Being Human (2008–2013): Season 1, Episode 6 - Bad Moon Rising - full transcript

After Herrick attacks him with a stake, Mitchell is hospitalized and Annie refuses to pass over in order to stay with him. Two vampires come to the hospital, but George, helped by a nervous chaplain, sees them off, and the dying Josie sacrifices herself by donating her blood to cure Mitchell. Discharged, Mitchell challenges Herrick to a dual, one to one, with an amnesty for Annie and George; however, Annie and George stand by him. She literally blows away several blood-suckers, and George repays Mitchell for once saving him from a pack of vampires two years earlier by taking his place and destroying Herrick (an act watched by Nina). Herrick is vanquished but Kemp, Owen's psychiatrist, becomes a new threat, expressing an interest in locating the trio.

So that's it, that's death.

And now I gonna tell you
the very worst thing in the world.

It's not true.

I should say goodbye now, then.

- He's dying!
- Annie, just go!

A Cup Of Team

It was nothing really.

Just a small good deed
in the darkness.

But fate is always
playing a long game.

The presenter takes this woman and
leaves her on one side of the road

and asks all these people
on the other side,

"How old do you think
she is over there?"

And they're all like, "45? 50?"

Mitchell. On his way.

- What's he talking about?
- That show,

- 10 Years Younger.
- It's a good old makeover,

but this time she keeps
the woman with her.

- She has the woman with her...
- Will you shut up? Just shut up.

I haven't seen one of them in years.

Let's have some fun.



Here, boy. Good dog.

What do you want?

I haven't got any money.

We don't want your dirty money.

No, Digby, we wanna play.

No, no, no, no.

He's hurt, he's hurt. Ah!

Get him up. Is he all right?

My turn, boys.

Hey, mate.

Get in there boys - go on.

Go on, lads.

- What are you doing?
- We saw him in the caff.

Got something to say, Mitchell?

- How many people in the caf??
- A few.

- Anyone see you leave?
- Does it matter?

I don't know,{\ Marco,}

their kitchen guy turns up dead
and they've seen you go after him,

do you think maybe
they might see the connection?

- So? They don't know who we are.
- They do.

I got here before you arrived,
got talking to the owner.

His nan's dying,
and he wanted an undertakers.

So I kind of...
gave him our business card.

Business cards?!
We're not a real business!

They were doing 300 for a fiver.

Look. I've got no love for lycos, but
that's a big trail you're leaving there.

All right.

Come on.

They were going to kill me.

- Yeah.
- Why?

They don't like werewolves.

How did they know?

People like us can recognise
people like you.

It's complicated.

- People like you?
- Vampires. Do you live near here?

I've a room over the caf?.
Did you just say vampires?

You're gonna have to leave.

They're gonna come back,

they always do.

I'm sorry.

And then what?

I can't keep...

I've lost... everything!

I've had this for six months,

and now there are vampires?

And they want to kill me?

So I have to leave...


And then what?

They were just two souls,

united by fear and solitude,

lost in the dark.

Fate pushed them together.

And now they were
gonna find out why.

"Where Is Home?" By Bloc Party

- One, two, three.
- Get me six units of O and A.

Keep that on, Mitchell,
don't touch the mask.

Have we got a canula in?
Do we have a mask?

- We're here, it's fine.
- 500 of jelly,

- squeeze it in.
- Can we have pressure?

Why haven't we got a reading yet?

Has anyone told theatre
we're coming, hello?

- So can we get a reading now?
- There's nothing.

Just get me another machine.

Will you tell me what's going on?

You know what's going on.
Mitchell was attacked.

There's always something
weird around you two.

Mitchell is...
His condition is, his body...

It's not right.

- It's a family thing.
- A family thing, Jesus!

What does that mean, George?

It's just riddles.

Are you involved in this
this family thing?

I guess.

By association.

Which means I'm involved
by association.

I don't like that.
Oh, for God's sake.

I can't do this any more.

Well, we'll keep
monitoring his condition

and we'll take a view
in the morning.

- What did he say?
- {\Well, }They're {\kind of }scratching their heads.

The wound's healing quicker
than expected. Much quicker.

That's weird. Plus there's
the thing with the heartbeat.

