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"Barometz. Trick. Pressure."
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The Garuda appears to Trick
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 13
Overall Episode 26
Directed by Paolo Barzman
Written by Steve Cochrane
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by David Greene
Editing by Ben Wilkinson
Production Code 213
Original Air Date December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Vincent Walsh - Lachlan / The Ash
Lina Roessler - Ciara
Aaron Ashmore - Nate
Athena Karkanis - Nadia
Raoul Trujillo - The Garuda
Alisen Down - Trick's Wife
Kyra Harper - Wai Lin

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Lauren and Nadia leave town, as does Kenzi and Nate. Trick uses the coming of the Blood Moon to see into the future and faces the Evil One foretold by the Nain Rouge, the Garuda. Bo confronts the Ash and is asked to be his champion.

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Barometz. Trick. Pressure. was the thirteenth episode of the second season of the series, and the twenty-six overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was also the mid-season finale of the second season. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on December 18th, 2011 at 9 PM Eastern time.


Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 2
  • Episode Number: 13 (26th Overall)
  • Episode Title: Barometz. Trick. Pressure.
  • Directed by: Paolo Barzman
  • Writing credits: Steve Cochrane
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: December 18th, 2011 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: 308,000[1]
  • Number of American Viewers: 0.93 million[2]

Cast

A promotional image of the Season Two cast of Lost Girl from the official website at lostgirlseries.com From left to right: Richard Howland as Trick, K.C. Collins as Detective Hale, Kristen Holden-Reid as Dyson, Anna Silk as Bo, Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, and Zoie Palmer as Lauren


Actor / Actress Role
Anna Silk Bo
Kristen Holden-Ried Dyson
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
K.C. Collins Detective Hale
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Vincent Walsh Lachlan / The Ash
Aaron Ashmore Nate
Lina Roessler Ciara
Athena Karkanis Nadia
Raoul Trujillo The Garuda
Alisen Down Wife
Kyra Harper Wai Lin
Phil Nessel Teague
Richard Willis Wendell

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
China Soul Courtesy of APM Music

Plot

Short Summary

Lauren and Nadia leave on a trip, but before Lauren leaves, she tells Bo that the Ash saved Nadia and that she has given herself back to the Ash again as a result. Elsewhere, Kenzi and Nate's relationship continues to grow, and he asks her to leave town with him, and Kenzi agrees. Trick intends to use the coming of the Blood Moon, an event that happens once every twenty years, to see into the future, but needs a ring that a shifter Fae stole for him. Bo goes to see the shifter in order to collect the ring, but the shifter becomes a doppelgänger of Bo and attempts to double-cross her and Trick. Bo overcomes the shifter and takes the ring to Trick. Trick sees an old friend and has to answer four questions truthfully in order to obtain to obtain a drug he also needs and they reveal some of his secrets. She also forces Dyson to admit that he cannot ever truly love Ciara. Trick then passes into trance and divines the future. He sees his wife, who tells him that he made a mistake in ending the Great Fae War which was caused by a being that fed on the rage of all Fae and she demands he end the peace for the good of the Fae. Trick sees through this lie, and then faces the Evil One foretold by the Nain Rouge which is a being called a Garuda. He is attacked by it in the vision and is badly injured, also injuring Dyson and Hale who were guarding him in the real world. Bo goes to confront the Ash about what he has done to Lauren, and she discovers a series of his own severed heads that he keeps in his chambers. The Ash then attacks her and they battle each other. Bo eventually has the chance to kill him, but she refuses to do so and discovers that the Ash has been testing her. The Ash then reveals to Bo that he is a Nāga and he tells Bo about the Garuda, its threat, and asks her to battle the Garuda for the Fae, telling her that she is the only one who can possibly destroy it and save the world.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) at Bo's place borrowing Bo's (Anna Silk) car. Lauren wants it in order to travel away from the city with Nadia (Athena Karkanis) for a while. Bo tries to give Lauren some helpful advice about the car, including that it uses a lot of gas, making both of them somewhat uncomfortable with the situation. Lauren has second thoughts about borrowing the car, but Bo insists and Lauren eventually does take the keys. Nadia then comes into the room, and asks if Lauren is ready to leave. Bo tells Lauren to call her if she needs anything, but Lauren tells her that she will not be calling Bo while they are away, and she doesn't want Bo calling her either. When Bo expresses the fear that Lauren isn't coming back, Lauren reassures her that she has to because she has her car. Lauren also tells Bo that she has recommitted herself to the Ash (Vincent Walsh) because as far as she knows, Lachlan was the one that saved Nadia. Bo cannot believe that Lauren did so, but does not reveal the truth, that she was the one that released Nadia from her curse in the last episode Masks. Lauren then leaves with Nadia.

