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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 12:12 UK time, Friday, 4 March 2011


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Episode seven is nearly upon us and it's time to have a sneak peek at what we've got in store.

This week McNair is back under the same roof as the foursome, but this time they've got 'Uncle Billy' staying in the attic. Things like that don't get past McNair's senses very easily... but what will it mean for the episode?

Tune in this Sunday at 9pm on BBC Three to find out.

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  • Comment number 1.

    So Nina needs Mitchell if her baby is to be safe.

    And McNair can sense things will Nina and George be able to in the future or if they let themselves?

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi Ewan ! Yes, my thoughts exactly! I am so excited but at the same time dreading where this is heading. I never believed that lia was what she appeared to be. Roll on the awesome Annie!

  • Comment number 3.

    haven't seen this yet.
    but I assume such senses not only grow with time and self-wolf-awareness.. but also with the lifestyle.
    I mean, with the life the McNairs live, hey have to be 1000 times more aware then others of every little change in their evnironment. Just like "normal" people who live on the streets.. they see things we don't.

  • Comment number 4.

    classic stuff - keep upping the stakes (!), who knows what, who needs whom? Shift it around....

    And isn't Robson Green terrific in this part? Owns it. Shouldnt be surprised really - but he's clearly loving it and it shows.

  • Comment number 5.

    is it on youtube yet??

  • Comment number 6.

    4. celtic -hi! as a non-British I hadn't the faintest idea who Robson Green was, but I loved him since the first second.
    he is being simply amazing

  • Comment number 7.

    Ooh very interesting. So they aren't going after George and Nina because of Mitchell. It will be an interesting turnaround if Nina has to rely on Mitchell now.

    Totally agree about Robson Green, I would never have thought it of him but he really makes a fantastic werewolf!

  • Comment number 8.

    Ooh thanks for this Mr Pilling, can't wait to see when McNair meets 'Uncle Billy' :-D
    And I'm sure that will invoke the theories on Herrick being part werewolf. Not so sure on that one myself, just have to wait and see ...

  • Comment number 9.

    5 - when it is either myself or some other blogger will post a link

  • Comment number 10.

    SPOILER ALERT ..have read somewhere that mcnair and herrick have met before!

    if herrick is back to full strength then it will be avery interesting meeting

    advice to all house mates...take cover and let them get on with it!

  • Comment number 11.

    9 - Thanks. I am not in the UK for the weekend and I can't wait to see the clip. I did book my return flight so that I can be back to see the Ep at 9 though :0)

    I am new to posting but I never thought Nina was the WSB...I feel it's all coming down to Mitchell never having the courage (or trust?) to tell the truth to his friends and thus causing a ripple effect from all the small and big mistakes he has made. He could have faced the consequences at least in front of his friends but like Lia said he always thought 1000 small good deeds could sum up and even out the big bad stuff...

    But I think he has a soul! In the sense that he does feel regret, shame, love...

    Sorry if I am ranting...

  • Comment number 12.

    hi indil -6- RG's done a lot of "romantic" stuff - inc singing as part of Robson & Jerome - check out "unchained melody" - or maybe not! (tho am suddenly tickled by idea of a singing werewolf) - more recently - when he's not off fishing - he's been grim in a very gruesome detective series. He's amazingly relaxed & muscular in this - and I dont mean just physically.

  • Comment number 13.

    12. yeah, I did some research and I have already stumbled upon Unchained Melody.. makes quite an impact to see him like that after BH! XD
    They could do.. Being human - the musical! I can picture Russell tap-dancing! LOL
    (see I am still bugged that we never had the dance-off..)

    But I agree, he's been able to make this brand new character so convincing that I feel like it's always been there, somewhere..which is not always easy in shows when you have a more or less established set of characters..
    And btw, alla the McNair family is pretty much in shape.
    *goes fangirling somewhere*

  • Comment number 14.

    11 you are not ranting! I completely agree, Mitchell should have trusted at least Annie with the truth. Although he did try to tell her a few weeks ago and she stopped him.

    Robson is brilliant in this role. Loving it!!

  • Comment number 15.

    13 AT has done so much fighting this series - and is now in boot camp in prep for lots more - so he seems to have opted for the muscular action route - sadly leaving the dancing behind - so yes looks as if it's now up to Russell to lead the dance-off. (Tho can report from a personal sighting that Mr Pilling shimmies a good'un)

  • Comment number 16.

    Absolutely agree with all the comments and I think Robson Green is fantastic. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a more permanent fixture (not too much otherwise Being Human would be called "4 werewolves, a vamp and a ghost")

    He has an incredibly strong presence, honestly electrifying and it captured my attention immediately, even if I had a bit of a dislike for him the first time he appeared on BH. Every time he is in a room, the atmosphere changes. Truly excellent.

