This week, Mahlers5th is back to offer her analysis of “The Dawning”, with contributions from Valksy. Click on “read more” for the entire piece. Hope you enjoy!
I think it’s fair to say that Episode 309 of Lost Girl has been the most controversial to date for Doccubus fans. Many of us felt angered by what we experienced as an all-too-familiar and painful betrayal. We devoted ourselves heart and soul to a ground-breaking series that had the courage to showcase a genuine, mature love story that just happened to be between two women, only to watch that relationship scuttled — or so it seemed — in favor of the guy-loves-girl-guy-loses-girl-to-another-girl-guy-wins-girl-back-in-the-end heteronormative script that has dominated the television industry. As Valksy tweeted about the Dawning sequence in episode 309, “It was sold to us as the most important time of [Bo's] life, and she shares it & is usurped by fucking Dyson. Hate it.”
I decided to do what I usually do when I’m upset by a seemingly inexplicable left-turn in a story or a chatacter’s development. I went back to the beginning of the Dawning to see if I’d missed something, anything, that might have presaged this awful turn of events. I decided two things: the Dawning has not been meaningless, anti-climactic, or usurped by Dyson. And Doccubus is going to be just fine. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it unless the last four episodes prove me wrong. In that case, bye-bye Doccubus and Lost Girl. It was wonderful while it lasted.