The culmination of a summer long blood-fueled thirst for power ends in here in True Blood's fifth season finale, "Save Yourself".
Eleven down and one more to go, True Blood ramps up the stacks in this season's second last episode of the year. As always the series is in typical finale form and every main, minor, and obscure character start crossing paths toward the inevitable bloody conclusion the show is known for.
Being the third last episode of the season "Gone, Gone, Gone" was a surprisingly quite episode. The main stories all progressed throughout, yet the whole thing seemed to play out in slow-mo.
Nine episodes in and three to go True Blood already seems to be concluding some of their many multiple storylines.
Still coming down from his vampire style ecstasy trip from last week Bill (Stephen Moyer) has to sober up so he can get behind the camera.
There are normal episodes, there are obscure episodes, there are zany episodes, and then there are "what the hell is going on?" episodes.
The plot twists have started, the characters' paths begin to intertwine, and the blood continues to flow. True Blood moved things up a notch this past episode and altered the direction of a few story arcs along the way.
"Hopeless" gave a great feeling of uncertainty and excitement this week all at the same time.
If Eric Kripke hadn't already created a TV series called Supernatural (and an awesome one at that), it would have been a more apt title than True Blood the way things are shaping up lately here.
A quiet evening watching the folks in Bon Temp as True Blood's adventurous side takes a Sunday night off from their bread and butter 'blood & sex' routine, to have another plot prepping episode. "We'll Meet Again" may have not dazzled any audience members this week but it did open up some new storylines.
Okay, quick recap.
The best way to slow things down after last week's official introduction of 'The Authority' is do what True Blood does best, random sex scenes. And lots of them.