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I think you write pretty fair reviews, although on occasion your bias for josh comes through :) I agree with all if this. I recorded and found myself checking to see how much was left about every five minutes. The Siren thing annoyed me. I never bought that he was so irrevocably in love with her but I never understood his love beyond guilt for the red head either.I too was waiting for suren to stake her mom. When she got staked instead I was too frustrated to care . Sally's story seemed to be a setup for next season I guess. I didn't understand her plan for going to limbo and when she shredded herself and pleaded for yge boys I sighed. She's flawed and I know they care about her but they never think about her when their consumed in their own stuff. It sucks.
I just don't get it. Aidan is supposed to be a powerful vampire, but he can barely fight! I like his character, but the writers need to let him show a little strength now and then instead of making him into such a wimp. Just because you "say" he is a powerful vampire, doesn't make him one. Show us some strength instead!! Until then, even the idea of him taking on "Mother" is a joke. And, for pete's sake, can't vampires wipe their mouths after they eat?! ugh. Josh also needs to grow some. And I used to love Sally's part - she was level-headed, honest and fun, but now her best thought was that it would be better to be in "limbo"??!! Probably won't hang around for another season, but good luck. Hopefully you can liken up the characters for those that continue to watch.
Things I liked about this season:
1) Kyle Schmid as Henry. It wasn't clear whether or not Mother killed him. But, I hope he survived and will be a recurring character next season.
2) Sally's hot alter ego, the Reaper. Let's make it clear because some people on other websites seem confused. "Reaper" IS Sally, her id. She can't hook up with him because he's her dark side. Well, she could. But, it would be narcissistic. I wish there was a way the actor could be a recurring separate character because I like watching him.
3) Josh finally being able to hug Sally. Josh & Aidan's inability to touch Sally gets me every time because they obviously care a lot about each other. Touch is so important to the human experience that when they are finally able to connect with her physically, it feels like such a great relief. Yes, it really sucks to be a ghost.
I HATED the few minutes I did see. I HATE MOTHER! getting rid of Bishop(and Rebecca) was a HUGE HUGE HUGE mistake. That (mother) shit is boring as hell. Sorry. I did not enjoy this season, I actually missed about half of it. I'm very disappointed:( Especially as a Josh and Nora fan.
@Mike - While I was never a big fan of the Mother-Suren storyline, I think you misunderstood its purpose. Suren was killed because she couldn't be what her mother wanted her to be. All she ever wanted to do was love Aidan and live somewhere in peace, apart from all those "royal" responsibilities; perhaps visit old mom on holidays, etc. She loved them both and shouldn't have been made to choose. 99% of the other vampires are able to live like that (because they have makers, not royal moms). So, why not her? In the end, it was clear to me that love won over fear. Mom could not make her kill Aidan. To me, that proved she was strong, not weak. Ironically, her mom believes that bowing to her every whim indicates a strong daughter when really, the opposite proved true.
Couple things that bothered me, plot wise:
1. Who told Norah about this "killing the werewolf lifts the curse"? Was it the surviving pure bred twin?
2. Ray said "putting a bullet in me is like putting a bullet in him". What?
Aside from that Werewolf nonsense, it wasn't terrible. It's leaving you genuinely curious about the fate of each character and will be a decent place to pick up next year, my problem is that literally nothing has changed. Mother will still be the main villain, Josh will still be a Werewolf.
I suppose the main plot point for next season is getting Sally out of limbo, which doesn't sound very promising.
I give it a C+, didn't wow me but it could have been worse.
Suren got what she deserved, she had the perfect chance to kill her mother and then take the leadership herself, she was inches away with a stake in hand, she could have easily done it and surprised the mother, but she wimped out. So she got what she deserved.
So why can't Aiden just dig himself out with his vampire strength in a couple of hours when everyone has left? Pretty sure he could do it.
So happy that Sorien is dead , she is not right for Aiden !! you know Josh and Nora will still be werewolves, and what's his name will get away !! Sally going into Limbo to save the other ghosts she put there was a brave move and Im sure she will come back soon..
This season I did not like the lead they picked for Aiden to love I didn't feel a thing for them !! And I didnt like her looks or acting...Yuk !!
As for Josh and what's her name , when she got struck by the car and told Josh she always loved him , sorry but that was heart felt and made me sad. I felt the emotion more from their relationship..
Mother SUCKS and I cant wait for Aiden to kick her butt and get rid of that whole story line ..
Two words; not impressed. Really? That was the grand scheme for the Season Finale? To answer nothing? Really? I'm trying to figure out why people thought it was a great finale, sorry I just can't go there. As was mentioned, in all finales there is at least one story that comes to a conclussion, but here it just became nonsense. Ugh. Season 3? More of the same fun and joy? meh, we'll see. I do know that in 8 or 9 months I won't be eagerly awating the return of the show.
@AntonioSaucedo Forgiven! Don't chew my head off on the next full moon and I won't reap you unnecessarily. ;-)
@Kate Totally right on the homage to UK Being Human, but the writer's have sworn not to take story from there, so it gets confusing when they do. How could we NOT compare those two stories?
I wish I could delete my post. It was unfair or, as Josh would say, douchey on my part. Yes, I've been reading your pieces and they're very good. I can tell you like the show. But I think reviewers sometimes fall into what I call the Monalisa syndrome: they criticize Leonardo for having painted a legless figure. Can't wait for next season. I'm sure Josh will save the day.
Well, the very ending (at least the cliff hanger portion), I thought was kind of homage to the ending of the second season of the BBC series (in which the last scene of that series after Annie got basically thrown through someone else's door, she first started trying to contact the guys through the radio before she found the tv - Mitchell was able to get her, because he was technically dead, and George couldn't pass through) and we were unsure of the status of the other two as well. Here, what seems apparent to me is that the red headed Dutch guy will unearth Aiden because he wants to start a revolution of his own and needs Aiden's help. And, just guessing Nora shot Ray somewhere that didn't kill him but cause him to flinch and the other gunshot went off up in the air. It actually kind of seemed to me to hint at maybe it is coming back sooner than after the new year.
I've read a few reviews of this episode, because I was dissatisfied and wanted to see if I was alone. I like my finale's to have a bit of a mix of satisfying conclusions and cliff hangers. I felt this was all cliff hanger, and it felt a little cheap for that fact. Even True Blood delivers at least ONE resolution by the end of its season.
But what gets me is how it seems no one seems to get Sally's motivation for going into Limbo. One reviewer said it was for no reason at all, this reviewer says it's self punishment. Surely people saw the eclipse episode where it was revealed that Nick is in Limbo and Sally promised to help him? It's a simple motive of atonement via daring rescue. Am I alone in thinking this??
I can't give such a harsh review without at least mentioning the best part of the episode. That pissed off old ghost's reaction to Sally trying to steal her door was priceless!
(Odd. It used to warn you if a post was too long)
One thing I haven't seen mentioned is whether Sally's mom is real. Nora didn't see Mrs. Sally at the hospital. Did Crazy Sally "create" a version of her mom to counter The Reaper?
Oh well. At least Suren is dust! Two requests for next season: 1) Bring back Bishop! 2) Come up with better episode titles. They have been AWFUL!
Anyway, thank you for the excellent reviews Carissa. It's been a fun season!
Wow, what's with all the nastiness? A reviewer disagrees with you and it means she's on her period?? Geez.
Well, I largely agree with Carissa on this episode, but I don't have ovaries. Any other theories?
And Marilyn, you're right. The bad acting stood out tonight. Everyone was just so brooding. Anything with Mama's Family is just awful and puts me to sleep, which was half the episode. Sally was all over the place. And it was cheap how they discarded Josh's moral dilemma by suddenly changing Ray into a bad guy. Oh, and what the hell happened to Ray's wife? What happens to Ray's innocent child who will have a dead father and an insane mother?
These characters have become evil. Sally wants to steal other ghosts doors? She thinks killing sprees are "hot?" Okay, Nora's still hot, but I don't trust her. I think somehow her story about killing your maker is BS.
One thing I haven't seen mentioned is whether Sally's mom is real. Nora didn't see Mrs. Sally at the hospital. Did Craz
Wow, I totally disagree with that review... Sitting through an hour of television with a frown on your face? I'm sure it's rude to suggest the reviewer was on her period, but such a thing does alter brain chemistry and is plausible, it's also possible she took some med like xannax that impacted her attitude.