Elsewhere, what appears to be a married couple is talking in their kitchen. The husband (Richard Willis) complaining about working a double shift and also complaining about various other parts of his life working at the Royal Celtic Museum as his wife watches him from behind. His complaints grow and become more directed at his wife until she picks up a frying pan and hits him over the head with it. Knocking him unconscious. Moments after that happens, his wife's body shimmers and then shifts into a copy of the husband's form.

Returning from the opening credits, we return to Bo's place to see Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) reading a text message on her phone, when Bo walks into the room. Kenzi asks Bo what they will be doing today, and Bo casually mentions that she was going to see Trick (Richard Howland), but instead wants to figure out a way into the Ash's compound so that she can "force feed Lachlan a buffet of right-hand burritos and stiletto boot tacos." When Kenzi says that sounds delicious, Bo smiles and adds "and the sun is shining." Kenzi asks Bo why she wants to go and start a war, and Bo reveals to her that he tricked Lauren into recommitting herself to the Light Fae. When Kenzi asks how me managed that, Bo stumbles over herself trying to tell, but not tell Kenzi what happened and finally gives up trying to explain. Bo then tells Kenzi that one day she will stop being so naive and when that happens she will: "sleep in." Kenzi tries to comfort Bo, and at the same time send a text on her phone. Bo grabs the phone from her and reads out some of the texts, which are from Nate (Aaron Ashmore) which embarrasses Kenzi to no end. Bo tells Kenzi that she loves Nate, to which Kenzi tries to deny, and then Bo suggests that Kenzi got "lucky", Kenzi is incensed and denies anything happened. Bo then tells Kenzi that she'll go solo today and that Kenzi should get with her boyfriend as she leaves, Kenzi frustrated over Bo's cavalier attitude over what is happening.

Meanwhile, at Dyson's (Kristen Holden-Ried) apartment, he and Ciara (Lina Roessler) are packing up their belongings to move to their new home. Dyson reminds Ciara that he needs to do something from Trick, and she questions why he spends so much of his time running errands for a bartender. Dyson's answer is that she hasn't seen his bar tab. Ciara finds a T-shirt which reads "10th Annual Metro Police Darts Tournament - Take You Best Shot" and also has a drawing of Hale (K.C. Collins) on it. She makes fun of it, and Dyson tells her that it is his favourite shirt. Her answer is that the shirt will not be coming to their new home. Dyson tells her, with a smile, that if the shirt doesn't come, then he isn't coming either which results in a mock fight between them for a moment before Ciara dumps the shirt into a trash can and Dyson tells Ciara that she's in trouble now.

