Episode 6: Arlene is just bad at keeping a man…
Spoilers coming out ahead (just like me back in 2012) **
Everything was going to hell over last week’s episode, the final cliffhangers were nerve wracking.. It was a long wait and I could not avoid to fear for the outcome of the battle between Eric and Pam. And taking into account the preview of tonight’s episode (where there was a sneak peek of Eric speaking to Newlin through a bloody hole, one could assume it was Pam’s blood)..I felt like some serious s*** was going to happen and then I pictured myself going through the Red Wedding all over again (a moment from one the best episodes in TV history, that I don’t dare to watch again)… True Blood is a show that despite some weak moments, it has made us care for its characters. And in the end its been 6 years of knowing these characters, of loving them and hating them at the same time (Tara until last season when she became a vamp). My point is: Any shit like the Red Wedding in True Blood is a bit harder..And this season it seems like our characters are no longer on a safe place (except for Sookie, that b*** is all about “having dinner” with supernatural creatures and surviving). During this episode we said goodbye to a beloved character….(I am curious where this storyline is going). And we say hello to a new damn hot vampire.. So lets get started, we will take a look to the mayor story lines of this Episode…
Sookie and her Killer Dad
Last Sunday we discovered the awful truth behind the death of Sookie’s parents: They wanted to kill her and some hot as millenary fairy/vampire killed them instead, in order to protect Sookie (Anna Paquin). No wonder she has huge father issues which reflect on her terrible relationships with men and supernatural creatures. But Mr. Stackhouse didn’t intend to fail in its original mission(killing Sookie). Through Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) Mr. Stackhouse was trying again to accomplish his mission by drowning Sookie. But hopefully for her, Bill sensed her being in danger and as he could not go out in the daylight, he sent Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) instead . Who once again saved our beloved Sookie…And nothing bad happened to auntie Lala so I am the most happy (again Anne Boleyn’ reference). When the spirit of Sookie’s dad came out Lafayette’s body Sookie confronted it by stating and I quote: “Get the f*** out my life forever”. The spirit left and finally it was over.. It didn’t feel like closure to me! I expect there is much better ending of this subplot! At the end Bill (Lilith) summoned Warlow causing him a lot of pain (just like Jessica). But Sookie kept Bill (Stephen Moyer) from getting Warlow and instead he took him to a fairish paradise place, where Bill was out of her range..
Eric and Pam go all Matrix
The moment I was waiting came very soon at the beginning of tonight’s Episode. The Governor and his mistress from hell Sarah Newlin wanted blood and it was starting to look like the time Spartacus killed his good friend Varro. So they went up in the air looking badass as ever (Mr. Anderson against Smith+flashback)! Pam (Kristin Bauer von Straten) looked to be hurt and so did Eric (Alexander Skarsgard).. the moment of truth was coming, the unavoidable was upon us..But to our great surprise nothing bad happened to either Pam or Eric. Instead they attacked some guards, that were hiding in the room! It was then that Eric learned that former reverend Steven Newlin was the one telling the Governor about Eric’s family.. This scene was a bit underwhelming .. There was so much drama building up during episode 5.. And everything was solved too easy… I was disappointed and happy at the same time! There is still more of Pam and Eric… That was it for Pam in this Episode, while Eric still had some hard s*** to endure!
The evil b**** from hell vs. Jason (Hot-Ass) Stackhouse
Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is seriously one of the craziest revengeful evil whores I’ve ever seen in television. And she is doing a great job! We have seen some evil characters during these past seasons…Most of them were triggered by a broken heart, psychotic situation, V addiction, ambition, revenge and lately religion. But Sarah Newlin has taken this to a whole new level. I know that witches pulled out some sleep walking to the sun, to kill some vampires. But Sarah not only wants to see them burn, she wants to experience with them all types of crazy cruel torture. What is frighting and fun at the same time regarding Mrs. Newlin, is the fact that she dresses and talks like an adorable, southern, dumb housewife..while she tortures some vampires! At the beginning of this episode, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is acting like he hates vampires in order to get into the Governor’s force. So he gets accepted and goes to The Camp, where everybody is impressed with his hatred for vampires..And then Sarah comes in and she looks furious to see Jason.. She sends everyone out, to have some alone-time with Jason (not for having “dinner”). Jason strikes her with bad news! He announces that he has come to save Jessica (not the brightest idea) and threatens her with telling everything to the Governor and exposing her for being the evil whore she is… But Sarah doesn’t care at all….Instead she takes Jason to give him a little taste of what the Camp is all about.
Jessica and the hot new beau…
Jason is waiting for Sarah to reveal what the Camp is all about. And then she tells him that they watch vampires copulate..He doesn’t quite get it yet ( you know fancy talking). So Sarah gives him that look… (and then explaining it means to fuck).
