by Billie Doux
This one just may have been about fate. Do you think?
Our favorite vampires are destined to die in the cylindrical room of death. Except that Eric is coming to the rescue after cleverly drinking enough of Adilyn Bellefleur to get into the fairy realm and drain Warlow. (I think of that place in the cemetery as the fairy anteroom.)
Warlow used his leverage to blackmail Sookie into becoming his fairy vampire bride because he thinks they're fated to be together. Sookie was buying into it, too. I sort of bought in to Sookie's change of heart. She considered giving up her light and being human (maybe if Sam hadn't been previously occupied, she might have gone that way) but finally decided to reject her parents completely and go in a non-human direction.
Personally, I really, really don't want Sookie to become a fairy vampire and I don't think she's fated to become one, mostly because the whole hybrid thing strikes me as sort of silly, and because Sookie's humanity is pretty much the emotional basis of the book series. And I still think Warlow has ulterior motives. Or was lying to Sookie. Or both. I bet she was thinking of that when she was in the bathroom remembering that scary thing she saw. That *was* supposed to be Warlow, wasn't it? And Sookie called Bill a "motherfucking monster". Doesn't sound like she really wants to be anything like him, does it?
We got a Bill versus Eric scene -- and even though Bill came out the victor in a physical sense, Eric came out ahead in the responsibility and emotion department. I'm only sorry that we still haven't gotten anything substantial in the Sookie/Eric department for two freaking seasons. I thought, for just a second or two, that we might finally get something tonight. But no; it's like Eric doesn't care about Sookie at all. And Sookie didn't even seem to care about the fate of Eric and his vampire family. Did I just imagine season four?
Ah, Sarah Newlin. What a wicked web we weave. But murder by stiletto? Really? And the feeding frenzy beneath made me think of Shark Week. Sarah Newlin really needs to become a vampire, doesn't she? Look at what it did for her ex. (I knew the moment James told Steve not to drink the TruBlood that it was a mistake.)
And poor Jason. Victimized by Sarah Newlin, and now he's become the plaything of a type 1 vampire named Violet. I still feel a bit sad that Jessica and James were writhing in passion while Jason was thrown to the wolves. Or more appropriately, sharks.
The were/shifter part of the show was a bit more compelling this week. Sam cleaning out Terry's locker was touching. And Alcide has thankfully left the Pack, and shown up to tell Sam where Nicole and her mother were. It looked like Sam was about to offer Alcide a job. If they just wrote out the Pack stuff, I'm glad. But I wish it didn't feel like they just wrote Terry Bellefleur out and replaced him with a more popular character.
And come on. Nicole is pregnant with Sam's pup? We just freaking met her! Sam just freaking met her! Luna just died, like, five minutes ago! Talk about writing someone out and replacing them?
The funeral parlor scene was enjoyable. I wanted Arlene to put her foot down and give Terry the funeral he would have wanted, and she did. I liked that Holly backed her up, too. And that Arlene didn't give up the insurance money. Although I'm having a hard time picturing Arlene as a rich woman.
Bits and pieces:
-- Courtney Ford returned as Portia Bellefleur. Mrs. Bellefleur was recast, though. I don't remember her on "Who's the Boss".
-- Nicole's mother called Sam the "silver fox". No, he's usually a dog.
-- Rikki and two other female weres trying to take over the Pack was reminiscent of a plot in one of the books.
-- When Eric glamoured Holly's sons, he said he was sorry to take away the one's memory of taking Adilyn's shirt off. That was rather sweet.
-- At one point, Sookie wearing an angel tee shirt that I remember from a couple of seasons ago. It was a nice reminder of how human she used to be.
-- Sookie told Sam that part of her had always thought they'd wind up together. Gee, I wonder where that came from?
-- Adilyn needs to take how to conceal that you're mind-reading lessons from Sookie.
Eric: "Are you taking me for a ride with your mind, Bill?"
Sookie: "Fucking eternity? Couldn't he just ask me to go to the movies with him next week? It's like all men are incapable of just wanting to date me."
Jessica: "Did you just have sex with him?"
Pam: "I did."
Jessica: "How was it?"
Pam: "Oozy, but productive.
Sookie: "Death is just a fucking pit stop on a road that keeps on going with no end in sight."
No, she's not depressed.
Maybe not as enjoyable as last week's, and of course I'm speaking only for myself, but not bad at all,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.