Yeah, they really don't like that.

We need to get him out of here.

He's raising too many questions.
He's too impossible.

We can't move him like this.
Why isn't he getting better?

They're pumping him full of blood,
isn't that what he needs?

I don't know.

- Why didn't you go through the portal?
- How could I, with him like this?

- I told you, I could manage.
- What, you want me to go?

Of course not! But if I had the
chance to be free from all this...


why don't you go?

- Get some rest.
- No, I'm too wired.

OK, well,

we'll do it in shifts.

What {\will you do }about the portal?

I'm not going anywhere
till Mitchell gets better.

- Go and ask them to order you a taxi.
- It's fine.

I'm already there.

I've never moved that far before.

Guess I've missed my flight.

So, what do I do now?

Apart from stand here
and talk to myself like a mental.

- Help me, help me... help me.
- Hello?

- What are you doing?
- Christ, you made me jump.

Who are you?
Move away from the bed.

I'm Mark, the hospital chaplain?

They... The hospital
rang me at home.

It's a policy. They do it when
a hospital employee is admitted.

It's 3 am.

They said he might not...
They said I should come tonight.

What are you going to do?

I was going to say a prayer for him.
Perhaps you'd like to join me?

That's not such a good idea.

If you're non-believers that's fine,

we can just sit together for a few
moments of quiet contemplation.

Contemplation about what?

The firey oblivion
that awaits all atheists?

No. It's not that.

I'm Jewish and...

- He's complicated.
- Jewish people pray.

- I've seen Yentl.
- {\You're }Very sarcastic for a vicar.

Yeah, so people tell me.
I feel really bad about it.

But then, you know,
I forgive myself.

Hey, mate, you all right?

They're coming.

No, it's OK, we... You're safe now.

We got you away.
Mitchell, it's fine.

No, they're coming here.

- They're in the hospital.
- Right.

Right, Christ. Right.

- What's wrong?
- The people that hurt him.

They're, they're here.
They're in the hospital.

What?! What? We...
We should call security.

This is a bit beyond
hospital security.

- You're not going to confront them?
- No, I'll get Mitchell out.

- You can't move him.
- Oh, god, oh, god, oh, god!

Look. Let me talk to them.

Yes. Good idea.

Kind of hoping you'd say no.

Yes. Yes, come on.

Maybe they're lost. I can never
find anywhere in this place.

In fact, on one occasion...

What... are they?

- Say something religious.
- Christ.

- No, from the Bible?
- My mind's gone blank.

Your{\The} last sermon{\ you gave}. Anything.

Right, yes. "When... When I was
a child, I spake as a child...

"I understood as a child,
I thought as a child,

"but when I became a man, I put...
I put away childish things."

You can't come here.
You're not welcome here.

I'm getting a coffee,

- and there's a button there, in case...
- In case of what?

Just in case.

My body can't make new blood.

I need...

And this isn't helping.

George told me what happened.

I don't understand, I thought you were
Vampire Employee of the Month.

I had a change of heart.

There is another option.

No, Josie. There isn't.

Just hear me out.

My condition...

Well, let's just say it wouldn't be
worth me starting any long books.

In fact, think of it...

like organ donation.

Every time I do it,

the gap between me
and humanity gets wider.

And if you don't stop Herrick,

who will?

You saved me once already.

So let me save you too.

Death isn't always the unwelcome
guest you think it is.


there comes a time when you can feel
the party winding down around you.

But, oh, my love,
what will happen to you?

- I'll live.
- Yes.


I'm tired.

I was thinking...

about that first time I saw you.

My God.

My knees were like spaghetti.

You sat there with your cigarette,
trying to look all sophisticated.

I spent 10 minutes lighting the wrong
end. You made me so nervous.

Hi, coffee, please.

You wanna see my tits, little doggy?

No, George, it... George,
it's fine, it's fine!

I'm not here to do
anything to Mitchell.

I mean we'll get him,
but there's no hurry.

No, I came to see you.
Come and sit down.

Get yourself a drink, hey?

Avoid the hot chocolate.

- How do you think this ends?
- I don't know.

We kiss?

This process we've started,
you know what it is?

- I know a bit about your plans, yes.
- Straight away, there you go.

