Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What I’m Watching: True Blood

True Blood: Season 4, Episode 5 “Me and the Devil” (B+)

There’s a lot to recover from as this episode starts, and even more bad things that happen which will lead to complications in future installments. From least to most interesting, Tommy gets mad and kills both of his parents, eliciting Sam’s help and turning into an alligator to scare the hell out of Andy. I just don’t see where either of them is headed and what continued relevance the brothers Merlotte have. Terry’s idea to go to church proved decently entertaining as Reverend Daniels and his new wife Lettie Mae showed up to sing the devil out of the baby. There’s something incredibly spooky about that plotline that just gives me chills. Jessica appearing in Jason’s dream could have been expected but still caught me by surprise, and I like how Hoyt ended up there too due to Jason’s sex-centered guilty conscience. I’m not sure what will come of Jesus and Lafayette’s trip to Mexico or Alcide’s rather unfriendly encounter with his new neighbors. I was amused by Portia’s defense of incest to Bill, but it seems that glamoring her did the trick since the vampire king has much more important things to deal with at the moment. I recognized Peter Macdissi from “Six Feet Under” as one of the vampires feeding off the witches in Marnie’s flashback, and seeing him appear moments later in the present day as a Louisiana sheriff signals some bad things coming for these vampires. Sookie talking about “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Charmed” to Marnie caught me off guard, but there’s nothing quite as terrifying as the spirit of Gran warning Sookie to get away from that witch. I loved the music when Sookie called out to Eric not to go and then started kissing him, and Bill is going to be in for one awful surprise as soon as he uses Pam’s information and discovers the latest happenings with his former girlfriend.

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