No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. But while we love the people — and supernatural creatures — of Bon Temps and want them to never, ever change, we’ve noticed over the years that Sookie, Bill, and co. have a tendency to annoy the crap out of us. So, in the spirit of good-natured complaining about a show that we actually adore, every week this season we’ll be shouting out the three characters who drove us craziest, and also anointing the episode’s single most campily awesome character. Find out who made us groan this time, when the baby vamps rampaged and the US government got involved, below.
The Week’s Most Annoying Characters
1. Lilith: The first time you show up naked and covered in blood, it makes an impact. But now that Lilith is around every corner, whispering to each every chancellor to “Drink me. Drink all of me,” we’re getting tired of this lady (or vampire goddess, whatever) pretty quickly.
2. Bill: As we’ve known for a few seasons now, Bill Compton is a consummate politician. He goes whichever way the wind’s blowing, and this week, it blew him all the way into the Authority’s inner sanctum, where he bumped off another chancellor who challenged his status as Lilith’s Chosen One. And don’t even get us started on that stunt with Jessica and Jason. Ugh, this guy.
3. Jason: Let’s review what he did on this episode. First, he dismissed Jessica as she confessed how much she cares about him, right after she killed two vampires to save her life. Then, he went clomping off to face Russell Edgington all by himself, for heaven’s sake. Obviously, Russell and Reverend Steve glamored him real good, and he led them right to the fairy club. Don Quixote, thy name is Jason Stackhouse.
The Week’s Most Awesome Character
Faerie Elder: OK, yes, we were impressed when she put her life on the line — and, it appears, tragically poofed into the ether — to save the faeries of Bon Temps. But what we really enjoyed was her constant stream of pop-culture queries. “John Cougar Mellencamp, for or against?” The best moment of this excellent episode, hands down, was when she opined of Ke$ha, “She doesn’t really sing, does she? She talks. I suppose that makes her some kind of a poet.” If this character really is gone for good, we’ll be sad about it.