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13 March 2011 @ 01:15 pm
Last Being Human Update Before Tonight...:/  
I've been meaning to update about the past few episodes, and I figure I better do it before tonight....God I am so nervous and scared for tonight, I can't even....O_o  I think I'm even more anxious than I was for the season 5 SN finale, since we a) don't know for sure if this is the last epp or not (even though it probably isn't) and b) Aidan Turner having to film "The Hobbit" means he potentially couldn't be on the show if they didn't delay things for him, unlike in the case of Misha with the SN finale.  In any case, I am going to be on pins and needles until I watch the epp (which may not be tonight, though I will probably end up dling it anyway and then hating myself tomorrow morning when I'm all sleep deprived), although I am also really looking forward to it at the same time, because I am desperate to see how everything gets resolved and explained, and it just looks completely epic and amazing!  (And one non-spoilery review basically said just that, and that it would make the Internets explode!).

Thoughts on 3x04-3x05:

I was REALLY disappointed in 3x04, given I was already having a bad weekend and had been expecting to be cheered up by BH as usual it was especially unfortunate! :(  I mean, the werewolf stuff was okay, and I loved Annie protecting/comforting Mitchell in the cage and the staircase scene (though it was marred a bit by the fact that he had kind of said similar things to Lucy and Josie in the past and it was supposed to be different this time, more special with Annie, whom he had known and loved as a friend first), but otherwise it was just *painful* to watch...:(  So awkward and embarrassing and IMO OOC--that's just not how it would have gone, I especially cannot imagine Mitchell ever even considering Annie's absurd proposal, let alone going along with it! *sigh*  Tragedy and angst I can deal with, I'm a d00med!shipper by trade after all, but ridic OOC awkwardness not so much....:/  And as desperate as Mitchell was, I'm not sure I can see him going to those horrible vampires he hates to betray McNair.  At least he made it right in time...oh and I love that once again in the staircase scene he could just ~sense she was there without seeing her, they really do have a special connection! <3

And then 3x05 it was almost as bad...Mitchell almost made up for it with their conversation at the end, but still not sure he would have been that harsh IC, I mean he did say he'd never hurt her to George, looked horrified at the very thought....;_;  And man was Nina annoying me with her self-righteous, hypocritical attitude in these epps, I mean as a whole I do like her, and have been loving her so far this season UNTIL these epps.  It's like, I'd be more impressed with her whole "How dare you agree to murder, murder is so WRONG!" schtick if she hadn't been PROPOSING murder (let alone just agreeing to it) only last season...:/  And yes, it was a bit different, but she wasn't just saying "murdering innocents is wrong," she was carrying on about the act in general...and then fussing so much about nobody giving her a vote, when she then turns around and denies everyone else a vote when she tattled on Mitchell...*sigh*  And even if Herrick couldn't remember anything at the moment, it was clear his manipulative and dark personality was still at least partially intact between his comments to Annie and then clear manipulation of Nina against Mitchell....Mitchell and Annie were certainly right about Herrick being a threat.

I did enjoy 3x06 a lot more, I loved getting to meet George's family at last, and I'm glad they got to meet him, it was all very touching.  The bits about Titanic especially cracked me up, that's one of my favorite movies ever...:D  It should be on his dad's bucket list!  And it makes this macro that much more appropriate and hilarious! ;)  I also loved that we got some really sweet and adorable fluffy Mitchell/Annie scenes (like the bedroom comfort scene, gah!) before the fall next epp, this is more like what I was hoping for post-kiss, lol.  And I also like that they are finally explaining why Mitchell, who has been perfectly willing to sacrifice himself in the past, has been acting so desperate to survive--that it's because he's so in love with Annie and can't leave her now!  That line to Herrick was wonderful as well...

Favorite quotes from these episodes:

-"But we can have something better than that, something pure....you give me a reason to take control back over my life.  You give me a reason to start again."

-"Because... You and me... it’s for eternity. Really forever. I was running scared - a typical, useless man. I don’t want to live without you. I can’t live without you. I can’t. I can’t."
<333 *swoon*  It's so true though, if they can get over all this and survive and work it out, they could be together forever, and neither of them has to die to do it--they are both already dead! ;)  I really want this fic though, just snapshots of their lives together forever...

