(First published for the site simplytv.blogspot.com)
All of the roommates went through some revelations in last week’s premiere. So this week we’re seeing a lot of reaction to that (read: varying levels of freak-out).
For instance. Our lowest level freak-out goes to Sally, whose new friends are locked into perpetual teenage boy awkwardness. This holds little appeal for her, but her desire for ghostly friendship overwhelms her to the point of going out with them to “rage.” This is more like possession. They find some unsuspecting inebriated partiers and dive into their bodies right between their shoulder blades. Everyone dives in except for Stevie (Robert Naylor). Once Sally is in she goes straight for the food (amen sister) and she is giddy with the sensations of touch and taste back in her life. Also? New clothes. And the freak-out part? Well apparently we have something else to learn about what ghosts can do to each other, cause it sure looked like Stevie sort of ripped his friend from existence, and I think Sally might agree.
Mid-level freak-out goes to Aidan even though his stress is on more of a globally epic level. He’s fully dug up Mother’s daughter (Dichen Lachman, Torchwood: Miracle Day) and she has decided to test Aidan’s level of loyalty. She has decided that while she agrees that she needs help on the police force, the help she wants is new vampire help.
Upper-level freak-out goes to the Nora-Josh duo. Nora is in full on OMG I’M A WEREWOLF mode and while Josh is trying to talk her down from the figurative ledge, he is balancing (pretty well for Josh) the guilt of having accidentally turned her and the OMG MY GIRLFRIEND KILLED/ATE THAT WEIRD AMISH VAMPIRE (Hegeman).
I thought this was a great episode with a lot of really outstanding acting from Rath. Looking forward to next week because I feel like each of the characters all sat around a heaved a “what’s next?” sigh.
Tune into Being Human Monday nights on Syfy.