Tuesday, August 31, 2010

True Blood - Episode 11 Recap & Highlights

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Well Bite Clubbers, this is it. The last episode before the season finale. I especially liked how HBO timed it so that we’d have to wait until September 12th for the last episode. *shakes fist* I’ll be honest. I thought this episode would be more action packed. I’m guessing they’re saving the big kid fireworks for the last show. Hmph! Let’s get this recap started shall we?

Bill senses Sookie in trouble and heads to Fangtasia to find her. He’s met by Pam and after exchanging a few unpleasantries starts fighting her to try to get to Sookie. Meanwhile, Sookie is sitting around waiting for an opportunity to free herself when she sees Yvetta coming down the basement steps. Yvetta ends up helping Sookie out of her chains and Sookie grabs a silver chain to bind Pam, who is macing the hell out of Bill with silver infused water. Yvetta binds Pam while Sookie finds out why Eric threw her in the basement. They find out that Sookie is suppose to be an offering to Russell. Bill and Sookie take off and as they’re driving to safety they get into a conversation about why Sookie went back to see Eric. Bill wants to know if she has feelings for him and Sookie kinda sorta denies it. They start talking about a future together and rebuilding their relationship when out pops Eric and Russell. They literally make the car come to a standstill and drag both Sookie and Bill back to Fangtasia. As Russell is walking in Sookie, Eric tells Bill to pick a fight with him. They start brawling in the parking lot and Russell continues to walk Sookie into the bar. Eric then has a chance to tell Bill what the plan is. Bill gets tied up to a chair and Eric tells Russell that Sookie is a fairy and that her blood will let him walk in daylight. Bill agrees and Sookie is beyond devastated that she’s being betrayed by Bill and Eric. Russell takes the bait but, will only do it if Eric goes outside first. She starts to protest and insult them all but her tirade is short lived because Russell grabs her arm and starts to drink from her. Eric joins Russell until they have enough to allow them to walk into the light, so to speak. When they head outside Bill begs Pam to let him loose so that he can give Sookie his blood. Pam is ignoring him and watching what’s going on outside through the security cameras. Will Bill be able to help Sookie before she goes into another fairy utopia coma? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

After Jess rescues Hoyt from Tommy they head back to Jessica’s house. We find them making out on the couch like a bunch of high schoolers. Jessica stops him and tells him about the trucker she accidentally killed. She wants him to know who she really is and what she’s capable of. It almost looks like Hoyt is going to get up and walk out but, he ends up pulling down the zipper on his hoodie and offering himself to her. It’s totally dorky but, super sweet at the same time. Jess trails kisses up his stomach and helps herself to the vein in his neck.

Talk about a character going on a total downward spiral. It’s kind of like a train wreck. You don’t want to look but, you can’t look away. Sam heads into the bar drunk as a skunk and manages to insult Terry, Arlene and Holly in a span of 30 seconds. They walk out and since he’s now waitressless (not a word but kinda of fun to say, no?) he’s forced to serve food and drinks. He asks Tommy to help and ends up having it out with him (which he totally deserved for being a smart mouthed pain in the rear) and ends up firing him and throwing him out of the rental house. He then goes back into the bar and ends up throwing out all of the customers. He tries throwing out Tara but, Tara is not having it. She stays put and tries to figure out why his boxers are in a bunch. After a ‘no one respects me’ and a ‘everyone’s scared of me’ conversation they head back to Sam’s trailer to bump uglies. While they’re getting it on, Tommy cuts the wire to the alarm and is seen trying to crack open Merlotte’s safe.

After watching Crystal shift from a panther to her human form it’s safe to say he’s more than a little freaked out. To his credit he really is trying to keep it together. She sits down to talk to him and explain what she is and the poor guy is overwhelmed. In an effort to clear his head he walks out of his house and tells her that he’s going to look for Sookie. He has no luck and ends up parked in front of the high school football stadium. He hears people practicing and decides to take a look. He ends up discovering that the star quarterback (I think his name is Kitch) who is about beat his record is taking V to enhance his performance. When Jason says he’s going to turn him in he finds out that the coach is the one that supplies him, the principal uses it and that his parents pay for it. This leaves Jason floored. At first I wasn’t sure why this scene is important but, I think it makes him realize that nothing is what it appears and it helps him accept Crystal’s nature. He heads back home and tells Crystal that he doesn’t care what she is and that he loves her and wants to be with her. There’s no chance for some makeup horizontal mambo because Crystal informs him that she wants to stop the Hot Shot raid. He tells her there’s no way they’re going to be able to stop it and she tells him that’s she’s going with or without him. I wonder how that’s going to go down in the final episode.

