Lost Girl Recap S2E3: Scream a Little Dream

Poor Kenzi, house cleaning doesn’t agree with her, as she and Bo try to clean away all traces of Dyson.

An elderly lady, freaks a little, before knocking her melon pretty good. The bellman notices that all of the old people seem to be sleepwalking. This may just be what Bo needs to get herself out of her funk.

A whole lot of sugar later, the bellman, Frank spills the beans. He’s fae, and he’s suppose to be caring for the folks in his building, but the people inside are suffering from some brain mush. The Ash can’t be bothered with these little problems, and so Frank has come to Bo to save the day. She agrees to strap on her cape and come to the rescue. Kenzi tells her that if they ever made some money, they could actually hire a cleaning lady, but Bo is all selfless. Or mostly selfless, and she calls Dr. Lauren to come make a housecall, as Kenzi makes herself scarce.

Kenzi pays Trick a little visit, and vents all about her lack of clean house issue. A eavesdropping Brownie overhears her, and he sounds like the answer to all her prayers. She asks for the lowdown, and Trick makes him sound pretty harmless. Kenzi happily takes him home.

Dr. Lauren and Bo play doctor, and so far there’s nothing conclusive. Bo questions Lauren’s position, but there’s no reason to break out the champagne yet.

Bo has no news, only exhaustion, and she’s a little startled by her new housemate, the Brownie, Mumphert! Mumphert gets to doing the housework, and Bo has a late night visitor. As far as late night visitors go, at least this one has the courtesy to shower before reeking mayhem. But the only mayhem he’s here to reek is on her body. Dyson looking all insanely hot invites her into the steamy shower, and Bo goes. It’s all sexy time until he scratches her,  and rips her heart out. Bo is having one crazy dream, and her cries bring Kenzi a running. Something is feeding on her, and when Kenzi tries to cleave her in two, it disappears.

Downstairs the house is immaculate, Mumphert is not only a cleaning god, he makes a mean pot of joe, the only downside is he ate all the honey berry crunch cereal. Bo goes to investigate her mystery lady, which leads her straight to Trick, the fount of knowledge. He tells her it’s a mare, not one that goes all neigh, but rather a night-mare, a type of dark fae that feeds on bad dreams. Mares aren’t usually so toxic, and Trick warns her away as he does a little research.

Bo heads over to Dr Lauren for a little diagnostic. Bo and the Mare have established a connection, a two way street, which is unheard of. So Bo, is far more awesome than was first thought, and of course more powerful.

Mumphert turns out to be even more awesome, landing Kenzi some limited edition couture. He really is the answer to her prayers. He reminds her that they’re out of cereal, and she gets a little short with him when he reminds her to grab some cereal. Come on girl, go get the man some cereal, but of course with that eye roll, she’s not going to heed Trick’s warning, and not take the Brownie forgranted. I would kill for a Brownie.

Dr. Lauren looks for some nasty pills, made from odd ingredients. Bo wants a little bedtime story, but its really never the right time. The new Ash comes in in all his jackass glory. Dr. Lauren has been hiding things yet again as she falls to her knees. Bo takes offense to Lauren being called property, but when the Dr. asks her to stand down, there’s nothing more that she can do. The Ash having made his point leaves.

Kenzi tries to keep Bo awake, but the girl is grumpy! Rather than guzzling more coffee, Trick suggests getting a Baku, which eats bad dreams. Unfortunately that means going to the new Ash to request an audience. In the Ash’s waiting room she has a little nightmare, and the Ash awakens her. Bo fumbles a bit in her delivery, asking to speak to Lauren. The Ash denies her request, moves straight into the first date chitchat. Bo reveals that she took on Frank’s problem, but the Ash has never heard of Frank, and Bo has been duped.

Kenzi shakes her groove thing, and is less than pleased with Mumphert’s current performance finding clothes in her pot, and everything looking less that spotless. His campaign of mass annoyance is taking his toll on her, and he’s being just a little childish, but she still hasn’t gotten the man any cereal!

Bo pays Frank a little visit, and she’s less than shiny. He deals with her easily, blowing a little sand in her face, and carrying his prize away. In Trick’s bar all her friends are happy to make plans without lil miss buzz kill, Bo, and poor girl is stuck in her chair. What a sucky dream, but it could be worse. The mare returns, and gets a little handsy, and Bo doesn’t even try to stop her. She’s forgotten who she is, as everything goes all dark and crumbly, even herself. Frank the Sandman is there when she awakens, and though he feigns innocence, it doesn’t stop Bo breaking his chair, or him a little.

Kenzi returns with a giant bag of loot, and comes home to find him in her clothes. He felt abandoned and unwanted, when all he wanted was a little gratitude, and Kenzi shows him just how grateful she is with a whole duffle of Honey Berry Crunch. Once his feathers are unruffled, she has a request in mind, a Baku, not just the pelt.

Bo feeds on Frank and gets down to the skinny. He’s squatting in light fae territory, and he’s doing it all for Connie. She needed a fae to eat, and she can’t eat a sandman who never sleeps. Being so close to Frank puts Bo back into a slumber, and a very pregnant Connie berates Franks loose lips. The couples bickering awakens Bo, and she gets away before they can make a meal of her. Stumbling down the hallway, Bo struggles to stay awake making it to the elevator. She calls to her anchor, Kenzi for help, and Mumphert delivers just in time. Bo decides to turn the tables on the Mare, and go to her home in the basement.

She sees an older version of herself, crying over how beautiful she is. Spilling the fates of all of her friends, of Kenzi’s death, losing Dyson’s and Lauren’s love. She struggles with herself, her elderly self desiring human touch, but its all an illusion. Kenzi and company come to the rescue, and the Baku wraps her in a hug, making the old version of herself fall away. Dyson materializes, and she’s prickly about his presence. He tells her he wants to be with her, but she’s confused. He offers her heart’s desire if she stays with him, but although the Baku has eaten the scary dream he can’t bring her out. She’s trapped. Kenzi begs her to hear her, even though the Baku tells her that she can’t. Bo kisses Dyson, and stabs him through, telling him goodbye. She returns to Kenzi, and thanks the Baku, and sets him loose on the rest of the apartment building. She may be free, but she’s still linked. They break in on the Mare about to deliver.

