True Blood 3:9
Oops, I did it again??? The American Vampire League (AVL) visits Fangtasia to get the skinny on the whereabouts of that pussycat Magister but bite off more than they can chew with Eric's coup d'etat against Russell Edgington, played masterfully by Denis O'Hare (and, my FAVORITE character this season).
Russell and Talbot: RIP 8.15.2010 OR, we can call it, "My lover is a bloody puddle of goop in an antique crystal jar I carry in the pocket of my velvet smoking jacket." More on that later....
More forced foreshadowing and symbolism with the oh-so cliche Sookie and Bill subplot--we see the blood washing off their bodies and swirling down the shower drain...geez, you don't have to hit us over the head with a hammer--we get it!
My favorite lines this episode were from Jason and Crystal: "Could you not make me a rapist?" And her response, "I'm sorry, it was the best I could think of...." Sort of says it all, doesn't it? Ah, Jason, I hate to interrupt your Crystal (meth)- euphoria but are those whiskers coming out of your face? I can see the invitation now, "Jason Stackhouse and Crystalmeth Norris wish to invite you to join them on the day of their shot-gun wedding..." and by shotgun we mean in both the literal and figurative sense.
Sam & Tara; Sam & Arlene; Sam & Tommy---Sam's stretched a little thin this episode. But again, as a mother of a young man close to Tommy's age, that scene where Sam kicks werepanther-ass is EXACTLY how a person in Sam's position should feel, does feel, and would feel. Plus, Calvin Norris had it coming.... ;)
Next, we have a more philosophical question: If a panther is tied to a tree in the woods, and no one is there to see it...oh right, the person who is there will get their wind-pipe crushed.
Have a Holly jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year...for witches, that is! Look out world, Holly and her band of merry witches are in town...but the real question is, WHY??? Oh, I know, but I won't tell you. And yes, it does have something to do with the biggest, craziest supernatural beat down in the history of the show I referred to in my last review. Stay tuned!
Scrapbooking DOES have a purpose...who knew? Sookie sees a pattern emerge surrounding her identity while flipping through Gran's old family scrapbook full of newspaper clippings and nostalgic pictures. Aw. Back to reality: Enter Hunter, half-wit Hadley's telepathic son. His idiot-mother unwittingly put him in harm's way when she revealed her own fairy heritage to her vampire lover. Sucks for Hunter. Hmmm, is his name symbolic of his future???
Bill may be able to walk on water in Fairyland...but death becomes him. He's no savior.
"Everything ends, even the immortals...." Oh, Eric! So dramatic...or is it a foreshadow about the death of the show? Well, we know we have season 4 in tact, I'm hoping to see the HBO series see at least four more seasons to follow but my guess is, we may be maxing out at six. Fingers crossed we get to season 8!!!
Tommy Merlotte was right! Hoyt Fortenberry IS a dick...and Jessica IS too good for that soppy baby-Huey. C'mon TB-writers, give Jessica her due! She's AMAZING...I want her to be happy, don't you???
And, you heard it here first--Franklin lives! Well, at least until Jason Stackouse's wooden bullet met Franklin's heart in an explosion of more bloody vampire goop. Tara will not be putting Franklin's bloody remains in a crystal jar but if she could bottle-up, Jason, she would....
Best line/moment of the show:
"Why would we seek equal rights, you are not our equals--we will eat you, after we eat your children.... Now, it's time for the weather, Tiffany?"
After Russell Edgington de-spined the hapless anchorman on national TV, forcing that horrid Nan from the AVL to stop drinking her lover's inner-thigh in a limo, he tells the world the truth about vampires. Isn't he wonderful?!?!?! Russell, I like your energy! Denis O'Hare, you play that character as if you yourself have lived through many lifetimes...my guess is, you have. I'd like to nominate Denis O'Hare for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in an Ensemble Cast. Hopefully, O'Hare gets his day in the sun.
There are only THREE episodes left of season 3: What will happen next? And where is this all leading for season 4? If you'd like the answers, keep reading my reviews and if you're so inclined, check out True Blood & Philosophy: We Wanna THINK Bad Things with You (Wiley 2010) available in bookstores EVERWHERE!
My next review for TB 3:10 will appear by midnight, August 23rd. Until then, stay thirsty for the REAL True Blood!