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"It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away"
Lost Girl episode
The Morrigan delivers on a promise and opens a can of worms
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 6
Overall Episode 19
Directed by Gail Harvey
Written by Steve Cochrane
Produced by Wanda Chaffey
Featured Music See Section Below
Cinematography by David Greene
Editing by Paul G. Day
Production Code 206
Original Air Date October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30)
Length 60 minutes (runtime)
Guest Actors

Paul Amos - Vex
Emmanuelle Vaugier - The Morrigan
Athena Karkanis - Nadia
Katie Boland - Bianca

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The Morrigan hires Bo to find an artist that has been painting murals of herself, Vex, and a vampire that Vex killed in Season 1. In doing so Bo becomes involved in what seems to be a power struggle between Vex and the Morrigan

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Lost Girl is a Canadian developed and produced television series which premiered in the 2010 season on the television channel Showcase.

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It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away was the sixth episode of the second season of the series, and the nineteenth overall episode of the Canadian television series Lost Girl. It was first shown on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada on October 30th, 2011 at 9 PM Eastern time.

Production Data

  • Series: Lost Girl
  • Season: 2
  • Episode Number: 6 (19th Overall)
  • Episode Title: It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away
  • Directed by: Gail Harvey
  • Writing credits: Steve Cochran
  • Production Company: Prodigy Pictures
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes (Including Commercials)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Originally Aired on: October 30th, 2011 on the Showcase Television Channel in Canada
  • Number of Canadian Viewers: 285,000
  • Number of American Viewers: 1.15 million[1]


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
Ksenia Solo Kenzi
Richard Howland Trick
K.C. Collins Detective Hale
Zoie Palmer Lauren
Paul Amos Vex
Vincent Walsh Lachlan
Athena Karkanis Nadia
Emmanuelle Vaugier The Morrigan
Katie Boland Bianca
Dewshane Williams Jason Gaines
Marty Adams The Eye
James Cade Tryst
Steve Lund Rockstar
Nahanni Johnstone Dominatrix
Kenneth Wickes Old Man

Music in this Episode

Song Title Artist Notes
Here's To The Days Drakes Hotel Written by Amy Drake, Christopher Yanulis
Wildness Courtesy of APM Music
Give It Away Delhi 2 Dublin Written by Jaron Micheal Freeman, Tara Celeste Sofia Fitzpatrick,
Andrew Kim, Jaspaul Ravi Binning,
Tarun Adrian Nayar, Sanjay Singh Scran
Cold War Courtesy of APM Music
Eastern Glen Courtesy of APM Music
Tar Pond Tango Tom Fun Orchestra Written by Ian MacDougal
Lose It Austra Written by Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski, Dorian Thornton
Special Shoes Gypsophilia Written by Nick Wilkinson
Friends United Courtesy of APM Music


Short Summary

The Morrigan hires Bo to locate an artist that has been painting murals of the Dark Fae, specifically her, Vex, and a vampire that Vex killed earlier in the series all over the town. In doing so, Bo becomes involved in what appears to be a power struggle between the Morrigan and Vex. Bo finds the artist and returns him to the Morrigan, but things do not add up and Bo discovers that one of the Morrigan's assistants was attempting to kill both the Morrigan and Vex, taking power for herself. In the end, the plot is stopped when the assistant is confronted and kills herself. The Ash arrives at Bo's home and after threatening Kenzi, commands Lauren to return to him and in doing so oversteps his bounds. When Bo returns, she and Lauren become intimate, and Kenzi is faced with a repeat of what happened when Dyson and Bo first slept together. As a reward for her assistance, the Morrigan gives Bo a means to free Lauren, but in doing so, Bo discovers that Lauren has a girlfriend. At the end of the episode, Lauren is seen talking to her girlfriend, who is encased in a pod-like capsule in a laboratory somewhere.