Bo arrives at the Dal Riata and finds Trick studying some books very carefully. She asks him if the Ash should die, would there be another Stag Hunt as in the episode I Fought the Fae (And the Fae Won) or would Hale become the new Ash. When he asks Bo if this is just a hypothetical question, she tells him what the Ash has done, that Lauren has recommitted herself to the Light Fae and that she feels like she was used and lied to. Trick tells Bo that he would like to help her, but he has problems of his own to deal with at the moment. Trick explains that the Blood Moon will rise that evening and during this event, which occurs every twenty years or so, he can go into a trance and divine the future. He also explains to Bo that the trance can be dangerous to him personally as when he is in the trance, but not if he possesses one particular ring called the Kingmoor ring. It possesses the powers of the material it was made from and the one he needs will stanch the bleeding that comes as a result of the method of entering the trance. Trick asks Bo to put her issues with the Ash aside for the moment and help him obtain the ring. Bo agrees to help and Trick tells her that the ring is normally kept at the Royal Celtic Museum, but she doesn't need to go there and steal it as Trick hired someone to do that already for him, a shifter named Teague (Phil Nessel), but Trick has been double-crossed by him. Trick doesn't have the time to negotiate with Teague, nor can he afford the time to confront him as he has to see someone he calls an "old friend" about a hallucinogen he needs to enter the trance. Trick explains that the drug, called Barometz is a plant that is also part sheep. You grind the bones and boil the blood and then inhale the fumes from the resulting potion which then will place Trick into the trance. However, the side effect of the Barometz is severe bleeding and thus Trick's need for the Kingmoor ring. Trick stresses that the trance is their last chance to find out what the Great Evil is and he must do this to find out what they are all facing. Dyson and Hale then arrive to accompany Trick to his old friend. Trick gives Bo the payment that had been agreed upon by Teague, which is two gold bars, and asks her to convince Teague to accept the payment with her powers and Bo agrees to do so. She then leaves with the payment and goes to meet Teague in a hotel somewhere in the city. Bo arrives at the room where Teague is and discovers the door is open. She enters the room and Teague watches her from behind a slatted door. After Bo places the payment on a table, Teague enters the room, his form shifted into a copy of Bo herself, but wearing men's clothing, and holding a gun on Bo.

After a commercial break, Bo and the shifter Teague are sitting at a table together. Teague, still in Bo's form seems to be unstable and rants about all of the people that have made their fortunes on his work, but he has almost nothing to speak for it himself. He also tells Bo that he has been so many people that he can't remember what he looks like anymore. He also tells Bo that now he plans to use Bo's form to steal as much as he can from Trick after he gets rid of her. As this continues, Bo slowly removes one of her boots and eventually manages to touch Teague's skin with one of her toes. This allows Bo to calm him down to the point where he is no longer a threat, and then he shifts back into what appears to be his true form. Bo then takes the Kingmoor ring from him and leaves Trick's payment behind as she leaves.

Elsewhere in the city, Dyson, Hale and Trick enter what appears to be the store of an elderly Chinese woman. She seems to be confused, if not slightly deranged at first and greets Trick as "Fitzie". Trick calls her Wai Lin (Kyra Harper) in reply. She tells of a time in the past where apparently, she and Trick made love under the eyes of the Terra Cotta army in China. Trick tells Dyson and Hale that she was prettier before she started using drugs. Hale and Dyson state that they aren't judging. Wai Lin then asks Dyson and Hale if they have come to raid her, and Hale makes a flippant comment about wanting to buy a Mogwai. Wai Lin then makes a motion with her hand and Hale tells her that they are there for the Barometz that Trick needs. Trick then explains that Wai Lin is a Luduan and has the power to force others to tell the truth. Trick then warns Wai Lin to put the shotgun she has away and to behave herself or he will have Dyson and Hale destroy her. She does so and then tells Trick that the price for the Barometz will be Trick answering four questions truthfully. After a pause, Trick agrees to her terms.

Kenzi is still at Bo's place, and then Nate walks in. He produces a guitar and then begins to sing a song to Kenzi which turns out to be a song that she wrote when she was six and that Nate had kept along with some old notebooks he had. Kenzi is embarrassed by this revelation, tells Nate that she is worried about Bo and thinks that: "this is not the time to finish the Ponies are Awesome song." But Nate presses on and adds that he thinks Kenzi is pretty.

