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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD: Season 7, Episode 5: Lost Cause [HBO]

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HBO‘s True Blood Lost Cause TV Show Review. True Blood: Season 7, Episode 5: Lost Cause is the turning point for the finale season of True Blood. If this latest installment is a glimpse of what’s to come, then we will all be happy fans for the remaining 5 episodes. Thanks to Brian Buckner and Co., the show’s lead characters and their choices feel authentic again.

The start of the season felt like chaos for chaos’ sake…it felt nuts and disconnected to anything real, despite the genre…

So it was entirely pleasant that all of these moments rang true: Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) was there for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) when she got home – to help turn a hard night around. Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) got insecure when she got cheated on…and went ahead and did some smokin’ hot cheating of her own. Ginger (Tara Buck) screamed about being a sex slave (without the sex) and screamed her way offscreen…perfect!!

Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston)’s speech to Sookie was dramatic and thoroughly entertaining. And Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)’s speech to Jessica about life being too short was equally impressive. [Carrie Preston and Chris Bauer make excellent choices as actors, beautifully nuanced. Spot on performances.]

The party at Sookie’s house was a revelation. Many of our beloved characters were there…and a little drunk. Sookie got her drink on and moved around the festivities hearing little whispers of approval for the first time ever. [It was nice to see her character have this moment in the end.]

Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) kept the humor, merriment and action coming. They donned glittery Republican costumes, met Sarah Newlin’s cute sister, and Eric tore the face off of a Yakuza.

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)’s conversation with her mom in the bathroom was perfectly hilarious. [Anna Camp has excellent comedic timing.]

As this is the first episode (this season) I feel TB actually has it together, I am now not so sure where they are going. I have felt for several years now that ALL was going to come down to the relationship between Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie. (He has become mighty genteel and courteous in the last couple of episodes.) Will Bill or Eric be the last man standing? We’ll see…

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