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Lost Girl Review: Wings of Flame

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The war is on! The Garuda made his move and it came at a horrible cost for the Fae on Lost Girl's "Lachlan's Gambit."

It's still not clear how The Garuda was able to see through Nadia, but the how doesn't really matter. The Garuda had an advantage of information in the war due to Nadia and turning Trick's mole. It was all he needed to set a trap for The Ash.

Bo Takes Drastic Action

Even with the added strength of the returned Dyson and Ciara, it wasn't enough to claim victory this time around. Their addition to the team wasn't pointless as they were instrumental in helping the overall cause. Ciara gave her life to protect Bo.

The Fae were sucked into The Garuda's trap by sending Dyson, Bo and team along with all The Ash's guards to the enemy's lair. Dyson was integral in protecting his friends, in particular, Bo, by decimating the Berserkers. While Hale did his part by getting Bo to safety, even while potentially sacrificing their good friend Kenzi. Hale and Trick were lucky that Kenzi wasn't hurt. If she had been, they would have both faced Bo's wrath.

The cost was high enough with Ciara's death, but grew even greater when The Garuda killed Lachlan. At first, it appeared the only hope of killing The Garuda was eliminated with Lachlan's death and his venom gone, but instead the Fae are now at an advantage. 

That Lachlan ... he was smart. He had Lauren take some of his venom and preserve it. He was willing to sacrifice himself for the survival of the Fae. The Garuda has no clue that they have this secret weapon against him. I'm going to miss Lachlan. I didn't like him at first, but he grew on me. Too bad he couldn't sprout another head!

Who will be responsible for the Fae victory over The Garuda? Will it be Dyson as he was foretold by the Wolf Spirit? Or, Bo as seen by the Nain Rouge? Could they both be right? The Wolf Spirit said that his role would be "significant." My guess is that it will take both of them to bring down The Garuda. Plus, Lauren will have to figure out a way to keep the venom a viable poison against The Garuda. 

In the end, I hope that the Nain Rouge vision that Bo had was misinterpreted. Perhaps, she traps The Garuda by pretending to kill Trick. It's possible, right? No matter what this fight is far from over. A victory is come at further cost to the Fae world. 

Relationship Odds and Ends

  • Lauren's initial reaction to Bo was a bit odd. Yes, Bo killed her girlfriend, but I expected Lauren to be a little more understanding. Or, at least less cold. Lauren seemed almost afraid of Bo. And, then even at the Dal, Lauren wanted nothing to do with her.
  • Dyson's return was not full of hugs and kisses. Kenzi was the only one who accepted him. It was sad to watch. Though, Bo backed up Dyson over Lachlan and they all stood by him in the fight. I love the older brother/younger sister relationship between Dyson and Kenzi.
  • After the tension between Lauren and Bo, it was surprising to see Lauren show up at Bo's with her hair done. Their heart-to-heart was necessary for them to get past what happened to Nadia. It was touching to see them bond together in bed, but it came across more like two best friends comforting each other than two lovers. Will they be able to spark a romance after all they have been through?
  • Bo must be over Dyson or cut him out of her heart, because she showed no concern at all when she saw him beaten up on the push cart. 
  • These last two episodes should be telling about Bo and her relationships. Will her fight against The Garuda and working with Lauren about the venom push them closer together? What if Dyson succeeds and he gets his love back as the Wolf Spirit suggested? Right now, Bo is all alone, will she remain that way?

Review

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I just wonder why they didn't try harder to heal Ciara, I mean Bo has all kinds of weird powers, but doesn't even try.

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@Lana I'm not the biggest fan of Dyson's but this season certainly didn't help. I too hate what they did to the Dyson character. Here's hoping he takes Ciara's last words to him to heart because he is capable of being a lot more than what he sees himself as.

