True Blood Coverage: They Feel Like Makin’ Love
The plot, finally, begins to thicken. With Eric and Sookie lusting for one another for most of the season, it brought to question what would be the next central storyline once they decided to fulfill such wants. Yet, the answer is clear, the storyline which contained the most interest since its development in the second episode of this season, the inevitable war between the witches and the vampires of Bon Temps.
The episode begins with Marnie, or should I say, Antonia Gavilan de Logrono, who bewitches Sheriff Luis Patino, as we discover he is one of the priests who led her torture 400 years ago. Four hundred years ago, when she casted a spell of necromancy that forced vampires to walk in the daylight, which brought them to their fiery deaths. Under her influence, Sheriff Patino aids in her freedom only after killing the guard Katy, who deceived the group of witches and led to the capture of Marnie, and delivers Antonia’s message to his majesty Bill Compton. Her message, unlike most of this season, was short and to the point; resurrection.
A powerful start to a most devastating storyline, in the much cluttered season, begins to unravel. The writers have finally found a way to bring about the story we have all been waiting for, and no I do not refer to the various lovemaking scenes between Sookie and Eric, although I wouldn’t go as far as to say they were not part of the entertainment.
Despite the speed in which the primary storyline shifts and begins to develop, the secondary storylines remain at their gradual buildup which leaves watchers a bit confused and impatient to see what significance such plots will hold within the entirety of the story. How will Lafayette serve as a medium for the dead again? Now that Jason shall not transform into a were-panther, will their existence on the show remain? Who is the mysterious woman who appears in the presence of baby Mikey?
However, it is evident that the season has picked up and does not show any hint to slow down. The anticipation builds as the war is set yet not begun. With just five episodes left, we feel the thirst as it starts to settle, the thirst which can only be quenched with True Blood.