Wai Lin starts to ask her questions of Trick, the first being: "1419. We were onboard a Song Dynasty Jucket heading to the Americas. You were carrying a box. You were very protective over it. What was inside that box?" Trick warns her that he cannot tell her what it was just like he couldn't tell her in the past, but Wai Lin angrily insists that he tell her or she will force the truth from him. But then she adds that since Trick is the Blood King, he might be immune to her powers. Hale laughs at this revelation, but when he sees the serious look on Dyson, Hale is shocked by the news. Trick answers: "In the box was the skull of a very dangerous man. I will not say who or where it was buried. And if you try to force me to tell you, I will give Dyson permission to use whatever force is necessary to make sure those fingernails make their last clack." Wai Lin's second question is: "Your wife. She died. How?" Trick answers: "She was killed. During the Great Fae War. Her throat was slit in battle." Trick then demands the Barometz and Wai Lin removes a vial of it from a small safe on her desk. She then asks Trick a final question: "Since you wouldn't give me the truth about the box, was it your fault that your wife died?" Trick tells her that: "If I had opened my veins sooner to write the laws that brought us peace, maybe she would still be alive. Still be with me. But I didn't. If that means it is my fault, then so be it." Trick then takes the Barometz from her and leaves, Hale following him and Dyson remaining in the room for a moment. Before he can leave, Wai Lin flirts with him but Dyson tells her that he is spoken for. She asks him if he loves her, and when he does not answer she uses her power on Dyson and forces from him the words: "I can't love Ciara." Then he leaves.

Trick returns to the Dal with Dyson and Hale to make preparations for his trance, and Bo returns carrying the Kingmoor ring and gives it to Trick. In a round-about way Bo asks Trick if it is a good idea for him to go under the trance with the threat of bleeding for "someone like you." Hale stops them and asks if Bo knows as well, and when Trick nods, Hale is shocked at that revelation. Trick explains that he is the only one that can manipulate the visions he will see to find out what he needs to know. Bo then talks to Dyson, asking him if he is okay, and he tells her that he is. Bo tells Trick to have fun in the future and then starts to leave, but Trick stops her and asks that she leave Lachlan alone. Trick warns her that they do not want to alienate their most powerful ally. Hale tells Bo that the Ash's compound is locked down and that they are also legally bound to warn the Ash about threats on his life. Bo asks if anything would change if Lachlan was the evil thing coming their way, but Trick's answer is only that they will know soon enough. Trick tells Bo again that there is too much at stake and that she must: "stand down." Bo tells him that she will "leave it alone." As Trick continues to make his final preparations, Bo asks if she can borrow some light reading and Trick agrees. As Bo looks through some books and picks one, Dyson picks up a small scroll and looks at it, revealing that it is a map of the Ash's compound. Bo starts to leave, but Dyson stops her and takes the book she chose, replacing it with the map and says: "Happy Hunting." Bo thanks him and kisses him on the cheek before leaving the room.

Back from commercial again, Kenzi is playing drums as Nate plays the guitar. Nate tries to get intimate with Kenzi, and she warns him that: "I have a Ninja sword." They kiss and then Nate reveals to her that he is leaving tomorrow, which upsets Kenzi until Nate explains that he wants her to come with him while he is on tour away from the city. Kenzi shares a long kiss with him and then tells him that she will leave with him as the two of them move towards Kenzi's bedroom.

Trick is strapped into a chair by Dyson and Hale. He tells them that no matter what happens in the trance they are not to interfere, but at thirty minutes into the trance they are to pull him out no matter what as a few seconds longer than that could be fatal. When Dyson asks how to wake him, Trick's answer is: "You'll think of something." They connect various pieces of equipment around Trick including a gas mask that they place on him. A device is activated and then the vapours from the Barometz flow into the mask, Trick lets out a scream, and then passes into trance. Trick finds himself in a drive-in movie theatre parking lot in the dark, a movie playing on the screen behind him of Trick walking on a beach somewhere. Whatever Trick does seems to be repeated on the movie screen as he looks around the place. A woman's voice calls out to him, saying that she has been waiting a long time and when Trick turns around, a woman is standing there draped in a long cloak and wearing what appears to be Celtic armour beneath it. She lowers her hood and Trick recognizes her as his long dead wife (Alisen Down) and embraces her.