"Your plans."

Like this whole thing is nothing
more than personal ambition.

This is nature!

Darwinism, George,
and nothing can stop it!

Not Mitchell,
not your friend Casper,

and certainly not you.

I will chase you all
to the edge of the world

and pick the meat
off your bones myself.

You shouldn't have come for him.

It got my attention.

Maybe I'm just too tired
to be intimidated,

but you sound very confident
for someone

who just let a lyco and a corpse
walk off with his best friend.

You're right,

that was terribly impressive.

You clearly are a man
not to be messed with.

For instance, it will be insanity
for me to do something like this.

Can you imagine? And then...
Oh, my God... What if I did it again?

Is that it?

I get worse than that
on a Friday night in Broadmead.

Where's my Action Hero?

That's better!

Stay where you are!

Whatever happens, don't touch him,

It's like Top Trumps!

Werewolf vs Vampire.

What's going to happen?

It's so exciting!

Oh, no, don't stop!

You could take me now,

you could end this whole thing!

You know your problem, George?

You're just too human.

So, yeah,

maybe I do sound a little confident.

Morning, Mrs Hunter.

Annie, bandages.

So the doctors
were happy to discharge you?

I think they were glad
to see the back of me.

- So, tell me what Herrick said.
- You know.

He'd chase us to the edge of the world,
pick the meat off my bones himself.

That's what I said to Owen.

Pretty much. You know, when I died,

I didn't think it changed me.

You know there was me,
and there was this

dark thing that happened to me,
but the two were separate somehow.

Now, it's like...

the two bits of me
have started to overlap.

- Do you ever feel like that?
- Me? No, never.

No, the thing that happens to me, it
happens, then it's a million miles away.

But it's not though,
cos your senses...

I have nothing to do with it.
It isn't me.

Herrick can't hurt me though,
can he?

I know that sounds...

But I'm saying he's all talk.

He can't hurt me, I'm already dead.

He can.

It's the house that keeps you here.
It's me and George.

So he'll get rid of us,
burn the house to the ground.

There'll be nothing left for you.
You'll be like smoke, you'll just...

blow apart in the breeze

But it won't come to that.

Because we'll stop him.

You'll get better,
and we'll look after each other.

That's why he can't win.


what I said yesterday,
I didn't mean...

There are things about you
I'll never know.

I don't want to know.
And that's, that's fine.

But whatever they are,

they're starting to bleed into
everything else. And it...

- it frightens me.
- It frightens me!

I need something normal now.

Something kind.

You need me to choose,

between you and him.

- I didn't say that.
- Yes, no...

Please don't pin that on me.

I wanna be happy,

I want you.

That's not unreasonable, but...

but my world and the world of you
and all those secrets,

I don't know, do you think
they can exist together?

Didn't expect to see you
up and about so soon.

Has someone been snacking?

We finish this. You and me.

Just you and me. Tomorrow.

Ah, I don't know.
You know, I'm kinda busy,

I've got a heap of work to do.

- Is next week any good?
- It has to be tomorrow.

- Why are you doing this?
- You need to be stopped.

Look at you.

I'll hand your arse back
on a plate, you know I will.

So think of the message that sends.

Nah, I just don't get it.

There are conditions.

- There we go.
- You let George and Annie go.

My God.

What is this hold
they have over you?

You wouldn't understand.

In fact, you could say that's
what this whole thing comes down to.


They've got 24 hours to get away.
Like far away.

If they're spotted after that,
they're fair game.

And I was going to give you
South America.

Call me tomorrow.

What? You've agreed to what?

- Here's the thing.
- Are you crazy?!

Why would you do that?
Why put yourself in that situation?

We need to finish this now.

Otherwise they'll hunt us down,
pick us off one by one.

So we bring the fight to them?

I mean, look at us in the funeral
parlour! We kicked undead arse!

Do you have any idea how many
vampires there are out there?

Just trust me on this.
If I beat him, if it works,

then this whole thing falls apart.

But you won't beat him, will you?

So, OK, when is this supposed
to be happening?

- Tomorrow.
- Tomorrow?! Why tomorrow?!

That's when I transform,
I won't be able to be there!

BECAUSE it's when you transform
and you won't be able to be there.