Bo goes to the Ash and fills him in on everything. He’s not exactly grateful. He offers her a position, which she nicely declines.

Mumphert decides to leave Kenzi, because the Baku needs her more. She doesn’t want him to leave, but she lets him go, sending him away with all his cereal. Bo prepares to get some much needed slumber, and Kenzi prepares to take watch.

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DEVIL'S DUE HAS RETURNED‏



PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DEVIL'S DUE RETURNS IN 2012


 Website Relaunched

Company Geared for Fusion Publishing
Project Rectify to Eliminate Talent Debts

CHICAGO, IL: Following the announcement last week that Devil’s Due Publishing and Diamond have resolved a two year dispute, and unveiling the newly christened Devil’s Due Entertainment’s plans to begin releasing products to comic book stores in 2012, company founder Josh Blaylock has released the following statement:

“Devil’s Due returns from the wilderness to a much different, and I think more exciting world of publishing. The old methods have changed and success now requires one to produce content in different media, not just one, and to sell through multiple channels - what I call ‘fusion publishing.’ But whether we’re printing, selling on iTunes, or funding projects through crowdsourcing, all of which Devil’s Due will be immersed in, these paths converge to help us meet the first priority, which is taking care of the remaining talent bills of the old DDP company.

Thanks to our new distribution abilities, and the eradication of some huge debts, a big weight has been lifted off of the company’s shoulders, making that goal much easier to achieve.

Our new line-up will be a small roster of high quality projects, but we’re treading cautiously. A decade ago licensed properties propelled the original DDP to the top, yet they did not do much long term. That is not how I wish to do things in the future, because chasing licenses to keep overhead and employees paid creates a vicious cycle. I’m still game to produce licensed goods that I’m passionate about, but there are now many more ways to cultivate a fanbase for original properties than there were 10 years ago.

Behind the scenes, in the past couple of years, I have been able to personally negotiate and reduce the old DDP’s debts of over a million bucks by a sizable six figures, but a large debt remains that is creator-related. Now though we will be able to distribute products and focus 100% on the creators, and I think, comic-community willing, we’ll be able to garner enough support to squash this debt once and for all.

I think we can do it within a year.

So long as any debt exists the Project Rectify label will accompany all products. People will know when they buy a PR labeled project, profits are going to help right that situation.

After Project Rectify has achieved its goal, if the industry will welcome it, I am looking to continue this imprint as a way to help other talent that find themselves hurt by defunct publishers, of which there are many, and I humbly hope that we can garner the support we need to achieve it. I’ve been here since 1996, Devil’s Due almost as long, and don’t plan on going away any time soon.”

Retailers and fans anticipating the relaunch of Devil’s Due may expect a publishing line-up to be released shortly, and some projects may be previewed at the newly re-launched www.DevilsDue.net.

ABOUT THE NEW DEVIL’S DUE: Devil’s Due Entertainment is an incubator and producer of pop culture content. As cartographers drawing the maps in an uncharted world of new media, Devil’s Due brings together a vertically integrated platform to develop stories and fantasy worlds, and implement the circulation of that content. In addition to its own creations, the company is servicing the needs of its partners who want to draw attention to and monetize their brands in the pop culture space.


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Production of Wrong Turn 5 Now Underway‏

PRODUCTION OF WRONG TURN 5 NOW UNDERWAY

Declan O’Brien Returns as Writer/Director of the Fan-Favorite with Horror Legend Doug Bradley Leading the Cast

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has started production on the next installment of the horror genre hit, Wrong Turn. Director and writer Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Sharktopus) returns to the helm of his third film in the franchise, with Doug Bradley, best known for his role of ‘Pinhead’ in the Hellraiser films, leading the cast. Filming is underway in and near Sophia, Bulgaria and is expected to end May 5.

In the next chilling chapter of Wrong Turn, a small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill all the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are dying for a good time.

The film is slated for release on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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New Snow White And The Huntsman Posters

Snow White and the Huntsman has released some new posters. And is it me or are they using the same font as Mirror Mirror? Fonts aside, the picture of Charlize Theron as Ravenna is the freshest and stunning. 

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
Synopsis: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.

Release date: June 1, 2012
Genre: Epic action-adventure

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Writer: Evan Daugherty
Produced by: Joe Roth, Sam Mercer
Executive Producers: Gloria Borders, Palak Patel

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Prometheus says Suck This Fans


Well, it looks like at least one crew member won’t make it home, or will he/she?  Ridley Scott has kept us guessing for months whether Prometheus is a prequel to Alien or not.  Though he says no, we have found out there is a tie-in to the Alien franchise with the robot/cyborg creator, Weyland Industries. 
SPOILERS:
The new international trailer for Prometheus offers more views of what we can expect.  I suspect these may not the aliens we’ve seen before, but it appears Ridley has included a new, more terrifying face sucker plus an eye worm. Eww, gotta love that. There's also a glimpse of what looks like the dead alien and it's chair for the beginning of Alien.  One thing is for sure; Prometheus will increase your heart rate, terrify you, and make you think twice about visiting a strange planet in hopes of finding alien life forms.  “Big things have small beginnings.”


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True Blood Season 5: Waiting Sucks Teaser - Eric/Pam

Waiting for the new season of True Blood sucks, and the only thing that sucks more is waiting after seeing a clip like the one below.

Our favorite maker and progeny are on very shaky ground. Russell has been released, and Eric thinks Pam is to blame. Feeling hurt and betrayed Pam asks for Eric to release her if he truly believes she betrayed him. Please Eric, don't release her. I adore Pam, far more than Sookie. Plus Pam gets the best lines.