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Fran: I'm a bit baffled at how the Wolf Spirit protects Bo. If it hadn't been for the WS Dyson wouldn't have led the ill planned attack. We're told the Naga venom is the only thing that can kill the Garuda, what did Dyson intend to do and why did they all agree to follow him? He's been a royal pain, aggressive and unreliable for a number of episodes. Plus the Garuda caused them to bicker, Bo actually realised that. I liked Ciara's zinger, she looked dubious when Bo told her off Nadia's death and we sort of learnt what she was thinking.

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As a Dyson fan, it is sad what they did to KHR's character this season. Dyson became reckless and useless. Hopefully that will be "fixed" once his love is returned to him. (Damn this character limit)

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Huh. I'm no Lauren fan but she clearly went to Bo intending to sleep with her. She said it herself, she did her hair and was dressed up (which is unusual). It wasn't until she rationalized and "geeked out" that she expressed she would rather be comforted. It is what she does and I thought it was decent of her not to use Bo even though Bo was willing (obviously). What would that say about her if she had jumped into Bo's bed after witnessing her girlfriend being murdered the night before? The contrast to Dyson and Ciara's sex fest was jarring. It is not a sexual relationship at the moment but that does not make them best friends. They clearly have feelings for each other and want to be together. I warmed up to Ciara here so of course they had to kill her. Kind of ironic that they disposed of Dyson and Lauren's love interests in 2 weeks after months of dragging it out. And some people argue that they weren't plot devices. Please. As a Dyson fan, it is sad what they did to KHR's character this season. Dyson became reckless and useless. Hopefully that will be "fixed" once his love is returned to him.

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Wow, looks like someone put up the bat signal on doccubus.com. I have to agree with the article. Lauren took the sexuality of the situation. Lecturing bad science at people is clinical. And I for one don't think clinical is sexy. I found Bo with her heavy-handed portrayal of wanting sex was uncomfortable, if she had been a guy it would have been really offensive. Lauren was obviously not in a state to make good choices and she was hurting and all Bo wanted to think about was sex. Ick. And Bo laying there looking pissed off and disconnected did nothing to bring it back.

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I'm with Fran and Lisa H. I'd love to see something blossoming between Dyson and Kenzi. They have great chemistry and care deeply for one another, which is more than you can say about Bo/Dyson. It seems as though their relationship died when they stopped having sex. Dyson and Kenzi connect better emotionally and I always value the emotional over the physical. The same applies to Bo/Lauren. They grow together and make each other better. As hot as Bo and Dyson were together, they don't have what it takes. It is really no wonder most fans prefer Bo/Lauren and season 2 is highlighting that quite well.

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I sort of agree with Lisa H. Dyson and Kenzi make a terrific pair and hopefully we'll have more scenes with them together next season. I can't tell whether they'd connect romantically, but it could make for an interesting sideplot. I can now say that Season 2 has effectively erased any memory of the Bo/Dyson connection in season 1.

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I don't blame Dyson for misinterpreting the wolf spirit. It's good that he took responsibility for the outcome, but he wasn't solely to blame. The others didn't support him enough, and bickering in the midst of a crisis is what got Ciara killed. Personally, I believe that the wolf spirit prediction was made to protect Bo. With Bo as the leader, they probably would have still fallen into the trap and Bo could have died instead. Kenzi was the true hero in this episode. Bo came off as self-centered and arrogant, and her callous attitude towards Dyson seemed inconsistent with her usual feelings. But given the inconsistent writing this season, I shouldn't be surprised. When Dyson gets his love back, I hope he can find love with someone other than Bo, because she won't give him the kind of love that he wants. I still don't find the Lauren/Bo relationship particularly compelling, but I'd take that over a love triangle.

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This appears to be Bo's first visit after executing Lauren's girlfriend, I wonder why she's a bit snotty?It's a miracle Lauren is still up for healing any Fae! Dyson wasn't a hero, he misinterpreted the Wolf Spirit for his own ends. Did they intend to made him look really stupid and get Ciara killed? There appeared to be a cut scene between cool Lauren and arriving on the doorstep Lauren but unless you've missed it reviewer tenderness is involved in loving relationships not just BFFs. Bo's odd attitude to Dyson's injuries is crap continuity,nothing new, unfortunately, for Lost Girl.