Lost Girl Review: Through the Threshold to the Temple
"There's Bo Place Like Home" was Anna Silk's episode. For the first time, Bo opened up about her past and by doing so released years of guilt and anger.
Silk was absolutely amazing during Bo's final sit down with her mother. Bo's emotional reflection of her past and love for her new family was intense, while touching to watch. The Bo that entered town was filled with long suppressed dark feelings, while the Bo that left was happier and freer.
The final meeting between Bo and her mother was such a highlight that the rest of the hour paled in comparison. The presence of the Poludnica in town didn't add to the story, if anything, it was filler and provided a few extra minutes with Bo's high school classmates.
Every once and a while, the writers would be better off if they didn't include a "case of the week" and instead focused on the bigger story arcs or mythology. This probably would have been a better episode if they left out "Lady Polly."
That time could have been used to provide continuity in Bo and Lauren's relationship. When we last saw them after Kenzi was rescued, Bo said she wasn't ready to discuss what happened with Lauren. And, now, they are acting as if Bo was never angry at her. Are they still a couple? Working on trust issues? Friends? As a viewer, I shouldn't have to analyze every moment and then still have to make a guess about what's going on.
Bo was alone in bed with a nightmare when Trick's call woke her up in the middle of the night. Later, when Bo and Lauren hung out, it appeared they were still together with a small hand holding and then a quick kiss goodbye. On another show, this inconsistency may not be a big deal, but on Lost Girl Bo and her relationships are a core aspect. And, now that Dyson has his love back, the status of her relationship with Lauren is even more important.
While Bo loves Lauren there are complications with that relationship. Bo must feed outside of Lauren to survive. And, Trick confirmed that Bo's relationship with the doctor can "only be short term." He didn't elaborate about what that meant, so he could simply be speaking in regards to lifespan. Or, could it have something to do with the Awakening?
Dyson showed that he cares more about Bo's happiness than of his own by keeping his love a secret. It's true love that he would rather be in pain without her than complicate her relationship with Lauren.
Dyson's secret will either be revealed or Bo will figure it out. Now that she knows that Kenzi went to the Norn and asked her bestie about it, it shouldn't be long. If Bo hasn't forgiven Lauren, then Dyson has a shot, but otherwise it would take something big for her to go back to him.
Whatever comes next for this potential love triangle, I hope it is handled with precision and whatever Bo does makes sense while remaining true to the characters. I care more about watching a compelling story with intriguing characters, than about who Bo romances. Though, I would still love to see Bo hook up with Vex at some point, even if only for a feeding.
The relationship I've missed the most during Lost Girl season 3 is Bo and Kenzi. They haven't had nearly enough time together and that was partially remedied with their road trip. Their friendly banter was back and in full force. "I ass-provised!" anyone? As Bo mentioned to her mother, Kenzi is her sister and they are family. No matter who's Bo's partner, the core relationship in Bo's life should be Kenzi.
Now that Bo has overcome her past, she can move forward. She not only has to deal with the evil within her, but her devolving cells. Now that she has passed through the Threshold, her quest to survive the Temple will be the biggest challenge of her life.
Is it important that Bo didn't mention Lauren specifically when talking to her mother? How do you think Bo will find out Dyson got his love back? Why does Trick believe that Lauren is only a viable partner in the "short term?" Any thoughts on what Bo face in the Temple?