This season is just getting more and more messy with each passing episode. All four characters are dealing with some pretty dark issues, but that is the nature of the beast so to speak. Thankfully this episode was free of the vampire politics theme, which gave an opportunity to see into Aidan’s character a little more. He’s still in a bit of a pickle however and this episode starts him on a dangerous, dark path. SyFy has been plugging the “temptation is a beast” tagline since before the season premiered and this episode, once again, shows the characters embracing/resisting said temptation.
Sally’s finally realizing that her existence is that of an observer. After seeing Nora and Josh together and hearing about how Aidan has been seeing someone for the past couple of weeks, she comes to the conclusion that she’ll never have that again. While at the hospital, she happens upon the nursery, but is told by a nurse who works there that unauthorized ghosts aren’t allowed into the nursery. Stunned, she asks the nurse, Zoe Gonzales, how she can see her. Apparently Zoe has the “second sight” and tells Sally that if she’s hoping to be reincarnated, she has to get in line. Sally turns the corner to see a line of ghosts waiting to be chosen for reincarnation.
Since she died before really having experienced all that life has to offer, Sally decides to go through the process. She asks Zoe, but Zoe doesn’t give her the time of day and asks Sally why she doesn’t just wait for her door. Sally tells her that she let her door go in order to help her roommates. Zoe’s ears perk up at this little nugget of info and agrees to take Sally through the process. This involves Zoe coming to the house to interview Josh and Aidan. After the interview, Zoe tells Sally that it’s not going to happen because Sally’s carrying around some nasty baggage. Sally begs, telling Zoe that she’s convinced she let something bad into her world but this fact only confirms Zoe’s decision. She tells Sally that whatever is chasing her would still be there, but as an infant, she’d been defenseless.
Not one to let things go, Sally heads back to the nursery. Since the salt line was swept away, she’s able to enter. She finds what appears to be a willing baby, but as she’s about to try to enter the baby (that sounds really awful, I know) the dark figure appears. Sally freaks out, and so does the baby, and Sally poofs out of the nursery. Zoe sees Sally and how scared she is and tells her that maybe she can help Sally put an end to it.
Aidan’s biggest issues this week were trying to not to feed on the gal he’s been seeing for a few weeks, and trying to keep his urges in check. The gal he met last week, Julia is the focus of his attention this week. They’ve been seeing each other for a few weeks and things seem to be going well. He’s using the bagged blood supply from the hospital to take the edge off and it seems to be working so far. Aidan admits to Josh and Sally that he’s been seeing someone and both want to know when they can meet her. Well, Sally wants to know when Josh can meet her so Sally can just sit there and silently judge her.
Things take a turn for the worse however when Aidan’s bagged blood supply is cut off. The hospital has noticed that blood has gone missing so they’ve installed security measures which means that Aidan can’t take what he needs. He and Julia end up back at the house and just before things really get amped up, Aidan rushes downstairs to slam his last bag. Josh is in the kitchen and the two have a chat as Josh voices his concerns about Aidan’s solution.
The next morning, the trio, along with Nora are all in the kitchen when Julia comes downstairs. Things get awkward really fast when it’s revealed that Julia is the Julia. As in Josh’s ex-fiancé Julia. The Julia he bailed on when he became a werewolf. Bad news bears. Julia rushes out of the house leaving everyone in a sort of stunned silence. Later on, Aidan has a horrible dream and wakes to find Sally sitting on the couch with him. She tells him that he’s whiter than normal and asks him about it. He tells her that his supply has been cut off and his options are limited. He tells her that he can either drink live, which he doesn’t want to do, or he can starve, get sick, end up giving in, and bingeing. He tells her that if he does either of those things, he’ll become someone she doesn’t want to know.
Back at the hospital he runs into Julia and is forced to play the asshole card. Knowing that he can’t continue to see her out of respect to Josh, he tells her that their relationship was just sex, nothing more. Afterwards, he knocks on the door of what can only be described as a blood hooker. He’s clearly done this before because she knows who he is. The lady has muscle in the room with her because the vamps who come to see her have gotten a little rough as of late. Aidan caves and starts to drink from her but becomes blood-drunk and has to be pulled off. We leave Aidan laying on the floor, looking a mess and feeling all giddy-like.
Josh & Nora
Josh is desperate to help Nora through her second transformation and he’s concerned that he can’t help once he’s changed. He suggests that they lock themselves in a couple of storage units that he’s rented so that they won’t harm anyone. He keeps flashing back seeing Nora take down Heggeman. Nora resists the idea, but Josh keeps telling her it’s for the best. He also wants to film it so he can try to find a cure. He also finally comes clean with her about what she did during her first transformation. She tells Josh that she already knows what she did.
Josh spends all his energy trying to repress his animal instincts but Nora hasn’t gotten to that point yet. Her senses are heightened and she wants to change in the woods so she can run. Things escalate with her after the Julia incident. After Julia walked out of the house, Josh went after her and apologized profusely for what he did to her. He can’t explain exactly why he left her so she still doesn’t understand. I like how they made Julia likable, even though she thinks Josh is a piece of shit and all but called him every name in the book. The girl has valid reasons, even though she doesn’t know the full story.
Nora has a run in with Julia at the hospital and it ends up getting a little heated. Nora’s instincts take over and she follows Julia all the way home. It seems that Nora’s intentions are unsavory at this point. It isn’t until she’s almost hit by a car that she snaps out of it. Finally realizing that Josh is right, she heads back to the storage facility to be locked up.
This was probably the strongest episode so far this season and I hope there are more like this to come. I know that the vampire hierarchy arch is going to play a prominent role this season, but I hope it doesn’t consume Aidan’s storylines. The fact that he drank live will have a profound effect on how this season moves forward for him and he’s going to travel some very dark roads.
I don’t see things getting any easier for Sally, Josh and Nora either. This dark presence is going to haunt Sally for the foreseeable future, but I’m not quite sure what the end game is yet. I know where the British version went, but I’m not sure that would work in this world. As for Josh and Nora, well, I can only speculate that Josh will try to control their situation, but Nora seems to want to experience it. She’s new to all of this so Josh is going to have to exercise extreme patience. Regardless, this was a great character foundation episode for the new season. Can’t wait to see where it all leads. What do you think of the season so far? Let me know in the comments.Tags: Being Human, Being Human All Out Of Blood, Being Human Recap, Being Human Season 2 episode 3, Kristen Connolly, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer, SyFy