Lost Girl Review: Happy Sunshine Gang
Lost Girl returned to the true heart of the show in "The Kenzi Scale:" The friendship between Bo and Kenzi.
Instead of Bo and Kenzi's friendly banter sessions to open each episode, Lost Girl season 3 has spent more time on Bo's romantic and sex life.
In "Fae-de to Black," Bo basically shunned Kenzi at a time that her friend needed her the most. The outcome was that Kenzi was abducted and replaced by Faux-Kenzi. It was only then that Bo remembered how much she cared about her friend.
Just as Bo dismissed Kenzi back then, her friends discounted her belief that Kenzi wasn't Kenzi at all and they turned on her ... even her girlfriend. Lauren not only believed that Bo was out of her mind to think Kenzi was a fake, but was scared by Bo. Ouch.
Bo: I will never forgive you for this.
Lauren: Well, I hope that's not true. | permalink
Shockingly, it was the least likely person who stood up for Bo: Tamsin. The Dark Fae thinks Bo's a killer, but believed that Kenzi was taken and offered to help. She even Valkyerie'd Dyson to clear their way out of the Dal.
"The Kenzi Scale" was about the quest for and the strength of friendships. Inari didn't want to hurt Kenzi; she wanted Kenzi's friends. She strived for that bond with others and was willing to take it even as another person. Inari's seduction scene with Dyson was uncomfortable to watch. She was animal-like in her moves, aggressive, and Dyson and Kenzi are friends not lovers.
It was unclear how Inari took Kenzi's form, but she was drawn to Kenzi because the human "took" her glamour abilities from the Norn. This outcome from Kenzi's rash was anti-climatic, though it was unclear whether Kenzi still has Inari's abilities. It would be a fun turn if Kenzi is able to glamour now and learns how to use it. As for the rash, that symptom was a bit odd. Regardless, I hope that this story is not over.
Like Inari was enamored by this group of friends, Tamsin was growing to appreciate them as well. She was envious of the "Happy Sunshine Gang" as she watched the reunion of Bo, Dyson, and Kenzi from the outside.
This character shift from the mean-spirited and rough gal that we first met is a pleasant surprise. She's gone from out to get Bo to better understanding the Succubus. Even if Bo attacked the two Fae, Tamsin realized that they weren't malicious acts
She proved her shift in loyalties by lying to the Morrigan about who the comatose Fae saw attack him and then out of protection for this lie and to put him out of his misery killed him. This new Tamsin is one to watch. I never expected to even like her an inkling, but after she helped Bo, I find her actions admirable.
One big and unresolved reveal was Bo found out that Kenzi went to the Norn and that was what started all of this. Will Bo forget this tidbit? Or, will she question it and then find out that Dyson has his love back?
Given the unresolved status of Bo and Lauren's relationship, this revelation probably wouldn't influence whether or not Bo forgives Lauren, but it could alter whether or not Bo and Lauren are girlfriends again.
It's possible Bo will forgo any relationships until she figures out how to pass The Dawning. This new wrinkle is a life-altering situation that should take precedent over any romantic entanglements.
Even though Kenzi seems to always get the worst of it from the Fae world, the return to a real sense of danger made the episode more enjoyable. I prefer when the story arcs revolve around the Fae mythology in addition to the interpersonal struggles of the characters. The introduction of The Dawning should create that sense of urgency and add to the show's tension and complexity.
Odds and Ends
- Faux-Kenzi's overuse of Bobo should have been a giveaway that she wasn't the real Kenzi.
- The Fauz-Kenzi set-up was odd. How did she know some information about Kenzi and not others? And, how was she not aware of human eating needs?
- What is it about Tamsin that made her a "different" and seemingly more exhilarating feeding for Bo?
- The confrontations between Lauren and Trick were uncomfortable to watch. She was defensive and he was borderline rude. Will this tension subside? Or, get worse?