Jason’s still tied to the bed and full of bite-marks. Apparently, the panthers want to recreate their creation myth and are trying to make him into a new Ghost Daddy, and now that he’s been gnawed on some, all the ladies in the camp are going to bonk him until they’re preggers with someone who isn’t already twice-related to them. Crystal is still a loon.
Andy continues to struggle with his addiction.
Sookie doesn’t take much convincing to take amnesiac!Eric in. He remember what he is, but not who, so now he has to figure out who he’s going to be, and he’s already fun. That spell that not-Marnie hit him with was targeted and surgical, and that makes it more creepy. She contacts Pam, and Pam is convinced that Bill wants Eric dead, so she strongarms Sookie into hiding him. Eric, meanwhile, is adorable.
Sookie goes to see Alcide, hoping to get him to take Eric, but he’s back with Debbie Pelt who is clean and sober, and Sook thinks Eric would be too much of a temptation to her.
Portia convinces Bill to go physical in their relationship, and she says she’s fine with it only being physical.
Pam gives the witchy gang 24 hours to bring Marnie to her or she’ll kill them, and they don’t know that Eric has no memory, so they don’t realize that he’s no threat to them, and there’s much freaking out that doesn’t need to happen.
Marnie is getting crazy about reattracting the spirit that blanked Eric, and starts doing blood rituals and begging.
Jessica ‘fesses up to Hoyt, who takes it badly, and she glamors him into forgetting about it. Meanwhile, that creepy doll keeps coming back to their house after they both got rid of it, and Jessica thinks it’s a good idea to pawn it off on an already dodgy baby. Doom Baby squared.
Tommy wants to screw Maxine out of her land’s natural gas rights. He wants Sam to help him do it and Sam basically tells him to shove off.
Eric wanders off and turns up again when Claudine tries to get Sookie back to Fairy Land. Sookie wants to know how she’s here if the portal is closed and how she can protect her if they’re ‘harvesting’ mortals, but Eric chomps her before she can answer and she shrivels up. He’s adorable again.
Jason’s storyline is downright disturbing. Something between Deliverance or The Hills Have Eyes and a dirty movie–it’s sort of filmed like a weird fantasy-fulfilment, and the feel of it is super-slimy. It’s Jason-torture for the sake of torture, and that’s gross. Also, why does this show always go just a little too far in the third episode (or there abouts) of every season?
On the other hand, amnesiac!Eric is the cutest thing this show has seen in it’s entire run. He’s sweet, cheeky, and the fact that he’s so big and yet so youthful is adorable. He’s winning Sookie over almost as fast as he won this reviewer over.
Everything Eric, but epsecially when he tossed Pam asside and made her be nice to Sookie, and his kid-with-a-stolen-cookie reaction to having eaten Sookie’s fairy godmother.
Sookie is almost not a bratty brat-face for most of the episode.
The return of Alcide!
Tommy and the natural gas rights–what does this have to do with anything? There’s already far too much going on, and that doesn’t matter unless they’re going to use the natural gas to blow the whole place up at the end of the season.
Jason’s gross storyline.
None, but threats.
Last week’s 15 + Alcide / Debbie, Pam’s ultamatum / witchy gang, Marnie’s spirit-wooing, Portia, the natural gas thing, Jessica’s lies / guilt = 21ish. This will need an infographic soon.
None, but a spook-flash of the spirit who took over Marnie.
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