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The One Where We Had A “Face Off”

Posted on the 24 July 2014 by Eric And Sookie Lovers @EricSookieLover

Episode review

When I first read the synopsis of True Blood Episode 7.05 “Lost Cause” – I was thinking…yep, that’s probably what it’s going to be…a “lost cause”. I probably wouldn’t enjoy this episode and I would need a lot of booze in order to watch this. I was wrong…

Other than a few scenes I didn’t enjoy (like Bill and Sookie and Bill’s numerous flashbacks)…this episode surprised me in the fact I didn’t want to throw something at my TV screen. In fact, there were a number of scenes where I was LMAO or just flat out enjoyed!

Read on to find out what happened during this episode.


The episode opened up with my favorite vampire family; Eric, Pam and Willa. Eric and Pam tried to get info from Willa on Sarah Newlin, as you may remember, her daddy was sleeping with Sarah last season. Willa was angry at both Eric and Pam for deserting her when she was just a young vampire, leaving her all alone…which I can totally understand. What I couldn’t understand was WHY would Willa want Eric to release her? WTF? Are you crazy girl? YOUR MAKER IS ERIC FUCKING NORTHMAN!!

Eric gives Willa her wish, in exchange she tells them Sarah has a sister named Amber, who is a vampire. Which is interesting, because Sarah has always said that her sister was dead. She’s in Dallas. Eric calls Ginger to get their travel arrangements organized, but Ginger decided to give him a hard time too. Ginger doesn’t want him to go without having sex with her first. He may not come back alive.

Ahhh…Ginger, how I love you! She says, “Do you know what a sex slave is without the sex?” After which, Pam replies, “a slave?”




This, of course, gives us our annual Ginger screaming and riding a coffin scene…which in and of itself is hysterical and can only be captured in the gif below.


Sookie comes home and sees Alcide’s belongings around her house, especially his leather jacket, which reminds her he ain’t ever coming home again. Lafayette and James show up to offer her comfort and support. Lafayette urges her to go to sleep. Having slept through the day and into the evening, she wakes up to see Alcide’s dad is there. She finds out they are having a party and have invited the whole town. Sookie is upset and doesn’t want to have one. Death is supposed to be a sad thing. Lafayette wants to say ‘fuck you’ to death. And to celebrate life. Bill shows up at Sookie’s door and gives her flowers. GAG. Sookie (ever the proper hostess) invites him in, but she has to get her face on.


Eric and Pam show up on Amber’s doorstep. She tells them about how Sarah covered up the fact Amber was a vampire, because she was married to Steve Newlin, and was a member of the Fellowship of the Sun. Eric asks her if she’s going to help them find Sarah. She asks him if they’re going kill Sarah, and Eric tells her it might happen. Amber agrees. (I sense some sisterly hate going on here.) Pam really likes Amber, like REALLY likes her, but Amber isn’t sure if she likes Pam yet. When was the last time she heard from Sarah? It was just that morning. Sarah was looking for a place to hide, but Amber turned her down. Where else could she go? Amber told them Sarah would go to their parents.

Conveniently, they’re going to a gala that night, put on by Bush’s Library for Rep. Ted Cruz. They only invite assholes though.

Eric responds with…



Lettie Mae wants to go to the party at Sookie’s house, because she wants to say goodbye to Tara. The Reverend tells her that there will be both vampires and alcohol there, so she can’t go. She relents, but then sees a bottle of pills in the cupboard, she grabs them and drugs the Reverend’s food.

Over at Sookie’s house, the party is in full swing. Everyone’s drinking and having fun. Bill is doing a douchebag dance.

^^ Douchebag Dance

^^ Douchebag Dance

Jane vows to change her ways after what they’ve been through starting…tomorrow. Bill, being the life of the party, decides his flashbacks are more entertaining than the people around him. You probably don’t care what happens in the flashback and neither do I. Needless to say, Bill speaks out against going to war and is a Yankee sympathizer.


Violet tries to comfort Sookie, but it becomes awkward when she calls her ‘sister’ and talks about the hundreds of boyfriends she’s lost. Bill ushers Sookie away, while Jason gives Violet shit. Violet doesn’t care, she just wants to dance.

Family and friends gather around, talking about Alcide and how he was a hero, and fighting to protect Sookie. Lettie Mae shows up and says a few words about Tara, how she was a hero too. She was fighting to protect her, when she didn’t deserve it for how Tara was raised.

Andy tells Jessica he forgives, but will never forget. She can stop feeling guilty. Andy tells Jessica he plans on proposing to Holly that night, but he didn’t have time to go shopping for a ring. Jessica gets Sookie and Jason to give Andy their grandmother’s ring, which Jason is supposed to give to the one he marries. It doesn’t matter to Violet…Jason is hers – ring or not.


The music stops and Andy gets down on one knee to propose marriage. Holly says yes before he could ask her, but Andy tells her that he wants get it all out there. He does, she hugs him and everyone is happy – except for Sookie.

Arlene takes Sookie upstairs, where they talk about Alcide and Terry. Arlene gives Sookie some sound advice. “You never get over the loss of someone you love – you just learn to live with it.”


