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- HBO, Charlaine Harris
Sookie and Lafayette are reeling from Tara’s shooting, but there is also the matter of cleaning up Debbie Pelt’s blood. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric face a new threat from the Authority; Marcus’ disappearance sends his wolf pack after Sam; Jessica parties with her human peers; Jason has a reunion with Rev. Steve Newlin; a visit from Terry’s war buddy brings back his PTSD; and Alcide warns Sookie about Russell Edgington’s return.
Threat from the Authority.
True Blood: Season 5, Ep. 1: Turn! Turn! Turn! (June 10, 2012) – It’s that time of year again; True Blood has returned! The season is off to a “bit” of a slow start, but understandable; the series had to wrap up the last season. So far we have: two dead werewolves in the form of Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) and Marcus Bozeman (Dan Buran); Tommy (Marshall Allman) is dead; Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have been captured by the Authority alongside double agent Nora (Lucy Griffiths), and Tara (Rutina Wesley) is now a vampire–the very thing she hates most of all.
See, I knew Debbie was going to “revert” from the get-go of season four. Her actions of wanting to kill Sookie (Anna Paquin) once more didn’t surprise me one bit–it was only a matter of time. However, we are now presented with this awful circumstance of Tara being reborn into a world she’s had many horrific run-ins with in the past. How this will play out over the season? I am not certain, but it is guaranteed to be interesting. Without a doubt, she has awoken mighty pissed.
Eric and Bill are in a sticky situation, and to think it seemed they were going to get off scot free! But it never turns out that way in this series, does it? When he labeled Nora as his “sister”, a gigantic question mark popped over my head. Thankfully, it wasn’t as gross as everything seemed–she was turned by Godric (Allan Hyde), and the two are related on fellow progeny terms only. Sigh, how I miss you so, Godric. Nora is a double agent, serving as a Chancellor of the Authority and attempting to cover for Bill and Eric. There are divided factions even at the highest of levels of the vampire hierarchy.
Dead lover and sister…
That’s not all for last night’s episode: apparently an old friend has returned to wreck more havoc on the world. That friend is none other than Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) and as much as I dislike this guy–his Southern accent is so damn charming! What horrors he will now commit against humanity is currently only left up to our imagination.
Sam (Sam Trammell) isn’t off the hook either; Marcus’ pack is out for blood and he’s in the line of fire. Poor Sam has been going through a lot of heavy stuff since season three; will he ever get a break? Tommy was my least favorite character, but he didn’t deserve to die–that much I’ll say.
Amidst all of the turmoil serving as the opening of season five, it is refreshing that good ole’ Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) can still brighten up the grimmest of scenarios. But why, oh why did Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) have to leave us? I completely looked forward to seeing him every week and the chemistry between him and Lafayette was excellent–such a shame. That is why you must carry on for him! Also, as a side note, Alcide’s growl (Joe Manganiello) is perfection.
I still can’t believe she couldn’t pick one or both of them.
Finally, the Authority has directly entered the playing field and their faces (as well as intentions) shall be revealed as the season progresses. The hinted conflicts of interest within the group suggest there may be a foreshadowing of exciting things to come. Russell’s reemergence on the scene cannot be any good for anyone, and possibly might lead to attempting to incite an all out war between the human and vampire races.
I am hoping Sookie’s powers continue to develop significantly, as well as Lafayette’s. He has incredible potential, and could prove to be a useful asset in protecting the citizens of Bon Temps–and perhaps the entire human race.
#waitingsucks no longer! True Blood is back!
Source – HBO
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