True Blood: Season 5, Episode 6

Hopeless (15 Jul. 2012)

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Having found Russell Edgington, the former King of Mississippi is taken prisoner and is put in a cell at the Authority. Not quite knowing what might be in store for them on their return, ... See full summary »

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Having found Russell Edgington, the former King of Mississippi is taken prisoner and is put in a cell at the Authority. Not quite knowing what might be in store for them on their return, Bill and Eric are happy to see that Roman welcomes them back with open arms. Roman decides that he's going to execute Russell immediately. Russell has his own plans of course. Jason tells Sookie what he heard about their parents death and they head off to the faerie nightclub. There they're told their parents picked up a vampire who killed them. Terry tells Arlene that everyone's life is in danger; she thinks he's just off his meds. Sam and Luna survive the attack on them and Sam tells Andy he wants to help find the shooters. Jessica is at her wits end when Hoyt interprets her intervention as a sign of affection. Written by garykmcd

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Disastrous Authority development but Peter Mensah dominates, Alcide + Sookie = LOL² and blossoming secondary arcs
17 July 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Where's the fun ? Where's the horror ? I really hope True Blood will get back right on track or else I'll just give up on it. It's so disappointing that all its great characters and performers aren't supported by a better story. Is the novel this season is adapted from that bad ? The ending was atrocious and not surprising at all considering we all knew Salome was up to something. It's so obvious I don't even need to watch the next episode to be sure of it. I also can't believe how easily Roman got killed when he's leader of the Authority and supposed to be an experienced vampire. The worst part is that nobody in the room moved to help him when most of them are surely against Russell Edgington. Eric looked at Bill. "Sharon Osbourne" opened her mouth. As for the so-called super villain he's just an old vampire played by Denis O'Hare who wouldn't even scare Larry Harvey, his character in American Horror Story.

The only thing I enjoyed about the Authority's arc was Kibwe Akinjide. Peter Mensah, the charismatic and complex Doctore in Spartacus : Blood and Sand, makes one hell of a dark vampire and his scene in the bus with all the silly humans was well staged and insanely gory ! What happened on Alcide and Sookie's (Alcookie, Sookide ?!) side was also quite entertaining. The athletic and tanned Joe Manganiello waking up in her pinky bedroom ? Hilarious ! The contrast between the glamored and angry wolf was in the same vein and proved the excellent chemistry between both performers. His decision to become the new pack master really excited me and it seems he'll have plenty of hot brunettes around him to forget our favorite blonde. It leads us to Sam because I have no doubt that at some point he'll team up again with Alcide. I really enjoyed how he convinced Andy to let him investigate the shooting, by enumerating all his shapeshifter surreal abilities. Still let's hope they won't have the insane idea of crossing the show with Fringe even if it could lead to some very funny stories. Last but not least I have finally understood what's going on with Lafayette and Terry. They're both haunted by demons so their arcs are surely connected and will inevitably collide. And if you think about it even Hoyt has to fight a demon, himself !

Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.


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