True Blood Season 4, Episode 6 “I Wish I Was The Moon” – Review/Recap

August 6, 2011 by  

 

Witches, Shifters and Weres, Oh My!

Eric & Sookie S4 Ep6Eric. Sookie. ‘Nuff said.

Okay, not really. There’s a lot more that needs to be said about this episode. And it’s not all full-moon-romps-in-the-woods, if you know what I mean…

After teasing us last week with Eric and Sookie locking lips, we picked up right where we left off (thank Godric). Hot. Hot until Bill interrupted. His mix of emotions and reactions here was true to form. Eric and Bill’s fight was full of delectable tension, until Sookie informed Eric he was about to stake his King. Again, Bill Compton’s reaction to Eric’s sudden turnaround was pitch-perfect confusion.

While we’re on the subject, I’m just going to skip right to the ending. Eric’s final requests were quite touching. His reasoning for releasing Pam sounded a lot like the old Eric. His statements about Sookie, however, were a little heavy-handed, but I went along with it. The hook-up at the end was steamy and all, though I still contend that the opening scene was sexier. Maybe that’s just me… Did anybody else think Bill could’ve shed a single blood-tear while he was standing on his porch with a snifter of TruBlood? Come on.  He supposedly still cares about Sookie. He supposedly still hates Eric. He set Eric free knowing what was going to happen, probably purposely, considering Eric’s words about Sookie deserving to be happy with whoever can provide it for her. Didn’t that affect him in the slightest? All season, Bill’s actions have been throwing me. Not all that thrilled with him.

Elsewhere in Bon Temps —

Witches, witches, witches. Terrible stories about witches and vampires in Spain, wreaking havoc on each other. There’s major history here with the vampires infiltrating the Catholic church, torturing witches through the Spanish Inquisition. While the scenes themselves were well done and visually effective, I’ve decided that the only time “history” works in True Blood is when it involves characters we know and care about. And I don’t know these characters, so the history lessons feel… well, like history lessons. As hard as I’ve been trying all season, I just cannot get into the witch story. It’s becoming too much. Vampires and weres and shifters all have their own issues. Must the witches get involved? Though I got to admit, Jesus’s abuelo is one screwed-up dude. Terrifying, really.

Tara’s girlfriend finally busted her for lying, forcing Tara to ’fess up about her real life. The most interesting thing about her story was she seems pretty well set on staying in Bon Temps.

Very upset about the Tommy skin-walking situation. This is because I love Sam and hated to see Tommy ruin Sam’s life in less than 24 hours. Though kudos to Sam Trammell’s mad acting skills. He totally had the Tommy Mickens walk and talk down pat. As the skin-walker, “Tommy-Sam” left quite a wake – fired Sookie, slept with Luna and subsequently dissed her.

Really, did anybody actually play their own characters? Tommy was Sam (meaning Sam Trammell was playing Marshall Allman as Tommy trying to be Sam Merlotte… whew…), Lafayette and Marnie were each possessed by another spirit, Eric was still amnesia-ed …

“I’m a police officer! And a werepanther! Back off!”

On the plus side, this was Jason’s best episode all season. He was so innocently scared at the potential of becoming a werepanther, it was adorable. And his heartfelt conversation with Jessica was absolutely endearing. I’m not sure where they’re going with this, but I’m admittedly curious. I love Jess and Hoyt, but this could work as something, too.

Arlene and Terry’s house erupted in flames. Baby Mikey was already outside with that damn doll. Who was that lady? She looked too pretty to be evil. But why else would Mikey see her? Very creepy. Glad Terry’s armadillo made it out okay.

A little bit of Alcide is better than no Alcide at all. And with Debbie joining the pack behind his back, it’s only a matter of time before she does something crazy. Right? Right??

 

Clearly, this was not one of my favorite episodes, despite the Eric and Sookie situation. And that’s kind of depressing. Sorry if this was ultra-negative. Maybe I’m being too harsh. What did you guys think?

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc)

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