BEING HUMAN SEASON 4: EPISODE 4 “A Spectre Calls”
Now last week I was totally blown away by what Sookie said to Eric after he decided to do a bit of midnight munching in of course the brilliant True Blood and I thought it was a line that could not be beaten, until of course I sat down and watched Being Human. Here in this particular scene we have Hal and Tom pretending to be a gay couple because baby Eve is suffering from a temperature and a Doctor needs to be called. Of course having a Doc is bad news, I mean what if he asks questions? Which of course he did! Now I am for all honestly but how could Tom say the words…
“Her Mum and Dad were Werewolves and she got conceived while they were turned, they are both now dead, one by the hands of a vicious gang of Vampires, the other because he convinced his body to change into a sort of half man/half werewolf so he could rescue his daughter who is going to be some kind of saviour to mankind. Oh by the way, I am a Werewolf, he is a Vampire and those two who you can not see are ghosts but believe me….they are there!….now….where is the Calpol!?”
Instead of reaching for the medicine, we would have seen the Doc phone the local nut house so instead Tom and Hal having to pretend they are gay while Annie and newcomer Kirby ( James Lance)- who I will get to in a bit- looked on in panic.
A scene which typifies everything that is great in this season of Being Human, the comedy sparkles from the screen and what a pair Hal and Tom are becoming, I mean there is real chemistry between the two and while Tom panics in front of the Doc, Hal appears out of nowhere in which Tom asks “Where have you been?!” and Hal deadpan as ever utters the words “Upstairs! Taking a shit!”
Seriously I laughed until tears soaked by top and I am just loving Hal who steals every single scene and makes me ask the question -“Mitch who?”
Anyhow now that I have mentioned that great scene, onto the negative and I must say I did not quite like this weeks episode. Kirby arrives from the ghost world to help the trio and the baby after convincing them he was sent by Nina. Now nothing wrong with that, I mean the character was so irritable but brought the right level of attitude and dark side that he was a compulsive watch from start to finish. My main gripe is that I just did not get the fact that our favourite trio would be taken in by him so easily. He turns up, plays mind games and causes chaos but not one of them once suspects it could be his fault. I mean they were getting on ok before he arrived and yet the way he easily rips them apart sat a tad too uncomfortable with me.