  • Comment number 17.

    14 - :0)

    By the way, I have noticed on the episode page below the clip (that i can't see :0( )the "music played":

    Duran Duran — Hungry Like the Wolf (AH AH !!)
    Detroit Social Club — God's Going to Cut you Down (scary...)
    Propellerheads — History Repeating
    22-20s — Devil in Me (Nina? Herrick?)

    those titles do make you ponder....!

  • Comment number 18.

    Is it Sunday yet?

  • Comment number 19.

    16 - I was a bit horrified when I heard RG was going to be in BH - thought it might be a bit of gimmicky casting and a bit cheesy (like Terry Wogan in S2?) - I was afraid he'd be a joke werewolf? but he's changed my mind - really gone for it - McNair may be a werewolf but he's a "real" person - there in the writing of course - but all credit to him.

  • Comment number 20.

    Exciting! You spoil us, BHP.
    We've already had some epic grandstanding between Mitchell and McNair. Throw Herrick in and it could go off the scale. Can't wait.
    And yes, Robson Green owns this role. Who'd have thought it?!

  • Comment number 21.

    17 - Had a thought about Hungry like the wolf it's been said that McNair and Herrick might have a history or al least thinking about it McNair seemed very calm when he was put in the cage knew about other fights where werewolves were forced to fight each other.
    Now as they used to have dog fights before the Bah Ha men I think I have a guess at a possible McNair Herrick flashback.

    Another note - Mitchell is referred to as the poster boy does this mean he knows more of Mitchell's history than he is letting on. After all you would research a potential ally or enemy. capture one living vampire tie them up and get a cross they would spill quite a lot.

  • Comment number 22.

    I wonder where Tom is...?

  • Comment number 23.

    17 - I remember McNair had this map in his caravan, with pins and threads connecint vampire killings, and the Box Tunnel 20 clip.

    Maybe at the time he didn't know it was Mitchell's doing but was on his tracks? Since mcNair's "job" seems to be the vampire killer...

  • Comment number 24.

    sorry was commenting on 23! Ewan

  • Comment number 25.

    Something's changed. Is it the fact that Herrick is still hiding away upstairs and that's why the vampires haven't targeted George and Nina?

    Why do you have to tease us with such a short clip!

  • Comment number 26.

    Agree Robson Green is terrific as McNair. Really fits into the show, like he's been there all along. If there is series 4 he would be great as a recurring character. He does give the impression he knows a fair bit about Mitchell.
    I have tried but I really don't like Nina as a character. Never have. But that doesn't mean the actress isn't great. Just feel that she is an extra cog to the wheel. It's the dynamic between the original three that I am interested in. If it wasn't for the fact that she might be the one to harm Mitchell, I couldn't care less whether she likes him or not.
    Anyone feel that in the final episode of Series 2 Michell didn't seem to care whether Kemp harmed Nina or not. I know Lucy was injured and he was distracted by that but he showed no interest in the fact Nina was in danger. I don't think Mitchell likes her either.
    I am really getting worried about the next two episodes. They can't really kill Mitchell off can they? If they do, it's the end of BH isn't it and then what will I do. I spent all last year looking forward to this series! They really can't have another series without him or any of the main three.

  • Comment number 27.

    @ewan

    quite an aspect of wearing a cross I did not think about- vamp torture. simple , classy and not as messy as a stake-
    what next- holy water, must burn them
    - blessed bread, holy wine , possibilities are endless. Good work.

    as for poster boy, I knew the vamp community would be thrilled by BT20. and If Old Ones unhappy , it is because it brings light on their specie, but not because they frown upon it. Like we frown on a hunting wild game massacre, but do not raise an eyebrow about a rabbit/fox/stag/wild boar.
    Dont forget, they see us as cattle, food fodder. M would stand high with his brethren. But having/living with a couple of werewolves and a ghost, just mark him as living on the wild side- from a vampiric point of view, like the wild excesses and lifestyle of our celebreties. They are allowed to do it because they are movie stars, gold world champions, TV journalists etc.
    Now remove the protection of being the pedigree chums of alpha vampire, you face a mean group ready to take you to the kennels. N is going to pay the price of having blabbered on M. Not to mention A`s wrath. Season 4 having the McNairs as new full time cast members is a wise move. But as R.G reen is having also his own TV serie commitments- AS EXTERME FISHING IN THE US if we are to believe the daily mail.
    would suggest the famously 5 ww at the beginning as G/N McNairs + the wee hairy one. RG leaves leaving Socha in place and can see him bonding w/ Nancy-

  • Comment number 28.

