Last night, after having to make do with the likes of Sam and Luna, and Terry’s adventures in the war zone, over the previous couple of weeks, True Blood fans got their first taste of fan favorites Eric and Pam, and a first clue as to where their relationship is heading in Season 5. So now, after the steam has stopped rising from our nostrils and /or we’ve managed to calm ourselves down after witnessing pure vikingness in it’s prime. (Vikingness according to spell-check is not a word but I am begging to differ) it’s time for us to sit back and analyse what the heck is going on with Daddy and his girl.The clip shown is from episode 4, written by Alexander Woo, so it is no surprise that our viking vampire god was acting very mean and macho. (That’s how Woo seems to like him and he’s certainly not the only one).
Eric is back at Fangtasia after his adventures away with Bill (and his ever increasingly weird hair style), and his reunion with sister Nora, and he’s just itching to find out who let Russell out to play again. From the dialogue we are given it seems that Eric has already spoken about this unpleasant plot development with Bill and Alcide, who have both denied responsibility, so it figures that Pam may fall under suspicion as she is the only other character that we know of who is aware of where Russell’s cement grave was. For the record, we don’t think for a milli-second that is was Pam who released him. Eric is acting all unhinged and un-trusting, could this be the “new” Eric we were promised, completely highly strung, with the fallout from the witches spell and the heart break of Sookie’s rejection still eating away at him? Whatever Eric it is he has worked himself up so much he can’t even trust his progeny. Remember his “the only vampire you can trust is the vampire you made” quote? (Could this then be sloppy writing or just proof at how far off his marker the viking really is?)
Pam is, as you would expect, devastated as it looks like she and her maker are continuing to drift further and further apart. (She has our sympathy, the vast majority of Team Eric don’t like to see him without his Pam either). In the extended promo she asks him to release her – will he do it? Probably, as the True Blood writers love their drama, unless he has a sudden moment of clarity and knows what’s good for him – and that would be Pam!
Whatever the outcome it’s so great to see these two magnificent performers face off again, and there is no doubt that Mr Northman still knows how to brood in black!
So now you have had time to digest the scene, what do you think? Doom and gloom or loving the angst?
Thanks to skarsgardfans (as usual) for the screen caps