I loved everything about Jessica’s whole look. Not even the Lady Beetlejuice photobomb can distract from her badassitude.
I think I have to start out by talking about the true star of this episode, who was obviously Doug the construction dude. I loved his reactions to everything (screaming, crying, general terror and hysteria), which were exactly the kinds of reactions that we, NORMAL PEOPLE, would have to things like a haunted asylum on a hill that may as well have had bats circling the roof and crows perched on the perimeter. Actually, this entire sequence reminded me so much of a Scooby Doo episode, and the creepy (if completely heavy-handed) establishing shot of the asylum was the perfect touch. In case you’re wondering, this would mean that Doug was Shaggy (terrified and probably a little high), Sookie was Velma (she’s not as smart, but she’s just as sassy), Eric was Fred (tall, blonde and more pretty than helpful), Alcide was Scooby (Shaggy’s sidekick, plus…DOG), leaving Bill as Daphne by default. Oh, and Alcide’s construction truck was obviously subbing in for The Mystery Machine. Of course, in Scooby Doo Velma hadn’t slept with Fred, Daphne AND Scooby, so I’m sure that this little adventure was much more awkward than the cartoons of our youth.
But it was all worth it because FINALLY they’ve located Russell, thank dog. Russell makes everything better, especially now that he’s talking. And quoting Talbot, awww. I was kind of surprised that they found him alone, and so weak, because hello easy target. But it wouldn’t be True Blood if they didn’t end with a cliffhanger, and I guess that’s what the sound of a billion dogs barking madly was. He’s surrounded by protective werewolves, who I guess like to hide and surprise potential threats for the sake of drama rather than just attacking them from the minute they step onto the property. Anyway, we only got a small taste of Russell, but next week should be pretty freaking awesome.
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