Lost Girl Review: Body Switchers

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Poor Bo's love life is a mess. It's gotten so bad that in "Original Skin," she turned to a self-help book. Of course, Kenzi wouldn't have any of that and decided they should party instead. And nothing is ever as simple as a fun night out for our Lost Girl and her sidekick.

Bo's Out of Body Experience

What were they expecting showing up at the Dal anyway? It's definitely not the place to hang out if they want to avoid their friends. I was hopeful that Bo was over Dyson after working on the Lich case together without any hint of their past relationship. But that was wishful thinking. Her feelings for Dyson are still there, she is just better at suppressing them.

And Dyson may lost his love for her, but he is still haunted by the situation. He has physically moved on with Ciara, but not emotionally. Their relationship is probably not going to last long if he continues to shut Ciara out about his history with Bo. However,, if he tells Ciara the truth, she may very well leave him. He is in a no-win situation.

The arrival of Raynard and Woods set into motion a series of events that heightened the emotions and feelings of everyone involved. Raynard using Bo's body to almost kill Ciara was just the beginning. Thankfully, after Bo reclaimed her body, she was able to revive Ciara. And with that they hugged and perhaps started a friendship. If nothing else, at least now have a friendly tolerance of each other.

The switching of bodies allowed Kenzi and Dyson to bond. Being in Dyson's body permitted Kenzi to understand what the Norn had taken from him. She felt the emptiness in his heart. At the same time, Dyson realized the strength that Kenzi has within her.

Dyson: You are weak, pathetic and you need glasses.
Kenzi: Oh, well, that, that's kinda mean.
Dyson: It's a miracle you survived this long, Kenz. You may be the strongest person I have ever met. | permalink

Despite her closeness with Bo, Kenzi wasn't able to reveal what she learned about Dyson, but she did what she felt was right by Bo. She gave her a gift with a simple response as they watch Dyson and Ciara leave the Dal:

Bo: Normally, that would make me jealous.
Kenzi: It shouldn't, Bo. | permalink

Outside of the relationship stuff, the biggest reveal happened when Bo was in Limbo. Nain Rouge told Bo she was significant (which we knew), but that it involved the coming extinction of all Fae (that was new). Wow! And, then to add even more pressure, Bo saw her supposed destiny: to kill Trick. Double wow! What is Bo supposed to do with that information?

Bo decided not to let Trick know the truth about what Nain Rouge told her. Instead, she asked him why Nain Rouge called her, "Isabelle." Is that enough of a hint for Trick to figure out what is going on? Could he reveal his own secrets to her to prevent the destiny revealed by the Nain Rouge? Or, will Bo have to kill Trick to survive?

Odds and Ends

  • The status of Bo and Lauren's relationship is unclear. Bo told Lauren she felt awkward about the kiss in front of Nadia, but Lauren just blew Bo off.
  • The switching of characters' bodies was hilarious, but none as funny as Kris Holden-Reid pretending to by Kenzi. I could watch that portrayal over and over again.
  • Kenzi and Hale finally kissed! Only ... it wasn't really them! It was Dyson and Ciara in their bodies. Bummer.
  • Who is the Ash? Why does he have "his" head in a trunk? That doesn't look good.

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Lost Girl Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

Lauren: Sorry.
Bo: No, it's okay. It was weird. You kissing me in front of Nadia.
Lauren: No, I mean, sorry, I need to talk to Trick.

Bo: Hey, there is nothing wrong with a little TLC for the soul.
Kenzi: Whoa, you did not just use TLC in a sentence.