“Whatever this is. Whatever you’re doin. You don’t get to hide behind the word fate.”
Last week, my occasional recap companion, Mini, observed that “Karma” felt emotionally honest. The connections between the characters seemed authentic, the sense of doom and loss rang true, and the painful bits – of which there have been a lot this season – were actually painful. Mini is new to watching True Blood so she doesn’t have the past seasons to rely on to understand what the various connections between the characters are. For her, either the show does its job of making you care about these people in the moment the action is happening on screen, or it doesn’t.
I thought about her observation a number of times while watching this week’s “Maybe the Last Time.” Because everything that worked so well last week, fell absolutely flat this time around. All that emotional honesty evaporated so that the show – which, shall I remind you, has four precious episodes left to wrap up its entire run – tread water in the main plot, and rekindled a long-dead romance.
“Sorry man, I stopped listening about half way through.”
You and me both, Jason. You and me both. We are halfway through what should have been the best season of True Blood so far ““ the witch war and Sookie/Eric should have been plenty to propel the storyline ““ and I’m about ready to stop listening. Read More True Blood Recap: S4, E8 ““ “Spellbound”
Since when has any fanatic been held back by the improbability of their righteous mission?
Eric, snap the f*ck out of it! You have no loyalty to Bill Compton. You are a Viking vampire and god and you bow to no one! If someone crosses you, you rip out their liver with one fang!
Witches? Oh, great, now I have to deal with witches?! No! Not my problem! Read More True Blood Recap: Season 4, Episode 3 ““ “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dying?”
There are two Sookie Stackhouses. One who still clings to the idea that she’s merely human, and the other who’s coming to grips with the fact that you are better than that. Read More True Blood Recap: Season 4, Episode 2 ““ “You Smell Like Dinner”
But understand this. Everyone who claims to love you: your friends, your brother, even Bill Compton, they all gave up on you but I. Never. Did. Read More True Blood Recap: Season 4, Episode 1 ““ “She’s Not There”