It’s taken a day or so, but we’ve recovered from the excitement of Sunday night’s premiere enough to share a few of our thoughts. Click on “read more” for the entire piece.
How did the season premiere deliver on our expectations?
A fun take on the 70’s film “Caged Heat”, the premiere certainly delivered on being entertaining. It was a fun and outrageous romp from beginning to end, with a lot of humour and a ton of good one-liners, as we have come to expect from Lost Girl. We love that when the show is not afraid to be bold and sexy, and more importantly, the premiere had that edgy feel from Season 1 again.
Doccubus, Doccubus, Doccubus.
What did we think of Lauren/Bo?
Caged Fae was essentially a Bo/Lauren-centric episode. We got playful Doccubus, angsty Doccubus, and sweet and moving Doccubus all rolled into one. The dialogue was crisp and never over-the-top, and Anna and Zoie conveyed all that needed to be said with one look anyway. Also, how wonderful is it that the show seems to be giving Bo and Lauren a serious shot?
The Bo and Lauren with the baby scene was interesting and kind of bittersweet. It shows that Lauren’s thinking of the future whereas Bo hasn’t really allowed herself to realistically dream of a “normal life” given her nature. To us, the baby’s there to illustrate what they could be – a stable family unit, which might contrast with what’s to come, and Bo turning to the darker side of her succubus nature.
As glorious as the latest development in the Doccubus relationship is, we have been mulling over a few things:
We have not been told what has taken place between the Season 2 finale and the Season 3 premiere. We just know that Bo was really into Lauren at the end of Season 2. As a result, the hesitation displayed by Bo and the slight frustration displayed by Lauren are a bit jarring. Has Lauren pushed for commitment in the time between but Bo hesitated? It’s unclear what has been holding Bo back from committing to a relationship with Lauren. Is she hung up on Dyson? Is she afraid to be in a relationship with a human? Is she afraid of being in a long-term relationship in general?
Lauren bringing up that Bo can do better than Dyson: she has always been insecure to an extent about Bo’s feelings towards Dyson, and whether Bo only chooses her because Dyson is unavailable. We are supposed to assume that Bo made the choice for Lauren last year, when she said it was about them, not Dyson (2.06). Did Lauren bring up Dyson because Bo has given her some indication that she is not over Dyson between the end of S2 and the present? Or is it just Lauren’s insecurity speaking? Perhaps it’s linked to Bo’s earlier comment “I loved, I lost, my dog done run away” during their roleplay.
There is no indication that Bo is aware that Dyson got his love back. we would have preferred if maybe Bo had had a hint of it before officially choosing Lauren. Of course, it’s only the season premiere, so how it all goes down remains to be seen.
In the coming episodes, it should be interesting to see whether we will be filled in on the time gap either through short references to events/feelings, flashbacks, or are they going to just ignore it completely, leaving us in the dark to just assume.
Has Lauren changed?
We liked that Lauren put herself out there a little more and forced Bo to move to a decision. She can now afford to be more assertive with respect to her relationship with Bo because she isn’t conflicted about Nadia anymore. In addition to probably having more freedom now that Hale is the acting Ash, her real personality is shining through a bit more.
What about the other characters in relation to Bo/Lauren?
It didn’t sit well with us that Kenzi has regressed to being Dyson’s biggest fan – it is a bit over-the-top and her viciousness towards Lauren is off-putting.
We know that she has always been supportive of Dyson and of the Bo/Dyson relationship. Lauren represents a threat to Dyson’s happiness as well as her own. Kenzi is used to being Bo’s human, and perceives Lauren as a serious threat to take her place as Bo’s human female bff (which Lauren previously confronted her on).
Dyson is likeable in the first episode, so far stepping back to as to not get in the way of Bo/Lauren. It’s a refreshing change from his hostility and jealousy towards Lauren in the past.
This season is certainly off to a wild and exciting start, and we are stoked to be along for the ride, wherever it may take us.