Greetings and Salutations fellow Trubies (or my random blog followers). Major delay this week due to real life issues but here I am with my thoughts on Episode 10. After last week I must say I had very high hopes for this one, with 2 of the less interesting storylines done and dusted, but sadly my hopes were not reached AND HBO did us out of another almost 15 minutes of screen time .. AGAIN!!! Normally at this point there is a little disclaimer about my spoiler reviews and the length and detail they go into but I am assuming by now you all know it … and if not well you will soon find out. My favorite memorable lines are listed at the bottom (feel free to tell me any you liked that I didn’t use), and new for this year HBO Go added online extras time stamps for each of them : Listed after the memorable lines).
This week starts with “News reports” about all the Tru Blood factory bombings and Steve Newlin spinning his little blurb about despite how vampire attacks are rumoured to be on the rise humans should feel safe and continue their lives as normal blah blah blah at which point we see Sookie watching the news and she shuts it off to sit down and eat the chinese she has ordered. Funny I didn’t even know they HAD a chinese take-out in Bon Temps. Well good thing for Sookie that they did as she gets a visit from Mike Spencer (coroner) who is here about the body. After inviting him in a poor confused Sookie asks “what body” and Mike sprouts fangs and says YOURS!!! Sadly for Mike this isn’t Sookie’s first vamp encounter and he meets the true death at the end of some pointy chopsticks. Makes a change from a pencil I suppose.
Andy comes to investigate and the discussion starts off with how Mike would have loved the crime scene and a little reminiscing about how Mike was good for the town and ended up with how Mike wanted to suck Sookie’s toes and that he kept his porn with his autopsy photos. Well OK then. All in all it turns out that there won’t be an investigation as at the moment with everything going on, one less vamp to worry about is apparently a good thing….. so nothing new with Bon Temps law enforcement there then!
Over at Vamp headquarters poor techie Molly is about to receive the True Death at the hands of her own iStake invention for her part in the failed escape attempt last week. They do give her one last chance to “accept Lilith” but Molly, after a moving little speech becomes the second vampire pile of goo this week. Shame really. She did amuse me. Steve is absolutely ECSTATIC about the whole thing having never actually seen a vampire meet the end before. Salome is unamused by his little display but Russell enjoys it and decides they should all go out to eat. Salome again is not impressed but it becomes clear that Russell is fast growing bored of the whole “New Authority” idea unless it is the killing and eating side of it. Well good for Russell because I have to admit I am a little bored with it too! Steve and Russell leave with a parting wish of Good Luck for dealing with Northman.
It seems that their plan for dealing with Eric is to make him trip out again by giving him some more of whatever is in that little vial of “Lilith” blood. Wonder if we will ever get to discover what exactly that is? Nora, very generously (insert eye roll here), offers to take the blood and share the trip with him. Oh how nice of her. Yes that is a REAL sacrifice there. They force the blood down Eric’s throat and then leave him and Nora to whatever vision they might have as Bill spies from another room on his little monitor.
And what a vision they share (although Bill can’t see it), Godric appears to both Nora and Eric and says a touching little piece and tries to convert Nora ….. and he almost seems to be convincing her until Lilith appears and rips Godric to shreds!!! Oooooh I didn’t see that coming! Can you kill a ghost? Vision? Hmmm well this is all just a little confusing.
Far less confusing, and rather sweet is the scene with Russell and Steve, dancing the night away to Katy Perry, covered in the blood of a cabin load of tourists they have just eaten. Awww these 2 really are a cute couple. Russell is back on his Sun Walking kick so we know he is going for Sookie and Steve is right on board. Actually at this point I think Steve would just do whatever Russell says!
Back towards Bon Temps we see Hoyt being driven home from the hospital by his mother and it seems that he has had a revelation following his almost getting eaten by a pig. he is going to move to Alaska and start a new life. Well OK then. Rather random but as Hoyt has been rather irritating this season that works for me. In order for this to happen he decides he needs a meeting with Jessica and Jason to clear the air and what better place than Merlottes. It seems, however, that he didn’t tell them who they were meeting and we see Jessica arrive first and almost get shot by 2 redneck hicks who are at the bar. With a little intervention from the fabulous Lala and Sam all is under control and Jessica decides she is not going to eat the attackers after all but I don’t think they will be back any time soon.
