‘True Blood’ Recap: Sookie Rejects Eric (Again) And The Witches Launch Their First Attack

Sun, July 3, 2011 10:00pm EST by 4 Comments
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Another outstanding episode! Does anyone else think this season might be the best one yet?

Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) continued playing the world’s most awkward game of “house” ever on the July 3 episode of True Blood, and I’m really starting to wonder what’s wrong with Sookie. A rich, hot, powerful vampire is throwing himself at her, and she won’t even give him a chance? This girl needs to get her head examined!

Speaking of heads, Sookie is about to have a whole new pile of Eric troubles after his encounter with the witches this week. Bill (Stephen Moyer) sent Eric to break up Marnie’s (Fiona Shaw) coven, and just as his plan seemed to be going smoothly, Marnie whipped out her most terrifying spell yet. Channeling all sorts of freaky spirits, Marnie put a curse on the Nordic Wonder and totally wiped out his memory! (Side note: Can we just give Fiona Shaw an Emmy and call it a day? I know she’s only been around for two weeks now, but she consistently blows me away with her incredible performances.)

Speaking of people getting screwed over, we finally learned how Bill became the King of Louisianna this week, giving us yet another reason to hate him. We all knew he didn’t stand a chance against Queen Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood) when he challenged her alone on last season’s finale, but what we didn’t know is that he wasn’t alone! Bill had worked out a secret deal with Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) to assassinate the queen and allow Bill to usurp her throne. I guess Bill’s anti-killing philosophy plays better to the vampire’s public image in a post-Russell Edgington world.

Meanwhile, Sam (Sam Trammell) was having more fun with his shifter friends this week, particularly an olive-skinned beauty named Luna (Janina Gavankar.) But it turns out Luna is no ordinary shifter: The Navajo tribe she was raised by believes her to be a “skin-walker,” one who can shift into ANY animal — including another human! She regailed her shifter friends with the story of how she once shifted into her mother, who died giving birth to her. Apparently the skin-walker’s powers are awakened when they kill a member of their own family, which in Luna’s case, was her mother.

I understand that nudity is an important part of True Blood, but I wish the characters would remain clothed for the more crucial scenes. I’ll be blunt: It’s hard to pay attention to important dialogue when the speaker’s boobs take up half the screen.

Tara (Rutina Wesley) returned to Bon Temps this week, if only to serve as a reminder of just how ridiculous things have gotten. (“Seriously? You’re Wiccan now?” she asked Lafayette.) After everything Tara’s been through over the past three seasons, I never expected her to become the voice of reason.

But no character was in a worse position this week than Jason (Ryan Kwanten), who’s been tied up to a bed by the freakish inbred residents of Hotshot. And to make matters even worse, Felton (James Harvey Ward) and Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher) are turning Jason into a were-panther so he can get Crystal pregnant! And to think, he was only trying to help…

OK, now it’s time for your thoughts: Do you think Sookie should just suck it up and be with Eric? Do you hate Bill even more, knowing what he did to become king? And what the hell is up with Arlene’s baby? Drop a comment and tell us what’s on your mind!

— Andy Swift

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Ronaldo Cristiano

Posted at 12:02 AM on April 6, 2012  

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Posted at 7:30 PM on July 6, 2011  

If this is your vision of true love, as well as what manipulation means, I am willing to recommand you a good professional help. Moyer and Paquin are in love off screen, the story on screen is complitelly different. Don’t mix show/books story with real life of show cast.

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Posted at 12:17 AM on July 4, 2011  

I love Bill even more. He’s been playing the Queen all along! And to be truthful, I’m thinking he’s looking at his position as a way to protect Sookie. Notice how he also lied to Nan? He told her Sookie wasn’t special. There is more than meets the eye here, and I’m loving it.

Hmm, Eric has done nothing but manipulate Sookie, so why should she give him the time of day? He has been a controlling creey jerk to her so far. I can’t blame her for admitting she is scared. I know Eric’s amnesia will change that, but still.

Poor Jason. I hate the whole Hotshot mess. All of it.

Marnie is made of awesome.

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Posted at 5:05 AM on July 4, 2011  

Haha, you are just a Paquin Moyer fan, horrible how the Billsbabes always have to protect bill, even after the rat beating reveal, how can you like someone who let you get beaten up to fall in love with him, bah!!!
And Eric was just nice to her and wants to protect her;
wasn´t Bill manipulating her, by let her get beaten up and giving her his blood, he is the real manipulator. And she was gone, he said he loved her so much, but why did he have sex with other women, 1 year in a vampire life is like one minute.

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