‘True Blood’: The plot thickens (you know, like blood)

9 08 2010

Last night’s episode was some serious business. I was heartbroken but understanding when Sookie and Bill broke up in the hospital (and I still didn’t quite believe they’d stay that way; I just had no idea their reconciliation—read: thrash metal fuckparty—would come so quickly!).

The scene where Russell returned with Sophie-Anne was rife with awesome one-liners:
1. ”Franklin’s brains won’t wash off the guest linens, I had to bury werewolves under the gazebo, and that Sookie bitch staked Lorena. I’ve had enough excitement, thank you,” -Talbot, upset about having more houseguests.
2. ”She fucked my ex-boyfriend and made him shoot my fiancée. She’s a cunt.”
“But she’s a special cunt.” -Debbie and Russell, arguing over Sookie’s fate.
3. “I’m bored. Take your clothes off.” -Talbot to Eric, after sweeping the chess pieces to the floor like a kindergartner.


We'll miss your one-liners, Talbot. | Image credit: HBO

One of my favorite scenes of the episode was the fight between Sookie and Debbie. We all know that Sookie should have just shot that “werebitch” when she had the chance, but her (ahem) care for Alcide prevented that. Instead, she gored Debbie’s face with a pair of scissors, making her look like a female version of Heath Ledger’s Joker. Another was the tender moment between Sookie and Alcide—when she and Bill eventually break up (again), I sense some sparks flying between those two. And finally, the sparring between Bill and Jessica was classic and beautiful, and it made for a marvelous scene.

I’m a little worried about a few of our favorites:
1. Eric. Although this homoerotic vampire moment turned into an amazing and unpredictable staking (I’m still shocked I didn’t see it coming—I must have been distracted), Russell’s reaction to Talbot’s death spells serious trouble for Mr. Northman. I hope he has another plan for when the king comes roaring back. And hey, he deserves serious props for inadvertently saving Sookie.
2. Jason. Crystal’s such a bitch for not making it perfectly clear to dunderhead Jason that she’s a were(wolf? or some other type?). He’s going to go in against her father and ex-fiancé wholly unprepared, even though it’s his own stupid head that can’t deduce the meaning behind her swimming to his house so that they couldn’t track her scent.
3. Tara. Was her Franklin-fantasy just a dream, or will we see him again soon? If crazy Franklin is back, Tara’s in serious trouble. The girl can never catch a break.
4. Tommy and/or Hoyt. These two have it in for each other, and I can’t help feeling like Tommy has the upper hand. I like Hoyt, but he can’t shift into a pitbull.

When it comes down to it, everything’s a little out of control right now. Even Russell is in trouble—Eric played him, he’s lost Talbot, and the Authority will be coming for him. Did he start a war by killing the Magister, and will the Magister’s threats about the Authority ring true?

And Holly, the new waitress at Merlotte’s? If this were Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she’d definitely be a vampire—and without the need for makeup! But here in True Blood Land, she could be anything. All we know is that she knows Arlene is pregnant. (With Rene’s kid? It hasn’t been too long since his death for that? My sense of time is a little messed up regarding this show.)

I’m so glad that Jesus is back, and he seems to agree that Lafayette is “powerful.” Are we talking physical strength, or does Jesus know something we don’t? Are there more telepaths out there, and could he be one of them? In any case, I’m happy he accepted Lafayette’s explanation, because I really want them to be together. You can’t have two really cute gay boys on a show like this and not have them be together.

My biggest question: Why couldn’t Hadley just tell Sookie what she is? I can’t believe Sookie let her get away with that, although the writers likely need to drag that reveal out for a bit longer. I know the answer is out there on the Internet, but I’ve been avoiding it. I don’t want to be spoiled, not quite yet. It’s a fun ride, and I want to disembark with everyone else.

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One response

10 08 2010

Interesting post!!!:D

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