I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Monday, August 1, 2011

Spoiler Alert: True Blood S04E05

Two True Blood episodes have come and gone since I've written a Spoiler Alert entry. I know that episode six of the current season has already aired, but I have not yet watched it, and thus the revelations from that episode do not factor into this analysis. If I accidentally predict everything that happens, it must be some sort of collective consciousness sort of thing. Or maybe it's witchcraft.

1. Matricide

In self defense, Tommy Mickens kills both Joe Lee and his mother. The ensuing bonding moment between Sam and Tommy regarding the disposal of their bodies attempts to cover over what we should all know: Tommy has killed his own blood, a fellow shifter, and according to Luna's testimony, this is what is required to become a skinwalker, one who can shift into human beings. It hasn't happened yet. Maybe during the full moon, which is apparently tomorrow night. (Next episode?)

2. Godrick

After Godrick experienced the True Death, he appeared to Eric several times as something of a shoulder angel. He warned Eric against committing heinous crimes and preached forgiveness to him. He has returned, this time to one of Eric's dreams, and now it seems that he is more of a shoulder devil, convincing Eric to return to his vicious former self.

Combine this with the fact that Sookie's Gran warned Sookie from beyond that she is not to give her heart to Eric because his situation is temporary, and you've got a full on recipe for the return of the cold and conniving Eric Northman.

3. Portia, No!

Portia just will not give up on this desire to have sex with Bill, even considering the fact that they are related. Bill finally decides to glamour her and force her into a terrible fear of Bill in order to keep her from wanting to have sex with him. In a climate where most of the human population is afraid of another Russell Edgington event, this is not entirely wise, especially considering how driven and capable Portia can be.

Perhaps more important is Portia's statement: "Vampire/human sex cannot result in offspring." Considering Sam's rule that shifters cannot shift into other humans has been broken this season, what reason is there not to break this rule. Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel had the same rule, and yet much of the latter program revolves around the idea that a vampire came back from "the true death" and had a baby with another vampire. I wouldn't rule out the idea of vampire babies.

4. Jesus's Wicked Grandfather

Fearing the retribution of the vampires, Jesus decides to drive down to Mexico and enlist the help of his grandfather, a powerful, if not evil, witch. I think that, as an audience, we are supposed to notice that Jesus's fear could lead to an unnatural desire for power, which could darken his soul and make him dangerous. I think we're supposed to ignore the fact that Jesus's grandfather has apparently impregnated a woman recently. Who or what is that child?

5. Not-A-Happy-Camper

We are introduced to Marcus Boseman, a creepy looking were wolf who claims to be the packmaster of Shreveport. He reports that he is unhappy that Alcide is not registered, and he will most certainly make trouble for Alcide. But is it just a coincidence that we find out about Luna's ex being a were wolf, and also a creepy stalker, only to be introduced to a new were wolf this episode. I think there's a decent chance Marcus Boseman is Luna's ex, and the father of her child.

6. The Clash

No, I'm not talking about the band. I'm talking about what is bound to happen next episode. The last two scenes of this episode say it all. In the penultimate scene, Sookie and Eric hook up for the first time. In the final scene, Bill takes off to find Eric at Sookie's house after Pam lets it spill that she knows where he is. Amy was the first one to shout it out during out viewing: "Bill's going to walk in on Eric and Sookie having sex!"

See you next week! (Or this week...)

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