True Blood Season 5 Ep 7 – In The BeginningBy
Things begin to truly come to a head in this episode of True Blood, both between humans and vampires and between vampires themselves. Even Sookie is choosing sides as she tries to wrap her head around the idea that her magic may soon be gone and she will just be a normal human. But first – we watch Russell finally kill Roman and reveal Salome’s true nature.
For Russell has sided with the Lilith worshipers and soon the whole gang is reunited to drink Lilith’s blood and rampage down a street that looks quite like the old part of New Orleans. This is gonna wreck havoc on the tourists if it is!
Sookie Faces A Dilemma
But soon we are back with our True Blood heroine, as she is checked by the other fairies who measure her luminosity. I am with Jason on this one, who knows what that means? But I bet the writers thought it sounded cool! They tell her how their family has watched over her family for centuries.
They also tell her that because she is only half fairy the human side is draining the magic out of her, and soon she will have none left. Sookie is left to wonder what being an ordinary human would be like. But Jason is being a good brother, even bringing her breakfast in bed (even if he does eat her bacon) and we see a kinda sweet sister/brother moment between them.
Meanwhile, Hoyt has made some new friends, although it sounds like these good old boys are old friends of his that he had forsaken when he started hanging out with vamps. Of course, it doesn’t take much to convince Hoyt that he actually hates Jessie and that they hate her with him! No big surprise later in this episode of True Blood to see him jumping into a pickup truck bed and don a mask with a powerful “Yaahoo!” We always knew that Hoyt could never be anything but a brainless southern good ol’ boy. Going hunting vampires – he is!
We haven’t forgotten Alcide, though he may have forgotten Sookie as his he and his new trainer have a bit of a discussion about Alcide’s chances to win the fight. I think the True Blood wrtiers just wrote this scene to show off Alcide’s lovely body, and I am not objecting in the least.
True Blood Does It’s Own Flashback!
But one of the more touching True Blood scenes this week was Arlene sitting in the back at Sam’s bar, re-watching her old movies of her wedding day with Terry. I swear I was crying by the end of this scene, when her friend reminds her that they have seen stranger things than this smoke monster and if Terry says its out to get him, give him the benefit of the doubt. Don’t give up on him! What a tear jerker of a scene and we so needed that because all hell is breaking loose elsewhere. Everywhere else it seems to be just madness and mayhem.
At the hospital Sookie is visiting with Sam and has a question for him. She asks him how he would feel if he was given the chance to give up being what he is and could just be a normal human. He is stumped, but in the end admits he wouldn’t change. He says, “In the end, we are who we are.” Sookie does not look like this is the answer she wanted! Poor girl, just as she gets comfortable with being part fairy and finally has the two vamps out of her life, she finds out she may have to get used to being a human. Sometimes life just sucks for anyone in Bon Temps.
I would say that is especially true of anyone who gets in the way of the crew of deranged vampires drunk on Lillith’s blood and taking “their rightful place” amongst humans.
The End of Days is Coming
To add to the confusion of the day, JD calls a meeting of the pack and tells them that the “End of Days is Coming”. It means war between humans and vampires. If they don’t want to get caught in the crossfire, they have been offered an opportunity. But to show they can be trusted, they must first drink a vial of vampire blood. Or is it True Blood?
Alcide is not there, but this is just what he was arguing about in the training scene, that the vampire blood leaves you feeling dead. He says it is like drinking death itself – and he knows what he is talking about. The problem is that JD sees it as a way to dodge the upcoming war for his pack, but doesn’t really understand what drinking the blood may do to them. Still – there are some who hold back and others who say yes, I will drink it.
And the whole while this True Blood feast and fire has all been going on, Terry has said his goodbyes to Arlene and is ready to face the music about retribution for the killing he did. He sits; waiting for the smoke and fire beast to find them, but when it does it laughs and leaves. Terry can’t take it anymore; he pulls the gun and puts it to his head but in the end is reminded of his family. He can’t do it.
And neither can Sookie. As she walks home she remembers how her Mother was afraid of her ability to read her thoughts even when she was a kid. She thinks of all the times she was struggling to understand just what and who she was, and she makes a decision. If there is a finite amount of magic in her, then she will rid herself of it once and for all. It is her True Blood moment of decision. And so she stands before her home and shoots of magical fireballs one after the other.
Lilith Has Arisen
Meanwhile in bloody True Blood form, the vamps are on a rampage and when we return to the club we see they are in a feeding frenzy, all of them. Bodies are strewn across the club, and everywhere we see vampires feeding on fallen humans. The energy rises and then as one they feel a light rise in their midst as a single drop of blood falls to the floor and becomes a pool of blood, out of which rises – Lillith! We see Russell, for whom I think his declaration of devotion to Lillith had always been an act to gain what he wanted, the right to feed at will. But when she walks amongst them, howling, he is stuck with awe.
The only one who doesn’t completely react that way is Erik. He sees the ghost vision of a child (his father?) before him and is told that he must save his sister. He knows that what they are doing is wrong, but she does not. He must save her!
Fade to black…
Man they always stop at the most interesting place! So – will Erik stand up to Lillith? Can he? And now that the vamps are on the loose, what does that mean for Sookie, who has decided to drain the batteries and be a human at the most inopportune time. We will just have to check in next week to find out!