    Robson has been a fantastic addition (and he's a local lad, brought up just a couple of miles from where i live)- he's exceptional in 'Wire in the Blood' too.

    I'm wondering whether Nina is regretting making that phone call now...

  • Comment number 29.

    27 - teeth

  • Comment number 30.

    can someone pls post this vid on youtube?? im not in the uk and i really wanna see it

  • Comment number 31.

    I can't remember which epiosde - possibly episode #1 of series 3 (will have to rewatch it) - but Mitchell does attempt to tell George about his involvement with the BT20 and George tells him that he can't be his confessor at this time.
    I also think that Mitchell being off blood for so long now has been affecting him in a number of different ways. He seemed so much weaker when George hits him in the Longest Day episode.
    There are some real spoilers - if you want them - on the BBC America website. They give recaps of Espisode 7 & 8.... which is really strange as here in America, we are only getting to see episode 3 this weekend.
    And a BIG thank you to those that upload the episodes as I can't stand being 4 weeks behind.

  • Comment number 32.

    30 - still looking.

  • Comment number 33.

    I think everyone is right on about Mitchell being a buffer between G/N and the vampire community. Nina has never seen him as a protector. She has always viewed him as the source of their problems instead. Rightly so at times - Herrick in S1. Maybe in the last episode she will finally see it and come to his aid. I have never bought the Nina as WSB theory.

    26 - LozzaKaz I think part of the distraction was that Kemp was holding that huge cross. About dropped him to his knees - huge cross, holy man - much more powerful than just your ordinary cross. However; he did seem more focused on Lucy - she was dying though.

    Can I just say that is one relationship I never did get. I understand the initial attraction but he seemed to go off the deep end really quick then was so quick to forgive her after her actions caused him to dive head first of the wagon. Sorry starting to ramble on.

  • Comment number 34.

    Youtube?

  • Comment number 35.

    #30 - not sure if I can post a direct link but if you search for Being Human 307 Though the Heavens Fall Trailer Series 3 Episode 7 you should be able to find it. It is only 23 seconds long.

  • Comment number 36.

    #35 meant to say if you search on youtube - that is the title it is located under.

  • Comment number 37.

    Very excited for Sunday guys!!!

    So defo thinking McNair and Herrick must have met previously!

    That's a good point too, that Mitchell has stopped any attacks on George and Nina. But is this really down to him or something else??????

    But how does McNair know about the wolf-shaped bullet?! The mind boggles!

  • Comment number 38.

    37 - does McNair know?

  • Comment number 39.

    31 - your right he did, I was watching series 2 last night. I think it was the last episode when they are staying at the cottage in the country where Lucy comes to find them. Mitchell tries to tell George but, George tells him he doesn't want to know and can't be his confessor because he needs him too much.

  • Comment number 40.

    #36 thanks but i was asking about this clip above, since im not in the uk i can't see it

  • Comment number 41.

    @PENNYINLV
    came off the waggon because of the police chief- trie dto protect his vampires friends, police chief wanted them to act as appointed killers and selecting human targets. M wanted them to stop feeding altogether. Sacrificed himself to remove this pb, why Would the disapperance of the head police honcho would not lead to a minimalist investigation in Bristol , beats me, and kemp facility little hunting spree etc all that should have lead to some disclosure- but us humans monkeys are so forgetful, hence our fascination for bt20

    M.did not come off because of Lucy, but she was the one at hand when he was so much distressed by his relaps, certainly would not take kindly to be played at as a pawn. he needed a Josie, he got a Dalilah. Cute to think that having sex means you and your gal are one, M needs to adapt seriously to 21th century woman and redirect his papers choice sto Cosmopolitan.
    Somewhere in his mind, he is still an early 20th century gentleman.

    With loads of jealousy issues too- see how he acted to McNair and Graham- both not at all interested in A as one seeing her like a good uncle would look at his niece- protective McNair and one admiring/looking at her as a nice girl/nice friend Graham. Says a lot about M insecurities.

    By the way the nice werewolf Tom alluded in ep4 Galvin was the man we saw killed by kemp in the machine

    On a very serious note, Why in heaven sake would a hyperbaric pressure oxygenometre machine help in werewolf condition, beats me. Only explaination would be big machine looked nice on screen. Well it possibly does Lord TB, but for your fans with a bare modicum of scientific knowledge, it does not pass muster at all.
    A path lab w/ pictures of electronic microscopic photos would have been more palatable and patients can still look attractive w/ numerous infusions, syringe drivers and all that jazz! Now a radiotherapy machine of the old days would have make sense completely for the viral epxlainations given at one point somewhere on the blog.

  • Comment number 42.

    apologies for not reading all the posts (will do it once ive posted).

    Is Mcnair referring to Mitchell or Herrick when he mentions the poster boy protecting them?

  • Comment number 43.

    [38] Yeah, I'm pretty sure McNair does know. He more or less told Mitchell a werewolf was going to get him, and did the same wee hand gesture Lia did.

    Maybe he doesn't, but it's seems far too similar to be a coincidence. :)

  • Comment number 44.

    #40 - I can't tell for sure as I can't see the clip above either but the 23 second clip on YT starts with McNair from above so it might be the same clip.

  • Comment number 45.

    ooh arent I lucky, this is my first foray onto the BH blog (I'm normally to be found lurking in becoming human as one of the few golden oldies on there). Soooo now I'm a noob and still under moderation! lol

  • Comment number 46.

    @Saintixe56 - He did kill the pc but he did it to protect the vampire and human community - not out of pleasure or revenge. When he found out about Lucy is when he really went off the deep end and started randomly killing just to kill. That's what I meant by falling off the wagon head first. Mitchell seems to view killing for a purpose as not really "killing" - if that makes sense. Like with Graham - he didn't do it because of bloodlust or because it was a fun vamp kind of thing. He did it to protect humans. So he sort of justifies it in his mind. Same with wanting to stake Herrick - it's to protect the group - actually with Herrick I think there is a little joy in that as well. If he didn't need the heir secret I think he would have staked him anyway even after George's talk. Then he would have justified it in the end to George as having to be done to protect him.

  • Comment number 47.

    Robson Green has been fantastic as McNair and I'm so glad it looks like he's back for the big finish of this series. Its good to see a tough werewolf for a change. I do love G and N but sometimes I just want a bit more bite from the werewolf community!

    Really interested in McNairs back story, before Tom came on the scene he said he was 'wild' and someone mentioned on a previous post the Saul flag in his mobile home points to a bit of a road to damasacus moment. I'm guessing this was Tom and his wild days stopped when he had to take responsibilty for another person...but wondering what he got up to back in the dim and distant past. Also love that both McNair and Tom seem to have this hightened awarness and real conection between them. In a similar way to M and A since she was dragged to purgutory.

    Will Nina ever come to appreciate how much more there is to Mitchell that his darker side....he does truly love his friends and feel terrible regret for his actions. Surley Herricks the biggest danger at H Heights, how long until she figures it out!!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Tantalising trailer. Interesting how McNair, perhaps unconciously, planted that little seed in Nina's mind that Mitchell is really their protector rather than them being undiscovered. Wonder what she'll make of that.

    And I agree about McNair knowing more about Mitchell's past by his 'poster boy' reference. I have a feeling that if the housemates knew more about Mitchell's reputation as bad, even by vampire standards, they'd be more understanding of how far he's come. But that said, I've never had the impression that Mitchell's past was evil, more daring and a loose canon. That would tie in more with his character, but could just be me fantasizing, lol.

    And I agree that he does seem weaker, which could partly be explained by the lack of lifeforce from fresh blood. But then again it was only a few weeks ago that he killed the BT20, not to mention some in the staff of the Facility, so I wouldn't have thought he'd be that weak at the moment. Or maybe it was just part of the plot, to show how much stronger George has become. Because although we all seem fixated on what will happen to Mitchell, this series has, in a more subtle way, been about George's journey. He is so much stronger, physically, mentally and emotionally than the character we met in S1. He's capable of standing up to Mitchell, who was previously the father figure of the house, and demanding that he make moral decisions. In both S1 and S2 George wasn't happy with Mitchell's involvement with the vampire groups but he put up with it. Now he's stating that if Mitchell makes a wrong decision then he will cut him off: he no longer needs Mitchell as a crutch. Plus he was able to out himself to his parents last episode, something he wasn't able to before.

    Actually, it strikes me that George and Mitchell are very alike. Both were attacked, both ran away from what they had become and both have tried to 'stop' being what they are. And now both are having to come to terms not only with how they are dealing with their own condition but how it affects others as well.

    We've yet to see a lot of Nina's journey but I like that we are getting to see more of her character and I do like her a lot. She's the moral lynch pin of the group but she does tend to see things in black and white. I guess has always been her defence mechanism in the past and now she's facing up to the fact that there's a whole range of grey out there.

    Annie will no doubt play us out in the last 2 eps, having been more of a catalyst than a key player so far. I did love her empathy with Sasha and the fact that she approaches everything on such an emotional level. Being emotional is often dismissed as a weakness, but I think it's Annie's strength and I hope we get to see that in the finale.

    And yes, yet again it was going to be a short post.....lol x

  • Comment number 49.

    Oh another thought! I don't think George or Nina will kill Mitchell anymore since they refused to kill Herrick. Seems a bit hypocritical (even though I can see why they would want too).

