“Are you sure no-one heard us last night?”
Hi everyone, its me Sakura, ready to provide some commentary for Kitsune’s beautiful screen caps 🙂
This is episode where I really started to get into the show in part due to the growing relationship between Edgar and Lydia.
But I also think what I’m finding refreshing is the lack of Japanese demons, not that I don’t enjoy shows chock full of Japanese mythology, its just that the European, supernatural flair of this show is just a nice change of flavor.
“OMG” I knew I was too loud”
“Its okay next time you can join in too, I promise.”
“BTW, she’s a wildcat, SQUEE!”
Edgar wipes some blood off the newly arrived Raven who enquires about Lydia’s well-being. Since she’s too shocked to speak Edgar tells Raven he protected her well and Lydia finally finds her voice long enough to say that being with Edgar is what’s most dangerous.
“Oh c’mon you’ll be his first girl”
Unbeknownst to them the little group is being watched by some brownies who are ecstatic to see Lydia, the first fairy doctor they have seen in over a hundred years.
It seems our group is headed to the Isle of Mannern and nothing would make the little fairies happier than to be able to go along with them. Nico appears telling them that he is the Fairy Doctors partner and he can make their dream come true.
Ahh kitties, so full of self-importance. Such as one of my kitties Alto, who refused to get off my computer desk so I could see what I was typing. Well not until he’d gotten his scritches at least, yes they want you to give them your full attention, but only on their terms.
But I digress, Nico is able to find out from the brownies, that the merrow of the island are sad because their lord left and never returned. The brownies don’t have much information on the noble sword but say their relatives might know something and so Nico asks for introductions once they get to the island.
Morning sickness already o-0
Once on the Island poor Lydia’s seasickness from the journey gets the better of her and so she lies on the couch while Edgar gets information from the Innkeeper.
“So there’ll be a young one running around soon Lord Edgar?”
Edgar wants to know if the old castle on the Island is open for use but the Innkeeper tells him that it certainly is not since it belongs to his Lord. But he surmises that since Edgar has come to the Island then he must be one of the Earl’s successors.
The clever Edgar doesn’t miss the plural use and asks if many imposters claiming to be the Blue Knight Earl have come to the island. The Innkeeper replies by telling Edgar that his family has served the Earl for generations and should Edgar prove to be genuine it would be his honor to serve him also.
“Young one? Maybe, maybe not, but I’m sure working on it!”
He cautions Edgar however, that everyone who has come before him, claiming to be a successor has been found dead, washed ashore after three days. The Innkeeper tells Lydia that they were probably dragged into the sea by the Merrow.
“You can get pregnant the first time?”
This gets her excited and she asks the Innkeeper if he has ever seen the Merrow. He hasn’t, but says that everyone on the Island has some Merrow blood. Edgar asks the Innkeeper if he has scales and webbed fingers too. He tells them no but he does have a fin on his back, which Edgar says is to be expected from a butler of the Earl’s family. You’ll also notice the mans pointy ears.
“Hmm boy or girl Lydia? Oh I know TWINS.”
“But sir if she’s pregnant I won’t get to lose my virginity.”
“I hope Nico gets on with kids
Just as Edgar is informing everyone they will be staying at the inn for the night, Lydia sees a little Brownie run past. After the Innkeeper and Raven leave, she goes to get some lemon and water.
“Dammit she better not be pregnant, I hate brats.”
In a cute little scene, she starts to make a path with drops of the lemon water, which of course raises Edgar’s curiosity. She tells him that she is making a path for a lost fairy and sure enough, the little Brownie she saw happily runs from droplet to droplet.
After finding out from Lydia what the fairy looks like, Edgar asks if he too can make a path for the Brownie and so she hands him the glass of water. She asks Edgar if it is still fun, considering he can’t see the fairy following the trail and he asks her if this is one of her jobs as a Fairy doctor.
She tells him yes, that it is their job to contribute to an easier co-existence between fairies and humans. She tells him that if they don’t have the fairies trust, that would make it harder to barter with them.
The cute little fairy finally gets led to the exit and is free, just as Lydia once again asks Edgar if he believes in fairies.
Edgar says that they don’t exist in his reality, but that the breadth of Lydia’s reality is broader than anyone else’s. The charmer tells her that people with good eyes can see far and he can’t help but believe that when he hears her stories.
Lydia gets flustered and apologizes after telling Edgar that he is strange, saying that it’s the first time she’s heard it put quite like that.
“Ready for round two?”
“I don’t know if I have the energy.”
Edgar gets closer and so Lydia tries to change the subject by wondering out aloud about the whereabouts of Nico. She continues to nervously babble, saying that she’s never talked so much about fairies to anyone outside of her family.
‘I totally want to jump his bones.’
She talks of how he saved on her on the ship, but she realizes he is only with her until she finds the sword for him. Smiling Edgar asks her what else and she tells him that she knows whatever he tells her is a lie just to make her feel better. She feels she would still be deceived by him and wonders if he really understands her. Lydia tells Edgar not to misunderstand, she still doesn’t trust him, its just that his words made her a little bit happy.
