Eric & Sookie finally consummated their timeless romance, while Bill drowned his sorrows in a glass of wine. Did I mention he was alone?
I’ve been looking forward to the July 31 episode of True Blood — the much-hyped full moon episode — for a while now, and I have to be honest, it was a little disappointing. As it turns out, you can’t “make” someone a were-panther, so Jason (Ryan Kwanten) didn’t get his big transformation, despite the many episodes dedicated to building up his story line. That being said, I was definitely NOT disappointed by the very last scene, in which Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) made sweet nasty love in the middle of the woods!
Seriously, if you thought last week’s Sookie/Eric kiss was epic, this week’s outdoor excursion must have blown your mind. King Bill (Stephen Moyer) was all set to stake Eric on the lawn, when the Nordic beauty’s final request prompted a change of heart.
Eric said he was willing to die — especially considering all the horrible things he’s done in the past — but that he wanted Bill to end up with Sookie afterwards. (That makes ONE of us…) He said Sookie deserves happiness with whomever can give it to her. Clearly Bill’s cold, selfish heart melted right along with ours.
Now let’s get back to Jason. As I said, I’m beyond disappointed we won’t be seeing him turn into a big kitty — or so it seems — but I’m kind of intrigued by his new relationship with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll.) I know it’s only because he drank her blood, but they’ve got a real connection. And as much as I love her with Hoyt (Jim Parrack), “Jessica and Jason” just rolls of the tongue.
Speaking of tongues, Sam (Sam Trammell) and his new girlfriend Luna (Janina Gavankar) also went to bed for the first time this week — only it wasn’t Sam! That’s right, mommy and daddy’s little killer Tommy (Marshall Allman) finally skin-walked. And, not surprisingly, the the first person he turned into was his dear brother Sam. The sex was great, but the whole ‘throwing Luna out afterwards’ part was less so. Sam’s got some explaining to do!
For this week’s recap, I saved the craziest part for last. Not only did Marnie (Fiona Shaw) welcome the late, great Antonia’s spirit into her body, but he also got a slew of crazy new powers that allow her to control vampires! And she’s not the only one…
Over in Mexico, Jesus’s (Kevin Alejandro) crazy brujo grandfather cast a little spell of his own, which led the spirit of Jesus’ dead uncle right inside Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis.) He began his ritual by launching a rattlesnake at Jesus’ neck, and even though it was nice that Lafayette’s new spirit buddy was able to save him, I was kind of hoping it might have been curtains for Jesus. Am I the only who’s kind of… over him?
In summary, for those of you keeping score at home, two people now have spirits living inside of them, and two Stackhouses have now had dirty woodland sex. (But not together. Incest is really more Bill’s cup of tea.)
Now you tell me: What did you think of Sookie and Eric’s first time? Do you hope Jessica and Jason become more than just blood-mates? And what do you think is going on with Arlene’s evil, pyrotechnic baby? Drop us a comment!