True Blood fans were hoping that episode 9 would put an end to Maryann’s wicked schemes but it only paved the exit for yet another character. Godric, who’s considered the oldest vampire in New World and who has only been around for four episodes, committed suicide by sunlight to atone for his sins. Clearly, there were “centuries of faith and love between” Godric and Eric, and it’s unfortunate that we’ve only seen a fraction of his so-called greatness.
True Blood has always been successful when it comes to building up mystery and suspense but it can also rouse emotions whenever the action slows down and seeing Eric weep for his maker just added that extra punch. While Godric’s ending was beautiful and peaceful, I have to admit that there were other things far more intriguing in this episode.
On the top of my list was the tension between Bill, Sookie and Eric. After a wounded Eric played Sookie for a fool by convincing her to suck out the silver bullets from his body, and in a way ingesting some of his blood, Bill later revealed that Eric will now be capable of sensing her feelings, and that she may start to become attracted to Eric sexually. But even if Bill hadn’t explained that, the metaphor for receiving a sexual favor from Sookie was all too obvious. Then there was Sookie’s sexual dream about Eric, which made it crystal clear that this love triangle is about to get even more complicated. And as much as I would want Sookie to end up with Bill, I can’t help but see how much fascinating Eric is compared to Bill, who becomes less charming as he takes the back seat on the show.
As for the rest of the episode, Maryann’s increasing power over Tara and Eggs hit the roof while Sam escaped prison by turning into a fly and seemingly found refuge with Andy. Overall, it was a very satisfying episode.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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