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Lost Girl Review: Energizer SuccuBunny

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"ConFaegion" was by far the funniest Lost Girl episode ever. Energizer SuccuBunny, anyone?

It even topped "Original Skin," which had some hilarious moments, but it was also quite serious at times. I loved that Dyson had a callback to that episode tonight as well. I usually prefer the more serialized, arc-based episodes, but this was an exception because it was so well done. 

Vex Brings Trouble

Even though she hasn't been around, the Morrigan hadn't forgotten about the blackmail picture that Bo had on her. The Dark leader was committed to hurting Bo and sent Underfae after Underfae after her with no success. When Vex visited her, she saw an opportunity to take out Bo by restricting her powers. The bug-like creature invaded Bo's body from Vex and gave her the intelligence and maturity level of a teenager, while hampering her abilities.

And hilarity ensued! A teenage Bo was a blast and it only got better when Dyson and then Tamsin joined her in their teenage years. Her attraction to Dyson was adorable, as was his for her. I was waiting for them to start singing about being in a tree and K-I-S-S-I-N-G. That didn't happen, though Dyson did a striptease to "Hungry Like a Wolf" on the bed and then they played spin the bottle.

In a more serious moment, Bo and Tamsin shared secrets via poem with each other and promised to never reveal them. After Lauren healed them, they seemed to forget everything that they did and happened while they were teenized. We'll just have to wait and see if they eventually remember the secrets or not. There is definitely something up with Tamsin. When Bo kissed her, she was immediately curious about what type of Fae Tamsin is.

While the kids played, Lauren and Kenzi worked to fight off the pigmen that the Morrigan sent. Kenzi picked up the "Staff of Righteousness" and became "Darth Vader." She had some mad fighting skills. I could watch that scene over and over again. Too bad she had to choose between being one-handed with the powers or give it up. She made the best choice, but it would have been awesome to see her maintain those fighting abilities.

Just when Vex was starting to fit in, he decided to leave. It's a shame, he was fun to have around, even when he temporarily turned against Bo and her friends. He's a lost Fae without his powers and much less formidable. It's sad to see him go, but it will make his return all the more exciting.

There wasn't much touched upon in the big picture of the Fae world, but Hale as the new interim Ash showed his strength when he warned the Morrigan against stirring up any more trouble. He was intense and had a strong presence. He acted like a leader.

Hale: You ever pull a stunt like this again, I'll personally rip your head off and shove it up your little white ass. This detente is too important to be screwed up by some petty feud. Am I clear?
Morrigan: Crystal. | permalink

Will the Morrigan obey? Most likely not, but at least the boundaries have been set and she knows where he stands. If she causes problems. he will go after her without restraint.

The big revelation, at least for me, was that Bo and Lauren are a boring couple. When they are in bed together, they are steamy hot and without a doubt sexy. It's when they leave the bedroom that it's a problem. They clearly love each other, but that's not all that is needed to make a relationship work. Bo is a succubus and thrives on sexual energy. Her lack of healing while with Lauren is just one sign that it isn't enough.

Bo had more chemistry outside of the bedroom with both Dyson and Ryan. With both of them, there was a fire and tension that just isn't there with Lauren. And, before you say that I'm discriminating against Lauren because she's a woman, that's not it at all. Instead, I think it's a situation of the guys both being Fae and also having a bit of a bad and sarcastic side. Lauren is too nice and polite, even when she was "spy-banging" Bo.

Will Dark Bo become more prevalent due to her lack of fulfillment while with Lauren? Or, is it possible that the goodness within Lauren is what will keep her from turning Dark? I'm not sure, but it will be a fun ride to find out what will happen. Plus, Bo will eventually find out that Dyson has his love back for her. Will he become a player for her heart again?

"ConFaegion" had some of the funniest lines of the series. Check out our Lost Girl quotes section. Is your favorite there? If not, share it! Here are a couple of my favorites:

Vex: It can't be easy keeping up with Energizer SuccuBunny. | permalink

Kenzi: ... suddenly I'm Darth Vader. | permalink

Did you love this episode too? Will you miss Vex? Are Bo-Lauren missing the chemistry that Bo has had with other partners?

