Well, this episode was much less "deep" than the previous but there was some food for thought there, I guess.
- even though I am not really Eric/Sookie shipper (Erookie? Sooric?) I did think the dream scene was well played, particularly by Skarsgard. So I guess I have to take back some of my gripes about his acting ability. Maybe he's only good in the snogging scenes. Don't talk Eric, just snog
Anyway, I thought he nailed the emotions of the moment--at least as it was playing out in Sookie's bodice-ripper influenced fantasy dream: vulnerability, raw need for comfort in time of great grief, tenderness and here comes just the woman to help him in his time of need oooky stuff. Then when the fangs came out she touched them gently, caressing them before offering her neck to him Gotta love bodice-rippers (I used to read my grandmother's collection when I was young and bored and stuck at her house during family visits--it was then that I learned what a "manspear" was but I had a hard time figuring out why they were always "throbbing"). I suspect Sookie will find a jarring contrast between R/L Eric and her dream image in the near future.
- also liked the scenes of Tara tied up/being rescued at Lafayette's house. Loved the Lafayette line "Jesus and I may see other people, but that doesn't mean we don't talk from time to time." (paraphrasing here). Lettie May and Lafayette redeemed themselves through that rescue and through the confessions of their own negligent roles that let Tara slip under the control of Maryanne. Good stuff.
- Bill swaggering in to the queen's mansion and the security guards recognizing him. Hmmmmm... odd that... no? The Bill has his strut back. He's no longer emasculated and he didn't even yell "Soooookeh!" once this episode during a thwarted rescue attempt. I'm thinking Bill has things going on that we don't know about. Plus his make up was better this week. So he goes up in my estimation ooo ooo PLUS I loved the fact he was actually using his brain and remembered his reading on ancient monsters of Greece. Take a look at the close up illustration in the book -- it shows what is supposed to come
- was mildly amused by the oddball trio of Sam, Andy, and Jason. Was very amused by Jason's war preparations: nail gun, gas mask, flares, and a chainsaw I did wonder where the guns were, though? I mean this is the rural South, if it's anything like rural Canada where I grew up, every second house has a shotgun or rifle for hunting season. Anyway, seems Jason is using his brain, but only part of it. Thought the Jason-as-god scene was too funny.
- we got ripped off with only 46 minutes of episode. Shame on HBO.
- the preview for next week was too short
- no closure for the Godric death scene--I mean c'mon, they don't even discuss something that powerful/moving? meh...I need my denouemont!
- another cliffhanger ending: this is getting a bit old