Holy craziness!! The season 3 finale of True Blood was one wild ride with no real resolution to any of the madness introduced this season. At the end, I was left saying, “That's it!” This finale felt more like segue into season 4.
Okay, let's get started with the smaller story lines that are sure to be prominent in season 4:
Lafayette & Jesus: Lafayette is still seeing visions of bizarre things, including blood on Sam's hands and Renee with his hands wrapped around Arlene's neck whispering, “I'm inside her.” Afraid he may be schizophrenic like his mother, he calls Jesus in a panic. Jesus rushes to Merlotte's to comfort Lafayette. Here, we learn that Jesus is a witch. We also get the impression from Jesus that Lafayette is also a witch (because he is seeing things people are trying to keep hidden). Looks like Jesus is going to train Lafayette in the ways of the witch. Look for a pretty big witch story line in season 4 with Jesus, Lafayette, Holly, and Arlene.
Tara: Sam reveals to Tara that he is a shape-shifter. This was a bit much for Tara, who leaves to find her mother...getting busy with one married reverend. Her mother is convinced he is leaving his wife and she will finally be happy. Tara grudgingly smiles, wishes her mother the best, and leaves for Sookie's, where she chops off all of her hair (she looked adorable with short hair, by the way). After hugging Sookie, we get the feeling she is saying goodbye, which was pretty much confirmed when she drove to Merlotte's, stared at the building lovingly, then drove off. Is she gone for good? Is she leaving Bon Temps? Stay tuned...
Sam: After discovering Tommy stole all of his money, Sam grabs his gun and hunts his little brother down. Here is where his past foreshadowed his future (remember the flashbacks of the girl and her boyfriend stealing Sam's money and he shoots them?). Once he finds Tommy in the woods, Sam essentially shows zero emotion for his little brother and demands his money. Tommy shrugs him off, saying Sam will never fire that gun. What does Sam do? Yep, he fires the gun. Did he shoot his little brother? Cliffhanger.
Jason & Crystal: The government DEA jerks show up to take down Hot Shot, but Jason and Crystal get there first. Unfortunately, Calvin (Crystal's dad) isn't keen on taking orders from Jason, but does agree to get rid of all the V. Felton (Crystal's ex) shows up, clearly high on V, and refuses to let Calvin destroy the V. When Calvin bucks him, Felton shoots him in the head. Felton then issues Crystal an ultimatum: come with him or watch Jason die. Crying, Crystal bestows leadership duties upon Jason, who eagerly and emotionally accepts getting the were-panthers to safety. The DEA officer-dude brings Jason to Andy, handcuffed. Andy is understandably ticked, but Jason reminds him that sometimes doing the wrong thing turns out to be the right thing. Oh, and I don't think Andy has tried V yet, although he is very tempted.