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"Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human)"
Series 1, Episode 4
Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human)

Broadcast date Feb 7, 2011
Guest Cast
Episode chronology
Some Thing to Watch over Me
The End of the World as we Knew it

Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human), is the episode fourth episode of season 1 of Being Human (Syfy).


In this episode we meet Ray, a trash talking werewolf who helps Josh learn about his condition and embrace his inner wolf. He teaches him techniques like hanging a rump roast in the woods for the wolf to find, remembering to stay hydrated, and bringing a change of clothes. Ray acts like a mentor to Josh, who clearly is in need of some guidance.

Sally discovers that she can interact with the human world but her efforts require really strong emotions- like seeing her fiance Danny kissing her best friend. After a heartfelt discussion with Aidan she decides that her loved ones are entitled to move on and she tacitly communicates that to her friend.

Meanwhile, Rebecca tells Aidan that she wants to change her ways. It's kind of unclear whether she's sincere or just playing with him. She bridles at the hospital blood bag method, convincing Aidan that taking from each other is the way to go, and of course Aidan falls prey to his darkest desires.

Ray takes Josh out to pick up women, showing him the advantages of being rowdy and animalistic- this gets phone numbers- compared to Josh’s feeble mimicry which nearly costs him his job for sexual harassement. Ray’s endgame soon comes into focus- he hates vampires and cajoles Josh into beating Bishop’s creepy vampire lacky half to death with his bare hands.

In the end, Rebecca disappears while Aidan is left with a major case of... bloodlust!


The title of this episode is a reference to the 1966 song 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by the Beach Boys.