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Lost Girl Review: Cons and Conflict Everywhere

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Wow. "Hail, Hale" was a jam-packed, fae-mazing hour. If anything, there was too much going on.

I wish these storylines would have been expanded and integrated over a couple more episodes. It was Hale's inauguration day as The Ash, but that was only one of many events happening, including:

The Morrigan's power grab, Isaac's plan to use Lauren's research to satisfy his own Fae-power lust, and Tamsin's downward spiral due to her obligation to capture Bo.

Light Fae vs. Dark Fae

After Lauren disobeyed Hale, she left not only the Light Fae, but Bo behind in order to work with Isaac. She quickly succeeded in completing the work she was doing. That was something to celebrate, but it was disheartening to hear her talk about how empty her life was before. If that's the case, why would she ever want to go back to the Fae and Bo?

Throughout Lost Girl season 3, I've had issues with Bo and Lauren's relationship. While they showed their love for each other, there wasn't much of a basis beyond their physical attraction and love for each other. Bo had Lauren, her friends, family, and job, while all Lauren really had was Bo. They would hang out together at one of their homes and then Bo would go off to do her Bo stuff, while Lauren primarily worked alone.

And, Lauren shifted her work to focus on research to help Bo, either to quench her hunger, devolution or to assist on a case. Lauren's life revolved around Bo, but it didn't work the other way. It's no wonder Lauren felt something was missing in her life. She was in love, but isolated. It's not Bo's fault that Lauren didn't have outside activities or friends, but that ultimately led to their break-up.

And, the outcome was devastating. Lauren's isolation and loneliness made her an easy target for Isaac. He used her desire to make a difference and quest to be part of something to con her into using her science for questionable purposes. At this point, the entirety of his motives is a little unclear. He definitely wants to be able to give humans Fae powers, which on the surface isn't necessarily bad on its own. The Fae are able to use their powers for both good and evil and humans with the powers could use them for either as well. Isaac's plans though seem to be leading to horrible consequences since he sees the Fae as nothing more than lab animals.

Isaac is lacking his humanity and sense of right and wrong that Lauren has. He has captured and tortured Fae to further his research. Lauren would never condone that behavior. So, now that she's been complicit in his research, what will she do? Dyson, Lauren, and Aife are all locked up by Isaac right now. Though, Isaac told Lauren that they are going to "do magnificent things together," so he's not going to leave her locked up. Perhaps, she can gain his trust enough to help Dyson and/or Aife get free. Or, since Isaac seems to want to "become" Dyson, that may be when the wolf is able to escape. 

Meanwhile at the Dal another conflict was breaking out. The Morrigan used the the Fae mass grave, Dyson's kidnapping by humans, and Lauren's name on the deadly poison to solidify power. She put up a vote of no confidence on Hale and named all Humans as terrorists.  At this point, her motivation beyond wanting more power is unclear. The first ramification of her order was the imprisoning of Kenzi. The human's capture will likely be temporary since Hale slipped the safety enchantment from his father into her pocket as he kissed her. 

Hale kissed Kenzi! It came at an unfortunate time, but at least he told her how he felt before the Morrigan interrupted them. Hale likes/loves Kenzi! At this point, he would give up his life and position to save her. It will be intriguing to see how far he has to go or if she'll be able to free herself with his gift.

I'm not sure what's going on with Tamsin, but she's losing it. Is it because of the drinking? Or,is the drinking a symptom of her problem. My only guess at this point is that she's suffering guilt from what she's supposed to do to Bo and using alcohol as a way of releasing her tension.In the bathtub scene, she seems to be blaming Bo in a way for her suffering. Bo is too perfect and that is causing her pain over having to turn against the succubus.

Will it work though? All along it has seemed like she was trying to sabotage the potion. Now that Bo and Lauren are broken up, will the hair still work? Not sure. Tamsin was a train wreck though from living in her car, jumping in the tub with Bo and then basically taking over Lauren's place. Tamsin proved herself in the end when she jumped in front of Bo and then saved her life. Will Tamsin survive? And, now that Bo knows that Tamsin was putting together a potion to hurt her, what will she do? Save the Valkyrie? Knowing Bo, of course, she will. And, then forgive her.

The whole gang is broken up. Bo is with a shot Tamsin. Dyson, Lauren and Aife are all caged. Trick is in a trunk. Kenzi is under the Morrigan's control. It's one big mess to resolve in only one more hour. 

