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Being Human Review: I'd Like A Different Season Finale, Please

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Yes, "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To" and it's also my finale and I'll cry if I want to. Not because I'm sad it's over, but because I am so incredibly disappointed in the Being Human season-ender. Ugh.

To spend even a minute on Mother felt like punishment. I kept thinking, what did we do to deserve this? We've been good! We've loved the last five or six episodes. They've been fantastic. Who let the monster into the room and let Mother loose into what was supposed to be a fantastic finale focusing on Aidan, Josh and Sally?

You know what else happened? Not one redeeming thing. Nothing fun. Maybe two witty Being Human quotes. Hardly what we've become accustomed to enjoying weekly.

I cannot remember sitting through an hour of television with a frown on my face that lasted the entire hour. I wish this was the moment I jumped up and said April Fools even though it's nine days late. But, I can't.

Aidan in Trouble

The majority of time was spent languishing through Aidan's walk down cemetery lane, remembering his annual visits to Suren's "grave" and his ultimate run-ins with Mother. Pleasant as peach pie, that one. At least we finally learned why she put Suren underground - so she would learn temper her feelings and stop acting human.

Nothing like putting someone in a skinny box, starving, with a dying mind, to rid them of all possible thoughts. What a scatterbrained idea that was. For craps sake, to stay alive the only things Suren could have possibly been thinking about would have been her love of Aidan and, well, blood!

When Mother told Suren to kill Aidan to earn her birthright as her successor, and he gave her permission to just get it over with, I was so hoping that her confrontation with Mother would lead her to finally stand tall and stab the bitch in the heart with the stake she had right in her hand.

Instead she turned around, slumped to the floor and mommy used the stake on her. Really? REALLY?! Slumped on the ground rather than stake the bitch in the chest? How was that even possible? Eighty years and she never once thought about killing Mother? Impossible.

So with Suren dead, Aidan is going to spend the next year underground. Unless they fast forward a la Desperate Housewives and they're 80 years in the future next season. Doubtful. Also doubtful he'll learn a great lesson of love for Mother and how to be obedient.

Meanwhile, Nora fell down the stairs during the eclipse and they called Josh. She finally told him that killing Ray would mean not only saving himself, but her as well. Just like on The Vampire Diaries, the entire bloodline would be effected. But instead of dying together, they would all heal together. Josh set into motion a plan to kill Ray which, naturally, fell to pieces.

Ray was holding a gun on Josh and Nora had one on Ray. If Nora killed Ray, she and Josh would be stuck as Werewolves forever. Two gunshots rang out as the scene went black. Odds Nora didn't kill Ray? Nil. If they aren't werewolves then they aren't on the show and that is just not going to happen.

Sally helped get Ray to the spot where Josh planned to kill him by inhabiting his wife's body, so she fell off the wagon. She was trying to steal other people's doors, anything she could think of to get to limbo as punishment. She finally asked her mom to shred her.

Of course mom said something nice about being there for her and her own door showed up. Not willing to destroy anyone else at her own hands, Sally shredded herself. She made it to limbo, but then needed Josh and Aidan to get her out. They, of course, were off on they're own little journeys.

What did I expect for this finale? Some roommate love. I wanted to see Josh, Sally and Aidan reconnect and talk about all the crazy they had been through and pledge to step up their efforts to be human. Being ghastly certainly wasn't getting them anywhere, and not being there for each other wasn't helping either. That was not what I got.

I got... something I wouldn't want to watch twice. A bad end to a season that started slow, then flew off the charts in excellence and sputtered and died in one outing. Yell at me, curse at me. Tell me I'm wrong.

What did you think of the Being Human season finale?

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If you hated last season's cliffhangers, this season must've killed you.

Darkness-within

Ugh WTF my comment was cut off! Fuck this!

Darkness-within

I have to say as much as I love this show, Suren's death is the only scene worth watching in this episode. Sam Witwer is such an amazing actor, the emotion he delivers is just so powerful. I had waited most of the season for Suren to be killed because I figured it was the only way to tear her and Aidan apart but that look on his face as he watched her turn to dust completely robbed me of that victory. Mother's pained expression as she killed her own flesh and blood was also amazing paried with the foreshadow of the tiger cub analogy in the 1956 flashback. A lot of the episode felt rushed however. Such as the scene where Sally is explaining what she found out about Limbo to Aidan and when She's asking her mother to shred her.
Such a casual tone there was to such a morbid conversation between a mother and daughter who haven't spoken in probably months since Rina's death.
"Oh hey mom, can you do me a favor and rip me apart oh and FYI not sure if it's reversible but no worries." Then there were the grave visit flash back scenes of Aidan and Mother. Those felt kind of thrown in there to me, his entire history with Suren is awkward along with his history with Bishop which we are shown in seaosn 1 however I they can not be blamed so much for this. The first season was a revamp of an already written script(the original British Being Human) whereas the second was copletely original, so I can see the difficulty in having to use the season 1 facts without contining to follow the British original.
Still I do not see Bishop allowing Aidan, his prized child away from his side(for the whole Suren duty thing), nevermind that it was for the vampire queen, Bishop was the king of his own world. He unlike Aidan at the time had no respect for those who outranked him. We see this with the Dutch elders in season 1 episode 11 'Going Dutch'. I will however give it that of all the ways I tried to imagine for Sally to get into limbo, they as this show tends to do did the ONE thing that never crossed my mind! That is why I love this show so much, they never do the expected! The self shredding was brilliant! The cliffhanger ending was also very gripping as it needed to be, all three of our beloved characters in their own kind of paral and we waited almost a year to now be seeing if they will come out alright. Well done there. I am on the edge of my seat for season 3 already!

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When on Earth is the new season coming on?!

Ronald-simkins

Please let Ray survive! I love his character and he has had a good influence on Josh lately -on the other hand Nora really turns me off - she is to like the wacko female purebred. Funny how the two versions of this show have spun the werewolf offspring. George had a "human" baby - OK she was the key to the "saving" of the world.

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All programs are going to have fast and slow times. This alwols us to remember all the small details that will later become a larger part of the plot. Lets look at the show as a whole. It has a great cast with great chemistry. All the characters will have episodes that will go into greater detail about who the are. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE WATCHING NEW AND FRESH.

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Some of the earlier comments reminded me: I, too, thought the Nora situation was contrived and, well, dumb. Why would she have just fallen down the stairs in the eclipse, without changing? And, since she didn't want Josh to go after Ray, why would she tell him about the "cure"? She had to know he would go after Ray again, and that it would end badly. Hmmm, maybe she wanted Josh to lead her to Ray so that she could get rid of him and end any chance of a "cure"? This past week, the BBC version was far superior - in large part because it stuck to its premise. And the actor playing Hal, the vampire, did an AMAZING job of capturing an addict being drawn back to his addiction against his will (he apparently studied up on alcoholics and heroin addicts, and it showed).

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I liked a lot of things about this episode, but I definitely thought Suren was going to stake Mother, given the chance, and the resolution of that scene was a let-down. You, on the other hand, should be happy, given that Suren is now gone - something for which you've been rooting for some time.

Mariaevelazquez

I expected Suren to turn around and stab her bitch of a mother as well. I was pissed when she just fell to the ground?! I knew as soon as she did that she was dead. It was so predictable. I also knew Aiden was gonna end up in the grave by the end of the episode. I still love this show and can't wait for next season.

Blu

And josh was sweet and erratic and all over. Ray suddenly became a villain and nora was all confusing. It just left me confused and not nearly as interested as I wanted to be. The highlight was seeing josh hug sally. That physical barrier always gets to me and I love how intimate they all manage to get regardless of that. It was great seeing those two connect.. the heart of this show is in those moments when they cross paths and interact with each other. There wasn't enough of that especially for the finale. Overall it seemed a bit lackluster compared to other episodes this seasons.

Being Human Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

The curse, it's in the bloodline. It wouldn't just cure yourself, but anyone who you made.

Nora

Aidan, I told you I was weak. You're my weakness. You can't ask me to watch you die.

Suren
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