Do you want to be punished,

is that what this is?
Some kind of martyr thing?

- Why are you doing this?
- Because then he'll let you go.

You can take Nina with you,
start again.

And what about me?

You stick with George
and you'll be fine.

No. I can't...

This is utterly mental.

No, we are not even
having this conversation.

What do you believe?

It's hard to say.

It's all had to become a little...

elastic over the last few years.

Was it important to you?

It still is.

But I don't participate any more,

I just watch from the sidelines.

I'm not...

- Worthy.
- Why not?

Why did you come here, George?

That thing you said the other night,
that bit from the Bible.

How did, how did it go? "When I
was a child, I spoke like a child?"

When I was a child,
I spake as a child.

I understood as a child,

I thought as a child.

But when I became a man,

I put away childish things.

It's been going round
and round in my head.

What does it mean?

Different things at different times.
For me, now,

it's about belief.

It means that my understanding
of the world,

of what is and isn't possible,

has to change.

It needs to become more elastic.

What does it mean to you?

That it's time to grow up.

I shouldn't be here.

George. I need to know.

Those men...

What... what were they?

Just men.

Don't start to doubt
what you've got.

They were just...

bad men.

First we have to leave the house
because it's only a matter of time

before they come again.
The hospital is different.

Stick to crowded, public areas
and you'll be fine.

- Annie...
- But attack is the best form of defence

so I think that's what we should do.

We can't just sit and wait.

Annie. I'm meeting Herrick.
I'm ending this.

And it's precisely
because of that attitude

that you do not have a say in this.
Isn't that right, George?

- Talk to me, fella.
- Mitchell's made his decision.

I think we should respect that.

I have to think about my future.

I have to think about Nina now.

No! You can't just
leave him like that.

I won't live forever.
I don't have time like

- like you do.
- He doesn't have time.

Two days ago you made me
rescue Mitchell from Herrick.

That was different, he didn't know
why he was there.

You said if I didn't do this
I had truely died.

- It's his choice.
- You ran in, didn't think now...

I am scared!

We're all scared!

I am sorry, Annie,

but there is nothing here
for you now, but this.

I am the only one
in this room that...

I have a chance.

I'm so sorry.

It's fine.

It's what I want you to do.
Both of you.

- Do you?
- Yeah.

Is it all set?

There's a rooftop, at the hospital.

No one goes up there. It's safe.

Let me do it.

Tell Herrick.

I'm sure if I can just talk to him.

- No, George...
- They won't touch me.

If they do
they'll know the deal is off.



let me at least try.



Annie. Please. Stop.

It's not like I was a drunk and there
are whole periods I can't remember.

I can tell you all their names,
what they were wearing.

I remember who cried,

who fought back.

Others have tried
to quit before me, but...

they didn't last long.

I just thought the need for blood
got too much.

But it was this.

Because when the craving subsides,

it all comes back,
everything you did.

It's just you, in that room,
with that person

and it's so much easier to go back

and drink again,

lose yourself again
so you don't have to face it.

Believe me,

George is no more
of a coward than I am.


I thought the undertaker thing
was just a front.

Oh, it is.

That's Nanna.

She's one of us. She sits there...

reads the brochures.

Good for appearances.

- You all right, Nanna?
- Yes.

Had an affair with Hitler,
didn't you, dear?


Someone actually recruited
an old woman?

{\Well, }You know what it's like.

You're out and about, you get
the munchies, you'll eat anything.

I've got a message for you
from Mitchell.

- About where you're going to meet.
- You don't have a phone?

I don't know...

how... things have got this far,

but this is our last chance.

He's one man,
why is he so important?

Mitchell is a profoundly
dangerous man.

More so than he realises.

You know, he had
the blackest heart of us all,

yet he found something else
and he repented.

Now, it is all about symbolism.

I need to eradicate

a thousand years of fear and shame,

and Mitchell's scepticism
suggests a kind of alternative,

and he becomes a rallying point.

So we run away,
you'll never hear from us again.

You don't actually have to kill him,
you can just say you did.

- No one will ever know.
- I'll know!

I'll know...

I let mercy and nostalgia deter me.

Symbolism is important to me.

