Lost Girl Episode 217
“The Girl Who Fae’d With Fire”
Written By: Emily Andras
Directed By: Brett Sullivan
Original Airdate: 10 August 2012
In This Episode...
Hale asks Kenzi to be his “date” to a royal party his father is hosting for the ruling fae clans. His father and sister are horrible bigots (against humans) and Hale hoped that if they thought he was dating a human, it would change their view of humans and eventually work together against the Garuda. Plus, Hale is obviously in love with Kenzi.
Bo works with Dyson on a new case: the leader of clan Bukharin seems to have spontaneously combusted, leaving nothing but a pile of ashy bones. Days later, the head of clan Finarvin is killed in exactly the same manner. Trick identifies the assassin as a cherufe, a fiery underfae. So that means Hale’s father, Sturgis, who is head of clan Zamora is either going to be the next victim - or he is the one who hired the assassin.
It turns out to be a little bit of both. Sturgis finally admits to Bo that the heads of the three clans joined forces and hired the cherufe to obliterate a fourth clan, Scarfati, who was seen as an imminent threat. In exchange for wiping out the dangerous clan, the heads of the three remaining clans must give the cherufe their first-born daughter every 100 years. They broke the pact, and the cherufe is back to collect. Bo confronts the cherufe in the kitchen of Sturgis’s home. Luckily there happens to be a tank of liquid nitrogen on hand. Bo douses the charufe in it, it freezes, and a simple knock smashes it into pieces. Bo tries to use the threat to get the stuffy royal clans to put aside their differences and team up to fight the garuda. Only Sturgis is receptive. He pledges his help, and even starts treating Kenzi with a modicum of respect.
Also: Hale catches Dyson screwing his younger sister and punches him in the face. Kenzi tells Nate - who is jealous of her fake-date with Hale - that she loves him. Bo catches Nadia snooping through her things. Later, she slices her hand open on a kitchen knife, and when Lauren walks in, pretends that she doesn’t know how it happened. But she knows. She is up to no good.
Dig It or Bury It?
I almost felt like this episode was in a foreign language. There were so many different clans and titles and names I stopped trying to write them all down. But in general it was a fun episode. There was a lot going on - not much action, but enough humor and hatred to keep things moving along smoothly.
The cherufe is an underfae made of magma. It can light its victims on fire, travel the world as magma, and disguise itself as solid rock. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius that wiped out Pompeii was a cherufe. Clan Scarfati resided in Pompeii.
We also meet a pombero, a fae who can take someone’s voice. Hale’s sister, Val, is a pombero. Frankly, it seems like a wasted talent - better as an annoyance than anything useful.
Bo loses her memory.