Edgar decides to play with Lydia’s hair again, saying that it feels as soft as cat’s fur and yet there are no tangles, he asks if the fairies comb it for her. Lydia tells him that the fairies prefer blondes and they aren’t interested in her rust colored hair. Edgar corrects her, saying its caramel colored and that suits her better and asks her if it tastes and good as it looks before he presses his lips to the lock of hair he is holding in his hands.
‘She so wants me.’
Lydia wonders why she can’t move. (fan girl swoon) because you have a hot, sexy, bishie kissing your hair, that’s why Lydia and you don’t want him to stop there I’ll bet!!!!! 😄
“I am so getting some.
‘He is so getting some.’
Edgar tells Raven he has bloody brilliant timing as his servant interrupts the couple to inform them that dinner is ready and so our blonde haired charmer doesn’t get to molest Lydia any further.
Later in the evening, Edgar sits looking forlornly into the fire. He tells Raven that Lydia is an interesting girl who speaks her mind. Things don’t seem to go the way he plans and he thinks she is unbelievably kind-hearted and without a single drop of unkindness in her. Edgar tells him that even if he were a bad person Lydia would not abandon him.
Raven says that she is different from the others and Edgar says it is because of that he has told her some of his past. He chuckles, saying that he must have been acting strangely because his brain was taken and that Lydia hates liars. He says her mysterious eyes must be able to see through all his lies and deceptions.
He looks sad as he says he is nothing but a lie, a fake name, a fake lineage, everything about him is a lie. He says that to him there are only true lies and fake lies. He thinks back to when he told Lydia he would die if she left him and says that he is sure she can see his only truths are in his true lies. Raven wants to know if Edgar is going to tell Lydia everything, but Edgar says he can’t do that since he needs her to unlock the riddle of the fairies song. He says that after that they will proceed as planned whether the Merrow exist or not.
Raven asks if that is really his decision and Edgar tells him he has no other options since Raven is all he has left after losing Ermine. He says there is no other way to escape ‘that man’s grasp’ and Raven tells Edgar that what happened to Ermine wasn’t his fault.
Edgar tells Raven he is wrong and that everything Ermine did, she did for him and says that is why he has an obligation to bring himself back to life. Raven tells Edgar to treasure his life and Edgar tells Raven that he reminds him of Ermine when he says stuff like that.
Noticing the alcohol in Edgar’s hand, Raven reminds him that the doctor had told him he was not to drink it until his wounds had healed. Edgar apologizes saying that he had picked up bad habits since Ermine had been so lenient with him and Raven asks him to rest for the night. Putting down his glass Edgar agrees but tells Raven to take Lydia to her room.
Yes that’s right, sneaky little Lydia had been listening in on the conversation the whole time. A scared Lydia screams for Raven not to kill her, but rather than take her life he apologizes to her for not noticing sooner, saying its only natural since murder is scary.
Lydia asks if he will kill her, but Raven says it wouldn’t benefit Edgar to do so and she tells him that she won’t be threatened into doing anything she doesn’t think is right.
Raven says that Fairy doctors sure have a lot of freedom and she tells him that fairy doctors aren’t forced into their profession. He tells her she’s lucky and that he was a Sprite’s slave before he was even born and that it was Edgar who became the master of that blood seeking Sprite.
Lydia asks if the Sprite would kill, regardless of his own will, if Edgar commanded it and Raven tells her that Edgar would never command him to do such a thing. But the Sprite would automatically rush to attack when they sense their master’s enemies.
Raven says he had been unaware that he had a will of his own, that his surroundings were often a seas of blood.
Lydia realizes that this is why Edgar was labeled as a murder when he was known as Sir John and Raven inspite of it Edgar never abandoned him and taught him many valuable lessons.
Raven tells her that without a master his soul would be controlled by a heartless Sprite.
Lydia tells him in that case it wouldn’t matter who his master was and Raven asks Lydia if she would be able to take him in.
He asks is she would be able to tame him, to teach him right from wrong and if she would never order him to kill. Lydia is unable to answer him or to ask Raven who Ermine was to Edgar.
So Cousin Itt was Irish.
The next day the group explores the Island following the clues from the coin. They head off to look for will-o’-the wisps since Lydia feels that is what the term spunkie refers to. Edgar asks if they should look for a graveyard, but Lydia says that according to folklore spunkies are the spirits of children who died before they were baptised and so they would not be buried in a cemetery.
“I am not doing it in the bushes.”
“Aww c’mon where’s your sense of adventure.
The group splits up with Raven going off on his own leaving Lydia and Edgar together, Lydia seems a bit melancholy at the thought that Edgar is with her but not because he wants to be, but only because he wants to keep her within sight.
‘Oh Kami-sama, there’s no chaperone, he’ll totally jump me in the bushes.
As they hunt around Lydia asks Edgar if he is scared considering the fate of the other imposters and Edgar asks if she would mourn for him.
