Monday, July 20, 2009

True Blood Episode 2.5 - 'Never Let Me Go' - Discussion

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Another solid episode but for the love of God why did they have to show that damn picture again! I'm about to start a petition! Either never show that abomination again or redo the Photoshopping on that sumbitch! I'm starting to think that this has now become a running joke even for Ball and crew....

Highlight of this episode for me was no doubt the flashback scene to Eric's Viking past and after reading some forums, it seems most agree with me on that. Such an awesome scene with a fair amount of the plasma that we need to see more of from True Blood's second season. In the beginning I kinda saw Eric as one of those pretty boy Twilight esque vampires that are crapping up the big and small screens these days, but he's become one of my favorite characters on the show of late.

Godric was totally badass and I can't wait to see more of him in the coming weeks but was anyone else kinda hoping Godric would be some big name actor or something? With all the buildup surrounding him, I was secretly hoping someone like Christopher Walken would turn out to be playing the role! But again, the dude they chose for the role was awesome. The recent issue of Fangoria had a picture of him from this episode in it and i've been wondering for weeks who that was so it's nice to get some closure on that. Closure ; something you don't often get from True Blood!

This episode was definetly a little too lovey dovey, but I didn't really mind it all that much. Seems all of the characters are finding love, and counterparts, this season. So glad Jessica didn't cheat on Hoyt with that man servant and I loved that scene of him reading his comic book to her! I will say though that I am getting a bit bored with the Sookie/Bill relationship. It's essentially the same monotonous thing week after week and the scenes with the two of them talking alone are getting rather irritating. Is it just me? Lets spice up this relationship a bit. Maybe Bill's maker coming back into the picture is gonna do just that. Let's hope so!

And give us more Lafayette, please! I don't see nearly enough of him.

Handjobs for Jesus! Jason finally gets some action from Sarah, but is it all a set up on the part of her and her husband? Starting to think so....

I find myself when I do these discussions never really touching on Sam or Tara, which is starting to tell me something. I like both of the characters, but doesn't it seem like nothing much to speak of has really been happening with them lately? That being said, I am looking forward to seeing how the shapeshifter on shapeshifter relationship works out. But why is Sam not curious at all about those giant claw marks on Daphne's back?!

The only other thing I really wanted to say about this episode is that the whole Maryann ordeal is starting to get as stale as the Bill/Sookie relationship. Again, it's the same thing week after week and i'm just hoping they resolve it all before too much longer and move on. Anyone else starting to lose interest in that character?

These few complaints aside, True Blood still continues to be an awesome show. It just kinda drags a bit at times and takes too long to get to the point, but I guess that's the case with most shows like this. You can't really expect pay offs and new storylines each and every week. I think my main problem is that i'm just not used to waiting a whole week for the continuation of a story and it drives me a little crazy. In the past when i've gotten into shows it's been through DVD at my own pace, long after the show has already completed and been off the air, so it takes some getting used to.

Feel free to leave comments and continue discussing the episode with me!

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I'll end this post on a bit of a bum note, at least for me. Jen and I had tickets to go see Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this past Friday but we bailed due to various circumstances. Who ended up being on the show that night? Anna Paquin! Figures, eh?

8 comments:

Pax Romano said...

I agree with almost everything you said (oy, that picture!). But I LOVE the Maryann storyline...she is now my fave character on the show-party goddess of gluttony-sex-minotaur wood nymph-fairy whatever I love her!

Johnny said...

I loved her too at first but the whole 'what is she?' thing just keeps going on and on and on. I don't even think it's so much that I don't like her character as much as it is that I just don't like what is being done with her character. It seems like every episode she comes in, does some crazy shit, has a falling out with Tara, then makes up with Tara. It's getting so predictable and old.

EyeloveMetal said...

My favorite part of the episode was the same as yours.. Erics past! While I knew he was a swede, and very old, I never figured he was a viking! His maker seems pretty cool, interested in seeing more of him.. Bill/Sookie, still stale, not enough Lafayette this episode, and I do still enjoy Maryanne though yes, I wish her motives would be made clear at some point.. And Jason will always be comedic relief.. the whole religious storyline is fuckin hilarious.. I love it.. I say lets get Jason a blowy! I do not feel its a setup, I think shes just swoon!

Johnny said...

The Jason storyline is definetly one of the best things the show's got going for it this season. Continually hilarious.

Ms Harker said...

Jason's storyline is hilarious, especially the interactions between him and the preachers wife. Bill is starting to bore me shitless, however I am keen to see more of Eric and the Dallas vamp crew. The raunch in this episode was a little overdone, hopefully the series isn't turning to titties for more viewers!

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Johnny said...

Well to be fair, the show has always been very sexually charged and titty laden!

EyeloveMetal said...

The more titties the better I say! It doesn't take away from the artistic value of the show so who cares?

Johnny said...

I certaintly agree wholeheartedly!