True Blood Season 5 Episode 9 Recap – ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’
I haven’t written my weekly reviews for True Blood lately, moving flats and all, but now I’m back. This week it started to look like all the separate plots are just different parts of the same bigger story, which connects somehow Sookie’s parents death, the vampire revolution, and the “Obamas”. The end of the fifth season of True Bloodis near (August 26 is the season finale air date), and with only three episodes left, Eric and Sookie must act fast if they want to save Bill – and themselves – from the inevitable. My episode review follows…
What just happened (episode summary):
How it happened (the chatty TV critic): First I want to announce that True Blood wins in the soundtrack of the week category (yeah, maybe I will create such a contest), with the song that ended the episode, the Care Bears On Fire cover for Tears For Fears‘ Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Without this song the last scene of the episode might have been too sad. Seeing Bill like this, totally in defeat in front of the power of Lilith and her crew…and Eric so hopeless.
But, that was how it ended. The way there was in fact lots of fun, with Eric convincing Bill to help him rebel against the craziness in the authority, while on the other end Sookie with Lafayette tried to discover who killed her parents, and her grandmother.
This leads her to the man who found her granny, Bud, who used to be the sherrif. Bud is not alone, of course, in leading the “Obamas” – we met him before and he doesn’t strike you as a leader. No, behind him there’s a big woman, “the Dragon”, who swears she’s trying to save humanity by killing any kind of weirdness. And she tells this to Sookie, moments before she’s giving her something to put her down (and on the other corner lies Huell, unconscious).
The sheriff and Jason arrive just on time, as well as Sam and the shifter next to him (that got there by being flies in the investigation room, after the sherrif kepot them out). So Sookie was saved, and we still don’t know what will be the end with Huell, but the Dragon is now caught, and there probably will be no more hate crimes inthe near future.
Away from this mes, Pam is trying to teach Tara how the real business works – when Tru Blood supplies are low, they feed on humans, but secretly. Just when Tara gets it, a new vampire appears, violently pushes Pam on the floor when she asks him not to freedom humans in her place. The authority is a leader of change, and Pam gets to taste how it will be.
Other stories found their end point this week: Ifrit is gone after Terry kills Patrick (he actually wanted to find a solution, but Patrick was quicker to hold a gun). Yes, we are nearing the end of this season.
Here’s the end credits song, Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Care Bears On Fire:
What are we left with: Will this revolution end with Bill on top, or with Eric? And will Bill have to deal with his feelings toward Sookie, or will he see her as food? The fifth season of True Blood started somehow slow and confused, but now we’re somewhere else. War is coming.
Episode info: Everybody Wants to Rule the World premiered August 5 2012 on HBO. It was written by Raelle Tucker and directed by Daniel Attias.