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Rebecca Denton, Online Exec | 09:00 UK time, Monday, 26 March 2012

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  • Comment number 1.

    So sad.

  • Comment number 2.

    The one who never stood up in life in death stood for the world.

    Fare you well Lenora may many metaphorical legs be in danger.

  • Comment number 3.

    Thank you Lenora.

  • Comment number 4.

    :( but a fitting ending for brave, strong Annie. Fantastic. We'll miss you Lenora x x x

  • Comment number 5.

    So Annie's unfinished business was to save mankind. So why were the "men with sticks and rope" trying to drag her into purgatory before her time in series 2? Why did she have to go through all the resistance training to stop being dragged through a door? Doesn't make sense to me.

  • Comment number 6.

    @deathrattle maybe the men with sticks and rope were working for someone who wanted the vampires to win?

  • Comment number 7.

    That was sad the end of Annie's time, yet still it was the right time as LT said. So now behind a door five ghosts live together.

    With maybe Gilbert popping in every now and again.

  • Comment number 8.

    Or maybe the med with sticks sense something is wrong when a ghost is hanging around and feel it is their duty to resolve that unfinished business or not.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Brookesey
    Ignore me. I'm just being grumpy. Don't want Annie to go. Want Mitchell back. I want my George........... (whaaaaaa). Nina.... fetch me my Nina (sound of toys being thrown out of pram).

  • Comment number 10.

    Oh gosh, that made me shed a little tear or two. I was okay last night, buzzing about the news of a fifth series but that got me right *there*.

    Annie was the heart of the show and this was a perfect, natural and fitting conclusion to her story.

    Lenora, thank you for Annie. We shall miss you and i for one, wish you much love and massive success for your future xx

  • Comment number 11.

    Fate is always playing the long game.

    I think a comparison between the Men In Grey and the Men With Sticks and Rope works both are more there keep order than protect, both can be corrupted.

  • Comment number 12.

    @ deathrattle - lol I know mate, I know. *passes the Kleenex*

  • Comment number 13.

    First time comment from a long term fan and lurker on here :) A big thank-you to everyone involved with BH for creating something very special which will be remembered for a long time to come.
    All the very best to Leonora for her future career which I am sure will be stellar and I look forward to seeing her in the 5th series when she pops back in cameo appearances (the sort of ghost that breaks all the rules but gets the job done!).
    I think the casting on this show, and incidentally for The Fades (which I hope is coming back) has been superb, they really do deserve plaudits for getting it so right, over and over again. The "change of guard" in this series has been handled so well. So to the unknown backroom staff fantastic work and please take a virtual bow.

  • Comment number 14.

    Now there's going to be a new series of Being Human, does that mean that BBC3 have dropped The Fades? I seem to remember some article saying they couldn't afford to do both.

  • Comment number 15.

    Farewell to Lenora, I will miss Annie greatly.

    You made her loveable, caring and flawed. But we loved her through it all and that's down to you.

    I wish you every success in the future in whatever you do.

    Thanks for the great times and memories. X

  • Comment number 16.

    14 @Deathrattle. I hope that the Beeb have not dropped The Fades. Being Human was picked up so quickly for the fifth series is because it is well established.

    The Fades deserves a second series too it was so good.

  • Comment number 17.

    Beautiful Annie - lovely to think of her reunited with her friends.
    *wiping away tears*

  • Comment number 18.

    Managed to hold it together last night, but this just finished me off!!! *sob*

    Very fitting end to Annie's story, and wishing Lenora much success in her other projects. *sob*

    She will be greatly missed. *sob*

    BTW when Eve told Annie she could never go back, did I hear right that she then added *but since when did Annie obey the rules"??????????????

    Could we perhaps be having the odd cup of tea from her in series 5???

  • Comment number 19.

    What a poignant little film. Annie was an amusing, warm, and wonderful character. Thank you, Lenora Crichlow, for giving substance to her ghostly presence; you will, no doubt, go on to greater things.

    I ignore the plot holes and anomalies as BH has a knack of introducing brilliant, attractive characters both major and minor. I'm so pleased that there will be another series and am looking forward to watching the new trio.

  • Comment number 20.

    Annie's unfinished business was to save the world! Who knew! She's now proper dead and after watching that, I'm proper crying.

    I loved Annie from the start to the end and every bit in between. You played her beautifully Lenora and what a fitting end to her story.

    Lenora you are a star and may your star shine brightly! Will miss you loads.
    With every best wish for the future!

  • Comment number 21.

    16 @howlingblue
    Agreed. I think the problem with The Fades is that they killed off pretty much everybody at the end of the first series. The main villain's gone, so's the hero's love interest, there are only 3 Angelic's left and 2 of them have gone mental - pity the psychiatrist got killed - they could use him :-)

    Still - let's hope BBC3 remain true to their principles and give both series a new run.

  • Comment number 22.

    Dear Annie, that was lovely, What a way to go. T & H will miss you as we do already, but G, M and N will love having you're eternal cups of tea. Must go back to my purgatory / RL. As Snow said.. "Be seeing you..... "

  • Comment number 23.

