Oh frack. It’s happened. My nightmare has become a reality which is a fitting lead-in into this week’s Being Human. An all-Sally episode. Much weeping and gnashing of teeth ensued.
Bombshell of the week:
New outfit for Sally AND new hair!! Go on girl, you’ve spent nearly two seasons in those tights and sweater cardigan. Straighten the hair and throw on some dresses; add in a gratuitous panty/bra scene and the costume department definitely earned their paychecks this week. But, why all the purple?
Let’s just breeze through Aidan and Josh storylines early since there was not much development. The boys do share a memorable scene when Aidan is blood-starved and Josh offers up his own blood to quench Aidan’s thirst. Aidan remarks that vampires just don’t drink were-blood and we quickly see why as Aidan’s body seems to thoroughly reject Josh’s blood. Bromantic homoeroticism in fine form, well done boys. It would have been nice to see Josh transform into a werewolf inside the fridge. Alas, opportunity missed, Show!! We don’t hear anything about Nora or Julia or Suren or Henry or Mother or Bishop (sadface). Hopefully next week we get back on track and some real action takes place.
Now onto the main course of this week, so to speak. We already know the “Reaper” is an alter-ego inside Sally’s own mind. In her ghost subconscious Sally is now engaged to be married to the Reaper which appears a bit odd. Can you love yourself so much you want to marry yourself? The Show didn’t do itself too many credibility favors with attempting to explain away the whole Reaper dream scenario. Add in an awkward Matrix-type laptop scene where Aidan attempts to reach Sally, and you have a fairly flat episode.
Sally does ultimately defeat the Reaper, read: herself, however, we have not seen the lost of him (her?). The Show has developed all three main characters to each have their own personal battles to wage against themselves, individually…in their own minds. As we have seen, the Show loves tortured and conflicted inner battles. Aidan breaking down for killing those two girls for Henry didn’t fly. He’s a mass murderer. Let’s just chalk one up to emotional imbalance due to blood withdrawal. Who knew vampire were so touchy-feely?
- “Yeah, super awesome being a freak” – Zoe
- Zoe: Holy crap, you’re monsters.
- Josh: Thank you.