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Lost Girl Review: Sacrifices

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With a war brewing between the Fae and the Garuda sacrifices were made in "Truth and Consequences." There were heartbreaking decisions, but ultimately our beloved characters made the right choices.

In order to win the Fae-Garuda war, the players realized that working together was paramount. Bo's decision to dagger The Glaive was instantaneous, but she knew that they couldn't afford to have a high ranking Fae working with the enemy. And, while she thought that The Glaive had a second heart, she couldn't have known for sure.

Bo Must Neutralize a Fae

With the capture of The Glaive, Bo also proved her loyalty to Lachlan in the fight against The Garuda. The side was further strengthened by Hale's decision to call for a parley between Trick and Lachlan. Fortunately (for now), Hale's slip of the tongue revealed Trick's true identity of The Blood King to Lauchlan.

Lauchlan went from discounting his meeting with a barkeep to kneeling before Trick. A pleasant shift to witness. With The Ash and The Blood King teamed up against The Garuda, they are much stronger. Hale made an important decision to bring them together instead of working with each of them separately.

While those decisions did not pull at the heart strings, the other two hurt to watch. Ever since Nadia awakened from her coma, she has not been normal. Her initial clinginess made sense, but her anger and snooping was well beyond human. We finally got confirmation of what was assumed, Nadia was possessed by The Garuda.

Possessed-Nadia's knife attack on Lauren did not make much sense in the big picture. Why would The Garuda want Lauren dead? Or, perhaps it was just a reaction to the anger generated by The Garuda. Ultimately, the only way to save Nadia was to kill her. While painful, Bo did the correct thing by stabbing her. Nadia confirmed that by saying, "Thank you" with her dying breath.

Bo's immediate departure from the situation was a bit surprising. Will Lauren understand why Bo did it? Or, will Nadia continue to be a block between them? I could see it going either way. Lauren is going to need support to get over Nadia's death and she loves Bo; this situation could draw them closer than ever or push them apart.

The other heartbreaking decision came from Kenzi. I have not been been a fan of Nate and was surprised he stayed with Kenzi after she sabotaged his recording contract, but he stuck with her.

She loved him, but had to make a choice between her boyfriend and her best friend. A lose-lose situation.

Kenzi would probably have been happy if she ran off with Nate. They could have gotten married, had kids and a normal non-Fae infested life, but there would have been a unfillable hole in her heart. Kenzi made the only decision she could by staying with Bo. They have a connection that is much more than a romantic love -- family.

Kenzi chose a dangerous path, but it was what she had to do. She never would have forgive herself if something happened to Bo and she was not there. Regardless of whether Kenzi helps or hurts Bo in her fight against The Garuda, they will stand firm together. Their love for each other is stronger than anything, while Kenzi is sure to find romance again.

This was the episode I have been waiting all season to see. There was solidarity in the fight against The Garuda and it was not without sacrifice. The team is stronger now than ever. The only improvement would be if Dyson returned on his motorcycle to add his strength to the mix. But, only if he is over his angst.

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    (who doesn't witness her lover killing her lover) and is whisked away back to fae labs...

    THE END.

    As it was... 2 thumbs down stinker. Sorry folks.

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    Honestly, this episode almost wrecked the show for me. It was sloppy sloppy writing with what could have been magnificant. The ONLY saving grace was the performance of the actresses. Some of the BEST to come out of S2. Thank you KS, AS, and ZP. Seriously heartbreaking work.

    I would never in a million years believe Lauren would say "Do it. Kill her for me". or Bo walks out on Lauren. WTF. I'm sure the read thru on this episode was full of explictives from the cast too.

    This ENTIRE thing could have been cleaned up with 3 lines, 4 actions.

    Bo--"It's the Garuda".

    insert the following:
    Lauren-- "Hit her on the head with the frying pan over there, so I can get her back to the lab. I'm not losing her".

    Bo-- "No problem beautiful".

    WHAP!

    Bo-- "Oh shit it didn't work".

    Nadia beats the crap out of Lauren with a firey intensity.

    Bo must save L by stabbing the Podgirl.

    Bo sorrowfully drops the dead body and picks up an unconscious Lauren (who didn't have to witness her lover killing her lover) and carries her off to the labs.

