- Written By: Keto Shimizu
- Air Date: 3/11/2013
- Directed By: Kelly Makin
- Starring: Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Kristen Hager
- Guest Stars: Connor Price, Deanna Russo, Susanna Fournier
Last week ended with a scratch and a plunge. Josh is once again a werewolf by Liam’s hand and Aidan is now infected by the virus, again by that pesky hand of Liam’s. Liam was shot several times and stabbed, but he and his wolf live on, as season-long villains tend to do .
This episode would feel far more depressing and shocking if Josh hadn’t already been a werewolf for two seasons and if Aidan was in any danger of dying, but it’s a rather good one even still. Fortunately for the roughed up leads, Liam is nowhere to be seen in this episode, as everyone is kind of in a hangover state after what went down. Aidan refuses to succumb to the virus and wants to live out his remaining days as normal as possible by working at the hospital. Sally fixes him up perfectly with her morgue kit (which I find more ridiculous than anything else in this episode; who knows what that says about me) in moments. This normality lasts for about a few hours, when he visits Kenny (Connor Price) and has to renege on his deal. Nora mercifully sends him home.
Josh seems numb, more focused on Aidan’s impending death than his own reverted state. Nora is grateful and thankful to Aidan, admitting she was wrong about him and Liam. Sally, meanwhile, tries to keep them together, while rotting away herself, literally. When she is unable to resist the urge to chow down on a mouse, she finds out that like, her former ghost buddy Nick, eating small animals heals her wounds.
She visits with Zoe (Susanna Fournier), who’s a tad freaked out about her amour at the moment. He never leaves the house, of course, but is constantly staring at her, and even bit her once. The not so normal kind of love bite. Sally talks her down, then meets with him, finding out that he’s been eating cats to sustain himself. Nick was always the stable one, and he’s so clearly not now. What’s up with Stevie?
At the hospital, it doesn’t take long for Kenny to get in contact with Blake, the redheaded vixen who agreed to turn him for his safe blood. Aidan tries to stop her, but he’s weak and dying, so that doesn’t go well. All the while, Aidan has flashbacks of his wife, with whom he secretly spent time with after the war, his son not knowing that he was back from the dead. He was coming full circle, as he was near the end.
On the puppy side of things, Nora woke up from her turn like many a teenager at Woodstock: with a naked hippie nearby. Meet Pete, a delightful old man. Actually, he’s only 39 (!!); the stress of his wolf has packed on the years big time. Now, he’s a peaceful hermit who travels around the world and has fully accepted his lot in life. When he pays Josh and Nora a visit, while you half expect him to have nefarious purposes (because no one is that nice), he seemingly turns out to just want company and impart sage wisdom that may well help Josh more than anything yet before.
Overall, this is one of the better episodes of the current season, as Sally’s state becomes far more dangerous and interesting (and she for once may make the right decision), Josh’s return to de-normalcy feels far more right than he ever did as a human and Aidan’s “fight” with death proves to be some compelling TV. Also, any excuse to see Deanna Russo’s gorgeous Kat on screen is fine by me.