  • Comment number 50.

    33. Pennyinlv
    Your right about the great big cross, and the effect on Mitchell, but if you look, Kemp dropped it down to his side pretty quickly and you would think M could have tried to do something if he had a mind.
    I never understood the big attraction to Lucy either but I think the idea of the flashback to the 60's and his relationship to Josie are to show how quickly he can become attached to someone. He only met Josie once and then she was the love of his life. HE DID'T EVEN KNOW HER NAME which ties into the fact he didn't know Lucy's second name if you remember.
    I think he was just clutching at straws, desparately trying to stay clean and he associated Lucy with Josie. I don't think he actually loved her.
    And as for the box tunnel 20. He just felt betrayed and he and Daisy got themselves all worked up and egged each other on. Don't forget he IS a vampire and not human. If you judge him by vampire standards he is pobably a hero hence the "poster boy" comment by McNair.
    I think he forgave Lucy so quickly because he couldn't really judge her after all the things he has done over the years. Basically he had got over his little "hissy fit" on the train.
    By the way for ages after that episode, whenever I was on a train and there was an announcement by the guard I thought of the massacre. Kept me worried.
    One last thing as this has turned into an epic. Always wondered why did Mitchell and Daisy cause so much carnage. They didn't just bite the passengers they ripped them to shreds.

  • Comment number 51.

    26 - I like Nina and I fully understand her reservations about Mitchell but I am with you that he doesn't care much for her. Apart from driving a wedge between him and his best friend he was very hesitant to hug her when Annie first came back from purgatory.

  • Comment number 52.

    51. Yeah. I forgot about that. He didn't seem keen to hug her at all. And I still thing she gave him the finger in the first episode.

  • Comment number 53.

    Oh and I think it is strange that we haven't seen or heard from the 'old ones' at all. Either they are going to have a big impact on the last two episodes or we will definitely have a season 4. Otherwise why mention them at all.

    Sometimes my own optimism amazes even me :)

  • Comment number 54.

    To say nothing of his barbed "I don't know what's taking her so long" in episode 1 and Nina flipping him the bird in return. No love lost there, for sure.

  • Comment number 55.

    50- He initially didn't want to know Josie's name, she offers to tell him in the flat but he refuses, it's when he brings her the flowers at the end, that he asks. I thought that was nicely done, given that we were introduced to an older Josie in S1.

    Daisy's part in the BTM was purely revenge, the love of her life had been annihilated by that bomb. There was always a slightly unhinged element about her before that and grief just tipped her right over. Mitchell i think, just reached the end of his tether, he was juggling too many balls, had too many of them up in the air and they all fell to earth with absolutely catastrophic results. It was kind of a warped 'why do i bother playing by their rules' moment, something just snapped and snapped big, big time.

  • Comment number 56.

    @LozzaKaz - I missed him dropping the cross. Thanks for that. Plus it gives me an excuse to rewatch the episode! I think you're right about the Lucy/Josie thing. It's easy to forget that his relationship with Josie was after one encounter but that was a very intense life or death kind of thing. Also Josie was the first person who really questioned him and that put her in a whole different light. He had been searching for years to find someone like her. The couple of episodes with "old Josie" are some of my favorites. It really shows how much he really loved her.

    As for the BT20 M/D really did get each other worked up. I think Ivan had always kept D in line. She certainly killed randomly but I think he kept her from spiraling out of control and helped clean up her mess. This was the first time that she was without that and only had M who was unleashing years of pent up vampire rage.

    LOL about the train. Don't have trains here otherwise I might have stayed off them for a while after seeing that episode. Is it wrong that even in full vamp mode and covered in blood I still thought he was hot?

  • Comment number 57.

    56 - LOL no nothing wrong with that. I also find him most attractive when he is in dangerous mode.

    I still wonder about all those vampires who apparently died in the blast. Why was M the only one to survive and where where all the bodies/parts? Since they were'nt staked there should have been something of them left.

  • Comment number 58.

    *GASP* Think of the trail! When/If Mitchelle gets killed, there will be no protection for the werewolves... I say "Poor Nina and George" :(

    You can totally see McNair's Thinking/Concentration face, near the end after he realises Mitchelle is protection from other vampires. What do you think will happen if he decides to make a permanent stay...

  • Comment number 59.

    Afternoon bloggers....great little preview clip...thanks BHProductions for this and also all the stuff under the On Tv tab.

    Totally agree with what everyone has to say about Robson Green....but it's not only his portrayal which is so good in this series...well done to all the casting team behind Being Human because every single 'new' character in this series has been superbly cast.

