TV REVIEW: Being Human Series 3 – Episode 3: Type 4
Posted by Sharlene Mousfar on February 11, 2011
Apologies for the long delay in posting this! It was only a matter of time before the zombie craze took over and it did so brilliantly on this past Sunday’s episode, Type 4. I thought this episode’s writing and direction was one of the best blends of humor and sadness I’ve seen in a long time. Kudos to director Philip John and writer Jamie Mathieson for their great work.
This week, we meet Sasha “Like the Beyonce album”, who is a living dead girl also known as a zombie! Annie is out on one of her midnight strolls when she starts getting yelled at by Sasha, who got kicked out of a club for being drunk as a skunk. Annie runs, but the zombie girl follows her all the way home, screaming, hollering and generally scaring the bejesus out of everyone in the house.
But Annie is always sympathetic to people…err, dead people in need and take Sasha in, greatly increasing the need for deodorant to say the least! But the bigger question is how Sasha came to be in her current state and if there are any more like her. It’s Annie & Mitchell on the case as they head to the hospital and stumble upon truly disturbing video of experiments being done on the zombies. It doesn’t take long (with Annie disappearing) to figure out that during Mitchell’s rescue mission, Death’s door was “engaged” and therefore the folks that were supposed to be moving on, couldn’t. They got snapped back into their dead bodies.
Sasha was in denial about what she’d become but eventually came to terms once her former lover stuck a trophy in her midsection. The visuals didn’t even bother me much; it’s the sounds that get you. Yuck. Her effect on the quartet is quite amazing – she helps every single one face their issues and in the end, was truly with friends.
Meanwhile, lots going on with Nina and George. They’re expecting! But it isn’t the happy moment that this type of news typically creates. Will it be a little furry baby? Nina doesn’t want to find out as she’s terrified of becoming a mother and George doesn’t know why. Until he gets the real reason out of her – she was emotionally and physically abused by her own mother as a child and is truly afraid of all that having a baby will entail. Sinead Keenan shined in this scene; you really felt the pain she was in and it was just a really well-done scene. Thanks to Sasha, Nina decides to keep the child so we’ll see what’s in store for the soon-to-be parents this coming Sunday.
In other news, Mitchell has a fan. Or rather not just a normal fan but a wannabe Mitchell fanboy named Graham. This made me crack up so much! In what I saw as an ode to the Supernatural episode, “The Real Ghostbusters”, where the hunting duo had to get rid of some ghosts at a fan convention – with fanboys dressed as Sam & Dean. But Graham is also an admirer of the train massacre and wants to show his idol just how devoted he is once the fanboy’s blackmail scheme fails. Mitchell ends up staking the man and going back home to tell Annie the truth.
But he isn’t able to. Turning their flirtation into something more, this scene was a really tender moment and showcased why these two are so good for each other. Aside Mitchell’s earlier confusion about the mechanics of the horizontal tango between ghosts and vampires complete with hand gestures, teasing about fancying like 12 year olds from George, it’s Annie who takes the step forward, kissing him.
And it’s super sweet. We’ll see how they navigate their relationship from here on out! Next week brings back father/son werewolf duo, McNair & Tom and furry baby questions! Shaping up to be an amazing season so far.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
GS Reporter: Sharlene