After finding out the truth about Eggs from Jason, Tara runs out of his house and heads over to the cemetery to visit Eggs. After crying over his grave she heads over to Merlotte’s. She finds Andy at one of the booths and slides into the seat in front of him. Andy finds it unusual but, tries to make small talk anyway. She interrupts him mid-sentence and tells him that she knows about Eggs. The color drains out of his face. Tara starts laying into him and giving him a hard time and Andy breaks down. He tells her his version of the events and I think Tara starts to comprehend that what happened was an accident and that neither Jason nor Andy meant to hurt him. She leaves Andy and heads to the bar to knock back a few shots.

After throwing Sookie into the basement, Eric leaves to look for Russell. He finds him in a museum and they have a talk about why Eric killed Talbot. Eric is under the impression that they’re now even. He’s seriously confused and Russell’s ready to settle the score with Eric. Eric plays into his need for world domination and tells Russell that he can offer him the sun (aka day walking). He then tells him there’s a way in can be done. This piques Russell’s interest. During their conversation, Pam calls Eric and tells him that Sookie and Bill have escaped. They find them and drag them back to the club. Before Eric feeds from Sookie Pam has a change of heart and doesn’t want him to do it. She actually starts to get a little emotional and Eric tells her loves her more when she’s cold and heartless. I think it’s meant to be a compliment. They feed on Sookie as Bill watches from his chair prison. Eric walks out of the club first and Russell breaks down when he sees that it is possible to walk in the daylight again. He heads outside to join Eric only to learn that the effects of Sookie’s blood wear off and that they still burn up in sunlight. Eric handcuffs Russell to him and forces him to stay out in the sunlight. I’m not sure how Eric is going to survive but, it’s clear that he intends to kill Russell even if it means he has to die in the process.


Yvetta helping Sookie
Hell hath no fury like a stripper scorned!

Eric and Pam
I thought it was very sweet when Eric and Pam had their little moment.

Lafayette asking Jesus to go home
After a weird V flashback Lafayette sends Jesus home. I’m thinking he’s starting to pick up on the weird vibe I’ve been having all season.


Sam losing his marbles
Seriously?! What the hell was that all about?

I normally love me some Arlene but, I think she’s overreacting with the whole evil baby thing. (That conversation she has with her mother in the woods is pretty funny though).

Summer and Ms. Fortenberry
I don’t like those two being in cahoots.

Favorite One Liners

‘This is not just about your relationship, you infatuated tween.’
-Pam to Bill

‘Colloidal silver. In stock and overpriced at your neighborhood health food store.’
-Pam to Bill

‘Idiot? Ha! In Holland I am a cardiologist.’
-Yvetta to Pam

‘ I thought it was shoplifting or something!’
-Jason to Crystal

‘My, my. To lose the one man I ever loved because you miss your mommy and daddy well that is a kick in the pants.’
-Russell to Eric

‘I can’t even reach stuff on my own closet shelf without a grabber.’
-Summer to Ms. Fortenberry

‘We can’t go against the D.E. f*cking A.!’
-Jason to Crystal

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Unfortunately, HBO hasn’t put up the preview for the finale (color me surprised), so I’m putting up clips and a video extra from Sunday’s episode instead.

A Little Extra

Here are some of the True Blood cast members looking stunning at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

The newlyweds look fabulous, don’t they?

And last but not least...

How did you guys feel about this episode? Did it leave you craving the finale? Inquiring minds want to know…


Anonymous said...

I thought Sam's outburst was weird, especially cause I can't remember if something happened to piss him off... But I think it was time he got angry because people just take advantage of him! I loved the Tara/Sam moment :)

Jen D. said...

Hi Hilda! Yeah it definitely came out of left field. I'm taking a page out of Jamie Fox' book and blaming it on the alcohol. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Vickie said...

It seemed a little mellower than the last few weeks have been. Sam and Tara action has been a long time of when's it gonna happen, at least to me. I liked that scene, some serious heat, more than I've seen with the other couples.
Really hate having to wait two weeks for the next episode and why the heck is already season finale? Criminitly! It was a fast summer for all of my summer shows.

Jen D. said...

Hi Vickie. I agree with you on the hotness of Sam and Tara's scene.

You know what they say about time flying when you're having fun. I can't believe we're at the end of the road either!