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True Blood Recap: In the Evening


True Blood killed another character on last night’s episode. Who do they think they are, Game of Thrones

I kid, but I am a little surprised they decided to kill off another character so soon.

The tainted Tru Blood is headed out to the masses when guards at the facility finally realize there’s been a breach. However, Eric and Nora manage to escape on one of the trucks leaving but not before he instructs Willa to stay and help Pam. Sarah Newlin arrives at the Governor’s mansion to find no guards on duty. Upon entering the yard she sees his head. And kisses it. She calls in the Senator and fills him in on her plan. No one can know he’s gone, she says, we’ll pretend he’s still alive and run things like normal. By the time anyone finds out, which they probably won’t because she suggest dissolving the corpse in acid, the Hepatitis V will have spread like wildfire. The Senator is quite impressed.

Sookie and Warlow are lying on the grass in post-coital bliss when he insists on talking about their “relationship,” or lack thereof. For once, Sookie isn’t head over heels, she apparently just wanted to get some. Thankfully that awkward conversation is interrupted by…Arlene crying? Apparently Sookie can hear her from the regular world. She leaves Warlow and finds Arlene sobbing in the graveyard. Meanwhile, Sam calls to check in on Lafayette who tells him about Terry. He let’s Nicole know he has to go back even though it isn’t safe. Nicole decides they should have sex again before her mom picks her up.

Arlene takes out her anger at Lafayette about the mysterious safety deposit box thing so he and Sookie decide to investigate. And just when I’m thinking the entire Terry plotline will finally get interesting they find…a life insurance policy Terry took out three days earlier. Mystery solved in the most boring way possible.

At the vampire facility, Jason uses his new position to get a private meeting with Jessica but Jessica doesn’t want to leave and wants a private meeting with someone else. James, the vampire who refused to have sex with her against her wishes last week. She also tells Jason, “You can’t stop bad things from happening to me.” She’s definitely in a dark place after killing the faeries but her and James have an interesting conversation about vampire life. James feels vampires choose to forfeit their soul and while he may not be a saint, he tries his best. Upon hearing this, Jessica is desperate to bang him. And so it goes.

Eric goes to Bill for help with the Hep V-infected Nora but she doesn’t want his gross Lilith blood. But Eric is desperate for his sister to live and even tells Bill he believes in him. Bill gives him the shortened version of his visions etc. and they even try giving Nora his blood but it doesn’t help. He agrees to try and get Warlow back thinking his blood might cure her instead.

It’s at this point Eric starts praying to Godrick and has a flashback to Nora’s beginnings. Eric was chillin’ with Charles II back in 1665 London and Nora was Lady Gainsborough, one of the King’s lady friends. She was off trying to help victims of the plague and the King asked Eric to bring her back but it’s all too late, she’s been infected. But upon seeing her great courage, Eric decides she deserves to live forever and takes her to Godrick. It’s a nice bookend to Nora’s current predicament which, unfortunately, does not have a happy ending. She meets the true death in Eric’s arms.

Back at Arlene’s house, Lafayette and Sookie realize it’s not the time to tell her about the insurance policy as she’s completely trashed. Sookie realizes Andy’s daughter Adeline is a faery but is interrupted by Bill showing up to give condolences. For a minute I didn’t realize why everyone in the house was freaking out and then I realized it was daylight and most of them didn’t know he could walk around in that yet. Father’s duty. He takes Sookie aside to ask for Warlow and implies if she doesn’t hand him over, people she loves will die.

Pam and the therapist have another session but she’s realized she has an admirer and starts teasing him. She’s not hungry, you see, because she’s horny and she’s used to fucking a lot. She says she’ll “let him in,” ahem, if he lets her in the general population of the prison. It just so happens to be getting crowded there, though. Now that the Governor is dead, Sarah realizes she can out Jason as a vampire sympathizer. She has guards cut out his recently implanted tracker and shoves him in with the female prisoners still bleeding. Tara quickly stands between him and the rest of the vampires looking for a meal but the as-yet-unnamed leader of the group claims him for her own.

