Lost Girl "Into the Dark" Review: Of Sex and Soccer

Lost Girl S02E21: "Into the Dark"

We're almost to the end of the season! I'm enjoying the suspense, though I do hope there ends up being a good reason why the Garuda hasn't just come out and killed everyone before they could come up with a plan to defeat him. I also hope Lost Girl springs for the special effects to make him look cool. We got some glimpses of fiery wings last time he popped up, but I'm hoping for more than that.

I've complained before that when the show gets too much into Fae politics it's never as much fun as when Bo is fighting a random monster. Well, "Into the Dark" proved me wrong. Fae politics were all over the place, but the episode actually managed to handle them in an amusing way.

First, Bo was done playing around with the Nain Rouge. At Ciara's funeral she figured ol' NR wouldn't miss so much tragedy, so she demanded the little psychic show herself. When that worked, Bo convinced her to give more information, seeing as the the Nain Rouge was Fae herself, thus a target for the Garuda. The Nain Rouge begrudgingly admitted that Bo would need a powerful Dark Fae on her side to defeat the Garuda.

So right there, it was nice to see Bo working outside the Fae rules. Though why she didn't think of doing this earlier is beyond me.

Bo decided to recruit Vex, but getting at him would take more maneuvering. The Morrigan had Vex locked up for embarrassing her one too many times. To get him back Bo needed to steal a case from the Ash. Desperate times called for desperate measures, so Bo did it. But oh no, Vex WANTED to be imprisoned to get away from a gang of Red Caps—British, burly, brawling Fae who dyed their caps in the blood of their victims.

Weren't they awesome? I mean, creepy as anything, but also hilarious. Definitely want to see more of them. The Red Caps quickly captured Vex, and would only give him to Bo if she brought them the case she'd just stolen for the Morrigan. Frustrating for Bo, but pretty amusing to watch for me. Maybe it's not Fae politics that are boring. Maybe it's just Light Fae politics. Dark Fae are jerks, but they're a lot more ridiculous.

Bo seduced the Morrigan to get the case back. Man, Bo has gotten a LOT more powerful this season! She was able to take down the leader of the Dark Fae! Afterwards, the Morrigan followed Bo to the Red Caps' lair. Is lair the right word, actually? Looked more like a dive bar. In any case, the Morrigan was not playing around, and started incinerating the Red Caps. Seems the Morrigan can do more than just feed off of the talent of humans.

It turned out the reason why the Red Caps wanted Vex was that he didn't let their favorite soccer team win, and the reason why the Morrigan wanted the case was that it held a powerful Fae aphrodisiac. The Dark Fae are SO much more hilarious than the Light Fae! I wonder what their ceremony to determine the next Morrigan is like? I'm picturing The Hunger Games with more chaos and a whole lot more cheating. Vex managed to keep the Morrigan away from Bo, so he and Bo were able to escape. Hooray! Now Bo has a Vex on her side. Who likes to wear her bathrobes. Maybe not so hooray.

Meanwhile, Kenzi decided rules were for dorks.

She went with Dyson to beg the Norn for his heart back, saying he would need it to keep the Fae from being destroyed. Like the Morrigan, the Norn was more interested in petty squabbling than he was in the Fae surviving. Kenzi tried to negotiate, but Dyson said that wasn't how it worked. Since Kenzi wasn't Fae, she came to the conclusion that Fae rules were silly, and that trees weren't so hard to chop down.

The Norn and her tree are deeply connected. So Kenzi came back with a chainsaw and started destroying the tree, which would have killed the Norn if she hadn't agreed to give Dyson's heart back. But while getting the vial that contained it, a different bottle fell on Kenzi. We didn't learn exactly what it was, but this is almost certainly going to have consequences, if not in this season then the next one.

Speaking of next season, I'm seriously beginning to wonder how Lost Girl is possibly going to top this season. Everything's gotten so incredibly epic. The destruction of the Fae! Dyson's star-crossed lover laying down her life! Trick is Bo's grandfather! And there's still one more episode to raise the level of epic-ness even higher. By now Bo's gotten strong enough to defeat the most powerful Dark Fae. What else is there? I just don't see how Season 3 can produce an even more dire threat than the Garuda.

One thing about the Garuda that doesn't quite make sense, though: He wants to restart the Great Fae War, but everyone keeps talking about how this will be the end of the Fae. If the Garuda feeds on the Fae... wouldn't he NOT want them to all die? Just sayin'.


QUESTIONS:

– What do you think could be a "big enough" villain for next season?

– Who do you think Bo's father is? And is Trick telling the truth that he doesn't know?

– Think Ciara's going to stay dead? So far Lost Girl hasn't done any back-from-the-dead stuff, but it's never too late to start.

– Who will be the next Ash?

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Bo didn't defeat Evony, she seduced her first... tricked her into going with it (she said "I could resist you, but...") ...and hey, gratuitous sexy time. ^_^
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coincidence? nah just writing to be pissed off at characters i like dying but then again had to see deaths coming as it is a war.
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sooooo a person lauren obsessed over for FIVE YEARS just gets dumped off as a plot device?
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Seriously? How long have you been watching television? "Girlfriend in a coma" is a classic plot device. Nadia did not exist in season 1. The writers confessed to only coming up with that storyline in season 2. She was a plot device meant to keep Bo and Lauren apart. Also plot devices? Nate and Ciara. Ryan also served its purpuse. Or do you think it was a coincidence that they were all disposed of at the same time?
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the kiss is just the beginning but the feelings as you said have been expressed and worse than that SO SOON AFTER NADIA'S DEATH it is like nadia was a plot device nothing more.
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Well, she was.
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i apologize if it seems i forgot about lauren. I was however disappointed in lauren so soon after nadia's death to get into the relationship again with Bo.
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they're not in a relationship. bo told her how she felt and went in for a kiss (which didn't even happen).
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I get paid $4 an hour...... LOL......get lost you idiots.........
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yes Kenzi stepped up but when has she not ....plus as usual she was nutso about it but she is great because of it. Dyson became whole because of the crazy human. The morrigan returns at last she is great and we all know she'll be back . vex getting saved by bo and the morrigan well.... round and round we go where we stop no one knows. Bo's ethics are getting spun around as i said round and round we go where Bo's stops no one knows To me the most important event came at the end of the episode THE ESTABLISHMENT of TEAM BO( I watched Avatar the last airbender) as with Avatar she admits she the hero is unable to do this great battle alone and i think she will make a great leader. who is BO's father? interesting to find out. hmmmm the Ash truly dead this time? will the original ASH come back? will dyson's beloved return? all this is what makes it great . but this I see as being EPIC!!!
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Just a thought, but perhaps Lachlan was Bo's father. Again, just a thought.
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It's football. You know, actually playing with foots not hands.
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Actually feet not foots.
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Sorry to you didn't get the thing :(.
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Cool. Explain the thing.
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Don't you just love when all the reviews in US ignore Lauren, you know the person that Bo loves and went all supersuccubus for, the person that tought her how to control her hunger, who figures out how to save the Naga venom and save all the Fae ect.



I'm so sick of all the Dyson crap. He's a 1000 year old emo. He's like Angel^2. It's good that Bo is over him and doesn't care :)



As for the ep it was fun and campy, just the way I like it :)
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I agree, Lauren is definitely the better choice. However, you can blame the reviewers: Lauren's role was VERY minimized this season. We didn't see too much of her. Bo backed off so she could be with Nadia, AND Lauren went on vacation for a few weeks so she disappeared entirely. So for a while, she only had Dyson and her new Dark-Fei lover to deal with.
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Lauren wasn't with Nadia or on vacation this episode. She actually figured out how to save the Naga venom (which is the ONLY thing that can kill the Garuda) thanks to Bo finally admitting how she feels. So you've got 2 key scenes here. And we also got a very nice scene where Lauren comforted Dyson and they actually bonded a bit over the loss of their exes. Character development for them both. Hardly unnoticable. It is not about who is the better choice for Bo. It is about a key regular character being marginalized because of one's bias.
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Yeh, but he mentioned "all the reviews" There were similar posts on episodes where Lauren didn't even appear... at all... and the reviewer mentioned the Bo/Dyson dynamic. And a Poster would go on to complain that he wasn't focusing enough on By/Lauren

It's like a boss saying "You NEVER come in on time" when you come in late one day... and the LAST time you were late was like 2 years ago.
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crazy... and I agree, this review should have focused more on it. My first sentence of the post you replied to discusses my reply. The OP said "all the reviews".

Which is fun because some of the posts in the episodes where she DID NOT appear also complained about the lack of discussion of Bo/Lauren "ship" in that episode.

Here it's warranted. But the "all reviews" combined with instances I've seen... sometimes it's like complaining about the lack of reviews of Lex Luthor in a Smallville episode... that did NOT have Lex Luthor.

But here, yes... we should get more talk.

