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Being Human Review: Hearts Torn To Pieces

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"Partial Eclipse of the Heart" was another in a long line of strong episodes for Being Human. If more serious in nature than we are used to, that didn't distract from the entertainment. Lives were changed and it set out a nice path toward what will have to be a brilliant season finale.

Aiden and Suren: I was so happy that Henry wasn't there to hurt Aidan, but to offer to help. Why wouldn't Aidan listen to him? Was Suren worth running from everything? She was still in the room throwing a temper tantrum because she couldn't have blood. She hadn't had blood for 80 years, and a couple days was going to kill her? Aidan had to face it: she was definitely not worth it. She was a fantasy that he had created years ago and didn't live up to what he remembered.

Aidan made some sort of plan with Hadley to protect him and Suren until they could escape Mother's clutches, but it was too late. Suren chose vampire life over that with Aidan. What will that mean for Aidan? He's still banished. Since he won't be seeing Suren, he could return home. Henry would certainly take the chance for a visit. Might it mean his story will progress beyond vampire politics and into something - anything - more? Maybe he can just take another stab at being human!

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Josh and Julia: Oh. My. God. Josh wanted so badly to tell Julia the truth about who he was, and when the eclipse came, he was literally forced. Right in front of her eyes he became half a werewolf. In front of so many other people Julia was squashed like a bug and he had to leave her again. As a couple they were just doomed. Too see so much come between two people was almost exhausting.

Even though I new as it was happening, they did get me in the end. I thought Julia survived. She loved Josh enough that she would have stayed with him, even knowing he was a werewolf. But they never got the chance. Her door appeared within moments of her death. Although the story seemed contrived when she first came back, the way it played out was very satisfying. Josh learned a lot about himself and trusting others. He remembered what it was to be human. It could change his relationship with Nora, should he decide to give her another chance.

Sally and Zoe: Sally was trying desperately to atone for her sins and find accord with Zoe. After reciting as much prose as she learned in her short life into Zoe's ear, Zoe finally called uncle. The eclipse messed with the supernatural realm and the ghosts in limbo came back. Sally was horrified to find that those she shredded were lost there, almost held prisoner. To Nick's knowledge, they may never escape.

Danny told her not everyone there was shredded, some were foul souls and others just chose the wrong door. It seems the afterlife can have a cruel sense of humor. Although Nick lied to Zoe about where he was, it was what Zoe needed to hear. Danny finally had some of his humanity back and for a few brief minutes gave Sally what she needed to end their life together. He admitted what he had done and deserved.

Aidan, Josh and Sally were on separate, yet similar trajectories this week as they all faced their pasts as a way to make room for their future. Not one of them could have guessed the ending of their story, and I hope next week they get to spend some friend time. After what they've just been through, they need it. Few others have a better understanding than they do of each other.

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@TrippyKitty I thought Sally's alter ego was Scott the Reaper. She had that whole big hallway showdown telling him to go away last episode and then turned down the volume of the TV which I thought was some symbolic device used to describe the reduced dissonance she was experiencing in her own head. Instead of two competing personalities (Sally Good Girl vs. Sally The Reaper), she was back to her old self. Anyway, this show is great, but damn they put Josh through some hell on a weekly basis. I totally agree with everyone else; Josh never gets a break. That dude just keeps getting the worst of it at every turn. Nice guys do finish last, so start being a dick Josh!

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I didn't care for Aidens storyline at all in this episode. It was all about Josh and Julie and I did not see that coming at all. One of the best episodes so far. I'm glad Zoe got some closure with Nick. Am I the only one wondering where Scott the Reaper is at?

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I loved this episode. Josh really moved me and even though I questioned both the wonky timeline and injured Julia sitting there it was still an emotional punch when it was revealed that she was dead. I felt bad for sally and was bored with aidan. I want to see the friendship in the forefront after all this pain and suffering amongst them.

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I too was fooled by Josh talking to Julia. But I was even more confused why it was not nighttime and the EMTs were just wrapping up Julia. Seems they would have cleaned up a dead person faster than that. If the writers' intent was to put me off gaurd by switching from midday to nighttime, they did. If that was not their intent then why was there such a long gap between Julia getting hit and Josh returning. I hate it when such a well written show has such a major timeline error:( Still, love it.

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At least they did something to kind of smooth over the Sally-Zoe rift. It was unsettling to watch Sally try to apologize for her actions. Still, it's not easy to just gloss over the fact that Sally is essentially a serial killer. She's erased the existence of at least a dozen "people!" Would we accept Ted Bundy or Son of Sam chasing after a victim's loved one saying "I didn't murder your boyfriend! It was another personality living in my head! Don't worry, I'm all better now!" Speaking of ghosts, did Nick actually say some people were limbo because they went through the wrong door? I wonder how it works after hundreds die in a disaster. Must be a lot of squabbling when a hundred doors pop up at once. Maybe they send attendants down for special circumstances.

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Good episode. I liked it better than the last two. When Josh came back to the accident scene I briefly wondered why an injured, bleeding person would be left sitting by herself, but I got drawn in and feel like a dope for not realizing she was dead. Guess I didn't think they'd kill her off so soon. Also, I had decided they would go an even more depressing route: Julia accepts Josh, but then Josh learns that during the eclipse his maker had turned and ate his wife and little kid. The news that would force Josh to leave Julia again and his dream of a normal life. Looking forward to the finale!

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I figured they would eventually kill off Julia, because it's obvious Josh will have to get back with Nora in the end, and yet it was becoming increasingly obvious that they weren't going to have Josh and Julia just break up again. I have to admit, though, I wasn't expecting them to kill her off so soon. Still, it was a fittingly tragic end for her character. And count me among the many fans that never knew what Aidan saw in Suren. Let's hope she's actually out of his life for a while. Trading Bishop in season 1 for Suren in season 2 did not work out well for anyone. And now he's not even hanging out in Sam's brain anymore on Supernatural ;)

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this is one of my most loved show to watch! I am glad they do not keep a female love interest around long... it keeps you wondering what is next! I was so turned off by the aiden and suren girl... she somewhat grew on me but I also knew he would not stay gone. Good job writers.. and I do not see how they hate Josh he seems to be the rock of the 3! LOVE this show! great job!

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They could also have called this episode "Fathers and sons". I hope that Josh can reconcile with his "maker" and I am so happy that Henry has Aiden's back.

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Excellent episode! Bravo! Most of the audience never understood what Aidan saw in Suren. Let's hope he finally sees that she's a spoiled little girl who wanted to rebel, and ruined many lives because she was working out her mommy issues. IMO the writers LOVE Josh. He suffers so well. That's why he gets the major heartbreak deals. This isn't a romantic comedy, people. Why are you watching if you're not into angst and sacrifice? If you want "happily ever after," go watch a Kate Hudson movie. Can't wait until next week!

Being Human Season 2 Episode 12 Quotes

I gotta shackle myself in a steel paneled basement once a month, but we all got something, right?

Ray

Let me help you. I managed to stay hidden for the better part of a century. Together we have a chance. But you have to leave her behind.

Henry
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