Wednesday, August 29, 2012

True Blood Tuesday: Save Yourself

Ah! Okay, I'm a little behind schedule and on reading e-mails!!! Grr! I'll get to everything, though!!!

Episode twelve, season five

Russell, Sookie, & Fairies: The fairies blast Russell with everything they have, but it’s not holding him back…he’s inching closer and closer to Sookie and the entrance of club fairy. WHOOSH! In flies Eric…he delivers the true death to Russell. Steve saw the whole thing and ran away crying, like a scared baby vamp. Eric: “Well…that felt even better than I thought it would.”

Note: It was SO right that Eric was the one to take down Russell.

Sookie, Eric, Nora, & Jason: Nora zooms in and catches a whiff of Sookie as she leaves the entrance of club fairy to find Jason. Instantly intoxicated by her smell, Nora takes off after her; she doesn’t get far before Eric puts a chokehold on her. Nora: “But I want her.” He then makes her swear on Godric not to harm Sookie.

Since being knocked out, Jason sees their parents.

Note: Okay, now we’re getting a glimpse of that banter I was hoping we’d get with Nora, Eric, and Sookie. Loved it.  

Bill & Sam: Sam is brought forth as Bill’s breakfast. He scoffs at him being a shifter, but also recognizes him as a liability. Thus, Bill flashes his fangs, prepared to kill. Sam, however, shifts into a fly. Bill super-vamps all over the room, trying to squash Fly-Sam, but the wee little bug squeaks into an airshaft and out of harms way. 

Eric, Nora, & Tara: Nora, still flabbergasted she never encountered a fairy, goes to Fangtasia with Eric. Upon arrival, Tara informs him that Pam has been taken by the Authority. Eric collects a load of hidden money from within one of Fangtasia’s walls, intending to stash it somewhere else. Tara hauls some flimsy-looking, new-age coffins for them to hide in during the day journey to New Orleans. Eric instructs Nora to be nice to Tara because she’s family, too.

Note: Oh, this could be so great! Imagine all the family fun with Eric, Nora, Pam, & Tara, and then add Sookie to the mix!

Sookie, Jason, Eric, Nora, & Tara: Sookie’s trying to talk to Jason, but he’s too busy listening to their parents, who are sitting on either side of Sookie, only visible to Jason. Jason, much to their parent’s approval, is all anti-fanger. Eric, Tara, and Nora swept into the living room to basically gather Sookie for a showdown at the Authority. Jason and Eric exchange some hilarious barbs: Blood-bag—breather—deadf*!k—meat-sack. LOL. Once again, Nora is a bit hypnotized by Sookie’s scent. Nora: “You smell like something I once dreamed of.” Sookie: “Please tell your sister not to look at me like that.” Tara isn’t exactly friendly with Jason or Sookie, but she is at least civil. She’s all about Sookie owing Pam. Jason doesn’t want to Sookie go, but his father says, just think about all the vamps you’ll get to kill…so, Jason decides to go with them. 

Bill, Salome, & the Authority Guards: Stupid Bill gives a little ‘we’ve been breached’ speech, ordering them to hunt for any fly, mouse, roach, etc. Bill turns to Salome. She asks about Kibwe. He tells her he killed Kibwe because he claimed to be the chosen one. Only, Lilith appeared to Bill, saying Salome was chosen as the prophet for the new age. On Lilith’s command, he is to serve and protect Salome. Salome, of course, was out of her mind happy.

Note: Well, clearly Bill is playing Salome. I’m just worried he’s playing her for his own personal gain.

Luna, Emma, & Sam: Luna’s comforting Emma from a nearby cell. Sam returns to human form to tell her Bill has lost his mind and should they come for her, she needs to shift and escape. Luna doesn’t want to leave Emma, but Sam assures her she’ll be safe—they don’t feed on weres. Sam’s (in fly form) off to search things out.

Pam & Jessica, locked in cages: Jessica says both Eric and Bill are religious fanatics. Pam refuses to believe Eric is a part of the Lilith craze. The downside to being immortal, according to Pam, is that they have to watch the same stupid scenario over and over, though it’s usually humans, but now it’s them…just goes to show the vamps are as screwed up as the humans.

Alcide & Jackson: Al and his dad apparently took down a buck earlier that morning. Now, they’re having a little buck-bbq. Jackson muses about wishing you could protect your children from the crappy ways of the world. Martha shows up with Rikki going completely crazy in the backseat of her car. Al pulls her out of the car…only to discover she has been force fed vampire blood by J.D. Martha is afraid she might die from too much V. Al slings her over his shoulder and takes her into their trailer.

Fly-Sam: Buzzing along the airshafts, he spies on Bill and Salome in bed, and then takes off again.

Sookie & Jason: We see three modern-age coffins in the back of Jason’s truck as he and Sook prepare to load up on supplies at the stake shop. He sees and hears his parents encouraging him to take down any and all vampires. Jason vows to take out Bill—and any of the rest of them—if he has to. His parents express their pride in Jason protecting his sister. Time for tolerance is over.

Note: Anybody else find the parents a little creepy? Could they be some manifestation of Jason’s inner turmoil? Perhaps he’s projecting all the conflicts in his mind?

Alcide, Martha, Rikki, & Jackson: On the television in the trailer, the video of Russell and Steve entering the frat house is breaking news. Jackson had Al administer liquid silver to Rikki. Apparently, it forces the V out of her system through sweat. She’s clearly in agony. Al asked if J.D. has done anything else to her. She said J.D. called a meeting, and then held them down, and force fed them V. For Rikki, that was all J.D. did to her, but some of the younger female weres weren’t as lucky. Al wants to take him on, but knows he can’t fight him. Jackson just so happens to have some extra-powerful V on hand—it’s time for Al to fight fire with fire.

Note: They made a pretty big point about that V being pretty powerful. Whose blood do you think it is? To me, Al looked WAY fiercer than J.D. had looked while on Russell’s blood.

Luna & Sam: After seeing some clothes, Steve’s ID card, and a picture of Steve and Russell, Fly-Sam heads back to Luna with an idea.

Holly, Lafayette, Arlene, Andy, & Maurella: Laf has whipped up some super yummy drinks and brings them to Holly and Arlene. The three of them are drinking, dancing, and chilling. Andy comes into Merlotte’s with Maurella. He has to talk to Holly, but before doing so, Maurella asks for salt. He grabs a container, and she literally starts pouring it down her throat.

Andy confesses the whole Maurella thing to Holly. Before Holly can digest this information, Maurella’s “light” breaks. Yep, she’s having a fairy.

Bill & Salome: In bed, Salome rises, presumably to prepare to drink Lilith’s blood, but Bill swiftly pulls her down and starts making love with her. What’s he up to?

Sookie, Jason & their parents (visible only to Jason): While driving to New Orleans, Sookie refuses to believe Bill is evil. Jason’s dad says she’s blinded by love. Jason wonders if someone can ever really know another. He says the problem is with them—humans think they don’t deserve better than someone who is in some way unavailable. Jason thinks it’s better to expect the worst—can’t get hurt that way. Sook refuses to think so negatively. She asks how his head is and reaches over to feel the bump—it’s as big as a walnut. Eric pops down from the hood, peeks in the window, and tells them to pull over.

