Lost Girl "Truth and Consequences" Review: Decisions, Decisions

Lost Girl S02E19: "Truth and Consequences"

Helloooooo, Mr. Garuda!

After months of waiting, we finally meet the big bad villain we've been hearing so much about!

Well, kinda. We met him via possessed human, which is a pretty clever way to introduce a villain without having to actually introduce him. As much as I get impatient for more Garuda-ness, I'll toss Lost Girl a bone—it's doing a good job of raising the suspense.

Truth be told, this episode was less about the Garuda involvement and more about making the difficult decisions. The three central female characters—Bo, Kenzi, and Lauren—all had big decisions to make.

The Ash told Bo that he suspected the Glaive (a big important light Fae we heard about in "Death Didn't Become Him" when Kenzi and Hale babysat her daughter) of making a deal with the Garuda. He demanded that Bo kill or kidnap the Glaive, but suggested killing because it's less messy. Man, the Ash may not be as evil as he seemed to be at the beginning of the episode, but he's still a dick.

Bo refused, but agreed to investigate. She heard the Glaive talk about Fae feminism (appropriate, since it was the female characters making the big choices this week), and became totally Team Glaive. But when she talked to Trick about it he agreed with the Ash. Trick suspected that the Garuda would offer to help both the light and the dark against the other, driving them back into war. This left Bo with a difficult decision. The Glaive seemed so nice, but at the same time she could be leading to the Fae's destruction.

Needing more information before making her decision, Bo met with the Glaive and they had a nice little conversation! Until the Glaive used her wood nymph powers to make Bo's wooden chair trap her, then threw in some promises of torture and death just to sweeten the deal. The Glaive was completely being played by the Garuda, but loving every minute of it. Unfortunately, instead of just killing Bo in the chair, the Glaive thought it would be a good idea to have her guards escort Bo to someplace that'd be easier to clean up. A Succubus may not be able to seduce a chair, but the guards were no problem for Bo. She's definitely gotten a lot stronger, by the way. Those guards must have been fairly powerful Fae and Bo knocked them out in an instant. Bo proceeded to throw a knife into the Glaive's heart.

Bo's decision turned out not to be so difficult after all. But she still didn't kill the Glaive. She remembered from "Death Didn't Become Him" that the Glaive had two hearts, so she left Lachlan to decide the Glaive's fate, leaving her with a clean conscience... and transferring the "difficult decision making" to someone else. Sly.

Poor Kenzi's decision was a lot more difficult. Nate gave her a key to his apartment and told her he wanted to take their relationship "to the next level." He just didn't realize that taking things to the next level with Kenzi would also mean taking things to the next level with the coming war against the Garuda. Kenzi knew she couldn't let Nate get involved with anything to do with the Fae, so it was either dump Nate or dump Bo. Both Trick and Bo insisted she take Nate and run off someplace safe.

You know, I'm honestly torn on what Kenzi should have done. On the one hand, being happy with someone you love is awesome, and the Garuda really isn't Kenzi's fight. The Garuda doesn't seem to have any particular beef with humans. On the other hand, Kenzi's become totally immersed in the Fae world. All her friends are Fae. She hangs out in Fae bars. She makes her living as a private investigator on Fae matters. At least... she used to, seeing as they really haven't been doing much of that lately. In any case, giving up the Fae would be giving up her whole world.

In the end, Kenzi decided to keep Bo and say goodbye to Nate. It clearly took a lot out of her to do that, though.

Lauren's decision was much more pressing. And armed. Nadia's been acting very strange for the past few episodes, but this time she took to trying to stab Lauren in the shower. She snapped out of it pretty quickly, and claimed not to know what she was doing. Then she showed up at Bo's house, again looking for a fight. Lauren knew something was wrong and kept trying to run tests to learn more, but in reality she was just putting off any real decision for action. To be fair, there wasn't a whole lot she COULD do, but still.

After sorting out the Glaive debacle, Bo burst into Lauren's home upset about Nadia's actions. At first Nadia pretended she didn't know what Bo was talking about, but when Bo gave her an opening Nadia tried to kill her. Bo put together that the Garuda must be in control of Nadia. Lauren begged Nadia to fight against it, which she was actually able to do. But then Nadia insisted that Lauren kill her before she lost control.

Lauren couldn't.

I know, I know. Lauren spent five years trying to get Nadia back, so I get it would have been horribly painful to have to kill her girlfriend. At the same time, it felt like it was Lauren's place. And Nadia didn't ask Bo to do it, she asked Lauren. I feel like Lauren chickened out here, leaving Bo to do the dirty deed by knifing Nadia.

Overall? Good episode. This season is definitely managing its plot-heavy episodes better than last season. I just hope they're actually building to something epic. If after all this we wind up with a lackluster season finale I'm going to lose it.


Questions:
...Should Lauren have killed Nadia?
...Would you trust Hale with a secret? Even a small one?
...What do you think Kenzi should have chosen?
...The Ash working with Trick—is this going to be a happy union or a total disaster?

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If I were Lauren, even if the answer was pretty obvious, I couldn't kill my girlfriend just like that knowing I spent 5 years being a "slave" to Light Fae Community just to save her life.

As for Kenzi...you're right. My life practically evolved in the Fae World. If I will runaway with Nate, I would become a "groupie" which I don't think that is Kenzi's personality. Giving up love is too difficult but you know in your heart there is something bigger waiting for you on the other side.
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Yes.



I can't and won't.



I think she could have told him about her 'real' life. But he seems so in love and all about his music, he woul dhave been a liability. So I think she made the right decision.



Total Happy Union Disaster.
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I'm wondering if possessed Nadia was making such a lukewarm attempt at killing Lauren because the Garuda WANTED Lauren to kill her for some reason. Either to turn Lauren to the dark side, or possess her, or whatever. That shower murder attempt was just SO lame that it had to be weak on purpose.
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Thank you for posting this recap. Mostly because all I could remember from this episode was that CREEPY, CREEPY BED at the end! Honestly, who could sleep in that thing?
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So glad Nadia is gone. I was getting sick of Lauren moping around.
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Should Lauren have killed Nadia? Probably would have been more heart-breaking for her than for Bo, but she has to accept that she did chicken out and not blame Bo for it.

As for Kenzi's choice, could you leave your friends, and basically your family behind and go live a happy life as if nothing was happening and leave them to fight a war? I know it's not exactly her war as a human, but she's been fighting with them for a long time now. So I imagine it's not easy to leave them to die and just pretend you don't know that's happening.
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"The Garuda doesn't seem to have any particular beef with humans." Really? It had no problem taking over Nadia. I'd say it is very dangerous for humans.
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1. No, Lauren should have sedated her and injected her with the antiviral that seemed to get a response in her tests. And if that didn't work, to have Bo or the Ash's guards subdue her so she could continue to try actual medical solutions to the problem. Because oh yeah, Lauren is a doctor so death is never the solution to a problem. Bo shouldn't have killed her either. Bo brought up all those arguments to both Lachlan and Trick not to kill the Glaive who is starting a war and then announced her Bond villain intention to have Bo tortured and killed, and Bo still didn't kill her--cause Bo isn't an executioner. Nadia was never a serious threat to anyone and certainly not Bo. If you can't kill a naked girl crying in a shower who's not even fighting back, you aren't actually threatening. Plus, today Bo was all I can defeat two powerful fae guards in 1 second each, but she can't handle a completely ineffectual human? Come on.

2. Unfortunately, no. But Hale's a great guy with a small honesty flaw.

3. Kenzi is the bestest BFF ever. She's sooo not a liability and she's never gonna leave her girl, not when Bo needs her.

4. Definitely a power struggle, but ultimately they are on the same side.
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The Antiviral wasn't curing her, it was just having A reaction. A drug that ONLY reacts inside Fae was reacting inside this human... so "something" was weird about her.

It's like mixing Amonia and a bucket of what should be water. You shouldn't get any toxic fumes / gas unless you're mixing with Clorox or something. But if you start getting fumes, then something is wrong... like maybe someone poured some Clorox in there instead.
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It had a reaction and Lauren never tried it on her; therefore, she killed Nadia before she'd even scratched the surface of trying to save her. That's my point: She tried not a single medical solution to the problem.



PS. I've seen the entire show and what you are mentioning is actually a ridiculous plot hole. The Garuda isn't Fae.
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Nate is doing just fine. He is Jinx again in WH13 and can't feel the hurt of the breakup with Kenzi.
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NOOOOO! That means that CLAUDIA is heartbroken over it in his place!



Wow, that is now my favorite couple. Claudia and Kenzi. That would be a gooooooood cross-over.
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Ah Damn, I didn't think about that. Damn it Claudia Why?
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Definitely a good episode. I felt so bad for all three ladies tonight, especially Kenzi. I liked her and Nate together. This Garuda is much more dangerous than i thought and the Fae are going to need all the help they can get.



No Lauren shouldn't have cause it was simply too damn hard for her. It had to be Bo, and it was just in the heat of battle. Nuff said.



Kenzi's whole life revolves around the Fae wotld now. Choosing Bo was not only the correct option but the best one. The minute he came into her life, he became collateral damage for the upcoming war.



The Ash and Trick should b a happy union cause they want the same thing. However the Ash is beyond shady, so this happy union won't last long.

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1 - Um, no? Bo only killed Nadia out of instinct once she turned around to attack Lauren.

2 - Haha no. Love him though.

3 - Kenzi did the right thing.

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This episode was really good, but it was also really sad. My heart broke when Kenzi broke up with Nate and I even felt a pang of sadness when Lauren had to watch Nadia die, and they're not exactly my favorite characters on the show. All in all though, it was a great episode (I especially liked the part where Bo overpowered the guards and took the Glaive down). The only thing missing was Dyson. What happened to him tonight?



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1. I understand why Lauren couldn't kill her. It hurt too much. There's a lot of things I can criticize the doc for, but this isn't one of them.



2. I love Hale, but as we say down south, he can't hold water. LOL.



3. Ironically enough, I was telling my mom earlier that I thought Kenzi was more fun as a single lady, but at the end of the day, seeing her break up with Nate was one of the saddest things ever. At the same time, she wouldn't have been able to leave Bo to fight alone. I'm not sure which road Kenzi should've taken.



4. The Ash and The Blood King a happy union? Please. Sit back and watch the sparks fly.

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Nadia shouldn't have been introduced at all if this was the exit strategy they had planned. Such a waste of a character (and our time as viewers). It's starting to feel like they're building to something, but if they truly wanted to make this episode meaningful, they should have developed Nadia as a character more - not just as Lauren's girlfriend.



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