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Lost Girl Review: Searching For Love

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Wolves mate for life, but we learned in "BrotherFae of the Wolves" that friendships are not always bonded with the same strength.

With a flashback to the Middle Ages, we get a glimpse of Dyson's former life and his first encounter with the Norn. He was a member of a wolf pack that served a king. When his best wolf friend, Stephen, was ordered to take on a dangerous mission, Dyson went to the Norn to ask her to save his life. The Norn agreed, but only if Dyson would give up his wolf. That was an agreement he couldn't make.

Dyson's Past Catches Up With Him

When Stephen died, the King took his wife, Ciara. Dyson was furious and wanted to fight the King, but the wolf pack stood in the King's protection. And, Dyson left the pack and Ciara behind.

That's how Dyson became a lone wolf. And, it explained so much about why Dyson was willing to give up his wolf to the Norn to save Bo. He wouldn't make the same mistake twice, plus he loved Bo. Unfortunately, the Norn took much more than his wolf.

Dyson is loyal to a fault. He trusted Cayden when he came looking for help and never considered he was being played. But, Cayden double crossed them all. He even took Bo to bed, which was painful to watch even before we knew he was bad.

Velma, the Mongolian Death Worm, was the most far-fetched Fae creature we have met so far. An old lady with laser eyes, who is controlled by the possession of a TV, really? Who in the world came up with that crazy idea and how did it get pass the first conversation in the writer's room? Okay, it was funny, but seriously ... how crazy!

After the capture of Velma, Bo took her to The Ash for safekeeping. It's surprising how cozy she is becoming with him, despite his despicable rule. Though, I guess it was better than sending her to the Dark Fae.

Bo's relationships are getting much more complicated. With Lauren secretly living with her, and more importantly, in love with her something will have to give. Will Bo forgive Lauren? Will Bo reciprocate Lauren's love? At this point, it looks inevitable. The pain Lauren endured while Bo was getting "healed" by Cayden was intense.

Plus, now Dyson has moved on with Ciara. If nothing else, I can see Bo jumping into Lauren's bed to get over the hurt Dyson has caused her. If a wolf mates for life, what is he doing with Ciara.

Dyson may have hooked up with Ciara, but he won't turn his back on Bo and Kenzi. As Dyson said to Cayden, he's no longer a lone wolf. He has a new pack and they are part of it.

From the comments, I know some of you are Bo-Lauren fans, but I continue to hope that eventually Dyson will be able to regain his love for Bo. Though, perhaps once Bo and Lauren hook up, I'll change my mind. Who do you want Bo to be with?

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Fortyseven

Velma was ridiculous. "The platonic love of my life" :D

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As a member of team Dyson, you can imagine how not happy I am with Dyson falling into bed with Ciara, who seems like a lovely gal, but geez, didn't take much for Dyson to just forget Bo and do the horizontal mambo with Ciara right after his buddy dies. I am with the person who can't understand WHY Bo hasn't paid a visit to the Norn yet to get her wolf lover back. Oh, and I LOVED Kenzi's statement about being escorted by hot, hot men! Right on, Kenzi!

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As I've noted before, I am not a Lauren fan, just because I think she's a boring, personality-free character who, as a slave to the Ash, is pretty wimpy and not pretty enough or worthy to be Bo's love interest. That's not to say that I don't want Bo to have a female love interest or a woman to be part of a love triangle with Dyson, because I do, indeed want that to happen,just please let it be someone better than Lauren!
Still, I loved this episode because there was plenty of Dyson in it, and he's my favorite character on the show...I was especially fond of Bo hosing him down in the first part of the ep so we get to see his luscious abs...yummy. I didn't like his buddy right from the start, though, and I just knew he'd turn on Dyson at the first opportunity. I thought the whole Velma the Mongolian Death worm thing was hilarious, if cheesy. As a member of team Dyson, you can imagine how not happy I am with Dyson falling into bed with Ciara, who seems like a lovely gal, but geez, didn't take much for Dyson to just forget Bo and do the horizontal mambo with Ciara right after his buddy dies. I am with the person who can't understand WHY Bo hasn't paid a visit to the Norn yet to get her wolf lover back. Oh, and I LOVED Kenzi's statement about being escorted by hot, hot men! Right on, Kenzi!

