Wow. Do you think there were enough stakings in this episode? It was nuts!
I’m soooooo disappointed in Bill. Eric managed to shake off the power of Lilith, and so did Nora, but Bill is turning into Lilith’s number one fan. He thinks he’s the chosen one, and since she’s recruiting pretty much everyone in the building, he is SO not. Lilith is eventually going to get some idiot to drink that blood, and when they do, wackiness will inevitably ensue. Let’s hope Bill wakes up and smells the coffee before that happens.
(What is Lilith, really? I hope they answer that. That poor actress who plays her is a trooper because standing around naked in that makeup has to be miserable. It looks like they are smearing her with tomato chutney or raspberry jam. Or possibly something even less appealing, and I’ll shut up now.)
Anyway, I hated seeing Bill treat Jessica like a possession. Or more accurately, in much the same way as her horrible, smothering, fundamentalist parents. Instead of acting out, Jessica showed bravery and smarts and managed to keep Jason from getting turned. (Awesome double wooden bullet staking.) And then she was smart enough to go to Pam. Unfortunately, that didn’t pan out and now half the cast is in the underground Authority prison, and Sam is about to be Bill’s breakfast. Will Sam be able to talk sense into Bill? I hope so, but it seems unlikely.
At least Eric, with Nora in tow, is finally out of Authority HQ. (Just as everyone else was dragged in.) They were even flying. Good times. Whatever Godric’s spirit did, it worked, and yay for that. The double staking in the car was awesome.
Finally, fairy elder? Loved her. She was freaking nuts, and reminded me of Lafayette’s mother. “John Cougar Mellencamp! For or against!” I was bummed that she was almost immediately dinner for Russell Edgington. I liked General Cavanaugh, too; he arrived at Authority HQ complete with blackmail and profuse profanity, but unfortunately, he lasted about as long as the Elder did. I bet Cavanaugh wasn’t bluffing about the military being prepared to obliterate “vampirekind”. Plus there’s his blackmail video. I somehow doubt that Eric is planning to cover up Russell’s crimes.
But wait! There’s more:
– Morella is very pregnant, and Andy refuting Morella’s “light” apparently means war. If there is also a human/vampire conflict, it’s going to be a mess.
– Jessica asked Tara if she “liked” Pam. Tara said no, but you know, I think she does. And Pam just fell on her sword to protect Tara. Tara and Pam as a couple? Now *that* would be interesting. Talk about sparks flying.
– Holly forced her sons to apologize to Andy, with mixed results. Why are teenagers such asses?
– You know, I like Alcide and he definitely should be leader of the Shreveport pack, but I really don’t care that his cheating former packleader of a dad can shoot a crossbow. Now that a lot of other plot points have been resolved, the scenes at the trailer seem pointless.
– Were Nora and Salome once lovers? It sure looked like it when they were smooching goodbye.
– Sookie thought Warlo was the shape thing she saw. Guess Warlo wasn’t Russell, after all.
Bits and pieces:
– Pam said that she and Eric have never nested. Apparently, it kept them sane, because everybody else is freaking nuts.
– Roslyn was sheriff Elijah’s maker. I wonder if all of her progeny are jerks?
– The Elder was played by Erica Gimpel, who had a continuing role on Veronica Mars.
– Love the clown mouth entrance to the fairy strip club.
– That very pink dress Anna Paquin was wearing looked like it was concealing a large baby bump. It wasn’t all that obvious until now. For me, anyway.
Bill: “Jason and Sookie and the inhabitants of Bon Temps are no longer a concern. They are food, and nothing more.”
Salome: “I would advise you to be … um, careful about what words you choose next.”
General Cavanaugh: “You psychotic bloodsuckers.”
Pam: “Don’t play games with me, little ginger bitch.”
Luna: “What is this place, the fucking vampire secret headquarters?”
Elder: “John Cougar Mellencamp. For or against?”
Andy: “You’re so sweet you make the food here taste good.”
Awww. So much for that relationship.
Arlene: “Lafayette is a snitch.”
Lafayette: “I’m a bitch, not a snitch.”
Arlene: “And honesty. Gotta have honesty. And loyalty. You gotta know that person’s gonna be there for you thick and thin, cause you never know when some Iraqi ghost lady is gonna curse your entire family.”
Andy: “I just feel more comfortable with somebody who’s the same species.”
I don’t know why but that made me laugh out loud. Maybe it was Chris Bauer’s delivery.
Jessica: “She’s all bark, isn’t she?”
Tara: “Nah. She’s a lot of bark and a lot of bite.”
Russell: (laughs) “I actually met him. He was a boring hippie who stank of patchouli.”
Did they have patchouli back then?
Russell: “Sweet merciful fuck, that was delicious! Heaven, thy name is fairy!”
Is there really only one episode left? Where did this season go?
(Billie Doux and her contributing writers review science fiction, fantasy and cult television shows at BillieDoux.com.)