If I can't defeat him, then I don't
deserve this world and none of us do.

It was brave, you coming here.

And I respect that.

But things have been set in motion,

... and there is nothing
we can do now.

So the place you're going to meet...

You might want to get a pen.

- Where are you gonna transform tonight?
- I'll go to the woods.

Are you really gonna
let the wolf go?

He usually transforms in the woods.

I'll send some groups
out in the morning.

They can take him out
while he's recovering.

What are you gonna do about Nina?

We've actually only been
dating a few weeks.

Now I've got to try and convince
her to abandon her friends, her job

and her life and run away with me.

You've got to take Annie with you.

You do understand that?

And what about the ghost?

Well, with the others gone,

we can burn down the house

and watch as she floats
into the air.

We'll smear blood on our faces

and dance around
the fire like cavemen.

You know... make a night of it.

I'll meet you at the station.


Maybe I'll stay here and fight.

There will come a time when you
understand why I'm doing this.

Don't worry... I get it.

Can you remember when we met?

I was being attacked,
but you saved me,

and you told me I had to get away,
and then I said, "And then what?"

I have this thing hanging about me

that I can't leave behind,
so my life will always be,

"And then what?"

But there was this.


You thought there'd be nothing,
but there was this.

There was the house.

You and me.

There was Annie.

It wasn't human, though, was it?

No, George.
It was never going to be that.

I didn't think so.

# Whoever is unjust

# Let him be unjust still

# Whoever is righteous

# Let him be righteous still

# Whoever is filthy

# Let him be filthy still

# Listen to the words
long written down

# When the man comes around. #

They kept coming.

Something must have happened,
because it's like they were angry.

They wouldn't stop.

- Who kept coming?
- The vampires.

Where am I?

I think you're dead.

- But I don't want to be dead.
- I know.

Can you take me there?


- This way.
- Quick.


Herrick came for me,

and now I have the blood
of the ancestors.

Ten thousand years
of majesty and glory!


congratulations on mastering the whole
"speaking like a twat" thing.

He's gonna rip Mitchell's head off!

If Mitchell had any sense,

he'd lock himself up in that dungeon
and never come out!

He'd praise Herrick's splendour!

We'd take children down there
to hear him beg!

What did you say?

What are you doing here?
I told you...

- What's wrong, Annie? What's happened?
- Herrick isn't coming here.

Where the hell is he going?

We wanted to be quiet.

We just wanted a normal life.

We would have stayed hidden...


You shouldn't have gone
for Mitchell.

It got my... attention.


- Have you seen George?
- I was gonna ask you the same thing.

I just got this letter. He's...

He's dumped me, he's finished
our relationship, he says...

- Sorry, who are you?
- Annie, I saw you at the house.

- No{\, you haven't}. What are you talking about?
- No, no, you're right.

I haven't, I haven't.

Just tell your friend
I do not get chucked by post.

If he wants to do this,
he'll have to do it face to face.

But tell him to stay
the hell away from me,

cos I swear to God
if I see him, I'll...

No, no, no, wait, tell him this...

Nina, shut up! Stay here.

Stay here where it's safe.

Hey, that's something
I've always wondered.

Why can Mitchell handle
my Star of David?

Why does it hurt you and not him?

It's because of your affection
for him. It's...

It's to do with you.

No, yes, that makes sense.
Thank you.

No worries.


I don't know what you're
hoping to achieve.

I can't be killed.

This whole thing...

You can't hurt me.

We both know that's not true,

because we're not talking about
bullets or knives here,

are we?

I... am...

the weapon.


For Christ's sake, get out of there!

George, we can help you!
Come on, George!

I don't think you've
thought this through.

You touch me, you cross a line.

Once you've done do that,
there's no going back.

Believe me, I know.

Open it from the inside.

It's coming.

I'm sorry, George.


No, Mitchell, no, no!

So... a werewolf, a ghost

and a vampire decide to live
like humans do.

They get jobs, a house
and a TV licence.

They make friends they will lie to,
take lovers they will infect.

In fact, the only part of humanity
they successfully adopt,

is its ability
to deceive and destroy.

All in all, I'd say your little scheme
has been something of a failure.

And what about your plans? Right now,
how'd you say they're working out?

