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Lost Girl Review: Faepocalypse

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After the failed attempt to bring down the Garuda, the team mourned the loss of Ciara and positioned themselves to win the next battle on Lost Girl's "Into the Dark."

The much awaited "talk" between Bo and Trick finally happened. Yes, Bo and Trick are related, but he is not her father. Instead he is her grandfather, Aife's father. In so many ways that makes sense; it explains Trick's protectiveness of Bo and his disappointment in Aife.

Bo Prepares For Battle

Throughout the episode, I kept waiting for Bo to use her blood to control a situation. Even though she now knows of her blood's potency, she never even considered using it. That's a positive sign that she won't follow her mother's path. Will she use it to defeat the Garuda? I wouldn't be surprised.

With Bo's background and power in place, there were two other necessary components she needed in order to complete her team for the next battle against the Garuda. The Nain Rouge was convinced to help Bo and revealed that the Wolf Spirit was correct -- Dyson will play a "significant" role. She also said that Bo must work with the Dark Fae to overcome the Garuda.

Kenzi realized that the only way Dyson would be useful in the fight was for him to get his love back. After their first failed attempt to trade for his love, Kenzi went in full-force Kenzi-mode arriving at the Norn's with a chain saw and starting cutting into the Norn's tree. Kenzi has a passion and dedication to her friends that is unrivaled. She got Dyson his love back, but at what cost? What was that black goop that got on Kenzi when the bottle fell? Given the Norn's satisfied reaction, Kenzi looks to once again be Fae-infected. I fear that this time it will be of the more permanent kind.

Dyson got his love back, but he didn't tell Bo. Is it possible he got his ability to love back, but not his actual love for Bo? That was unclear, but he did give Bo a loving look at the Dal. The priority right now is fighting the Garuda, so we will have to wait for now. Will we find out in the finale? I hope so, it would be awful to have to wait until January.

While Kenzi dealt with getting Dyson prepared for the fight, Bo spent her time getting the right Dark Fae on their team -- Vex. I love Vex. He's the perfect Dark Fae to help in their battle, though Ryan would have been a decent choice too. But, Vex's powers will be of greater assistance.

How awesome was Bo's manipulation of The Morrigan? Hot! Anna Silk was born to play a succubus; she could be sensual with a wall. The downside is that The Morrigan will now be after Bo, though how much of a threat could she be compared to the Garuda?

With her new team together at the Dal, Bo claimed her role as the champion. Everyone agreed to help, including Vex. The Garuda versuses Bo and team showdown is looking to be an epic battle. One that the Fae are sure to win, but at what cost?

In addition to gaining a grandfather, Bo also moved closer to a relationship with Lauren. They shared a heartwarming moment when Bo admitted to Lauren her true feelings. For the first time since they met, both Bo and Lauren are in a position to truly be together. Bo isn't involved with anyone, while Lauren is free of her commitment to Nadia and at least for now to The Ash. Kenzi is even supportive of their relationship.

The complication -- Dyson. What will Bo do if Dyson is in love with her again? Will her feelings for him resurface? Or, have they been completely wiped out? A love triangle in the making? Personally, I'm not sure who I want Bo to be with at this point. She cares about and loves them both. As a succubus, will she just end up hurting either or both of them

Lastly, what the heck was that black smoke thingy behind Trick? Did the Lost Smoke Monster arrive on Lost Girl?

Next Friday is the Lost Girl Season 2 finale. How would you like the season to end? Who do you think Bo should partner with? Lauren? Dyson? Neither? Or, should she remain an uncommitted succubus? (Please no spoilers if you have already seen the finale)

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (38 Votes)

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I get that you don't see it. But there is a big culture shift being fought in our country right now. It's called marriage equality and gay rights. It's a big deal. This show "isn't" about that. But it "does" involve GLBT characters, including the protagonist. Carla did a great job this week being inclusive of all dramatic points in this week's episode, including some big stuff with Bo & Lauren. When 4 other reviews don't even make mention of it, there is a problem. Wanting equal representation for characters in reviews flagged as "news" on google is appropriate. For all audience members. Calling reviewers on it isn't simple shipping, it's asking "news" reviews to be subjective and fair to the show. And it's point.

