I’ve been working under the assumption that there were 12 episodes this season, but I was wrong. It seems the writers have decided to give us a cool baker’s dozen so that leaves two episodes to go before the second season is in the can. Since it’s getting toward the end, things are starting to move. We had a few episodes that were not the strongest, but from the looks of last week and this most recent episode, they plan to end the season strong.
I’ve said before that this show is at its best when Sally, Aidan and Josh share scenes together. Throw in an awkward dinner party to top things off and it becomes train-wreck television. It hurts to watch, but you can’t look away. Last season there was the dinner party with Josh’s family that Aidan crashed. That whole segment was probably one of the best of the season. This week, Josh decides to have Julia over for dinner and tells Aidan to be there and to bring a date. That date being Suren.
I will admit that Suren hasn’t been my favorite of characters. However, I will also admit that she was actually quite charming this time around. When prepping for the dinner party, Josh tells Aidan that Julia is coming for dinner and that he needs to be there since Aidan ended things badly with Julia and she still kind of hates him. Aidan finally agrees but Sally tells him that he needs to tell Suren about his fling with Julia. Aidan promises to do so, but then doesn’t.
Then tension at the table is pretty thick so Josh tries to lighten the mood by talking about sealing in flavors on a roasted chicken. Suren comments to Josh on how clean the house is and tells him that he’s a “credit to his kind.” His “kind” being a werewolf, but Julia thinks Suren means Jewish. Sally looks on from the kitchen getting bored with the conversation, that is until Suren tells Julia that she knows about her relationship with Aidan because of her scent. It’s all delightfully awkward, yet unbearable. I loved it. Unfortunately, the trio each had other things to worry about aside from uncomfortable dinners.
Josh looks happy once again and it looks like he’s all in with Julia….again. That is until they show up at the hospital and find Nora standing on the steps. Julia dismisses herself while Nora and Josh talk. His anger is tangible and he asks about her whereabouts as well as Brynn. Nora tells him that she’s trying to make things right and get her life back together. He tells Julia about his conversation with Nora, and Julia tells him that if he’s going to choose Nora, then to tell her now. She tells Josh to think about what she said and to also think about what Nora said as well.
Later on Josh sees Nora at the hospital helping Sally and shows his anger once again. After his ass reaming, Nora realizes that Josh made his decision and it wasn’t her. She heads to the house and catches Josh as he’s taking out the trash. He asks why she came back and she tells him that she couldn’t continue on the way she has been. She tells him that she thought Brynn kept Conner in line, but in fact, it was the other way around. Apparently Brynn has an insatiable taste for violence and Nora got full. She also tells Josh that there is a way to break the curse. It involves killing his maker right before the change. Josh tells her that in doing so, he’d still be a monster because he would have committed murder. He asks her that if this is the cure, why she hasn’t killed him yet. She tells him that she’s not upset at what she is, just what she’s done. She tells him that she could never kill him because she loves him. He doesn’t respond in kind so Nora walks away. Josh then heads to the hospital and kisses Julia in the hallway, effectively making his decision.
Scott is still keeping Sally company even though she doesn’t want him there. She tries to drown out his presence by watching Paranormal Witness (nice nod to another SyFy show) turned up to 11. Josh and Aidan ask her about it and she tells him it’s to drown out the Reaper. They both sort of freak and demand answers. Then they tell her that Janet, the girl she possessed, has been admitted to the psych ward of the hospital. Sally feels awful and thinks that she needs to help Janet, but Josh refuses to play telephone for her.
Sally runs into Nora at the hospital and the two decide to catch up. Sally tells Nora about Janet and Nora offers to help. They both go to Janet and even though it takes some convincing, Janet realizes that what Nora tells her is true and she ends up being released from the hospital. Sally feels good about her good deed, but Reaper Scott is there to tell her that it doesn’t matter what she does, he’s not going anywhere. Sally actually grows a set and tells him that there is still good in her and that out-weighs the bad. She effectively dismisses him and he disappears. But will this be the end of Reaper Scott? I’m not so sure. Especially since he’s been Sally’s main source of conflict and this show is based on turmoil and conflict.
Aidan’s got his plate full so to speak. Not only did he have to manage the dinner party, but Mother is coming back to Boston to check up on Suren’s progress. Aidan assures Suren that Mother will be proud and Suren hopes that maybe she’ll get to travel the world. She tells Aidan that she wants to travel the world with him. Mother shows up, pleased with Suren’s work, and tells her that she’s to remain presiding over Boston. Mother also grants Aidan’s his wish. She gives him the freedom he desires, but it’s actually banishment. He’s not to have any contact with vampire society on penalty of death. It’s not quite the freedom he was going for…especially because he admitted to being in love with Suren and wants to spend his life with her.
Aidan calls on Henry to set up a meeting with Suren and he asks her to run away with him to which she agrees. Aidan informs Josh and Sally about his plans and tells them that he needs to get out-of-town with Suren as soon as possible because Mother and her conies will come looking for them. It’s a very moving scene, even though we know Aidan really isn’t going anywhere….unless the writers really have a serious set of balls. Aidan tells Sally and Josh that he loves them both and promises to try to check in at some point.
He and Suren hole up in a seedy motel with what looks like a green pool and it seems like Suren is having second thoughts. She tells him that she’s hungry so Aidan, being the attentive man he is, goes out to find her some tasty bits. However, before he can get out of the parking lot, he’s surrounded by other vamps….one of them being Henry. Of course Henry was going to betray him. Aidan really should have seen this coming but I guess it’s the age-old story of parents trying to see past their child’s asshole behavior. The episode ends with all of the vamps wielding stakes, closing in on Aidan.
How will Aidan get out of his predicament? I think Suren will have something to do with it, but the repercussions for both of them are not going to be pretty. I suspect there will be some sort of rebellion against Mother and that could just be all out disastrous. I’m thinking Henry’s days are probably numbered as well. They should be anyway. What a dick.
From the looks of the previews, Ray comes back next week. In what capacity, I’m not quite sure. Is it a dream sequence or does Josh really try Nora’s cure? I can’t see Josh killing someone in cold blood like that and if he does and if it works, that kind of defeats the purpose of the show right?
As for Sally, I’m not quite sure we’re done with Reaper Scott just yet. I imagine he’ll rear his head at a most inconvenient time, but it’s nice to see Sally gain some courage and try to defeat him. I liked seeing her and Nora together and hope that Nora isn’t gone for good. Two episodes to go and from what I can tell, we’re going to have a mother of a cliffhanger to deal with.Tags: Being Human, Being Human Don't Fear the Scott, Being Human Episode 2.11, Being Human Recap, Being Human Season 2 Episode 11, BeingHuman, Dichen Lachman, Kristen Hager, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sam Witer, SyFy