Note: Ah! He has a bump the size of a walnut on his head. Maybe this accounts for him seeing their parents.

Andy, Holly, & Maurella: While Laf, Arlene, and Jane look on, Maurella—fully enjoying childbirth—gives birth to a baby girl…and then she starts delivering another one.

Steve Newlin (Luna): Luna-Steve takes Emma from her cage and starts to leave the Authority when Chelsea, the receptionist, starts talking to him and picks up on his lack of a southern accent. Luna-Steve tries to leave, but is caught off-guard by the lockdown procedure (needing the blood of a council member). Luckily, or unluckily, Rosalyn shows up, completely perturbed at Steve for allowing the whole frat house thing to get out of control. She insists they go on damage control…now…by having him give an interview. She, Luna-Steve, Emma, and Fly-Sam leave.

Andy, Holly, & Maurella: FOUR girls are born. Maurella hops up off the pool table and just leaves the babies with Andy. According to Maurella, at least half of them must reach adulthood.

Note: I’m thinking his story will cross with Sookie’s on this Warlow thing somehow. Now, why would Maurella just LEAVE the babies? I thought the fae were supposed to be uber-protective of their kind?? Odd.

Alcide, Jackson, J.D., & the pack: Al takes on J.D, and he’s having NO problem fighting him. Though Jackson says he’s won, Al snaps J.D.’s neck. The pack all bow to Al, including Martha, who was making sure none of the weres interfered. Alcide tells the weres it is going to be a different pack from now on. He says, “We choose pack.” No more taking advantage of those who are younger or weaker.  

Eric, Nora, Sookie, Tara, & Jason: Eric and Nora pull up to the Authority with Tara, Sookie, and Jason bound and gagged in the back of the truck. When the guard questions him, Eric simply says the humans are lunch, and Tara is a mainstreaming spy. The guard comments on how amazing the blond smells.  Eric: “Yes, she is amazing…and she’s mine.” Swoon. Bill, meanwhile, sees Sookie in the back of the truck on his computer screen.

Luna-Steve, Emma, Fly-Sam, & Rosalyn: Well, it’s interview time. Rosalyn is putting the heat on Luna-Steve to sell the heck out of the script to the public. Luna-Steve is just doing a miserable job. Finally, Luna-Steve shifts back to Luna-Luna and tells the truth about what the Authority is doing—that they are hoarding humans to feed upon. Rosalyn is in shock as were-Emma jumps from her arms and runs to her mommy. Rosalyn pops out the fangs, but Fly-Sam crawls into her mouth and shifts to human form inside of her, causing her to explode. Luna, relieved and happy, smiles at Sam…and then she starts to pass out, falling sideways, as Sam calls her name.

Salome: Salome is kneeling beside the vile of Lilith’s blood, saying vampires shall rightfully rule this earth. Meanwhile, Eric, Sookie, Nora, Tara, and Jason load up with weapons in the elevator and break into the Authority. Salome holds the blood, but as she’s about to drink it, Jason shoots Chelsea and the alarm goes off. Jason then shoots out the cameras, clearing the way for Tara and Sookie to find Jess and Pam. Eric and Nora had already zoomed off. A bunch of guards storm the meeting room, but Nora and Eric are waiting for them, poised high up, near the ceiling. They swoop down and take out all the guards. Eric turns to Nora and says, see what you’ve been missing being with the effing Authority? She grins like a cat, and they head for the control room.

Jess, Pam, Sookie, & Tara: Sookie and Tara find Jess and Pam. Jess is elated to see Sookie, but Pam wants to know what the hell Tara is doing. Tara: “Getting you the eff out of jail, bitch.” A tender, proud smile appears on Pam’s face. Tara tells them they are waiting for Nora and Eric to disarm the system. Pam: “Nice plan.” Tara: “Sure beats yours.”

Eric & Nora: More cute sibling squabbling as Nora tries to disarm the locks on the cells.

Pam, Jess, Sookie, Tara, & Pam: The doors are unlocked, but Jess needs Sook to open them because they’re silver. She opens the doors for Jess, but Tara can’t wait and opens Pam’s. She yelps as she burns her hand, but rushes forward and kisses Pam. Sookie: “Oh okay.” Jess: “I KNEW IT!”

Bill & Salome: Dressed in white, Salome tells Bill he will tell her story many times. She drinks all of the blood. He sort of tries to talk her out of it—weakly. She’s committed to the rapture.

Jason: Sookie and Tara rejoin Jason, with Jess and Pam close behind. When Jess sees Jason, she flings herself upon him, telling him she was stupid and wrong and that loves him. But Jason says he can never love a vampire. Eric and Nora zip in. Pam and Eric share a moment before he has them all get into an elevator. Apparently, there are people set to meet them on the roof and get them out of the Authority. Pam soon realizes Eric isn’t going with them, nor is Sookie. Eric and Sookie are determined to get Bill. Sookie tells Jason to make sure the roof is safe and they’ll meet them up there.

Salome & Bill: Salome is writhing on the floor, clearly poisoned. Bill tells her she was so impatient for the rapture that she didn’t smell the silver in the blood. He knew she’d be too impatient with her lust for greatness. He swapped the blood, so he can now drink Lilith’s blood. Before he stakes Salome, she says, “Lilith chose wisely.”

Sookie, Eric, & Bill: Eric zips in ahead of Sookie and quickly tries to convince Bill that Lilith is a mad God, nothing but destruction. Eric begs him not to drink her blood, but Bill immediately thinks Eric wants it for himself. Eric tells him to throw it in the effing fire. Sookie says this isn’t you, but Bill lashes out at her: “What the eff do you know about me.” He proceeds to talk down to her, claiming her light may be a handicap, making her blind to truth…she’s an abomination. Eric looks both outraged and alarmed at the words Bill is speaking to Sookie.

Crying, Sook says he is stronger than this—he is kind and compassionate and unlike any vampire she’s ever known. She begs him not to throw it away. Bill is tired of living in fear of God. Lilith showed him he is beyond fear and retribution. Sookie tries to say if she ever meant anything to him at all, he wouldn’t do this…and he coldly reminds her of something he mentioned the first night they met: Vampires often turn on those they love most. In less than a second, he pops the top of the vile and drinks Lilith’s blood. Bill starts convulsing and bleeding from the eyes. Eric protects Sookie as Bill—OH MY—explodes into a bloody mess.

Sookie sobs into Eric’s chest. Eric, still staring at Bill’s blood pool, stunned, holds Sookie in his arms. But something starts happening…Bill is reborn from the bloody mess with fangs as big as Lilith’s. Bill is Lilith—Lilith is Bill. Sookie: “F*&!” Eric: “RUN.”

BONUS SCENE: You may not have seen the extra footage shown after the credits, but the big thing we get from it is this: Nora knows of Warlow. Jason says, “I’m coming to get you, Warlow.” Nora hears this and quickly says, “Warlow? What do you know about Warlow?”

Note: So, could Warlow be Godric’s maker?

Thoughts: WOW. First off, I thought it was a fantastic finale. Eric was epic, the whole fairy birth thing was pretty funny, and Bill…
So, do we think Bill is dead and gone forever? Well, we kind of know the answer…Alan Ball gave an interview and said Bill is still Bill, only fiercer. He is transformed, yet not a completely new person. He also said that we don’t really know what Lilith is or what her intentions may be.

