Being Human (UK)

Season 1 Episode 4

Another Fine Mess

7
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2009 on BBC
9.3
out of 10
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116 votes
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Mitchell makes the acquaintance of a 12-year old and his mother. Bernie reminds him of his own childhood. However, things take a turn for the worse when the kid accidentally stumbles upon something he shouldn't see. As for George, he decides to tell Nina of his status as a werewolf. Annie tries to deal with what she learned about Owen.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Mitchell's Mistake

    10
    Mitchell makes the acquaintance of a twelve years old named Bernie, a son of one of his neighbors, and saves him from some bullies. As he babysits him one day he makes the mistake of giving him a Laurel and Hardy DVD that actually contains Lauren's sexual recording of her turning someone. Bernie's mom discovers this and calls Mitchell a pedophile and the house mates are given undue attention as perverts following this. This really showed that paranoia of mankind and how easily they turn on you and it made Mitchell's turning back to Herrick all the more believable, this show just keeps on getting darker and I like it but still it kind of made me sick to think about what would happen if the police would show up, of course Herrick pulled strings obviously to keep his prodigal partner out of harm's way. Best episode of this series so far.moreless
  • Things go extremely wrong for our supernatural flatmates in a really dark but brilliant episode.

    9.5
    Wow...I really wasn't expected that paedophile storyline when the episode started...how dark was that? Even though the woman Mitchell befriended jumped to conclusions it pushed them to the limits and they were being tortured. I hated but liked how it was all brought onto George as well...everyone had to suffer. It was nice to see Mitchell get close to someone...but I never could have predicted the well written outcome.



    The boy being hit by the car was shocking...but Mitchell turning him into a vampire to save him was even more crazy. It was definitely an intense and dramatic story which ended in him turning back to the vampire clan. George pulls away from Nina who is a really funny character. He says he's trouble...I felt for Nina here because she really was being left in the dark. Obviously he can't help it. Loved the scene when he came to her for comfort...then she revealed her stomach...something happened to her. Liked these two together a lot.



    Meanwhile, Annie is going ghost mental...she can't control her emotions and things were just flying, blowing up...then Owen came around...it was so intense but sad to see her having to face him. Another ending I liked here...she burned pictures of her former fiancé...then suddenly people can see her. That should be brilliant, can't wait to see her haunt that ass Owen. I'm loving this show, with only two left I hope its gets a 2nd series.moreless
  • Being Human starts to get controversial in the greatest most gritty storyline yet.

    10
    Being Human gets the success it deserves, the stories every week are not your stereotypical supernatural television show episodes, they each have been hard hitting and interweived with an epic main plot which is now coming to the fore, as Mitchell is slowly becoming seducted into the lives of the vampires.

    so far we have seen episode 2 focused mainly of George and episode 3 directed at Annie, here Mitchell gets the main storyline as he befriends a 12 year old boy and his mother, all appears to be perfectly normal until the boy accidently stumbles upon 'the vamporno dvd' hidden in Laurel and Hardy (it had to be somewhere) and everything turns downhill from here onwards (or so it appears for our trio).

    meanwhile, George is beginning to find trust in his companion Nita and Annie is finding it hard not to become a ruthless poltergeist after her realisation in the previous episode.

    the subject matters at hand re very dark, but with the sharp script and equally sharp lead/supporting actors this episode ends up becoming a genuine must see.

    and everything is beginning to heat up for next weeks episode as we near the end of the show.

    excellent viewing.moreless
  • Very dark and truly great!

    10
    This show keeps getting darker in every episode that comes along. I found this to be my favourite so far as it really goes into depth on what is going on in each of Annie's, George's and Mitchell's heads. Annie is distraught at what Owen did (typical man here ladies) and since her torment is so high she is now a poltergeist which most likely means she has a whole loada stuff to sort out before she can even begin to pass on. Then theres George who is having conflicting decisions on what to do about his wolf-like-self when thinking of Nina.



    However this episode was really Mitchell foucsed as he starts to think (again) like his true vampire nature intended. Every episode has a sort of theme to it and this one focuses on the need to belong and be accepted, by the humans in his case. Mitchell and the gang have been having a great time in their new found home with the neighbours taking great pleasure in their company but now Mitchell has gotten close to a 12 year old kid (no, in a brotherly bond way) and since they started to hang out in a sense, Mitchell being all nice gave him a comedy film to watch but well it turned out to be the vampire porn he had been watching, this cannot end in a good way and it doesn't. So now the whole of the neighbours think they are a couple of paedos and as the community start to gang up on them for being 'different'. Mitchell begins to question whether humanity is even a good thing at all. He starts to drift down the path of darkness again. All will become clear as the ending unfolds which is actually rather upsetting. Mitchell is going all darkside on us and frankly I love the idea.moreless
  • Mitchell befriends a boy next door and everything goes awry when he accidentally loans him the DVD Lauren gave him. George is contemplating telling Nina his big secret. Annie is losing control of her emotions and then something incredible happens.moreless

    9.5
    A powerful episode with all sorts of emotional moments. The storyline really revolved around Mitchell but in a way the really big news was what happened with Annie at the end.



    Mitchell just being Mitchell defends a twelve year old boy in the neighborhood from some bullies and ends up befriending his mother as well. After some general friend stuff Mitchell loans him a Laurel and Hardy DVD forgetting that is where he hid the snuff video Lauren gave him. Then the nightmare begins for them. Not really understanding the video the mother puts Mitchell up as a pedophile and the neighbors become nasty.



    In the meantime George has decided to break it off with Nina to keep from hurting her. Unbeknownst to him she has her own secret and in the end he is contemplating telling her his secret truth.



    The most interesting story is Annie's. She is having poltergeist type actions making things fly and breaking stuff. Finally she burns everything from her life with Owen and when she appears outside the house people can see her and don't walk right through her. We don't know what that means at this point but she is going to fight to keep her house and her new friends together.



    I was surprised by the turn of events with the boy and I am wondering the wisdom of Mitchell and Fleur the boy's Mom decision. It is her problem to deal with now I suppose. Could you imagine being perpetually twelve? Like Godric in True Blood who was over two thousand years old and looked like a teenager.



    Mitchell goes back to the vampires at the end of the episode which I suppose was inevitable. We'll see where this all goes though. Mitchell and Herrick hardly seem to see eye to eye on things and I think a showdown is brewing.



    Entertaining and getting better each week. A great show to watch. Thanks for reading my four hundredth review...moreless
Sama Goldie

Sama Goldie

Janey

Guest Star

Julia Ford

Julia Ford

Fleur

Guest Star

Barry Aird

Barry Aird

Jim

Guest Star

Jason Watkins

Jason Watkins

Herrick

Recurring Role

Dylan Brown

Dylan Brown

Seth

Recurring Role

Gregg Chillin

Gregg Chillin

Owen

Recurring Role

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