|Sookie and Jason: Ready to face Warlow... or Russell... whoever.|
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A Supernatural Free-For-All
With only one more episode remaining for True Blood's Season 5, I knew things had to eventually lead toward a "finale-ish" confrontation.
And here it was. But a confrontation between which species?
In "Sunset," Alcide and his deadbeat dad took on a few baby vampires, the Authority hocked a loogie and sent it straight into humanity's face (thanks, Eric!), and Russell ventured over to nosh on some faeries.
It was a supernatural free-for-all in this week's episode. Check out all the mayhem after the jump!
Sookie has been chasing her tail for pretty much the entirety of Season 5. But her most recent tail chasing came in the form of a scroll she'd found that said she'd been sold to a vampire named Warlow by her "great, great, great, great... times fifteen grandfather Stackhouse." This week she went to see the faerie elder for answers.
Faerie elder told her that yes, she's basically Warlow's. But that wasn't what really lit up faerie elder like a faerie Christmas tree bulb. Faerie elder was far more interested in Sookie's mention of Russell Edgington, who has been on the loose since the season began.
Being that Sookie has a way of talking people into things, she convinced faerie elder to help her fight Russell. Great! Unfortunately, when Russell finally showed up, faerie elder's faerie blast aim wasn't so hot.
Moral of that story: practice on tin cans in your spare time if you want to keep up your accuracy. (duh!)
Hopefully Sookie's aim next week will be better than faerie elder's. By the looks of things, it's going to be either her or Russell.
|Pam: In Authority custody. Nice job, Tara!|
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In a really cool, but really stupid move last week, Tara sliced off the the new sheriff's head with a samurai sword. This week, the Authority stopped by Fangtasia check up on new sheriff's progress.
Tara: Sheriff? Uh... what sheriff? Oh, yeah... him. He showed and then took off.
Her explanation might have sounded a little more convincing than that, but that was the basic gist. And the Authority wasn't buying a word of it. About to take in Tara, Pam stepped up and volunteered herself as sheriff slaughterer. They quickly led her away in silver shackles.
Why? Why? Why!
Sam and Luna
More mousing around the Authority headquarters. More nakedness. Finally they ran across Emma. And that was right around the time the Authority ran across them.
|Alcide: Digging. (The T-1000's in the background, by the way.)|
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In Alcide's opening scene, he was digging a hole on his dad's property and for no apparent reason whatsoever. Later, three baby vampires came around to harass the two of them and Alcide went outside to take them on. He did pretty well against two of them, but it took dad and a crossbow to finish them off and send the female vampire packing.
All of this got me thinking about foreshadowing and symbolism. Could we be in store for a werewolf/vampire match up where Alcide goes down and gets buried in the grave he was digging? I wasn't sure if Alcide was doing something overtly symbolic in his earlier digging, but the thought crossed my mind.
Then again... maybe the digging was just to give us a shot of his abs.
Jessica and Jason
It was pretty obvious that Jessica hasn't been buying into any of the vampires' Lilith crap. This week, she tried to make her escape from the Authority by pretending to want to turn Jason into a vampire. This was one of my favorite scenes of the episode: Bill listening to Jessica's long-winded explanation, nodding as if he were giving her idea some serious thought, and then asking her, "Do you think I'm an idiot?"
Bill wasn't fooled and, in fact, called her bluff, sending her out with two armed escorts to make sure she turned Jason into a vampire.
Did we think for a minute that Jessica would do it?
Naturally, she didn't, freeing Jason up to try to save Sookie from Russell Edgington.
For the last several episodes I wasn't sure if Bill really did see himself as a Lilith follower. Was he just acting? I would say after watching this episode that things became clearer. Lilith showed herself to him, naked as usual, and told him that she'd chosen him to lead the vampires.
Of course, she also told the exact same thing to a couple of other vampires, one of which Bill killed.
So yes, I'd have to say he's into this whole Lilith thing.
|Nora: Finally, came to her senses!|
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Eric's strategy with the Authority was like a disgruntled employee's who'd landed a job with another company and decided he would screw things up as much as he could on his way out the door.
An army general showed up to chat with the Authority about the recent Tru-Blood factory bombings. The humans, claimed the general, were talking about eradicating vampires from the face of the planet. They had developed weapons. He warned the Authority that they should be very careful about what they decided to do next.
Eric responded by immediately executing the general. Chaos ensued. When asked by the chancellors if he had any idea what he'd done, he shrugged. "He was a d!ck."
Eric and Nora eventually left, by way of killing their two armed escorts from the Authority.
I'd say their resignation letters were received loud and clear.
It was confirmed this week: Sookie was sold to Warlow. But now Russell Edgington has his sights set on her faerie blood.
Will Warlow intervene?
OVERALL: Very fun, fast-paced episode. As all True Blood 11th episodes are.
What's in store next week? A faerie/vampire showdown? What about those weapons humans developed that the vampires haven't seen? And here I thought we were all just sitting around, waiting to be food.