Being Human "If I Only Had a Raw Brain" Review: The Donner Family Wedding Party

Being Human S03E11: "If I Only Had a Raw Brain"


Upon discovering that Sally was just days away from decomposing her pretty little face off, Nora realized that Sally is basically her only ladyfriend who is still alive... sort of... and decided to move her and Mimi-Siku's matrimonial shenanigans up to like, tomorrow. Cue the last-minute bachelor/bachelorette parties, complete with lap dances and penis straws. In addition to Josh and Nora preparing to set up their own little werewolf dream house, Aidan decided to get in on the family fun by finally turning Bubble Boy into a vampire baby of his very own. Maybe. Okay probably not, given his run-in with the mutant fugly who was apparently Kat's douchey ex that we thought Aidan killed in his sleep... geez, Being Human, now you're just getting weird. 

 

Good thing this show excels at being weird. 

Faced with a transplant that might cure him, might kill him, might end up doing absolutely nothing to change his claustrophobic living arrangement, Kenny the Bubble Boy bumped up the timeline on his vampire countdown clock and threatened to either sneak out of his sterile room and essentially condemn himself to a horrible death or call Blake and ask her to turn him (and essentially condemn himself to a horrible death) if Aidan didn't fulfill his end of their deal and make Bubble Boy his fledgling. Aidan grumbled, but eventually decided to go through with it.  Given the housemates' disastrous track record with picking up stray monsters, as highlighted by Josh, Bubble Boy's chances for surviving the season were in the toilet long before Aidan's mutant bastard baby spent half the episode lurching around like a leprosy-afflicted stalker. I'm betting the Vampire Lest-yuck is some sort of unfortunate result of all the werewolf blood coursing through Aidan's veins, like an improperly vetted miracle drug that is later discovered to cause horrifying birth defects in the offspring of its users. 

And considering the Official Aidan Look of Sorrow and Regret Over Poor Decision-Making, which he flung in the freshly turned Bubble Boy's direction after his little encounter, I'm thinking Aiden made the connection, too. 


Nora and Josh, who took the death of Awesome Pete a lot better than I did, went their separate ways for their respective pre-wedding adventures. Padlocked into her bedroom under Nora's own orders, Sally and Nora shared wine coolers and talked hairstyles during the saddest bachelorette party ever. Josh and the guys and his sister took a more traditional route, hitting up the strip club... where Emily arranged for her stripper girlfriend to give Josh a lapdance on the house. 


Surprise vampire stripper! No cake required. Aidan staked her because Aidan carries stakes now, and there was much angsting and talking about feelings and an awkwardly bad attempt on Josh's part to extend an olive branch to his sibling—who'd just watched someone she cared about get stabbed to death BTW—by trying to make her understand that Aidan isn't a bad guy. He's just a vampire. Staking other vampires? Its just a thing that happens. Like being gay. 

Uhhhh. No. But good effort! Sorry your hairy condition alienated you from loved ones. Again. 


Also: least-climactic reveal of a Big Secret ever. I'm not that bothered by it, actually. With only two episodes left in the season, Being Human still has quite a bit on its plate. We really don't need to get into Josh's werewolf woe just yet. Confident, accepting, non-whining Josh is kind of awesome. He was totally pumped to go make Donna the Soup Kitchen witch give Sally her soul back... except her soup kitchen seems to have vanished into thin air. 


Ray is back, though! Granted, we all figured he was doing exactly what he was revealed to be actually doing—grunt work for Donna—but it's still nice to have all those months of whining about his absence answered. 

Armed with a book of spells (probably spells, right?) the she got from of Alanna the Friendly Exorcist, Sally prepared to do battle with Donna by preparing for her second death and making peace with the individuals in her second life. By individuals, Being Human means Max, who continues to be totally okay with everything that happens ever—whether it involves dating a reanimated corpse or caring for his reanimated corpse girlfriend or the inevitability of his reanimated corpse girlfriend developing a taste for human flesh and deciding to bravely limp through her bestie's wedding, surviving on vampire flesh before letting herself rot so she can go open a can of whoop-ass on Soup Kitchen Witch. 

I sense some badass Sally in our future. Love badass Sally. 


What did you think of this episode?


NOTES

– Sally called Nora and Josh "the hope for the future." Gag. 