-"It's difficult to find the right words at times like these.  And why not rely on the words of the literary greats like Auden...and Cheryl Cole." (LMAO Annie was too adorable there! :p)

-"You were trying to make it better!  That's what you do, you make things...people...better." <333

-"We've had exceedingly long lives Herrick, and finally, finally I feel complete, I feel happy, I'm not ready for this to end!  I am not ready to leave her!"  Lol, I couldn't help squeeing at this line, terrible as the scene is...<333

-"What, so over 1500 people drowning while Celine Dion wails like a banshee, what's not to like?"

After they watching: "Why couldn't she have moved over a bit, that piece of wood she was floating on was massive!" (LOL that's what everyone would like to know!)

-"Did your dad just misquote Titanic?" (LOL forever)

And now for my 3x07 thoughts and fears...

God, how effing epic and intense was this episode?!  I've rewatched the main bits of it, and was struck all over again with how amazing it was, from the beautiful and perfect pieces of score and musical choices (loved the use of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" especially for Mitchell and those scenes!) to the intense drama and action, the shocking twists and fantastic acting, just one incredible, heartbreaking ride in all!  I totally agree with the BBC Commenter lady between who over the credits said, "I think I might have actually stopped breathing," lol.  It will be interesting to see Herrick next week and also Lia and learn about what the other side has been plotting all this time and why...but yeah, I think this may even be the best episode yet, it's certainly one of the best episodes of the show, and makes me excited (though also scared) for the finale! 

The Annie/Mitchell scenes were all especially  heartbreaking to me of course, but I did like them--again, angst I can handle, and even enjoy sometimes, it's painful OOC and wrong awkwardness like in 3x04 that I can't deal with, and which I'm sure glad didn't last.  Even with all the tragedy and angst I was squeeing inside when Mitchell said he'd "tear the world apart" if Annie had been killed on the train, and that he loved her, and when he stopped resisting arrest for her.  Likewise I liked that Annie seemed to still love him and wanted to stand by him, as horrified as she was (she is keeping her promise from earlier!), which to me is a good sign for their future--if he can survive the next episode (or die and come back like Herrick), and if she can eventually forgive him, then I think there would be nothing stopping them from being together in the end, and working out well--with her there he'd never do something else like the Box Tunnel Massacre, and that was his darkest secret, so if she could handle that, I don't think there would really be any barriers left, and it's been clear from the rest of the season that he is in general a good guy for her (like telling her to think more about herself and not just about what she does for others), and she is good for him, and they make a wonderful couple. /determined

But yeah, I;m so scared for Mitchell and Nina and the baby, I really hope they can all come through, but knowing this show I'm not sure if that's likely...:/ I fear that for instance the baby might die, even if Nina lives, and I fear that George will take out his anger at not being there on Mitchell, and serve as the wolf-shaped bullet! :(  In any case, prayer circle for them both!

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I've also been watching a lot of Mitchell/Annie vids since seeing 3x07 and thinking about them and you know, I don't care what has happened, or what will happen, these two still own my soul---they are epic and wonderful and would still make an excellent couple if they can survive this and I will still cling to my last shreds of hope....<3333  (And I will still make my Mitchell/Annie vid sometime, but it will probably seem more bittersweet now...:/ )

Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash
Steph: Mitchell Annievengefulspirit on March 13th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm scared for Mitchell the most tonight. I would say, "Oh they wouldn't kill Mitchell off"...but they might, especially if this ends up being THE last episode EVER.

If he dies, there's going to be some major sobbing on my part, since it doesn't take much to make me cry and I was already crying my eyes out LAST week, and because it's MITCHELL. Ugh. ;_____; Even if they did go on for another season, I can't imagine it happening without Aidan. It just wouldn't be the same.

I don't think I'm going to watch it until tomorrow. I'm already in a bad mood because I've only had about 8 hours sleep total the past 2 days, and I don't want to put myself through the drama and emotion that's going to come from BH while I'm like this...it would just intensify my sobbing LOL
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana 3 (Merlin)sherrilina on March 13th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
(Disclaimer: Still haven't finished seeing the epp, FUUU lack of DLs)

Yeah, Mitchell, for all his faults, is still my favorite character and an integral part of the Trio/show, it's not Being Human without him.

