Werewolf Dance Party! Being Human “Pack It Up, Pack It In” Review
By Erin Resnick
Hey guys, do you remember what happened on Being Human last night?
My brains a little foggy from all the bagged blood I consumed this morning. Just kidding, I only drink live stuff. Oh, that’s right! WEREWOLF DANCE PARTY!
I don’t know why more people aren’t watching this show; were-baby last week, werewolf baby shower/dance party this week. This show has everything and more.
Let’s discuss this week’s episode “Pack It Up, Pack It In” because I have so many feelings.
Kat Reacts: This week’s episode picked up right where last week left off: with Kat laughing hysterically at Aidan’s “I’m a vampire” confession. This time, though, Kat wasn’t laughing. As Aidan finally convinced her of his true nature the only thing Kat was…was, well, scared. She couldn’t (rightfully so) handle Aidan’s lifestyle. As much as we all love Aidan, if a guy confessed he had murdered a bunch of peeps would you still continue to date him? Don’t answer that, I’m scared of the actual responses.
As Josh pointed out, this was the first time Aidan had ever been dumped. He could mope around for hundreds of years, or go and join his vamp son on a blood bender.
Werewolf Dance Party! After helping werewolf couple Caroline and husband deliver were-baby April, Nora took it upon herself to throw Caroline the baby shower she had always wanted. Josh wasn’t so keen on the idea, especially since all of Caroline’s friends, specifically alpha male Mark, were a pack of werewolves. Pack mentality had never appealed to Josh and the general douchey-ness of Mark didn’t help.
Nora, excited to host a little shindig for their new found friends, decided that the best way to plan a last minute shower would be to wait two weeks to do so. As Nora and Josh scrambled to get ready, Emily showed up fresh out of rehab. It was all going to be okay because if there’s one thing any young, mentally fragile girl needs, it’s a booze filled party full of supernatural beings!
The small, quiet baby shower Nora and Josh had planned quickly turned into a full on rager of an entire pack of wolves, thanks to Mark of course. Things only got a little more complicated when Aidan and Kenny crashed the party. If you’ve ever wondered what blood-drunk dancing vampires look like, look no further! This episode had it all!
I need to digress for a moment only so we can discuss one of the most important revelations this episode: In the 1980s vampires became karate masters and instead of fighting and killing each other with stakes they used karate kicks! Guys, this may be the best thing I’ve ever heard on this show. If there’s no flashback to 80s Aidan wearing neon and front kicking some vamps, I may have to reconsider my obsession with this show.
Aidan Capone (featuring Henry!): We may not have been treated to a 1980s style flashback filled with leg warmers and crimped hair, but we did get a little trip back to the 1920s and it came with a cameo by my favorite Irefusetobelieve dead vampire Henry! After putting a failed spell on Emily, Sally was transported to the 20s where she came face-to-face with Aidan’s mustache and Henry having a nice little outing on the town. Things quickly down spiraled as this wasn’t just any night out on the town; this was a vampire night out, including sucking dry two very scared and innocent flappers.
Sally did all that she could but her powers were useless in her time jumps. She watched helplessly as Aidan and Henry happily murdered.
At the wolf party, Aidan toyed with the idea of having Kenny erase Kat from his memory. Apparently he hadn’t ever seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Kenny was too distracted as a cute werewolf named Astrid had stolen his attention.
Back from the roaring 20s, Sally tried confronting a too drunk Aidan. Unfortunately, everything was cut short as the spell on Emily that failed to get her to hear and see Sally had now worked on getting her to see Kenny’s true face (still very confused to how that works, but I’ll get to that in a moment). The miscommunication escalated to an all out vampire vs. werewolf brawl, including an almost fatal loss of the dog in the catcher’s mask statue (his real name is DogTheCatManDude for future reference). Werewolf dance party over.
The next day, Sally finally confronted Aidan on his murderous past, citing that she wasn’t really sure she felt bad about his break up with Kat and the fact that he openly flirted with her the entire night before. Emily decided that she couldn’t “hang” anymore. She needed a safe, normal place to stay — werewolves and vampires were too much for her current state of being. Josh and Nora once again pondered having a family of their own and joining the wolf pack and Aidan decided that he needed to own his pain and loss of Kat, erasing her would do no good.
Things we need to discuss:
I feel like I may be holding on to a small glimmer of hope as I still refuse to believe that Henry is really dead. Until I see
a body ashes, I’m going to pretend that he survived the vamp flu and will make his big “surprise, bitch” come back a la Madison in AHS: Coven.
Emily’s mention of Kenny being Aidan’s “inappropriately young” friend made me love how aware of itself this show is. Kenny and Astrid are way too young to be drinking anything other than Bud Light and boxed wine.
Speaking of Kenny, how exactly does his compulsion work? When he looks in the mirror does he see himself as a deformed monster or as the fresh faced boy that everyone else is seeing? From what I gather it seems to be the latter, similar to wearing a mask.
Josh is only 80% sure that the vampires don’t refer to their leader as their “king.” I’m 89% sure that they refer to him as their “dark overlord.”
Josh is also 99.9% sure that he can’t pronounce the name of the delicious Greek food Spanakopita. I’m also 100% sure I want some in my belly right now.
Another flashback we were deprived of was Sally’s trip back to Josh and Julia’s first sexual encounter as awkward sixteen year olds. How dare you, Being Human! First I don’t get a 1980s karate vampire face-off and now I don’t get Josh and Julia “exploring their bodies.” Okay, that sounded totally wrong.