Monday, August 10, 2009

True Blood Sucker Punch: Episode 8

From our friend Mark at Huffington Post - he must have been burning the midnight oil.
You can read all Mark's 'Sucker Punch' True Blood episode reviews here

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood.

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

Iximng ti pu.

See what I did there? I took the phrase "mixing it up," and I mixed it up. That's because True Blood episode 2.8, "Timebomb," mixes up the meaning of two central metaphors. (I know, right? I'm so clever!)

In both cases, the allegories shift because they force us to reckon more fully with the hard facts of vampirism.

Take Jessica: She's been a consistent stand-in for teenage angst, discovering her new body and her new life while Bill stares on like an uncomfortable father. The scene where he catches her having sex with Hoyt only reinforces the dynamic.

But then Hoyt and Jessica have sex again. And Jessica discovers that her healing power regrows her hymen. Which means sex will always, always hurt.

Suddenly, Jessica is a woman who wants to make love, but whose body punishes her for it every time.

Read on


Anonymous said...

Great Review! My thoughts exactly.
I loved Eric's good ol-boy act.

The only other thing that crossed my mind is "Are we seeing Eric trying or unwittingly evolving also?" Will his maker's wishes and comments affect him? Will he retire his dungeon? *snicker*

Rita said...

This episode is the best yet,and only
going to get better and better.