This episode is all about love turning to HATE! Jessica bears the brunt of it, with both Jason and Hoyt turning on her. The human race in general gets some too, with relatively gentle vamps like Bill and Eric going wackadoo. Lettie Mae breaks the last straw for any semblance of relationship between her and Tara. Martha learns the truth about the shittiness that is JD. And Scary Mexican Grandpa’s Perma-Pregnant wife turns on him. Let’s get to it!
Last week, the Guardian’s fate was up in the air. Russell stabbed him, and we saw a weird zombie face. This week, between weird blinking emergency lights and alarms and night vision goggles, we see a pile of Roman-goo. So I guess that was the end of that. What the eff was the point of Roman? Is he coming back? His character really didn’t contribute much of anything. I don’t think anyone was too attached to him, so the mutiny didn’t really have the effect that I think was intended. I didn’t watch Law & Order or whatever show that actor is from, so I’m just like… whatevs.
Anyway, Russell takes advantage of the emergency sitch to tackle Eric and string him up to column – until some vamp storm troopers come in and net him. Mkkkk?
It seems that Nora and Salome have staged a little coup. Predictable much? They meet with Bill and Eric to discuss, you know, stuff. Whether the boys will die. Slightly less predictable is that they are bringing Russell into the family; Salome was the one who released him from the concrete. He pops out behind the curtain – he just wanted to make an entrance, guys!
After the boys put their fangs away, Russell tries to make peace. Eric killed Russel’s bf Talbot (who I LOVED!), Russel killed Eric’s whole family; so “bygones! It’s olive branch time!” Eric’s not really that hot on the idea, and Bill is still a little mainstreaming nerd. Still, it seems the other option besides surrender is death. So, there’s that.
So, why did the girls bring Russell back? Still unclear. To kill, Roman, I guess. Why didn’t Salome do it herself? Cause the Guardian’s blood is sacred, and only he can choose when to die. So… how did Russell kill him? Unclear.
Anyhoo, it’s a time for a ceremony. Before it begins, Russell needs to be granted forgiveness for staking the Guardian. It’s not technically allowed, but since the Guardian abandoned the true evil path of eating humans, two wrongs make a right or something. Russell’s turned a corner – he loves Lilith now!
To celebrate the new Authority leadership, Salome and Nora are going to treat the whole group to the blood of Lilith- which apparently is literal, not metaphorical. (The whole group minus Techie Girl… where is Techie Vamp?? She’s my favorite!)
When Intellectual Chancellor disagrees with the blood offering, Russell chops off his head. Everyone else agrees pretty quickly!
“It’s vampire blood. We’re vampires. It’s not gonna do anything.” – Eric