"It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To" is easily one of the best, if not the best episode of Being Human's second season.
I am completely in love with the episode, and mostly could not be happier with the course the season ended up taking. The finale was a very strong, powerful, moving episode that brought the roommates to their potential end.
To say the episode left viewers on a cliffhanger would be an understatement. All three roommates are in some sort of danger. Some lives are threatened. I am assuming at least one person died (hopefully not a roommate) and if that someone (Ray) did die, then will Josh and Nora be free? How will this effect his relationship with Aidan, and will he really not see Sally anymore, or can he become a special case like Zoe since he knows this other world exists? There were two gunshots though, so we will have to see what exactly went down there.
Despite all the storylines having surprises and twists along the way, none did I expect more than Aidan and Suren’s. I did not see that coming at all. I thought Suren might kill Mother as a sign of her strength, but never the other way around. Poor Aidan first Celine died last season finale now Suren, he needs to stop loving these women; they all die on him. (I still am very curious as to how Mother became “Mother” and why no one besides Aidan will stand up against her. She killed her own daughter, who is to say she would not kill every other single person, including the Dutch, if she so felt inclined?)
The episode in general was spectacular. I really only have two complaints/issues, and only one of them I think is an actual flaw.
- (more of a story gap, then flaw) What happened to Henry? Did he tie the ribbon? Did they catch him before or after? What will become of him? Will he die? or can we assume, he will be the one to save Aidan? I assume Henry’s actions the night of the party and how he became beaten as we last saw him will hopefully be made clear in season three.
- My only major complaint about the episode and story: the time it took Nora to call for Josh, distracting him and Ray in the cabin, and her actually catching up with him. Josh and Ray fought for far longer than I felt was realistic. I assume they made it longer to keep the suspense of the fight going, but it felt like it was too much.
Other than that, I did enjoy the episode. I was happy to have Reaper back again; while I know he is a villainous figure, he is so much fun. I will miss him once he is gone. He has definitely made Sally far more interesting. Speaking of which, Sally shredding herself was epic. Who knew a ghost could shred themselves. She is kind of awesome.
January 2013 come sooner, and December 2012, do not kill us all! Thanks.