Bo: “You are not a good father.”
Trick: You’re right. I’m not, but I tried the best I knew how.”
“Family Portrait” is the February 29 episode of “Lost Girl.” Warning: this article does contain spoilers. “Lost Girl” airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. CT on Syfy.
This hour was what this final season has been missing and what each episode should be like (minus the hardcore heartbreak). There weren’t any pointless side storylines. It was focused on the Bo’s family, which has always been a huge element of the show. The stakes were raised. We found out how bad Jack really is, and there were so many tears. All in all, it was a great hour.
There are always conflicting stories of the past, and Bo learned that the hard way tonight. Her family is definitely not perfect, but Bo was forced to reconsider which party deserved the most blame. What version of the past do you believe is the closest to the truth?
Honestly, it had been so long since we’ve seen Aife that it was a little difficult to remember what exactly happened with her. The Wanderer and the train are a vague memory. However, the game of catch up did not detract from the heartbreak that Inga Cadranel delivered.
You could really feel Aife’s pain and confusion when Bo tried to tell her that she never came to visit Aife at the mental institution. It was truly an amazing performance that captured that vulnerability and fragility of Aife and her mind. What did you think of Aife’s return?
Okay, let’s talk about the heartbreak. Jack murdered Trick and Aife and then posed them in a family portrait just for Bo. This was devastating. It’s hard to discuss without crying. Between Bo and Trick’s final words and Dyson falling at the knees of the man he faithfully served for centuries, there were a lot of tears.
Then, at the end, Bo was in a catatonic state. The first thing that came to mind is this is exactly what happened whenever Glory took Dawn from Buffy. Bo feels defeated like there’s nothing she can do, and she lost the people closest to her because she trusted Jack’s version of the truth. Trick’s death broke her.
Pain aside, it was actually great to see Jack fully show just how twisted and evil he can be. He’s done a lot of things in the shadows, but now, now we have seen him for who he is. That portrait is something you do to taught a victim, a target, and that’s how Jack sees Bo. He’s mocking her and setting the stage for what’s to come.
Jack does not care about anyone but himself. He used Aife to get a powerful child, like Trick said, and now, he has done the same with Tamsin. It looks like her child is killing her, which makes her situation even more terrible. What Jack did to her was unthinkable, and it seems like he did what he did not to break up Bo’s team, but to either create another powerful child or to just absolutely destroy Tamsin, who is a threat to him.
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