06-15-2009 01:39 PM
We must discuss last night's True Blood season 2 premiere. For starters, I was relieved but not at all surprised that the body in the car was NOT Lafayette, but instead Miss Jeanette, the scam artist who preyed on the vulnerable Tara and alcoholic-turned-bible-thumping mother. I can't quite figure out the point of introducing this character and then killing her off; it almost feels like the Miss Jeanette character was simply a means to a twisty cliffhanger end for season 1.
Lafayette, meanwhile, has been captured by an evil cult of vampires and is bound in medeival chains in a dungeon-like basement who-knows-where. I'm fairly certain he won't die there because he's just too intriguing of a character (and probably the only character who isn't slightly annoying in some way that's hard to put my finger on). Will he be turned into a vampire, as the coming attractions teased? I tend to believe he will. What does a directionless, drug-dealing, male escort have to lose, anyway? Besides, Lafayette is much too fabulous to remain a mere mortal.
But the juiciest subplot, in my opinion, concerns Tara and her mysterious savior, a seductive stranger, Mary Ann, whose motive for taking in wayward youth is frustratingly unclear. What is this shady woman's story?, I've been wondering since last season. Finally, we're starting to get glimpses of a sordid past that involves shacking up with shape-shifting Sam and some very serious full-body vibrations. "You're not the only one who's special," she says. Some other breed of supernatural being? Bring it on!
So, what did you think of the premiere? Will Lafayette become a vampire? Is Tara's suitor in cahoots with the mysterious Mary Ann? Will mischeivous vampire-teen Jessica drive a stake—I mean a wedge—between Sookie and Bill?
06-15-2009 05:45 PM
Have you read the books?
The show is great, fantastic even. But so far (and until other) each season is going to be each book in the series.
So if you don't mind finding out how it's all going to play out readLiving Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #2)