by Dianna Berrian
Be it werewolf, vampire, ghost or human – this week’s “Being Human” pushes everyone pretty much past their limits.
Isn’t it always a drag when you wake up naked in the woods next to a werewolf who isn’t your wife? Well that’s Josh’s current predicament. Apparently his wolf thought it’d be okay to have a little rendezvous with Wendy’s (wife of macho hothead Mark) but human Josh is so not okay with it. Especially at the thought of what Nora might say. Aiden, on the other hand, is having his own crisis. His blood binging seems to be making his appetite stronger and he’s fresh out of blood bags. As if the supernatural stresses weren’t enough, Sally’s brother Robbie stops in to inform the household that they have 30 days to purchase or vacate the house. Talk about a bad morning!
Sally: The first couple that comes to see the house – you just, like, slaughter them, right?! You just, like, eat them like it’s Sunday brunch! And then I come in, and I, like, bust all the pipes, and it’s crazy town in here and then no one ever buys!
Aiden: Please stop coming up with scenarios where I eat people!
While the news drives Sally and Aiden to brainstorm ways to scare off prospective buyers, it provokes Josh and Nora to consider their future together and they agree it may be time to move out on their own. Obviously the idea doesn’t appeal to Aiden or Sally.
Still hungry, Aiden goes off to the “black market” for blood but Suzanna cuts him off, scoffing at his life choices. On a short walk, they discuss Aiden’s codependency issues until his hunger overwhelms him so she drags him to the bar she works at to distract his hunger with alcoholism.
Sally, meanwhile, is struggling to get rid of the viewers Robbie’s bringing through the house. Desperate, she resorts to magic to cause a putrid stench through the house. Of course, magic comes with a piace, and she time travels back to 2009 to follow a string of Robbie’s memories where he sees her murderous fiance Danny for what he is – a creep – and keeps trying to fight for her, only to be eventually pushed away by naive 2009 Sally.
Josh meets with Wendy in secret to discuss what happened between their wolves the night before, and he begs her not to say anything to Mark. But her relationship is based on honesty so she doesn’t want to agree. One bit of wisdom she offers – sooner or later he’ll have to accept what his wolf wants or it’ll eat him alive.
With a family of prospectives, Robbie runs into more trouble when it seems a little girl in the closet (Lil Smokie?) causes the couple’s son to get hurt. Obviously their interest disappears. As if that weren’t enough, when Josh and Nora return home from apartment searching, Robbie is trying to fix whatever is in the drain causing the stench when his hand almost gets chopped by the disposal when the electric mysteriously short circuits. He heads down to the basement for his tools leaving Josh to appeal to Nora with the idea of leaving Boston for a fresh start. But Nora’s no dummy and she knows it’s a little weird of him to be so suddenly open to all this change. All she wants right now is the old Josh back. All Josh wants right now? To go for a run. And…maybe stop by Aiden for a little bromance and shots.
Maybe it’s me, but the sparks between Aiden and Suzanna seem to be reigniting. And I’m not opposed. While Josh unloads his wolf troubles on Aiden, Suzanna overhears him tell Josh that telling Nora the truth might relieve his guilt, but it won’t do anything but hurt her. It’s just one of those things you have to keep from a person you love to protect them. It hits a nerve with Suzanna, particularly the one where she killed their son and didn’t tell him. Later when Josh leaves, Suzanna’s prowess with compulsion is put on display as she gets rid of two admirers so she and Aiden can really reignite that flame with a good old fashioned bar sexing. Bow chicka wow wow.
Back at the house, Robbie’s in the basement tinkering away at pipes and Josh is trying to confess to Nora his wolfy indiscretion. Unfortunately, they’re interrupted by a vengeful Mark (clearly Wendy didn’t listen) and amidst the beatdown he’s laying on Josh, he blurts to Nora what happened before Josh gets the chance.
She tries to pull Mark off Josh but gets tossed across the room. Annnnd cue Josh’s creepy wolfman beast coming out to play. He’s a bloodthirsty little monster and he very well could have killed Mark if it wasn’t for Nora’s plea to stop. When Mark and Wendy leave, Nora and Josh have to deal with the emotional recoil of the indiscretion and it is heart wrenching. She can’t trust him, believing that on some level his wolf his wanted it, that it was somehow his choice. But he argues none of what’s happened to him has been a choice, and he’s not that kind of guy, to which she retorts he clearly is that kind of wolf and apparently, the wolf is winning. What she saw was a vicious killer and it scares her that the last time he wolfed out that way, he said he liked it.
After their steamy hookup, Suzanna and Aiden come to an agreement – he’ll stop killing humans and learn to survive on very very little blood consumption, the way she does, if she’ll stop killing vampires. She agrees on the terms that they can get vampires to stop killing, and he compromises by becoming her test subject. If they can work together and make their system work, the vampire community will have peace and harmony. Ah, I hear the angels singing. *snort* Their pact doesn’t last the night as Aiden kills the first pretty girl who smiles at him on his walk home. Oopsie. Kenny, help!
Meanwhile, Robbie is still down in the basement, oblivious to the paranormal activity going on around him. The boiler suddenly starts spurting water and it just so happens to trail directly toward him, forming a puddle. And the power tools just so happen to turn on and vibrate enough to fall off the table into – you guessed it – the water. Buzz! You’re electrocuted and dead now. Oh hi, Sally. Just me, your brother Robbie. The ghost. Sup?