    21 From something I read it made it sound like the writers had three series planned and in each one the Big Bad got worse. So the story is there just not the money yet. *Fingers tightly crossed*

  • Comment number 24.

    That Man in Grey Mr Rook really looks as though he has some residual awareness of Ghosts and Vampires.

  • Comment number 25.

    Thank You Lenora. just...thank you

  • Comment number 26.

    Well, what a finale! and a noble and dignified end for Annie (*fights back the tears*), I hope her, Nina and George have an awesome time together again.

    Lenora, you were awesome (as usual) and I hope that whatever you choose to do in the future goes as well as BH :)

  • Comment number 27.

    Hey (this is my first comment) I've been following this blog for a while but have only just been bothered to make an account, can't wait to be able to have my say in all the things that's going on

  • Comment number 28.

    What a sad ending, but how brilliant that she saved the world. Goodbye Annie, we loved you. Goodbye Lenora, you were amazing. Good luck in the future.

  • Comment number 29.

    And it was left to the meek to save the world.

    The woman abused by a nasty boyfriend, the individual who thought herself unworth of being seen and appreciated. the lover who was shouted at, the friend who was lied to, the character everybody thought was there to provide comic relief was the mother who fought back to protect her innocent child, the warrior who was a tower of strength for the household, the avenging angel in all her shining glory.
    the world belongs to the meek

    good bye to you, you who did not follow the rules. good luck in the new world waiting for you. the heroin who saved the world

    and thank you so much miss Critchlow to have reminded us angels come in many flavours including tea.

  • Comment number 30.

    Thank you Lenora for four fantastic years.
    You truly brought Annie to (after)life as the heart of the show.

    I wish you every success in your future projects x

  • Comment number 31.

    Thank you Lenora :)

    I know people are saying your finished in Being Human....but when did you ever play by the rules? :) haha
    Sad to see your Character finish up BUT as Mr. Snow did say...your a legend!

    Best wishes with your future projects :)

  • Comment number 32.

    Just as I thought I had got over last night...I'm sat here once again really sad after watching that video!

    George, Mitchell and Nina I could cope with, but Annie was always my favourite character and for me personally, she made the show! So I was absolutely devastated when Annie left, but she had a brilliant ending, and we've got a brilliant cast to look forward to in Series 5.

    Thank you so much Lenora for the fantastic four years on Being Human. It wouldn't have become the show we all know and love without you! I think I'd best go and make a cup of tea now.

  • Comment number 33.

    It's not on youtube then? Well, bugger....-.-

  • Comment number 34.

    0positiv and the rest of you overseas, here's the YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3AHBenp73c

  • Comment number 35.

    @JimJamJamieJoo Thx ^^ very much obliged

  • Comment number 36.

    Good farewell video, I must say.

    Goodbye Lenora, you were a fabulous Annie, I wish you all the best for your future.

  • Comment number 37.

    Wow, these farewell videos are always heartbreaking, shed another tear there!

    Goodbye Annie, her journey has been extraordinary over the years and as they say, there can be no more important unfinished business than saving the world. I will very much miss her, her desire to welcome everyone, her humour and her very big heart.
    Lenora, you have been incredible and you will be so missed. All the very best to you for your future career, I have no doubt at all that you will continue to shine in everything you do.

  • Comment number 38.

    Aww, I was wishing it not to be true but it was the most fitting end for Annie.

    Goodbye Lenora, If it wasn't for you I don't think I would have liked BH as much as I do now and although it's sad to see you go I'm sure we will see you in bigger things in the future. Thanks for making Annie.. well.. Annie :)

    Good Luck and all the best.

  • Comment number 39.

    OMG! on rewatch, im just looking at that list that Albert, the old Man in Grey (now christening them the MIG) had, the parts that i can read say:

    Barry general hospital, Barry, Wales - Type 4 ~ 2

    Box tunnel, Somerset - Type 2 ~ 2-3

    Coronet Club, Edinburgh - Type 0 (human?) and Type 1 ~ 4

    Despard Road, Holloway - Type 1, Type 3 ~ 5

    B Edwards, Bristol (thats the funeral parlor) - Type 2 ~ 6

    Hemmington Hotel, Barry (where Pete the reporter died) - Type 2 ~ 10

    Keeble Estate, Tottenham - Type 2, Type 3 query ~ 12

    Kemp/Jaggat Facility, Bristol - Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 ~ 14

    Rathbourne High School, Rathbourne (The school where Matt, Christa and Adam go/went) - Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 ~ 20

    Talbot Farm, Sussex - Type 2, Type 3 ~ 27

    The Trading Post, Barry (sounds familiar but i cant remember where i heard it) - Type 0, Type 2 ~ 28

    Windsor Terrace (Pink House!) - Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 ~ 30

    Honolulu Heights - Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4 query ~ 31-32

    Something about Wales Police - Type 2 ~ 34

    Another one i cant read - Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, Type 3

    Loads that i cant read

    Prestiage Language Project, Bristol (where George and Sam worked?) - Type 1

    And he mentions a hospital in Bristol ~ 63

    Not sure what the Numbers mean after the types, cant see the column heading and then after that there is what looks like ome sort of code for each place.

    so some really interesting things here, im not sure what it could all mean...

