I didn’t get a chance to write about the episode last night because something kinda/sorta funny happened. My darling hubby was not quite watching the show and was, instead, playing a game on the computer, but he came over during the last ten minutes or so and started watching, fascinated (I blame Chris Meloni, he says it was Lucy Griffiths). He’s caught a few parts of some episodes, and understands some of what’s happening, but last night he needed to know it all. I spent an hour explaining everything to him (Sookie/Eric/Bill related only, of course) from the first season up until now. He just sat there with a bemused expression, probably because I was excited and exasperated (not with him, but with the show). But, do y’all wanna know what really started him watching the episode last night? An actor by the name of Christopher Heyerdahl, a.k.a. Dieter Braun, a.k.a. Bill’s torturer. Why??? Because Christopher Heyerdahl, hubby told me, played Marcus, one of the Volturi triumvirate of Twilight fame. How does my hubby know this? Because he watched New Moon (I shit you not) and because this actor also plays some kind of pivotal role in one of my hubby’s shows, Sanctuary… AND, also, hubby has the uncanny ability to remember actors. I just thought it was a freaky coin-ki-dink that the same actor played a vampire that was part of the highest echelons of vampire-dom in both Twilight and True Blood.
Something else that I discovered last night, as I was explaining the show to my hubby: everything has been Eric’s fault. If Eric hadn’t tried to eat the witch… If Eric hadn’t tried to get revenge on Russell… If Eric hadn’t given in to Sookie’s wish to go after Bill in Mississippi… I’m sure there are more examples, but it goes to show where the writers want to place the blame. It doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but it’s still depressing.
So, most of the show was remarkably forgettable (who owns ASkars? I’m willing to pay the $20k). But the meeting of the Authority Chancellors and the Guardian was kinda interesting. There’s a lot about Lilith that I admire (I found a pretty good concise article here), beginning with the fact that she was probably a borrowed Babylonian deity, which would explain why she became persona non grata and they got her out of the Bible post-haste to make room for Eve instead. Just another moral story. The fact that Lilith is the mother of all vampires is nothing new, it’s mythology. What caught my eye last night was the way the Guardian said Lilith’s blood and cut his own wrist, apparently meaning that he was made by Lilith. Then, as he ends his prayer, he kneels before a closed door. Many have speculated that Lilith is like the Ancient Pythoness, they only bring her out for special occassions, like the good china. I personally like this theory, and it would make sense within the context of last night’s episode: why the Guardian knelt in front of the door, perhaps their meetings are held there to keep them within earshot of Lilith. And the reason she’s kept behind closed doors? Maybe her age: she would be incredibly old. Maybe she’s a recluse: there’s only so much BS anyone can take after many millenia of being alive (in a manner of speaking). Who knows? It’s fun to speculate though.
How about I point out the inconsistencies? Sure, why not?
- Pam as a madam. Yes, we knew from her talking to Lafayette that she had been a lady of the night, but I honestly thought it was after she’d been turned to procure some meals. That’s besides the point: somehow I don’t see a “Pamela Swynford de Beaufort” living in San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century. “Pamela Johnson”? Sure. Her dress WAS very beautiful, and Eric looked spectacular.
- Emma is a Siberian Husky. Enough said.
- Tara acts like a mindless ostrich one night, and has an actual thought in her head the next. Well, actually, that might not be all that OOC.
- Eric and Bill get tortured and neither Pam nor Jessica feel anything. Pam doesn’t feel when Tara is silvered, twice. So… these vampires can feel Sookie at the drop of a hat but can’t feel their own children? Or vice versa? WTF?
I’m good with inconsistencies. Feel free to point some out in the comments below, or whatever else y’all wanna talk about. For now, here’s your moment of hilarity: