True Blood: Never Let Me Go
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jul 20th 2009 4:20AM
(S02E05) "There's enough people in my brain already. You're on your own." - Barry to Sookie, who says she can teach him how to control his telepathy
So ... some of our beloved True Blood characters are finding new cohorts just like them. We now know that Daphne is a shapeshifter, which is causing her and Sam to grow even that much closer (and those two are pretty hot together!). I'm not sure I totally trust her, though maybe she'll help Sam to feel better about his lot in life. She seems to have no issues with her abilities, and it was sexy hearing their foreplay talk about how they feel right before they shift.
And Sookie has found a comrade in telepathy, Barry the Bellboy, so we'll see where that all leads. Especially since he quit his job at the hotel and was so adamant about warning Sookie: "Dallas vamps are serious and scary as shit ... if they knew what we could do, they would suck us dry." It certainly seems like the Dallas vampires are taking bad behavior to the next level from the Bon Temps vamps. Eric seems practically soft compared to them.
Jessica continues to be fun ("Hey, Sookie, there's dirty movies on TV!"). I loved the scene where she and Bill argued about her "ordering a guy off the menu," and then him ordering her to go drink True Blood instead. So she storms off like any teen might do after fighting with their parent, saying, "You're gonna be so sorry when I get an eating disorder!" Then she calls Hoyt, who's living with his mom and reading comic books. He and Jessica are two peas in a pod, in many ways.
I'm glad they didn't string out the mystery of Eric and Godric's connection (and Alex picked up on that last week). Not only did we get a great flashback with Eric wearing furs and carrying a shield during wartime, but Eric came right out and told Bill that Godric was his maker. And Sookie is nothing if not noble, wanting to keep her word to Eric, despite the dangers and Bill's hesitance about not being able to protect her once she infiltrates the Fellowship of the Sun church. I imagine he'll have to go in and rescue her among all the vampire haters.
Jason and Sarah, sittin' in a tree ... well, we saw that coming, didn't we? First her husband shuns her and berates women, in general. Then she shows up in the room where Jason is taking a bath, and proceeds to "reward" him, comparing herself to Mary Magdalene washing Jesus' feet. "After all your trials, heartache, and pain, God wants you to have a reward. Let me reward you, Jason. Let me help you find your way back to joy." Some speech. Jason has every reason to be nervous, especially after seeing Steve's stash of artillery in the basement. Yikes.
But it was pretty funny seeing Jason get the "Rise and Shine for God!" treatment from the Light of Day drill sergeant.. Jason really does have leadership abilities, after seeing him help Luke over the fence. Maybe he'll step up and take Steve's place in the church -- and in Sarah's bed.
Oh, that Maryann. She continues to bug the heck out of me, and I wish Tara could see what a phony Manead she really is, sitting outside the bar and casting a spell to make everyone gang up on Tara. Then Tara coming home and finding a sympathetic Maryann there to listen about how rough her day was. Yeah, thanks to Maryann. And what's up with her mysterious "client" whose house she was inhabiting and is now back from being out of the country?
I'm not sure what to think about Eggs. He's just sort of "there" for me at the moment. He's definitely under Maryann's spell or whatever it is, when he responded to Tara's question about his relationship with Maryann: "When I was ready to lay down and die, she lifted me up, same as she did you."
Other interesting stuff:
- "You're walkin' in my shoes, and it's giving you blisters." - Sookie to Bill, lamenting that he's got both her and Jessica to protect, but is powerless to make any decisions and it makes him feel like a waitress. And it's nice to see Bill leaning on Sookie for once. They're like an old married couple. Well, except for the hot sex, that is. And ...
- Sookie and Bill continue to be white-hot together. Nice that he didn't have to leave her alone in bed at dawn, because the hotel was "light-tight."
- Awww, I'm feeling for Lafayette, being strangely docile when he went to ask Sam for his job back at the bar. And Sam scolding him for making them all worry, and saying, "Ordinarily right about now, you'd be telling me to fuck off in some colorful, creative way."
- "Decapitation might work, so we've got a guillotine on order, just in case." - Steve to Jason, after showing him his arsenal of guns, silver bullets, holy water, wooden bullets, silver throwing stars, etc.
- Was that Bill's maker at the end?
What did you guys think about this episode?