It was an action-packed finale on “Being Human,” amusingly and accurately-titled “Ruh Roh,” after the famous exclamation of everyone’s favorite crime-solving canine, Scooby-Doo. Lots of juicy revelations and showdowns ensued, with the stage set for an interesting next season. There was some calm before all the storm, however, as Aidan sealed the deal with Kat finally, and Sally and Aidan had a lovely heart-to-heart about all the damage they’d caused as of late.
How cute was it watching Aidan fumble with the move-making on Kat? You’d think he’d have some deft seduction skills after all this time, but, as Sally noted bemusedly, his “bush talk” wasn’t cutting it. He got there eventually, though, and none too soon, as the mistletoe hit the fan shortly thereafter, starting with Kat’s discovery of Sally’s rotting, mutilated corpse. D’oh! (Or should I say, ruh-roh!)
Once again, you’d think Aidan would have the whole compelling thing under control, but he ended up having to get Blake back to help him make Kat forget her BF was making like Norman Bates and his mother. One problem, he promised her a favor, and Lord knows what Blake will use it for on down the line. I guess we’ll find out next season.
As if being in Blake’s debt wasn’t enough to deal with, we saw in his flashbacks that, upon his return as a vampire back in the day, the townspeople, led by the preacher that gave Aidan such grief in previous episodes, captured and ultimately killed his wife, Suzanna, after accusing her of witchery. Well, it would appear that they might just be right, as we saw that Suzanna was back and seemingly alive and well and, as of the end of the episode, back in Aidan’s neck of the woods.
If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that she will become a regular next season, and possibly aid the gang in rescuing Sally from the nefarious Donna’s clutches. The real question is, where has she been all this time, and why hasn’t she sought out Aidan before now? For that matter, is she good or evil? Is she a witch, as accused, or something else altogether? Either way, it was interesting seeing Aidan in full revenge mode, as he took out the meddling preacher and a few others for good measure.
Getting back to Sally, as suspected, we hadn’t seen the last of Donna. She reappeared towards the end, recreating Sally’s death in order to create a “death spot,” or rather, to reveal it so that it could be destroyed, or something. Whatever the case, it took Donna and Sally with it as it sealed up with them inside. Donna alluded to knowing Sally’s strengths better than she did, and that being why she targeted her in the first place, but to what ends exactly?
I guess we’ll have to wait to find out next season, but unlike Suzanna, I have no theories as of yet for this one. I honestly have no idea what Donna is up to, beyond trying to accumulate as much power as possible for some unknown, as of yet unrevealed reason. World Witch Domination, perhaps? (Yep, it’s the WWD!) Come to think of it, maybe Suzanna’s back to help Donna get back to Earth. You can never tell with this show, it could go either way.
Josh and Nora finally got their wolf-down with Liam, but that didn’t exactly go as planned, either. After killing and torching an assembly of mutant werepires, they tailed Liam back to the house, where he was going to town on Aidan. I don’t know about you, but Aidan getting shot caught me completely off-guard, reminding me of a similarly out-of-nowhere scene on a fairly recent episode of “The Walking Dead.” Things only accelerated from there, culminating in a knock-down, drag-out fight between Liam, Nora, Josh and Aidan, in which Aidan got staked to the wall and Nora ended up nearly killed by a ravenous Kenny, now up and about as of this episode and none too happy about being a werepire.
As if all that weren’t bad enough, it was ultimately Aidan that killed Liam, with a little unexpected help from Sally, who channeled her rage against Liam a few times, with the help of Donna, albeit unbeknownst to her at the time. That meant that Josh’s maker was killed by someone else, and thus, Josh was permanently stuck as being a werewolf.
Indeed, it would seem as if he were stuck being a wolf, period, as he stayed one after his initial transformation, even after Nora changed back. But was that because Liam was a pureblood, or did it have more to do with his going through the witch’s door? Remember that vision he had before they came out the other side? Whatever the case, that’s not good, obviously.
Also not good: Aidan’s decision to set Kenny free. That is going to have some serious repercussions, I suspect. He already almost killed Nora, and it was revealed by Liam that the werepires have no self-control and have been slaughtering innocents, including children. That can’t end well for Kenny. Maybe killing him would have been an act of mercy after all.
All in all, this was a much more satisfying resolution of events than the previous episode. We got a much more entertaining showdown with Liam than the witch-down with Donna, as well as the revelation that Donna was by no means defeated in the first place, but was, in fact, only getting started. The reveal of Suzanna being alive was completely unexpected, and welcome, as I’m a big fan of actress Katherine Isabelle. I’m not sure what they’re going to do with the Josh being stuck as a werewolf thing, but that should be interesting as well.
What did you think of the “Being Human” finale? Were you happy with the twists? How about the big wolf/vamp/ghost/werepire-down with Liam? Should they have killed him off, or was it the right time? Where do you think they’re going with the Donna thing? How about Suzanna? Are Aidan and Kat doomed as a couple once he realizes his wife is back? What is Nora going to do about Josh? What trouble do you think Kenny will get into?
Let me know what you think below, and thanks for reading my column this season, and for all your invaluable comments! See you next season!