Week of August 29th, 2012
By Jason Nagy
This week on “True Blood”…
After Sunday’s season finale of True Blood, The blogosphere and twitter was lit up with the word “Billith.” So is Bill the new Lillith? Was Lillith even the original Lillith? Unfortunately we won’t know until Season six comes next year.
The season 5 finale was very action packed even if it was a little comicbook-ish. Such as Jason taking out vamps left and right with wooden bullets while double fisting pistols. But even with all that action it didn’t push the story much.
The crux of the story is the attack on the vampire compound in New Orleans. After Eric and his sister Nora take out their escorts, they promptly headed to Sookie and the Feys who were about to be slaughtered by Russell Edgington thanks to his new Fiery powers. Nortman takes out Edgington with a simple tree branch to the heart, leading the way for a new big bad. Bill.
Everyone decides to lay siege to the compound. They Gear up, with Jason taking the lead as the new resident anti-vamp bad ass. This is all thanks to his hallucinations of mom and dad telling him to kill all vamps. But even Jessica?
The fight at the compound also involved our favorite shape shifters Sam and Luna, buzzing around as flies, until eventually Luna shifts into Steve. She/he’s sent to do a press conference, which couldn’t have turned out worse, or funnier. Until transferring back on live TV.
The whole gang was together for this fight, as Tara tags along to break Pam out of her cell and give us one hot girl-on-girl kiss.
Right before Bill Drinks Lillith’s blood, Eric and Sookie show up to try pulling him back from the dark side. Bill calls Sookie an “abomination,’ and we find out that’s what the bible calls her too. So was she prophetized?
There were a ton of great moments and kills in this episode. The most creative of them was Sam Trammell, as a fly, buzzing into Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, AKA Rosalyn’s mouth and transforms back into his human self. Blowing up Rosalyn into a bloody gooey mess.
Elsewhere, LC claims pack leader from JD (Can I buy a vowel), thanks to the help of his dad, the T-1000 and a little V.
Andy is now a daddy thanks to screwing Maurella the Fairy a week ago, show time not real time. Maurella popped out four babies with the help of Andy’s current girlfriend Holly and a pool table. She then left them to be raised by their father, and ostensibly, Holly, who only had these words to her fairy-humping beau: “You’re a dick.”
True Blood has always ended its seasons with unresolved or newly introduced plot twists, but this season may have had the most. Leaving almost every character knee-deep in conflict. Of course we’ll have to wait until next summer to see how things work out.
This week on “Grimm”…
Over on Grimm, Hank enters a brave new world as he finally gets confirmation that monsters really do exist.
YES! Monsters are real, and his partner kills them.
While tracking down the kidnapped daughter of an old friend, Jarold, played by Supernatural’s Mark Pellegrino, Hank learns that his longtime friend is a Coyotl, one of these monsters he’s been seeing. He also learns that these creatures fear his partner Nick. So Hank doesn’t know everything, but he’s getting in the loop.
The episode revolved around a 17 year old girl/coyotl abducted by her cousins for a mating ritual. Yup, It’s incest and rape going on in Grimm.
With Hank now in on Nick’s Grimming ways, it seems things are going to change for the Portland detectives.
At the end of Last season, Juliette was drugged and put into a coma. The first few episodes dealt with her coming out of that coma, thanks to police chief/prince Renard. There were some side effects, mostly Juliet can remember everyone except Nick. Which leaves us with a lot of questions. Was the memory loss part of the potion, or a side effect? Will her memory return or will she leave Nick? And does anyone notice that “Renard and Juliette” sounds a lot like “Romeo and Julliet?” I’m sure there’s going to be some link to the Shakespeire tragedy.
This week on “Faceoff”…
It was the second week of the season on SyFy’s Faceoff, a reality competition where contestants battle each other over who’s the best makeup artist.
The major challenge this week was Pirates, and the winner got a 5,000 dollar booty. Unlink last week’s team battle, this week was all individual, so no real drama. We did have some makeup malfunctions, and CC had a way of constantly hurting herself.
In the end Tommy, Derek and Alana created some great pirate creatures. They were gnarly and fantastic. We also had some pretty poor examples from Jason, CC and Eric. My least favorite was CC’s barnacles pirate, that looked more like Geronimo with a face lift. The judges agreed and sent CC packing, while giving Sarah’s rendition of Sea Urchins the top pick and the pirate’s booty.
…and that’s what what happened this week in Horror television. Join us next week for more in depth looks at horror television!