A slightly hesitant opening outing for the second year of the Showcase series which seems to have kicked off well with its US debut last week. This re-establishes all the various parameters – Bo’s succubus urges (which lead to a wonderful put-down from Kenzi when they’re at a nightclub), Dyson’s problems as a result of his sacrifice last season; Lauren’s attraction to Bo; Trick’s uneasy position in the Fae community – but the story of the week, with a circus of malevolent Fae causing trouble, is a little too predictable.
There are some hints that things will be different this year though: there’s no mention of Bo being a private detective or of needing to earn a living elsewhere. There’s a creepy little girl that Bo keeps seeing who turns out to be that mainstay beloved of writers for season openers – a harbinger of some dire doom to come, which, surprise, surprise, will probably take 22 weeks to sort out.
Verdict: This would have made a good second episode, but really needed a bit more fire for its premiere position.
“Something Wicked This Fae Comes” 6/10