I did notice before Bill died, he cried, “God.” I don’t think he meant Lilith; I honestly think he was calling to God, whom he abandoned to join the Lilith crazies. Of course, at that point it was too late.

My mind is swirling with ideas, but I’d really love to know what y’all think might be going on here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

True Blood Tuesday--Sunset

Episode 11, Season Five

Bill & The Authority: As he exits the elevator, Bill hears a spooky female voice saying, “Bill, come to me.” Finally, the doors hiding Lilith’s blood open to him. He looks around, sees nothing, and leaves…but then he hears an odd cry—he turns and finds Lilith (again, still naked and bloody). She says only one can lead them, and she chooses him. Opening the glass case holding the vile of blood, she says, “Drink the blood. Drink it all.” After a moment’s pause, Bill shakes his head and turns away. He hears that weird cry again, turns back around, and Lilith is gone, but a bloody hand print is still on the open case.

Nora & Salome: Nora is sitting in the Authority, Godric’s words and “death” at Lilith’s hands haunting her. Salome senses something is different with her, but Nora assures her she is still on Lilith’s path. She simply tells her she’s concerned about Russell’s carelessness. Salome isn’t bothered, once again putting it off to being part of Lilith’s plan. Salome kisses Nora atop her head, but Nora plants one on Salome’s lips. Nora heads out…as she does, her smile fades.

Note: I’m thinking Nora may be shifting back to the realm of sanity. I hope.

Bill & Jessica: Jess tries to steal Bill’s phone to call Jason, but, of course, Bill catches her. All she wants to do is warn Jason about Russell and Steve. Bill denies her request, accompanying his refusal with some pro-Lilith crazy talk. Not giving up on contacting Jason, Jess tries very hard to sell him on the idea that she could make Jason a vampire in the name of Lilith, but it’s not working. Bill, acting like a total ass, takes her up on her fake offer and calls in a couple of men to supervise.

Note: I couldn’t possibly loathe Bill any more than I do at this moment.

Eric & Nora: While Eric paces about his room in the Authority, Nora wanders aimlessly down the hall, eventually going into his room. They share a knowing, realizing look…then they embrace and make love. She apologizes to Eric and asks him what they will do. He promises to get them out of this mess…then they continue the vamp lovemaking.

Note: YES! Thank goodness Nora is back on Eric’s side. I like her character and would like to see how she would handle Eric’s feelings for Sookie.

Sookie & Jason: Still in the now empty fairy club, Sookie tries to digest the news that she was promised to a vampire. Jason tries to downplay the significance of the contract. She tells Jason that Warlow came for her in a weird, air-shape. Jason says they need to talk to the elder fairy, as Maurella suggested. Jason leaves Sook in the fairy club, so he can go do his job, promising to return the next day.

Eric, Nora, Bill, Salome, & Authority: A U.S. General shows up at the council and wants to know where Roman is, but Salome, Bill, and Nora evade the question. The General has been working with Roman for years. He knows they orchestrated the True Blood factory bombings. The government has an arrangement with them: mainstreaming. Bill tells him Roman is no longer with them. Nora informs him of the shift in regime—they are now Sanguinistas. Salome cautions him to choose his next words carefully. He calls them a bunch of psychotic bloodsuckers. Bill advises him to join them on the path forward. The General has video of Russell and Steve eviscerating 22 college frat students. He claims to have multiple copies, so should anything happen to him, the video will be released.  See, the Authority promised the President that Russell was dead. Should this video be released, vamps are doomed—the government has weapons the vampires have no knowledge of—humans own the day. He then warns them to mind their next words. Nora steals a look at Eric, who immediately zips forward and breaks the General’s neck.

Jess & Jason: Well, the two guards won’t leave Jess alone with Jason, so she whispers, “Trust me,” and bites him.

Eric, Nora, Bill, Salome, & Authority: Salome and Kibwe are pretty pissed at Eric, but our Viking claims to be able to fix this by glamouring the existence of the tape from their minds. Nora chimes in, saying she knows his chief of staff. Ah, this will get Eric and Nora OUT of the Authority. Salome buys it, and tells them to take a plane and get it done. Bill, seeming a bit less sure, insists they take a couple of guards.

Note: LOVE the Eric-Nora team! Suck it, Bill and Salome!!!

Jess & Jason: The two thugs are burying Jess and Jason in the ground. While they start to talk about grabbing some food, Jess whispers, “Do it!” Jason sits upright and shoots both vamp guards with wooden bullets. Jess quickly tells Jason about Russell and Steve—how they’re after Sookie. Before Jason leaves to tell Sook, Jess makes sure he knows that if she had to spend eternity with someone, it would be him.

Note: Another awesome Jess and Jason scene. Jason has really brought it this season!

Pam, Tara, & Jess: Now that Tara killed the new sheriff, Pam, fearful of the Authority’s response, commands that she never again speak of this event. Jess shows up at Fangtasia, begging Pam to hide her. Pam isn’t open to the idea until Jess tells her she knows where Eric is—Pam pins her against the wall, wanting to hear about Eric, but Jess continues begging to be hidden. Pam finally agrees, instructing Tara to bring in a spare coffin.

Eric & Nora: I’m guessing the two guards are driving Eric and Nora to the airport. Eric asks the guards if they mind if he changes the radio station. In one swift motion, Eric kills the guards. Nora and Eric exit the car, knowing the Authority will be after them now. She takes off her necklace and throws it on the ground (pretty sure the pendant was a symbol of a Sanguinista). In a very cool scene, both Nora and Eric fly away, super speedily.

Note: The sweet look Nora and Eric shared before flying away has me a tad worried. He looked so happy and full of love for her…I’m worried she won’t make it through this battle, which would suck because I think an Eric—Sookie—Nora triangle would be fun.

Sam & Luna: The two little mice shift back into humans, unsure of where they are, though certain Emma is there somewhere.

Sookie & Eldest Fairy: Okay. Eldest fairy lady is a little…bat-crap crazy. She has trouble focusing, so she talks about various musicians, wanting to know if Sookie is for or against each of them. She knew John Stackhouse, calling him a bit of a creep. Sookie wants to know why she was promised to Warlow—Elder Fairy fussily says she shouldn’t speak of such things. Then, she says there’s a reason Sookie’s attracted to vamps—a reason their destiny’s are entwined; a dark time is coming, and Sookie must hold onto her light for as long as possible. She then says, “Warlow is v—” but Jason shows up screaming. The fairies pull him inside and he explains about Russell. Elder Fairy grows very angry about Russell being alive. 

Holly & Andy: At Merlotte’s, one of Holly’s sons apologizes for posting his bare butt on FB. The other son…well, he wasn’t too keen on apologizing. Andy sits down, tells them it’s okay—they have no reason to trust him…yet. He promises to do right by Holly, for as long as she’ll have him.

Note: Yeah, I wonder how they’re going to take it when they find out Mom’s new boyfriend fathered a part-fairy child.

Alcide & His Father, Jackson: Alcide is shirtless. Wait. There’s more to this scene? Oh, right…dialogue. Focus. Another were shows up to warn them about some baby vamps attacking them. Jackson says they’re good with the silver fences—they’ll keep out the baby vamps. Jackson has some bad blood with the dude, who warns Al not to turn out like his father. Al accuses his father of stealing money from the pack, which is why they turned him out.

