So, how do you solve a problem like Annie? Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber might have a few ideas but it's increasingly apparent that Being Human's writing crew doesn't. We had tantalising hints of a meatier story arc for everyone's favourite ethereal tea-maker at the start of the series, only for the door to shut, quite literally, on the whole promising affair last week.
Having robbed the character of her corporeal presence early on, then stemmed the Gatekeeper threat a little too conveniently, Annie's been left with little to do beyond loitering round the house, providing comic relief and the occasional platitude. It's a shame she spends most of her time in the shadow of George and Mitchell and this week was no exception. While the boys got the lion's share of screen time, Annie's endured a mostly silly, slightly flaccid bout of ghostly baby sitting. It was supposed to provide some poignancy as she reflected on the bits of life she'll never experience herself, but its daffy execution didn't come anywhere close to having the intended emotional impact.
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