In “Don’t Fear the Scott,” the most recent episode of Being Human (US), Henry has been pestering Aidan to bring him back into the family full force, but Aidan refuses. He and Suren are preparing for Mother’s pending visit and having Henry back in the mix too quickly could cause problems, but treating Henry this way could backfire.
Now that Josh and Julia are getting closer, he wants her to be a part of his supernatural family, but there’s that slight problem of her past with Aidan and how he treated her after their “encounter.” Julia’s willing to give it a shot if Aidan is. Josh pleads his case to Aidan to make amends with Julia and help him with his “do-over,” so Aidan agrees. Better yet, he wants to bring Suren along on a quaint double-date. If he must accept Julia, Josh should accept Suren, the woman he loves.
Sally is still fighting to block out Scott, her Reaper half, any way she knows how. Like Bishop did with Aidan, Scott follows Sally and pesters her incessantly. Watching TV, Sally cranks the volume so she doesn’t have to hear him, because acknowledging him only fuels his being. She admits to the boys that Scott is still there. She is miserable about the lives she has ruined, and they vow to protect her. However, in doing so, they let it slip that Janet, the woman she possessed, is being driven mad by memories of Sally’s life and was admitted to the hospital looney bin. Sally makes it her mission to fix Janet, since she’s the one who broke her. Unfortunately, she can’t do it alone, and Josh refuses to help. He thinks it will only make matters worse.
Aidan and Suren arrive for dinner, and after a truly awkward beginning, one lightened by Sally’s painful observation and commentary, Suren reveals the origin of her love for Aidan. A pleasant meal turns quite tense, though, when Suren confronts Julia about being with Aidan. In 80 years, a lot has changed, but Suren hasn’t had the chance. Overall, the meal was a success, and the boys look forward to expanding their circle. Everything seems perfect. Until Nora returns.
Mother visits Boston and praises her daughter’s success, but denies her any promotion. And true to her word, she grants Aidan his freedom by essentially banishing him from the vampire world and forbidding his contact with Suren and his access to blood dens and cleanup crews, upon penalty of death. I guess you should be careful what you wish for. Reeling in his new punishment, Aidan sits with Josh to have a bro-chat about life, love and freedom. Aidan realizes that freedom without Suren means nothing and calls in his favors from Henry, who delivers a message to Suren. Aidan then convinces Suren to run away with him and create a new life together.
Sally runs into Nora and fills her in on what she’s missed. Nora offers to help Sally mend things with Janet, and together they visit the psych ward. Going through Sally’s memories helps Janet recover, and Sally discovers the good in her is stronger than Scott. Eventually, Janet is cured and released.
Aidan packs his bags and leaves a hole in the lives of his roommates. Although they beg to keep in touch, Aidan can’t just run; he has to disappear. His heartfelt goodbye is a montage of memories shared by the trio in the Boston flat. He bids a final “I love you both,” and just like that, he’s gone. But life on the lam isn’t all that glam. Suren isn’t prepared for what it means to be free with Aidan. Her hunger is immediate and unquenchable. When Aidan goes out to find some fresh meat, he realizes Henry has tracked him down with lethal intent. Remember, Aidan, what Bishop told you: “The son always kills the father.”
Nora tells Josh about her unpleasant life with a very violent Brynn, but she did learn one thing from the purebred. The curse can be lifted if you kill the one who turned you. Josh refuses, because in order to stop being a wolf, he’d have to become a murderer. He then asks the question we all want to know. Why hasn’t Nora killed him? She admits that she loves him too much. Despite this confession, Josh goes to the hospital and picks Julia to start his new life.
And turning down the volume on the television, Sally has finally managed to quiet the Scott within.
|Jim C. is a sci-fi/supernatural/federation/superhero/Cylon teacher nerd, obsessed with TV, books and film. He spent his childhood reading comics, writing morbid horror stories and being the token tormented class homo, but he thinks he turned out pretty freakin’ awesome.|