– I was expecting to see more adverse reactions to eating vampire abs. Then again, I guess the undead should be ranked higher on the almost-zombie food pyramid than the actual dead. 

– What do you think the future holds for Bubble Boy?

– What's up with Mr. Mutant? 

-- I'm still not convinced the Josh/Nora wedding will actually happen. Are you?

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Another truly great episode! Why does the writing always get amazing when it's near the finale. Maybe that's how they create cliff hangers.I never expected myself to actually say I'm anxiously waiting for the next episode. GREAT writing people! Thanks!
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Sally trying to eat Aidan's abs and comparing it to trying to eat a tire was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. THAT right there is why I love this show. Comic relief is like its bread and butter.
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Were we supposed to recognize that weird-looking guy?
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I know...my thought before the commercial break was that it was Henry and during said commercial break I thought, well, was there any cross over of Henry and Erin? It is possible he had a really small exposure to it. But then the professor, I just assumed he was dead and we were going to deal with that next episode when Kat mentioned he had gone missing.
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Yeah I thought it was Henry first, until they showed the flashbacks for the professor when Aiden was fighting him.

When did Kat mention he had gone missing? I must of missed that cause I don't remember seeing her at all this week.
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She didn't, I figured that would be the issue next week (even though she isn't in the picture, I suspect she might have come to the wedding) when just off hand she would say to Aiden, you know whatever his name was? He hasn't shown up to his classes lately.
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-Gag indeed. If they are the hope for the future than we should all go out for drinks. I say that fondly.
-That was one of my favorite scenes of the night. It all comes down to Aidan and Sally just having this super awesome relationship that we've been fortunate enough to see more of this season. I love it. I love it to pieces. So the moment he ambled into her padlocked room I was excited because I knew itw as going to be good. And it was. Sally chomping down on Aidan's rock hard undead abs? Awesome. Telling him to stop flexin, and him being the epitome of a male baby apologies and says something about being nervous? The Eat Me convo? It was all just golden. I love those two. Plus it kinda made sense in a weird way because sure why not?
-Death? I'm pretty sure it holds death. Maybe some destruction, a little mayhem. You know. the usual.
-I do not know.
-No. I'm not convinced either. And since I've been anti-Nora most of this season, I can honestly say that I don't want it to. She was better this episode. More tolerable. Good for her. She took Pete's death in stride and actually came out in support of Aidan. I'm surprised. but the truth is, I was always indifferent at best with her, so I guess I'll just never really LIKE Nora. Even if she does bring penis straws to a sad bacherlorette party and her only girlfriend is a zombie.

-You know what I like about Josh this season? He's finally coming to terms with who he is as a person and as a wolf. The self loathing is shedding and he has this new confidence and level of not giving a shizz that is working for him. He's dare I say, badass. I mean sure he was a bit whiny in the beginning when he was pissed at Aidan for choosing sides which, dude, at best you stuck your head in the sand when Aidan and Nora were at each other's throats, at worst you kinda took her side. Species wars. There needs to be a balance. The werewolves were taking over and that just can't happen. Neither side should hold all the power. I think that was Aidan's point in handing out the cure info. But then the badass Josh who digs up and buries bodies, or kills zombies, and carries around loaded weapons returns. And I smiled because that's my Joshy.
-It's funny because most of the time I forget that Josh's sister isn't in the know. It was only a matter of time before she was, and I'm glad she's in now. Should make for a nice story next season. I was expecting her to flip out a bit, but maybe Max spoiled me on how zen people take news like this, because she just got so angry that I couldn't really wrap my head around all of it. Like would she have rather her stripper friend kill her brother? Why is the species/gay thing so offensive? I didn't see it as offensive. Especially at this point in the series where Josh is finally starting to accept who and what he is, after a long struggle with identity. I thought that was a fair and accurate sort of comparison. It reminded me of conversation I had with a friend of mine once. She was talking about her struggles with being a lesbian and it was a very deep discussion we had, including the point where she told me that being gay is probably harder than being an ethnic minority. Her not being an ethnic minority is why she emphasized the probably, but the statement caught me off guard, because for some reason we have a need to make comparisons to determine what's better and worse instead of acknowledging that there are just difficulties. Period. I told her if I were inclined to argue from that line of thinking than the difference between being gay and being an ethnic minority is the fact that one can hide being gay if they aren't up to dealing with people's prejudices but most people can't hide being an ethnic minority. Either way no one should have to hide who and what they are at all. Josh's sister totally conjured up that discussion. Lycanthropy is his cross to bear. It's his plight. It's a catalyst for his identity issues and insecurities. Having to tell her, putting that all out there, was his "coming out". I think she's so caught up in what had transpired, that she lost sight of of the brevity of all that he said and it's effects on him, or how she could and should relate in her own way. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt that that was just a very human and rational freak out to something so unbelievably freaky, and that she'll come around when the shock wears off. If she doesn't it'd be especially sad though.
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I took that to mean Josh and Nora were the future of their little family. Coz they're the ones that are actually alive and can procreate. I could be wrong. Maybe I just heard what made sense to me.
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Me too, that's all I think Sally meant by it too (plus to randomly screw with us who have watched the BBC show).
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This has been a good season, perhaps the best, but the casual treatment of Pete's death by the entire household was exceptionally callous, and as far as using Josh's reaction as some type of indicator of his acceptance of and immersion in the supernatural world, I think it was overdone. I realize we only have a short time left, but a better tactic would have been to introduce Pete whilst Liam was yet lurking about in order to juxtapose the two as ends of the spectrum, so as to smooth out the Josh/Nora pack development storyline. In an episode and a half Pete has had an influence on Josh that truly only Aiden and Nora can rival, and hopefully that influence will continue, because I cannot bear the thought of returning to whiny, emotionally constipated, paralyzed self-loathing Josh.

