Back and as juicy as ever, True Blood did not disappoint during its Season 6 premiere this past Sunday. When we had left off in Season 5, the vampires were plotting their takeover of the human world. Not to mention, Bill was sipping on his beverage of choice, Lilleth juice. Now, as Season 6's first episode, "Who Are You, Really?" has clearly illustrated, the tables are definitely starting to turn.
To begin with, Billeth, as he will now be known, has some ridiculous powers. Not only can he fly, but he is impervious to both flames and death by staking (nice try, Sookie); plus, he can move objects with his mind. However, as he explains to Jessica, he has no idea what else he's capable of, and he's pretty terrified of what's to come, like being surrounded and possessed by a whole pack of unshaven Lilleths.
Speaking of packs, Alcide bites into human flesh (ew) and accepts his role as the new pack master . He also shows off his beautiful, chiseled backside, because no one seemed to get enough of him as a male stripper in Magic Mike. (No seriously, there's no such thing as too much Joe Manganiello.)
Moving on to the episode's bizarre love dynamics. First you've got Alcide's threesome in which his "number one bitch" establishes her dominance. Then we have Pam, who's pining over the Eric she thought she knew, and Tara fighting for Pam's affection. There's also Eric, who's in love with Sookie, and Sookie, who wants absolutely nothing to do with him or any part of the supernatural world.
Now let's talk about the Louisiana governor's crusade against vampires. This governor wants to restore all of the Tru Blood factories and help people like Jason who complain of being "brain raped" by "fangers." With all this in mind, I think it's safe to say that this ambitious little guy isn't going anywhere this season. As for Jason, he's gone off the deep end. And it doesn't help that just as he seems to be edging back towards normalcy, he realizes he's been entrapped by none of than Warlo, his parents' killer and Lilleth's progeny.
On the other hand, the show's other characters seem to be doing relatively ok, for True Blood standards, that is. Sheriff Andy is raising some not-so-little fairy children, Lafayette is getting his drink on to quell his sorrows, and Sam, well, Sam's not doing as well, seeing as his girlfriend dies at the beginning of the episode and he now has sole custody of her daughter.
And now, on a lighter note, here are some of the best lines from the episode:
"I'm your number one bitch, don't ever forget it." - Rikki to Alcide
"Well hog tits, Arlene!" -Andy to Arlene
"I hate the beach. Fish piss and sand in your cooch." - Pam to Tara
Needless to say, True Blood fans are in for a wild ride this season, so tune in every week to read more of SHEI's recaps!