"A sweeter than pie episode that might even make you cry!"
This episode was equal parts lovely and action-filled, so readers and watchers prepare yourselves… and grab some tissues!
It seems like Bo and Trick have been working on Bo’s training to prevent her dawning endlessly, and thus far she has not been able to pass through the threshold without throwing a chair at it. Desperate for help, Trick asks for the help of Stella who, after reading tea leaves, tells her that she has to go make peace with her past… a.k.a her oh-so-very lovely adoptive mother.
Bo has a bit of a fit, understandably, and rages over how she doesn’t need to resolve any of her mommy issues. Trick begs her to go, and Lauren, being the lovely girlfriend she is, even offers to go with her. However, Bo sticks to her road trip companion and takes Kenzi instead. Before leaving, Lauren gives Bo three shots to help her if she feels hungry, reminding her that they are for emergencies only since they’re the last three left.
They arrive in a sunny town, full of fields and cherry pie, and Kenzi feels like she’s stepped into another dimension. At the gas station they meet one of Bo’s childhood friends, Douggie, a sweet “country folk” – as Kenzi calls him, that welcomes Beth Dennis back home.
It’s nothing but home sweet home when Bo arrives at her mom’s house, much to her surprise. Bo and Kenzi notice the myriad of pill bottles laying out in the dining room, which quickly explain Bo’s mother’s sudden change of heart towards her daughter and why she doesn’t remember why Bo left in the first place. We not only learn that Mama Dennis has dementia, but also that her husband has left. She urges the girls to go and have fun at the cherry festival for a couple of hours with a quick remark on how hot leather will make them and that they should change into one of Bo’s old outfits.
“I feel like I’m Amish!” Kenzi exclaims as she and Bo waltz around town in the most adorable dresses we’ll probably ever see these girls in. If you haven’t watched the episode, I strongly urge you to do so if only for how charming and lovely the two best friends look (or find some pictures, it really is something you can’t miss)!
They meet up with Jessica, one of Bo’s school friends, who very bitterly reminds her - and lets all the viewers know - of her winning title of Miss Cherry Blossom, three years running! Yes, our lovely Bo has not only been recognized for her beautiful looks but also her delicious pies!
After some blast from the past conversations with old school mates, Bo goes back home only to encounter a death Fae - who we later find out is Poludnica or Ms. Polly. This Fae unfortunately brings back Bo’s mom’s lucidity, and all she has to say to her daughter are some heartbreaking words about how she is the devil and asks her to never come back. Bo, very understandably, decides to run off in the car, leaving Kenzi behind.
Kenzi being her somewhat surprisingly logical self, decides to call Trick to find out who this evil Fae may be and how they can get rid of her. He mentions that the Poludnica is an elementalist, and thus must’ve escaped through water or fire after the binding spell for her was cast. With this information at hand, she sets out to find her runaway friend.
She finds Bo getting drunk... off cherry liquor samples, nonetheless! The two have a small heart to heart where she tells Kenzi what she truly believes about herself (get your tissues ready!!), that she’s not turning into a monster, but in fact she has always been one. She believes everything her mother has told her throughout the years, something she has never been able to let go of and haunts her every day.
Kenzi, trying to alleviate some of that burden, mentions that the appearance of Ms. Polly could not have been her fault, since it is linked to the burning of a house. Bo has a surprise for Kenzi, since she was at the house when it burnt down. However, as Kenzi points out, Ms. Polly can only be summoned by humans, therefore absolving Bo of some of the guilt she’s been carrying around. Illuminated with the information given to her by Kenzi, Bo tells her that they have to find Jessica and Douggie in order to put Poludnica back where she belongs because they were the ones that were with her that night who are still alive.
Unfortunately, Jessica is dead, but Kenzi is able to find Douggie once again. A hilarious exchange ensues between them when they see Poludnica and he says that they should hurry and go towards the fields because they will lose her, which leads Kenzi to reply “oh great, nothing ever bad happens in the field!”.
The following scene is another heartfelt one, where Doug admits that it was him who tipped over the candle and so it is up to him to save Bo and take responsibility for his actions. Bo, very much mirroring her own situation, tells Doug that he was just a kid, that he didn’t know what he was doing and that what happened was not his fault. She takes over the fighting and stabs Ms. Polly with the last of the shots that Lauren had made for her, and then shoves her back into the well with Kenzi’s help.
Now here is where I suggest you grab all your tissues, and maybe a bucket of ice cream too. As Bo heads back home to say goodbye to her mother, she finds her going through the scrapbook talking about how lovely Bo is and what a wonderful child she was. She finally musters up the courage to tell her mom that she understands why she raised her the way she did and why she was so angry at her, that they were both scared and didn’t know what to do. She tells her of her new family, how she’s met her grandfather, and how Kenzi is like her sister, and that she couldn’t live without this family she’s made for herself. “If you really knew me now, you’d be proud. I did good. And I don’t need to carry around those terrible memories anymore. I am done reliving them.”
She looks at her mother one more time and tells her that this is how she’s going to remember her, “as the sweet woman who taught me how to make the best pies.” This sweet moment is closed off with Bo revealing her secret to her mother, “I’m not the devil, mama... I’m Fae. I’m Bo”, met with a tear inducing response from her mother, a simple “I love you too, Bo.”
Bo and Kenzi finally return to their home, where Trick has been flirting with Stella and talking to Dyson about his feelings for Bo - nonchalantly stating that Lauren is just temporary since she’s human and that maybe he should seek out his granddaughter’s love again.
It is finally time for Bo to prove to herself and Trick that she is able to finally love herself by passing the test, which she does with flying colours, and without throwing chairs! Unfortunately for Bo, this isn’t the end of the arduous tests as Stella tells her that at the temple she will find more excruciating tests.
Feeling slightly beaten down, Bo returns to her house, where she finds Kenzi. She finally confronts Kenzi about her attitude, claiming that she can’t hide behind her jokes, and asks her to talk to her. Kenzi says that she’s not quite ready to talk about it yet, and so Bo asks her another question that leaves her quite shocked, “Why did you go see the Norn?”
- Kenzi and Bo in adorable summer dresses.
- The cherry festival, because really, who doesn’t love cherries and pie?
- Bo’s strength in confronting her fears, past, and self loathing.
- Kenzi trying to cover up the fact that she lost Bo (while she’s on the phone with Trick) by telling him that she’s missing the cow tipping and quickly hanging up.
Unfortunately, this was yet another week with a lack of episode-related tweets.
However, I will leave you with this wonderful piece of news:
Lost Girl has been renewed for a fourth season!!