The post comes with the usual spoiler warning for those who aren’t caught up with Lost Girl season two episodes to date.
Sunday’s episode “Lachlan’s Gambit” put me in mind of some lyrics from yet another great Canadian female singer/songwriter, Jann Arden: “The devil won.”
This time. This battle – but not the war.
The good guys lost two more in the battle with the Garuda in an episode that saw Bo and friends/allies step up and sacrifice. Ciara returned to assist, only to be killed by the Garuda’s firey sword. Lachlan sacrificed himself to gain the upper hand and prove to Bo that she is, indeed, the one who needs to lead this fight – and took care to leave an important weapon to assist in the continued fight. Dyson also returned and took a serious beating from a gang of Berserkers so Bo, Hale and Kenzi could get away from the Garuda’s lair – with Kenzi sneaking back to retrieve his broken, but still breathing, body. Trick, Hale and Kenzi really stepped up and showed huge courage and care for their friends in this episode. Lauren’s scientific know-how will be challenged, in order to preserve Lachlan’s venom so his sacrifice won’t be in vain. All overcame personal fear, pain and sorrow to exhibit great bravery, and put the welfare of others before themselves – true loyalty and friendship.
And on top of this, Lauren – deep in mourning for Nadia, and initially furious and hurt when she sees Bo early in the episode – manages to find some sense of acceptance, and goes to Bo’s home and arms to find a bit of peace away from the constant turmoil of her life. It dawned on me that asking for intimacy is braver than asking for sex. A truly beautiful, tender Bo/Lauren scene of love, intimacy and support.
Once again, the entire Lost Girl cast shows us consistently amazing strong work. One of the big reasons I love the show is the ever-evolving characters and their relationships. And that is thanks, in a big part, to this excellent ensemble. Kudos, all.
Two episodes to go for season two. One thing for certain is, like it or not, Bo really has to take leadership in this fight.