This one was directed by Stephen Moyer, who I have to say did a pretty good job with everyone else's story but his own.
Sookie and Jason find out more about the vamp that killed their parents, Hoyt has Jessica kidnapped and the Sanguinista are intent on destroying mainstreaming. Are we supposed to be rooting for them or not?
Tara and Pam.
I feel like we keep seeing less and less of these two each week. Tara is back behind the bar again, serving a bitchy and racist former high school classmate. Tara tries her best not to get into it with her but is provoked, and Pam chastises her AGAIN. "Don't get uppity with me," she tells her after letting Tracy have her drink on the house. Can we stop this already, it's not 1896. Turns out though, Tara got Pam's happy and mad faces confused as she is lead down to Fangtasia's dungeon where Pam has Tracy chained up. She glamours her into being Tara's meal, and Tara happily sinks her fangs into Tracy's neck. In the books, Tara has her own clothing store named Tara's Togs, which we see Tracy as the owner of when Jessica is trying on dresses before Claude comes in. Maybe we'll get to see her take over the business in the show.
Alcide and the other wolves.
While he should be training for his fight against J.D., Alcide gets it on with his new friend Nikki. I think Alcide would get the gold in oral sex at the Sexlympics. Just a little current events humor there, folks. At the pack gathering, J.D. announces that instead of just going at like well, a pack of wolves, they will fight for the position of pack leader the old fashioned way, they will hunt and kill a human. To make it "fair," they'll chase after the kid, a local track star, in human form. Alcide decides to forfeit to save the guy's life, but J.D. goes on anyways. Just as J.D. catches up to the kid, Alcide knocks him away and they fight. J.D. gets the upper hand and almost bashes Alcide's head in with a rock before Martha, Nikki and the others arrive to stop him. Martha convinces him to let Alcide live because she doesn't want a death to tarnish the reputation of the pack. Before they leave to celebrate he tells an almost unconscious Alcide to find another pack.
Lafayette, Terry, Arlene and the ifrit.
Driving back home from Mexico, Lafayette stops to take care of the scars around his mouth when he finds a small vial of V in a first aid kit. After healing himself with the blood, Jesus appears to him in the passenger seat. Lafayette asks him if he's real but Jesus says it doesn't matter. They grab hands as he drives off. When he arrives him, Arlene and Holly are waiting to ask him to help Terry. He reluctantly agrees to help them, "hooker I ain't in the helping business no more," but for a price of course. Arlene and Holly get Terry and Patrick to come to his grandmother's by telling them there was a fire. Patrick stays only after they blow out the candles on the table. They are prepared to fake talk with the ifrit spirit, of course they would know better, but Lafayette immediately makes contact with the woman, who is pissed. She appears in the room and possesses Lafayette, telling them that Terry has to kill Patrick, or vice versa. One of them has to die. Patrick, being the punk he is, runs out of the house.
Sam and Luna
At the hospital, Andy leads Jim Bob out in handcuffs, but he tells Sam that putting him in jail won't stop anything because there are more like him out there. Luna doesn't see an end to the mayhem but Sam assures her that he'll go to the station and interrogate Jim Bob with Andy to find out more information. Still angry, she can't stay put and paces around her room until she surprisingly shifts into Sam. For a second there I thought she was going to shift into a puddle of water and Alex Mack her way out of there. Can shifters do that? At the station, they aren't getting much out of Jim Bob, when Andy leaves, Sam shifts into a snake to scare Jim Bob into telling him that his friends have kidnapped Jessica. Then Luna, as Sam, comes in scared wanting to know where the real Sam is. She can't shift back and thinks she might be dying. Later she finally does shift back to herself when the real Sam is taking care of her, but something is still obviously wrong.
