Best quote of the show: "Never, you bible-banging cunts!" From the rebellious Eric, who finds his resolve rather dissolved after partaking in the red lily of the valley...ever notice how cults ruin everything? Even the god-like.
Alcide recovers quickly from, first, the death of Debbie, and second, his attraction to Sookie. Who's made out of rubber? I'm made out of glue! Along those same wolfy-lines, Martha sees the light after the new alpha, challenged by Alcide, offers eight-year old Emma "V". Giving drugs to a third grader? New low.
Arlene misses Terry while Terry faces his dark monster. Holly tells Arlene to stand by her man. And the sergeant gives Terry a rousing speech that included the line, "Suicide is for Muslims." Yeah, right. And we're walking, we're walking....
Meanwhile, Lafayette faces Jesus' grandfather in Mexico, and don't worry--he didn't drink the water. Couldn't is perhaps more appropriate; his mouth was sewn shut. Jesusito carried quite a bit of family baggage, didn't he?
Sookie's faery powers are finite...so the bitch decides to waste them. Stupid girl. Jason's very sweet though. He not only brings her breakfast in bed, he tries to save her from herself.
My bud, Sam Trammell, is A-MAZING hunting down the bad guys. Merlotte's feeling like humanity can't get out of their own way. Like Sookie, he dreams of normalcy but normal is crazy...not sure if anyone's noticed that lately. But if Sam were human, would he have found that hater in the hospital, undoubtedly saving Luna's life in the process?
Tara comes face to face with her abuser/mother, who brings on a carefrontation in Fangtasia. "Momma" blames Tara for becoming a vampire; sounds familiar on this end. A few weeks ago, this writer had a similar moment with her own maker, who blamed her for having cancer and therefore, hurting the family. Yup. Tara's pain is real. And so is Pam's.
Will we see Pam's reason for skeptism this season? Did her mother sell her into prostitution as a human? Her father? All I know is, the Emmy snub proves one thing: Emmy-committee myopia. Get your eyes checked, people!
And farewell Christopher Heyerdahl! So sad to see you go. Anyone else think that the Lilith meet-n-greet led by Salome looked like a vampy, campy Manson family? The drugged "blood" was like an LSD-induced blood-pact justifying the murder of women and children...helter skelter indeed. Luckily, a ghost from Eric's past shows up in a Dickensesque mash-up. Will the skeptical Ebenezer Scrooge aka Eric the Viking vamp change his ways? Survey says....you'll have to wait until next week!
Jessica and Jason, no longer sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G? That's what happens when you shoot your girl in the head. Bet your bottom dollar Jess goes back. And the cycle of abuse continues! Thank you very much, True Blood writers....
Hoyt, dear-heart, you don't want to hurt others because of your own misery. Again, some inconsistent character-drawing this season that leaves a tinny-taste in the audience's mouth after our fifth taste of True Blood. But that's what happens when you get too used to a good thing. Inevitably, "[E]very hero becomes a bore, at last...."
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