True Blood’s fourth season is in full swing and the fifth episode “Me and the Devil” was shown last night. Here is a video recap of what HBO posted for the episode. (note just a highlight video-see if you can see what is driving me crazy about the episode)
Yes the episode starts right off with Tommy Mickens being strangled by big ole bad daddy Joe Lee. Tommy finally did learn something the year he was away from the awful parent. He learned to play dead and gain some time to surprise daddy and beat the man to death. Ma Mickens playing the dutiful abused spouse goes to Joe Lee’s rescue and gets the wrong end of the pipe Tommy was swinging. No surprise there that we would soon see a shifter killing a family member. Luna practically gave us this scenario in the episode last week where she mentions how a skinwalker can take on any form including humans. (but the price was to have killed a family member who was also a shifter).
So yes RIP to the Mickens parents. At least the gore in this part was kept to a minimum. We do see Tommy covered in splattered blood but are spared some huge sprays and gross out moments. Those are saved for later on when we do see how Sam and Tommy “bury their parents”. Who knew that ‘gators loved marshmallows? Apparently Sam Merlotte did. We also do finally get confirmation that good ole Sam did kill 2 people back in his “dark days”.
I could not help but feel sorry for Tommy. He had been a victim his whole life of horrible abuse at the hands of those who were supposed to only provide love and care. All that pent up anger led to the attack. Tommy truly did not mean to kill his mother and showed us that in the scene where he says goodbye to her. He will never get over this guilt and yes I foresee some skinwalking up ahead.
Pam Takes the Veil
At the end of last week’s episode Pam is on the wrong end of the Marnie/Antonia (Marnia?) witch-stick and is cursed with a rotting spell. It only gets worse for Pam this week. Her beautiful face is shown in an even more putrified condition. King Bill shows his funny side when seeing Pam show up in his office in a “veil” and states “Oh good, the world needs more beekeepers”. Pam shows she is not amused and removes the veil. King Bill was probably looking for a barf bag if vamps could barf.
His majesty chastizes Pam for going against his wishes since she did go to the witch. Pam wants permission to kill Marnie (can you blame her?) As Pam snarkily states “You mess (ok she said another word) with my face, it’s time to die!”. AVL poster King refuses of course but promises to convene the sheriffs to discuss the matter. Wow sounds like the King has the bureaucracy part down perfectly. King Bill tries to give Pam some advice on how maybe some lipstick would help. Great idea if only she had not already tried that and had most of that part of her face already come off! (gotta love Pam even with her face falling off she can still be snarky)