Lost Girl – Season 1, Episode 13: “Blood Lines”

Created by: Michelle A. Lovretta

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

Synopsis: This episode starts with an exciting reveal in the first few minutes, and as a result the pace is relentless from that point in.   The excitement from this hour of television serves to compensate for the comparative mediocrity of the previous episode.   It will be difficult to discuss this episode without discussing this fact that is revealed early on, so suffice it to say if you are looking to be surprised, stop reading now.   SPOILRERS AHEAD!! Nothing kicks off a great season finale better than a big reveal in the opening minutes.    Perhaps the reveal took a bit too long, in some respects, as the way they built to it had me guess a few minutes before Bo was told.   Saskia, the evil succubus that tried to take Bo under her wing is indeed… her missing mother. Guessing something like that minutes before the reveal is not a real complaint.   It is much better that should be the case than had it been obvious since Saskia’s first appearance.

From then on in Bo was left with the dilemma whether to connect with the crazy wild thing that gave her life, or to acknowledge she poses a serious threat, as she seeks anarchy to reign and that the two Fae factions be back at war, a war the Fae King Trick himself ended.   That is right, Trick’s big secret is also revealed, that he can make anything happen by writing in his book with his own blood.

All these exciting reveals form the basis for some pretty intense drama, which is an edge of your seat style romp from start to finish.   Tough decisions are made, and like any good drama that wishes to remain intriguing, the episode raises more questions that what it answers.   As such, there is that unsatiated feeling that comes with a cliff-hanger of a season finale, which is simultaneously frustrating and exciting.   I will certainly be looking for Season 2 on DVD here in Australia, or be begging the kindness of some good friend with Foxtel to move on to the next season as soon as possible.

4 stars out of 5


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