Being Human does Days of Our Lives' Possessed Marlena story

Remember that old Days Of Our Lives storyline where Marlena was possessed by a demon and spent 10 years floating over her bed? Last night, Being Human borrowed the voice and contacts from Marlena, slapped them on Sally, and then told everyone she's sleeping with her alternate personality. I dont even know what to do with this episode. It just didn't make any sense at all.

Spoilers ahead...


So, long story short... Sally is a ghost and when ghosts stick around too long, they go crazy. Sally got split spirit personalities, and started killing everyone. Then her alternate persona (in the form of Keanu Reeves-light) took over her body (which we guess is technically his body too). Now she's trapped in her own mind in a grey world with purple sweaters, engaged to her own persona.

Cowlick and Chin try to help Sally, because they need something to do this episode, and apparently we can't have her running around killing other ghosts (yes you can kill a ghost!). So they find Sally's old friend Zoe, who is also dating a ghost that Sally murdered (only Zoe doesn't know it yet). Yada yada, Sally (who is trapped in salt and can't get out) can still close doors and windows (but can't move a chair to disperse her salt force field). So she traps Chin and Cowlick in with Zoe and because every night is a full moon Josh is going to turn and kill her, and Aidan is going to eat her (because he has no restraint).

This whole plotline is exhausting. When Zoe discovers that Sally ghost killed her boyfriend she yells, "she can rot in there!" Yes! Why not that? Why can't we just let Sally live inside her own head, with her perfect man and her engagement party with people that she likes? Wasn't Sally robbed of this very life? I know they need to get her out to save Zoe from the impending doom, but if I was Sally, I'd retreat right back into the life I wanted and was denied by being murdered. She could clearly walk around outside and buy flowers — isn't this better than being a ghost?

And that is where this episode lost me. Somehow they needed to tie up this Reaper storyline, and apparently getting Sally engaged to herself was the answer. Meanwhile elsewhere, actual interesting stuff was happening (finally) with the vampires and werewolves. But instead, we had to pump the brakes for this. To quote Josh, "I feel like I'm the only one trying anymore."


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