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thoughts on true blood: somebody that i used to know

Previously on True Blood: In the Beginning

  • The remaining Authority members, along with the weird baby-eating vampire, Bill, Eric, Russell and Steve drink Lilith’s blood and go on a drunken killing spree. Lilith was “reborn” in a pool of blood and Godric appears to Eric.
  • Jason shoots Jessica, but only after she bites him.
  • Ifrit taunts Patrick and Terry, which makes Terry threaten suicide.
  • Lafayette is almost killed, but instead Don Bartolo is stabbed by his wife, Maria, Lizzie Borden style.
  • Sookie tries to get rid of her powers.

“Praise Lilith. Praise Jesus. Praise Moses’ cock. I am born again!” – Russell

Should we be worried that Luna’s going to end up like Tommy?
Similar to Tommy, Luna is a skinwalker. Although Tommy died from the beating Marcus gave him, it was pretty obvious that shifting into humans wasn’t doing any favors for his overall health. If we’ve learned anything from watching True Blood (or HBO in general) it’s that no character is ever truly safe. Emma has a grandmother and pack to take care of her if something happens to Luna and if the writers can break up Lafayette and Jesus so callously, there’s no way Sam is immediately exempt from losing his new love as well.

Was Roman’s death really sanctioned by God?
It seems that seeing Lilith was enough to let Nora, Salome and the rest of the bunch know that Russell killing Roman was not only a good plan, but it was inevitable. However, Godric seems to disagree. It’s not clear if he’s warning Eric because of all the humans that will soon be killed or if he just knows that something darker is at play. Bill’s idea to destroy all of the True Blood factories and Nora’s assertion that Godric was a blasphemous apologist during his final days makes it pretty clear that Eric is alone on this one. Although I’m still not convinced that the typically good guy Bill isn’t just going along with things so that he can figure out what’s really going on.

So wait, Alcide really isn’t going to be the packmaster?
After his training and rawkus lovemaking with Rikki, I assumed that Alcide has this whole “taking over Marcus’ pack” thing in the bag. I was sure Martha would have his back since it was revealed that JD is a fiend for the V, but she played things relatively neutral. Unfortunately, Alcide just wasn’t alpha enough to best JD and instead of leading the pack, he had his ass kicked and subsequently kicked out. I’m still a little annoyed we didn’t see more between him and Sookie, so I’m really hoping Rikki is the kind of girl that follows the power and ends things with Alcide.

Who was that figure in Sookie’s bathroom?
With the hat and creepy demeanor, the obvious answer is Warlow (who looked a lot like Bill…or maybe Eric…or perhaps Russell??), the vampire (??) Claudine killed (??) after he (??) murdered Sookie’s parents. As you can see, my thoughts on this are pretty scattered. However, Claude noted that the Elders wouldn’t be happy that Sookie tapped into the past from the vampire’s perspective instead of her mother’s, which was the original plan. With that in mind, it could just be the faeries attempting to scare her a little bit so she doesn’t dig any deeper into what happened. Although Claude does all of the talking, I think Claudette is the one with the answers, something I believe Jason will figure out.

Will Terry kill Patrick?
I have to be honest, I’m torn between not caring how this plays out and wanting Terry to just shoot Patrick already and end this. The Ifrit demon situation is still terribly boring. I don’t know Patrick’s character well enough to care if Terry kills him, so there’s that. I also have a hard time feeling bad for Terry, since he did kill Zaafira. It’s like the writers really wanted to give these supporting characters something to do, just like last season, and they failed to give them a really interesting plot that unites their story with everything else that’s going on. Also, Lafayette deserves so much better than being forced to play medium for whatever dead chick feels like inhabiting his body.

Other observations:

