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 with Comic Con being last weekend there was an AWESOME trailer for the upcoming final episodes shown ….. if you missed it you can check it out HERE.
Right then everybody ready because here we go and this week starts off in a pretty damn awesome fashion with Eric strolling down the hallways carrying the ripped out jaw of the Yukuza member he took down last week. Of course life can’t be that easy and there are a bunch more waiting for him – all of which he takes out although you can see he is finding it a lot more of an effort that normal (but nothing like the failure to punch through a wall a couple of episodes ago …… sooo continuity issues or adrenalin rush??? Who the hell knows at this point but we get to see Eric being all well ….. Eric like lol so that is always fun). I did love his little pause to ask “Really?” before smashing up a few more of their little killer team but sadly this fun comes to an end when other team members bring a silvered Pam around the corner. UGH really Pam? Again? I know you can fight better than this!!!!! Pam and Eric are escorted in some nifty looking cars to (what I assume to be) the Yokomoto headquarters where they are placed in a room with huge windows and a clock in front of them with a countdown to dawn. As they are left there alone, presumably to meet the sun, Eric says to Pam “Our first Sunrise together” …. awwwwwww and they share a look and the opening credits roll.
One of the other big revelations last week at the end was Bill showing the first signs of Hep V. That takes up a fair amount of time this episode and starts with him calling a lawyer to get his affairs in order. Turns out this is quite a popular thing at the moment and so no appointments are available and so the only option he has is to go down and wait to be seen. Jessica overhears this conversation but doesn’t confront him about it even when he says he will be leaving and won’t be back until late so not to wait up for him. We get to follow Bill to the lawyers office which looks like a DMV waiting room with a take a number and wait system and the average wait time it 5-7 hours which will take them up until after sunrise. Not having much other option as the tell tale black veins are already spreading Bill sits in for the long haul and we get to see that his Hep V is spreading at an alarming rate. The nasty black veins are appearing more and more before our eyes. Well that can’t be good!
On the other side of town Lafayette is none to amused with Lettie Mae’s actions at the party and he takes her back to his house. She tries to insist she needs to go home because the Reverend will be waiting but Lala is too smart to fall for that knowing that she gave him enough Benedryl to knock him out for hours. When they get inside James is waiting and looking to take Lafayette up on his offer of a place to crash but things take a little turn with Lettie Mae ranting on about seeing Tara …. James is actually on HER side. He says that Lafayette of all people should understand the doorways it can open and they come to an arrangement that while James goes off to bed for the day Lafayette and Lettie Mae will go on a V induced trip together.
Now I want to take a little time out here for a bitch ….. not really relevant to anything other than my annoyance to continuity so feel free to skip to the next paragraph for episode only related info. People have been getting high off of V in this show since Season 1 with Jason and the trips we took then. Now they have changed the rules so often it makes my head spin (if you use it for healing you don’t seem to get the effects …. unless you are Lettie Mae) …. if you drink a few drops for “finding purposes” again no fun effects ….. but a couple of weeks ago Lettie Mae swallowed a great deal more of Willa’s blood and had a very short induced little trip. This week Lala and her take not much more than A DROP of James’s blood (and honestly he isn’t exactly a super vamp now is he???) and they trip for HOURS apparently.
OK Rant over … so yes off Lala and Lettie Mae go on their V Trip and they find Tara, back on the cross, and they get her down, and then she is gone and running through the forest (in a dress that looks suspiciously like one of the Maenad’s bridesmaid’s dresses from Season 2) and they find her at her old house crazily digging up random holes in the back yard like a crazy woman. We don’t get to see WHAT she is digging for as Reverend Daniels chooses that moment to come to the house and shake them out of their little V trip. Well Lettie Mae is none to thrilled with that and even Lafayette argues that Tara is trying to tell them something but the Rev has had enough and says she has to choose. Well of course she chooses Tara but we have no idea at this point what that is going to mean. To be continued next week I guess.
So I am sure we all remember the Jason / Jessica / Violet issue from last week? Well Violet starts this week with whole new approach to things rather than KILL which has been her previous motto. She decides the ultimate seduction is the way to go but even with that when Jessica calls Jason because she needs him to get Sookie so she can tell him about Bill he leaves to go to her. Of course he thinks Violet is asleep at the time but once he leaves she goes mad and smashes everything up. THERE is the Violet I have been expecting to see!
Jason in the meantime has gone to get Sookie to take her to Jessica’s and they get the news that Jessica has discovered Bill is Hep V positive. At first Jason won’t believe it but then Sookie realizes that when she scratched her arm with the big stick when she was playing bait she got drenched in Hep V Vamp goo and so it must be her. They don’t want to believe it but it is off to the clinic they go for a blood test and promises to Jessica that they will let her know when they do.
Unsurprisingly the results are in and Sookie has Hep V and I am expecting that her weird Fairy blood is the cause for Bill’s symptoms and their rapid progress. Guess Fairy blood isn’t good for everything after all! One good thing to come out of it all is that while they are waiting Jason decides he is going to break it off with Violet …. and when I say good I mean good viewing … obviously we ALL know Violet isn’t going to take that one lying down!
