Thursday, July 26, 2012
True Blood S5:E7 recap
Was someone just saying this season hasn't been scary enough?
Well, "It's already been broughten!!"
Top Scary Moments in this Episode
A tie between -
1) The New Orleans bar massacre, in particular watching the little kid being assaulted by the vampire with the deformed face, and
2) Lafayette's poor lips. Holy fucking shit!
But, like I always say, one of the show's best features is it's ability to mix the scary with the outrageously funny. Such as Russell Edgington's unexpected duet to "You Light Up My Life." (He gets me every time.) Plus I enjoyed the funny/scary drunken vampire frolic through the French Quarter, with Beel on Eric's back, and The New Nan Flanagan getting all buddy buddy with Russell.
Vampires forgive and forget like no others. If you think about it, several vampires were sworn enemies just last episode and in seasons past, (Russell vs. Everyone, Steve Newlin vs. Everyone, Beel vs. Eric, The Authority vs. Beel & Eric, Pam vs. Tara etc) but now the wacky Lilith V has brought most of them all together... to do what?
As the weres are saying "the end of days is coming." Was he really about to give little Emma some V? Holy hell. Martha protected Emma like I thought she would. Alcide in the barn - they make a damn good looking couple. She'll probably die in the fight though.
Ghostly Godric always shows up at the right time, doesn't he? Eric, take care of your sister. He will. Lilith was just a mass hallucination?
The new vampire-human hate group clique Lilith's blood has created pairs nicely with the new human-supernatural hate group clique Hoyt has joined. Oh Hoyt. Seriously? I know there's a thin line between love and hate and all, but you really want to murder Jessica? Hate groups are about folks who are missing love and acceptance, nice touch A-Ball.
Sookie and Jason could not figure out the meaning of the word "luminescence." Why do all fairies sound like middle class Brits? As Sookie tries to get rid of all her fairy light she could probably zap more than a few mosquitoes while she's at it. In the meantime, she needs to stop believing Beel and Eric whenever they in any way indicate they've taken care of Russell.
Speaking of Russell, I find it hard to believe he is so religiously convertible and malleable. Someone of his gravitas, wit, and cynicism? It seems like he should be just playing along, probably seeing what will come of it. That, or maybe Salome really is that persuasive as to the existence of Lilith.
Sam the crime fighting dog - I like it. Kenya's reaction to him sniffing the gun store floor was priceless.
Sad Arlene watching her wedding video - aww. I half expected a smoke monster to show up on tape. Terry and Arlene really had a good thing going. She'll keep holding on.
Lettie Mae Thornton "I'm a minister's wife now" riiiight.... visits Fangtasia and sees Tara working the pole while her master/new mother figure watches (nicely crimped hair, Pam, I bet that took hours.) Ugh, what a painful scene. Pam can't quite hide how she is starting to care for Tara. "A hundred years from now you won't remember her" sure sounds nice, but then again in Eric's case, still avenging his dead Viking family, and even in Beel's case, breaking things off with his descendent Portia, well, it is not exactly true.
Lafayette goes to Mexico to confront Jesus's loco brujo uncle. Gah. Most painful, gut-wrenching scene ever on the show? Yes. Yes it was.