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'Lost Girl' fan recap: Don't leave me hanging, Kenzi!

Season 5 | Episode 1 | “Like Hell, Part 1” | Aired Apr 17, 2015

When I first read that Lost Girl would be ending after season 5, I knew this final season would go out with a bang. The season 5 premiere didn’t disappoint, so let’s dive in, shall we?

Last season ended with Kenzi sacrificing herself to save Bo from a stream of demons sent by Bo’s father (as yet unnamed) to kill everyone. Talk about a heart punch. I cried my eyes out. But Kenzi figured out that by sacrificing herself, Tamsin could take her soul to Valhalla and then all Bo needed to do was figure out how to get her back.

Easy, right?

Well, easy-ish. There seems to have been a problem when Tamsin delivered Kenzi’s soul to Valhalla, and Tamsin’s not able to go back for her, so Bo needs to find another way in. That way is a pair of shoes which, of course, are going to exact a price. What that price is, we don’t know yet.

Whatever the cost, you know she’ll pay it. She puts them on and is immediately transported to some sort of hotel run by a beautiful but bossy lady aka Freya. Good news? Bo found Valhalla. Bad news? People without reservations get sent … somewhere, and it’s not a good “where.”

It takes a little subterfuge and some Succu-charm, but Bo slips into a maid’s uniform and she’s off in search of Kenzi. When she finds her, Kenzi’s in a gorgeous hotel room, dressed in haute couture, eating Nutella, with a premium double-pillow-top mattress, and any ice cream she wants, including the discontinued Oatmeal Cookie Chunk (OMG, Kenzi and I love the same flavor and it needs to come back!). Kenzi says it’s Hell and she hates it, but it sure doesn’t look like Hell to me. Plus, Kenzi just got invited to a party in her honor.

They can’t stay, I know, but soooooo tempting.

Back at The Dal, Lauren, Dyson, and Trick have discovered that the shoes Bo used to ride into Valhalla have a serious dark side. The wearer of those shoes can cross the Bifrost into other realms and gather an army of dark souls. Basically, if Bo’s not careful, she could take a wrong turn and go serious dark side. Using a lock of Tamsin’s hair, Dyson plans to trick the gates of Valhalla into opening so they can save both Bo and Kenzi.

Even Tamsin’s doing her part to help, but after Freya finds out that she brought a subpar soul into Valhalla to get in, she wants a lot more than an apology to release Bo and Kenzi back into the living realm. What is it? There’s a phone ringing and, once Tamsin answers it, she goes full-blown, serious Valk.

As for getting Kenzi out of Valhalla, that might be a tad difficult. Someone just delivered an envelope to Kenzi’s room with a picture of herself and Hale––and a wedding invitation. Whose wedding? Hers. To Hale. Talk about a conflicted Kenzi. Stay in Valhalla and marry Hale, or go back to the real world with Bo? Bo assures Kenzi that she should do what makes her happy––and Kenzi decides that maybe staying and marrying Hale would make her happy.

Looks like we’re having a wedding!

Like a good maid of honor, Bo’s in charge of getting the something old, something new, etc. and she runs into one of Tamsin’s Valkyrie sisters Stacy. It’s hard to tell whose side Stacy’s on (well, besides her own), and man, does she have a hate on for Tamsin. Meanwhile, Tamsin’s on a rampage and, after busting through Kenzi’s door with an axe (and a perfect The Shining–esque “Heeeere’s Tammy!”), she and Bo go full battle royale before Bo is able to use her succubus powers to calm Tamsin down and find out why she’s gone so crazy.

Tamsin got in trouble with Valhalla because she was supposed to deliver Bo’s soul to someone very powerful. She didn’t complete the job because she’s truly come to care for Bo, Kenzi, Dyson, and Trick––but her employer plans to get Bo’s soul, come Hell or high water.

Who is this guy?

Who cares. We have a wedding! Because this is Valhalla, both of them are flawlessly dressed. Kenzi’s wedding dress is so wonderfully … Kenzi. Classic and daring and flawless. We get a little Bo and Kenzi bonding time just before the wedding, which, I’ll be honest, totally made me cry. Bo and Kenzi—when they just get to be friends—they are so perfect. The fact that this is a goodbye and a wedding at the same time is such a feels fest, it’s insane.

On a side note, you have to watch this when you can, because Kenzi’s dialogue is amazing. Who else would answer a question like “Are you ready” with “To get married dead? Are you kidding? It’s what every little girl dreams about.”

When they enter the ballroom, everything is perfect—but it’s too perfect, and Bo has a bad feeling. Suddenly, Hale’s not at the altar and Freya’s there, and we realize that this was all a setup. Tamsin may have delivered Kenzi to Valhalla, but Kenzi’s sacrifice last season means her soul was supposed to go elsewhere.

Hell. To Bo’s father.

You know what happens next. Bo bargains her soul for Kenzi’s. It’s what her father planned all along. Kenzi sacrificed for Bo and now Bo’s going to do the same. With that, Freya sends Bo “downstairs.”

As for Kenzi, she’s going back to her body. Which is currently buried in a coffin.

To be continued.

Lost Girl airs Fridays at 10/9C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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