The third series of Being Human, airing on BBC America in the states a few weeks behind England, is shaping up to be very exciting, owing mainly to a series of interesting guest stars. The main characters each have their own stories, too, but on the whole, they don't seem as dangerous or urgent as past plots. In the last few weeks, we have met a young vampire named Adam, a 'type four' (zombie?) named Sasha, and the father / son werewolf pairing of McNair (Robson Green) and Tom (Michael Socha). The latter made their second appearance this week in "The Pack".
Tom believes he was born a werewolf, and that his mother was killed some time ago. McNair actually killed Tom's parents during one of his wolf nights, and found the baby boy, bloodied but alive, the next day. Not knowing what else to do, McNair takes Tom under his wing and raises him as his own. Nina (Sinéad Keenan) gets a clue to the real story after running tests on an injured Tom at the the hospital, and when confronted by his son, McNair makes a full confession. It's hard to blame the man, as he can't control what his wolf-self does, and he handles the situation as best he can. Tom realizes that, and sticks by his dad. A moving, fairly stand-alone story.
Tom and McNair aren't one-episode characters. They were seen in the first episode of the season, and according to imdb.com, they will return at some point later this year. I do not know what will bring them back, since they had a nice, tidy ending this week. McNair originally threatens Mitchell, but while they still don't like each other, they seem to end at an understanding, with McNair not planning on killing him. But perhaps something will happen to change that. Which has me wondering, will Tom or McNair be the werewolf that is supposed to kill Mitchell (Aidan Turner)?