To me this was a "what the hell" episode. The episode seemed rushed and some scenes didn't ring true. It was as if the writer was in a rush to get to a point to reach the upcoming finale. First off there is a fight in the Dhal, Ciara returns and helps Bo kick ass, great scene. Then Bo searches for Lauren whose place in disarray. Lauren is somewhat cold to Bo, which is understandable, she's coping with grief, Bo leaves and Lauren barely contains herself. Dyson returns and quickly declares that he gets a vision saying that he is the Chosen One to fight the Garuda, not Bo. To which Bo quickly agrees. Everyone prepares to go to battle against the Garuda with Dyson as the leader, despite Lachlan saying it's wrong.
The night before the battle, we get a long, hot and heavy sex scene between Dyson and Ciara, and Lauren show's up at Bo's place. When excited or distressed, Lauren tends to blurt out her thoughts and "talk geek," which Bo loves. She asks to sleep with Bo, Bo quickly agrees, but Lauren clarifies it's just to sleep, she needs solace in Bo's arms b/c she can't find peace. Love the scene where Bo is comforting her. Lauren admits to Bo to wanting to leave the Fae world for good. Bo tells her whatever she decides they're in this together. What bothered me was, once again, Lauren is portrayed as weak when she arrives at Bo's place. We all know Lauren is a very strong person, Bo even tells her this. But I miss the Lauren from season one and the first half of season two. It seems ever since Nadia awoke, I barely recognize this Lauren. I only truly recognized her again in the end of this episode where she is calm and in control again and returns to help in the fight. She tells Bo they have an advantage over the Garuda and they're in this together, echoing Bo's earlier comment to her. She's finally helping Bo shoulder the burden of what's coming.
Anyway, the gang march off to the Garuda's lair with clubs like angry villagers, inept angry villagers. They follow a berserker in what is an obvious trap and of course are caught. In a plot device, Ciara is cut down. Dyson says okay I think I was wrong. Realizing it's a trap everyone bails except Dyson; they arrive at the compound to find Lachlan has sacrificed his life to the Garuda to prove Bo is the true Champion. Lauren has Lachlan's venom, the only weapon to kill the garuda. Then Bo races off to find Kenzi who is dragging a badly beaten Dyson back. Bo finally accepts her destiny and prepares for the upcoming confrontation.
This was definitely a mad dash episode. Some of the choices of the characters made little sense, such as them going after the Garuda in a poorly planned attack. I think they could have found a better way to kill off two characters and still have Bo accept her destiny. I'm hoping the last two episodes packs a major punch b/c this one fizzled for me.