"Lauren was part of the game" Theory
Aka “How I’m over-thinking this episode to hell and back” Theory
I never play on Tumblr, but I have to get this out, because certain “Fae-ge Against the Machine” inconsistencies and hints make little sense to me otherwise. The episode was like a funhouse, smoke and mirrors, illusion/reality and nothing is what it seems, including one Dr. Lauren Lewis.
Opening scene (cricket scene):
Stella (to Bo): “You need to be able to distinguish the original cricket sound from the echo of its sound”.
It’s one of the themes of the episode. Real or fake? Can Bo tell the difference?
First Bo and Lauren phone call: perfectly normal and in character. Longest nap ever, popcorn and a movie, it sounds like a plan for the day. Bo tells Lauren: “I’ll call you later”. It’s all good, it’s the Doccubus I am used to.
During the phone call, Bo turns the dial and activates the machine. The Game is on from that point forward and Bo’s reality begins to be altered.
Immediately after, Lauren unexpectedly shows up at the Dal:
Bo (to Lauren): “If you are a cricket I will totally kill you” - anvil alert