So, at the end of last season:
Sookie broke up with Bill, ran into the graveyard all distraught-like, and was convinced by her faery godmother to disappear into fairyland.
Jason decided to care for the people of Hot Shot, who apparently are not capable of taking care of themselves.
Tara got the fuck out of Bon Temps.
Lafayette hooked up with Jesus.
Jessica and Hoyt stopped acting like children and moved in together.
Bill and Queen Sophie Ann prepared to face off.
Sam fired a shot at his wayward brother Tommy.
I think that's all of the majors...
Oh. And Arlene's having a demon baby (or so she thinks).
|Jason thrown in with Pam and Jess? Hmm.|
Upon returning home, Sookie discovers that she's been gone for over a year, and Jason sold the house that her Gran left her. I don't get why she's all, "I can't believe you gave up on me" to Jason. She was gone for a year, and she was mixed up with a bunch of creatures that are known for killing humans before she disappeared without taking any of her personal belongings. After months of searching for her, it was pretty reasonable for him to assume that she was dead. I also find it interesting, upon re-watch, that Eric feeds into her narcissism by telling her that he never gave up on her, when all of her friends and loved ones did. Keep in mind, to a 1,000 year old vampire one year is not that much time, especially if he has knowledge of the fae world that younger vampires like Bill might not.
Sheriff Andy is a V addict. This can't be good.
Jesus is pushing Laffayette deeper and deeper into magic, now taking him to the meeting of a coven (although he says they're not a coven, they appear to be a group of people who gather to practice magic, which I believe is a coven). Lafayette, to say the least, is skeptical, and spooked when Marnie, the head witch, channels his dead vampire lover Eddie.
Arlene's baby pulls the head off of dolls, therefore is a future serial killer.
Tara is cage fighting in New Orleans. Wow, her body is what I'd like mine to be, but I'd order mine with hips. Are there cage fighting clubs here? I would like to go to there.
Jessica and Hoyt are having a fight about why Jessica, who does not eat food anymore, never has a hot plate of food ready for him when he gets home from work. Really Hoyt? She does not eat food. Why would she want to cook it?
Pam is a cynical bitch who cannot hide her contempt for humans. We have something in common. Eric, however, is very good at playing the media game. "Who would you rather trust, a vampire, or a politician?" Touche, blond viking. Touche.
Bill, surprisingly, is also very ... appealing, when he's not mooning over Sookie and has a taste of power.
|Tara looks ridiculously beautiful in this poster.|
Sookie's looking to go back to work at Merlotte's. Why does Sam keep rehiring her? She disappears whenever the fuck she feels like it, often without letting him know, and she still has a job? He has every right to be "prickly" Sookie, you've come back all perky and chirping about "super secret vampire business" and expecting everyone to treat you like they didn't mourn you and the tragedy that is your mostly dead family for a year. I had to laugh when Terry said that they were going to name the baby after Sookie, but then it ended up being a boy, and there's no boy version of the name Sookie. There's not a girl version of the name Sookie, either. It's an absolutely hideous name, and I have cringed inwardly every time I typed it for this post.
Sheriff Andy is a V addict.
Tommy is under Hoyt's momma's care now... Sam shot his brother in the leg? Goddamn that's fucked up. I liked their little exchange though. Sam: "How's that physical therapy I'm paying for?" Tommy: "Could use a couple more months. How's that anger management class?" Sam: "Might need to go more often."
Sexy time with Tara and Naomi. When are we going to see Lafayette and Jesus bump and grind? Tara is apparently Toni from Atlanta to Naomi. And a text from Lafayette to Tara saying that Sookie is alive turns into a text from her Dad saying that her grandmother died. This relationship will never work if Tara still thinks that where she came from and the things that she's been through define who she is. Who she's become, considering her past, just makes her more amazing.
Jessica is tempted by a sack of blood other then Hoyt at Fangtasia. Pam's hip to waist ratio is fantastic. I loved her laughing at the ridiculousness of a baby vampire living monogamously with a human. You can't fight your nature, Jess. You've been eating the same meal every night for a year, you might need to try someone new.
When I first watched this episode, I thought that Sam's "anger management" involved dinner and a drunken orgy. Instead, it's dinner and drunken shape-shifting. I'm not sure which is better.
Jason is taking care of the people of Hot Shot. I don't understand how they can't feed themselves. Poor country folk like them would have figured out how to feed themselves ages ago. The depiction of the Hot Shot people bothers me. They are just an aggregation of very single "white trash" stereotype ever, from the dirtyness, to the incest, to the poor eating habits, etc. Are we to believe that all were-panthers are inbred freaks? They repay his generosity by knocking him into an ice chest. So, they're not even good people, either. Why do you not like poor people, True Blood?
A celebration of the life of Marnie's parrot turns into raising it from the dead. This only works when Lafayette joins the circle, which makes me think that he's much more powerful then even Marnie. One of the mousy witches is a spy for King(!) Bill, which I'm sure doesn't spell good things for the coven.
|Sookie is apparently a hot piece of meat to|
be claimed by the man who out-hunks them all.