Tuesday, August 14, 2012

True Blood: Eternal Darkness of the Spotless Mind

I swear, True Blood is one of the most wildly inconsistent shows around. This past week, I loved half of it and hated the other half. First: in the things I like category - forced brainwashing via hallucinogenic ancient vampire blood. 

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman on True Blood season five Gone Gone Gone S05E10 
I'm not sure I really like this. But I like Eric being forced into anything. And brainwashing is an under played angst card. But more in the things I hate category: EVERYTHING to do with Lilith and the vampire coucil. I hate hate hate that they killed Mac. She was - by a very long way - the most interesting character in the vampire council scenario and they never gave her anything awesome to do. Major bummer.

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman and Lucy Griffiths as Nora on True Blood season five Gone Gone Gone S05E10
Also in the things I hate category: Bill. WTF? First of all, he was totally dreseed up in his most awesomest Star Trek costume.

Stephen Moyer Bill Compton True Blood Season Five Fire the thrusters! Stephen Moyer Bill Compton True Blood Season Five
But also, he's nuts. And if he's not nuts, it's an annoyingly drawn out long-con that frankly, I lost interest in before it even began. However, I think he's just nuts.

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman and Lucy Griffiths as Nora on True Blood season five Gone Gone Gone S05E10
Eric got to see Godric again, but ghost Godric doesn't really count. I miss actual Godric.  Things I hate: Godric getting his throat ripped out psycho naked witch covered in blood.

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman on True Blood season five Gone Gone Gone S05E10
But on to things I loved. Oh my goodness Jason/Hoyt/Jessica. Such Eternal Sunshine tragedy!

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
Hoyt comes to Jessica and Jason, telling them he's leaving and he wants them both gone gone gone from his memory. Memory erasing really bums me out. More so than lots of other tragic things. To lose your memory is to lose part of your life. Who are we without our memories?

Whoa...shit just got real.

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
But Jessica obliges. She probably figures it's the least she could do. She could have just had Hoyt forget he was in love with her. Or forget that she'd ever slept with Jason. Or just forget her specifically. But she actually does what Hoyt asks and erases both herself and Jason from his memory.

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
And it guts Jason. He tells Hoyt he loves him and walks away. Later, Jason comes across Hoyt and can't help but talk to him. Hoyt has no clue who he is. You'd think Hoyt would eventually wonder how he never met Sookie's brother who's his exact same age - but they don't really go into the details.

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
As the conversation goes on, Jason's face falls. At first, he tries to convince Hoyt to stay. But he realizes there's no one left for Hoyt to stay for - except his mama. And it's obvious to anyone with eyes that Hoyt should get as far away from his mama as possible.

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
Jason lets Hoyt go and returns to the car where he engages in one of the angstiest activities: Sudden Boy Cry. (SBC)

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
He breaks down, Sookie comforts him, and a room full of True Blood watchers goes, "Awwww, Jason!"

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse breaks down on True Blood Season Five Hoyt's Memory Erased Gone Gone Gone
Poor Jason. Poor Hoyt. Poor Jessica. Poor Mac. Stupid stupid Bill and stupid stupid Lilith. You're running pretty hot and cold, here True Blood. Know what would help? MORE ALCIDE!

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