She asks why she would do that and stops Edgar in his tracks by telling him he should get Ermine to do it. He starts to ask Lydia how she knew but she interrupts him calling Ermine his lover and saying that she was the one who pampered him.
Realizing what’s going on a smiling Edgar tells Lydia she has it all wrong and doesn’t need to worry. An indignant Lydia wants to know why she should be worried and Edgar says its just his simple desire.
Lydia asks him to stop teasing her and Edgar gets a more serious look about him as he says he doesn’t remember ever talking about Ermine and asks if she was eavesdropping.
“You wanna do what?
He doesn’t wait to hear her reply and begins to walk off telling her that Ermine is Raven’s sister. He says that she was a dear friend and he felt that he would do anything if it would have made her happy. Lydia says that she was a special person and apologizes, saying she didn’t eavesdrop on purpose. She tells Edgar that she doesn’t understand him at all says she is sure the people close to him are happy.
Edgar asks Lydia if she has wings, he says that he felt like she was hiding away her fairy wings.
She tells him that he is the mysterious one and that its like he’s not a bad person at all. They come across a statue reading ‘For sleeping Merchildren’ and Edgar comments that it does look like a memorial. Lydia tells him that it’s a grave for Merrow children and Edgar says that means they are burying their own children as if they were Merrow.
Lydia is shocked by the idea that he doesn’t believe in Merrow since everyone on the Island believes in them and he is planning to become their Lord. Edgar asks if he can’t become their lord if he doesn’t believe in fairies? He says if its natural for the Islanders to have scales and fins then that’s all there is to it.
“You wanna do it here? Ewwww that is gross not to mention disrespectful.”
Lydia asks him if he feels the same way about Raven’s sprite, looking very serious he asks if Raven told her about it. She confirms that he did and Edgar says he wouldn’t know if Raven has a Sprite or not. He says he just needs to understand what kind of person he is, his needs and what he can do for him. A shocked Lydia thinks that there should be a limit to Edgar’s fearlessness, but thinks that a man with a strong heart like Edgars might just be fit enough to be the Blue Knight Earl.
Having found the Spunkies cradle, they next look for a fairy ring. they find something that looks like it might be one. But Lydia says it isn’t a true one and Edgar asks what would happen if it were real.
Lydia tells him that they would be captured by fairies if it were a real fairy ring, but all that is forgotten when the notice how the scenery looks different when they stand on the fairy ring.
But they find that the door they saw was just painted onto the wall and they decide to search the area from the inside but are interrupted by Huskley!
He tells them that he will find the Merrow’s star located in the castle and tells him to release Lydia. Edgar is confused by the word release until Huskley tells them that according to the news the Larcenist kidnapped the Professors daughter.
Edgar says to Lydia that he feels Huskley is a far more dangerous man than he is. Huskley says he has some nerve and tells Lydia that she shouldn’t trust him.
Edgar calls Raven and he and Lydia make a getaway while he keeps Huskley and his men busy, but they are stopped in their tracks by the arrival of Lydia’s father.
He asks Edgar to release Lydia, but Edgar grips her hand tightly and tells the Professor it is nice to meet him. He tells him that Lydia has been taking good care of him, the Professor says he’ll do anything if Edgar just won’t hurt his daughter. But Edgar tells him that he is serious and asks for Lydia’s hand in marriage!!!!
He carries on with the act, saying that he knew he should have sought permission to court her first, but he became so infatuated with her that he forgot his surroundings. He says that if she doesn’t stay by his side and abate the passion of love inside him just a little, then he would soon perish.
“That’s right sir, I got her pregnant.”
“Noooo why would you tell him that? Now my father knows I did it before marriage!’
“My little Lydee is no longer chaste?
The Professor is shocked, asking Edgar if he really wants the tomboy and Edgar tells him that there is no other girl who has rescued him with such deep love. Lydia’s father says is rather irresponsible for a man to lead around an unmarried girl and Edgar tells Lydia’s father that he’s right and he will repent.
Unfortunately this has given Huskley time to catch up with everyone, the professor is upset about Huskley/Gotham, pointing a gun, since Lydia is over with Edgar. But Huskley says that they don’t know what the larcenist is capable of, Edgar calling Huskley Gotham, tells him that he should stop lest his evil and heinous crimes be revealed.
Huskley cocks his gun and the Professor not wanting Lydia to get hurt jumps Huskley and tells Lydia to get away. Nico arrives to lead Lydia to safety as Huskley gets out of her fathers grip. Edgar throws his cane to knock Huskley’s gun away and he and Huskley begin to tussle.
The episode ends with a gun shot being heard and the preview for the next episode shows Lydia and Nico coming across that black spectral hound we’ve seen before…
Note Lydia refers to the Spectral Hound as an Unseelie Court. This is in reference to a way of classifying Fairies, those from the Unseelie Court being malicious and evilly inclined, whereas those from the Seelie Court are seen as being more benevolent to humans.
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