And yeah, I shouldn't even try watching it tonight, since I'll just be all wound up when I need to sleep, but grrr, I want to watch...:( This lack of timely DLs is a bad end to my bad day for me...:/

And your icon! <3333 *sobs*
galathea_snb: scenery bloodlustgalathea_snb on March 13th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hm, I didn't find the Annie/Mitchell stuff in 3x04 all that ooc. There's this episode in S2 where Annie learns to experience taste/flavour by touching George while he is eating, so I think it's not odd for her to suggest something similar to Mitchell so she can feel his desire. It's surely not conventional, but I can see how Annie's insecurities would make her consider such a step. And in the end the experiment leads to Mitchell's confession that he doesn't need sex for their relationship to have true meaning. So, all in all I didn't think it was such a horrible storyline.

As for Mitchell hurting Annie in 3x05 - he is a fucking mess and ultimately he uses Annie's love as a means to gain redemption, to no avail, obviously. I really don't see their relationship through rose-coloured glasses, it's a relationship burdened with a lot of wrong motivations on both sides and by no means healthy. I actually think that they can only find true love in each other now that Mitchell's crime is out in the open and Annie can forgive him and give him a reason to aspire to being a better man. Before 3x07 their relationship really depressed me more than it gave me joy.

Nina and George on the other side really made me happy this season. Their relationship plays as a positive counterpoint to Annie/Mitchell this season IMO. By embracing their wolves Nina and George were able to come to terms with their fate and move on to a healthy and stable relationship, their newly found strength even extended to others, for example, when they helped Adam or Tom. I've enjoyed Nina/George a lot more than Annie/Mitchell this season, but then, I don't really watch BH with shipper eyes. :)

Edited at 2011-03-13 05:52 pm (UTC)
Steph: Being Human: Cute Coupleemo_dj_steph on March 13th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
::hugs you, crying and shaking:: I'm so scared for everyone and I want Mitchell and Annie to just be happy and safe and Nina's self righteousness has been pissing me the hell off, it's like their forcing us to not like her character.

Gahh, I'm a wreck waiting for this episode.
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 13th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
*Preliminary Disclaimer: still haven't seen epp, FUUU lack of dls*

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who was bothered by Nina's behavior this season/found it unlikeable! And omg, your icon! <3333 *swoons* *sobs*
Steph: Being Human: Kissemo_dj_steph on March 14th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet either.

Are there actually people NOT bothered by it?! Hehe, thanks. ::prayer circle for everyone but mainly Mitchell/Annie::
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 15th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
No, some people are her biggest fans/stans and think she is absolutely flawless and always right...:/ (God I was rewatching 1x06 yesterday and forgot how effing ANNOYING she was in s1 especially!)

God, I read this comment after seeing the epp, and...*sob* Oh prayer circles...

Also another beautiful icon! I wish I had more BH icons, I might need to switch the current one out and add another...so obsessed with A/M rn, despite it all!
Steph: Being Human: Big Hugemo_dj_steph on March 15th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Grrrr, Nina stans. She really was annoying S1!

Prayer circles are useless, there is no fandom god to take care of us ::sobs::

Thanks :D I need to make more icons of them though now its painful
Jennifer: Being Human - Mitchell/Annie hughmsharmony on March 13th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* We will find a way through this, bb. WE WILL.

Agree completely with your Mitchell/Annie 3x07 thoughts. God, bless Annie. Staying with him through everything? You darling, perfect woman.

God, I'm dying to find out what was Lia's plan and what just happened (or maybe it was ALL her plan). ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS. AJSKD:LAJSD.
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 13th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Well how does Lia have so much power though? It'll be interesting to find out....gah, wish I could watch it live! :( But I want to try to go into the football stadium around 10:40 (so during the epp) to see the Barca players, and it's not like I can depend on a stream anyway...maybe I'll watch the beginning if I can, lol! I'll probably stay up to dl and watch the dl though, can't help myself! :p

Be on Skype! :p
Agent 1.3: BH-Mitchellllywela13 on March 13th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Can I pick a nit and point out that Annie was quoting the poet Auden, rather than the Norse god Odin ;)

I've really enjoyed this season and haven't really found anything too out of character - but then, I don't have the ultra-ship investment that you have.
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 13th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Haha THANK YOU, I figured it wasn't Odin the Norse God, but I didn't know who it was exactly (I thought it might be Owen as in Wilfred Owen, but I heard a 'd'), so I had no idea how to spell it! :p I was hoping someone would know...I'll go edit that then!

