Never not bowled over by this scene. Mitchell completely oblivious that he is, as far as Nina can tell, babbling absolute nonsense, and entirely unconscious that his body language is threatening as fuck in complete opposition to what he perceives his own intent to be. Nina has been uncomfortable with his erratic behavior and dishonesty, but this is the first time we see her straight-up scared of him, with rock-solid reason.
And Aidan and Sinead both play the stuffing out of it. Jaw on the floor, every time.
I’m not asking you to do anything. - You are! You are asking me to look away and I can’t look away any more, because I have looked away. With you.
I will always value Being Human for its core of love and hope, and regard the pain and darkness as not-always-entirely-necessary evils.
That said, however, I think “The Longest Day” will stand the test of time as the most brilliant and powerful solid hour they produced.
‘It wasn’t just me, anyway. It was Daisy.’
THIS. The whole episode is so freakin amazing, not least because at one point or another all three of Mitchell’s housemates draw the line with him in a way that has been so desperately needed for so long.
But THIS SCENE OMG. Nina is uniquely equipped to call him on his bullshit, to recognize that he is a deeply deeply broken person and that letting him play the victim and blame it on “the vampire” as if it were something from outside him does no favors for anyone, least of all Mitchell himself.
More than that, this moment is the first time we see Nina straight-up scared of him, of this broken and violent and completely unpredictable person who is babbling about bullets in a way that makes absolutely no sense, with (regardless of his intention, and in fact I think he’s not even really aware of it) the most threatening body language imaginable, completely and utterly at odds with the few words coming out of his mouth that do make any sense she can parse.
And she looks him in the eye, and stands her ground, and does not yield. After Annie and George have each done the same, in their own ways.
And it starts to work. Mitchell starts to take the tiniest of steps up from that bottomest, rockiest rock bottom he’s dug himself down to. And that little bit of hope for that little bit of time is the most heartbreaking thing of all.
Another subtle underscore to how desperately Mitchell wanted to take care of everybody, even past the point where he was in any way equipped to take care of himself.
All because they do not wish the pain they’ve endured on another soul.
Nothing spoils the mood faster than a COMPLETELY UNHINGED VAMPIRE.
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