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'Lost Girl' fan recap: Sex, lies, and seppuku

Season 5 | Episode 3 | “Big In Japan” | Aired May 1, 2015

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you missed Lost Girl because you were out seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron, so I hope you had a blast!

It’s going to take all of us a little time to get over the lack of Kenzi, including Bo and Dyson, so a little remodeling is in order. But when things get steamy, Bo suddenly can’t kiss Dyson. Like, her face moves away. That’s … odd.

There’s also a lot of death going on early in this episode:
1) Someone trys to kill a fae at the Dal because he, what, bumped into someone? Karaokes badly? Dunno yet, but we’ll get back to that.
2) Lauren’s got three human bodies that came in with no explanation regarding cause of death. Dyson can smell that a fae’s involved, and says he’ll investigate.
3) Lauren’s getting death threats for turning the Morrigan human. Like I said, death abounds.

In another kind of death, it looks like something killed Bo’s sex drive, and that’s why she had issues earlier. To the Internet!

Fae Web MD

Y’know, while I’m bummed Kenzi’s gone, I’m glad Tamsin’s living with Bo. She needs someone who can take her mind off stuff and get her into fun trouble—even if that usually leads to real trouble. I mean, someone has to do it! Besides, Tamsin has to get her out of the house so they can run into the dude from the Dal and he can invite them to a club.

Looks like those death threats against Lauren may have some merit. She’s alone at the lab, and someone just cut the lights. False alarm! It was the maintenance guy. But it proves that Lauren’s not as nonchalant as she’s pretending to be.

Whatever happened with the dude that picked Bo and Tamsin up left Bo and Tamsin hungover in bed and their guest chillin’ in a chair in the bedroom. He’s dressed, so I’m guessing no sex. Well, that and Bo can’t seem to kiss Tamsin either. As to why the guy’s decided to hang out? He knows there’s a hit on him. He wants Bo and Tamsin to be his bodyguards. Side note: Sleepy Tamsin is hilarious.

It turns out our fae is the great warrior Musashi (Scott Ryan Yamamura), ages old and a little self-centered (okay, a lot). While he knows that a legendary bounty hunter named Big Tak’o (Tig Fong) is after him, he doesn’t know who put out the hit—but even if you just count his sister Tamoe (Emily Piggford) and his three brothers, you have plenty of suspects. As for why? Musashi is Ascending, aka becoming a god.

After the false alarm at the lab that set her on edge, Lauren asks Dyson for some self-defense training.

Training Lauren

Interestingly, whoever put out the contract on Musashi didn’t tell the assassin exactly who his target was, and once the assassin figures out Musashi is the Exalted One, he commits sepukku. So much for getting answers from him. Also, Bo’s wounded, and she honestly can’t feed. Even when Lauren offers, Bo’s completely uninterested. This is not good. No sex drive means no healing.

Luckily, her investigative skills aren’t on the fritz. Sure, it means she has to pose as a masseuse and get attacked by one of Musashi’s brothers before she discovers the truth, but she finds out that Musashi’s sister Tamoe put the hit out on him—to “save him, before it’s too late.”

After a WTF moment, Bo gets an explanation. Musashi’s great legend and the story of his heroics are based on a lie, and if he were to ascend based on that lie, he won’t become a god. He’ll become this.

Musashi Demon

Tamoe further explains that she knew whatever assassin she sent wouldn’t kill him, but she hoped it would scare Musashi into revealing the truth. So, who’s really the person behind the heroic deed attributed to Musashi? Tamoe won’t say … but she’s revealed in a glorious way when Bo and Tamsin show up to stop the Ascension and “attack” Musashi.

Tamoe Revealed

Unfortunately, Musashi doesn’t take it well. At all. Later that night, he shows up and attacks Bo, driving a knife into her gut, and leaves her alone. Bleeding. Dying. But, in the end, it’s what she needed. After Tamsin practically dares her to die, Bo admits that she’s been hating herself for all the losses surrounding her. She cries, I cry (Oh, do I!), and once we get that figured out, the succubus eyes are back and she grabs Dyson (no strings attached) to feed.

Lauren and Tamsin have a bonding moment while they can hear Bo and Dyson having sex. It’s sweet and awkward.

Tamsin and Lauren

One good thing that’s come of all this: Bo confronts Musashi, and he blames his actions on the stress of being “Chosen.” Bo tells him that she knows all about being Chosen, and “it’s bullshit.” Good thing she has that figured out.

However, we still have the little matter of Lauren’s serum and the death threats to deal with. After pretending to be a patient, a fae tries to force her into giving him the serum. Dyson’s training and her medical knowledge come in super handy. Ketamine dart to the neck.

We get a nice wrap-up back at the house. Lauren’s thinking about leaving the Force to become Bo’s partner. Everyone’s relaxing, and it’s even time for a movie.

Movie Night

But something tells me everything isn’t okay just yet, considering that one of Lauren’s mystery deaths just woke up in the freezer, stumbled out of the lab, killed Lauren’s assistant, and is freshening up.

Walking Corpse

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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