Remember at the end of season two of Syfy's Lost Girl when Bo's eyes glowed blue? Well, we're going to find out what that was all about in the show's upcoming season three, which premieres tonight, said executive producer Jay Firestone.
"We find out that there is a darkness in Bo that she has to come to grips with," said Firestone in an exclusive interview with Blastr. "We're taking you there, but in a different direction than you might anticipate."
The kick-ass succubus has to "deal with some inner demons. We call it the year of discovery. Bo starts to come to grips with the fact that she is Fae and what that means. There are a lot of good parts to being Fae and some bad parts to being Fae. So she gets tested this year once again, as she always will be," he said.
"We have been saying for two seasons is that as Bo comes to grips with who she is and as she matures, she gets stronger and becomes more of a threat as a result. So we will be dealing with that as well," said Firestone.
As for Bo's gal pal, Kenzi, she is going to step away from just being Bo's sidekick.
"Kenzi is going to learn that there are consequences to her actions. And she's going to have an independent storyline this season. She's been Bo's sidekick most of the time, but when you tangle with the Fae, it's not as simple as you think. You have to remember the Fae do have powers, and they're not all nice. So there's some bad guys out there too," said Firestone.
And lonely wolf Dyson will have his troubles as well. "Dyson's got a very odd position to be in this season, because at the end of season two, he got his love back for Bo but didn't tell her. And he witnessed a huge kiss between Lauren and Bo just in that final battle. And you could tell at that point in time that he realized that there is a fairly strong emotion between Lauren and Bo."
Meanwhile, "Trick is always still the advisor and still always the guy that guides Bo. But now that she's realized he's family, she can trust him more than ever before. He plays a big role in guiding her through what it means to be Fae," said Firestone.
Meanwhile, the Light Fae are Ash-less again, so "Hale becomes the Ash. Now, he becomes the Ash on a temporary basis while he deals with his own ideas of whether he wants to be the Ash. You gotta remember the Ash has to be very firm, very tough, very stern and do what's right regardless of relationships. It's very hard for the Ash to have friends, and Hale's friends with everybody. So being the Ash has a lot of challenges for a guy like Hale, who is really quite sweet and quite nice. To be the Ash, you've got to be sort of harsh. It's a big challenge for him," he said.
"The reason we call this the year of discovery is every character is learning something new. Every one. Dyson has to deal with the fact that he loves Bo, but Bo might not be available to him. He said that he can only have one love, so what do you do when your one love is not there for you? Lauren has to deal with the fact that she's trying to have a relationship with a succubus," said Firestone.
There will be some new blood on Lost Girl, as well. "We brought in a new partner for Dyson, 'cause Hale's a little busy being the Ash. We brought somebody that's meant to shake things up." The sexy new character, Tamsin, is played by Rachel Skarsten (Birds of Prey), and she'll butt heads with Bo. Emmanuelle Vaugier's the Morrigan will also returns.
However, the big news is that Linda Hamilton (Terminator) is a guest star in the 10th episode as Acacia, "a tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has enjoyed a storied and deadly career."
Lost Girl has 13 episodes in its third season. A fourth season has already begun production.
Here's a look at tonight's premiere:
Are you ready for Bo's "year of discovery"?