WASHINGTON, June 30, 2013 – True Blood’s Season Six seems to be about the ying and yang, good and evil, gay and straight dichotomy. There are so many references to current day and historical themes if you look for them.
And, or course, blood. And monsters, and I am not referring to the vamps here.
The opening premier showed our gender bending Bill (Stephen Moyer) and his bloody reincarnation as Billith as the Season 6 premier set up the Vampire vs. Human war.
One of the most exciting new characters this season is Nial Brigant (Rutger Hauer). Jason (Ryan Kwanten) has met his Fairy Godfather who is there to help Sookie (Ann Paquin) fight against Warlow. And Rutger Hauer is fabulous in the role.
The governor, Creighton Burrell (Arliss Howard), while proclaiming all out war against the Vampire Nation, becomes a silent partner in the manufacturing of True Blood. And Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) does some glamoring of Burrell’s daughter Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) in retribution for her father’s nasty aggression towards the vamps.
It is oh so convenient that now that all the True Blood factories have been destroyed, the Governor just happens to have state control over a bottling plant. Politicians! They really don’t change from caricature to real life do they?
Eric gives Sookie back the family home and she rescinds his invitation, effectively barring him from being able to enter. I don’t think that is going to work with Bill though.
Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) fairy children are rapidly growing creating a bit of comic relief as the hangdog sheriff tries to deal with his four frolicking girl fairies. And really, no one frolics quite as delightfully as a little girl fairy.
One of my favorite developing story lines is Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley). We all think Pam is so tough, but Tara is the one that has inner strength after being raised by an alcoholic and abusive mother. This story line will let Pam become more “human” as she learns to trust Tara.
Hope they can find some happiness amongst the chaos.
Speaking of love, Sookie has met a new guy, who is also fae, and quite cute. Doesn’t have that same magnetism that Bill and Eric share. Sort of a boy in a man’s contest.
Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Martha (Dale Dickey) have kid, er, cub-napped Emma following Luna’s (Janina Gavankar) death as a result of her shape shifting into pastor Steve. An event played out on nation TV and that has Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), a super-natural persons advocate, stalking Sam.
Getting back to Bill, and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). They are figuring out his powers, and they are pretty awesome (not a word I get to use often). I really like his precognitive skills as knowing what is coming puts the viewer on the edge of the seat waiting for the when.
Watch the preview for episode 63, You’re No Good, and we will have to wait until tonight to see if Bill toasts in the sun…’
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