True Blood

Season 7 Episode 1

Jesus Gonna Be Here

51
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2014 on HBO
7.4
out of 10
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115 votes
5

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The seventh season begins with the vampire-human mixer at Bellefleur's in full swing, but a gruesome attack by a band of H-vamps throws Bon Temps into chaos and prompts a wave of spiteful finger-pointing at one of its most well-known residents. Meanwhile, Jessica tries to atone for her past mistakes; Bill has an unlikely ally in a showdown with vigilantes; and Pam seeks answers to a mystery in Morocco.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Jesus Gonna Be Here

    5.0
    As poor a season premiere as I can remember. Some shocking violence and action spattered throughout (mostly in the opening 2-3 minutes) but just uneventful and full of sub-par acting.
  • When the Zombrigade Comes Marching In (Spoilers Ahead)

    6.5
    True Blood, which I thought would somehow redeem itself given the showrunner shift promising a "return to the old days" of the show, delivered its most lackluster season premiere off of the promise of last year's cliffhanger ending of the town picnic being raided by H-Vamps. The sequence doesn't last all of five minutes and those that aren't killed outright are taken prisoner and merely serve as people to be saved by our seemingly "more important" characters. So Holly, Nicole, Deputy whats-his-face and a few others are taken which leaves Alcide, Sam, Sookie, Lafayette, Andy, Bill, and Jessica to find the now taken hostages. Oh yeah and Tara died apparently, oh well. Should've stayed dead the first time.



    In a distant place Pam continues her search for Eric (who apparently survived somehow when he met the Sun at the end of last season) who doesn't seem to want to be found by his progeny. Her Russian Roulette in a bucket was entertaining but the Morocco setting was jarring and made me wonder why Eric would be hiding in such a place. Her's remains the only element of the show that has any mystery at this point anyway hopefully future stories will have better payoff and build.



    Jessica spends the night making good on her promise to Andy that she will protect Adeline after having killed and eaten her three sisters dry last year. When an H-Vamp approaches the Bellefleur estate and asks what Adeline is Jessica warns him not to come any closer. The way the vamp is illuminated by the streetlight in the dead of night is a good touch as we only partly see his melting face (a la Mason Verger on Hannibal this year) so good on you production team and director Stephen Moyer. While she manages to control herself and save Adeline she still has problems controlling herself and they hear the H-Vamp meet the sun.



    Bill and Andy go searching for the hostages in old abandoned buildings and when they are confronted by humans who blame Bill and other vamps about their town's misfortune Andy defends him for some reason. Bill thanks him but Andy says that they will never be ok.



    Alcide and Sam go after the scents of the hostages in their respective forms. Sookie walks home after hearing Alcide think that she's off her rocker. Lafayette takes James (Jessica's new boyfriend from Vamp Camp last season who is jarringly recast much like Daario Naharis was in Game of Thrones this year too) home as his escort and gets baked trying to escape his grief. They have an interesting heart to heart and James reveals how he was turned back during the Vietnam era. One of the few bits of the episode that worked for me.



    Jason and Violet go in search of abandoned buildings as well and find more bigoted citizens (the fallback conflict in True Blood since forever) who says vamps are evil and Violet threatens them. Jason tells her he wants to have sex with her and that she's been nothing but teasing him for so long he has major league blue balls. Apparently she had just been waiting for him to assert himself as they have sex atop his police cruiser by the side of the road.



    Oh yeah and Sookie forgives Alcide and stuff. A very lackluster and non-starter for this season after Season 6 got a bit of the spring back in True Blood's step. Hopefully though (always the optimist am I) within the next few episodes the writers can make good on their promise of making H-vamps interesting and stuff, bringing Eric back into the fold, and making this actually feel like the actual final season and not a fan-fic. Why did they decide to throw away Charlaine Harris' books as blueprints? At least the Alan Ball seasons had that as a consistency. Ever since Russell's gone and now Warlow there is no little that this show knows how to do right as they've dropped the ball on so many opportunities (Lilith anyone?). But it's not over yet and I'm here till the end (sad to say) whether it sucks or just is ok True Blood is justifiably coming to an end.moreless
  • Still Hating Sookie

    4.0
    Always post me thoughts in the podcast at Look to the Cookie.
  • Good drama elements can't save the new illogical world of True Blood...

    6.0
    The premiere episode of the 7th and last season of True Blood encapsulates great drama elements we haven't seen for a long time in this show. However, this beautiful flower is inside a rubbish dump. The world of True Blood doesn't make any sense anymore. From where to start, really?



    From the moron virus engineer who made a virus that mutated and now it neither kills nor makes what we've seen at the last season? These infected vamps die slowly and just want to take over the world?



    From the absent government and army? Where are these fancy new weapons from Gov. Burrel's initiative? Where are the threats from the Army General back at season 5 that they are ready for war? Unless they come with a global conspiracy government plan to use the infected vamps to carry out a depopulation agenda, this absence of the authorities only makes the True Blood world ridiculously convenient.



    Why is Eric a hermit in Morocco? Is he devastated by Nora's loss that much? When his maker died, who clearly loved much more, he got over it in 2 days.



    The team that oppose the ridiculous plan of Sam and Bill don't even know how to hold a stake, yet they are still alive seeking for their revenge...



    Season 7 Violet is nothing like Season 6 Violet...



    Alcide is an unbearable character with zero depth that is only around for his ridiculous physique. We need a writer to deliberate us from him.



    James is portrayed by a new actor who looks nothing like the old actor and also portrays an unbearable werewolf in The Originals. Whoever watches that show too will have a hard time to sympathize James even if he deserves to.moreless
  • Morning is coming

    9.5
    And its taking every vampire with it, starting by the late Tara. She who met the true dead protecting her mother, waiting for her maker and proving that no one will be safe before this season is over.



    Arlenne, Holly, Sam's baby mamma and several others are taken by the infected vampires. As Bill works out his issues with his family through Andy's well place righteous indignation, his progeny works out her issues with Andy's daughter. Willa, the lost lamb, is invited to Lettie Mae's, for she can't spend the day at a home where no Northman is waiting.



    And the thing is, at its worst, is when these characters know they're living. Pam was the most alive when gambling with her life in front of the now dead vampire who taught her that. Like Lafayette, we've been saying goodbye for so long its a relief. As Rev Daniels says, morning is coming and the night is about to end...moreless
Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Sookie Stackhouse

Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer

Bill Compton

Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell

Sam Merlotte

Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten

Jason Stackhouse

Rutina Wesley

Rutina Wesley

Tara Thornton

Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer

Sheriff Andy Bellefleur

Brett Rickaby

Brett Rickaby

Vince

Guest Star

Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker

Karen

Guest Star

Dustin Ingram

Dustin Ingram

Ronnie

Guest Star

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul

Maxine Fortenberry

Recurring Role

Patricia Bethune

Patricia Bethune

Jane Bodehouse

Recurring Role

John Rezig

John Rezig

Deputy Kevin Ellis

Recurring Role

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