Screen Bites: Things (and People) Fall Apart: Being Human, Lost Girl, Merlin, The Vampire Diaries, and Grimm
Greetings, Watchers. Lots has happened on our shows during the column’s hiatus, and this time we will be sorting through the events of just a few of our favorites. Reminder: in your comments/responses, please do not say anything about shows not under discussion in this particular column, or about episodes more recent than the ones discussed.
Being Human, Monday 9:00 EST, SyFy
Over the last several episodes, we saw Josh navigating life as a human with a werewolf girlfriend, Sally coming to terms with having to stay away from everyone she knew before, and Aidan attempting to find blood uncontaminated with the virus that has been killing off the local vampire population.
In the most recent episode the tide begins to turn for each of the three main characters. Josh was scratched by Liam while rescuing Aidan, so will become a werewolf again. Aidan managed to beat the virus that Liam injected him with, and the trio figured out that the small bit of werewolf blood he had ingested provided the cure. Sally realizes that the eating of fresh flesh is the only way to stave off her continued deterioration, but she resolves to not give in to the urge.
The scene that gets the yuckiest award from me: where Sally sticks the toothbrush through her cheek. Do you agree? I actually like this different take on zombies, which it seems Sally and her two friends really are.
What do you think about Aidan having given Blake the information about the cure?
How are you enjoying the show this season? What are some of your favorite scenes?
Lost Girl, Monday 10:00 EST, SyFy
Good news first — Lost Girl will return for Season Four.
As Bo approaches her Dawning, when she will either evolve or devolve, lots of events have been affecting her various relationships. Kenzie gets rescued from the fae that was impersonating her, Lauren and Bo officially become a couple (though it seems trouble is brewing), and Bo discovers that Dyson got his love back.
Though I really enjoyed this week’s episode, with its in-depth look at some of the fringe fae culture/society, the show was not quite the same without Kenzie and Dyson. Did you miss them as much as I did?
Speaking of characters, though I initially disliked her, I am really warming up to Tamsin. Do you feel the same? I gained respect for her when she stood up to the Morrigan, having taken to heart Bo’s relentless quest to save Kenzie.
What do you think we will see in the last five episodes of the season?
Merlin, Friday 10:00 EST, SyFy
Much as I love this show, I think they are drawing out the Evil-Guinevere-Under-Morganna’s- Spell a bit too long. Does anyone else agree? The show only has five more episodes, and I would have liked to see them spend more of those with Guinevere united with Arthur, Merlin, and the others in the fight against Morganna.
It seems they really are taking us all the way to the end before Arthur finds out about Merlin. At this point, I would not be surprised if the big reveal happens in the last scene of the last episode. Your thoughts?
Vampire Diaries, Thursday 8:00 EST, The CW
So much has happened on the show over the last episodes, but I want to focus on the most significant: Jeremy’s death. That came as a surprise to me, primarily because he was Elena’s last family member, and the her true tie to her human side. I will be interested to see how Elena navigates life with her humanity switch turned off.
What was your reaction to Jeremy’s demise?
Grimm, Friday 9:00 EST, NBC
I’m sure the rest of you are as happy about the show’s return as I am. Now Nick knows a bit about Renard’s status as a royal, but not his true purpose. In the last scene, we see Nick suffering the effects of the purification potion.
What do you think we will see in the last two episodes of the season?
Here is the link to an interview with the cast:
*The Vampire Diaries returns 3/14, Supernatural 3/20, Warehouse 13 on 4/29, and Merlin on 5/3.