Enjoy Mahlers5th and Valksy‘s analysis of episode 4.10.
When you end with an ending like 409 and [Bo]
shows up with some hunky guy and says,
“He’s my destiny,” I think everyone expects
something when they come back for the next episode.
I know it drives fans crazy, but I love upending
those expectations. You wanna stick around to
see what’s happening here.
Executive Producer, Lost Girl
[Interview with Emily Gagne, 01/19/2014]
We all want things we can’t have. Being a decent
human being is accepting that.
John Fowles, The Collector (1963)
As I watched a beaming Bo at the end of episode 409, seemingly enthralled by the glowing golden handprint on her body, introducing Rainer to the others as her “destiny,” I was reminded of the old serialized episodes of Doctor Who that I watched as a child. I learned then that cliffhangers, apparent perils, and shock revelations were rarely genuine. They were intended to hook the viewer’s attention and manipulate us into coming back for more and needed be taken with the proverbial grain of crystallized sea salt. With that in mind, I found myself reserving judgment about the relationship between Bo and Rainer and regarding their scenes more dispassionately as simply the next step in an intricate, plot-in-progress.