Being Human 1.7
"I See Your True Colors... And That's Why I Hate You"
Written By: Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke
Directed By: Jeremiah Chechik
Original Airdate: 28 February 2011
In This Episode...
Aidan is furious to discover that it was Marcus who beat up Emily. He insists Josh and Emily leave town for a few days so he can smooth things over. Emily agrees, but will only go one place: home. At home, things are eerily calm. Josh discovers that his parents separated not long after he left, but Dad comes over for dinner to see his son. Dad is a therapist, and Josh is frustrated that his dad is trying to "shrink" him, rather than talk to him like a human being. Of course, it could have to do with the fact that Emily gave her parents Josh's werewolf journal. He swears it is just research for a graphic novel he is working on.
Aidan shows up unexpectedly, and seems to give credence to the graphic novel story. Things go to hell when Aidan has an "allergic" reaction to the garlic in Mom's chicken and rushes upstairs to recover - Josh following right behind. When Josh comes downstairs, he sees Marcus at the door, talking to his dad, and freaks out. He slams the door shut, tells his father never to invite that man in, and gives him a carving knife with the instructions that, should that man ever come in, he must be beheaded. Josh then breaks a small table to arm himself with a stake. Outside, Aidan and Marcus are beating the crap out of each other. They finally come to a draw, realizing that their strength and speed are matched. Josh tells his family that it is not a graphic novel he is working on; he is a werewolf. Later, he tells Aidan he told his parents, and Aidan believes he is naive to believe that they will "come around."
Meanwhile, Sally has kicked up the haunting on Danny, but Danny is catching on and won't be easily threatened. He taunts Sally, demeaning her haunting abilities. So Sally switches tactics. She takes control of Bridget's hand and writes a simple message: he killed me. Bridget is horrified, but when she confronts Danny, Danny turns it around. He admits it was an accident, claims to be grief-stricken, and that Sally was manipulative, even emotionally abusive. To Sally's horror, Bridget believes him.
Dig It or Bury It?
This was probably the most serious episode of the season - so far. The plot progressed well, but I miss the lightheartedness. I feel that Danny is treading a dangerously cartoonish line, but I like how he is developing, and I want to see how far over the edge Sally will go. The Aidan/Marcus fight was fun, but I am tired of the Marcus/Bishop vampire-underground plot. They set it up nicely a few episodes ago, with Marcus wanting to force vampires into the mainstream. However, all we get of that subplot is near-meaningless snippets of scenes with Aidan getting pissy with one or the other. Take the subplot somewhere or cut its head off.
Aidan suffers an "allergic reaction" to garlic when consumed. He coughs and chokes on it, and it causes his fangs to come out. The best remedy is feverfew or mistletoe, but in a pinch, a soak in a chamomile tea bath will do the trick.
Brits vs. Yanks
I'm going to admit something, and I hope it doesn't destroy my journalistic integrity. I have stopped watching the UK version of the series. I really, really liked it, and plan on watching it in its entirety, but I felt like it was coloring my views of the American version.
Jolly Good Fun
Pickings were slim in this serious episode, but my favorite line came from Josh. At the end of his rope with his psychobabbling father, the doorbell rings. "I swear, if that is my high school math teacher, here for an intervention, I'm going to cut my face off." Second place tonight goes to Sally. When Aidan theorizes that maybe the reason she hasn't crossed over is because she is here to protect Bridget. "Like condoms on a nightstand?" she inquires.
Aidan gets a new friend, Sally gets help, and Josh gets laid.