Being Human, Whithouse Discusses Ending

Spoilers if you haven’t watched the last episode yet, obviously!

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Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has given his thoughts on the ending of the show.

Speaking on the official blog he said: “A word or two about the ending. We wrestled with the exact nature of the conclusion for a long time. Should it be definitive? If so, should it be a happy ending? Or would that feel somehow cheap and convenient? Should it be bleak? Would our heroes sacrificing themselves to save humanity be a fitting finale? But instinctively I felt that this would be too neat. I think I wanted the ending to be a comma, rather than full stop. The fact is that there simply isn’t an ending that will please everyone.

As I’ve said before the world and the characters should belong to the fans now, and by leaving them dead or even human again would rob the audience of that. And so we settled on something deliberately ambiguous. Though I hope you’ll agree that it preserves the defining qualities of the show. Our heroes are left courageous and united – wherever that may be.

But it doesn’t quite end there. On the DVD there will be an extra scene – one that takes place, in my mind, a week or so after the end of Episode 6. It answers the question I’m sure you’re all asking yourselves now – what’s happened to them? Did they save the world? And at the same time it allows scope for further stories, a future life for the show and the characters.”

via Cult Fix.

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