  • Comment number 40.

    thanks lenora you played a blinder, you'll be missed hope to see you on something else in the near future

  • Comment number 41.

    39 - I found them last blog and got the known situations sorted. With what we know if that adds to things.

    Barry General hospital.
    Barry, Wales

    Box tunnel

    Coronet club

    Despard Road

    B Edwards
    Go boom

    Hemingway Hotel
    before becoming Honolulu Hights?

    Keeble Estate

    Kemp / Jagget Facility
    lots of bodies to clean up.

    Rathborne High School
    becoming human

    Talbot Farm
    If they ended up in Barry a bit out of their way but that could be the point.

    The trading post
    The Pawn shop

    Prestige language project
    Georges outbursts.

  • Comment number 42.

    *wipes away a tear*

    Thank you Lenora, you have been wonderful! I wish you well in whatever you do next. Leaving Annie with her love... friends... family... seems so fitting. Tearing up again now.

    We'll miss you. Have fun x

  • Comment number 43.

    41. was it on the last blog? sorry ewan, haven't caught up yet *bows down to superior being*

  • Comment number 44.

    Edinburgh - Haunting?
    Holloway - Mauling?
    Tottingham - Cage fight?

    Do they have an impact into S5

    Some reports say only 6 episodes for S5 to that I say lots of things about where the moneys going that would get modded.

    a bit to think on.

  • Comment number 45.

    41 the Hemingway Hotel is where Pete the reporter stayed and got proper dead, room 109

  • Comment number 46.

    43 - I missed the numbers so if you hadn't we wouldn't know who's What where now would we. I was combining both together that is all.

    Plus I did miss some.

  • Comment number 47.

    Just as well I'm working at home today...crying into your coffee doesn't look good in the workplace!
    I totally agree with everything Toby said in this clip....series 4 in many ways has been about Annie finding her true purpose....and saving the world is pretty mega in that regard!
    I've loved Annie's character throughout all 4 series...yes, at times you wanted to shout at her to stop being so naive, but she loved, was loved, and for me was the heart of the show. I'll miss her terribly from series 5 ( which is today confirmed as only 6 episodes sadly!)

    But what a lovely way to end it for Annie...taking baby Eve to meet her parents and reuniting, hopefully, with Gilbert. Sadly I don't think Mitchell will be there...can vampires who are staked have a ghost?
    29. Saint...well said, well said

    Lenora...you are an amazing actress . I've had the pleasure to meet you several times and found you to be a lovely warm person. I have those memories. I'll look forward to seeing Fast Girls when it comes out and all the very, very best for all your future roles xx

  • Comment number 48.

    We did often wonder what happened to all the bodies...

  • Comment number 49.

    The list of Events from the Men in Grey. Shoe Pigeon and Ewan excellent job. May I suggest that the number after the listing of types is the number of humans witness to the event.

    Excuse me though On the listing aurthur was holding there was a type 0, 1, 2, and 3. 1,2 and 3 were vamsp ww and ghosts? what is type

    I may be confused here on just plain stupid but take a look

  • Comment number 50.

    Proper Dead. That phrase makes me giggle. Cutler always made me giggle. I also felt sorry for him. And I meant on 49 What is type 0

  • Comment number 51.

    50 - Type 0 - human?

  • Comment number 52.

    49 - Series two CenSSA classified all the different types of supernatural.

    At least we assumed it was CenSSA.

    Dun dun der.

  • Comment number 53.

    49, im thinking type 0 is humans?

  • Comment number 54.

    Wow, what a great ending to a great series! :)

    First of all: Thank you Lenora, for making Annie such a great character and I wish you all the best for your future career.

    Now to my thoughts about the episode (I apologize in advance for a very long post, I'm not offended if people feel the need to skip it ;)):

    Annie’s story came to a good end and seeing her smile like that before going through her door, I wasn’t even sad about her leaving, I was just happy that she got her happy ending. :) It also felt like the right time for her, she never connected as much with Tom and Hal as they did with each other and it always felt a bit like she was on the outside of things.

