Being Human "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth" Review: The Ghost Whisperer

Being Human S03E05: “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth”

It was only a matter of time before Daddy Werewolf figured out that Aidan ganked the masculine half of his werewolf wonder twins. How long do you think it'll be until he realizes it was Nora who put down his other pup? I suspect he already knows and he’s just playing mind games because mind games are the best games, especially when the only alternatives are Aidan’s hunger games and Sally’s foolish games.

Actually, no, Sally’s storyline has really, truly benefitted from getting her out of the house and into sunlight and clothes that aren’t also pajamas. She got a job at Max’s funeral home, they had sex in the viewing room, and the ghost of Max’s overbearing mom, Linda, joined the parade of troubled spirits looking to ghost whisperer Sally for guidance. Or, in Linda’s case, not so much. Sally had taken to carrying an iron frying pan everywhere to dispel needy spirits, but Linda had no intentions of moving on. Linda just wanted to stick around and keep her precious baby boy from being deflowered. Forever. OMG WORST HAUNTING EVER.

So along came “naked naughty Sally” with no fear of dear old mom and a supercharged undead sexdrive to devirgin Max and defile the viewing room. I would say that it was a YOLO moment, except Sally has already proven that you do NOT, in fact, only live once. On a side note: Is YOLO still a thing? Is it over? I mean, I’ve only recently started utilizing it at inappropriate times, like while microwaving breakfast burritos and procrastinating on laundry (big fan of the sniff test) and I was always under the impression that only assholes ever said it, which is fine, cuz I am, but I’d HATE to be DATED, you know? #YOLO?

I’m a mess.

SO ANYWAY, Sally tried to exorcise Linda (RUDE) but only because Linda ghost-possessed her first and made her quit her job and hurt Max’s widdle fee fees in the process (ALSO RUDE). In the end, Mommy admitted that she only wanted Max to be happy with his life of supernaturally induced celibacy and I guess they reached a truce and Sally’s now allowed to uh, water his flower whenever she sees fit. Congrats to both (all three?) of you. Considering that all of Sally’s hook-ups eventually end up dead, where do we gauge Max’s life expectancy? Sure, he won’t fall under the unfortunate-encounters-with-Sally’s-former-life clause, but it’s not like Danny survived long after his exposure to Sally either.

Armed with the knowledge that Aidan offed his male heir, Liam met Josh via Nora, was surprisingly only moderately judgey about the killing Ray thing, and reached out to the aimless wolfpack by giving them a purpose in life: to kill that pasty-but-handsome vampire nurse. He even returned wayward Erin to them, which was probably more awesome for guilty-Nora than Josh, who had come to realize that maybe adopting an emotionally unstable were-teen was not the sort of complication their already complicated relationship needed. No marriage talk this week, Josh? I kind of missed it (no I didn’t).

Josh adamantly refused to waste his vampire BFF and waved a pistol around for good measure. He’s so cute when he think he’s being threatening. Not sure what Daddy Werewolf’s motive was in just letting him leave after that little display. Any theories? Given Nora’s stance that Aidan isn’t really that nice of a guy and has probably killed “thousands” of people on his own over the years, not to mention my personal belief that Liam knows she killed Brynn, I’m thinking Papa will appeal to/pressure her to step in where Josh refused to tread. That could be fun. Aidan’s story was lacking a pulse along with its immune system this week and it pains me to say so, it really does, because I’m partial to his storylines. I’ve loved Sam Witwer since (Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen The Mist!) Marcia Gay Harden fed him to that giant praying mantis monster, but ugh, this week, ugh. It’s like all Aidan does lately is dream weird dreams and hallucinate his murder victims—and they aren’t even FUN hallucinations of murder victims.

Being Human North America has moved away from its European roots in the two seasons since its debut, though the parallels are still there—particularly when it comes to Sally versus her BBC counterpart, Annie. Is anyone else who's familiar with the original series beginning to entertain the notion that Aidan is ultimately going the way of Mitchell? Mitchell tried real hard. Aidan tries real hard. But Mitchell was a chronic ne’er do well. Everything he touched blew up in his face. I’m starting to believe that Aidan is the same sort of perpetual f*k-up, which is sad, because it makes it hard to have faith in the guy when you know he’s just going to ruin everything again and again and again.

Bubble Boy is TOTALLY a goner.


What'd you think of this week’s episode?



NOTES


– Holy crap, it wasn’t a full moon this episode. WEIRD.

– Uh. What exactly is a “cautious swallower?”

– This episode was like, Fake-Out City. You should see my notes. Page 3, Line 1: “Aidan kills the suspicious nurse.” Line 2: “Nevermind.”

– “I know, I’m not special like everyone else in the house.” Look at it this way, Mimi, you’re special BECAUSE you’re not special. Right? Maybe?

– What’s Liam McLean’s angle?

– I think it might have more interesting if Aidan had ACTUALLY killed the suspicious nurse.

– WHERE IS RAY? I don’t even really like or care about Ray, but it’s been WEEKS since we’ve heard from him.

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-I loathe Nora. I mean for a bit there she had some great moments, and I don't disagree that she and Josh are a cute couple, but she kinda just sucks. I have a problem with that new chick that waltzes into the picture and is all judgy of her bf's friends without really getting the chance to know them. I also have a problem when that gf considers killing said best friend, all the while knowing that said best friend isn't just a best friend, but family. Really Nora? I mean she's done a pretty good job at keeping her Aidan disdain to a minimum since the season started but she really went there in this episode and I hate that. See, it isn't just that I'm protective of Aidan, so much as what he freaking told her himself (round of applause Aidan for dropping some centuries old knowledge on the damaged werewolfette) "None of us are clean here." Thank you. Thank you so much. Because Nora is the scariest one of them all because part of her actually likes killing people because of how damaged she is. She's the perfect candidate for being one step close to becoming a mass murderer under the guise of justice or revenge or right and wrong or something. So the self righteous stance she takes with Aidan frustrates me to no end. It's perfectly acceptable and excusable when Josh kills people or Sally kills people though. Nice Nora. Nice. I don't expect her to like Aidan, but I just hate the fact that she can't just put up with him because he's her bf's best friend. Plus how awkward is it that due to circumstances completely out of your control, you return to the home you purchased with your bestie and suddenly have become a stranger in it? Can Aidan cry seniority? because he'll always win at that. Here's to hoping that finding out about Nora subleasing her apartment is a sign that she can move back there at some point. Small doses is what I have for her character, which is a shame because the actress is fab. I just can only take Nora in small doses.
- Sally's story was actually kind of fun. I didn't hate it. At first I thought she was killing the ghost rather than banishing them, and she kind of came off as a horrible ghosty person for not helping them, but when she explained her reasons it made perfect sense, which brings me back to her and Aidan. I love how never before did the parallels between them seem so obvious. They always mean well, their intentions are usually good, but they have the uncanny ability to screw stuff up on the regular no matter what.
-ugh. Liam. Erin. Liam. Liam playing mindgames with Nora and Josh and sending Erin to be a spy for him.
-Bubble boy, this isn't looking good. I thought Aidan should have just told the kid, I mean who is he going to tell?
-I'm loving this season of BH. I gripe here and there but it has been nothing short of entertaining, and for once, everyone has something really going , but they are also spending more time together, which I love.
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syfy you are big dissapointment after ruining Alphas and slowly killing Being Human. latter show has no direction whatsoever. Only direction for boredom and CW plotlines.
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JOSH!!!!!!!!will you PLEASE!!!!!!bring back the wolf....If I got to stand you being human for much longer..I am going to bite you myself...and Aidan get a grip man....you cute f*^%k up...and Sally just love ya...
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Adopting a rebellious youth is one of my least favorite TV tropes so I was pretty bummed when Liam brought Erin back.
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Me, too. It's so obviously to cause problems with Nora and Josh. The difference of opinion they are having about Aiden should be enough without bringing Erin into it.
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”Soul lock, bitch!”

Haha great episode...though sallys storyline was a bit odd even for this show.
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"WHERE IS RAY? I don't even really like or care about Ray, but it's been WEEKS since we've heard from him. "

Who?

"I think it might have more interesting if Aidan had ACTUALLY killed the suspicious nurse."

I don't. The situation is messy enough as it is, so I was relieved to see that it was just a dream.

"Also: Aidan is headed for disaster, right?"

I don't think so, and I hope not. I mean, there are always complications, but this could be a pretty good solution for him. The bubble boy is going to be willing to give up some blood just to have someone interesting to talk to. It's a win-win. Or at least it's going to be, until the boy steps out of the bubble and says "Hello Aiden. You know I'm going to die if you don't turn me, right?" I hope he's not so ****ing stupid that he does that *this* season. Since he's so young, there's no need to hurry. He should at least wait until the vampires of the city have stabilized the situation.

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You know Ray.
The wolf guy that Josh & Nora killed that caused Josh to be human again.
The same guy they then dug up to use for the spell to get Sally back.