Odds and Ends

  • Bo: It's a break. Yeah. Even I don't buy that line anymore. | permalink
  • Tamsin: What up, Succubus? | permalink
  • It was nice to see Bo and Dyson being friendly with one another at the Dal again. His friendly flirtation was hilarious and has moved their relationship into a more comfortable zone for both of them. He understands and accepts that they aren't going to get back together.
  • The tub scene between Tamsin and Bo was sad, weird, funny, sexy, and more weird. A whole range of emotions between those two.
  • The interactions between Kenzi and the Massimo, the druid, were just odd. Tamsin must have filled him in on Kenzi's background. It's like she knew she was being conned, but couldn't help herself. If Kenzi didn't have an even better moment with Hale, I'd wonder if there could be a future between Massimo and Kenzi. They were kinda cute together.
  • Dyson's fight scene was disheartening. Instead of two roosters, it was two Fae men in cockfighting. And, all in order to show Isaac that Dyson was in fact the powerful Fae that he needed and wanted.
  • Isaac does NOT know about Bo. That was intriguing. If he's been investigating Lauren, it's a surprise that he didn't know who she was dating.
  • Who took Trick? My guess: The Morrigan. If anyone could undermine the consolidation of power, it would be Trick.
  • Can Lauren and Bo find their way back to each other? At this point, it seems less likely than before, but love conquers all, right? Perhaps, Lauren will rid the new lab of Isaac and take it over. Since it seems unlikely that she can return to the Fae, it would give her a life and job outside of the Fae. Lauren and Bo can find their love for each other again in a more balanced relationship.
In the season finale, will Bo be able to save her friends and family from Isaac? Will Kenzi be safe with Hale's talisman? What will become of Tamsin? And, will Bo's father make an appearance?

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    I was really surprised to see that Lauren is a returning character, I cannot see the Fae letting her back into the fold after this so not only is she a fugitive from human law she would be a fugitive from the Fae as well.By taking off the neckless she was basically saying she was walking away from the Fae, regardless of the fact that she was tricked originally tricked the Fae these were her actions, she made her bed.

    I have never been a big Lauren fan, I sympathize with the situation that she is in but I never thought that it would work between her and Bo. The one thing that I think of that made me really start to dilike her was her reaction towards Bo after Nadia's untimely passing, she was BEGGING Bo to end Nadia's suffering by killing her, Bo was hesitant because she is not a cold blooded killer. It wasn't until Nadia threatened Lauren's LIFE! Then Lauren is angry about the fact that Bo killed Nadia? Bo didn't deserve that. I know that emotions aren't always reasonable and rational and Bo knew that and was willing to wait for Lauren to Grieve for Nadia. Lauren has done a lot of really hurtful things to Bo and Bo never holds it against her. Whenever Bo has made mistakes the same can't be said about Laurens attitudes towards Bo.

    Dyson understands that Bo and Lauren's relationship isn't going to last, that is why he said he was willing to wait.

    I loved Tamsin! I really hope she comes back although I don't think that she will :( Hello...Tamsin was drinking because she was at the end of her life cycle which means she was dying! She had a lot of stuff to deal with before she kicked the bucket.

    I love Kenzi the way that she is and although I don't want her to be Fae, I can understand why she would want to be.

    Fortyseven

    The pacing for the season is uneven. Skarsten was great as Tamsin this episode.

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    Can anyone record the season finalr so I can watch it.... can't find where or when it is being broadcasted

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    Hey so I am super pizzed I spend hours tring to figure out when my state.... Wyoming gets the season finale and i couldn't find the season finale episode anywhere.. ahhhhhh it would be totally amazing if someone could record it or do something to help me plzzz

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    And Bo was starving herself for Lauren because she wanted to only be with Lauren and Lauren didn't say anything because she really wanted it to be true but deep inside she knew it wasn't possible. And the fact that Dyson can sustain Bo's hunger that is always around to justify their relationship... Right now nobody knows if it's true, the thing is that Bo changed, at the time they were together she was taking the shots Lauren gave her so nothing right now confirms the fact that she wouldn't be feeding from others even if she were with Dyson...

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    "Dyson and Bo are a better fit. Dyson understood Bo's sexuality whereas Lauren did not. Bo is omnisexual. She needs sex to feed. Lauren knew that Bo needs sex to heal, feed, and charge up. Lauren cannot provide the juice that Bo needs, yet she wants Bo all to herself. Dyson at least understood that."

