True Blood Working It’s Way Back

Episode Commentary: “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues”

Not one moment in last week’s episode of HBO’s hit series “True Blood” was a dull one. This series was dramatic, tasteful and full of action – all rolled into one. Written by Alan Ball and directed by Michael Lehmann, this episode was truly the season’s greatest moment. The very second the show started, it led up to the events of last week’s edge of the seat cliff hanger.

Anna Paquin’s performance of the telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, Louisiana, in tonight’s episode was not only powerful, but also sincere. As she found who she was looking for all season long, she is faced with emotional difficulties throughout the whole episode. If there were ever any doubts that Paquin was able to handle the part of Sookie Stackhouse, then this proves those doubts wrong. Her performance was strong and heartfelt, as she truly got into the character of a love-struck young woman, who will do anything to save the man she loves.

If her emotional tonight’s performance was not sufficient, keep in mind that she also runs for a Golden Globe again next year. She truly stepped up her game and showed why she won that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress many years ago.

Any true fan of the show would agree that there was not a dull moment in this episode. Certain characters show their true colors, and you can only begin to hate them more and more as the episode goes on. Although these characters really step out of their box, all the questions presented could not be answered in one single episode. It will be interesting to see how the dots connect as the season progresses.

Tara Thornton, who is portrayed by Rutina Wesley, only continues to improve. Her acting seems to have engaged from the tough girl of Bon Temps, to the damsel in distress, and she seems to play this role even better. Although she is the same Tara we know and love, she still has those tender moments where she is pretending to be sweet.

New love is found within the episode and Sam even discovers some of the truth about his family. Jason Stackhouse continues to let his ego go to ahead and is still the same jerk. Bill Compton also continues to get haunted by a ghost of his past.

The episode ends with a bigger cliff hanger than last week. You will literally be dying for tomorrow to come.

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