Being Human is back and off to a monstrously good start! Last night on Syfy the season three premiere, “It’s a Shame About Ray”, aired, leaving us pondering one thing: is it really a shame about Ray? Read the recap to find out. Season two ended on huge cliffhangers for all three of our favorite plucky supernatural peeps, but this episode answers all questions and then some. This was a great episode of Being Human, with plenty of the character interaction we’ve come to know and love, as well as some nice, subtle looks into the trio, particularly Aidan’s fear of death, and Josh’s wariness of lobsters.
Here’s your recap:
The episode opens fifteen months after the finale of season two, with Josh, Aidan, and Sally sitting around the kitchen busting each other’s chops in classic Being Human style. They chit-chat about lobster cooking/killing techniques for a while before the conversation takes a turn for the grim, and the topic of death comes up. Aidan slips into a trance-like state, chanting “I’m not going to die” repeatedly before it’s revealed that he’s still buried alive in a coffin, as he was at the end of season two.
Nora and Josh have been trying to find someone who can help bring Sally back from limbo for almost a year. While visiting a psychic, the outcome of the woodland scuffle is finally revealed: Nora shot Ray, but didn’t kill him. He started pounding on her, so Josh finished him off, Killer Croc-style, by bashing his head in with a really big rock. Now that Ray’s dead, are Josh and Nora cured? Yes and no. At the next full moon, Josh doesn’t turn into a wolf, but Nora does. Josh is cured! I guess that’s a point for it not being such a shame about Ray after all. What will J-man do now that he doesn’t have to spend half his time locking himself up and trying not to eat people?
Anyway, the first psychic couldn’t help bring Sally back, so they move on to the next one, and the next one, until they finally find a witch lady who can help them for a fair price of $2000. Oh yeah, and she also needs a human heart of someone they killed. Hmmm, maybe she should have mentioned that first? However, Josh and Nora are in luck, seeing as how they killed old Ray a while back so they dig him up and cut out his not-so-fresh heart (another point for it not being a shame about Ray). Upon delivery, Witchy-poo reveals that bringing Sally back from limbo means bringing her back from the dead! This sends Team Norosh on yet another digging expedition, this time for Sally’s body. Man, there’s a lot of exhuming this episode. Anyway, once Sally’s been recovered they bring her in for a good old fashioned revival.
Witchy-poo explains that Sally won’t be human, but never says exactly what she’ll be. She only states that she absolutely cannot have any reunions with people of her past. Uh, guys? When people get vague, that tends to mean that there’s trouble a-brewin’.
In limbo, Sally has been repeating the same cycle over and over: she keeps meeting up with Stevie and Nick and trying to get into her house, but every time they do the door is locked. Eventually they make it through. But what’s on the other side?
Sally’s decayed body, that’s what. Norosh and Witchy-poo finish the ritual and Sally’s body starts breathing. They take her home, where she revives and gets boo-ti-ful, and she starts whispering (I imagine being dead for a few years will make a gal’s throat pretty parched) that Stevie and Nick came with her. So where are they? Are they trapped in their respective coffins? Is Team Norosh going to have to do more gravedigging?
Meanwhile, Aidan gets freed from his coffin by a guy looking to drain his blood and sell it. An Amish Brother vampire swipes him from the human, hoping that Aidan’s blood can cure the vampire flu that’s been decimating their species. Turns out that not even the undead can fight the flu. Brother Vamp explains that Mother and most of their brothers are dead, then chows down on Aidan’s blood.
You know when a bad time to turn to dust is? When you’re driving. Aidan is not the cure Brother Vamp hoped he was, and he dusts while driving, leaving the van to crash into a pole. Aidan lays on the side of the road, bleeding, weary, and bearded, and debates whether or not to step through death’s door. After a few seconds, he decides to fight it to the last breath, chanting “I am not going to die.”
Finally, there’s one last shot of Witchy-poo going into the woods looking for Ray’s body with some kind of magic potion. I smell trouble with this chick.
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