Well, the fat lady
ain't singing yet.


It looks like your little suicide
bomber's about to go off.

George, move away.
Let Herrick come with me.

He's not going anywhere.

You can't come back from this.

Once you give that part of you up,
you can never get it back.

There's no one else who can do this.
Annie, tell him.

Tell him!

I think he's right,
we should get out of here.

I'd do as he says, Mitchell.

We're consenting adults,
we know what we're doing.

You heard him.

Don't you see?

He wants to make you
something bad, like him.

That's all he can do.

I'd get a move on if I were you.

# I see the bad moon risin'... #

I know... what I'm doing.


... I owe you.

Thank you.

And then there was one.

Why aren't you scared?

As I walked here tonight...

I looked out over their city,
and I was humbled.

I saw my place in all this,

where I fitted
in the ancient machine.

The secret of success...

is redefining your objectives.

I thought I would lead.
It turns out I was just the key.

The world was almost won
by such an ape!

The nations put him
where his kind belong.

But do not rejoice
too soon at your escape.

The womb he crawled from
is still going strong.

I am the beginning.

There will be more after me.

A year, a decade from now...

... this land is ours,

and we have all the time
in the world.

What is going on?

Nina... It's George.

Nina, it's not safe.

- What's happening to him?
- Mitchell was right.

There's no difference now
between you and me.

Your ridiculous naive morality,

your last...

shred of humanity...

You lose it tonight.

George! George!

Get her out! Get her out!

I realise now that was my role.

If I'm going to hell,
then I'm taking you with me.

Haven't you worked it out yet?


is about love... and sacrifice.

This doesn't rob me...

of my humanity.

It proves it.

Do it.

Do it!

Come on, you fucking freak!

Do it!

He's coming.

- Go! Get out of here!
- Get out!

You tried to protect me
from it all, didn't you?

I thought maybe the two things
could exist side by side.

Something I hated and something...

Say it.

Something I loved.

It looks so painful.

What happens to you?
What does it feel like?

There aren't words.

Let me get cleaned up,
I'll be down in a minute.

How did you get it?

That scar on my shoulder?

You told me you fell through
a patio door when you were 11.

Scratched by a werewolf.

- George seems to be coping pretty well.
- That's what worries me.

Part of me just wants him
to have a reaction,

to feel guilt or... or horror.

- Maybe he's fine with it.
- He killed someone.

- Does Herrick count as a someone?
- To George, yeah.

We should keep an eye on him. There's no
knowing how this might affect him.

Why could I hear those voices?
The dead people.

- I never used to be able to do that.
- You turned down death.

No one's ever done that.

It's like it... opened something...

... in you.

Like I've got a whole new skill set.

They should make
an action figure of you.

How's Nina?


I mean... a bit freaked out.

We forget what it's like,
to be faced with all this.

How long did it stand there
and stare at her?

What was all that about?

Maybe there was something
about her I recognised.

A connection...

that stopped me wanting to hurt her.

You're using "I" and "me"
when you talk about the werewolf.

You didn't used to do that.

All sorts of things
are different now.

The last few months
have been like living in dog years.

So what happens next, Mitchell?

Yeah. Is it over?

Are we safe now?

Maybe Herrick is right.

Maybe someone else
will pick up where he left off.

Or maybe that's it.

Maybe nothing happens now.

None of us know what safety is like.

What if this is it?


I am sorry to belabour
the point, but...

did she actually mention
the word "vampire"?

She didn't say...

the word, or the other guy,
the... the werewolf.

But I've been thinking,

{\OK, }about what she said
that they would do to me,

plus all the bonkers stuff
going on, and it all adds up!

Yes, and again, sorry,

just to clarify,

this was your dead wife
who told you this?

That was...


Sorry. Your dead fianc?e.

I think she wanted to drive me mad.

Who's laughing now?!


Thank you, Mr Norayan.

This has been very helpful.

Now, is there anything you want?

Books, paints? Food even.

We could get you some yummy snacks.

No, though sometimes I-I-I wonder...

Is it safe?

This is a secure unit.

There hasn't been an escape here

for more than seven years.

Yeah, but...

can anyone get in?

You'll be perfectly safe.


Professor Jadat?

We've found them.