Being Human

Season 1 Episode 2

There Goes the Neighborhood, Part 2

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 2011 on Syfy
8.6
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Sally begs the guys to call Danny over so she can try to make him see her presence somehow. Aidan, while trying to fight off Cara's unwanted admiration, receives some shocking news about someone who he thought was dead. Josh discovers Aidan's involvement in the Rebecca incident and confronts him about it; at the same time, Josh is also struggling with whether to tell his sister the truth about himself.

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  • Good, still needs that spark of idenity

    8.0
    Good episode about acceptance, to let love one go for who they are and not let anyone in. This was an episode of these 3 have each other when they can have a life of normal human being outside their place. All I know this was a good start, where it goes I'll be sure to keep watching and hope for the best. I like to learn more of these characters and the hardships they faced this episode we learned a little bit how Sally died which took her hard. She still wants to try to be there for her ex finance, Josh don't think its entirely a good idea saying, "Were monsters".moreless
  • Is anyone getting de ja vu?

    7.5
    I really want this show to succeed, being a massive fan of the original UK series why not?! I'm trying very hard not to compare but how can I not when these first 2 episodes have been near identical? Some of the lines are even the same and the scenes, it's like their all the same characters but with American accents, living in America. I sometimes cringe at some of the scenes, pale in comparison to the UK version. I feel the darkness and black humour cannot compare in anyway UNLESS they delve away from the original Being Human then we can see if this show will be able to hold it's own. I feel offended sometimes when Syfy state this is an 'original' series with the concept of the actual orignal when all they have done so far is copy. I don't mind if it stays true to the original, it's great to see them doing that but not ENTIRELY. I truly hope the next episode will move away from the UK version and become a great series in it's own right. I have ONE problem though, I don't like the whole vamps can now enthrall people, are too fast and strong for Superman and can only drink blood. The thing I think they should have kept most of all from the original is that the UK vampires are kinda unique... yes their still stronger, faster, have super reflexes and senses and heal faster BUT they can eat normal food (I dunno if they need it to survive, probably not) and the blood for the UK ones is kinda like a true addiction because they are undead and the life is what they crave not because they need it, though it does make them more powerful. Kinda makes them more human in the sense they don't need it to survive but at the same time more monstorous and evil when they kill as it's a CHOICE in the end, to give in to their true nature or not. The US version seems a bit Twilight instead to me...



    Despite that one thing overall the chemistry with the characters is spot on and their 'wanting to be normal but were monsters' angst is their too BUT this series needs to move from the UK version or it will forever be in it's shadow. I have my fingers crossed folks! This could be a good one! I reckon that these episodes have been pretty decent with a slight sense of de ja vu in the air!moreless
  • There Goes the Neighborhood, Part 2

    9.0
    There Goes the Neighborhood, Part 2 was a great follow up to the US series premiere of Being Human. I really enjoyed watching this episode as Danny came over to the house and almost seemed to sense Sally. I thought Bishop's surprise was a little shocking. I wonder what he really wants and what his plans are. Aidan continued to battle his nature and I thought it was sad that Rebecca killed that girl. Sally had some interesting revelations in this episode as Josh distanced himself from his sister. This series definitely has promise. I look forward to watching the next episode of Being Human!!!!!moreless
  • I realize this is a continuation of the first episode/pilot, but I really didn't enjoy it.

    6.5
    Instead, I'm discovering that I find two of the main characters, the werewolf and ghost, somewhat annoying. If they are given as much airtime as they were in this episode, in the future, I'm pretty sure I'll be tuning out. The vampire, and the subplots surrounding him, are the most interesting features of the show, so far. I like that the girl Aidan thought he killed, has returned as a "pissed-off" vampire with a real mean streak. And Cara, who was really uninteresting as the nurse attracted to Aidan, might become "watchable", if she too is converted (or she could stay dead; it might be better). I'll watch a few more episodes because I know sometimes it takes a new series time to find it's legs, if you will. The scenes they show of upcoming segments show some promise.moreless
  • A great start, but still needs to find its own voice

    8.0
    I had a suspicion that the compelling cliffhanger at the end of the series premiere would be resolved too easily, and sure enough, that's exactly what happened. But I wasn't expecting this end to the series' introduction to play such a pitch-perfect feint.



