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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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thoughts on true blood: gone, gone, gone

Previously on True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  • Bill foils Eric and Molly’s escape plan because he truly seems to believe in Lilith..or so it seems.
  • Bud, along with Sweetie, are revealed as the leaders of the “Obamas”.
  • Still no indication who Warlow is…
  • Elijah was introduced as the new Area 5 sheriff.
  • Russell gives Emma to Steve Newlin as a “pet”.

“You and me, we live in the wind, just like I did with Eric. We don’t need this place. It’s four walls and plaster. That’s all.” – Pam

Was Salome arrogant enough to think she could keep Russell under her thumb?

Russell gladly gives away his sacred blood to werewolves and long before the Vampire Authority deemed it fashionable, he was more than willing to let humans know just how worthless they are in comparison to vampires. These may have been the things that Salome admired and thought would be beneficial to her cause, but she had to know that he was never going to toe the company line. He wants the ultimate power and the one thing vampires are denied: the sun. Fairy blood has the power to change that, albeit briefly. However, this is still in conflict with Salome’s belief that vampires are creatures of the night. Assuming Russell gets the blood and shares it with the Authority, I doubt it will repair the rift since he’s proven he’ll never go along with the group consensus if it doesn’t mesh with his own agenda. This is good and as long as the leaders are divided, it’ll make things easier for the fairies and other supes that are tasked with defending the humans, assuming it comes to that.

Is Hoyt gone from the True Blood universe for good?

I haven’t really enjoyed Hoyt’s character for awhile. He became increasingly pitiful and it was getting tough to watch. If he has to pull a Tara and leave for Alaska so he can return stronger, then I’m all for it. However, something about Jessica glamouring him and that last scene with Jason makes me feel like there was a definite finality to his character. Although they now hold all of the guilt and negative emotions associated with breaking Hoyt’s heart, having him out of the way means that Jason and Jessica get some resemblance of a fresh start. TB could definitely use a (relatively) happy couple since no one else is pulling that weight.

What is really in that blood?

We already know that drinking the blood gets the vampires very high and lets them see Lilith. This week we saw Eric and Nora take the blood together, which brought forth Godric…and Lilith. Before he met the true(r) death at the hands of Lilith, Godric noted that she was a godless god. Godric symbolizes the “good” version of vampires, which makes me think that Lilith represents all that is evil. If that really is her blood, it also makes me wonder why Roman never had the crazy hallucinations or desire to kill all the humans. Maybe it affects vamps in different ways or maybe, Salome did something to the blood to control everyone. Out of all the loose ends we have going into the last two episodes of this season, this is the one I’m most anxious to see tied up.

How will Pam and Tara factor into everything?

Although it took him awhile, Bill finally decided to send for Jessica. Eric did set Pam free, but is he concerned for her safety? Is she concerned for his? Can “living in the wind” PLEASE send Pam and Tara to find Eric?! Tara showed some gumption by killing Elijah, and she’s definitely found her footing as a baby vamp. Perhaps she can use some of that fortitude to inspire Pam and go join Eric. At the very least, I think seeing Pam would help remind Eric of his pre-Lillith days.

Who is Warlow?!

After Jason, who has become the smarter of the two Stackhouses, realizes that “look under the bed” literally meant to look under the floor underneath the bed, the two find a very ancient scroll. Not sure why they didn’t immediately go to their fairy cousins, but once they FINALLY realized there was nothing human about the symbols/characters on the ancient scroll, they asked Claude for help. It took Maurella – the 500-year old fairy who tries to pass for 300-years old – to figure out that the scroll was a vellum signed with fairy blood, as well as a contract. It seems John Williams Stackhouse gave his first, fae-bearing female heir to M. Warlow, which means that Sookie belongs to Warlow. This make me rethink my “Russell is Warlow” theory because if Russell really is Warlow, he wouldn’t have needed Eric to tell him about the possibilities of fairy blood in the third season. I’ve decided Warlow is a new character, possibly a warlock, genie or some other mystical Rumpelstiltskin-type creature that makes deals for first born children, and this is laying the groundwork for the sixth season. If Warlow is in fact someone we haven’t already met, then it’s also possible he’s the best bet for protecting Sookie against Russell.

Other observations:

  • R.I.P. Mike Spencer – Sookie still got the job done, but wouldn’t it have been smarter to load the gun with wooden bullets?
  • I HATED to see Molly go in such an anti-climatic manner, mostly because I’ve been a Tina Majorino fan since Kevin Kostner slapped her in Waterworld and similar to Chris Meloni’s Roman, I felt the character was severely underutilized.
  • Russell and Steve dancing to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream was almost romantic, if you ignored all the dead bodies laying around them of course.
  • Lafayette was an absolute vision in the pink shirt, rainbow wristband, blue shoes…and gun.
  • Andy and Holly are really cute together, which most certainly means that the pregnant Maurella is carrying his baby, because of course there are no happy endings for any of the couples on this show.
  • I’m all for Luna and Sam’s nudity and their fun little side adventures, but please tell me there’s more to their current story than trying to rescue Emma.

Next week’s True Blood: Sunset

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: 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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