Monday, October 6, 2008
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Really gotta start keeping these reviews short and sweet as I tend to go on a bit too long and I don't wanna bore!
Following Bill's actions with the cop at the end of episode 4, Sookie is starting to doubt their pseudo relationship and ultimately decides they need to go on a little break. Bill is just too much vampire for her to handle and she's now finally giving Sam a chance. Jason confronts Lafayette about the V he took in the last episode that gave him a never ending hard-on and, after a little convincing, decides to take the drug again, this time under the guidance of Lafayette who promises once Jason gets the hang of it, it will completely open him up and change the way he looks at things. Amidst all this, Bill finally attends Sookie's Grandma's war history meeting and we learn a lot about his past.
This was my favorite episode of the series thus far. The backstory of Bill was all very interesting, as we learn about his family and also find out how he came to be a vampire. Had been eagerly anticipating the answers to these questions.
If you didn't like Lafayette before, you're gonna start to like him in this one. There's one scene where he goes all apeshit on a couple of rednecks at the bar that solidifies him as a badass character. Even if he is a Tarantino wanna be. I still can't seem to get into Tara though.
The scenes with Jason high on V are all pretty cool, but I can't help but feel like he needs juicier material. Seeing him fuck everyone in his path and continually get accused of murder is getting a little old.
The wit and humor Alan Ball displayed in Six Feet Under are really starting to come through and thank god for that because I was starting to think he may have lost some of his charm. His dramatic touch also rears its head in this episode, perhaps for the first time, which was nice to see.
Sparks Fly Out continues to build up to big things to come in the near future. Sam is definetly some kind of werewolf/dog shapeshifter and the end of this one will leave you stunned. Let's just say a major character bites it! Or is it...gets bitten?
I think i'm now officially hooked. Episodes 1-4 kept me teetering on the fence and even had me losing interest, but it looks like things are finally coming together.
True Blood episode 6, Cold Ground, airs next Sunday on HBO.