  • Although it wasn’t hard to find True Blood x Somebody That I Used To Know mash-up already in existence, as evidenced by the song playing during the end credits, the writers had the Elliot Smith song in mind when naming this episode. (Edit: I stand corrected.)
  • “I’m fine, you got me in the head.” Wait, shouldn’t that have hurt Jason more than being blasted with faerie power on another, less important body part?
  • It didn’t play out so well for her in this particular episode, but I’m loving the newer, raunchier Jessica this season.
  • Another boring Bill flashback, which took us back to him with his daughter Sarah in Baton Rouge circa 1910. He didn’t turn her, even after she begged him to. Tragic, but why is this important to the overall story of this season?! Side note: Lorena would have LOVED to see Bill all doped up on Lilith blood.
  • We get Jesus for 10 seconds…that’s it?
  • “I hate this goddamn town.” Poor Andy.
  • Who pulled the gun on Hoyt…and why the hell did he think it was smart to leave Jessica and instead walk miles to get help? By the time he got wherever he was going, it was going to be dark, at which point Jessica could have easily protected herself.
  • Steve and Russell are actually really adorable together. I know this is true because I don’t like Steve Newlin’s character so much, yet, I’m not bothered when he’s on the screen in close capacity to Russell.
  • Did anyone else find the band-aid thing really gross?
  • If the “Dragon” that Luna smelled isn’t Maxine and she isn’t the leader of this whole charge to kill all the supes, I will be SUPER shocked.
  • “He’s off his meds, ciao bitches.” Lafayette is still one of my favorite things about this show.
  • Pam’s mad face/happy face thing also deceived me too, because I really didn’t think she was going to do something nice for Tara. A very pleasant surprise, Tracy totally deserved that.
  • Possibly a stretch. Scratch that, very likely a stretch, but I’m gonna toss it out there anyway. There is a Warlow, Germany. We’ve seen a flashback with Godric and Eric in Germany when Eric was almost killed by a werewolf. Maybe the name Warlow is somehow connected to Russell (a nickname, perhaps?), who as we know has very long history with werewolves.

Next week’s True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (The Bill/Sookie scene better be a flashback.)

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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thoughts on true blood: hopeless

Previously on True Blood: Let’s Boot and Rally

“Peace is for pussies.” – Russell Edgington
“You might as well be praying to
leprechauns or unicorns or the motherfucking Kardashians”- Russell Edgington
(It was an impossible task to pick just one.)

As a variation of my usual format, this post will be in mostly observational form. Why? Well, this episode completely massacred all of my former theories. All I thought I knew? Wrong. The direction I thought the season was going in? Wrong. I have no clue what’s going on and while that makes it hard to figure out what’s happening/coming next, it has made me (perhaps prematurely) fall in love with this season.

Observations, mini-theories and quotes:

  • [SPOILER ALERT] Roman is dead. Chris Meloni has confirmed the scene between Russell and Roman was his character’s “swan song”, but he also states that, “For the time being, he’s dead.” That sort of wording can be twisted and turned to mean so many things, but mostly, I think we can expect another Roman appearance in the same way we’ve seen Godric since he met the true death: hallucinations and flashbacks. Did TB waste Meloni’s talents? Possibly, but that’s unfair to say until the season ends.
  • There is sexual tension between Tara and Pam. It’s intense. This isn’t something I’m just seeing because I want to, and no one can convince me otherwise.
  • Vampires can glamour werewolves? Did we already know that? Also, when Eric “conditioned” Alcide to find Sookie disgusting, all I could think of was the kid being hypnotized in that children’s book Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger.
  • I feel I will repeat this weekly: Emma is my favorite werewolf pup. Ever.
  • “Hoyt, this is not you.” Hoyt, listen to Jessica. The pass you get for embarrassingly pitiful post-breakup behavior only lasts for so long. Then again, time in the True Blood universe moves at such a weird pace that you might be right on schedule.
  • What does Jason have to fear, Jason’s dad?!
  • “You not gon’ be able to keep me away from her, so don’t even try.” Very sexy Sam. Let that intensity fuel you during your search for the Shifter/Supe Shooters (as they will be know moving forward or until their actual identities are revealed).
  • Don Bartolo has Jesus, according to Ruby Jean (offensive and politically incorrect as always), and Lafayette is going to rescue him. Road trips always go so well on this show, but that’s next week’s fun time.
  • J.D. as Alcide’s “formidable” opponent for the packmaster position doesn’t even seem like a fair contest, at least not without Martha there to help him out.
  • I’m slowly starting to question Molly. We don’t know her political/religious beliefs, just that she works for the Vampire Authority. All of that access and being privy to certain info could make her a great mole for the Sanguinistas.
  • Why do people always announce upcoming executions? It leaves way too much time for the best laid plans to go awry. If they simply executed Russell once they had him, Roman might have made his tee time.
  • I want to like Arlene. She’s become a lot more easygoing since being with Terry. However, she is an idiot. All of the mystical/supernatural/unexplainable occurrences in Bon Temps, yet your husband tells you that he’s cursed and somehow it’s unbelievable? Also, did she just completely forget Rene’s warning?!
  • Assuming Claude is even telling the truth, who is the vampire that killed Jason and Sookie’s parents? Russell is drawn to Sookie’s fairy blood, but so are the rest of the vampires. I doubt it was Eric and for the sake of Sookie’s increasingly fragile psyche, I hope it wasn’t Bill.
  • Maybe the Vampire Authority didn’t have just one traitor. Maybe Roman was the only one who still believed in the mission, while the other members were either on the side of the Sanguinista Movement or apathetic as long as it didn’t clash with their political agenda. However, without an “us vs. them”, there’s nothing to really drive conflict for this storyline. I forsee Dieter gunning for the leadership role before Roman’s blood is even cleaned off the carpet. I don’t think it will be Salome, but that’s only because I’m convinced her and Nora are working together.