Hoyt arrives and spills his whole “moving to Alaska” plan and the one thing he wants as a going away present is for Jessica to glamour away all memories of her and of Jason, including them growing up together. Now I suppose that this was supposed to be a really touching scene, and I am sure for many it was, but for me it was just filler and kinda pointless. I am not really sure what they are up to here. Is Hoyt really going to just leave and that’s it? Wow someone making it out alive when Alan Ball could add another one to his body count. Well I suppose there are still 2 episodes left. We do see Hoyt driving off and Jason pulling him over to show us that oooooh Hoyt doesn’t remember him … yes Glamour works. We get it. Dull Dull Dull!
Merlottes is not the only bar having issues as Fangtasia is struggling to make any money which is not amusing new Sheriff Elijah. He wants to bring in the equivalent of “peep show boothes” but instead of a show the vamp gets to bite a human for 30 seconds. Pam is not amused by that and is even LESS amused at the idea that Area 5 has to produce 30 new baby vamps by the end of the year and if she fails to do so Elijah gets the bar AND Tara. Hmmm this isn’t going to end well.
Away from Elijah’s prying ears Tara offers to make a couple of babyvamps as after all she always wanted a couple of kids but Pam has other plans. She says that Elijah can take Fangtasia, it is just a building, and she and Tara will take off and live in the wind just like Pam and Eric used to. Well that sounds like a much better plan than Tara making a couple of new vamps *shudders*.
As it turns out Tara comes up with a plan all on her own. With the help of Ginger, she creates a “fake” emergency that she calls Elijah in to see saying that she is worried she had killed a human and didn’t know how to change her over. Elijah looks unimpressed and bitches about Pam being a bad maker … and then he realises that Ginger isn’t even dead and that is when Ginger sticks a sword in him which distracts him just long enough for Tara to cut his head off!!! Ginger starts screaming (Oh it wouldn’t be a season of True Blood without at least one screaming Ginger scene) and Pam comes running to see what the fuss is about and although she doesn’t seem amused you know deep down she is one proud mama vamp right now!
Daytime hits and Sookie is planning on going to stay with Jason for a while so he is helping her pack up some things and they discuss Gran’s message about looking “under the bed”. Jason works out that it might be LITERALLY under the bed rather than in the box and sure enough he finds a floor board that can come up with an ancient scroll hidden there. They take it to a university to be analysed and are told that the language appears to be made up at which point they realise what the rest of us already worked out. It is written in Fae. So they take it to the fairy club where the pregnant Morella (hmmm Andy is going to have some explaining to do at some point) decipher it to let them know that basically Sookie has been promised to Warlow. Oops!! Well they have 2 episodes to either work that out or that will be one of the cliffhangers that they leave to annoy us for a year until season 6.
Sam and Luna are using the day to try and work out a way to get Emma back. The pack has abandoned them and everyone else seems to think Luna is crazy (well they may have a point there). Sam does manage to find where Steve is going to be doing a press conference that night though and assumes that Emma might be there with him and so they take off to New Orleans to try and attempt a rescue all on their own. Hmmmm 2 shifters against a whole load of vamps …… doesn’t sound like much of a plan to me but I guess it is the best they got!
They get to where the interview is being filmed but there is no sign of Emma, (because as we get to see she is back at the vampire headquarters with Russell), however, they do manage to find Steve’s cell phone complete with pictures of Emma on it and so they do what any good shifters would do ….. turn into mice and hide in his bag. Now is it me or would you expect a vampire to be able to smell that not one but TWO shifters were just in the room with his stuff? I mean seriously? And with Rosalyn with him too? Surely ONE of them should have been able to smell them. USELESS!!
In the meantime Russell sends Emma off with a babysitter (dog sitter?? wolf sitter?) while a now subdued, and apparently converted, Eric comes in and apologizes to Russell. So this is just getting weird now. Is Eric playing along? Has he really converted to Lilith? How has Alan Ball yet again taken what could have been a great storyline and dragged it out into dullness?? Anyway Eric apologizes and Russell looks … well let’s just say Russell obviously has ulterior motives but they are not clear quite yet. A happy Lilith convert Russell definitely is not!
Jessica has been bought to the vampire headquarters under the order of Bill and he seems very happy to have her there. She quickly realises that something is not quite right but is smart enough to play along for now at least. With her history of religious families and what she endured this is probably not going to be the best fit for her.
Steve returns (complete with shifter mice in his bag… which STILL no one is smelling …..) to find that Emma is not a puppy but is a human and he is not happy about it one bit and uses the old “Do you want Nigel to eat you” threat … hmmmmm parenting skills may need a little work there Steve!