Sookie, Jason, & Fairies: Sookie says they need to fight Russell, otherwise he’ll just keep coming after them. The fairies aren’t enthusiastic on the idea, but the elder fairy agrees with Sook—they will take him down.

Sookie & Jason: Clearly, there is a plan in place. I’m guessing Jason is the bait. He tells Sook the best defense is a good offense. It’s game time. LOVE that.

Note: Loved this scene. Think it was the football talk. lol

Terry, Arlene, & Andy: Terry and Arlene are back to being a cuddly couple, and Andy wants to know how they make it last. For them, it’s simple—trust, loyalty, and honesty. Like clockwork, Maurella shows up preggers. She warns Andy of the dangers ahead and takes him up on the light pact he made with her when they made love—where he promised to protect her. Andy would prefer to stay with Holly. This doesn’t sit well with Maurella. He swore upon the light—he accepted her light into him. If he ignores the light pact, it’s an act of war.

Pam, Tara, & Jessica: Pam tells Jess that Bill’s attitude change is typical “nest” behavior, something she and Eric always avoided—when you live with a group for a long period, you tend to become sadistic and crazy. Jess thanks her again for hiding her, and Pam makes a little snide remark about braiding each other’s hair (effing baby vamps) before heading back up to the main floor of Fangtasia. Jess asks whether Tara like-likes Pam, which Tara denies. Though Tara gets a little defensive and pissy at Jess, she soon softens when Jess says she has no friends, no one to talk to. Tara says she’ll try to bring her a fang-banger later.

Note: Okay, happy now. I really liked the Tara-Jess BFF development and was sad when it quickly went out the window. Now, it seems, we have it back! Yay!

Tara, Pam & Rosalyn: Rosalyn shows up for her progeny…Sheriff Elijah. Rosalyn attacks Tara—she smells his blood on her. As Rosalyn said, a maker always knows when their progeny dies. She asks Tara if she killed him. Before Tara could answer, Pam takes the fall, saying he was getting on her nerves. A swarm of Authority guards storm Fangtasia, cuff Pam, and take her away. Before leaving, Rosalyn smells Jess. She finds her lurking behind a door—smiling viciously, Rosalyn tells Jess her daddy’s lookin’ for her.

Note: Okay, love Pam for taking the fall and protecting her progeny, but…seriously worried about Pam, now. 

Bill & Lilith: Seriously??? Creepy crying Lilith calls to freaking Bill again. He’s the one—she chooses him, blah, blah, blah. She wants him to drink all of her. She places her fingers upon his lips and disappears. When Bill touches his lips, he sees the blood on his hands. Geez. He’s all “I love Lilith” again.

Alcide & his father, Jackson: From inside his dad’s trailer, Al sees some baby vamps trying to cause trouble. The silver fences are doing their job, keeping them out. Al notices they are heading in the direction of a neighbor, so he grabs a gun to go after them. Jackson sort of sneers at his son’s need to always be the hero. Al reminds Jackson of how he raised him—to be a man and a wolf, not a thief and a coward.

Russell, Jason, & Steve: Jason was waiting for Russell at Sook’s house. He showed up with Steve (who still has a thing for Mr. Stackhouse), stripped Jason of his gun, and glamoured him into leading them to Sookie.

Alcide & vamps: Alcide goes after the vamps. He takes care of one of them, but gets jumped by another. The vamp dude threatening Al exploded into a bloody mess—standing atop the trailer was Al’s daddy.

Note: I liked this scene a lot. There’s been so much tension between Al and his dad, so to see Jackson save his son was really sweet.

Luna, Sam, & Emma (in wolf form): Luna and Sam find Emma locked up alongside cages of humans. While little Emma jumps and scratches at the cage, they tell her to stay in wolf form. Unfortunately, the guards find them, lock up Luna and take Sam away to be Bill’s breakfast.

Bill & Kibwe: Bill finds Kibwe bowing to Lilith’s blood. Kibwe’s all giddy-happy—Lilith appeared to him & chose him. Bill gets all pissy, beheads him, and says, “No. She chose me!”

Note: Seriously, Bill? Seriously? Stupid Lilith is appearing to ALL OF YOU. Good grief, could you be any stupider?! You’d think this would wake him up, but no. He’s still a deluded ass. Can you tell I’m just a little annoyed with him right now?!

Pam & Sam: As they take Sam to his death, guards lead Pam to a cell. They cross paths and ask each other what they’re doing there. Sam tells her to help Luna. Pam retorts, “Who the eff is Luna?” LOL

Note: Pam is SO at the heart of this show…if they let anything happen to her character, so help me!

Bill & Jess: Rosalyn arrived with Jess and has the secretary page Bill, who is busy cleaning up the mess after killing Kibwe. Jess says it wasn’t right to turn Jason. Bill is pissed she chose a human over vampires. He spouts some Lilith crap and Jess basically says to hell with Lilith. And…OH NO HE DID NOT…Bill just hit Jessica, sending her flying across the room and crashing to the floor. He screams at her about being the chosen one, blah, blah, blah.

Note: And here I thought I couldn’t hate Bill more than I did a few minutes ago. SOB.

Salome & Lilith: Oh, for goodness sake, naked Lilith appears to Salome, saying the same crap she told Bill and Kibwe.

Note: Well, I guess it isn’t Salome behind it all, then??

Jason, Russell, & Steve: Now in the field where the fairy club is, Russell and Steve get all high sniffing the fairy blood in the air. They zip and zoom around like crazed, drunken lunatics. The fairies are watching them from the entrance of the club. Getting impatient, Russell grabs Jason, threatening to rip him to shreds if Sookie doesn’t reveal herself. Sookie says they have to attack now, but the Elder Fairy tells them the plan has changed—she will not allow them to risk their lives…she’s got this one. Once she exits the club, Russell catches an intense whiff. He turns to face her as Steve makes a run at her. Elder Fairy easily uses her electric hands to send Steve flying. She then vows to banish the vampire (Russell) to the realms and beyond…but Russell uses Jason as a shield. Jason slams into a tree and falls unconscious. This miss allows Russell to sweep in from behind and drain her. Because he ingested her blood, Russell can see the club with all the fairies watching. Crap. He’s running right for them. “Why, thank you so much. I’d love to come to dinner.”

Thoughts: If we have to be stuck with Lilith, could someone please throw the woman in a shower and give her some clothes? Just sayin’

Now, Lilith. It seems she needs someone to drink all of her blood, assuming it is her blood in the vile. Could this be some possession thing? The only way for Lilith to be reborn is for someone to drink the majority of her blood or something?? AND, why does her blood do such strange things to vampires? Could it be part-fairy or demon or something?? I’m still not entirely convinced Lilith is “real.”

Now, remember what Godric said about her: She’s a Godless God. Could that mean she’s the devil???

Bill. I loathe the man now. Honestly, I’m not sure I can like him again. He has been the epitome of stupid this season, and the fact that he could strike Jessica like that…anyone else anti-Bill?

Does anyone else feel like Warlow will be next season’s new big bad? With only one episode left, I don’t think this story will be resolved—maybe he’ll make his entrance or something, but other than that, I don’t see it.

