Being Human returns this week with ‘The Trinity’. The title refers to two groups linked by one common member. Almost a hundred years ago in Northern France, the vampire ‘Lord’ Hal, the werewolf Lady Catherine and the ghost of a sorcerer called Emil joined forces to trap the Devil himself in human form. In 21st century Barry, Hal, Tom and Alex start to cohere into some sort of functional unit, unaware that the Devil is among them in the body of unlikable pensioner Captain Hatch.
Let’s get the most important part out of the way: ‘The Trinity’ truly felt like an episode of Being Human, despite all the changes. (Since series 1, everything from location to, well, the entire cast has changed.) While the new trio make no attempt to copy the personalities or dynamic of George, Mitchell and Annie, their relationships with each other and the world around them gave the episode a comfortable, familiar feeling.