Last night on “True Blood’s” latest episode “The Sun,” Sookie went against her better judgment (again), Jason found out who the mystery man really is, and Eric had a run-in with the Governor. Oh, and some stuff happened to Sam, Alcide, and most importantly, Bill. What were the best and worst moments; well, read on to find out!
Warning: This recap contains spoilers.
An angry Arlene (Carrie Preston) calls Sookie (Anna Paquin) because she didn’t show up to work yet again. Sookie gets up and is on her way, but wouldn’t you know it, there’s a guy named Ben (Rob Kazinsky) who is hurt off of the side of the road. Sookie tries to ignore him, but after finding out he is also a Halfling, she takes him to her house. Now, I realize a lot of people might not like the idea of Sookie having yet another love interest, but this one might just work, if only because they have so much in common. But if the show stays true to its nature, there will be some skeletons lingering in his closet.
My Grandpa is Kind of Like an Intergalactic Bounty Hunter (or not)
Jason (Ryan Kwanten) believes the guy who picked him up on the side of the road is the deadly Warlow, but it turns out to be his long, lost fairy grandpa Niall (Rutger Hauer.) Gramps has come to Bon Temps to test Jason and Sookie, which Jason naturally fails (though his grandfather should have known he hated tests.) They go to Sookies house and discover Warlow has escaped the dimension that he was trapped in, and will now be coming for Sookie. Niall claims to have a way for Sookie to defeat Warlow, but she can only use it once, which means she will no longer be a fairy.
Jason always does well when he is put in a buddy cop type situation, and paired with Niall, he did not disappoint one bit. I also liked how he wasn’t really done with Sookie like he had said earlier, and is still stepping up to protect her.
Are You There Bill? It’s Me, Jessica
Bill (Stephen Moyer) starts having visions of hate crimes being done against vampires, which quickly sends him into a deep trance. Jessica (Debra Ann Woll) is worried and brings him something to feed on, but he ends up doing some weird bone breaking move (in a truly freaky moment) and sucks out all of her blood right out of her mouth. It turns out Bill has gone to see Lilith, who informs him that he’s got some work to do. I’m still very curious to find out if Bill is a good vamp or a bad vamp, but at least we know that he isn’t a God, just a really super-sized being. I found Jessica’s prayer to him a bit jarring, but it still left a powerful mark.
Sorry, I’ve Got Contacts Now
Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) pushes Nora (Lucy Griffiths) to look at the Vampire Bible one more time, while he decides to pay Governor Burrell a visit to get more information on the bullet that nearly fried Tara. He waits outside of the mansion for his chance, which comes in the form of a guy wanting to talk to Burrell about Whooping Cranes. In what was hands down the best part of the episode, Eric nerds himself up and plays nice, but once he steps out of character to try and glamor the Gov, he gets a rude awakening. The Governor has special contacts on that protect him. Ever the resourceful vamp, Eric flies to the window of the Governor’s daughter after she has removed hers.
Sam (Sam Trammel) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) got into a fight over Emma, which wasn’t that interesting. The only good part about that was seeing Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) play dress up. Oh, and some civil rights group wants Sam to come out as a shifter, though the fact that they were spying on Sam and Alcide makes me think they are also up to no good.
What did you think of “The Sun”?
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