SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E14: Baby, Baby

SGRoA post 37 of 72

SCHOOL HAS STARTED. Snowflakes, I’m so excited to get my house back. Not so excited to discover that MiniWinters broke yet another set of earbuds, so I might miss some pertinent dialogue in this episode. But whatever, she’s not in the house, and that’s what’s important, right? Right.

We’re on a construction site with members of the Village People as well as regular workers. (Seriously, there were some incredibly gay men in the opening scene.) Some guy falls off the building, and some of the witnesses say he said he was pushed. Nick picks up a cross necklace from the body, and the camera switches focus to some woman in the background, and I remember I hate this stupid episode.

Turns out the woman – dead guy’s girlfriend, Serena – is someone from Nick’s past. She runs from the scene, and Nick follows. He asks why she ran, and she says, “Because I knew it was you.” And you were about to bore me to death is left unsaid.

Nick and Schanke bring one of the Village People into the station to interrogate him. He says he was with Serena, so obviously he didn’t kill the guy. In the other interrogation room, Serena defines their relationship as acquaintances with benefits, and says she didn’t see dude die, so she can’t say whether or not her lover killed him. (Trilling. That’s the guy in custody. Told you I’d miss dialogue.)

Serena’s a welder.

This is not Serena.

This is not Serena.

Schanke’s trying to come up with a veiled-sexist way to say he’s surprised by that (instead of an outright-sexist way) while Nick frowns at her from behind the glass and Nat’s all, “You know her!”, which of course starts Flashback Time.

It’s the ’20s, and Serena is in a tuxedo, touching some woman’s pregnant belly. So our girl here is on the down-low in some club that’s obviously safe for such things, when Nick walks in, which strikes me as weird.  Like, would you just be able to wander into a club where a woman in drag was A-OK in the 1920s? That seems…irresponsible of the owners. Shouldn’t there be like a million passwords and shit? Nick is a newcomer, obviously, because Serena knows the bartender and has never seen Nick before, though she likes what she sees, and buys him a drink. I mean, I obviously don’t know much about the underground queer scene back in the day, but this all feels glib and happy and not dangerous at all, and I’m pretty sure that’s not even vaguely how it was.

Anyway. Nick tells Nat that Serena’s “a strong-willed woman, who’ll do almost anything to reach her goal” like it’s a bad thing. But Nick doesn’t know what her goal is, in this case, and hurling some dude off a building doesn’t seem very vampire-like, so so far, she’s just here to give us a plot. A lame one.

Trilling has a record, but Nat says she can’t prove that Erickson – the dead guy – was murdered, so Trilling and Serena are released. Of course, Nick grabs her as she’s leaving and is all, “I’m sorry,” and she’s all, “Don’t fucking touch me, dickbiscuit,” and then we’re back from commercial and Lacroix is talking.

Thank God. Even if he’s talking about “emotional pain” being the worst of all. Nick’s sitting and listening in his car at the construction site, so of course it’s Flashback Time again. He’s sitting with Serena now, and she says if she dresses like a woman, they’ll treat her like one. And that she likes when things aren’t what they look like – like Nick, for example. He looks like a normal guy, but he’s not. “And you know that?” he says. Well, Nick, you wandered into a queer club in ’20s Paris. Yeah, I’d say everyone in the room knows that.

I, however, HATE when things aren't what they look like, CAKE OF LIES.

I, however, HATE when things aren’t what they look like, CAKE OF LIES.

But no, Serena says she’s investigated him. He’s a man of the night, a free spirit, a traveler. They say marriage and family are not a possibility for him. That makes him Serena’s perfect man.

OK, guys, I’m going to spoil it here: Serena wants a baby, but not a baby-daddy. Nick, of course, thinks she’s talking about vampirism, I guess? I don’t know why you’d leap to that when talking to a human, but whatever, the world revolves around you, right, Nick? The entire episode is just rehashing a conversation that Nick misunderstood, and his inability to correct his mistakes. Which has been the whole damn series for two seasons, so you know what? I’m bored.

But at least we get Janette and Lacroix this episode. Nick has gone to the Raven to confess his sins – AGAIN – and Janette says that Serena knew what she was getting into. Nick says no, of course not, but Janette doesn’t believe him, and that Serena wasn’t innocent, even before she met Nick. Then she dismisses Nick’s guilt and says that maybe Serena’s around humans because she’s trying to do the same thing Nick is – reclaim her humanity. But Nick’s all, no, she’s just hanging around this one dude, and Janette’s all, “Well, if she hasn’t killed him, it’s not for the sex. What aren’t you telling me?” and Nick’s all, “I have to go talk to Lacroix.”

None of that makes any fucking sense, so here’s a cookie for staying with it.

Cookie-Monster-Cookies

At the precinct, Schanke tells us some story about a girl he had a crush on in the sixth grade. He wrote her poems, so he knows exactly what Nick is going through. He tells Nat that Nick probably still loves Serena, so Nat’s all:

Sad Panda

She goes to Nick’s computer and says maybe they caught a break on the case: Trilling was part of a medical study while he was in prison, looking for chromosomal abnormalities in repeat offenders. He’s XYY, and Nat says that a chromosome workup is way faster than DNA PCR tests, so she can figure out if Trilling touched Erickson at some point on the night of his death even more quickly! That won’t prove he killed the guy, but whatever, this is MetroPD! They don’t care about evidence!

Professionalism Everywhere!

Meanwhile, Nick’s spying on Serena at the construction site. Trilling comes up to her and says he’s getting restless, and she’s all, “So you killed some guy?” and he’s all, “He doesn’t matter!” but Serena says the murder could keep them apart. Obviously, Nick flashes back to Serena asking him for “eternity” and “immortality” and okay, I can see why he was a little confused. Apparently, though, Serena’s stringing Trilling along without sex for some reason. I assume that’s what Nick thought Lacroix would know?