    Seriously. That's ALL this needed to make it belivable.

    As it was.. 2 thumbs down stinker.

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    Well, first we have no idea how much time passed between Nadia's death & Bo's return home. I imagine a report of a Garuda sighting of the Ash's pet doctor warranted a call to him whose minions likely took care of the body. Lauren seemed to understand and kind of asked Bo to do it but afterwards likely wanted to be alone.

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    I'm sorry but is it just me. Killing someone, especially your lover's girlfriend is a bit higher on the list of life events than Kenzi dumping Nate for his own good. Bo just leaving at the end of the episode would have been Bo running from the scene like she has in the past. Bo returning to Kenzi and playing girlfriend support to Kenzi hit a real bum note re the shape of this episode, it felt really wrong and trivialised the death scene which was already spectactularly appalingly conceived. Lauren - Oh, she's infected by the Garuda better kill her then Bo, I can't do it. Really?

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    I still fail to understand why would anyone like this episode. Bo/Kenzi was the only saving grace for me. Both actresses shined through and through. I have always disliked Nadia. We have a character that had no purpose whatsoever other than serve as a roadblock for Bo and Lauren. As contrived as her introduction was it actually had potential if only to develop Lauren as a character and yet they wasted that screentime on another plot device (Ryan). I don't even care that it was out of character for Bo to flee the death scene (Bo and Lauren's comfort scene is next week). I am simply glad Nadia is dead. Now, they get Dyson's love back and the show can finally get back on track.

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    Hi LucyK, you jumped into a response I made to Lisa. I have been trying to explain the entire train of thought because you aren't talking about what I am. If you want to be rude about it, fine. I won't try to clarify for you any longer. Thanks.

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    Shelly, my name isn't Lisa. I guess you are the one confused. I wasn't the one who said Bo went home to talk boys to Kenzi, nor did I ever agree with Lisa's implication. I simply agreed it was out of character for Bo to leave Lauren on her own when she needed her the most. The fact that Lauren has no one else only made it worse.

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    LucyK--You are confused. My issue is with "Bo went home to Kenzi to talk about boys." You are talking about a completely different issue. Bo reaching out to Kenzi when she is distraught is not OOC. Lauren may have no one else, but Bo does. Bo has Kenzi (and Trick and Hale and Dyson if she wanted them, because she is the main protagonist). Kenzi who believed in her from the beginning, never left her, never chose anyone above her, never betrayed her. Running to Kenzi makes sense and making their conversation out to be "about boys" as Lisa did, is not an accurate characterization to me.

    Honestly, I understand the implications in which Bo's motivations aren't clearly explained, but I can't imagine how the scene could have played out if Bo had stayed. It would have been even more painfully silly to watch than the rest of the Nadia/attacks/death scenes, the earlier it ended the better for me. What Bo cleans her knife while Lauren and Nadia say goodbye? They angst over "it was an accident" "I should have tried to be a doctor instead of doing nothing" "If only I had sedated her" There wasn't a way to write that scene seeing as how they couldn't write the rest of the episode. Take the Bo/Kenzi scene and be grateful they did something right.

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    I agree that it was horribly out of character for Bo to leave Lauren there but you can't expect consistency with this show (just look at what they've done to Dyson this season). Nothing about the Nadia storyline made sense and ultimately this was an episode to strenghten Bo and Kenzi's relationship. It was a great episode for them. Maybe next week is going to be Bo and Lauren's turn.

    I wonder if Lauren is now free to run? Or will she stay for Bo? Lachlan did tell Bo that Lauren will play an important role in the battle against the Garuda. Guess we have to wait and see.

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    I must admit I cheated...I read a summary on the Canadian run so I know 3 things that happen (I knew 4 but that was Nadia being possessed & someone killing her it was not clear if it was Bo or Laura) and it has totally spoiled a big chunk of thinks for me though I don't know where the season ends...I won't spoil but I know how they actually deal with the Garuda I know a connecttion that I long suspected but it it is not exactly what I thought though I wonder if something that happened during last week's episode had more to do with that connection rather than the one the character thought and I know what probably important role that Kenzie actually plays though I am not sure if it is important for this battle or creates the conflict for next season.




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