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Lost Girl Review: The Wanderer

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Lost Girl season 3 ended with so many cliffhangers that if the show wasn't already renewed for season 4, I'd be having convulsions right now. Every single character's future has been completely upended.

"Those Who Wander" picked up right where "Hail, Hale" left off, both in story and in intensity. These two hours easily could have been aired as a single finale and that would have been preferable to the two-week wait that Syfy forced upon U.S. viewers.

Bo's Rescue Mission

Bo and Tamsin These two women have developed a unique relationship throughout the season. It began with Tamsin accusing Bo of attacking a Dark Fae and has grown into an odd fascination. Neither trusts the other completely, but they are able to work together surprisingly well.

After Tamsin was injured, Bo tried to heal her unsuccessfully, but then got the Valkyrie the help she needed. When juicing Tamsin for the big fight, Bo took advantage of that energy to feed herself as well. Ever since they partnered together to save Kenzi, it's been evident that there's a special connection between the two of them.

After saving the locked up Fae, it was time for Tamsin to turn on Bo. The Valkyrie tried to use the potion on Bo, but it didn't seem to work. Did Tamsin subconsciously screw up the recipe?The two strong women fought until they came to an understanding. They are both impressed with the other and Tamsin couldn't fight Bo anymore. She is clearly taken by Bo, but what those feelings actually entail aren't clear.

They don't seem to be necessarily romantic feelings, but more of a physical attraction and longing for more. They have opened each other's eyes to something they didn't know existed before. Will it be a strong friendship? A romance? Purely physical? We'll have to wait until next year to find out the answer to that.

Lauren's Loyalties  Lauren's decision to leave the Fae behind and go work for Isaac may have been a horrible decision initially.  And, it's easy to blame her for being naive and not doing due diligence before running off with Isaac, but in the end, she was probably one of the only people who could stop him. As soon as she realized what Isaac was doing, she began to try and fix it.

While locked up with the bartender's wife, a cabbit, Lauren demanded that Isaac give her the necessary supplies to heal her. And, during that time, Lauren took the cabbit's DNA to use against Isaac. Instead of giving Isaac Dyson's strong wolf DNA, she implanted the meek cabbit's DNA. Lauren's brush off of Bo and dismissive behavior to Dyson was most likely a ruse to gain the trust of Isaac and protect her friends.

It's possible that Lauren resents Bo and only "loved" her in the past tense, though I find that difficult to believe. It was surprising to see Bo actually fall for Lauren's hurtful words. Though, since Lauren ran off without a word, what else was she supposed to think. Bo still loves Lauren and regardless of what words came out of Lauren's mouth, she has to still love Bo too.

One of the big mysteries of the finale is: What happened to Lauren? She was there for the surgery, but wasn't seen again. Isaac thought his surgery was successful, so there wasn't any reason for him to lock her up again. And, it would be uncharacteristic that she would leave Bo, Dyson and the other Fae behind to suffer. So, what happened to her? 

It will be difficult for Lauren to return to the Fae-world and it's doubtful that she would want to do that. She left because she wasn't personally or professionally satisfied in that isolated life. With Isaac dead, could Lauren take over the lab and use it for good? It would be a way for her to find fulfillment without her work revolving around Bo. With an outside venture, that could perhaps save their troubled relationship. 

Dyson takes down the half-breed  Aife confessed that she sold out Dyson as the strongest Fae in order to protect Bo. Since he was willing to give up his wolf for her, it was easy to sacrifice him for Bo. Dyson tried to escape, but ended up on the table for the procedure to take his DNA and implant it in Isaac. Despite his pleads, Lauren went ahead with the procedure, but she has her own plan.

Since Isaac was given cabbit DNA instead of wolf DNA, Dyson easily attacked and killed Isaac. When Dyson got in the car with Tamsin, it was hilarious when he picked a piece of Isaac out of his teeth. 

Kenzi's Protected The Morrigan wanted to use Kenzi to get information about Bo. And, while she didn't get what she wanted, Kenzi did spill about Bo's ability to suck chi from multiple people. I'm not sure why that's important, but it will probably come up again.