    I think in order to get back to having a tightly knit trio in the house, the character of Alex will fit right in. She has connected with Hal on some level already, for obvious reasons, and I think she will make a great bigger sister for Tom. Someone on the previous blog mentioned that we need a motherly figure in the house and that Alex doesn’t fit that role, but I think she will, to some extent.
    She seems to have been a surrogate mother to her brothers and to have cared for them a lot and I think she will do the same for Tom. And her relationship with Hal just started from a different outset. They went on a date, she wanted a holiday fling, hardly a time for any motherly feelings.
    And I don’t even think they should have that kind of relationship, we’ve had the overly motherly type, it’s time for something different. I love Hal and Alex’ bickering, it puts them on equal footing somehow, with her he is more of the adult he is (he’s 500 years old after all) than with Annie, where it seemed she often didn’t take him seriously with his OCD etc. and treated him as a bit of a child.
    Btw, loved the scene in the café where Alex asks Hal if he’s ok (shows she’s starting to care), but tells him he’s on "thin ice" when he’s expressing sadness (or whatever you wanna call it) over Cutler’s death. Of course she doesn’t want to hear that the guy who killed her meant something to him once. *lol*
    Also thought it was great when she saw Hal licking up that blood (how embarrassing ;)), because it immediately made her aware of the extent of his addiction. She knows he’s sooo obsessively clean normally, it must have really shocked her seeing him do that. Anyway, it sets up a nice understanding between them.

    And last but not least: Tom and Hal. Can I just say, aaawwwww. I love those two so much.
    “You’re one of the most remarkable persons I’ve ever met.”
    “Coz you’re me best mate.”
    How far they’ve come from things like "You're a neanderthal." And in a way it’s a new start for them now. Even though they had both come to love baby Eve, neither of them was really cut out for, or actually wanted, a baby. Not like Annie. It was a responsibility they took on, but it didn’t have the same personal meaning for them like it did to Annie and I think as much as they’re going to miss Annie and Eve, it will be some kind of relief to them as well to only have to look out for themselves now. What I also find interesting to see is, that where Tom was looking for a mother and father in Annie and George when he first went to move into the house, with Hal he’s found a friend, not a father figure, they’re on a more equal level to how they treat each other now, which I find funny considering Hal is over 500 years old and Annie and George weren’t much older than Tom himself. *lol*
    It also seems like Tom keeps Hal young in a way, he’s so different now to how he was when he arrived in HH with only Leo and Pearl for company.

    Wow, that got even longer than I intended. Sorry guys, seems I had a lot to say. ;) Last thing and then I’m off: Were there ever better last words to end a series finale than the ones we heard from Tom? I think not! :D

  • Comment number 55.

    @sasha, great minds :)

  • Comment number 56.

    Type could be a short hand for Variant type
    different from Zero variant standard human.

  • Comment number 57.

    afternoon bloggers!
    my lappy is playing up again and is back in the shop getting fixed. its chosen a bad time to do so, so my lovely mum has lent me hers!

    i cant believe its finished, but agree that annie has had a good stint and im so sad she has gone.

    just seeing the old characters in that clip makes me remember them and miss them. i dont think i could have a re watch of the last series i think i will cry-boo hoo! although i really like hal and tom i just dont want to see a romance between hal and alex. it doesnt sit right with me just yet, its a bit like annie/mitch again.

    i cant believe cutler has gone! mabe hal kept the body and will bring him back. although he was staked, anything is possible right? sorry if ive missed the cutler chat, blame my lappy!

  • Comment number 58.

    Annie was my favourite character in the series too. How can we describe her? She had a kind of naivety and resilience at the same time, down-to-earth and scatty, with warmth and sadness. There was occasionally unexpectedly frightening fury when the people she cares about were threatened, and while sometimes she seems blown around by the charms of others she was always her own charming person. What SAINTIXE56 said was a good elegy - she represented the people who are invisible. In a way we were primed for her leaving through this series. The episode with Kirby, "A Spectre Calls", was fun but the tone at the end was strange: ironic banter while holding a knife over a baby, and I was shocked when I saw Annie "kill" Kirby and then even get used to killing. That wasn't the Annie we knew and it comes to a climax with her becoming a suicide bomber to save the world from Mr Snow and yet another vampire takeover threat. For me not quite as dramatic and "human" a conclusion as the end of series two and three, but if you had to write out the character we were at least prepared by the other changes. (By the way, Annie's mum hasn't passed over yet, has she? And Mitchell has no soul, so shouldn't be there.)

    Lenora Crichlow made the character really work and I wish she could have stayed. I think she's brilliant and hope to see a lot more of her on screen for many years to come.

    And really pleased to hear there will be a series 5 even if "the domestics" doesn't sound either Big or Bad. Besides Toby Whithouse's episodes, I've liked the edgy humour of Brian Dooley and found Lisa McGee's writing particularly moving. Although I've kind of warmed to Tom (he's nothing like George and Nina and not someone I could imagine sharing a flat with), I'm still having real trouble getting Hal. He's supposed to have the same torments as Mitchell, but he doesn't act 500 years old. Hopefully the dynamic with sassy, tomboyish-but-cute Alex will add interest (he didn't actually kill her, but there's a real love-hate thing going on). She seems like another strong character, so I don't think there's any danger of us thinking of Alex as "the replacement Annie". There never could be such a thing.

  • Comment number 59.

    Oh Annie, how we'll miss your endless cups of tea :(
    & Goodbye to Lenora - who made the character Annie so lovable that we all cried when she opened her final door & smiled at what she saw.

    *wipes eyes*
    Anyway Good afternoon bloggers/mods/Rebecca

    @57 Leanne -I'm also clinging to any hope about Cutler being resurrected

  • Comment number 60.

