Does the sun ever set on an episode of True Blood? Because it seems like it's always nighttime in Bon Temps. Well, apparently a metaphorical sunset is happening in this town - the time of mainstreaming is slowly dying and the time of vampire rule is coming...or at least that's what Salome and the gang are counting on (RIP Kibwe). Bill and Salome fall deeper into their religious delusions while Eric and Nora break out of theirs (and the Authority). Sam and Luna finally track down Emma in the Authority 'factory farm', just in time for Sam to volunteer to be Bill's next meal. Pam is arrested, Andy has to answer to his fairy baby-mama, Sookie consults an ancient (and super-hippy) fairy elder, and Russell tracks down the secret fairy nightclub (start linin' the shots up, faes!).
My, there was quite the revolving door at Vamp HQ this week! Jessica left (and came back); Eric, Nora, Russell and Steve left; Sam, Luna and Pam came in. Alas, there was a revolving of people but not so much of fashion. Several people were sporting the same outfits as last week. Geez, don't Salome, Jessica and Nora understand that we have to write recaps EVERY WEEK. You are powerful women! The least you could do is throw on a new pair of earrings. Do you think Hilary Clinton got to where she is because she DIDN'T put time and effort into her outfits??! Hrm, never mind...
Anyhoo, I can't hate on them too much because they may have the same outfits on but at least they are hot - so hot they are worth posting two weeks in a row. Observe:
Salome in her Vamp standard-issue black leather jacket, goth necklace and gorg hair.
And the other She-of-the-same-outfit-and-gorgeous-hair (ok seriously is there something in all the blood that they drink that really nourishes the scalp!?). Leave it to Jess to make a hot pink tee and zebra-print skinny jeans look...not trashy.
Remember this rockin' burgundy dress with leather trimmed cutout back on Nora last week? Well, here it is again in all it's stylin' glory:
Nora, I gotta say I was worried about your style when the show started, but you have been wearing some fab frocks lately - keep it up, buttercup!
Ok, now moving onto the characters who actually changed their clothes this week. Sookie had to hide out in fairyland for a bit since they discovered that there is basically a bounty on her head. Unfortunately she had to borrow some fairy clothes, which, as we all know, are not exactly subdued:
Why hello, Bon Temps Barbie, nice of you to drop in. While I do appreciate the cut and I like me a vibrant colour, this just screams Pepto-Prom to me. A sweater covered in nipple-like jewels over bright pink taffeta may be ragin' fairy clubwear, but methinks it's a tad overdressed for super-Vamp fighting. Alas, a cute sundress this ain't.
Pam-sicle agreed to let Jessica hide out in her basement (and even lent her a coffin - what a consummate hostess), then later let the Authority punks (in their "Expendables" black combatwear, including berets) arrest her for the murder of Eric's sheriff replacement. I don't even remember his name, that's how quick of a blip he was on the show. As you may remember, this is a murder that TARA committed. Pam would never admit it, but deep down she's such a do-gooder. She's also fashionable - she continues her "Victorian Dominatrix" look with this fab corseted top.
Beware the Bitchface!
I am envious of her small waist and her ability to simultaneously look ladylike and intense. The tweed, high neckline and curls are very "lady-vamp who lunches" while the black leather straps and fingerless gloves say "don't f&*# with me or I'll run you over with my motorcycle".
Looks like the fabness runs in the family because Tara was rocking a wicked outfit this week too:
This ombre leather jacket is so cool (SO much cooler than just plain black) and I actually find the leopard-print pants to be fun without being over the top. The dangly earrings and sexy sneer complete the ensemble. Jessica implied that Tara would like to borrow more than just Pam's clothes, if you know what I'm saying. Tara denies it, but even so, could you blame her for being in love?
This week we were introduced to yet another (short-lived) character - a fairy 'elder' who has apparently been alive, like, forever and pretty much has all the thoughts and words in the entire world running around inside her head (eeks, and I can barely remember what I had for supper 4 days ago). You guys, this woman is a total kook, for reals - she breaks into interpretive dances spontaneously, asks non-sensical questions and wears a way over-the-top dress and necklace. In fact, I am pretty sure I see her on my bus every day.
Over-the-top DOES seem to be the fairy fashion motto, doesn't it? This dress isn't terrible, the print is just a tad loud and it looks like it's partially made from tinfoil (wonder if she can pick up HBO?). I will give her this - her hair is fabulous. And she thinks Ke$ha is a bad singer and speller, so that means we are besties.
Alas, the men of Bon Temps were a huge bore this week - Eric wore (WHOAOUTOFCHARACTER!) a long-sleeve black shirt and black pants, Bill actually wore a black blazer that was quite nice but stuck with his usual (yawn) uniform of black and/or jeans, Jason wore his sherrif's uniform (which earns a few points for hotness, but, again - snooze), and Sam wore...well nothing. Unless you count white mouse fur.
Alcide was BY FAR the best dressed man this week:
Sure, he wore his usual uniform too, but he's allowed. In fact, I insist.