True Blood Ignites!

Last night’s episode of True Blood was just as “edge of the seat” as every episode prior to it. We cannot get enough of the madness, cutting-edge, gripping, biting and all around sexy hot feel of this entire season. After drinking Bill’s blood, Sookie has a dream about both him and Eric. In it, she tells them both that she is in love with them and wants to be with them together. After Bill initially says, “I’m the King of Louisiana— I do not share,” he gives in. The scene ends with both guys biting Sookie’s neck simultaneously… leaving the fans to use their lustful imaginations to uncover the rest of the fantasy/dream sequence. Props to Alan Ball for allowing Team Eric and Team Bill to unite for a rather titillating option that perhaps hadn’t been added to the equation. This move was yet another example of Alan Ball’s talent. If we could have, we would have dropped by his house and hugged him for allowing Sookie to take a far more “powerful” stance by bringing up (during her dream) that men are fine with two women and one man… but they tend to become far more uncomfortable with two men and one woman. Bravo Alan!

I believe that Jessica Tuck (Nan) had the wittiest comeback while listening to Jessica cry over all that she feels she’s lost. “Sometimes I think I should put my career on hold and become a maker, but the past few hours have made me question that.” Hoyt also had a clever one-liner about the door frame that he and Jason just fixed: “It looks great, if you ignore the bullet holes and general f&%kedupness of everything.” Alcide is 6’6″! We knew Joe Manganiello was tall (and God knows the full nude body shot was even more helpful), but we’re completely elated that someone finally revealed just how tall he is. Sookie takes off to warns Bill— their relationship has always been at the center of the show, complex, brooding and yet often hilarious, so we are all pleased that the writers are finally shifting back toward focusing on it.

We see an interesting side to a lot of characters in this week’s episode of True Blood. Lafayette (as inhabited by the spirit Mavis) spends most of the episode squeezing in the word “bébé” into every sentence of dialogue, and Debbie and Antonia both begin to spin out of control. Perhaps jealously and revenge is a dish best not served when you’ve gone insane. The two episodes coming up in September are “Soul of Fire” on the 4th and “And When I Die” on the 11th, and information is out about both. So if you are anti-spoiler, we STRONGLY suggest that you stop reading right now.

In the first September episode, “Soul of Fire,” As the Wiccan-vampire standoff reaches a critical juncture, Sookie summons her faerie powers to prevent Marnie from bewitching Bill, Eric and Pam into a suicide march, while Jesus casts a secret spell designed to un-bind Marnie/Antonia and break the witch’s deadly defenses. Sam settles a score with Marcus; Alcide confronts Debbie about her allegiances; Andy finds unexpected passion in the forest; Lafayette is consumed by the past.”

It sounds like they have plenty on their hands in Bon Temps, and some new alliances are going to form to take on Marnie/Antonia. Meanwhile, other allegiances and relationships could be falling apart, as Alcide may be torn between his loyalty to the new pack for Debbie and what is right. He saw that they weren’t exactly holding back when they were beating up Sam, nor did they care when it turned out to be Tommy in episode 9. What will he do in episode 10 when he has a bleeding Tommy in his truck? Meanwhile, in the second episode and True Blood season 4 finale, “And When I Die,” It’s Samhain, Wicca’s greatest holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie valuable allies to combat Marnie’s newest incarnation. Lafayette’s latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus; Jason finds confession good for the soul, but not the body; Alcide makes a heartfelt appeal to the woman he loves; Terry receives an unexpected visitor at Merlotte’s; Sam and Luna envision a storybook ending, for once; Nan wears out her welcome with Bill and Eric. Debbie confronts Sookie and Tara with deadly consequences, and the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.

The season finale is the episode set to introduce Scott Foley’s character, someone from Terry’s army past. He’ll be a recurring character, coming back in season 5, so it will be interesting to see just what he reveals in this last season 4 episode. Foley is positively thrilled to be joining such a stellar cast. “I’m thrilled to be joining True Blood and looking forward to meeting everyone,” he said with a major glint of respect. “I’ve bought the previous 3 seasons of True Blood and I am catching myself up on all the goings on in Bon Temps.” That is a WHOLE lot of catching up Scott!

Meanwhile, what’s going to happen when Sookie tries to take on “Marnie’s newest incarnation”? What will this incarnation be of? Who will end up on which side, and will everyone survive for the new season? There’s also a “familiar face” returning, and it’ll be interesting to see who that is and how it all goes down. We are glued to True Blood and we refuse to forgive the Primetime Emmys for all but snubbing this incredibly executed show. So it’s filled with supernatural beings? That does not make it any less phenomenal. It’s time for the Emmys to “step up” and honor a show like True Blood. During Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s run, the show was only given one Emmy for “Hush”, which played out with over 30+ minutes of absolute silence and no dialogue. This is absolutely inexcusable.

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~ by upbeatmag on August 23, 2011.

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