Monday, August 23, 2010

‘True Blood’ Season 3, Episode 10 ‘I Smell A Rat’: Guess Who’s A Fairy?- Wall Street Journal

After last week’s frenetic episode, this week’s installment of “True Blood” — titled “I Smell A Rat” — calmed down the pace, as we make our final push towards the season finale.

First off, the writers don’t tease us by dragging out last week’s big question: What is Sookie? As many have speculated (and as spelled out in Charlaine Harris’ books), Ms. Stackhouse is part fairy — a development even she finds “f—king lame.” Bill explains that Claudine is afraid for her because every supernatural believes the fae race was wiped out of existence by vampires. Then, to borrow a phrase from Pam, he talks about blah blah, I love you for your mind and and not your blood, blah blah. For all his lovespeak, however, Sookie is vaguely aware that Bill is still not to be trusted — a sentiment that is echoed by dream-Eric and later again by real-life Eric.