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'The End of the World as We Knew It' - 'Being Human' Episode 1.5

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Being Human Episode 1.5
"The End of the World as We Knew It"
Written By: Nancy Won
Directed By: Charles Biname
Original Airdate: 14 February 2011

In This Episode...

The plumbing throughout the house is horribly backed up. Danny and Bridget come by with a plumber, who finds only a minor hair clog and a ring in the pipes. It is Sally's engagement ring, and she flashes back to the night of her death. She took the ring off to wash up and it slipped down the drain. Danny flew into a rage, threw Sally against the wall and down the stairs. He killed her. Naturally, Sally is shocked and horrified. When she tells Aidan, he becomes enraged and it is only at Sally's behest that he doesn't go beat the crap out of Danny. Sally instead chooses to go the haunting route. While Danny and Bridget are out, she creates a tornado in his house, trashing the place. The rubble of his belongings forms a swirling pattern - with Sally's ring at the dead center.

Meanwhile, Ray reveals to Josh that he was the werewolf who turned him. Josh is furious and sends Ray packing. Aidan finds out from a priest who believes that vampirism is next to godliness that Bishop's "master plan" is to create an army of vampires - enough so that vampires can come out of the closet.

Dig It or Bury It?

This was a middling episode. Sally's story was good. Josh's was obvious, and I felt like he and Ray had the same argument over and over. Ray: "Being a werewolf is a gift! I searched for you for years." Josh: "A gift? You've ruined my life!" Imagine that for 20 minutes. Aidan spends most of the episode arguing with the priest vampire. Not sure if he was more offended that the priest was preying on patients, or that he was hiding behind his white collar. Ultimately, the episode offered several very important story points, with a lot of filler in between.

Brits vs. Yanks

The American version spent more time explaining the fight between Sally and Danny that led to her demise. The UK version had a thong flushed down the toilet because Danny was offended that... his fiance would wear something so "slutty?" I'm not sure.

Myths Revamped

Apparently, fangs don't grow back. After lots and lots of arguing between the priest and Aidan, Aidan proves he has a bigger pair, pins the priest down, and breaks all his teeth.

Prophecies?

Sally changes her mind and sends Aidan to beat the crap out of Danny, while Rebecca sends Aidan a creepy vampire porn.

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