Season 3 of the Syfy hit series Being Human comes to a close tonight with "Ruh Roh" airing at 9 PM ET. Actresses Meaghan Rath (Sally Malik) and Amy Aquino (Donna Gilchrist) recently held a conference call to discuss this season finale. Meaghan Rath talked about Sally's decision to let herself die, which is addressed in the finale.
"Well I mean I think it's pretty obvious to everybody that things are coming to a head right now, especially for Sally. She's made this decision that she's going to let herself die and decompose. She's forced to go through Donna's door and face her. So there's a big showdown. And more people are involved than you think."
This show was Amy Aquino's first experience in the horror genre, and she spoke about how she wasn't sure what to expect, when first coming on board.
"I've spent most of my career playing judges who tell people to go to hell. And now I actually get to send them there. It's so much fun. It really is. I'm not a genre person just in terms of my own consumption and nor in my career. So I wasn't quite sure what to expect and what I found were just tremendous great professional sweet really talented people who really give a crap and you know, just give it 100%. It's been professionally rewarding and it's also been so much fun. These guys are so funny and so sweet. It's really been delightful."
When asked what she thought the theme for Season 3 is, Meaghan Rath gave this intriguing response.
"Well the theme for the season is, 'Be careful what you wish for.' So, you know, for the last two years we've seen these characters strive so hard to just retain a sense of the life that they've lost. And they wanted so bad just to fit in and this season they've gotten what they wanted. And I think we're kind of realizing that we're in for more than we bargained for. I think that to have the life that we really want comes at a big price. And it's kind of tragic, because I don't know that these people will ever be happy in the way that they once were when they were human. And that's really what drives them. But I don't know that it's possible for them."
Amy Aquino also spoke about the unique nature of this show, where being killed doesn't necessarily mean you're off the show.
"It's like one of the very few shows where it's you know being killed has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you're going to come back. So that made me calmer than I might have been on other shows. Not that I'm killed or anything, but there's certainly this big standoff between me and Sally and various of her compatriots. And it doesn't, you know, necessarily turn out all that well for me. So a little ambivalence about that, you know, and I - but who knows if dead is dead on this show."
After the first two seasons of wearing essentially the same outfit, Meaghan Rath spoke about Sally getting to express new fashion choices in Season 3.
"I mean everyone knows that by no means is our show a fashion show. It's not Gossip Girl or anything like that. But, you know, I think after two years of seeing me in the same thing I wasn't the only one who was sick of that outfit -- all the fans were. You know, and they were waiting for me to wear something else. I mean that was the most popular question I got was, are you tired of wearing the same outfit. And I was like yes, I was. So I was really excited when I was given this freedom to really create who this person is through her fashion sense. Because now we're really getting a sense of what Sally was like when she was alive and how she dressed herself and how she expressed herself. And fashion for me is a huge part of my life, because I feel like I can express myself that way. I felt grateful when they gave me the opportunity to sort of create her look with our costume designer Janet Campbell. And together we sort of decided on what kind of stuff she would buy and it was a mix of you know some of the guys clothes and thrift shop finds and you know, Janet went out and found some really amazing stuff for me and basically gave me the freedom to style it the way I wanted to and you know express myself in that way. So I was really - I felt really lucky to be a part of that process."
Meaghan Rath also spoke about the wedding between Josh (Sam Huntington) and Nora (Kristen Hager) in tonight's finale.
"Yes, as we're getting to the end of the season this show is a supernatural show. So it's - all our fixed plot points are coming to a head. But, you know, I'm just going to - I think we see this in the preview. But next week is Josh and Nora's wedding. So that's really for Josh the closest to normal it's going to get for him and that's the reason he wanted to marry Nora in the first place. So it's a really beautiful symbol that we do get into next week."