True Blood

Season 2 Episode 5

Never Let Me Go

12
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 19, 2009 on HBO
8.1
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While in Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own. Jason is rewarded for his hard work at the Light of Day boot camp. Eric and Bill bond over their past.

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  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    9.5
    Sookie connects with one of her own, then joins Bill and Eric for a strategic summit at the lair of the missing vampire, Godric, attended by his lieutenants, Stan and Isabel. Meanwhile, Jason shows his mettle at a Light of Day boot camp, and is rewarded for his hard work with a gift from Sarah. Rebuffed by Tara in her relocation efforts, Maryann decides to cast her spell on the staff of Merlotte's, softening Tara up towards her new "family." Eric shares a little-known secret about his past with Bill, and Sookie makes a decision that might solve the Godric mystery ??" or get her killed. I love the frist scene with Sam and Daphne who is also a shapshifter and the scene after it where Arlene and Terry see them. I love the scenes with Sookie and Barry amazing storyline. I love all the scenes with all the vampires, especially the scenes with Eric, Bill and Jessica are in they're the best characters. I love the storyline with Hoyt and Jessica. I'm still enjoying Jason's storyline, I love the scenes with the boot camp. Sarah comes on to Jason I also love the scene with Bill and Sookie, they are awesome together but I would prefer Eric and Sookie. I love the scene when Layfette returns to Merlotte's awesome. I'm glad Tara said Maryann can't move in, I hate her. Gabe, I know what he does...Ew. I love the scene where all the bar staff are going crazy due to Maryann. I love the storyline with Sookie going to the "Fellowship of the Sun", Bill isn't happy so he has a word with Eric awesome scene. I loved learning a bit about Eric. Weird ending, but looking forward to see what it is all about.moreless
  • Amazing development! (Contains Spoilers)

    10
    Once again, I would love to say that this show is really keeping up.

    Loved Sookie taking a step and making a decision to infiltrate the church to find out about Godric.

    Loved the fact that Godric is the maker of Eric and the story so epic. Just fantastic.

    The fellowship of the sun, the training and Jason, so predictable and still so good...

    Lafayette's change in personality, what is it about? Eric?

    As for Bill and Sookie. The romance grows even more. The other telepath, Berry, he is just afraid, just like Sookie was before she could control her gift. So good.

    As for the shapeshifter, maybe she was able to survive the scratches because she is a shapeshifter. She is so hot with Sam.

    The vampires of Dallas are just a bunch of stupid people... What a crazy male leader. Open war... Yeah, right!!!

    Loved Jessica talking to Hoyt. Just so cute. I think they should develop their romance. Sweeet!

    Mariann is using her abilities to control Tara. Poor Tara.moreless
  • A lovely installment I must say. This show is becoming more and more my fav.

    10
    Great episode. Aside from the typical crap from Sookie and Bill, I enjoyed myself through the whole hour. Let me break things down:



    FOTS: Definitely the most intriguing plot this season. I am seriously on the edge of the seat with each scene. Steven Newlin is a fascinating character to watch. As the season progresses, it's becoming more clear just how deranged and obsessed this guy is. I almost want to watch the season finale now just to see what happens! Sookie and Bill: I'll be honest, Sookie annoys the hell out of me. I have nothing against Anna Paquin, but Sookie needs a good slap to the face. It's a bummer I feel this way about a main character, but it's true. Her relationship with Bill doesn't bother me so much, but I feel like the writers are just recycling dialogue between them. It's like okay we get it: they are madly in love. Do we have to keep getting reminded with these ridiculous sex scenes?



    Maryanne: Since the season started, I've always had this suspicion that Maryanne is really just a tragic character who uses her powers merely to alleviate loneliness.



    Best part of the episode: Eric's back story. I'm straight, but I have to admit the man is pretty handsome. I can see why the chicks dig him. More than that though, he is a fascinating character. Finally we got the chance to see what this sociopath was like when he was human.



    All in all: Great episode!moreless
  • Now the show is going somewhere!

    10
    I have to admit I am sick of that chick and her pig I don't even care what she is I just want her gone. But as a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books and of the show I am looking forward to seeing where the writers on the show are taking the story and how it is some what close to the books. This episode was nessessary in the set up of the episodes to come. I look forward to seeing what happens next. And of course I look forward to seeing more of Eric. Who dosen't love a bad boys?moreless
  • Eric receives some much needed fleshing out and everyone gets all couple-y

    7.5
    Not an awful lot actually happens this week in this couple-central episode of True Blood, but we do get an awesome flashback, some Maryann goodness and some in-house vampiric dysfunction, which is always fun to watch. Oh, and there’s Barry, too!



    There’s something not quite right about Eggs â€" obviously. But it’s something he said; he stresses that he’s not Maryann’s dog, which leads me to believe that he may very well be a shape sifter. A werewolf, even? If Daphne also works for Maryann, her disgruntled look when Sam mentions werewolf may be aimed towards Eggs. Just a thought.



    I wasn’t overly enthused by Bill and Sookie’s storyline this week. Their dialogue boarded on cringe-worthy at times, that entire scene in bed was just plain silly. Things become interesting when Isobel and Stan show up, even more so when Eric freaks out at them, and I do enjoy when Sookie stands up for her human self, but nothing really happens. This episode’s main function is setting the stage for the next one, it would seem.



    Jason’s boot camp thread actually entertained for a spell. Of course, no amount of Jason muscle or Sarah’s smile can detract from just how snail-like this whole plot is moving. A war is coming, but it’s hard to really care. And that bathroom scene? It trumps Bill and Sookie’s chat between the covers in the WTF-o-meter.



    The highlight, hands down, has to be when Maryann works her mojo on Merlotte’s and everyone freaks out at Tara. Poor Tara, the unsuspecting sap, she’s being played from all sides. If manipulating her mystically wasn’t enough, Maryann adopts Gran’s style, which, of course, unveils that Eggs is detailing all of their conversations. I just wanted Tara to break loose of these people!



    Oh, and just how cute are Hoyt and Jessica together?



    And was that Bill's maker at the end? Hrmm..moreless
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

Detective Andy Bellefleur

Mehcad Brooks

Mehcad Brooks

"Eggs" Benedict Talley

Chris Coy

Chris Coy

Barry the Bellboy

Guest Star

Ed Quinn

Ed Quinn

Stan

Guest Star

Valerie Cruz

Valerie Cruz

Isabel

Recurring Role

Allan Hyde

Allan Hyde

Godric

Recurring Role

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Daphne

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