Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50% (Critics) / 83% (Audience) Episode Title: “Jesus Gonna Be Here” Directed By: Stephen Moyer Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell and Ryan Kwanten Network: HBO
Synopsis:A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Merlotte’s, with shocking results. As Sookie seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince, Bill receives aid from an unexpected source. – (Source)
A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52% Directed By: Steve Shill Written By: Cole Haddon Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Nonso Anozie Network: NBC
Synopsis:It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 100% (Audience) Directed By: Eduardo Rodriguez Written By: Matt Venne Starring: Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Synopsis: By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which just so happens to be Charley’s ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called “Fright Night,” to drive a stake through Gerri’s plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death. – (Source)
OK, so we are in the penultimate episode of the season with a multitude of storylines and characters that need to be put in place for the climax of all the doings so far yet this episode only runs 52 minutes. What’s up with that? It’s not like there wasn’t a shitload of stuff that could have been squeezed into that extra 8 minutes especially after the show wasted time on the Herveaux family dynamic for some insane reason. Alan Ball is worse at time management than Andy Reid.
Tara and Jessica: VFFs
Pam has dressed Tara up like a S&M tranny hooker and is making her work the bar at Fangtasia. Tara still has to work on her impulse control though since she tried to drain a patron after only being on the job for 5 seconds. Pam admonishes her progeny very sharply which makes Jess feel sorry for them baby vamp. Jess and Tara bond over being turned without their consent and the heightened senses that can be overwhelming. And also how awesome it is to drink blood from the tap.
A little later Hoyt shows up to very desperately offer himself to Tara. She shoots him down at first but the next time we visit Fangtasia Tara is sucking the living daylights out of Hoyt’s neck. Luckily for the heartbroken hillbilly, Jessica is in the next stall getting her drink on and is able pull Tara off him before she drains him dry. Yes, folks…we have ourselves a bonafide vampire catfight!