In Review: Being Human – ‘The Trinity’

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Synopsis: As ghost Alex adjusts to life after death with werewolf Tom and Vampire Hal, we meet poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch, behind whose foul exterior lurks an ancient evil.

Review: Last night the UK version of Being Human returned to BBC THREE and introduced the first episode, which features the fairly fresh trinity of Tom, Hal and Alex.

Of course Tom and Hal got introduced last year, but this episode saw Alex adapting to life after death and also having to live with Tom and Hal.

Understandably Alex has some pretty strong feelings where Hal is concerned given that he played a part all be it unwillingly in her death as was seen in the last series. Which is a factor that is picked up on several times during the episode.

The best parts of this episode though happen to be the flashback scenes to a time in Hals past where we witness a ritual, which goes array and inadvertently springs forth the ancient evil known as Captain Hatch, who is played by Phil Davis of Whitechapel fame. It also introduces us to Lady Catherine, who for her brief time on screen reveals a fun and interesting back and forth banter with Hal, but sadly it is short lived.

Aside from the flash backs and the introduction of Alex as well as dealing with the fall out from last season we see Hal and Tom going up for a new job at a Hotel, which happens to be where the foul mouthed Captain Hatch resides.

We also see a little more exploration of the clandestine Government organisation that was revealed last series and we see them trying to make a deal with Hal to lead the vampires. An offer which he chooses to decline.

We also see Hal turn a dying human into a vampire, which looks like it will come back and bite him on the arse in later episodes.

All in all this is a pretty strong start for the series and the trinity of Hal, Tom and Alex is already presenting us with some interesting possibilities, but the character of Captain Hatch and his connection to the devil will no doubt bring forth much speculation on the fan forums.

Score 4/5

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. 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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