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Game of Thrones recap: The Ghost of Harrenhal

Catelyn sits with Renly, She tells him that Robb has no interest in the iron throne. He tells her that he will allow Robb to remain King of the North so long as he swears a fealty to him, the same that Ned swore to Robert, and then together they will fight the Lannisters. Catelyn begs him not to war against his brother, to reconsider, but he will not. The red priestess’s shadow slips in and kills Renly. Brienne is accused of killing the King, and she slays everyone. Catelyn urges her to leave, the only one who saw what really happened, and steals her away.

Littlefinger watches the approaching boats. Margaery urgers her brother that they must return home. Loras mourns his lover’s death, and he will not listen when Littlefinger urges him to leave if he wishes to avenge Renly, and even Margaery tells him that he cannot avenge him from the grave. Loras prepares to leave. Margaery looks over her dead husband, of all the possibilities lost. Littlefinger calls her your grace, and she corrects him, telling him her aspirations. Margaery wishes not to be a queen, but The Queen.

Cersei and Tyrion talk about the current events, who killed Renly and such. Cersei is happy over whoever did the deed, but Tyrion is looking at the bigger picture. Renly’s death united many under the Baratheon banister, and without the divide, there is only one target now, them. Cersei is hostile as always, not wishing to talk to Tyrion about anything. Cersei has something big up her sleeve, and she doesn’t wish to share what the “king’s” plans are with him.

Tyrion speaks with the cousin, Lancel, the one who was stupid enough to start sleeping with Cersei, and he tells him that Cersei plans to use Wildfire. Tyrion is trying to get as much information as possible, and without much pressure Lancel sings like a canary, revealing every detail of Cersei’s plan to use Wildfire against Stannis, and there is already a large cache of it.

Davos gives Stannis his condolences. Davos fears what he saw. All of Renly’s bannermen have joined Stannis, all but the Tyrells who have fled. Davos fears what will happen when news of Melisandre’s involvement comes out, that if she is there when King’s Landing is taken it will be hers. Davos’s words fall on deaf ears.

Tyrion witnesses quite the public soapbox, speaking all of the truths. Tyrion finally admits outloud that the king is a lost cause. He likes what he hears,  unrealizing that he’s the demon monkey the man speaks of. Bronn admits that the people think that Tryion is pulling Joffery’s strings, when in reality Tyrion is the only sane one, trying to save the people.

Theron readies his men to sail. The men don’t take lightly to Theron as their captain. He has yet to earn their respect, and yet he commands them like he has. Yara steps in and mocks Theron, she knows these men, and she has actually earned their respect. His first mate comes and tells him how he can win his father’s approval, and perhaps he’s found a friend.

Arya listens in on Tywin’s council. They’re trying to come up with ways to stop Robb. Despite the reports of discontent, Rob is a good and strong leader and he’s proven it time and again. With winter closing in, Rob’s advantage grows larger. Rather than coming up with a game plan they beg to sleep. Tywin lets the first bellyacher leave, and then focuses on Arya. He gets information on Arya, she fubs the truth just a smidge, and is caught at first, Tywin lets her try again and she does much better so that she does not give away her true identity. Arya talks up Rob, and his legend. When Tywin challenges, she doesn’t flinch or back down, and tells him that “Anyone can be killed.” She gives him wolf eyes, and he sends her off to fetch water. She comes face to face with Jaqen H’ghar. He now serves the Lannisters, and they go over choices. For saving him, he will kill three people for her. She names the Tickler, as her first.

Jon holds out hope that his unle Benjen is still out there somewhere. The men make camp in the snow. Sweet Sam continues talking, always talking on and on this time about the first me. Jon looks over the horizon, and there is nothing but white as far as the eye can see, he thinks the first men were trying to get away from something, that they weren’t able to. A horn blast is heard, a single blast, and they hope it is fellow rangers as it should be.

Tyrion visits the apothecary. He has wild fire in a jar, that’ll burn anything. It’s a substance that the Targaryens used well to hold the Iron Throne, when the dragons were all gone. He sees the true depth of Cersei’s madness. He tells him that he won’t be making wildfire for Cersei any longer, from now on they’ll be making it for Tyrion.

Dany teaches her dragon how to feed themselves. Irri is feeling a little sensitive, and Dorreah forgets Dany’s station a bit, mistaking Dany for a princess instead of a Khalessi. Dany wears the dress that she was given, and she tries to keep the pilfering to a minimum at the dinner. Everyone tries to gain the Mother of Dragon’s favor. She even gets an offer to stay with the creepy house of the undying. Xaro, her host comes and steals her away. Jorah watches over the Khalessi. And a masked woman warns him that she is in danger more than ever before. People will come to see the dragons, and they will want them, because they are fire made flesh, and fire equals power.

Brienne thinks that Stannis is behind Renly’s death. Catelyn is not so sure, all she saw was a shadow. Brienne plans to bring her back to her home, and then go back. Catelyn warns that it may not safe for her, and Brienne offers to serve Catelyn so long as she does not hold her back from Stannis. Catelyn makes that promise, and Brienne swears her fealty to Catelyn.

Bran continues to hold court at Winterfell, Rickon smashes nuts. Before Bran can go for his ride he gets bad news. News comes that a nearby town is under siege. Bran does not hesitate to send men to his protect his bannermen. He tells Osha of his dream. She tells him that the three-eyed raven may not mean anything. He presses her for the truth, and she asks for specifics. He dreamt that the sea came to Winterfell, it flooded the castle and killed many. Osha tells him that the sea is hundred of miles away, but she looks shaken. He asks again about the raven, but she gives him no real answer.

The snow falls hard on the Night’s watch. The men they’ve been waiting for have still not arrived, but the wildlings are coming. Their man Mance has betrayed them to the wildings, and he’s been training them. They plan to go in like ninjas and kill the group before they can be overtaken, and Jon asks if he can accompany them. Sam offers to take over Jon’s duty, and Jon gets to join the rangers.

Xaro asks Dany how long her man servant has been in love with her. Poor girl cannot see that Ser Jorah Mormont truly is in love with her. She tells him that he is her advisor and friend. So instead Xaro asks what her intentions are. Dany tells him she intends to take the Iron Kingdom, because it is her birthright, and she will protect her Khalasar. They talk of ambitions, and she questions his intentions. He shows her a vault that none have been able to get break into, and he’s willing to give her half if she marries him. And with that he will help her win the seven Kingdoms.

