With the second episode in the series shedding a bit of light on the gloomy tunnel that is True Blood, this week’s ‘Fire in the Hole’ seemed to transform the series back into its usual style – complete with flashbacks! At a much more even pace, the episode brought on some genuine emotion that has so far only been apparent in a few number of characters despite their serious life or death situations (although considering how many times they go through this it is any wonder any of them can muster up any energy anymore).
The telepathic waitress and her former flame share some rather tender moments in the episode, and there are notable difference between her former ‘innocent’ self and the gutsy person she is now, as she fully puts herself out there in the face of danger to fix the whole mess, whilst finally taking on Bill’s advice, as it were. After what seems like an eternity, it’s comforting and intriguing to see the ways in which the characters (Bill & Sookie) have developed since the beginning of Season One, and suffice to say, they are definitely not the same people as they once were, this episode makes sure to reflect on the changes that the characters have gone through.
It seems as if so much is going down in Bon Temps (the home of disaster and drama) it begs the question as to how many people will actually make it through Season Seven, and in what shape will those who do make it through be in? It’s an interesting question, and one that only the finale can answer as we edge ever closer to the end, with the ‘true death’ in sight.