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Being Human Review: Beware The Trojan Horse

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It's been a while since the title was so apt, but "What's Blood Got To Do With It" couldn't have been more perfect, especially when the many allusions to blood during the episode kept the real twist hidden at the end.

Nora was missing from the episode completely, leaving Josh to try to deal with what turned out to be a situation well out of his control. Aidan was at the center of the hour, with Sally providing some thrills of her own.

The lovely thing about Aidan being over 200 years old is every time he meets someone new and wants to share a slice of his life story, he can bring Bishop back to life for us, if only on the screen. He's alluded to the war and when he was turned many times before, but there is always more color to the story each time he talks about it. And more Bishop. All hail Mark Pellegrino!

Bishop's Bach to War

The entire Aidan/Kenny relationship continued on a fun path this week as they both questioned each other about the myths of what they were; Kenny for real, wondering if he could turn into a bat or mist, and Aidan jokingly in response, as shown in this Being Human quote:

Aidan: Kenny. Why don't you just wear a space suit? Boy In The Plastic Bubble. John Travolta. Oh, and there was that Seinfeld episode. I sure learned a ton... | permalink

Looking back at how close we came to an obsession with bubbly boys, I'd like to thank the American people for choosing vampires. That was a close call. Try to imagine a world full of hot, sexy bubble boys. Yeah, I thought not.

Kenny didn't threaten Aidan with exposure like I thought he might, but with his own exposure. He'll walk out of the bubble after his next birthday, either as a vampire or just to die of whatever gets him first. I can't say I blame him. He's essentially in prison, without having committed a crime. It's hard to believe nobody has come up with a cure for that yet.

Sally's story took a shocking turn this week when her brother, Robby (played by Meghan Rath's real life brother, Jesse Rath), showed up at the townhouse as our little family's new landlord. It happened at a time when Max was questioning why Sally was able to share her life and issues with her roommates, but not with him. She tried to hide from Robby, but it was inevitable the would run into each other eventually. That left Sally with no other option than to go to the witch that brought her back.

Sally made a deal with Donna to save her brother and remove her curse. In doing so she catapulted herself into a Winchester type situation. She promised her soul to Donna, and has no idea what she will do with it once she gets it. If it's anything like what we saw in the past, she'll eat it. Isn't there some sort of demonic being out there that eats souls?

Sally and Max are so cute together. Maybe it's because he was a virgin that he's so willing to give her chance after chance, but I hope they make it a few more episodes, at least.

Of course, none of that was worth much of anything comparison to learning Erin was, indeed, a mole planted by Liam to kill Aidan. Whether she was there because he knows about Connor or just because he's one the last living powerful vampires remains to be seen.

Josh was trying so hard to be a good father figure, doing it without the presence of Nora (where the hell was she?) and it was not an easy task. Erin was playing the teenager role to the hilt, but it was all a ruse. She poisoned Aidan's blood supply with hers. I know vamps don't take well to werewolf blood, but I don't recall that type of reaction to his drinking from Josh. Was she poisoning herself to further harm Aidan? I might have missed something in my excitement over Bishop.

Nothing good ever comes from a pack mentality. We all learn that, and Erin and Liam are proving it true beyond a doubt!

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    I just watched the episode last night. Loved it, I didn’t miss Nora at all. Really sad that Sally gave up her soul for her brother just find out he is still a looser. Sally and Max are so cute together. The interaction between Aiden and Kenny is priceless. Now for Josh; he really needs to grow a set and tell Nora to get the Hell out. The way she is towards Aiden is terrible. She knows how much Aiden means to Josh. Still she takes every opportunity she can to try and cause problems. She can go and take Erin with her! I seen the preview for next week where she tells Aiden if Erin doesn’t make it he will have to answer to her. The b!#ch tried to kill him!!! Time for Nora to go to the pound.

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    who the heck cares where the blonde dump her ass! as for the rest excellent episode

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    I don’t like Nora’s attitude either. She needs to become a part of Aidan, Sally and Josh’s family or leave. I did like Josh more when he was a wolf then now. He seems lost but I think that was the point of his turning back human. Aidan needs to kill that Alfa wolf soon cause he is getting on my last nerve. I hope Erin isn’t killed in the process of Max kill Aidan plan…because it’s funny seeing Nora (when she isn’t irritating) and Josh’s parenting side. It’s nice seeing Sally with her new boyfriend but and yes there is one…can we just kill that witch and be done with it…just sayin!

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    I saw the commercial and I got do pissed at Nora for defending Erin, like wtf, she poisoned him and tried to kill him and its his fault for defending himself. I love Nora but that pissed me off, I was really disappointed in erin

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    As much as I like Nora for Josh, and I do, I hate what she has done in the house. Her attitude has to go. I don't comment on the previews to keep spoilers to a minimum, bit I didn't like what I saw - at all. The only good thing is there wasn't a big fuss over Aidan so Liam obviously doesn't win anything but an opportunity to turn Nora against Josh and cause a "family" fight. Should be fun! ;-)

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    @Wednesday. Preach! My sentiments exactly. As far as I'm concerned that little were b!tch can go jump into the Boston harbor and take Liam and Nora with her. I tolerated nora in the beginning because of how josh loved her but then she became a werewolf and the whole thing with the twins and now her blatant disrespect for aidan, who is Josh's family. I mean she's been insufferable since she moved in and took over. That house is too damn crowded. And the preview suggests she won't be and better. I loathe nora. I liked the development with Sally's brother. She and Aidan have been having great little stories. Josh needs something other than playing dad to the disrespectful teen wolf, her convo with josh about him not having say because he isn't want of them? Wanted to smack her. This Liam and Erin business is more of Nora's story than Josh unfortunately.

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    I keep wondering what's going to happen to Sally. Is she going to get killed & become a ghost again ? Is Josh going to become a werewolf again ? The 2 of them becoming " normal " messes up the balance, with Aidan being the only " non - human " in the mix - Not counting Nora ( Who I'm beginning to get tired of ). What's Donna up to ? She found & dug up Ray's body. Will she go into the zombie biz ?

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    Poor Sally just gets in deeper all the time. I love it. But considering Aiden is their resident expert on the supernatural I thought he should have been with them when Sally & Josh went to bargain with the witch. I particularly enjoyed the insight into Aiden's past and I'm eager to see more of it next week. With any luck we won't have to put up with either Max or Erin for much longer. Too much time has already been wasted on them.

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    I completely agree with Wednesday. I liked Nora when she first started seeing Josh but now I can't stand her. I don't like the way she treats Aidan at all and i am not liking the preview for next week.

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    I really enjoyed this episode alot because Nora wasn't in it. I don't like her & how she treats Aidan one bit. She moved in the house & has tried to take over it completely like she owns it. I know she & Josh went through alot together when Aidan was gone, but it still doesn't excuse her behavior & mistreatment toward him. Aidan, Josh, & Sally are a family. Nora needs to take a step back. I really like Max & think he & Sally are cute together too. I hope they can last for awhile. I knew Erin was a mole the minute she moved back in the house.




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