DAYUM! That was some good television this week.
First, Josh gets visited by the ghost of Stu, the friend who was killed on their camping trip. He’s played by Jay Baruchel so SQUEE! and he’s loitering around the hospital. Which is convenient because Josh and Julia are reaching a detente in their relationship and have moved on from hissing at each other to having banal conversations about lousy coffee to show how “cool” they are with each other, but Julia wants to move beyond that and be friends with Josh, again, because he may have been an awful fiancé, but he was a really good friend and she’d like to have that friendship back. He agrees and only acts mildly tweaky because he keeps having conversations with Stu, but Josh is a big, goofy nerd so it’s not that weird. Until it TOTALLY is and Stu possesses Josh to do things that only Sally would do. This leads to the two friends fighting it out in the alley next to Julia’s townhouse and damn you, Being Human, for making it both funny and touching and sad.
But what isn’t any of those things is Henry and Aidan. They’re just super symbolically gay. And I’m not mad. First, though, Aidan needs to get Henry and his drippy body somewhere safe so he takes him to the house and asks Josh to invite Henry in. Josh is all “Yeah, I don’t think so,” so Aidan can explain that Henry’s his son which doesn’t explain why Henry has no skin but Josh relents and invites him in. Henry isn’t healing at all and wants Aidan to stake him which just pings all of Aidan’s guilt, leading him to make some very, very bad decisions. The worst of which is not sitting there watching a flayed and oozing Henry feed on two compelled young women. This ends tragically but also gives us Henry’s origin story. And bless Sam Witwer, he is willing to do some really gross things to sell Aidan.
Then there’s Sally. DAYUM. I didn’t see that coming and yet it makes complete sense, because in retrospect they were dropping hints all along. I just wasn’t paying attention to them. Except it explains why no one else saw Reaper in his Balkan form. She visits some old friends which ends very badly and gets an unexpected visitor which sends everything spiraling out of control. And then she’s lying on the stairs, surrounded by salt. Don’t you hate that?
This was just a great episode all around, and probably my favorite of the series. Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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