thoughts on true blood: sunset

Previously on True Blood: Gone, Gone, Gone

“You, me, Warlow. Our destinies are intertwined.” – The Elder

Is it safe to say that Lilith is pure evil?
The moment she whispered, “Bill come to me,” I was skeptical. However, when she went on to say, “Only one can lead us, I choose you,” I was convinced. It’s not enough that she “killed” Godric, but now she wants Bill (and later Kibwe and Salome) to drink all of her blood?! Those are bad signs! She is indeed a “godless god”, and it’s pretty clear that she wants to create chaos. As Bill demonstrated when he quickly killed Kibwe, anyone who wants the lead position will have to fight a few others to get there. What I can’t determine is if having one of them drink all the blood is her ultimate goal or if she’s more interested in turning everyone against each other.

What the hell is up with Bill?!
I have lost all hope that this is just an act for Bill. The ‘feelings, mortality and weakness of humans’ is of no consequence to him, which includes the former love of his eternal life, Sookie. Oddly, I found that part understandable. Bill really has spent a great amount of time neglecting who (and what) he is to mainstream with the humans, as well deal with all the BS that comes along with having a romantic relationship with one. Now being a complete dick to Jessica and hitting her? Unacceptable! Pam’s explanation that all vamps go psychotic when they nest with other vamps only cuts him so much slack. Whether it’s his need for the power or his desire to worship Lilith completely, both result in him being a less than loveable character. But is it fun to watch the usual boring Bill embrace his inner asshole? Of course.

Are Eric and Nora running or attempting to find a solution?
It seems the two are finally in agreement that Lilith is everything Godric said. They shared a tender moment and had the type of sex that two people have when they’ve lost their faith in Lilith (assuming Eric really ever truly believed). When they killed the other vampires in the truck and fled it wasn’t really clear if they were on the run or attempting to find a solution. Nora dropped her Vampire Authority chain before they left, which either symbolized her denouncing allegiance with the Authority or was done to temporarily throw Salome and co. off the scent when they eventually come looking for her and Eric. I doubt either is absent for next week’s finale, so this will undoubtedly be addressed. I foresee Bill wiping out any remaining members of the Authority and ultimately having to face Nora and Eric. Then again, I don’t trust Nora, so I could also see her turning on Eric and leaving him to face off against Bill. Either way, I think it will come down to Eric vs. Bill (and NO, I don’t think either of them will die in the finale).

Why is the U.S. Army the only government working with the Vampire Authority?
Tru Blood factories are, or rather were, all over the world. Vampires are all all over the world and they mainstreamed in a number of countries. I would assume ALL humans would be invested in keeping the peace, which would mean all of their government officials would be invested as well. Yet, General Cavanaugh is the only high-level official that worked directly with Roman and the rest of the chancellors…that doesn’t really make sense to me. In related news: I’d love to see what cool weapons they have in place for mass-killing of vampires.

Did the Elder get caught on purpose?
She gave us random mentions of Ke$ha, John Cougar Mellencamp and Boyz II Men, remembered John Stackhouse as a creepy, handsome land owner and knew that dark times were coming. She instructed Sookie to hold on to her light and also knew of Russell Eddington. She was flighty, yet she went out to battle Russell with such conviction that I was sure she’d kill someone. Turns out she only managed to zap Steve and Jason…and get herself killed. Maybe I’m giving her too much credit, but I feel like she wanted it to happen. Similar to Jason getting caught and leading Russell and Steve right to the fairies, I want to believe that it was all some part of an elaborate plan. By noting that her destiny is intertwined with Sookie’s and Warlow’s, perhaps she gave us a clue that this was all meant to be. If not, she gave Russell exactly what he wanted and put the rest of her tribe in mortal danger.

Other observations:

  • The Faerie Elder was played by Erica Gimpel aka Wallace’s mom (and Keith’s girlfriend for a brief amount of time) on Veronica Mars.
  • General Cavanaugh was played by Phil Reeves (who should be familiar to Parks and Recreation fans).
  • While watching this episode, a certain quote kept coming to mind: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
  • Sookie called Warlow a vampire. We all heard that, right?
  • I think I incorrectly assumed that Luna and Sam’s only relevance to the finale would be getting Emma (aka the cutest pup in the world) back.
  • Did we really sit through the Terry/Arlene plot just so they’d be able to provide a solid example for Andy and Holly?! More importantly, of all  the men in all the land, why did Maurella pick Andy to make a little fairy-human baby with?
  • Alicde is back, and it turns out his dad was banished from his packmaster position for being a thief. Was this brief spotlight just a chance for us to see Alcide topless or does this somehow have relevance for the big fight that will (hopefully) happen in the season finale?
  • “I’m a bitch, not a snitch. Love it.” – No. Love YOU Lafayette.
  • Tara has a crush on Pam. Tara and Jessica are going to be friends. They probably won’t go too much farther with these “developments” this season, but that’s fine, I can wait.
  • Rosalyn was Elijah’s maker. Lovely how that played out.
  • I forget how old Russell is, until he says things like, “I met Jesus.”
  • Funniest moment of the episode: Sam and Pam pass each other in the hallway and he asks her to help Luna. Pam’s response? “Who the fuck is Luna?” It was so simple, yet HILARIOUS. (Runner-up: Steve getting stuck in the backseat of the cop car).

Next week’s True Blood: Save Yourself (SEASON FINALE)

Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.

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2 thoughts on “thoughts on true blood: sunset

  1. Jaime says:

    About the warlow thing I think Jackson herveaux or however you spell it I think he will be the one to introduce warlow at some point and maybe alcide will put two and two together and go and end up saving sookie at the last min. But I have to say Sam will probably be one of her heros as he seems to always save the day in the Ends of seasons.

    My reasoning for my theory is simple, yet not many people seemed to notice it in the finale. I am talking about when Jackson alcide and Martha were detoxing ricki off of v and Jackson brings out a vile of v and says that whatever blood JD was on was some “inferior shi*” and he seemed very certain. As I don’t think he would send his son to fight a man wolf whose jacked up on Russell’s 3000 year old vamp blood UNLESS he knew alcide would ultimately win. I’m guessing that Jackson did NOT know what vamp blood JD had been taking but I think that he DID know that the blood he had would be superior regardless. And that raises some questions as to why they (the writers) even focused so hard on that moment… Was it to inadvertently suggest a character connection between Jackson and warlow? We do know already that jackson HAS had to turn to vamps for help in the past (reasoning for alcide helping eric in s3) maybe jackson got the blood from warlow who jackson knew was like the oldest vampire on the planet. Or mybe king of all vamps? Someway that he would assume his blood was super poweful. Was it to just use up screen time and show how alcide won pack master?

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