This week's episode of True Blood was exhausting. Presumably because the next episode will be the season finale (already!), the show's writers are scrolling through all the main characters and making sure the stress level is high enough on all story levels to get us really excited for the denouement. Some of the story lines are interesting and original, and some seem, well, less so.
1) The most egregious plot twist: Fantasia's suddenly rebellious exotic dancer/sex toy was a cardiologist in Estonia? What?! This seems like a blatant plot cheat—no back-story, no clear motives for leaving cardiology or for then taking a big risk to help Sookie and Bill—now if she was a hematologist secretly doing research on bloodsuckers, THAT could get interesting. It's unlikely they'll have time to patch this up in the next episode.
2) As one of our lovely commenters noted last week, the effects of V seem strangely flexible (and maybe if our dancer were a hematologist she could study this): V can heal people, and Kitsch uses it like steroids—these two make sense together—but then when Jesus and Lafayette take it they have bizarre autobiographical visions in a completely out-of-body experience. Why isn't Kitsch rolling around on the field dreamily contemplating his great-grandmother's cooking prowess or the mysterious beauty of nature?