"(Dead) Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
I’m trying to make these recaps a bit shorter because I don’t need to recount absolutely everything that happens on the show. Like Will says, “Brevity is the soul of wit” and wit is a goal of mine so I'm gonna attempt some brevity. I just love the show and the actors so very much that I want everyone else to love them too.
Xander Berkeley (if you don’t recognize his name, you’ll recognize his face) opens the episode and he’s on a hunt for his son. He’s under the impression some vampy Amish might have some information about him. Xander looks off to the side, sees a wolf head tacked to the wall, and gets the unfortunate answer to his question. After dusting the vampy Amish he vows, to the wolf head, to avenge his death and take out the killer’s loved ones too.
Sally is back and in a new outfit! Plus her hair looks very cute. Apparently they found and unearthed Stevie and Nick and they’re looking pretty good in Josh’s clothes. Nick is reunited with his girlfriend, Zoe the medium. Stevie wants to see the world so they send him on his way but before he departs, he promises not to kill himself again.
Josh and Sally reunite with Aidan (yay!) and he’s understandably confused as to why he can hug a now corporeal Sally. Oh and he notices that Josh doesn’t smell like a dog anymore. Aidan’s been buried for a year but it seems like some pretty huge things have happened. Back at the house and Aidan’s beard is gone. Boo. They throw out some literary jokes about him looking like a young Mark Twain, etc. and I’m bummed because I think he could have totally rocked a well-tended beard. Oh well.
Sally is dying to get out of the house but they’re very nervous she could be recognized. It’s a tv show, so it’s bound to happen, but I’m out all the time and never run into people I know and Charleston is a SMALL town compared to Boston. Predictably she runs into a guy who cried at her funeral. She tells him some unbelievable story about how she had to fake her death to get away from her abusive fiancé. He walks her home, they kiss, she invites him in, but he refuses (huh?). Apparently he’s not feeling well but would love to take her on a date tomorrow. The next day he’s found dead on her street. Uh oh. Josh surmises that this is part of that clause about not talking to people who knew you before you died.
Aidan is nervous to drink from the blood bags Josh brought home for him because they could be infected. Josh offers himself but is afraid that if there are still traces of the wolf inside him that it might send Aidan into fits. So Aidan heads out in search of fresh blood, tries to buy baby blood (really?!?!) and gets beaten up by werewolves because of it. Hottie Henry swoops in and saves him. Henry brings him back to his place where he introduces Aidan to his uninfected but also compelled girlfriend, Emma. Poor Emma hasn’t left the apartment in months because Henry doesn’t want her to risk getting sick. Aidan is not ok with this and sets her free. Henry is not ok with that and storms off.
Josh and Nora are sweet as usual. She wants him to go enjoy his new life as a human and to stop babysitting her during her special time of the month. No, not that time of the month; the one where the moon is full. Josh has plans to propose to Nora but Sally doesn’t want him doing it the morning after a shift. She probably has a point considering Nora will be all tired and bloody, etc. Remember how Xander Berkeley was in town? Well he finds Nora in her protective storage locker. He catches her up on his search for his daughter, Brynn, and his wanting revenge for the death of his son, Connor. We flashback to how Aidan killed Connor last season and we know it was to protect Josh and Nora but I’m guessing Xander won’t care. Instead he wants to shift in the storage locker with Nora to find out what kind of wolf she is. Ooookay. The next morning, Josh shows up but there’s a huge hole in the door and no Nora inside. Not good.