Detailed Summary

The episode begins with Bo (Anna Silk), Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) sitting together in the kitchen at Bo's home. Lauren is regaling the other two women with a story about her prom and the disaster it was. Kenzi is listening, but doesn't seem to really want to be there as Bo is hanging on every word that Lauren says. The scene then shifts to an alleyway somewhere in the city where an artist is tagging a wall with a spray can of paint. An older man (Kenneth Wickes) approaches him and berates him for painting on the wall. After taking a better look at the mural, a scorpion's tail emerges from behind the old man and it knocks the can from the artist's hand. He demands to know why the artist is painting it and the answer he receives is the artist shooting him with a shotgun. The actual blast of the gun is not shown, but a clear image of the mural is however. That mural shows Vex (Paul Amos) killing the vampire Siegfried. The incident the artwork portrays is from the first season episode Vexed.

Coming back from the opening credits, we see Lauren and Bo sitting on the couch in Bo's home. They are watching television it seems together. Lauren attempts to get comfortable and nudges Bo with one of her feet. Bo offers to let Lauren stretch out, and she does so placing her legs on top of Bo's, her body facing Bo as well. Lauren and Bo attempt to get comfortable but Kenzi comes into the room startling them both and asks Bo to join her in the kitchen to look for a rat. When Bo comes over to talk to Kenzi, she insists that the relationship she has with Lauren is "platonic," but Kenzi isn't interested in that. What she is worried about is that she and Bo are harbouring a fugitive from the Ash which concerns Kenzi a lot. Lauren hears what Kenzi is saying and looks over to her and Bo, but does not come over to talk to them about Kenzi's concerns. Bo tries to assume Kenzi that she will come up with something clever to solve the issue, but at the moment she hasn't a clue what that would be. Lauren in the meantime, has looked away, but the concern can be seen on her face as Kenzi and Bo continue to talk. Bo comments that she liked it better when she was the "Mom" and Kenzi replies that she was never the "Mom."

We then see the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) at her office elsewhere in the city. She is talking to her assistant Bianca (Katie Boland) about various things when she enters her main office and finds Vex sitting there waiting for her. He confronts her with the news that one of her artists is painting images around the city, one of those being his murder of a vampire at the Morrigan's orders. He also tells her that Scorpion Man is dead as well, referring to the old man that the artist had killed in the alleyway at the beginning of the episode. Vex then calls out the name "Jason" which refers to the artist Jason Gaines (Dewshane Williams) we saw earlier. The Morrigan barely tolerates this, but when Vex suggests that she gave Jason secret information while she was intimate with him pushes her over the edge and she shouts at him to be quiet. After telling Vex that if he crosses her he will have more problems than his petty local concerns, Vex tells her that he would never do so and he remains loyal to her. She then tells Vex that she will find the leak and that Jason will get what he deserves. Vex asks that he be allowed to interrogate Jason, but the Morrigan replies sardonically that she "would like a Dragon to heat my pool." Vex then leaves the office and moments later the Morrigan throws items from her desk in frustration before ordering Bianca to clean up the mess in her office. As Bianca does so, the Morrigan asks if she thinks that Vex is happy in his position in the Dark Fae. Bianca answers that it is possible that Vex might be trying to overthrow the Morrigan and take her position to further his own gains. Bianca is then ordered to get her coat and fetch something for the Morrigan.

