True Blood Season 5 Episode 10 Recap – ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’
It’s the tenth episode of True Blood season 5, and as the action goes into high gear, Sookie finds herself again in the middle of the main drama. Gone, Gone, Gone was a strong episode, with the two main plots (Stackhouse murder investigation and the vampire revolution) shifting the focus in what looks like a rollercoaster, in the fun and familiar True Bloodfashion. My episode review follows…
What just happened (episode summary): Vampires are hungry for blood, and humans attack back; Eric has a revelation; Jessica is brought in as Bill commands; Hoyt asks Jessica to make him forget both her and Jason; Russel confronts the Lilith gang; Terra and Pam resist the new Area 5 boss; Sookie and Jason discover an old contract – on Sookie’s blood.
How it happened (the chatty TV critic): Booaa, so much has happened this week on True Blood, with new plot twists, discoveries, and even one sad goodbye. The weakest part for me was the Emma story, with her mother and Sam trying to save her from the vampires. This sub plot is just too slow for me, and not juicy enough for the show’s standards. But besides that, what a great bloody episode that was.
The main story, the vampire revolution, has two fronts: one is in the authority, with Bill, Russel and the rest trying to figure out how exactly they want things to look now that they are at the top. The other end is the street: Pam and Terra in the bar, Jessica back home. Things are getting a little more dense toward the end of season 5, and now Bill is bringing Jessica in – commanding her to join his guards, not going out himself to get her, of course. The excuse is her safety, but the fact is that he’s trying to show her the new “right” way. Jessica is no fool – she’s scared of what she sees, especially at the end, when she is witnessed to the scene Russel is making.
Russel going against the rest of the gang was only a matter of time, and it’s hard to believe none of them thought of it earlier. Did they really think the vampire commune will survive? Eric didn’t, and I don’t believe his new status as one as Lilith believers. Now that they all have Russel as their enemy again, it’s interesting to see what they do about it, but Eric and Jessica will for sure be on the same side. Not sure about Nora though, she seemed shaken by the way Lilith treated their father.
Sookie and Jason looked under Sookie’s bed again for more clues, and they found what looked like a letter in ancient language. After questioning in the fairy departmemt, it appears that thisis an old contract, between Sookie’s ancestor to a vampire (Warlow was the name?), about the bllod of the first female fairy in the family. Which is Sookie. Damn girl, you always get yourself in the middle of all the trouble.
Jason himself said goodbye this week to Hoyt. The hate-group didn’t help Hoyt deal with the Jessica/Jason affair, and now he prefers to go to Alaska and forget about his past. So he asks Jessica to make him forget, and although it is hard for her, she does it. Truth is, that even when they are full of sadness, sorrow, and maybe regret, Jessica and Jason, sitting together in front of Hoyt, are so electrifying together, that in a way it felt the right thing to do, for Hoyt to leave.
Terra and Pam fight the new rules the new boss of Area 5 is trying to dictate. After they heard they must bring in 5 new vamps every month, they decide to rebel. Rebel is the new black, I hear, and indeed Terra is way more into it than mother Pam. Pam is already willing to give the bar away, but Terra (who’s in danger of becoming the new boss’ pet if Pam fails to deliver), is killing him instead.
What are we left with: Nice ride this week in Bon Temps, and I’d love to see what the next (and final) two episodes of the season are like. Will Terra pay for her actions? How will Sookie protect herself, and from who? Who is Warlow? Will Jessica and Eric act together to save Bill (and perhaps Nora too) from the hands of Lilith? And will we see the end of the Emma story next week?