On September 4, the hit Canadian series Lost Girl will return to the Showcase channel in Canada for its second season. Before that premiere episode airs for Canadian viewers – and eventually becomes available online for the rest of us – it only seemed right to take some time to revisit the show’s first season.
First, let’s review what Lost Girl is all about. The show chronicles the life of Bo (Anna Silk), a bisexual succubus who grew up in an adopted human family, unaware of her non-human nature. Her powers only became apparent to her when she accidentally killed her first love by draining him of his life energy, forcing her to flee from her home. She exchanges her normal life for one without family or friends, moving from place to place. Now, let’s take a look at the 13 episodes that comprised season one:
Episode One (Pilot)
Title: It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World
Episode Synopsis: Bo saves a human girl named Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and the two quickly become friends. Bo quickly learns about her real background within the world of the Fae, beings from the supernatural world. Kenzi convinces Bo that they should create a detective agency. Eventually Bo is confronted with having to choose a side within the Fae – either the Light or the Dark), but she declares herself neutral, deciding to side with humans. She soon develops a romantic relationship with both Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), a wolf shape-shifting police detective and Dr. Lauren (Zoie Palmer), a human doctor, who works for the Light Fae.
Title: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Fae
Episode Synopsis: Bo agrees to help a ‘will-o’-the-wisp’ (otherwise known as a Jack-o-lantern, ghost or fairy) to find the person who stole his treasure in exchange for information on her birth parents.
Title: Oh Kappa, My Kappa
Episode Synopsis: Bo and Kenzi open their private investigation office with their first job being that of finding a missing student at a local college. Kenzi goes undercover within the college as a pledge at a sorority house while Bo goes undercover as part of campus security in order to learn what really happened. Meanwhile, Bo and Dyson’s relationship goes on the rocks.
Title: Faetal Attraction
Episode Synopsis: Bo tries to handle Dyson’s rejection with Kenzi’s help. Meanwhile, a fury – or a deity of vengeance – and her husband hire Bo to kill a human. But because Bo refuses and all hell breaks loose.
Title: Dead Lucky
Episode Synopsis: Bo is hired by a Dark Fae to find out how a human managed to win a bet with him. The reward for finding out is having an Oracle reveal something of Bo’s past to her. Of course, she solves the mystery and learns that her birth mother is alive and coming for her.
Title: Food for Thought
Episode Synopsis: Bo and Kenzi follow Dr. Lauren as she tends to a sick Aswang, a Fae that is a carrion eater. Unfortunately, Kenzi eats some soup that made the Aswang sick, which in turn makes Kenzi gravely ill. Dyson and Trick (Rick Howland), the owner of a Fae bar, attempt to tend to Kenzi while Dr. Lauren and Bo work to find a cure for her. Meanwhile, Bo learns how to control her powers with the help of Dr. Lauren.
Episode Synopsis: A Djieine, a Fae creature that is similar to a giant spider, causes major havoc in the lives of Bo and those in her life, including Dyson’s partner Detective Hale (K.C. Collins) as well as a number of other unfortunate victims because once the Djieine bites its victims; they experience paranoia that drives them to kill each other. Dyson and Dr. Lauren race the clock to safe all the victims’ lives.
Episode Synopsis: Bo gets a possible lead on her birth mother from a vampire, who leads her to an inmate on death row; but that ends up being a false lead. When that vampire turns up dead, Bo discovers the real murderer is a Dark Fae named Vex. Seeking retribution, Bo goes to battle with Vex, but due to his overwhelming power Bo almost loses her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Lauren is forced to betray Bo to the leader of the Light Fae, causing a major rift in their relationship.
Title: Fae Day
Episode Synopsis: On the holiest day within the entire Fae world, which is called La Shoshain, a Banshee – a female fairy that wails if someone is about to die – calls out the death of one of the people in Trick’s bar. In her attempt to solve who will die, Bo gets involved in a long held fight among one of the Noble Fae families. Meanwhile, a truth about Trick is revealed.
Title: The Mourning After
Episode Synopsis: Bo is hired to investigate the suicide of a woman by her sister, which leads her to a Dark Fae succubus named Saskia. More clues lead Bo to an Albaster, the natural enemy of the succubi, which leads her right into a battle for which she is not fully prepared. In the course of this investigation and battle, she makes a decision about Saskia’s involvement in her life, eventually asking her to leave.
Title: Faetal Justice
Episode Synopsis: Dyson wakes up outside a club with a recently deceased Dark Fae beside him and blood all over his body. He seeks sanctuary from Trick at the Fae bar because he has no memory of what happened. In order to save Dyson’s life, Bo races against time to find out what really happened that night.
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Episode Synopsis: A friend from Kenzi’s past asks her to help find a missing relative. In order to do so, Bo and Dyson pose as a married couple to investigate a country club – the last place the missing relative was seen. They learn that a Dark Fae called a Land Wight is responsible for many disappearances. In addition to this investigation, Dyson demands that Trick come clean with Bo about who she really is. Meanwhile, Dyson and Bo came to an understanding about their relationship. But, Saskia returns, nearly killing Dyson, but Bo saves him just in the nick of time.
Episode Thirteen (Season Finale)
Title: Blood Lines
Episode Synopsis: Bo learns that Saskia is really her birth mother. Saskia’s real name is Aife and she has a deadly plan to cause a war between the Light and Dark Fae. She attacks the Light Fae elders, killing many of them. In turn, Bo and Kenzi find a way to stop Aife, but it requires Bo to battle her mother. Meanwhile, Trick makes a sacrifice to help Bo while Dyson loses what is most important to him in order to give Bo a chance to overcome her mother.
NOTE: This episode obviously left a lot of cliffhanger endings for the characters.
As the new season begins, the world of Fae is in chaos following Bo’s explosive reunion with her mother, causing Bo to learn how to “play the game,” navigating the inner workings of the Fae world in order to protect those who have helped her. Bo finds her resolve to stay free challenged, and is forced to question her own morals and beliefs. While Bo grows stronger and learns more about who she really is, relationships will be tested and passions will ignite, but answers will not come easily.
Additionally, American viewers will get to see the show starting approximately this January on Syfy when the first season of the show will begin airing. If you are lucky enough to live in Canada and receive the Showcase channel by your cable provider, make sure to tune in for the Lost Girl series premiere on September 4 at 9 PM.