I was warned things would get dark this season, but to be honest I like things pretty dark. So I’m going to reference Buffy, but I don’t think you’ll mind. When Buffy set out to discover more about her powers and where they came from the first slayer told her, “Death is your gift.” I feel like that’s true for all our character in this episode and possibly for this season. Sally’s new friends show her dangerous new things that can’t and won’t always end well. Josh has to worry about killing something as his wolf at least once a month but thankfully he has no memory of it. And Aidan has a history of violence. He’s on the wagon right now but I think we all know it’s only a matter of time before Suren yanks him off.
1. Ghost on ghost violence. So Sally’s been haning out with the ghosts of three teenage boys. Beggars can’t be choosers I guess but these new friendships seem to be going nowhere fast until they all go out and “rage.” They crash what looks like a college party and Phil and Dylan do something Sally’s never seen before. They enter (or “jump in”) the bodies of two humans and take them over. As Stevie explains it, it’s easier to get into people whose defenses are down. There are also some people they can’t enter no matter what. Sally manges to hijack the third person she tries to jump into and at first it’s exhilirating. But when Dylan wants to get busy with her - something Sally would never do in someone else’s body (and definitely not in her own) - things start getting violent. Stevie doesn’t enter anyone any more because it led him down a dark path in the past and we see the result of that tonight. He obliterates Dylan’s energy, essentially killing him. Who knew a ghost could even be killed? Not me.
2. Nora talks about her miscarriage at Josh’s med school mixer. I’ve got to admit, I didn’t love how she talked about something so personal in front of strangers. Nora’s freaking out (and rightly so) after her first wolfing-out experience. She’s drinking a lot at Josh’s med student mixer and not really censoring herself. So Josh’s friend Jesse and Jesse’s not only hear about Nora waking my with a squirrel in her mouth – that’s kind of a tough one to explain – but also here about Nora’s recent miscarriage. Um, I feel like that conversation isn’t really appropriate to have in front of people you barely know. Talk about awkward. I actually like that she’s no longer pregnant because I just couldn’t imagine them being able to make that work. But I wonder if these two can make it at all. Josh loves Nora but also feels guilty about what he did to her. We have no idea if Nora loves Josh or not. She hasn’t said the three words although she does tell Josh she wants them to be happy. And while Josh’s feelings probably aren’t a big priority for Nora right now, I’m finding it harder and harder to be on board with this relationship. I don’t want them to be together just because they’re both monsters. And, like Nora, I don’t want Josh to give up med school for her. Josh is intent on finding a cure, which I feel is a healthy response to his affliction. We’ll see how that goes. One thing I find extremely interesting though is that Nora remembers what her wolf does but Josh doesn’t remember what his does. So, Nora remembers killing Heggeman.
3. Suren kills a human when Aidan won’t. As Suren’s number two Aidan wants to find a replacement for Bishop as quickly as possible. They need someone in the police force to help them cover up kills and handle clean-ups. He’s got some candidates lined up but Suren’s more interested in Cecilia, a cop she claims she met on the street. The problem? She’s human. Suren wants Aidan to take a break from his “vegetarian” diet and turn her. She also warns him that she knows something’s going on with Heggeman’s disappearance. But Aidan doesn’t even drink live anymore and tries to save Cecilia’s life by making her leave. His brief moment of chivalry is for nothing when he sees Suren has killed Cecilia anyway. Now they’ve got an “inside man,” but Aidan does not like the way Suren achieved it. I know it won’t be too long before we learn more about the crime Suren committed that put her in the ground for 80 years. She’s started doing what she can to bring that Aidan back to her. Aidan had better watch out. From what we know of their history, it’s probably only a matter of time before Suren makes him lose control.
Editor’s note: A reader pointed out a mistake with the Josh/Nora storyline that I have since corrected. I didn’t realize Josh already knew about the miscarriage before this episode. Where was I during that scene?
Being Human airs Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy.