Lost Girl – Season 1, Episode 8: “Vexed”

Created by: Michelle A. Lovretta

Cast: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Reid, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland

Synopsis: Bo gets caught right in between the Light and the Dark Fae as she attempts to discover more information about her mother.   She meets a Dark Fae on death row that may hold some of the answers, and seeks to get her freed after learning she was not responsible for the crime she was accused of committing.

It has been some time since I posted a Lost Girl review, and there really is no excuse for that.   Being recently distracted by other entertainments (the fully immersive Mass Effect 3) as well as my assignment completion hiatus, my DVD set got buried in my “to be completed pile”.   Now having finally having gotten around to watching Episode 8, I am kicking myself for not having gotten to this point earlier.

The reason for this self-condemnation is due to the fact that this has to have been one of the most intense episodes of the series to this point.   Prior to this episode, the conflict between Light and Dark Fae has largely been a background plot point, which has not been wholly addressed since the pilot episode.   With this current investigation, however, Bo;s choice to remain neutral directly affects her outcomes, as she cannot get help from either side to save an innocent Fae.   I will not say much else for fear of spoilers on that point, but it does make for an interesting episode dynamic.

Similar to the Light/Dark Fae conflict is also Bo’s relationship conflict, one which has been brewing for a few episodes now.   Dyson continues to pull away, for what actually appear to be honourable reasons.   So on the surface things heating up with Lauren seems to be a logical progression.   For the first time however, the motives behind that relationship are even muddied.   It is an unexpected though in hindsight quite predictable progression, and heartbreaking that Bo is in this in-between world that affects her relationships as much as it does her quest to unravel her past.

As far as the third act of the episode is concerned, the level of dramatic intensity is so thick you can cut it with a knife.   Bo faces off against a very powerful Fae.   Interestingly, she does get a hand from Trick in this case, with him providing her a powerful weapon, which will also surely come into play significantly as the last five episodes of this season roll on… Given how much I enjoyed this episode, it will not be another 4-6 weeks until I post my thoughts on these episodes.

Lost Girl continues to provide consistent entertainment.   It may not break any moulds in the process, yet it manages to maintain that right balance of story and tone to keep the audience coming back for more.

4.5 stars out of 5


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