Lost Girl: Operation Meow Meow

Lost Girl S01E12: "(Dis)Members Only"

This week Lost Girl tackled a pressing question: What is so much better about restaurants that grow their own food?

The answer? Sometimes people die there. Also, according to Monday's episode, "(Dis)Members Only," diners who eat at them are blessed with good luck. Not such a bad trade-off, right?

Neville, a friend from Kenzi's disreputable past, showed up, and like Kenzi, he's playing by the book now—but his job isn't as fun as being a private investigator: He's a kitchen assistant at a fancy country club. However, it's apparently a lot more dangerous; we soon learned that his cousin had disappeared while working there.

But that wasn't the amazing part. The amazing part? Learning that Kenzi's nickname used to be Meow Meow!

(That's a Super Troopers reference, in case you didn't see it coming.)

Maybe it's just me, but I'm finding myself more interested in Kenzi's backstory than Bo's. I mean, come on. A Succubus with a dark past or a sassy con artist named Meow Meow?

From now on, can we just call Kenzi Meow Meow? It's going to make all of our lives better.

Hale checked out the club, and found that Neville's cousin wasn't the only employee to disappear. But all of the missing people were illegal aliens, so the victims' families couldn't go to the police.

To investigate, Bo and Dyson posed as a married couple applying for club membership, while Meow Meow got a job as a kitchen assistant. In retrospect, that was not a good decision. I won't pretend to be a detective expert—even though I've read like a boatload of Agatha Christie novels—but isn't the whole point of going undercover to not get noticed? Meow Meow isn't so great at subtlety. I mean, were there any club members she didn't spill something on?

While Meow Meow was doing her best to simultaneously carry plates and maintain her fake accent, Bo and Dyson got to know their country club compadres. They were, how do I say, waaaay over the top: They were known to murder each other over board meeting elections, hold sexy midnight scotch tastings, and they were all swingers.

It was a little much. I love that Lost Girl's not afraid to be cheesy, but sometimes it feels like I'm drowning in Gouda.

After fighting off advances from the country club members, Bo got sick of sneaking around and used her Succubus tactics on the club president. He let a few things slip regarding the "missing persons" issue. Though he wasn't entirely sure how the whole system worked, part of his job was to make sure that the creature in the woods (oh yeah, there was a creature in the woods) had plenty of delicious humans to eat. In return, somehow all of the club members were bestowed with tremendous luck. It was a good gig for everyone involved, so long as they didn't ask too many questions and had loose definition of what constitutes murder.

A technical consult with Trick (that dude is so convenient) revealed that the employee-eating monster in the forest was most likely a Land Wight, a spirit of the land that makes its habitat flourish, but in return consumes human beings. This meant that someone at the country club had to be the monster—just hangin' around all incognito in human form. Bo and Meow Meow assumed it was the creepy janitor guy who had been following them around all episode.

Someone needs to get those girls some mystery novels! Or at least a Home Alone DVD. The creepy guy is always legit! Duh, it was the friendly, unassuming chef who turned out to be the Wight. The creepy janitor guy was just trying to solve the mystery, himself, and protect the other employees. Elementary, my dear Meow Meow!

Bo is definitely getting better at using Fae rules against other Fae. The Wight was a Dark Fae, and even though it was killing humans, it wasn't breaking any Fae rules. So instead of killing it herself, Bo simply let the club employees know about the Wight, and left them alone with it in the kitchen... with some herbicide. This way the humans were responsible for killing the Wight and Bo had nothing to do with it. Nicely done, Bo.

Or maybe Meow Meow's con artist ways are just rubbing off on her.

We talked a lot about Bo and Dyson last week, and though their relationship didn't take center-stage this week, it's clear that Bo is continuing to trust Dyson more and more, and it's becoming more and more obvious that their comfy set-up is about to explode. After last week's episode, I expected the explosion to happen last night, but it didn't. Before Dyson could counfess what he knew about Bo's past, Saskia came to his office and raped him: Let's not call that seduction, let's not call that feeding—that was rape.

It was easily the most disturbing scene of the entire series so far. I'm not entirely sure how comfortable I am with how casually the show played it off, but it was at the very end of the episode, so I guess a lot will depend on how the storyline is handled moving forward, assuming it IS handled moving forward. There are a number of events that have taken place this season that I thought should have been addressed in later episodes, but weren't. If this is one of them, I'm going to be outraged.


Questions:

– When is Hale going to get to do something cool again? He's been stuck with research assignments way too many times now.

– Is the fact that a B&B; is run by fairies a strike against it or a point in its favor? Dyson seemed to think it was a deal breaker, but I'm not so sure.

– Is barging into sexy bathtimes bad roommate etiquette? What if said roommate once went by the nickname Meow Meow? Does that make it okay?

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Olivia

Alt-livia

Bo-livia

Faux-livia

Alcoho-livia

Hot-livia*



It doesn't matter what you call her. We just want Mo-livia!



FRINGE NIGHT!



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Most of the time Fairies are the worst kinds of supernatural, they are super-evil. But I'm pretty sure Dyson doesn't want to be around fairies for the reminder of a certain someone that comes up in season 2.
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I started watching Lost Girl just because of the beauty of Anna Silk. Lost Girl has since become a guilty pleasure for me, and has turned out quite a decent show. It is not as female-centered, "girl-powerish" as I first expected it to be, and the male characters are well developed, strong and interesting,a s in the case of Dyson and Trick. Not so sure about the title, though. Bo is not exactly lost anymore (in the introduction she says she was lost for ten years, but now things are different) and she is a bit too old to be a "girl".



Anyway, I notice fans have been observing factual flaws in your reviews, Julia, as if you were not paying attention to important details of the episodes. I've been really to read something else you wrote ever since you posted "Life After Terra Nova: 4 Sci-Fi Subgenres We'd Like to See on TV." What a wonderful review that was. But I haven't seen the same quality after that.



I hope you do show all you can do, Julia.



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Most people would say that the Bo/Dyson relationship did take center stage this episode. It wasn't a creepy janitor, he was a groundskeeper. Hale didn't investigate the club members or the disappearances before they went undercover or after, he looked into club member finances after they went undercover. Kenzi in her bad undercover mode, found out all the employees who disappeared. It's not a White it's a land wight. If you ever paid attention to the show, you would know that Saskia is Aoife and Aoife is Bo's mom that Trick and Dyson were waiting for. This is a major plot element.
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So good. So very good.



I agree Hale needs to go back to being a cool badass in his own right.



I don't know about a B&B run by fairies. I did stay at one in Napa Valley run by a gay couple they were very nice and didn't fly around or anything. So I think it would be ok. Also, if they got annoying. Couldn't you say that you don't believe in fairies and they would die. Does Peter Pan logic exist in the land of Fae?



If I had a roommate named Meow Meow, I would seriously have to consider my choices in life that had led me to that point. irregardless of having sexy time or not. There would have to be some soul searching and questions about where I was in my life.

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