Anyway, Nick goes home to drink some blood out of the bottle and Lacroix shows up, all smug and annoyed by Nick’s bottled blood. This scene is delightful, because Lacroix is Lacroix, and Nick has to ask him for help, and oh, I wish the whole series were nothing but their banter. Nick asks if it’s possible for Serena to mate with a mortal, and Lacroix says it depends on what she’s after. There are legends about special mortal men whose seed can make a vampire conceive – under the full moon on the 31st of the month, “or some nonsense”. God, Lacroix, I love you.

Nick takes this info to Nat, who confirms that Trilling is “special”, but she’s pretty sure this is all hooey. What’s not hooey is that Trilling touched Erickson at some point on the day of the latter’s death – which is reason enough to try to arrest him. He runs, but of course Nick catches him, and tells Trilling he’s his savior – “the one who’s going to save your miserable soul.” Which would freak me right the fuck out if the arresting officer said it to me, but wevs, I guess.

Serena shows up at Nick’s place so they can argue and she can tell him that the baby’s a bonus – if she gets pregnant, she’ll become mortal again. Nick says it’s not worth a human life, and she’s all, “Pssh, whatever. Dude’s a murderer, and you’d do the same damn thing if you could.”

Serena breaks Trilling out – full moon, 31st, you know, the usual reasons. There are a bunch of useless scenes, and then Nick goes to see Lacroix because Lacroix knew all along about the mortality thing. Lacroix’s all, “Well, duh, but what are you going to do about it? It won’t help you, and you should just give her what she wants.” And then Nick’s all, “But, dude, SO. MUCH. PAPERWORK.”

officepaperwork600

Ha, no, but wouldn’t that be awesome? Anyway, Lacroix gives Nick the words to the legend and Nick is able to figure out where Serena’s taken Trilling: The CN tower. Nick flies right over and cock-blocks Serena for a minute so she can make him feel guilty, and then he turns his back on her so she can become human again. It doesn’t work, of course, and Nick offers to cover everything up for her, but she says she doesn’t want anything from him. He covers it up anyway, of course, because dude.

officepaperwork600

In the coda, nothing happens. The captain wants to close the case, but Schanke doesn’t have any answers for her, and Nick is off in his apartment, having a montage.

NEXT WEEK: Literally anything else would be better, but we get a Schanke-heavy episode in which he solves the case all by himself because he’s tired of Nick getting all the credit! Yay! Schanke!

Show SGRoA Post List
  • Super Giant Recaps of Awesome: Forever Knight S01E01: Dark Knight Part 1
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E02: Dark Knight Part 2
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E03: For I Have Sinned
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E04: Last Act, Gladiator Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E05: Dance By The Light Of The Moon
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E06: Dying To Know You
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E07: False Witness
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E08: Cherry Blossoms
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E09: I Will Repay
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E10: Dead Air: Thumbs Up Gif Party Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E11: Dead Issue
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E12: Hunters
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E13: Father Figure
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E14: Dying For Fame: Science Channel Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E15: Spin Doctor: Cute Kitten Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E16: Only The Lonely: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E17: Unreality TV
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E18: Feeding The Beast
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E19: 1966
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E20: If Looks Could Kill
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E21: Fatal Mistake
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S01 E22: Love You To Death
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E01: Killer Instinct: Basic Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E01.5: Killer Instinct, Commentary Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E02: A Fate Worse Than Death
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E03: Stranger Than Fiction
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E04: Bad Blood
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E05: Forward Into The Past
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E06: Capital Offense
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E07: Hunted
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E08: Faithful Followers
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E09: Undue Process: Trigger Warning Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E10: Father’s Day
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E11: Can’t Run, Can’t Hide: Kermit Face Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E12: Near Death: Stargate Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E13: Crazy Love: Beyonce Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E14: Baby, Baby
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E15: Partners Of The Month
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E16: The Fire Inside
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E17: Amateur Night
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E18: The Fix
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E19: Curiouser and Curiouser
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E20: Beyond The Law
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E21: Queen of Harps: Amazing Babies Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E22: Close Call: Star Trek Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E23: Be My Valentine: TV Dick Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E24: The Code
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E25: A More Permanent Hell
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E26: Blood Money
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight Special Features Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E01: Black Buddha, Part 1
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E02: Black Buddha, Part 2
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight: S03 E03: Outside The Lines
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E04: Blackwing: WTF Edition
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E05: Blind Faith
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E06: My Boyfriend Is A Vampire
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E07: Hearts of Darkness
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E08: Trophy Girl
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E09: Let No Man Tear Asunder
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E10: Night In Question
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E11: Sons of Belial
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E12: Strings
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E13: Fever
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E14: Dead of Night
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E15: The Games Vampires Play
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight, S03 E16: The Human Factor
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight, S03 E17: Avenging Angel
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E18: Fallen Idol
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E19: Jane Doe
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E20: Francesca
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight S03 E21: Ashes to Ashes
  • SGRoA: Forever Knight, S03 E22: Last Knight


  • Related Posts:

    2 thoughts on “SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E14: Baby, Baby

    1. Hello, I wanted to let you know that I love your recaps but it’s getting so hard to read them because of how boring Forever Knight is. Are you planning on recapping the entire series?

      • I am planning on the whole series, but we’re halfway through season 2! And I totally know what you mean. I had no recollection of them being so lame and at the same time having so very little to lampoon.

        I’m planning on doing “Blood Ties”, the Lifetime series based on Tanya Huff’s books. And I’m totally open to suggestions. I love me some vampires, but I might love TV more, so anything you want to suggest, I’ll look into it.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *