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