Being Human (US): Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Welcome back, Being Human fans! (Being Humanoids? Being Human Beings?) Anyway, there are lots of spoilers in this week’s recap, so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, go watch it first, then come back. While the beginning of season two focused on the acts of giving into temptation, the end seems to be all about picking up the pieces of the lives shattered along the way, including your own. The really deflating part of that, though, is that no matter what you do to make things better, the lives keep crumbling. The Being Human (US) roommates each have their own Sisyphus issues in “Partial Eclipse of the Heart.”

Henry’s attack on Aidan is a direct order from Mother, and he’s doing everything he can to get back into the royal fold. Fortunately for Aidan, Henry still has a strong bond with his maker. Mid-fight, Henry turns on his cohorts, and Aidan and Henry defeat them together. Henry pleads for Aidan to ditch Suren and run away with him, instead. As thanks, Aidan stakes Henry in the stomach, deep enough to convince Mother he fought a tough battle, and sends him on his way.

Hungry, starving and looking like death warmed over, Suren throws a tantrum and wants to break free of her Motel 6 prison. Aidan convinces her he has a plan, and trusts her to stay put while he blackmails the “Dutch.”

As Josh and Julia continue to define their relationship, they need to decide what to tell Chelsea, Julia’s visiting best friend. They both decide that it’s time to tell red-head that Julia is back with “the demon manchild who ruins lives.” Meanwhile, Josh’s nightmares of killing Ray, his wolf daddy, lead him on a creepy stalker mission where he realizes Ray has reconciled with his family. In a typically awkward bonding moment, Ray advises Josh to tell the truth about the wolf. Between Ray’s advice, Sally’s input and the cranky ginger’s threats, Josh is ready to tell all.

Sally stalks Zoe the ghost whisperer at the hospital (lots of stalking in this episode), desperately trying to apologize, but Zoe has sworn off helping ghosts. In mid-intervention, a total eclipse of the sun messes with the balance of supernatural planes, lifting the veil between reality and…limbo. Shredded ghosts start re-appearing, meaning Zoe has the chance to see Nick again, if only for a short time. (Is this going to happen every time there’s an eclipse, for the rest of their lives?) But where Nick has resurfaced, so has Danny. Sally beats Zoe back to the flat and learns from both guys that limbo is a conscious void of excruciating pain. As the eclipse fades, Zoe and Nick reunite, Sally reconciles with a repentant Danny, and Nick lies to Zoe to put her heart at ease.

In other news, supernatural eclipses apparently induce Josh to “wolf out,” right in the middle of drinks with Julia. He makes a run for it, and after a high-speed foot chase through the streets of Boston, Julia corners him like a caged animal. She sees him for who he is: fangs, fur, and reeling in shock. Before she can process it all…BAM!…a passing car takes her out. A changing Josh has to flee the scene.

Returning once the eclipse has subsided, Josh finds a battered Julia camped out on the curb in the accident aftermath, watching the ambulances clean up their business. I think we all know where this one is going. She has lots of questions and wonders why he never told her. He confesses everything and swears to protect her. Too late, Josh. Can’t you see?! Julia’s joined your supernatural club. The two of them watch EMTs bag up Julia’s body. Confessing that she always loved Josh and she would have been able to handle the truth, her door appears and she takes it. Damn, his luck with women. Stick to the bromances, Josh.

When Aidan returns for Suren, she’s fled the Motel 6. Maybe you should stick to bromances, too, Aidan. Was there any way to keep her after that soap-opera outburst? Her thirst has returned her to Mother, but clearly Suren has learned nothing in 800 years. Mother is ruthless. When she makes a law, she enforces it. “Any vampire having anything to do with Aidan Waite shall be put to death.” Suri, it’s a good thing you’re pretty. That glint in Mother’s eye is telling me you’ve f’ed up for the last time.

This leaves all the roommates alone again, naturally, and there’s only one episode left. Can they pick up the pieces?

What do you think? Have any predictions for the finale? Let us know in the comments below.

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. image
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