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True Blood – Everybody wants to rule the world, including Bill?

With just three episodes of ‘True Blood’ left this season, we discovered who the Dragon leader was behind the Obama-masked shifters hate group, Bill seemingly betrayed Eric, there’s a new sheriff of Area Five, the Shreveport wolves are under Russell’s spell and it appears the vampire revolution is building to a crescendo. Can Sookie Stackhouse somehow save the day?

- Season 5, Episode 9 - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

Last night’s episode of True Blood titled “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (awesome ‘80s song that is now stuck in my head, though I didn’t care for the cover version on the show very much), felt like the show was finally getting more interesting with just three remaining episodes this season. The writers are building up to what promises to be a bloodbath of a season finale as the vampire revolution is almost to a boiling point. For those who didn’t enjoy the various tertiary plots this season, many of those are neatly wrapping up right about now. Terry’s curse seems to be over, and we finally learned who the Dragon leader was behind the Obama-masked hate group shooting the shifters. But the biggest shocks of the night came from Bill’s betrayal of Eric and Russell taking baby wolf-cub Emma and giving her to his boy-toy Steve Newlin as a pet.

With so many things to talk about, where do I even begin? I might as well start with the vampire coup. It’s hard to say if Bill really meant to betray Eric and Molly or not. I’m having trouble believing Bill is the bad guy now. It’s clearly the blood of Lilith that is clouding his mind and making him feel so lost. I think there’s some symbolism in there somewhere with the old quotation about religion being the opiate of the masses.

Lilith’s blood seems to work like a vampire drug and it’s hard to tell whether Bill is completely under its spell or if he could be faking some of his crisis of faith. The sex scene with Bill and Salome in which she turned into Sookie and then Lilith was really bizarre. I hope nothing bad happens to either Bill or Eric because the show wouldn’t be the same without either of them. How is Eric going to get out of this one? Maybe Sookie will somehow save the day with her fairy powers if they aren’t depleted by then.

I know Pam is a cool customer who is capable of hiding her emotions well, but what is happening with Fangtasia? I didn’t catch the name of the new sheriff of Area Five who is claiming club ownership and has decreed it’s open season for feeding on the humans of Bon Temps. It will be interesting to see the vampire war that is coming. Maybe Pam will figure out how to save Fangtasia and Eric?

For weeks, I’ve been wondering why there was a sudden interest in retired sheriff Bud Dearborne’s promiscuous behavior and that was finally answered last night when it was revealed that his new girlfriend and “love of his life” was the Dragon leader of the hate group. Sam and Luna gave new meaning to the phrase “flies on the wall” as they rushed in ahead of Andy and Jason to help save the day. The pig farm location seemed a bit random to me and it was a little unbelievable that they solved the case that had been stumping them for weeks so quickly, but that’s True Blood time for you. With the end in sight, all the loose ends must fall into place no matter how clumsily.

I can’t believe Bud was about to hurt Hoyt and Sookie (especially Sookie, wasn’t she practically his god-daughter?) in his newly-found misguided hate for the supes of Bon Temps. I also can’t believe Andy shot Bud, his former mentor! Way to go, Andy! As Sam teased him, he’s shaping up to be a better sheriff and leader than Bud ever was. Hoyt’s safe, so that should make Jessica feel better. Do you think the two of them will be able to reconcile now? I’d like to see them get back together.

To my disappointment, Alcide’s storyline was virtually non-existent this week. I enjoyed the poignant flashback of a young Alcide and Debbie Pelt becoming pack members. For the briefest of seconds, I almost missed Debbie. But then I remembered “oh yeah, she was a bitch” and quickly moved on. Now that Alcide has been abjured and things are spiraling out-of-control with the majority of the Shreveport wolf pack on Russell’s V and Emma being given to Steve Newlin as a pet, I’m really curious to see where the wolf subplot will go next week. Baby wolf-cub Emma was just too damned cute for her own good. I hope nothing happens to Sam trying to get her back because I think I’m one of the few who adores Sam as a character both in the books and on the show.

How about Terry’s side plot resolution? I really didn’t think Terry would have it in him to kill Patrick in order to break his curse! As Patrick pleaded for his life on the life of his unborn child and the Iraqi woman’s spirit appeared to tell Terry to do the right thing, I thought for sure Terry was going to kill himself. After seeing Arlene so distraught while watching her wedding video, I’m glad they may have a happy ending for now. But at this point with the vampire revolution vamping up and the finale rapidly approaching, is anybody in Bon Temps safe anymore? Last season certainly taught us they’re not above killing off multiple characters in the finale.

Memorable Quotes:
“Just because we drank a bitch together does not make us Oprah and Gayle.” – Pam (to Tara who offered to talk to her about her feelings about Eric being MIA)

“Dead folk, why you gotta be so cryptic? It ain’t cute.” – Lafayette

“I ain’t Gmail for dead bitches.” – Lafayette

“I’m sorry, Sook, I ain’t got no goddamn clue how this shit work. I ain’t Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost, although I am way prettier.” – Lafayette

“Please, I’m a thousand years older than you. Put your baby fangs away before you piss me off.” – Eric

“There are two things I try to stay away from: humans who eat a lot of fish and politics. So whatever comes next, we keep our heads down, our tits up and the blood flowing.” – Pam (to Tara about the Tru Blood burning factory crisis)

“All the law ever gave me was cancer in my ass and a sexless marriage.” – Bud Dearborne

“I’ve never had a pet. My father was allergic to everything but God.” – Steve Newlin


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