True Blood S5 Ep9 – Everybody Wants to Rule The WorldBy
Well this True Blood episode could not compare to last week’s for slam bang action but it certainly tied up some loose ends, not the least of them Patrick. I for one was glad to see him go. The “romance” between Russell and Steve just keeps getting better, with the addition of a certain “puppy” named Emma as a gift from Russell to the ex-minister. Steve just loves this vampire thing!
I will remind everyone that we only have three True Blood episodes left until the end of the season, so you know that a lot of the tangled plot lines are going to start getting tied up more completely soon. At least, I am hoping they will!
Starts Off With a Bang
But this week’s True Blood episode did start off with a bang –the explosion at one of the largest Tru Blood plants, following up on the resolution to start this campaign by the chancellors of the Authority. No surprise that Erik is just not down with this but just leaving can prove tough when they are in a level 1 lockdown. He and Bill (is Bill back to being buds?) will need either Salome’s or Nora’s blood to get them out.
You knew that Erik was going to try and find a way to get Nora out of this, he did promise to save her. But Bill’s plan to keep Salome distracted (with – uh-hum sex) backfires on Erik when Bill proves yet again that the “bro-mance” we saw earlier is gone, baby! Erik is busted by Salome and a mess of SWAT team very heavy hitters. The question is, can Bill (Mr. Level-headed) even be trusted?
It was fun to see Sookie and Lafayette back to their friendship again, with Lafayette back to his old digs about doing favors and all. Grandma Stackhouse sends Sookie looking for her memory box and Sookie soon realizes that good old Bud Dearborn was the one who found her parent’s bodies.
Of course, Bud’s girlfriend is not real welcoming, and after getting whammed upside the head by a cooking utensil, Sookie soon finds herself in peril of being fed to the pigs. That whole scene at the pig farm was creepy and I was cheering when Sam suddenly appears to save her when he reveals he was one of the pigs. That guy can morph into anything!!
Andy to the Rescue
Of course, Jason and Andy were hot on the trail of Bud and company anyways ever since they found out that “The Dragon” is the leader of the hate group, and that trail leads them to Bud. Well, actually it turns out Sweetie his girlfriend is The Dragon. Should have been no surprise there, being a leader takes brains after all.
But Hoyt and Sookie are at the pig farm, Jason and Andy head out just in time and actually save Sam’s ass when Bud rushes a transformed Sam with a shovel in hand screaming “Humans rule!” Thank goodness Andy shoots the idiot, but now Sookie can never find out the answer to her questions. Of course, Luna getting to Sweetie was a cat fight we all wanted to see. Sweetie is a very scary example of humanity, to my mind.
Patrick Gets His Ending
To my mind it was time for Patrick to finally get what he deserved for making Terry shoot that poor woman in the first place. Arlene proves her mettle once again by saving Terry when she stabs Patrick as he attempts to shoot him. In the end Terry does right by shooting Patrick and the scene of the Ifrit consuming Patrick was a good ending to that. At least, we hope it is the end of it, because Terry and Arlene need to start putting their lives back together again.
So – did I miss anything significant in this True Blood episode? Oh yes- Erik has been replaced as vampire sheriff, that isn’t surprising since he doesn’t exactly trust The Authority right now. But Pam sure ain’t happy about it. It feels like Erik and Bill are heading off in very different directions, with Sookie kinda out of their picture for now. The wolves were not around this week, but then Alcide was visiting his Dad, so we will see where that goes.
Sookie needs more answers, but where she will get them remains to be seen and Sam and Luna need some time to find Emma and get their lives together. As if anyone’s lives in this crazy town ever resembles anything like normal. I am starting to agree with Sookie about her wanting a real life back, but I don’t think she can get it living in Bon Temps.