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

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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?