    Goodbye Annie, and thanks for the past 4 years Lenora. I wish you all the best for your future career. x

    Here's to our new trio now and I hope that they make even part of the impact on my life that Annie, Mitchell and George did.

    *blows nose*

  • Comment number 61.

    Thank you Lenora for four years of such an incredible character, and for giving us so much to talk about and think about and wonder about. In the end, she was the heart and the soul of how to be human. Best wishes for all your future projects. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • Comment number 62.

    What a way to go for Annie -but right - she was always the one who loved the most. The right ending - but we'll miss her. Hard to imagine the house without its heart. Thank you Lenora for creating such a great character - four terrific years. All the best luck for the future.

  • Comment number 63.

    I am really really sorry to see Annie go and am not that keen on her replacement to be honest. After so many changes already, I hope getting rid of Annie does not prove to be one too far. But Hal and Tom have been great characters and the creators did really well in effectively rebooting the series, so I will reserve judgement until Series 5.

    So happy that Series 5 has been greenlit, but to the BBC, please let them have a decent budget this time so they can give us some serious werewolf action. Although understandable, to resolve the cliffhanger from last week by just telling us that Hal "lured" Were-Tom into a van was a serious cop out!

  • Comment number 64.

    Found it interesting that Annie's final act, the thing that makes her be the savior of the world, was so human.

    No ghostly power, no super power, no "omg how did she do that?!!" moment.

    Just the very human act of pushing a button.

    Saving her friend, Hal, and pushing a button.

    Well done. She never had to 'try' to be human, did she...

  • Comment number 65.

    This press release was released this morning. Not sure about that quote about 16-34 year olds. What is the average age of people on this blog? older that that I'm sure, but then I guess I am pretty immature! :D

    BBC Three commissions fifth series of Being HumanDate: 26.03.2012Last updated: 26.03.2012 at 10.01
    Category: BBC Three; BBC HD

    Being Human, BBC Three’s award winning and critically-acclaimed drama series, will return for a fifth series. The unconventional trio of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost will live on as six more episodes, commissioned for BBC Three next year.

    Creator and Exec Producer Toby Whithouse is keeping plans closely under wraps, but he can confirm that werewolf Tom (Michael Socha) and vampire Hal (Damien Molony) will return.

    Toby says: "Being Human lives on! The response to series four has been terrific. We're thrilled that the audience has taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection and we're delighted to have this opportunity to expand their world further, exploring new characters and telling new stories. A heartfelt thank-you to all the fans for their unstinting support and to the BBC for letting us mess up the sandpit for a fifth year."

    Zai Bennet, Controller of BBC Three, says: “In Being Human, Toby has created an extraordinary, funny, touching, supernatural world and I’m thrilled to be bringing it back for a fifth series.”

    Series four launched with 1.2m viewers and consolidated figures show the series has sustained an average 950,000 viewers across the run.

    Produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media Company, for BBC Cymru Wales, the hit drama will fulfil the blood-thirsty appetites of its committed fan base, but also demonstrate BBC Three’s commitment to original UK drama for 16-34 year olds.

    Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper Television says: “When we first made the pilot episode for Being Human we knew we had something special. But we didn’t dream we’d be making a fifth series. It’s a testament to the ambition of the writing and the performances that it’s stayed so fresh. We’re very grateful to the BBC for continuing to support a drama that doesn’t play by the usual rules.”

    The fifth series of Being Human has 6x60 minute episodes and has been re-commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Zai Bennet, Controller, BBC Three.

  • Comment number 66.

    six episodes... only six... well six being better than naught.... well could be worse right

    must have been related to the peeps who never got past Mitchell is dead and George is dead etc
    mind you some peeps never got over the third tome of harry potter or downtown abbey first season
    not understanding but accepting it takes all sorts of peeps to make to world go round

    six episodes, hence more money for cgi effects hopefully, waving to ther werewolves lovers

  • Comment number 67.

    @64 Sunny - I never thought of it like that :D

    @65 LondonLaura
    I think that's the age group BBC3 is meant to target, but the fact we probably have a few people outside the age group, (as well as inside) shows Being Human appeals to everybody, rather than some of the rubbish the show on the channel

  • Comment number 68.

    6 episodes in series 5!


    And I'm 8 years too old to be watching. Just kill me now. Where's my door :$

  • Comment number 69.


    the numbers could be the length of time it takes to clear out...

    mr rook was quite keen on his chronometre

    archives: nobody staores things for the sake of storing; we store because one day we plan to use said items.
    bearing in mind the word creatures has been used: corollary if you have creatures you have creator/creators.
    who are the creators: the peeps who do not care afterward; after all creators create, once the new toy is no more flavour of the month the creator moves on, leaving said creature lonely and bereft...

    oh this year the fanfiction website is going to be massive and we are going to have so much fun

  • Comment number 70.