    I'm fairly certain that Herrick and McNair have a past history...not sure whether or not that past history is connected to the cage fights...after all, Herrick has been a vampire since the late 19th century so it's possible that he may have helped instigate the 'dog' fights. The picture associated with eps 7 (On Tv section) shows McNair in partial transformation...within the house (not sure if it's the attic)...you just know this doesn't bode well for Herrick!....and why is McNair transforming in the house at all?

    What else to look forward to this Sunday?....Herrick trying to restrain himself from biting Nancy, Mitchell continuing to protect Herrick until he gets 'the' info out of him, and the biggy.....is the BT20 reveal this week?

    My thoughts on some speculations in above posts...I don't think Herrick can be part werewolf...we know he has no reflection so he's all vampire from what I can see.

    There has always been tension between Nina and Mitchell....it would be an interesting twist if, after her contacting the BT20 hotline that Nina ends up the one protecting Mitchell in order to ensure a protector for her unborn child, George and herself.

    And Cooper is back in eps 7...Nancy's boss (is that right?)...does he have some sort of significant role?...by he way,I don't think that he and 'tombservice' man are one and the same.

    (51) Mitchelline...with you about the 'old ones'....there has been a lot of mention of them throughout the series and we know that Lord Toby doesn't do red herrings....I'm expecting one of them to pop up in either eps 7 or 8...oooh...can't wait!

  • Comment number 60.

    I stil can't for the life of me work out how the baby story is going to unfold. No way is it going to be happy families for N and G. And any other option will be so devastating for them.
    I think Nina is trying not to bond with her unborn child. She doesn't like to talk about it to anyone but George and she looked so unhappy in the toilet cubicle scene. And if we are anxious to find out what must she be going through?

    I don't think that Cooper is what he appears to be. Maybe he is an old one? He was very keen for Nancy not to find out more abot the BT20 incident.

  • Comment number 61.

    57 - Ivan jumped on him protecting him from the force of the blast

  • Comment number 62.

    56. Pennyinlv
    I agree Ivan kept Daisy in line. She always came across as a bit crazy.
    Do you think Herrick kept Mitchell in check as well and once he was gone there was no-one to hold him back. Didn't Mitchell have the "blackest heart of us all - back in the day" according to Herrick. Put the two of them together without their makers and you have the Box Tunnel 20.
    I am signing off now. I need to get a life or do the ironing!!!. Roll on Sunday.

  • Comment number 63.

    59. Am i right in thinking that McNair survived a cage fight but was turned as a result of his injuries? Maybe Herrick was the 'master of ceremonies' at that time. I think it's definitely the attic we see McNair partly transformed, you can see the angle of the roof. Why he's in the house at the time though? Who knows?

    I'm sure the last two episodes are gonna be mind blowing with plenty of revelations!

  • Comment number 64.

    57 - oh yes I forgot about that. Thanks Ewan

  • Comment number 65.

    (60)...don't think that Cooper can be a supernatural....he'd have spotted Annie in the police station as she was listening to his convo with Nancy

  • Comment number 66.

    That Galvin connection is interesting as would suggest McNair connection to Kemp and the co-existence of 2 groups of vampires hunters / werewolf hunters at the very least. and bearing in mind werewolves seem to be mostly decent beings quite tortured by their condition, one can imagine that this co-existence of hunters being quite good 27d out of 28days
    That retribution would be coming against M then it makes sense that McN air would know about it. The druidic festival w/ international participants make sense. Are we to meet australian ou south african- hence the accent would allow an "international" cast or at least a supposedly international cast. So McN knows that a bullet has been prepared for M. Because a werewolf can kill but just 1d/28 which is pretty ridiculous whereas a werewolf in human guise 27/28 can kill a vampire w/o any pb with a silver bullet. One can suppose that due to the properties of silver- not exactly a hard metal, to make a working silver bullet , it requires specific metalwork and why not imagine a glauck/pkk full of silver bullets. Just like Chicago style.
    Alternate dimension- Eliott Ness against Frank Nitti fang boys.

  • Comment number 67.

    Hi all, I keep thinking back to episode Adam's Family when Mitchell is speaking with Richard, saying he'd never get arrested - he "knew what to do." I'm wondering what exactly he means. When officer Nancy came back to HH the second time, to talk about Daisy, in the middle of their conversation M offered Nancy a drink (and Annie admonished him). What was that about? Is it part of the evade arrest plan? Just found it curious.

  • Comment number 68.

    Can't wait til Being Human!!! Best thing about Friday, so close to Being Human, Begin counting down the hours!!!!

  • Comment number 69.

