Welcome back Truebies! Last week Vampire Bill was in a heck of a lot of trouble during the Tolerance Festival, Tara still remained trapped back at the Moon Goddess Emporium, and Tommy hung on to dear life after quite a beating from Marcus and the pack. Did they all end up ok? Read on to find out.
Last Week’s Biggest Cliffhanger
The festival is becoming a bigger bloodbath as each moment passes, with Eric and the rest of the Vamp Zombies going still setting their sites on King Bill and taking out anyone who gets in their way. Nan and Bill hold them off the best they could (and it looked like Nan got someone with a pencil), but in the end it was Sookie to the rescue with her “lightening hands,” as Nan later refers to them. Not only does she breaks the hold Marnie/Antonia has over Eric, but she even gets his memory back. Thank goodness. I’ve loved the storyline, especially Alexander Skarsgard’s performance, but I am glad it ended and we will now have our bad boy vamp back in top form. At least I hope we will.
Later at Bill’s, Eric confesses his love for Sookie and does not see why anything has to change. She, however, is not so sure. It’s not that she doesn’t love Eric, but when he was about to kill Bill, all Sookie could think about is how horrible the world would be without him. Sookie confesses that she loves them both, but Eric really can’t comprehend that concept.
Back to vampire politics, and Nan has about had it with Bill, but he stands up to her and declares that everything that has happened was because of her incompetence. With or without her approval, Bill and his gang (Eric, Jess, Pam) are going to go and attack Antonia/Marnie at her shop, blowing it to high heaven. Sookie hates that plan, especially with Tara and the others still trapped inside. But Bill has made up his mind, and will stop at nothing to make sure the necromancer is brought to justice.
Speaking of which….
Looks like we were wrong about Marnie/Antonia. Okay I was, but I admit it. All this time it seemed like Antonia was running the show, but it’s actually been Marnie the whole time. Nice twist Alan Ball. After looking around at the carnage she caused at the festival, Antonia wants to end their bond. She did not want any this, especially since she is truly a healer by nature. But Marnie convinces Antonia that the people she healed turned their backs on her when she was burned at the stake, and didn’t even try to put up a fight. That gets Antonia back into Marnie’s mouth, where they will continue their fight against the vampires.
Tommy is hurt bad, but he doesn’t want to go to the hospital. He only wants to go home, which as he tells Alcide, is back at Merlottes. Same meets Alcide and Tommy in the parking lot and offers to get some vampire blood, but Tommy refuses. As Alcide puts it, he has chosen his time to be now. Despite everything they have gone through, Sam still feels he could have been a better brother to Tommy, and blames himself for the way things turned out. At least he gets to say goodbye, even though he didn’t quite convince Tommy that a heaven exists.
Recently I have felt that Tommy had become more interesting, so I’m a little disappointed by his death. However, it really didn’t affect me the way that it was probably meant to, but that might be because we were never truly allowed to get to know the character very well. In fact, I think I had more of a reaction to Mavis going to heaven last week than with Tommy’s last breath. But I will say this, even though he was brutally beaten, his death was actually a very quiet moment between brothers, and is a welcome contrast to the awful way some of the past characters have left to the other side.
It isn’t over yet, as Sam and Alcide go over to Marcus’ garage looking for a little revenge. They won’t find him there though, since he is too busy trying to woo Debbie. Looks like Sam might not be the only one to go after Marcus once Alcide finds out.
Jason and Jessica
Their hookup was one hot blooded scene, however we knew the sparks wouldn’t last. Jason is feeling some heavy guilt, which seems to anger our favorite baby vamp. But what really pushes her over the edge is Jason’s request to be glamored. Sure, it will make him feel better, but what about her needs? She’ll always have to live with it, and it’s not fair that he wouldn’t. In a bit of rage, Jess bails out on Jason in search of someone to eat.
Hoyt shows up at Jason’s door, and Jason lets him in despite the guilt. Later at Sookie’s, he admits that although he feels bad, he is starting to really get annoyed by Hoyt (not to mention the fact that Hoyt drank all his beer and passed out on the couch, save for a few gassy emissions.) She agrees to let Jason stay, but only if he will help free Tara and the rest.
Lafayette and Jesus
Jason and Sookie go to Lafayette, who naturally worries about his only cousin being trapped against her will. Jesus has an idea: He’ll go in and try to get to Marnie so that they can push Antonia out. It is very risky, but Jesus feels that he can do it.
At the shop, Sookie searches for Tara, and finds her thinking about getting Marnie into a cage and beating the you-know-what out of her. I do hope she gets her chance. Anyways, Jesus tries to approach the shop, but it is blocked by a protection spell. Antonia goes outside to investigate, and agrees to let Jesus in if he can make it through the wall of energy. He does with the help of some demon (or a latin thing, as Lala calls it) and requests to speak with Marnie. Boy does he get the shock of his life when he realizes Marnie is not being held against her will at all and actually wants all of the blood bath to happen.
With Marnie/Antonia distracted, Holly and Tara are able to cast a spell that briefly lets them out. Before you can scream “too easy,” Antonia/Marine catches them along with Sookie and transports them somewhere. To where? I’m not sure, because Bill and the rest of the crew have arrived, complete with a black van and bazooka.
Terry and Andy
I haven’t been a fan of the Andy storyline this season, but even I’ll admit that the conclusion of it played out very well, with heavy doses of emotion and sweetness all rolled up into one. Terry is tired of Andy’s pity party, and takes him to their childhood fort to work out his issues, but somehow it turns into a very emotional release for both of them. They argue, shoot some cans and even rumble in the dirt, but in the end, they are still family, and it seems that their bond is stronger than ever now.
Wow, I really didn’t expect so many storylines to get such nice little closures, especially with two episodes left before the end of the season. My favorite parts involved Debra Ann Woll as Jessica, who is nailing the heartbroken teenager down to perfection. Overall, I liked the episode as a whole, and am optimistic that this season will truly end with a bang.
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