Alcide’s is dropping his dad back off in his solitary life and good ol’ dad insists Alcide would be better off that way, that pack life isn’t for him and one day he’ll figure that out. And he pretty much does when he returns to the pack claiming to have killed Sam and Nicole. Just one problem, Rikki tracked Nicole on her own and now has her and her mother captive.

Just another “ok” episode for me, I’m afraid. The useless storylines are still grating on me. Even though watching Arlene deal with Terry’s death was heartbreaking, the whole thing seems like a waste of precious episode time. Just like the incredibly boring shower scene attempting to build something between Sam and Nicole and the who-gives-a-crap drama with the wolf pack. Jessica questioning her existence was a highlight but the spotlight this episode was definitely Eric dealing with the impending loss of his sister. While Nora wasn’t doing all that much this season, I felt she was an interesting character with a lot of potential. Sorry to see her go.

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  • Anonymous

    I actually feel this season has been pretty good if you get rid of the shapeshifter/wolf pack storyline.

  • Trinity1016

    Agreed, for the most part. This was definitely the everybody-has-sex episode and, while I can appreciate those, I prefer to have some interest in the involved characters and their stories at least a little. Or at least make the sex interesting!

    I’m sad to see Terry go, too, but I think it’s good for the story overall. They’re finally starting to address the fact that they’ve got so many characters who used to be involved in the main plot, but no longer have much point (no matter how much we love them). Also, I liked how they faded to white after Terry’s death scene. I don’t know if it was intentional, but it felt like a little shout out to Six Feet Under.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    They’re all such despicable shits it’s impossible for me to care about the werewolves. The T-1000 is always fun to watch, of course.

  • Jodilyn

    I’m not hating Billith as much as I thought I would from the end of last season. I can’t stand alcide and the whole pack thing – it’s like watching a bunch of people with PMS. Jessica, Pam and oddly enough Jason are making me keep watching.

  • Melynda

    This episode was okay. I really hated what Jessica did, though. Especially in relation to Jason. He went there to help her and she turned him down only to ask him to go and get James and essentially wait outside while they did their thing. That seemed so out of character for her.
    I wish they had done more with Nora to actually make us care that they killed her off. This show is finally getting around to thinning out the herd and it’s going with all of the minor characters nobody really gives a damn about. I wouldn’t have minded Terry staying alive so much if they pulled him and Arlene back to supporting characters we only saw every so often. And they’re still struggling with finding things for Lafayette to do.
    Also I really liked Bill in this episode and it’s been a looong time since I’ve been able to say that. It was kind of nice. Except for the little intimidation game he was pulling at the Bellefleurs’. Sookie’s reaction to him day-walking was hilarious though.

  • Melynda

    I agree about Alcide and ‘his pack.’ The werewolves are all hot-headed psychos.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    I want Robert Patrick to do MORE! It’s killing me.

  • Anonymous

    After Nora’s death, Eric needs to become a Daywalker, and go on the warpath against the LAVPF(sic?)…. They sound like they deserve it as does the blonde in the prison/research facility/True Blood Factory they escaped from…

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I think I’m mostly fascinated because I can’t tell what part of his face is makeup and prosthetic and what part is Robert Patrick, but yesss.

  • Anonymous

    I thought you gave this show up!

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    *whines* You sound like my wife. I HAVE…but I still check in. I skip through the episode, see who dies, see how each ending reveals a little more of the obvious and stupid plot. I can’t sit through the conversations, neither Eric nor Bill entertain me in the slightest and, frankly, Sookie having any interest in ANY of the men in this series anymore is enough to make blood shoot out my ears. So, I watch 1-2 minutes. Yes. BUT I COULD QUIT ANY TIME I WANT TO.

  • Anonymous

    I loved it. Minus the werewolf bit. Its just forced. Without any of the main characters I just don’t care. And Sam just needs to finally be back home and run his damn bar. Seriously. When was the last time he was actually there? (like not sneaking in but actually there?)

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    You reminded me this thread exists and now, out of context, I will also add that I realize that they’re drawing in an “adult” audience by flashing as much skin as they can, but with the amount of nudity present in the active lifestyles of the werewolves, the merkin to dong ratio is horribly skewed. Even Spartacus got that part right.