    43- I don't think McNair does know that Mitchels gonna get killed by a werewolf, I mean how could he?? I think he was just genrally talking about Karma, he'll get what's comming to him you know?
    And if anything Lia may have done the had gesture cos she knew McNair would late and wanted to make sure Mitchel got as freaked ut as possible. I mean if she knows he's gonna die then why not know that as well.
    Also why does Mitchel trust Lia, she clearly doesn't like him, she could be lying.
    But If she isn't then It would probably be Nina would kills him. But would she purposly kill Mitchel? She seemed pretty against the idea of killing Herrik?

  • Comment number 70.

    Evening All,

    For some reason, Robson Green - actor, singer, fisherman - has, until now, completely passed me by so, judging him purely on his performance in BH, but echoing many others, I think he's mighty fine.

    I'd like his character to survive, with scope to return in any future series.

    I'm inclining to the view that if George and Nina are pitted against Mitchell, it won't be of their own volition, they will have been coerced or duped into opposing him.

  • Comment number 71.

    @pennyinlv

    We all seem to forget M is a soldier, i.e. he actually kills people, that is what soldiers do even these days- shuddering- they kill people because they is no other way out, all the civilian peace talks have failed. Does that mean all soldiers are to become vampires?
    But as says the Bible who plays w/sword will be killed by swords- sorry only remembers the french version.
    Would a rifle be the answer to the WSB? He killed as a soldier/ he had a rifle in 1917... Just wondering?

  • Comment number 72.

    Do you remember the first words in the first episode of BH? I just rewatched it and it sent chills down my spine:

    (Annie) "Everyone dies...Actually, can I start that again? Everyone deserves to die. [...] Mitchell was going to go down in a blaze of gunfire and glory. Not cold and alone and sh*tscared. He didn't think that Death would smile at him first. Death was always a certainty, the punchline we all could see coming. But not for Mitchell."

    And now there is a wolf shaped bullet aimed at Mitchell. Is it perhaps his second chance to "go down in a blaze of gunfire and glory"? Perhaps this time he gets the death he deserves. Perhaps this time he does it because he is NOT sh*itscared and lonely.

    BH has offered us some beautiful symmetry before. Is it time again? Can the last lines of BH be on the same theme as the first..?

  • Comment number 73.

    Hate to even think it, but in storytelling terms, if the 'killed by a werewolf' turns out to be literal, then I think it can only be George in some way. That's where the emotional heart of the story has been since s1 ep1.
    Loving the twisting perspectives. So many more to come. Who knows where we'll end up!
    (apart from in pieces with a big box of tissues.)

    I've worked it out:
    Q. Something a something something something
    A. Bafta

  • Comment number 74.

    ahh cant wait i have a episode *kinda*i wrote myself while i was bored who wants to hear it "read"

  • Comment number 75.

    Over at one of the old blogs someone reminded us of a muscial-version of BH that someone else had done after season 1. That was absolutely brilliant! The scripts is thus already done, just bring the actors in and get this show rolling!

  • Comment number 76.

    The other day I rewatched the Angel-episode "Damaged" and the beautifully written scene where Angel and Spike discuss how they acted as evil vampires. Spike says that he was 'just in it for the crunch, the excitement, and never thought twice about the victims'. Angel confesses that he was just in it for the victims, for the maximum amount of damage. They finish by discussing a Slayer gone bad.
    (Spike) - She's one of us now. She's a monster.
    (Angel) - She's an innocent victim.
    (Spike) - So were we. Once upon a time.

    That got me thinking of Mitchell. He was also a victim. He choose to become a vampire, but only in order to save his men. What kind of a man would he have been if he had declined Herrick's offer? He would have ended up like Sykes, dreading death and the ones waiting beyond.

    And Mitchell never seems to be in it either for "the crunch" or for the victims. In all the flashbacks he seems to have a bad conscience. When he lets the monster loose, he always seems to have a "what the H*ll, everything is lost anyway"-attitude, but he dosen't seem to thoroughly enjoy it. Not even the carnage at Box Tunnel 21 was he in it for the joy of killing, but because he was hurt and miserable anyway. He can't deny what he is, but he seems to loathe it - perhaps even more so than George loathing the werewolf.

    Okay, he has been on and off the wagon multiple times, but at least he didn't stay OFF. He could have, you know. It would have been much easier.

    And even Nina (who is completely stupid in every other way) can't be oblivious of the fact that Mitchell saved George's life and gave him a new existence!

    Come on, as far as vampires go - Mitchell is one of the good guys.

  • Comment number 77.

    2 Days

  • Comment number 78.

    (Anytime now someone will argue that Seth and Herrick like to talk about Mitchell's legendary killings. Yes. But Mitchell doesn't like to talk about it, does he? Not even when he's back with the vampires. My bet is that Herrick put him up to it. Herrick is the source of this evil.)