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I have to respectfully disagree about Bo and Lauren being a boring couple. Of all the pairings, they have the most difficulties to overcome since Bo is Fae and Lauren is human. That, in itself, will not be boring to watch because it's going to be an emotional roller coaster for both of them. And I want to see that. If you compare that with when Dyson and Bo were together, because he was sustaining her succubus needs, he was overly controlling and Bo acted like a goofy teenager around him. Now that IMO was boring.

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@Cali I don't have time to respond to all of your points right now, but I wasn't baiting with my lead in. I was referring to a small, but vocal group of fans that don't want to discuss the show in a friendly manner. Instead, they insult people and that's not a conversation I want to have. Re: "spy banging" that was a line from last night's episode that's why I used it. I'll respond later when I have more time. Thanks for your thoughts!

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@provocation I don't write or not write with the intention of getting a response. I review the episode as I see it and people can either comment or not. Doesn't matter to me if people do or not. I do care if people blatantly misinterpret what I write though. Also, I've always thought there was chemistry between Lauren and Bo. I haven't always thought they were "right" for each other at specific times, but there's an attraction there. In "Lachlan's Gambit," I did think the sex there was more about healing then lust though.

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(and last part yikes. Did not expect this to become so long) Mild Spoiler Alert (nothing too specific)
I like they made Lauren hmmm realistically as ok as one would expect? Not total acceptance which removes any emotional dept to exploring such a story line (as it did with Ryan), but not out right attempt at trying to change that aspect of Bo either as happened with Dyson due to his personality and wolf nature. I like the middle ground that they settled on, which lends itself to creating some emotional story telling and good solid character exploration. ps. please ignore any grammar errors and the like. It is late here and can't go over this more cause I end up deleting and adding constantly X.X

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. I like happy Bo AND mature Bo. She is adorable and infectious with her happiness, without mentally regressing. I prefer at this point to see her handle relationship stuff more maturely instead of the more "teenage" approach we gotten in the past. I understood why the show thought Bo would act immature at first, but now we have seen that and it is time for her to grow. I been DYING to see her in a relationship where they would have to realistic deal with her Succubus side. Bo is someone who idolizes monogamy, and she still struggles with making peace with her Fae side. Then add in trying to go for a relationship and it makes for some interesting conflicts. It does require a partner that does not shame Bo for her Succubus side.

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(It seems you actually disagree a bit with the classification of those characters since you seem to consider Lauren a regular too nice person and Dyson as a bit of a bad boy? Which I must admit I don't often see as previously said with Dyson being often talked about as the noble, self-sacrificing and tragic heroic male vs. "the shady lying untrustworthy" Lauren). I find all those wrong classification of either characters, since I think they go to the extreme with both of them, instead of the grey areas where I think their "proper" characterization lies (imo). For you preferring someone more "bad" or sarcastic, that is of course fine. Difference of taste. I always have an affinity for anti-heroes and the villains myself. For Lost Girl I go mostly by how Bo acts and how she is treated when with character X Y Z. Both with Dyson and Ryan I felt she became less. Especially with Dyson she gave me nasty twilight feels and I fucking hate those type of characters. Just instant turn off. I like happy Bo AND mature Bo. She is adorable and infectious with her happiness, without mentally regressing.

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´? Unless you forgot the part where not even a Fae can be enough for Bo's hunger and/or Dyson not being pro-sharing? (this cuts out me comment quite a lot x.x It said 4000 characters but seem to be at around 800 so going into more parts than 2) Also, no offense but your review follows a bit like a bullet point list over what Dybo fans usually say, which then helps making your review look pretty biased towards one side I guess. Down to the "spy banging", which always confuses me a bit because just what was Dyson doing if not the same pretty much? Both slept with Bo while passing on information about her to someone else. Both kept stuff from her. Both ended up caring more about Bo than they were supposed to but shit got messed up. Yet in fandom discussions it goes as a point against one person but not the other. Lauren gets stamped as shady while Dyson is considered the noble good guy hero.

