‘Being Human’ 4.13 Episode Recap and Review: There Goes the Neighborhood Part III
Sally manages to stop time and bamf herself, Josh, and Nora into the basement to keep Josh from having his neck snapped by a grief-crazed Aidan. I admit it. I didn’t realize until five minutes in that Aidan had been compelled to believe that Sally was gone. I was still living in Vampire Diaries-land, where compulsion ends when the compelling vamp dies. Obviously not the case here, since Aidan is trying to beat down the door to get to Josh. But now Sally has a plan.
She lets Aidan in, then knocks him out and starts chanting in what I assume was Latin. Aidan wakes up as a full-blooded human, beating heart, functioning tastebuds, and everything. But what we’ve learned in the last two seasons of Being Human is that magic always requires a sacrifice. This time, it’s Sally. She has just enough time to say her goodbyes to everyone before she dissipates completely. Ramona can feel Sally “die” and she is NOT happy about it. Nora and the boys GTFO and hole up at Nora’s.
Aidan is not in fantastic shape. As much as Josh and Nora miss Sally, her death hits Aidan twice as hard. He moves out to the trailer and drowns his sorrows in booze and campfire-kicking until he notices that something else is very not right. He goes to the hospital where Nora discovers that he’s aging rapidly. All of his organs are shutting down, and he has maybe a week to live.
The two of them have to break that news to Josh. He’s pretty devastated, but there’s a ray of sunshine in the conversation. Aidan accidentally reveals Nora’s pregnancy, and Josh is over the moon about that. Aidan isn’t dealing with his impending death as well as he pretends to, though. He begs a baby vamp at the local bar to turn him and is stopped just in the nick of time by Josh. Aidan admits that he’s terrified of death, because vampires don’t get doors and they certainly don’t go to heaven. Josh believes that the good he’ done (and the fact that he’s human now) will weigh in his favor. Aidan returns to the trailer to live out his remaining days in peace and triple cheeseburgers.
Josh comes out to visit and bring news and aforementioned burgers. Aidan notices a news article in today’s paper. There’s been a murder in their old house, and they instantly know that Ramona is responsible. (We know, too, since we got to witness the whole thing about fifteen minutes back. The two of them go to investigate. Aidan convinces Josh to drop him off for supplies while Josh goes to get Nora. Josh naively agrees.
Aidan breaks his promise to wait for Josh and Nora and instead enters the house alone but for his mysterious bag of “supplies.” He finds his jacket in his old room, then leaves the bag downstairs while he goes to confront Ramona. He swears that she’s never going to win this one. She retaliates by making him choke on his own blood. She beats him pretty bloody and shoves him down the stairs as her finishing move. He lands right on Sally’s death-spot, but he’s not quite dead yet. His final act is to open his lighter and throw it on the copious amount of gasoline he’d already spread throughout the main floor of the house. It goes up in flames, taking both Aidan and Ramona with it.
Josh and Nora arrive to find the house a burned-out shell and a body being taken away. They slip inside to investigate. There is nothing left of the house but blackened timbers. Well, blackened timbers and the ghost of Aidan! He’s not quite sure how he managed to end up a ghost, but at least he knows now that there’s life after death. He’s in the middle of joking plans to haunt Josh and Nora when an ornate wooden door appears behind him. He says his goodbyes to the couple and passes through it. The door is open just long enough for Josh and Nora to see that Sally is waiting for Aidan on the other side. I’m pretty sure Sally and Aidan kissed at that point, but I was a little distracted by all the weeping I was doing.
Years later, Josh and Nora share dreams of Sally and Aidan living back in the house with them as two happy couples. They believe that Sally and Aidan are sending the dreams from wherever they are to remind Josh and Nora that they’re happy and together. They wake up from their afternoon nap to chase down their kids: a tiny blonde girl named Sally and a rambunctious brown-haired boy named Aidan.
And they lived happily ever after.
Time to ‘fess up. Yes, I ugly-cried for the last five minutes of the episode. Until Aidan got his door, I was still clinging to the vague hope that someone was going to do, as Josh put it, “something epic” and make both Aidan and Sally alive and corporeal and happy again. Or at least ghosty and together and still haunting Josh and Nora. Once that door showed up, you’d have thought I was watching the first ten minutes of Up with Beaches playing on a second screen. Tears EVERYWHERE.
Seriously, though. I’ve enjoyed the run of this show from the get-go. I loved the way Being Human distinguished itself from its British counterpart. I loved the sense of family that the characters created every week, and God help me, did I ever love talking to the cast! Meaghan Rath, Kristen Hager, Sam Huntington, and Sam Witwer are some of the most awesome folks I’ve ever had the privilege of being in a press room with, and I hope with all my hopes that we’ll be seeing them all again on new shows before too very long.
Thanks for the awesome ride, Being Human!
Josh: “Why do I feel like we’re living in an eastern European silent film right now?”
Sally: “Where we were, that was home. That was family.”
Things to ponder:
- Don’t leave me, Being Human! I can’t lose you and Warehouse 13 in one season!!
- What’s going to be my new Syfy addiction? I still love Defiance, and I’m hearing buzz about Olympus, which sounds like it’s going to be up my alley. Fingers crossed!