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True Blood 4x04: I'm Alive and on Fire

Posted on the 07 August 2011 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog

True Blood 4x04: I'm Alive and on Fire

Original Air Date: 17 July 2011

Storyline: Eric has disappeared again and Sookie enlists Alcide help in finding him. Bill wants to find him as well. Meanwhile, Pam wants Marnie to reverse her spell on Eric, but she gets more than she bargained for. Bill gets to meet Portia Bellefleur's grandmother but learns something about her that brings their relationship to an abrupt end. Jason manages to escape from Crystal and her clan and is eventually rescued by familiar faces. Mickey has a message for Terry. After his falling out with Sam, Tommy finds his mother but isn't quite expecting the kind of welcome he gets.Best Quote: 

Sookie: Eric, this is Alcide. He's our friend. He's gonna help you. You don't want to fight him.
Eric: Yes, I do. Now prepare to die, you stinking dog.
AlcideTake your shot, you dumbshit fanger.
Sookie: Grow up, you giant babies! Alcide, stop making that noise. Eric, put up those fangs and do what I say!
Pam's BestListen bitch, I don’t have time for this, fix my maker!

The Review: I too, as drunken Eric after killing Claudine, say I want more! A lot more of whatever this is that makes me giggle like a schoolgirl. True Blood just turned a new page with this episode, the most amusing they've done so far. Eric 2.0 is so much fun, and if you add drunkenness and Alcide to the mix, then you know you're in for a special treat.

So here's another piece of information we didn't have before: if vampires have too much fairy blood, they get drunk, which is what happened to Eric after drinking Claudine dry. The best part: he's the funny kind of drunk; he pinches Sookie's butt, runs crazy through the woods and takes a bath in the lake in broad daylight. In a nutshell, he acts like a child that Sookie just wants to send to his room. Doesn't that sound like fun? I'm just rewinding like crazy! Sookie also calls Alcide to help her find Eric, and that gives us double the fun, first by having quite the show when Alcide starts taking his clothes off (this series is so made for women!), then with Alcide and Eric acting like "giant babies" in their competition for Sookie. I loved the sea monsters joke and Eric shouting "krukodiler!". Later on, we see yet another part of Eric: the vampire who has tasted freedom in the form of sunlight and is now sad that he won't get to do that again. Sookie gets to console him and they almost kiss (damn you, Bill!), but you can see this is already the beginning of them falling in love with each other. Eric is so romantic when saying "I'll never swim in the sun again. Never feel the heat on my skin. Never see the daylight in your hair.", and then "If you kiss me, I promise to be happy." 
Jason finds himself being raped by the Hotshot women but he manages to convince Becky, the youngest, to let him go. His discussion with Becky proved how much has Jason changed since season one and Ryan Kwanted was simply superb during the whole episode. His run through the woods and killing Felton was a good action scene, too bad he let Crystal go. I admired him through for realizing life is more than just getting laid and realizing that crazy Crystal was the worst thing that could have happened to him. He seems to be Tara's male version when it comes to romantic relationships: the next one is always worse. With Jessica giving him her blood when she found him lying on the side of the road, I'm guessing love triangle pretty soon.
Marnie had a dream/vision of the spirit who is "guiding" her, and our first clues are that she was a young woman who lived in Spain; from Bill and Nan's encounter, we are led to believe she lived during the Inquisition period and was a necromancer with a grudge against vampires. Later on, while trying to reverse the spell she had cast on Eric, Marnie is again possessed by this spirit and casts a spell on Pam, making her skin fall off her face (nice makeup, by the way).
After yet another fight with Sam, Tommy decided to go meet his mother, who told him she had left Joe Lee. Of course, that's not true, and Tommy finds himself chained up by his father. I guess it's only a matter of time before he's back in the dog fights. While I don't care much about his arc, I felt sorry for him, he's obviously not do grown up he thought he was.
Sam passed by Luna's house to surprise her, but instead he was the one surprised, when Luna introduced him to his daughter, born from her relationship with a werewolf, a very jealous one. I fear Sam won't have it easy this time either.
Bill meets Portia's grandmother, who tells him the Bellefleur family's history. He finds out this way that Portia is his great-great-great-great granddaughter, which means they can't be together. Somehow, I was hoping he would at least have a relationship with another woman, if not fall in love, but it looks like we'll be getting some more drama surrounding him after all. Later on, he goes by Sookie's house with the intent of searching it, but Sookie manages to convince him not to do that, by reminding him that she had never lied to him. I think he didn't believe her that Eric was not there, but he wanted to save whatever was left from Sookie's respect for him by not entering the house.
If the evil baby theory was... well, a theory, it has now become a reality for everyone in the house when they woke up to see a message addressed for Terry written on the living-room wall - "Baby not yours". With the baby now paired up with Jessica's weird doll, chaos is probably on its way.
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