True Blood Review: So Over It

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Pam, Eric and others traded in the black of night for prison blues this week on True Blood, as viewers were treated to an in-depth look at the governor's vamp camp.

Vampires may not feel remorse for killing their own, but Jessica sure was feeling the guilt of killing Andy's daughters as "F**k the Pain Away" got underway. It was interesting to see the guilt of her actions overtake her throughout the episode. She went from claiming she could not control herself, to admitting she not only wanted to drain those fae, but that she was turned on by it. Despite being "f-cked up," Jess tried to make out with Bill and was rather lucid while talking to Tara about how her hunger was never going to go away.

Eric vs. Pam

We have seen how that hunger is eternal and can make vampires do crazy things. Pam agreeing to therapy was proof of that. Probably the most guarded character on the show, Pam agreed to be Freuded for some flesh. Despite initially asking to be put in the copulation room, it looked like Pam was actually enjoying the little game of quid-pro-quo. That was, until the subject turned to Eric.

Pam put on a good face, but I don't think anyone ever believed she was ever over Eric, or cared little about Tara for that matter. My belief that Tara would sacrifice herself for Pam was jilted a touch when Pam and Eric were forced together... all because Sarah Newlin has horrible taste in men. 

Sarah girl, I see a pattern forming. Steve Newlin's ex has a new man in her life, but she sure had a hard time quitting the others this week. Safe to say we won't see her and Jason Bible banging again anytime soon, but at least we got to see him do what he does best, socks on and all. Let's hope for Jessica's sake the training program for the LAVTF doesn't have a written exam. 

Turning back the clock a few thousand years, we got to glimpse the making of Warlow the vampire and why he eventually killed Sookie's parents. Warlow certainly has not been who fans of the show expected to meet after the conclusion of True Blood Season 5. Sookie may not care, but it did seem like he just may have actually been in love with her. Forgetting the whole, your ancestor promised me to you side of the story, is it that implausible?

Despite loving the episode, there were a few parts that had me doing the old Jason Stackhouse head tilt with confusion:

  1. How come the dead faerie girls didn't turn to ash?
  2. Did Andy really do all he could for his daughters?
  3. Why didn't Sookie just blast Lafayette when her father took over his body? Was she worried about hurting her friend?
  4. How did Sarah Newlin rescind Jessica's invitation to Jason's house?

Lastly, it is a shame how Alcide and Sam are rapidly falling from my interest. Perhaps if the writers didn't include their story arcs in each episode it would make their scenes more impactful, but so far this season I have no bid for them. 

What did you all think of the episode? 

F**k the Pain Away Review

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True Blood Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

I truly believe God wants me to fuck you.

Sarah Newlin

When a woman comes to you in black lingerie, you unwrap her!

Sarah Newlin

True Blood Season 6 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
Song Hail Maary Ex Lions
Song Hurricane The Go Getters
Song Git Yours John Acosta