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Season 1 | Episode 11 | “Going Dutch” | Aired Mar 28, 2011

Death, dust and deception. Those are the three words that come to mind for Being Human‘s bloodiest episode yet. The big bad vampires—The Dutch—made their presence known in town, causing murder and mayhem wherever they went. With Aidan left to roll with the punches, there’s no telling what the powerful vampires have in store for Boston. Tensions are at an all-time high, and it has to eventually hit its breaking point.

Until then, it’s time to kick back and relax. Picking up from last week’s episode, Bishop is taking The Dutch out for a night on the town. He treats the old-fashioned vampires to a drink at the blood bar while teaching them the new, modern ways. The new method: feeding from willing humans but not killing. The Dutch prefer their old way of life and butcher every woman working at the blood bar.

Heggemann (Terry Kinney) about to enjoy a meal at the blood bar.

Bishop isn’t too worried about the deaths. He knows his days are numbered anyway—just like his maker before him, he’s positive The Dutch will kill him. He’s also positive someone has betrayed him, insinuating it’s either Marcus or Aidan. Aidan is in the clear, but Marcus … he’s plotting against his mentor. He’s hoping to take over Boston and remove the threats, Aidan and Bishop, with authority from The Dutch.

Josh, on the other hand, has unexpected news in his love life. After being kidnapped for the dog fight, Nora is upset with Josh for disappearing for two days. He’s sorry for the stress, but it’s her other news that’s really causing her distress: Nora is pregnant. The news leaves Josh in a state of shock. He can’t believe he got Nora pregnant, especially since he’s a werewolf and thought it wasn’t possible. His shock causes him to say some thoughtless comments, leading Nora to cut Josh out of the pregnancy.

Josh is bewildered and not sure what to do. He has a frightening nightmare of the potential werewolf baby, but after a few calming words from Aidan, Josh comes to his senses. He reaches out to Nora and promises he will always be there for her and the baby.

Back at the manor, Sally’s troubles have come home. She made peace by giving up Danny and Bridget, but the couple can’t give her up. While the roommates are away, the couple invites a woman, Ilana, to the house to do an inspection. Sally thinks it’s just for maintenancem but Ilana has a different job. Ilana is a psychic. She plans to go room by room, cleansing the house and forcing Sally’s soul to move on.

Sally tries to escape, but she’s trapped once the group places salt at every exit. Ilana asks Sally to leave politely, and when the dead girl refuses, the psychic begins cleansing the house with sage. The cleansing and incantations are working! Sally feels the pain and experiences a negative reaction; she’s forced to move around the house to escape.

Sally (Meaghan Rath) enduring an exorcism at the apartment.

The last room left to be cleansed is the main bedroom. Bridget has second thoughts, but Danny, being the conniving sneak he is, forces the cleansing to continue. Sally tries to stop the psychic but inadvertently possesses Ilana, sharing memory flashes of Danny killing her. Ilana refuses to help out—she knows what Danny has done and warns Bridget. Bridget, finally hearing the truth, breaks up with Danny and leaves him to deal with his own ghostly problems—and a very angry Sally.

Meanwhile, at the funeral home, The Dutch have decided Bishop’s fate. They’re upset with him for turning too many people into vampires and wanting the existence of vampires to be public. Either Bishop can die, or he can kill two-thirds of his vampire family and live in slumber with The Dutch for 50 years. Aidan presses Bishop to take the deal, but the strong-willed vampire refuses.

While at a special dinner, Aidan and Marcus plead to The Dutch, surrendering for the chance to save Bishop’s life. Bishop isn’t surprised with the betrayal; he already foresaw this and had other plans. Bishop poisoned the girls at the blood bar with juniper, and now The Dutch are paralyzed from the herbs. If they had not fully drained the girls, they would have been fine. Bishop, plotting his revenge, plans to kill The Dutch leaders and take over Boston to reveal the existence of vampires.

He chops off the heads of three of The Dutch. Aidan, knowing this is a bad idea, rushes to save Heggemann from being killed. Marcus steps in the way and attacks him, planning to kill Aidan and gain favor back with Bishop. Rebecca, never a fan of Marcus, stakes the opportunistic vampire and helps Aidan escape with the leader. Rebecca may be angry at Aidan for killing Bernie, but it was Marcus who started the chain of events. She was happy to end his life.

Aidan (Sam Witwer) killing Rebecca (Sarah Allen).

The former lovers save Heggemann in time, urging him to tell the other families. They’re not sure if he’ll survive—Bishop will still be out for blood. Rebecca, on the other hand, is tired of all the blood. She hates being a vampire and wants out. She begs Aidan to end her misery before the others do. Aidan doesn’t want to do it, but against his own wishes, he stakes her. Rebecca, his tormented love, is finally free.

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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