Well my fellow True Blood Fans here we are again ……The beginning of the end ….. The final season …. and here I am again so let the spoilers and snarking begin! For those of you new to the me for the True Blood season )… let me start with my normal disclaimer …. BLAH BLAH BLAH … my spoiler reviews are long, detailed and opinionated. I speculate, bitch and generally focus on the points that I want to and for the most part I skip over a lot that doesn’t interest me. My favorite lines are listed at the bottom, assuming I found any … as the seasons have progressed the numerous gems have started to feel more like trying to find needles in a haystack (feel free to tell me any you liked that I didn’t use) and sometimes I add in random musings just because! Oh and let me start by saying this week was (for me) yet another week of filler, which when they are only giving us 10 episodes is a bit weak for me! They hooked me this season with that one great episode and I thought here we go and have since been holding on with exciting looking previews that quite simply don’t deliver!!
Right then everybody ready because here we go! Honestly this week can be split up into a few little blocks of what’s happening and then a couple extra bits thrown in and so that is how I am going to break this down.
Let’s start off this week the way True Blood did (and the only real story line people are actually invested in at this point) with Eric, Pam, and the crazy corporation crew at Amber’s house. They already have Amber strapped down with silver chains and are taking it in turns to try and get information out of her about her sister and how she was cured. Now hang on a second ….. wouldn’t the FIRST thing you tried as a vamp be drinking the blood of a cured person (vamp)? I mean seriously!! You know she was infected, and now she’s not ….. would that not occur to anyone to at least give it a try??? Well apparently not. Fear, reasoning, and then bribing seem to be the go to efforts and when all of those fail Eric loses his temper, hallucinates Sarah, and then stakes Amber … all before the opening credits. Well then there goes that plan. Crazy cowboy corporation guy though we find out as the episode goes on does in fact have a plan! Now that they know Sarah is a cure he knows the government will help find her and then they can synthesize her blood and sell a cure as “New Blood”. Awesome! Eric looks none to convinced as killing her is still top of his bucket list but even he appears to see the value in the plan and reluctantly agrees. Not sure anyone in the room is convinced that they are actually working together but that is the plan .. for now.
Later (when they find Sarah) it is made to look like the corporation is going to betray Eric, leaving him and Pam behind while they go to deal with Sarah (who they track down using government surveillance and find her at the Light Of Day Institute of all places) but SURPRISE. At the end of the episode they are outside at night waiting and they all go off hunting together. Of course we don’t actually SEE them get to Sarah…. that is all saved for NEXT WEEK Grrrrrrrr.
Talking of Sarah she has a fairly interesting episode. As mentioned she has gone to the LODI to hide and she has some interesting flashbacks and hallucinations that include Jason lecturing her about how Death is coming in the form of Eric, and then later Steve Newlin and her little Guru friend debating the benefits of dying a Christian versus a Buddhist. Honestly? These little interactions were sadly one of the highlights of tonight’s episode. Yup really not a lot going on. Well she is all set to get hers next week …… we can hope at least!
One of the of the other main stories is the kidnapping of Adelyn and Wade last week by crazy Violet. Sadly other than Andy and Holly running around all episode trying to find them not a whole lot happens until the very end. Andy does remember that Adelyn has had Jessica’s blood and so calls her to see if anything bad has happened that she has sensed which for 90% of the episode Adelyn is having a great time. Violet has taken them off to a house and locked them in a room for the day to have some “fun” complete with a litany of sex toys that these kids have no idea what to do with. We also learn that Violet used to enjoy having sex with her brother too. Hmmmm OK then. But the main story is they are away from everyone, Violet goes to sleep for the day leaving them alone, and nothing other than them having sex happens until the very very end when Violet makes it clear that she is about to torture Adelyn and Jessica finally senses her fear and heads off to the rescue….. but again we have to wait for next week!! Do you see a pattern forming here??? *rolls eyes*
In other news there are 2 minor stories floating around in the background. Hoyt is back in town and he is not alone. He has his pretty new blonde girlfriend Bridget with him who works with him in Alaska. Their first stop is Bellefleurs (which Hoyt obviously thought was Merlotte’s) and Arlene calls Jason because Hoyt obviously doesn’t remember him. Jason comes down and he is definitely interested in Bridget who pretty much does everything short of throw herself at him. UGH really Jason?? Aren’t you back with Jessica now you have to want Hoyt’s girlfriend AGAIN? This seemed pretty pointless to me unless they are going to have the repeat circumstances somehow trigger his memories? There was a nice moment where Jason lied and told Hoyt that Maxine died as one of the good guys and not a crazy townsperson and that he had dealt with the person responsible. Hmmmmm OK? Not quite sure where this is all going but again it was introduced … to be dealt with later.
And then we have Arlene and her dreams of Keith (who we learn is 515) and her obvious attraction to him despite in her dreams explaining to him that she is NOT a fangbanger and then having sex with him on the pool table. OK. Whatever. Arlene’s main job this week is waxing lyrical with Sam who is dealing with Nicole’s ultimatum and it is unsure what he wants to do. Arlene and him sit and drink and try and help Sam decide what is important to him. It looks like Sam is getting ready to leave but we also see that this discussion has left Arlene feeling very depressed and in fact feels so bad that at the end Keith comes to visit her as soon as it gets dark because “that kind of pain can be dangerous”. We learn that Arlene has Hep V (which anyone of us could have pretty much figured out from all the biting etc that happened at Fangtastia) and so Keith, being completely delightful, says that they can just dance. Awwwwwww!!! It was actually rather sweet.
So on to the final main story which of course is Bill and his Hep V that is spreading faster than on anyone else. But Sookie is not giving up. She has a plan and that plan involves finding Dr Ludwig … remember her? (Season 2 Maenad scratch ……) Well she gets her to the house and hear several times that Dr Ludwig isn’t scared of anything blah blah blah and we also learn that she has treated another vamp / fae infection but in that case it was a full fae and not a half and it was quicker but not this quick so Sookie isn’t responsible for the super fast progression? Or maybe she is because when Dr Ludwig finds out that Niall is her relative she freaks out and leaves. Now you would expect this to have some sort of relevance to things but it really doesn’t. Sookie manages to get hold of Niall to see if he can help her. Other than eating some spaghetti, letting her know that he could have prevented her from infecting Bill because he is always watching and yes he know …. and then showing Sookie a flashback with Bill’s wife giving birth to their daughter and explaining the miracle of birth that happens every day his visit seems pretty pointless. He lets us know that he doesn’t like Bill for Sookie and never has and that his magic can’t help with anything. Well then that clears that up. Really?? Why?? Oh time filler ….. because seriously there was NO other reason for it at all that I can see!
The episode ends with Sookie running over to Bill’s in her white dress, very reminiscent of the first time they were together, and she tells Bill that she will stay with him until the end. Of course this ends up with them having sex in front of the fire and we get to see a very unwelcome sight of Naked Bill covered in Hep V Veins. UGH well thank you very much True Blood. Naked Bill at the best of times is bad enough but really??? BLAH!!!! Even better his fangs pop out and he is obviously debating biting her and well all know THAT would be a bad idea …. Really Bill??? Look where the last bite got you!! He decides against it and sticks to the sex. Wonderful and dull!!!
And now we wait until next week which again looks promising but at this point who the hell knows because after all LAST WEEK … THIS WEEK’S looked promising and what an overall fail that was!!! The big question remains who will make it to the end?? Only thing for sure is that Sunday at 9 I WILL be watching and Monday I will be back here to share my thoughts!
Main Cast Death Count This Episode
None (Although Amber died …. I suppose that should get a mention)
Main Cast Death Count This Series
Tara – – OK definitely Dead … Pam says she felt her die whilst in Morocco – that makes TB 1 – VLD -0 BLAH!
My Favorite Lines From “May Be The Last”
- Andy – “Even if they don’t want to answer teenagers can have a pavlovian response to a ringing cell phone”
- Violet – “Your imagination is a muscle … use it or lose it! ”
- Eric “You want Eric to be the fucking spokesman for your vampire Jenny Craig commercials”
- Sookie – “There is a miracle waiting out there for Bill. I just have to go out there and find it! ”
- Dr Ludwig– “Oooooh how very spooky – A cemetery …. shall we?? ”
- Niall – “I don’t like him for you!.”
- Niall – “There is magic in the ordinary – Birth is a miracle, love is a miracle, death is a miracle, forgiveness is a miracle.”