I had the privilege of speaking with Rick Howland who plays Trick on “Lost Girl” at a press roundtable during New York Comic Con. “Lost Girl” sadly doesn’t air until next year on Syfy, but Showcase in Canada airs season four on November 10. Be sure to also check back because I still have an interview with Paul Amos to come!
Q: We’ve heard for season four things are going to get even darker, if that’s possible.
Rick Howland: For sure. It’s going to be a crazy season, and I think it’s going to be really well received.
Did you get to do anything interesting?
I get to do a lot of interesting things.
No, unfortunately, they didn’t bring back Deb Odell, Stella.
We love to see the Blood King happy.
Yeah, so does the Blood King! But, he had different work to do this year.
Are you getting to do a little bit more action?
I think you are going to see some surprises from Trick this year in terms of action. I don’t want to say exactly because then it’s not a surprise anymore!
Give us a teaser.
I’ve been practicing something. It’s going to be very exciting.
How much does Trick know about Bo’s father?
There are some things he knows, but he is not going to let anybody know how much he knows, and neither am I.
He is a bit mysterious to begin with.
Trick is very mysterious. That’s what is so great about playing him.
Will we see Trick play guitar and sing?
Ahh there’s something that I really want to tell you, but I can’t. No you are not actually going to see Trick playing guitar in the Dal and singing.
He would have to be drunk.
Yeah, it would have to be a private moment, like behind closed doors or something like that…I always liked the idea of a fae open mic night.
With a darker season, is there potential for humor in season four?
Always, especially with Ksenia [Solo] around. I mean, I think it is like life. I think good drama reflects life, you know art reflecting life and all that. When you have darker and deeper storylines, there is more reason for people to need to laugh, you know? It’s like the roaring twenties out of WWI. People needed to dance their asses off, and so they did for a decade. And I think that kind of applies to drama. You are going to see…it’s not bonk you on the head comedy. It’s not waka, waka, you know ten clowns come out of a car or anything, but it’s funny because of the weight of the situation, and you are going to get humor out of all of that.
Dyson and Trick were very close in the beginning, but they have kind of pulled away. Are they going to come back together this season?
Oh for sure. Absolutely. Kris [Holden-Ried] and I both…I think it was because in season three we really didn’t do a lot of those glass of scotch in my lair, “hey what’s going on right now?” And just the collector too of “okay where are we at? What’s the plan right now?” We both kind of miss those… You are definitely going to see Dyson and Trick connecting again in season four.
Where do we pick up with Trick in season four? We ended with Hale shoving him into a trunk.
Well, we might find him in Ireland in the lovely arms of Deb Odell, but you will have to wait and see. I don’t think I can say anything.
There was a lot of political turmoil in the finale. Hale isn’t really in a good place.
Yeah, he is having a tough time being the Ash. It’s a crazy time to be a leader at the end of season three.
Do we pick up soon after that in season four?
Are we going to see some Bo/Dyson action? Are they going to reunite?
Being her grandfather, I try not to read those scenes.
It’s like reading her diary.
Exactly! It’s like “la, la, la I don’t want to know just pick a partner and have fun, just don’t tell me what you do.”
Do you have any more scenes with Ksenia [Solo] this season? In the beginning, everyone just kind of puts up with her because Bo claims her.
Yeah, Trick just kind of takes her in as well. It’s like Bo’s little sister. It’s like adding another family member to the family.
Are you excited for season four? Sadly for the US, it is a little bit further away, but it sounds like it will be worth the wait. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below. Make sure you hit subscribe.