Being Human Episode 304
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Die”
Written By: Keto Shimizu
Directed By: Jeff Renfroe
Original Airdate: 4 February 2013
In This Episode...
It is Nora’s mom’s birthday, the one day a year she sees her mom. Josh insists on going with her, feeling that it is time to meet the folks. She doesn’t want to expose him to them, but he insists. They show up with a cake and Erin (playing Josh’s cousin.) Father Robert barely speaks, just drinks and watches football, occasionally grunting when someone speaks to him. Brother RJ is a typical 20-something slacker - who is flirting with Erin. And mom is sweet, if a bit clueless and passive-aggressive. She saw Will’s mom at the store and tells Nora that she is having a hard time moving past Will’s death. Nora can’t hear this, and tells Josh that her parents don’t know it was Will who put her in the hospital (though she thinks on some level they suspect it; they just don’t speak of such unpleasantries.) She also admits to Josh that she killed Brynn while they were upstate, but didn’t say anything because she didn’t want to disappoint him. He swears he would never judge her. While there, Josh takes Nora’s dad aside and asks for her hand in marriage. Robert’s response: “Well, you know what they say. Take a look at the mother. Your choice.” Pleasant.
Anyway, word gets back to RJ, who goes over to congratulate Nora with a half-case of beer (the other half being in his belly.) She leaves him while she runs out for coffee and Erin finds him watching TV. They retire to her bedroom, where Josh walks in on them making out. He drags RJ off Erin and the two start throwing punches. Nora comes home and breaks them apart. Erin says Josh started it, unprovoked, but Nora still throws her brother out. Later that night, Josh discovers that Erin is gone.
After the death of Henry, Aidan goes a little crazy. He invites some college kids over to party at 3am, and has been feeding recklessly. Sally has been having an identity crisis, so she goes out to a dive bar with Aidan where he promises she won’t see anyone she knows. She inquires about reinventing her identity, a system the vampires have always had in place. Of course, now most vampires are dead, which has added to Aidan’s sense of loss. Aidan buys a round of shots for the bar, ingratiating himself to the scattered biker patrons. There is one particularly beefy biker that Aidan can’t keep his eyes off of. When he leaves, Aidan follows. Sally had been in the bathroom and finds she has been abandoned. Resigned to walking home, she finds the biker in the alley, bleeding and barely able to walk. She calls an ambulance for him, then goes home, finding Aidan sitting on the porch. He is not in the mood to listen to her lecture.
That night, as Aidan sleeps, Sally sits on him with a wooden stake poised over his chest. “You wanna die? I get it. Let’s do it.” They have a heart-to-heart and Aidan finally admits that not only does he feel guilty for Henry’s death, he feels alone with most of the vampire population decimated. On top of that, with Sally talking about an escape plan, and Josh and Nora bound to start their own family soon enough. Sally assures him that they would never abandon him, and begs him to stop feeding recklessly. It helps snap Aidan out of it, and the next day he reapplies for his hospital job. Technically this makes him a new hire, which gets him stuck on the night shift. But he discovers something very interesting there: Kenny, a teenaged “bubble boy,” kept completely free of any and all germs.
Sally has a new job herself. She sneaks into the funeral home to steal the identity of a dead infant (in case she gets the nerve to leave Boston.) The cute mortician catches her, and she explains she has a past that she is desperately trying to escape, and she just wants a new identity so she can do simple things like rent a car and get a job. He takes pity on her and offers her a job there, paying cash.
Dig It or Bury It?
I like that we are getting back on track. Aidan had his breakdown, but seems to be moving past it. And he has found a clean blood source. I’m sure that people will find something wrong with him feeding off a child, but hey, he does it safely. I also feel like there is a lot more going on with Nora’s family than we saw tonight. There was a serious lack of supernatural goodness in tonight’s episode.
Jolly Good Fun
As Aidan and Sally approach the dive bar, Sally says: “This place smells like hep C.”
Aidan draws a lot of blood off Kenny, enough for him to ask if Aidan is a vampire. Sally gets romantic with her boss, and his mom catches them and flips out. The catch? Mom is a ghost.