Sigh, haven't we done this already, True Blood? In fact, didn't we do this last year, and the year before that? And the year before that?! I'm pretty sure I had the same stress headache I had last year when Russell and Co. decided they were going to eff stuff up and we all know how that ended. The story lines were only furthered a little bit, but there were some surprisingly touching scenes.
Arlene, Holly, Terry and Patrick.
Arlene sits in Sam's office watching her wedding video when she calls Holly in to watch with her. It was nice to see everyone during happier times. Lafayette with Jesus, Andy wishing his brother and new bride the best and Jason being, well, Jason. Sookie was missing the reception. Arlene tells Holly that she thinks Terry is off his meds, but of course it's more complicated than that and Holly tells her that there are "all kinds of things out there," like smoke monsters. Terry and Patrick hang out in a field trying to figure out their situation when the ifrit decides to strike again. This time it only taunts them, but Terry has had enough. He takes Patrick's gun and holds it under his chin. He hesitates before pulling the trigger and Patrick apologizes for getting them into this mess.
Tara and Pam
Proving that she is indeed a better dancer than bartender, Tara works the pole in the middle of Fangtasia while Pam proudly looks on. Her routine is interrupted when her mother Lettie Mae enters the club. She doesn't want to reconcile though, she came to tell Tara that she is dead to her, literally. Tara promises that Lettie will be seeing her again after showing her fangs. In Pam's office, the maker offers her a little comfort by telling her that "in 100 years, you won't even remember her." Even though Tara hates her mom, she can't help but cry bloody tears over her and embraces Pam. She awkwardly hugs back then tells her to get back on that pole. For a brief moment, I didn't completely dislike Pam.
Alcide and the other werewolves.
Alcide trains with Rikki to prepare him for his fight against J.D. I know this scene was supposed to be sexy but are we supposed to care about Rikki or not? Their sessions is cut short by Martha, who has come to tell Alcide that she doesn't believe that J.D. is on V and deserves his position as pack leader. Alcide knows better of course, and is proven right when J.D. tries to get little Emma to take V to make her stronger. He also tells the group that there is a vampire-human war coming and it's the "end of days" so they should make their allegiance to the vampires soon. Yes, because all these supernaturals just get along so well. Oh, and can we talk about Alcide's kung-fu bandanna?
Hoyt, Luna, Sam and the supe-haters.
Hoyt tells the group of guys that rescued him that he's ashamed they found in an alley letting some dude feed off of him. The guys are his former classmate Jim-Bob and his friends Ray and Tyrese. They want Hoyt to join their Obama mask wearing gang and convince him that he hates Jessica by equating drinking his blood to date rape. They get the call that Junior has been murdered and vow to get their revenge. At the store where Sam saved Andy's life, Sam sniffs out a couple of scents, realizing it was five guys that attacked him and Luna. He asks one of the other Deputies to open a box containing the Obama masks the shooters were wearing, realizing he's on the right track to finding out who has been attacking shifters. When visiting hours are over at the hospital, Sam refuses to leave when he catches the scent of Joe-Bob who works there as an orderly. He attacks the guy in a supply closet before punching his lights out. I kind of like this new Sam.
Poor Lala, he just can't catch a break. He drives all the way down to Mexico where he finds Jesus' decapitated head sitting in a chair in Don Bartolo's house. Don knew he was coming and wants to take back the powers that Jesus gave Lafayette. Don and his pregnant wife Maria tie Laffy to a chair and sew his mouth shut, the same way Jesus' was. In the middle of a ceremony where Don is trying to take Lafayette's powers and transfer them to his unborn child, Maria knocks him away and then stabs him with a knife. Scared, as he should be, Lafayette thinks she's going to off him too, but she cuts the stitches from his mouth and lets him go. The most disturbing things on the show always happen to Lafayette, so hopefully we're done with all of this Brujo stuff. For now.
Sookie, Jason and Jessica
Claudia and Claude (really?) revive Sookie after she was knocked out by some other faeries in the club. They tell her that because she's only part faerie, the more she uses her powers the quicker she'll drain herself. They're just trying to help, but Sookie doesn't want anymore to do with them and realizes that once her powers are gone she'll be normal again. Or as normal as a girl who has had sex with vampires and a werewolf can be. Jason makes her breakfast the next morning and tells her not feel guilty about the death of their parents. Feeling a little lonely, Jason goes to talk to Jessica who was just feeding on some guy's thigh before he arrived. She tells him that she's not like other vampires and tries to comfort him with a kiss. He notices the weird taste of someone else's blood and demands to know who she was drinking from. They start to argue and Jess bites him, which leads him to shoot her in the head. Her guards rush in but she kicks him out before they can do anything. Outside he sees flashes of light and realizes that it's Sookie. She had been trying to deplete herself of her powers after flashbacks of people trying to hurt her for what she is. You'd think she would have pick a less conspicuous spot.
Bill, Eric, Russell and the Sanguinistas
So this is still going on, and surprise, Salome is the trader that freed Russell. I guess this would have been more interesting if it wasn't so obvious. In the chaos after Russell stakes Roman, everyone gets silvered and Eric ends up being hung from a pillar. Eric has had it with his sister Nora, and him and Bill wonder how Russell was able to survive pure silver being pumped into his veins. Kibwe escorts them to Salome who reveals a free Russell whom she has been working with to get rid of Roman. He calls a truce with Eric, explaining that he could have killed him at any time but hey, he's pro Lilith now! Bill is for mainstreaming and both he and Eric want no part of their plan to take over the human race by drinking Lilith's blood. Dieter isn't having it either and is staked, but everyone else, including Steve Newlin happily oblige. Eric tries to reason that it's vampire blood, like theirs, so it can't do too much harm, and here is where I got a little confused. Is the blood of other vamps like what V is to humans? Lilith's blood is so damn special that it drives them into a state of extreme euphoria with the group strutting through the French Quarter in New Orleans, threatening poor cab drivers giving each other piggy back rides. They crash a rehearsal dinner at a karaoke bar where a bride is singing "You Light Up My Life" and Russell jumps on stage. He's recognized by her first and they tear into the wedding party.
Eric watches as a final drop of blood makes Lilith herself rise from the floor. She surveys the carnage and with nothing more than a breath of blood she has them continue eating. Then, Godric appears to Eric and tells him that he needs to save Nora because what they are doing is wrong.
Ok, so Bill and Eric are in trouble and need to be saved from the evil clutches of a naked Lilith. I appreciate Russell and Steve's bitchiness, but let's move on already! I can't blame Sookie for wanting to get rid of her powers, but of course she's going to need them later. Now that Jason and Jessica are on the outs, will he join up with Hoyt and the rest of the supe-haters to take her and other vamps down? I'm sure there is going to be a big showdown and everyone will have to choose sides. Let's just hope it isn't a big, bloody bore.
Written by: Brittani