True Blood: Escape from Dragon House

True Blood, HBO, Airs Sunday 9pm

Episode: “Escape from Dragon House” (Season 1, Episode 4)

Synopsis: After the discovery of Dawn’s murder, Jason Stackhouse again finds himself the prime suspect in what appear to be a series of vampire related killings. Not believing her brother to be the guilty party, Sookie turns her psychic powers on in search of the real killer, venturing to Shreveport with Bill Compton in to find answers at the vampire bar “Fangtasia.” There, she finds more trouble and an enigmatic vampire elder, Eric.

Review: True Blood continues its tradition of teasing the audience along, leaving clues and strange actions to make you question what you know. The cliffhanger this week is far less abrupt than in weeks past, but you’re still left with a desire to get answers next Sunday.

This episode plays Jason for laughs when an accidental overdose of Vampire Blood gives him a nasty case of priapism, leaving his rather well-endowed self in a bit of pain that no amount of whacking off can cure. Sookie plays detective and lays on her sweetness to great degrees, officially making her the worst hard boiled detective of all time.

More questions are raised about Sam and just exactly who or what he is, a big tease the show makers have been dangling in front of us every week. All in all, another good episode that gives insight into the nightlife of the vampires and their broader inter-social behavior. So far everything seems to be a sort of slow build and hopefully there is an explosion soon. I like the progression of the story and most of the characters and HBO is building a solid base from which to launch more episodes, but nothing alarmingly climactic has happened since the end of episode one. Still a show to watch.

Up Next Week: Vampire Bill Compton is questioned by the cops and blood drips from his eye. Lafayette ditches his lover self and kicks serious ass around the bar. Jason goes trippy after his experience with the V-Juice.

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Did you watch True Blood this week? If so, feel free to discuss below.


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