HBO’s True Blood season three episode seven “Hitting Ground”  » TV  »
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  • The best part of the episode was probably the fact that the vampire plot is finally getting somewhere - although it might not be where it seems to be headed

    • by Rachel Evans
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      After a relatively slow (with the exception of the premiere episode) first half of its third season, “True Blood” seem to finally pick up speed in the seventh episode of the season, where blood flows freely, characters die and alliances change.

      The best part of the episode was probably the fact that the vampire plot is finally getting somewhere - although it might not be where it seems to be headed. Russell, King of Mississippi, in the best scene of the episode manages to marry Queen Sophie Ann (played by the gorgeous Evan Rachel Wood), murder the Magistrate


      (always excellent Zeljko Ivanek), challenge the Vampire Authority, save Pam and, apparently, declare an open season on humankind, which he seems to despise. This has the potential of finally being a storyline to watch for.

      In other corners of the state, Sookie managed to save Bill, almost get murdered by Loretta, kill Loretta, almost get killed by Bill and get saved by him. This might sound quite confusing, but in fact, makes for some gripping television, with twists and turns I’ve come to expect from HBO (although a little bit more gore). What I am most interested by,


      • however, is that there finally seems to be some light getting shed upon Sookie’s mysterious origins - the death of her parents appears to be shrouded by secrets, her powers are manifesting, and finally - Eric may know it all, if Hadley managed to tell him that before passing out, but the viewers still don’t (unless they happen to have read the book series, of course). This season promises to provide some back-story not only for Eric and Bill, as it has already done, but for Sookie and her family.

        The other subplots, whether concerning Jason’s new

        love life, Lafayette’s love life or Sam’s awful family have been no less annoying in this episode than before; fortunately, the show didn’t pay much attention to them, which was probably for the best. It was a pleasure to watch Tara be decisive, assertive and awesome for two episode in a row: I’m liking this much more than her being lovelorn or struggling with grief. If the show keeps up the pace and gives us a satisfying resolution for the vampire and werewolf drama, this season may yet prove to be almost as good as the previous one.




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