I'm not sure why anyone would be questioning where he is and why we haven't seen him in weeks when his death was a major part of a storyline.
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People are probably questioning it because he was in the season preview that aired after the premiere. Soup Kitchen Witch Lady does something with him.
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Thanks. I thought to myself "wasn't that the name of the wolf guy they killed?", but since it didn't seem to make sense to ask that about him, I was starting to wonder if I had forgotten a character.
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Ha! I'm not exactly sure what a "cautious swallower" is, but I'm pretty sure that Sally's not one. :) They really had me with the Aiden fakeouts/dreams, so well done there. Are those girls figments of his imagination, or are they really haunting him? I couldn't decide. I also didn't get that Liam knew anything about Aiden killing his son -- just that he was one of many vampires they were hunting down in Boston only he wasn't sick or starving like all the others. Not sure where he's going with bringing Erin back, except to curry favor with Nora so as to get her to come around on killing Aiden. Although I really like the thought below that Erin could be a Liam-compromised spy, but I learned from last season that over-thinking things usually takes us off base. Loved Sally's ghost whisperer line because I was just thinking right before that how crappy it would be if her character went that route. Go Sally!

Do you think it's on purpose that Bubble Boy looks like a young Henry, now that Aiden no longer has a son to look after?
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I'm with you. I didn't get that Liam knew about Adien's killing his son. Was I in a fugue state when that occurred?
I really think that Erin will help Liam, not because she's a spy necessarily, but because she's a teenager, angry at any authority figure.
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I felt the same thing between Aiden and Mitchell. It seems no matter how hard they try to be good their bloodthirsty vampire nature always seems to come back. I just hope Aiden's fall isn't as brutal as Mitchell's. Mitchell was really hard to like after the massacre. Writers never seem to know what to do with people in relationships. All of a sudden life becomes boring and love can't be made interesting? It makes me crazy. My favorite thing about the BBC version was the relationship between Nina and George. Their love was so intense and pure and powerful. I love Nora and Josh and often compare them to Nina and George. Now the writers just need to give them some storylines to work with. I was so happy and I laughed aloud when Sally brought up the Ghost Whisperer because we were all thinking it. Still love this show.
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a chronic ne'er do well. Everything he touched blew up in his face. I'm starting to believe that Aidan is the sa
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Ok now Nora is the one with the lame story lines. It just seems odd, perhaps because she still doesn't feel like one of the core characters.

Her and whatever she is feeling for Erin feels misplaced. I am wondering if Erin is there to be a wedge between her and Josh. I wonder if that is why Liam brought her back. I think he senses a rift between Nora and Josh and wonders how he is going to exploit that. And really Erin is a perfect means to do so. Also what is going on with her Sub Leaser and the introduction to Aiden. That seemed really oddly placed.

Aiden's plot was all right. I am not sure how I feel about the whole hallucination thing. But I do like the plot with he and the Bubble Boy. I wonder how it is going to pan out. Mostly because every single one of his proteges thus far have been horrible. Plus the kid is kind of young.

Josh is interesting. For some reason I don't see him remaining a human. He is invariably going to be dealing with things that are more powerful then he. And his little .38 isn't going to be enough.

Sally, I am so glad she is getting more screen time and plot. I am not sure about the whole ghost mother thing. That seemed just weird. Even for Sally's plot line.
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I dont understand why you think that Liam suspects that it was Aiden that killed his son? Why because Aiden seems to be the only functioning Vampire in Boston. So what. It can be assumed that his son was killed prior to sickness killing the Vampires, so any Vampire could have killed his son. I can buy he suspects Nora's involvement as he can smell when she is nervous. One further point, we know the Vampires are dying in Boston, but what about the rest of the country or the world
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Agreed, I was wondering if I missed a scene somewhere.

The episode began with Liam and his crew stalking a vamp and killing him; stating it was never "about sport." Then later we see him stalking Aiden and is quite surprised he was so strong and healthy.

Then later when he approached Josh, he said that he wants to kill all of the vampires to do the world a favor. And that killing Aiden (a strong and healthy vamp) is important to do. And NORA (or JOSH) had a flashback to what really happened to Liam's son.

So... it's possible I guess that I missed a scene where he found out or heavily implied that he knew. But based on that, I think he just wants Aiden dead for Vamp's sake.
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I think the new Aiden storyline is... better. I was truly getting sick of him acting like a starved animal. Just give him some blood so he can shut up. The hallucinations are stupid though.

I'm pretty sure Liam brought Erin back to give him intel and/or be the unsuspecting assassin of Aiden.

