Tuesday, June 24, 2014

True Blood S7E1 Recap


Hello fellow Truebies!  My name's Jen and I've signed up to bring you recaps for the final season of True Blood.  Just typing the word final season fills me with sadness and, I'm not going to lie, a wee bit of relief.  As someone who's read the series and watched the show from the beginning, I've experienced moments of utter joy (whenever Alcide takes his shirt off *ahem*) and total frustration (Bill is a god now, seriously?! *facepalm*) with the way some of the seasons have played out.  But alas, I'm here to talk about THIS season.

So episode 1 left me feeling a little...

The episode was titled Jesus Gonna Be Here but, I felt that a more appropriate title would have been Everyone is Acting Like They're Too Stupid To Live.  As I bullet point the highlights (and lowlights) of the episode I will mark particular ones with #TSTL so you can see where I'm coming from.  Ready?  Here we go...

  • That opening fight scene was pretty kick ass and par for the course with this show.  Baddies show up.  Mayhem ensues.  Hostages get taken.  Yadda yadda.  One thing that stuck out was Sam's decision to shift into a dog to go after the vamp that took his woman.  Wouldn't have been my first choice.  Just sayin'.
  • #OMGWTHJH (Oh My God What The Hell Just Happened)?!?!  Did Tara seriously just get STAKED!?!?  No way!  NOOO WAAAY!  Not that she was my favorite or anything but, damn, did they really  have to take her out in the first episode?!
  • I gather you guys have noticed I'm fond of hastags (#sorrynotsorry).  Well here's another one I'm going to through in the mix #LetsBlameSookie.  Because, yeah, that's what people do when things go wrong in Bon Temps.  Like I get it.  You're all scared and some seriously bad stuff is happening but, come on people.
  • #TSTL Moment:  Sookie walks home ALONE THROUGH THE WOODS after a group of sick vamps ATTACK AND KIDNAP HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  She then decides she's going to be a total snot to Alcide when he gets home which I get, sort of.  Lucky for her she makes it up to him.  *wiggles eyebrows*
  • The episode reveals that Pam is on the hunt for Eric.  And by hunt I mean she will play Russian Roulette and go to the ends of the earth to find him if necessary.  She is a woman on a mission.  I just hope she doesn't end up searching for him the ENTIRE SEASON.
  • Our girl Jess ends up having one hell of a night protecting Adilyn.  First, Andy gives her a hard time.  Then, Adilyn goes in on her (#TSTL Moment: the conversation happens through a window that Adilyn opens).  Then, they kind of make up and become friends. Then, an infected vamp shows up. Then, he and Jess have a stand-off as the sun is rising.  Then, Adilyn invites her in so she doesn't die.  THEN, they have this weird moment but, Jess pulls herself together and heads up to their attic to sleep it off.  Oh and did I mention that Jess asks Adilyn to drink her blood so that she can track her in case anything goes wrong?!  Like I said, busy night.
  • #TSTL Moment:  Jason and Violet FINALLY have sex.  Not that the sight of Jason's beautiful rear end is a bad thing but, it goes down at night, on the side of the road, in the open and AFTER the townspeople have been attacked.  Seriously?!

  • #TSTL Moment:  Bill escorts Andy to an empty warehouse that they think might hold some of the Hep V vamps.  As they're walking through this creepy and dark warehouse (AFTER THE TOWNSPEOPLE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED) he hears a noise and decides he's going to YELL OUT HOLLY'S NAME.  Why not send in Bill ahead of you to check the place out?  Oh I don't know because maybe that would be too obvious.  #SMH
  • Aside from that moment of stupidity, they manage to have a run in with Vince (apparently he's the guy who loses the Mayor position to Sam) and his posse which quickly escalates into what looks like a bad situation for Bill.  Fortunately, Andy stands up for him and they both walk away unscathed.  Although I have the distinct feeling that Vince's group is going to be a problem in episodes to come.
  • Toward the end of the episode we find out that the hostages (which include Arlene, Holly, Nicole and Deputy Kevin) are being held in the basement of Fangtasia.  Seems like that would be the obvious place to look but, what do I know.  The situation does not look for the home team folks.
  • The episode ends with Sookie trying to go to church the next morning, only to be told off by Tara's mother and then having to hear everyone's thoughts about her.  (Hint: They're not nice).  Sookie grows a pair and stands up for herself.  I would've like it to be more expletive riddled but, I'll take what I can get.
And on that note, I leave you with the preview for episode 2 and a video posted to Jessica's blog.  If anyone would like to agree, disagree, vent or rave about this episode and/or anything True Blood related (or non True Blood related) feel free to find me on Twitter at @NotNowImReading.  Until next Sunday Truebies!


Anna (Bite Club) said...

I'm still waiting to watch the premiere, but I have to say that the Castle graphic is exactly how I felt watching a few of the episodes last season. The phrase WTF must have been coined for fans of this show because sometimes the crazy just can't even be explained anymore. The very first season will always be my favorite.

Jen D. said...

@Anna - LOL! You might be right. And I couldn't agree more. Season 1, although the tamest, is probably my favorite too. Sometimes simple is better.

Anna (Bite Club) said...

Watched the premiere. I'm actually glad Tara is gone, I hope the Eric search isn't a season long event, and I think Jessica has landed the hottest vampire to be on the show in forever!

Jen D. said...

@Anna - Amen to that sister! James is a total Hottie McHotterson!

Rain Maiden said...

Jen I'm so glad your back with the recaps :). I must say that I'm ok with the vamps snacking on Arlene...just saying.

Jen D. said...

@Rain Maiden - It's a bit like coming home. =) LOL! Poor Arlene. Hasn't she been through enough!?