How I think S5 should be:
(Not that anyone ever listens to me.)
Bo goes to the underworld to get Kenzi back. Angel, the fae shifter from Dyson’s past has brought Bo the other shoe. She confronts her father and there is some kind of resolution. Either she ends him or he is forever trapped and can’t effect things on Earth ever again. DONE! (Also, about freakin’ time.) She comes back and either brings Kenzi with her, or leaves Kenzi with a final goodbye knowing that Hale and Kenzi have been reunited. She comes back and accidently brings something not good with her. Because there are always consequences for messing with the natural order of things. The season starts in earnest.
Lauren has declared war on the fae (although Evony did declar war on humans first.) And she’s set herself up somewhere cool to make as many serums for as many fae as she can. (Where does she get the DNA samples? I’m guessing she was gathering a bunch while working for the Dark.) But she ends up opposite side of the battle then Bo, who still consideres herself a champion for the fae since she saved them from the Garuda (and her father.) But Lauren tries to remind Bo that she once stood as a champion for humans. Has she turned her back on humanity so easily? (Someone should remind Bo she chose humans.)
Dyson and Tamsin are now dealing with having to clean up after fae that suddenly find themselves human and are having such a hard time dealing with their new found mortality and might not be reacting well. The fae are in a state of panic, thinking they could be made human and not know when, so there is a near revolt because the elders haven’t been able to stop her. (Meaning the Dark leaders and Light leaders on a local level. Basically Trick and Evony.) So they bring in outside talent. Tamsin and Dyson are tasked with helping to find Lauren, but Dyson is conflicted.
Bo goes up against the fae from out of town that are brought in to track Lauren. But they try to get her to understand that if the fae start another war, it will be humanity that suffers. Bo tries to reason with Lauren, but she is determined to decimate the ranks of the fae, especially the fae she deems the most dangerous. While trying to stop Lauren but at the same time trying to keep the fae from killing her, Bo does have to still take on some individual fae related “cases” as fae come to her for help while the elders of both the Light and Dark are busy with the “war”. Or maybe Bo abstains from going after Lauren, thinking that a lot of the fae have brought this on themselves. Maybe Bo even toys with the idea of Lauren turning her human now too.
Trick is dealing with the new fae in town and trying to retain his newfound position as acting Ash but the fae elders are pressuing him to use his blood sage magic to stop Lauren, but after the Garuda and Rainer he refuses and ends up in deep water, and dethroned, and unable to really help Bo, Dyson, or anyone.
In the midst of this a human journalists shows up wanting to interview Bo about her participation in the investigation of the serial killer that took her High School sweetheart. She tries to get rid of him (or her) but his (or her) spider senses begin to tingle and he (or she) knows they are onto a big story and sticks around and nearly finds out about fae and their existence and the war that is going on in the city.
A new Ash. I think should be a strong, charismatic, charming and ruthless. Perhaps finally the Light elect or appoint a woman.
New Morrigan should be more determined to keep the Dark safe and less flippant than Evony. Like an evil librarian. Studious, decisive, lethal.
What it’s got: new fae, old fae, continues the human vs fae that started in ernst in S3, resolution of Bo’s father, brings back case of the week format for a few episodes, and maybe brings back Kenzi, adds another human in the mix and the danger of the existence of the fae being revealed.
Just a few thoughts I had.