    You and i aren't seing the same show. You can say you like Bo/Dyson, it's your opinion but saying he understood Bo's sexuality and Lauren doesn't it's wrong. Dyson said in 1x12 that he didn't want to share Bo with anyone, he also said that she was a succubus and it wasn't in her nature to be monogamous. We have seen her in monogamous relationships. So he wanted as much exclusivity from Bo as Lauren did. Lauren isn't fae and in order to be able to be with Bo had to accept the fact that she had to feed from others, if that isn't accepting Bo's sexuality i don't know what it is (i, for once, don't take kindly to having my significant other sleepimg around with other people ;) ). And Bo was starving herself for Lauren because she wanted to only be with Lauren and Lauren didn't say anything because she really wanted it to be true but deep inside she knew it wasn't possible. And the fact that Dyson can sustain Bo's hunger that is always around to justify their relationship... Right now nobody knows if it's true, the thing is that Bo changed, at the time they were together she was taking the shots Lauren gave her so nothing right now confirms the fact that she wouldn't be feeding from others even if she were with Dyson...

    Deann

    I also agree that it would be a huge mistake to turn Kenzi fae. She's just so awesome as she is, I think making her fae would actually hurt her character. But I do like that Hale made it clear that he loves her! Go Hale!
    And yes, though it was a cruel fight to the death, I was actually pretty pumped to see Kris H-R without a shirt for an extended period of time...YUM. That man is sizzling hot!
    And poor Tamsin! She is having to deal with feelings for Bo, too, which is why she's drinking, because she doesn't want to turn Bo over to the Wanderer. I can't imagine that it is the Druid, but if it is, hmmmmm. Interesting that he was all over Kenzi, wasn't it?

    Deann

    "Dyson and Bo are a better fit. Dyson understood Bo's sexuality whereas Lauren did not. Bo is omnisexual. She needs sex to feed. Lauren knew that Bo needs sex to heal, feed, and charge up. Lauren cannot provide the juice that Bo needs, yet she wants Bo all to herself. Dyson at least understood that."
    I agree with Dan, especially in that Dyson understood what it took to help Bo heal and be healthy, whereas Lauren didn't, and Bo suffered for that.I think that Bo will have to get back together with Dyson at some point, because he still LOVES her, for heavens sake, whereas wimpy, LIAR Lauren just chucked the whole relationship to get involved with a lunatic who is killing/driving mad fae for his own purposes.She's supposed to be a doctor but she's so stupid! And she's unattractive, boring and hasn't got much of a spine, so I hope they kill her character off in the season finale.

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    Randomly, I kind of wished we had separated this whole conspiracy storyline from the Dawning thing. Honestly, I totally didn't pay attention to the murder at the beginning and then totally forgot about it. I get that the Dawning was important because it alerted us to Bo's father (possibly), made Tric alert to Bo's father, made Bo stronger to fight her father but it broke up the whole story. Heck, I like Tamsin so much that I forgot why she, on the surface, was around in the first place (Bo, so totally has already forgiven Tamsin because she was already recognizing the spiraling behavior). But the Isaac and Druid storylines were enough for a season of only 13 episodes.

    Um..I thought Bo killed Aife and her body was only missing. And it kind of seems like the Aife that is there is the one whose baby was just stolen.

    I didn't get why Tric was running either unless he was aiming to hide the information he was carrying. I get why all sides would want to neutralize him though, but I suspect that the humans got him not the Morrigan (my theory, despite her power grab, I suspect she still has respect for the various Fae independent powers and not to upset them as Tric could come in and take over all Fae) but the humans have been researching and wanted to grab the most powerful Fae (and likely the ones listed somewhere which is why Isaac doesn't know about Bo, she is unaligned). What I seem to forget, is Dyson actually Fae? I thought the wolves were creatures apart from the Fae power structure and Dyson himself has just pledged himself to the Light Fae. Just curious if Isaac has made some mistakes.

    I am curious about the Druids intentions (clearly doesn't intend to sacrifice Bo...) especially if he is her father who Bo believes loves her.

    Theblakeness

    "Massimo is an enigma. I knew Tim Rozon from Instant Star was guest starring so I rewatched the "Ceremony" episode, and he was the voice of who Bo recognized as her "father"."

    I didn't rewatch the episode but for some reason this thought also crossed me mind.




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