Meanwhile, some big doings over at the Fae institution for the mentally ill as a familiar face escapes. Yes, team. It’s Aife, Bo’s mom. (To be fair, though, none of the people in that hospital seemed all that good at restraining anyone.)
Bo finds out that her mother came looking for her while she was on the Death Train, and went insane. When Bo stops by the asylum to ask some questions, she talks with Estelle: who tells her that Aife was frightened by something when all of her memories came rushing back.
Also, Hades has escaped from the glass room at Lauren’s lab. Bo has a hunch that this might have something to do with Aife’s escape; so she sends Dyson off to make sure the backdoor to Hell is guarded, and heads off to look for her father.
Bo finds her parents. Together. As in together, together. And they seem to be, y’know, really cooking. This can’t be good. Bo is confused when Aife tells her that Hades has freed her twice, and that Trick was the one who had her committed.
Meanwhile, Tamsin and Lauren avoid all of their feelings for Bo and have a conversation about the fact that (!!!!) Tamsin is dying! It’s a Valkyrie thing. In past lives, when she’d be approaching death, her hair falling out was the first sign. And that’s exactly what’s going down.
At a dysfunctional family dinner, Bo gets the full truth about her family. Turns out Aife was betrayed by Trick a long time ago and it drove her mad, until Hades found her and they had Bo together. The reason that Aife was always caged? Because Hades was protecting Bo from her. It’s very touching, in a psychotic way.
Bo doesn’t want to be a part of this, because she can’t believe that Trick has been lying to her all this time. And that’s when Aife hops in Bo’s car and tells her the real plan: to send Hades back to hell.
Here’s the thing about Aife: she has a very vivid memory of Bo coming to visit her in the asylum and coming up with a plan to send Hades back to Hell. But that never happened. And Aife may be completely losing it. She even pulls a knife.
Bo confronts Trick about the past lies. Trick stands his ground and tells Bo that he’s always been trying to protect her. And then hands over a box of Aife’s files and asylum records. And that leads Bo to discover that someone was impersonating her to her mother.
As Bo and the team rush to save Dyson, Trick and Aife reunite in the asylum. Until Hades shows up and picks a fight. All that while Bo watches another video of her mother being insane and rushes off to the penthouse, only to find…