One of the things that has been bothering me about Aiden's story finally coalesced with this episode and the Pete issue. Most of the major problems that arise for Aiden center on his issues with leadership and taking responsibility for people/groups (and ok, his love life, but that is an entirely separate rant). First it was Bishop and the men of his infantry/the Boston coven, then it was Mother/Suren and various covens when he was working for them. Now Blake and the Boston vamps are again without proper leadership in the midst of their own version of the vampire apocalypse and their fear and starvation have been directed to a group with which they have an adversarial history, leading to more avoidable tragedy; Aiden's refusal to step up with more than a finger pointed in one direction is the ultimate cause of Pete's death. It is one thing to want to live a "normal" life, to strive for that and work toward it, but it is another thing entirely to hide behind "being human" simply because Aiden cannot be asked to take on the role that apparently only he is able to properly fill. I like Aiden, I truly do, but for a guy who has been around since the Revolutionary era, he is being annoyingly avoidant in the self-awareness area.

Perhaps one of the reasons he ultimately decided to turn Kenny was a small and rather misguided effort to address this, as if he believes that if he can successfully show Kenny how to live as he does then maybe he could someday turn that effort to a larger community, but seriously Aiden, too little too late (plus adoptees and hangers-on of the little house in Boston do not faire well). Josh was right to heap some blame on Aiden's shoulders, perhaps not for the choosing of sides but for the refusal to take a stand. Hindsight and all, but one cannot help but believe that Pete would yet live if Aiden had set up a triage center and asked Josh, Nora and Pete to donate, then inoculated the Boston vamps himself. As it is, Pete is dead (a real shame as he is one of the most promising characters to appear on this show, ever) and the situation has all the makings of starting an all out war between the vampires and the werewolves with Blake and Liam fomenting discontent in their respective camps and our tiny pack caught in the middle.

Am I the only one wondering less about the mutant problem possibly affecting Aiden's belated progeny and more on the possibility eating his flesh has done something to Sally? Aiden wouldn't drink from Sally because she was technically "undead" but the reverse doesn't hold? And if you are what you eat, what might Sally be right about now?

Nora's 180 in the last few episodes seems terribly suspicious, so I am beginning to wonder if this is truly a sign of her growth (mellowing) as a person or if we will find they are hormonally influenced and the next big reveal is Josh and and Nora's impending cub.

Josh and Nora are going to lose their minds when they see Ray. That alone is worth sticking around for.

I never find Sally's storylines to be very interesting, although the rotting issues have been pretty amusing. I liked that she had a love interest and thought Max was cute for her, but one had to wonder what the hell is wrong with a 28y/o virgin that thinks nothing is amiss in finding out the girl he loves is a walking corpse with hours left on her current reanimation. Obviously this poor guy has some serious damage. Sally taking on a blood magic bruja/necromancer has some potential, but with the werewolf wedding and Kenny the baby vamp, BH is juggling a half ton of story a little time to tell it.


