idr season 4 all that well so can you explain to me how Lauren saved everybody?
Yes. Yes I can. Brace yourself, it’ll be a bit long, and sorta snarky.
I’m going to use the 7th episode (La Fae Epoque) as my example, since it’s what I most recently watched.
Bo and Dyson get caught doing the nasty by the Una Mens. Dyson is about to be executed and Bo thinks it’s because of them sleeping together (because everything must be about Bo). After an interrogation, Bo learns that the world doesn’t revolve around her, and that Dyson did some messed up shit in the 1800’s, for which he will be executed. Bo isn’t exactly the brains of the group, but she knows who is. She goes to Lauren, who immediately figures out a way to prove Dyson’s innocence. Bo thinks Lauren would be hesitant to help Dyson, because she seems to think that Lauren working for the Dark means she wouldn’t give a shit about Dyson (SHE’S THE SAME PERSON - JUST FREE TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS NOW), but Lauren (being the precious angel with a heart of gold) says that Dyson is family and that’s she saved him before (see Season 3 finale) and will save him again.
Meanwhile, Hale’s political influence does nothing to free Dyson, and Kenzi gets caught trying to save Dyson and is about to be executed as well. So Dyson and Kenzi are sitting in a cage, waiting for Bo to save them. Now here is a slight repetition of Bo’s dawning, where Dyson has unwavering trust in Bo to save them, while Kenzi knows that Bo isn’t exactly punctual.
Bo is in Dyson’s memory, screwing everything with boobs and taking way too long to prove Dyson’s innocence (not entirely her fault, Dyson’s narrative takes a while). She’s late, and the Oracle leaves because if she stays longer, she’ll go insane. Bo gets caught up in the memory and is no longer doing anything to solve the real time problem, even deciding not to leave at all. Lauren, meanwhile, has been trying to piece together every nonsense word Bo is saying in her sleep, never losing sight of the bigger issue.
When Bo valiantly decides not to leave because she needs to prove that Dyson is innocent (Oh look! She remembers!), Lauren goes in herself, despite it being a much bigger danger to her than it would be to a Fae. She doesn’t expect to come back, and unlike Dyson, she doesn’t expect to be saved. She’s logical. She knows there isn’t supposed to be a way for her to come back. Dyson operates on blind faith, while Lauren is a woman of logic. So this is a completely selfless sacrifice she makes to save Bo, unlike what Dyson did with the Dawning. She does this to save Bo, and to save Dyson (whom she had been competing with for Bo’s affection for over 3 years now).
Once in Dyson’s subconscious, she spends the whole time trying to convince Bo to come back. Bo is upset over losing Lauren/Flora, so Lauren has to remind her that she still has Dyson to come back to. In their very long and very annoying little love triangle, she gives Bo to Dyson just so Bo could live. Bo listens to her and comes back to reality (and saves Lauren while she’s at it - no complaints with that. I don’t even care how, I’m just glad Lauren lives). Then they prove Dyson’s innocent, saving both him and Kenzi.
Ultimately, Lauren is the one who saves everyone immediately in danger (read: Dyson, Bo, and Kenzi), and no one recognizes that or thanks her in the end. And if you don’t think that’s complete bullshit, you need to watch that episode again.
Also, if this post came off as me angry at Bo - yeah. I am. I really am. Bo you fucking dumbass - how can you not understand how much Lauren loves you?