'Elfstone, through darkness you have come to your hope, and have now all your desire. Use well the days!'
– The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 6, Many Partings
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Last night, season three of SyFy’s “Lost Girl” finally
premiered in the US. After an emotional and action-packed season two, I was beyond impatient for season three to
begin. And it was well worth the wait!
The season premiere – “Caged Fae” – takes place three weeks
after the death of the Garuda, with Bo (Anna Silk) getting thrown into the Fae
prison Hecuba after going off the deep end and robbing a bank. However, this is
just a ruse so that Bo can get into the prison to investigate rumors of
Once inside, she finds the human doctor Lauren (Zoie Palmer)
impersonating a Fae doctor in order to investigate the disappearance of her mentor,
the prison’s former doctor. She slips Bo a stone which will allow her to access
her powers, offsetting the effects of the ley lines that the prison was built
Bo is harassed on numerous occasions by the warden (Sarain
Boylan), a sexy dominatrix type, and her guards. When Bo’s cellmate, Sylvie (Tommie-Amber
Pirie), is threatened by one of the guards, the always-eager-to-help succubus
uses her powers, thereby drawing attention to herself (and landing a pretty
intense beating by several of the guards).
Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), posing as Bo’s redneck girlfriend,
sneaks a contact lens into the prison, allowing Bo to get through security and
sneak into the warden’s office, where she soon discovers what’s really
happening at Hecuba, and why released prisoners keep coming back.
As it turns out, the warden (who is actually a man) has been
using her (or his, rather) superpowers to breed rare Fae babies to sell on the
Fae black market.
Ultimately, Bo saves the day. And Hale (KC Collins), the new
Acting Ash, shuts down Hecuba for good, pardoning all but the most violent of
its prisoners. At this point, Bo and
Lauren decide to give their relationship a real shot. (Conveniently adding to
the tension is the fact that at the end of season two, Kenzi had coerced the
Norn into giving Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) back his love; unfortunately, he hasn’t
revealed that to Bo yet.)
So it’s safe to assume that season three will examine the
Bo-Lauren relationship a bit more closely. But how will this affect Dyson and
his relationship with Bo? While I am looking forward to seeing how it all plays
out, part of me also feels that these love triangles have gone on just a bit too
long (see also: the Bo-Dyson-Ciara triangle and
the Bo-Lauren-Nadia triangle).
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
What did you think of the season three premiere? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or Tweet me @TolkienBritta!