Lost Girl- Season 1, Episode 12: “(Dis)Members Only”

Created by: Michelle A. Lovretta

Cast: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Reid, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer, K.C. Collins, Inga Cadranel

Synopsis: Mysterious disappearances are occurring at an exclusive club for the prosperous, and they are all illegal immigrants working on the staff.   An old friend of Kenzi’s raises te alarm after his own cousin disappears, leaving Bo, Kenzi, and Dyson to go undercover and get to the Fae bottom of the enigma.

After having been kept away from my DVDs due to the demands of a university semester, I was delighted to be able to sit down to this penultimate episode of the first season of Lost Girl, and an unsurprisingly good time was had as a result.   Considering however the high quality of more recent episodes of this series, this episode felt much more like a filler “case-of-the-week” style episode, and despite some clues to the last episode being dropped at the end, it was largely unnecessary to the overall Lost Girl story arc.

I think my lack of enthusiasm is a result of just being completely interested in seeing stories of the haves versus the have nots.   It seems every TV show in the United States has one of these episodes at some point or another (Marge Simpson joining a Country Club, anyone??), and to see the Canadians follow the same path is a little disappointing for me, especially as in general they are more of a like personality type to Australians than they are to Americans.   Otherwise, the mystery itself was quite fascinating, introducing a new type of deadly Fae, with a new challenge for Bo, and some great comic moments for Kenzi.   There is also a hint of the overall story arc peeking through, given that Saskia returns, and it is very clear now that she will be around for much more than just a single story.   Her appearances are the best parts of the episode, as they provide the greatest excitement, as well as the greatest threat to Bo and her friends.

So there is definitely enough in this episode to maintain interest and to get the viewer excited for the season finale.   However, despite a good mystery with a clever resolution, the other characters that inhabit the episode are vacuous, elitist, and overall boring.   I guess I just do not suffer enough from Tall Poppy Syndrome to even bother caring whether they get torn down or not.

2.5 stars out of 5

 

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