According to next week's preview, the witch comes back and hopefully we find out what happened to Ray.
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For entertainment point of view, I think the story is doing very well. There are many questions which should be put down by this point of season but let's play along for a little more since Aidan finally get his own activities going on.

"It is not the ghost whisperer." It feels if Sally said this directly to me because last time I write it here. That moment really give me a good laugh. I am liking the new Sally but Norah! How could she say to Josh that he wasn't there when the teen-wolf was turning. That almost happened right there, at least it started infront of him. Besides, why Norah and everyone else always forget that Josh has to go through that all alone, without the knowledge of anything about it at all.

And Josh did that stupid but brave thing, and he earned Papa-wolf's respect in a way, unless the teen-wolf is not back for spying the inside story or to put Aidan down.
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Lol <3 Sally.

Nora's attachment to Erin is kind of getting on my nerves. Like, I get that she sees herself in Erin and she wants to be a good influence in her life, but I just think she's being too reliant on her emotional issues and not using enough common sense. Josh has the common sense, but it's like, "well he's not a werewolf anymore so his opinion on werewolf matters is irrelevant." :/

OMG TEEN WOLF AS A SLEEPER AGENT! I didn't think of that!
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:)
If she is an agent, No one else but Josh should put her down.
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And she should be put down. Not just because she's so annoying, but because she's trouble. Everyone knows it but Nora.
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I have to rewatch the episode, especially the conversation that ended with Josh saying what happened to Ray with Liam. Liam started to lecture about caging your wolf and then Josh told him what happened and there was, well, for lack of a better term...Percy look that came over Liam's face. Like that he saw a better way in...like that Josh might not actually be totally cured but actually achieved the true control over his wolf that all werewolves are looking for (that is just my theory). Anyway, I am thinking that returning Erin is both a test and a vulnerability that Liam is sticking in the house. If Josh can corral and protect her, Liam might leave them alone. If not, she likely just makes both Josh and Nora vulnerable because they will both be concerned over her than themselves. (that is my Liam's angle)

I do see parallels between Aiden and Mitchell, which is kind of upsetting. Mitchell was older than Aiden though, so I am thinking Aiden doesn't get to that decision. And if it is literally the parallel, Josh has a longer journey to go to get to the head space that George was in when what happened, well, happened. I see parallels between Sally and Annie too, and was initially suspicious that Max was just that Henry (?) guy that Annie met when she worked at the bar. You know and there are forces that are upset with the imbalance Sally has created. But then, that was before Annie went to limbo. They need to start in on the big issues of Sally's return soon because I think we keep all forgetting about the witch and Ray and whatever is going on there.
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I like the way you think about Liam, especially his motivations in returned Erin. He just doesn't seem like the kind of dude who does randomly nice things for people. Either he REALLY REALLY cares about werewolf families sticking together (and who knows? he could be) or he's up to something. Erin just complicates SO MUCH.

I didn't want to see the parallels between Aidan and Mitchell because YUP, super upsetting. I like to think he'll probably come out of it, maybe. I think British TV has a willingness to break characters beyond repair that North American TV tends to shy away from, which is kind of impressive, actually, and it certainly keeps you from getting complacent. I never finished the BBC Being Human (I wandered away after George and Mitchell's final blah blah) but I went back to refresh my memory about Annie's storyline because I couldn't remember if she went to limbo before or after getting a job, so I ended up spoiling myself on a lot of things and all I can say is "Wow this got dark." And it's not just Being Human. Torchwood OMG Torchwood, Doctor Who sometimes, Misfits definitely, and Downton Abbey is starting to.

I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it, but it makes it interesting to watch, knowing what ultimately happens to Mitchell and just how dark the original version gets.

And RAY! It was such an exciting cliffhanger and then...crickets. :/
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I definitely agree with UK TV's willingness to kill off main characters - look at Spooks! (even Doctor Who, in a way.) It's tough, but it works well - nobody can take a Hollywoody happy-end for granted any more. But I don't believe American TV is there yet...
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And from what I understand, it actually is also involved in the way actor contracts work, like in the U.K., they can just get out of contracts, like the guy who played Mitchell is apparently in the Hobbit.
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That's definitely part of it. I think it's cool though, how shows are kind of forced to adapt. Sometimes it makes things weird and convoluted. But sometimes it works out really well and adds to the show's mythology. Doctor Who, I'm looking at you. Too bad we can't just have everyone regenerate all the time.
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Okay, now someone has to tell me what happened to Mitchell.
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SPOILERZ THISAWAY--------->





Basically, Mitchell tries and tries and tries to get away from all the vampire baggage (especially the always climbing body count) and he fails every single time. He slaughters a bunch of humans in a subway car while on a blood high, feels really bad about it, wants to make amends, but the vast vampire conspiracy covers it up for him and wants a favor in return. He doesn't want to give them a favor or play the game anymore. He's sick of hurting his friends and innocent people and all that, so he asks George to stake him and George waffles about it, but eventually comes around and it's sad and now my soul hurts. D:
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Thank you for telling me. That is too sad, and I hope America's Being Human doesn't do anything like that.
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Good summary of the whole season without the whole wolf shaped bullet prophesy crap that was where they started to lose me.
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So did you ever learn what happens to Annie, Eve and Nina? Which I thought was very unfair to Nina....the whole UK got weird and really overly paradoxical (which is why I join the many who complain that now they cancel it but kept it one more time around at the expense of a really interesting, especially because it started dark and seemed to be getting lighter, The Fades)

I am wondering if Liam is a darker version of Tom's father and Erin is serving as the way Tom was manipulated into the house in the first place, but, like Tom, Erin grows to think of Josh and Nora and Sally as her family.

And honestly, last thing about the UK version, I had intense trouble following Annie's storyline (who was after her, her relationship with the door, then the whole thing in the afterlife). Sally, though I still like Annie better, well, her storyline makes a bit more sense. You know if they pay attention to it.
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I read about them, yeah. The UK series really did start to get...weird. I'm tempted to go back and finish it properly just because I'm anal like that, but idk, I just really got to the point where it wasn't enjoyable for me anymore.

I can totally see Liam as a darker version of Tom's dad though. And Erin as Tom. I'd be down with that.

I really hope they don't mess up Sally! I'm really starting to get into her storyline too.
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Holy crap! We don't blow up babies in America! Yeah, I strayed away from the UK version. I like dark, I do, but the darkness was sucking my soul out and putting me in a melancholy (I love that word... so old world). I like that the US version is lighter in a lot of ways, maybe by going dark but shying from too dark. I just wish that they would break the habit of starting out awesome, dragging until the latter third and then being awesome again. This show consistently lags in the same place every season. Lol
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I can summarize it pretty quickly, but cannot help you with any of the time paradoxes since I am still confused......read on it interested.......................................

SPOILER ALERT (but seriously, the season ended like in March in the U.S., and I think they are in the next season and final season in the U.K.)

Nina gives birth to a baby they call Eve, Eve is the subject of a vampire prophecy that she will bring about the destruction of all vampires, the mission becomes to save Eve at all costs. Nina, one day, goes stir crazy from being locked in the house, goes to the market and vampires kill her. Big evil vampires come to town wanting to find Eve (or maybe to otherwise take over the world) and there is this fun vampire who is overly modern who is their lackey, I think they manage to get her. George gets captured, but the sound of his daughter crying awakens the wolf in him and he half changes and kills a bunch of vampires, but the half change takes too much out of him and he dies. (I think, honestly it was the first episode back). So, this leaves Annie and Tom in charge of the baby...meanwhile....across town, or something like that, a similar ghost, vampire, werewolf house is ending as the werewolf is dying of old age, the ghost loves the werewolf and goes with him when he dies, leaving the vampire Hal. Somehow, Hal ends up living with Annie and Tom. Hal was actually a super scary vampire back in the way back olden days, I have no idea why that was important. And then meanwhile (why the show lost me) we were about twenty years in the future and the vampires had taken over and we have an episode or two with this girl who we assume (ultimately correctly) is Eve. She gets a hold of the full vampire prophesy (which the current vampires don't have) and realizes, well, something. She kills herself and her ghost travels back in time and she tries to get baby Eve killed. Ultimately, we come to realize that Eve somehow enables the vampires to rule, or something like that but if she doesn't exist they can't? I don't know, but it leads Annie to go to the vampire counsel with the baby and then blow herself and the baby up. (it was a bit more complicated than that). We have a sad scene of the afterlife with the grown up Eve thanking Annie and Annie walking with the baby through her door where it is implied George, Nina and Mitchell are waiting for her. And really should have been the ending of the show and BBC 3 really should have taken that whole budget and renewed The Fades, instead, a season with Tom as the most familiar cast member, Hal, who you like well enough, and this ghost of this woman who, honestly, I don't know what her name is, I actually forget if Hal actually killed her or the bad vampires locked him in a room with her bleeding and dying to try and get him to turn back to his scary self.
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