Being Human Review: Living Dead Girl

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I was so sure, going into "Your Body Is a Condemned Wonderland," that I had everything figured out.

I was certain that all of the Nora versus Aidan crap was setting us up for a Liam versus Nora showdown once Liam discovered she killed Brynn. The only person who would to be there to save Nora's ass would be Aidan.

I thought there was no other reason for Nora to turn to incredibly hypocritical in such a short period of time. She even admitted outright she killed Brynn in self defense, but Josh and Aidan only had her word that was the case. They had no trouble accepting her version of events, but Aidan and Josh postulated that Liam clouded Erin's mind, resulting in Aidan killing her in self defense and she was unable to process it.

Instead, Aidan and Josh are two of the best men out there, supernatural or not, and I can only wish my big idea was the one that came to fruition.

Helping Aidan

How in the hell did I miss that baby vamp, Blake, in "One is Silver and the Other Pagan" telling Liam that Aidan killed Connor? I knew she was outing him for something, but I missed her message completely. Liam, unfortunately didn't.

When it came down to losing his life or giving up the truth about Brynn's death, Aidan saved Nora. Josh and Aidan see the good in their friends, and are willing to fight to the death to save them (and reclaim a sense of self in the process). Nora just doesn't have that bond. Exactly what her boundaries are seem difficult to pin down. Why, for example, she would choose to believe Liam over the man she loves and his love for and faith in his best friend.

In the end, Nora's distrust left Aidan injected with the virus - something I'm sure he will overcome - and Josh, once again, infected by a werewolf. Sired by Liam. Of all the werewolves in all the world, he's now bound by blood to the one person who has completely wrecked the family he was trying so hard to protect. And it was effectively all because of Nora.

Then we have Sally, who had gone from a ghost to a zombie. Poor dear doesn't even know it yet. At least she wasn't singled out because of her special deal to see the people from her past.  Nick was also decomposing and discovered eating cats (I take offense at that mister!) cured him. Sally finally found something to satisfy her raging hunger - raw ground beef. Nom nom nom.

We knew our trio wouldn't remain as human as they seemed for very long, and they got dosed big time tonight. Sally becoming a zombie is a fun twist, especially during this particular social season when zombies are all the rage.

Josh will once again be occupying a storage locker next to his new fiancee, but something tells me he'll be a far more damaging beast this time around. Surely parentage and a second hit alter the way you change.

As for Aidan, I'm wondering if his hope for survival might lie with Max. All of that concern he had about Sally taking formaldehyde and getting high with it made me think it might provide some sort of cure to the blood of a vampire. They are already dead, so perhaps a little preservation while awaiting an infusion with, say, Kenny's fresh blood might do the trick.

Or, maybe he can eat a cat. The virus does look a lot like Nick's zombification.

The fates of our threesome sucked some of the life out of the good news of Josh's engagement (he's happy), Aidan's continued flirtation with Kat and Sally's admission and acceptance thereof by Max, but we'll have plenty of time to explore that later, assuming the three of them don't crumble before our eyes before then.

Are you happy that gang has lost their humanity? Chat about it in the comments. This was a fast and furious hour, but so welcome. It set Being Human Season 3 on fire!

Your Body Is a Condemned Wonderland 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 8 Quotes

Did you just equate me and Nora with your parents?!


Yeah, and you two look like human maxi-pads. Glass houses much?