Quick Take: Being Human, "I've Got You Under My Skin"
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Review: Being Human, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
(S0208) Considering what goes down at the conclusion of this episode of Being Human, I just have to say that the title, "I've Got You Under My Skin," makes me cringe every time I look at it. The term “peeled like a shrimp” should never be used in reference to human anatomy, even if the “human” in question lacks a pulse. I used to be all about the gore, man. Many an undergrad evening was spent gathered around someone’s laptop looking for the most depraved stuff on the interwebs, gleefully emailing it my roommate who was hiding across the room because the rest of us were “horrible, just horrible.”
I don’t know when the shift happened. I realized that it happened when I saw Orphan with the Boyfriend and subsequently spent the entire movie with my eyes closed….at least until the big twist, at which point the film became absolutely hilarious.
Anyway, Henry wants readmitted to the Vampire Club and Suren is down with it…if he’ll let her completely flay the skin from his bones. After all, he’ll survive. Vampire perks!
Just let her stake you, bro. She’s crazy. She’s probably just going to make your life miserable anyway. It’s not worth it. Just go to Baltimore with the other orph---oh yeah, Suren killed them all in a deliciously devious dick move. It took me a moment to realize why she wanted to buy Henry’s pet human’s house, but when it clicked, when I realized that handing ownership of the basement full of orphans over to Suren meant that she could declare them “unwelcome” and insta-slaughter the whole lot, well, let’s track everyone’s respective balls, shall we?
Josh’s sister Emily drops by to take him drinking after Norah dumped him. She attempts to steal the covers from his wallow-in-self-pity nest and stops, asking Josh, “Am I gonna see balls?” Josh keeps them covered and later, when Emily tries to hook him back up with ex-fiancé Julia, passive aggressively explains the werewolf situation by implying that he’s an emotionally unstable, possibly abusive psycho. I will award you one ball, Josh.
Sally makes peace with her imminent destruction only to have her Reaper offer her a deal: he’ll let her “live” if she takes over his reaping duties. She attempts to reap him to avoid the decision, but it doesn’t go well and he thinks her whole attempt was rather cute. She reluctantly agrees to do the Dead Like Me thing and is given her first assignment: Suicide Stevie. Don’t let his gawky teenage visage fool you folks, Stevie has gone darkside after killing Date Rape Dylan at that party a bazillion episodes ago. Sally tries to reason with him, but admits defeat when the crazy talk starts flowing. She can’t bring herself to reap him, but she lets her Reaper do it. Sally, you get one ball.
The winner this week is clearly Vampire Princess Suren, who not only has her own pair, slaughtering a basement full of Bishop’s orphans without even leaving her office, but she currently maintains custody of both Aidan’s and Henry’s as well. Henry agrees to let Suren flay him in exchange for a spot in her ranks and despite ominously warning Suren that Henry is his blood and better be alive when he comes back for him, Aidan leaves Suren to do her thing and angsts on the sofa with Sally. Cue the indie soundtrack.