Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Review: Being Human UK, Series 3, Episode - The Wolf Shaped Bullet

Comedy-drama series about three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with unusual afflictions – one is a werewolf, one is a vampire and the other is a ghost.

In the powerful climax to the series, Nina’s fate hangs in the balance, whilst Annie battles with Lia for her soul. Herrick pits George against Mitchell.

What I Thought

Well after that episode I just wanted to have a good old cry. It was absolutely amazing and absolutely heart wrenching at the same time. I can’t even review this episode without giving spoilers away, well I could, but I don’t want to. I want to tell you what happened. So here goes...

George tries to get into the police station to see Mitchell and get him out of there but with no luck he is turned around by the policemen and has to find another way in. At this point Herrick is sitting outside the police station is his stolen uniform biding his time to break Mitchell out. Annie on the other hand is all for making Mitchell stay locked up, no matter the repercussions.

Tom makes his way back to Honolulu Heights after his night in the woods to find McNair dead along with about a half dozen police officers and a dying Nina at the bottom of the stairs after her attempt to get to a phone to call for an ambulance. Tom must have called the ambulance because next thing we know, Nina is in the hospital fighting for her life. After Annie finds out what Herrick has done, she rushes to Nina’s side, only to be coerced by a rhyme, into returning to purgatory by Lia, which is funnily being spouted out the mouth of a dead policeman.

Lia waits for Annie and basically reveals her plan. There was no prophecy, she was just wanted revenge on Mitchell for her death and the hurt it has caused her family. Lia isn’t fully aware of the collateral damage her revenge campaign has caused, but Annie is quick to let her know. Mitchell has made Lia’s prophecy into a self-fulfilling one.

Meanwhile, Herrick has done a mighty fine job of pitting George against Mitchell.  As the two friends fight, Tom enters wanting to pay back from Herrick for his fathers death. In the end Herrick meets his final death once more, but not at Tom’s hand. Mitchell realises that the only way he can stop hurting the people he loves and others is for him to meet his true death. But who does he pick to carry out the horrible, horrible deed? Poor old, kind, gentle George. Of all the people he want to do it, it has to be George.

Well..the last scene of this episode was literally the most saddest thing I have ever watched. I didn’t think George could do it – but he did. And now Mitchell is no more. But George and the gang have another enemy on their hands, the ‘Old Ones’. The also discover that George and Nina’s pregnancy is a one of a kind, it has never happened before and the ‘Old Ones’ reckon Annie is stronger than they all know. I wonder how this will all pan out now that Mitchell isn’t there to keep them updated on the weird and wonderful world of vampires.

I am happy to report that Being Human has been commissioned for a fourth season which I am sure will detail the gang’s journey and their fight against the ‘Old Ones’ but I think it may be lacking what with Mitchell out of the picture. Hopefully his departing doesn’t affect the Being Human fan base as it could have a detrimental effect on the series and it’s airing future. I personally will continue to watch the show - hoping against hope that Mitchell returns in one form or another. I have a great idea on how to resurrect Mitchell but not in the creepy way that Herrick did it. It would be better if they brought Mitchell as a ghost. I think my idea would be great (not being biased at all LOL) and it would mean Mitchell could be with Annie. Being Human hasn’t really gone into whether vampires can become ghosts or not (if they have, someone please tell me because I have obviously missed it). What do you guys think is in store for season four?

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