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Being Human Review: A Hit and a Near Miss

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"Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth" was a really interesting episode. Not only was loony Liam back in town, but Sally was dealing with Max's dead mother and Aidan was feeding on bubble boy who was playing out his very own Fright Night fantasies from the hospital bubble.

Yeah, let's try to break that baby down!

Turning Against Aidan

Josh and Nora - I'm not even sure what the hell Liam was doing in the picture. Not the picture above, literally, but in the situation. We know Aidan killed Connor, but Liam doesn't know that. Liam is murdering vampires because it's "their time" and he must be afraid, deep down, that they might take over again. Did I miss when he became so informed on the life and times of Aidan? Did he do research or did he learn what he knows from miscellaneous vamps he's killed on the streets?

Not that I know much about werewolves after they turn because it's never been explored much on the series, but I never got the impression that deep discussions about friends and family were on the agenda after a full moon. So assuming Aidan's legend made its way to Liam, then he must be really interested in the entire foursome, especially after learning Josh killed his maker.

The risk Josh took in going to Liam to protect his family - a man with a gun versus a powerful werewolf - was either really stupid or incredibly smart. I don't know if Liam was playing with Josh by bringing Erin back to to he and Nora and planting her there to keep tabs on them or if he really meant it when he said Josh was very brave. I guess time will tell.

Sally - Our newly bodied ghost has wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, but that doesn't mean she isn't hitting every supernatural hurdle in the road. Her new boss, Max, is sweet, sexy and obviously very much into Sally. Unfortunately, his mother is dead and hanging around keeping every woman who doesn't meet her expectations far, far away. To date, nobody had been good enough for her Max, so you're right if you're guessing Sally who see's the dead was going to walk in and win her heart.

If mommy dearest really kept him a virgin all his life, Sally had a lot more restraint than I would have. When trying to exorcise her I would haven't have hesitated once I heard that. Of course, if she had any memory of the way she treated Max when embodied by mom, she would have gone through with it, too. That was rough. When 'Sally' was walking out on Max, I thought she was trying to make him hate her. It gave me the heebie jeebies to think that she was being possessed by his mom.

I really liked that Max gave her a second chance and they're going to try again. There has been some speculation that Sally and Aidan might start a little something this season, and I can only hope they don't got there. The dynamic will work best if the three remain the very best of friends.

Aidan - When he wasn't dodging the ghostly hallucinations of the two chicks he killed last season in the bedroom by draining them of blood or being thought of as prey by the local werewolf community, Aidan was starving. He had that wonderful plan to slowly dip into the clean well that was Kenny the bubbly boy, but there were a couple things he hadn't thought about.

One was the fact that he wasn't the only nurse in the hospital who would be taking blood and Kenny was used to blood being taken. His natural curiosity made him wonder why so much was needed all of a sudden and he complained to the wrong person, raising the eyebrow of a fellow nurse. Second was more of the same. Kenny was stuck in a bubble, watching TV all day long, most notably horror movies. Vampires make a lot of appearances in those movies and with the extra blood being taken he had an A-HA moment.

Aidan was a vampire!

It was really cute watching Kenny try to catch Aidan in the mirror, in the sunshine, eating garlic or looking at a lovely cross carved by monks. None of those things made a damn bit of difference to Aidan. The thing that bit Aidan in the ass was his own imagination. Right in the middle of a nightmare he was having after passing out at Kenny's bubble - that he killed his coworker - he awoke fanged out and with eyes black as pitch; just as Kenny himself awoke to see him.

Aidan can't very well kill bubble boy, so something fun ought to happen between them. The kid basically has nothing. It couldn't hurt Aidan to talk to him, but he might want to be a vampire himself. It's too bad they didn't meet five years previously when it was safe to be a vampire. The irony is that Aidan is basically a bubble vampire. Something will have to give.

Right now the two stories I'm most interested in dramatically are Aidan's and that of Nora and Josh. Sally is more fun than anything else until we start running into people from her past to feet the witch. I'm still blown away by Being Human Season 3 and the new creative direction it has taken. It could easily be 22 episodes long and I'd be on board for the entire run, glued to my set. What's your take? Sound off in the comments!

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I’m just not seeing whatever it is that is attracting Sally to this guy. I wanted to smack him when snatched up his clothes and left her just sitting there half-dressed in the viewing room. What a charmer this lad. Sally should have slung him back at this mother.

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thrilled when Aiden very believably fall asleep and very believably woke up from that awful nightmare to see Kenny’s horrified expression. That scene was very well done and a great way to move things along without sacrificing credibility! What I didn’t care for about this episode was that once again the roommates were interacting with other characters more than with each other (I know this is a necessity from time to time I just don’t want to see the writers make a habit of it again) and that Nora’s blatant disregard for Aiden was so up-in-your-face that it actually knocked my opinion of her down a few pegs. I get that Nora is damaged and distrustful but up to this point those qualities have been an asset rather than a liability to the character. Kudos to Josh for finally getting fed up with her and storming out of the room. I can only hope the writers are going somewhere good with this tactic and that it all pays off for Nora in the end. Oh, and Max? Sorry, I’m just not seeing whatever it is that is attracting Sally to this guy. I wanted to smack him when snatched up his clothes and left her just sitting there half-dressed in the viewing room. What a charmer this lad. Sally should have slung him back at this mother.

