True Blood ended its second season with quite a cliffhanger. The show is well known for the bombs it drops at the end of episodes, such as the murder of Sookies grandmother, and they certainly didnt disappoint.
Bill proposed marriage to Sookie, who took a few minutes to think about it in the bathroom. She eventually said yes after composing herself, and returned to find Bill gone.
As in kidnapped.
Its about time something happened to shake up the relationship between the human and the vampire, and this should do the trick. Eric is the only thing who tried to get in between their perfect connection this season, but he hasnt been successful so far. Their seemingly perfect relationship was getting old real quick, so its nice for something to get between them.
Mary-Ann was defeated by a clever Sam, who transformed into an absolutely beautiful bull and tricked her into believing he was the God she was trying to summon. She (rather naively) fell for his trick, and was gored with his horn through her stomach.
It was nice to have Sam save the day. Sookie is great, but she seems to always know what to do at the right moment. It was refreshing for someone else to step up - - especially Sam, who had such an intimate connection to Mary-Ann.
Jason heroically shot and killed Eggs to save Andy at the end of the episode. This should make for an interesting twist next season, as we learned in the first season that Tara has always has a big crush on Jason. So, if Jason killed her boyfriend, what will this mean for her crush on Jason? It may not mean anything since she hasnt addressed the crush this season, but with Eggs out of the picture it brings up the interesting possibility that something could happen between her and Jason. Could he possibly keep that a secret from her?
One thing remains to be seen next season. Can True Blood be as good without Michelle Forbes?
The Queen of Louisiana and Eric. Their conversation in her day room was very interesting. When Eric tells her that Bill doesnt know shes supplying the V, the blood humans use as a drug, does that mean that its actually her blood that the humans are getting high off of? Or does it just mean that shes one of the dealers? Just something to ponder over the long break between seasons.
Jessica is not dealing with her argument with Hoyt very well, and has started to indulge her vampiric urges - - a great way to have her rebel against her father figure, Bill.
The tenderness and innocence of the moment when Hoyt stands on Jessicas doorstep with roses was not lost on the audience. Shes out dealing with things in her own twisted way, but hopefully hell be there when shes over it. In the end, he chooses her over his mother, thankfully. It was tragic too see him be so mean to her in the last episode.
Sam left Bon Temps to find his true parents, and hopefully this will introduce more shifters next season. Its about time he embraced his gift, instead of trying to hide it all the time. Maybe Sam will even find a good girlfriend that doesnt want to sacrifice him? He certainly deserves to be happy.
What Didnt Work
Not much at all. The whole town was almost destroyed, except for Sookie, Bill and Sam. Even Jason and Andy got roped into Mary-Anns influence eventually.
One can say that Mary-Ann died way too early in the episode. With her being the big-bad, it would have been nicer to have her destruction take a bit longer.
They did need to show that Bon Tempsresidents are deeply stupid in that they prefer to ignore what happened to them under her influence instead of learn from it. They also needed to play up the engagement, to make the cliffhanger sting so bad, but still, Michelle Forbes is a terrible thing to waste.
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
"True Blood" stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard and Michelle Forbes.
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