There's nothing unrealistic about Mothers reasoning for burying Suren; the reason Suren didn't kill Mother was made explicitly clear at the end: she loved her. Also, Aiden wasn't buried to become obedient, he was buried for an eternity of punishment.
Overall I thought it was an excellent season finale. I was shocked when Sally shredded herself (after the touching mother / daughter moment, clearly demonstrating the difference between a normal relationship and Suren / Mother's). I can't believe Mother killed Suren! But it was the only decision she felt she could make as a leader. I hope Josh finds Aiden and they go after Mother. I hope Carissa remembers not to take Vicoden befo
@AntonioSaucedo: In Carissa's defense, she writes reviews, not recaps, and she's been doing an excellent job of it. I always enjoy reading opinion pieces like hers every week rather than the shot-for-shot descriptions I see on some sites. It seems like the only purpose of those is to describe the episode to people who want to know what happens but can't watch the show themselves or need parts explained for whatever reason. I already saw the episode, so I prefer to find out what other people think, rather than read what I just saw happen.
so apparently the comment form cuts you off if you ramble to much lol
I pretty much agree with you. This season, I've been more invested in Josh's story than Aidan's (unlike season 1) although I never like Suren OR Julia. I did get a little sad when Julia died, though. I'm a big Nora fan, so I do believe she shot Ray. Remember that she never wanted to end the "curse." I don't know why, battered and bruised on a hospital bed, she decided to tell Josh that by killing Ray he could cure her, too. She should have known that would be a recipe for disaster. I mean really. I don't know what the writers were trying to accomplish in ending this season by wiping everyone out (or so we are meant to believe) BUT season 1 was amazing, MOST of season 2 was amazing, so for the most part, I trust their judgement. I just hope this show doesn't go in the same direction Heroes did. The first season of that show is still one of my favorite seasons of any show ever, and every season after that got progressively worse. Hopefully Being Human will hang on, because I lov
Unlike the rest of the people on this review, I thought that the ending was great. If you actually caught on to their lives and emotions like I did you would understand some of the things happening. Sally did not shred herself to hook up with the reaper. That sentence in itself is idiotic and dumb. The reaper was basically her evil side, if you saw the last few episodes you would know that. As for Aiden, he simply tried but failed. I did expect for Suren to kill mother but when she didn't and mother killed her it made me want to know what Aiden would do to try to kill her now that he has nothing left to lose. Josh and Nora have been through some things together so it only surprised me a little when she showed up to help Josh. The whole fade to black and hear gun shots thing was a classic move that few people enjoy. I enjoy it, in fact, I enjoyed the whole season finale because at the end it left a pretty open space for a new season. Many of you say you didn't like it but the season fin
Carissa, like many recappers out there, doesn't do her job, which is to recap, but instead offers her own lame version of the show; that is, the version she would've written had she been given the chance. And, obviously, because she's not a writer, her version sucks. And, judging by this recap, she isn't much of a recapper either.
I thought the ep was great. All 3 main characters make bad decisions and pay for it. Mother is a mean monster. She really sucks. Actually, she probably scrapes and licks.
True true true. Could've been way better than what it was. I mean Suren, really honey. Grow a pair! Perfect opportunity, WASTED. That pissed me off. Kinda glad she's dead. Aidan, trying to turn a vampire princess, who flays other vamps alive, into a house wife......idiot move. Josh.....you knew better. That plan was DESTINED to fail, we all knew he didn't have it in him. Sally, shut up, stop bitching and hurry up and get outta limbo (dumb move going there to begin with) so you can hook up with the Hotty Hot Hot Reaper. You know you wanna.
Next season better be good ,:(
I was waiting for a review of the season's episode so I could gauge if anyone else's reaction was similar to mine, which was wtf. The plot holes, predictable storyline, and bad acting really got to me. Dichen can be a great actress but this role was never right for her but I wish Suren had not been so disappointing on the viewer's side as well as in the show. The culmination and flashbacks felt really contrived and in the end, I really wish Aidan would find his equal already instead of being so tortured. I was okay about Josh's storyline but Nora falling down the stairs during the eclipse, does being unconscious negate the change? Because most likely they would have found her naked and her clothes in shreds if it didn't. Why don't they use sedatives instead of just locking themselves up. Sally was the only one I wasn't super disappointed with because she was taking responsibility for her own actions and willing to rights some wrongs. Just.. of all the plot they could have spun after th
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