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They treated Pete's death so casually, but then I thought about it...did they actually ever say he was dead? They talked around it a lot, but I wonder if Josh came to, Pete was very weak, they moved his RV and now Josh is just spreading the idea there is no werewolf there.
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They never said he was dead. Even if he is though, do we really want all that whiny angst like after Erin's death again? Logically, with all the deaths they've experienced, it wouldn't make sense for them to make that big a deal about it given that they just met him less than a month ago (Nora met him after a full moon and there hasn't been another full moon since).
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We don't want the angsting, but that is something they do, but while they barely knew him, he had already made a big impact on Josh who doesn't appear afraid of changing anymore.
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Which is why they had the scene with Josh yelling at Aiden about it. If it wasn't so close to the season finale they probably would've had more scenes like that. There was just so much other stuff happening. And it was an honest mistake on Aiden's part.
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This was one of the best episodes of the season. So much is going on that I didn't even mind the plot holes (bubble boy not dying when he left his bubble). The thing I'm saddest about is that after all Sally went through she's gonna be a ghost again stuck in the same clothes day after day not able to touch or be touched by anyone. Been there done that.
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The bigger plot hole is how easy it was for Aidan and Kenny to stroll out of the hospital. Aidan was on duty, are we suppose to believe that the hospital isn't going to connect the two..a teenager on lockdown escapes and an on shift nurse leaves at the same time? They would be at his house in 10 minutes asking questions as well as have Kenny's parents going batshit crazy with police roaming the city for him.
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Well it's not like there were many nurses who knew who Kenny was. They could likely have walked out the front door without anyone recognizing him.
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I think most of them did know who Kenny was. Nora and Josh knew exactly who he was before Aidan befriended him, they just didn't know what he looked like. So, it's possible for him to walk out..just not possible for him to stay out without the hospital going into a panic.
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Well bubble boy wouldn't instantly die by leaving the sealed room. His immune system is shot, so if he comes in contact with pathogens then his body can't fight it off which would lead to him getting sick very easily and never getting better.

As far as Sally goes, she's not going to stay a ghost, she's going to go through the witches door, bringing her back into the physical world. She just has to defeat the witch lady.
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Lesbian Vampire Stripper. Which I think is a movie, or at least it should be.

It was an decent episode. A little too much Nora for my taste. And she forgot her buddy Kat? Why?

Josh, really trying to be a badass is funny.

Ray is back. And is actually adhering to the traditional Zombie role. Cool.

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Lame future.

Meh, plus I am not sure it should have worked. Aiden is undead after all. I don't think it would be as filling. Kind of like Chinese food.

Well Aiden's proteges tend to be giant D bags, so I think that is in his future. You kind of already saw it with his speech about how he is going to get women.

Mr Mutant is likely what happens when a Vampire turns a person while having Werewolf blood coursing through their veins. But a better questions would be how the hell did Aiden turn him. It takes a little bit to do that doesn't it. Which leads me to the question, what would happen if Aiden tried to turn Josh or Sally? Given that they have thrown everything else against the wall like the vampire flu. Why not try to explore that?

Gosh I hope it doesn't. Nora needs a silver bullet.

Sally's whole upcoming battle against Donna seems like it is going to be fun.
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Why all the hate for Nora? She's really come around, seems to have forgiven Aiden and even thanked him for taking the fall for her and was sympathetic about Kenny.
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I just don't like the character.
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I did have to scratch my head at one point...

After the strip club incident, when Kenny was back at the apartment, it hit home that Vampires aren't immortal. He even asked: So this whole immortality thing isn't a guarantee.

Umm, dude... where have YOU been? Didn't you meet vampires because your blood was the only thing that could save them? Didn't you hear they were dying out like DoDo birds?

And that's ignoring stuff like stakes and such, which he thought was all real / legit from the movies and books.

It just seemed weird. It would be one thing if he was shocked at how heartless Aiden was about killing her or something. But he was shocked that he wasn't going to be immortal.
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I kinda thought the same thing but if you think about it, the kid has been sheltered his entire life, literally. It's one thing to understand the rules of vampirism but it's another to witness it first hand. As much as Aiden tried to warn him, all he was focused on was his current condition being cured and having a "real" life that I doubt he really thought about the consequences.
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I think it was more of: he saw how easy it was for Aidan to kill her. Like, that could be a real possibility - Aidan or someone else just staking him. Also, the recklessness of her surprised him..the realization that he could wake up and be someone unrecognizable.
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Oh don't get me wrong, I think that played a part in his nervousness.

