April 3, 2012

Quick Thoughts: BEING HUMAN, "Partial Eclipse of the Heart"

As much crap as I've given this season of Being Human, I have to admit that it's ending on a somewhat high note. While I won't say that "Partial Eclipse of the Heart" was as good as say "Dream Reaper," it was still wildly entertaining mostly due to how sad it ended on a down note.

Now, I've been pretty upfront about how I haven't really cared all that much about Julia, Suren, Henry and Zoe (to a lesser extent) but one of the reasons why "Partial Eclipse" worked was because it made them relevant in my eyes as they were the sources of pain for our main characters. It was gut-wrenching to see Josh finally come clean to Julia just to find out that he was talking to her ghost since she died after getting hit by a car. After buying in to the Aidan/Suren relationship, seeing her skulk back to mother was heart-breaking, and don't get me started on that scene between Zoe and Nick where he told her that he's in a better place since being shredded when Sally and we all know that's a lie. Dramatic stuff.

My biggest question after "Partial Eclipse" is where does the show go from here. This episode had an almost finale feel to it, and I have no idea how next week's is going to wrap everything up. I suppose we're going to get some closure between Aidan and Suren (with Henry playing a role in it all), and we still need to figure out whether Josh is going to kill Ray and the return of Nora, so I guess there's still some stories to tell, but they seem like they're going to be tacked on to what could have been a satisfying ending. We'll have to wait and see.

After some wheel-spinning, Being Human's been able to re-establish itself with some really strong episodes about the people we care about. Yes, we're still being pummeled over the head with outlying characters that don't carry as much weight with me as a viewer, but at least they're being utilized in effective ways, and I no longer feel like I'm wasting time while watching them. Let's just hope the finale can keep the momentum going.


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