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Fulfill what exactly? The only things I see different here are that they are male and Fae. With the first one, you said that is not it. If you mean the second, the show made it clear as far back as S1, that Fae or not, one single person can not keep Bo fed. And that was in S1. Now in S3 her hunger/need is even greater. So I really don't get your point here. Especially by including Dyson who made it clear in S1, that he did not want to share Bo with anyone. If it is the "virtue" of merely being Fae, I think it is entering the territory of being based on a weak argument. Human/Fae relations come with some inherent conflicts and dynamics that leads to some natural drama and exploration of the Fae world and politics. So I do not see how that is a negative aspect since it is something that provides organic issues that would be interest (for me at least) as a viewer to see unfold. So not quite sure where you are going with this? Unless you forgot the part where not even a Fae can be enough for Bo's hunger and/or Dyson not being pro-sharing?

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(Part 1/2) Carly to me you basically baiting others with the way you started of your comment. Because you immediately more or less vilify a huge diverse fan group for disagreeing with you, while saying some things that can easily come across as talking down to people. You are discussing a TV show. If you express opinions, chances are others are going to express some back. But somehow that is wrong here or something to be wary off? If subject A is approached, somehow this diverse fan group will of course act in illogical manner according to you? That is a big negative generalization and it just serves as baiting instead of setting up for discussion :/ " 4. Both Dyson and Ryan are able to fulfill Bo in a way that Lauren can't. It's not Lauren's fault and it doesn't take away from the love they feel for each other, but it's something that will become an issue." Fulfill what exactly? The only things I see different here are that they are male and Fae. With the first one, you said that is not it. If you mean the second, the show made it clear as far back as S1, that Fae or not, one single person can not keep Bo fed. And that was in S1. Now in S3 her hunger/need is even greater. So I really don't get your point here. Especially by including Dyson who made it clear in S1, that he did not want to share Bo with anyone. If it is the "virtue" of merely being Fae, I think it is entering the territory of being based on a weak argument. Human/Fae relations come with some inherent conflicts and dynamics that leads to some natural drama and exploration of the Fae world and politics. So I do not see how that is a negative aspect since it is something that provides organic issues that would be interest (for me at least) as a viewer to see unfold. So not quite sure where you are going with this? Unless you forgot the part where not even a Fae can be enough for Bo's hunger and/or Dyson not being pro-sharing? Also, no offense but your review follows a bit like a bullet point list over what Dybo fans usually say, which then helps making your review look pretty biased towards one side I guess. Down to the "spy banging", which always confuses me a bit because just what was Dyson doing if not the same pretty much? Both slept with Bo while passing on information about her to someone else. Both kept stuff from her. Both ended up caring more about Bo than they were supposed to but shit got messed up. Yet in fandom discussions it goes as a point against one person but not the other. Lauren gets stamped as shady while Dyson is considered the noble good guy hero. (It seems you actually disagree a bit with the classification of those characters since you seem to consider Lauren a regular too nice person and Dyson as a bit of a bad boy? Which I must admit I don't often see as previously said with Dyson being often talked about as the noble, self-sacrificing and tragic heroic male vs. "the shady lying untrustworthy" Lauren). I find all those wrong classification of either characters, since I think they go to the extreme with both of them, instead of the grey areas where I think their "proper" characterization lies (imo). For you preferring someone more "bad" or sarcastic, that is of course fine. Difference of taste. I always have an affinity for anti-heroes and the villains myself. For Lost Girl I go mostly by how Bo acts and how she is treated when with character X Y Z. Both with Dyson and Ryan I felt she became less. Especially with Dyson she gave me nasty twilight feels and I fucking hate those type of characters. Just instant turn off. I like happy Bo AND mature Bo. She is adorable and infectious with her happiness, without mentally regressing.

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Lauren was very funny in the parental role with Bo and the others and when she examined Bo. I have noticed when you don't poke Doccubi with some nonsense about Lauren you get zilch interest with these reveiws.. Let's face it you've gone from saying they have no sexual chemistry to they have no chemistry outside of the bedroom. Okay, you don't like the character for whatever reason just post that at the top of your review, you might get a protest response every episode, job done.

Lost Girl Season 3 Episode 3 Quotes

It can't be easy keeping up with Energizer SuccuBunny.

Vex

Did ya like that part where I pretended to fall on my ass, but was actually a stealth missile lasering in on target?

Kenzi