Being Human – Series Finale
So once again we face the cold Sunday nights without our favourite bunch of supernatural house mates. It appears as though the BBC anticipated this and they have already commissioned a fifth series, so it’s not all bad news.
After an opening episode to rival any season finale, just how can series creator Toby Whithouse out do himself this time?
Last weeks cliffhanger in the nightclub, gets an off camera resolution. Alex is already proving her worth as a ghost, and Hal is dangerously close to having a full-blown lapse.
Annie is also struggling, after ghost Eve’s tour of the future and the revelation that her death as a baby is the soul thing that can prevent a horrific future.
Mark Gatiss gloriously plays one of the old ones, Mr Snow, he’s a softly spoken, thousands of years old Vampire with a devilish sense of humour. In short, perfect casting and another strong aspect of this revamped series finale.
A brief scene set in 2022 shows a then ten-year-old Eve encounter Mr Snow, so her importance to the Vampires continual existence means she must be kept alive at all costs.
Back in the present day, Hal is still trying to stay off the blood. He fears Mr Snow becoming aware of his presence, as Hal knows he will be unable to refuse Snow’s offer to rejoin them.
Meanwhile Tom remembers how to make remote bombs from household items. Well, he can’t quite remember how to make a remote so he and Hal reside themselves to being blown up once they set it off.
Just like the first episode of this series, there was an uneasy sense of dread looming in this finale. That unmistakable feeling that things will never be the same again after the closing credits.
Annie and Alex make a desperate last stand to rescue baby Eve after Tom seemingly hands her over to the enemy. Using her finely tuned skills, Annie is a force to be reckoned with. Even Alex has picked up a few ghostly tricks to fend of vampires.
Mr Snow informs Annie that they want the baby alive, after all the fall of mankind is because we waited to be saved and didn’t save ourselves.
Making a heartbreaking choice, it’s Annie that triggers the bomb and takes out all of the old ones, and baby Eve. Ghost Eve now never existed, her tether to this world starts to fade and Annie knows her unfinished business is now complete, a teasing line about Annie not following the rules gives us hope we may see her again.
However, this felt like her conclusion and in my heart I believe Nina, Mitchell and George were all waiting for her on the other side.
Lenora Crichlow has brought dignity, strength and laughs to Annie for 4 years. Her girl next-door looks only add to the charm of Annie, you will be missed sorely but rest in peace.
Cutler was perhaps the best baddie we have had (yes even better that Herrick), I am keeping my fingers crossed he didn’t die, but I fear I am clutching at straws.
Series four was very much a ‘passing the torch’ series, there are no original characters left but Toby Whithouse has created new characters just as exciting and well, human! Damien Molony brought mystery and a sense of humour to Hal, and Michael Socha was a welcome full-time addition.
Tom is determined to help Hal with overcoming his blood thirst, Alex has some unfinished business and just who was the government agent collecting all those mobile phones? Well you can bet your afterlife you will find out in series 5.
Being Human returns next year for a slightly shorter series of 6 episodes.