The V that Lafayette and Jesus took last episode seems to have come with a consequence. When Lafayette looks at Jesus he see a face for which I have no words to describe. Jesus wants to do another hit, but Lafayette is to disturbed to even consider this and he asks Jesus to leave for the night. Later in bed, he hears his name being called repeatedly and when he enters into the living room, he sees the religious figurines talking and moving.
Poor sorry Jason is too overwhelmed to process the knowledge that Crystal is a werepanther. He begins to tell her about his worry for Sook-eh and she tells him that everything is about him. I could not help but think that this is something that Tara needs to tell Sook-eh. These two have always believed that the world revolves around them and it is beyond tiring. Jason leaves and find himself at the local football field. Proving that he is simply a dejected broken down jock, Jason attempts to intimidate Kitch Maynard, the quarterback of the Bon Temps football team, after he realizes that the kid is on V. His threat falls flat when he learns that the V is being provided by the coach and Maynard's parents. What bothers Jason the most seems to be a loss of identity.
We find a spurned
Back at Merlott's, Sam is once again throwing a fit. This sudden change in Sam makes absolutely no sense. Last week we learned that he has a violent past, but it is far from clear what caused him to change his behavior so abruptly. When Terry tries to calm him down, he orders him back into the kitchen and calls him a "shell shocked motherfucker". Arlene tries to put him back in his place and he attacks her and Holly saying, "you bitches do your job and shut the fuck up." When the two quit, he tries to force Tommy into service, handing him the pad to take down orders. Tommy throws the pad on the ground saying that he will just remember what the orders are, ,and Sam tells him that this is not the way that things work. I think this means that Tommy cannot read. It actually makes perfect sense given the childhood that he must have had. Sam clearly is not thinking about that when he fires Tommy and throws him out the rental unit. Tommy quickly apologizes and pleads saying that they are brothers and that he does not know anyone in the area, but Sam is past caring.
Tara lays on Eggs grave full with the knowledge that Jason has killed Eggs. She goes to Merlottes and finds Andy eating a burger. He tries at first to make small talk with her though he is clearly uncomfortable with her presence. She tells him that she knows that Jason shot eggs. She tells him that he is a, "dirty dirty cop." The rage seems to leave Tara when he tells her that Eggs "was bound and determined to die," and that Jason did not know. I actually really felt for Andy in this scene. Even if he had told everyone what had happened, it would not have brought Eggs back, and it really was an accident on Jason's part. Tara sits at the bar and starts drinking as Sam is throwing everyone out.
In a car headed to who the hell cares where, Bill and his Sook-eh are chatting about starting over. They make up this ridiclous life, where Bill teaches third grade and Sookie is a rich real estate agent. He asks her about her attraction to Eric and she pawns it off on drinking Eric's blood. Their little fantasy world is quickly brought to an end when Russel and Eric show up and stand in the middle of the road forcing them to stop.
Arlene takes the opportunity to engage in a ceremony with Holly that she hopes will rid her of Rene's baby. Holly tells her that if the baby is meant to be born that there is nothing that they can do about it. She goes home and Terry wakes her because her lower half is covered with blood. Terry is distraught because he believes it is his fault she lost the baby, because Arlene continued to work. His sorrow is quickly turned to elation when the doctor informs them that Arlene is still pregnant. I do not like this story line in the least. Maude had an abortion in the 70's. I fail to see how on an HBO show, Arlene somehow cannot abort a child that she clearly does not want. The whole thing smacks of moralizing abortion. When this is coupled with the fact that female characters have been much abused and victimized this season, I think this is just one more example of the fact that in the True Blood universe, women are powerless.
Editors Note: Once again at 6pm EST, Tami and I will be hosting our show Talking True Blood at Merlottes. Please try to join us live but for those that miss it, I will post the podcast here on the blog, when we are through.