Well. That was all rather unexpected. And awesome.
It’s felt good all season to talk about Show in positive terms. And, for the most part, I’m happy with how season five ended.
Of course, there’s disappointment that Russell Edgington met the true death, but you can’t keep using the same villain over and over lest it get tiresome and a little pathetic (case in point: Heroes).
If Russell had to die, at least he died doing something he loved: eating fairies and talking smack.
Other True Blood Thoughts:
- Sam Merlotte wins the prize for Vampire Killer of the Week. I knew that was going to be awesome the moment he flew into that vampire’s mouth.
- Hey, look! Alcide is doing something interesting. And right. And kind of badass. He’s been such a timid sad sack such he was introduced. This alpha-male thing is a nice change for him.
- He is, however, still wearing too many clothes.
- Jason has re-ignited his vampire-hating phase, but it’s different this time. In season two, he’d been swept up in a religiously based anti-vampire fervor – mostly due to him being not that bright. It’s now emotionally motivated and drawn from his experiences. Jason’s is a very personal sort of hatred and that will make him dangerous.
- Seriously. When has he ever shot so straight and hit targets so well?
- I love how that puppy is just back there, glaring like Insanity Puppy.
- No one has ever held a text book up like this to study, ever.
Lastly, Bill has evolved into a vampire god and will likely be the season six Big Bag, along with this Warlo person.
It works and I’m glad Show went there with Bill. For the past several episodes, John and I have commented that Bill is is beyond redemption due to his activities with the Authority. For a few minutes, the entire affair could’ve been written off as nest-induced vampire insanity, however Bill’s rising from his own puddle of true death goo dismantles that entire idea. The Chancellors may indeed have suffered from nest insanity – the religious part may have been real, though. And that’s what’s really horrifying.