Plus, with Bill out of the way, Sookie & Eric are free to get their flirt on. It’s just like old times!
Picking up right where we left off, the June 16 season premiere of True Blood found Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) running like hell from “Billith,” whom Jason (Ryan Kwanten) aptly referred to as a “naked evil Superman.” But is Bill (Stephen Moyer) really the dark, irredeemable vampire god that Truebies have spent all year fearing he would be?
That remains a bit of a mystery.
Upon returning home from the Authority, Bill was able to revert back to his former self — physically, at least — though he discovered a few handy new powers, like telepathy and the ability to make mini-earthquakes. But things got super weird at the end of the episode. Bill was suddenly overcome by painful visions (was he hearing the prayers of his injured vampire people?) then greeted by three bloody, naked Liliths!
If you’d asked me last summer, I’d have predicted Bill wouldn’t live much longer than the sixth season premiere. But now that I’ve seen his struggle — I think he wants to be good, but is obviously dealing with some “heady f***ing s**t,” as he put it — I’m not so sure. Regardless, it’s not going to be an easy road to walk. Or fly.
Sookie & Eric: Together Again?
There were so many incredible Sookie-Eric moments this week, I could hardly stand it. Not only did he go out of his way to save her at the Authority headquarters, but she also returned the favor by staking ‘Billith’ when he tried to kill Eric. And as the former couple walked back to Sookie’s house later that night, he told her, “To me, you’ll always be that girl in the white dress; the one who walked into my bar.” #swoon
Sadly, Sookie ended up rescinding Eric’s invitation to her house, but not because of anything he did; she’s just attempting to de-vampire her life for a bit. (Like that‘ll happen. I say there’s hope for these two yet!)
Mr. Stackhouse’s Wild Ride
Following the showdown at the Authority headquarters, Jason hitched a ride — who picks up a gun-toting hitchhiker covered in blood? — with a creepy old man, and things escalated quickly. After telling the stranger every single detail of his life, including his involvement with Warlow — again, what an idiot! — Jason realized he might be sitting next to more than just your run-of-the-mill old man.
Jumping to Jason-like conclusions, he started shooting at the presumed Warlow, but the old man vanished into thin air, as the car careened head-first into a tree. This scene really freaked me out — especially when the old man started to cackle — but as long as we’re placing bets, I’m still putting my money on ‘Not Warlow.’
Jason’s such an idiot. Why can’t he just keep his mouth shut and let us all enjoy the pretty?
The first casualty of season six — or, at least, the first casualty anyone actually cared about — turned out to be Luna (Janina Gavankar), who couldn’t keep her s**t together after skin-walking into Steve Newlin on national television.
And Luna left a serious mess in her wake; not only did she expose shifters to the world, but she also left Emma with Sam (Sam Trammell), both of whom are now basically on the run from the authority. (No, not that “Authority.”)
Good thing he’s got Lafayette to take care of the hair and food situations! (Side note: Is Lafayette actually going to do anything this season? I miss when the writers actually gave him material.)
Pam & Tara’s First Fight
We’ve known that Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) were lesbians for a while now, but I never really saw it until this week when the two ladies shared a heart-to-heart on the beach. Though Eric will always be the most important person in Pam’s after-life, it looks like Tara is going to try to break through her wall.
And even though Pam insisted this wasn’t going to be an “epic f***ing love story,” she changed her tune when the police busted into Fangtasia and shot Tara. (Oh, did I forget to mention that the Governor of Louisiana instituted a vampire curfew, shut down all vampire-owned businesses and encouraged civillians to buy guns with wooden bullets? No biggie.)
Hairiest Threesome Ever
Now that Game of Thrones has cornered the market on ‘putting sex into a scene for no reason,’ True Blood is really stepping up its game. Case in point: Rikki caught Alcide having sexy times with some were-trick named Danielle in the middle of the woods, but rather than lash out at the new packmaster for cheating on her, Rikki turned the whole thing into a were-threesome!
“I’m your number one bitch,” Rikki told Alcide, as Danielle proceeded to were-pleasure them both. “Don’t ever forget it.”
Werewolves; they’re just like us!
Adventures In Fairy Babysitting
Like it or not, Andy (Chris Bauer) is now a father to four half-fairy babies — and I guess it’s true what they say about kids growing up so fast, because by the end of the episode, the sheriff’s new brood was walking and talking!
I thought Andy’s storyline, albeit ridiculous, added some much-needed lightness to an otherwise heavy premiere. I really liked Arlene’s (Carrie Preston) speech to Andy about what it means to be a parent, and I was even happy to see Terry (Todd Lowe) again — now that he doesn’t come attached to that god-awful smoke monster from last season.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the season premiere? Is Bill evil? Should Sookie and Eric get back together? And how do you feel about Luna’s death? Drop a comment with your reviews and predictions!
— Andy Swift