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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD: Season 6, Episode 6: Don’t You Feel Me

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True Blood Don’t You Feel Me Review. True Blood: Season 6, Episode 6: Don’t You Feel Me was one of the best episodes of the season. It shockingly contained big kills and a grand revelation towards the end. Don’t You Feel Me also continued (since the show’s inception) the lapse in basic police procedures and come sense with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)’s storyline.

As I watched this episode, what screamed in my head was: why hasn’t Andy notified anybody that the bodies of his three daughters are in Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)’s house? Why hasn’t he told his fellow officers, SWAT, CSI or made an anonymous phone call to the press? The room he found his three dead daughters in is a crime scene yet he hasn’t done nothing.

He has a eye witness, Adilyn Bellefleur (Bailey Noble), that saw his daughters killer yet has taken no official statement from her. He took no pictures of the bite marks on her neck made by Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll). He hasn’t put out a APB on Jessica Hamby for the murder of her daughters. Why? He tried to put out one when his daughters went missing.

Andy says he loves his daughters so why didn’t he return to the Bill’s house with the police force from the entire state to retrieve his daughters’ bodies after his one remaining daughter was safe? I know he is tragically inept but this defied belief: I recused my one daughter but I am going to leave the dead bodies of my other bodies on the floor in Bill’s living room. Doesn’t he want to bury them?

If Andy was afraid Bill would kill him if he returned, tell the state and other police departments what happened, what her found, and put out a warrant for the arrest of Bill and Jessica? Andy does nothing. His response made no sense.

Once he went to Bill’s house, Andy didn’t do anything remotely cop like. This is where True Blood always falls tragically short: all the cops on the show are idiots and nincompoops e.g Jason Stackhouse. The reality of True Blood suffers from it each and ever time. I know True Blood is more a dark comedy than a hard-nailed drama but even the pretense of real law enforcement on this show is not maintained.

It is plot holes like the above that drive me crazy when it comes to this show and to Dexter: police procedure black holes, convenient omissions, and oversights that would never happen or be allowed to happen in real life.

The Mortal Kombat-like battle I thought might happen between Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Erik Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) didn’t happen but after being together for so long, I had a feeling it never would.

Like I said earlier, this was one of the best episodes of the season but they missed the cherry on the top (no pun intend) by not having Jessica have sex with the other vampire in front of everyone. Since Jessica made sure to tell him her name before leaving, I am sure they will meet again and that is when it will happen. When it does happen, it will not be as visual or as dramatically effectively as it would have been during this missed opportunity (The Borgias didn’t dare miss a similar opportunity when it presented itself during their third season).

Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) dying in Don’t You Feel Me was a great surprise and a foolish move by Bill Compton. With the public no afraid of vampires because of the True Blood shortage, Governor Burrell’s murder at the hands of a vampire will only make it worse (Bill didn’t disable the security cameras in the area and who else but a vampire could ripe off the head of a human bare handed [CSI will determine it was ripped off not cut off).

Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe)’s death was the most emotional of the episode. The viewer was rooting for Terry to finally be okay and for half a day, he was finally free of the demons of his past. The viewer has to wonder though if his death wouldn’t have been saved for the season finale if this season was not two episodes shorter than all the seasons that proceeded it.

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) giving herself to Macklyn Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) was unforeseen but inline with her previous behavior. The introduction of Sookie becoming a hybrid Faerie/Vampire was a scintillating development but ultimately, why would she want to become the very thing that has brought so much pain into her life? Its a dubious decision, if she makes it, and one the viewer is looking forward to seeing (either way).

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