Bo in the meantime, has used the map Dyson gave her to bypass the Ash's security and then fools the fire detectors in the build making all of the security rush away to deal with the perceived threat. Under this cover, she makes her way to the Ash's chambers, enters them, and then begins to look over the papers and other items on his desk. She then sees the chest that the Ash keeps near his desk, first seen in the episode Original Skin and after smashing the lock, opens it. She removes the items from the chest and then opens the chamber that contains the severed head of the Ash. Bo then removes the partition above it to reveal a total of four identical severed Lachlan heads. As she does so, Lachlan appears behind her, says "Hello Darling." and then attacks Bo.

Returning from commercial once more, Trick still embraces his wife. Trick cannot believe that she is there, and she tells him that it is real. That she has been watching him since the day she died, waiting for the right moment to reveal herself to him. She tells him that she knows what he has been seeking, that she has seen: "what is coming for you." She explains that there was a great evil feeding on the Fae during the Great War. "It feasts on our aggression, our rage. When you spilt your blood to bring an ending to the war, you starved this evil. Now it is coming to kill you." Trick tries to explain that he ended the war because the world depended on him doing so. She then tells Trick that it was a mistake for him to end the war, that he interrupted what she calls: "our true destiny. You created peace but it is not real." She explains that there is still much infighting among the clans of the Fae and that the war would have righted itself without his help as a natural piece was coming according to her. She tells him that he can still undo what he did, to unwrite the laws that Trick wrote in his blood. She then tempts him with the promise that if Trick does so, then the Great Evil will return her to him. She then hands Trick an old style shaving blade to cut himself with and also a feather to use as a quill to write with. Elsewhere in the drive-in's parking lot, a shadowy figure sits inside an old car watching the drama play out on both the movie screen and with Trick and his wife in the parking lot, eating popcorn as he does so.

Bo at that moment is being held down by Lachlan and he opens his mouth to reveal jagged teeth and growls at Bo. She head butts him, freeing herself and then the two face each other. He tells Bo that he was on the fence about her and wasn't sure that she was going to be the one to take his head. Lachlan takes two swords from their place in the room and tosses one to Bo, taunting her as he does so. Bo comments that she is sure that he would figure out a way to take credit of that happening as well. He ignores that comment and continues to taunt Bo, telling her that she is exactly like her mother Aife in that they both have tried to kill the Ash and adding: "Bo and Aife, two Dark Fae sluts." Bo then attacks him and they battle each other, the Ash seeming to toy with Bo as it rages on. Trick in the meantime, is on his knees, his wife standing over him, she encouraging him to cut himself with the blade. Lachlan and Bo continue their fight, the goading from him pushing Bo further and further into a rage. Bo forces Lachlan from his chambers and into a dining room where they both climb on top of it and fight on. He comments: "The dark suits you." Bo's answer is: "I've never looked good in pastels, it's a skin tone thing." He chastises her on not being able to control her emotions, and Bo tells him that: "hell hath no fury like a woman totally screwed over." The battle rages on, neither side seeming to get the upper hand for long. Bo asks him if he is trying to goad her, and he answers: "No, but if I was, how am I doing so far?" Bo's answer is: "On a scale of one to ten? Not bad."

Back in the trance, the figure in the car continues to watch Trick and his wife as Trick cuts into his hand with the blade. Back in the real world, the same cut appears on Trick's hand as she thrashes around in his restraints. Dyson sees this and goes to help, but the ring Trick wears glows and the cut reseals itself. In the trance, Trick sees that his wife is looking towards the car in the parking lot and realizes that something is wrong. He says that his wife would never ask him to do what he has been asked to do. His wife attempts to convince Trick that nothing is wrong and that he is doing the right thing, but Trick refuses to believe her. When he asks who she is really, she screams loudly and then vanishes into nothingness, leaving Trick alone in the parking lot with the man in the car watching him. The man in the car then screams like a wild animal, sounding a lot like Godzilla, which makes the windows in the car explode from the sound. He gets out of the car and then approaches Trick, the movie on the screen changing to a scene of dark clouds, lightning and thunder in the air.

Bo and Lachlan continue to battle their way through the Ash's compound, Bo getting in a punch to Lachlan's face to which he encourages her to: "show your true face." At one point in the battle, Lachlan gets the upper hand and asks Bo who sent her to kill him, and that they sent the wrong little girl to do so before running away from Bo. Bo confronts him again and tells him that she did not come here to kill him, but to have him tell her the truth. He laughs and asks her which truth she means: "The truth of the dark feelings you keep bottled up inside?" Bo then tells Lachlan: "The truth of whatever the Nain Rouge keeps telling me about. That it is already here. Because it's you." Hearing this, Lachlan drops his weapon to his side. Bo makes to attack him and then stops before giving the killing blow. Lachlan asks: "The Nain Rouge?" and Bo confirms this fact. Then Lachlan drops his sword and then kneels on the ground in front of Bo. He tells her: "If you feel so strongly about it, then take my life. Claim your vengeance. I'm right here." And then yells: "Do it!" Bo begins to make the killing blow again, but stops herself. She then tells him: "Like I said. I am not in the killing business." before kicking Lachlan between the legs, dropping him to the floor with the words: "But I don't mind a little justice from time to time." She turns away and Lachlan stands up telling her that: "I think you and I need to have a little chat."

Again, back from commercial, and Trick still waits for the man in the car to approach him. Trick asks who he is, how he can manipulate Trick's visions as Trick is the Blood King. The answer is a derisive laugh and the words: "The Blood King is no match for Garuda." Trick does not believe in what he has been told, saying that the Garuda became extinct a millennia before the Fae came to be. The answer is: "Garuda extinct? No one told me." and the appearance of a pair of flaming bat-like wings behind Garuda (Raoul Trujillo) as he approaches Trick, which then vanish into thin air. He tells Trick that just as Far feed on humans, Garuda feed on Fae: "Their rage and hatred. You ended our feasting with your filthy blood. We will drink you dead." Trick defies him saying that he stopped them once and he can do it again, even if it means spilling his blood again. The Garuda laughs at this and tells Trick that he already did: "We smell Blood King's blood. When the Great Fae War was ended and we starved and waited hoping to smell it again to exact revenge." Trick then realizes what he has done in the trance and fear crosses his face. The Garuda continues: "Then, there is was, like a wish blown across a dandelion field, barely nothing, but just enough, like a whisper in a storm. Trick has a flashback at that moment to the events in the first season finale Blood Lines remembering when he spilt his blood to change Aife and save Bo. The Garuda then takes Trick's hand and licks the blood from it, declaring to the world around them in the next moment that Trick is at the Dal Riata, the roar from Garuda overpowering all else. In the real world, Trick screams in pain and thrashes in his bounds once more.