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The best thing about this episode was the questions it raised. It’s pretty clear that Liam is playing Nora but to what end? Is he really just cleaning up leftover vampires like he claims and maybe hoping to entice her into joining his pack while he’s at it? We know Liam is wealthy, and not a lone wolf, so wouldn’t he have already checked into Nora’s life and known about Aiden? And what was with his reaction to Josh holding a gun on him? His expression seemed almost fearful, not of being shot, but of something beyond his control happening if Josh didn’t get out of there fast. I admit that when the character was first introduced I really wasn’t interested in Liam but due to Xander Berkeley’s captivating portrayal of him I’m now intrigued. Also a highlight in this episode was the budding friendship between Aiden and Kenny (bubble boy). Aiden is such a closed person that I kept wondering how any admission of truth from him would come even close to being believable so I was thrilled when Aiden very believably fell asleep and very believably woke up from that awful nightmare to see Kenny’s horrified expression. That scene was very well done and a great way to move things along without sacrificing credibility. What I didn’t care for about this episode was that once again the roommates were interacting with other characters more than with each other (I know this is a necessity from time to time I just don’t want to see it become a habit again) and that Nora’s blatant disregard for Aiden was so heavy handed and up-in-your-face that it actually knocked my opinion of her down a few pegs. I get that Nora is damaged and distrustful but until this point those qualities have been an asset rather than a liability to the character. Kudos to Josh for finally getting fed up with her and storming out of the room. I can only hope the writers are going somewhere good with this tactic and that it all pays off for Nora in the end. Oh, and Max? Sorry, I’m just not seeing whatever it is that is attracting Sally to this guy. I wanted to smack him when he snatched up his clothes and left her just sitting there half-dressed in the viewing room. What a charmer this lad. Sally should have slung him back at this mother.

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When she explained it it made sense. It wasn't entirely selfish. I like the funeral director.Liam has me on edge. I think Erin is a spy for him. Loved the none of us are clean line from Aidan. So true.

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I liked the episode I'm loving this season, but I'm over Nora. I wasn't a fan of hers in general. Initially I was just indifferent. Now I just don't like her. She has moments but overall haven't like her since she became a wolf. Her remarkable disgust for Aidan is insane. I mean she actually considered killing him probably still is and living in a house that you originally bought, with a woman who considers you disposable is insane. Her dislike of him reached new heights this episode and I loathed it. It's disrespectful to josh. His friend, his family. And it isn't the same as her relationship with the twins because they were a threat to josh and Aiden was looking out for both of them. I look forward to his relationship with bubble boy. It could be what they both need. I like how happy Sally is. I was annoyed at first with her ghost actions but when s

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What I found interesting was that when Josh told Liam about killing Ray, Liam sort of implied that what Josh was actually capable doing was caging his wolf (I know they were talking about the science experiment, but, well, I think I want to watch that conversation again). I think that Liam was actually seeing an alpha werewolf in Josh and that is why he didn't attack him or anything. I also think, though, that putting Erin back in the house both lowers the guards of both Josh and Nora and gets them distracted when Nora and Erin change and Josh is kind of on guard. I kind of hope Aiden is able to explain the present vampire situation to Kenny as even just a way to say, maybe if we can wait, I will change you when you are actually a full fledged adult and maybe the virus will be gone by then.

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Over all I really liked this episode. BH seems to do better during the mid-season, when they aren't as distracted by all the tiresome mythology. I was a bit thrown off by Sally at first since at first I thought she was "shreading" those ghosts, which seemed a bit cruel. Even so, as usual, she still comes off as a self centered bitch. God forbid a confused old man get in the way of precious Sally stuffing her face and banging that dude. In this case, Ghost Mom was probably right in protecting her son. Aiden's story was cool. Again, I like the practical stuff and a vampire feeding on a bubble boy is an interesting idea. Now, I'm just waiting for them to play some Trivial Pursuit. Oh, and this show consistently has THE WORST episode titles of any show.

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I thought Liam and his lackeys were just out hunting vampires, happened across Aiden, noticed he was not weakened and followed him home. Did he imply more knowledge than that? Now, if Liam has been researching vampires he might have learned about Aiden, who seemed to be pretty high up in their leadership. But I don't know how much werewolves follow vampire politics (you'd think they'd have better things to do, like chewing on stuff or sniffing their butts). Why was Josh stupid to use a gun against a "powerful" werewolf? I didn't think werewolves had special powers - except maybe heightened senses and ghost whispering - aside from a full moon. Does an old pure bred have powers all the time? Why can't you just shoot and kill a werewolf in human form? What if Josh had a silver bullet? If not, can't Josh and Nora just send a fully fed Aiden to take care of Liam? Or is this going to be another classic case of characters on Being Human making things more difficult by not communicating? Over all I really liked this episode. BH seems to do better during the mid-season, when they aren't as distracted by all the tiresome mythology. I was a bit thrown off by Sally at first since at first I thought she was "shreading" those ghosts, which seemed a bit cruel. Even so, as usual, she still comes off as a self centered bitch. God forbid a confused old man get in the way of precious Sally stuffing her face and banging that dude. In this case, Ghost Mom was probably right in protecting her son. Aiden's story was cool. Again, I like the practical stuff and a vampire feeding on a bubble boy is an interesting idea. Now, I'm just waiting for them to play some Trivial Pursuit. Oh, and this show consistently has THE WORST episode titles of any show.

Being Human Season 3 Episode 5 Quotes

Oh, oh man, I am so sorry! Here I am showing you old balls and talking about massage, I mean this is work-place harassment! I am a harasser.

Max

You know, we hear all about what time and gravity does to a woman's breasts, but nobody ever shines a light on what it does to a man's yam bag. It's a silent suffering.

Max
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