Monday, August 31, 2009

Review - True Blood Season 2 Episode 11 Frenzy

I can't believe season finale in 2 weeks (Labor Day), but it is and we'll have to wait another year until our supernatural friends come back. In comparison to the first season, season two had a lot more action, but I'm not entirely sure whether it was better. While season 2 was certainly paced faster and the tone was set, season 1 had a slow exposition that I enjoyed. The ratings don't seem to indicated others had the same opinion, so we can expect the same action and sex of this season.

Evan Rachel Wood killed it as Sophie-Anne, the Queen of Louisiana. Her disconnect with reality and casual manner reminded me of Glory from Buffy the Vampire Slayer who is my favorite Whedonverse big bad. Both are extremely powerful, but care so little about some things, giving a hilarious performance. Sophie-Anne tells Bill that maenads can't be killed because they believe they can't be killed. To kill one, Bill is supposed to trick the maenad into thinking the god is coming. The maenad thinks it the god will devour it and will let it happen. That's when they are vulnerable.

Tara continues to prove she is a total moron by running off to save Eggs. She escapes by promising her mother she would forgive everything. This became a serious predicament. Who is more idiotic? Tara or her mother. I'll let you ponder this one. Lafayette and Sookie go after her, resulting in Sookie hiding in her house under some fat guy and Lafayette getting turned.

Jason and Andy go to the sheriff's station to get guns which leads to the some of the funniest lines Jason has ever delivered. I almost gagged when Jason was describing how he works out and watches a lot of porn so he can get pussy. His delusions about paramilitary training a hoot, and Jason gives a call to action to Andy.

Sam goes to get help from Eric. He also finds Arlene's children and he brings them along to Fangtasia. Eric and Pam both have some weird (and funny) thoughts about children. Eric agrees to help and flies off to see Sophie-Anne. I know in the books Eric can fly, but introducing his flying ability now seems a little out of place.

Score: 9.2/10


Anonymous said...

What's the deal with the giant egg in Sookie's bed? And the guy in the sink with something gross in his hands, what was that? I was less entertained by this episode than last but still I love the show.

TV Obsessed said...

I think the writers didn't plan the Maryann story very well and ended up not knowing what to do with so few episodes left.

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