Meanwhile, back at Bo's, Lauren and Bo are watching television with Kenzi positioning herself between the two of them. There is a knock at the door and Bo answers it to find Bianca standing there asking if Bo could come to a meeting with her employer. We return to the Morrigan in her office talking to a rock star (Steve Lund) attempting to persuade him to sign a contract with her. He refuses her and attempts to leave, but Bianca touches his hand and makes a suggestion to him. In doing so, she reveals herself to be a Fae as there is a similar effect to Bo's feeding where she touches him. It is not the same colour however which indicates that she is not a succubus like Bo. After Bianca releases him, the rock star signs the contract that the Morrigan had offered him which takes away all of his royalties, something that he was unwilling to sign moments before. After the man leaves, the Morrigan then berates Bianca for making a mistake in her appointment schedule that the Morrigan needed to fix herself. Bianca leaves and Bo comments that she's happy that she didn't join the Dark Fae after seeing how Bianca is treated. The Morrigan scoffs at this noting that she feels that Bianca is irreplaceable. That is because Bianca is an Italian Fae called a Seniatta which has the power to alter the inner motivations of humans. When asked why she treats Bianca so poorly, the Morrigan insists that she has to otherwise Bianca becomes lazy. After offering Bo one as a signing bonus to join the Dark Fae, which Bo refuses, she then comes to the reason why she called Bo to her office. The task she sets for Bo is to find the artist Jason Gaines and return him to her. The Morrigan also reveals that the man Jason had killed earlier in the episode was a Dark Fae elder as well. After Bo asks why her, it is also revealed that the Morrigan thinks there is a leak in her organization and she does not know who to trust which leaves Bo as the only option. When Bo refuses to take the job, the Morrigan also reveals that she is in love with Jason, which results in Bo taking the case.

Returning from commercial, Bo and Kenzi are at The Dal Riata talking to Trick (Richard Howland). He attempts to dissuade Bo from taking the case, but in the end explains some things to her. Trick explains that the Morrigan is a Leanan Sidheand that these Fae seductresses attach themselves to artists of all kinds, make them famous, and feed off them driving them slowly insane and causing their premature deaths. Trick calls them "Evil Muses." Kenzi asks if any popular rock stars have ever dated any of these Fae and Trick's answer is "No comment." Bo and Kenzi then leave but not before Trick warns them that Jason may be completely unstable and dangerous. The scene switches to Bo and Kenzi looking at the place where Jason had painted the mural of Vex. The painting itself has been painted over and over the course of their conversation, Kenzi reveals that she knows several taggers. More importantly, she knows one who's work was painted next to Jason's work. Kenzi calls them a complete asshole, but takes Bo to them. As they leave, Vex appears out of the shadows and follows the pair. They find the artist, who's name is Tryst (James Cade) moments later and he attempts to declare his love for Kenzi which she rebuffs very quickly as there really wasn't anything that went on between them. Kenzi asks him if he has seen Jason, and Tryst tells them that he hadn't seen Jason much since he became famous. He does mention that Jason has been acting strangely the times he had seen him and that his art had become very strange in that he was making murals that did not fit his usual works. Bo and Kenzi leave to continue their search, but Tryst tries to get Kenzi to agree to having him paint her. She refuses him... again.

Bo and Kenzi return to Trick, Kenzi asks for something to erase the last fifteen minutes of her life to which Trick replies, "Tequila." Bo tries to figure out what exactly is going on. They know that Jason is going crazy due to the Morrigan's influence, and that he is painting Dark Fae secrets out in the open, but they don't understand why he is doing so. Kenzi suggests that he might be doing so as a warning to other artists to keep away from the Dark Fae, but Bo thinks this is unlikely. Kenzi's phone then rings and she is devastated to see that it is Tryst calling her. Bo takes the call and learns that Jason had appeared and Tryst tried to talk to him, but the end result was Tryst getting hit in the nose with the butt of a shotgun. They also learn that Jason was last seen running in the direction of the West End, where he first started his art. Tryst attempts to get Bo to have Kenzi help him "as a sexy nurse." But they hang up on him and rush off to find Jason. We next see Bo and Kenzi walking down yet another alleyway, Bo complaining about artists not creating their art in spas or cleaner places, and Kenzi noting that she thinks that Bo just want to go home and be "platonic" with Lauren. Bo admits that it's hard not to take advantage of Lauren being there, that Dyson isn't around because he is "holder up with the most beautiful example of a Fae", and the Morrigan is in love and she, Bo, is "trudging through old cabbages." The pair turn a corner and discover Jason tagging a wall with another piece of art. They try to talk to him, but he aims his shotgun at them and takes a shot, barely missing them. He attempts to run away, but Vex confronts him and takes control of Jason's body stopping him in his tracks. Bo interrupts Vex, takes the shotgun away, and then finds herself being attacked by him. As Vex does so, Jason picks up the weapon and runs off. Vex then takes control of Bo's body and is about to force her to poke her own fingers into her eyes when Kenzi appears behind him and places a long knife between his legs. She warns him that he can try to control her, but she will remove something he wants to keep and if he doesn't let go of Bo, she'll do it anyway. Vex releases Bo and tells the two of them to follow him to The Dal Riata where the first drinks "are on me." As they walk past the place where Jason had been creating his art, Bo notices that he was painting an image of the Morrigan with a dagger in her hand and takes a picture of it. The three are then seen sitting at a table at The Dal Riata. Vex hands out drinks and demands to know why they are involved in a Dark Fae investigation. Bo tells Vex that the Morrigan hired her to find Jason alive. Vex responds that he was having some fun with Jason in the alley before interrogating him. When Bo asks why Vex cannot wait until she brings Jason to the Morrigan, Vex explains that he knows that the Morrigan is scared of him because he is more popular among the Dark Fae elders than she is and that she could well be behind the entire plot in order to get rid of him. He then offers Bo a huge amount of money if she will turn over Jason to him instead of the Morrigan. When Bo tells Vex that she will not help him kill Jason, he assures her that he will not kill him. He will see if his suspicions are correct and then turn Jason back over to Bo and she can take him to the Morrigan, along with being "able to afford a place with walls." Vex finishes his drink and then leaves without another word to Bo or Kenzi. After Vex leaves, Bo asks Kenzi what she thinks about the new work they found. They try to figure out if the work is of something that has happened, or if it is something that will happen. In the end, Bo tells Kenzi to go home, and she leaves to talk to the Morrigan again.

The next scene is of Lauren in Bo's home using a laptop computer to check on something. Kenzi enters the room, sits beside her and then tells Lauren exactly what she thinks about her. She thanks Lauren for helping Bo with Aife, berates her for having sex with Bo at the orders of the Ash and breaking Bo's heart. Kenzi then gives her a warning that if she should ever hurt Bo again, her body will be found in an unmarked grave with a massive head injures inflected by a woman who's name rhymes with Friendzy, Lauren tells her that she understands the "whole best friend thing", but trying to be the only human in Bo's life is selfish. They are interrupted by pounding at the front door and Kenzi opens it to find the Ash (Vincent Walsh) and a pair of thugs. They enter and the Ash demands to know where Lauren is. Kenzi attempts to protect Lauren by claiming that she has no idea. The Ash comments that he hope that Bo keeps her "as a pet on a short leash" as there are "some humans that need to be put down." When she comments that there are a few Fae that she would like to see put down, one of the thugs lifts her into the air by the throat and she starts choking. Lauren then appears from where she had been hiding from the Ash and tries to save Kenzi. Lauren tells the Ash that he is overstepping his boundaries by attacking "Bo's human" and he is aware of it. He replies that it is the smallest wisp of respect for Bo's territory that keeps him from dragging Lauren out by her hair. He then gives her 24 hours to return or "I'll pull the plug on your special research project." Lauren tells him that she will be there and he leaves after having Kenzi released by the thug that was choking her throughout their conversation. After the Ash leaves, Lauren tries to apologize but all Kenzi asks is if she is really going to go back to him. Lauren's answer is silence. We next see Bo taking a call from Kenzi about what just happened and then entering the Morrigan's office to find her sitting in a chair with Bianca placing shoes on the Morrigan's feet. After Bianca leaves, Bo tells the Morrigan that she is off the case, that she has more important things to do and she won't help the Morrigan slowly kill Jason. When Bo also confronts her about what Vex offered her in exchange for Jason, the Morrigan agrees that Bo should drop the case. But then she offers a means for Bo to remove the hold that the Ash has over her in exchange for bringing Jason to her.

