Bwahh! Why do I always pick the shows with a bajillion plot lines going on? Oh yes, I pick shows based on male nudity percentage, not ease-of-recap. Well, I certainly got enough man parts this week, so I guess all is forgiven. Anyway.
Whew! There’s a lot of seemingly unrelated plot lines. How do these different species tie together? As for werewolves, Alcide doesn’t want to be pack leader; Debbie and Marcus are dead, and Luna’s daughter is a werewolf. In vamp land, Pam misses Eric, Tara’s a vampire (the most exciting development in my opinion), Russell Edgington is back (another exciting development), Steve Newlin’s a gay vamp, Jason and Jessica are just friends… That’s not including the complicated Authority politics. On the human front, Terry is increasingly crazy, and we have no idea why. And this week, the faery powers check back in. Let’s see if any loose ends are tied up this week.
Tara & PAM!!!!
We pick upon Tara, who has just escaped Sookie’s house. Unfortunately, Sookie’s little silver spray trick backfired, and just pissed off Tara even more. (What was even the point of that?? Did she think it would stop Tara??) Luckily, Tara’s got her brand new heal-y powers – and some way kicked up senses to boot.
it’s like tripping, for eternity!
She can see little possums in trees with her sweet night vision, and all the stars in the milky way, and she can smell a possible victim, who’s having car trouble. She can even hear her blood pumping. Despite the girl’s claims that she’s all for vampire rights, Tara grabs her and pins her down to the car.
After the credits, Tara glimpses herself in the car reflection, and backs off, apologizing. I guess she isn’t as hardcore as Jessica taking down all those truck drivers. Tara still hasn’t popped her murder cherry.
Sookie stomps into Fangtasia for help with Tara; she wants Pam to summon her. Pam is distracted doing lightning fast vamp texting, though – she’s still looking for the missing Eric. Anyway, Sookie hasn’t held up her end of the deal and found Eric or made him forgive Pam. When Pam tells her to fuck off, Sookie blasts her with her faery light. Hmm, haven’t seen that in awhile. Relevance?
still got it!
Pam has one of her endless great lines, as her Fangtasia patrons stare: “Go back to dry humping each other and buying my overpriced drinks or get the fuck out!”
Sam, meanwhile, sniffs out (literally) Tara, who’s in the woods behind Merlotte’s. He finds her crying blood, suffering in her hunger. She’s downing True Bloods like crazy, cleaning out Sam’s whole stock, and then he puts her to bed in the walk-in freezer.
The next morning, Sookie wakes up a sleeping Sam in his office to ask about Tara. He tries to conceal his thoughts – “Look at her boobs.. think about anything but the walk-in.. damn damn!” Now Sookie knows where Tara is, and Sam has figured out Sookie’s role in the turning. He’s surprisingly sympathetic, though, wondering if he should have saved Tommy the same way. (THAT would have been a fun vampire.) “It may not be the kind of life she had in mind, but it’s up to her now what she wants to do with it.”
OOOH more Pam flashbacks! Yay! My favorite part, and so reminiscent of “Fool for Love” for all you Buffy fans out there. Eric’s visiting Pam’s brothel, and she’s showing off her goods. But he’s not there for the ladies, he’s there for PAM! Not to bone, though – to show her who’s been killing her girls. Bill and Lorena. That’s right, it’s the newly minted Bill, and he’s super sassy.
i would take angel and drusilla any day. just saying.
Adorable first confrontation, with Eric all suave and human-saving and Bill all blood hungry. Awesome. Eric gives them a good talking to, and Lorena promises to keep Bill in line. And then… Eric and Pam get down to business aka BOOONE! I’ve been waiting so long!