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'Lost Girl' 'In Memoriam' recap: Something's not right

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"Lost Girl" season 4 premiered on Syfy Monday, Jan. 13, with "In Memoriam," and within the first five minutes, it was clear that things had really changed.

As "Lost Girl" began, Kenzi made her way into a warehouse and spied on two men with a pretty big basket, but when she went to get a closer look, she was caught. "They are coming, and they will be hungry," Whicher told her before Hale and Dyson intervened. Kenzi insisted she wasn't human and suddenly, sparks came out of her hands. Yes, he was mistaken. "Nice work, Sparky," Dyson told her, while Hale argued the temporary powers weren't a good idea (oh, and said she smelled like sunflowers).

Dyson brought her home, noted all the thongs (but she wasn't lonely), and they kissed?! He stopped, brought up Hale's feelings for her, and wondered, "Since when are we this?" Then there was a knock at the door, and Aife was on the other side, looking for investigative help finding her daughter, Bo. "Kind of a dude's name, am I right?" Kenzi asked. She and Dyson had never heard of her.

Aife remembered meeting Dyson, but Kenzi focused on the fact that she had a daughter – and there was no signs she had given birth. She knew she was out there, and she had a photo of her and proof a fae had been messing with her memory (a Requardo coil in her eye). Dyson left Kenzi with her for his daily search for Tamsin, but he once again came up empty.

Another sign something was off was Trick commenting it felt like someone had been messing with the balance of space and time. The Una Mens were descending because of how messy things had gotten in the past few years, but they wouldn't do memory loss, it was too subtle. With that, Kenzi brought up her new client, and Trick pointed her to Dr. Snook. Speaking of doctors, what about Lauren? She was Kenzi's only other human ally, even thought she was currently "barely human." There were people looking for her.

Kenzi and Dyson paid Snook a visit, but Snook was just doing small-time stuff, like making wives forget about their husbands' affairs – and he noticed the work that had been done on Kenzi and Dyson, but it wasn't his doing. "I could be famous. I could be a Kardashian," Kenzi lamented of her forgotten memories. But they were looking for someone much more powerful than Snook. Trick explained they needed to find and shatter a certain compass, and it was rumored that Engelram, who kept his antiques under lock and key had it. Time to attend his social. But first, Trick wanted everything Kenzi had put in her bag back, and that was when he saw Bo's photo and reacted, demanding to know everything about her client.

Vex had set up his office with a very large "In Memoriam" poster for Evony, and fortunately Dyson entered when he did to stop him from taking it out on his assistant that he didn't have a worthy costume for the client. He wanted Vex's tickets for the event, and if he didn't agree, well, Dyson would tell everyone Evony wasn't dead, just trapped behind the big poster.

Every year, one woman was chosen to meet the host of the ball, and that was where Kenzi would come in. However, she was still at the loft, leaving messages for the missing Lauren and receiving a power boost from the Druid, which came at a price: she had to deal with his sleazy self to get it. She argued he tricked her, but he suggested she shed the disguise and deal with the council. He left her with a last jar and a threat if she didn't pay up ASAP.

At the ball, Dyson took note of a woman facing away from them, and it turned out to be Kenzi. He snapped about her being late, but she insisted she could still get the host's attention and took to the dance floor with Hale to deliver the "killer kiss." Clio asked Dyson to buy her a free drink, and he briefly saw Bo sitting behind her. Clio introduced herself as a nymph, which brought up bad memories. "Tequila-soaked, nakedness," he offered. Hale and Kenzi's dance was, unfortunately, not something that would be winning her any points, and Dyson cut in as the two men then fought over her on the dance floor. It ended with Kenzi putting her fae powers on display, and she got the final rose. That was where she came face to face with the Snake Man (played by George Takei).

Upstairs, Vex made his entrance, and it was quite the entrance. He proclaimed the Una Mens were on their way, and he'd be on his way once he got what he wanted: Dyson. Clio offered to get him out of there for a price. The party cleared out quickly. The Snake Man claimed he wanted to look in her to grant her unspoken wish, and she told him she just wanted the compass. Oh, and she'd take the unicorn if he wanted to downsize. He offered some skin care advice before commenting he thought the human would wish for "her return." "Pity, you don't know what you're missing," he hissed, and as she went to leave, she realized he called her human. He granted her wish, so it was time to swallow her whole.

"Nice costume, Vex. Weren't you the impotent dick last year?" Dyson commented as they faced off. Vex's memory was gone too, and he didn't want to risk losing his position as the Morrigan, especially after the terrible things he'd done. Hale joined them party, and so began the fight of powers. "I'm going to end you," Hale warned him, coming out on top. Downstairs, Kenzi hid, realized Massimo had just given her a jar with a note to pay him, and was cornered until Dyson intervened and rescued her.

Outside, Trick found Aife. "Hi, Daddy," she said. Kenzi found the compass. "You've always been there for me," he told her. "I would give my life for you. I'd never desert you. Maybe Vex is right. Maybe this is as good as it gets. Maybe we can make it better." However, despite claiming earlier that she wasn't lonely, she was. "This, it isn't right. It hasn't been for a while. My heart hurts, and I don't know why." And so they fixed it, and everyone remembered Bo.

Aife's "Hi, Daddy," had taken a much angrier tone. Her hate was all that had kept her alive, and so she attacked. Upstairs, everyone reunited, and they had so many questions. How long had Bo been missing? Dyson went to look for Tamsin again since she was the last one to see her. As for that basket at the beginning? Well, some sort of black ooze came out of it. Oh, and where was Lauren? Well, she had a different hairstyle, a name tag reading "Amber," and was a waitress. But where was Bo? Well, as the episode ended, she opened her eyes.

"Lost Girl" season 4 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Syfy. What did you think of the premiere "In Memoriam"?

© Meredith Jacobs 2014

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