Next week’s True Blood: In the Beginning (Russell Edgington has made a full comeback, fedora and all)

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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thoughts on true blood: let’s boot and rally

Previously on True Blood: We’ll Meet Again

“The more things change, the more they fuckin’ stay the same.” -Tara

Can Lafayette catch a break?!
Not only is he relatively friendless at the moment, but he’s dealing with all of his new powers that he doesn’t even want. Every season Lafayette is caught up in some other character’s inner and outer turmoil. Jesus was supposed to be his reward, which was why I wanted him to return and I’m grateful that he has. However, I was more interested in seeing him as a ghostly figure who comes to Lafayette and guides him through the process, NOT as a head with his lips sewn shut. Ruby Jean is batshit crazy, but I’m thinking she’ll be the only one who can help Lafayette right now.

How did Andy and Jason get home?
You can’t keep teasing the fairy storyline! The guys woke up naked in their respective homes and although they discussed their previous night, nothing was really resolved. I wasn’t expecting a full-blown explanation, but I’d like to see this turn into something or at least connect to other parts of the season…by the next episode. Maybe that’s asking too much.

Who freed Russell?
Did Nan have time to do it before she died? Was it Nora? Is Rosalyn also a traitor? Can Salome be trusted?! All we know is it’s a woman, or at least someone that looks like a woman. We also know this same woman decided to have a human carry Russell instead of using her own super strength and speed to do the job herself. That conveniently helped lead Sookie and co. to Babcock Hospital, which is good for pacing the episode, but foolish on the part of the lady vamp.

Is Patrick trustworthy?
Originally, we were led to believe that Patrick was the reason for Rene’s warning and then we learned about Ifrit and it seemed that was the basis for the warning, but I’m going back to my original theory that Patrick is the one Arlene should be worried about.I’m officially going on record and stating that Patrick is somehow connected to Ifrit, and not just because he was the one who told Terry to kill that woman. I don’t think he’s as oblivious as he seems. Honestly, I’m still unimpressed with the whole fire monster story, all it does is remind me of a less interesting version of last season’s Antonia.

Are the Pelts and Russell somehow connected?
Let me preface the following comments with this: I am probably completely off base with this theory. Moving along, we’ve seen that daddy Pelt is a werewolf and we know that Debbie was inducted into the werewolf/Russell alliance in season three. Alcide noted that he smelled wolf when they got to the hospital, so Russell is clearly still working with them in some big (or small) capacity. At the end of the episode it sounded like Alcide was attacked by a fellow wolf. Maybe, just maybe, the Pelts aren’t just the caring parents of a dead daughter. Maybe Cooter introduced them to Russell awhile back and they now work with him. Again, this could be a huge stretch.

Who shot Sam and Lana?
The masks obviously hid their identity and I didn’t recognize the voices, so we have no way of knowing their motive just yet. This could somehow be connected to the Sanguinista Movement or it could just be a new batch of people who hate all supes and feel like shifters are the easiest group to kill.

Other observations:

  • Barb AND Jeff? Someone over at True Blood must be a fan of Cougar Town.
  • Jason in his He-Man pajamas was really cute. His (dead) mom asking if he wants sex (or even a BJ) made that moment unnecessarily creepy.
  • Sookie’s “must be Thursday” line reminded me of Buffy Summer’s “So, Dawn’s in trouble… must be Tuesday.”
  • “I don’t care if those ladies are faires or leprechauns or freaking Ewoks.” I’m really enjoying Andy this season.
  • Tara and Jess shouldn’t be fighting. They are both young lady vamps. They were both turned against their will by very reluctant makers. They both fell for Jason. That’s more than enough to base a friendship on!
  • iStake makes wayyyy more sense than what I thought they were saying: Ice Stake. Also, more Molly please.
  • Hoyt in black eyeliner wearing a red tie and purple vest, complete with a popped collar and black nail polish. I laughed at him for a full minute and then came the pity. Poor guy.
  • Terry’s pile of bodies in Iraq and Russull’s pile of bodies at the hospital. Coincidence?
  • What did Jesus say to Ruby Jean?!
  • Emma is still the most adorable little wolf in the world.
  • Does anyone else remember there being another shifter in Sam and Lana’s group? I believe he wore glasses. If he’s real and I didn’t make him up, then where is he?

 

Next week’s True Blood: Hopeless (The hunted becomes the hunter)

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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