Last night us Faenatics got showered with drama, what with all that Doccubus stuff (no spoilers, but more on that to follow!), the Bo/Tamsin/Jack ending and an exit of a recurring character. Luckily, we got to talk with showrunner Michael Grassi about it all, as well next week’s episode, which sounds far from picturesque (you’ll get this joke in a minute).
First off, how could you call an episode “Judgement Fae” and not include at least a split-second appearance by Linda Hamilton?
Michael Grassi: I know! Such a shame. If Acacia wasn’t so busy running Valhalla, she would have dropped in for sure. Linda Hamilton and T2 were definitely inspirations for the title.
Did you ever consider calling the episode “Legally Bo” because it crossed my mind the minute she said, “I object”?
MG: Ha! Great pitch.
We always have such a blast coming up with titles. A few more options for us to throw around, now that we’re on the topic: “Bo & Order”; “A Few Good Fae”; “The Good Succubus”; “Bo Brockovich”…. Okay, I need to be stopped.
That opener, with the shower and the chi suckage, was intense to watch to say the least. How do you think … the intensity … was for Doccubus in comparison to how it used to be?
MG: I think it’s always intense and intimate for Bo and Lauren in the bedroom–they’re a sexual couple and Lost Girl has never shied away from showing that. When we talked about this story, we saw Lauren’s new power as an opportunity to show a couple trying something new in the bedroom, or in this case, the shower. I wouldn’t say it was more intense per se, just … different.
There really were a lot of Doccubus moments in this episode, including the moment when Zee took over Lauren’s body. How excited was Zoie Palmer to do that scene? Because she really owned it.
MG: Zoie Palmer can do anything. When we were breaking the episode, we were thinking ‘How can we challenge Zoie with something new to play?’ The writers, Lara Robinson and Lauren Gosnell, cracked something amazing here, and executed it so well.
Zoie had already nailed 19th century Parisian Fae courtesan, so we thought we’d kick it up a notch with an Ancient God who had previously taken over Amanda Walsh’s character. It’s a such a treat to watch Zoie transform on screen. We may even see something else from her before the end of the season–not shape shifting, but something else completely unexpected.
There are so many surprises in these last four episodes, I can’t wait for everyone to see them.
The end scene, with the Tamsin/Bo hook-up, seemed like a nail in the coffin for Doccubus until Jack’s face appeared atop of Bo’s! Is it safe to say that was him, and not Bo under his influence, kissing Tamsin?
MG: It was Jack. He appeared in the form of Bo. We hinted at this power earlier in the episode when Zee warned Bo before leaving for Myth.
Yes, with the he “takes many forms” line. Should we even trust the Doccubus break-up and Lauren saying she had turned human again? Because if Jack could take over Bo, he could take over Lauren too…
MG: The break-up was real. Her turning human again was real. More answers are coming in the next episode. What we’re seeing is Jack’s master plan starting to affect our gang in profound ways.
With the Jack and Bo match set to begin, will we see Zee again? Or was that her final exit for the series?
MG: Unfortunately, that was her exit!
Amanda Walsh brought this very intricate and ancient character to life in ways that exceeded our expectations. As outrageous as Zee was, she was always grounded in real emotion. One of my favourite Lost Girl villains to date. And while she did leave the show, she did not leave in vain. Everything–everyone!–has a purpose leading into these final four.
What can you tease about next week’s episode, “Family Portrait”?
MG: It’s the episode that can’t be missed. Like nothing we’ve ever done before. It’s shocking. Even to me, and I wrote it. The story is not only relatable (theme being family), but one we’ve been ramping up to since Season 1.
Finally, who drew the pic of Bo that Jack was sketching in his first scene of the episode and where is it now?
MG: I believe it was the insanely talented Katie Brock in our art department. She also painted the Greek God “Last Supper” from 110, among many other pieces. Not sure where it is now, but I’m thinking a Lost Girl exhibit is in order.
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.