    Another thought: Maybe the legendary "black heart" that Mitchell apparently has just means that he is you know...sad. Not merry and bright. Just dark and gloomy

  • Comment number 79.

    If Tom comes back with McNair, I wonder if he (or him wielding one of his carvings) might be the WSB? He's pretty good at killing vampires and I can imagine him being very protective of Nina if he feels she is threatened... so if Mitchell does get pitted against G/N perhaps there is another werewolf to watch out for?

  • Comment number 80.

    Is there a link to the preview yet?

  • Comment number 81.

    80 - nope not yet

  • Comment number 82.

    Considering how many shows and books that feature "vampires with a conscience and/or soul" nowadays, I'm sure that the next big thing will be shows about vampires that are really mean and nasty and don't even say "thank you". Vampires that just don't give a sh*t.

  • Comment number 83.

    82- i'd watch that show if Herrick was in it cause as far as villains go H is The Best and it would be even greater if McNair was his nemesis

  • Comment number 84.

  • Comment number 85.

    still cathching up with blog

    47- i read an interview of robson green's where he said mcnair had been a family man and was "kidnapped" and put in a cage fight with a werewolf and he survived, did not say how. so not sure if thats how he decided to play the character or if that was the back story he was given for the role

  • Comment number 86.

    Thank you Ewan! Thank you!
    Link link link! Hurrah!

  • Comment number 87.

    I have watched the link three times now, and getting more and more convinced that the theory that it was Herrick who was responsible for McNair getting turned is correct.

  • Comment number 88.

    53- Ivan was an old one so he would have known the secret of rebirth, if he comes back with memories intact, H's "amnesiac story" goes out the window and something will hit the fan. Please let the old one be Ivan.

    what do you do when you meet an amnesiac killer, do you deserved to be pardoned or should justice still prevail? I think we'll find out once mcnair & herrick meet... Oh I cannot wait for that

  • Comment number 89.

    The blog is pretty slow tonight, isn't it?

  • Comment number 90.

    Not sure if BBC America blocks their videos the way that BBC UK does for people 'outside the area' but BBC America has a couple of 30 clips that are very interesting. The Mitchell 30 second promo is definitely showing a new scene from episode 7 or 8.

    They also have recaps of episode 7 and 8 - which they have recently updated as they were very revealing earlier. They have toned them down a bit so they don't give as much away as they did earlier but episode 8 has a very interesting statement in it.

  • Comment number 91.

    "Mitchell has a complex. A guilt complex. But cross him... and reality bites"

    "Annie is an optimist. An eternal optimist. But sometimes she has to deal... or get away from it all."

    George is in denial. Deep denial. But once a month, he has to face... the hairy truth."

  • Comment number 92.

    Thank you! (blows kisses to Ewan) I am even more convinced now that Nina is really going to regret calling about Mitchell and she will be the one to save him. Mitchell really is protection. How many times has he told vampires that a move on George is a move on him. He told Richard the same thing about George and Nina. In the end she is going to realize that she was wrong about Mitchell.

  • Comment number 93.

    Hmm I saw the BBC America episode guides before their 'pruning' and they were surprising to say the least. Unfortunately cant open their videos, though :(

  • Comment number 94.

    " Vampires - I killed 2, Tom Killed 2" you expect to hear him follow up with "Dats ma boy!!" Hes so proud of Tom and makes me grin how casual he is about killing (only self defence against the everday hounding by vamps).

    Think George needs taking under Mcnairs wing and toughening up to using his Wolf power. Wonder if he met Georges Dad in Cornwall - I got stuck behind his caravan yesterday!

  • Comment number 95.

    90 - They're all blocked. Of course. Sigh.

  • Comment number 96.

    Snowracer- I share your pain. Pity our friends over the water cant help us out on this one ?

  • Comment number 97.

    EPISODE 7 teasers up on cultbox- 101 quotes from the prog!

  • Comment number 98.

    Oops I meant 10 quotes! Got too excited>>>>

  • Comment number 99.

    98 - please no spoilers three days keep it in for three days

  • Comment number 100.

    S2 E8 when M makes the decision to kill Lucy,just as his eyes turn black and the fangs come out, a door appears and pulls Annie through as M decides not to kill lucy the door closes. what is the link that caused the door to open at the moment M decided to kill L. It wasn't Kemp's prayer that opened the door, because no door appeared the previous time, so it must be because M decided to kill that it was able to happen.

    Is the journey that has to end Annie's and will it be because M & G have a falling out

    Is this the long game they've been playing, getting Annie to accept her door rather than be forced through it or is it something more sinister, why was she told she's going to hell. Can it be that M,A and G are so powerful (unknowingly) now that their goodness is a threat to the darkness?

 

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