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'Being Human' nostalgia recap: You can go home again

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “I See Your True Colors … and That’s Why I Hate You” | Aired Feb 28, 2011

In the world of Syfy’s Being Human, monsters aren’t born, they’re created. They’re regular people ripped from their lives and brought into a supernatural world of death, violence, and pain. Josh, Aidan, and Sally were all humans before they changed. But even in a new world, there is still an echo of their previous lives, like their families. With so much danger, would they put their loved ones at risk?

Josh’s sister, Emily, already feels the pain of being too close. On Being Human‘s previous episode, Marcus attacked Emily in retaliation against Josh, putting a damper on Josh’s date with Nora. The scared brother takes Emily to the hospital in the hopes that she will be all right. Josh is mad at Aidan for letting Emily be hurt; they were together at the club and he thought she would be safe. Except Marcus has his own plan for teaching Josh a lesson.

Marcus hurt Emily not only to exact revenge on Josh, but also to hurt Aidan. Bishop doesn’t want anyone near Aidan, but Marcus is disobeying his orders. Aidan warns Josh to leave town with Emily, because Marcus will no doubt attack them again. Emily agrees to leave, but only if she and Josh go to their parents’ house.

Josh (Sam Huntington) being reunited with his parents after two years.

Josh hasn’t gone home to Ithaca in two years, and hasn’t seen or spoken to his parents in that time. Naturally, he’s freaking out and worried about the reunion. He doesn’t expect, however, for his mother to be in denial. Things have changed since Josh lefthis parents have separated, partly because of Josh leaving. He tries to apologize, but his parents are more worried about him. Emily gave them Josh’s private journal, revealing that Josh “thinks” he’s a werewolf.

Back in Boston, Sally is desperately reaching out to her best friend, Bridget. She’s worried Danny is hurting her, just as he hurt Sally. When she’s not able to make contact, she decides to reason with Danny, tormenting him with her ghostly powers. The games don’t scare Danny; in fact, he’s over all her meddling. Danny spews every vile and mean thought he ever had about Sally to her. He’s happy that he’s alive and she’s dead. Sally is now an angry ghost.

Josh needs a little help with his own problems. He makes up a lie that the book is just background material for a graphic novel he’s writing. His parents don’t really believe him until Aidan surprises them for dinner. Josh wants his vampire friend to leave, but his mother invites him to stay. Aidan uses the opportunity to talk about Josh and mention all the good things in his life in Boston, including Nora. The dinner is going well—until Aidan starts coughing and Marcus shows.

Josh (Sam Huntington) worried after Aidan (Sam Witwer) has a strange vampire reaction.

While Aidan is having a vampiric reaction to one of the herbs in the meal, Marcus has come to kill Josh’s family. Josh panics and demands that his family not step outside. They’re panicking and offer to help Josh. Aidan, still in vampire form, attacks Marcus in the backyard and tries to kill Bishop’s minion. The two continue to fight it out, even with Aidan coming close to staking the social-climbing vampire. Marcus catches Aidan off-guard and slips away into the night, plotting to strike revenge another day.

Sally may be a powerful ghost on Being Human, but she underestimates the power of humans. Sally, while still trying to reach Bridget, finally makes contact and warns her friend of the potential pain. She reveals through ghost writing that Danny killed her!

Bridget is scared that her new boyfriend murdered her best friend. She confronts Danny, but Danny isn’t giving up yet. He lies to Bridget and manipulates her emotions, revealing that Sally died accidentally one night, falling down the stairs during an argument. Bridget forgives her lying boyfriend, leaving Sally angry.

Sally (Meaghan Rath) upset over Bridget (Angela Galuppo) forgiving Danny (Gianpaolo Venuta).

Back in Josh’s hometown, the troubles with Marcus end. His parents want an explanation, but he remains tight-lipped. After arguing with his father, Josh tells his family he was unhappy before and doesn’t want his life now. He reveals that he is a werewolf. His family loves him, but they still think he’s crazy and want to help him work though this. Josh decides he’s going to stay for a while; however, Aidan knows it’s a bad idea. If his parents get involved in the wolf change, he will eventually kill them.

So Josh heads back home instead, to live with Sally and Aidan again. The roommates are going to move on with their lives now that they’ve found closure with their pasts. Josh chooses to protect his family, Aidan demands that Bishop leave his friends alone, and Sally copes, now that Bridget wants Sally to leave her alone. The monsters the roommates encountered this week were themselves.

The real danger might be yet to come, though. Marcus, fresh off a shady comment from Bishop, mysteriously travels to the countryside to meet with an old-fashioned woman. She leads him to a mysterious barn where bodies are hanging from the rafters. Sleeping vampires are in the body bags—and from the look on Marcus’ face, trouble is coming soon.

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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