Being Human (US): You’re The One That I Haunt
Danny gets more than he bargained for when he tries to burn the house down with Sally inside.
Only one episode left of “Being Human” and “You’re The One That I Haunt” starts to set things up for the big finale. If you’ve seen the UK version of the show then the ending of this episode was no surprise but it’s startling all the same.
Aidan is on the lookout for vampires after his betrayal of Bishop last week. He keeps himself and Josh armed with stakes at all times just in case one comes along and tries to kill them. Outside the hospital he runs into a woman he knew many years ago, Celine. The two were together and though she wanted him to turn her into a vampire he always refused. When Bishop found them Aidan wanted them to run off together but she disappeared when he came looking. He learns that she’s now dying of lung cancer but she refuses the chance to become a vampire like him. Josh learns from Nora that her pregnancy hormones are out of whack and fears again that the werewolf in him is causing the problem. After having an ultrasound the doctor informs them that the baby is actually 14 weeks instead of 7 which Nora knows is impossible but otherwise the child seems healthy. Weakened by the events of last week, Sally follows Danny in an attempt to get revenge. She gets him to cut himself shaving which allows her to recover to full strength but afterwards she still seems hell-bent on his death. Danny shows up at the apartment with a tank of gasoline and tries to torch the place but Aidan and Josh arrive just in time to stop him. Sally tells Danny he must confess what he did or she’ll kill him. The removal of Danny in her life finally allows for Sally’s door to show up but just as she is about to go through Aidan is brutally attacked.
After what happened in the last episode there’s no chance that Bishop will let Aidan go easily. He helped the last member of the Dutch escape and thus endangered Bishop’s plans for Boston and vampires in general. Aidan knows this just as well as we do and tries to keep himself and Josh prepared for any kind of attack that could be levelled against them. The pair could stand to be a little more subtle as they seem to have no problem whatsoever discussing vampires in the most public of places. It’s a wonder people don’t already believe them to be crazy before they spot Josh talking to what appears to be nothing but air. The main focus for Aidan this week though is on a woman from his past that has reappeared in his life. Celine, whom he knew when she was young, is in the hospital to get pain killers that will help her manage her eventual death from lung cancer. Aidan wants to help her but there is little he can do beyond turn her into a vampire just like he is. Though she wanted to be turned in her youth, she makes some good points against living forever in her adulthood and in the end decides the transformation is not for her. Considering “Being Human” films in Montreal, the city certainly made sense as an easy location for Aidan to have lived in in the past and getting actors from Quebec is probably much easier than searching elsewhere. Of course then you would assume that there were a great many people they could have cast with a consistent French accent which Laurence Leboeuf (who plays the younger version of Celine and was actually born in Montreal) did not seem to have at all.
The pregnancy saga continues for Josh and Nora with Josh still haunted by fears that the baby will be a wolf or something worse. The elevated speed of Nora’s pregnancy certainly means something odd is going on and I’m eager to see what exactly comes of the children of werewolves. Aidan says they are made and not born but he doesn’t really have any proof of that fact.
The mere existence of Danny has meant unfinished business for Sally’s character. To this point he’s always managed to come away on top whether it be when he killed her and got away with it or when Sally persuaded Bridget that Danny had killed her only to watch him tell her it had been an accident. It’s understandable that Sally’s gotten fed up and when someone tries to exorcise you out of your own home after you’ve left them alone, you certainly aren’t going to be happy with them. Sally seems set on killing Danny for what he did and he would probably deserve it. I mean not only did he kill her but since he found she was still hanging around as a ghost he’s been overly smug and taunted her about the whole thing. She’s got good reason to be upset. Still killing someone is not an easy thing to do for most people even those who are dead apparently. In the end it becomes more satisfying to just terrify him into admitting what he’s done including setting fire to the house and killing Sally. After getting all this off her back Sally is finally ready to move on to the next step whatever that is. Of course going through that door would essentially mean the character leaving the show so it’s really no surprise that something had to come up and stop her.
The last few minutes of this episode indicate that the season finale of “Being Human” could be heading in the direction of closely following the UK version’s first season finale. I only hope there are at least some different things to make for an exciting close to the season.