The Elder Fairy…what did she say about Warlow before Jason showed up? It was something with a “v,” but wasn’t a “vampire” sound.

I’m also thinking the Elder Fairy banished Warlow “to the realms and beyond,” like she tried to do with Russell tonight. That would explain why he appeared to Sookie in such a strange manner—like from a parallel world, reaching out.

Okay, what did you think??? One episode left! How will it end? I’m thinking cliffhanger season.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Update & True Blood Tuesday: Gone, Gone, Gone

UPDATE: So, this was a tough weekend. I won’t get into it just now, but suffice it to say, I needed my NASCAR race and hour of True Blood. Oh, and did I mention my internet connection has been completely horrible?

In keeping with the tone of the weekend, Dale Jr. saw a solid day go awry at the end of the race. Frankly, it really isn’t a huge deal because it was a road course race—that’s not his thing. He’ll be absolutely fine—his courses are coming up. Stupid twisty, serpent-y road courses are just evil.

So, that left True Blood to redeem the weekend. Yeah. Um, I spent most of the hour totally ticked…let’s find out why.

Episode ten, season five

Sookie: We start off with more news reports on the True Blood factory attacks. Though vowing to rebuild, it seems vampire attacks are already on the rise. Sook walks in with some Chinese food, hears Steve’s interview on the television, and clicks off the t.v. Before she can eat, someone rings her doorbell. She grabs her wooden bullet gun, but it’s just old Mike…looking very pale. Still, she invites him on in…and he sprouts fangs and attacks her. Unfortunately, Sookie doesn’t have very good aim with the gun. After a short tussle, Sook finds some chopsticks in her Chinese food bag and stakes him. Very messy.

Note: It was pretty obvious Mike was a vampire to me. Clearly, Sookie is a little off her game. Although, I guess she couldn’t have stopped him from coming in, since Eric owns her house, right?

Bill, Salome, Nora, & the Authority: Well, they bring forth the Techie vamp equipped with an electric stake. She refuses to apologize to the Authority or accept the word of Lilith. She gives them a piece of her mind, telling them that following their old book is the opposite of evolved. Bill activates the stake and it’s bye-bye Techie vamp. Steve is like a child at Christmas over the killing. While Russell finds his reaction adorable, Salome scolds him, much to Russell’s displeasure. Russell and Steve head out to feed, though Salome doesn’t approve.

Note: I was actually bummed to see them kill off Molly (Techie vamp). I thought she was a promising character with a lot of attitude that would have worked well alongside Eric.

Hoyt & his mama: Driving home from the hospital, Maxine talks about getting a room ready for Hoyt’s return. However, Hoyt wants to take an oil drilling job in Alaska.

Tara & Pam: The new sheriff isn’t impressed by the money Fangtasia is bringing in. Tara and Pam remind him that humans aren’t exactly going out these days. He suggests a little peep show—vamp pays for a leg or arm to suck for a certain amount of time. Pam just wants to run things the old fashioned way, but he’s not pleased with that. He informs them of a new directive: create 30 new baby vamps. If Pam and/or Tara refuse, he gets all of their assets, including Pam’s progeny. Tara looks horrified, while Pam looks pissed.

Bill & Eric: Bill uses Roman’s old blood-distributing thingy to collect a drop of Lilith’s blood. They bring Eric in and Nora holds Eric’s mouth open as Bill force-feeds him Lilith’s blood. Bill leaves to watch Eric and Nora “praise Lilith.” As a smoky figure emerges, Nora immediately thinks it’s Lilith, but, to her shock, it’s Godric. Nora, frightened, screams at him. Godric says his blood is still in her—he has done what she has failed to do…he has evolved. Soon, Lilith (still naked) appears and wraps her arms around Godric, silently threatening to kill him. Nora wants Lilith to spare him, while Eric screams for Godric to fight her, but Godric simply tells him that he’s not the one who must fight her. Lilith then scratches open Godrics neck, killing him. While Eric sobs, we see Bill sigh, smile, and say, “Praise Lilith.”
Note: Three things: 1.) is it just me or does that vile never seem to empty. If we go with the theory that the blood is tainted, perhaps it’s subtly being filled. 2.) I’m seriously sick of Bill and Lilith. This Lilith crap has got to stop. 3.) Okay. If this isn’t proof that something else is going on here, I don’t know what is—Godric is already dead-dead, so how could Lilith kill him again? It’s an illusion. Bill couldn’t see Lilith or Godric—the only explanation for why he couldn’t see them rests in that blood, which he didn’t have this time. So, is he that stupid and far gone, or was the “Praise Lilith” bit meant to be sarcastic??

Russell & Steve: Dancing together, their mouths covered in blood, Russell tells Steve about a way they can walk in the sunlight…and that it is very near them. Steve begs Russell to take him along. They get a little friendly while the camera zooms, revealing a frat house full of dead bodies.

Jessica, Lafayette, & Sam: When Jess walks into Merlotte’s, the few present humans get up and leave…all except two, both of whom threaten to kill Jess. Sam and Lafayette hold guns to both of them while Jess has a little fun threatening one of the humans with her fangs. Eventually they take off as Jason comes on in. Turns out, both Jess and Jason are there to meet someone…Hoyt.

Pam & Tara: Pam is completely against procreating. Tara questions what they will do—it seems she is a little hurt that Pam would just let the guy take the bar…and her. Pam says he can have the bar, but that she and Tara will go it alone.

Note: I loved how Pam made it known that she wouldn’t let the new sheriff take Tara. It was subtle, but very mommy-maker-like.
Jessica, Jason, & Hoyt: Hoyt shows up at Merlotte’s to tell Jason and Jess he’s moving to Alaska. In order for him to truly move on, Hoyt needs to forget about Jess and Jason. Thus, he asks Jess to glamour him. Reluctantly, she does—she tells him he’s a good man; that she and Jason will never forget him, but he won’t miss or remember them; she tells him he’ll be happy in Alaska and make some girl very happy—that she will be his first love, not Jess; she tells him to close his eyes and count to ten—when he opens his eyes, they’ll be gone and he won’t have a care in the world. Before leaving, Jason tells him he loves him, and Jess kisses his head and says goodbye. Jess and Jason leave Merlotte’s as Hoyt counts. When he stops counting, Hoyt doesn’t remember a thing.

Note: Wow. I have to admit, even though Hoyt has really bugged me the past two seasons, I was seriously moved during this scene.

Sookie & Jason: Jason surmises that Gran’s message meant something more than simply the box under the bed. He moves the bed, knocks around on the floor, and finds a hollow sound. Removing the floorboard, he pulls up a small box. Inside, was a scroll with an ancient language.

Sam & Luna: Sam is trying to get an interview with Steve Newlin in order to get Emma back. Luna hasn’t had any luck getting the media to cover Emma’s disappearance. Sam informs her that Steve is having a conference in New Orleans. They’re going.

Note: Bit surprised we didn’t see Luna’s interaction with Martha after finding out about Emma.

Sookie & Jason: They take the scroll to a language expert. He tells them it’s not of any known language…at least, not of any human language.

Lafayette, Holly, & Andy: Holly and Andy are having a little dinner date at an empty Merlotte’s. Lafayette cooks them up an especially delicious meal.

Jessica: Back at Bill’s, Jess remembers happy times with Hoyt. Not long into the memory lane walk, a bunch of Authority commando’s storm in to collect her, at Bill’s command.

