True Blood Review: You Killed My Godmother!

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All hail King Bill.

It's been said many times over the first couple episodes of season four, but it bears repeating after his behavior throughout "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?: Bill Compton has been more interesting in these three hours than he's been in the previous three seasons combined.

Fairy Godmother

It's been a thrill to watch him lay down the law, as this is one monarch - unlike Sophie-Anne and Russell Edgington - who isn't corrupted by power. Quite the opposite, in fact. He's abiding strictly by it, placing the cause of the American Vampire League above any sympathy he might feel for that poor blood sucker.

The rise of King Bill is placed in contract to the fall of once-mighty Eric.

We asked last week whether Eric is sexier without his swagger and bravado. Reader opinion seems mixed, but Sookie's view is clear: she's more intrigued by this lost soul than ever. And he does still look like Alexander SkarsgÄrd, so I expect these two to be shower hopping together in no time.

It's also worth tossing this quote out there, only because it's such classic True Blood:

Sookie: You killed my fairy godmother!
Eric: Sorry. | permalink

The triumvirate of Bill, Eric and Sookie has led the way so far on season four, but these storylines/characters are worth noting:

  • We can all agree Jessica did cheat on Hoyt, right? The show has established the sexual element involved in sucking one's blood, leaving Jessica with a dilemma: unleash her inner Pam and satisfy that appetite, or suppress the urge and order a year's worth of Tru Blood. Let's hope messing with Hoyt's mind each week isn't one of the options.
  • Sam's interactions with a V-addicted Andy are far more exciting than any conversation he has with Tommy or his fellow shape-shifters. I love vampires, I enjoyed the introduction of werewolves, Marnie has the witches off to a good start - but shape-shifters might be one supernatural element too far. I just don't care about any of them.
  • That line of young Hotshot females awaiting their turn with Jason? Downright eerie. I can't even make a Ryan Kwanten sex joke here.
  • Marnie reminds me a lot of Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2. We never got a glimpse of her life pre-wiccan, but we're still watching her learn about her powers and discover the affect they can have on other beings. I don't even get the sense that she's evil, just curious. A great new character.
  • Welcome back, Alcide. Not such a welcome back to Debbie. Or Alcide's shirt.

What did everyone else think?

Review

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True Blood Season 4 Episode 3 Quotes

You have 24 hours to bring her to me, or I'll eat, fuck and kill each and every single one of you.

Pam

Sookie: You killed my fairy godmother.
Eric: Sorry.