(Note: I wrote this after the Canadian finale, but I waited to post it until after the American finale)
I know I don’t actually blog about Showcase’s Lost Girl on here but I have referenced it a lot in other posts. But, the season four finale and Rachel Skarsten and Tamsin’s transformation over season four was great that I wanted to talk about it and Twitter just wasn’t enough room so I am going to do it on here.
For those you who don’t watch Lost Girl but are familiar with my blog go check out what I wrote about Lost Girl and how it is better than Once Upon A Time. Lost Girl is my favorite show and I actually like it because things are fun and if the majority of the fans will enjoy it the show lets whatever happen.
Anyway to Tamsin. When Tamsin was introduced at the beginning of season three, we weren’t supposed to like her. She isn’t a likable character, she’s a bitch and she is trying to frame Bo for murder. But, throughout the course of season three I started to like Tamsin. I realized, unlike how OUAT refused to realize about Regina for so long, is that Tamsin changed. And yeah, maybe she did a bunch of bad stuff and was Dark but she is a good person and still trying to help out our heroes. We should give her a chance.
We realize this at the same time Tamsin does. She admits to Bo that she is working against her but doesn’t want to be. Then at the end of season three she drives her truck off a cliff in hopes of helping Bo and we think she is dead.
Rachel Skarsten tweeted right at the end of season three that she would be back, but Showcase made her take that done. That was both to trick us into thinking maybe Tamsin was dead or maybe Rachel Skarsten wouldn’t be playing her anymore. Because when Dyson does find Tamsin, she is eight-years-old.
It takes four episodes for us to get the original actress back, but she is not Tamsin anymore. She is different. Kenzi was calling the younger version Baby Tam-Tam and she is now a combination of sorta adult, teenager Baby Tam-Tam. It was so great and Rachel Skarsten was so great. She was the same, but she was different. The way she said things and the way she interacted with the other characters were different.
In her relationship with Bo for instances, when Tamsin comes back for the Christmas/Yuel episode she and Bo make out a ton. It’s like Valkbus and how their ship has been since Tamsin was introduced, but it seems different. They are just kinda friends with benefits now and both seem to be enjoying it. Last season, it was always Bo getting with Tamsin but she seemed like she was too embarrassed to tell the rest of the group. Because it was Tamsin, she was still a Dark bitch and didn’t real fit with the group.
Now, Tamsin is Kenzi’s daughter, which should make Valkubus creepy but it doesn’t and Bo just told Dyson she makes out with Tamsin sometimes.
I love all that stuff about Tamsin, but the real reason why I wanted to write this post is about her in the finale and her relationship with Kenzi. Kenzi takes on raising Tamsin after she is found at the beginning of the season. She becomes her mom and the relationship continues even when Tamsin is looking and sort of acting like the Tamsin from season three. But, Tamsin and Kenzi never really had a scene together before this season and the fact that they could make the relationship so strong in such a short time frame is why I love this show.
So, Tamsin does I lot of things in the finale but the first I want to talk about is her telling us that it is OK if we hated Bo for most of this season. When Bo is whining about everyone getting killed and kidnapped and the big bad is coming, Tamsin says suck it up and get your shit together you need to lead us.
I can’t really talk about the finale without talking about how great Kenzi was. Though she made Bo unclaim her and hasn’t spoke to her in a while, Kenzi finds out that the daughter’s heart will close the portal with Tamsin’s help. Kenzi says they aren’t going to tell Bo. Tamsin’s face shows that she doesn’t think this is the right thing to do, but Kenzi is her mom and she trusts her so she does what she says. She also follows Kenzi around for most the build up of the episode like a kid that feels slightly out of place.
Kenzi never tells anyone her whole plan, but it seems that Tamsin had a feeling that she wasn’t telling her something. Bo seemed to be feeling the same when Kenzi says “you’re going to be fine” when she hands her the sword instead of “go get your girl” or “kill that bastard.”
Ksenia Solo was amazing with how she sacrificed herself to save Bo and to save the world. Everyone’s reaction faces are great. But, Tamsin is the one that really got me with the frantic little kid run she does toward Kenzi. Tamsin is being so adorable and the scene is beautiful done.
When Dyson finds her outside Valhalla, Tamsin gives us another prophecy that she says so quickly like she is worried she will forget it. Tamsin having to be carried out of the scene because she was so weakened and torn up about Kenzi being gone is a great cap on how Tamsin has changed since she was introduced.
I’m super excited to see Tamsin and the rest of the characters get Kenzi back in season five because I don’t believe she is gone forever. And Tamsin is my favorite character now. Sorry, Lauren.