Being Human (USA)

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Being Human is a supernatural horror comedy-drama television series, based on the BBC series of the same name. It followed the same premise as the original, and starred Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer and Meaghan Rath as a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost, respectively, who live together as roommates.

The show aired its first episode on January 17, 2011. It came to a close on April 7, 2014.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Three roommates seemingly in their twenties each try to keep a secret from the rest of the world. Aidan (Sam Witwer) is a 200-year-old vampire, Josh (Sam Huntington) is a werewolf, and Sally (Meaghan Rath) is a ghost. The three try to help one another navigate the complexities of living double lives while trying to figure out their own at the same time.

""When I Think About You I Shred Myself"" (Season 2, Episode 09)[edit | edit source]

idan takes Henry back to the house so he may be able to recover from being skinned alive by Suren, while Josh and Sally go off to their respective "jobs". Sally and the Reaper discuss her new duties, which begins with shredding Walter, a ghost from Zoe's support group, after he starts possessing, again. She is not yet ready, so the Reaper takes matters into his own hands. At the hospital, Josh and Julia have some small talk, as they were better friends than future spouses, until Josh sees his old friend Stu, who did not survive the werewolf attack years ago. Stu has been living as a ghost in Ithaca and has come to see Josh, who he knows is a werewolf. Sally returns to the house after meeting with the Reaper to find Boner, who the Reaper told her was shredded by Stevie. She goes to Zoe and Nick for advice, and they say she should come to the support group for help. At the hospital, with Stu's "assistance", Josh and Julia begin to rekindle their relationship during a required sexual harassment seminar. At the house, Aidan has brought two willing young women to bring Henry back to health, using his mental powers to make them believe Henry is not missing his skin, so Henry may feed without killing them. This brings back memories of when they first met in 1918 France, when Henry was an Allied Powers medic, and still alive, and Aidan was a soldier who "miraculously" survived a German attack. While the attending physician tells Henry not to give Aidan morphine and leave him to die, Aidan orders Henry to remove the bullets from his body, healing quickly as time passes. When an injured French soldier comes to the field hospital, Aidan drinks the blood from his discarded wound dressings, but not without the French soldier seeing him. He begins to rant and rave that Aidan is a vampire, but Henry protects Aidan's identity until the French soldier tries to stake Aidan. Henry intervenes in the scuffle until he is staked. Aidan drinks from his blood before wiping out the entire field hospital, save for Henry, who he sires into a vampire and saves a survivor for him to be his first kill. Josh and Julia meet at a bar, where Julia asks if they should become intimate. Stu pushes Josh not to follow through, and Josh leaves, until he apparently has a change of mind. They return to Julia's apartment, where it is revealed that Stu has possessed Josh to make love to Julia. Josh awakes in the night and confronts Stu about what he did, realizing that Stu has only come to Boston to follow her. Now Josh can either break her heart or put her in danger around the full moon. When Julia awakens to find Josh by himself, she curls up next to him, and Josh ultimately chooses to stay with her. Sally heads to the support group, but she finds that the Reaper has shredded all of the ghosts before she could make it. She tries to talk to Zoe, but Zoe fears her for reasons she does not understand. Back at the house, Aidan's mental suggestion to the two girls starts to wear off, and they see the blood covering them and Henry. Aidan decides to kill both of them, and Henry takes his fill. The next day, Josh returns to the house to find Henry with his skin, and Aidan overseeing movers taking away two large boxes dripping with blood, angering Josh when he realizes what has happened. Inside, Nick approaches Sally, saying he will find a way to help her, while she is struggling to salt herself in to protect herself from the Reaper, which suddenly appears to attack Nick for falling in love with a living person. Sally yells at the Reaper to leave Nick alone, and proclaims she will never be like him, until the Reaper takes her appearance and says she is already him. Sally flashes back to when Tony told her that the longer ghosts stay on the living plane, they begin to lose connection with reality. She then realizes that the Reaper is only a manifestation of her dark side and she has been the one responsible for all of the Reaper's shreddings. Aidan and Josh come into the house just as Sally shreds Nick, and then proceeds to attack the boys until Aidan uses an iron fire poker to disperse her essence. The two trap her in a ring of salt on the staircase, and when she awakes she proceeds to scream at them in a demonic voice to let her go.