After another commercial break, we return to see Bo walking out of the Morrigan's office with Bianca running behind her. Bo asks how she can stand working with the Morrigan and Bianca talks about meeting interesting artists and other vague reasons why she stays. She also reveals that the Morrigan's real name is Evony Fluerette Marquise. In a rush she also explains that she came to the Morrigan looking for representation but the Morrigan found her ability to influence humans much more useful. She also indicates that this ability will be her "ticket to the top of the art world." When Bo asks if Bianca misses painting, her answer is that she really wasn't that good. Bianca then wishes Bo good luck and that she is sorry that Bo isn't working for the Morrigan any longer, but Bo surprises her with the news that she is still on the case as she leaves the office.

We then see Lauren waiting for Bo to return home contemplating something. When Bo arrives, she asks if everyone is alright to which Lauren says yes, but also that Kenzi got into a bottle of wine and is out cold on the couch. Bo trie to tell Lauren that she has a solution to the problem with the Ash, but Lauren stops her and explains that she is going to return to the Ash in order to keep both Bo and Kenzi safe. Bo presses on and tells Lauren that the Morrigan will give her the means to solve the problem through a blood oath with Bo, but Lauren is disbelieving in her answers to the news. After Lauren tells Bo that after tomorrow she may be gone forever, they share a kiss, Bo promises that she isn't trying to get over Dyson, but what will come is for them alone, and then they leave for Bo's bedroom. Bo is the dominant one in the scenes that follow which are not like the moments she has shared with Dyson. They are not rough in anyway, but very gentle and loving between the two women with many teasing images of what they do with each other, but the moment is very short and ends with Bo and Lauren in bed together under the sheets. The last image we see of the pair is of Bo awaking, brushing Lauren's hair from her ear and kissing softly while Lauren continues to sleep. Bo dresses and then finds Kenzi elsewhere in the apartment, wakes her, Kenzi suffering from yet another hangover. Bo tells her to get up and get moving as they have to meet Hale (K.C. Collins) at The Dal Riata. Unhappy, Kenzi demands pancakes for breakfast and then goes to get ready. This leads into a scene with Lauren in the bathroom that almost exactly matches the scene that Kenzi had with Dyson in the episode Oh Kappa, My Kappa when he first had sex with Bo, including asking Kenzi where the toothpaste was and Kenzi's freakout reaction to what happened.

The next scene has Bo, Kenzi and Hale together at The Dal Riata, Kenzi pouring massive amounts of syrup over a stack of pancakes. Hale asks if Kenzi "wants some pancakes with that syrup?" Kenzi is not amused and threatened to have "Siren with my pancakes." Hale takes pity on her and uses his siren powers to make Kenzi's headache vanish. Kenzi begs him to marry her, but his answer is that she drinks too much. Bo asks about Dyson, but Hale is evasive in his answers saying that Dyson is hitting the gym and that Ciara is around somewhere, but Bo does not push the issue. Bo asks how Hale finds someone that could be almost anywhere and Hale's answer is that Bo needs to see The Eye (Marty Adams) and then he leaves to find them. Kenzi and Bo are playing pool when Hale returns and tell them that The Eye is willing to help them. Hale warns them that whatever happens they should "roll with it" and that The Eye is independent, that Dyson and Hale use him occasionally for police work, but most of all that he looks into places and things that he probably shouldn't be. After getting their courage together, the two women walk over to a table and find a heavyset man sitting in front of three laptop computers. When he is revealed fully, he has only a single eye, possibly making him a Cylops. The three of them have some small talk before Bo shows him a picture of Jason and asks for his help in locating him. Eventually The Eye agrees and then begins to search cameras all over the city, his single eye growing in size as he does so. It takes little time and Jason is quickly located, Bo making a note of the location. The Eye then asks for his payment, which is a single kiss from Kenzi, who isn't thrilled by the idea. Still she does give him a quick peck on the lips before she and Bo leave.

