"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"
I have to say, this weeks True Blood was a major improvement over the last two. So maybe the show is starting to pick itself up again. I hope so.
This week starting off with Tara trying to fight her new vampire urges. She seems erratic and unstable. I'm sure being dead then turned into a vampire isn't helping with her sanity. Tara refused to see Lafayette and Sookie like usual and Sam was given the burden of taking care of a crazy Tara, later putting her in the freezer when the sun was up. The end of the episode showed us exactly what to expect from Tara this season, a self loathing vampire. Exactly what I didn't care to see. The episode ended with Tara going into a tanning bed and burning herself. Pam senses this and has a "WTF is she thinking" moment. I don't feel bad for Tara, and I'm annoyed that she is going to be self hating. Pam can save this storyline by fixing Tara and taking her under her wing. Time will tell.
Sookie Sookie Sookie.... sigh. Besides getting yelled at by Tara to back off, Sookie is being interrogated over the disappearance of Debbie Pelt. Well she keeps mum about everything with the cops, but the second that Alcide comes into it, she blabs. I'm sorry, but, how was that in any way intelligent? Besides the fact that he is probably going to be pissed with her, now she has another person who knows the truth and can be a loss end. Oh Sookie.
Jason was trying to find the inner Jason this week. And he found that by doing the thing he is best at, sex. He doesn't want to be someones boytoy anymore. I respect it. I want him and Jessica to really form a close bond and get together. Time will tell.
Now onto some Pam. By far the best part of the episode was again the Pam flashbacks. This time we got to see Eric seeking her out and the playful banter happening. We even got an appearance by Bill and his maker Lorena (whom I have always enjoyed). Bill and Lorena are draining the girls in Pam's brothel and Eric puts a stop to it. We also have a very nice scene with Eric and Bill meeting for the first time. Both not too found of the other. We also get some nice characterization of Pam. We see how she thinks her life is hopeless and that there is nothing for her. Begging Eric to turn her. He is refusing, until Pam decides to slit her wrists, and we can see the debate happening in Eric's head. Once again the flashbacks have been perfect and have shaping out the characters of Pam and Eric perfectly.
Now onto Bill, Eric and the authority. We start off with the authority still trying to figure out what to do with Bill and Eric. They decide to send them out but take precaution by attaching special remote stakes to their chests that can kill them whenever they step out of line, and conveniently work with a smart phone! I did quite enjoy Bill joking with Eric about sleeping with Salome and getting his sloppy seconds. Salome did entrigue me. She seems to figure out if she can trust people by sleeping with them and she seems extremely intelligent about the matters of the authority. So yes I would love to see more of her and her involvement with the Authority. Steve Newlin as the new Nan? Why?? Sigh. He is just too silly of a character for me.
To wrap us this week, I loved the Pam flashbacks of course, and it looks like I'm really coming around to the Authority storyline. I'm really starting to become intrigued. So yes I would love more. Sookie and Tara? Eh, next please.
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