Being Human: Season 4, Episode 8

The War Child (25 Mar. 2012)

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Cutler greets the Old Ones led by Snow as Annie tells Alex and the boys of her meeting with Eve,who asked her to kill her. She says that she cannot and destroys Cutler when he comes to the ... See full summary »



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Cutler greets the Old Ones led by Snow as Annie tells Alex and the boys of her meeting with Eve,who asked her to kill her. She says that she cannot and destroys Cutler when he comes to the house to harm the baby girl. Tom plans to kill the Old Ones by means of a suicide bomb,a fact which becomes known to Milo,a werewolf who is part of Snow's entourage and whom Tom rebuffs,just as Hal refuses Snow's offer to join him in his conquest of the world. Hal and Tom visit the vampires' lair with the baby,latterly joined by Annie. Snow tells her that he wants Eve but has no intention of killing her,merely keeping her hidden as she is the figurehead of resistance. As a consequence it is down to Annie to take the drastic action needed to save civilisation and to shape her own destiny. In a coda Mr Rook,leader of the men who disposed of Alex's corpse,also brings the filmed evidence of Tom's transformation into a werewolf to a vault for tidying away. Written by don @ minifie-1

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A great series finale
26 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

All too quickly the fourth series of 'Being Human' has come to an end; the Old Ones have arrived in Barry and Annie has been told that if she is to save humanity baby Eve must die… clearly things are not looking good. The episode opens with Hal helping the ghost of Alex return to her body where they intend to tidy things up so her family don't learn just how horribly she died; while there they are interrupted by people whose sole interest appears to be covering up the events of the night before; who they are remains a total mystery. Shortly after they go it becomes apparent that Hal's desire for blood has not abated as he tries to lap up what is left of Alex's blood from the floor. Hal in concerned that if Mr Snow, the leader of the old ones, asks him to return to the vampires he will so tries to keep well clear. Tom however has a different plan; never being one for subtlety he wants to make a bomb and blow the old ones to kingdom com! While this is going on Annie teaches Alex the trick of the trade for newly deceased ghosts; during this Cutler turns up at the Honolulu Heights with the intention of killing Eve; despite what she knows Annie can't let him do that and ultimately it looks as if the vampires will get Eve and humanity will be doomed; after all there is no way one of our protagonists would kill a baby… is there?

This was a great conclusion to the series and to the story of the Old Ones; the final confrontation was so surprising it gave my goose bumps! Lenora Crichlow did a great job as Annie; it is just a shame that it doesn't look as though we'll be seeing her again although her story arc did come to a natural conclusion in spectacular fashion. Mark Gatiss was suitable creepy as the senior vampire Mr Snow; he has the perfect voice for the part… not that I should be surprised as he has been the voice of Radio Four's 'Man in Black' for some time now. 'Being Human' has never shied away from showing the occasional gruesome scene and there were a couple of fairly grizzly ones this time; the site of Alex's dead body and even more gruesome the effect of entering a house uninvited on vampire Nick Cutler. While the story of the Old Ones and the threatened vampire take over may have passed things were set up for the fifth series with the introduction of the mysterious character who cleaned up after the events in the night club; it is just a pity we'll have to wait till next year to see it.

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