Wow! I must say that I was not disappointed with the eight minutes in which Eric was on the show this time (you can watch them here). Started with that messed up dream with Godric, which is understandable: Eric is in a vulnerable situation, he’s feeling out of control, like a baby vamp. Godric was his maker and was probably tough on Eric when he was first turned. Eric was probably channeling some of what he went through when he was new: the vulnerability, the confusion. Alexander Skarsgard played it really well, as usual. He’s quite versatile, looking completely lost one moment and not wanting to hurt Sookie in any way, but turning into a true vampire the next. I think we can all agree that the scene where he goes to Sookie to tell her about his bad dream was very moving, and for once she was positively sweet with him, offering true comfort.
I’m not sure what to think about the whole Lafayette/Jesus go to Mexico thing. The first thing that went through my mind was whether Lala had a passport, then I hoped that Jesus was either a citizen or a Permanent Resident, so he can come back in. Moving on, isn’t that a little like fighting fire with fire? Usually it ends up becoming a freakin’ inferno. But at least they’re doing SOMETHING.
Queen Bill… Um, did he really have to glamour Portia to run screaming into the night at the sight of him. He shouldn’t instill fear, but I guess that’s the only way he can instill fear in anybody at all: glamouring. I wasn’t against the glamouring per se. Portia was doing her best lawyer-ly thing by actually telling Bill of her research, and all the time I was cringing and actually… I’m on Bill’s side on that one. I approve… not that my opinion counts. It’s the only decision that I am truly, absolutely, and without any reserve 100% with him.
Notice I’m not saying anything about the Mickens/Tommy/Sam/Andy B.S. Yeah… Moving on…
I always thought that the actors that portrayed the alpha werewolves were actually rather nice-looking. Cooter was handsome in a bad-ass way, remember him? Then Alcide is… well, Joe Manganiello is… Um… nice-looking too… Ahem! Pardon me, I’m still remembering last episode and his naked romp in the woods. Anyway, enter the Shreveport pack master with the comb over. Huh? And from the spoilers we know that Luna’s child is his. In other words, that beautiful woman had sex with comb-over dude who’s apparently as tall as a gnome. I’m sure it was only once. And now comb-over dude is mad at Alcide for not registering with the pack. I’m going to guess there’s some sort of contribution they need to make to the area’s pack, whether monetary or otherwise.
Then there’s Tara and her usual WTF-up-ness. She blames the town for everything that’s gone wrong in her life, but lying to her girlfriend is all on her. If you choose to lie to the person you love, that’s on you. Don’t blame it on Bon Temps and, by the way, listen to Sookie! She just needs to tell her girlfriend what’s up, and get the hell out of Dodge because now she’s a liability, what with knowing Eric’s whereabouts.
Which brings us to Pam and her big rotting mouth. At least now we know what’s coming. That Antonia was a piece of work, but we know why. The Inquisition was bad news all around, it seems, and power went to people’s AND vampire’s heads. No wonder Antonia has a bone to pick with the vampires.
Marnie is still my favorite, she truly is. The scene with Sookie was enlightening. Marnie truly can hear the spirits, and Sookie could hear Gran! How cool is that? If she hadn’t been telling Sookie to not fall in love with Eric and to run like hell, I would have thought that was a great reunion.
And now, time for some sighing… How amazing was Sookie’s show of affection, opening her arms inviting Eric into a hug. When Eric took her in his arms I started to get goose bumps. It was AAD come true! What with Eric caressing her, and Sookie initiating the kiss, and the beautiful accompanying music, I thought I’d never stop crying. Did anybody else notice the crescendo as their lips finally met? Swoon! I watched that kiss over and over. I’m hoping they’ll open the next episode with them kissing and Bill doing his usual “that’s mah Sookeh” thing.
Great episode, y’all! And here’s some gratuitous naked Alex: