I love the True Blood reviews on Blog Critics. They have been spot on all season long. The review of ‘Evil Is Going On’ is no exception. Here is a juicy tidbit:
“Bill’s and Eric’s journeys this season have had the opposite trajectory. Bill’s exterior projects the desire to protect and love so he can define himself as a “good guy,” as Alcide puts it. But the deeper in you go, the more you realise his dishonesty and capability to be cruel. Eric’s exterior is that of an unrepentant vampire who revels in his power and owns all his ruthless tendencies. But the deeper you go, the more you realise he values his relationships deeply, cares about his responsibilities, and is in more touch with his human feelings than he would like anyone to know. Neither has been honest with Sookie, but it’s hard to see how Eric’s hiding of his better self won’t shake out better than Bill’s hiding of his worse self. Hopefully, we’ll get more of this exploration next season.”
LOVE this! It is one of the biggest reasons why Eric’s character is so dynamic and Bill’s is so weak. Throughout the TV show and book series we peel away at Eric Northman’s many layers to expose the humanity and love that he prefers to hide. At the same time we see that theses same qualities are evident in Bill as well, except he hides behind them so that no one will discover the deceit and deception that govern his relationships with others. Eric is the rough stone that you slowly polish until it is smooth and beautiful and Bill is the stone you pick up in admiration only to have it crumble upon further inspection.