TV Recap: 'Lost Girl' Episode 202 - 'I Fought the Fae (And the Fae Won)'


Lost Girl Episode 202

"I Fought the Fae (And the Fae Won)"

Written By: Michelle Lovretta

Directed By: Steve Dimarco

Original Airdate: 23 April 2012

In This Episode...

An emissary from "the old country," led by a guy named Blackthorn, rolls into town to choose a new Ash. Their method of choosing the Ash is eerily similar to The Hunger Games. Those chosen to compete (through methods never fully described, but I think you have to be part of a royal family) attend a gala in which they try to curry favor from attendees who vote to determine who goes to the final round. The gala is thrown in honor of the "stag" - a fae prisoner who has "volunteered" to be hunted by the finalists. Whoever kills the stag with a bow and arrow becomes the Ash. If the stag can reach - and ring - a secret bell without being shot, they have earned their freedom, but it is not said how an Ash is determined at that point.

The stag, Sabine, escapes her guards during a prison transfer, and knows to go straight to Bo. But Sabine doesn't want to be rescued. She just wants to see her long lost love, Hamish, once before she dies. Sabine is a light fae and Hamish is dark, but they were madly in love in the 1920s and planned to run away together. His parents found out and alerted the light fae, who sent police to arrest her for treason. She has been imprisoned ever since, and hasn't seen Hamish since.

Bo first appeals to Blackthorn, who is kind but doesn't seem inclined to help. Bo then tracks down Hamish, who coldly tells her that he is over Sabine; she should get over him, too. Unable to fulfill Sabine's final wishes, Bo does the next best thing: make sure these aren't Sabine's final wishes. Bo can't play since she is unaligned, and it is "too late" for Dyson to join, so they sign Hale up - his family is fae royalty. Hale makes the final three, and joins the hunt. Dyson, Bo, and Kenzi are hiding out on the field to help Sabine find the bell. Unfortunately, as she sprints towards it, Douchebag McGee shoots her. Hamish is hiding out and pushes her out of the way, but she is struck anyway, and Douchebag is crowned the new Ash - and he's got it out for Bo.

Sabine isn't dead. When the contestants and officials clear the field, Lauren comes out and pulls a Pulp Fiction with an adrenaline syringe. Hamish is there, finally finding the courage to overcome the fear of his family, and the pair have a teary reunion.

Dig It or Bury It?

This episode was one of the least annoying episodes I have seen. Was it good? Not really. Following in the footsteps of the season premiere, tonight's episode was a lot of talk, very little action. At least the annoying episodes had some fight scenes and some funny dialogue (some of it on purpose, too). This episode was all politics and pining. Bo is determined to make Dyson fall in love with her again, and Dyson is determined to be as bastardly as possible to her.

Fae Tales

Sabine had porcupine power. She could shoot quills that were doused in heavy tranquilizers. Hamish was the invisible man. He could blink in and out of visibility. Neither of these species were given a name.


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