So a male vampire appears across the glass, he is shirtless and damn he is one hot vampire….This show keeps on bringing testosterone to another level! Please give a big welcome to Vampire James (the amazingly beautiful Luke Grimes)…
Later on, Sarah reveals that James has to copulate with Jessica (what a b****, she looked like she was enjoying it). But James didnt want do it.. He told Jess she was a great person and that he was not going to give into the sick orders of the people behind the glass. So he got hurt by the reflection of sunlight ..several times (it was torturing). Jessica (Deborah Ann Wollo) was starting to strip in order to stop James from getting hurt… But James refused and they were taken by the Governor’s forces.. So this scene was hurtful for both James and Jason and it just proves that Mrs. Newlin is not shitting around! She truly intends to eradicate vampires…Now its even worse after getting to meet hot James..We just want to see more of him!!
Bill and Governor Bushell
When Bill learns that Warlow is not coming, he goes looking for Jessica to find that she is not home, realising that his vision is starting to become real (the vision where everyone is burning). So he decides to have a session with Lilith. He glamours the japanese scientist he preoviously kidnapped and orders him to drain his blood and then to put it back, when he comes near death. In his session with Lilith, she brakes it down to Bill: She aint gonna save him! He must act now or he is doomed! So Bill comes back and drinks the blood of Warlow. Suddenly he gets a glow of light in his face and body. A signal that he might be ready to go out to the sun. And precisely he does…He feels powerful and he goes to the Governor’s mansion, where he butchers everyone including the Governor (Arliss Howard), displaying his great new awesomeçpowers. Unfortunately, he is unable to find the location of the camp…One of the characters who has changed the most is Bill. He was once a vampire with moral and ethical limits, he cared for humans and wanted a legitimate place in society. But now he is sort of a vampire god…its fun, but deep down this unbalance of power seems to be very critical and uncontrollable, meaning that at any time he will get killed.. And I don’t want that.. We’ll have to wait and see what is coming next!!
Arlene’s tragic relationships
Las episode Terry convinced a fellow ex-military friend to kill him, he can no longer live with the pain of having killed his friend, he doesn’t want Arlene to know. Arlene notices that Terry is up to something and she suspects he plans to kill him self. So he ask Holy for advice. Holy brings up the possibility of bringing a vampire to glamour Terry, in order for him to forget everything about the war…Arlene agrees and a vampire glamours Terry. And after that, everything is cute and perfect between Arlene and Terry… However Terry never called off his former friend that had scheduled for killing him..So tragedy came back to Arlene’s life: Terry was shot at the back of Merlotte’s. It was a touching sad scene, full of grief and agony. I like Arlene, but Terry’s storyline seemed to go nowhere… Maybe this tragic moment was for the best…
Characters and subplots which right now don’t look very relevant or fun..
Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) the new pack master is still looking for Sam (Sam Trammel) and Luna’s daughter Emma. But Sam decides to put an end to the hunt and decides to give Luna to her grandmother. An action that is really the most appropriate one. Sam finally faces Alcide and they both agree on the terms that Sam would appear as officially dead and that he should never come back to Bon Temps…And in exchange Alcide would spare his life..On the other side, the last surviving child of Sheriff Bellefleur gets finally a name (a hidious one, I would have preferred to be called number 4). Meet the lovely Adilyn something Charlene Danica (Bailey Noble)
Eric and his family
Despite the fact that Eric did not had to kill Pam. The Governor (before being killed by Bill) was not satisfied. So he decided to take on another member of Eric’s family: Nora (Lucy Griffiths). He brings Nora to Eric and introduces a creepy doctor, who announces the new type of virus: Hepatitis V. A substance that is able to destroy and kill a vampire, through a very painful way. And Nora becomes the first subject to carry the decease. Soon Nora begins to slowly die… Eric can stand to see his sister die in this way. And then he summons Willow, her new daughter. She comes to Eric bringing the body of a guard. She strikes a female doctor who was on the room and dress as a guard, Eric escapes with Willow and the dying Nora. Eric gets into a room were he finds that the True Blood currently owned by the State of Lousiana is being contaminated with the Hepatitis V virus..
Sookie and Warlow
And finall we get to see Sookie and Warlow back together. This time Warlow says to Sookie that she must tie him up, to avoid any dangerous situation. He struggles with the beast inside of him. He is a fairy with some bloody cravings..and he dislikes it…So he wants to be with Sookie (turn her into a hybrid), in order to close the cycle, they would feed from one another and could live forever! So everything was very emotional and kind of romantic…But then Sookie got all heated up.. and she had an insightful moment, she recognised (proud and loud) that she was a whore! (one of the best moments of the night). But she was not an idiot whore (and I am quoting her). She then tied Warlow harder and she gave him some of her blood and then she took some of his blood and what was once an insightful conversation regarding the burdens of being supernatural, became a hot sexual scene, with lots of nudity and even some influence of Fifty Shades of Grey (Warlow being tied while Sookies is doing her stuff). Sookie and Warlow were finally “dinning” and as they were “eating” light started to glow…and the episode ended…
And thats how you call it for the night!
This story is getting every time more complex and interesting. Characters are dying and no one is getting into a safe place. What will happen with this burning sexual light glowing from Willow and Sookie’s body… What’s Bill gonna do against the Camp??
What are your thoughts on las night’s episode??