- TV Show review :
In this episode of True Blood, Bill and Eric face off with the vampire Authority while Tara struggles with her new identity, and like any good parent, a maker knows when their offspring is in danger.
She is not at all good with this.
True Blood Authority Always Wins (June 17, 2012) – Things are about to go down! Tara (Rutina Weasly) is completely losing her mind–she bit Sookie! Terry (Todd Lowe) is going through some serious issues; Alcide (Joe Manganiello) refuses to be the new Packmaster, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) finally come face to face with the Authority, and Russell (Denis O’Hare) is slowly gaining his strength! It was nice to see the tempo of this episode pick up from the pace of last week’s wrap-up. A lot of puzzle pieces are beginning to come together, hinting season five may be the best one yet.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) are saved from Tara by Pam (Kristin Bauer) after she has been reborn. Upon entering the house, Tara begins to destroy everything and it motivates Lafayette to consider staking his beloved cousin in order to save her life. Of course, Sookie being the great peacekeeper, convinces him to let her grow based on her experience watching over Jessica–one we can fondly remember being less than reasonable when she was turned. Alongside this dilemma, she is preparing for the worst to come with her fateful re-encounter with Russell Edgington.
Now let us discuss Pam; poor thing, she misses her maker. We finally get to see glimpses of her former life–as a high class madame. Yep, she was a brothel owner, and quite a successful one at that, as evident by her fine wardrobe. However, one of her clients was brutally murdered by a vampire. This would not be her last encounter with circumstances surrounding the undead, as she meets her future maker one night after sparing her from a prostitute murderer. It’s always nice to see a more sentimental side to Pam–a character I love one moment, am angered with the next, and then fall for her once more.
Arlene (Carrie Preston) and Terry are proving to be great assets to the series aside from being residents of Bon Temps manipulated by various supernatural forces. Terry is developing a storyline of his own, and I am happy about this! What on earth did he see when he was overseas? I have a feeling there was a great evil unleashed in the area somehow, and he and Patrick (Scott Foley) are trying to contain it. As a matter of fact if memory serves me correctly, wasn’t Lilith said to be created in the Middle East?
You may want to be careful with that.
Which brings us to the Authority. I love the Authority! All of their members seem awesome, especially Chancellor Alexander (Jacob Hopkins). I just have a badass vibe from that kid! Roman (Christopher Meloni) is the head of the group and is most intent on becoming one with humans as a means of survival. Apparently, the human race greatly outnumbers vampires, so it is understandable why they wish to form this sort of alliance. Aside from the purpose of survival, there surprisingly exists a vampire religion–even a “vampire Bible” where Lilith stands as the ultimate divine creation.
Roman feels Bill and Eric deserve the True Death for repeatedly compromising the success of assimilation, and even sympathizing with the Sangunistas, a rogue faction within the Authority (I suspect Dieter Braun has something to do with this) that is opposed to mainstreaming. Bill winds up making an offer to the Authority in exchange for not being staked: killing Russell Edgington. However, even after this, it is uncertain whether or not they will wind up meeting the True Death. With that being said, Roman is pretty sexy.
Going back to the puzzle pieces analogy earlier; Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) is now a vampire and I’m sure almost all of us saw this coming sooner or later. He’s much more likeable as a vampire that’s for certain. However, not all is right and well with this one; as he somehow knew Bill was no longer the King of Louisiana. Who is Steve sided with and who turned him? I have a feeling he may somehow be connected to either the Authority or a rogue faction within. Christoper Heyerdahl is portraying Dieter–the very man who was also Alastair on Supernatural–he is sure to be as charmingly vicious in True Blood.
Everyone better prepare, because “True blood” shed is about to hit the fan once Russell recuperates! He may even find some allies among those who rest in the highest places in the Hierarchy.
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