June 26th, 2011 by thetvchick
It’s that time again! Some of my favorite supernatural beings are back in Bon Temps for another exciting season. Season four picks up where it left off. When we last left Sookie, she learned from Eric that Bill’s intentions for her were not pure, and she wanted to get the heck out of town. She goes to faerie land in the premiere, which is very surreal and very un-True Blood. She meets her granddad and realizes that time is not what it should be in this “magical land.” While she wants to learn more about herself and her family, she realizes that this might not be the place to do it.
Meanwhile, Lafayette is in a predicament of his own. At the end of last season, he learned that his boyfriend was a “bruja” or a witch. In the premiere, Jesus (the boyfriend) wants him to join his coven. The scenes with the coven are pretty crazy, but I don’t want to spoil too much. I will tell you that Holly is back (the wiccan/Merlotte’s waitress) and there is a new witch in town (the leader of the coven), Marnie (played by “Harry Potter” actress Fiona Shaw). She creeps me out a ton. The whole coven does in fact. But Alan Ball had promised this will be the season of the witches, and from the first few episodes, it certainly seems like it will be.
And what are our favorite vampires up to? Well, I’ll start with my favorite vampire, Jessica. She and Hoyt have moved in together, but let’s just say it’s not exactly domestic bliss for both of them. Meanwhile, Bill is trying to win over the public so they soften their stance on vampires, with the help of Nan Flanigan (Jessica Tuck). Eric is still sexy Eric. His storyline heats up around episode three.
And Tara has left town to shack up with someone, and that person may surprise you. I actually wasn’t driven completely crazy by Tara in the first few episodes, which is crazy. Arlene and Terry are dealing with their new baby, who Arlene is convinced has a lot of Rene in him. And Jason’s involvement with the Norris’ escalates and let’s just say, if you’ve read the books, you know he will be going through a lot this season. Also, I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far and I haven’t mentioned Pam. Let’s just say, she’s back and more amazing than ever. I don’t want to spoil anymore, but I will say I really enjoyed the premiere. Last season got a little bit crazy for me. I loved Alcide and a few key story lines but overall, I don’t think it was the best season. I am all for pushing the envelope as True Blood does on a regular basis, but I am hoping season four is a bit more grounded. From the way it has started, I have high hopes. And if the first scene of the premiere seems very trippy to you, it is, but hang in there. Bon Temps gets back to “normal” fairly soon after that. I am definitely excited to see what else season four brings.
Be sure to tune in to the 4th season premiere of True Blood tonight at 9 pm on HBO.Tweet