Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What I’m Watching: True Blood

True Blood: Season 7, Episode 6 “Karma” (B)

For most of this episode, things were not looking good as Bill’s symptoms worsened very quickly and Sookie confirmed that she too is infected. It’s depressing but not all that unforeseeable that things wouldn’t end positively for these characters, but the three leads dying slow, painful deaths is pretty much as dark as you can get. After Eric and Pam nearly burned up in the sun in the most unceremonious of ways, they managed to talk their way into extended their lives by agreeing on a common enemy: Sarah Newlin. And that’s where things get very complicated. The news that the frantic, fanatical Sarah drank the antidote developed in the TruBlood factory changes everything, since now she might be the salvation for all vampirekind, which will only work out if the Yakuza think that marketing a vaccine will be good for business. It’s understandable that Bill would be furious at the awful lawyer he consulted, but stabbing her was still a pretty brutal punishment. Andy going ballistic after he found Wade in bed with his daughter presented a fiery but relatively entertaining feud with Holly which Arlene stepped in to mediate, but things may have taken a much more serious turn since Violet seems ready to exact revenge on the happy young couple for Jason’s sins, which is extremely worrisome. It seems unfortunately clear that Lettie Mae isn’t completely crazy about Tara now that Lafayette is joining her in her hallucinations, and I hope it doesn’t end up being all that irritating a journey.

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