She takes the proposition to Jorah. He’s against the idea, even if the seven kingdoms are at war. He tells her to win Westros, she cannot do it with a foreign army alone. He does wish to see her on the Iron throne because she would be a good ruler, and with his plea she sees the Xaro’s words are true. She asks his plan as her advisor.  He tells her to make her own way, he will find her a ship, and she agrees.

Gendry forges swords and as good as he is with a sword he does not know how to wield one. Arya gives him pointers, when a scream pierces the air. The tickler has been slain.

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Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 - Portland Parties, Panels & Signings!‏

DARK HORSE: STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST 2012 SCHEDULE

 APRIL 27, MILWAUKIE, OR— This weekend, Portland's own Stumptown Comics Fest takes over the Oregon Convention Center for its largest show ever! Dark Horse is giving you a look at all the awesome happening through Sunday!

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Drink and Draw with Peter Bagge at Bridge City Comics

Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In celebration of the release of Peter Bagge's newest comics series, Reset, Dark Horse Comics and Bridge City Comics present the official 2012 Stumptown Comics Festival kickoff event -- a Friday night Drink and Draw for visiting and local artists, publishers, and all festival-goers!

Bagge will be in attendance as the guest of honor with copies of Reset #1 to sign, and party guests will be provided with complementary art supplies to draw to their hearts' content. Snacks and drinks (21+ with valid I.D.) will be served, complements of Bridge City, Dark Horse, and Ninkasi Brewing.

Admission to this event is free, and the drawing starts at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Signings at the Dark Horse Booth 

11:00 – 11:30 p.m. Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)—FREE B.P.R.D.comic

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)—FREE Usagi Yojimbocomic and print

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Erika Moen and Jeff Parker (Bucko)—FREEBucko print

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Peter Bagge (Reset)—FREE Reset print and exclusive

Stumptown Comics Fest Reset Passport

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Victories, Valve Presents)—FREE Victories print and head sketches for Victories and Rapture


Panels

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Spotlight on Peter Bagge, Room B-114

Best known for his comic-book series Hate, which helped to define the grunge generation, and his recent contributions to Reason magazine, Peter Bagge is always willing to confront hard-hitting societal issues with intelligence, wit, and funny bone intact. Join us for a conversation with the multiple Harvey and Eagle Award-winning cartoonist, whose newest series, Reset, has just been launched in the Dark Horse Originals line. Moderated by Ryan Alexander-Tanner.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Of Rabbits and Ronin: Spotlight on Stan Sakai, B114

World-renowned cartoonist Stan Sakai has been writing, drawing, and even hand-lettering his beloved rabbit samurai series Usagi Yojimbo for twenty-seven years and counting. Join Sakai for a discussion of Usagi's history and future, as well as demonstrations and all-ages audience participation! Moderated by Usagi series editor, Diana Schutz.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Euro Comics In Translation, B114

Join Diana Schutz, Executive Editor of Dark Horse's Manara Library and Blacksad, for an informative look at what it takes to bring Europe's most celebrated titles to new audiences in America. This panel will delve into the process on properly editing, translating and publishing Euro Comics for a very different market. All this will culminate in a sneak peek of and discussion on the upcoming highly anticipated Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. Moderated by Eisner and Harvey award-winning editor and writer Joe Keatinge.

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dark Horse Originals: Genius Redefining Genre, Room B-114

Join Dark Horse Comics editor Philip Simon and PR director Jeremy Atkins to hear about the latest comics and graphic novels coming out in the Dark Horse Originals line, an imprint that Mike Richardson describes as a place for "unique creators with unique visions expressed in quality graphic novels." Dark Horse Originals has brought you such favorites as Blacksad, Citizen Rex, De:Tales, 3 Story, and more! Don't miss special guests Peter Bagge, Jeff Parker, and Erika Moen, who will talk about their new Dark Horse Originals projects!


SUNDAY, APRIL 29


Signings at the Dark Horse Booth

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Peter Bagge (Reset)—FREE Reset print and exclusive

Stumptown Comics Fest ResetPassport

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Steve Lieber (Alabaster)—FREE Alabaster print


Panels

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Quenched Consciousness: A Tribute to Jean "Moebius" Giraud, B114

Join Quenched Consciousness curator Ian MacEwan, Dark Horse Moebius line editor Scott Allie and famed Madman cartoonist Michael Allred in a tribute to the master creator moderated by Glory & Hell Yeah writer Joe Keatinge. This look back at Giraud's illustrious career will include art and insight into his many works including the Incal, Blueberry, Arzak, The Aedena Cycle, The Airtight Garage, Silver Surfer: Parable and movies such as Alien, Tron, Fifth Element and Jodorwsky's Dune. The discussion will begin with an introductory career overview by MacEwan followed by interviews with Allred and Allie about their one-on-one interactions with the master himself, the inspiration Giraud gave them and his global affect on the medium and industry alike. The panel includes a screening of the rarely seen documentary, Moebius Redux, directed by Hasko Baumann. 2-HOUR SESSION

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Beyond the Cape: Genre Fiction in Comics, B114

Join moderator Christian Lipski and creators Vera Brosgol, Brian Churilla, Brian Hurtt, Lukas Ketner, Batton Lash, Steve Lieber, Dylan Meconis, Ron Randall, and Brandon Seifert in a conversation about the other kinds of comics. Horror, sci-fi, western, romance -- creators talk about the world outside the super-human. Is the 'mainstream' expanding to include other genres, or are the smaller publishers growing their audience? What are the publishing options for non-super titles? Is it a worthwhile direction for authors and artists?

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Making History, B114

What do a Victorian robot, theology scholar, and rabbit ronin have in common? They're the stars of three very different stories in historical settings: Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel; Family Man; and Usagi Yojimbo. Join their creators--Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, Dylan Meconis, and Stan Sakai--for a lively discussion of history and storytelling.

