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Lost Girl Review: Nightmares

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Unfortunately, there was just something off about "Scream a Little Dream," but it wasn't in a bad way. Because Dyson has lost his love for Bo, there are bound to be changes in the show's dynamics and this episode epitomized all of those.

Bo's Bad Dream
I'm not sure whether to say it was a disappointing or brilliant hour of television. Opposite sides of the spectrum for sure, but here's the thing - I didn't like it. This hour was missing everything I love about Lost Girl. Yet, it was brilliant in showing us what is so good about the show... by making those aspects absent.

No real Dyson. I missed him ... very much! The nightmare scenes did nothing to ease my sadness that he wasn't there; if anything, it compounded my reaction. The Bo-Dyson relationship has been an integral component of the series. Whether they were fighting or loving, they complemented each other perfectly. Bo, Dyson, Trick ... someone has to figure out how to undo the damage that the Norn did.

The nightmares were a further representation of the pain that Bo is dealing with due to Dyson's decision. How freaky was that last dream? Bo having her energy taken by an older her ... the fear of losing all of those close to her. At least she was strong enough to recognize that the Dyson offering her his love was fake.

The normal camaraderie was gone. Not only was Dyson missing, but the episode lacked in Kenzi and Hale moments, even Kenzi and Trick's interactions were limited. As were Bo and Kenzi's.

The show works because of the relationships. Here, though, everyone was off working on their own cases and problems with limited interaction. Was that by design to highlight how important they are? It was a drastic way to show us.

We were introduced to several new Fae, including the Sandman, the Mare, a Brownie and a Baku. That may be the most new Fae we have dealt with in one episode. While the idea of a Brownie seemed like a good one to start, I'm glad he moved on. It was weird having him living with Bo and Kenzi.

The political environment started to get serious for Bo. The new Ash is not tolerant of her non-aligned status and took that out on Lauren. She was property of the old Ash and therefore became property of the new Ash. So, not only only has Bo lost Dyson, she is being kept from her other potential love interest Lauren.

Bo's refusal to work freelance for the Ash isn't going to help her either. How will Bo handle this isolation going forward? I prefer Bo with Dyson, but from previous comments many of you want to see Bo and Lauren together. At this point, is either a possibility? I'd take a love triangle over seeing Bo without both of them.

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I'm catching up with this show on Netflix in anticipation of Season 3 premiere next month. Does anyone know if Netflix is the unedited version or not? Thanks!
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It's good to have different scenes, separate interactions/plots. What's the differences with the Syfy version?

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WatchesTooMuch, I thought that was a bit out of character as well, then again, it happens often on this show.

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i don't really like lauren, she's kinda boring. i don't get the bo/lauren thing at all, and i miss the old dyson. he's just not right anymore

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It doesn't make sense to me that Bo turned the Ash down on his freelancing offer. This would, at least potentially, make it easier for her to see Lauren and give her some leverage over the Ash that she could use to improve Lauren's treatment. I wouldn't be surprised if she winds up doing that freelancing anyway. I am also wondering if the Ash's near-flirtatious behavior towards Bo portends something.

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Syfy is a shitty network so I'm not surprised they are editing the show and censoring the most harmless Bo and Lauren scene - which is a shame, considering that aspect of the show is such a huge part of season 2. This episode is honestly one of my favorites. The show flows much better when it isn't centered on Bo's Twilight-esque relationship with Dyson.

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I don't know it they trying to de-gay the show or bung in more adverts but they've cut a lot of the best dialogue as well. Just a 'heads up' the Bo/Lauren relationship is in the small gestures and tenderness if they miss out those bits they're messing up the whole dynamic. I'm straight and I far prefer this relationship to the Dyson/Bo one which has turned them both into beligerant teenagers, I mean they're both nearly forty. Kenzi's humour is one of the best bits of the show and they're messing with that too.

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I prefer Bo with Dyson as well, and I missed him in this episode, but still liked it overall (although not a favorite). I agree that the relationships and the humor are what makes the show special.

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I didn't love last night's episode either and loved all the previous episodes. I freely admit I love Bo with Dyson, but I can also admit it's because I find Dyson to be very hot! I do think Bo and Lauren have an incredibly strong chemistry too, which makes the prospect of a love triangle very interesting. Assuming Dyson can regain his love for Bo, both he and Lauren seem to genuinely love Bo as she does them. Also, I was unaware that they were editing/censoring the episodes from what originally irked in Canada. That makes me really sad. It seems a bit strange given that they showed the love scene between Bo and Lauren, but old edit out a caress? Maybe they're Dyson fans too. : D

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SyFy is cutting scenes. Are they trying to "de-gay" the show? There is no reason or justification for it. Even if you don't like Doccubus, it is an interference with the artistic integrity of the show, it was not intended to be seen that way, it was not as the writers, producers and directors intended. Fans are getting cheated and to cut out one small caress between Bo and Lauren, and leave in the sequence Bo and Dyson really only leads to one thing and it is an ugly one. If SyFy is going to censor the show, I would sooner that they simply pull it off the air. DVDs are available. I would sooner see all the performances, character work and writing that the creators intended - not why Syfy seems to think is "suitable".

Lost Girl Season 2 Episode 3 Quotes

I'm sorry, but you are the most wonderful man I've ever met.

Kenzi

What do you say? In here, we could be together. Always.

Dyson