What’s more annoying than Tara? Vampire Tara. It looks like Pam’s siring took, and now we have the show’s most annoying and tragic archetype ready for an eternity of grudge holding. Sookie and Lafayette’s choice to save Tara by turning her didn’t work out so well. Especially not for me. Tara should meet the True Death – and quickly.
Bill and Eric find themselves incarcerated inside a rather cool complex controlled by The Authority. Already uncomfortable in their stay, the UV-equipped jail cells and torture tactics surely didn’t help. Separated and connected to intravenous silver dispensers, the captors heat up their tactics as they search the possible motivations for Nora’s treason. Tonight’s episode introduced us to Chris Meloni as The Authority. I was curious if I could see Meloni as anyone other than Elliott from SVU, and tonight provided the answer. Meloni’s brooding and dark presence looks good on him. (so did his black and red suit) Facing the True Death, Bill offers to give up the recently freed Russell. I’m intrigued by the Authority’s motivations. Cool character so far.
True Blood delivered some interesting mythology tonight. A member of the council revealed the Vampyr Bible to Compton. Apparently God is a vampire and his first creation was the vampire royalty, Lilith. Adam and Ever were created to be nothing but nourishment. A vampire God…only on True Blood. Here’s an Unholy Trinity thing I’m ready to see expounded upon.
Did I mention I hated Tara yet? Commanded to remain inside Sookie’s home without eating her or Lafayette, we’re “treated” to some of the most irritating scenes thus far. The image of Tara perched on the sink was such a vampire cliche come to life. Other than showing us her unlife, Tara’s arc didn’t got very far tonight. She has a reason to “live” now, and all of eternity to hate Sookie and her own cousin. Yay.
Alcide denied his moment to feed on the former pack leader, much to the chagrin of the surly wolf stock. Marcus’ mother and Alcide aren’t seeing eye to eye, but everyone remained maul-free. There’s a new wolf in the show, but you won’t believe who it is, well besides an adorable wolf pup.
Things I really don’t care about: Andy and Terry’s growing story lines. While I was glad to see Andy hand over the bottle of V to Jason, I just can’t get excited about much of this. Also in contention for most unwanted arc is Terry and his weird PSTD deal. It almost felt like a ten-cent version of American Horror Story with the fire and sleepwalking. I don’t know where this is headed and I don’t care. I like Terry and I’m content to see him as a fry cook at Merlotte’s.
I saved the best for last. Easily the coolest thing about tonight was the light shed on Pam and Eric’s origins. Set in 1905 San Francisco, we meet Madame Pam, the overseer of a house of ill repute. Pam is stalked on a dark city street and near certain death. A blur sweeps past and rips the throat of the stalker. I loved seeing “gentleman” Northman licking the blood from his fingers. Pam is mostly unmoved and Eric sees something in her immediately. I love me some Pam.
Who knows what’s in store for next week. True Blood could introduce a werewolf Transformer and it would somehow feel normal. I can’t help but wonder where this Reverend Newlin/Jason Stackhouse thing is headed. That is one uber gay vampire pastor. I’ll see you all again next week, and we’ll hopefully see Tara promptly killed. *fingers crossed*