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SAFE


Mix a corrupt NYC police department, the Russian mob, the Chinese mob, and a kidnapped girl from China.  Stir and add a pinch of Jason Statham.  Well, maybe a dash.  Oh hell, throw in the whole bag.  What do you get?  SAFE
Jason Statham stars as former elite-agent, Luke Wright, who lost a lot of money for a betting Russian mobster.  He stumbles upon Mei (Catherine Chan), a girl both the Russian and Chinese mobs are chasing.  The Chinese mob is using Mei for her eidetic memory.  She has a code in her head that everyone including some high ranking NYC police officials desperately wants.  Enter Statham to save the day.

SAFE is probably one of my favorite Statham movies.  The basic plot is believable, the fight scenes; plenty, there’s genuinely humorous dialog and good music.  The beginning jumps around in time a bit, but settles into the present time after the first 15 minutes.  There’s no love interest here (rare for a Statham film), but there also isn’t any room for one.  Any attempt to add a lover for Statham would have seemed forced.

Is it realistic?  Hell no, it’s a Jason Statham movie.  Is it bloody and violent?  Of course, it’s a Jason Statham movie.  If you enjoy ass-kicking (literally), non-stop action and funny (not corny) one-liners, then don’t miss SAFE.

Opens in theaters today.

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Prometheus Featurette

Enjoy this new featurette for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.  This is my most anticipated movie this year.  Dare I even say more than The Avengers?  Scott teases us again with some behind the scenes footage mixed in with scenes from the film.  I can’t stand the teasing, yet I love it.  Keep ‘em coming Ridley.


The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.









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THE EXPENDABLES 2 Character Posters Now Live!

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal. Check out the dirty dozen with a look at the twelve character posters for THE EXPENDABLES 2 which debuted online this morning.

Lionsgate sent out individual posters out to a whole slew of sites, but we've rounded them all up here!

With this all-star line up its a little hard not to be giddy about this flick.

The highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide success, THE EXPENDABLES 2 stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Nan Yu.

The film will be in theaters everywhere August 17th, 2012

Ain't It Cool - Sylvester Stallone
HitFix - Jason Statham
Cinema Blend - Jet Li
JoBlo - Dolph Lundgren
MTV - Chuck Norris
The Expendables Facebook Page - Terry Crews 
Fandango - Randy Couture
Moviefone - Liam Hemsworth
Yahoo! Movies - Jean-Claude Van Damme 
Collider - Bruce Willis
Coming Soon - Arnold Schwarzenegger 
IGN - Nan Yu

SYNOPSIS:
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal...

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.

That is done the Expendables way....

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Breaking Dawn Pt 2 releases 2 Images!

Photo: Andrew Cooper, SMPSP,
© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC.
All rights reserved.

First they teased us with well, one of the shortest teasers ever, and then they released a longer teaser that didn't really show much more. And now Summit Entertainment has released the first two pictures from their Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2.


Still no Kellan Lutz, but I guess they had to satisfy all of the Team Edward and Team Jacob fans, while the Team Emmett fans have to continue to wait.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 comes to theaters November 16th, 2012 and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli. The film is directed by Bill Condon.





Photo: Andrew Cooper, SMPSP, 
© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. 
All rights reserved.

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RIVEN Sends a Shiver Through Dark Horse Presents!‏

RIVEN SENDS A SHIVER THROUGH
 DARK HORSE PRESENTS!

APRIL 25, MILWAUKIE, OR—Riven, the latest tale set to debut in Dark Horse Comics’ legendary anthology Dark Horse Presents, marks a new beginning for horror fans! 

Dark Horse Comics recently announced the Riven graphic novel, the third collaboration between cowriters Bo Hampton (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) and Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West), which is slated to hit stores August 22.  Riven’s three-part story beginning in Dark Horse Presents #14 will serve as a chilling introduction to their world of terror.

Dark Horse Presents is bringing together such a great mix of talent and stories at the moment that it’s honestly an honor to be included in the book. From all the chatter Dark Horse Presents has been generating it’s clear the book is appealing to discerning, articulate readers—and those are precisely the sorts of people we hope are attracted to Riven,” said Robert Tinnell. 
Riven’s Katya has been in a coma for five years, and when she awakes, everything has changed. Now she is a gorgeous teenager with a mysterious, gruesome past, becoming aware of a growing, terrifying power inside her body, triggered by the touch of the full moon, eager to break free . . . Can Katya solve the mystery of her blood-drenched nightmares before they become reality?

“It was a great spawning ground in its original incarnation and I’m really happy to be part of Dark Horse Presents now. I’m looking forward to seeing the Riven pages in that format,” Bo Hampton added.

Check out Riven in Dark Horse Presents #14, on sale July 18!

About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists.  In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the BarbarianMass EffectSerenity, and DomoToday, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.

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ALAN ROBERT’S HIT GRAPHIC NOVEL, “CRAWL TO ME”, LANDS SCREENWRITERS‏

ALAN ROBERT’S HIT GRAPHIC NOVEL,
“CRAWL TO ME”, LANDS SCREENWRITERS
The Popular Psychological Thriller From IDW Publishing
Gets The Big Screen Treatment!

New York, NY – (April 24, 2012) The first printing of Alan Robert's critically acclaimed horror graphic novel, Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing), sold out within a week of its release, back in January 2012. As a result, the award-winning publisher will be pressing a special hardcover version this summer, titled Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition. As previously announced, directorDavid A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise, Saw, is attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Me for the big screen. Additionally, screenwriters, David White and T.J. Cimfel have recently signed on to pen the Crawl to Me screenplay. Robert will produce, alongside his partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Christopher White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise).

"It’s exciting to watch this thing come to life by people who are super passionate about telling this story," says creator, Robert.  “Over the last few months, we’ve received about a dozen different treatments from various writers to adapt the property. I can safely say that T.J. and Dave’s unique take on the material definitely stood out from the rest. We’re extremely proud to announce that they’ve officially joined the team.”

David White and T.J. Cimfel wrote the contained thriller Shut In, which is currently under option at Ombra Films.  Additionally, Cimfel's supernatural thriller No Tell Motel was recently produced by Enderby Entertainment and is scheduled for release in late 2012.

Crawl To Me really appeals to us because it builds a haunting story around an emotional and intelligent core. It has characters you can connect with, yet doesn’t sacrifice any of the visceral thrills you want from a good horror story. It's the perfect combination for us to tackle,” says, White and Cimfel. “The artwork really drew us in. It’s a dark story, but it’s told through these beautiful images that you can’t turn away from. And there’s a cinematic flow to the action—the story’s screaming to be put on the screen.”

The Crawl to Me graphic novel, written and illustrated by the Brooklyn-bredLife of Agony bassist, collected the original 2011 comic series with a painted cover by renowned Monocyte artist, Menton3.  The introduction for the book, was written by Robert's former cartooning teacher and legendary comics artist, Walter Simonson (Thor).

Robert’s upcoming Killogy comic series is slated for an October 2012 release through IDW Publishing. Major announcements coming shortly!

For more information about Alan Robert, visit: http://www.alanrobert.com


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Trek Nation and White Room: 02B Make International Debuts at SCI-FI-LONDON‏



Trek Nation’ and ‘White Room: 02B3’ Make International Debuts at SCI-FI-LONDON

UK fans get double feature when Roddenberry Entertainment films land in 
England

LONDON; April 24, 2012 — Roddenberry Entertainment, the successor of the science fiction pioneer that brought television and film audiences Star Trek, announced today that its Saturn Award-nominated film Trek Nation will make it’s much anticipated international debut on May 7 at the 11th Annual Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film in London’s Apollo Piccadilly Circus at 4:55 p.m. local time. The film will appear as part of a Roddenberry Entertainment double feature along with the company’s groundbreaking 360-degree film White Room: 02B3.

Trek Nation made its US debut in November 2011 on SCIENCE Channel to acclaimed reviews of Rod Roddenberry’s tribute to his father, Gene Roddenberry, including a nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for a 2012 Saturn Award in the “Best Television Presentation (10 Episodes or Less)” category. Through exclusive footage and interviews with devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alumni, Trek Nation chronicled a son’s journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define modern-day science fiction.

“By exploring my father through a variety of untapped touchstones, we were able to introduce the world to a Gene Roddenberry it’s never met before.  Through this process of humanization, Trek Nation reminds us that none of us are perfect but that within our imperfections lays the potential for greatness,” said Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry.

While it will be the first time a European audience is given the opportunity to view the documentary in its entirety, Sci-Fi-London will also play host to the world premier of Roddenberry Entertainment’s new film White Room: 02B3. Shot with the world’s most advanced high-definition 360-degree camera, White Room:02B3 stars Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue and Rachel True, as well as Internet icons Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley. The film will debut during the Blink of an Eye program on Saturday, May 5 at 4:55 p.m. local time before it’s screened with Trek Nation on May 7.

Boldly going where no camera has gone before, Roddenberry Entertainment used cutting edge 360-degree SA9 camera technology to create an engaging, interactive audience experience. Sitting in the middle of the room, the camera captures 360-degrees outward in high-definition panoramic video with no gaps or distortion during filming.

While White Room: 02B3 is premiering at film festivals, Roddenberry will also launch it as an immersive cinematic trailblazer in 360-degree dome theaters around the country and as an interactive experience online. A click-and-drag function will simulate the dome experience.

“In addition to quality science fiction, Roddenberry is known for taking strides into new technologies and pushing entertainment boundaries. With White Room: 02B3 we are certainly at the birth of a new kind of filmmaking,” said Trevor Roth, chief operating officer and head of development at Roddenberry Entertainment.

For more information visit www.Roddenberry.com or www.WhiteRoom02b3.com.

About Roddenberry Entertainment
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of revolutionary entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek. Roddenberry Entertainment has continued to bring the Roddenberry philosophy to a new generation and has evolved its groundbreaking science fiction into an innovative, multimedia portfolio of graphic novels, comics, television and film projects, while continuing its unique tradition in quality merchandising. With insightful explorations of humanity, Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating smart and provocative science fiction that challenges its audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as those beyond. For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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BRAVE's New Trailer


"In every age family is king, and the bravest journeys are never taken alone." Brave is set in the Scottish Highlands and follows Meridia (Kelly MacDonald), daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Meridia wants to make her own path in life and shuns her Kingdom’s custom, evoking chaos.   

I’ve been excited for Brave since the first trailer emerged.  This new trailer shows some familiar scenes, but also gives us more than a glimpse into Meridia’s family.  I think this film will resonate with many families around the world.  I remember being a tomboy, full of action and mayhem:  my dad laughing with me, brothers who seem to have no rules, and my mother just trying to get me in dresses.  I think Brave will more than deliver this summer.  “If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?”

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True Blood Season 5: Waiting Sucks Teaser - Sam/Luna

From the sadistic and lovely people over at True Blood they've released another teaser.

This time it features some of our favorite shifters Sam and Luna. Luna is in tears, Sam is asking if she knows anyone who would want to harm "them," who were apparently lovely people.

Sam leaves the lovely Luna, and there's a gunshot.

Season 5 of "True Blood" premieres Sunday, June 10th. For more on True Blood, go to http://itsh.bo/HAObVp or jump in on the Twitter conversations http://twitter.com/truebloodhbo #trueblood.

Watch True Blood online at HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/hWfz80.

With HBO GO, you can watch every episode of every season of True Blood on your iPad® (http://itsh.bo/hbogoapple), iPhone® (http://itsh.bo/hbogoapple) or Android™ (http://itsh.bo/hbogoandroid) smartphone. Free with your HBO subscription through participating TV providers.

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True Blood Comic Issue #2 now available for pre-orders

Earlier today IDW released some pages from their new True Blood Comic.

HBO is starting to take pre-orders, so make sure to reserve your copy today.


Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, is back as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian, with art by Michael Gaydos (Alias).








  32 pages
  This is the second of 4 issues of the storyline called “Where Were You?”.
  Co-written by Michael McMillian, “Steve Newlin” from the show, with fan-favorite Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow)!
  Series features covers by Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher)!





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Lost Girl Recap S2E2: I Fought The Fae (and the Fae Won)


Kenzi prepares her Bo break up kit which includes vodka, ice cream and a large animal tranq dart. Since Bo and Dyson were more than “bang buddies” Kenzi is upping her defense plan, which includes Siren backup. They go in to see Bo, and she’s not exactly down in the dumps. She’s swinging high literally, and as they ponder her sanity, I wonder if I could get a swing in my room. Bo is not only sane, she’s all too happy since she and  Dyson didn’t break up, they were broken up. And finally her lightbulb has gone off. Dyson really loves her for her and not all the other things she is, or he did, and now she’s on the offensive, she plans to win back her boy. Cue then Rocky montage.

Meanwhile, this week’s big bad packs a wallop. The girl is brought is with a bag on her head, and she gets away from her captors. She runs, and they chase, and she stops, they catch up. She does this weird little porcupine flick, and they fall over dead. I’m not sure she’s the actual big bad of the week, but she definitely doesn’t want to be caught, apparently there’s one last thing she needs to do. I don’t blame her, I bet they didn’t wash her head bag, or maybe she left the iron on in her apartment.

Hale and Dyson walk the tunnel where the light fae Pocupine girl escaped, apparently her captors were jailers, and they weren’t killed only knocked out by her quills. She’d been locked up for a long time, about eighty years and they were moving her for something very special.

Bo and Kenzi head to the Dal, where Trick is of course pouring drinks. Bo immediately asks about the Norn, but before she can get answers some big wig walks in. The light fae are busy prostrating, and Bo doesn’t let Kenzi do the same, though she attempts to follow the cool kids’ lead. Trick fills them in, the guy is the Black Thorn, an emissary from the old country, come to make a proclamation, and he announces the start of the games to appoint a new Ash. Bo immediately makes a call to Lauren, and tells her the good news, but Lauren is all weird and twitchy about it. She’s borderline panicked instead of gleeful like she should be.

Hale goes over the appointing of the new Ash. No wenches and mead, but there is a stag hunt. He also gives an explanation of the crazy titles. The light fae get their names from sacred trees, the dark from dead warriors. I would rather be known as a Maleficent than be called the Ash for all eternity, though I guess Ash is better than being called Yew or Broom. Bo asks if a new Ash is a good thing, Hale says that it depends on who wins. Kenzi wants tickets to the main event, and Hale offers to let one of them be his date, but Bo quickly shoots him down.

Back at the crack shack, Kenzi ponders Bo’s game plan since she nixed her party chances. Bo wants to keep both herself and Kenzi as far away from fae politics as possible. Apparently, Mommy dearest left a bad taste in her mouth where politics were concerned. But Kenzi only see the medieval fun to be had. Bo isn’t swayed, persistent in staying away, right up until she’s reeled in. That little stag hunt that Kenzi was so intent on seeing, just landed on their doorstep, Bo won’t be Switzerland this time. The Porcupine girl is in her home, and she needs her help because not only is she a quill thrower, she’s to be the stag.

Dyson hangs out at the Dal long after last call, to deliver some news. The Black Thorn wants the Ash replaced as punishment because of the attack on the Elders, which lead to the death of most of them, but hasn’t brought up Aoife at all. So far no one knows that Aoife returned, but Trick isn’t relieved yet. He knows the Black Thorn hasn’t shown his hand.

Bo questions the Porcu-tag. She’s being hunted so the Ash can prove himself worthy by besting her, when it seems that her only crime was loving the wrong guy. Hamish was dark fae, she’s light, and they were planning on running away together, even though it was considered treason. The night before Hamish’s wedding, they planned on running away, but she was captured instead and charged with treason. Poor girl thinks that Hamish is innocent, and wonders who betrayed her. Um, I’m guessing him, but before they can ponder further, there’s a knock at the door. The Porcu-tag is ready for her fate, but she wants to see Hamish one last time, which would be really sweet if she didn’t spend the last 80 years in lock up because he betrayed her to save his own skin. Maybe he’s not a douchebag, but my money is on the likelihood that he had a hand in it, maybe an inadvertent hand, I’ll give him that much. Bo stands her ground as light fae break down her door, and Dyson comes to intervene. Dyson wants the girl turned over, and promises to keep her safe. The Porcu-tag,  Sabine, goes quietly with Dyson and the other guys, and Bo uses this inopportune time to vent a little about Dyson’s jacked up love letter he’s played out for her but Dyson isn’t ready to write any more flowery prose, and Bo doesn’t push when he promises a later. Don’t read into it Bo-bo, that boy is only going to break your heart.

Bo heads to the Ash’s compound, and the Black Thorn is just a smidge too happy to see her. She wants her guest back, but he’s not likely to turn her over, Sabine was his stag first. And he clears some things up about light and dark fae. Humans are food, either the fae eat from them or they die, circle of life and all, but the dark fae hunt for sport. The light respect the kill and don’t over hunt, and Bo is an obnoxious vegan in his metaphor. Way to score brownie points, she’s not offended. And he goes on, the stag is a willing sacrifice, yep you read that right, willing. Sabine volunteered to be hunted, maybe she was having a Katniss moment, maybe she cares about regaining the honor of her family but Bo tells him she plans to grant Sabine’s final request anyways. He gives her a red hot gift, and invites her as his date, extending the invitation to Trick as well, which is a little weird. I thought Kenzi would be more his type, but then again everyone loves the Blood King.

