It’s Lost Girl season again, Faenatics! And for the last time. (*Tears*)
Yes, “44 Minutes to Save the World,” the first episode of the last string of Lost Girl episodes ever, is here and we have showrunner Michael Grassi back for a post-mortem chat about it! Obvs there are spoilers ahead, so don’t proceed if you’re not ready to face the harsh realities of this episode (and there are a few). But if you’ve watched the episode and are looking for some answers about that cliffhanger, head below!
Welcome back to Lost Girl talk! Long time, no Talk! First off, how frustrated are you that Lady Gaga is wearing a decorative glove on American Horror Story this season? Bo clearly did it first in this episode
Thanks, Emily! It’s good to be back for the first of the final eight episodes.
And ha! No, not frustrated at all by Gaga’s decorative glove. Ours was a little more … understated? Besides, any comparison to such an icon (and the person who brought us “Born This Way,” which is kind of a Lost Girl anthem, right?) is an honour. There’s more than enough glove to go around. Also, I think Bo and Kenzi would be psyched. Something tells me they’re big American Horror Story fans.
All jokes aside, let’s get to the big cliffhanger of the episode involving Lauren. We saw her attempting to suck chi from Bo at the end there, so we can make our own assumptions as to what happens next. But what can you tell us at this point, re Lauren’s future and Bo’s future as a result?
I can tell you NOTHING. Other than the the fact that this is a big storyline this season and not everything is as it seems. …
Fans should prepare themselves for some shocking surprises.
Where did you shoot that scene with Lauren? Because surely you wanted to keep that moment top secret.
We shot it near our studio, on Brown’s Line in Etobicoke. Our art department did an amazing job dressing the street with the requisite romantic twinkly lights. Zoie Palmer and Anna Silk walking hand in hand is romantic in any setting, but we thought we’d kick it up a notch.
There were definitely some fans trying to get a sneak peek, but we made sure to block off enough of the street to stay spoiler free. Also, the Men In Black memory eraser always comes in handy.
Would you say that Iris’s death/Nyx being trapped was—to use a term Hades used at one point in the episode—the Trojan Horse leading up to Lauren’s accident? Or would you that’s just as important a moment in the long run?
Hades has been playing a long game for many seasons now. I think our fans will be satisfied to see how it all adds up.
How much of what Hades is saying these days can be taken as truth? Because he was super eager to eliminate the box that kept him trapped for so long and surely not just because he wants to make things better with Bo.
Interesting you bring this up because it was a big conversation in our story room. Hades is many things, but we don’t think he’s a liar. Of course, everything he says can be open to interpretation. His idea of “make things better” might be different than yours or mine.
How long until we get some real deal Hades/Zee interaction? Because that’s inevitable, right?
Oh. Very soon. Amanda Walsh and Eric Roberts have some delicious chemistry. Their relationship in the mythology is tremendous and complex. It’s been amazing to watch the actors playing the Ancients “Lost Girl-ify” and ground the mythos in real emotion.
While you’re watching conversations between THE Zeus and Hera, it’s really about family. Family and legacy are two really big themes in these final eight episodes.
What do you want to tease about next week’s episode?
I don’t want to spoil anything, but it includes a sequence that the amazing Anna Silk has been excited about for a really long time. And I can guarantee at least two HUGE surprises that can’t be missed. Some important questions are answered. That’s all I can say.
Finally, how many times do we have to keep saying Kenzi before she’ll appear again? What’s her “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” equivalent?
Just keep saying it and your wish might come true! You might also want to leave some candy out on a dish. And stock your freezer with Popsicles. I know I am.
Lost Girl airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase in Canada.
Head back to Cinefilles next week for our next post-show Q&A with Michael.