Being Human Review: Living In A Box

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"(Dead) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was a turning point episode. Not one that broke any new ground in itself, but it set the stage for the rest of Being Human season 3. I think it did a pretty smash up job, manging to entertain my supernatural-starved brain along the way.

How great was it to see Sally in new clothes? Her hug with Aidan was epic. As usual, it brought tears to my eyes. Happily, she did bring Stevie and Nick along on her life raft out of Limbo, but not attached to her in any way. They were able to move on and out her life to find their own happiness.

Nora's Dangerous Foe

Sally just wanted to live. Immediately! But getting a boyfriend her first night back in her body? Not only was that unfair to the rest of the female species, it was ridiculous. I mean, geez, let her live a little, remember what it felt like to be alive. She needed to enjoy her friends and get to know them on a corporeal level. It took until the end of the episode before she really touched Aidan. What girl wouldn’t want to touch Aidan a lot sooner than that?

But even though I was jealous of a reanimated ghost getting more action than me in a nanosecond, the thought of her seeing someone from her past killing them crushed me. That could effectively mean she will be a prisoner in her home again, for fear of running into someone she once loved causing their demise. That would be a pretty heavy burden for anyone to handle, especially someone who had already lived as a ghost and knew the consequences of death. Nick must have gotten a free pass with Zoe since they met after he died. Lucky guy.

Sally, on the other hand, should color her hair or wear a disguise and keep getting out there, but something tells me that won’t be the easy way it goes down. She’ll punish herself for her need to be seen and remembered, for jumping the gun and taking a life, much as her own was taken. Lighthearted Sally is so much better than the alternative. I can only hope I am wrong in my assessment, she’ll give herself a break and try harder the next time.

During the hour we met Liam McLean, the father of the annoying purebred werewolves, Connor and Brynn. The good news is no matter how long or how far Liam searches for Brynn, he’ll most likely not find her alive, as she’s busily fighting a Revolution over on NBC. Thank God. He may find her head on wall, like Connor’s, but that would be best for everyone. Viewers first, Nora second and then Aidan.

Nora knows that Aidan is the one who killed Connor. With Liam’s super doggy senses already catching whiff of her fear in the storage unit, how long until he gets the scent of what she knows as well?

The timing on Being Human is always so perfect. Sally’s reanimation and Nora’s acknowledgement of Josh’s monthly ritual of sitting outside the storage locker waiting for her to turn, protecting her even though there is really nothing he can do for her but wait and listen, was too fortuitous. The one month in a year he didn’t follow his heart and stay by her side and Liam tracked her down, forcing her to change with him so he could discover her true character, as a wolf.

With Aidan badly weakened with the lack of blood supply and Sally pretty much worthless as a reanimated human, there will be nobody to help Josh, already plainly human, to save Nora from the ruthless hands of Liam McLean. I thought we were done with those bratty twins, and then their father hits town. On the other hand, I’ll take him over vampires Mother and Suren any day, so I’ll just smile and enjoy his presence in wake of the alternative.

Now that vampires have essentially been wiped off of the earth and werewolves are the dominate species, it will be interesting to see how Aidan finds a way to stay alive. If the wolves are keeping them from buying baby’s blood, the only truly safe blood on the planet, I don’t know what other options would be available. I can’t remember if drinking animal blood was an option on Being Human as it is on Vampire Diaries and other vamp shows.

After Henry saved Aidan, it seemed finding that someone special could be the key. A friend, love and feeding vessel wouldn’t be all that bad. After all, Henry had Emma and they seemed happy together. What we didn’t know was Emma was locked up in the house because Henry was afraid she would catch something and ruin his supply. There I was thinking it was a sweet love story. Instead, he was compelling her into loving him and being calm and content. What a letdown.

Now, if it were me, the human potato on a couch who would be happy never to leave the house, I might be happy if I had a Hot Henry feeding on me. Maybe.

Henry and Aidan together may be able to find a solution since Aidan let Emma go. After spending a year in a box six feet under, Aidan couldn’t help but compare her situation to his own. Realizing nobody deserved to live that way, he set her free. At least Henry didn’t take him down, still understanding that Aidan was so out of touch with the world they lived in now that he could hardly fault him for not cluing into the great loss suffered at Emma’s freedom.

Questions that remain to play out the season: How will Aidan survive without a blood supply? Will Sally sequester herself in the house again after what happened with Trent, or will she find a way to live in Boston, but remain “unseen” by those she once knew? Will Josh be able to protect Nora without turning back into a werewolf, or might he seek out the very thing he wished to escape to help the woman he loves? Will they ever succeed at being human?

(Dead) Girls Just Want to Have Fun Review

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Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Being Human Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

No, it's really me. Josh saddled up for me and sprung me out of limbo.


Stevie, you have no money. Nowhere to go. You're going to end up giving tuggers under the bridge for five hundred bucks a go.