True Blood, the Boringing

This episode was better than others this season, since things happened. Still, many of the things that happened were stupid. Why would Bill, Mr. Mainstreamer, convert to this? I’m not saying it couldn’t happen. I’m just saying I need to see more than ten weeks of boring committee meetings to understand why it happened. Why would Erik give two shits about saving Bill? The second Bill said he was “evolving,” Erik, as the character has been established, would have  discounted him as a potential ally. Even after the year of Sookie nookie, I can believe he’d be bummed about that, but not that he’d be so fucking stupid.

In other stupid developments, let me just point out that “the right thing” would have been to go to the press or the military authorities and say what happened and face the consequences. A person who is justifiably aggrieved might still be wrong about what would set that grievance right.

And Tara/Pam. Ugh. There is literally no reason for this nonsense. Why do we have to work up to them liking each other? Why does Pam have to be so racist? It just doesn’t feel true to her character at all. I feel like, once she came to grips with being tied to Tara, she would have made it as pleasant for herself as possible–i.e. not being such a ridiculous grouch about it.

But in good developments, the stupid Ifrit plot is over with. Sam is finally just being the decent guy they keep trying to “complicate.” Andy Bellefleur is now the hilariously touching moral center of the show. The werewolf pack seems to kind of be understanding now how deeply they are fucked. Steve Newlin has a pet.Lafayette seemed more his normal self.

And last but not least, Sookie was great. I mean, I might be grading on a curve here, because I usually loathe her character. But she took initiative. She tried to save herself.  She figured some shit out and has some other mysteries to solve. She wasn’t annoying! This is a character you can build a show around!

So, you know, it’s a good thing she finally showed up.

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