True Blood – Season 4 – Me and the Devil
This episode was really focused; it didn’t have the scattered effect that so much of last season did. And also, no damn faeries showed up in it. It was a great episode, I was happy throughout! But, there were still some strong feelings, –but first, let’s see the recap from HBO. Oh and obviously, beware of spoilers.
- You know, I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this before, but I LOVE the theme song. And what I love even more, is the fact that after four years, it hasn’t changed. The intro, the song, –the quick shot of nipple and crotch towards the end, the stripper stretch, the dancing bar tramp, that -perfect- black panty clad ass, and all the icky roadkill/dead animal stuff, it all fits. And it’s perfect. So thanks TB ppwers that be for leaving it!
- Terry Bellefleur, throughout, he’s such a trip. he cracks me up, and at other times, he’s such an amazing cutie-pie.
- Tommy Mickens turning into a gator. That was frigging awesome.
- Jason Stackhouse, –he came back from a gang rape with zeal, and his usual sense of sarcastic, if doofy, humor.
- The whole Eric and Sookie thing. OMG! So sweet!
- Gran, and Sookie getting to talk to her again through Marnie. It was such a great moment. And Sookie’s entrance from Marnie’s weird little store, that was great too.
- Bill being glib about Pam’s face falling apart. “Extra lipstick”? I lawl’d. Hilarity.
- The seriousness of the witch-threat; I like that Bill is sort of stepping up as king, and gaining a little bit more humbleness in the face of the big necromancy scare of ’11. The development of the backstory is also pretty good, –I actually, despite my better sensibilities, like that there’s more development to this story than in the book.
- Oh, and Sookie using her telepathy again for investigative purposes! In the last season, they barely had her doing any of her telepathic stuff. In the first one, they made it look like she was practically developmentally challenged because of it. Let’s have some consistency, people. But anyway, I do like that we have that back now.
- Tommy killing his parents was rational, considering he was fighting for his life and freedom. What wasn’t, was the fact that afterwards, Sam made it seem like killing people was the hip new thing that all the cool kids are doing. Was it just me or was he downplaying the fact that his brother just killed two people? I mean… sure, it was necessary, but Tommy is really way too impressionable, and makes horrible decisions -very- fast. I don’t think Tommy will be with us much longer.
- Pam’s rotting face. And its effect on her. Pam didn’t need to be humbled. Now they’re just making her look shallow.
- The whole Jesus storyline. He’s SO obnoxious. I HATE people that pick and choose when they have an accent. And the only time Jesus has one, is when he says “brujo”. What’s worse, is he totally exaggerates it. Give me a break.
- More Tara, being annoying. This is Tara’s entire dialogue, in all four seasons, narrowed down to one sentence, and one question: “I’m a bad person, I don’t know why, and I’m also a victim. When will you all finally realize I’m special and worship me?”
- Portia… ew. Gross. “You’re my great great great great great great great great great great grandaddy! Let’s have SEX!” Nasty. But hey, Bill fixed her.
- Lettie Mae…. ugh. Go AWAY! Lafayette rules though, except for his hair. That’s horrible. But the rest of Tara’s clan, please, vacate.
- Andy’s continued downward spiral. I like Andy sometimes, but he’s really gone downhill. We need the better, hardcore, less idiotic Andy back.
- One, minute long scene with Alcide. Um. Wtf? Can’t we do a little better than that? Jeez, people.
- The possibility of a Hoyt-Jessica-Jason love triangle. Let’s just quit while we’re behind, please.