Lachlan leads Bo back to his chambers and then tells her that in spite of what she might believe, he is one of the "good guys in all of this." When Bo confronts him with all that he has done so far, his answer is that he was testing her. He tells Bo that he had to use Lauren to get under her skin and claims that: "It wasn't easy for me either." Bo asks Lachlan what he is, and he tells her that he is what is left of the Nāga. Bo asks if that is a Fae boy band, but Lachlan continues to explain that the heads Bo found in the box were Lachlan's brothers, that over time they were taken away from him, cut off from Lachlan's own shoulders by: "villagers, mystics and greater evils." Bo asks why, and she is told that it was done for his venom. Lachlan explains that his venom is the only way to kill what he calls the most destructive presence the Fae have ever known, The Garuda. Bo tries to lighten the scene by asking: "I don't suppose that is a smoked cheese?" Lachlan tells her that it is the thing that is headed their way at that moment. It is the evil that the Nain Rouge spoke about, the evil that Lachlan has been: "fighting for centuries upon centuries." Bo is shocked by this revelation and asks why Lachlan didn't just tell her what was going on. His answer is that "I had to be sure this time." When Bo asks him what he means by that, she is told: "The Garuda feeds off our anger and violence. I needed to be sure that unlike your mother you can control that anger. Not to be led by your emotions, not to be vengeful and intent on blood." Bo asks why her, and the answer to that is: "Because of your abilities. They come from lust, passion, not aggression, not hatred. In order to defeat the Garuda you must be able to attack without attacking. Like it or not succubus, you are perfect. The time has come Bo. This is our last chance." Bo asks what that last chance is and the reply is: "I need you to lead the Fae in battle against its greatest enemy. And take this bastard down once and for all." Bo cannot believe what she is being told, and Lachlan adds: "Will you be my champion?" But Bo does not answer his question at that moment.

Trick is still thrashing around in his bonds, Dyson and Hale watching the clock counting down the seconds until they can free Trick from the machine he is attached to. Dyson tries to pull the gas mask off Trick, but it will not be removed and he cannot understand why that is happening. Dyson then pulls the end of the hose away from the machine, sending the gas from within it flooding into the room. Hale tries to drag Dyson away from the gas, but Dyson continues to pull at the mask until it comes free, sending both Dyson and Hale across the room crashing into a table and other items before falling to the floor.

The last scenes of the episode begin with Ciara still packing things in Dyson's apartment. She seals one box and then crosses the room to pick out of the trash can the shirt she threw away earlier in the episode, placing it in a box to be taken to their new home. The scene at the Dal Riata shows Dyson, Hale and Trick unconscious. There is the sound of some kind of creature moving around the room which we see from its point of view. It approaches Trick and he awakes in shock before the scene switches to Bo's place, Kenzi reading a message on her phone and smiling. Bo enters and Kenzi tries to tell her excitedly that she and Nate have been together in bed, and that he has asked her to go away with her. Bo seems to be in shock, still trying to process all that Lachlan has told her and doesn't seem to comprehend what Kenzi is trying to tell her. When Kenzi asks Bo if she should go on tour with Nate, Bo tells her that she should which makes Kenzi very happy and excited as she runs off. As Kenzi does so, the last image of the episode is Bo watching her run off and she says: "And I am going to get up early tomorrow and save the world."

Questions in this Episode

  • Trick mentions that the Blood Moon happens every twenty years or so. What makes it change?
  • Just what does Barometz look like in its natural form?
  • Wai Lin suggests that she and Trick are at least several centuries in age when she tells of them making love in front of the Terra Cotta Army who's statues are dated from the 3rd century B.C. Just how old is Trick?
  • Wai Lin only asked three questions of Trick. She was entitled to having four answered. Does the one question that Dyson answered count as the fourth or can she confront Trick and ask the last question in the future she was not able to? Or was the other question already asked and we just didn't see it?
  • Trick never says his wife's name. What is it?
  • Was the scene playing on the movie screen in Trick's vision what he was actually seeing?
  • The telling of why and what happened in the Great Fae War and the assertion of Trick interfering with a "true destiny" by the image of his wife likely cannot be trusted to be real. But what if it was?
  • Is the image of Garuda in this episode his real form or just one for Trick? Is there more than one of Garuda? From the way he speaks, it is possible that there are many more of them, or are they all facets of one being?
  • How can Garuda be so sensitive to Trick's blood and not be able to find him for so long?
  • Lachlan calls himself the last of the Nāga. Has there been an ongoing war with the Garuda that has whittled down both sides to having only one representation left?
  • Is Kenzi leaving for good?
  • When will Lauren return? Is she going to reveal everything to Nadia on their trip together?
  • Is Trick being attacked by Garuda at the end of the episode?
  • Are Dyson and Hale still alive?

