Review: True Blood 2.10 – “New World in My View”
Original Air Date: 23 August 2009
Rating: NR/AO (Not Rated/Adults Only)
Screencaps were done by Marishna on LiveJournal this week. Some caps may be NSFW!
I thought this was another boring episode. With only two more eps left, I’m hoping they’ll start to pick up again. Speaking of the finale, how many of you are pre-ordering The Tru Blood Beverage for a finale party?
We start out with Sookie walking back through the hallway of the hotel, right to Eric’s room. Eric, illustrating how unattractive it is when people cry but especially vampires, is devasted that Godric is dead. This quickly turns into another “I’m gonna do really bad things with you” moment between the two, and then she wakes up. Another Eric sex dream, Sookie? Right next to your brother and Bill on your way back into Bon(e) Temps? Since it’s still day when they make it back into town, Bill isn’t awake to fully appreciate how crapped up the Bon(e) Temps has gotten. It looks like a frat house exploded and people are running around all black-eyed and looking for Sam.
Over at what once was Sookie’s house, Maryann’s having Eggs and Karl (there he is!) help her remake The Wicker Man. But is it a remake of the remake, and will it be as unbearable to watch as that remake? It’s also now when I realize that I was wrong in thinking Eggs was a decent character to keep around. He seemed cool at the start, but now he’s pretty much just a tool.
Sam’s still hiding out with Ex-Policeman Officer Andy (who went into town for Sam’s clothes and booze — because in situations like this booze is a must). Sam tries to explain to Andy what Maryann is without actually showing him that the supernatural is real. One, am I the only person who was like, “Oh. So vampires can be real, but nothing else?” Two, WOULD YOU JUST TRUST YOUR FRIENDS ALREADY, SAM, AND SHAPESHIFT IN FRONT OF THEM! Continuing, Arlene calls Sam and dupes him into going to Merlotte’s by saying Maryann is going to hurt her kids. I would have been all, “Guess you should’ve thought about that before turning into a black-eyed hosebeast, huh Arlene?”, but Sam’s the good guy and falls for the BS anyhow.
Jason, Sookie and Bill finally make it back to his place, and can’t get ahold of anyone by phone. Sookie tells Bill that she knows something’s wrong because she can “feel it.” I wish I could effectively describe the look on my face at this statement. Imagine, if you will, your brain flopping around and wailing like a 5-year old that wants a Happy Meal inside your skull and how that would make your face look, and you’d be close. It wasn’t the fact that the town looked and smelled like a public toilet on New Year’s Day? It wasn’t the fact that everyone was physically hurting themselves and had black eyes? It was because you could “feel it”?
Luckily, around this time, Hoyt’s Momma comes sashaying down the stairs, in all her big haired, black-eyed glory. Apparently, Hoyt and Jessica were trying to keep her contained at Bill’s while the rest of the town searched for Sam. Momma fills them all in on how Sam’s going to be a sacrifice to “God,” but that’s after she tries to mouth rape Jason. Hoyt fills them in on the rest of the deets, and Jason goes off to Merlotte’s to save Sam. Sookie and Bill decide to go to her house, and Jessica and Hoyt are left to watch Momma play Wii.
Sam takes Andy as backup when he walks into the biggest trap ever at Merlotte’s. All the crazies jump out and try to grab them, but they end up trapping themselves in the walk-in freezer. It’s at this point that War Vet Terry turns out to be the one in charge of the mob since he’s gone back into military mode. Everyone’s pitching a fit about how they can’t get to Sam, when Terry tells them the target is secure and all they need to do is call Maryann to come and get him. Realizing that Maryann’s “control” over people backfires when she needs them to focus was fantastic. Instead of calling Maryann, Lady With No Pants sees “For a good time, call Peanut” written on the wall and calls that number.
Lafayette and Mrs. Thornton are officially having the worst intervention ever. Absolutely no headway is made with Tara. They both realize, and vocalize, that if they hadn’t ignored her when she needed them, Tara wouldn’t have gotten into this mess with Maryann in the first place.
Sookie and Bill finally make it to her house (you think when she finally jumps on Eric’s longboat and sails right off into Valhalla, he’ll get her a nicer/newer/faster car? I’m just putting it out there, Sookie). Sister, I know it was Gran’s house and all, but you’re going to have to burn that sucker down. There’s no way it’s coming back to its old glory after this one. While inside the house (why would you EVER go in there when it clearly looks and smells like Leatherface has been squatting there while you were on vaca?), Lafayette rings up Sookie to find out when she’ll be back in town. He tells her she needs to get herself up out of that house immediately, but it’s a warning that came too late. Bill tries to feed on Maryann to give Sookie time to escape and ends up barfing black, foamy stuff all over. No one ever taught him not to stick things in his mouth when he doesn’t know where they’ve been.
