With the Bishop monkey off Aidan (Sam Witwer)’s back (at least temporarily), things should be looking up in Being Human’s Boston, right? Josh (Sam Huntington) and Nora (Kristen Hager) have been living the past month in somewhat denial bliss, now that she knows the truth of who– or what– he is; Sally (Meaghan Rath) figured out how to leave the house and is now ready to mingle with a selection of her once-peers; and Aidan should be the new head vampire in charge. But oh, if things were so simple, this would be a series finale, not a season premiere.
Being Human returns with its second season premiere entitled “Turn This Mother Out,” playing with the idea that though Aidan is no longer bound to a father figure who turned him, there is still a maternal one out in the world, presiding over all of her vampire children. And it is she who must determine if he is fit for rule, and if he is or not, what fate should befall those Bishop had been turning for his own army. Witwer wears Aidan’s conflict tightly on his face, proving that just because you eliminate a physical threat does not mean the problem is gone. Now Aidan has to find away to help those he sees as unfortunate victims in Bishop’s befallen end game, as well as find a way to get himself out…while overseeing the chaos in his house, of course.
Josh has other issues at hand– or, we should say, Nora has other issues that affect Josh. Residual effects from Josh’s scratch are starting to come to light now, a month after their encounter. After exhibiting some odd behavior that could mean one of two things (pregnant or turning herself), we get our not-at-all shocking answer. But the imagery that surrounds it is still fascinating because the actions taken upon the discovery set up a whole other line of dominoes sure to fall immediately and complicate things even further.
In what was a surprisingly touching turn of events from everyone’s favorite comic relief, Sally decides to attend her high school reunion, content to spy and stare openly at those she hoped to permanently leave behind, but once there she actually reconnects with a former classmate who also passed away too young. There may not be a chance to get revenge on the “mean girl,” but Sally gets her closure nonetheless. There are some very sweet moments here, with wisdom coming from an old friend who offers Sally the kind of meaningful interaction she has clearly been missing. We hope he’ll stick around because her roommates leave her on her own far too often (especially considering she can travel anywhere with them and no one would even know)!
“Turn This Mother Out” splits the gang up once again, each of them so focused on their individual issues, there is not much time for them to come together for anything more than a courtesy “check in.” But what it seems to set up is the problems are so unlike what any of these special beings have experienced before, eventually, they will realize turning to each other is the only way to get through. They may be strong, with their own unique skill sets, on their own, but together they are truly a force with which to be reckoned.
Being Human returns to Syfy on January 16th at 9pm.
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