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"Children Shouldn't Play with Undead Things"
Series 1, Episode 8
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Children Shouldn't Play with Undead Things is the eighth episode of Season 1 of Being Human (Syfy).

PlotEdit

It all starts with Aidan sneaking alone time with Rebecca’s vampire snuff video, the one he promised to destroy. However, it’s not long before his roommates interrupt his night by dragging him to a local bar. While there, Josh catches sight of Nora flirting with a fellow doctor. Aiden and Sally persuade Josh to intervene, but alas Josh just can't muster the gumption and sulks back home.

At the hospital the next day, Josh pines from afar while Aidan convinces a tagalong Sally to check out a literally dead wing of the hospital to find answers to help her move on. After a creepy encounter with the resident ghosts, she makes it difficult for Josh to plan a date with an eager Nora for later that evening.

Back at the House, Josh realizes that he’s cutting it a little too close to the full moon to be spending time with the tantalizing Nora, but his roomies butter him up again. As the date progresses to a make out session, Josh lets out a growl, and he frantically bolts leaving behind only excuses. This only makes him more frantic the next day around the pad much to Sally’s chagrin. She ends up lecturing him on how lucky he is to be alive.

Josh eventually arrives at the hospital to sequester himself for the night when Nora crosses his path. She coaxes him into starting something romantic and the beast takes full advantage of the invite, wolfy-style. Nonetheless, the loving puts a crunch on Josh’s time to get to his safe house. The safe house winds up being occupied, so in his desperation he goes home to transform. This finally gives Sally a better perspective of Josh’s torment.

Meanwhile, an introspective walk home leads Aidan into some boys bullying a smaller boy named Bernie. Aidan shoos them away with a sly vampire-sensed observation and makes a new friend. Like a puppy, the kid charms his way into Aidan’s life, even though Bernie’s mother is hesitant to allow the friendship to continue. Soon Aidan is playing in the park and even recommending some Three Stooges to enjoy. This friendship turns out for the worst however when we learn that Bernie took Aidan’s vampire snuff DVD. Bernie’s mother, upset with the situation, forbids Aidan from coming near her son ever again. In a twist, Aidan finds himself labeled a different kind of monster and takes it to heart...


TriviaEdit

The title of this episode is a reference to the 1972 zombie movie Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

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