I found the twist on the biblical story of Salome very interesting during this week’s episode. I’ve always felt that history was written by the winners and this particular story is no different. It would seem that the ultimate seductress that demanded the head of John the Baptist was no more than a little girl caught in the crosshairs of a power struggle. But I am suspicious of her relationship with Nora, who under extreme torture, finally confessed to being a Sanguinista. Personally I don’t believe it, I simply think Nora was just protecting Eric.
Roman stated “The only thing more dangerous than a martyr is a 3,000-year-old vamp who hasn’t fed in a year,” whereas I think the one thing more dangerous than that is a woman with a hidden agenda. Salome, I think, is just that woman. There is something about her; I just can’t put my finger on it. According to biblical legend, she was some sort of femme fatale that led great men to their deaths. Is she setting Roman up or is she just a pawn in the political grand scheme of things? I think there’s more to this seductress then meets the eye.
Back in Bon Temps, it was disconcerting to see Pam relegated to such a co-dependant existence. In flashbacks we get a little bit more on her back story and in an interesting turn of events learn that Eric never wanted the responsibility of being a maker. Pam literally forced his hand in the matter. Threatening suicide by slitting her wrists, we are left to wonder if it was Eric she really loved or the chance to never grow old.
In the present time she’s sulking and having a pity party because she can’t find Eric. I’m going to threaten to slit my wrists if she doesn’t snap out of it soon. I get she is missing Eric, but does that mean she has to tap into her nurturing side too? It was strange to see her actually care that Hoyt Fortenberry, all decked out in guy liner and fish nets, was going to get eaten alive by vampires.
Tara has gone from a category F5 tornado to a resentful, self loathing little tattle tale, leaving Sookie with some serious explaining to do to a suspicious Alcede.
I enjoyed seeing Sam come to Tara’s rescue via every True Blood bottle in his inventory. After Tara passes out from her blood binge and the ever approaching dawn, Sam stores her next to the produce in his walk in refrigerator. I was pleased to see how accepting Sam was of Tara’s new role. Their interaction was reminiscent of Season One. I’ve always enjoyed these two together.
Unfortunately, once Tara had regained her strength, she was back to telling everyone to fuck off and threatening to rip their throats out. It was kind of like watching an A & E Intervention episode. The addict knows they need help but they blame everyone else for making them the addict they are.
It’s obvious that Tara is struggling big time to accept her fate. After nearly killing a Sookie look alike, she goes for a walk. While I personally would love to have all those heightened senses her vampire status has afforded her, Tara on the other hand thinks they are unbearable. So she decides to take matters into her own hands by hopping into a tanning bed and cranking it to tanorexic mom level. While listening to her scream I longed for Franklin Mott to make an appearance and show us how fast he can text motherfucker.
Miles away in her office at Fangtasia, Mommy Pamest can sense her wayward child’s agony yet she couldn’t sense when Eric was injected with liquid silver?
Lafayette has some demons of his own to deal with. Literally. The Incredible Hulk has nothing on this Cajun brujo when he gets angry. I know Jesus told Lafayette he’d always be with him, but da-yum. While getting chastised by Arlene for turning Tara into a vampire, Lafayette decided to spice up his gumbo with a bottle of bleach. But, thankfully, upon catching a glimpse of Jesus’ demon face in the mirror, he was able to snap out of it and dump the dish in the sink. I’m thinking a trip way down across the border to grandpa’s house is in order for La La. Maybe he’ll run into Jesus’ missing body while he’s there.
Jason has an explanation for why he’s banged close to every woman in Bon Temps. He was molested by a middle school teacher. Apparently he believes that since he had been introduced to sex at such a young age then that must be why he’s an oversexed moron. This is where the lovers of the Stackhouse books might cry foul.
In the books the real reason Jason is such a sexual being is because he too is part fairy, like his sister. Females are drawn to him like vampires are drawn to Sookie. But to the non readers, this just looks like the writers are struggling to come up with something new for this character.
All I know is epiphanies and Jason Stackhouse do not mix. He’s stated on several occasions that he not that smart. It’s going to be interesting to see if he can indeed just be friends with a woman instead of the ladies man he’s been portrayed as for the past 4 seasons.
Speaking of fairies, they’ve arrived! Not only do they have a penchant for garter belts, but apparently they are invisible and will only appear when they want you to see them.
Are they here to harvest the humans, as mentioned during the first episode of Season 4? I’m wondering if they are the ones that let Russell out of his crypt as a way to create a diversion so they could snatch up humans without worrying about vampire interference. After all, what better way to get rid of your enemies then to pitch them against each other. Only time will tell.
I did get a kick out of watching Jessica run thru the field yelling for the fairies because it reminded me of SPN again. “Fight the fairies!”
I’m going to have to say that the most out of character portrayal this week was Terry Bellefleur. I was stunned when he walked out on Arlene after being told she wouldn’t wait for him whenever he got back from wherever he was going with his buddy Patrick. What happened to the man that made the list of reason’s she could trust him with her kids? Apparently its bro’s before ho’s for this soldier. All I know is something better happen with this storyline real quick or I’m just going to take advantage of my fast forward button whenever it comes on.
In the meantime, I need to know who is going to reimburse me for the stitches I had to have put in my chin after watching Christopher Meloni strip out of his clothes. The ratings system at the start of each episode is simply not enough of a warning for the viewing of that man’s chiseled body being revealed one piece of clothing at a time.
On a side note, I’d like to welcome Mr. Chris Bauer (Andy) to the Gratuitous Naked Butt Shot Club. While it was appreciated, it was not all together necessary.
“You stupid bitch.” ~Pam
“Boobs, boobs, boobs. Think about anything but the walk-in . . . shit!” ~Sam
“You haven’t done shit for me, Tinkerbell” ~Pam (does that make Eric Peter Pan? Just curious)
“The human Bible, it’s little better than Us Weekly.” ~Salome
“Just imagine it’s a training bra.” ~Guard
“It’s been a long time since I’ve worn one.” ~Eric
“Elvis was spotted buying a turkey jerkey in a 7-Eleven in Yakima last Thursday, that doesn’t mean that he’s still alive.” ~Steve Newlin