Being Human Review: Dead Again

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Well, shame on me for jumping to conclusions about Zoe because, as we quickly discovered in "For Those About to Rot," she knocked the crap out of Nick before he took a bite out of her. She's safe and he'd dead again.

He even went ghostly for a minute, getting to to say goodbye and warn her about Sally before he traipsed through his doorway. Will wonders never cease?!?

This was a pretty dark episode, dealing with the flesh-eating zombification of Sally, Nick and Stevie and Josh's part in making in happen. Not only that, but Aidan and Kat were growing ever closer and he spent a lot of time remembering his first love and how different things will be with Kat.

Sally's Reaction

Josh was not only busy trying to come to terms with his culpability in creating flesh-eating zombies, but he was still visiting with Pete and trying to connect with his inner wolf. It was hard to believe that everything we witnessed took place in the span of one day, but when Josh left Pete, he said he'd see him later with a six-pack to do some more mediation. We'll see how that turned out in a few minutes.

First he was off to help Sally. I was pretty sad that Zoe had been killed last week, because I enjoy her quirky ghost-whisperer character. It turns out that even though she won the fight for her life and killed Nick, she plans on heeding his warning about Sally and never speaking to her again so she might as well have been the one to die. Even though she took his advice and turned Sally away, she didn't turn her so far that she didn't allow Sally to dispose of Nick's body.

That's where Josh came in and, true to form, turned a grisly moment into a humorous one. This Being Human quote was only one of the many he and Sally shot out that had me laughing.

Josh. Oh my God.
Sally: Are you okay?
Josh: Yeah. It's just...I just can't believe how unremarkable it's become to dispose of a body. | permalink

After they disposed of Nick, Sally realized the trouble Stevie must be in and they hightailed it over to his place, only to find him seemingly living a pretty happy existence. Or not. As with most things on Being Human things don't usually look on the outside how they are on the inside. He told a great little tale about how he tried to make it on his own, leading to this other gem of a quote...

Stevie: I tried living on the street. It didn't take too long until I got scared. Then I remembered the lake house.
Sally: Keanu?
Josh: Sandy?
Stevie: What?
Sally: Nothing. Go on.
Josh: Nothing, just continue. | permalink

Before he admitted his parents died when they saw him, he ate them when he got the urge and eventually ended up eating the mailman, as well. That's when things got really dramatic. I didn't even think about it, but it was Josh's fault that they were all back, and that all of these things happened to them. If he and Nora hadn't found the witch and dug up Ray and used his blood for a reanimation spell, they would still be in limbo. It wasn't the best place to be, but right now they have no idea what's in store for them.

Sally noticed Nick and Stevie went through identical doors and somehow equated that with her own fate. Sure, she made a deal with the witch for her soul, but did that same deal apply to Stevie and Nick without their consent? It would seem to me they are living out some other part of the nightmare, and she won't go through that door. She'll have her own hell to deal with. Although if the clam shell on the door meant anything, I figured their souls went right into the witch's pot and she ate them with a savory sauce.

We wondered what connection Kat might have to Aidan, and we found a small one tonight in the archived book she located published by his father. Honestly, he wasn't nearly as moved as I thought he would be. It didn't send him back to a memory about his own father, but about his quest to be one. At first I thought he was trying to have more children after becoming a vampire and that's why Suzannah was unable to give birth to a live baby. It makes sense that he can't have a child now, but I wonder what it was that was keeping him from having one then.

Was it his lack of faith in God? Did he really just have to give up his soul to God and say that if he lives 100 years (irony) he'll be a good man? I'm sure some of you have more details for me, so please share. I admit I was lost. Perhaps my own crisis of faith keeps me from fully understanding what was happening with Aidan, Suzannah and their wish to have a child. I do remember after he went to war and came back that he had a son, and that's why the timing of it was so confusing to me. I wasn't quite sure where we were in history until she gave birth.

It was revealing of a great love coming that Kat didn't immediately turn from Aidan at his admission he couldn't have kids of his own. After she admitted wanting a houseful, it would have been a perfect time to end things with him before they got too serious. Perhaps, for her, love trumps birth children and she's willing to adopt. That's a wonderful way to look at life. She's the best girlfriend addition to the show in quite some time, which makes me think something might be off about her when we least expect it.

Before I move back to Josh, Sally hasn't been with Max for a couple episodes. Did they break up or is he just working? Nora is obviously working a lot, as well.

Back to where we started. Josh was all ready to look for his inner wolf and headed back over to Pete's with his six pack to get started. He walked in on a vamp inoculation party. They heard his name and kicked him out, as he and Nora are off limits. That addresses my surprise that he and Nora took the news so well that Aidan shared with the vamps the virus cure. He sure seemed surprised to see vampires sucking on his friend, and if he had heard his name and the reference he would have understood.

I think there are about to be some more problems in Casa de Being Human between the vamp and the wolves.

It was a really great episode, especially with regard to Josh messing with the order of things and dealing with the consequences. I felt so much for him as he admitted it to Sally and a great respect for Sam Huntington and his ability to go from goofy fun guy to hard core dramatic actor in the blink of an eye. Very well done.

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Being Human Season 3 Episode 10 Quotes

I'm just not sure this is me. Meditating. Looking for my inner...insides. I was never a be-the-ball kind of guy.


Sally: I think you're backed up.
Aidan: Backed up?
Sally: Sexually. When was the last time you broke off a piece for yourself?