|All hail Lilith! (Or at least her blood.)|
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Vampire Crisis Night
As Season 5 True Blood episodes go, "Gone, Gone, Gone" wasn't terrible. I enjoyed it. Sure, there were a few dragging moments (namely, all of Hoyt's), but it did a good job of setting us up for what will surely be an action-packed season finale.
Tonight, Sookie discovered she's contractually obligated to be vampire food, two mice broke into Steve Newlin's briefcase, and Eric was force fed Lilith blood.
Did he finally drink the Authority Kool-Aid?
Find out after the jump!
The show started off strong with Sookie's opening scene. A vampire showed up on her doorstep to have his way with her and her faerie blood; she turned him into a puddle of vampire goo by stabbing him with a pair of chopsticks.
Once Sookie got over the trauma of killing a vampire in her living room, which was surprisingly fast, she looked under her bed and found something even more unpleasant. A scroll with some creepy squiggly writing on it. She and Jason hightailed it over to the faeries to get it translated. It was a contract. Sookie's great, great, great grandfather sold his first female faerie heir to Warlow.
Any guesses who that is, Sookie?
Sam and Luna
Here's a question for you, fans: If a shape shifter turns himself into a cockroach and gets sprayed by pesticide, would he die?
I found myself wondering that as Sam and Luna again turned themselves into vermin this week. In tonight's episode, they were a couple of lab mice who broke into Steve Newlin's briefcase and hitched a ride to where Steve has been keeping Emma.
Will they be able to free her?
My advice: stay away from mouse trap cheese bait, you two.
|Team Tara and Pam?|
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Did you love the awesomeness that was Tara lopping off the new sheriff's head with a samurai sword? Or did you despise the scene for killing off yet another new character all too soon?
For me, it was both.
On one hand, I thought what a kick ass scene. Also, we get it now: it's definitely Team Tara and Pam. Them against... well, whoever.
But - they are killing off interesting characters awfully fast lately. Like techie vampire Molly taking a stake to the chest this week. That was a sad moment. As for our new sheriff, we hardly got to know him... whatever his name was.
In the beginning, Hoyt was a great friend to Jason Stackhouse. Then he became Jessica's boyfriend. Once those relationships dried up, there wasn't a whole lot left for Hoyt to do on this show, except be pissed off. But that's Tara's job.
This week, Hoyt decided to end it all - or at least, his role on the show. He first scored a job in Alaska and then asked Jessica to glamour him, so he'd forget all about his part on the show for the last few seasons.
Brilliant! I don't know why Jessica hadn't taken it upon herself to do this favor for him already. What kind of friend are you, Jessica?
But still, thank you.
|Colored like a watermelon Jolly Rancher? Maybe. But it's Lilith blood, and damn, it's tasty!|
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Bill dabbed a few drops of Lilith's blood into Eric's mouth, so he'd see all sorts of crazy sh!t. Like Lilith tearing Godric's head off. After that, Eric was a lot more "praise the all-mighty Lilith." But... was Eric's Lilith praising merely a clever ploy to make Russell lose it?
About five hail Liliths in, Russell launched into a tirade about how great he is, how he would one day drink faerie blood and walk in the sun, and how he's old and powerful and all that. It was exactly the narcissistic blow up we knew was coming.
OVERALL: Entertaining. Fun moments. Hoyt's history. Good set up for the finale!
(PROTIP: Definitely don't miss next week's episode. True Blood loves to stick the finale action in Episode 11 and leave Episode 12 equal parts current season clean up and next season set up.)