Pam says the “F” word better than anyone else … and more than anyone else!

After last episode’s surprise guest, Rutger Hauer, I was hoping to find out who exactly he was, as he’s listed as Macklyn Warlow but claims to be Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Sookie’s Fae relation, their Faere Godfather no less, but I’m not so sure he even is that. The reversal of the characters personalities is quite strange. It started with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) when they fought over Sookie (Anna Paquin). One was bad, one was good, and that was OK. Then we had Tara (Rutina Wesley) turn into an evil Vampire, who hated Sookie with a passion, and that wasn’t one I liked. They have done this a lot to characters in this show, but it really isn’t cool HBO! Now it appears the our new Werewolf packmaster (Joe Manganiello) has become a kid snatching bad ass, and he was such a nice guy before. It’s things like this that doesn’t suite characters, as they go from one extreme to another.

We have flying Vampires now, which is crazy! At this rate, season 10 should have all Vampires with red capes and a large V instead of the S we’re used to seeing the other man of steel wear. When they start on that path you know they were stuck for ideas, so played the get-out-of-jail ploy by welding on powers, rather than coming up with better written materiel. JK Rowling was guilty of it with her Harry Potter books, each time our bespectacled young person got stuck, there would be a stupid spell that solved the problem. (I understand HP was about magic, but the laziness was there in abundance). It should be interesting to see who exactly did cross the bridge if it wasn’t Rutger. And what’s with Lafayette being used as a punching bag … again? Poor guy.

I was amazed at the scene where Eric goes to the governors mansion unarmed, the place filled with armed-to-the-teeth soldiers. The thing is, he knew it was one of their new bullets, that almost killed Tara, so was in considerable danger. That was far too implausible but to have him take off as well was as if we were watching the fourth and fifth seasons, all over again. No thanks!

Grade: B- (7.5/10)

Review by E. Blackadder, special to Influx Magazine