BEING HUMAN: 2.13 “It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want to”
Let’s start at the beginning of this season. I was amped — super-amped. I was so excited about the return of the series, but I had no idea where it would go. So much happened in the previous season. What was left?
Unfortunately, it felt a bit like everyone was wondering that, including the people writing it. This wasn’t the best season of the show (and considering it was only the second, that was really disappointing). Sally felt lost until about two-thirds into it. Aiden was a snore. Josh was the only interesting person, but then we got so wrapped up in his lady drama that even that became boring.
But in last night’s season finale, they’ve certainly saved face. That ending was fantastic.
If any of you thought Suren was going to make it past the finale, well, I don’t know why. It was pretty clear that Suren wouldn’t be moving past season two — and honestly, I’m surprised she survived as long as she did. As much as I love Dichen Lachman, they let her do very little with the character. She was a ravaging beast at the start, crazy and sinister. Then suddenly she was Aiden’s cordial girlfriend. Finally, she was a woman so desperately in love that she can’t function. All of these emotions felt forced and odd to me, since I really didn’t feel like they spent much time developing their relationship.
So it was no surprise that in the end, Mother killed her (in fact, I had no idea why Aiden was so surprised). What was surprising, though, was Aiden’s own punishment for trying to kill Mother. He’s now buried alive in Suren’s old spot, never to be found again. True, it was a little reminiscent of Angel’s burial at sea, but it still makes you wonder what will happen next season. And if he does get out, I don’t think he’ll be facing anyone friendly.
Meanwhile, Josh has finally decided to kill Ray in the hopes that he’ll get his human-ness back. His good-bye to Sally was touching, knowing that the moment he’s human, he’ll no longer be able to see her again. Of course, all goes arigh when Nora gets wind of the plan, and we’re left with an injured Josh and two passionate gunmen, only to hear two shots and not know who the victims were. I wonder if Ray and Nora end up taking out each other, mainly because I can’t see a de-wolfed Josh (unless the legend was wrong), and I really wonder, too, how long Nora is going to be in the series. Once she turned wolfy, she wasn’t the same person. And while she was fascinating in the first episode of the season, that quickly died off. It wouldn’t surprise me if next season, Nora’s out of the picture. And if she killed Ray, well, it wasn’t with Josh’s hands, and he’s stuck with the curse forever.
Finally, Sally. Sally discovered the truth about limbo, and to help out all those she shredded, she’s headed there to help them out. She ends up shredding herself, which was absolutely interesting, over choosing her mother’s door (good for her!), and now we don’t know where she is. Clearly, she has some capabilities, able to change the dial on the radio and call for help. Though, no one’s there to hear her.
I must give Being Human props for that last scene. Inching through the apartment where no one is there any longer was just so haunting. Hearing Sally’s cries for help with no one to answer them, still haunting. It gives you a creepy feeling that you’re really left wondering what pieces could be left to pick up next season.
So good job, Being Human. I might have been dissatisfied with the season, but I’m back on board for next. Here’s hoping it’s a good one.