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True Blood Review: Time and Tequila

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Somebody telling me that this is a prank and that Lettie Mae is not SERIOUSLY STILL AROUND!?!

The presence of Tara's irritating mother and Bill's excessive flashbacks almost managed to detract from the truly entertaining installment that was True Blood Season 7 Episode 5.

Lafayette and James
This was just the start for Lafayette and James. Things would get A LOT hotter and heavier.

I think that Bon Temps has reached its grieving limit. If they have to attend one more funeral and/or mourn one more life, they are all going to lose it. Though, according to Nicole they've already all lost it. But still.

After coming home to an empty house, Lafayette, James and Alcide's father's girlfriend convince Sookie that she needs to have a party to honor the lost lives of Tara and Alcide. They said it's what they would have wanted: to be remembered and celebrated. 

Plus, everybody knows that Lafayette can throw a damn good party. His only rule? Don't mention to Sook that you are "Sorry for her loss." Apparently Violet didn't get the memo.

I've had about 100 boyfriends die on me over the years but I remember how painful those first few ones were.

Violet [to Sookie]

I know she was just trying to be helpful and I will admit that Violet has come around a bit on her social niceties since we first met her. However, that was until she heard Jason and Jess getting it on when Jason was supposed to be cheering Jess up.

Um, I think it worked J Stackhouse. Good job!

Look, I am a big Jessica fan, but Red is a class A hypocrite if she thinks that it was okay to bang Jason just minutes after she was crying over Lafayette and James. Cheating is cheating, baby girl.

As I said above, there is no excuse for cheaters but Lafayette made a good point. Did Jess even know anything about James? Were they together out of convenience? Did she even love him?

Sookie's party had all the best elements working for it: home cooking, a random DJ, hook ups, eye sex with vampires, an engagement, some toasts, a lot of alcohol and, of course, a stabbing. Seriously, how is Lettie Mae outliving all of these other characters??? 

She is like the lone roach still standing after the world is wiped out.

I laughed when Jason told Adelind and Holly's son that they might wanna stop hooking up and when Arlene got flustered from that hottie vamp. I teared up when Alcide's dad left the jacket for Sookie after overhearing her conversation with Arlene. And I gasped when Bill saw the tell-tale signs that he too has Hep V.

But we'll get to that in a moment.

No greater laughs are provided to me on this show than the ones that come out of Pam's mouth.

Oh my God, I'm a republi-c*nt!

Pam

She and Eric are the ultimate ride or die duo and I love them. It's just too bad that Eric was faced with choosing between the Yakuza versus Sarah Newlin. But fear not, it's Eric and Pam, and they will find a way out.

So... Bill and the Hep V- WTF? How did he get it? Who has he even fed on? I thought just Sookie. Also, in previews it seems to be rapidly advancing. Which leads me to my poll question?

Is there any hope for Bill and Eric to survive?

 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Gee, they are knocking off characters on this show almost as fast as they did in the books. Every time that Sookie got dressed up fancy blood flew.

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Oooooooooooooooh Pam you republic*nt - priceless!!!!!

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Bill got infected when he cured Arlene because the infected vamps had been feeding on her and then she fed on Bill.....

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Wolfshades

Lettie Mae has got to go. Her story was over long long ago.

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Yama1291

Same feelings here, Lettie Mae was borderline even when she had somewhat of a reason to exist.. at this point she just has to go already. The thing is.. I have this nagging suspicion in the back of my head that the writers will involve her into the plot again, and it will be painful. What was the point of the Bill flashbacks? All I can come up with is wasted airtime.
Time the writers could have spend on re-establishing Jessica and Jasons relationship or explain Erics strange power spikes. Remember when he was too weak to break a wall last week? Now he can take on the Yakuza-vamps. Lafayette, James, Jason and Jessica all deserve to be happy but a cheating round-about is really lame. That character relationship triangle deserve a lot more development. The only one in that circle I don't care for is Violet, at least she makes hating on her easy. What I enjoyed was Eric and Pam: Republic*nt!

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Sarahjay55

This was my favourite episode in months, if not years... Pam & Eric were badass and hilarious, Lafayette has a shot at happiness, Sookie was not annoying or wet, Arlene was by turns sweet and sexy and funny, Bill was... well he was there. I never said it was a perfect episode. (How I look forward to seeing Moyer - who I love - in something I can enjoy him in!) And there was finally some plot movement as well as lots of great character stuff.

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I agree, I really loved Arlene this week!

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Great. After I really enjoyed last week's episode ... they now go back to annoying storytelling, like in the first episodes. Letti Mae is the worst character ever. But even my favourites Jason and Jessica annoyed me this time. I know the writers only have so many episodes left, but couldn't they write a nice (re)build-up for this couple? You know, instead of giving Crazy Mae even more screentime?
Bill's flashbacks were totally boring. Seriously, what news did we get out of them? I don't even care he's suddenly infected. Best parts: Pam and Eric, Andy and Holly, Sookie's dialogue with Arlene and good ol' Lafa. I'm not even a fan of him but he totally rocked.

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Bill will survive, he has a mutant strain that will allow him to cure everyone. He is after all the Mighty Bill who is always to the rescue. Eric will not survive, AB and the producers and writers can't allow Eric fans any sort of HEA. In the end it will be Sookie and her daddy Bill.

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True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 Quotes

It's like being kicked in the cooch by a wallaby isn't it?

Pam

Pam: I like her, I like you.
Amber: Is it okay if I still haven't made my mind up about you?
Pam: I really like her.

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