Note: So help me if Bill brings her to the Authority to feed her tainted blood and force her to praise freakin’ Lilith.

Eric, Bill, Salome, Russell, & Authority: Well, Eric’s been transformed into a Lilith-lover. He apologizes to them all, claming that Lilith’s killing Godric made him realize he had been worshipping the wrong God. He then “forgave” Russell for killing his family…then he kissed Russell’s hand.

Note: Well, Bill may be a foolish ass, but I’m willing to bet Eric ain’t that impressionable.

Luna, Sam, & Steve: Two little white mice sneak into Steve’s dressing room while he carries on in the interview. Luna and Sam shift to human form, looking for Emma, but Emma is with Russell back at Authority headquarters. Before they could really dig around, Steve comes in, grabs his bag, and heads on out. I’m guessing Luna and Sam shifted and are in his bag.

Sookie, Jason, & Hoyt: Driving back to Bon Temps, Jason spots Hoyt’s truck and decides to pull him over, despite Sookie telling him he needs to let his former best friend go. When he stops him, Hoyt has no memory of Jason, apart from being Sookie’s brother. Hoyt said he’s moving to Alaska, “the last frontier,” and Jason remembered back to when they were kids, playfully saying that same thing, but Hoyt had no recollection. Jason gets back to his car and breaks down in tears—his childhood best friend is gone. :(

Bill & Jessica: Well, Bill welcomes Jess to the Authority, giving her a little tour. He’s acting like a complete ass. He starts his Lilith talk with Jess, which she doesn’t take too kindly to. He hands her the vampire bible. She starts looking through it when Bill says they are to lead their kind into the coming age. She questions him, but he says he’s getting ahead of himself.

Tara & Pam: Tara brings the new sheriff to Eric’s office, where she claims to have killed Ginger while trying to turn her. Well, it was all a rouse—Ginger stabs Elijah and Tara severs his head. When Ginger screams out a lung, Pam flies in and says, “You have got to be kidding me.” Tara: “We’re not running. No one eff’s with us in our house.”

Note: Best scene of the night thus far. The Tara/Pam alliance has been one of the greatest moves they’ve made.

Steve & Emma: Upon returning to the Authority, the secretary brings Emma out…in human form. Steve scolds her for shifting out of her were form, reminding her of the danger. Emma, showing great toughness, screams that she wants her mommy. He tells her that mommy doesn’t want her, calling her a little punk. She runs off, crying…but then so do two little white mice.

Note: For some reason, I found the little white mice so adorable. Maybe it’s a Disney fairy tale thing. I dunno. lol

Eric, Bill, Jess, Salome, Nora, Russell, & Authority: Russell finally shakes down Salome. He talks about the power of fairy blood—it’s the only way they can truly be powerful. Russell wants to study fairy blood—find a way to replicate it as humans did with True Blood, so vampires can rule in the day and night. Eric, Jess, and even Bill, look worried. Salome downs the idea, saying they are creatures of the night and fairies are an abomination. Sick of being under her thumb, Russell effortlessly tosses her across the room and reminds them all that he’s more powerful than all of them put together. He will have the sun…and off he goes. Eric and Bill look utterly horrified, knowing he’s going for Sookie.

Sookie, Jason, Claude, & Fairies: Looking over the scroll, Claude doesn’t recognize the writing, so they bring in an older fairy to take a look at it. The fairy they bring in is pregnant…and it’s the one who slept with Sheriff Andy. Yep. Anyway, she says the document is a sacred document, a contract in fairy blood. Running her hands over the document, she translates the text—5th of August, 1702, John William Stackhouse hereby grants Mr. M. Warlow my first born female fairy heir. The first female heir is Sookie.

Note: What’s the purpose of this contract? If Warlow WAS a fairy, perhaps Sookie was meant to be someone who would procreate the human-fairy species?? Maybe he was some fairy king or something. Then, over time, he was turned to a vampire, and now just wants her blood…or to create a vampire-human-fairy hybrid?? Agh! I don’t know!  

Thoughts: I’m so sick of Lilith. Her naked, bloody, evil-staring self just needs to go…and I’m seriously hoping it’s Eric who rids the world of her.

Did anyone else notice Russell’s accent shift when he gave his sun speech? I’m guessing it’s showing us just how old he is…and since he IS that old, what are the chances he at least knows of Warlow?? Or could Warlow save Sookie from Russell, only to take her for himself?? Maybe Russell and Warlow will be Team Sunlight or something and try to manufacture fairy blood? At this point, I’m thinking anything is possible.

Where do you think this whole thing is going?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

True Blood Tuesday: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Episode nine, season five

Eric, Bill, Salome, Nora, Russell, Steve, & Authority: We start with a televised news report showing one of the largest True Blood factories outside of Houston, burning. Salome clicks off the t.v., commenting on how “its” begun. The members surround a naked man chained and gagged to the table. Salome wishes for a prayer before they feed; Russell turns to Eric, but our Viking defers, saying that prayer is a relatively new concept to him and it would perhaps be better suited for someone more experienced in such matters. Salome seems to think it’s her duty, but Steve Newlin cuts her off and offers up a rather disparaging blessing. While Russell revels in the humor, Nora and Salome appear to be offended. Salome then gives a proper prayer to Lilith…and they feed on the poor naked dude.

Note: First, did anyone notice Bill staring oddly at the naked dude? I’m thinking he is either conflicted or, perhaps, feeling a bit guilty?? Not sure. The bigger point of this scene, for me, was the subtle hint of a power struggle between Russell and Salome. Russell doesn’t seem to genuinely care about this whole Lilith thing—there is absolutely no way this guy sees Salome as his superior. No way.

Eric & Techie girl: Techie girl (the one who fitted Eric and Bill with stakes earlier on in the season) tries to leave the facility, but she cannot—only level one protocol allowed. She heads back to store her suitcase when Eric surprises her, holding her against the wall. She flashes her fangs and shows some grit, but Eric commands her to put away the offensive “baby fangs.” (Eric thought it was laughable that a baby vamp would even try against an aged vamp). Techie girl wants to know how they’re going to get out, but Eric was relying on her. She has a plan, but it could get him killed. Eric’s reply: “Perfect.”

Sookie & Lafayette (at Sookie’s house, in her bathroom): Sookie calls in Lafayette to see if he can get a vibe on her mysterious Warlow character. Though he can’t sense anything on her new enemy, he does hear her Gran (along with a bunch of other spirits). Gran tells Sookie that she’s pleased the fairies are looking after her, and then she relays something rather cryptic: You sleep on top of it. Sookie immediately pulls a chest from underneath the bed. Inside, we see a bunch of clippings and other childhood memories, like report cards and such.
Note: Lafayette STOLE the scene. Seriously, he’s just fabulous.

Jessica & Jason: Back at the police station, Jess is trying to explain that Hoyt is not one of the hater-morons. Jason walks in on the questioning and Jess tells him she can’t feel or sense Hoyt anymore.

Hoyt: This scene is brief, but we see Hoyt, tied and gagged, being dragged by someone off screen.

Sam & Luna: Luna assures Sam that the skin-walking won’t happen again…at least, she doesn’t think it will. While Sam prepares to go after the hater-morons, Luna gets out of bed, determined to join him. He doesn’t want her to go, but she’s insistent. During the fussing, Sam admits he loves her…she says it back…but they’re still fussy. Lol

Note: Luna and Sam are still one of my very favorite couples on True Blood. I’m glad they’re officially back together.

Arlene & Terry: Terry wants to offer Patrick a fair fight, but Arlene wants him to just go after the guy. She’s terrified, wondering why this woman-spirit is doing this to their family. Terry once again explains that it’s because of what he did in Iraq. He kisses her and leaves.

Pam & Tara at Fangtasia: While Pam watches live feed of the True Blood factory chaos on her hot pink computer, Tara sweeps in the office carrying about five or six cases of True Blood. Pam asks what she’s doing; Tara’s just trying to save the stuff for their personal benefit. Pam says they need to keep the True Blood flowing…to keep the peace…so the vamps don’t eat the human customers. When they run out, Pam says they’ll pretend to still be drinking the stuff, while discreetly feeding on humans. Tara already has it figured out: someone wants a bloodbath. Pam says she avoids two things: Humans who eat too much fish and politics. Tara tries to reach out to Pam, knowing she’s worried about Eric, but her maker zooms over and says, “Just because we drank a bitch together doesn’t make us Oprah and Gayle.” Tara snaps back with, “Suck me. Vampire Barbie.” LOL

Note: This has to be one of the best subplots on the show. Their interactions are absolutely brilliant, and I adore the emotional struggle between them. Pam and Tara are both independent, tough characters, yet you can see little cracks in their exteriors—they want to care, but they’re too afraid it will show weakness. They really are alike in many ways. By the way, did anyone else catch that glimmer of pride in Pam’s eyes when Tara called her a Vampire Barbie?  

Eric & Bill: While in a private area of Authority headquarters, Eric confronts Bill about his “brilliant” plan to blow up factories and start a civil war. Eric is convinced Bill is playing some game, but Bill actually thinks God may be a vampire—they saw Lilith, after all. Eric—a.k.a. the only one with reason—has to, yet again, remind Bill about how freaking high they were when they saw her. Bill says he’s lost, but Eric reminds him of Sookie, asking if she’s just food to him now, too. That rang a bell. Eric tells Bill he’s more of a mainstreamer than he’ll ever be. He needs Bill to get Salome’s blood in order for them to get out of the Authority building. Tomorrow, they’re gone. Eric, hearing cries from another room, says: “We better get back to slaughtering people in the name of God.”

Note: Eric is the ONLY sane vampire in the building right now…and maybe the Techie girl. Bill is annoying me. Badly.

Sookie & Lafayette: While digging through the box of memories, Sookie finds an article clipping on her parent’s murders. In the article, she sees that Bud Dearborne was the one who discovered the bodies. This, she believes, is what Gran was trying to tell her: that Bud Dearborne knows something.

Jess & Jason: Jason sends Jess home with a couple of Bill’s guards. Jess is afraid Hoyt might be dead…she can’t sense him at all. It’s like he just vanished. She makes Jason promise her that Hoyt will be okay.

Jason & Andy: Meanwhile, one of the cops discovers a website repeatedly visited by the hater-moron in custody. On the site, there’s a video of the hater-morons frying vamps in the sun while wearing Obama masks. In the video, one of the guys says, “Long live the dragon!” Jason says, “Oh, sh*! me, there’s dragons now, too.” LOL Andy tells him that the “dragon” was basically the head of the klan back in the day. Jason and Andy head back to question the hater-moron they have in custody about the identity of the dragon. Of course, he spouts hate at Jason…to which he receives a beating by both Jason and Andy.

Alcide: Al’s taking a drive and thinking back to when he was a teen. FLASHBACK: He’s remembering when his dad explained the concept of a pack to the young group of weres. There is a young girl next to Al—Debbie. On that day, the teens choose to join the pack, including Al and Debbie. BACK TO PRESENT: Al takes a turn and heads for Jackson.

Note: It was actually pretty sad to see how sweet and in love Al and Debbie were back in the day. Alcide really hasn’t changed—he’s still just as caring and protective of those he loves. But, wow, it was shocking to realize how much Debbie changed.

Sookie & Bud Dearborne: While at Bud’s place, Sook questions him about bites on the bodies of her parents. He confirmed that it could have been a vamp that killed them, but since they didn’t know about vamps back then, they assumed it was gators. He then subtly condemns her for relating with vampires. He, in a way, blames her for her grandmother’s death—that Gran wouldn’t have died had Sookie not associated with vamps. Wow, he conveniently forgets how accepting and fascinated Gran was with them as well. She listens in on his thoughts, but he already knows that’s what she’s doing; he wants her to drink the ginger ale and worries that Sookie may already know what he’s hiding. Sook accidentally-on purpose spills the drink on him, grabs his hand, and asks him about Warlow. He knows nothing. She apologizes…but Bud’s lady lover whacks her over the head with a frying pan. Think we might have the dragon, here, folks.

Luna, Sam, & Andy: After sniffing out the hater-moron hideout once more, they report to Andy about smelling pig crap all over the place. Andy doesn’t allow them on the case, so Sam and Luna decide to shift into flies…ever want to be a fly on the wall?

Patrick & Arlene: Arlene tries to open up Merlotte’s for the day, but Patrick jumps her, holds a gun to her head, and forces her inside. He takes the keys and has her call Lafayette, telling him Sam shut down for the day.

Sookie: Sook wakes up with her hands and feet tied. She’s in a pigsty…literally. She sees Hoyt unconscious in another sty. She listens in on his mind, but he’s high as a kite. She tries to fairy zap herself free, but she’s not strong enough. An Obama-masked idiot walks in, ready for some moron-fun.

Andy & Jason: Jason is taking the blame for Hoyt—if he hadn’t slept with Jess, Hoyt wouldn’t have gone off the rails. Andy tells them they all have shortcomings: Jason follows his perky, while Andy is a bad cop—worst one Bon Temps has ever had. While Andy considers taking a page from Bob Dearborne’s book and retiring, he notices one of the hater-morons wearing cowboy boots on the video…the same Bud received at his retirement party. Jason and Andy know Bud’s the dragon…Luna and Sam now know as well (in their fly form).

Sookie & Bud: Bud and his girlfriend, Sweetie, reveal to Sookie that it’s their plan to take down the supes. Then, when the supernatural war is over, they will be heroes—their faces will be on flags and they’ll write new laws, outlawing the birth of any supernatural being. Clearly, the dragon is Sweetie—she’s running the show. Sook asks what happened to her to make her so cruel—she digs into her mind and sees Sweetie crying at a square dancing event after her husband left her for a shifter. Angry at Sookie for invading her memories, Sweetie insists that Bud feed Sook the drugged ginger ale, which he does.

Note: Major kudos to Sookie for maintaining her cool because the kind of hate spewing from Sweetie’s mouth would have seriously made me go all fairy blaster.

Andy & Jason: They raid Bud’s house, but all is dark, apart from a square dancing competition on television. Jason remembers Bud’s wife…her family owned a pig farm…pig crap.

