Lost Girl: Friendship Lessons From a Mongolian Death Worm

By Julia Bergen

May 15, 2012

Lost Girl S02E5: "BrotherFae of the Wolves"

Seeing all those flashbacks of Dyson this week got me thinking. In fifty years, the whole gang is going to look exactly the same as they do now, except for Kenzi and Lauren. I almost wish Lost Girl would fast-forward to when Kenzi's a smack-talking 80-year-old hitting on all the younger-looking Fae.

Outside of the flashbacks, we got an episode all about friendship.

Well, bro-ship, to be more specific. Cayden, Dyson's buddy from his days in a medieval mercenary wolf pack, came looking for some help tracking down a Mongolian Death Worm that was being sold on the black market. And if you can find three words that sound more awesome together than Mongolian Death Worm I would love to hear them, because my imagination is drawing a blank.

Lost Girl didn't invent the monster. A Mongolian Death Worm is a folk legend of the Gobi Desert, kind of like Big Foot or the Chupacabra. It's supposed to look like a giant blood-colored intestine.

Throughout the episode we learned via flashbacks why Dyson split from the pack. This storytelling structure meant that Dyson got screwed over by his friends twice in one episode. Ouch. In the past, Dyson's fellow wolf-mercenary buddies refused to help him stand up to their king for murdering one of their own, Stefan, over a woman. They then threatened to fight him if he even attempted to stand up to the king. Not wanting to hurt his pack mates, Dyson simply picked up and left.

In the present, Cayden used Dyson and Bo for his own schemes. The man selling the worm had been Cayden's partner, but when he double crossed Cayden, Cayden figured he could come out ahead by having Dyson help him steal the her back.

I say "her" because the Lost Girl version of a Mongolian Death Worm is actually an old lady who watches TV all day and kills people with her eyes. Niiiiice. I know what I want to be when I grow up!

After getting a serious wound from Dyson and watching his partner get vaporized by the Mongolian Death Worm (I refuse to abbreviate something so amazing), Cayden made a run for his van. Dyson found him, of course, but by then Cayden appeared to be dying. They shared a touching moment where Cayden admitted that he'd done wrong, which was marred significantly when he sneaked away and it turned out he had Stefan's widow, Ciara, tied up in the back of the vehicle.

To this day, shapeshifters everywhere have yet to understand the importance of bros before hos. For just one nickel a day, we can teach them not to screw over their friends for a pretty lady.

But the really sweet part of all this was that something started blossoming between Bo and Dyson. He couldn't feel romantic love for her anymore, but without that they're starting to become seriously good friends. Bo was the bro Dyson never had. The whole series Dyson has chided Bo for not following the rules of the Fae, but after this episode I'm thinking that's probably what he liked best about her. Dyson never had to worry that Bo won't have his back because some rule says she couldn't.

Unfortunately, part of being a bro means helping your bro save his girl. Dyson and Ciara have centuries of sexual tension raging in them, and this is going to hurt Bo more than a little.

Good thing Bo had Lauren, with her masses of cupcakes.


1. What happened to Kenzi's wigs? She always used to wear them when she and Bo went undercover. Did the Brownie stab all of them?

2. We didn't see much of Hale this episode. Was he off sulking about Dyson's new bromance?

3. What monster are you dying to see Lost Girl take on?

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  • stanking May 16, 2012

    Um, the page for Lost Girl shows the last ep being 2-22, so why are you reviewing 2-5, which the site lists airing October 2, 2011?

  • exptl May 16, 2012

    Earlier Canadian viewing: 2-22. US viewing : 2-5. SyFy will probably catch up for season 3 (ordered for Canada)

  • stanking May 16, 2012

    Well, the TV.com site should at least be consistent within itself. Either post the US viewing only and review that, or post US/Canadian and review the shows as they first air. TV.com, make up your mind!

  • Liria May 16, 2012

    It also confused me when I saw the tv listings the other day. :)

  • phatprincess86 May 16, 2012

    I'm surprised no one's mentioned what a visual feast this episode was. I mean, first we get Dyson in a wet shirt, which he then takes off, exposing his drool-worthy torso. Then, we get treated to Dyson as a sexy Celtic warrior with the long hair (I have a thing about guys with long hair) and big muscles. ;D

  • Mate May 16, 2012

    Another great episode. I think the addition of Ciara will be good for the overall tension of the show. And for crying out loud Bo banged Dyson's buddy. Granted Dyson can't feel anything anymore about her. But still. Dyson can get some ambiguous celtic loving. Seriously they need to work on their accent.

    Lauren I thought was the more interesting aspect of the show. And there is still many things that we don't know about her. Why is she enslaved to the Ash? Is this some type of ruse that the current Ash is making her do to keep tabs on Bo? How does she make baking so sexy? I personally like the tension between Bo and Lauren I think it needs to be brought more to the forefront.

    And Kenzi is great with or without wigs. But I do miss the wigs. She is probably my current favorite character on television right now.

    I am not sure what monster I would love to see. I mean really, the sky is the limit after the Mongolian Death Worm.

  • autumnxashesx May 16, 2012

    Sooo nothing in the recap about Lauren hiding out and all that? I seriously don't get why people (alot of reviewers) don't like Lauren.

  • missquadros May 16, 2012

    Funny that it only happens in the US. She's by far the most talked about character in Canadian/International reviews.

  • lsbloom May 16, 2012

    I think talkative US viewers (vs the one who just watch) are more vocally in favor of Dyson than the CAN/international audience. I don't know if that is because team dyson found better footing in the US or the viewers found each other. The team designations can be very exclusionary and once a board or forum goes for one team, no one else joins, which is how I see it. We are talking a very small fraction of the viewing audience either way.

  • stanking May 16, 2012

    I think I don't like Lauren because her character is so inconsistent. She's authoritative, then tentative, confused, aggressive, afraid...basically, she's schizoid. I can't like her because I can't figure out who the heck she is.

  • missquadros May 16, 2012

    They'll get there. The Bo/Dyson arc is over so they'll flesh out her character a lot more starting next week.

  • phatprincess86 May 16, 2012

    I don't think a lot of people hate her. I think it's just that they'd rather see Bo with Dyson. I mean, he's way hotter than Lauren, and the chemistry between him and Bo is THROUGH THE ROOF!

  • missquadros May 16, 2012

    That's subjective. Bo and Lauren actually happen to be the most popular pairing (which surprised me at first). The thing is though, Lauren's character and her relationship with Bo are not properly developed yet - but having watched season 2 in its entirety, I can say it will be and it will (in my opinion) justify fan preference for both her character and her relationship with Bo.

  • Glimdrel May 16, 2012

    Saw this episode months ago.. It was awesome ;)

    And I think Brownie did 'stab' all of Kenzi's wings! Bad boy