THE BON TEMPS TIMES—TRUE BLOOD SEASON 5 EPISODE 2 RECAP
Eric and Bill are brought to their knees as head Authority member Chris Meloni joins the cast to put them in their place in True Blood episode 2.
True Blood, Season 5, Episode 2, “Authority Always Wins”—No nudity or sex in this episode but things definitely heated up. In fact, things are picking up fast on True Blood and judging by the way the way the first two episodes are progressing, this season is going to be jammed with storylines with every character. It’s a nice pace after watching the slow season of Mad Men. Now, it’s time for action, blood and revenge to make the summer more exciting.
First off, I just want to say that during episode two, I really felt sorry for only one thing: Sookie’s house. How much more of a beating can this house take, and how many times does Sookie have to clean that kitchen? Oh well, I suppose that’s the least of her worries as she and Lafayette tried to deal with Pam’s new creation, the Tara vampire. Sookie and Lafayette tried hard not to get their necks in the way of a rampaging Tara as she bolted through the house tearing things up. Fans know how much Tara despises vampires, and now that she’s one of them, it will be interesting to see where this story is going to take her. Admittedly, I was getting tired of the poor Tara routine, so maybe now she’ll finally take charge and be the badass she was always meant to be.
The new characters finally made their appearance, with Chris Meloni being introduced as Roman, the head of the Authority. With their mysterious offices situated deep underground we learn they have deep religious beliefs based on Lilith, for whom man was created for in order to feed (so intriguing!). With Eric and Bill literally on their knees before about the meet the “True Death” for killing Nan – and being accused of being part of some rebel movement – Bill ends up striking a deal with the Authority for an exchange, their lives for Russell Edgington’s, whom they admit they didn’t kill. Well, it worked so it will be great to finally see Eric and Bill back in action as the new, blood-thirty dynamic duo.
While we only got to see sexy Alcide for a few minutes, Sam, Luna and Emma’s storyline kicked in with Luna discovering that her daughter Emma is in fact not going to be the shifter she desired but is in fact a wolf like her dead father, Marcus. This will no doubt be a problem for Luna seeing how much she hates Emma’s wolfy grandma. But how cute was that baby pup?
Moving on to Pam, we finally get to see her back-story. Are you surprised that Pam was a successful owner of a brothel in the 1900s, and that even then death and murder did not faze her? Stressing over Eric not taking her calls, Pam reminisces of when she first met him and we got to see when they did first meet, Eric did not immediately kill her, so we’ll get to see more of this story in next week’s episode, hopefully.
More over, everyone else seemed to be the bits and bobs of the episode including new gay vamp Steve Newlin. As the new spokesperson for vampires, it seems his love for the spotlight hasn’t wavered. As Jason (Steve’s new love who offers Jessica $20,000K to possess Jason) watches him on TV preaching for vamp rights, Steve surprisingly says that he does have a love but that it’s a “she.” Not sure if Jason was pissed or relieved.
Also, creepy Terry and his PTSD made his debut, freaking out Arlene (doesn’t anyone else miss Arlene as the snarky waitress at Merlottes?). But it’s still hard to tell where Scott Foley’s character is going. Is this too much storyline? It remains to be seen.
The episode ended with a glimpse of Russell Edgington and his decrepit body coming to life. Who is helping him and where will he strike first? Usually there are a few bad forces at work in True Blood and while we know Russell will factor in greatly to shake things up in Bon Temps, who or what else will stir up trouble?
So far, Sookie’s story seems a bit subdued, and I know I can’t wait to get her into the story more prominently and not just as a cleaner of kitchens.
True Blood airs on Sundays at 9 p.m on HBO and HBO Canada.