Mahlers5th and Valksy are back once again with their analysis of 4.05. Hope everyone enjoy!
“The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.” – Aldous Huxley
We decided to mix it up this week and go with a conversational Q&A format, with me in the role of interviewer.
I thought “Let the Dark Times Roll” was Lost Girl at its very best. I’d rank it third on my list of personal favorites, right behind “It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World” and “Vexed.” I know you loved it, too, Valksy. What made this episode so damn good? Please don’t mention Dyson’s absence. Oh well, if you must…
Since the Morrigan first made an elegant, laconic and deliciously wicked impact in episode 101, I have been waiting eagerly for a trip into the world of the Dark Fae. This episode delivered that longed for journey – with a side serving of the kind of salty language, sharp dialogue, grand guignol violence (that recognizes an adult audience), and wild humor, that made the show seem so bright and revolutionary from the very start.
Dreamscape motifs and mutable realities have been a daring and controversial choice, but I continue to welcome and applaud the ambitious departure from the safe haven of monster of the week episodes. I believe it a courageous gamble to make one story the focus of a full season, rather than attach it as a coda, and loved how this episode picked up exactly where the one before left off. Last week’s bewildering “time passes” gap did make me feel like I was missing something. I want every moment of this story and this episode was clearly one middle chapter in something that is of a much grander scale.