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Review: Lost Girl’s Dyson goes dark

Of all the possible reveals I’ve been anticipating and speculating about for Lost Girl’s final season, Dyson turning out to be a long-lost baby daddy was not one of them. Although given Dyson’s possible turn from the Light side, maybe this is setting up some final saving grace for him after killing The Hunter (Aaron Poole, Strange Empire) in cold blood.

After the first handful of episodes were easily making this season out to be all about Bo and her search for her father, “When God Opens a Window” seemed to be taking advantage of the extra episode order by giving us an intriguing look into Dyson’s psyche, post-Season 4’s devastating loss. And judging by his grand speech to the unpleasantly returned Vex and his bloodstained face as he nursed a beer and some memories, things have gotten—dare I say—Dark in Dyson-land.

While it seemed like a pointed reminder to Trick to get him back for sticking Vex with Dyson, in hindsight the wolf’s comments about whom he’d sworn fealty to now have more weight. Was Dyson aware he was struggling with being the good guy when he made that oath, or has doing it finally given him the freedom to act on certain urges? Either way, it’s now apparent Dyson’s allegiance to the unaligned Fae in his life is going to be having an effect on him—especially since Bo clearly knew where the blood was from and didn’t confront him about it. And maybe that’s a good thing, looking at the generations of fighting between The Hunter and the Shifters. Moving away from binaries, traditions and old grudges could make for a much healthier Fae world.

Though I’d feel much better if this ended up being Dyson’s only major transgression—mildly justifiable since The Hunter wasn’t all that good himself. As refreshing as it is to see Dyson take a break from his constant do-gooder ways, now might not be the best time for him to totally descend into evil even if it could make for some interesting relations between Dyson, Bo and her father. Of course, if Mark does end up hanging around, there’s always his own path to redemption by hopefully helping Dyson instead of simply living up to the retelling of Vex’s paternal relationship with Massimo. Forgiveness is all well and good from parents, but as we’ve already learned multiple times this episode between Vex and The Hunter, there are serious consequences to those kinds of actions, however much daddy may love you.

Then again, given Bo’s particular allure for Dyson’s son and the awkwardness it immediately brought on, maybe it’s best if Mark takes off for a bit. In between Tamsin edging in eagerly to help Bo heal, her no strings arrangement with Dyson and the lingering tension with Lauren, I’d say Bo’s got her hands awfully full even if she is a succubus. And after that whole stepmom debacle, I don’t now how much more keeping it in the family I’m interested in seeing.

Besides, as much as shipping has become a fun part of the show, at this point I’m far more excited to find out who our elevator lady is, what that lighting she apparently commands is, and especially what another triskelion is doing on a supernatural show (having been a go-to design for Teen Wolf since the beginning). While the symbol Dyson put together apparently fits a more Celtic look, I’m still anticipating the connection of Persephone and Artemis via the candle to mean we’re headed for a much more Grecian revelation. And if that’s the case, I think it rules out Walsh as Demeter, if her behaviour hasn’t already. Though we may have at least some part of the mystery in our hands now after Evony dropped off a very, very old evil at Lauren’s lab—wasn’t that what we were looking for last week?

Lost Girl airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase.

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Eleni Armenakis is a die-hard fan of all things Canadian, including television. She spent almost two years as a critic for TV Guide Canada covering some of her favourite CanCon, including Republic of Doyle, Orphan Black and Rookie Blue (plus guilty pleasure Bitten). When not hooked up to the little black box, she can be found freelancing, growing her collection of Canadian music or snacking.
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2 thoughts on “Review: Lost Girl’s Dyson goes dark”

  1. No one gives a shit about Dyson, his Psyche, his back story or his progeny. Come on lost girl writers get you heads from between your shapely bums before the last season is over. BTW, Tamsin is the worst written AND acted character on TV.

  2. You do realize that Dyson’s storyline takes over every season in one way or another. Dyson’s past. Dyson’s future. Dyson’s pain. Dyson this. Dyson that. He is showered with more moments of dialog than any other character besides Bo. This is the last season. The final curtain call. Will there be some room left in Lost Girl for more than all-about-Dyson?

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