True Blood: Season 5: Let’s Boot and Rally – Russell Edgington (O’Hare) is on the scene, and I’ll give it to Sookie (Paquin)–she was very brave this episode. But heads up to Alcide (Manganiello) fans–they attempt to get it on in the opening. Fortunately, Bill (Moyer) and Eric (Skarsgard) interrupt–aside from her throwing up on his shoes–with more pressing matters to attend to. Terry (Lowe) and Patrick (Foley) discover there is something supernatural surrounding their incident, and Tara (Weasly) continues to experience vampire growing pains. While the search turns up oh so satisfactory results, the side stories are beginning to bear ripe fruit.
The main group found a strong lead concerning who exactly freed Russell, and all roads lead to Nora (Griffiths) –or possibly Salome (Cervi). While reading the mind of one of Alcide’s employees (a kind, adorable fellow by the name of Doug), it is discovered a woman with an Authority pendant around her neck freed Russell from the earth–with Doug as an unwilling accomplice. Nora is the most likely culprit due to admitting to being a Sanguinista, but Eric has his doubts. She is his “sister” and all. Meanwhile, the Sanguinistas are rallying all across the globe, preparing for all out war with the Authority.
Eller (Brian Geraghty), one of the old war buddies of Terry and Patrick, reveals to them that he knows the creature hunting all of the former group members–an Ifrit. The Final Fantasy nerd in me squealed at this, however, in this universe an Ifrit isn’t a summon you can use as an aide. As you may have guessed, it is a fire demon. Apparently the female villager (possibly the mother of the young man they shot for starters) cursed them in vengeance and now this creature is hunting after every last solider responsible for the massacre. Terry recalls seeing the Ifrit himself after setting their bodies on fire and calms Eller down, reassuring the shaken man that he isn’t seeing things–until Patrick knocks him unconscious. I’m really starting not to like this guy.
Things are looking up!
In more upbeat news, Tara is getting comfortable in her new life, but then finds that she is now the bartender of Fangtasia. It’s as if she can’t get a break. She finds a new ally in good ole’ Jessica (Woll), who lends her an ear to her new found vampire issues; you know, wanting to feed on humans like meat and that good stuff. On a side note, I find Hoyt’s (Jim Parrack) latest get up to be hilarious.
Jason (Kwanten) is starting to have more to do again, but thankfully this current storyline investigates the truth behind the death of his parents. It was suggested to him by his cousin Hadley (Lindsey Haun) that they were murdered by vampires, and he shows signs that he may be descending into the familiar cycle of hate he experienced earlier in the series. Please don’t rejoin the Fellowship of the Sun, that’s all I have to say.
We’ve made it to episode five and Russell is almost to full power, and a war is brewing between the divided vampire factions. On top of that, there are humans who are now revealing themselves to be threats to the supernatural community. It doesn’t seem to be safe for anyone anymore! Can Roman’s (Meloni) idea of peace between the races come to fruition? The speech he gave tonight was very moving and brought up excellent points as to why the worlds must unite, and I am hoping this will eventually be so.
But there’s hell of a mountain to climb. Great episode!
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