Terry, Arlene, & Patrick: Terry shows up at Merlotte’s after dark. Patrick calls him on his cell as he approaches the door and tells him to disarm himself before entering. When he walks inside, Patrick has a gun to Arlene’s head. Though he doesn’t want to kill Terry, Patrick has a family and a baby on the way, and he must put them first. Terry asks for a fair fight, may the best man win—but Patrick knows Terry will win—he’s a better soldier and he’s stronger. He orders Terry to get on his knees, throws Arlene aside, and prepares to shoot him. Arlene pulls a pencil from her hair and stabs Patrick’s neck. She grabs the gun and holds it to Patrick’s head.

Eric & Nora: Eric talks about how nice it must be to find peace and faith. He asks how she found God—she said Salome let her taste Lilith’s blood. In that moment, she gave up the desire and angst of professional achievement—she had found a greater sense of purpose. Eric says he wishes it were that simple. Nora tells him it can be. Eric says he doesn’t want to fight her…he wants to believe. He asks for her help and they kiss. Ah, yeah, he’s so playing her.

Salome & Bill: Salome is doing a little dance while Bill sits naked in her bed. Salome reflects on her life up to this point—she has been nothing but the naked girl with a man’s head in her lap; now she will be linked to Lilith forever, and that will be her true legacy. She claims to have been chosen—she is Eve and Bill is her Adam…they will birth a new world together. Bill wonders if he really wants to be chosen. Salome falls back on the blood again, telling him Lilith’s blood is inside him—let it be his guide. He then starts having passionate sex with Salome, but almost instantly, he sees Sookie. Um, the reaction isn’t love—it’s hunger. In his vision, he drains Sookie…who somehow turns into a very bloody Lilith. She flips him over, and he bites her. His vision returns to reality, where Salome is atop him. He touches his teeth, sees blood, and seemingly wonders if it was all actually real.

Note: Bill, you idiot. You bit Salome, not Lilith. The blood on your teeth belongs to Salome. Fool.

Sookie, Hoyt, Bud, Sweetie: With their masks on, the hater-morons toss Sookie into the pigsty as pig food. But one of the pigs shifts into a naked man and catches her. Sam! Sam, with his cute bare bottom, beats the ever-loving crap out of the hater-morons. GO SAM! Jason, Andy, and the cops suddenly burst in. Bud has a shovel and yells, “Humans rule!” He lunges for Sam, but Andy shoots him dead. Upon hearing Jason’s voice, Sookie weakly calls to him, directing him to Hoyt.

Luna & Sweetie: Luna chases Sweetie, jumps her from behind, holds her down, and says, “That’s for shooting me, that’s for my boyfriend, and this is for my daughter, you human trash!” Whoo Hoo LUNA! GO LUNA!!!

Note: LOVING the shifter dominance, here. I’ve always felt they were unfairly labeled as the lesser supe, behind vampires and weres. Now, they get to show just how formidable they are.

Sam & Sookie: Back in the sty, Sam checks on Sook, who’s still a little woozy from the drugs. She asks him if he was a pig or if she dreamed that. LOL

Jason & Hoyt: Jason rushes to Hoyt, who looks pretty bad off. He tells him to hold on, holding him in his arms. Aww, Jason! You can tell Jason has so much remorse when he sees his former best friend barely hanging on.

Terry, Arlene, & Patrick: Patrick tries to talk Terry out of killing him, but the woman-spirit shows up and tells him to do what’s right. Terry fires two shots, killing Patrick. The woman smiles and says, “Blood has been paid with blood.” She then instructs the fire monster to take what’s his. The beast crawls from her mouth and engulfs Patrick’s body, taking it away.

Tara & Pam: Vamps are flooding Tara with orders for True Blood—the chaos is starting. Meanwhile, Pam notices a vamp in Eric’s throne, feeding on a human. She zips up to him, slams her foot into his chest, and tells him there’s no feeding on humans in Fangtasia…and he better get out of her maker’s chair before she stakes him all over it. The smug jerk informs her that the monarchs have lifted the ban on public feeding and named him the new sheriff of area five. He throws Pam across the bar—Tara rushes over to check on her maker. They look at each other severely when the new sheriff tells everyone to grab a human and eat…drinks are on him.

Andy, Sookie, Sam & Luna: Sookie asks about Hoyt. Andy says his pulse was weak and Jason would call as soon as there’s any news. Andy helps Sook in the car and is about to take her home when Sam catches up with him. Sam tells him he’s not the worst sheriff Bon Temps ever had—Bud had him beat by a mile. Aww. Sam must have heard Andy say as much when he was in fly-form at the police station. Luna rests her chin on Sam’s shoulder and says, “Let’s go get Emma.”

Russell, Steve, & the Pack: Russell talks of the joys of having weres for pets. Steve tells him he never had a pet. Russell assures Steve he will have the world if he sticks with him. He opens the barn and applauds J.D., the new pack master. Russell immediately feeds his blood to the pack, but he sees Martha isn’t taking. Martha is holding little Emma in were form. She said she chose her pack and swore to die for it, but she’d never drink his blood. Russell flies in, takes Emma from her arms, and gives her to Steve as his first pet. NOOOOOO! J.D. tried to stop him, but Russell showed him who’s boss by throwing him to the ground—his blood isn’t free. Poor Martha—she’s being held back by other weres, screaming for her granddaughter as Russell and Steve leave with were-Emma.

Note: Oh, no, no, no. I do NOT like this. Not at all. Luna is going to go ballistic and blame Martha. :( I actually feel really bad for Martha. Now, do you think this may be what draws Alcide back to be the hero? You know he has to take down J.D.

Alcide & his father: So, Al shows up at an old trailer where his father is drinking and watching a dog race on television. Al asks how much he’s gambled this time; he then tells his dad he lost pack master and has been abjured. His dad laughs and says he’s a lone wolf, just like his old man. Alcide says he’s nothing like him

Sookie & Fairies: Sook’s watching news reports on more True Blood factory explosions. Claude and two of his sisters bring Sook some soup and tell her not to believe the reports—vamps are behind everything. They’re taking over the world.

Eric, Nora, & Techie girl: Eric leads Nora to the front area of the Authority where the Techie girl is waiting. She shuts off the cameras, tosses Eric a needle, and he injects Nora with something to keep her passed out. Bill shows up at the last second—Eric said he had him worried for a minute. Bill just smiles. They use Nora’s blood to unlock the elevators. When they open, Salome and guards are inside!!! Eric bares his fangs, but he is overtaken as more guards show up. Bill set them up. Eric calls him an effing traitor. Bill says he’s doing this for Eric—he’s been chosen by Lilith, this is what God wants. Eric, realizing defeat, retracts his fangs and allows them to take him into custody.

Note: BILL, I CAN’T STAND YOU RIGHT NOW! Ugh. Anyone notice the look Bill had after Eric passed. Regret? Deeper purpose? Salome looked at him and smiled…I couldn’t read his look back to her. Hated Bill; loved the song they ended with—so perfect.

Okay. I’m wondering something—it’s a little out there, but here it goes: What if Salome drugged the supposed Lilith blood? The way Salome spoke of her legacy…redefining it, changing history—it just got me thinking that this whole Lilith thing may be an illusion she created in order to change her past. Remember when Eric asked Nora how she found God—Nora’s answer? Salome…she fed her the blood. Then, every time a vamp shows an ounce of doubt, she brings up Lilith’s blood. I may be way off with this theory, but it just popped into my mind as a possibility.