Jessica and Hoyt
At Fangtasia, Jessica catches a guy staring at her on the dancefloor. She leaves with him but wakes up tied up in silver chains surrounded by Hoyt and his friends. They kidnapped her so that he could get his revenge for her breaking up with him. They leave them locked up in the room with a gun full of those wooden bullets with silver tips, Hoyt can't come out until they hear one gunshot. Hoyt asks Jessica why she doesn't love him anymore, and as much as she tried to, she just doesn't. He points the gun at her head and we hear one gunshot. One of the guys that stayed behind comes in to see what happened but and has his neck broken by Jessica. With no phone and being 100 miles in the middle of nowhere during the daytime, Jessica can't leave with Hoyt but he promises to send help for her. She apologizes again before he leaves, but all he can say is "f*** you, Jess." Welp. Later Andy, Sam and Luna come to get her but Hoyt isn't with them. Luna starts to smell the room and realizes that another woman has been there, one that smells like smoke and Cheetos. Walking down a dark road, Hoyt comes upon a pickup that stops for him. The unseen driver pulls out a gun.
Sookie and Jason
Desperately trying to rid herself of her powers, she keeps draining herself by forcing out her light. Jason catches up to her and tries to talk her out of wasting her powers. He ends up being the smarter one here and tells her that whatever she has left, they're going to need it and that being normal is "boring." They go to Claude and the other faeries for help in finding out who killed their parents. They explain that Sookie being part fae, she can connect to nature's memories and they use her to see what happened to her parents on the night that they died. At the bridge where they were killed, they join hands and Sookie smells her mother's perfume and sees things from her point of view. A vampire jumped on their car, then broke into the window killing her father first. Then she sees the murder from the killer's POV, biting her mother and smelling Sookie's blood in the backseat of the car. Then Claudine showed up to unleash her faerie magic on them. Claude worries about how Sookie was able to connect with the vamp's memories but then Sookie remembers that Claudine said his name, "Warlow." It doesn't mean anything to Claude but it was someone that Claudine knew of as she and the other faeries had watched over the Stackhouses for centuries. In her bathroom, Sookie sees a spirit in the mirror which tells her, "i'm coming for you." How ominous, Freddy Krueger is stalking Sookie too.
Bill, Eric and the Sanguinista
After living it up in New Orleans, the gang return back to the Authority's headquarters still drunk off blood and whatever Lilith did to them. Eric is still disturbed after seeing Godric and excuses himself while everyone else orders their meals for the night, the doctor wants a baby to feed on. Salome calls Bill to her room where she has a woman tied to her bed. She begs for her life, and that of her 4-month old baby who is probably already dead, when Bill says that he can't because he fathered children. Salome says that if he really loved them he would have turned them into vampires to give them eternal life. He flashes back to his daughter on her deathbed thinking she is in heaven when she sees him because he had died when she was a child. She begs him to save her life but he refuses. Eric tries to tell Nora that Lilith doesn't exist but she is too far Gone. When he brings up Godric, she says that during his last days he was a "blasphemer" and he starts to choke her in anger. In a meeting, they try to come up with ways to end mainstreaming around the world, but Russell and Steve are busy planning trips to Hong Kong. Bill comes up with the plan to blow up all of the 5 True Blood factories, which would force vampires to feed on humans. Salome loves the idea, but Eric is shocked at his plan. When he asks him what he's doing, Bill says that he is "evolving."
Either Bill has lost it to Lilith too, or this is all some elaborate plan to try to take down the Sanguinista from the inside. I don't know if Bill is that smart though. Also, did he not sense that Sookie and I guess more importantly Jessica were in trouble? I have to give it up to Sam Trammell for doing a great job playing Sam and Luna as Sam. His walk and mannerisms were spot on. I'm glad that Lafayette found a little bit of peace with Jesus, and I hope that we get to see Terry break that curse by killing Patrick. How can you show up out of nowhere to "warn" your so called friend about a smoke monster then leave when the the lady you had your friend killed wants them to kill you?
Sigh, this show.
Written by: Brittani
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