Being Human (US): A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You
Bishop and Aidan prepare for a final showdown.
The first season of the “Being Human” remake came to an end this week in much the same fashion of its British counterpart.
After being stabbed by Bishop, Aidan is rushed to the hospital by Josh and Sally. They send Nora for blood and he slowly begins to recover. Sally returns to the house to go through her door but finds it is gone and she’s obtained the ability to touch objects. Bishop spots Aidan leaving the hospital and asks Josh to pass on a message about meeting him to finish things once and for all. Josh and Sally decide to change the location of the meeting so that Josh, in werewolf form, can fight Bishop instead. Sally shuts Josh in the room admitting that she planned with Aidan to keep Josh out of everything. Just as Josh begins to turn, Nora enters and is shoved out of the room by Josh where she is forced to watch his transformation. The full moon causes problems for the baby as well and Nora miscarries. Aidan and Bishop fight and, thanks to a distraction from Sally, Aidan comes out victorious taking Bishop’s head off.
The season finale finally brings the characters stories back together as they support each other through some difficult times. We see the origin of Josh and Aidan’s friendship where Aidan saved him from a couple of vampires in between the continuing story in the present. All three characters get a chance to show how much they care about the other two, doing everything they can to keep them safe.
Tensions have been building between Aidan and Bishop all season especially after Aidan’s very obvious betrayal a few weeks ago. Bishop had his plans ready for Boston and the world and Aidan foiled them so it’s no surprise he wants revenge. Aidan isn’t doing well after Bishop’s attack with a stake and has little choice but to drink from Celine when she offers herself to him. It can’t be easy to kill someone you cared about especially when you’ve been trying to quit killing entirely so it will be interesting to see how this shapes Aidan’s future. Aidan manages to gain the upper hand in his fight with Bishop, eventually beheading him and watching him turn to dust. Still I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bishop return next season. In the end it seems the Dutch wants something from Aidan now that he’s done away with Bishop and shown he can be more trustworthy. He’s really the only option around to inherit Bishop’s position in Boston but it seems first he has to meet “her”.
Nora’s pregnancy has given Josh a shot at normality in the past few episodes but it seems that is not his fate. The fetus appeared to have inherited its father’s condition and Nora’s body couldn’t take the strain when it started to transform into a wolf inside her. Not only did she have to watch Josh become a pretty horrific creature, she had to feel her baby doing the same thing. Unfortunately Josh’s attempt to save her may have backfired and Nora’s got the scratches on her arm to prove it. She’ll have to spend a month fearing that she’ll have to go through the same pain Josh goes through. Perhaps if they’re both werewolves though, having a baby might be more successful.
Sally’s door turned out to be a limited time offer and her decision to stick with Aidan lost her the chance to go through. In the past she’s already struggled with what she should be doing with her time now that she’s dead and now without any unfinished business Sally likely won’t be sure what to do with herself. At least she seems to have come up with a plan to see her family again and see what she can do there. Sally doesn’t have much of her own plot going this episode but she does control how things turn out for both of the boys. It’s Sally who makes the decision to let Aidan fight Bishop over Josh. After all Aidan has killed before but Josh is already feeling guilty for the werewolf he killed a few weeks back. Bishop and Aidan also have a long history so Aidan might not appreciate having the fight taken from him at all, even if it was best for him.
Season one of “Being Human” comes to an exciting end with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You”. I look forward to next season when the show will hopefully split even further from the show that inspired it.