But who dug the crazy old vampire up in the first place? If you’ve got a theory, I want to hear it!
Things got really messy in Bon Temps on the July 8 episode of True Blood — and I’m not just talking about how Sookie (Anna Paquin) puked on Alcide (Joe Manganiello) right before they were about to have sex. Oh, and did I mention Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) were standing in Sook’s bedroom watching it all go down?
No, the real mess this week came courtesy of Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), who Sookie & Co. managed to finally track down with a little help from her fairy powers — and a butt-load of alcohol. (Side note: Can Sookie be drunk all the time? She’s strangely likable when she’s liquored up.)
Of course, the question remains: Who really dug Russell up? By probing Alcide’s employee’s memory, Sookie could tell it was a female with an Authority pendant, making Nora (Lucy Griffiths) and Salomé (Valentina Cervi) the prime suspects. But couldn’t it also have been Chancellor Rosalyn (Carolyn Hennesy), or even — dare I type her name — Lillith, somehow?
That mystery will have to wait, along with an additional new puzzle: Will Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) survive another week? They were both gunned down by the same truck-load of rednecks who killed their shifter pals, and even though Emma went into baby wolf mode and ran away, the others’ fates remain in question. (Another side note: HBO should really think about selling baby Emma wolf plushies.)
Things also got pretty weird at Chez Lafayette, as our favorite fry cook (Nelsan Ellis) was paid a ghostly visit by ex-boyfriend Jesus (Kevin Alejandro). OK, technically it was only his head that paid LaLa a visit — but it also appeared before Lafayette’s mom Ruby (Alfre Woodard), so it’s got to mean something BIG is happening.
Moving on to something I’m only starting to care about, we finally learned that Terry (Todd Lowe) was cursed by an Iraqi woman right before he killed her, and now a fire-starting demon named Ifrit is coming after him and his buddies. And after seeing what Ifrit did to Eller — so much face-melting! — I don’t think Terry stands a chance, even with Scott Foley‘s all-powerful handsomeness by his side. (Third side note: As a fan of Charlaine Harris‘ original book series, I have to say this Ifrit story line is the most unnecessary addition to the season. I hope it starts to involve other people soon.)
But the real action this week went down at Fangtasia, as new bartender Tara (Rutina Wesley) continued adjusting to life as a vampire. She and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) appeared to be making nice, but things turned ugly when Jessica caught Tara feeding on Hoyt (Jim Parrack). Is there a special name for a vampire cat fight? Whatever you call it, it was awesome.
So… Which lady vampire do YOU think dug up Russell? Are you worried that either Sam or Luna could die from their bullet wounds? And, seriously, when is Alcide finally going to get into Sookie’s pants?! Drop me a comment with your thoughts and theories!
— Andy Swift
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