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Being Human Review: Let's Talk About Sex

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Aidan's being "All Out of Blood" was the least of the gang's worries this week on Being Human. A really great episode with unexpected adventures at every turn, this installment brought it all out.

Aidan and Julia were having incredible sex, and when Nora was experiencing the extreme senses of smell and hearing from her wolf side, she and Josh gave them a run for their money. There was nothing wrong with that, let me tell you. I liked seeing the sexy side of Nora, especially as she grappled with her new feelings, and seeing Aidan bring on his sex is never a bad thing.

Nora, Josh and Sally

I never saw it coming, did you? That Julia was Josh's Julia? The former fiance. AWKWARD! Really, thinking about hearing all that intercourse, and joining in on a sex-off and then discovering it was your ex in the next room is really beyond comprehension. From all sides it, is almost unimaginable. Did you notice when Aidan and Josh were talking about it that there was sweat pooled on his forehead? I couldn't help wondering if that was for effect or if he was just having a moment of profuse sweating.

My question was answered shortly thereafter. When starving, that's one of Aidan's reactions. The whole story seemed a little weird given that there was no interaction with Suren at all. At the very least, it would seem that by going by to see how she's holding up he could get himself a little sustenance. Even though he doesn't eat live any longer, I don't think she would be so cruel as to deny him blood.

Have you ever been in a storage facility? Besides my morbid fascination with Storage Wars, I used to work in a building that also housed storage units. They are noisy. I can't think of a worse place to turn into a werewolf than in a giant metal echo chamber like the facility Josh chose for him and Nora to change. What if someone showed up to check their locker?

It almost didn't matter. Josh left Julia to protect her from what he was, but didn't have the same care for Nora. In Nora's eyes, that was unacceptable. Why didn't he leave her to protect her? Wasn't she worth saving? Beware a woman scorned. She was tailing Julia with flashes of killing Hegeman in her eyes. It turned out that Nora remembered every minute of her first night as a wolf. If she was a lesser person, Nora would have killed Julia.

While she didn't give in to her greater impulse, Aidan bought himself some live feeding time with an old friend. With as addicted as he is to live feeding, it will be interesting to see where he ends up once he hooks up with Suren again.

Finally, Sally was still struggling with wanting to leave this world. She found a reincarnation nurse and made an attempt to inhabit a newborn, but the black smoky monster that came flying through her door would have joined her. She appears to be stuck until she discovers what that thing is. As Zoe said, she has a it a lot better than any other ghosts she knows with roommates and people who care for her. Call me crazy, but that still wouldn't make up for being dead.

Did you think they succeeded in being human this week? I have to give them two thumbs down!

Review

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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (41 Votes)

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Love that Aidan's biggest struggle is with his addiction. Addiction is hard enough to beat when you have to stop doing it all together. Aidan is addicted to blood and what is worst is he has to have it to survive. The temptation is always going to be there no matter what he does. It's going to be interesting to see how he deals with it. Love Josh and Nora and think that she lost the baby because he wasn't compatiable with her new body. If she gets pregnant again I think that will be diffrent. Loving that Sally's storyline is getting more developed. Love to see her start dating. Maybe someone she knew when she was alive. Or she could be helping a friend who recently died. I'd be nice to see her guiding someone.

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I see they have totaly gone from the bbc line of story witch is good this makes for a better story line

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Two thumbs up here as well. Ep was tense, funny, crazy, even e bit sad. Like Blu, I just love the interaction between the roommates, especially the way Josh and Sally pick on Aidan. Seems real. Or Josh trying some male-bonding with Aidan over the ladies they're about to bed. The show hates Julia, according to my son, and, so far, he's right. Will the writers give her a break?

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And c'mon Sally had some of the best lines of the night! She was totally playing up that "one of the boys" thing. I will never enjoy anything more than those times when they all share the screen together. Prying into and making fun of Aidan's sex life...priceless.

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I was wondering about the storage facility too. I mean those things are too loud for words.
I think now that they have actually been giving Sally more to do she's coming into her own as a character. The reincarnation stuff was tough, but I always love how through her we get some of the more vulnerable sides of the boys. Like this week we got glimpses into Aidan. He's always the most compelling to me, his stories just always seem better. The awkwardness with Julia was cringeworthy. Love how sweet Josh is but I'm still needing time for Nora to grow on me. I like her in moderation.

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Sally & Meagan Rath are growing on me as the show progresses. Her story this week, though, was the least compelling. I found myself questioning why an adult would be so thrilled at the thought of being an infant again (& why did gravitate toward a boy, since she wasn't being guided by the nurse?) - though guess the answer is, it beats being dead.

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LOVED the direction of Aidan’s story – it really reflects the original concept: He is an addict, trying desperately to kick his habit & to stop hurting those around him. He could be a heroin addict, meth-head, etc. But the fantasy/horror context provides some distance. Sam Witwer gives Aidan great depth & - pardon - humanity.
Didn't miss Suren. The heart of this story is the housemates; return to that was nice.
Nora/Josh is working well, too. Adding Julia into the mix led Nora to re-examine Josh's accidental betrayal. Fair or not, her interpretation of Josh's leaving Julia vs. staying with her was very human (that word again!) & valid. Kristen Hager made the reaction very raw and believable. This gave Sam Huntington the chance to shine in showing Josh's vulnerability and guilt & desperation to make everything right.

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I had the same thought you did about the storage facility, which really distracted me - kept thinking about how they're are open 24/7 & people come and go at all hours. And no soundproofing. Bad choice.

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Me, thinking that Sally is haunted by her inner demon and conscience. Either that or it is the ghost of John Locker's Black Smokey Monster from ABC's Lost.