HBO supernatural drama takes aim at conservatives in bloody takedown
HBO's “True Blood” took another stab at conservatives on Sunday's episode when it left a bloody mess of an event held in Ted Cruz's honor.
It was exactly what the doctor ordered for an ailing Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who has been infected with the dangerous virus that's killing vampires. He was all ready to meet the true death until his progeny Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) informed him that Sarah Newlin, part of the group manufacturing the virus, was still alive and on the run. That was enough for Eric and he was ready to give chase.
Intel from Eric's other progeny, Willa, and Sarah's sister, Amber — surprisingly a vampire herself (a possible hit at conservatives who are against gay rights yet have close relatives who are gay) — led Eric and Pam to a gala to support Sen. Ted Cruz at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.
In the second hit on Cruz and Republicans, Amber warned Eric, “You'll never get in. You're vampires. Security's going to be tight, and they only invited assholes.”
“We can be assholes,” Eric replied.
Later, Eric gave Pam a Texas big-hair-and-sequin makeover, to which she said, “Oh my God, I'm a Republicunt.”
In the end, the Japanese Yakuza (who are working with the manufacturers of TruBlood) showed up, shot the event to pieces and killed Sarah's parents — but their daughter escaped once again.
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