Friday, April 12, 2013

My Review of Being Human's: "Our Three Heroes Enjoy Being Human" (Warning: Major Spoiler)

Written by Toby Whithouse
Directed by Philip John

Tom: "So now what do we do?"
Hal: "Save the world - you know, the usual."

Take it as canon or dismiss it as a nightmare alternative but either way, this little two and a half minute scene can provide an answer for whatever side of the spectrum you happen to be on in relation to The Last Broadcast. Did our gang really achieve the impossible and become human? Erm, apparently not.

The set up here was pretty simple with Hal being the one to deduce rather quickly that Hatch was stringing them along and that them getting what they wanted was simply too good to be true. Unfortunately for Alex and Tom, it wasn't just Hal being a moody cynic but instead him being bang on and pretty soon, the gang's lovely time in a restaurant seemed disrupted when everyone turned on them.

As a scene, it's a pretty brief little thing, almost incidental but it does seem to confirm that our gang are seemingly locked in an endless battle of wills with Hatch, which might be realistic but also feels rather nihilistic as well to be honest.

- Alex's dad and brothers seemingly believed that she was suffering memory loss and she definitely appreciated Hal being more openly flirtatious with her.
- Tom told the gang about Allison's 'nuddy' realisation that she was no longer a werewolf.
- Hal's card trick was a great way for getting both Tom and Alex to realise that he was telling the truth about Hatch duping them. However, why is Hal dressing like Rook in Hatch's world?
- Hal's final line reminded me of Angel's in Not Fade Away. I can't be the only one who thought of that, right?

A good little scene, but definitely on the bleak end of the scale, though I guess it is rather realistic as well for gang not to have beaten Hatch. It still doesn't take away the joy of the actual final episode though.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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