    Still a bit emotional about last night's episode so I'll just say this, a big thank you to Lenora for gracing our screens and hearts for the past four seasons and however many years with her brilliance. I look forward to following her, as with Aidan, Russell and Sinead, in whatever she goes onto next.

    And as much as I will really miss Annie (but still have fingers crossed for a cameo in S5), I'm really looking forward to seeing where the show will go next.

    Now just to last the next year until it returns...

    *goes to set up the dominoes*

  • Comment number 71.


    hi {hugging} what a night, yes six episodes but oh joy some money left for a reality show about training dogs. could not believe my eyes when watche dthe trailer prior to the show
    emptying henry the hoover on head...

    could be worse could be worse
    the important things are -
    the show carries on,
    the bloggers who have bonded will carry on bonding

    and... and... hopefully...
    daemons, angels and illegitimate children-creators

    unsuspecting household/trinity- the baddies are coming to town; everybody is going to regret the Snowman

    by the way: Jason Watkins says in a november interview he was ready to come back for season 5 if they can bring him back and they can
    - if being staked through love , change the fate of a vampire; you have a potential loophole

  • Comment number 72.

    Yeah just wanted to add my appreciation for Lenora and her character Annie. I agree that it was the right time for her to go, and go she went with a bang.

    I think it's in very strong hands with the new cast, who have been fantastic throughout. If this year has proven anything is that change doesn't have to be a bad thing. Been following the show since the beginning. Loved it then, Love it just as much now. Can't wait for series 5.

  • Comment number 73.

    Did you see that LT has said that Hal and Tom will return but no mention of Alex? I'm sure she'll be back though - she looked very relaxed at the end of Ep 8. Bet LT already knows where he'll take us in S5!

    Feeling a bit flat today - this time last year there was such an outpouring over M's death - with Annie, well I'm just happy for her - she had a *good* ending. Will miss her loads though and that is down to fantastic writing and downright superb acting by Lenora!

  • Comment number 74.

    I thought the numbers that the archivist man (the one with the trolley) referred to what aisle the items were going to be stored in.
    Didn't he say something to the other man like "well you'll be needing aisle 208 then" when he was putting the phones away?

  • Comment number 75.

    Oh and I'm now taking Lenora's note that "everything she holds dear to her heart is now on the other side, her love, her friends, and her family essentially" makes Mitchell being in her afterlife canon.

    The four of them, plus baby, are sat in some lovely afterlife house (i like to think a mix of Bristol and Barry house) and none shall take that away from me! *clings to idea*

  • Comment number 76.

    I can't bring myself to do a rewatch yet :'(

    I may have a nap - for some reason sleep eluded me last night. I kept waking up every 20 minutes or so, then taking ages to get back to sleep again. I remember being like this last year! I'm too old for this sh..

  • Comment number 77.

    Hey everyone! Finally managed to catch up with the episode and all the comments on the blog.
    Wow, I'm still unsure of what to think. So what follows now is just me rambling incoherently (feel free to skip the post).
    Obviously the episode was brilliantly done and congratulations to all the amazing actors who have made us love and care for these characters.
    However, I also feel a little empty inside now :/. I agree that if Annie had to go this was the best way and as I had wanted so desperately for them to mention that she would be reunited with her friends in the AL I'm glad that is exactly what happened. Yet, do I sense a little cop-out in not mentioning who it was exactly that awaited her. Did she get to meet Mitchell after all. Will the question of where vamps go after they are dusted ever be explained (series 5 maybe)? I'm still not sure I like how Eve's storyline was finally resolved. The fact that Snow did not have a really good explanation for why killing or not killing Eve made such a difference didn't help. So humanity failed to build a resistance because they believed that the war child would save them? They could have believed that about almost anybody else (any other religious figure) so why was Eve so important? And even if Snow was correct, wouldn't keeping Eve's identity secret, never again speaking about the prophecy and killing everyone who knew about it (as they arguably did by blowing all the OOs to smithereens) not have sufficed? I'm just not sure how I should feel about the fact that after everything George and Nina went through their baby could not be protected and that said baby will now never get the chance to grow up. I know people have said that they couldn't have kept an infant around but Eve being alive would not have necessarily meant that she would have needed to stay in HH.
    I think I will need to rewatch the last episode a couple of times to come to terms with how I ultimately feel about it.
    Having said that I'm very excited that there will be a series 5. But why oh why only 6 episodes? Wish we could have had 12 instead of 8 this season. As for the trio. I already love Hal and Tom and the little exchange between those two at the end made me incredibly happy. I will have to see about Alex but as long as they avoid the rom-com angle and give her a proper story arc I'll be fine.
    Glad Milo survived the finale. So, does that mean he might be back?

  • Comment number 78.


    by Malcom J. Stewart
    So, that’s that, then.

    Annie has fulfilled her destiny and probably written herself out of the series in the process. Alex, Hal and Tom have become a cosy threesome, and Cutler-Nick-Cutler has burnt to a cinder.

    As series finales go, you can’t say that it lacked incident.

    From the opening scene, in which the young Eve is busted by Mark Gatiss’s Mr Snow, and all over the question of the colour of her eyes, there is an epic quality to the episode which suggests that anything can happen. But it’s the attention to detail that most impresses. As Snow’s car draws up, on which there is the tax disc, Nov 2022, it’s comforting to think that, in a future devastated by executions, pregnancy embargoes and resettlement camps, there’s still a care for vehicle licensing.

    Mr Snow is a genuinely chilling creation - given to the sarcastic putdowns of a Headmaster, he operates with the languorous ennui of one for whom victory is a certainty and eternity both a birthright and a petty distraction. When he presides over a Last Supper peopled by children, renegade werewolves, and portly accountant-types, it is an image both epic and ordinary. This is a man for whom half a century is merely the afternoon off.

    But the genius of Being Human has always been the juxtaposition of humour and horror. Those characters who are still not past the possibility of redemption are all dancing precariously between salvation and oblivion, and, as it’s the final episode, everyone is forced to make a choice about whose side they are on.

    Brilliantly, for those of us who have loved Cutler since the first episode, he chooses the obliteration of his species. Rather less brilliantly, for those of us who wanted him to stay around, he has to endure a make-up job that makes him look like the Singing Detective put through a blender, and gets kebabed in the act of genocide, thanks to Annie‘s mother love. It’s as gruesome and tragic a death as we have ever seen in the show, made poignant by those final words: ‘So, this is how it ends. This is what it was all for.’

    Personally, we’d have loved Cutler to stick one up to Mr Snow; but realistically, there was only ever one person likely to bring about the end game: the glorious Annie, who has been the beating heart of Being Human for four years.

    Annie’s ending is beautiful and poetic, and crucially, in that we never see what is on the other side of her door, allows for the possibility of a return in the future.

    For those of us with sentimental hearts - which, by this point in the episode, is almost all of us - the hope is that George and Nina are there to greet her on the other side, so certain are we that the afterlife is receiving her with love. But Annie’s love has reached out to, and sustained, so many characters in the series, there are any number of people who may want to greet her: Mitchell, Gilbert, even Lia…

    No matter how promising the new line-up appears to be - and, as Mr Snow observes, ‘a new werewolf and ghost…: something about that format clearly appeals to you’ - the series won’t be the same without her.

    But, if there is one thing that this series of Being Human has proved, it’s that, even without its initial players, the format endures and thrives. Now Mr Rook is on the scene, there are threats from yet more men in suits, and we would be devastated if the show wasn’t renewed for a fifth run to let them unfold. After all the hurly-burly is done, it is appropriate that so humane a programme should end finally on a note of friendship.

    ‘Why are you doing this? ’ asks Hal, and the answer cuts to the enduring heart of the show.

    ‘Because you’re my best mate.’

    That sound you hear - it's us giving a standing ovation.

    5 Stars

  • Comment number 79.

    I will get to say my goodbyes eventually... But something really important first...

    PLEASE CAN YOU CHECK... Last nights episode 26:35

    I saw something moving, which Annie wasn't aware of.... What is it? Has it got anything to do with the man in Grey?

  • Comment number 80.

    @Robert (79)
    You mean the shadow in the house when taking about rentaghosting non-living things?

    I thought it was just a car/person going past the house - but who knows?

  • Comment number 81.

    Yeah, it wasn't a shadow, why has it been put in... Maybe the men in Grey can move through time and space... Is the Doctor coming.... Lol

  • Comment number 82.

    @Robert (79)
    Just rewatched, and it's scene where Cutler - Nick Cutler is about to bang on the door, so it' s probably him

  • Comment number 83.

    79. Just rewatched that time, Annie/Alex chatting. Didn't see anything? Then I jumped to the final scene, which is the only bit I can bear right now :'(


  • Comment number 84.

    Still refuse to believe Annie has passed over but good luck to Lenora and I wish her every success. *cries*

  • Comment number 85.


    Its definitely not a shadow from someone or thing passing by the window... There's nothing there, its been placed there... It's almost like someone running through the room.

  • Comment number 86.

    @Robert - I don't know then - you may be right

  • Comment number 87.

    Lauren mentionned the things that we are afraid of being real
    who is pulling the strings

    we know somew people can be threatening to obtain some objects
    see men in grey

    and just like space, time can be compressed and dilated
    you can have lifts and bullet trains

    you can have a baby who cannot yet crawl suddenly appear behind the door it takes an adult to open
    see Annie in purgatory

    who took Annie?

    the men in grey seem to work on our own plane, dimension, they need a car to transport poor Alex's body , they contact humans and are seen by them though they do not see ghosts they suspect their presence
    are they the real people behind CENSSA, will Saint finally get her answer on the people who gave a free ride to Kemp and who cleared the facility. explaining why the blood bath was never discovered

  • Comment number 88.

    part 2
    explaining why we never saw Lucy crossing her door. Everything being symmetrical , I expect we have in AL or what I call 'the other plan' also people who do check nothing untoward reaches them and what must reach is obtained.
    We have not seen the dead baby body, what we see is the baby eve is in a corridor and that future eve has obtained what she was meant to obtain, a happier future
    The men in grey have nothing to do with the war child, so why is baby eve still alive... at one point we qare going to learn about her fate... season six anyone?

