True Blood Season 5 So Far… and Episode 3 PreviewBy
Hello fellow Truebies!
We’ve now had the pleasure of two (count ’em, two!) whole episodes of True Blood Season 5. Are you as enamored with the Season so far as I am? My significant other and I have just finished watching Episode 2 (“Authority Always Wins”) and we both agree that there’s so much going on that we’re a bit confused. Since I’m sure we’re not the only ones, I thought I’d give a quick recap of a few of the main threads in the plot.
Bill, Eric and the Authority. Poor Bill and Eric are in deep trouble with the Authority. In the True Blood Season 5 debut episode (“Turn Turn Turn”), the two are captured by the Authority. Although they mount a daring escape, the two are soon re-captured. The two hapless heroes are imprisoned, tortured and interrogated by the Authority. They are about to experience the True Death, when Bill offers a trade in return for a little longer to live. He and Eric will help the Authority capture Russell Edgington. The Authority, or more specifically the impeccably dressed Roman (Christoper Meloni), agree, and the two live to fight another day. Series creator Alan Ball says that Season 5 is the season of the bromance, and it really does look like Bill and Eric are spending a lot of time together and helping each other out of fixes!
Sookie , Lafayette, Tara. I’m probably not the only one who finds Tara annoying – but I didn’t want her to die! But I’m not so sure that being turned into a vampire is better than dying. Still, Sookie and Lafayette meant well when they asked Pam to turn Tara. Tara’s none too pleased though, and will probably be in foul mood and flashing fang at the drop of a hat for the rest of the season.
Jason and the Reverend Steve Newlin. In the biggest surprise of True Blood Season 5, Steve Newlin re-appears… and declares his love for Jason, coming out as a gay vampire American. OK, I definitely didn’t see that coming! Newlin is obsessed enough with Jason that he even offers Jessica (who is keeping an eye on things for Bill while he’s off with Eric) $20000 in cash to give Jason to him. No one was happier than I that Jessica turned him down flat, saying that Jason was her friend and that she wouldn’t sell him out.
And a whole lot more! Elsewhere in Bon Temps, Sam is taken and tortured by the pack for allegedly killing the packmaster, Alcide admits to being the killer instead, Sam and Luna have a fight and Emma turns out to be a wee little werewolf (such a cute little pup), and Terry’s PTSD is scaring Arlene, and compelling him to work with Patrick to find out who’s been killing off the members of their squad.
So…. lots of balls in the air, and I can’t imagine how they’re going to bring all the threads together… but they’ve done it for the four past seasons, so we’ll just have to wait and see! What we do know is that in this Sunday’s episode (“Whatever I am, You Made Me”), we’ll see Tara on a rampage, Debbie Pelt’s parents looking for their daughter (already neatly disposed off by Sookie and Lafayette), Bill and Eric on their hunt for Russell, and the introduction of Claude, Claudine’s twin brother. (You’ll remember that Claudine was Sookie’s fairy godmother. Eric sucked her dry way back in Season 4.) Check out the preview for the episode!