Sookie isn’t just screwed — she’s legally screwed! Will she have to fight Warlow in vampire court?
It seems like each new episode of True Blood reveals yet another traitor within the Vampire Authority, and that honor belonged to Russell (Denis O’Hare) on the Aug. 12 episode, as he formally gave his “f**k you” to Lilith and all of her brainless followers. He plans to go fairy hunting — Sookie (Anna Paquin) is obviously at the top of his menu — and synthesize the fae blood, just like the vampire scientists manufactured Tru Blood.
(Side note: I’d like to give special mention to the scene in which Russell and Steve [Michael McMillian] slow danced to “Teenage Dream,” surrounded by drained [dead?] frat guys. I love them.)
Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), on the other hand, appeared to draw closer to Lilith this week after another blood-induced trip. Sweet angel Godric appeared before Eric and Nora (Lucy Griffiths), only to have his sweet angel body ripped apart by the bloody nudist herself. But is Eric merely playing along? And where do Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) loyalties lie? He’s convincing, but I feel like he’s just going through the motions, waiting for a chance to strike.
And Russell isn’t the only vamp with a hunger for some fairy juice. Sookie found an ancient/vintage scroll under Gran’s bed and took it to Maurella — who is totally pregnant with Andy Bellefleur’s half-fairy baby, by the way! — so she could translate its ancient-ness into English. It turns out one of Sookie’s 18th-century ancestors promised the vampire Warlow he could have his first descendent with fairy blood. I bet Sookie’s really kicking herself for getting rid of her powers now! (Also: WTF, ancestor? That was a dick move.)
(Another side note: I hope you’re all paying attention to the many classic TV tricks being employed to hide Anna’s baby bump! Looser clothing, putting her behind counters, etc.)
Over at Fangtasia, Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) decided to rebel against the new vampire laws. Well, Tara actually did most of the rebelling: She and Ginger — who is an amazing treasure — teamed up to stake new-sheriff Elijah. Tara’s always been a “don’t take s**t” kind of girl, but somehow as a vampire, it’s more awesome and less obnoxious. I think I might love Tara now; I’m scared.
And now for the waterworks: Before Hoyt (Jim Parrack) shipped himself off to Alaska, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) glamoured him to forget her and Jason (Ryan Kwanten). As if that wasn’t sad enough, Jason then pulled Hoyt over later that night and begged him to stay — but since Hoyt didn’t remember him anymore, he drove off. Then Jason delivered a super-uncomfortable crying scene, which only reinforces my belief that Jason scenes should be either sexual or hilarious. This show is already serious enough!
Only two more episodes left this season! How do you predict this Lilith drama will all play out? Who do you WANT to see killed before the end of the season? And whose side do you believe Bill and Eric are really on? Drop me a comment with your thoughts and theories!
— Andy Swift
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