Created by: Michelle A. Lovretta
Cast: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Reid, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland
Synopsis: It is an annual feast day in which all conflicts between Fae are forgotten, even to the point where light and Dark Fae can “intermingle” with each other.Celebrations are disturbed however, following the scream of a banshee, this signalling that one member present of the Five Families was to die by sundown.
The adventures and misadventures of the Fae continue to provide consistently entertaining drama in this 9th episode of the first season. With the season close creeping up, more and more hints as to the truth of Bo’s past keep trickling by, enough to keep interest without giving the whole game away too soon. In addition, Bo’s divided loyalties continue to give a unique perspective on the Light/Dark conflict, with both sides getting an opportunity to weigh in with their own opinions.
It is difficult to discuss what happens in this episode beyond the above synopsis. There are a number of unexpected twists and turns, so to go into any detail would have me fearing dropping spoilers. Even minor one’s could affect the overall surprise value of the episode. What I can say is that Bo, being the only unaligned Fae, and hence, able to use her powers on the festival of La Shoshain. This leaves her the unenviable task of discovering whose death shall be predicted, and subsequently help this person complete the highest quest on their bucket list.
There is some great character development throughout this episode. Dyson is having trouble keeping his distance from Bo,and is debating with Trick the wisdom of keeping information from her. These interchanges provide great moments for them both, delving deeper into their motivations, and in the case of Trick, delving deeper into his past. These are some of the “tasters” referred to before. As a viewer I am itching to get to the bottom of some of these elements, and, that being the case, it is clear that the writers are doing their jobs.
I also found that this was another good Kenzi episode. With no reliance on her screwball personality to begin a chain of horrendous events, the episode is able to focus on her more genuine qualities, in this case her capacity for showing great caring for others. She is never not Kenzi in this process, but she uses her outgoing-ness to help another that really needs a dose of that whackiness. The character is quickly growing as my favourite, but only so long as they give Ksenia Solo stories like these to really show the depth of her acting talent.
This continues a run of great episodes for the season. I certainly hope the brilliant pace can be maintained for the remaining four episodes this season.
4 stars out of 5