Lost Girl: Enter the Garuda

Lost Girl S02E13: "Barometz. Trick. Pressure"

In hindsight, a lot of this season's so-called "filler" episodes have been necessary to get us to where we are now. Lachlan was introduced and established as a jerk, Dyson and Ciara got together, and we found out about Lauren's girlfriend and her curse. But the show really took its sweet time in establishing all that, wouldn't you say? It definitely feels like Season 2 is just getting started.

Last week's episode was plot heavy, and that continued with "Barometz. Trick. Pressure." It was awesome! I usually prefer Lost Girl's random monster, but I actually really liked this episode. There were two main storylines: Bo's and Trick's.

Trick's Story:

Having had enough with all the mysterious hints that something big and bad was coming, Trick took advantage of the Blood Moon, the one night where he can see a vision of the future, to find out what was going on. In the course of his preparations, he visited an old flame, Wai Lin, for some sweet hallucinogens. During the meeting, Wai Lin used her abilities to get Dyson to admit that he didn't love Ciara. Dun dun dunnnnn. Nothing really came of the revelation in this episode, but I can only imagine it will.

So Trick received his vision as requested, but instead of seeing the future, his dead wife came to talk to him. The drive-in screen behind them that projected their actions throughout the vision was a really awesome touch. It was subtle, but it made the scene feel dreamlike and ominous. Trick's late wife tried to persuade him to use his blood to undo the Fae laws he wrote. And she almost got away with it, too, until Trick realized his real wife would never do that. The jig was up, so wifey disappeared and a mysterious man got out of a parked car...

And he was the villain! THE villain! You know, the big bad evil thing that's been hanging around all season! FINALLY!

He's a Garuda, or a creature that feeds on a Fae's anger and aggression the same way Fae feed on human emotions. Neat! It makes me wonder if there's some other creature out there that feeds on Garuda. Circle of life and all that. Anyway, this guy was mad at Trick for ending the Great Fae War, which was basically an all-you-can-feed buffet for the Garuda. So now he's coming for Trick, and it sounds like he's bringing friends.

But now let's digress for a moment to talk about Bo, because hers is the only other storyline that pertains to this theme—and this is the only theme that matters.

Bo's Story:

Lauren told Bo that she'd recommitted herself to Lachlan before taking off with Nadia on a trip. Smart move, that. This episode was already pretty sprawling, so having Lauren and Nadia around could have made it way too complicated. Bo, enraged by the news, sneaked into the Ash's compound to teach him a lesson. I'm not entirely sure if she intended to kill him, beat him up, or just yell at him for a while. But she was out to do something, and that's all that matters.

After Bo uncovered a bunch of severed heads that all looked like Lachlan, Lachlan himself came forward and revealed that he is a Naga—a snake Fae whose poison is the only way to hurt the Garuda. Holy convenient, Batman! Lachlan admitted that he'd been hunting the Garuda for centuries, but thought Bo was the only one who could truly defeat him. Apparently the Garuda can't be attacked outright, so Bo's Succubus abilities might be the only thing that can stop it.

I'm not sure how I feel about Lachlan's whole, "I was only torturing you and your friends to make sure your rage wouldn't overcome you" thing. The dude did some really nasty stuff to Lauren—and aside from that, he made a great villain. However, I did really enjoy the Lachlan/Bo sword fight, so I think I'll let it slide.

Everything Else:

With the plot finally unfolding, there were a lot of other details in "Barometz. Trick. Pressure" that just felt thrown in. I'm happy that Bo isn't the only roommate getting laid anymore, but Kenzi's romance with Nate felt very disconnected from the rest of the episode. And the shape-shifter storyline was completely unnecessary. Think about it, would the episode have gone any differently if Trick hadn't needed that blood-thickening ring? What was served by having Bo seduce the shape-shifter, other than to kill a few minutes?

Nonetheless, I'm excited for where this season is going. We've finally met this looming darkness we've been hearing so much about thanks to Trick's storyline, and we've figured out how to kill him thanks to Bo's storyline. I can't wait to see the two arcs collide. (Can I get a "next episode"?)


