TV Review: BEING HUMAN Season Three, Episode 7 'One is Silver and The Other Pagan'
Published: March 1, 2013 - 11:41am
Being Human, which stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington, airs exclusively on SyFy every Monday night. You can catch the next episode March 4th, 2013.
In the series, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolf Josh – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most "normal" humans could ever imagine.
The seventh episode this season was the first time in a while where I haven't been annoyed by at least one of the roomies' storylines. Everything was on point: Sally hanging out with the Wiccans, Aiden's bubble boy drama and Josh/Nora/Erin's hospital woes. Speaking of Erin, I'm going to have to spoil some things for you here so be warned.
Minor Spoilers Ahead
During last week's unbearable cliffhanger that involved the angsty teen Erin about to stake Aiden after poisoning him with her wolf blood – I was ready for everyone to high five each other and hug it out within five minutes this week. Not the case. Sometimes Being Human can play it safe so it's shocking when something like this happens but during the attack on Aiden, he defends himself and ends up booting Erin into a bookshelf in one of the funniest moments this season. Funny you ask? Because I was really starting to hate this character so any sort of harm, especially after her weak ass attempt on Aidan's life, was welcomed.
I wasn't expecting her to be so out of it though. Erin winds up with brain damage and might not make it out alive. Nora thinks Aiden went vamp crazy and tried to eat her but Josh isn't stupid so he figures it out right away that Liam was the motivating factor in trying to sneak attack Aiden by using Erin. The scene where Josh calls Liam 'disturbingly gallant' or something along those lines was hilarious. This is all leading up to what I'm assuming will be Josh choosing his best friend Aidan over Nora. He tells her that this will never happen but come on. It's Aidan. You can't hate Aidan – Aidan's awesome.
Sally's reunion with a former friend was interesting when she ends up seeing a Wiccan spirit circle. These perverted ghosts possess these ignorant women in order to do gross greasy dead trucker things while controlling their bodies. By the end of the episode, Sally's 'side effects' of her resurrection begin to show and its fantastic (kudos on the great music here). I didn't think of it before, but Sally truly is a modern day zombie – look at how hungry she is all the time. Much like a zombie, she's always eating. It's just not people…yet?
The bubble boy storyline took an interesting turn as a new vampire shows up to throw a wrench into the situation. She did however reveal that there's a pureblood leading her crew so I'm curious as to who that might be… Liam also does something absolutely amazing as the episode winds down too. He's been very subtle as a villain so far but his actions here have just set in motion one of the biggest storylines in series' history as it will no doubt drive apart our group indefinitely.
Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington. Based on the acclaimed BBC series of the same name created by Toby Whithouse. Executive Producers are Michael Prupas, Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke who are both writers/showrunners, Adam Kane and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series Producer.