Being Human season 4 will pick up three months after the events of last year with Josh fighting for his humanity, Aiden struggling with his own identity and Sally trying to find her way home again….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
SyFy’s hit series ‘Being Human‘ returns for season 4 on Monday night and there are plenty of unanswered questions from last year’s finale that will be addressed in the first moments of the new episode airing at 9pm ET/PT.
When we last saw our favorite supernatural roommates, Aiden was finally drawing near a new woman — Kat — but not without invoking some of his vampire friends and powers to make her forget some atrocities she witnessed in his house. On top of that in the closing moments of the season finale, a woman that bared a striking resemblance to his long dead wife Suzanna, who was drowned back in the 1700’s after being accused of witchcraft.
Sally thought she conquered the after life and her own personal demon named Donna when she defeated her in a battle for her own soul, but before she could celebrate victory it all came crashing down around her. On the same spot where her death took place, Donna sucked Sally down into a limbo world where she will remain when the new season picks up on Monday.
Josh and Nora appeared to be headed towards at least a somewhat happy ending after finally getting married and ridding themselves of Liam, the purebred werewolf hell bent on avenging his children’s deaths. All season long after being turned back into a wolf, Josh tried to find a happy medium to co-exist with the animal the lived inside of him. Thanks to guided meditation, Josh came face to face with his wolf and was able to see the beauty and simplicity of the creature. Following his full moon turn with Nora, however, Josh never turned back into a human and as we pick up season 4 he’s fighting a reversal of fortune.
So as season 4 begins, Aiden, Nora, Josh and Sally are three months removed from the events in season 3. As it turns out, Josh’s turn into a wolf wasn’t just a one time incident — he actually managed to switch lives with the beast inside so now for 29 days out of the month he’s a werewolf and on the full moon he finally turns back into a human. So for these last three months, Aiden and Nora have been trying to figure out a way, any way to get Josh back to normal.
“Things have never been more challenging, it’s like they just can’t catch a break,” Kristen Hager, who portrays Nora told Nerdcore Movement prior to the season starting. “Josh he’s a wolf for 29 days of the month and then on the full moon he transforms back into a human just as I’m about to transform into a wolf so we have like a half an hour together. Our married life together ends up being like an hour and a half.”
Hager does tease some hot moments that she shares with her co-star Sam Huntington in those fleeting moments that they are both in human form and can actually spend some time together.
“Things are very passionate when we do see each other obviously,” Hager said.
Sally remains stuck in the netherworld as a prisoner of Donna so as season 4 picks up she’s also out of the picture, trying to find her way back to Boston and her friends. Her absence forces Aiden and Nora to spend a lot of time together, which actually ends up healing a very conflicted relationship that burned for most of season 3. Hager admits it was tough at times because her character conflicting with Sam Witwer (who portrays Aiden) didn’t make her a big fan favorite for a big chunk of the season.
This year she promises things are much different between Aiden and Nora.
“I’m so happy to announce that Aiden and Nora become very close in season four,” Hager said. “On Twitter, I got so many angry tweets last season. They’ve been together for three months trying to figure out how to get Josh back, how to find Sally, so they’ve really gotten to know each other.”
Aiden will open season 4 with an awful lot on his plate. Season 3 focused on his escape from purgatory and then finding a world where all of the vampires had been eradicated. It was clear that despite his objections to having anything to do with those like him, Aiden didn’t want to see the entire vampire race go extinct so he was constantly pulled between two worlds. That internal strife carries over into the new season as well.
Aiden finished last year by letting his progeny Kenny go despite the fact that he had become a ravenous monster, so it’s clear that his loyalties between his friends at home and his vampire brethren will continue to be tested.
“That’s a big thing this year. He fell off the wagon big time in season 2. In season 3 he kind of went through a drawing out process because he had been buried. So season 4 he still hasn’t gone back to the real deal, he’s still going to the bagged blood, but the difference is he’s doing it more. It’s kind of like it’s methadone, it’s fine. That’s definitely going to affect his judgment. This season we will really tackle that issue and perhaps solve it once and for all, which side is he on,” Witwer said about his character in season 4.
“They need to rebuild, there’s still a power vacuum so of course they’re still looking towards Aiden. He’s like screw you I want nothing to do with it. It’s fun to see Aiden to go ‘I don’t want anything to do with that, screw you guys, but here’s what we did in the 40’s that worked really well, you might want to do this, don’t do this that’s a mistake’. He throws little pieces of advice out which says he’s still invested over there. He pretends not to.”
There’s also the huge cliffhanger from the end of season 3 where Aiden’s supposed dead wife gets out of a cab just a few feet away from where he’s standing. Is this actually his wife come back to life? Did she ever really die in the first place? Or is this something else — a relative, a long lost family member or something more sinister?
Being Human show runner Anna Fricke promises answers will be coming in short order as soon as the new season picks up on Monday night. This won’t be a mystery drawn out all season long.
“It looks like Aiden’s wife. It’s one of the big mysteries. We find out in the first one, we won’t be stringing it out,” Fricke told Nerdcore Movement.
Another major theme in season 4 will be fate and destiny and how they are intertwined, especially with the three roommates as well as Nora being added to the group as well. Actress Meaghan Rath, who plays Sally on the show, says that if there’s been one major element to the series through three seasons thus far it’s the fact that this group is stronger together than they are apart.
“That’s definitely one of the big themes of the season is that we’re talking a lot about destiny and whatever is meant to be, is meant to be,” Rath said. “We’re starting to find out that we’re definitely stronger together. Any time we’ve been separated all we do is try to find our way back to each other. We’re really looking to see what specific events in our pasts that happened to bring us all together and show us that we were meant to be together.”
Season 4 will also feature several guest appearances from past actors who have been on the show previously. Mark Pellegrino, who played Aiden’s maker Bishop will make an appearance this season although Fricke warns that the show won’t be doing as many flashbacks this season so it will be interesting to see how he appears. Also, Aiden’s first progeny Henry will return this year with Kyle Schmidt scheduled to show up it at least one episode while Meagan Rath’s real life brother (who also played her brother on the show), Jesse Rath will pop up again this year.
Make sure to tune into SyFy on Monday night at 9pm to catch all the action as ‘Being Human’ returns for season 4.