Being Human Episode (4×10) Review – “Oh Don’t You Die For Me”

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Fans Get The Moment They’ve Been Waiting For, But With a Being Human Twist

As the end of SyFy’s Being Human looms near all of the loose ends are beginning to be tied up. Josh’s struggle with his wolf has always separated him from other werewolves, and now that he’s come to accept who and what he is, Josh has seemingly lost the one person who matters the most. Both Sally and Aidan have struggled with holding on to their humanity as they both have had trouble navigating the thin line between acceptance and denial. The one thing that’s always remained constant in their lives is the unconditional love and strong bond they’ve always shared. Now that Sally has experienced the possibility of something more, tension threatens to either tear them apart or commence the next phase in their relationship. In episode 410, all of the roomies had difficult choices to make. Some may have paid off, while others may have lasting consequences we may never get to see. So join us as we dissect “Oh Don’t you Die For Me.”

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“What are we doing here? You dusted the majority of their patrons. It just may be wise to keep a low profile.” Aidan is still trying to live up to Suzanna’s ideal version of him, but once he discovers her plans to make him atone for murdering that girl from a few episodes back by killing Kenny, Aidan is put between a rock and a hard place. Aidan spent the majority of the episode struggling with the task, and nearly kills Kenny, but Sally comes to the rescue and talks some sense to the man. Aidan and Suzanna have been separated for hundreds of years, and honestly it’s been hard to understand why Aidan was as enamored with her as he appeared to be. Suzanna isn’t the person we’ve seen from the flashbacks. This immortal life has changed her, and her guilt over killing their son Isaac is something she’d never let go. Kenny, on the other hand, is Aidan’s son, and has filled the hole in his heart that losing Isaac left behind. When Sally told Aidan that Suzanna doesn’t really love him completely because her love comes with conditions Aidan is incapable of ever meeting, it was a bitter cup of truth tea, but Aidan needed to sip it. Everything she said about the situation was correct, and if Aidan wasn’t so preoccupied he may have noticed how much Sally loves him. As interesting as it’s been watching Aidan reconnect with his wife, Suzanna had definitely outlived her place in the show, and there was major cheering going on when Aidan chose his child over his wife.

Aidan: What are the chances that someone that you love that much you think is gone for good, then comes back? Different, but the connection’s still there. I mean, what do you do? Do you just let them go?

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“I know that if I stay I’m enabling him. Violent guy that he’s ok with. If I stay in this house, the next time someone gets hurt or worse.” Nora has decided she’s really done with Josh and tries to avoid him while moving the rest of her things out of the house. Josh feels so guilty about cheating on her and nearly raping her that he’s relented to Nora’s desire to leave him and decides to join up with the pack. What he didn’t count on was that the pack would make him pack leader and ask him to turn humans into wolves so they can rebuild their numbers. Josh and Nora have always been the couple on this show, so it was majorly hard to see them separating, but Josh’s desire to connect with others like him made it bearable. At first. For most of the series Josh has hated what he is, so it’s been a nice change of pace to see him come to accept himself. That excitement turned to disgust after Josh’s new packmates decided to capture him and force him to turn people. While it’s true the wolves have diminished since vampires discovered their blood was a cure to the plague, but forcing Josh to make “children” against his will is just as bad as what Josh nearly did to Nora. Now that Josh has been rescued, maybe there’s a way for him and Nora to finally find a way to work things out.

Mark: We didn’t kick Josh out for what he is. You did. No… we took him in.

Andrew: At least with these new wolves he’ll get the respect you should have given him.

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“What I am now I can live with. Losing you forever? That I can’t.” Sally had a difficult time watching Josh and Aidan grapple with the difficult choices they faced this week, but at least she got some girl time with Nora. Thanks to Sally’s failed matchmaking attempts, Sally got the chance to unburden herself by confiding to Nora her feelings for Aidan. Surprisingly, Nora was
 all for Sally telling Aidan the truth. It just goes to show how close she and Aidan got over the summer while taking care of Josh. Sally wasn’t big on revealing her feelings, because she feared Aidan’s rejection. Her feelings were based on what she experienced with Aidan in that other timeline. A timeline in which this Aidan never lived in or experienced. This was one part of the episode that gladly got tied up a bit this week. Sally may have stood down when Josh refused her help, but the moment Aidan got into trouble during Josh’s rescue, Sally wasted no time literally jumping in. Unfortunately, no good ever came of Sally possessing people, and this was no exception. While Sally laid comatose, her mind traveled back to the Lil’ Smokie mystery (remember that?) and Nora told Aidan the truth. Now Sally is back on our plane in corporeal form, giving her and Aidan the chance to continue making out. This was the moment fans have been waiting for and it was worth the wait. Those of us who also loved the British version of the series were well aware of this relationship and have been hoping and praying the writers would make it happen on the US version. THANK YOU! Now that these two crazy kids have a chance at happiness, hopefully they’ll finally get the happy ending we’ve all been hoping for.

Sally: I need a body to remind you of this.

Being Human Episode 4x10 03Four seasons have led to this. Sally and Aidan have a chance of happiness, however fleeting it may be, and Josh has learned to accept himself despite the monster that live within. Now that there are only three episode of the series left, the gang has to solve the mystery of who killed Lil’ Smokie, but will they all survive? That’s the question and it’s terrifying. As fans we’ve always hoped the four friends would end up living happily ever after, but when has that ever happened on this show? Happiness has always been fleeting. However this series ends, hopefully the gang won’t let tragedy tear them away from the humanity they’ve struggled so hard to maintain. Holding on to who they are through adversity may be the only happy ending they get, and if so, their “experiment” has been a success.Being Human Episode 4x10 04

Lil’ Smokie’s Notes…

  • The title, “Oh Don’t You Die For Me” is a play on the lyrics from the classic American Folk song, “Oh, Susanna.”
  • In the song a man travels from Alabama to Louisiana to see the love of his life, but dies along the way after he freezes to death in his sleep, dreaming of Susanna. Who will die dreaming of their lady love this season? Josh or Aidan?
    • Nora, Sally and Aidan only incapacitated the wolf pack. Have we seen the last of them?
    • What does Lil’ Smokie want and why was she murdered?
    • How did Sally become corporeal and how long will it last?