How many of you screamed yourself hoarse at the end of last night's True Blood? I did. I screamed "NOOOOO!!!!" for a solid minute because: I didn't want the show to end, I didn't and don't want to have to wait another week to see a new episode, I couldn't and still can't believe there are only two more episodes left in this second season, we barely got to see Eric undressed, and Maryann's shaky dance/ chant remix "Lo Lo JLO, Lo Lo Lohan, Eric and Eggs makes me Erectus, Bacchus" did this to my eyes.........
That's me and if you've never seen True Blood.... ah..... watch it. Netflix it. TIVO it. Do it. You'll love it, but be warned--- your eyes just might turn solid black. And if they do, don't sweat it because you'll be having more fun than you can imagine. Last night's episode was freaking great and I swear every week gets better and better. Sookie, Bill, and Jason returned to Bon Temps to find their quaint yet kooky small town had been turned into a ransacked Club Med for demon worshipers. Maryann the Maenad has been a very busy supernatural creature. Her every now and then orgies hosted primarily at Sookie's house have turned the residents of that Louisiana town into full-time frenzied eyes-blackened zombies. Confused by all the horny crazy-eyed locals saying their God demands the sacrifice of Sam Merlotte at Maryann's home, Bill and Sookie made a mad dash over to find out what mischief was afoot.
Maryann's has taken over Sookie property and is trying some unconventional curb appeal. She's erected (tee hee) a giant meat tower (tee hee) in Sookie front lawn. "What the f*ck?" seemed the appropriate reaction upon Bill and Sookie's arrival.
The house was in complete shambles and that oddly photoshopped picture of Sookie, her Grandmother, and Tara that we've seen several times was laying under some broken glass on the staircase. Sookie wasn't too pleased. Also unpleased was Maryann who has been having a hard time getting a hold of her sacrifice: shape-shifting Sam Merlotte, and it seemed she didn't take fondly to Sookie and Bill's arrival. It was blur of Maryann grabbing Sookie by the neck, which triggered Sookie's psychic power to understand Maryann was the horned beast who'd clawed her, Bill biting Maryann as she happily encouraged him by saying, "Ravage me" and then the ultimate, ultimate, ultimate best--- Sookie zapped Maryann with a blast of pulsating light from her right hand. That flash of light amazed everyone, especially Sookie who didn't know she could do that. Whatever that was.
Maryann's maenad blood made Bill barf black blood. "What are you?", he asked.
"What are you?", Maryann asked of Sookie as the blast had stirred something in her immortal body.
"Why is my wine glass f*cking empty?" I asked as I pounded the entire thing during that encounter.
Next on the list was to de-zombie Tara. Bill glamored her as Sookie reached into Tara's mind and set her free from Maryann's spell. Understanding the gravity of the situation was much bigger then he and Sookie could handle, Bill went to enlist the help of the only one he knew might have an idea how to defeat this ancient creature: The Queen Vampire. Right before Bill left he insisted that Sookie stay there and look after her friends. He also demanded that Sookie not go anywhere near her old home, which means Sookie will go to her old home next episode. Maryann certainly was intrigued by Sookie's power and, I'm sure, would happily take her as the sacrifice since Sam is being so difficult to trap.
That's the Queen Sophie-Ann as played by Rachel Wood. “Nobody’s ever entirely happy to see her” says series creator Alan Ball. “She’s very powerful, capricious and most likely insane.” And she “has more than one secret agenda which we will slowly become aware of over season 3.” Somebody slap me because I can barely stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The episode ends with Bill arriving at the Queen's home. "She's expecting you", says one of the guards. He slowly enters the compound and we see just a leg with a trickle of blood running down it. And that's it. Show over. Cue my 'NOOO!!!!!!!' scream.
So...... what will happen next week? Will Maryann try and sacrifice Sookie instead? Maybe. Will Eric be totally nude from behind? Please dear God. Will Eggs be nude from the front? Please, please dear God. Will the Vampires be able to stop Maryann? Perhaps. And what is up with Sookie's new power? Is her zap enough to stop Maryann? I can't stand it--- I wish the next episode was on tonight. But no such luck. See you next Sunday True Blood. I love you more than I can express.