“True Blood” is back and I can’t be happier! The big question going into this season was what would happen to Tara. We got the answer fairly quickly when Lafayette convinced Sookie to bury her with Pam and turn her. However given she was missing half her brain, there was no telling what might happened. At the very end, Pam dug her way out. However it appeared Tara was a goner. At that moment I really thought they were going to make her return as a ghost, an idea I really hated. Suddenly she jumped out of the ground and attacked Sookie! Holy crap that scene was insane! In the previews it seems that Tara is nothing more than a drone. Is she a brainless vampire who can’t think? Can she even talk? I can’t imagine Tara not opening her mouth and having wise cracks coming out.
Pam completely stole the show with all her lines, most fairly dirty such as “f*cktarded” and Sookie and her super-sn@tch. I love Pam! I do, however, wonder how she’ll collect on what Sookie owes her. Be afraid Sookie!
Bill and Eric got themselves taken prisoner by The Authority while trying to leave after killing Nan. However one of them was Eric’s little sister and former lover, who helped them escape. They were only siblings as Godrich made them both. It was really more of a “Flowers in the Attic” type of sibling relationship. All I could think was that Eric sure got over his love for Sookie fast! It doesn’t seem like they get very far before they are caught again though.
Alcide came to see Sookie and warn her that Russell was still alive, and now free. He wanted to protect her, but she feared him finding out what she did to Debbie. Lafayette insisted Alcide just leave them alone and go, which he did. Meanwhile Sam protected Alcide, Luna and her daughter from Marcus’ pack, which included his mother. She wanted to know what happened, and when Sam claimed he killed Marcus, where the body was. Sam agreed to take them to the body to save them from harming Luna and her daughter. However Alcide showed up and claimed he killed Marcus, which seems to have split the pack. Some believe he is the new Alpha Male, whereas Marcus’ mother and others refuse to bow to him. They then began eating Marcus’ dead body. YUCK! Was it just me, or did his corpse look like he’d been dead for a while now when they dug it up? Nasty! Alcide needs to find a better pack, one that isn’t full of . . . well so many trashy members.
Jason got a visit from vampire Reverend Steve Newlander, who claims he was turned as punishment. We don’t know who his maker is, he wouldn’t say. Steve came out of the closet as a gay vampire, saying thats where his anger toward Jason was all this time. He wasn’t mad that Jason slept with his wife . . . he was mad his wife got to sleep with Jason! Jessica came to Jason’s rescue, but later cast him aside as her vampire horniness seems to be taking over. Poor Jason! First crazy Crystal, now Steve! I hope they get back to the whole were-panther storyline at some point this season.
Finally Teri’s old marine captain revealed that just like Teri, several of the men in their unit had suffered house fires. He thinks it is related to something that happened in Iraq . . . Teri says this fire wasn’t, and basically sent the guy on his way. Hmmm, what happened in Iraq?
Some other questions I was pondering during, or by the end of the episode . . .
Pam said to Sookie and Lafeyette “I’ve done this before” when they were getting ready to make Tara. Was she speaking of her own making? Because last season Eric told Pam that it was time for her to become a maker. Maybe she made Steve?
Jesus’ body has gone missing. Where is he? Is he a zombie now?
Andy and Crystal finally hooked up, only to be found by her kids. Yuck! What about Andy’s little romp with the fairy in the woods? I hope that will be addressed at some point.