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TV Recap: 'Lost Girl' Episode 301 - 'Caged Fae'

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lost girlLost Girl Episode 301
“Caged Fae”
Written By: Emily Andras
Directed By: Paolo Barzman
Original Airdate: 14 January 2013

In This Episode...

Bo is on a crime spree: robbing banks, beating up thugs, sexually assaulting club doormen. Dyson arrests her - quite publicly - in Trick’s bar. Bo is sent to Hecuba prison, a light fae detention center run by Amazons. This is, of course, all part of an undercover mission to uncover evidence of corruption at the prison. Lauren is Bo’s person on the inside. She coats herself in some sort of skunk serum to disguise her humanity and gives Bo a small stone, once a part of Stonehenge, which will negate the power-nullifying geography the prison is built on. When one of the guards starts picking on Bo’s sweet cellmate Sylvie (in for stealing bread to feed her hungry family) Bo fights back and uses her power to nullify the guard. This gets her in a lot of trouble and the Ilsa-esque warden blatantly gropes Bo until she finds the stone. The guards beat her and leave her to heal the human way.

Kenzi poses as Bo’s white trash girlfriend so she can visit her. Kenzi kisses Bo passionately, which causes her to be ejected - no touching in the visit room. However, it is enough time for Kenzi to pass Bo something tiny in their kiss. The warden has a girl hard-on for Bo, and makes her clean her office lobby on all fours. When left alone, Bo retrieves the gift from Kenzi - a contact lens that obviously has the warden’s retina pattern on it. She uses it to get past the retinal scanner and enter the warden’s office. Inside, she finds another retinal scanner, which opens a secret door. In addition to some storage shelves, there is another door, this one labeled “solitary confinement.” Bo enters, goes down the stairs, and discovers Sylvie in a makeshift apartment. Sylvie was supposed to have been released yesterday, but here she is - and she is very pregnant. She has no recollection of getting pregnant but knows the warden will take her baby. Bo tries to get her out of there, but her water breaks, so she takes Sylvie to the infirmary where Lauren delivers the baby. But the warden shows up and takes the baby to be sold into adoption. She also promises that Bo will be her next breeding prisoner. Bo steals a kiss, and the warden thinks it is because Bo is trying to use her powers. She still doesn’t have the power to suck the juice out of the warden, but she can tell one thing: the warden is a man, which is strictly forbidden in the female-centric Amazonian culture. The guards descend on the warden, as do the prisoners, once Bo releases them.

Also: Bo and Lauren are officially dating. Hale is the interim Ash.

Dig It or Bury It?

So tonight’s episode was a remake of Ilsa, She-Wolf of the S.S. Seriously, this was like every cheesy women-in-prison movie the 1970s and 1980s could pump out. All the inmates wear sexy, bright-red jumpsuits and stiletto heels. The warden wears... wait for it... black latex dominatrix wear, including a corset, thigh-high boots, and carries a riding crop. And because of that cheese factor... it was awesome. Lost Girl doesn’t take itself seriously; I no longer take it seriously; and that equals a surprisingly fun hour of television.

Fae Tales

First, the Amazons. Most people know that these are the feminazis of the mythological world. In Lost Girl, they are firmly anti-male. They will only speak to men once every five years, when they set out to breed. Nine months later, they celebrate the births of their daughters - boys are abandoned in the woods.

Also this week, we are introduced to the Lidderks, trickster fae who can impregnate a woman without her knowing, and her fetus only takes a few days to reach maturity. The warden is a Lidderk, and has been impregnating his/her inmates.

Spritely Humor

Kenzi is worried about Bo: “My best friend is tits-deep in enemy territory.” She wants Hale to pull her out. “Amazons won’t obey me,” Hale tells her.  “Because of your stupid penis?”

Prophecies?

It looks like Bo’s naughty streak wasn’t just an act. She is going off the rails this season.

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