Recap in 140: With Jesus and Lafayette’s help, Bill and Eric win what they think will be the final battle with Marnie. But it won’t be.
The Episode: There is still one episode left in the season, so there is still time to prove this hypothesis wrong, but I think I’ve figured out the over-arching problem with True Blood: the core cast of the show is impossible to kill. Disclaimer: I don’t read the books, so something shocking could be on the way in the near future, but I don’t see it. Every time characters on the show come to the precipice of death, they are predictably pulled back from the edge.
And I suppose you could throw Lafayette, Jesus and Holly into the mix if you factor in last week’s cliffhanger. But at every turn, their lives were spared. And I didn’t even feel as though they were ever in real danger. It’s sort of like a Tom Cruise movie. Tom Cruise never dies at the end of a Tom Cruise vehicle. If you tell yourself that during any juncture in the film, it sort of kills the suspense.