True Blood: I Will Rise Up
by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 17th 2009 5:05AM
(S02E09) "I don't know what you is, but I'm feelin' you, and you a soulless bitch." - Lafayette to Maryann
After so many slam-dunk episodes of True Blood in a row, this one kind of leveled off a little. Still a great episode, just not super-great. But ... there were a few super-great scenes. We'll talk about those after the jump, so those who wish to remain spoiler-free don't yell at me ...
Let's start with Eric and Sookie in bed together. Oh yeah, that scene was so intimate that it made me a little uncomfortable, but in a good way. Like I was invading their privacy. I can see how Sookie might fall for him (duh), even if she hadn't drank a little of his blood while she was sucking the silver out of him, bonding them together so he could sense what she's feeling. That scene made me forget all about Bill for a couple minutes.
Also, I continue to love Jessica and Hoyt together. They're both misfits in their own way. She's a vampire virgin. He's the target of peoples' laughter. It's no wonder he sings "My Sweet Vampire" to her and wants to build her a tricked-out double-wide cubby.
Hoyt's mom is a good example of prejudice, I think. As Hoyt says, she's full of hate about things she knows nothing about. And as she says, that's the way she was raised. But she doesn't really even know vampires. I can think of so many examples of that sort of thinking, and it just causes a lot of strife in the world. In one way, I can see her point, though. After all, she does want grandchildren. But Hoyt and Jessica can adopt!
It was so sweet when Sookie stayed with Godric after he decided to call it good for this lifetime, noting, "2000 years is enough." He seemed like he was really ready to move on, like maybe he realized there was nothing else he could do to right the wrongs of this world, especially after getting fired by Nan/removing himself from all positions of authority. But that was a really nice scene with Sookie at the end. And between Godric and Eric, too. A tender moment between a vampire and his maker.
Some other stuff:
Nice carnage after the bomb blast. Once again, great work by the True Blood crew.
"Bill, I believe you're right. I CAN sense her emotions." - Eric to Bill, when Sookie gets mad after realizing that Eric would have been fine without her blood-sucking. Hey, he DID take some bullets for her. Let's show a little gratitude, shall we?
My thoughts on Maryann: "Higher state of consciousness ... blah blah blah ... chaos is good, control is bad ... blah blah blah ... small price to pay for bliss ... blah blah blah ...
"Please quit being so much more peculiar than you usually are." - Arlene to Terry, when he's awkward after not remembering what went on between them.
"You may be immortal, Lorena, but you are dead to me." - Bill to Lorena, after telling her they'll never see each other again. I actually felt a little sorry for her.
I like Hoyt's mom's method of making grilled cheese sandwiches. Heat 'em up. Smush 'em together.
"If he's not the center of attention, he just flips out" and "I hate your hair." - Sarah to Steve, during a televised interview with Nan Flanagan (whom I just realized is Jessica Tuck a.k.a. Megan on One Life to Live and a bunch of other stuff between then and now).
So Sam can shift into a fly. That's handy. Almost as handy as being able to put a spell on a sheriff so you can spring your friends (or whomever those people are to Maryann) out of jail.
Anyone know the language that Godric and Eric were speaking? Something ancient maybe?
|Eric and Sookie in bed together||497 (40.0%)|
|Eric weeping as he leaves Godric to burn up||451 (36.3%)|
|Hoyt singing "My Sweet Vampire..." to Jessica||21 (1.7%)|
|Maryann busting the folks out of jail||5 (0.4%)|
|Sookie sucking the silver out of Eric||56 (4.5%)|
|Steve and Sarah's televised interview with Nan||42 (3.4%)|
|Tara getting hauled off by Lafayette and her mom||121 (9.7%)|
|Sam realizing he can shift into a fly||27 (2.2%)|
|None of the above; I'll tell you in the comments||22 (1.8%)|