Being Human: Season 4, Episode 8

The War Child (25 Mar. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 2 user

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(created and written by)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 Nov 2011
 
a list of 6557 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 8 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
DVD
a list of 18 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The War Child" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The War Child (25 Mar 2012)

The War Child (25 Mar 2012) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Being Human.
« Previous Episode | 31 of 37 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Tom
...
Hal
Matthew Ashforde ...
Isaac Daniels
Kate Bracken ...
...
Eve
...
...
Fred Pearson ...
Archivist
...
Mr. Rook
...
Milo
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Release Date:

25 March 2012 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Hal: Unfinished business tends to be more life-affirming than beating someone up.
Alex: Not if you're Scottish.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I thought this was a great end to a mostly good fourth season.
26 March 2012 | by (ukwitchcountry) – See all my reviews

We finally get to see them Old Ones-or Old One, as it were. I thought they didn't disappoint. They were just like vampires, but competent vampires that actually seemed to have a grip on things and knew what they were doing! I was very impressed by the performance of Mark Gatiss as Mr.Snow, the lead Old One vampire. I thought his swarthy and lofty demeaner and delivery was alternately hilarious, ominous, authoritative, and above all sinister. I thought his jaded gaze and manner carried the weight of someone who was supposed to have been around for thousands of years. I thought his makeup was also pretty sharp, with his ancient veins pressed up underneath the skin, and how rotten and yellow his teeth looked in one close-up looked so creepy. To me he was definitely the best guest character of the season. He definitely made the most of his time in the episode. Did he die in the explosion? Although that may have been the whole point, I just thought it was a bit of a shame for such a fun character to come and go so quickly. :::2::: We said goodbye to Andrew Gowen (oh, and everyone was just starting to like Cutler, too!) I thought him great in the moment when he rants at Mr.Snow after he dismisses him as a nothing after all his hard work. I liked Cutler. I found him to be an interesting vampire and not the one-dimensional secret villain he first appeared to be. I liked him because he was so ordinary, so human. I thought his makeup in the scene where he busts into Honolulu Heights to kill baby Eve looked incredible. It was also quite disgusting as he was melting. (Oh, what a world!) Something else that was even more disgusting was when Hal slurped up the rotten maggot-infested blood! I didn't think they were gonna go so low but then blam! They really did it! I was watching it with someone, she totally spewed up her coffee! :::3::: I was very surprised that they actually had the guts to kill off a baby. I mean, talk about an impossible choice! It was seriously dark and nasty having to sacrifice an innocent baby to save the future. I was so sure that that the Eve from the future was some evil illusion trying to trick them all somehow. But no, the Toy Man, Hal-etc, it was the only real choice there was all along. Poor Annie. I actually gasped (I never gasp!) when it was her that did the deed at the end, especially as she earlier stated passionately that it was something she would never do, nor allow to happen. But when she finally understood the full scope and true meaning of "The War Child" prophecy, she knew there was no choice. And you definitely felt the full weight of such an awful choice. :::4::: Annie finally passes on, and I have a strong feeling we won't be seeing her again. Well what a wonderful character she was. I thought after all the doom and gloom it was a beautiful and bittersweet moment when she went through her white door with the ghost of baby Eve in tow, and said goodbye to the grown up Eve. I think the moment would have been truly magical if Mitchell and George had been there waiting for her. As good as the new character of Hal was, I really think that without Annie, the (at best tepid) quality of the show will take a nose-dive in the future. Ooh, there are men in black type people who remove all evidence of supernatural beings! I don't care about that, I'm not emotionally invested in that, I'm interested in Annie and co! The final scene with Tom, Alex, and a blood-detoxing Hal was clearly saying: these are your new characters, your new "family" of freaks. Well, we'll just see how that turns out... :::5::: I enjoyed this series of Being Human. After a very shaky start, and one or two dodgy episodes, I think the radical changes were ultimately to the show's benefit. The original trio and feel of the show was great-far better than this, but the formula got stale. I still believe in this show, and I think there could be many more great things to come out of It in the future. And I am done.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
does anyone prefer these 3 to the orginal trio katredfernyc
How long should I watch for? thomasinlockwood
Great. Finale! cuppus94
For Americans watching on BBC America complex-gal-1
3 things. BrainBuster
Evil Hal- a theory about the finale Spiderkitten
Discuss The War Child (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?