Here's why Being Human U.K.'s sad, shocking finale had to happen

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Dec 17, 2012

Fans of the original version of Being Human received a few shocks this weekend as a major storyline came to a shocking end and one longtime character said goodbye. But before he's turned into a ghost himself by angry fans, Being Human U.K. producer Toby Whithouse has opened up to say it's all part of the plan.

The last original cast member left on the BBC America show, Lenora Crichlow (Annie), took out Snow and Baby Eve, then headed off into eternity thanks to her door. But Whithouse says don't worry: It's for the best (really), plus, who's to say she couldn't come back?

"The thing is, Annie does go through the door. But when she asks if there is a rule that prevents her from coming back, Eve points out that rules have never stopped her before. As I've said, the future of Being Human is always in flux," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I'd say nothing is ever final on Being Human."

Considering the fact that the entire series has virtually been recast due to actor and story fatigue, Whithouse said it only made sense to bring Annie's arc to a conclusion.

"From my point of view, it's a great opportunity. With those three new characters, there's a completely new dynamic and just tons of ideas and stories you can tell," he said. "Don't get me wrong; it's sad when we lose characters. But, in many ways Being Human is such a Mexican daytime soap. People can return."

Luckily, we'll get to see where the show goes for at least another season, as the BBC has already renewed the hit supernatural soap for a fifth year.

Sound off: Do you think the semi-reboot has breathed new life into the show or taken it too far away from its roots?

(via Entertainment Weekly)