    In retrospect, it's good that Josh didn't end up killing his sister. For one thing, it keeps Aiden and Josh on somewhat different playing fields, with Josh still relatively innocent in comparison. Aiden is still the one with much to atone for, as personified in the wonderfully sexy and wicked Rebecca. Between Bishop's casual malevolence and Rebecca's more strident evil, the vampires are once again the highlight of another iteration of "Being Human".



    Josh's ability to take the high ground is important to establish, because I anticipate that there will be a parallel to the George/Nina dynamic that came to pass in the British original. The longer run of episodes for this version of the story should allow Josh's progression to span a longer time as well, making his moral objections in this episode all the more damning. Of course, this is assuming that Josh will, like George, be forced to do terrible things in the name of preserving the humanity he so desperately yearns to reclaim.



    Sally gets a bit more characterization in this episode, and it helps to mitigate some of the annoying qualities from her introduction. On the other hand, she's still too much like Annie from the British version. Both have their tragic side, but they are being used to facilitate the comic relief required to contrast the darker elements of Aiden and Josh.



    Structurally, it makes sense. Aiden is there to brood, Sally is there to be sunshine and rainbows, and Josh is there to straddle the line with his self-deprecating lack of human communication skills. But frankly, that's the exact same structure as the British version. I'd much rather see them change things up a bit.



    Of course, there's the initial challenge that this version of "Being Human" will face. I think it has plenty of potential to find its own voice and become distinct from its forebear. But it may need to stick to familiar ground at first to avoid alienating fans of the original who might balk at a darker tone. It's going to be a tricky path forward, but I'm happy to say that I believe the writers and cast have what it takes to make it work.moreless
Katy Breier

Katy Breier

Cara

Guest Star

Rhiannon Moller-Trotter

Rhiannon Moller-Trotter

Jackie

Guest Star

Mark Pellegrino

Mark Pellegrino

James Bishop

Recurring Role

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen

Rebecca Flynt

Recurring Role

Gianpaolo Venuta

Gianpaolo Venuta

Danny

Recurring Role

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    • Josh: You know, I was engaged.
      Sally: You were?!?
      Josh: Yeah. I'll try not to take offense to your extreme shock.
      Sally: (laughs) And... she doesn't know?
      Josh: What'd I say? I'm- I'm a w- ... what? (pauses) It's a miracle I got her to love me once.

    • Josh: I'm... sorry. I guess it takes that "he doesn't even know I'm alive" thing to a whole new level.
      Sally: Yeah.

    • Josh: (referring to Danny) Listen, if he comes... (weighing his words) I think... that... Sally... should stay upstairs.
      Sally: And I think you don't get a say.
      Aidan: (nods agreeing with Josh)
      Sally: On the stairs! (begging) At least!
      Josh: (sighs) Top of the stairs. (Sally rushes out) And NO PEEKING!

    • Emily: What do you mean "he has a condition"?
      Aidan: He's your brother, you should ask him yourself.
      Emily: My brother had a nervous breakdown and ran away from his family two years ago, he doesn't tell me anything... If he's in some kind of trouble...
      Aidan: No no no no, no, he's a good guy, he's a great roommate. He's dealing with some stuff, yeah, but... aren't we all?

    • Sally: (concerned) How are you?
      Josh: Well... I didn't kill my sister, so... I guess I can't complain.

    • Sally: (voiceover) Life is a series of choices. As it turns out, death is the same. Not for the ones who are ready. They embrace their fate, move on. For the rest of us, we linger. After our survivors pray and throw dirt on our coffins, we're still waiting. Because for some of us, there's a bigger question. What am I now? Where do I go from here? We find ourselves in an eternal nowhere, between human and thing. Monsters. Some of these monsters choose to simply accept what they've become. Some don't. Which leaves us with the most important choice. Do you accept what you are or do you refuse? And which is the true curse?

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