The Blood Continues to Boil in Newest ‘True Blood’ Episode

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With each passing week, it becomes more and more apparent that the writers of “True Blood” are sadists.

No, not because of the obscene, but welcomed, amount of sex and violence. Not because each and every episode has someone drinking the blood out of someone else’s forearm or neck. The reason they are sadists is because they take pleasure in knowing that every Sunday at 10 P.M. (eastern standard time) there are four million people (up from an average of around two million last year) who are left in shock and disbelief that they have to wait another 167 hours until the story continues.

After waiting what seemed to be an eternity for the fourth episode of the season, those sadists made it well worth the wait.

We all knew Jason’s (Ryan Kwanton, “Summerland”) stay at the Light of Day Institute was leading to something, and while there is little surprise to what Reverend Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian, “Saved”) has been up to, what side Jason is on when the war comes will show us if he matures at all throughout the season. Now when is he going to do the inevitable and sleep with Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp, “Cashmire Mafia”)?

Every episode so far this season has revealed just a little bit about Maryanne, (Michelle Forbes, “Battlestar Galactica”) and a little more is revealed this week. She can control people, make them dance, lose their inhibitions and turn their eyes black. Where is she from and what does she want? There are eight episodes left this season and there sure as hell better be answers.

After all the talk of using Sookie (Anna Paquin, “X-Men”) to help find a missing 2000 year old vampire sheriff Godric in Dallas, Sookie and Bill (Stephen Moyer, “The Starter Wife”) finally make their way to Texas and take their first trip together.

Godric’s disappearance has severely perturbed Eric. (Alexander Skarsgard, “Generation Kill”) What his importance is, as well as his relationship with Eric who obviously holds him in the highest of regards, is still a mystery, but it’s that type of lingering curiosity this show leaves in the viewer every week is what makes it as spectacular as it is.

Finally following up on Miss Jeanette’s murder and the reveal of a little secret Daphne (Ashley Jones, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) has been keeping to herself thus far add to the strangeness that is the town of Bon Temps.

As the show gets into the middle third of the season, expect to get some answers and even more questions. “True Blood” is still just heating up, make sure you don’t miss a minute.

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As an avid doer of nothing, I have dedicated my entire life to knowing every line of Seinfeld as well as most from The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park and Scrubs. I’m not ashamed to admit I was teary eyed during the Scrubs finale, and bawled uncontrollably the first time I saw the Futurama episode “Jurassic Bark.” When not watching obscene amounts of television, and by obscene I mean watching the entire first season of Battlestar Galactica in one day, I’m listening to an ungodly amount music. Classic rock and classic/alternative/underground hip-hop are my genres of choice. I can go from listening to “Stairway To Heaven” from the, well if you don’t know who that’s from that’s your problem, to Big L’s “Devil’s Son” back to “I Am The Walrus.” I also absolutely love movies and video games. The Godfather Parts I and II and Lord of the Rings (a trilogy I have watched in one day) are my favorite movies, while GTA San Andreas, God of War, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Metal Gear Solid 4 are my favorite games. Besides entertainment, I am completely in love with sports. I love both the Jets and Giants, though I lean more towards the Jets, and I unequivocally bleed the Mets’ Blue & Orange. David Wright, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are my Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and Citi Field is my Vatican. I must say, I look forward to forcing my thoughts and opinions upon you. Don’t worry though, they will soon become your own. And yes, I do have a tendency to overwrite.

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