Tamsin, the reborn Valkyrie trying to pay back her debts; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as Trick, Bo’s grandfather and the ancient Blood King; Paul Amos (Bastards, Captain Canuck) as the ever devious Dark Fae Mesmer, Vex; and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Smallville) as the Morrigan, the sultry leader of the Dark Fae.

Visit http://www.showcase.ca/lostgirl for full episodes, photos, behind the scenes and more.

Lost Girl Recap: E13, ‘Dark Horse’

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: The season #Faenale, as Bo and the gang battle her father’s revenant army at the spiritual centre for crazy pony ladies. Speaking of that location: It’s true that here at the LG blog, we like to horse around — but aside from dialogue quips like “Daddy Darko,” “Go big or Go Hel” and “Bo’bqued” (and, well, 3x the normal amount of innuendo), the final installment of the season was a heavy, serious affair that, correct me if I’m wrong — I’m not wrong — saw more emotional upheaval per major character than any other episode, ever. So, we’re going to go out with a salute and a hanky by not only (mostly) speaking frankly but also letting some of the show’s cast, crew and legion of dedicated fans share their tears of sadness and joy. If you have not yet seen “Dark Horse,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

Kenzi…all-but steals the show; makes sense, because she’s the shadow thief. She returns to Bo’s side because she realizes she simply cannot leave, no matter how much she wants to. After an awkward reunion and equally awkward parting, she and Tamsin uncover an ancient script that offers a means of blocking the gate to Norse-legend Hel: by sacrificing Bo’s heart. Kenz realizes that she is Bo’s heart — “It is never that simple with you Fae, it is always a metaphor, a symbol,” she tells Dyson. In a moving everyone-else-screaming-no sequence, the shadow thief falls.
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One face launched a thousand ships; this face broke a thousand hearts.

Dyson…you dawg! I mean: really. Reader, whether or not you’re on Team DyBo, you can’t deny that this episode saw Dyson find a lateral way to channel his love without sacrificing it (or giving up on it): by swearing fealty. Wolfie gets numerous strong moments this episode, including saving Bo from poisoned revenant chi — with, surprise surprise, a kiss — and making good on his very first direct order under Bo’s official command: “Hold back the armies of Hel? Thought you’d never ask, my Queen!”
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Looks like a wolfman’s most threatening growl, is really a lachyrmose lycanthrope howl.

Tamsin…earns her wings. The death of Rainer at Massimo’s hands (followed by death of Massimo’s, at Bo’s) sees Tamsin’s mission restored. She can now return to Valhalla with the soul she was blood-bound to deliver. She can also bring along those newly fallen who have earned it, and the sequence where she is just about to take Kenzi away is possibly the most operatic moment ever recorded in this series (and let’s not forget, there was an episode about opera this season!). Bit of a mind-mess of an ending, though: Tamsin in a confused state at the Norse gate, babbling about Kenzi being “gone” (my guess: NOT in Valhalla) and insisting that Bo not be allowed to find the second hellshoe. So, a finale but not a full resolution.
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I will never reveal the truth about Bo and her dad.

Lauren…the doctor is out — but she goes out in style. Sure, Lauren doesn’t make it to the final battlefield, but there was only room for one human in that arena, and it was Kenzi. Still, short-lived as it may have been, Lauren’s last moment with Bo — mid-episode! — is easily the most moving moment that doesn’t involve tragedy. (No, I am not espousing Doccubus, or any team — I’m just sayin’.)
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Every non-Team Doccubus member: “Dear god, what is happening?!?!?”

What are your thoughts on the Lost Girl Season 4 finale? Thanks for Faellowing this season’s blog!

Lost Girl Recap: 412 ‘Origin’

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: IT BEGINS! But what is it? The beginning of the end of this season? The beginning of the ultimate “Who is Bo, really?” storyline? The beginning of an explanation for that time earlier in the season when Lauren, alone, mysteriously uttered those very words? The answer is all of the above, along with bonus revelations and plot twists a-plenty. One episode to go after this one, which ends with all Hel breaking loose right before Bo’s eyes… If you have not yet seen “Origin” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

Shortly after Hale’s admittedly moving funeral — who knew Dyson was a public speaker? — a knight appears pledging fealty to her queen. (That queen is Bo, which surprises everyone, including Bo.) Rosette works for Rainer but has arrived to protect Bo, because prophecy decrees that with the death of the Una Mens, the evil and imprisoned Per Apice (dragon; trans: The Apex) will rise. Various clues lead the trio to a spiritual centre for women and horses (don’t ask) where Rosette betrays Rainer for her true master, who kills her by way of thanks. #toughaudience. Episode’s end sees eruptions of fire and smoke proclaiming what appears to be the return to the mortal world of Bo’s father — yep, the Per Apice. Worse, Bo is married.
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“SIr, there’s an unruly mob to see you.” “Do they have an appointment?”

Massimo continues to prove to be not just wiley but also incredibly hard to kill. Kenzi demands that pretty much everyone help her execute her fiancé’s murderer, even resorting to Vex. Big mistake, because it turns out that Massimo has a personal history with not just Vex but also Evony, who is…his mother. Kenzi, confused and beyond hurt, demands that Bo unclaim her and then leaves, forever. #nooooo!!! Lauren confronts Massimo and cannot prevent him eating Trick’s missing Origin Seed.
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Click here to mash up Keith Richards and Two-Face. Sorry, I mean, Mick Jagger.

Sneaking about in the Dark Archives, Lauren finds proof of Rainer’s duplicity (remember, though: we still don’t know that Rainer is Rainer) and brings the information to Bo. Her discoveries include a warning that “between the warrior and the queen, one of the two shall die.” If Bo is the queen, the who is the warrior? And was Hale’s death in fact not the one that the Leviathan predicted? In a turn of events sure to shake the succuverse worse than the marriage to Rainer, Bo tells Lauren, “I chose you but you broke my heart.” Hurt or just cunning (probably a bit of both), Lauren makes Evony feel like only a human can feel, no beer or pizza required.
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The doctor is in. Insidious, more like.

Trick remains on the outskirts this episode, though he does show up long enough to refuse Evony’s request for permission to kill Bo. While the Blood King’s away from The Dal, Tamsin starts free-pouring drinks and tells Bo that everyone’s favourite succubus is not, in fact, the queen — she is The Queen.
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“I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect.”

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Watch new episodes of Lost Girl Season 4, Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.

Lost Girl Recap: 411 ‘End of a Line’

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: The return of two characters who were presumed dead, and the (based on the first clause in this sentence: presumed) death of another character. All-but-blinded by the fact that she is now officially “in love(ish)” — Lost Girl fans: that is my own synonym for “destined” — Bo is intentionally overlooking a lot of suspicious qualities about Rainer, not the least of which is the fact that when Tamsin sees him for the first time since his release, she says he’s not Rainer. While most of the gang research a revenant infestation, Kenzi, alone, is forced to say the most difficult goodbye of her life — a parting that might also signal the end of her friendship with Bo. If you have not yet seen “End of a Line,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

Oh, to be so innocent: Hale arranges for Kenzi to make up with her deadbeat mother; Hale proposes to Kenzi and tells her to take her time; Kenzi tells Bo she intends to accept… For every Kenzi sequence in this episode — well, until the final sequence — we are all buying into that innocence, happy to believe our Shadow Thief is finally going to get some real sunshine in her dark, difficult life. Then, the sunset; and what a bloody sunset it is. Hale outdoes Mr. Jerry Maguire in the category of speech serenading, only to be killed defending the woman he loves. Super-classy exit, bro, but sorry to see you go.
Lost Girl S04E11 pic2Bo’s special message for all her friends: “You complete me!” Sorry, make that: “YOU: Compete for me!”