James talks to Lafayette about his relationship with Jessica. She gives him just enough love to keep him hanging around, but it’s not enough. Lafayette compares it to paying the minimum amount on a credit card bill – just enough to keep the card from getting cancelled. James tells Lafayette he was having a gay sexual relationship around the time he was turned. Lafayette and James kiss.

Eric and Pam get ready for the gala. He gets Pam an expensive dress and jewelled purse. In another classic Pam one-liner, she says she looks like a “Republicunt”. (My new favorite word and the second LOL moment.) She tells Eric to undress. He takes off his shirt and she cries out in horror, “oh fuck Eric, you’re stage 2.” Eric has her cover the veins that will be visible. He tells her he’s going to die, she has to accept it.


Arlene and Sookie do shots of tequilla. They see the vampire who saved Arlene’s life, by giving her his blood. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s seen in three hundred years. Arlene rushes off to tinkle (her words, not mine).


Jessica asks Arlene if she’s seen James. She saw him with Lafayette. Jessica walks outside and sees them fucking in her car. They fight and she has Jason rescind James’s invitation to the house. Jason tries to comfort Jessica. Lafayette tries to comfort James, but he wants to be left alone. Jessica thinks James is confused, not gay. Lafayette goes to see Jessica. He tells her that James isn’t the man for her. Doesn’t Lafayette deserve some happiness too? If she doesn’t love James, let him go and Lafayette will take over.

Willa arrives at Sookie’s looking for Arlene. Sookie asks her if she’s seen Bill.

Great…another dumbass Bill flashback. In this one, we find out Bill and his family were taking the Underground Railroad along with some slaves. They are caught when one of them is shot. Bill is asked to hand over the map, but he lights it on fire instead. Any and all deserters will be shot – no matter their color.


Sookie finds Bill outside. Blah, blah, thank you for seeing me in a way I can’t see myself sometimes…blah. Must I suffer through this scene? Being friends with the opposite sex is foreign to Bill. They exchange a hug. Bill finally leaves the party…THANK GOD!

Sookie goes back inside and hears Lettie Mae’s thoughts. Sookie needs to find Willa before it’s too late. Oops…too late. Lettie Mae stabbed Willa with a knife. But the knife only goes into Willa’s shoulder and heals right away.



After Lafayette and Lettie Mae leave, Nicole freaks out about everything that’s happened. The kidnapping, the Hep V vampires, the deaths and the party…etc. Sam takes her home.

Jessica and Jason talk about Violet. Jason wonders if she’s “off”? Jessica agrees. Jason’s glad Andy gave the ring to Holly before he could give it to Violet. He and Jessica kiss.


Eric and Pam arrive at the gala. Eric is dressed in a cowboy hat and a bolo tie. Pam says that after all they’ve seen and done, this is probably the most disturbing. (Another LOL moment.) They spot Sarah’s father, but Pam has to mingle to find the mother.

Meanwhile Sarah is with her mother in the washroom. Sarah needs some help from someone powerful. Sarah’s mom asks her if she’s responsible for all of the monsters who are scaring the country. Sarah admits she is, but she’s not a monster. She’s a Buddist (LOL). The Yakuza are after her.

Jessica and Jason have sex, while Violet comes up the stairs. She hears them through the door.

Eric glamours Sarah’s father. The Yakuza arrives and shoots up the gala. Eric and Pam take off. The Yakuza shoots Sarah’s father in the head. Sarah and her mom make a run for it. The Yakuza kill her mother too. Sarah keeps running through the hallways, until she meets Eric.


He lifts her up “Terminator” style (see image above) and then the Yakuza show up. Eric drops Sarah, then in one fell swoop…kills the Yakuza. One of them, he rips out his jaw like he ripped out that heart back in Season 4.


Ewww… This reminded me of the movie, “Face Off”.  I thought this scene was awesome because it was the return of BAMF Eric Northman.

Sookie’s party is over. She goes upstairs and takes Arlene’s advice – wearing Alcide’s jacket which will make it feel like he’s still there.


Bill is in his bathtub. Oh great…it’s another flashback. He finds his wife at the family graveyard. He’s wearing a Civil War uniform. He tells her he’ll get through this war and vows he will return to her and their children. He wakes up and looks in the mirror. To his horror…(and my extreme glee)…Bill’s got Hep V!


As you can see…a lot happened during this episode. Eric and Pam impersonating “assholes” was my favorite part of course, Eric in a cowboy hat gave me a few hot Swede dreams. And the song playing in my head when I first saw him was “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich. Never heard the song before? You can watch the official video below. (This would be a great song request for an Eric Northman video…any takers?)

I enjoyed Arlene’s scenes – especially when she was getting drunk with Sookie. It’s great that the show paid tribute to the fallen characters of Tara and Alcide. But Bill’s flashbacks had nothing to do with the plot or the show and were totally pointless. Overall, I’d say that even the Bill scenes weren’t enough to take away from the episode, and most of all…Bill and Sookie only shared a hug, not a kiss or have sex. HALLELUJAH!

Anyways…those were my thoughts. What did you think? Please share your thoughts below.

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