Being Human

Season 1 Episode 10

Dog Eat Dog

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 21, 2011 on Syfy
8.7
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The vampire elders arrive for a visit and Aidan must take a risk to save a close friend.

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  • THe Main Event (Werewolves)

    8.0
    Good, episode Aiden seems to make a lot of sacrifices to help out his friends. I wish I had a friend like that, but it seems Josh and Sally think that AIden is not doing enough or anything at all for that matter. I like Aiden because he thinks rational, who would try to kill 4 vampires all 1000+ years old not including bishop and the gang. To try to get Josh back and Josh and Sally expected him to do that 0o clearly I must have missed the earth to Josh. Of course he would have to work out a deal to get Josh out, its like they wanted him to die for them even if Josh doesn't get out in the process. I think Josh mainly have to start trusting in Aiden like he does Josh, I don't know if the UK version is better when it comes to relationship with Aiden and Josh. Sally gets along with everyone even in this episode she was a true friend, I just hate she doesn't know a lot about them. But they can learn from her especially Josh in trusting their friends, clearly like Sally.moreless
  • Dog Eat Dog

    9.5
    Dog Eat Dog was a superb and very entertaining episode of Being Human. I really enjoyed watching this episode as Josh was bonding with Sally and he suddenly disappears, Aiden is forced to confront his past, and some Vampire Elders have just arrived. I thougth the flash back scenes were amazing and definitely had a fresh take on vampire flashbacks. I also enjoyed learning more about the Elders and their ways. It was cool to learn more about Bishop as well. Aiden was forced to make some difficult decisions in order to help Josh. Sally has been trying to make an impact and its nice to have her as some contrast. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • There were a handful of nicely offbeat touches in this episode, but I particularly enjoyed the woman playing "Danny Boy" on her accordion at the dogfight.

    8.0
    Tonight's episode, is probably my favorite of the series to date. I had a good feeling about "Dog Eat Dog" as soon as I saw those creepy barn cocoons in the "previously on" segment. I've been waiting for those suckers to turn up again.



    The inhabitants of those cocoons turned out to be suitably creepy as well, just as you would expect from thousand-year-old Dutch vampires who only get to town every 50 years. Being Human shelled out for an actual recognizable guest star for once, as Terry Kinney brought a suitably Old World sense of menace to the role of Hegeman. For once on this show, the vampires were actually scary, especially once Hegeman had a beard full of blood.



    Hegeman and the rest of the Dutch also figured into the episode's sepia-toned flashbacks to the 1950s, which provided a little sympathy for the devil as we learned that Bishop was once the Richie Cunningham to Aidan's Fonzie. It wasn't hard to see where these scenes were going, once it was revealed that Bishop had a forbidden human lover, but I'm always up for anything that shakes up the format a bit. Josh has little time for fretting over his relationship with Nurse Nora, as he's kidnapped and stashed in a basement cage to await a dogfight to the death with an older werewolf known as the Professor. In a nifty dovetailing of storylines, it turns out that the dogfight is the scheduled evening's entertainment for the Dutch, setting up an additional crisis for Aidan. I know, the poor guy had to stake his surrogate kid just last week, and now here he is, faced with betraying his roomie. Aidan is able to secure Josh's freedom in exchange for promising to return to Bishop's family, but not before Josh is forced to kill the Professor in the arena. Finally, the stage seems set for some sort of big showdown in the season's final three episodes, but it's not as if "Dog Eat Dog" was perfect. The show tried its best to convince us that Sally was an integral part of the action-Josh may have even said "Sally, you are an integral part of the action" in their little chat on the front stoop-but even though she gave each of the boys a pep talk at a crucial moment, it still felt forced to me. Rebecca is still hanging around, and I have to say, she bums me out more with each subsequent appearance. If Aidan could find it in himself to stake a little boy, couldn't he do the same for her sooner than later? Still, I don't want to nitpick too much, since it's rare enough that I find this much to like in an episode of this show. Here's hoping it's the beginning of a strong final act.moreless
  • I keep smiling when I think of this episode - of the three characters, Josh is always the funniest - I'm not sure if this is intentional.

    9.0
    I mean, the way the Vampires insult him (keep your dog on a leash...), to that slightly surprised/frightened look he always has, makes me smile. Episodes, thus far, where he plays a central role, are usually the best. So when I saw last night that Josh had been kidnapped, put in a cage, and told he had to fight another werewolf as entertainment, I knew it was going to be good. Sally was less annoying than usual and I like the way she seems to really care for Josh. Because, of the three roommates, he needs the most care. I love the new group of Vampires and the story that's being built around them. And I read somewhere on this site that people want Rebecca gone already - I heartily agree. If Aiden could "stake" a kid, he can surely stake the whiny big-mouth.moreless
Vlasta Vrana

Vlasta Vrana

Douglas

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Lorne Brass

Lorne Brass

Carlo

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Lena Kleine

Lena Kleine

Jane

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Mark Pellegrino

Mark Pellegrino

James Bishop

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Vincent Leclerc

Vincent Leclerc

Marcus

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