Review: True Blood – “Somebody I Used to Know”
If you need to get caught up from last week, or if you missed anything, you can always go back and read my review from last week. But since you’re here, I’m going to go ahead and talk a little bit about it anyway. If you remember correctly, the vampire leaders have basically gone insane drinking, as they call it, the first’s blood or Lilith’s blood. Sookie looks to get rid of her faeries powers as just wasting her powers in an attempt to return to being human. The werewolves, or the shifters, are about the battle with the crazies that are hunting them and vampires down.
The werewolf’s wife is in the hospital after being wounded, and I’m not quite sure I understand what she’s so anxious about; just getting out of there should not be enough. I do kind of see that she wants to leave because she doesn’t feel safe in the hospital, but I don’t understand her overreaction to the situation. Now after getting all upset when her husband doesn’t want her to leave, she waits for him to leave, and then accidentally shift changes into him, and walks right out of the hospital.
Sookie’s brother shows up to help her and to point out to her that getting rid of all of her powers is not what her parents would have wanted. He talks with her about going to visit the other faeries and figure out what to do next. He also suggested she should use her powers to hunt down the killers of their mother and father. With this in mind, they head out to visit the fairies again.
Vampire Jessica gets captured by the hillbilly hunters (as I call them), and they turned her over to her ex-human boyfriend wrapped in silver chains. They suggest that he should shoot her with bullets made of wood and a silver core for what she has done to him. He explains that it would not be murder; she’s already dead. They all leave him in the basement with her for him to do the dirty deed. I think we all know how this is going to turn out. Baby Vampire Jessica can’t die yet!
The faeries take Sookie back to the place where her parents died and explained to her that she has a special power to communicate with the past. Some kind of seeing the waves of the past echo, she can absorb them and watch. Now for the most part this is only supposed to work with people you’re close to. In this case it backfires and, after she connects with her mother, she then connects to a vampire which is going to stir up a lot of crap in the faerie world because they’re not supposed to be helping her in the first place, and she should not have the powers to connect with vampires ever!
While the fight for the leader of the pack of the werewolves begins, the up-and-coming leader decides that they’re going to determine the winner by who can track down their prey and kill it the fastest. What he failed to mention until this began is that the prey is an innocent human. Of course the Challenger, not wanting the innocent human to be murdered for the sake of determining who was going to be the leader of this pack, drops out of the challenge. The up-and-coming leader then decides to hunt down him and kill the human anyway just to make it all official like. The Challenger decides to interfere with the hunt and ends up getting his butt kicked.
All in all, a good episode. Really fast-paced, nothing moved really slow this week. All the threads seem to be fairly entertaining. I’m not sure exactly where everything is going yet, but I’m sure that as the season goes on, we will build up to a major battle of some kind. I can’t see that the vampires can continue to go crazy without something or some kind of response from the rest of the world. The werewolves obviously are going to have fights with the head werewolf drinking vampire blood. That battle should be worthwhile and interesting to watch. In addition seeing the development over the next few weeks should be very good also. I hate to say it, but the only real thread that I’m not interested in is Sookie looking for her mother and father’s killer. And I’m getting tired of listening to her complain about her life is so screwed up, and nothing is normal, when at this point she’s the most normal person left on the show. I am looking forward to next week, and will see ya then.