True Blood continues to surprise me as it just gets better and more intense every week!
We've dug deeper into the vampire world which continues to get creepier, and one of the most fascinating part is how Bill sometimes has to go along with what the vampires want, and sometimes can hold his own if he believes differently.
It's also fascinating to have Sookie get deeper into the vampire world, but stay so calm and level-headed with only a few freak outs when it really, really calls for it.
We were left last week with some major vampire conflict after some vampires caused trouble in Merlotte's, leading to the close-minded, scared men of the town to burn down Bill's house where four burnt coffins were uncovered.
We picked up this week unsure if Bill was in one of those coffins (though assuming he's alive because this show would be lost without Bill), to discover that vampires die in a pretty gross way, and then later to discover as Sookie visited the graveyard, that Bill was NOT dead... because he spent the night in the graveyard.
And bravo, HBO, for continuing to take advantage of your subscription cable status by not only freaking us faint-hearted out with Bill's arm stabbing out of the ground to grab Sookie in the graveyard, but then to have some very down and dirty graveyard sex. Sookie's really shot that innocence to hell, and I like it!
We found out that the fourth vampire was not a vampire but a "fang-banger," the 19-year-old assistant to the coroner, which seems to have been his purpose in the show.
As for the vampires still around, Eric used his power to call on Sookie (by appearing in Bill's bathtub, of course), but not to use her blood as I was imagining.
Instead, he wanted to use her mind-reading powers to figure out who was stealing money from Fangtasia, and Sookie proved to be quite helpful as she worked through the suspects to discover it was a vampire who had glamored a human into stealing - and vampires don't take a moment to let pretty little humans continue to work things out as our final scene was of the bartender vampire lunging at Sookie! You've got to love the way they leave us utterly hanging at the end of every episode!!
While this was main storyline of the episode, we also had the increasingly more interesting side stories like that of Jason's new love interest who seemed to be helping Jason be a better person, but then led him to kidnap a vampire to get more V... bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!
Also, Tara's mother seemed to actually believe, or actually be, cured from the exorcism of her "devil," to the point that Tara went herself to get some voodoo... I don't know if I want sassy Tara to change, but I guess we'll see if anything happens for her.
Can't wait for more to see how this all develops even more!
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