True Blood – 7×08 Almost Home – by S.


Unexpected events on all fronts in this episode of True Blood: regarding both Violet and her creepy plan for revenge, both with regard to the main problem of the moment, that is, all the players are sick of Hep-V.

Violet view finally all his madness, and for the first time tells something about himself and his past, allowing us to get to know her better and to contextualize his actions; Although Jason may even take offense when he said that he was looking for a life “without wit, without intellect”, This puts it all in perspective: She, accustomed to win successive most powerful men in the history of mankind, must see themselves betrayed and humiliated by any provincial boy as Jason? Which affront! It would have been nice to get deeper into the background of Violet (could take the place of at least half of the flashback of Bill, for one thing), and it's a shame that instead his story ended practically before you start. Soprattutto, It's OK to be betrayed by Jason, But what did he do to deserve a death so unworthy? Killed by a secondary character that is not seen in years? We are all glad to revisit Hoyt, but at least do something sensible. Jessica misadventure (and Adilyn) Thus concludes, without even a little’ of that torture that Violet threatened; It seems that this storyline is served only as a sidekick to the triangle Jason-Jessica-Hoyt: rather than focusing on the misadventures of the abductees, indeed, Violet's actions led to start the play of glances and reflections between the three. Although Hoyt has not yet come to know about what happened in reality in Bon Temps, on the other hand he perceives that strong connection with Jessica, even if you don't understand where you want to go in with him and Jason: Okay the thrill of first love, but there is a reason if you betrayed him with his best friend, which by the way have you continued to see and to which reserve a declaration of love behind the other (In addition to that incomprehensible “beautiful friendship”, that just doesn't make sense).

As regards Eric and Bill, If the first feeds Sarah without too many compliments and seems to heal completely, the second, having reiterated to Sookie because he loves her, Decides to refuse care: This Bill is pretty predictable, considering the quiet progress of episode, where scene after scene get all what they are looking for without too much trouble; they come even to Sarah, without anyone of the ruthless Yakuza notice nothing; If we add to this the constant comments from Bill over evil and darkness that dwell in him, his choice not to drink the blood of Sarah appears anything but unexpectedly. It also seems to me a good direction for the plot as a whole, especially in view of the series finale: If until a few episodes ago was complaining that all the protagonists were going to die, fallen victims of the epidemic of Hep-V, equally unsatisfactory would have been a finale in which all they swallow the antidote and live happily ever after; no drama, no sudden revelations, I mean nothing True Blood as we've always known. Bill will certainly have some curious explanation for this choice, and that's what makes it permissible: can die, But why is he to choose it, not because it took an influence any; Bill Compton is still that we are talking about!


In two incidents from the end is closing the storyline of Tara (a very touching moment family but felt the need), so the little time we have left in Bon Temps is devoted entirely to the main question, without secondary plots to divert attention from the fate of Sookie, Bill and Eric. The business plans of the Yakuza, with his Nu Blood not too perfect to maximize profits, will definitely play a central role, and if the first season began with the integration of vampires in the society the last seems to be bounced, putting in doubt their very survival, now in the hands of a select few that have in mind other less noble objectives.


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