But his line which was (almost) exactly: So I guess immortality isn't a certainty or something. Just felt "off" to me.
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I agree. He was obviously living inside his head and saw Aidan as indestructible, but seeing the actual repercussions that can happen was like.."oh shit, I can die"
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So we got another episode without a full moon so I have to assume they are setting us up for some kind of big reveal about Josh's wolf. Considering how they never showed us Nora or Pete's wolves in meditation and how Josh's looked different than the werewolves we've seen. I really hope so.

I'm excited about Sally's storyline. I was hoping they wouldn't just leave it at 'Sally has to die but just not walk through the door and just stay a ghost forever.' Because that would be boring. Plus if she makes it past the witch, does that mean she's back in the physical world again as a non-zombie?

Glad to finally see Ray. I wonder if he's been munching on human flesh or if Donna keeps him from decomposing.

Bubble Boy is a goner. That much was apparent for awhile now, but who knows, maybe they'll flip the script on us but I highly doubt it. Like Josh said, they don't have a great track record with strays.
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As a fan of Kenny I would be very sad to see him go. Especially since Aidan really seems to care for the kid and yes, if you squint the kid could pass for Henry's little bro in a heartbeat. This kid was confined to a life of loneliness and isolation and if his fate his going to be of a mutant werewolfvamp creature..then this show really knows how to punch you in the stomach. Crossing my fingers that this show follows more of a The Vampire Diaries path and one can in fact be a successful vampire/werewolf hybrid.
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Didn't Aiden already turned Kenny? And then later learnead about that ex guy?

I thought sister knew about Josh being werewolf...guess I thought wrong:D
Humor was great and once again Sally had best lines.
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My impression was, Aiden turned Kenny towards the end... just before he went upstairs to "feed" Sally and then run into the mutant while licking his wounds.

So Kenny was already in his death/change/whatever. Meaning it's too late to stop anything.
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Yeah same here. When he was alone with Kenny,he got his fangs out,got black eyes and he sucked or whatever he did on Kenny's neck.
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I didn't take Josh to try to compare killing to being gay (which is how his sister and the reviewer took it). But his closeted life as a werewolf vs his sister's (past) closeted life as a lesbian. And, to a degree, I can understand that analogy. Both were hiding their life from family and friends, didn't have anyone to talk to, were afraid of what this meant, had to re-evaluate what they thought / learned up until then, etc.

Of course, the similarities end there. As Josh's lifestyle meant he would accidentally kill the people near him and now lived in a violent world. And he has killed and hung out with killers. So yeh, I could see someone getting offended at Josh if they choose to focus on that aspect. Comparing lesbians to killer monsters == fail.

But, he was "trying" to go for the first closeted comparison and got shot down.

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That is a funny proposition about the vampire hybrid...I wonder how long it actually lasts or if it works through the system at some point, because otherwise, we are clearly going on a different path and won't have a Tom in the American version of this show because teenagers cannot seem to survive in that house. That is fine as long as Josh doesn't revert back to his whiney self too much and as long as Sally can continue to actually be very funny. I do wonder if there is some way around it, like the professor guy just got turned without Aiden's actual control and then the poor guy was inundated with the power and lack of control of both vampire and werewolf, that he freaked out and started to change but got stuck because (and this is TVD knowledge, that since werewolves have a natural living creature within them, a person can't be both, but still possess the need to change). Since we aren't going there, it seems, George was able to partially change (it killed him in the end) when he knew Eve was in danger because of rage and instinctual feelings of protection.

It is funny, I can't get in on any of the sadness of Sally's situation, because, I too sense a Badass Sally coming on the horizon and she really isn't going anywhere. But poor Alanna..hopefully she will go and warn Sally and Norah about Ray, or whatever that is. I do wonder who is actually in there, is it some sort of weird combination of that old boyfriend of Sally, Nick and Stevie? I also kind of wonder if Donna actually really needs Sally anymore now that she got Nick and Stevie.

