It is down to the final battle: Bo and her team against the Goruda. But, who will come out victorious?
First Bo and Kenzi are reviewing their weapons, few and ineffectual as they may be, and Bo is worried. She isn’t sure if Lauren can keep Lachlan’s venom viable nor is she sure if they can defeat the Goruda with what they have on hand. This is where Vex steps in to virtually slap her back to her senses, using Kenzi against her. That damn power of his can, at times, caused a lot of problems and now is not the time for him to be using it.
But, more pressing materials take center stage with a call from Trick calling Bo to the bar and asking her to bring the cane sword he gave to her for her birthday. It seems that Trick has received dispatches from across the city, showing that the Goruda has come up from underground. He also reveals that contained with the cane sword is the life essence of his late wife Isabeau (guest star Alisen Down) – Bo’s grandmother and namesake – which can be used to cure nearly everything. He tells Bo that it will be important for her to use the life essence to safe herself once her plan – to use her blood to bind the team (Kenzi, Hale, Dyson and Vex) to her so the Goruda cannot manipulate them against each other – is put into motion. But, Trick warns her that he is concerned about her plan, given the fact that the blood bond that her mother created was what caused her downfall; and he doesn’t want that to happen to Bo.
A disturbance in the bar – despite it being closed for the night – brings Bo and Trick upstairs where they are greeted by the mysterious black smoke from the end of last week’s episode, which gets the better of Bo and captures Trick, making him disappear right before her eyes. This, of course, spurs Bo on to bring the team together and they quickly determine that the black smoke is a type of under Fae, working for the Goruda. While Bo pays a visit to Lauren to bring her up to speed, Kenzi is tasked with trying to decipher all of Trick’s encrypted notes to figure out where the Goruda is hiding out.
While that is happening the Goruda is filling Trick with memories – or more to the point hallucinations – of his past when he made the decision to use his blood to write the laws that brought about a peace between the Dark and Light. Throughout the hallucinations, the Goruda shows Trick parts of his past, events that took place for which he was unaware or at least he made it appear that way. After all, the Goruda is a master manipulator; but eventually through the hallucinations he makes Trick even unsure of what really happened back then.
A short time later, Lauren has given Bo’s blood to the team, which now includes Hale’s sister Val (and excludes Vex because he tricked Lauren and the rest of the team into thinking that he took the blood ‘donation’), and Kenzi masters the code, tracking the Goruda – and ultimately Trick – to an abandoned insane asylum. Perfect place for a showdown, right?
Soon enough the battle is underway with the team breaking off into groups to take down the Goruda’s minions, which only works to a certain extent because Vex becomes injured, requiring Lauren to stay behind to treat his broken arm and then (GASP!) Kenzi is seriously wounded as well. While hiding out in one of the rooms in the asylum, with the Goruda’s men closing in on them, Lauren asks Hale to use his siren powers to cauterize her wound. Thankfully, that high pitch sound works, saving Kenzi’s life and allowing the team to catch up with Bo is facing the Goruda with Dyson by her side. Dyson reminds Bo that his wolf spirit told him he would play an important part in the battle and he uses himself to distract the Goruda. He does this with the hope that Bo can inject the Goruda with Lachlan’s venom. But, the plan doesn’t work as the Goruda decides to enter Trick’s body the same way he entered Nadia’s body, using Trick as a vessel.
Just as the Goruda attempts to use Trick’s blood to rewrite the Fae laws, but Vex uses his power, giving Bo just enough time to inject Lachlan’s venom into Trick’s body, which drives the Goruda out of him and destroys him. Unfortunately, the venom seems to have taken Trick’s life and rather than use Isabeau’s life essence to save herself, Bo gives it to Trick and after a few nerve-wrecking seconds, Trick comes back to life. But, it might be too late for Bo as her blood bond with the team has taken over and she starts to transform, causing Kenzi to grab Hale’s hand and enacts the spell that unbind them to Bo’s blood.
All seems to be well with the team all back at the bar, celebrating their victory over the Goruda, but Trick doesn’t seem to be completely himself, Kenzi has a strange burn on her arm and when Bo goes to check on Kenzi, she catches her reflection in a nearby mirror that shows her eyes glow. She stares long and hard at herself, but is that the Bo we all know and love or is it someone else trying to come forth.
“Flesh and Blood” is the season finale (the 22nd episode) of the second season of Lost Girl. A third season of Lost Girl will air on the Canadian channel Showcase next season.
What are your thoughts on this episode? Could you see through the hallucinations that the Goruda made Trick see? Were you surprised that Hale’s high-pitch siren song could safe Kenzi? How about whatever that was that Bo was transforming into? Do you think the spell enacting by Kenzi really worked or is the burn on her arm a ramification of it not working? And, what is up with Bo in that final scene? Is another side of her succubus/blood bond coming out; and if so, what trouble will that spell for all of them next season? Please share your thoughts about this episode in the comments section below.