In Review: Being Human -’Sticks and Rope’



Synopsis: Alex learns that she is not the only ghost haunting Honolulu Heights. While Tom and Hal go head to head in the hotels Employee of the month competition, much to the amusement of Captain Hatch, who feeds on werewolf/vampire conflict.

Review: From the closing monologue delivered toward the close of the episode by Phil Davis in his role of Captain Hatch as well as other worrying developments. It’s very apparent that things are likely to get a lot darker before this run of six episodes is through and none of it is going to bode to well for new member of the trinity Alex.

We see the return of newly made vampire Mr Crumb in this episode, who provides some of the comic relief in this episode, but at one point things deteriorate into a damn right slapstick food fight between Hal and Tom shortly after a visit by Crumb, which pretty much instigates and fuels some conflict between Hal and Tom.

The writing for this episode was nicely balanced with humour and dark and gory twists.

Alex’s development as a newly created ghost continues and some backstory to her character is helped immensely by her brief time spent with a new ghost, who is a young victorian boy, who is used as a pawn in Captain Hatch’s plan to try and be rid of Alex. But thankfully the young lad is able to redeem himself before he crosses over to be reunited with his little brother.

The politician Rook, who is in charge of keeping Vampires and Werewolves a secret from the rest of the UK at large is becoming more and more desperate to keep his job and isn’t beyond using Mr Crumb in his scheme to try and retain his post, which is under threat from Government cut backs.

For me this was a well rounded episode with a lot happening, but its curious to see that Kate Bracken in her role of Alex is being given much more to do than Leonora Critchlow had with her role of Annie.

Score 4/5


Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.


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