True Blood
And When I Die

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 2 USERS: A-
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You can almost see the dealbreaker materialize, because what an amazingly wrongheaded thing to say about Jason Stackhouse. All he ever does is worry about doing the right thing, and then do the wrong thing. Or do the wrong thing by doing the right thing. Or do the right thing in such a dumb way that it creates the wrong thing. Or actually do the right thing, and then get hit in the face with the next thing. It hurts his feelings. It should.

Jason: "You ... Don't know me very well."

I honestly thought he was going to send her on her way, but she recovers nicely -- "Fair enough, but I don't know myself very well either and Hoyt's already been collateral damage to that ongoing process" -- and anyway that's not what this scene is about.

This scene is about when she was standing at the doorway, looking beautiful, and he decided to invite her in.

Jason: "You know what you are? You're dangerous."
Jessica: "Yes. I am."

FANGTASIA!

Pam has a rapid and complete meltdown in front of Ginger because she just woke up and she doesn't know where Eric is or what's been going on, but she's sure that he's with Sookie, and presumably she has no idea that Sookie just saved his life again, but anyway that's not what this scene's about either.

Pam: "Sookie. I'm so over 'Sookie,' and her precious fairy vagina, and her unbelievably stupid name. Fuck Sookie! I've been with Eric over a hundred years. I've watched him seduce supermodels, and princesses, and spit out their bones when he is finished. How can someone named 'Sookie' take him away from me?"

She finally collapses against the door of the Fangtasia! office, and Ginger ignores her protests and wraps her arms around Pam, and Pam sobs and finally holds onto her with everything she's got.

I don't know. It's a great scene, but I really feel like Pam took some left turns in characterization this year and I'm not sure about it. I mean, she was always the least human out of all of them, even less than Eric, and I guess there's a certain amount of propaganda in that -- she sells the vampire party line and her nonattachment to Eric and everything because she has to, just like Lorena had to -- but this season has made her so shallow that I'm not even sure that's the intention. I feel like there was a way to marry her alien coldness to the deeper humanity this show gives its chosen secondary cast, and I'm not sure "fat best friend with a secret crush who pretends he's not breaking her heart" was the wisest way to do it. Especially with all the sarcastic, strong women who still have yet to die in this episode.

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