TRUE BLOOD “Sparks Fly Out” (Season 1 Episode 5) Early Review

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It seems I always start out my TRUE BLOOD reviews the same way, but what can I say so far True Blood has not disappointed, and so the new episode “Sparks Fly Out,” which airs on Sunday, October 5, at 9pm on HBO, is another great one.

While we don’t get that much Sookie and Bill interaction, we do learn a whole lot about Bill’s past and how he became a vampire (so yeah, you probably shouldn’t miss that one). I don’t know if it’s possible, but I love him even more now.

In this episode, Bill gives a Civil War lecture to the town and answers all the questions they might have about the history of Bon Temps. During the lecture, we do learn an interesting fact about vampires, nothing major, but interesting none the less. I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with crying.

I do need to mention Jason, especially after last week’s episode, “Escape from Dragon House”. Well, I am happy to say I still like the guy, but man he will never learn.

Lafayette probably has the best scene of the episode. That guy is just freaking awesome! He can kick some a**, literally.

And finally, dear Sookie. Well, after the scary night she spent with Bill, I guess I can understand why she tries to stay away from him. In fact, she decides to go out with someone who actually breathes. You guessed it, Sookie takes a chance on Sam, whom I still can’t figure out by the way. I’m not going to tell you how the date goes, you’ll have to tune in for that.

All in all, I just really loved how we gradually learn more about Bill (and vampires in general), and at the same time the “present” story unfolds to reveal the secrets of the town of Bon Temps.

And of course, I can’t end this without mentioning the famous cliffhangers at the end of episodes. Well, let me tell you, if last week’s wasn’t as exciting as previous ones, this cliffhanger beats them all. I am still trying to get over it and cannot wait to see next week’s episode.

Make sure to let me know what you thought of that crazy cliffhanger and also what you thought of Bill’s past once you’ve seen “Sparks Fly Out.”