TRUE BLOOD “Beautifully Broken” Review

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Last week’s TRUE BLOOD was exciting because not only was it the premiere of the much anticipated show’s third season, but because it lived up to all of our expectations and left us on quite the cliffhanger. This week in True Blood‘s “Beautifully Broken” it’s time to meet the werewolves!

Bill

When we last saw him he found himself in a very bad situation surrounded by werewolves. Well, we soon find out that the werewolves are not really a match for vampires. But that’s not the most important of course, we finally learn a little bit more about Bill’s kidnappers and what they want from him, and trust me it’s not really what you would have expected. This actually leads us to meet a couple of new characters, including the King of Mississippi Russell Edgington (played by Denis O’Hare), that I have a feeling we’ll be seeing quite a lot of this season. But that’s not all, in this episode we also get to see someone from last season return, but I’ll let you guess who.

Sookie

Sookie continues on her quest to find Bill. The best part for Sookie in this episode is her imitating the way Bill says “Sookie,” it’s a really short moment, but so much fun.
Oh and fans will be happy to know there are a few Sookie and Eric moments as well.

Tara

After trying to kill herself, she makes quite an interesting encounter this season with a vampire named Franklin Mott (played by James Frain), whom might become one of my favorite characters because he so badass.

Lafayette

Lafayette goes to visit his mom in a psychiatric hospital and brings Tara with him to try and get her to see how she could wound up. There we meet another new character this season, Jesus Velasquez (played by Kevin Alejandro) whom Lafayette seems to become very fond of.
These scenes between Lafayette and Tara are great, it’s nice to see them support each other and get a bigger insight into their lives.

Eric

Eric decides to help Sookie find Bill after he realizes she might be in danger as well. Which leads to the scenes I mentioned above between him and Sookie. And as a bonus, Godric makes an appearance in a flashback (I miss him!)

Jessica

Jessica is still trying to deal with the aftermath of her kill and it’s not pretty, not pretty at all. However the good news is we get a mini Hoyt/Jessica scene, but the bad news is that it’s really short (booo!).

Sam

If you’ve been following the “Waiting Sucks” promos for True Blood, well then you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that we finally get to see the full scene of Sam in the car with a gun pointing at his face. But that’s just a small part of the story, the biggest part of the episode is that Sam finally gets to meet his family. I don’t want to say too much about how it all goes, but so far I’m really enjoying this part of the story and it’s nice to see Sam getting his own separate storyline.

Jason

Not much going on with Jason for most of the episode apart for him and Andy having a few scenes together, and a great scene between him and Sookie where he has some pretty great Jason lines including “Is big foot real too?”
However, it all sort of changes at the end when Jason makes an encounter with yet again a new character, Crystal Norris (played by Lindsay Pulsipher) for a split second (but we know this will lead to more in future episodes), as well as gets involved with something that will be talked about in the next episode.

One more thing…

I also have to mention that my favorite part of the episode was finding out all the different types of dish you could make out of blood including gelato (no kidding!), now that was pretty awesome!

Cliffhanger

This week’s episode ends with a bang, literally. That’s all I’ll say.

That’s about it for this episode which lasts about 55 minutes (how great is that?) and I can’t wait for next week. So when you’re done watching make sure to let me know what you thought in the comments section below, but remember do not include any book spoilers unless you qualify them as such.