Get ready to Fae goodbye…
Prepare to mourn: this is
the final season of Lost Girl. Some might say it’s the perfect time to end the show – quitting while it’s ahead, long before the format starts to get tired ( although season four wasn’t quite up to par with its predecessors). Others will simply be heartbroken to lose Bo, Kenzi, Dyson, Lauren and all the other members of the gang. Either way, we can only hope it goes out on a well- deserved high, as this has consistently been the most bonkers show to ever sneak out of Canada.
As we write this, only four episodes have been transmitted, and so it almost feels a little too early to judge the entire season – but at least those episodes have been good, opening with a fascinating conceit: Bo travels to Valhalla to rescue dead Kenzi, then heads down to Tartarus to meet her stepmother, Persephone ( Bo’s dad is apparently Hades…). It’s amazing to think that the big reveal of Bo’s father still hasn’t happened after playing out for what seems like forever, so we can only hope the writers finally deign to bring them together, face to face, by season’s end. The downside of this, of course, is that there’s absolutely no way her pa will live up to the hype. Fingers crossed.
Another worry occurs at the end of episode two, when things take a depressing turn as Kenzi says goodbye – Ksenia Solo isn’t a main cast member any more, having quit to pursue other projects. Kenzi is such a huge part of Lost Girl that the loss you feel is intense. Luckily, much of the wit usually delivered by Kenzi seems to have been parcelled out to Tamsin – who teams with Bo to solve crimes, with their bitchy dynamic actually working well – and Lauren, who’s at least 80 per cent more lively this season. It’s hard to believe she’s even distantly related to the drab Lauren of the first two years of Lost Girl.
But still, Bo without her Kenzi is somewhat like Captain Kirk not having his Dr McCoy ( if that McCoy had killer fashion sense and a tongue sharper than a scalpel). On the plus side, at least we’ll have a chance to mourn the loss of Kenzi long before we get to mourn everybody else, spreading the grief to make it easier. Jayne Nelson
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