Another mixed episode for me since I’m a Sooric shipper, although there were some fabulous scenes. Details below the Read More for those who don’t want to be spoiled.
What I loved:
- Eric and Pam’s “fight”, in which without even speaking, they both go for the hidey holes of the armed guards and pull them out. The old tag team still works! Love that Eric saw Steve Newlin through the stake hole in the glass and I think Steve is going to be very sorry he participated in this. Eric has a long, long memory.
- Willa proves that Eric made a great choice in her! Not only did she finally stand up to her father and insist on being put in the general population room, but love how the whole “escape” worked once Tara explained that what Willa was feeling was Eric’s summoning of her. Loved the way Baby Vamp Willa got to her maker and rescued not only him, but Nora as well. And love that Eric asks the governor if he’s mad that he took the Governor’s daughter and made her his. I liked Willa before but right now, I’m loving her. She is totally meant to be House Northman. Loving the burgeoning friendship between Willa and Tara,too.
- Eric in riot gear. Need I say more?
- Jason talking his way into the LAVTF and getting fast-tracked was amazingly clever, especially for him. He had a lot of great lines in there — thanks, new writer guy whose name escapes me!
- The scenes with Terry and Arlene were well-done, although I’m saddened by Terry’s kind of pointless death. The idea of glamouring Terry’s PTSD out of him was actually a really smart idea (although how benign vampire Matt got to the Bellefleurs without getting arrested is a good question — unless he didn’t look very vamp-like) and I appreciated that he died happy. But dude, is Bon Temps so small that no one even bothers to call 911 in a shooting emergency? They just stand around and let someone die in the parking lot? Really?
- Loved the introduction of James. Not only was Sarah’s scheme to have Jason watch Jessica forced to have sex with James an evil one, but love that James resisted. “I’m a vampire, not a rapist.” I could at this point ship James with anyone, including Jess. He’s a keeper!
- The naming of Andy’s remaining daughter, formerly known as #4, was sweet and funny and touching. Welcome to the family, Adeline Braelin Charline Danica Bellefleur. (At least, I think those are the names I caught.)
- The scene where Bill faced off with the governor was bad ass. Billith is so much more entertaining than the old Bill, and the governor got exactly what he deserved.
- The contamination of the Tru Blood supply with Hep V is kind of interesting and diabolical.
What I had mixed feelings about:
- So, how did Sookie know how to get into this alternate fae realm? Good for her that she was able to go there and willing to take Warlow with her to save him from Bill’s summoning, but when did she develop this ability? And why the hell didn’t she use it to escape Corbett-in-Lafayette herself rather than be rescued by Warlow?
- Sookie Stackhouse, “danger whore,” indeed. Warlow literally tells her he can’t be trusted and what does she do? Tie him up tighter, exchange blood with him and then fuck him with her faery light. Part of me appreciates that she is a stronger, smarter Sookie, but I was still disappointed to see her have sex with him. I do, however, take two consolations for it. First, in the Inside the Episode, the director says that while Sookie realizes her feelings for Warlow are a riptide and should probably be avoided but she does it anyhow, the implication is still that it will be a mistake in the long run. I’m still suspicious about Warlow and his lack of self-control. The other thing I thought of in watching this scene was that once again, we see Eric-like traits in Sookie. Her sexual aggressiveness was more like Eric than like the old Sookie.
- So, Bill can still feel Sookie’s danger and released Warlow to go rescue her, but Eric no longer senses it? Or was he supposedly just too busy to react? Dropped ball, new writer guy.
- Sookie’s dad really did try to kill her? I can understand his narrow-minded decision to do that, but I preferred HiddenEloise’s thought that he might have been trying to take her to a fae realm instead since killing his daughter was, you know, stupid. But I guess Jason takes after his daddy.
- Billith facing off with Lilith was mildly entertaining because his own arrogance is growing stronger, but it seems to me that Lilith is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
Hated/didn’t care about:
- Glad Sam finally got smart and gave Emma back to Grandma Martha, but other than that, I don’t care what the wolves are doing. How is this going to fit into the other storylines as Bucky Buckner has promised? I just can’t see it.
- Alcide has turned into an almost total dick and I just don’t understand why. I also don’t care about how his relationship with his father is going.
- Billith’s idea to visit Lilith by nearly getting drained and then revived is just lame, even if it did work. And again with the arrogance!
- So,what his going to happen when the sun goes down with Warlow? What did Sookie just screw?
- She exchanged blood and had sex with him in such a way that makes me very nervous since it was similar to the blood exchange with Eric. Is it meaningful in some way?
- Did Eric notice Sookie was “gone” to a fae realm again?
- Who will actually make it out of vamp camp? At least Eric and Nora, we know, but no one else just yet?
- Anyone else starting to wonder if Sookie will end up turned by Warlow by the end of this season?
Now, I’m going to go erase the memory of Danger Whore Sookie having sex with Warlow by watching the end of a romantic K drama where that kind of stuff just doesn’t happen. Until next week, fellow Sooric lovers.