"The Ties That Blind"
Series Being Human
Season 2, Episode 7
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Air date February 27th, 2012
Writers Céline Geiger
Director Stefan Pleszczynski
Producers Jeremy Carver; Anna Fricke; Adam Kane; Elissa Lewis; Irene Litinsky; Evan Tussman
Starring Sam Witwer; Meaghan Rath; Sam Huntington; Kristen Hager
Episode guide
"Mama Said There'd Be Decades Like These"
"I've Got You Under Your Skin"

"The Ties That Blind" is the seventh episode of season two of the North American supernatural drama series Being Human, and the twentieth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Stefan Pleszczynski with a script written by Céline Geiger. It first aired on Syfy on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 9:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode had an average viewership of 1,360,000.

Connor and Brynn get ready to shift.

  • This is the first appearance of the Grim Reaper in human form.

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Symmetrical chair stacking is way uncool.

  • The title of this episode is taken from the phrase "The Ties That Bind", which was a 1993 novel by French author Vanessa Duriès. However, given the naming conventions of the series in general and it's propensity for song title-related episode titles, it is probably referencing the 1980 song "The Ties That Bind" by Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band.
  • Josh Levinson makes reference to Maria von Trapp, who is a character played by Julie Andrews in the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.
  • Josh Levinson makes reference to the song "Baba O'Riley" by The Who. Released in 1971, it has also become colloquially known as "Teenage Wasteland". The song has also been used as the theme song to the crime drama series CSI: NY.

Quotes[edit | edit source]


  • Josh Levinson: Why is the bathroom mirror calling me a whore?
  • Sally Malik: I have no idea.
  • Aidan Waite: Okay, so there's this extremely lame Poltergeist homage going on in the kitchen right now. So, Sally?
  • Sally Malik What?
  • Josh Levinson: Okay, with the lights, can we just... I'm gonna have a seizure. I'm literally...
  • Sally Malik: Guys, this isn't me. I swear. Why does everyone just assume it's my fault? How do we know that's even a ghost? I think we've all collectively pissed off enough people to wage a short but consequential war.
  • Aidan Waite: Oh, come on! Don't look at me. My people can't enter without an invitation.
  • Josh Levinson: Also, neither of us have recently played Maria von Trapp to a group of ghostly teenage wastelands.

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