Rambling TV: True Blood recap

Oh man, it's been a long time since I've been able to say I loved an episode of True Blood. But I can say that about tonight's. There were so many great lines, familiar faces, and interesting flashbacks. I'm going to jump around a bit in my recap to summarize, but I'll leave the main point at the end. As always, click the gifs to be redirected to their makers.




The episode opens up with a series of calls. Sookie calls Alcide's father to tell him he's passed. "He loved the fuck out of you" Jackson tells her. Jason calls Hoyt to tell him about his mom, and clearly still struggles with Jessica glamouring him in season 5. 

Sookie checks in with Arlene's kids, Kobe and Lisa (holy crap, they've grown up!) and uses her mind reading to help Holly remember where she came from. They narrow down Fangtasia. Sam and Jason now know Kevin is dead from Holly's memories, so they go to tell his wife Rosie. This is going to seriously bite them in the ass later.

We were treated to a series of flashback of Pam and Eric in this episode. Eric tells the pilot of the private jet they are flying to go to Shreveport to get Willa, and we find out how they ended up there in the first place. Turns out, Fangtasia wasn't always a bar. It was a video store and the Magister forced them to own it in 1986. They also mention there's a secret tunnel underneath it. Flash foward to 1996, we see them meeting bar maid Ginger, who was then just a vampire film fan in college. She sees Eric for the first time, in a complete 90's slow mo scene, cheesy music bad hair and all, and immediately asks for a job application. Then we jump to 2006, where Ginger brings Eric's famous throne chair to the store, and pitches the entire idea of Fangtasia to Pam, who glamours her into thinking it was all Pam's idea. As she's telling Eric this story, their exchange goes:

Eric: "You bitch."
Pam: "I know. You still love me, right?"
Eric: "Always"

Me: *FEELS*

Back at Bill's house, Jessica and James fight about her not eating. Turns out she hasn't fed in over 2 months. Bill is staging an intervention for her when Sookie comes in. She offers to talk to Jess. (Sookie is playing therapist in this episode) and basically tells her to shut the fuck up and eat. Jess said she will, but she won't drink Sookie's blood. Queue them calling Lafayette's sassy ass in to feed Jess. "Step aside, Hookah" he tells James. Sookie also lets Bill feed from her while I roll my eyes.

While Bill, Sookie, Jason, Violet, James, Jess, Sam, etc are meeting at his house, discussing vampires they can call to help them take Fangtasia, the doorbell rings. It's Eric: "Pam tells me you wrote a book in which you claim not to be an asshole anymore?" Bill see's Eric's Hep V veins and legitimately looks sad about it.

Sookie runs to hug Eric immediately, and when she notices his veins, they go to talk privately. Pam isn't pleased. She hates Sookie and her precious fairy vagina. Eric tells Sookie how he traveled the world, how an avalanche saved him from burning alive. (and took out an entire ski village in the process) He asks her what kind of trouble she's gotten herself in as she begs "don't die on me." Alcide who?


playing with her hair? awww

Eric and Pam are going to help Sookie's group get into Fangtasia through said tunnel the Magister mentioned in the flashback. Eric also summons Willa who's PISSED at him for leaving her. 

Sam shifts into a rat and gets into Fangtasia's basement. I forgot Arlene doesn't know Sam's a shifter. She freaks at the sight of him. "Please don't turn into a rat again..oh god. He did."

Eric is trying to bust down a wall out back, but is too weak to do so. Bill does it instead, and I'm instantly pissed because Bill should never be shown to be stronger than Eric. I don't care if he's sick.



Arlene is taken upstairs and nearly drained by the time they all make it in. Remember how I mentioned Sam and Jason talking to Rosie earlier? Well, she told them about their plan to go to Fangtasia, so now the anti vamp mob is on their way to fuck everything up. All hells breaks lose, a lot of vampires die. Bill finally kills that asshole mayor guy who's name I'm too lazy to look up. Eric goes to find a healthy vampire to feed Arlene, she's seeing Terry since she's so close to death, but he tells her to stay. She and Sookie hug as Eric watches on. Jason goes "Jesus Christ, that was intense."








12 comments:

  1. I saw a gifset of Eric hugging Sookie and the look on Bill's face was so funny. Eric's scenes seem fun but that 90's look is so bad! :)

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    1. Eric and Sookie just have so much chemistry! That 90's look was awful, but the slow mo entrance and the Garbage song playing was perfect.

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  2. Great recap! This episode definitely felt like a step up, and I loved all of the cameos. I hope past characters will keep turning up, it'll be good to see more familiar faces before it ends for good.

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    1. I hope so as well. Mostly Godric, he's who I'm holding out for the most.

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    2. YES! I love Godric, more Eric/Godric flashbacks are a must.

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    3. YES! And they can leave Nora out of them, because her character is pointless. lol

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    1. Oh no, I don't want Sookie and Bill to end up together! If Fairy blood cures Eric, and he lives happily ever after with Sookie, I'll be happy.

      I felt bad for Ginger too, but I'm glad they included her and that they made Fangtasia her idea.

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    3. She looked like she was in the preview for next week's episode. She had her same hair do, so it might not be a flashback.

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  4. LOVED this episode too! It kind of made me angry after because WHY haven't there been more episodes like this in the past few seasons?! I just hope they keep it up until the finale, that would make everything okay for me.

    Ginger, Pam and Eric are the best, those flashbacks were a precious thing.

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    1. I agree. If only they could've put more effort into their other post season 4 episodes! It's frustrating. I hope they keep this up until the finale too.

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.