by Ryan Fu •
A 500-POUND lion and a cute miniature sausage dog have completely turned the idea of “fighting like cats and dogs” on its head. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dacshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion’s teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together. The park was damaged and flooded, but is managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm. Donations to the park can be made at http://usza.us/Emergency-Fund.php.
Well this episode wasn’t that great compared to last week’s episode but it was still entertaining, which is the point am I right? You don’t watch a vampire show to have a philosophical debate about life the following day with your friends. But tonight’s episode tried to do both as the title of the episode suggests that both human and vampires are starting to realize there is much more after death in which it is more than the act itself. It is a transition to one place to another, if you believe in that of course. But Eric and Pam aren’t thinking about that as they try to search for Sarah Newlin for revenge.
In Eric’s cool private plane he informs the crew and Pam that they are going to Shreveport, Louisiana instead because he has unfinished business there and he needs to talk to his progeny, Willa before he dies to set things straight, telling Pam,
“Let’s take a trip back down memory lane.”
In a flashback we see Eric and Pam get forced by the Magister to run a small video business in Shreveport. Upon entering the establishment, both of them had a look of melancholy and disdain at their new work environment. But the fun kept rolling as the Magister showed them the basement where apparently they had the largest adult video section in Louisiana, as the Magister says,
“Humans love their porn.”
The Magister also tells them a fun fact about the basement, which has a secret Underground Railroad used by African slaves. That fact will be useful information for Eric and Pam in the future. Before the Magister leaves he tells both of them that they are being watched day and night, so they have to run the business. In another flashback we see how Ginger came into the picture with Eric and Pam, which she was vampire geek. She eventually gets a job working at the video store, which she has a great idea of making the video store into a night club calling it “Fangtasia” but unfortunately Pam glammered Ginger into thinking that Pam had the original idea for the nightclub. Other characters in the episode might have to also be glammered in forgetting about their horrible pain due to the deaths in last week’s episode.
As Jason and Sookie have to inform their love ones that one of their family members passed away. Jason calling Hoyt Fortenberry in Anchorage, Alaska informing his momma got killed by vampires which he still doesn’t remember his friendship with Jason. Sookie had to call Alcide’s dad telling him that he died in which Alcide’s dad tells Sookie that Alcide “fucking loved her.” Another person in the episode that has to be comforted is Jessica because we find out the reason why she hasn’t eaten in months. She feels guilty for killing people because that’s her nature which Sookie and Lafayette have to help her out because they need her help tonight against the infected vampires to safe the rest of the humans.
Jason tries to amp up the troops with his speech but it’s falling on well experienced dead ears as Bill tells Jason he was there in the Battle of Normandy, where the beaches we were stained for decades from the blood of the battle. Eric and Pam show up to the party to help Sookie out which Pam is not too excited about. Everyone finds out that Eric is infected but Sookie is still relieved that he is still alive. Everyone gears up and heads into the battle.
This is where that fun fact about the Underground Railroad comes into play as Sam Merlotte uses his “shifter” powers and becomes a rat to check out if the humans are still alive. The non-infected vampires position themselves to strike as once again Sookie tries to be the hero again using her “Ferry Milkshake” distracting the infected vampires but it didn’t matter as the Town Mob crashed the party and caused totally havoc. In the end all the infected vampires died along with the Townies and none of the good guys died with the exception of Arlene almost dying. Arlene almost joined her former lover in the next life but with the help of vampire blood, she lived.
Once again this episode didn’t top last week’s episode but it was still fucking entertaining. I believe that’s the point when you watch a show because there are so many choices nowadays, it is amazing with our short attention span that we would actually sit down and watch a hour long episode. But True Blood did its job, entertaining all of us in which tonight’s episode might lead to a discussion about life after death with your friends. I wasn’t going to write reviews for True Blood until I saw that great episode last week. It reminded me why I love this show and I hoping in the final episodes it will show me again why so many people love this show.
- I fucking love Pam’s eye roll. She’s like that bitchy/ hot high school chick that didn’t give you the time of day
- I really miss Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. I mean it’s cool that we don’t have to leave our house to rent a movie but I miss going to the video store and just perusing down the aisles, touching and looking at the titles.
- We Humans really love our Porn. Look up Nugget Porn in your own discretion
- Poor Ginger. Can she least get credit for that ugly chair/Throne?
- Arlene’s kids are brats. I would have gone to the other side just not to deal with these demons.
- I thought Jason Stackhouse’s speech was EPIC. Bill is still an ASSHOLE!
- Of course, I would be traveling around the world in my G-5 vampire plane.
- I always wondered if Sam Merlotte could change into mythical creatures like a dragon or is he just cursed to change into house pets?
- Can we please have Hoyt come back! I miss mascara wearing vampire-loving ass. Also, why Alaska again? Because the vampire hate the cold?
- The Underground Railroad passage has many uses such as an exit or entrance for slaves, vampires and embarrassed adults.