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Lost Girl Review: Is Bo the Wanderer?

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"Fae-ge Against the Machine" was an unusual episode of Lost Girl - and, with this show, that's saying a lot. 

From the moment Bo left the restaurant with Tamsin until about the time she got drunk, I wasn't sure what the heck was going on. It was a confusing scavenger hunt of sorts that she didn't even know she was on. Was she fulfilling her promise to Balzac? And how did that tie in with what Trick was doing?

Then, all of a sudden, it was as if the fog lifted and the sun began shining. There was a point to this game and it was potentially a life-or-death situation.

Bo's Scavenger Hunt

Tamsin decided to accompany Bo on her journey to complete her obligation to Balzac. When the Valkyrie first showed up as Dyson's partner, she was almost unbearable. Since her last adventure with Bo to save Kenzi, she has become likable and integrated herself into the group in a positive way. Both Bo and Tamsin are strong and independent and complement each other with their knowledge and strengths.

When it comes to the Fae world, this partnership sped to the top of my favorites. There's an amazing tension between these two that is palpable. Bo fed from Tamsin when they were saving Kenzi and commented that it was unlike anyone she's had before. And, after completing the task and killing the "cricket," they shared a kiss. Neither of them expected it and it only happened because Trick touched the game while kissing, but there was a spark there. 

Could the love triangle become a love quadrangle? Now that Bo knows that Dyson has his love back, she certainly doesn't need another romantic entanglement. Given the "Wanderer" card, I believe that there is something greater at play between Tamsin and Bo. And, based on Tamsin's reaction, it's not a good thing.

Even though, Bo missed Lauren's big event and left with the scientist, they should be able to overcome this minor set-back. It's not like Bo purposefully skipped out on Lauren, instead she basically was compelled to do it. With the Dawning upon her, Bo's going to need Lauren's love and support. 

Bo survived the game and received the invitation to the Temple. Next up, the real challenge. Will Bo make it through alive and unscathed?

Odds and Ends

  • I usually miss Kenzi when she's gone. Given the set up of this episode and Tamsin's role, the story didn't need her presence so her absence wasn't as pronounced as in some previous episodes.
  • Why was Tamsin the only one being honest with Bo about the dangers of the Dawning?
  • Elderberry Smash: Don't buy that drink for Bo.
  • Why is a lock of Valkyrie hair so valuable? What can it do?
  • Lauren looked absolutely gorgeous in that dress.
  • How did Bo find out that Dyson got his love back? My Lost Girl pet peeve. Again, an important reveal happened off-screen. (Will Lauren and Bo even discuss the missed awards ceremony? Or, will that be another fight/make up that happens off-screen?)
  • "The Wanderer": What or who is this? What's the importance? 
  • Valkyrie is from Norse mythology and so is Odin the Wanderer. In the myth, the Valkyrie maidens complied with Odin's wishes. Could this mean that Tamsin will end up submissive to Bo?

Are you disappointed we didn't get to see Bo find out about Dyson getting his love back? Is Bo "the Wanderer?" Are you enjoying the Dawning storyline?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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(continued)... and should look for "open areas", access to clearings where the light shines brightly to gain clarity and most likely help solve solutions--metaphorically. This also sounds as though it could end up being what is going on in the show. If The Wanderer signifies someone that has been "prophesied" about, which it seems like this exists from Trick's comments and reactions, Dyson's same type of reactions as Trick, and also how Tamsin reacted to the card (even the card dealer as well, she almost seemed to be a bit in shock). Bo may be destined to destroy the entirety of Light/Dark Fae barriers and maybe even bringing humans some protection in the process. I really do believe Bo will end up being a huge, never seen before, force that will change a great many things about Fae society. I think Trick knows this a bit (which seemed clear from episode one) and most likely sees her as his lineage fixing issues that he created while he was the Blood King--therefore, he will do everything in his power to help her... As far as I remember Trick also knows of Bo's father, but has declined to talk of him so far. Which makes me think he may've once even knew him... The Odin or Father/Dad ideas might pan out, but I don't think this is it unless it will have something to do with Bo's Dawning--her having to meet and confront him successfully, maybe even for the sake of her biological mother.