Bo and Kenzi arrive in the area where The Eye showed them Jason would be, Kenzi telling Bo how happy she is that Bo lets her chase down a "gun wielding artist and make out with a perverted Cylops?" Moment later, Jason appears behind the pair and aims his shotgun at them. Bo tries to calm him down, but Jason is confused, his thoughts scattered and muddled, although the mention of Evony calms him for a split second. Then he lashes out at something he can only see for a moment before falling to the ground and convulsing violently, Bo and Kenzi trying to calm and help him.

Returning from commercial, Bo leads Jason into the Morrigan's office. She greets Jason, but not as someone in love would, and then sends him off to his room dismissively. After he leaves, Bo asks the Morrigan to let Jason go if she really loves him to which the answer is that the Morrigan really doesn't love him, but it was the only way to get Bo to do what was needed. She then gives Bo a small silver box with a red bow on it telling Bo that "it is the key to saving Nadia." Bo takes the gift but is confused as to how it can free Lauren. The Morrigan then explains that Nadia is Lauren's girlfriend to Bo's shock. Bo returns home to find Vex waiting for her, angry that she gave Jason to the Morrigan. Bo tells him that they never had a deal and pushes him away, slamming the door behind her. Bo calls out for Lauren, but only Kenzi is there, Lauren having left to return to the Ash. Bo places the gift from the Morrigan on a table and then she talks to Kenzi about everything that had happened. Kenzi shows Bo the paintings that Jason did as being parts of a larger mural which shows the Morrigan killing Vex killing the vampire Siegfried. Kenzi thinks that Jason found out about the Morrigan's plans when they were having sex, but Bo tells her that the Morrigan was lying about them being in love. They also discount the possibly that the Morrigan would tell a human of her plans. As well, they discount the possibility of Vex being behind the plot as well. That being the case, they then return to the moment when they found Jason and he started convulsing, but Bo reconsiders that and realizes that in fact Jason was resisting someone that was trying to control him. As Bo realizes who that is, the scene shifts to Bianca in the Morrigan's office talking to a Dominatrix (Nahanni Johnstone) attempting to convince her that she needs to kill Vex. When she refuses, Bianca uses her powers on the woman, changes her mind, and gives her a weapon to kill Vex with.

After the next commercial, Vex is seen at home greeting the Dominatrix and then being dominated by her in various ways, including whipping and being tied to a rack before she reveals the weapon Bianca gave her and approaching him with the intent to kill him. Bo and Kenzi arrive in the nick of time, Bo attacking the Dominatrix, who is human, and Kenzi trying to release Vex. After a fight between them, and Kenzi finally locating the keys to the handcuffs trapping Vex, the battle ends when Vex takes control of the Dominatrix, taunting Bo for a moment before he disarms her. Bo then tells Vex that the Dominatrix is innocent before asking him what the hell he is wearing to which Vex simply poses.

The next scene is of the Morrigan and Bianca in the office as Vex and Bo arrive. Vex walks past the Morrigan, tosses the weapon the Dominatrix had attempted to use on Bianca's desk, and then as the Morrigan attempts to answer Vex's claims of knowing the truth, is interrupted by him as he points at Bianca and clarifies to whom he is talking to. Bo tells her that they know that it was her that was influencing Jason. Vex asks if Bianca has any idea of the war that she could have started, to which Bianca reveals that yes, she was the one that did it, that she wanted to see the Morrigan suffer for all of the things that she had done to Bianca and to all of the artist that she had harmed. She also tells the Morrigan that she took Bianca's ability to paint from her and then she thrusts the weapon into her stomach committing suicide. Bo rushes over to try to help her, but Vex and the Morrigan don't care about Bianca, the pair mending their issues while Bo watches Bianca dies, powerless to stop it from happening. After the Morrigan coldly calls for a cleaning crew to remove Bianca's body, Bo leaves in disgust. The next scene shows Bo and Kenzi on the couch at Bo's place talking and then reveals that they have kidnapped Jason, tying him up with Duct tape in order to wean him of the Morrigan's control over him by using "hot bitch rehab" to cure him.