In the boardroom Jessica is studying the “bible” as the rest of the vamps plan their next move which apparently is to get EVERYONE to read the vampire bible, old and new alike. Russell is bored and wants to go find fairy blood and play in the light. Salome disagrees and says that they need to stay in the dark and threatens to put Russell back in the ground. Oh no Salome … tut tut tut ….. you should know better than that but she doesn’t and Russell responds by throwing her against the wall. Oh that is probably the most interesting thing that has happened this episode! Ugh she gets on my nerves!!! And so Russell has had enough and after threatening the WHOLE room of vamps and reminding them that he is 3000 years old and could kill them all!!! He takes off!!! (Leaving a very stunned room of vamps) Ooooh goody!!! Let’s hope he is off to cause some total mayhem for next week’s episode!
And there you have it ….. just 2 episodes to go and really the only questions seem to be … what is going to happen with Sookie and Warlow …. will he get to keep her as the contract says …. I am going to go out on a limb here and say probably not!! And then you have the vampires and their takeover of the world with their underground plan which is probably now going to go all to hell as Russell is bored and has gone off to do his own thing. Oh and we are still in the dark as to whether Eric has actually converted or not. I am going to go with no on that one too. Still no real hot action this season *sigh* … no longer can we really refer to it really as vampire porn *pouts*……
Memorable Lines From Gone, Gone, Gone
- Molly – “You are destroying the world based on a book that is thousands of years old. You call that evolved? That’s the opposite of evolved.”
- Russell “Your religion has literally kept you in the dark. You can have your Lilith. I will not be constrained by your god or anyone else’s. I will have the sun!”
- Sam – “I’m all out of True Blood but I got 2 new specials on the menu”
- Tara – “You gotta help me … I don’t know nothing ’bout birthing no baby vampires”
- Steve – “Emma … you know daddy doesn’t like it when you are human …. do you want Nigel to eat you?”
- Russell – “Are we seriously sitting here discussing education reform? Are we vampires or school maams?”
HBO Go – Extras
- 00.51 – Spin Doctor (Video)
- 02.09 – True Score : Goo Counter
- 02.17 – How To Stake A Vampire In A Pinch
- 02.21 – How To Stake A Vampire In A Pinch
- 02.26 – How To Stake A Vampire In A Pinch
- 02.31 – How To Stake A Vampire In A Pinch
- 04.45 – True Score : Goo Counter
- 05.51 – True Secrets : Power Suits
- 05.59 – Now Playing : Bread and Water performed by Caroline Horn
- 06.08 – True Secret : Who Loves Maxine Fortenberry?
- 10.08 – First Draft : Torturing Eric
- 11.04 – Converting Eric (Video)
- 12.21 – Godric’s Return (Video)
- 13.17 – Unsteady Ground (Video)
- 13.29 – Now Playing: Teenage Dream performed by Katy Perry
- 14.01 – I’m Thinking Greek
- 14.09 -An Older Man (Video)
- 14.15 – Now Playing : Gone Gone Gone performed by Carl Perkins
- 15.41 – Fear of the Unknown (Video)
- 16.25 – Now Playing : Supertripper performed by Circuit Freq
- 17.06 – A United Front (Video)
- 22.57 – Parting Ways (Video)
- 25.41 – Visit The AVL Website
- 27.26 – A Real Good Guy (Video)
- 27.48 – Attention To Detail
- 28.32 – Second Look : Mysterious Scroll
- 28.56 – Now Playing : Need A Little Help performed by Cree Rider
- 30.09 – Andy’s Appeal (Video)
- 30.15 – Jessica’s Vlog : Let’s Get Together And Feel Alright (Video)
- 31.31 – Lafayette’s Lover
- 34.33 – True Trivia : Go To Shifts
- 34.38 – True Trivia : Go To Shifts
- 34.43 – True Trivia : Go To Shifts
- 37.47 – Bye Bye Bubba (Video)
- 40.22 – New Bill, Old Bill (Video)
- 40.27 – Now Playing : Heavens to Murgatroid performed by Acumen Nation
- 41.03 – True Score : Goo Counter
- 41.08 – Relive : Deja Goo (Video)
- 41.20 – Not In Our House (Video)
- 44.32 – Your Roots Are Showing
- 44.52 – Daddy Dogma (Video)
- 45.45 – Relive : The First Time (Video)
- 47.28 – Now Playing : You Know, I Know performed by John Lee Hooker