Saturday, February 25, 2012

Being Human BBC • Eve Of War Tonight!

Tonight at 9PM/8PM Central, the fourth season of Being Human will premiere the episode Eve Of War. This comes on the cusp of the Season 3 finale, and the loss of one of the main characters, vampire John Mitchell. He was staked by werewolf George as as werewolf Nina and ghost Annie looked on.

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This season opens in the year 2037, and her learn the war on vampires is being lost by the humans. The vampires are taking over New York, and the UK is in a bad way. Back to today, we see Tom working at a cafe. I guess even young handsome werewolves need to earn a living. While waiting on a customer, he notices the telltale signs of bite marks and pranks of the walking dead nature, and decides to take action. So he grabs the stake and takes off.

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He picks off a couple of Asian vamps, and questions the boy, and we learn the awful news. Nina is gone, killed by vampires. The hit was ordered by a vampire called Griffin, and Tom wants to find him. Back at the house, we see George struggling to understand it all, and trying to protect his daughter, apparently born just before Nina was killed. Annie is trying to help, but George is inconsolable. He has yet to tell anyone the baby's name. As the opening bars to Timbuk 3's The Future's So Bright comes on, we follow a young man walking around the docks to a building.



He passes the guard wearing a "Stoker Moving" uniform, a nod to Irish novelist Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, on the way to the fridge, and pops open a bottle of blood. He is there to attend a meeting, where they are talking about getting George, and taking the baby. Cutler, a sarcastic vampire with cutting remarks, questions the need to take over the world, starting with the baby. He will be trouble for them, to be sure.

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Tom goes to visit George, and meets the baby for the first time. He finds the brooding werewolf, and tells him he knows where Griffin is going to be. He wants revenge for Nina. Annie pulls him away, and smacks Tom for suggesting going after the vampires, and she fears losing her remaining friend. George interrupts, and wants to go ahead with the plan, even though he fears it is a trap.

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The action cuts away to another town, Southend-On-Sea, to a barber shop. There were discover Leo giving Hal a trim, and discussing health issues. The blues are playing in the background, and it sounds like Little Red Rooster by blues artist Howlin' Wolf.



It seems Hal is a vampire, and Leo is an aging werewolf, and both are worried about Leo's health. And about the reaction of another friend, Pearl. Back in Barry, Wales, George is preparing to venture out with Tom, and Annie is not pleased. But he will go out, and leaves Annie with the baby. Back to Southend-On-Sea, we find Pearl strapping Leo down, preparing for the transformation. She refuses to think of his dying, but he wants to celebrate the fact that the vampire, the werewolf and a ghost banded together, to try to save humanity. Hmmmm.

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Back in Barry, George is telling Tom about Nina's murder, and how the vampires beat her to death. And then sent flowers to George. They come up to the warehouse on the coast. The charge in, only to discover a trap has been set. Back at the house, Annie is cuddling with the baby. There is a knock on the door, and it is Children's Services, there to check for the baby. She has a cop with her, who needs her to invite him in... The boys are on their way home, only the transformation starts, and they can't make it home. Tom admits he wanted to help him, with the hope of staying with George and Annie, to help out. Back at the house, the welfare agent is taking the baby away, and the policeman threatens Annie. She now knows he is a vampire. He takes the baby away. Annie chases them, only to be stopped by the welfare agent, who has seen her own body bleeding in the alley. They get away. But the time of transformation has arrived, and all the vampires are changing. Will the baby transform the first time without anyone to guide her? George and Tom are transforming together, and are being watched by Cutler. This can't be good.

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A gaggle of vampires hang around the baby, wanting to see her change. Nothing happens. Might she just be human after all? When George and Tom arrive at home, they find Annie crying and explaining how they stole the baby. Back in the barber shop, it seems Leo survived the full moon, but just barely. Back in Wales, vampire Griffin is out front, calling for George. He wants George to come with him, and then he will set the baby free. They will most likely kill George. He goes with Griffin, and is chained in the warehouse. They taunt George by playing with the baby in front of him, although he can do nothing to help her. Cutler tries once again to speak to Griffin, but his rebuffed, Then the Vampire of Records comes in, to talk about an ancient prophesy he has found. It seems there are old scrolls that predict the baby born of a supernatural triad will kill all the vampires.

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What will happen in the final 20 minutes of the show? You'll have to tune in to find out. Who comes out alive, and who doesn't? What is to become of our friends? Find out at 9PM/8PM Central time on BBC America!

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