|Sookie pulling a Superman II. Not a good idea.|
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There were many odd, over-the-top moments in tonight’s episode and it was hard to say whether I loved it or hated it when it was all said and done.
Among the show's memorable bits: a beheading, a stabbing, a wedding video, and a laughing smoke monster.
Oh, and the line: "I got an experimental male enhancement ointment I'm anxious to try out."
They tried to fit the kitchen sink into this all-over-the-place episode. Find out all that went on in "In the Beginning" after the jump!
|Bye, bye, Detective Stabler!|
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I start this week's True Blood recap with Roman because I thought with his head not exploding, but merely inflating like a blood-filled vampire balloon at the end of the previous episode, he might stand an editorial chance of survival.
Detective Stabler detonated into a thousand little vampire bits, leaving Christopher Meloni's role strictly flashback from here on out.
Sookie found out the hard way in the last episode that as only a half-fairie, she's not the Energizer bunny with her fairie power. It has its limits. So what does Sookie decide to do? Use it all up, of course!
Getting rid of super powers = never a good idea. (See Superman II.)
Hoyt claimed he felt more love and acceptance in his new hate group than he's felt in a long time. A comment which inspired one of the haters to remark, "That's the thing, hate groups is about more than hate."
(Yes, the quote contains incorrect grammar. Shocking!)
By the end of the episode, the haters had Hoyt feeling quite happy to put on an Obama mask right along with them, which apparently symbolized his readiness to kill vampires.
Hey, if Abraham Lincoln can kill them...
Alcide spent all of his screen time in this episode playing Karate Kid with a female werewolf and looking like Rambo. This was training for his upcoming fight with the packmaster, which I hope happens soon. It looks like the packmaster has involved himself with a vampire and he's now offering V up to kids... puppies?... whatever. Anyway, Emma.
This week, we watched Arlene watching her wedding video and wishing Terry had never started talking crazy in the previous episode.
I feel for you, Arlene. I wish this whole evil smoke monster thing would blow over too.
|Jason and Jessica: before the shooting|
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Do I see an Obama mask in Jason's future?
For whatever reason, Lafayette went to pay Jesus' grandfather a visit. He spits on him, which earns him a trip into a chair, tied up and with his lips sewn shut. Luckily, grandfather's young wife, somehow still pregnant since last season, saves Lafayette from certain doom by stabbing grandpa about thirty times in the chest with a hunting knife.
With all the ghosts haunting Lafayette at the moment, I can't imagine this solved the issue.
|Tara, tearing up Fangtasia|
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I was really hoping this would have some kind of an impact on Tara. Unfortunately she just continued right on with being Tara.
See you next episode. I guess.
Russell, Salome, Eric, Bill, Nora, etc.
So Salome broke Russell out and Russell killed Roman (a.k.a. "The Guardian"). And that's the Authority story, folks.
Now, Lilith's blood, which used to be quite sacred, is up for grabs. Salome plans a little ceremony with the remaining chancellors (and Eric and Bill) in which they'll drink this blood. One chancellor foolishly passes, a move which gets him a beheading by Russell. The others, Eric and Bill included, became a lot more enthusiastic about drinking it then.
As far as I could tell, Lilith blood turns vampires into angry drunks. The group's plan for the evening involved a trip down to Bourbon Street where they gave each other piggy back rides, got right in a cab driver's face, and tore up a karaoke bar. And by tore it up, I mean they slaughtered every single person in the place.
Out of this blood bath Lilith appeared. She rose - literally - right from the blood. She seemed to like what the vampires were doing - drinking and enjoying themselves.
This was right about the time that Godric also appeared, to Eric. He didn't like it. This is wrong, he said.
Okay. So what's your next move, Eric?
OVERALL: This one was so over the top, it didn't leave me thinking about the actual episode. Instead, it left me questioning where this is all headed. Will we see vampires destroy the human population of Bon Temps? Will an evil smoke monster? Or will Obama masked fiends cut all of the supernaturals off at the pass?