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Secret agendas to influence a fandom? And hidden biases? You are seeing villains where there aren't any. Not everybody's opinion on the show or its characters has something to do with shipper wars.

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@Shelley cont. The problem is on sites with reviews targeted to a specific demographic and a specific fanbase I expect a biased review, on sites with reviews that are supposedly for everyone that watches the show I don't expect them. I expect them to be for EVERYONE. Not men, not women, not straight people, not lesbians, not Lauren fans, not Dyson fans, but everybody. These reviews are relative in shaping the audience's opinion and perception of the show and it's direction. Therefore when reviewers on these sites omit or relegate scenes involving either side, they are taking a chance that they will be criticized from those looking to read something objective and not a review filled with criticism based on the writer's bias. So don't get pissy because someone compliments the writer for being inclusive when they have a history of doing just that. Because it is refreshing to see.

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@Shelly
"I'm over the triangle wars and the idea that every interpretation of the show has something to do with if you prefer Dyson or Lauren." While I agree with you on this, here is the issue. Like it or not a majority of the fanbase IS divided by if you prefer Dyson or Lauren. I completely understand that a review is different than a recap and that reviews are based on opinion. That being said, reader opinions are being influenced by what the writer is saying. As you said,"I came to read her opinion not yours." But here's the kicker, those that write these reviews usually are biased as well. Read a recap on sites targeted to lesbians or the Doccubus pairing and your reviews are going to be more in favor of Lauren. Read reviews on Heroes & Heartbreakers and they are more in favor of Dyson. But there is nothing wrong with liking one or the other or even having reviews that are biased. The problem is on sites with reviews targeted to a specific demographic and a specific fanbase I expect a biased review, on sites with reviews that are supposedly for everyone that watches the show I don't expect them. I expect them to be for EVERYONE. Not men, not women, not straight people, not lesbians, not Lauren fans, not Dyson fans, but everybody. These reviews are relative in shaping the audience's opinion and perception of the show and it's direction. Therefore when reviewers on these sites omit or relegate scenes involving either side, they are taking a chance that they will be criticized from those looking to read something objective and not a review filled with criticism based on the writer's bias. So don't get pissy because someone compliments the writer for being inclusive when they have a history of doing just that. Because it is refreshing to see.

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If anything, this episode proved Kenzi and Dyson have more chemistry than Bo and Dyson ever did. Their bond is a beautiful thing and it actually mirrors Bo's relationship with Lauren. There is an emotional connection there. I think it is telling that Bo made sacrifices for Lauren and done everything in her power to keep her safe and happy and yet it was Kenzi the one who cared enough to get Dyson's love back.

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Sheesh @Skyfyre that was patronizing. In my opinion, Ms. Day should write her review however she sees fit, emphasizing whatever she felt was important, not whatever will earn her a gold star from you. I came to read her opinion not yours. I'm over the triangle wars and the idea that every interpretation of the show has something to do with if you prefer Dyson or Lauren.

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Wow. Carla. I never thought this would happen. Congratulations. You get my gold star for your review this week. No doccubus slammage. No ignoring the fact that Bo & Lauren had an intimate conversation. This is actually one of the more balanced reviews this week. Good job. As for the episode, the problem is pacing-- Pure and Simple. There is no sense of dread that the end of the fae is coming...the audience doesn't feel it. That and taking Bo down with goons was just ridiculous. :) Now on to the finale. of doom?

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It would seem Lauren is in ascendency in the latter episodes of Season 2.
Next season I'm guess human/fae is going to be the docbloc but I'm not getting a clear vibe on Dyson/Bo. If anything I think there might be a Dyson/Kenzi/Hale triangle and a Bo/Lauren/Tamsin one. Not that I exclude Dybo I just think it might be limited to healing or Dark Bo. Dyson or Lauren to be a clear winner for Bo's heart would have an impact on the fanbase and a brave move.

Marissa

I liked this episode. My favorite moment is when Kenzi goes back to the norn and gets Dyson his love back Kenzi style. I've already seen the finale and it is amazing I can't wait to watch it on tv because I had to watch it online before and this way I'll be able to record the episode. I can't wait to see it again.

Fortyseven

Kenzie FTW!