True Blood

True Blood, HBO, Airs Sunday 9pm

Episode: “I Don’t Wanna Know” (Season One, Episode Ten)

Synopsis: The relationship between Sam Merlotte and that damn dog is finally revealed. Elsewhere, Bill must answer to the vampire hierarchy over his bloody defense of Sookie, who finds herself in a place where trusting anyone is difficult. The other Stackhouse, Jason, tries to establish dominance in his relationship with Amy which has unintended consequences for both badboy Lafayette and shy vampire Eddie.

Review: Episode 10 keeps the pace going as True Blood once again delivers a solid episode. Perhaps its time I stop going into these expecting anything less than greatness? Sam finally gets his due, with a significant portion of the episode dedicated to him. We get some background into his troubled childhood and he provides us with some very interesting insight into just exactly what lives in the True Blood world.

Tara’s storyline is full of frustration and heartbreak once again as she goes through with the exorcism and we find our resident voodoo lady, like so many others, is not what she seems. With only two episodes left, Alan Ball’s vampire drama is packing a lot of drama into one can only be a fantastic climax. Lafayette is poised to take center stage as his State Senator boytoy is seemingly anti-vampire and hypocritically anti-homosexual. Jason and Amy, who have a complex, strange, and sexy relationship, have some serious issues to work through and no doubt Eddie, indirectly, will still have some impact on the storyline.

HBO is prone to replaying these episodes in blocks, so if you’ve missed out on anything, make sure to jump on board. You don’t want to be stuck waiting for the DVD release of this season. True Blood features bloody violence, bloody sex, great drama, and sometimes sex without the blood. If you’re looking for strong characters and great story telling in a complex world, you can call off the search.

Up Next Week: Lafayette confronts his State Senator boytoy about his political leanings while the relationship between Sookie and Sam gets complicated just as Bill returns from his trial.

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