  • Comment number 89.

    i'm pretty sure i'm just echoing what everyone else must have said or at least been thinking - Annie's departure sees the end of an era. 4 whole series' of Being Human the way it was. That's not to say the new cast members aren't part of it - they very much are but its a different programme no better no worse just different - and it should be. these things need to move on or they fizzle away into nothing - but i must say a huge thanks to the writers, producers and cast old and new - Well done for keeping it going - i honestly don't know what i'll do with myself til series 5 like but maybe my work will actually get done for a change! lol! well done again especially to leonora critchlow - its heartbreaking leaving somewhere after so long but to let Annie go out with bang (literally - and sorry i couldn't resist the terrible pun) was a beautiful tv moment. i loved it! to the rest staying on for a fifth series - i cannot wait to see what you have in store - the 'cleaners' are intriguing and maybe i was just overcome with emotion but didn't their reflections look blurry in the mirror? maybe a hint? guess we'll have to wait and see. xx

  • Comment number 90.

    part 3
    it may be that just like we have corridors which allow time travel a linear way
    there are lifts which allow travel through different planes

    another element is the nuance on the creatures. creatures are made, vampires are turned, werewolves are scratched, ghosts are refusing their door or can't- if Alex' unfinished business is to allow her family to get her body back, I am afraid it is not possible. by the way why did mr rook give two sets of measuring times?
    anyhow we have humans as in beings, and creatures : altered humans
    are we going to meet a different kind of beings; I suspect on the scale of supernaturality, a daemon rates way above a vampire and season 4 was about a soul actively not passively redeeming itself. Hal willingly at Orsha sold his soul

  • Comment number 91.

    aww really looking forward to watching this video when I get home, did they do one of these for Mitchel and George too?

    I am really happy Annie got her good ending, and I am extremely excited for series 5, I love the new characters and think it will be all the more fresher with new personalities to play with.

  • Comment number 92.

    85 @Robert - It was Cutler passing by as he made his way to the front door, while Annie and Alex were distracted in their conversation about armchair rentaghosting, lol!

  • Comment number 93.

    part 4 and final
    my guess is that season 5 may give the answer as where vampires go when they are staked and selling one soul is not like having no soul, it means you are owned by someone and hal was clearly fully aware of this stautus of inferiority
    can a vampire get back his soul thus can he stop being a vampire? where do vampires go after staking , is there a difference between dying an abject death by staking or a noble generous one... which as much different results as one being admitted to a high security prison unit and one been detained in a highly contagious bio-hazard decontamination tank
    rule of thumb, being, if you deserved to be treated as a decent human being your sould must have some sort of value... yet...

  • Comment number 94.

    @Saint, 93: Hope that we get an answer to that question in series 5. I think it would make Annie's departue a lot easier for me if I could be assured that she is now not only with George, Nina and Eve (I assume baby Eve died in the explosion so won't be back) but als with Mitchell.

    Anyone know where we can post our questions for LT? Is there going to be a blog later today? Hope I don't miss it since I have to leave pretty soon.

  • Comment number 95.

    *Lights a candle and places an undrunk cup of tea next to it*

    Thanks Lenora, wishing much much more success in the future.

    Time to catch up with the blog again.

  • Comment number 96.


    Thanks Lenora, wishing you much success in the future.

    Should of proof read first @-@

  • Comment number 97.

    I'm chicka chicka back!
    ^^ So how are you all, beautifull bloggers?

  • Comment number 98.

    What a lovely video. Thank you Lenora for bringing alive (?) a great character and to LT for creating Annie and giving her a brilliant unfinished business. Thank you. I agree that this was the end for Annie, there wasn't much more left for her. I'm positive I'm not the only one who will miss your cheery smile and niceness.
    Also thank you to all the people who kept this a secret. Good luck to Alex or whoever will replace her. Good luck also to Lenora, may you go on to many successful and awesome shows in the future (though not as awesome as BH!)

    I'll be back later to finally post my thoughts on the final so I'll see you then. :)

  • Comment number 99.

    I suppose it all makes sense like this, even if it means the end for Annie. I think everyone saw this coming but I am still going to miss Annie.

    An interesting aspect from series 4 is that Cutler, who was sold the idea of being a vampire on the basis of becoming a 'history-maker' and seemed to cling to that idea, managed to achieve absolutely nothing. He even had the exact same job as he did sixty years ago. I think he made a really good villain for this series though.

  • Comment number 100.

    Sadly, this was bound to happen..Bye Annie, I will miss you and your excellent tea in BH! A huge thank you to lovely Lenora, who stuck around for another season after all the others left, chapeau! Fitting ending for your character. Lenora, you are a great actress, I am sure I will have the pleasure of seeing you do many brilliant things in your future career!

    Love, Steffie


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