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'Being Human' season one finale recap: Death becomes him

Season 1 | Episode 13 | “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You” | Aired Apr 11, 2011

The stage is set for the biggest battle yet. Death is waiting on the doorsteps for the roommates of Syfy’s Being Human, and if Bishop had his way, the roommates would be gone forever. The big bad vampire made his attack and he’s not going down without a fight. Bishop’s retaliation against his former protégé, Aidan, has left Aidan hanging on by a thread. If Sally and Josh can’t save their friend soon, it will be over for the tormented vampire.

Last week’s Being Human cliffhanger left Aidan inches away from death by wooden stake. He’s on the verge of becoming dust! Josh and Sally rush Aidan to the hospital in secret, bringing him to the abandoned room for help. Nora, confused and scared, isn’t sure what’s happening to Aidan. Josh begs her to help, but she thinks Aidan needs a full medical team to survive. After a little convincing, she agrees to treat him and find him the blood he needs.

Josh is worried he might lose his best friend. They’ve been friends ever since Aidan saved Josh from being attacked by Marcus early on in his werewolf life. He didn’t know much about being a werewolf back then, but the pair soon became the best friends each other needed. Even long before they decided to live together at the manor with Sally. In fact, their past seemed almost predestined to be connected with Sally’s—they witnessed Sally’s body being taken away when she died.

Aidan (Sam Witwer) meeting Josh (Sam Huntington) for the first time.

After seeing Aidan attacked, Sally is conflicted about what to do. She’s still a ghost and can’t do much to help. However, now that her door has come, she can physically move objects with her hand. The boys urge Sally to move on; Aidan is sure he will die and he would rather see her in the afterlife than keep her behind. She agrees to leave but when she returns home, her door has disappeared. Sally’s chance to move on is gone.

Hours pass and Aidan is slowly improving. Josh has stayed by his side in case Bishop attacks. The stress has gotten to him—he can barely stay awake when Celine, Aidan’s former flame, comes by to relieve Josh of his guard duties. Nora isn’t happy with Josh’s secrets. She isn’t sure what’s going on but she knows she doesn’t want it around her child. She plans to raise the baby on her own and leave Josh out of it.

While Josh is working on his relationship woes, Celine is trying to fix Aidan. Aidan’s wound is taking longer to heal since it was close to the heart. She offers to let him drain all her blood, but he declines. Celine is sick and would rather save him than die naturally. Instead of the blood, Celine moves Aidan out of the hospital. While on the escape, they bump into Bishop, who nearly catches them.

Celine (Nathalie Breuer) offering her blood and life to help Aidan (Sam Witwer).

Bishop has a message for his former protégé. He threatens Josh to tell Aidan to meet him at the garment factory later that night for a fight. Josh urges the roommates to leave town but Aidan wants to battle. Unfortunately for him, he’s still too weak. Sally and Josh hatch a plan instead: they’ll trap Bishop in the hospital room where Josh will kill him as the wolf. It’s a sound plan and they go along with it, tricking Aidan with their goodbyes. Josh even sends a heartfelt letter to Nora in case he’s killed in the fight.

Unbeknownst to Josh, Sally has double-crossed him. She traps him in the hospital room for the full moon to let Aidan fight Bishop alone. Aidan is already at full strength; he’s accepted Celine’s offer and drains her blood. The one thing, however, Sally couldn’t have predicted is Nora. She surprises Josh in the abandoned room, and when he can’t control the change, he forces her out. She can only watch in horror as he changes into the wolf. But it’s the pain in her stomach that leaves her crying on the ground.

Meanwhile at the factory, Aidan and Sally arrive for the fight. Bishop asks the ghost to leave so that he can end his protégé’s life once-and-for-all. Sally obliges once Aidan agrees and the two former friends begin their fight. It’s a close battle going back and forth, but Aidan has friendship on his side. Sally distracts Bishop and for that fleeting second, Aidan surprises him by chocking him with a barbed wire. He applies force and removes Bishop’s head. Bishop is dead!

Bishop (Mark Pellegrino) turning into dust after dying.

The roommates can breathe a sigh of relief the following day. Now that Bishop is dead, they can move forward with their lives; even Sally and her new post-afterlife existence. But in the world of Being Human, no ending can be a fairy tale. Nora has forgiven Josh and welcomed him back after losing the baby, but her pain isn’t over yet. During the struggle back at the abandoned hospital room, Josh scratched her by accident. Nora is infected and she’ll turn into a werewolf at the next full moon!

Aidan, on the other hand, will soon be pulled into another power struggle. After killing Bishop, Heggemann returns and deems him the new leader of Boston. Aidan refuses but someone wants him to have it. The catch? A mysterious “she” wants to meet him again. And from the look on Aidan’s face, she could prove to be a bigger threat than Bishop ever was.

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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