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I actually was wondering if "The Wanderer" could literally just be very straightforward in its meaning. It did look like she was using a tarot deck, so "The Wanderer" (called "The Fool" too, it's also card zero) may have the exact meaning found there. First off every single attribute for The Wanderer fit Bo, perfectly. But, it very much is a herald of change, and this IS the person that will bring it...it's also something that tends to be unstoppable, like a force of nature. Here are the main words and small meanings associated with The Wanderer: Freedom, uncertainty, the unknown, possibilities, adventure, watchfulness, leap of faith, path to something new. There are larger definitions that go into detail, but I suggest looking them up on your own. One thing that can sometimes be clear is that as this person moves forward into the future they do and must be careful we're they step, always cautious and wary of what may be around. They shouldn't ever be scared of the darkness and should look for "open areas", access to clearings where the light shines brightly to gain clarity and most likely help solve solutions--metaphorically. This also sounds as though it could end up being what is going on in the show. If The Wanderer signifies someone that has been "prophesied" about, which it seems like this exists from Trick's comments and reactions, Dyson's same type of reactions as Trick, and also how Tamsin reacted to the card (even the card dealer as well, she almost seemed to be a bit in shock). Bo may be destined to destroy the entirety of Light/Dark Fae barriers and maybe even bringing humans some protection in the process. I really do believe Bo will end up being a huge, never seen before, force that will change a great many things about Fae society. I think Trick knows this a bit (which seemed clear from episode one) and most likely sees her as his lineage fixing issues that he created while he was the Blood King--therefore, he will do everything in his power to help her... As far as I remember Trick also knows of Bo's father, but has declined to talk of him so far. Which makes me think he may've once even knew him... The Odin or Father/Dad ideas might pan out, but I don't think this is it unless it will have something to do with Bo's Dawning--her having to meet and confront him successfully, maybe even for the sake of her biological mother.

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@Adam: "The reason why stuff needed to take place off screen was because only half a season was ordered." Uh-oh. Is the show on the verge of cancellation?

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here's my speculation: That Odin could be the Wanderer is both possible and intriguing, but I doubt (hope) that he is.......... NOT the father (#Maury ;). Instead, with [Odin] as a third party member who may very well have control over Tamsin and her Valkyrie power, perhaps Tamsin is upset for having to submit to his wishes to do Bo harm, making a potential relationship with the succubus, say, a challenge. As for the relationship between Bo and Tamsin, I'm not actually sure it would be romantic in nature (remember the "teen" versions of the girls earlier in the season), but I would 1000% support TamBo/ValkyBus (lol), no doubt! ...as for Dyson...I don't miss him or his furry face.
On another note...Lauren looked fabulous this episode (Bo really missed out); by god the woman actually has ears!!!
And props to Trick on baggin' the blonde; I thought they were cute together :]

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How about a spin-off series for Dyson, Kenzie, Hale and Vex? The writers seem unable to integrate them well this season. Their marginalization is a big reason the show's not as good as it was in the first and second seasons.

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I totally knew that Tamsin and Bo would have a "thing" it was just the way Tamsin looked and acted around Bo. Plus it just made the story so much more and yes I do agree its would be so much better for Tamsin to be in on the love triangle instead of Lauren because it is Light v. Dark fae which makes it a bigger fight for Bo's love. Hopefully Lauren leaves the picture with the other human scientist. It would of went right back to Dyson being with Bo once Lauren died anyways, also Tamsin is hard to figure out which makes this a sexy mystery.

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The reason why stuff needed to take place off screen was because only half a season was ordered.

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When Kenzi wasnt Kenzi she let the whole Dyson has his love back thing slip

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WARNING MY POST CONTAINS SPECULATION REGARDING FUTURE PLOT POINTS! I too missed Dyson, Hale and Kenzi. Interesting take that The Wanderer could be Odin. Bo's father? Maybe not. I can't beileve Tamsin's reaction was about being worried she would have to be submissive to Bo. Odin is also known in legends for the "Wild Hunt" which takes many scary forms but often involves Odin hunting down (as in to kill) a supernatural lady selected as prey.....Lets hope they aren't going there.

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I think that Jessica might be on to something with the Odin being Bo's dad. I think that would be so awesome, since they haven't given any sort of clue as to who her dad might be. I figure the wanderer will have something to do with Odin, since they normally stay more or less close to the mythologies as we know them. I am just so excited for Bo and Tamsin to be an item. I also agree that since Bo is unaligned it would make sense for her to have a dark and light love interest. She is too cozy with the light, they should have her walking the line more. I am just so excited for next weeks episode and for the Bo-Tamsin plot to develop. I also didn't miss the others that much, just bc I was jus so curious what would happen between the two.