1. How do you feel about Lost Girl's upcoming move to Friday nights?

2. What do you think of Lachlan's sudden side shift?

3. What's Dyson going to do about the fact that he's moving in with a woman he doesn't love?

4. If you had multiple heads and someone cut them off, would you keep 'em around as souvenirs?

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Jul 23, 2012
I felt this was a solid episode-- full of plot movement. It screams of potential for later BIG places they can take the show. Did they happen...well....

The beginning of this was awesome, and as usual, Bo and Lauren get about 2min worth of screentime--chalk full of the awkward, intense, ladyblocked looks they are very good at giving eachother. I know some of you don't see it, but that stuff is GOLDEN. Seriously.

As for the recommitment to the ash, I feel like something got dropped last episode. Lauren made some sort of statement saying "and I keep my promise to you, for saving Nadia. I recommit myself" or some other shtick. It was probably dropped in an edit by Showcase, but something there is missing from the dungeon to that whole recommitment thing. So no, writer--not a smart move, but it may have been her only choice. Sigh. Where is the Lauren love bloggists? Anybody? ANYONE? seriously?

Cue the rest of the plot. Tricks past was great to see, you can really feel his grief with his dead wife and how the Garuda plays off of that. It was a nice touch.

That ASIAN FAE rulz. She's a badass, and they should definitely bring her back. The whole "I CAN"T LOVE CIARA!!" bit tho-- sad. Not unexpected. Just a stupid terrible plot device. God Awful. Please don't ever use this card again. Also, don't ever put a character into a 2-dimensional box of I can only mate with 1 person for life. Especially when said character is like a FREAKING 1000yrs old. That is a dumb dumb concept. STUPID! #endofrant

Swordfighting for Lauren. I love Bo. You are ridiculous for your big heart, and your hotheaded temper. Smexy. Also get another pirate jacket in blue Bo, cause you rock those baby.

Jul 20, 2012
This week's episode didn't really move me like most of the other ones. I just didn't feel like Bo should've gone after The Ash for Lauren after the way Lauren treated her last week, but that's just me. However, the last 15 min. of the show were interesting when Trick found about about the Garuda and Lachlan asked Bo to be his "champion." We'll see what happens in tomorrow's ep.

Answers to Questions:

1. I'm not crazy about the change. Moving a show to Friday nights is a sure way to get a show cancelled.

2. I don't completely trust Lachlan's motives, but we'll see what's what.

3. Dyson will move in with Ciara and just keep on pretending as long as he can.

4. Hell no.
Jul 18, 2012
I thought it was a great episode. It kind of threw me that lachlan isn't a big bad. But he is a good guy whose blood happens to kill the big bag, that just happens to be a douche. I liked that.

As for the shape shifter. Hell yes that was great. If only to give Anna Silk some more range, she was great in the bottle episode where they kept switching bodies. She was great as the shape shifter. I say more Anna Silk playing other people. She is good at it, why not use it.

The only thing I didn't like about it was that Kenzi might be taking a break. NOOOOOooo! i like Kenzi, she is fantastic and her one liners and quips usually make the episode.

The biggest of the big bad was kind of a let down. I mean as great as the scene was in the drive in. You introduce him as the guy eating popcorn in a Lincoln.


1. Doesn't matter to me I usually catch in ONdemand.

2. Kind of cool. The fact the they did it over a sword fight, was pretty nice as well.

3. For hot Billionairess with an Irish accent he can very well fake it. Damn. But I wonder if the thing that the witch took from him wasn't just his love for Bo, but his love in general. Either way. Buck up wolfy and deal with it.

4. Probably.

Jul 18, 2012
Complaints about the ShapeShifter aside, it was a good episode and finally moved the plot forward. I cant' wait to see how this plays out...

I just hope my Canadian friends don't spoil it.
Jul 18, 2012
I agree, the whole shapeshifting thing was filler. Perhaps if he let something drop that he wanted out before "IT" came or whatever... but it was just an excuse to watch the actress have her "big O" moment (all-be-it as another character). O-Bo, as it were

Seriously, they could have STILL mentioned the ring's importance by just having Trick say "it wouldn't be possible without this trinket: my pride and joy" Or, you know, disregard the trinket and bleeding thing.

A wasted moment: the shapeshifter could have moved the plot along a little bit... hinting that something big was coming and that he wanted out. Or was noticing the other Fae getting aggressive and wanted out. Instead, sniveling Bo followed by O-Bo.