This week’s episode proved to be more than a turning point, it’s a new world order. We saw the end of two story lines and the beginning of others. Terry finally resolved his issues from Iraq and the Supernatural haters were exposed. For me, this is good because I am hoping they’ll focus on the vampires in the last three episodes as that story line intrigues me the most. Has Bill truly become a Sanguinista? Could Eric be killed by him? The Tru Blood factories are being destroyed, people are panicking, what else? Below are a few random thoughts about this episode.
Pig Farm – Who’s the Dragon?
Jason is determined to find out where Hoyt is especially after Jessica tells him, its her fault that he is kidnapped. Andy and Jason find out that who the Dragon is when they see a video on the web site of the vampire haters who are in the process of watching a vampire burn up in the sunlight. Andy notices the boots that one of them is wearing; they are the very same boots that were given to Bud Dearborn when he retired as Sheriff. So, now they know it’s Bud, so they proceed to his house to find him. Luna and Sam are also on the case even though Andy banished them from the investigation. They decided that they would turn themselves into flies on the wall, and find out whatever Andy and Jason discover.
However, Sookie has beaten them all to to the scene when she goes to see Bud after she and Lafayette discover that Bud was the one who found Sookie’s parent’s bodies. Unfortunately for her, as she tries to read Bud’s mind, Sweetie Des Arts (Bud’s new gal) steps in and hits Sookie over the head with a frying pan. When we next see poor Sookie she is tied up in a pig barn where she finds Hoyt who is passed out and also tied up.
When Jason and Andy and the rest of the police force get to Bud’s, no one is there. Jason sees a photo of his second grade teacher on a shelf in Bud’s house and remembers that she used to have a Pig farm nearby. They race to the pig farm, but not before Sam and Luna.
Sam arrives at the pig farm first and finds Sookie and Hoyt both held prisoners and just about to be in big trouble. Sookie and Hoyt seem to be in for it as the pigs are led into the stall where they are presumably to either be eaten or trampled to death. Sam has turned himself into a pig in order to gain access and as he becomes human again he grabs Sookie taking her to safety and attacks Bud and the other Obamas. Sweetie Des Arts runs from the scene, but not before Luna appears as a wolf and runs after he catching her and beating her up. Jason and Andy arrive and help Sam and end up killing Bud and taking the others prisoner. We hope that Hoyt will be OK, but Jason seems very concerned that his friend might not make it.
Terry Puts an End to his Torment from Iraq
Terry is bound and determined to meet up with Patrick and have a fair fight to the end since we learned that one of them had to be sacrificed to satisfy the Ifrite. Arlene tries desparately to talk him out of it, but he persists and leaves. She goes to work at Merlotte’s and is captured there by Patrick who also wants a show down but intends to be the winner. Terry arrives and Patrick tells him to leave his weapons outside. Terry does as he bids and comes in to find Arlene being held hostage by Patrick. A struggle ensues, thanks to Arlene’s quickness, and Terry gets the upper hand. He hesistates killing Patrick even though Arlene urges him to pull the trigger. Then, the Iraqi women that Terry killed appears saying that it must be done. He kills Patrick and then the Ifrite comes in and swoops up Patrick’s body. Presumably now all is well and Terry has paid for his misdeed. I can’t say I’m too unhappy that this storyline is over, but I’m glad Terry and Arlene are OK.
The new crop of story lines yet to be solved.
Sookie’s Looks for the killer of her parents
Sookie calls Lafayette over to help her discover who the creepy, scary ghost is that threatened her in her bathroom. It looked like Warlow, the vampire that is supposed to have killed her parents, so she hopes that Lafayette can help her find out more and get him to go away. Instead of connecting to him, Lafayette manages to reach lots of other dead people (sort of like Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost), including Sookie’s grandmother. Gran tells him that under her bed are clues to the mystery.
Sookie and Lafayette find out from looking at the old photos and newspaper clippings found under Gran’s bed that Bud Dearborn was the one who found her parents and Sookie now thinks that she will be able to find out who this vampire is. Unfortunately, when Sookie goes to question Bud Dearborn, she finds out the other secret about him and almost loses her life. At the end of the episode, she is visited by Claude and two of his sisters and it looks like they will be trying to help her in future episodes to solve her Nancy Drew who killed my parents mystery.
Will Sookie find out what happened to her parents? Who are all those dead people that keep bothering Lafayette? How do the faeries come in to play, which I’m sure they do?
The Werewolves – Russell finds love and a new puppy
The only glimpse we get of Alcide this episode is when he is on his way to see his daddy and thinks about his youth. He arrives at his father’s trailer and tells him that he is no longer packmaster and has been abjured from the pack. His daddy says, “So, you’re now a lone wolf like me.” I think that Alcide might have a chance though to get back on top since the current packmaster is in for a lot of trouble by drinking the “V” that Russell provides.
Russell and Steve Newlin’s relationship seems to be getting closer and closer. We find out in this episode that JD’s been drinking Russell’s blood and his pack is now under Russell’s control. Russell brings Steve along with him as he comes to see the pack and as he gives blood to the weres, he notices the werepup (Emma) in her grandmother’s arms. Knowing that Steve has never had a pet before, he asks Martha to drink his blood and when she refuses he rips Emma from her arms and gives him to Steve as a gift.
Sam and Luna are on their way to pick up Emma now that they have settled things with the dragon lady and her followers, but they are in for a surprise when they get there and find that Emma has been taken by Russell. I am guessing that with Luna’s temper she won’t lie down and take it and will instead put her and Sam in harms way to find her daughter.
Is Emma the pup in danger? Will Alcide help the pack get out of Russell’s domination? What’s going to happen to the relationship between Steve and Russell? Will Steve be his new “Talbot?”
Has Bill Gone to the Dark Side?
The Authority have really gone bonkers as far as I’m concerned. I thought Steve Newlin was bad in Season 2 and Russell Edgington was bad in Season 3, but now with them together and in cahoots with Salome, there’s no end to the mayhem that will result. The Tru Blood factories are burning and soon there will be no holding back vampires from openly feeding on humans. I do remember hearing however that there are far more humans than vamps in the world, so this might be a war that the humans might just win.
Eric is the only vampire that appears to be sane this season except of course, for our steady Pam who is holding down the fort at Fangtasia while her former maker is away or being held captive by The Authority. Poor Pam and Tara are attempting to keep things normal in Fangtasia but Pam has a rude awakening when she finds out that there is a new Sheriff named Elijah in Shrevesport who is not a mainstreamer.
Bill worries Eric and I’m worried about him, too. Has Bill gone over to the dark side? It sure appears to be that way. The hallucinations (which I firmly believe they are) and Salome’s insistence that he is chosen have made him believe that he really might be “one of the chosen.” Frankly, I don’t believe it and think he is under a spell, as is Nora. Religious zealots are often the most dangerous and when you add Russell Edgington’s insanity to the mix there is no telling what will happen now.
Poor Eric is taken prisoner at the end of this episode because Bill has betrayed him, but only time will tell if this betrayal is real or not. I still believe that Bill has a plan, or let’s hope so anyway.
Do you believe that Bill is a traitor? Will Eric be killed? What will happen to Russell and his werewolves? Will he turn on Salome in the end?
The next three episodes are going to be great and I am happy to strap myself in for the ride.