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Antonia Takes Her War to the Vampires, Plus a Ghost Whisperer on 'True Blood' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 22nd 2011 3:46AM
'True Blood' - 'Run'I must admit, I expected more from the Mavis/Lafayette storyline than what we ultimately got on 'True Blood' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). After the slow build up with Arlene and Terry's baby possibly being possessed, things just kind of fizzled this week.

If Jennifer Love Hewitt's Melinda Gordon from 'Ghost Whisperer' had been here, this could have been resolved in the first week, before Mavis had to go and possess Lafayette. As it was, all she wanted to do was hold her baby, and she was confused.

So Jesus made that happen by digging up their bones and having Mavis/Lafayette hold the bones of the baby and then exorcising Mavis from his body. Then, in classic 'Ghost Whisperer' mode, Mavis walked off and faded out. Cue Melinda Gordon crying somewhere in the world.

Elsewhere in Bon Temps, Sookie has a soft light, soft porn intro sequence for a threeway between her, Bill and Eric. All so she can come to the realization that she loves them both deeply, and apparently what she really wants is to have them both, because shouldn't progressive women be able to do that?

While Sam was hooking up with Luna, his brother Tommy decided to go and meet with Marcus shapeshifted as Sam. The kid never knew a situation he wasn't stupid enough to think he could get out of. Apparently, he thought getting his butt kicked in all those dog fights prepared him to take on a pack of werewolves.

Thank God Alcide was at the meeting, or Marcus and the rest of the boys might have just killed Tommy and been done with it. While I'm not sure if Tommy was doing this to protect Sam out of guilt, or just to show how tough he is, I still can't stand the little punk so it felt like a well-deserved beating, if for things he's done in prior episodes.

Jason tries to resist Jessica's charms, but in his defense I think every male watching this week's episode melted at the sight of Jessica in that doorway. We weren't necessarily thinking the next thing to do is go have sex in the back of a pick-up truck, but that's what happened. Hoyt isn't going to take this well.

The build-up for the main storyline had Antonia/Marnie deciding that she was going to hold her remaining conven, including Tara, against their will. With Eric now under her thrall, she decides to have him attack and kill Bill at his big Tolerance press conference. This way, everyone will see what savage beasts the vampires are.

Sookie manages to find out the truth of the matter and arrives in time to warn Bill, but only just barely. Last episode ended with a battle in the woods between Marnie's followers and the vampires, and Antonia came out on top. This week, she has Eric on her side and a closed room full of all-too-human victims.

Even if Bill comes out of this all right, it looks to be a public relations nightmare. I guess now that the Mavis storyline was anti-climactically resolved this week, we're left with the season's "Big Bad" to deal with over the next four episodes. It does, however, free up Lafayette and Jesus to get into the fray and use their magic to help take out Antonia.

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oops i mean research

August 22 2011 at 8:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Jennifer Love Hewitt's character name was Melinda Gordon not Melissa - dont you do your reaseach when you write

August 22 2011 at 8:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Having watched every episode of 'Ghost Whisperer,' I foolishly trusted my brain when it threw out that name. Now that I see the right one, I can smack my head and know not to trust it. Corrected and thanks!

August 25 2011 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am a fan of True Blood particularly the books. But I really want to know in what world does Alan Ball think it is acceptable to write dialogue which refers to African-American women as "bitch" or "hooker". Add to the insult the fact that these pejoratives are delivered by a Black male- a gay, nail polish do rag wearing, belly baring Black male at that. It would seem that not unlike the characters in the show, Mr. Ball also has some demons that need exorcising.

August 22 2011 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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