It's been over two weeks now since George was tragically forced to stake his best friend, but some Being Human fans are still reeling at Mitchell's emotional death! The show's third series hits the shelves in both DVD and Blu-ray formats today, so to mark the occasion, we got on the phone to Sinead Keenan - aka Nina - to chat about the finale's dramatic events and what might be coming up in series four!
How did you feel about Nina's role in the third series?
"I'm delighted with it. It's lovely for someone who was [originally] only brought in to do a certain number of episodes to still be there and be one of the main characters. It was lovely to do all eight episodes, as opposed to dipping out for two in the middle! So yeah, it's been great, it's been fantastic."
How was it playing such intense scenes with Jason Watkins (Herrick)?
"Jason, as we all know, is an incredible actor. It's always lovely when you're working with someone who is that good, because it ups your game. That was brilliant."
You keep in touch with Being Human fans on Twitter. Have you been monitoring their response to the latest series?
"It's not so much monitoring it, but they certainly do tweet after every Sunday night and say how much they liked it. Of course, at the end, when Mitchell was killed, there was devastation! I also pop on the [official BBC] blog every so often. It's great, because the Being Human fans are very, very loyal. We've a lot to thank them for because of how the show got commissioned. It was really down to the power of the people. It wasn't going to be commissioned, but then there was an online petition, and it eventually did [get picked up]. The true fans have some sort of autonomy over it, and they are very loyal, which is great."
"I don't think so. I mean, I don't go and meet them, or invite them round for tea! But in my day, if I'd have been able to have that kind of interaction with someone from a programme that I really liked, it would have been amazing. But back then, you had to write a letter, then it would be sent to the BBC, and then it would be sent on to their agent, and you'd never hear back. So I think it's nice, and why not [do it] if you've got an hour or two a day to tweet? There's no harm. They've taken the time to watch you and give you nice feedback, and it only takes a couple of seconds. It's only 140 characters!"
Do you think the show struck the right balance between humour and darkness this year?
"Yeah, I think this year we've kind've nailed it, in terms of the equity between the two. Whereas the first series had its dark moments but there were lots of lovely, light, domestic scenes, and then the second series was very, very dark. There was still some light, but the dark won in the end. I think this series it was 50/50."
There have been some great guest stars this year. Is there anyone in particular you'd love to appear on the show in the future?
"Not really. I think we've been really lucky with our guest stars. They've all been really, really good. As long as they're good, we're not really fussy! Yeah, as long as you're good and you're fun, then you're welcome on board!"
Do you think Nina has become softer throughout the three series?
"I think so, yeah, certainly in terms of her and George. Nina's hardness or tough exterior has benefited George in a way, and George's softness and general loveliness has kind of softened her a little. I hope she's come on a little bit from the battle-axe character that you first saw in series one!"
"Listen, God only knows what's going to happen in series four! If I'm even in series four! You never know, we could all fall down an elevator shaft in the first five minutes! But [series creator] Toby Whithouse knows what he's doing, so we'll see."
Do you know when filming on series four will begin?
"I know as much as you do! It has been confirmed and it will be going ahead, but who knows who will or won't be in it? I don't know if or when I'll go back to filming!"
With the characters moving on and Nina becoming pregnant, do you feel like the show is maturing as the characters are?
"I think so. In series three, I think [visually] it looked the best that it ever has done. It looks very filmic. The show's been around for three years and it's bound to evolve and hopefully mature, and move in the right direction."
How do you think Mitchell's departure will affect the show?
"I think there will be big changes in series four. I think there will be really big changes. Change is a good thing. I don't know how people will react to those changes, with Mitchell and whatever other changes happen. There will be [other changes]. The series could run and run, or maybe it won't. Who knows?"
Do you think the show should stick with three leads now or is there potential for a new regular cast member to come in?
"To be honest, I don't know really. Toby knows what he's doing, so he'll come up with something fantastic. I'm sure that's what the fans are worried about, 'How can it possibly work without Mitchell?' But in the pilot, they had Guy Flanagan and Andrea Riseborough [as Mitchell and Annie] and people were thinking, 'How can it possibly work without Guy and Andrea?' and it did. Here we are, three series later. As I said, who knows what's going to happen in series four; who's going to be in it, who's going to be out of it, who's going to leave it, who's going to come into it? But Toby is good at what he does, so we'll just have to trust that."
Being Human: The Complete Third Series is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray.