Being Human on Syfy last night, January 23, was a show about the choices made and the consequences of said choices. Let’s start with Sally.
She just learned that she can dream, but in doing so, she may have unleashed a dark spirit. Right where episode 1 left off, Sally (Meghan Rath) awakens screaming for Josh (Sam Huntington) and Aidan (Sam Witwer), only they are dealing with their own things. She then turns to three teenage ghosts who help her to cope with nightmare. When Josh and Aidan finally come home, they still are no help as they are still dealing with their own issues. Sally quickly becomes bored and this is when the guys, Dylan and Boner, suggest raving. Sally has no idea what this is about until she sees two of the guys jump into bodies. They are showing her how to possess a human body and when she finally succeeds, she realizes she can feel and eat again. She is enjoying herself so much that she doesn’t realize that there are consequences for this. When she is practically raped, and pulled out of her human host abruptly by Stevie, she soon learns that there is hell to pay when one the ghost guys is completely gone from this existence.
Josh and Nora
Having realized that Nora (Kristen Hager), who saved him from Heggeman, is now a werewolf, he is feeling all kinds of guilt. Nora, who is out of sorts, can’t quite deal with the fact that she is now like Josh. He tries to tell her they can still be normal, but poor Nora is not having it. They end up going to a cocktail party only it was the wrong thing to do as she becomes drunk and starts talking about her change in front of strangers. And when she finally sees Sally, it only confirms that she is no longer human.
Having dug up Suren (Dichen Lachman) from her forced burial, he takes her back to the hotel to have her feed on several humans, while he looks on. You can see the hunger on his face, but he just watches as she eats her fill. When she is fully recovered, he tells her that he no longer eats fresh blood but she does not believe him that is until she brings a human cop, Cecelia (Olunike Adeliyi), to be turned by him. It has been so long since he turned a human, that if he actually bit her, the cop, he’d have killed her. He refuses to turn the cop, but Izumi does it anyway.
Each of the roommates is having a difficult time adjusting to what is going on around them. With Aidan having to help Izumi run Boston, and still refusing to eat from humans, he is finding it hard to resist. He is eating bags of blood as if they are his last meal. Something tells me that he will not be able to sustain this much longer. He will have to take blood from a human directly to keep his position intact as well as keep Josh and Nora alive at least that is what it seems to me.
Josh is feeling so guilty over Nora. While she did try to talk to him about what it felt like to change, he never once clued in that she was talking about herself. Josh hates being a werewolf so much that his fears and misgivings projected onto Nora. Her whole attitude for the episode shows that she is not dealing with her new persona well, yet by the end of the episode, talking to Sally may help her cope with her own issues.
And poor Sally. She got the chance to be alive only to have it crashing down on her hard. In fact her whole attitude from possessing a human to sitting on the sofa talking to Nora, well she acted like she really was a person taking drugs, from that initial high to the coming down hard from said high.
This episode was another great look at the lives of these roommates and friends and the choices they make that is opening them up to other things whether it is a good thing, only time will tell.
This is another A+ episode. What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.
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