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"The End of the World as we Knew it"
Series 1, Episode 5
The End of the World as we Knew it

Broadcast date Feb 24, 2011
Written by Jeremy Carver
Directed by Charles Binamé
Guest Cast
Episode chronology
Wouldn't It be Nice (If We Were All Human)
It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Wrong

The End of The World as we Knew It is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Being Human (Syfy).


Aidan giving comfort to a dying patient and then just that quick, the "dead" patient wakes up and we see that he has been turned into a vampire. The one who turned him was the priest performing his last rites.

In the next scene, we see a man on the same table as the new vampire, as the priest goes over new vamp etiquette on how to devour a human. The new vamp bites into the human, nearly devouring him.

Josh tries to wash away the blood from his clothes from the night before of going wolf-crazy on some vampires. He comes down the stairs to see Aidan, Sally, and Ray in the kitchen, and we can see him struggling with his conscience over the night before.

Finding her engagement ring that was stuck in the bathroom pipe, Sally flashbacks to her last night on Earth. In her flashback we see that Danny is not the loving man she's been idolizing, but an abuser of Sally. He yells at her and verbally abuses her for losing the ring. He goes ballistic until he pushes her down the stairs in his rage, killing her.

Still feeling uncomfortable about letting his wolf out, Josh goes with Ray to the shack in the woods, but while there he decides that he needs to wolf out on his own. Attempting to leave he stops when Ray yells out that he had been looking for Josh for two years. Turns out Ray infected Josh with Lycanthropy. Josh laments his condition until he starts the transformation again...

After confronting Bishop and getting his butt kicked, Aidan finds out what Josh did with Ray. When he gets home, he finds Sally crying over her revelation. Aidan attempts to go after Danny, but Sally begs him not to. Sally goes over to Danny's place and unleashes a ghost rage.

Aidan goes to church to find the Priest. He tries to appeal to the Priest's humanity, but after failing that Aidan resorted to bashing the priest's fangs. Meanwhile, Josh confronts Ray and tells him that he is no longer welcome in the house. The priest comes to Bishop for help, but the uninterested Bishop, surprised at Aiden's ruthlessness, tells him his fangs will never grow back. Promising to take care of him, Bishop has him taken away. As they leave, Bishop smiles, knowing that Aiden's darker side is not lost forever.


The title of this episode is a reference to the R.E.M. song It's The End Of The World As We Know It.