And well ship investment aside I just found the behavior a bit off in 3x04, I mean I know Annie has serious issues so I can see her doing all that (though it was uber awkward and painful to watch), but Mitchell agreeing to sleep with another women? IDK...and in 3x05 too, saying that stuff. I'm still unsure about the train attack though too, tbh. Oh well...since they've pretty much made the whole story arc of this season revolving around that more or less, I guess Mitchell had to do it then! :p
Julie: Being Human - Forehead touchdecadentdream on March 14th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
Gosh he looks so young & innocent in that pic. I want the old Mitchell back! :'( (And in that, the end was kind of satisfying).

I've got to get onto my Being Human vid making too, but there's so many songs out there I've just been compiling them all on my phone into one giant fanmix and have done nothing yet! LOL It's hard for me to think past this season, but I really want to incorporate all 3 so I think I need to rewatch the others again.
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 15th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
IKR? :( I am still so disappointed in the direction they took his character after season 1, and how we only got glimpses of the old season 1!Mitchell in the last two seasons...*sigh*

LOL, I finally got around to making the requisite A/M playlist on my iPod yesterday, and I've already got a new idea for a vid that I will probably do first, because it'd be shorter and easier, and a bit less depressing, lol...I do need to rewatch though, like I rewatched 1x06 the other day and just so many things I forgot...:/ It's weird, I love this show so much, but I don't actually know it that well compared to other shows, maybe because it's so long between seasons or IDK...I remember big things, but not a lot of little lines and moments (I kept seeing moments like the one in your avie in fanvids and such and going, "I...don't know what this is from".). I wish I had had time to do one big epic rewatch before season 3....it is a bit harder to watch the earlier seasons now though, given what happened...;_;
Julie: Being Human - Mitchell smirkdecadentdream on March 19th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
I pretty much got to see the first 2 seasons back to back getting into the show and didn't really think too much had changed in Mitchell, though this season I was quite aware he took a rapid downhill slide to the point where I was quite disliking him. In the first few seasons I could not see a hint of "Big bad John" but I think that was very much displayed in the last. I was glad that it ended the way it did not because I couldn't stand what he had become, but indeed because I didn't think there was anywhere else he could go. It was becoming quite clear we weren't getting the old Mitchell back. And if I couldn't have the old Mitchell, then I was fine with it coming to an end.

You know they started playing 3x01 on tv here in Oz last night so I sat down to watch it and I was quite amazed at the contradictions between that episode and the last... it really did seem like the finale was rush-written (as Toby said) and I honestly think that's what has let it down - they had all this pressure from outside to end the story and they didn't have the time to plan it out properly. I think what they did IS better than what Toby's original planning was before Aidan spoke up (though erm I don't know what the original original plan had been when he was writing the beginning of the season), but I feel like it lacked the sentiment of emotion we've had in previous finales (like ssn2 for example with Annie). They could have at least had a montage for Aidan to remind us why we liked Mitchell so much :( So watching 3x01 and seeing him be more Mitchell than he was at season end, that actually brought tears to my eyes. I think the show will still be awesome, but it definately won't be the same without him.

I know! I'm exactly the same way! Hence why I need to rewatch all the eps. I watch them for watching, not for memorising (I was only ever able to do that with Heroes... don't ask me why LOL), so I do need to delve in and see what I can use. What I'm REALLY excited about discovering is that ssn3 is out on DVD in the UK on the 28th March!!! \o/ So I'm going to ship that over here and that way I can use good quality images from all 3 seasons. I'm so excited! I really want to get onto it and give myself a new challenge :)

Edited at 2011-03-19 09:33 am (UTC)
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 19th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
3x08 spoilers
You didn't even seen "Big Bad John" at the end of the season, with the massacres and creeper scenes? :/ And also just throughout the season he just didn't seem himself as much, and his relationship with Annie wasn't the same, it was like he had switched places with George on that front--I was so disappointed about that last season, it was like Arthur/Morgana on Merlin all over again, with him suddenly not seeming to care.

And IDK, I still don't think it's really BH without Mitchell, more like a spinoff show or something. The original premise is broken, and really Mitchell was the one who most had to struggle with being human anyway (which is why him committing suicide is kind of a depressing message--and what about Adam, since apparently there's no hope?

