Lafayette, Tara, and Sam
True Blood, Season four premiered last night and I am over the moon with morbid glee. When I noticed that Juliet Waters, who wrote faithfully about TB all last season, was missing from the feed this morning, I felt the need to do a little something for the five or six OSers out there who share my rabid devotion. I can't promise a write for every week, but I couldn't let the season premiere go by without a shout. They didn't even cover True Blood on Big Momma Salon. What is the world coming to?
If you are a faithful follower of this blog, but not a "Truebie", you are hereby released, as this may not interest you in the least.
This year HBO GO, the network's brand new online streaming service, offered a special double feature. Sign up for HBO GO and you can see episode two....NOW! I was already a "GO" girl, so all I had to do was sign in, sit back and enjoy my bloody treat.
After a freaky day trip to Fairyland, Sookie returned to the human realm and to her dear ones in Bon Temps by the skin of her teeth. Upon her return, both Bill and Eric snapped wide awake in their tombs smack in the middle of the day. While only 10 minutes passed for her, it had been over a year for everyone else. With the exception of Eric, the whole town had given her up for dead. Lucky for us, it was not so. She arrived back on the scene with all her plucky charm in tact.
Bill Compton is now his Highness, King of Louisiana...what? This little narrative twist was a shocker since it never happened on the page, but my does he wear his crown well. He's not the same old Bill though. He's a politician now, a big vampire about town, and he is calling the shots and beddin' the babes at will. I predicted the transformation last season-- from genteel country vamp to GQ coverboy with attitude to match. Yep, Bill's got a brand new bag!
Jason has become a full-fledged officer of the law and humanitarian, taking the whole of an impoverished "Were" community under his wing--to his peril as it turns out. After giving up on ever seeing sister Sookie again, Jason has unwittingly sold her house to, of all vampires, Eric Northman. Now Eric can enter Sookie's residence without her express permission. In her absence, he even built a stylish tomb for sleepovers. Doesn't he just think of everything. The way he sees it, he owns the house, so naturally he can lay claim to it's sole inhabitant. When hell freezes over, says Sookie. But you are lookin' pretty damn good Mr. Northman.
Tara has finally found solace for her troubled soul. We find her in New Orleans with a new identity and a new sexual orientation...oh, she just might be a lesbian, or maybe she's bi-. Either way she's a tough girl now, a prize fighter with a lovely lady to warm her bed and she seems to like it just fine.
Lafayette and Jesus have settled into domestic tranquility...sort of. Jesus, being the mystic, spiritural wanderer he is has lured Lafayette into a Wiccan coven. Indeed, Lafayette may have some gifts of his own. Don't you just love how everyone in Bon Temps is "special" somehow? Either that, or they are in love with one of the town's many supes (supernatural beings for those of you unfamiliar with the Charlaine Harris novels) .
Sam Merlotte has finally embraced his shifter community in earnest. Could a new love interest be in the works with the beautiful and mysterious Daphne? We shall see.
Jessica and Hoyt are working through their interspecies relationship but it ain't easy, especially for her. Can Jessica keep her fangs off other men and remain loyal to her human? Pam finds this laughable, but bless her cold dead heart, Jess is trying her best.
Jessica and Hoyt
So there you have it folks, a pale imitation of the great Juliet Waters, but at least it's something. I won't get into the second episode since I know only the geekiest of you would have seen it on HBO GO. Enjoy the season!
My ringer is almost always silenced, but when it's on, I'm rockin' the True Blood theme, "Bad Things." For your viewing and listening pleasure...
My True Blood musings from last season--