Maybe there’s hope for Hale, despite the fact that Bo tells Kenzi it’s hopeless. After all, this episode sees the return of two thought-to-be-dead characters: Massimo and bounty hunter Acacia. The revenant infestation sees Acacia trying to get Tamsin to choose sides in the inevitable battle between Rainer and Trick. In a surprise twist that makes a lot of retrospective sense, Tamsin reveals that she did not take Rainer’s soul to Valhalla (as instructed) but gave it to, yep, Trick. Suddenly, all of Tam’s petrified facial expressions in previous episodes make a great deal of sense…
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This ep. of Lost Girl does not tie in with the new show airing Fri. 10pm on Showcase. Frankly, the zombie pictured here is too normal for Helix.

His own biggest fan, Trick spends another episode sitting in the basement of The Dal getting liquored up and revisiting the history that he rewrote. Just as Acacia attempts and fails to recruit Tamsin, Trick tries to recruit, of all people, Vex, by admitting that Vex’s father was one of his finest generals. Alas, Trick’s soft-sell approach goes awry when he incorrectly accuses Vex of stealing the missing papyrus seed (#awkward). Kudos to Vex for an exit line that reveals a previously unseen depth of character: “You [Trick] see good in me — at least that makes one of us.”
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The Blood King remembers the good old days, leafing through still life sketches made outside of Smaug’s cave.

Last word on this episode: It’s vital to point out that while Massimo’s is probably the hand that we saw reaching for Trick’s Una Mens-empowered missing papyrus seed last episode, (i) this show has a fondness for severing hands, so that one could have been a clever grabbing contraption, and (ii) regardless of whose hand it was, we did not see it acquire the seed. Oh, also: Valkuwolf!
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Tamsin demonstrates the other Heimlich manoeuvre.

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Watch new episodes of Lost Girl Season 4, Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.

Lost Girl 410 Recap: “Waves”

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: Bubble, bubble, swimming trouble. Newly minted Shadow Thief Kenzi accepts a case that really proves to have legs, while Bo and Rainer both relive her past and forge a bold, beyond-dangerous new future. “Waves” is this episode’s title, well-chosen because the idiom ‘making waves’ involves asking for, if not directly causing, trouble. With Rainer no longer imprisoned as The Wanderer, that trouble is only just beginning. If you have not yet seen “Waves,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

“Waves” does not start with the fallout from last episode, which ended with Bo and Rainer shocking the gang at The Dal. Instead, the ‘destined’ couple stands alone in the immediate aftermath of a battle that has left our heroine blood-spattered. The rest of her arc in this episode is mostly spent in flashback, restoring all of her (intentionally) blacked-out memories and, finally, revealing who was responsible for Bo’s dark alignment — not who we thought it was. When the story comes full-circle, we learn that the blood on Bo’s face from a fight with the Una Mens…to the death.

Lost Girl S04E10 pic2Mirror, mirror on the wall: Measles aside, who’s the Fae-est one of all? 

Rent needs to be paid at Kenzi and Bo’s Fae/human detective agency, and Kenz realizes that Bo doesn’t have to be the Fae in the equation. She bribes help from Dyson and Lauren, using the one thing she knows they will never say no to — Bo; sorry, make that: coffee. Together they accept a curious case wherein a corporate mucky-muck got her legs bitten off during a casual dip in the company pool. It turns out that the business types at Alaria Technologies don’t swim with the sharks: they swim with the mermaids.

Lost Girl S04E10 pic3Moping and mopping: they’re either thinking about Bo or coffee.

In a breaststroke of genius, Kenzi captures the menacing mermaid using “the best bait in town”: Lauren in a bathing suit. “Do you have any idea what it feels like to be ignored…locked out by someone you love?” asks Dominique, who is on an anti-leg kick (ahem) because she feels rejected by her mer-family, who left her to literally walk among the humans. Her question is rife with double meaning for both Lauren and Dyson, who both put on pouty faces — but I forbid either Teams Doccubus or Dybo to complain because Team Valkubus didn’t even get invited to the pool party.

