Lost Girl: Threesomes Can't Fix Everything

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Lost Girl S02E15: "Table for Fae"

Oh man, how awful is it when your awesome friend starts dating a guy who's just TERRIBLE, but she can't see it?! Or, even if she can, even if she tells you she's going to dump him, she ends up coming back with, "We worked it out, and now things are great!" And they are... until the next time he does something douchey. Which usually takes about five minutes.

"Table for Fae" gave me a lot of flashbacks to that sort of thing.

Bo did what so, so of my friends have done: She ignored the fact that she's sleeping with a tool. Ryan's really good at covering up his tool status, too. First, he relied on what jerky guys have always relied on to get women into bed: money. He took Bo, Kenzi, and Nate to a fancy restaurant. But when Kenzi tried to order a three-course meal comprised of lobster dishes (including lobster ice cream—is that a real thing?), Ryan insisted they try a "special" dish. Which meant tripe. Blech. He also belittled Nate's gigs. Bo, a guy who insults your friends and makes you eat cow stomach is not someone worth keeping around.

When Bo got a call about the case she was working on (more on that later), she and Ryan left—but Ryan encouraged Kenzi and Nate to stay. He told them to order whatever they wanted, and even promised to have an agent stop by to talk to Nate about taking his career to the next level. Kenzi, in the position of friend-who-suspects-this-will-end-badly, was willing to warm up to Ryan for such a kind gesture.

Until the agent walked in.

And was the Morrigan.

I have to admit that I'm a little ashamed I didn't see that coming. A talent agent recommended by a Dark Fae? Of COURSE it's going to be the Morrigan! Minus five TV points for me, folks. Nate, who didn't know she was Fae, or even that Fae exist, was beyond excited to sign with the Morrigan. But remember how, back in the episode "It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away," Kenzi learned that the Morrigan feeds off her artistic clients, eventually killing them? To keep the Morrigan from adding Nate to the menu, Kenzi gave her an IOU in the form of a favor to be named at a later date. Ouch. Kenzi didn't have any other options, but that move is definitely going to come back to haunt her.

Elsewhere, Bo had Fae to hunt and disappearing backpackers to save. One of the victims was found in an alley, aged by about 60 years. Trick deduced that it was the work of a Serket, a Fae that's supposed to give life, not take it. Bo traced the culprit back to a spa that offered anti-aging treaments. Bo sneaked in, and found that two Serket sisters were draining the life out of broke backpackers so they could sell it to rich people.

Unfortunately Bo got caught, and the sisters were about to kill her when Ryan showed up to save her. At first he seemed all gallant and heroic, until the older Serket sister pointed out that they weren't really doing anything wrong, at least as far as the Fae world was concerned, and that Bo and Ryan should just go home. The Serkets were only feeding on humans, which to Fae—especially Dark Fae—isn't all that bad. And Ryan, being Dark Fae himself, couldn't see why Bo didn't just leave them be. But Bo has a heart, and so she disagreed. She convinced the younger Serket sister, who apparently also has a heart, to turn on her sibling and free their captives.

I actually wish we had gotten more time with the Serket plot. We really didn't learn anything about the two sisters, and I think there could have been a really interesting story there. How DID they get into the stealing life business? How did the older sister talk the younger sister into it? The younger sister said, "It wasn't always like this." What did it used to be like? Sometimes Lost Girl's random monsters seem tacked-on, but in this case, it felt like they a complicated and beautiful story was squeezed into whatever space they had left over after the writers drafted the rest of the episode.

So after realizing that she and Ryan had different opinions on the "Are humans food?" issue, Bo went home and heard Kenzi's story of how Ryan basically handed Nate over to the Morrigan. And there it was. The "I'm totally going to break up with that fool!" moment. If only. When Bo arrived at Ryan's lab to end their relationship, he had all sorts of excuses for why he was right and she was wrong. It would have helped Nate's career to become the Morrigan's chew toy. Dark Fae aren't really all that bad. Bo's not being as unaligned as she claims. You're just crazy, honey! Classic gaslighting.

And then, the piece de resistance, Ryan led Bo to a fancy car (parked inside his lab for no reason) with the sexy hostess from the restaurant sitting inside it. I gotta know, how did he set that up? Maybe he suspected Bo would come by at some point, but how did he know exactly when? Was that hostess just chilling in the car for hours, playing Angry Birds or something, while she waited for Bo to show up?

Ryan's ridiculous preparation paid off, though. Offering Bo a threesome made her forget all about the fact that he's possibly a psychopath.

Let's end on a random thought, because it just occurred to me that due of the monosyllabic nature of Bo's name, it's really hard to create hybrid couple names for this show. What do you even call Bo and Ryan? Byan? Boyan? Boan? Ro? Or what about Lauren and Bo? Bauren? Lo? The worst has gotta be Dyson and Bo, since Byson sounds like bison. How does the fandom do this?


QUESTIONS:

– Have you ever had lobster ice cream? Is that a real thing? Is it any good?

– For the artistic types in the house, would you accept the Morrigan's deal if she offered?

– What do you think is the story behind the Serket? Get creative!

– Are you missing Lauren yet? Would things be different between Bo and Nate if she were around, even though she's with Nadia now?

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