Crazy Ranking "True Blood": Billith Is a 'Naked, Evil Superman' Edition
Viewers who tuned in early for last night's season premiere were greeted to some delightully awkward and forced conversations among the cast members and host Rhetta for a live special. This ploy definitely didn't feel in line with HBO and its other major shows; you don't often see the network begging for better ratings. At least the special provided opportunity for us to witness the actors goofing around:
On to the episode, "Who Are You, Really?":
5. Sookie's faceplant into vampire goo felt like fan service. Sometimes, it's just nice to see her taken down a notch.
4. We also got several dramatic fang-retraction moments, which manage to be both attractive and ridiculous. Bill forcing Eric into submission may have been my favorite.
3. Even funnier is what happens when a vampire's invitation to a home is rescinded. Even Alexander Skarsgård can't look cool as he slow-motion glides out a door.
2. Bill's Lilithy reincarnation is worrisome, given that he can apparently kill another being in a flash and can't be killed via stake. Is he some sort of vampire Messiah? (Remember: God is a vampire, and in the beginning he created Lilith in his image, then created humans to serve as food for vamps. It is known.)
The entire stake sequence was pretty cool.
1. The werewolves win this episode, however, firstly for their clothes-ripping and body-part-gnawing activities.
The "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" can-do attitude was the most entertaining, as Alcide's hook-up in the woods quickly turned into a threesome. Just remember who your top b*tch is, pack leader. (NSFW: We got some serious butt shots, too.)
Pam and Lafayette's Best Lines
- 'Is this about your girlfriend turning into Steve Newlin? Because that was the sickest sh*t I've seen on TV, and I watch "Dance Moms."
- "You want somethin' deep-fried, dipped in sugar and fried all over again?"
- "Wrong place at the wrong f**kin' time oughta be my middle f**kin' name."
- "Honey, I don't know about the world, but I'm about to end your face."
- "Who the f**k is Mary Poppins, and can I please kill her?"
- "Oh honey. This isn't going to be some f**kin' epic love story."
So long, Luna. Her death would have meant more to viewers if it had come last season as we watched her and Sam struggle to find Emma. Here, she wasn't given much fanfare, which is a shame.
He knows how to gaze, this one.
Even vampires don't look graceful when they hurl.
Sarah Carlson is a TV Critic for Pajiba. She lives in San Antonio. You can find her on Twitter.