True Blood’s season 5 promises to be amazing. I have heard the naysayers talk about the lack of action so far, but I would disagree. As a recapper for the show, I have been constantly amazed these past two weeks at how much of a foundation is being laid out. When Alan Ball talked about Michele Bachmann being his inspiration for the political/religious storyline this season, I couldn’t wait to see how he’d develop everything. I have not been disappointed. Remember that line from Interview with the Vampire: “God kills indiscriminately, and so shall we, for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves.” There has been a pattern recently where vampires think of themselves as either creatures of God (“Jesus loves vampires”) or as being more similar to God than humans. It will be interesting to see the direction Russell Edgington takes once he emerges from his sick bed…will he lead the Sanguinistas?
Tara: I really hope that Tara embraces life as a vampire. It would be a shame to see her sulk all season that she has been turned into a creature that she despises. Embrace your new power, Tara! Use it to fight the forces of…good..bad…or something. Anything. Just make use of it. (I might regret this later)
Alcide: The last thing Alcide ever wanted was to be the pack master. But now he doesn’t have much of a choice. I say again, use this opportunity, Alcide. Do something with your new role. Embrace it.
Terry/Arlene/Patrick: This subplot has been a challenge to follow only because the scenes are like extended snippets. I’m certain the story will continue to develop, but I have enjoyed it so far. It’s disturbing to watch gentle Terry become angry and violent. Something bad must be coming if he’s experiencing such a turnabout.
Pam: I LOVED the 1905 flashback. I can’t wait to see more of her history with Eric. Once again, Pam has some of the best zingers on the show. I love watching her, and it will be interesting to see what happens when Eric returns to find his new grandchild….
So far Sookie and Lafayette have been babysitting Tara. Hopefully they will get more involved as the season develops.
That’s all for now. I’m always eager to hear what other people think. Be sure to check out my True Blood recaps at www.DarkMedia.com.