I know I am a little obsessed on what exactly will happen with Josh (I am glad we got some firm confirmation that he is a werewolf from the vampire stripper and Aiden) but you wonder if he is at the very least going to have an easier time changing that he has at least briefly met his wolf.
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I was actually disappointed we didn't get more Josh and his wolf action. I don't want him to go back to whining either, and I really think that making peace with his wolf could lead to a more enjoyable character in round 2 of his curse. Hopefully we'll get more of it later.

Badass Sally! Yeah. I'm not really SAD about Sally because it's not like she's leaving the show. Maybe she'll retain some of her humor and fun this time around since she's going on her terms, as opposed to being done in unexpectedly by a psycho boyfriend.
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I swear, it does seem to be longest this season has gone between full moons and I really think that is the core why I am so much more curious about Josh's condition than I am about even poor Kenny's (I like funny Aiden so I like him having an embarrassing younger brother, while I liked Henry well enough, and thank you Josh for blatantly pointing out the physical similarity between the two people, but Aiden gets too angsty around him) and probably what the show is counting on.

I almost wonder if, with Sally's situation, that the writers stumbled on a loop hole in the whole arrangement. Like sort of the werewolf killing their maker thing, if Sally is able to, I don't know, kill Donna or able to figure out who she animated Ray, she could do something similar to herself.
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I'm thinking that drinking werewolf blood changes vampires, so any vampire they make afterwards is a hybrid, stuck in a mid werewolf change constantly. So if I'm right bubble boy will meet the same fate, we all knew since his introduction he was not long for this world, honestly I'm surprised he made it this long.
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Hivemind! I'm right there with you on all counts.
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What happened to Liam? He was the coolest new character of this season, and he's vanished. We know he didn't die when Josh stabbed him because he was hammering on the steel door where the guys trapped him. I imagine he thinks Aidan is dead now, but I wonder if he's going to clue in and make another appearance before season's end. I hope so. Liam's awesome.
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He'll be back for sure. There was just so much other stuff going on that it would be silly to bring him back just for the sake of showing his face. I'd imagine they'd use him for a season finale or a future story arc in the next season.
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I was wondering that too. You think he'd at least sneak around and try to get a CONFIRMATION that Aidan is dead. Plus he had to have known he scratched Josh and if nothing else, I can see him showing up to gloat about it. I'm sure he'll be back. He's totally awesome.
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1) I didnt think Josh's sister actually knew the stripper personally - it just seemed she was the stripper on stage to me
2) i think Aidens victim turned into a hybrid
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I'm sort of offended about being gay not being considered the same as being a vampire or being a werewolf. They are all part of being human. Vampirism is the most common metaphor for homosexuality in fiction. Gay people are not the only minority, nor the most special minority. Gay bitch sister was a monster bigot, plain and simple, and Josh was a wuss who got bullied by political correctness when he should have been protected by it. Yes, the writers lack guts to have Josh say it isn't the same. It's not a choice. It's who they are. It doesn't make them less than human. Yup, offended by the sister, but more offended by the writers. Offended on behalf of monsters.
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I think that dialogue was very realistic, so I approve of it.

She suggested that he should try to be as much like a "normal" person as possible, by not having any contact with other people like himself. I suspect that a lot of gay people have gotten that exact suggestion from family members. This is why Josh brought up homosexuality. He just wanted to show how silly her idea was, by relating it to something she could understand. She reacted like most people do when someone has just refuted their argument in that way. She got outraged about the "comparison". This drew attention away from the fact that her idea was idiotic to begin with, and changed the discussion to being about whether Josh is the kind of asshole who thinks gay people and murderers have a lot in common. Her outrage then made Josh forget that he had just demolished her argument, and made him feel that he now has to explain that he doesn't think that gay people are as bad as murderers. So he conceded that the comparison wasn't fair, and that made her feel like she had won the argument, because she had gotten him to admit that he was wrong about something.

In my experience, this is exactly what happens in every discussion where the person who's wrong is both irrational and emotional, and the person who's right is unable to think straight when he gets angry accusations thrown at him.
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I had to Google Mimi-Siku (which I found out is an obscure movie role that Josh Henderson played), and I guess Lest-yuck is a play on Lestat? Your references are even more abstruse than Dennis Miller's.
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LOL, I had to do the same thing a few weeks ago so I could figure out what was going on. I worried that I was more out of touch with pop culture than I suspected, but now I feel better.
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