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'Being Human' nostalgia recap: Secrets that won't stay dead

Season 1 | Episode 5 | “The End of the World As We Knew It” | Aired Feb 14, 2011

Secrets have a way of getting out. Sometimes it can be freeing, but most times, it can be frightening to hear those secrets come to light. On Syfy’s Being Human, Josh, Aidan and Sally are faced with a truth that will not only affect their present—it could affect their futures.

Since the last episode of Being Human, the roommates have been trying to move on from their decisions. However, it’s proving to be difficult. Sally’s emotions about giving up Danny are causing the house to shake, and Josh is haunted by his fight while he’s cleaning the vampire blood off his clothes. The only person in a happy mood is Ray.

The werewolf has overstayed his welcome. Ray, however, likes staying at the manor and plans to transform with Josh at the next full moon. Josh is still so shaken by the vampire attack that he can barely look Ray in the eye.

Aidan (Sam Waite) chatting with the priest in the hospital chapel.

Later, at the hospital, Aidan is restraining a deranged man. Mr. Sarin, a former hospital patient, has attacked someone on the street. Sarin is a vampire. He calls out for “the priest”—the man who sired him—for help. But before Aidan can hold him back, the new vampire breaks away and flees the hospital.

Aidan finds the priest working in the hospital chapel. The priest confirms that he’s saving souls, and discusses his ideology of why God made him into a vampire. Aidan believes his ramblings to be delusional until he discovers why he’s there. Bishop turned him into a vampire and brought him to the hospital.

Back at the house, Danny and Bridget arrive to fix the pipes. Sally’s emotions have caused them to clog and leak acid. While a plumber searches for the cause, he discovers a ring in the upstairs sink. It’s Sally’s engagement ring.

At the sight of the ring, Sally flashes back to the night when she lost it. Her ring accidentally fell down the sink, but Danny gets mad, accusing her of doing it on purpose. His temper rises so much, he pushes Sally down the stairs. Danny killed Sally! The house was giving her a sign about how she died.

Sally (Meaghan Rath) discovering the true events of her death.

Aidan later confronts Bishop about why he turned Sarin and the priest. Bishop has a plan in motion. He’s turning influential people into vampires to build his family and eventually expose the existence of vampires. He wants to escape the shadows and create a new future where vampires rule. Aidan knows it’s a bad idea, but Bishop isn’t listening. The two fight, but Bishop is stronger. He pities Aidan and warns him to get his house in order, which includes stopping Josh from fighting vampires.

Josh isn’t ready to hear his secret either. Against his initial feeling, he joins Ray in the woods to transform during the full moon. Ray is excited to have Josh back; he wants to start a pack. Josh doesn’t want that life—he wants normalcy. He asks Ray to leave him alone after the full moon, but Ray doesn’t want to go. In his panic, he admits the truth: He turned Josh into a werewolf!

Ray felt guilty and has kept a close eye on Josh after all this time. Josh blames Ray for everything wrong in his life. He didn’t want to be a werewolf. And because of the curse, he lost everything. Ray hoped connecting with Josh would give him some normalcy back, but Josh wants Ray to leave him forever.

The priest is a true believer of vampiric ways. While Aidan feels terrible for the people he killed, the priest finds it invigorating. He can’t believe Aidan is always depressed. He offers to stake Aidan and end his suffering if he wishes. However, Aidan realizes the priest is out of his mind and resorts to the only possible way to stop him without killing him—breaking his fangs.

On Being Human, vampire fangs don’t grow back. There’s nothing the priest or Bishop can do to repair the damage. The priest will have to live his eternal life without feeding with fangs.

Sally (Meaghan Rath) destroying Danny

Sally has reached a new turning point with her powers. She’s distraught over discovering Danny killed her, and even after chatting with Aidan, her rage hasn’t subsided. All the memories and feelings about her death have boiled over. She visits Danny’s apartment and uses her powers to cause chaos, scattering everything around the room, but a strange design appears on the floor. A swirl made of debris finishes with Sally’s engagement ring at the end, scaring Danny.

Aidan, Sally, and Josh cleared the air on Being Human with the discovery of a looming secret. All three had to confront someone from their past about something that affects their future. And it has opened the door to an explosively thrilling conclusion to come. No matter how many family dinners Josh holds to feel normal, the real trouble is just about to begin.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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