WSJ Speakeasy Blog
Marcus the werewolf leader has rounded up his pack and is busy anointing Debbie and Alcide with deer (elk? Speakeasy isn’t too familiar with the Cervidae family) blood. Debbie is thrilled but Alcide is more reluctant to join in the festivities and sits himself away from the pack. He feels badly about it, but is visibly relieved when Debbie says there’s time to look for Sookie in the woods. This turns out to be a terrible idea, as the duo stumble upon a vigorously-moaning Sookie and Eric, who are still frolicking (is that word still in use? Maybe?) beneath the moonlight. The sight makes Alcide even more depressed, which Debbie immediately picks up on, because hey, what girl doesn’t realize when her boyfriend is obsessed with someone else? This can’t possibly end well for anyone involved.
Bill is pouring True Blood from an impressive-looking decanter when Louis wanders in on Marnie’s orders. A struggle ensues and Louis ends up forcing a silver stake into his own heart, whispering the word “resurrection” before predictably exploding over Bill’s spiffy king threads. Bill’s face falls, but we’re too busy noticing how much better he looks this season with a proper haircut to care very much.
Tara tells her girlfriend to get the hell out of town because as long as she sticks around, she’ll be at risk when the vampires come. Just like “24,” when everyone close to Jack Bauer ends up dying.
Across town, Jason is home recovering from being raped by many were-panthers but has luckily dodged the bullet of actually turning into one. He begins to fantasize about Jessica, a pairing that makes it seem like the show is taking one of Gossip Girl’s tricks, the one where all the people who haven’t slept together eventually do so. We hope for Hoyt’s sake this doesn’t end up happening, though his confession that it would kill him if he loses Jess is slightly alarming.
Meanwhile, Bill explains to his sheriffs that Antonia/Marnie will cast a spell to force every nearby vampire to meet the sun. To avoid mass incineration, he instructs the vampires to bind themselves with silver in their coffins, which will prevent them from heeding the call to turn up the sun.
Sookie and Eric are still having sex, though it’s been well over 40 minutes by our count. They cuddle in post-coital bliss, with Eric tenderly telling her, “I’m listening to your heartbeat. I can feel it…every pulse.” Oh, gross. Can we get Eric Northman back yet, please? The real one who sort of reminds us of Putin in an extremely terrifying but good way?
Pam calls in an expert to administer “six shots four times a day” for the next, well, forever. The nurse helpfully says she can get Pam a bulk discount on the shots. Oh OK phew, we’re sure Pam was worried about the health care premium.
Tara runs into Antonia/Marnie in the woods and joins forces with her, of course, because there wouldn’t be a plot/it’s so like Tara to do that when she should just clearly RUN to New Orleans. The vampires are busy shackling themselves in their hidey-holes in what amounted to a truly touching scene with Jess and Bill. Jess confesses she just isn’t into Hoyt, and attributes her lack of interest to the disappearance of her human heart. Not so, Bill says. Her not loving Hoyt “doesn’t mean you’ve lost your humanity. We’re all, at our core, human.” We knew Bill still had it in him!
Pam looks like My Vampire Barbie in her pink quilted coffin.
We finally get some comic relief in this episode with Andy and Holly’s date. He’s brought her Winn-Dixie flowers that he got on sale (how sweet! He shouldn’t have) but he’s freaking out because he hasn’t had a hit of V yet. He ends up dashing out of the bar, sale-flowers in tow.
Antonia/Marnie, Tara and Co. get together for a fun afternoon of chanting Latin and force the nearby vampires to feel an irresistible pull toward the sun. All of them are able to fight it except for Jessica, who writhes against the chains and stumbles toward Bill’s front door. But wait! Jason is on his way to save the day like he did at Steve Newlin’s joint. Will he save her? Will they fall in love? Or in his case, lust? Will Sookie and Eric beat the odds and will Bill let them?
SCREENCAPS BY BARBARA
Eric scenes from AlexSkarsgard.net
Jody chimes in with Alcide's scenes
OH MY PAM!!!!! She suffers for beauty, as so many of us do.
The lovely Janina did a short interview with io9.com, she made up her own back story of how she met Sam.
True Blood’s Janina Gavankar reveals the dark secrets of shapeshifter dinner partiesOh? And what is this backstory?
Well, it takes one to know one, and [the shifters] all meet each other because one of us has fabulous friends and cooks fabulously. It's not so much a support group as it is a group of friends. We're all shifters, and we all like to get drunk and shift.