'True Blood' Recap: Eric & Bill Offer Their Lives To Save Sookie From Marnie (So Not Worth It.)

Mon, September 5, 2011 3:51pm EST by 4 Comments

Plus, ‘old’ Eric rears his ugly head! Do you wish he was still cute & cuddly, or are you glad he has his memory back?

Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Well, sort of. On the Sept. 4 episode of True Blood, Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) used his insane brujo powers — see the terrifying image above — to separate Marnie (Fiona Shaw) from Antonia and lower the forcefield around the Moon Goddess Emporium, allowing Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) to bust in and finish her off.

But before Bill got to put a barrage of bullets into Marnie — which he did, and it was awesome — old Eric reared his ugly head, as he ripped out her most loyal follower’s heart and literally drank it like a juice box. Sure the glamorous viking exchanged a few loving looks with Sookie (Anna Paquin), but I can’t help but wonder how they’re going to make their relationship work now that he’s back to his old Viking ways.

Meanwhile, despite kicking his nasty little drug habit, Andy’s (Chris Bauer) life just keeps getting weirder. While enjoying an evening stroll through the woods, he came across a lovely fairy named Morella who proceeded to make sweet nasty love to him and — I think — gave him some of her magical glowing fairy powers. Seriously, though, did you ever expect to see Andy have a sex scene on this show? Some things just can’t be unseen.

Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) also had another cute little moment this week. After Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) attempted to blow up the witches’ headquarters herself, the explosion left Jason in serious need of blood. Jessica was, of course, more than happy to quench his thirst.

Slightly less adorable was the drama that went down at Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) house. Marcus kidnapped Luna’s (Janina Gavankar) daughter and went to pick up Debbie (Brit Morgan), but got a little visit from Alcide and Sam (Trammell) who was, unsurprisingly, still pissed that Marcus killed Tommy (Marshall Allman.) Sam was nice enough to let Marcus live, but when he got back up grabbed a gun, Alcide went bananas and killed him. (Who’s the packmaster now, bitch?)

Alcide also finally “abjured” Debbie, which is basically the werewolf version of “pack up your sh*t and get out!” If only Sookie had been there. Perhaps with a shotgun.

And just when you thought next week’s season finale was going to be a bust — seriously, what could happen now that Marnie is dead? — the dearly departed psycho appeared in Lafayette’s bedroom and possessed him!

Now let’s talk about the episode: Do you miss brain-less, gentle Eric? Do you think Alcide will go after Sookie now that he’s single? And which Bon Temps resident won’t live to see season five? Drop a comment with your theories!

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 7:35 PM on September 6, 2011  

Scenes between Eric and Sookie were pretty awful, awkward and almost embarrassing to watch. She and Bill were still the very best together.
Glad that Bill did away (almost) with Marni, she was getting on my nerves. Love Jason and how they’ve written him this season.
Don’t miss brainless Eric, couldn’t stand him or her brainlessness. Would like to see Bill with someone who actually would contribute something to his life.

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Posted at 1:19 PM on September 6, 2011  

I really enjoyed this episode, especially Jason telling the vampires off and the twist at the end. I am going to assume that Bill and Eric were going to use silver bullets and not really commit suicide. If not, then they are both idiots in love. Alcide is free to date Sookie and Debbie is free to go postal on Sookie now that she is back on V full time. I am not sure what to make of Andy and his midnight encounter except that the fairies are trying to increase their ranks. The finale is the Wiccan New Years Eve so the dead came alive for one night. I wonder who is coming back to haunt Bon Temps?

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