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Lauren tells the mer-people to take off; Zoie Palmer = Canadian = hoser

The real meat of this episode comes with what proves to be Bo’s final confrontation with Arabella, The Keeper of the Una Mens. Arabella threatens to kill everyone in Bo’s circle — family and friends — as the penalty for freeing The Wanderer. With guidance from Rainer, whose newly returned Fae power is the gift of foresight, Bo battles Arabella, and ends up killing her. Or does she? A bloody hand is seen reaching for Trick’s missing papyrus seed at episode’s end. Is it Arabella? Massimo? Bo? With three episodes left this season, the answer can’t be far off.

Lost Girl S04E10 pic5The name of this game is five-card high-low stud  — “Sudden Death” 

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?  Lost Girl 4×11 “End of a Line” airs Sunday, January 26th at 10PM ET/PT.

Lost Girl E09 Recap: “Destiny’s Child”

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: The long-hidden identity of a major player is revealed and, suffice to say, The Wanderer is not who we thought he was. “Destiny’s Child” is an episode that exposes secrets, secrets and more secrets, as we finally get to the bottom of Trick’s reluctance to assist Bo in her travails, learn the exact nature of the black smoke, and learn about Tamsin’s original (and ages-old) mission. All this, and a death prophecy for a member of Bo’s crew — I don’t think you’re ready for this telly. If you have not yet seen “Destiny’s Child,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

Following the revelation that the black smoke is a gaseous form of a Fae Crow named Hugin, who can teleport people Nightcrawler-style, Bo agrees to accompany the puckish man to confront his father: yep, The Wanderer. No one is surprised that it’s a trap set by Hugin and his brother, Munan, who have a personal, petty agenda that involves bringing new meaning to the phrase “a murder of crows.” She buys herself a temporary respite by going through a door that even the Crows won’t cross (it’s actually a fresh grave), which leads to the cavern home of the Oracle, and eater of wayward Fae, Leviathan. A riddle contest ensues wherein our hero handily disables “Levy” with an impossible-to-answer question: Does Bo truly love Dyson or Lauren?

Unfortunately, she does not escape the creature’s clutches with impunity: “I will see you again soon enough,” laughs the Leviathan. “Someone you love very much will soon be dead.” I smell a season finale!Lost Girl S04E09 pic2YOU… SHALL NOT… PASSSSSSSSSS!!!

Members of Team ValkuKenz are well-rewarded in this episode, as the ladies’ constant refusal to trust Trick pays off in dividends. Tamsin and Kenzi not only manage to unearth the inkpot that the Blood King uses to write, sometimes rewrite, history and the future — they also reveal a message for Tamsin in his book, which restores the Valkyrie’s don’t-mess-with-me makeup (IMO, RaSka rocks this look waaay better than Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner). At the same time, Trick gets to the bottom of Rainer/The Wanderer’s identity at the same time as learning (remembering, really) what is Tamsin’s true role in his ancient machinations.
Lost Girl S04E09 pic3The first rule of Book Club is: Everyone brings their own copy

The current season of Lost Girl has slowly come to the point where no character, and frankly no viewer, trusts Trick. This episode doesn’t so much apologise for his behaviour as explain it. With Dao-Ming’s “help” — scare quotes intentional, because (i) she’s reluctant, (ii) she’s vengeful, and (iii) she proceeds to put him through a gruelling-albeit-entertaining interrogation — Trick discovers that he himself placed memory blocks in his head. A flashback sequence to the time when Trick was clearly enjoying being Dark King puts two pieces of the puzzle into place. Rainer is more than just Rainer: he is Rainer The Defiant, a.k.a. The Wanderer. And Trick wrote him out of history. Ah, but he could not rewrite destiny: When Bo finally gets to the train and liberates Rainer The Defiant Welding Wanderer, she learns more about the man than Trick has revealed, inadvertently launching Team “RainBo,” an entirely new debate point among the Lost Girl community.
Lost Girl S04E09 pic4Special guest appearances this episode: King Arthur, The Lady in the Lake and Excalibur

Big points for Dark Doctor Lauren in this episode, who dons her lab coat full of “science stuff” — a baker’s dozen needles full of who knows what? — when she learns that Bo is in trouble. There’s some fun riposte between her and Dyson, too, each summarizing the other’s limits (him: wolf + gun; her: science + knife + brains). My money’s on one of Lauren’s needles being loaded with Wolfsbane… y’know, just in case. I’ll also point out that if you say “science stuff” and “science tough” out loud, they sound pretty much the same.
Lost Girl S04E09 pic5One false move and I will science-stuff these needles in your neck!

