Being Human Review: The Natural Order of Things

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Oh my God, was that one of the freakiest openers EVER on "Of Mice and Wolfmen?" With Sally brushing her teeth??!?

I almost shrieked when her toothbrush poked through her cheek. I was expecting her teeth to fall out . But that? That was so startling. I loved it!

I'll be honest, I'd rather she take to eating bratty kids than kitties and bunnies. Oh, shush. I know I'm not the only one who loves the fuzzy bunnies!

Nora & Josh

Thankfully, Nora was very understanding and forgiving once she found out what went down with Aidan and Liam. They had to do something to redeem her, and it wasn't very difficult at all. Meeting Pete in the woods was good for her and grounded her a bit, while also giving Josh a chance to reestablish a connection with his wolf.

The whole episode was about coming to terms with their places in the universe.

As Aidan was dying, again, his flashbacks to his wife Suzanna were rather beautiful. She reminded him, much as Nick did to Sally, that there are many animals that survive on prey. They are part of the natural order. Wouldn't it be cool as hell if vampires, werewolves, ghosts and zombies were all part of the natural order of things? Suzanna also told him never to run from love if he found it again, and it appears Kat may be the one for Aidan. Thank goodness they aren't going down the romantic path with he and Sally. Friends forever!

Aidan's best friend and his would-be killer were his saviors. Werewolf blood turned out to be the vaccine to the virus killing vampires. Because Aidan was once weak and turned to Josh for sustenance, he had a small immunity built up already. In using her own blood to try to kill Aidan with the virus, Erin evidently gave him the booster shot he needed to beat it.

What surprised me was Josh and Nora being okay with Aidan sharing the cure with Blake and the vampires, essentially putting their own species in jeopardy again. Granted, Aidan said they were off limits and nobody was to be killed, but Blake is hardly someone to be trusted. The two species have never gotten along, so entrusting such a young vampire with spreading the word seemed irresponsible. However, Aidan did look HOT as he strode up to her to give her the information. Hey - things like that are not lost on me!

Josh finding his wolf made me tear up. Was that really his wolf, or was he only hoping he would look like that? When they've shown them change, they've always been rather large, awkward creatures. Perhaps that's only the stage between the human to wolf transition. I hope so, because the wolf he found during his meditation was exactly what I would want Josh to be when he turned.

While everyone else was finding peace with their inner selves, Sally made the choice not to embrace her flesh-eating zombie. Once she felt the urge to eat the boy, she realized what a slippery slope she would be stepping onto if she started eating live flesh to ward off death again. I'm sure it sounds easy to her to just stop eating, start rotting and die, but we know it won't come up roses. Something is bound to happen that will either change her mind or...she'll die and become a ghost again.

At the very least, when she finds out what happened to Zoe, she'll know that slope was even more slick than she imagined. I wonder if they'll take out Nick to keep him from eating others raw. He'd have to place an ad on CraigsList or something since he's afraid to go outside. It's only a matter of time before the neighbors suspect something very wrong is gong on in his world.

So things are slowly making their way back to the natural order of Being Human. Aidan is a powerful vampire, Josh is a werewolf and Nora his loving companion. Sally might be slip sliding her way back to ghost territory and then all will be right with the world. Until the writers come up with some even more insane plot lines to dangle in front of us. And you know what? I'll bite!


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Kat said she had a relative in the revolutionary war. That is what sparked the interest between her and Aiden. I suspect because after Mondays episode, Kat looks so much like Aiden's late wife, that the relative they have in common is his wife or his son and that they are related in some way. This could end up being a cool plot twist.


The idea of meeting ones wolf I find very interesting. Zombies will go for BRAINS sooner or later. go figure :) I'm disappointed in the sickness resolution. Called wolf blood as the cure/vaccine back in the season pilot. The scene in the care where they talk about "clean" blood being the cure got the ball rolling for me.


I miss Henry! Wish they would bring him back. Sam and Kyle have a perfect chemistry, I miss seeing it on screen, and the plotline itself.


I'm still hungry!!!!!!


I saw your RT from Sam Witwer about Aidan dying and I was SO hoping he was just messin' around. Like I said, when Mitchell died it was the beginning of the end for the UK Show. Didn't get a chance to watch last night's episode until just now. This season has been phenomenal, some of the best writing of the entire series in my opinion. Glad Nora has come around, she was starting to annoying me with all the Aidan hate haha... The Zombie stuff is crazy! I actually DID shriek like a little girl when that toothbrush went through Sally's cheek, that was wild! Do you think Nick ate Zoe?


The cure for Aiden was werewolf blood...and the cure for sally will be vampire blood.


Aiden is cured! Yay! I enjoyed the heck out of the fact that by trying to kill Aiden with Erin's blood Liam actually helped to save him. And Nora is back to being a loyal friend. Again, yay! It was touching that she brought Kat over to see Aiden "one last time." Pete, the naked, hippy werewolf was comical. Better yet, Pete encouraged Josh to finally take a step toward reconciling himself with his inner wolf. I wouldn't mind seeing more of old Pete. It's clear that Sally's predicament is only going to grow worse. She has some tough choices to make. And I doubt Donna the witch will be willing to offer much in the way of help since the sooner Sally dies the better as far as Donna is concerned.


I'm with Megan, Sally can't come back as a ghost, she agreed to give her soul to the witch (Linda Lavin) who brought her back, and from what we have seen, the witch EATS souls and dusty bodies, apparently, to keep her young. Ugh.
Though I understand why it's abhorrent to Sally to eat live things, I think she is going to reconsider that as soon as she starts decaying again and her hair falls out, her teeth come out and her insides start to rot. Not to mention the nasty smell of decaying corpse that her roommates are not going to want to deal with. She should consider just eating small animals for as long as she can, and then she needs to get to the witch and ask her WTF is going on, and what else she can do about it other than eating live things. I am glad that Aiden survived the virus and I'm also glad that Josh is a wolf again. Loved the old hippy werewolf, too, with his crockpot and wine!


Great show last night! Didn't see the toothbrush thing coming... a big shock and probably everyone who was watching let out a collective 'Ewwwwww'! That was nasty! For a while there, I thought the vegan werewolf was gonna cure Aidan. I hope his character comes back- he seems like he would be a good friend to Josh and Nora. And I'm glad Nora is back to her nice self. I was getting tired of bitchy Nora. I think the witch who brought back Sally will make a return before the end of the season. Anyone know if the show has been renewed? I hope so. A lot needs to be explained. I'm afraid Zoe is toast. :(


Ok I wasn't suprized that werewolf blood was the cure because I knew some type of blood would probably be the cure. Nora was great and to me really redeemed herself. Pete was a nice addition and a bit funny. Ok so to me in the next episode it looks like nick killed Zoe because josh and Sally were burying a body and they go out and search for Steven and why would they do that if something bad didn't happen. I'm hoping im wrong because like Zoe and would hate to see her die but I don't think I'm wrong. Can't wait till the next episode.

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Being Human Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

Sally: I ate a mouse.
Nick: Oh, thank God.
Sally: Not the reaction I was expecting.

May I ask what inspired you to ask one of our only "muggle" friends over during this particularly supernatural time?