Hale's talisman that he put in Kenzi's pocket protected her from the Morrigan. Even though Bruce knew about it, he either couldn't or chose not to tell the Morrigan about it. The banter between Kenzi and Bruce was awesome. I hope he sticks around for next season.

While Kenzi and Bruce took off in the Morrigan's hot car, Evony was stuck being controlled by Vex under Hale's orders. Justice.

The Wanderer Bo's father has been a presence for most of the season. His name is unknown and even though Tamsin knows him, she's kept quiet. Aife provided some insight when she said, "If your father was here he would kill them all and then resurrect them and then kill them again."

Tamsin was tired of being manipulated by Bo's father and ran him over. Or, at least an essence of him, which caused the truck to run off the road. Did both Tamsin and Dyson survive? Are they still in the truck? Or, were they taken away in the cloud of smoke? Intriguing questions....

Is he someone that Bo needs to be fearful of? In the Dawning, he seemed to care for her.  Despite Tamsin's failings, Bo was reunited with her father when she was taken away in black smoke and then joined him on The Wanderer card.

Status Update The Scooby gang is all divided. It's sad to see the family and friends all separated, especially since they don't realize the trouble some of those they care about are in. Bo is missing and presumably with her father in another realm. Tamsin and Dyson were in a car crash potentially dead. Though, they could have been taken off to see Bo's father too.

Kenzi and Bruce are on a joy ride in the Morrigan's car, while she is under Vex's control at her home. Hale is around, but no longer the Ash. Trick and Stella headed overseas to wait out the political turmoil. Aife recovered at the lab, but it's unclear if she stayed there or left. And, Lauren went MIA after performing the surgery on Isaac.

The Lost Girl finale was a thrilling conclusion to the season. Instead of focusing on Bo's romantic life, the last few hours of the season delved deeper into the mythology of the Fae world and its relationship to the human world. While Bo's relationships are an integral part of the story, I appreciated the respite from that drama. Bo's still hung up on Lauren, but is Lauren still in love with her too? If not, will Bo remain unaligned in her love life too? Those will be major questions to be answered next season.

There are plenty of cliffhangers to speculate on until season 4 and even though everyone's status is up in the air, it provided an exciting set up for what's to come next.

Check out our Lost Girl quotes section for the best lines from the finale.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Fortyseven

This season has had the worst pacing yet.

Watchestoomuch

Not a bad episode by LG standards. Messy, but effective. Wraps up the human-weirdo-killing-fae thread, answers the question of whether humans can become fae ("yes"), resolves the will-Tamsin-betray-Bo? thread (ultimately "no"). Also sends Bo off with her mysterious dad and resurrects mom, setting up a family reunion that one hopes will come no later than the middle of next season. Leaves open Bo's romantic status vis-a-vis Lauren, Dyson, Tamsin, and Gowron (Chancellor of the Klingon High Council) ... not to mention leaving open the question of whether Dyson and Tamsin still exist. It also leaves open such questions as whether Ms. M's war on humans will proceed, who will replace Hale and Ms. M, whether Kenzi will do her make-me-a-fae deal, and whether Lauren will return. Also: Sad to see that LG will not return until 2014.

Watchestoomuch

Brrrraaapmmhheeeppp111aahhbbrrrwwhhaaaaa!??!?!! Ahem. OK. Questions Carla missed: If Hex is delivering the non-divine Ms. M. to Hale, why is Hale abdicating and why is Trick fleeing to a love nest in Scotland? If Dad could have blown in and smoked his daughter away at any time, why didn't he do so before? Why did he need Tamsin? Why did he chop off Acacia's branch? Why doesn't Bo think to give mom some chi juice instead of leaving the poor little cabbit to get sucked dry? Why does Bruce love Kenzi?

Lost Girl Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Uh, bad guy. Like Voldemort bad.

Amanda

I swear, Tamsin, I'll kill you if you don't wake up.

Bo
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