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'Being Human' nostalgia recap: Tying up loose ends

Season 1 | Episode 12 | “You’re the One That I Haunt” | Aired Apr 4, 2011

Danger is lurking in the shadows for the roommates on Syfy’s Being Human. After Bishop’s attack on The Dutch, a war is brewing on the horizon. Aidan and Josh can feel the tension—the issue has left everything up in the air for them and their lives. With their greatest enemy ready to strike, there’s no telling when they’ll find peace with this battle.

Last week’s episode left the roommates in a state of shock. Sally is still in creepy ghost mode after her failed exorcism, while Josh and Aidan are forced to carry wooden stakes to defend themselves. Bishop is public enemy #1 for killing Boston’s most powerful vampires, and he wants to take his anger out on someone: Aidan. The stress has gotten to the boys so much that Aidan nearly kills the handyman at the hospital. Everyone could be a threat to their lives—Bishop could have turned anyone.

Josh (Sam Huntington) and Aidan (Sam Witwer) disagreeing about handling Bishop (Mark Pellegrino).

Luckily for Aidan, there’s a familiar face at the hospital that would do him no harm. Celine, the mysterious woman from his past, is visiting the hospital for a checkup. Aidan hasn’t seen Celine since the ’70s, when they were lovers. Aidan wanted to be with Celine for the rest of her human life. Unfortunately for them, Bishop tracked down his former protégé to bring him home.

Aidan left Boston years after The Dutch’s last visit, and he’s stayed in Montreal with Celine since then. Bishop urges Aidan to come back, threatening to kill Celine and her entire family to do so. The love-struck vampire doesn’t want to lose her. He plans to hide her and run off together, but Celine isn’t ready to give up her life to be in hiding. She takes off without Aidan, and while on the road, Bishop kidnaps and threatens her to never contact Aidan again.

Celine took the deal for the safety of her family, and ultimately, she made the right choice. Since then she’s enjoyed a full life of love, friends, and family. Aidan can’t believe his eyes when he sees her again in the hospital courtyard. He’s shy at first, but the pair reconnect as if not a moment has passed. However, their reunion is a onetime thing.

Celine isn’t just visiting the hospital for a checkup—she’s dying of lung cancer. She survived her first attack, but the cancer returned. Aidan offers to end her pain and turn her into a vampire, but Celine is ready to die. She’s had a great life and has a family to leave behind. Aidan makes peace with his past and focuses on the future.

Celine (Nathalie Breuer) seeing Aidan (Sam Witwer) for the first time in years.

Josh, on the other hand, is only worrying about the present. Nora is already starting to show from her pregnancy, which seems to be moving at an accelerated pace. She schedules an ultrasound to view the baby, but Josh is worried it will be a werewolf baby. Aidan calms down his friend and diverts his attention back to the Bishop problem.

A vampire could attack any one of them at any minute … like the hospital lunchroom clerk, Jenny. Bishop has turned the shy clerk into a vampire and sends her to kill Aidan. She ambushes the roommates in the hospital staircase, but the boys are well prepared. Josh stakes the newbie vampire and saves his friend.

Back at the apartment, Sally is experiencing a new side to her ghost life—the poltergeist life. After using her powers to trick Danny into cutting his throat while shaving, Sally returned to normal. She’s excited about tormenting Danny for life and showing him nothing but pain. Danny, on the other hand, is ready to say goodbye to Sally once and for all.

Sally’s former fiancée and killer arrives at the apartment to burn it down. With no house to haunt, Sally will disappear forever. Danny throws gasoline everywhere and lights the apartment on fire. As the room starts to burn, Sally isn’t letting Danny escape so easily; she traps him inside to burn with her. Danny calls out for help. Josh and Aidan burst through the front door in time to save the building. While Josh puts out the fire, Aidan wants to kill Sally’s murderer.

Danny is surprised to find that both Josh and Aidan can see Sally. Death will come swiftly for the murderer, but Josh has another idea. He convinces Sally and Aidan that a life behind bars is what Danny deserves. They force him to confess to the police that he set the fire and killed Sally. Sally’s killer is going away for the rest of his life. She can now find peace.

The roommates are celebrating their win. Sally’s killer is behind bars and Josh might go back to med school part-time. Sally has a long ghost life ahead of her—that is, until her door arrives. It’s time for her to move on and say goodbye; it’s her moment to go to the afterlife. She’s not ready—she’ll miss Josh and Aidan.

Before she’s even able to open the door, Bishop has one more surprise for the roommates. The disgraced vampire leader bursts through the front window and stakes Aidan! The attack isn’t enough to dust him, but it can eventually kill him. Aidan is left dying on death’s door … quite literally.

Aidan (Sam Witwer) dying in the manor as Josh (Sam Huntington) and Sally (Meaghan Rath) try to save him.

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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