Being Human "I'm So Lonesome I Could Die" Review: Party Like It's 1779

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Being Human S03E04: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Die”

I still stand by my belief/denial that because we didn’t actually see Henry bite it on screen, he’s not actually dead, but Aidan thinks he is, so let’s run with it. What do you do when your vampire offspring comes down with the incurable vampire flu? You throw one helluva party even though your roommates are trying to sleep. You also drink from anyone with a pulse because you have a death wish. For real, Aidan, if you’re just going to indiscriminately “roll the dice” with your pub food, at least nosh on someone who isn’t a big, sweaty biker-type. Do you really want your last meal to taste like sweat and B.O.? Or, according to Sally, “Hep-C?”

Oh man, so I’m not really on the Sally-and-Aidan-sitting-in-a-tree bandwagon just yet, but they were kinda cute at the bar, weren’t they? You know, until Aidan ditched her to quench his bloodlust? Sally even got to be awesome for a few minutes—that was a BIG stake. Kudos to Miss Malik for saying the things we were all thinking while Aidan indulged in yet another angst-and-blood fueled bender. He’ll just never learn. Sure, most—if not ALL—of Aidan’s vampire BFFs are dead and that’s sad, especially when part of the vampire deal is that you get to live forever being sexy and throwing sexy keggers with your sexy immortal-ish friends. But honestly, not everyone Aidan was moping over in that sadface montage was a particularly good friend, and hasn’t Aidan spent two seasons trying to break out of the nest anyway? (The answer is yes.)

But like Aidan said, he just wanted his freedom, not the apocalypse, which is also a kind of freedom, but it’s a terribly lonely freedom. Plus Aidan had second thoughts about freeing girlfriend/snackpack Emma from Henry’s cushy cage because Henry would still be alive if his system were still in place. Vampires are complicated, except in Aidan’s case, where they’re weirdly human about things. Despite his epic sadness, Aidan didn’t really feel like letting Sally stick him, so he got his shit together and got his job at the hospital back. He was assigned to the night shift tending to Kenny, the “bubble boy,” who suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency and has never been touched by a germ in his life.

I think we all know where this is going.

Meanwhile, Josh and Nora’s werewolf brood engaged in the most mundane aspect of humanity this week—reluctantly attending family birthday parties (ugh) and in Josh’s case, agonizing over whether or not to ask his ladyfriend to marry him. JUST DO IT, DUDE, YOU’VE BEEN DEBATING THIS FOR FOUR EPISODES NOW.

Nora's mother’s birthday is the only time Nora visits her family because otherwise, mom doesn’t get a birthday cake. She wanted to go alone, but Josh insisted on joining in on the opposite of fun because after he told Aidan about his matrimonial intentions, Aidan said he should probably “do it right” and ask Nora’s dad for the okay. I guess he missed the memo about Nora’s family being messed up. It’s cool. Being buried alive tends to do that.

So mom got her cake and Josh got his blessing—if you want to call it that—and “teen wolf” Erin, masquerading as Josh’s cousin, hit things off with Nora’s borderline-dirtbag brother RJ. Later, RJ came to the house to congratulate Nora on her engagement, except Josh was still screwing around and hadn’t gotten that far yet. Nora went out for coffee and RJ made out with Erin. Josh interrupted nookie-time like a DAD, RJ threw a punch, Nora threw him out, and Erin ran away. Yay, family!

So now that the cat... dog... is out of the bag and Nora knows what Josh is up to, he should probably just suck it up and ask, right? Maybe? Probably not. Nora was throwing out some seriously mixed signals after Erin bailed. She agreed that Erin leaving was probably for the best, which matched Josh’s own sentiment quite well, but then she talked about “slowing down” and making sure they didn’t get tangled up in more than they could handle—which, given that she’s now totally aware of the huge life-step Josh has spent the entire season trying to talk himself into, she had to know what she was implying. Ugh, this isn’t the part of “being human” that Being Human needs. Lip service to paying the rent is a nice touch that keeps our supernatural roomies grounded in humanity. An entire storyline dedicated to will-they-won’t-they seems like such a waste. We can get that in pretty much any other show in any other genre anywhere.

But fine, maybe Josh should just keep his mouth shut for now. Either way, though, stop waffling, son! Did Mimi-Siku waffle when it was time to bring fire down from the Statue of Liberty? No! MIMI-SIKU IS NOT A WAFFLER.

Oh, and we learned that Nora killed Brynn. I bet that’s important.


What did you think of this episode?



NOTES


– “Aidan was okay with it because when he was a teenager, beer was safer than water.” Aww, it was totally a make-fun-of-Aidan-for-being-semi-immortal night on BH, what with the beer lulz and Sally’s “old man” music and even Aidan’s quaint little insistence that there’s a “right” way to ask someone to marry you. He ages like a... well, actually he doesn’t age. Whatever, you know what I mean.

– “So drinks come in bowls. Best bar ever.” Normally, I’d be right there with you Sally, but that margarita looked like bath water. So I’mma pass.

– Do you think Papa Werewolf knew Nora killed Brynn all along?

– This season is really big on revealing plot-altering points in throwaway lines: BTW, Nora killed Brynn and all Aidan’s vampire friends are probably dead, including Mother. Probably.

– Prediction: Erin will return when she accidentally kills an ex-boyfriend.

– Other prediction: Bubble Boy will either be dead or turned by the end of the season.

– I still hate those Subaru commercials.

– When do we find out what happened to Ray? What do you think Ray (and Sally’s witch) are up to?