As for “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” it still felt fractured, but it also actually moved. As for the missteps, the Sheriff Dearborne stuff all happened way too fast and was far too obvious (why bring him back in the episode where a dragon is mentioned except – wait – he’s involved! Again, that subtlety thing). But the best bit was most certainly that Patrick and the Ifrit were laid to rest. If there wasn’t anyone shouting for Patrick to shut up and bleed out by that point just be to be done with that story, I would be surprised.
The good stuff from the episode included pieces of the show that felt like early True Blood. Lafayette is back to being his sassy self, Sookie is in her room trying to uncover mysteries in an oversized cat shirt from Wal-Mart, Tara and Pam exchange the best lines of the episode (of course) and Fangtasia became relevant again. There was even a little full-frontal male nudity thrown in, just for kicks!
In the end, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” has set up some great tension for the final three episodes of this season, with Bill and Eric fighting against each other (or Eric knocking some sense into him) and Sookie and the others gearing up for war. Let’s hope the final episodes actually follow-through.
Musings and Miscellanea:
– John Rezig as Deputy Ellis slays every scene he’s in. According to IMDB he’s from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but I want to know more about this accent he’s affected.
– Pam: “That doesn’t make us Oprah and Gayle.” Tara: “Suck it, vampire Barbie.”
– Oh goodness, Alcide’s man-pain set to classic rock was almost too much for me. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Him teaming up with Papa may make for some fun, though.
– Nora looks a lot better with a side part in her hair.
– “I am not Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost. I am way cuter.” – Lafayette
– Sam and Luna actually using their powers proactively was great – the flies as well as the pig rescue were nice little moments.
– Did anyone else find it weirdly funny how no one noticed that Hoyt was being quietly eaten by hogs until a drugged-up Sookie pointed it out?
– “I am not Gmail for dead bitches!” – Lafayette
– Why are dead people always so cryptic?
– Also, Lafayette never takes his medium abilities seriously, but something always ends up happening with it. You would think he would learn.
– I love that Eric’s perma-face now is simply “oh my God, I am surrounded by idiots.” You are, sir, you certainly are.
– Not gonna lie, I would love to have my fairie family just drop in anytime and bring me soup and give me the news of the day. Or maybe just Claude. But I still want the soup.