And YES a flashback montage would have been amazing!!! I hadn't thought of that, but yeah, such a sucker for those, and it would have made it more emotional and reminded us more about old! Mitchell at the end. Although I'm not sure exactly where they would have been able to fit one in...O_o
Yeah, I saw seasons 1 and 2 so far apart (and s2 I saw apart in of itself, since I kind of stopped watching and then had to catch up), and I think it also makes it harder when there are no episode titles to associate with each epp...

Edited at 2011-03-19 11:34 am (UTC)
Julie: Being Human - Mitchell downcastdecadentdream on March 20th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: 3x08 spoilers
Mmm yeah that was one of the things I noticed watching 3x01 again which made it feel contradictory - Lia was questioning why he didn't just go walk out into a field of land mines and end it all, and Mitchell was SO anti-suicide at that point despite what he'd done - it doesn't make it clear why he would have suddenly changed his mind? Unless the fact that he threw Nancy into a room with Herrick was anything to go by (but, again, that was probably just a reflection on his state of mind at the time). I get it, in the moment, but looking over the course of a season or so it doesn't always line up with what's been done earlier. Which makes make think they rushed it and didn't go back to check on things. I'm even guilty of that in my own writing, which is why I try to check back and make things streamlined... or make wikipedia style notes to relate back to if needed.

They could have slipped the montage in before the end credits. Or, as I thought of Annie's voiceover "I am Annie Sawyer...." in 3x01 - that was quite fitting for an end to a story, so they could have done that also (though after doing it in 3x01 it wouldn't have been a wise idea LOL they'd have looked like they were repeating things). But I think I rememberance of Mitchell definately would have made me teary.
sherrilina: Mitchell/Annie: Love of my life (BH)sherrilina on March 29th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: 3x08 spoilers
Oooh yes a remembrance or Annie voiceover would have been nice, summing him up and how what he did was being human, with some flashbacks of happier times, and the allusion to the fight ahead of them...IDK it seemed like it ended so abruptly....:( You should be writing the show, lol!

And good point about that bit with the landmines, though I can see why he wouldn't have wanted to kill himself back then...IDK, it is all a bit inconsistent. He was also originally willing to stay behind in purgatory forever if Annie could go back, but once he was back with Annie he was so hell bent on survival...O_o

And gah I love all your icons here...<333 I need a Mitchell icon, I only have M/A ones...
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [who] plucky young gelthedoingofit on March 21st, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
sherrilina: Mitchell/Annie: Love of my life (BH)sherrilina on March 21st, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
Lol, I take it you finally caught up yourself then? ;). Good to hear, I've been wanting to discuss with you too! Of course I've seen the finale (I comment on it in response to someone else a bit directly above), but I haven't yet finished my post (though I was working on it last night, the one week anniversary...;_;), because this show and Mitchell/Annie have been too busy eating and owning my soul respectively, and I keep getting distracted (like last night when I just ended up watching fanvids, lol, and didn't have time to finish my review/reaction post, which will be long!). Keep posted, should hopefully be done by today or tomorrow at most, it takes me a while with these things, and also I've been rewatching and discussing and mulling it over before committing my thoughts to paper here (so to speak)...

But yeah....;_;
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [persuasion] runningthedoingofit on March 26th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Still waiting to GO CRAZY with you over your reaction post... :DDD

sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on March 29th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Lol, sorry about that, I got distracted by the Borgias! :p (And was traveling too)...ANYHOO, I finally finished and posted it! ;) http://sherrilina.livejournal.com/71506.html

Thanks for waiting, lol...and OMG THANK YOU I KNOW! <333 I had liked this icon from the moment I saw it, but had been too lazy to change, wish I had earlier...(though it might not be my default for much longer, with the total Borgias obsession I have going now...which I will hopefully get posted about tomorrow! ;))
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [vq] ringthedoingofit on March 31st, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
BEING DISTRACTED BY THE BORGIAS IS TOTALLY ALLOWED, HA HA! I'll get over to your post later today, and I want to hear all your thoughts on The Borgias at some point, too... :o)
sherrilina: Cesare/Lucrezia (The Borgias)sherrilina on March 31st, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
:D Have you seen it yet?!??! Completely stunning, flawless, perfection, etc, I just want to draw hearts around the premiere and I can't even I'm so in love....<333 I'm working on that post rn, hopefully it will be out by today! ;)