THE BON TEMPS TIMES—TRUE BLOOD SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 RECAP
Finally, Sookie gets back into her threesome with Eric and Bill, Tara becomes a mini Pam and Jason channels his childhood with a He-Man shirt.
True Blood, Season 5, Episode 5, “Let’s Boot and Rally”—I still have high hopes that True Blood will pick up, but I have to admit, this episode was seriously slow. While things did pick up near the end (ending at about 47 minutes), I’m starting to think that having too many storylines is too ambitious. So much so, that I’m even feeling disconnected to Sookie.
Things picked up where it left off last episode with Sookie and Alcide about to get it on. You just knew it wasn’t going to happen with Eric and Bill outside, plus it didn’t help with Sookie vomiting on Alcide’s shoes. Things get broken up and Eric and Bill whisk Sookie away to find Russell. Sookie gives in as she realizes it’s just another normal day in her life. Somehow, these scenes with Sookie, Bill and Eric seem so disconnected the chemistry is totally lost.
With Tara now under Pam’s control, she’s become a vamp slut bartender at Fangtasia learning the ropes on how to control her appetite. But just when it looked like Tara and Jessica were about to become besties, Jessica starts a fight with her after catching Tara feeding on Hoyt (whose character is barely hanging).
More storylines with Lafayette, Terry and Jason built up with more unanswered questions. Feeling guilty about possessing Sookie’s car, which nearly killed her, he begins to see more of the brujo demon when he looks in the mirror. When he calls out for Jesus’s help he sees his head with his lips sewn up. Jesus’ head also appears to Lafayette’s mom in the institution. Creepy!
Terry faces his own demon, the “ifrit” when he and Patrick go find Eller. When Terry admits that he has also seen this fire demon, cursed upon them by the woman they killed during the war, it becomes too later for them to save Eller, who is taken by the evil fire. Why is this storyline even alive?
At least there was the usual humor brought by Jason and Andy. After their faeries encounter at the secret party, they both wake up naked. And it’s always funny to see Andy naked. But Jason is becoming more preoccupied with why vampires killed his parents. He wakes up thinking he’s a kid again having breakfast with Sookie and his parents, in his cool He-Man pajamas. It soon fades but Jason’s hatred towards vamps seems to be building. Let’s hope the show starts answering some questions.
And who is killing the shifters? What did these peaceful “sups” (supernaturals) ever do? After Sam goes to Luna’s to tell her about their two shifter friends getting shot, Sam too gets shot outside of Luna’s and when Luna comes running out, she gets shot. It looks like Luna may be dead but there’s still hope for Sam. Again, I feel no connection to Luna, so having her gone doesn’t mean much. But her little one, Emma, managed to make an escape shifting into a werewolf puppy and running off. Maybe Alcide should adopt her and start a new pack—if Alcide is still alive.
Things don’t look good for our favourite hunky wolf. When Sookie, Bill, Eric and Alcide find Russell lying on a bed, something, or someone quickly pulls Alcide out of the room.
True Blood airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada