You just killed my fairy godmother!
Eric called Sookie, “Snookie”? That’s ridiculous, in the best way. Then he kills Sookie’s fairy godmother, while Sookie barely yells for him to stop? That’s just too good! The entire episode left a great taste of the ridiculous craziness that any True Blood fan would love. An episode written by the creator, Alan Ball himself, that definitely kicked off the season in a big way. Each character got a shining moment, especially everyone’s favorite Viking vampire, Eric Northman, who took on a huge change this episode, that is greatly welcome. And more of that dark comedy Alan Ball does so well…
What the hell is up with that damn doll? Jessica…way to just destroy everything that you’ve built with one of the only truly charming men on the series. It was a double-crossing of lies piled on top of lies, that may only get worse. First she feeds on a little tater tot at Fangtasia , and then she glamours said wonderful man so she won’t have to deal with the consequences of Hoyt possibly leaving her. In that cowardly action, she pretty much destroyed their entire relationship in a way. And still, that doll. Creepy! Maxine and Summer may still be up to something.
What the hell, Andy! V is tearing his ass up. He is the worst we’ve seen him in a while. His storyline is getting just a bit more interesting, and hopefully this will intertwine with other storylines soon.
This episode marks the return of sexy werewolf man, Alcide. And he’s got himself a new house, closer to Sookie’s. That’s no coincidence. And you gotta love how Sookie gussied up at the door before she knocked on his door. Maybe she does have some sort of attraction to him. Clearly. Still, it was an excellent reunion, until we realize he’s back with crazy chick, Debbie Pelt. How exactly does one apologize for breaking into one’s home and trying to kill them? Apparently with Vienna sausages. It’s an interesting take on how they brought back Debbie Pelt, who is one of my favorite characters from Season 3, rather than her coming after Sookie again in a more front up way. Still, I can’t help but feel she’s going to snap in a later episode.
Maxine is teaching Tommy to read, by way of doll infomercials. This dynamic between them is excellent, and well done, no matter how disturbing. The fact that Maxine lets us know that Halloween is coming, doesn’t feel like a coincidence, either. And of course Tommy is up to something. Something also tells me his greed is going to get him caught up. Sam and Tommy still have a lot to work out as far as brotherhood goes. They are back at square one, and Tommy is making some controversial moves.
Speaking of controversial…Jason’s stupidity and previous good deeds have caught him up. Being reborn is usually said to be something positive, but in this case being reborn into a “Ghost Daddy”, seems like a disturbing curse. The mythology behind the werepanthers is something the audience definitely needed to feel a bit more engaged in the storyline. The hillbilly were panther family looks as if they are going to run a train on Jason to heighten the possibility of them achieving the propagation of their family. The entire idea of being used for that purpose is truly terrifying. Crystal has certainly screwed him, figuratively and literally. And the entire family of werepanthers is the audience…crazy!
Sam and Tara’s reunion is something I was happy to see. Their tequila conversations are always entertaining. I also love how the two always play off each other immaculately. The subtlety, between them is almost too great to just bare to watch. I fact, Tara, Lafayette, and Jesus dynamic is something wonderfully played out as well. Of course, the fact that they don’t actually have anything to worry about and are causing more trouble than needed just comes into some wonderful situations that each of them will face. They are both in between “a rock and a hard place”. You mess with Pam, Tara, and something bad might happen to you. Pam’s threat was dark and just her. But you have to love her loyalty to her maker, no matter how extreme she is. It’s also wonderful to see screaming Ginger return, in all of her screaming glory. She’s hilarious. Love Tara Buck!
And there goes that doll again. The last thing Arlene and Terry need is to deal with a creepy doll, when they still have some question marks popping up about their baby. Some you-know-what is about the go down, with that. I do still hate the fact that Arlene and Terry’s storylines always move so very slowly, while others are more advancing. But their’s is still one of the most interesting this season, unlike last season.
I cannot give enough shout-outs to Fiona Shaw for her portrayal of Marnie. The witch storyline just keeps getting creepier and weirder, and I love it. Marnie’s blood sacrifice and her monologue concerning her search for power and significance in the spirit world was revealing. The fact that serious harm gets the energy or spirit of this mystery witch to appear is also a hint that this is some truly dark magic Marnie is messing around with.
Bill and Portia Bellfleur? Gross. That’s all I have to say about that. Still, something more intriguing has to come from that entire mess of a situation. And still Bill helms his new power with an iron fist. He may be a bit too extreme these days. That crown must feel good. He’s not the authority, but he feels as if he is. Trouble with the real authority and Nan Flanagan is bound to pop up later this season. And I cannot wait for it. Bill could very well evolve into somewhat of a villain this season. I like that turn if it were to actually happen.
And lastly, we focus on the amnesia-stricken Eric Northman. One has to admit it’s an amazing departure from the original personality of the character. This vulnerability and almost troublesome child-like behavior is well captured, and is to credit for most of the hilarious dark comedy in this installment. Eric’s actions, expressions, his body language, and how he speaks to Sookie now is a great change that I cannot wait to see a lot more of. Even Sookie is taken aback by this new behavior, although you can see that, deep down she is somewhat interested in how this situation will turn out, and horrified at the same time.
I love the fact that Eric eating and thoroughly killing Sookie’s fairy godmother is something that was played off in a comical way. It just makes Sookie and Eric’s relationship even more intertwining. What consequences will rein over Sookie’s head and the rest of the fairies now that this has happened? I do believe we well get to see how the Sam and Tommy storyline intertwines with Maxine, Jessica, and Hoyt’s, and now maybe Arlene and Terry’s. And did anyone else notice that we got information that Reverend Steve Newlin is missing? No coincidence, I don’t think. What a twisted web. And I love it. 5 out of 5 stars!
Next week we get even more action, in episode entitled “I’m Alive and on Fire”, Sookie goes to Alcide for help in finding Eric while Bill finds a link with the Bellefleurs. Marnie needs help to undo a spell and Sam makes it into Luna’s inner circle. Jason wants free of his obligations. Tommy goes back to where he originated.
It’s sure to be another great episode. It just gets better and better. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave and comment!