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Meanwhile, in Bon Temps, poor Sam finds himself in the middle of his own personal WICKER MAN, when shape-shifting priestess Maryann (Michelle Forbes) comes to town, and quickly enslaves Tara, and the rest of the town- save for local detective Andy (Chris Bauer), who, despite having fallen off the wagon, is now the last man standing- along with Sam, preventing Maryann from completely taking over the town. All the while, Sookie’s horny brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten), has joined up with an anti-vampire religious sect called the Fellowship of the Sun.
Boy, am I glad I did, as TRUE BLOOD, along with MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD, and DEXTER, is one of the best shows on TV. It’s like TWILLIGHT for grown ups, and easily the sexiest TV show I’ve ever seen. Last year, we got the delectable Lizzy Caplan, in a few incredible nude scenes. As she was sadly killed off, Anna Paquin’s been left to pick up the slack- and let me tell you, she doesn’t disappoint, with her frequently ditching her clothes. Ladies also get their fare share of eye candy courtesy of Skasgaard, and Kwanten- so this is an equal opportunity kinda show.
There’s really something in TRUE BLOOD for everybody, and Season 2 is just as involving as the first, with each storyline going into intriguing directions. Some of the new characters, particularly the vampire Godric, and Bill’s super sexy protégé Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) are just as intriguing as the already established ones, and blend into the incredible cast seamlessly. Each and every character gets something interesting to to do this season, including Merlotte’s V-dealing, flamboyant cook- Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), who emerges a changed man after spending several weeks imprisoned by Erik and his cohorts.