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode? Lost Girl “Waves” airs Sunday, January 19th at 10PM ET/PT.

Lost Girl Recap: E08 “Groundhog Fae”

This week on Lost Girl Season 4: An episode sure to become an immediate fan-faevourite, as Bo and co. get trapped in a time loop that can, and will, kill every single one of them unless they can cut through the sugar coating, and get to the gelatinous heart of the matter. Conceptually based on the classic Harold Ramis film Groundhog Day (1993), “Groundhog Fae” gives the Bill Murray star vehicle a run for its comedic money. Guaranteed: You’ll look over your shoulder next time you hear someone shout “OPA!” in real life. If you have not yet seen “Groundhog Fae,” watch it here. Below, some highlights from the episode. [WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!]

As many of us know from experience (at least, so I have been told), the only thing worse than a frat party is a frat party where our so-called friends leave us to our own devices. “Groundhog Fae” sees our go-getting group all-but abandoning Bo at an annual Light Fae Yule fest. Like most modern holiday honorifics, the Yule celebration is a time-honoured tradition degraded to the level of being an excuse to drink, and get sexy, waaaay too much for everyone’s own good. To wit: Bruce funnels from a keg, Vex wears lingerie, and Dyson and the Doc make up (ah, but do they kiss?). The return of Tamsin, bearing in mind the episode’s emphasis on time loops, will triply please members of Team Valkubus. So, why have Bo’s friends deserted her? It’s because they have intercepted a mysterious box that might hold a clue to her past, and are trying to decide how, or if, they should give it to her.
Lost Girl S04E08 pic2Bo could kiss Tamsin with one arm tied behind her back, #literally

Exacerbating the Yule fest’s ad nauseum nausea is the fact that, seemingly on every (re)loop, characters keep disappearing. When Bo and Tamsin witness one partier being eaten by a wall, they realize that the time loop is finite after all — because it will end when the very last of them is dead. It turns out that actual Euro-myth mischief-maker Krampus is at the heart of the homicides: the alternate-Santa is displeased with the annual tradition’s degradation (fair enough!) and has gone homicidal (OK, a bit over-zealous).
Lost Girl S04E08 pic3Wallfaeper (or: the walls have ears, not to mention eyes and a nose and a mouth)

A brief appearance for Trick this episode, but an important one: bathtub-drunk and decrying hilariously Christmas as a “Frankenholiday to sell melonballers,” he admits to Bo that the reason he has not backed her in the perilous situation with The Wanderer is that he is “TERRIFIED” by the very idea of confronting the monster. Yikes, talk about flapping the unflappable! The Wanderer goes up another ten notches on the threat level when Tamsin apologetically admits that she is the reason that The Wanderer found Bo, and proceeds to describe her own encounter with the menace: “That thing would have done anything to create his ideal mate — even if it meant creating her himself.” #doubleyikes #ew #notthiskindofew
Lost Girl S04E08 pic4One deer to reign them all/One Trick to bind them?

More than most, this episode reveals that the Lost Girl writers loves them some comic books. Herein, see: Bruce described as “gamma-ray huge” (à la Bruce Banner/The Hulk); Hale mutter “Sweet Christmas!” (à la Luke Cage/Power Man) and Bo get tied to a life-threatening but super-cartoony conveyor belt (à la Adam West ’60s TV Batman). Did I miss any?
Lost Girl S04E08 pic5Killy Krampa and the Gumdrop Faectory

What are your thoughts on this week’s episode?
New episodes of Lost Girl will return Sunday, January 12th at 10PM ET/PT with “Destiny’s Child”.