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If you missed the last few seconds of last season, you probably missed one of the biggest OMG moments in TV. George, werewolf, killed Mitchell, vampire, due for a lot of reasons from Mitchell going on a killing spree in season two to the fact the vampire old ones know that the others won't fight back if they can control Mitchell. Out of love, George stakes Mitchell turns to the vampire lacky and says you are in for a fight. Unfortunately, it leads to the biggest jump the shark episode in the history of TV.

What we didn't know was the fight that is happening off screen. You see the actor who played Mitchell is over huge in The Isles. So, we knew he was going to be gone. I don't think people knew Nina was going to leave the show too which we found out early. Nina also a werewolf who was carrying George's child. The child was born, but the vampire killed Nina in offscreensville.

George is at home guarding the child 24/7 to the point the child has no name. Annie, the ghost, has been trying to get George not be crazy, but its not working. All the while this is going on the vampires are getting ready to take over the world. Griffen, a new vampire who seems to taken over the role of the vampire lacky from last season, is ready to go invade the world via just walking out of the ocean. A younger vampire explains how retarded it is and that the world will have an army ready to go via twitter at the ten minute mark. Since the old ones are coming Griffen wants the child a a welcome our new vampire overlords. Tom, a werewolf friend, tells the others about it and they walk into a giant trap.

To counter this story we get another ghost, werewolf and vampire living together. The werewolf is an older black man that if he transforms again he may die due to his age. If he dies then the ghost may go away without someone there to tie the ghost to the human world. So, the vampires get the baby and also video tape George and Tom changing thus to show the world, werewolves are the bad guys. Once the vampires realize the baby is human, they are willing to exchange the child to George. George agrees.

Now, here comes one of the jump the shark moments. The vampire recorder, a vampire who writes down everything, reveals the child is the war child which is going to destroy the vampires. Griffen sees this as bad thing, but the vampire recorder puts on a funny and pointless ceremony to save the kid. George tricks his body to do a half ass transform while Tom, Annie and a vampire kid save the child while George kills Griffen. Unfortunately, George's body can't do the transform half ass and he dies. He tells Annie and Tom to watch the child and names the child, Eve. Oh, yeah. The other WTF moment is us traveling to 2037 where the vampire are winning the war and Eve kills herself after seeing the rest of the prophecy and telling her murderer she intends to go back in time to kill the baby which is probably herself.

So, in the span of two episodes, we have lost three of the four major characters and have a storyline of a chosen one going back in time as a ghost to kill herself. I always said I watched Being Human, the superior one. I can no longer make that claim. I understand the actors have other projects going on and are getting pretty famous. I know I have seen Nina in other things and George did the BBC Sherlock. Mitchell again, going to stardom. So, if you knew this going into season four, it might have been better not to do season four. We know in previews the vampire in the other house is going to join Tom and Annie.

They just rebooted the series. I wouldn't mind that so much if they didn't do the chosen one storyline and seem to play out all the future stuff in one episode. This was an hour and 19 minute episode. 19 minutes could have been cut out with the future which looked so stupid. I would like to see the vampire war, but I don't want to see it play out in the future. At this point, the show is a mess. Its a big show in the UK and doing decent ratings in the states, so I can see the need to keep the gravy train going. However, like a lot of shows before them, giant cast changes leads to bad shows. It also doesn't help there is now a giant off the rails future storyline to go with it. I'll keep watching, but if you wanted to start this show, I'm thinking season three is a great ending point.

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Killing Nina offscreen was straight BULLSHIT, considering how invested we had become in the character. I can't believe they couldn't work something out to have her back for one episode. (Even bigger bullshit was AT&T U-Verse spoiling her death in the FIRST LINE of the episode description on the guide.)

George's death was at least noble.

So...ghosts can time travel now? Uh...ok. Whatever.

I'll give the second episode a try, but this looks like it might as well have been the series finale.

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