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Except it did happen in previous reviews --- and point is, the complaint is justified here. If the reason is because the reviewer is biased towards the opposing character/pairing (hence the similar posts you referred to) then that is a problem.
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Wow. Reviewer-- just when I thought this was whole cloak & dagger shipper business was over, we go right back to ignoring the existence of Lauren. Congratulations.



This was an excellent episode, probably one of the best ones for S3. Morrigan was so refreshing to be brought back, Dyson gets his love back so he can stop acting so sad/angry/emotionallycrippled, Kenzi saves him in a typical awesome fashion, and Bo & Lauren have some freaking awesome intimate conversations...which get ignored by 3/4 of the reviewers taking a crack at this episode AND Lauren figures out how to save the precious Naga extract...but you know, whatevas. No big deal right?



I have to agree with Isbloom, on certain things-- it pisses me off when they dumb down Bo's badass nature. Something more...threatening than a bunch of "rank and file" morons would have been more appropriate to take her down. That's my biggest beef with these episdoes... NO PACING. NO real threat. It's NOT pushing the audience into an actual feel of dread.... which is what the end of all fae should feel like.
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Just to clarify: I don't think they've dumbed down Bo being a badass, I think they've barely ever showed it at all, they just keep telling us she is all of sudden supposed to be awesome. Her succubus powers are very strong (apparently), but she never uses them. If she did, then maybe it would be a different story. But fighting skills? Go back and look at how many bad guys she actually defeats on her own and it is almost none of them and ones like the cherufe die so easy it is laughable.
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@crazyforsushi Lauren most definitely was in last nights episode. But I guess the fact that she figured out how to save the Naga venom (you know the ONLY THING that can kill The Garuda) wasn't important.
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Uh, Bo didn't take down The Morrigan. She tricked her with her Succubus touch (and The Morrigan was willing, too). When things actually got real, Bo got saved by Vex.



Also, I'm pretty sure Lauren was in last night's episode.



1 and 2 - Bo's father should be the show's greatest villain, especially if he is the Dark King.

3 - I liked her, but no ressurections, please.

4 - Hale.
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Man, last night's episode was the bomb (and yes, I did say the bomb)! I was so glad that Dyson got his love back, and the way Kenzi went about doing it was hilarious (I always wondered what the deal was with The Norn and that tree). I can't wait to see what happens in the season finale. To be honest, with everyone joining forces to fight the Garuda, I'm reminded of how everyone joined forces to fight Voldemort in "Harry Potter." Except, this show has a lot more sex. :)



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1. Let's see...Aiofe (Bo's mom) was the villain last season, The Garuda was the villain this season, next season should be...an actual demon? You can't get any more evil than a demon from Hell! Maybe the Norn herself, seeing as Kenzi took Dyson's love away from her.



2. I have no idea who Bo's father is. To be honest, I figured that Trick was her dad until I learned that he was actually her granddad (I found out a while ago on Wikipedia). Trick may be keeping something from her, but I personally don't think he is. We won't really find out until the next season.



3. Ciara will probably stay dead, nine times out of ten.



4. Whoever wins that freak tournament will be the next Ash. I can't give a name.
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Great episode. Hit on the politics and the action quite well. The season finale should be very interesting to say the least.
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I have to disagree, Bo didn't beat the Morrigan. She momentarily tricked her (how did she get the handcuff keys again?), then Vex beat her up. All Bo did was take out some guards and get knocked out by street thugs...savior of the fae she is. They really need to be more consistent in portraying her as awesomely powerful because she keeps losing to like gym teachers and hiding on the floor inside of fighting the Garuda and trying to take on a bunch of fae with a "butter knife" is just silly.
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Exactly.
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I thought it was a great episode. It hit on all the things that make Lost Girl, great. And for crying out loud. More Morrigan and Bo scenes. Please! For the love of everything good! PLEASE! Kenzi was awesome as ever. Perhaps even more so. But what the hell did she knock over and how is it going to affect her. And what will the Norn try to do to get her back.



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No idea, they are setting up a couple things that could potentially be a big bad. Personally more Morrigan.



No idea who Bo's dad is. I wonder if we have seen him. It might be someone that was related to the episodes with her mother. I am not sure.



Ciara should come back. I liked her as a character and she was pretty great.



No idea. It could be someone we know like Hale. Or it could be another character that we just meet. And again we have yet to see he finale so someone might step up or some new character might appear. I can't wait.
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Dyson was accused of killing a red cap last season but it turned out to be that other wolf dude. Bo's father is maybe that dude who carried off her mom last season? I'm pretty sure Ciara will stay dead. Hale for Ash 2013! I won't mention next season's possible villain since I've already seen the finale.
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