Kenzi is a little jealous of Bo’s couture; Bo just wants The Black Throne gone. They pay a call to Hamish, and Bo reveals that she has a date with Dyson to talk on Saturday, signaling the start of Operation Woo, which shall entail cleavage. Hamish is shiftier than I expected. This is the guy that Sabine risked it all for? He’s gotten all of Bo’s messages, and he’s not exactly interested in seeing Sabine. Bo continues to push, and Hamish disappears, literally, which is a hellava lot more effective that sticking your fingers in your ears and going lalalala until she goes away. Hamish uses Bo’s dumbfounded moment to slam the door in her face. Kenzi takes that as a cue to walk away, but Bo plans to save Sabine’s life instead, you know, without anyone knowing.

Bo researches the Ash contest. First they gather in the Gyllenhaal, not Jake or Maggie, but rather a party. It’s the first competition of skill and cunning, where votes are cast. Those with the most votes become contenders who will later compete in the hunt. Sabine can survive the hunt if she makes it to the bell, but it’s never happened. Bo can’t be a contender because of her lack of allegiance; Dyson doesn’t have time to get through the vetting process. Only a person of noble blood could throw his towel into the ring at this point, good thing there’s someone of that description near by, someone everyone knows.

That someone is Hale and he doesn’t really like the idea, and likes the idea of being Ash even less. The girls threaten, beg and cajole him with no luck. They point out that he doesn’t have to win, just run, and losing can be a further dig to his family. Cornered Hale finally agrees.

Bo lays out the plan. Hale is going to use his Siren skills to curry favor, Bo will incapacitate opposition, and Dyson will be the muscle. Poor Kenzi has to sit this one out. Bo places importance on teamwork, but Dyson’s little kiss off seems like anything but. Trick escorts Bo in, and casts his vote for Hale before excusing himself. And we get Hale’s full name and title Baronett William Haley Francois Santiago of Clan Zamora. Oh, if only Kenzi was there, the jokes she would have made, instead Bo makes a small crack, and Hale threatens to lullaby her into a corner.  Bo runs into a handsome competitor, Mr. Green, whom she names as her first target, and its all back to business.

Sabine sits as guest of honor, as Hale whispers his sweet words into everyone’s ears. Bo approaches Mr. Green, and immediately sucks chi with him. She tries to spell him into going home, but he’s immune to her, not that he didn’t enjoy her efforts. Hale continues working the room, and Dyson intervenes as his drink is mickeyed by a competitor. Bo continues to suck face, dropping Hale’s opposition, and proving to herself that she still has it. She and Dyson have an awkward encounter, and he takes advantage of a distraction to get away. Poor guy then gets cornered by Trick. Dyson is taking his lumps, not blaming anyone for what he did, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Trick points out that he’s punishing Bo, and Dyson points out that he’s not himself anymore, and that Trick didn’t want them together in the first place. Touché.

The Black Thorn takes Dyson’s place in the conversation with Trick and tilts his hand just a bit, he knows that Aoife is Bo’s mother, and Trick’s poker face sucks. What he plans to do with that info is still to be seen though.

Bo finally goes to see Sabine, and she tells her the bad news that Hamish isn’t coming. Bo asks if Hamish could have betrayed her, but Sabine is adamant that he loved her, and couldn’t. Okay, maybe he’s just a coward, which I guess is better. Bo divulges her plan for Sabine to help her win the hunt by the rules. Sabine isn’t interested in risking more lives, isn’t looking for the fairytale ending, and Bo runs off at the sound of a noise, which leads her to Hamish. He did come, and he does love Sabine. His family betrayed her all those years ago, but even now Hamish isn’t ready to fight, in fear of making things worse for her. So traitor, no, coward, yes.

It’s Stag Hunt time. The competitors will be Hale, Mr. Green, and the chicky who tried to poison Hale. They go over the rules, and with a blow of the horn they’re off. Sabine is doing a great job of touching every single freaking tree she passes, so for her sake I hope none are werewolves, which Mr. Green is either a wolf, some fae with a killer olfactory, or weirdo who likes the smell of trees in the morning. I’m not discounting any possibility at the moment. Poison girl catches up to Sabine first, but she gets a face full of quills, which allows Dyson to sneak up on her. She instantly trusts him and they go off in search of the bell.

Seriously,  he must put out some sort of hot, alpha, protective scent, because everyone instantly runs off with him, not that I blame them. Bo and Kenzi spot the bell, and keep watch for Sabine. Dyson and Sabine also locate the bell, and Sabine hauls ass for it, but its too late Mr. Green has her in his sights. He takes down his stag, shooting her though the heart with and arrow. New Ash crowned, and Dyson takes control of the body. Mr. Green figures out who Bo is, and makes a veiled threat.

Once clear, Lauren comes in, and removes the arrow. Hamish spun Sabine out of the kill shot, resulting in a flesh wound and Lauren, administers the antidote to the poison. Sabine got her happy ending. Mr. Green got his crown. Dyson got an apology and an offer he couldn’t accept. Bo got her heart broken.

The Black Thorn and Trick finally have a drink and hash things out. Looks like the Black Thorn isn’t black hearted, he may have pointed Sabine in Bo’s direction and he wasn’t in town just to crown a new Ash, or to check out Bo. He was looking into rumors about a Blood King, a rumor Trick would like to disappear. Trick wants no power, and for Aoife to remain wherever she is. Black Thorn gets the message for his counsel, loud and clear.

Bo and Kenzi bond over ice cream. Bo feels like she made an ass of herself, because well she did, but Bo’s eternal cheerleader doesn’t see it that way. Kenzi tells her about the first guy she fell for, and the subsequent “Tim Effect.” Her head understood it was time to let go when it was over, but her heart didn’t and she could never get the same feeling back because something inside wouldn’t let her. The Norn is causing the “Tim Effect” on Dyson, but he did it all for her, and now Bo has to let him go and she’s got to tell him she’s okay with them just being friends, even it’s a lie. Kenzi goes to get more ice cream, and Bo is alone. Cue sobbing uncontrollably to a Celine Dion song ala Bridget Jones.

So what did you guys think of tonight’s episode? Anyone else ready to go Norn hunting and restore Dyson? And what was up with Lauren’s panic attack over a new Ash? Or what about the new Ash? 1) what the hell is he? And 2) how big of a prick is he going to be?

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