True Blood Round Table: "Sunset"
There was an arrest, a beheading and some serious makeup sex on Sunday's episode of True Blood.
With just a week to go until the Season 5 finale, our Round Table panel of Chris O'Hara, Leigh Raines, Jim Garner and Liz Henderson (of True-Blood.net) has convened to breakdown "Sunset" and to look ahead to how this summer run may end. Won't you gather around and join them?
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Chris: Pam running into Sam in the hallway of Authority HQ and Pam’s amazing response to him when he told her to help Luna: “Who the Eff is Luna?”
Liz: Sookie and Jason saying goodbye to each other outside of the fairie portal. I just love the tender moments between brother and sister, and Jason's scenes are always interesting anymore.
Leigh: The move Jason and Jessica pulled to get rid of her security. I was so nervous from the previews. I'm glad to see them working together and that nothing happened to Jason. What would I do without JStacks in my life?
Jim: I enjoyed Andy asking Arlene and Terry how to make it work and Arlene's example of some Iraq ghost coming along and cursing your whole family, given so casually. It was good to see her and Terry happy again; there is so little of that in Bon Temps.
What did you think of the Elder Fairy? For or against?
Chris: I have to admit I laughed each time she played the “for or against” game with Sookie. I, too, like “K-e-dollar sign-ha,” could live without John Cougar Mellencamp and am a longtime fan of Boyz II Men as well as A.B.C., B.B.D., pretty much the entire East Coast Family. I expected her to put up more of a fight against Russell, though. When she completely misfired with her light blast she looked more like a first year at Hogwarts than an ancient and powerful Faery.
Liz: I was a little disappointed. I was hoping for answers to Warlow's identity, which we didn't get. I was also hoping for her to dispense with Russell, which she didn't. In fact, for her age and as powerful as we were lead to believe, she was pretty stupid. She completely underestimated Russell, even though we know she had known him already. I thought she was aware of how powerful he was, but she just looked useless. So I guess I'm against her.
Leigh: Against. She was cheesy, and we don't need cheesy on an already campy show. She provided no new information and wasn't able to contain Russell at all.
Jim: Her quiz was fun, the dancing was completely over the top. Thinking she could face off against a 3,000-year old vampire solo? Well, we saw how that turned out.
Who had the best quotes of the night?
Chris: While Lafayette made the most of his one line this week, I have to vote for Eric. His quip about Roman not getting with the program and shortly after calling the general a dick had me grinning ear to ear. The old Eric was back.
Liz: It was a toss up between Pam and Lafayette, but I think Pam wins with "Then we can braid each other's hair and talk about boys. F-cking baby vamps."
Leigh: Pam Cakes was great this week. Ginger bitches, baby vamp halfway houses and hair braiding. Love that woman.
Jim: Elder Fae with her comment about Ke$ha being a poet but having horrible spelling. I laughed pretty hard.
Hotter moment: Nora and Eric's makeup sex scene or Alcide digging in the dirt?
Chris: Despite my love for our lycanthrope loner, seeing Nora and Eric make nice was not just a hot scene sexually, I thought both actors did well to show what a release that scene was from the emotional turmoil they had been through, as well as how desperate Nora was for Eric’s forgiveness.
Liz: I didn't care for either.
Leigh: Tough choice. Alcide is a smokeshow, but Nora and Eric win. Glad to see Nora find her way back to reality. She and Eric have a lot of history and an unspoken bond and understanding of each other.
Jim: Jebbus, Alcide has some abs on him.. Nora and Eric were hot, but Alcide swinging a pick-axe wins by an ab-slide!
Is Warlow someone we have seen before on the show or a totally new entity?
Leigh: I have no idea. But I really don't think he can be a vamp/fairy because any kind of fairy would know the scent of fairy blood and not slaughter two people just to get to a drop of blood on a bandaid.
Liz: I still say that Warlow is a bad fairy, and one that we have not seen before. Might he be part of the big cliffhanger for the finale?
Chris: The whole “you are mine” line had me thinking of Bill, but as that idea has been repeatedly shot down, I think I agree with Leigh. To quote Old School’s Frank Ricard: “Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about.
Jim: I'm really hoping he is someone new and someone who can take on Russell. Would be awesome to see Sookie saved by the person she is worried about most.
Which character(s) do you think won't live to see Season 6?
Leigh: Most of the Authority and probably Luna. I won't be mad to see the Authority gone. Even Bill is a pain in the ass at this point.
Liz: Russell (I hope) and Salome. I don't think any of the Authority will make it (there are only two left). I fear that Luna may not make it either, but I hope I"m wrong about that. She and Sam make such a great team. Nora is a big question mark. She may just go away somewhere to reinvent herself after the horrors of Lilith.
Chris: A whole grip of faerys to be sure. Alcide’s dad might end up taking a bullet for his son and with his dying breathe will implore him to take back his pack. I really don’t care so long as Nigel is among those who go. It looked like the other Authority members conveniently forgot to CC him on the email about the General’s visit, didn’t it? He is like the ugly Maharelle sister Dooneese, played by Kristen Wiig on SNL’s Lawrence Welk Show skit, who sings “I’m only allowed upstairs.”
Jim: I think we might be a few Fae short of a dance club come Season 6. Sorry, Sookie!