Talking of Bill we see him still getting worse at the lawyer’s office and True Blood writers suddenly seem to remember that vampires during the day suffer from the bleeds. Oh well done them *rolls eyes* …. won’t even get started on that lack of continuity. Any way Bill finally gets to be seen and discovers that there are more problems for him than just his Hep V. Under the law the will he has was made when he was “impersonating a human” and thus isn’t recognized as it was before vampires came out of the coffin. As of right now, because of a law passed before the evil Governor Burrell lost his head, vampire progeny are NOT recognized as heirs and so his estate would pass to the government should anything happen to him. Bill’s only recourse? Adopt Jessica legally and go that route …. which could take up to a year …. unless he wants to pay the lawyer $10 Million to expedite the process. Bill tries to glamour her into skipping that but she only laughs, (as did I actually because really Bill? She is a lawyer that works with vampires all day … did you not think she would have those fancy contacts? … we will put that slip on your behalf down to the Hep V because your next actions amused me lol) ………. Bill’s next action was to stab her in the throat with a letter opener!! HA!!! Die greedy bitch Die!!!! Even better he grabs a pencil as he leaves and takes out the vampire guard with it on his way out. Well played Bill Compton … well played indeed! He heads home to a waiting Jessica and Sookie who have been crying and it is obvious that they know.
Talking of Bon Temps remember Jason’s warning to Adelyn and Wade? Well they chose to ignore it and are going for it right under Andy’s roof! Well that wasn’t smart and of course Andy catches them and sends a poor naked Wade running out into the yard with Andy chasing after him, Holly not far behind and Arlene screaming they are gonna wake the baby. Andy wants to kill Wade, Holly looks like she wants to kill Andy and generally this is not good. They all go their separate ways but we get to see Arlene and Holly head to Bellfleurs (yes remember that never actually got cleaned up? Well amazingly so did the writers) and they set to getting that place back ready to open and Arlene actually has some good advice. When Andy comes by to apologize it is clear things aren’t going well but Arlene sends them off to TALK to the kids together. Just one little problem with that …. when they get to the house the kids have gone! Seriously? What did they expect? Andy …. well I can see why he didn’t get it but Holly really should have known better! I saw that coming a mile away. Luckily for them they told Wade’s brother where they were going (Fort Bellefleur) but will they get there in time???
Also in Bon Temps Nicole is being a pain in the ass and she wants to go “home” for good and she wants Sam to go with her. She basically calls the town crazy, Sam the mayor of crazy town and that he wants to be there crazier still. Yes there was a whole lot of crazy being thrown around. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was carrying Sam’s baby I would say good riddance! UGH she gets on my nerves!!! More wait and see stuff here too.
Now remember poor Pam and Eric trapped in a room? Well it turns out that some cowboy wanna be is now in charge of the Yokomoto corporation and he is broke! Tru Blood is worthless and he wants to get his hands on Sarah Newlin and he thinks the dynamic duo can help. Eric isn’t having any of it but with only minutes before sunrise Pam is thinking otherwise. After a few minutes of Eric and Pam starting to burn (the main sticking point being that Eric wants to be the one to actually kill Sarah and Yoko guy not so keen) they come to a deal and our pair is safe ….. for now … and at sundown will be taking them all to Sarah’s sister’s house. The only place Sarah could possibly go.
They were right, of course, and we get to see Sarah sneaking into her sister’s house during daylight only to be attacked by her sister. Sadly her sister is too ill to really hurt her and ends up collapsing and coughing up blood before inflicting damage…. but the game is just beginning. When Amber wakes back up Sarah lets her know that there was a cure. A cure that Sarah drank all of making her now the only cure out there and she tells Amber to drink from her (Which honestly by the time Sarah had been halfway through the sentence if I was the sister I would have been biting already!).
We don’t get to see what happens but when Eric, Pam and the Yokomoto crew turn up at Amber’s house they see immediately that she is cured! Oh next week should be good!
To finish up Jason goes home to tell Violet that things are over. He gets himself all psyched up only to go in and discover that she isn’t there, the place is trashed and she has left a note saying that things aren’t working and goodbye. Ummmmm what??? Oh don’t worry Violet hasn’t gone completely soft. We see that she has tracked down Adelyn and Wade at Fort Bellefleur and convinces them to leave their phones and come with her because she knows a place where they can be alone and safe by telling them that with her fairy blood if she could find them the bad vamps could too. Oh this isn’t going to be good. Revenge is best in the sneaky way and taking the one thing that will hurt Jessica seems like a pretty good plan to me!
And now we wait until next week which is looking like a more action packed ride. Adelyn and Wade are at the mercy of a crazy Violet, Eric and crew know that Sarah is their chance at a cure, and although we will have to deal with the inevitable Sookie and Bill drama I am OK with that. The game is well and truly on now. Odds are changing with a cure now in play (honestly did anyone doubt that would happen?) and so 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 notable mention of Bill killing the lawyer and the vamp “guard” …. THAT was awesome! )
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 “Karma”
- Eric – “Our first sunrise together”
- Pam – “I imagined my death many times but I never thought I would meet the sun in some place with wall to wall carpet”
- Eric “When I find her I am going to wrap my hands around her neck and snap her little blonde bobble head”
- Nicole – “This town is fucking crazy and you are the mayor of crazy!”
- Jason – “Bill was a bone fide vampire God not six months ago. ”
- Arlene – “Shit happens Holly – ya clean it up.”
- Sookie – “Life’s too short to be with someone you don’t love.”
- Amber – “You can’t just dye your hair, and blow a guru, and absolve yourself of all the horrific shit you have done in your life.”