With the show's original roommates dead and gone, Michael Socha's endearing werewolf, Tom, is now the senior member of the supernatural household on Being Human. The Derby, England, native teases the hairy situations faced by Tom, vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) in the British series' final six episodes, which premiere Saturday at 10/9c, BBC America.
TV Guide Magazine: Where will we find the roomies in Season 5?
Michael Socha: While Alex is learning to accept her ghost life, Tom and Hal get jobs in the Barry Hotel, where Hal soon gets a management role and Tom is literally cleaning up [excrement]. Tom's jealous because Hal's had 500 years to adapt to situations, while he grew up in the woods and is still trying to figure the world out.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the trio's main mission this season?
Socha: Besides working on their personal issues, they're trying to save the world from the Devil! They're not just killing baddies but keeping good people alive.
TV Guide Magazine: Does Tom finally get a girlfriend?
Socha: There is a woman; but don't expect to see Tom having sex. He's so moralistic. There's a misunderstanding over her that leads to an epic fight between Tom and Hal later in the season.
TV Guide Magazine: How are you dealing with the end of Being Human and your much-beloved character?
Socha: I was given a gift with Tom. There was such an amazing range to play in him — because he was both naïve and a brutal vampire killer. We had five really great seasons of good telly with Being Human. It's my favorite job, but I think we should leave it there.
TV Guide Magazine: How would you describe the series finale?
Socha: More sweet than sad — and very ambiguous.