True Blood S06 E01: Who Are You, Really?

Bill season 6Have you sharpened your fangs? Do you have that bottle of Tru Blood next to you? Splendid, now we can talk vamps, werewolves and fairies.

In my recap of Season 5, I wondered where the show was headed now that Alan Ball has stepped down as show runner. Rumor has it that this is the last season for “True Blood.” I hope not. I need my weekly dose of Eric and Sookie. And speaking of my favorite characters, will they be able to escape Bill’s bloodlust only to be hunted by humans? Find out after the jump.

The pre-show interviews with Retta were a blast! Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hara) was picked as the biggest baddie of the show. I loved this character and I’m going to miss his shenanigans.

tumblr_mnbiqdezbx1rzt03ao2_500The Vampires

Bill (Stephen Moyer) or is it Bililith is on the loose and everybody is in panic mode and running for their lives. Tempers are short. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) is upset with Eric; she didn’t know about little sister Nora (Lucy Griffiths). Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is upset with Pam. Tara (Rutina Wesley) is pissed at everyone; don’t mess with Tara. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is angry with Sookie (Anna Paquin) for playing nice with the vampires. Nora questions Jason about Warlow? Eric wants to know “Who the fu_k is Warlow?” That is the big question of the night. Will somebody please tell us?

Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) freaks out when Bill commands her to come to him. Sookie offers to go with Jessica. Really Sookie! What is it with this girl and her death wish?

Gov Burrell, season 6The Governor

This must be the year for nutty politicians. Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) is on the hunt for vampires. He has to protect the tax paying citizens of Louisiana, or so he says. He orders a vampire curfew and all businesses owned by vampires to be boarded up. The Governor tells the humans “Get your guns.” Wow! Just like the shit that happens in real politics! But our Governor is a sneaky little cuss. He’s making back room deals with the makers of the synthetic blood. And just like real life politics, the Governor wants money. He needs tax money and he’s going to collect those taxes any which way he can. Do vampires pay taxes? Pam and Tara get a visit from the Governor’s men; Fangtasia is closed.

TB61.4The Shape Shifters and a Spoiler Alert

Luna (Janina Gavankar) is dead and Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) has to keep little Emma (Chloe Noelle) safe. Luckily for Sam, he has Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to help him do this.

Alcide (Joe Manganiello), the very handsome boy candy, has to mark his territory by eating the dead pack master. But he’s okay with the ritual because he has his own groupies, Danielle (Jamie Gray Hyder) and Rikki (Kelly Overton). There is a whole lot of nudity and a surprise threesome. They don’t call it a wolf pack for nothing.

TB61.6The Humans

Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) is a hoot as the clueless father of four fairy babies. Terry (Todd Lowe) and Arlene (Carrie Preston) give him some 101 parenting tips, but someone better send for “Supernanny.” There’s something strange about these babies.

Jason is hitchhiking on the road and is picked up by a stranger. Who is the stranger? Jason is such a goof, but I love him. It takes Jason some time before he realizes who the driver is. It’s Warlow (Rutger Hauer). I couldn’t think of a better person to play Warlow. Rutger Hauer has the same dry humor that made Denis O’Hara so enjoyable to watch. I can’t wait to find out his connection to Sookie.

Sookie & Eric season 6Sookie and Her Men

Bill isn’t Bill but at least he cleaned up. He has super powers and when Sookie shoves a wooden stake into him; he doesn’t die. Eric walks Sookie home and to protect her, gives her back the house. How does Sookie thank my favorite stud muffin? She kicks him out. Stupid Sookie! I was hoping for another shower scene, but no luck this time. I can only dream. Later that night, Bill gets a house call from Lilith (Jessica Clark). This girl really needs to go shopping for clothes.

Conclusion

Stephen Moyer did an excellent job of directing the first show of Season 6. Brian Buckner is the new show runner. I’m curious as to how he will handle the show. Will he try to keep it close to what Alan Ball planned, or go in a new direction? I’m not sure, but I’m wishing everyone connected to the show a fabulous season. Oh, and one more thing; Eric is mine.

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