Sookie puts her hand on Maryann’s face, and it goes all glowy and repels her. Hm. Sookie gets a new power? I’m mixed on this one. It could be good because that means she’s developing her brain powers and she’ll stop being the worst psychic in history. It could be bad because it’s just one more thing that makes her so special and Mary Sue.
Back at Merlotte’s, Sam and Andy are still in the freezer. Andy drunkenly tells Sam that Sam in the one-eyed man in a swarm of the blind. Sam doesn’t get what Andy’s trying to tell him, and Andy isn’t sure what he’s trying to say. I think it meant that the rest of the town is completely oblivious to what’s going on and what’s out there in the world, where Sam can see what’s out there. I may be stretching on this one.
Jason makes it to the bar, and gears up with… construction tools? Now, I’m all for being resourceful, but what exactly was he going to do with the world’s quietest chainsaw? He tries to break up the party with violence and threats, and that doesn’t work. So he holds the nail gun to Arlene’s head, everyone’s rooting for Jason to give her a headshot, but Terry kind of clears up from the blacks a little. Enough to do what Jason says so he won’t hurt Arlene. Terry orders everyone to retreat and tells them that “they will unf#@k this situation at a later date.”
Bill’s got his head hanging out the window of Sookie’s car (maybe it’s a good thing she’s driving a hoopdee) puking his face off. It’s not bad enough for him to let Sookie call Eric to get that tiny, cranky doctor to help him. Neither one of them can figure out what The Glowy Hand of DOOOM was back there, but in the meantime, Bill demands Sookie give him blood so he can heal. Dude, she is driving! Just keep your head out far enough so you don’t get any on the side of the car, and get your blood when you get to Lafayette’s.
Jason gets the bar cleared out and locked up, and convinces Andy and Sam to leave the freezer. He tells them they need to come up with a plan if they’re going to get out of the bar, but Terry’s way ahead of him when it comes to forming a plan of attack. The mob throws a keg through one of the windows and everyone piles back into the bar. After all three are cornered, Sam gives himself up in order to save Andy and Jason. Also, Terry’s pretty hot when he starts in with the military vibe. I’m just saying.
Sookie and Bill get to Lafayette’s but not before some girl wanting to buy V. Bill gets all “Oh no you dinnit” on her and Lafayette has to tell him Eric’s the one pushing him to sell again. He lets them both into the house in hopes that Sookie can bring Tara back with her mind powers. Sookie tries to get in her head, but can’t find Tara in there; she only finds blackness. Naturally, Bill thinks that maybe he can glamour her.
Back with the Mob again, and Sam’s getting tied to the roof of someone’s station wagon like a trophy elk. Jason, in the most hilarious act of smart dumbness, slaps on some gloves and a gasmask, takes his shirt off, throws some road flares at the Mob, and pretends to be the god they’re all waiting for. Terry calls shenanigans on Jason since he forgot The God Who Comes has horns. Andy quickly finds a tree branch and they use that for horns. It works because when Maryann puts the whammy on you, you go idiot. Sam starts to play along and tells Jason to smite him. Jason says “I smite you” or something along those lines, and Sam flails around a bit, then shifts into a fly again.
I swear Andy and Jason both crapped their pants at that one. The Mob is happy with this display and decide to report back to Maryann. After they all leave, Sam walks out into the parking lot wearing only an apron and starts to put out the flares. Andy makes the comment that this is the last drink he’ll ever take.
The glamouring isn’t working too well on its own, but with both Bill and Sookie working on her, Tara finally comes back around. She’s understandably upset (dudes, she ate. a. heart.), and cries at the sight of her mom. She suddenly realizes that Eggs is still out there and wants to go get him, but Lafayette locks the door.
Sookie and Bill are talking outside on the porch, and Sookie reveals Maryann’s wanting of everyone’s souls. Bill puts it all together when Sookie starts to repeat that chant everyone was on about, and says he knows someone who *might* be able to help them with killing Maryann. She wants to go with him, but he tells her she needs to stay with her friends. And the second time Sookie makes my brain flip me off for watching her: she says in response, “I left everyone before, and look what happened!” Oh. Em. Gee. Because if you had stayed, Maryann would have just gone to a different town, there would be no more world hunger, and peace would spread throughout the land.
Hoyt’s still dealing with Momma and her hateful mouth. Jessica gets sick of her verbal abuse and feeds on her, pushing Hoyt out of the way. I think this is going to put a damper on their relationship. Though, Bill really should have seen this one happening a mile away and never should have left her there alone with them.
Bill shows up at the Queen’s abode, and damn, it’s good to be a gangsta. Here’s the suspicious thing — Bill gets an automatic audience with her and he churched up his outfit before seeing her. Hmmm. That’s interesting. Then the worst cliffhanger ever happens because it’s setting it up like the Queen may have been killed when anyone who’s been watching the “Next Time On” after every ep knows she’s still alive.