“Whatever this is. Whatever you’re doin. You don’t get to hide behind the word fate.”
“From the very first moment that we met, you reminded me of what it was like to have my human heart. The problem was, it was only a memory. All I had was my darkness to give you in return.” Read More New Show Recap: True Blood S7E8 — “Almost Home”
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.
“This is bullshit. I imagined my death many times. But I never thought I’d meet the sun in a place with wall to wall carpet.”
“I’ve had about 100 boyfriends die on me over the years, but I remember how painful those first few ones were.”
“Eric Northman is nothing if he is not pure fucking sex on a throne.”
On the previously on, stuff happens, Sookie plots doing something stupid, and we are re-ensaddened by the revelation that Eric is infected.
We’re in LA, at yoga class. Everything is serene, which means everything is going to go to shit. Read More New Show Recap: True Blood 7×3, “Fire in the Hole”
“So that dog turned into our mayor… There’s a bigger picture here you all are missing. This town is full of vampers, has a dog for a mayor, being preached out by a telepath!” Read More New Show Recap: True Blood, 7×02, “I Found You”