Hi all! Sorry this is a day late…I took an impromtu vacation. Buckle up for a very action packed episode! Last week, Sookie and the Gang unraveled the mystery of the casually dead girl in the woods, tracing her back to her hometown and finding a giant mass grave and a lot of creepy SOS signs. The vamps got everyone. Arlene and Holly begged Betty, a vamp who had been their kids’ best teacher, to save them. She was just about to do so when she disintegrated in Arlene’s lap. Vince and his dumb squad turned the remaining townspeople of Bon Temps against Sam, Alcide, Andy, Sookie and Jason and raided the police station for guns. Adilyn tried desperately to get Kenya to secure the guns, but Kenya was convinced to side with the townspeople and when she attempted to arrest Adilyn, Adilyn shot her with her faerie light. Now she and Wade are behind bars. Jessica sensed that Adilyn was in danger, but it was the middle of the day, so the best she could do was to inform Andy that she’s in trouble and that she’s going out after dark to save her. Would Andy go with her? Meanwhile Lettie Mae (sigh…) burned herself badly and talked Willa into giving her more sweet, sweet vamp juice causing her to see a vision of Tara on the cross, draped with a snake and speaking in tongues. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that that’s probably not a good thing. Sookie might be doing something dangerous soon and Pam found Eric in France. Unfortunately he’s infected with Hep V!!!
We open this episode in Los Angeles at a pretty nice looking meditation and yoga center.
As the guru runs the class through poses and waxes philosophical, he calls a guy out for staring at a girl’s butt. Suddenly we see a familiar face…a head raises and it’s crazy Sara Newlin in full yoga sex kitten mode!
After that fun diversion (and the opening sequence) we see Pam and Eric, back together again. He found out he was infected a month prior, in St. Petersburg. Pam is pissed he made her chase him all over. Favorite quote: “You know how I hate the Russian people.” He didn’t know she’d keep looking for him, but the fact that he kept moving proves that that’s not true. She explains that Tara met the true death. Instead of saying anything about Tara, Eric asks if Pam played the “bucket game”…apparently that Russian Roulette game in Morocco was one of his favorites. Unfortunately it looks like Eric has given up. “This can’t all be about Sylvie,” says Eric. It’s about a variety of vamps actually.
We then get a flashback of sexy French Eric…in a sexy French vineyard in 1986. He’s way into Sylvie, the vintner’s daughter, and he promises to either glamour her father or kill him if he finds out about them. They bang in the vineyard and he tastes her, his glorious feathered hair bouncing rhythmically amongst the vines.
Suddenly, Nan shows up out of nowhere…it’s Eric and Nan’s very first meeting. Eric and Pam have been bad vampires..not registering with the local sheriff, not paying taxes, etc. Pam announces her dislike for Nan, but Nan thinks if circumstances were different, they might even be friends. Pam eyes her up and down and agrees, mainly on the strength of Nan’s bitching pumps.
Nan admonishes Eric for banging in the vineyard when they’re supposed to be on the down low. She tells them that through the Authority’s partnership with the Yakanomo Corporation, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, they’ve created True Blood, a blood substitute. Man how far we’ve come from this initial story line! This is the big breakthrough that will allow “mainstreaming” and it’s her job to make sure they understand that they can’t be openly banging the vintner’s daughter if vamps want to have their big, friendly “coming out” to the world down the road. This is big money for vampkind, and neither the company nor the authority will take “no” for an answer. Eric tells Nan to fuck off. The conversation clearly alarms Pam…she’s a lot more afraid of the Authority than Eric seems to be. She tries to convince him that they need to leave that night, but Eric likes France and Sylvie is in the midst of studying art history at University. Oy. Pam tries to convince him to leave Sylvie if need be…she’s just a human. Eric tells her to fall in line with him, not the Authority…after all he’s always protected her and done right by her. Uh oh.
Back in the present day we get shirtless Alcide, one of Disco’s Favorite Things (I’m trademarking that, FYI), roaming around Sookie’s house. He realizes Sookie is gone and runs straight to vampire Bill’s house, tracking her by scent. She’s already gone…driving away in Bill’s car. Whatever it is she wants to do, he wants to dissuade her from doing it. He can’t feel Sookie after all. When he was drained in the camp in order to save the other vamps, he lost his ability to feel her. He’s a new man…not the guy who did all those things to her in the past. I’m not sure how this works…so, with all new blood he gets an entirely new personality? Hmm…if only that worked in real life! Anyway, she drinks from him so he can help her with whatever crazy suicide mission she’s headed off on since changing her mind is impossible (as always).
Wade and Adilyn are in jail and Wade’s terrified. He’s hoping everyone’s going to be OK (including them) and to distract him, Adilyn tells him that they made out once. A vamp glamoured him afterwards, but he’s super excited by the news. Right when they’re about to make out some more, Jessica and Andy arrive. They tell them that the whole town is after anyone and anything that’s different than they are. Healthy vamps, sick vamps, other supernaturals…they’re after them all.