Being Human Review: Death Becomes Her

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Well, there had to be a weak episode sooner or later, and "One Is Silver and the Other Pagan" filled the bill. Honestly, I couldn't wait for it to be over.

Admittedly, I have had a love/hate relationship with Nora. She hasn't had the best time of it since she's been introduced to Being Human, being turned into a werewolf almost immediately upon her arrival into our little family. Slack had to be cut. I even understood where she was coming from regarding her protection of Erin. After losing her child, she felt a very motherly bond with Erin and there was nothing wrong with that. Even her suspicions of Aidan were warranted.

Aidan's Blood

What I could not abide, however, was her complete dismissal of Josh's suggestion that Liam had something to do with Erin's possibly decision to plunge a stake into Aidan's heart. Nora has never been written as a stupid woman, and that was out of character. She had no right to question who Josh would choose, especially given how determined he was to protect his family from the likes of Liam.

The death of Erin was ridiculous. The writers of Being Human must think we don't watch any other television shows if they expect us to believe that a doctor, a nurse and an orderly would be stupid enough to miss petechial hemorrhaging in the eyes of Erin proving her death by suffocation. I hope I am proven wrong next week, and they know exactly how she died. Erin, we barely knew you, and yet the havoc you wreaked will last....too damn long.

On top of his other troubles, Aidan had to deal with an arrogant baby vampire named Blake. I say baby, but she was about 11 years old and cocky as all get out. Nothing about her was mildly appealing, and her takeover of poor Kenny put her high on my crap list. The poor bubble boy wanted so badly to be free he made a deal with her, even being scared to death of her and what might happen.

The honesty in which Aidan talked with Kenny was refreshing. Kenny needed to understand exactly what he was getting into with his desire to become a vampire, and Aidan laid it all out there. Then, to protect him from Blake, he promised to be his maker.

One confusing bit that tangled up the Aidan, Blake and Liam story was Liam capturing Blake in the alley. Was she talking about Aidan when she threatened Liam? If she was, why did he have a look of surprise on his face? Could he really not know who he's dealing with when it comes to Aidan by this point?

My favorite Aidan entanglement was Aidan getting a little closer to Kat, Nora's tenant. As a student with a very specific thesis studying the era in which Aidan lived (and died), it put such a sparkle in his eye to be able to share something about his past with someone knowledgeable about the subject. It's kind of cool to think about how many little historical moments are out there just waiting to be discovered and loved by students like Kat. If only there were Aidans to share them with!

Finally, Sally took a step into her past and visited Bridget. Poor dear went a little wacko after almost reaching the other side with Sally's visits before Danny died, and she was a practicing witch (ish). Thankfully, Sally stopped her before she lost herself to ghost rapists completely. I'm not sure if her meeting with Bridget was connected, but immediately following the removal of her necklace, given to Bridget for protection, Sally started to lose her hair. Perhaps she is decomposing. Maybe that's part of the plan the real witch didn't share with her, a speedy delivery of her soul.

All in all, meh. I suppose the episode served its purpose, if that was to swivel everyone into a direction other than where they were heading a week ago. Mission accomplished! Last season ended on a pretty sour note for me with "It's My Party and I'll Die if I want To" so I'm happy to report we still have six episodes to right this train.

One Is Silver and the Other Pagan 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 7 Quotes

She likes you enough to make me irrationally jealous!


I sometimes wonder, if it really came down to it, which one of us would you choose Josh?