The good news is that SyFy announced last week that our trio of troubled roommates will be around for a third season. The bad news is things are getting messier with each passing episode. This latest episode had some good moments but overall, the writers are once again keeping the three separated for the most part. My other complaint about this entry is that the flashback scenes were mainly used to advance Suren’s character. She’s not doing much for me at all. I understand the need to explain her relationship with Aidan, but can we get back to the meat of the show?
Josh & Nora
And speaking of meat…..Josh delivered the greatest line of the night. In one of the only scenes shared with Aidan and Sally, Josh is voicing his concerns about Sally’s extra-curricular activities (we’ll get to that shortly). Sally retorts by saying “Eat me Josh.” To which he quickly replies: “Eat you or the meat suit your possessing?” Normally I would think that Josh would be flummoxed by Sally’s comment, but nohoho….he lobbies with a quick-witted retort instead. Well played writers.
Josh introduces Nora to Brynn and Conner and begins to explain his thoughts on trying to figure out this whole wolf thing. Nora isn’t convinced, get irritated and leaves. While on her shift at the hospital, Nora runs in to her ex-boyfriend; the one who scarred her. Josh sees this and she introduces him to her ex. He immediately goes all jealous boyfriend on her and assumes that she still has feelings for him.
Later on, Connor goes on a diatribe about how this guy marked Josh’s woman, and if it were him he’d take care of business blah blah blah. Of course this plants a seed of violence in Josh and since they’re on the cusp of a full moon, he’s running more on instinct than logic. Josh and Connor head to the construction site that the guy is working on and Josh proceeds to beat the crap out of the guy. Nora shows up just in time and stops the beat down. While at the hospital Nora tells Josh that the guy will be fine and he’s not going to press charges. Lucky break there Josh. She agrees to meet Josh at the storage facility in time for the change and she goes back to work.
Brynn shows up as Nora is leaving work and talks to Nora about what she’s feeling. Nora confesses that she’s been counting down the days to the full moon and every night she’s been watching her ex from afar. Brynn tells her that she needs to run free and it’s her wolf that is dying to get out. Brynn tells her that they’re alike and she knows exactly how Nora feels. Nora ends up transforming with the twins and the three head to the construction site. Ok, actually it’s a house that the guy is building. But really, who works on building a house…by themselves…at night…in the woods? Anyway, Nora and Co. pop in on this guy in wolf form and have him for dinner. The next morning Nora wakes up covered in blood and dirt entwined with the twins. Ew.
Picking up where last week left off, Sally is suffering the effects of possessing hot doctor’s girlfriend, whose name is actually Janet. After getting a stern talking to from Aidan and Josh, Sally claims that she has this possession thing under control. Knowing it’s addicting, she continues to do it anyway. After a frisky night with the good doctor, Sally attempts to leave Janet’s body, but can’t. Seems that she’s stuck, which is bad news.
She goes to the hospital and tells Josh that she can’t get out, but he can only see Janet. Sally explains what happened but their conversation is interrupted by hot doc. He thinks Janet came there to see him, but she should be at his place getting ready for a visit from his mother. Not knowing what else to do, she goes with him. While at his house, she sees the dark figure that came through her dream. It comes at her and the force is enough to knock Sally out of Janet’s body.
Later on Janet shows up at the house stating that she’s been there before. It seems that Sally may have left part of her spirit in Janet and now Janet seems to be going a bit crazy. Janet leaves and Sally thinks that she needs to go talk to her to try to make it better. Josh disagrees, but Aidan tells her to do what she feels she needs to do. Sally goes to Janet who is frantically drawing on a sketch pad. When she finishes one, she tears it off and starts another. Upon closer inspection, Sally sees that Janet is drawing the shadowy figure. As if that isn’t creepy enough, Sally watches as Janet puts a name to it: Reaper. Uh oh.
Like I said before, Aidan’s piece was mainly to drive the story regarding Suren’s history. She’s a mess. After their blood fueled romp last week, they continue on in the same fashion….until Mother shows up. She tells them both that she’s disappointed that her order to cull the orphans wasn’t taken seriously. Mother’s little speech did the trick because Suren is afraid to be grounded again. Flashback to the 30′s and Aidan is still acting as her right hand even though she’s slumming it with Henry, Aidan’s progeny.
Henry is a bad boy though and is slumming it with every other woman who crosses his path. Aidan finds out and tells him to knock it off but of course, Henry doesn’t listen. One night….which turns out to be THE night…..the hotel is bustling with humans and vampires and Mother tells Suren that they’ll be leaving Boston. Suren heads upstairs to find Henry, but she finds him in her bed with another woman. A human woman to boot. He tries to talk himself out of it, but Suren is furious. When she heads back downstairs she sees the woman mad dogging her and talking to her friends. They are obviously talking about Suren, snickering and whatnot. Suran becomes blind with rage and she attacks the woman effectively killing her and outing herself as a vampire. Mother orders her cronies to “strike up the band and lock the doors” because they have some damage control to manage. Mother also orders Suren to be grounded (get it??) and has her hauled away. All Aidan can do is observe.
In present day, Suran tells Adian that she has to be successful because she can’t handle disappointing Mother again and being confined. Aidan tells her that he knows where the orphan’s nest is. They head to Bishop’s old funeral home and find the remnants but no orphans. While Suran searches the other rooms, Henry shows up and talks to Aidan. Aidan is shocked to see him, but happy that he’s still alive. When Suren comes back into the room, Aidan doesn’t tell her about Henry and when he turns around, Henry is gone.
So that does it for this week. Hopefully next week we’ll get back to the trio, but it looks as if the writers are going to continue on this path that separates them. It’s a bummer too because the scenes that feature the three of them together are normally the strongest. I don’t mind Nora being in that mix at all, but it’s the peripheral characters that are starting to grate my nerves. We’ll see where next week takes us.Tags: Being Human, Being Human Recap, Kristen Hager, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer, SyFy