Monday, 7 February 2011

Review: Being Human UK, Series 3, Episode 3 - Type Four


Confronted with a ‘type four’, the housemates are forced to stare death in the face. Mitchell meets his biggest fan, who will do anything to impress his hero.

What I Thought

Type Four, I think, is the best episode so far. I feel sorry for my neighbours, listening to me guffawing and laughing out loud at George. I don’t know how he does it but Russell Tovey is a genius when it comes to playing George. His facial expressions just adds more of a punch behind his comical one liners.

In this episode, we get to meet Sasha, the one and only zombie at Honolulu Heights. At first, everyone wants rid of her because of the awful stench of death that follows her around. You see Annie get majorly jealous when she sees Sasha take an interest in Mitchell. I thought that was quite cute and couldn’t help but laugh at the thought of Annie being jealous of Sasha. If you have watched the episode you will understand why.

Upon further investigation into Sasha’s existence, Annie and Mitchell, discover some horrific footage of experiments gone wrong and they don’t end nicely. The discovery of this footage makes Annie rush back to Sasha’s side and makes her want to watch over her. Feeling sorry and responsible for Sasha, Nina and Annie take her out clubbing to cheer her up after a disastrous meeting with Gethin, Sasha’s boyfriend.
Clubbing and zombies don’t mix, as Annie and Nina find out, as they are soon literally dragging Sasha back to Honolulu Heights. Meanwhile, Mitchell and George have a heart to heart over a few alcoholic beverages. Mitchell is torn between his feelings for Annie. He thinks he will lose her if he tells her about the people he killed on the train back in Bristol but at the same time he knows he will lose her if he doesn’t tell her and she finds out. This dilemma is brought on by an unannounced visit from a strange vampire that is a very bad look-a-like of Mitchell. This vampire, Graham, looks up to Mitchell and wants to be like him, a legend within the vampire community. This doesn’t bode well with our resident vampire, he can’t stand the idea of being a hero to his kind and wants to be left alone. But when Graham threatens to expose Mitchell’s dark deeds to Annie, Mitchell decides it’s time to get it out in the open.
George and Nina are going through a tough decision together in this episode. In the middle of the night, whilst getting up for the toilet, George makes a startling discovery of his own and confronts Nina. This doesn’t end well and George is soon out on his ear and sleeping on the floor in Annie’s room. Later on in the episode, we find out why Nina was thinking of making the choice she was thinking at the time. This brings out a whole new vulnerable side to Nina, one that we don’t normally see. Nina normally gives off the vibe that she has a steel armour surrounding her and that nothing can penetrate it and hurt her but as she is partly human she still feels.
All in all, great episode. I would love to repeat some of my favourite one liners from the episode but they are so descriptive they could give things away. But I will leave you with this, you will be squealing with delight at the end of the show when there’s some snogging going on. Absolutely brilliant and I was so happy to see it finally happen but I have this sneaky suspicion that everything won’t be smelling of roses for very long. Never is in the supernatural world.

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