Answers in this Episode

  • The Blood Moon is also known as the Hunter's Moon. It is traditionally the first full moon after the harvest moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox. You can learn more here. In the Lost Girl universe, the Blood Moon only occurs every twenty years or so and allows Trick to have a vision of the future.
  • Barometz in the Lost Girl universe is a plant that is also part sheep. The bones are ground up and the blood is boiled. One then inhales the fumes from the resulting potion which then will place them into trance. However, the side effect of using Barometz is severe bleeding. There is a plant in the real world called Cibotium barometz, or golden chicken fern, or woolly fern, that is a species of tree fern native to parts of China and to the western part of the Malay Peninsula. The fern's woolly rhizome was thought to be the inspiration for the mythical "Vegetable Lamb of Tartary". You can find out more about this plant here.
  • The Kingmoor ring in the Lost Girl universe is a ring that has the property of being able to stop severe bleeding in the one that wears it. There is an actual Anglo-Saxon ring with this name in the real world. You can find out more about this ring here.
  • Mogwai are a species of fictional creature in the film Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
  • A Luduan, in Chinese mythology, was a beast which could detect truth. You can find out more about this myth here. In the Lost Girl universe, Wai Lin is called a Luduan and has the ability, by moving her hand in a certain way and clacking her nails, making others tell her the truth when she asks them a question.
  • It would appear that until Wai Lin revealed that Trick is the Blood King, Hale was not aware of this fact.
  • In Hindu religion, Garuda is a lesser Hindu divinity, usually the mount (vahanam) of the God Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as having the golden body of a strong man with a white face, red wings, and an eagle's beak and with a crown on his head. This ancient deity was said to be massive, large enough to block out the sun. Garuda is known as the eternal sworn enemy of the Nāga serpent race and known for feeding exclusively on snakes, such behavior may have referred to the actual Short-toed Eagle of India. The image of Garuda is often used as the charm or amulet to protect the bearer from snake attack and its poison, since the king of birds is an implacable enemy and "devourer of serpent". Garudi Vidya is the mantra against snake poison to remove all kinds of evil. You can find out more about this legend here. In the Lost Girl universe, Garuda seems to be a man who has a pair of flaming bat like wings that he can make appear and disappear. He seems to be more powerful that the Blood King trick is, and feeds on the more evil and base emotions of the Fae. He describes himself as being the being that feeds on the Fae like the Fae feed on humans. It is unclear how many of, if there is more than one Garuda there are.
  • When Trick used his powers in the first season finale Blood Lines to stop Aife and save Bo, he gave Garuda a hint that he was still alive and they began to track where Trick, the Blood King, was to exact revenge on him. When he cut himself in the trance, the Garuda was able to detect where in the world he was, thus beginning their drive to claim revenge from him for stopping the Great Fae War.
  • Nāga refers to a group of serpent deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. The great nemesis of the Nāgas in the Mahabharata is the gigantic eagle-king Garuda. You can learn more about this legend here. In the Lost Girl universe, Lachlan is described as a Nāga, and according to what he reveals to Bo, he had five heads upon his body, calling them his brothers. It is possible that Lachlan could be more accurately described as a Hydra, but this is unclear. It is also possible that Lachlan is meant to be the representation of the Vedic religious God known as Varuna.
  • The Ash has asked Bo to be his champion against the Garuda, and from her comment at the end of the episode, she might have agreed to do so.

Episodes

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References

  1. Toronto.com article
  2. http://blastr.com/2012/07/lost-girl-rises-teen-wolf.php


Episode Review on Succubus.Net

Tera, the owner of this website, posted a review of this episode on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on Friday, December 23rd, 2011. You can find that review here. She gave it 4.6 pitchforks out of 5.

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