Monday, August 16, 2010

True Blood 3.9: The King and the VRA

True Blood 3.9 started off with some nice tender lovemaking - by True Blood standards - between Bill and Sookie in the shower, and then--

The King is grieved to the very millennial depths of his vampiric soul at the death of his Talbot.  This sets him on a course that will--

But first, Eric is questioned by the Authority's Gestapo - the Authority for whom the Magister was working, the Authority which draws the contempt of the King - after all, it is only hundreds of years old, in contrast to the King's thousands.   Nowadays the Authority's biggest goal is passage of the Vampire Rights Amendment to our Constitution, which has come close to gaining approval in the required number of states.   More concerned with getting the VRA enacted than with dispensing justice to sellers of V or vampire true killers of other vampires, the Authority lets Eric off the hook, and instructs him to take care of his ancient business with the King quietly.

But there's nothing quiet about the King's next move.   He shows up on a newscast in Oregon, which is about to approve the VRA.   The King actually breaks into the newscast, and rips the spine right out of the newscaster, right in front of Oregon and America on camera.   It's almost a comic-bookish scene, but it did have the element of lurid surprise.

Meanwhile, Bill and Sookie are closing in on who she really is, Hoyt's aching for Jessica, Sam finally acts like a junkyard dog in human form, and Jason kills Mott with wooden bullets from a shotgun - right, I knew he couldn't be dead from Tara pulverizing his head, it's not one of the ways that vampires can be truly killed.   Which still leaves the question of what happens if a vampire is blown to bits by some huge bomb,  but ok....

See also: True Blood 3.1: Oxygen vs. Phone ... True Blood 3.2: King and Wolves ... True Blood 3.3: Rolling Eyes and Spinning Heads ... True Blood 3.4: Running Hot, Winning Names ... True Blood 3.5: Square, Love, Crown, Power ... True Blood 3.6: True Life and Death ... True Blood 3.7: Lorena and the Magister ... True Blood 3.8: Break Up to Make Up
See also from Season 2  True Blood Pours Back In and  Love and True Blood in the Air and Likes Coming Together in True Blood and True Blood Boiling and Godric, Eric, and Sookie on the Roof and Maryann vs. the Good in True Blood and Illusion, Eisenhower, and Texting and True Blood Season 2 Finale

See also from Season 1  True Blood Calling ... Penultimate True Blood ... Last Bite of the Season

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