Saturday, March 26, 2011

Being Human Season 3 - Daddy Ghoul

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New Episode is being broadcast on BBC America at 9PM/8PM Central time.Check your local listings to be sure, because you don't want to miss an episode! By the end of the last episode (here), we knew the Social Worker made it out, only to break down in tears, and have Annie make sure her tissues were in order. Mitchell and Annie had a lovely talk on the steps, rekindling their feelings for one another. Nina certainly has a basic distrust of Mitchell, aided by some well-placed words from Herrick. Speaking of Herrick, we are certainly lead to believe he remembers more of his past than he is letting on, although how much, we can't be sure. But Mitchell wants to know a secret, and Herrick is not sharing. And Nina placed a called to the Brighton Police, something only Herrick seems to know about.

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The current episode opens in Paris in 1933, with Mitchell and Herrick having a disagreement of sort. As is often the case with these two, Mitchell was on the bad end, and his face was beaten up. But Herrick was trying to tell him about being his heir, a savior of sorts. Another thing that is often the case, Mitchell is really not listening. But what he is listening to saxophonist Sidney Joseph Bechet playing the Cole Porter classic, What Is This Thing Called Love?



We cut to George and Nina in bed, discussing family life, and being parents. Nina wants to talk about their living arrangements, but George isn't exactly catching on. That is, however, par for the course. Next we see Annie pop in as Mitchell reads more about the Box Tunnel Massacre, scaring him. She is flirty, but Mitchell is a bit on edge, when Annie notices a listing in the paper. It seems George's father has pasted away, and he doesn't know.

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As they gather 'round the kitchen table, Annie decides to recite W.H. Auden's Funeral Blues, much to the chagrin of her friends. Even more disconcerting is when Annie panics and starts to quote UK Pop Diva Cheryl Cole, from her song Fight for this Love.



Mitchell tells Annie they should give George and Nina some time alone to cope with the news, and they go off to the bedroom. Annie confirms that she is not good with death - funny for a ghost, right? Soon, however, they are kissing. Downstairs, George is telling Nina about his father, and how ordinary he was, and how fantastic he now knows that to be. George decides he must go home and attend the service, even if he must be unnoticed. We cut to Herrick having nightmares, and Mitchell goes to speak to him. No, it isn't nightmares, it is withdrawal symptoms, he needs to drink blood. Mitchell tries to force-feed him. He explains to Herrick that he's had an extremely long life, and he is finally happy while Herrick is snacking on him. He doesn't want to leave her - Annie. He wants to know how he survived the fatal attack by a werewolf. But Mitchell realizes his anemic blood is not enough, Herrick needs fresh human blood to fully return.

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George sneaks up on the graveside ceremony for his father. He stumbles upon a familiar form - his father. Daddy George is happy to see his son, whom he feared was gone forever. George explains to his father that he is a ghost, waiting to make the crossing. Daddy explains he knows why George left - and George admits to being a werewolf, and having a ghost for a friend. Their lovely moment is interrupted when George notices his mother being comforted by the gym teacher, whom he hated. We cut to Mitchell answering the doorbell, finding a pretty young blond from the police, wanting to ask some questions about the Box Tunnel killings. The heel of her shoe had broken and she had skinned her knee. He lets her in the house.

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Back to George and his quest for answers from his ghostly father, finding out that his parents had separated in his absence. His mother met the teacher in a Salsa dance class. They became lovers, and the father moved out of their home and into a travel trailer. The men walk around the allotment and discover the father's she burnt to the ground - he had died in the fire. Talking about his death has made the father uncomfortable, and he walks away. We cut to Nina tending to the cuts on the knee of the police woman in the bathroom. Herrick uses a scissors to poke a spy-hole in the ceiling. But he is looking at the blood, and he gets twitchy. But soon the ladies are back in the kitchen, and the detective is asking questions about the murders. Mitchell is panicked, and starts looking like Jack Nicholson in The Shining. After he professes a total lack of knowledge about the subject, she decides to leave. Nina calls George, to tell him she will be joining him, and he tells her the situation.

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George and his father try to figure out his unfinished business, from seeing the remake of Titanic to an unpaid bill for newspapers to misinformation about the Atkin's diet. While they try to sort this out, we hear the jazzy stylings of Ernest Ranglin playing Ball of Fire.



None seem to do the trick. And Nina shows up to support her baby-daddy. Cut to Annie grilling Mitchell about the investigation and what is bothering him. Mitchell tells her that Daisy might be the one to point the finger, and Annie gets a bit tense and storms out. Herrick is sneaking about, and goes into the bathroom and starts sucking the blood off the tissues. Nina is in the camper chatting with George's father, and he talks about how the parents separated. Is reuniting George with his mother what will make Mr. Sands complete his journey?

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Next wee see Annie watching as the detective is told she cannot interview Mitchell again, and is tied to the office for the foreseeable future. George and Nina are walking down the street holding hands, on their way to his home. George knocks on the door, which is answered by him mother. Annie is chatting away, talking all 30's cop movie, when she notices a picture of Lia, a victim of the Box Tunnel murders. Back to George, and he is being grilled by the teacher, and no one is happy about it.

In the final 20 minutes, there is so much to come. Can George survive around the gym teacher? Who will be caught dancing to the music of Girls Aloud's The Promise?



Who finally figures out what is going on with George's father? As Nina and George prepare him for his next battle, we hear the music of Young Marble Giants playing. It is the song Posed by Models.



Will George tell him mother about his Lycanthropy? Will Mitchell tell the detective about Daisy? Will the detective be alone with Herrick, giving him the chance to drink? Will he share his secret, with either Mitchell or the detective?

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