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I'm Team Dyson too, and I really loved seeing a Dyson-centric eppy and learning more about his past. It explains a lot about his character. Although I want Bo and Dyson eventually together, I'm looking forward to seeing the explorations of the love triangles.

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I'm Team Dyson. I don't have anything against Bo and Lauren and in fact am interested to see how their relationship progresses over the season. But I heart Dyson so I'm going to always want Bo with him. I agree that this laser-eyed fae was a bit of a stretch too. But the back story on Dyson helped it from completely going off the rails. I think Bo has forgiven Lauren, but they aren't in a comfortable place romantically yet.

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I think Dyson's characterization has an inherent problem. Bo has an excuse to act like a teenager in love, he hasn't, he's very much the experienced older man. It's not in the nature of LG to hold things back and in that way they developed his relationship with Bo too quickly and to his character's detriment. Bo/Lauren on the other hand move at a glacial pace in comparison, their relationship relies on them helping each other in a dangerous, difficult world, they have their seperate territories of expertise and compliment each other. I'm straight so it's not only fanboys and LGBT who find their relationship the more watchable of the two.

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I feel sad for Dyson. He is such a tragic character. He lost Ciara, now he lost Bo. I hate that Bo is still hurt, I wish she would do something to get his love for her back. It baffles me that she hasn't payed that Norn a visit yet. I also hope Ciara isn't a permanent fixture.

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Can't speak for everyone else, but Bo and Lauren are anything but "hot lesbian action" and that's exactly why I like them and why it resonates with me. And I too am a grown heterosexual woman. I can't stand when shows play the lesbian card for ratings and explore the sexual aspect of two women together. I find that gross and insulting and Lost Girl is actually the first show that I watch that managed to make me care about a same sex couple. Must be doing something right.

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[...] occasions. I don't see anyone pointing fingers and I happen to love the character. Lauren is no different and she actually happens to be a human slave, she isn't willingly working for the Light Fae. And she actually went behind The Ash's back quite a few times in season 1 to have Bo's back. She had way more at stake than Dyson ever did. I find that quite admirable about her character even though we know so little about her. And who knows, this season might end with Lauren making a similar sacrifice so in season 3 the road will be clear for Bo and Dyson again.

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Dyson told Bo that wolves mate for life, but he was being charming at the time and people misinterpreted the whole thing thinking it was a romantic "meant to be" implication. Wolves don't mate for life. Dyson is my favorite character so I loved this episode. I love flashback episodes and this one was no exception. I thought the whole Mongolian Worm was way too cheesy, even for Lost Girl. As for Bo and Lauren, most fans have already watched season 2 so I'd assume that's where the preference comes from. They promoted Zoie Palmer to a series regular and Dyson and Bo are no longer together so I think they'll use that to further develop her character and her relationship with Bo. I'm a straight woman and I like the pairing just fine. I'd hardly say it's "fanboy obsession with lesbian action", that's a completely ignorant assessment. I disagree that Lauren is secretive and deceptive. Dyson kept a secret from Bo - THE secret - for an entire season and lied to her face on several occasions. I don't see anyone pointing fingers and I happen to love the character. Lauren is no different and she actually happens to be a human slave, she isn't willingly working for the Light Fae. And she actually went behind The Ash's back quite a few times in season 1 to have Bo's back. She had way more at stake than Dyson ever did. I find that quite admirable about her character even though we know so little about her.

Lost Girl Season 2 Episode 5 Quotes

Dyson: What am I? A German Shepard?
Kenzi: Oh my god --- guys, this just in! You're a policeman who's also his own police dog.

We need you to put your sniffer into hyperdrive and help us with an ID.

Kenzi