New Werewolf on Latest Episode of Being Human
We don’t actually do a lot of Being Human reviews, and we certainly don’t review every show, but once in a while, there’s a really werewolf concentric episode of one of our favorite shows, and we can’t help but give props. That would be the cause for the sudden focus on SyFy’s Being Human, –this last episode was pretty damn good, because not only did it have some really great (if short-lived) werewolf action, but it also focused on the habits of werewolves. For those of you who didn’t see it, the Dutch have come to Boston, and Bishop has to entertain them, and for that, he needs Aidan’s help. Of course, Bishop being the hardcore badass crabbypants that he is, he would never tell Aidan this. So instead, in an underhanded sorta way, he has his thugs kidnap Josh on the day of a full moon, and they lock him in a cage beneath the funeral parlor.
There’s a lot of running around, pellmell, trying to find ways to rescue Josh, but in the meantime, he’s sitting down there in his cage, talking to Douglas, the old man he meets, reviewing notes in the basement, outside Josh’s cell. Douglas explains that Josh has been kidnapped to take part in a dog-fight, which the vampires bet on, and gamble with. Douglas reveals then that they’ve kept him down there for 15 years; apparently, he’s fought and won his freedom many times. Douglas though, has also been keeping notes on the werewolves, as he was allowed to study the bodies of his former competitors. Josh, a former medical student, is interested, and the two compare their notes on their conditions. Aidan and Sally are freaking out, during all this, and in a last ditch effort to save his friend, Aidan tells Bishop he’ll go back to him, in exchange for Josh’s release.
But unfortunately, they don’t deliver: after Josh has transformed inside the ring, the Douglas werewolf enters. And he might be old, but holy shit, he’s massive, grey, and looks capable of serious damage. The fight starts, and there’s some good were-on-were violence, but it doesn’t last long. Just when it looks like Josh is about to be inhumanely euthanized, they scene fades, and we see Josh reviewing Douglas’s medical-esque journal on the werewolf condition. Apparently, Josh won, but he’s pretty upset when he finds out that the terms for Josh’s release from the basement, the terms that secured his fate wasn’t that of Douglas’s… was that Aidan had to return to Bishop’s lair, and entertain the Dutch (the big time old guy vamps), who Bishop believes, plan to kill him.