The final scenes of the episode begins with Bo contemplating the gift that she received from the Morrigan. Kenzi enters the room and the two of them talk about Lauren not being there anymore. Kenzi tries to make Bo laugh by asking if she got Lauren pregnant, but Bo doesn't even smile. Bo then tells Kenzi that according to the Morrigan, Lauren has a girlfriend. Bo explains that she knows that she wants to free Lauren of the Ash, but afterwards she doesn't know what to do. Kenzi tells her that she should let Lauren explain what is going on. The final scene is of Lauren in a futuristic chamber in white. In the middle of it stands what appears to be some kind of stasis pod. She approaches the pod and within it the shadowy form of a woman can be seen. Lauren begins to talk to her, telling her of Bo and how much she thinks that she would like her, that Bo takes care of her and what Bo means to her. As the episode ends, the last image is of Lauren on her knees at the head of the pod kissing above the forehead of the woman that is held within.

Questions in this Episode

  • Can any Dark Fae actually tell the truth or is this a common trait of their kind?
  • How long does it take for the Morrigan to kill an artist or drive them insane?
  • Assuming that she does so regularly in a manner similar to Bo, wouldn't most artists not want anything to do with her?
  • How long does the effect of a Seniatta last?
  • Do they have any effect whatsoever on other Fae?
  • How is The Morrigan decided upon? Is it similar to the method used to appoint The Ash?
  • Hale can cure headaches, can he cause them as well?
  • When did Lauren meet Nadia?
  • Why is Nadia held within what appears to be a stasis pod?
  • What is the cure that The Morrigan gave Bo to solve whatever is wrong with Nadia and what is wrong with her?

Answers in this Episode

  • There are myths about Scorpion Men. They are featured in several Akkadian language myths, including the Enûma Elish and the Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. They were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu. Further information can be found here.
  • It was teased in a series of spoilers at Comic Con 2011 that the Morrigan owns a record label and feeds off the energy of young artists which eventually kills them. This was confirmed in this episode, although it is more accurate to say that she is an agent for artists of all kinds as Jason is a painter.
  • The Morrigan is a Leanan Sidhe. In the Lost Girl universe, these Fae seductresses attach themselves to artists of all kinds, make them famous, and feed off them driving them slowly insane and causing their premature deaths. Trick calls them "Evil Muses." There are in fact such beings in Celtic folklore. The leanan sídhe is generally depicted as a beautiful muse, who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death. You can find out more about this myth here.
  • Bianca is called a Seniatta, which is described as an Italian Fae that has the power alter the inner motivations of humans. There is no direct connection to any one particular popular myth however. It is possible that they may be connected in some way to succubi in the Lost Girl universe.
  • Bo comments in the episode that Dyson is with Ciara and that he hasn't been seen since she appeared.
  • The Morrigan's real name is Evony Fluerette Marquise. The Morrigan is her title only, and like The Ash, she is referred to by it normally.
  • Apparently Sirens like Hale have the ability to alter human minds in certain ways including making headaches disappear.
  • There appear to be Cyclops in the Lost Girl universe. They are, of course, a Greek myth of a being with a single eye and you can find out more about this myth here.
  • Vex appears to be into Sadomasochism.
  • While it has never been stated in the series at any time, in this episode a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar appears in the background of one scene. Therefore, the city that Bo, Kenzi and the rest of the series is set would be Toronto, Ontario.
  • Lauren has a girlfriend named Nadia that is held somewhere in the Ash's compound within what appears to be some kind of stasis pod.


For a more detailed list see: List of Lost Girl episodes, or click on the individual episode titles for more in depth articles.


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, November 4th, 2011. You can find that review here. She gave it 3.4 pitchforks out of 5.

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