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Being Human Review: A Far-Out And Fitting Season Finale

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What a finale! I daresay so much of this was truly unexpected that I am left wanting more right now. Instead, we will have to wait until next year. I barely know where to begin.

They chose the last episode to show us how Aidan and Josh met, and how closely they came to meeting Sally on the day she died. It's as if they were all meant to be together.

As Aidan hovered near death, Celine knew the only thing that could prepare him to fight Bishop was living blood. She offered herself to bring meaning to her own death and spare Aidan's life.

It was a powerful scene, and gave meaning to what they had together back in the 70s.

When Nora learned Josh had secrets he wouldn't share, she was willing to let him go. Instead she followed him. Her timing was the worst it could have been and, in despair, Josh pushed her out of the room.

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I may be alone in this, but my favorite scene of the entire night was when their eyes met under the door. Josh in full werewolf mode, eyes full of emotion for the woman he loved, as she sat helpless on the other side of the door, losing their child.

Their eyes meeting cemented their relationship for me.

Little did I know that when he pushed her, he scratched her. Even knowing what she was to become, Nora expressed that her love for him felt deeper than ever before.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You" was such an interesting finale. So much was revealed and yet so much remained to unfold in season two.

I questioned last week if Sally would have to go through a new round of atonement to get another door to open. Seems that will be the case. In the meantime, she is more tangible, able to pick items up and turn pages in books.

This could open up a whole new world for her, as well as possibly removing the characters boredom factor.

I really did not see Bishop's death coming. I would have expected him to be around at least until next season, but I don't think he can come back from losing his head and turning to ash. What I will miss the most with this development are their stories from the past. Maybe Mark Pellegrino will return, but only in Aidan's memories. I need more Starsky and Hutch! Weren't we promised a much deeper back story between Aidan and Bishop than we got?

Now that Hegeman has appointed Aidan as the new leader of Boston, perhaps he will stay out of his cocoon for a while and Terry McKinney will stick around. Aidan works better with an elder in his world; I don't think I'm ready for him to be THE man, although him having some power would be an interesting outcome to the events.

Who was the "she" that Hegeman mentioned wanted to meet Aidan since he was made the leader? I don't recall even a fleeting reference to any powerful female. Whoever she is, she is bound to shake things up next season.

There was just so much to this episode. I want to hear your thoughts. Personally, I think I'm in shock. When a season finale leaves you in that position, you know things went well.

What resonated with you? What was your favorite scene? Don't forget to read our Being Human quotes section as well!

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Misschelseagirl

I thought that they should not have kiled Bishop at the end of season one like they did with Herrick in season 1 of the British version.

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i have never watched the american being human but just from the casting it is obvious it has failed the quirky english version, seriously why would they even bother to change it ?

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When does the series start again?

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To BeingHumanUK: In the US version the werewolf does NOT kill the regional leader. To Lynn: In the UK version, it wasn't vampire ashes that were restored by blood. Herrick ws killed, but not destroyed.

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Have i read it right? Season 2 NEXT YEAR?? oh noooooooo!!!! The season is well delivered. Seriously. The last scene was epic. 3 individuals have crossed paths. Lotsa things happened for just having 13 eps. Lookin forward for the next season.. Which makes me ask again.. Seriously?? Next year?? Season 2?

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I don't know about anyone else, but what has been most telling is Aidan's ability to keep up the facade of calm and composure despite having killed what were for all tense and purposes his wife (Rebecca) and child (Bernie), and father (Bishop). Oh, and the love of his life (Celine), and having (possibly) already killed his human wife and child during the Revolution era. And this is the new King? Watch out Boston! lol

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I really think Bishop had more stories in him. Of course a vampire Hitler can't be allowed to live, but he at least deserved a moment of redeeming humanity before he died. I didn't like him, but I'll miss him, if that makes any sense.
The female upper-echelon could be interesting as long as she is more human than Hegeman. The old ones are hardly human at all, and that doesn't make good drama.
No one else is saying so, but I was very grateful the three had a nice few moments joking about wallpaper and just being friends. That should be required in each episode, to keep it from getting too grim.
I hope Josh's sister comes back, but that they DON'T do the silly story about his father they did in the BBC version. That was kind of pointless. Josh's sister is gutsy, though, and a good addition to their little clan. Now I'll try to catch up on the BBC show, if it's available online somewhere. I saw the last four or five shows and would like to see more.

Savhcaro

WOW.............that's all I can say............WOW.........finale had it all..........made you laugh, made you cry, made you angry.......but mainly made you WANT MORE !!!

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I'm sorry Bishop was killed. I think he was a great character, always a thorn in Aidan's side.

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Bishop dead in the 1st season?! I cannot believe it, he's the best part of the show! This SUCKS! Come back Bishop!!

Being Human Season 1 Episode 13 Quotes

Celine: If you had your fill of live blood, you'd be healed by now. Drink me.
Aidan: No.
Celine: Don't be a fool. Bishop's coming for you. You can't fight him like this.
Aidan: Celine, I would have to drain you.
Celine: I'd rather die for you than for cancer.
Aidan. I will heal. I just need a little time. And, I need to get home.

Just so you know, it wouldn't have been exactly like beating up a girl.

Josh