True Blood Season 5 Episode 6 – HopelessBy
Lots happening again this week in True Blood, between Terry finally facing up to the consequences of what happened in Iraq, Alcide needing to deal with what Bill did to him, Sookie facing what happened to her parents and her role in it and the vamps having to face the consequences of not just killing Russell when they could. Man, never underestimate that guy. I think Erik was right in wanting to just do it then, although Bill was right. If they had killed Russell instead of delivering him alive, they probably would have forfeited their life. Erik may be getting tired of life, but not so tired he is ready to quit just yet.
It was interesting to see the True Blood storyline of Jess and Hoyt still being played out. Now that Hoyt has been kidnapped by those yahoos shooting “supes” I wonder where that will take us. Because he is so in love with Jess and she is, after all, a vampire. That means those boys have some wooden bullets with her name on them.
Some True Blood Good News!
One of the good things that happened in this week’s True Blood was that Luna and Sam aren’t dead and it appears that Emma was smart enough to run to Grandma Martha’s house. Martha may be a bit of a bitch, but I think she genuinely cares for the kid and if anyone can protect her from the yahoos shooting anything that might not be human, it is Martha. She is one tough broad.
Speaking of tough broads- Lafayette’s Ruby Jean is a great character and I was glad to see her again, however briefly. She is right though – Lafayette had better get his butt in gear to do what he needs to do to save Jesus.
But one guy who is more than willing to be taking care of business in True Blood this week is Alcide, who remembers what happened now and knows that this was his old pack that attacked. His showdown with J.D. was one of those great Alcide moments when he just looked sexy as hell telling J.D. he was going to take back leadership of the pack. Alcide looked so huge and muscled and kinda scary. He was very feral and believable as a wolf. Good to see him acting on this and to stop being a wuss led around by the women in his life.
Someone else that was acting more like their True Blood selves was Sookie, when she makes Jason take her to the fairy nightclub where he talked to their cousin Hadey and then to Claude to confirm the truth. It turns out that their parents were killed by a vampire who smelled the blood from a bandaid she left in the back seat of the car. That was how they ended up in the river – the vamp went blood-lust on them. Just when you think Sookie is going to finally accept things as they are, she starts to lose it and we see the beginnings of a fairy blast from her and then BOOM all of Claude’s sisters seem to fairy blast on Sookie big time! Let’s just hope that all it does it blast them out of the club. Talk about the ultimate bouncer routine!
Final Showdown Time
But the big event of this week’s True Blood was the showdown with Russell. Because, of course no sooner do Bill and Erik get congratulated for bringing Russell in alive so Salome can question him then Roman decides enough is enough it is time for a public execution of Russell. They strap him up with the electronic devices and drag him out. This is where it got interesting.
Here we are thinking that Russell is one of the Sanguanista and he turns around and says they are just as big idiots and fools as Roman’s mainstreaming crew. Russell is the only truly sane one there as he tells them that he doesn’t claim any relationship with Lilith, there is no Lilith! And the mainstreamers are fooling themselves. He sucks blood because he likes to do it – it makes him feel good all over (well, I won’t say what he said, it is HBO after all)
And when he is done telling them all off, and we are watching Bill and Erik watching the execution with a strange look to them, it all begins to build to a pitch. Erik is at Nora’s cell trying to talk to her and she ignores him until they drag Russell by her cell. We think at first she is reacting to her leader’s imminent threat of execution, but then she tells Erik how Lilith had revealed this would happen. It is all part of the plan.
So is it really any surprise that when Roman hits the switch to execute Russell with the same kind of device that Bill and Erik had around them when they were sent to hunt down Russell that it doesn’t work? In the end, we see Russell, who was just a moment earlier kneeling on the floor, bound and about the die, turning on Roman and stabbing him with what looks like a stake. (What a great line- peace is for pussies. That is classic Russell)
True Blood Conclusions For This Week
Where the heck did that come from? Is Roman dead? What does Nora mean about how Lilith had revealed this and it is part of the plan? And why does Erik not even look surprised at this turn of events? There is far more going on here then has been revealed.
So now we have Bon Temps at the mercy of a bunch of yahoos who are intent on killing anything “supes”, Alcide’s werewolf clan in the middle of a power struggle between Alcide and J.D. , The Authority collapsing from a power struggle from within and the faeries turn out to be a rebel group who are trying to prove that not all fairies believe in “harvesting humans”. I would say that times are going to get real tough for any non-humans in Bon Temps soon as they various factions begin to fray and fall apart just when they need to get their wits about them.