Waiting no longer sucks unless you are still waiting for Dexter (yup still sucks). We are finally back to the land where naked evil Superman flies around, and Mary Poppins and her brother have to come up with a way to stop him. Sounds like a bad comic, but it’s not. It’s just True Blood being True Blood, and it’s good to have the funny character descriptions back. So lets take a look at episode 1, “Who Are You, Really?”
First, I’m glad they started where they left off, which was expected. I hate when they fast-forward months ahead (cough Falling Skies cough). However, the group’s escape really wasn’t as dramatic as I wanted. It was almost too easy. I guess we got all the death, and craziness in the season finale. It was cool seeing Billith take off like Superman (thanks Jason).
Then the group started not being a group, and we got to see where the characters are going to start off the season. As mentioned, Eric and Nora look like they are going to be the ones tasked with stopping Billith, which looks to be harder than they original thought. I’m not sure what Eric can do, but maybe Nora can figure something out. That is if she gets her mind off Sookie.
Oh Sookie, you got your house back, and are going to try this “I’m going stay away from vampires” thing again. Not going to happen. She doesn’t seem to get it. It’s obviously early, but could we see her without a love interest again. No Bill, no Eric, and no Pack Master, who looks to be doing all right for himself. That’s fine with me, as I’m exhausted with her love triangle. If she really is going to make the effort to stay away from vampires then maybe she should focus on helping Jason.
Jason certainly needs all the help he can get. So much anger in that boy. And he wonders why his parents are so racist. Trouble just seems to keep finding him. Maybe he should try not walking in the woods, or on the side of the road at night. He runs into things like werepanthers, and now Warlow. I know you are slow Jason, but you have to have learned by now it’s not a good idea to get in a stranger’s cars. Speaking of Warlow, is he a vampire magician?
And onto another character who isn’t a stranger to trouble, Jessica. Yea lets go back to Bill, who just went from Bill to a pool of blood and back to Bill. Good idea right? I guess the power of your maker is just that strong. If this was anyone else but her (and Jason) I would think she can’t possibly buy this sweet Bill act. Then again, why not be by the side of the most powerful vampire.
Now to the person I felt most sorry for in this episode, Pam. Eric really let her have it. He was a complete asshole to her. I know it’s hard, but she really needs to let him go. She really hasn’t had him since Sookie came into the picture. Now that Eric has bigger vampires to fry she needs move on. Move on to Tara? Tara seems to hope so. I think it will be fun seeing more of them together, as they both always speak their minds. However, they are too similar to last.
I did feel a little sorry for Sam, but I really couldn’t care less about Luna dying. I may have been a little sad for her daughter too, but that storyline just wasn’t cutting it for me. It’s cool seeing them change into different animals, but that’s it. So now Sam gets to play daddy? Hopefully they can come up with something better for him to do than that.
I guess they knew the show was airing on Father’s Day because Sam wasn’t the only new father in town. Enter the comic relief… Andy and his litter of baby fairies. For a second it looked like it was going is so much fun watching Andy handling all those babies. Then to no surprise they were several years older. I so saw that coming. Those kids might be leaving the house in a couple of weeks. See Andy, fatherhood isn’t that hard after all.
So let me get this straight. The Walking Dead has an evil Governor, and now True Blood does too! Hmm, I don’t know about that. I guess True Blood always seems to keep some kind of politician involved in their storylines. Well, if True Blood’s Governor is going to match The Walking Dead’s Governor, he better be supremely evil. It looks like he has a plan for the vampires. Lets see what kind of damage he can cause.
Or will Billith cause the real damage? A blood soaked Billith looked like he was ready to destroy the world for a second, but then it was back to just plain Bill. Bill with maybe a new power or two, and the ability to not die by being staked. So what did you think of that ending with Lilith apparently not being completely in Bill, and then returning to him? What the hell is going on? I mean, is she in him or not? I wonder what Lilith’s end game is, especially now that vampires are going to be hunted down by humans like never before.
A couple of more things, and then I will wrap this up. As always, I have to include my favorite line of the night. It has been a long time so I’m out of practice. I really didn’t pick up on anything that special so I will start small. I was amused when Sookie and Eric were in the elevator, and the lights went out. Sookie’s hand turned on, and Eric said, “handy!” I know, what a weak beginning to my favorite line of the night, but it’s just episode 1. Hopefully they will have something better next week.
I also have to mention that little poll they had going in the pre-show about the baddest character on the show. I’m so glad that wasn’t even a close one. Of course the King was the baddest character they’ve had. The King rules even in death. Man do I miss him!
So this wasn’t the most amazing season opener ever. It seemed more like an episode to set things up. I don’t know what you are expecting from this season, but I’m expecting some good battles between humans and vampires. I know that will please the crowd that is tired of seeing the focus of the seasons being on all these new creatures. Lets just get down to some dirty and bloody human and vampire killing. Now back to waiting for episode 2, and Dexter!