Saturday, August 7, 2010


Being Human Season 2 Episode 3


Oh my God! What an episode. The perfect mix of WTF moments and sweet calmness. George (Russell Tovey) and Annie (Lenora Crichlow) got to bring on the touching, human moments that gave us a laugh which Mitchell (Aidan Turner) has got himself in a world of trouble while trying to prevent total chaos. But none of that could compare to the surprise reveal in the last moments.

Thank you, writers, for the sweet subplot of Hugh (Nathan Wright) and his ex-girlfriend whom he obviously still loved. Annie and George tried to get their minds off their own troubles - that the other side will likely eventually drag Annie to her full death and that Nina (Sinead Keenan) took off - by helping to reunite the two former lovers. Naturally, the best plan ever was for George to try to take the girl on the worst date ever and send her running back to Hugh. I laughed a lot as their plans were foiled because everything horrible was something she liked, and then my heart swelled as George confessed his feelings for Nina to her, actually accomplishing their goal.

But as sweet and charming as all of that was, Mitchell's business is awful. Covering up murders, and using murder to do it, threatening children, and bashing out the teeth of disobeying vampires. Now that is cruelty and violence. But when he was proclaimed King of the Vampires, a role I can't imagine he truly wants, and he had to take it because the alternative to all that violence and cruelty was utter chaos. Poor, poor Mitchell.

At least we got that lovely moment when Mitchell and George let out all their emotions, angry because the television program they wanted to watch had switched its schedule. That was brilliant.

But if all the above wasn't bad enough, Nina is with those horrible people who are going to experiment on her. And Lucy (Lyndsey Marshal), Mitchell's new friend from work, is the doctor mastermind behind the entire operation. Last season, things were difficult, but the danger wasn't nearly so interminable.

Which option do you think is worse? The control over the chaos, as Mitchell sees it, the chaos which might ensue otherwise, or Lucy's vision of a world without monsters, even if they must all be killed through experimentation to "cure" them?

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