When Bill shows up he is enraged to find that Sookie is gone. In his mind, he left her in Jason's care and therefore he felt that Jason had been irresponsible and shirked his duty. Jason tried to explain that Sookie has a mind and will of her own, but Bill refused to listen. When Jason could not take it anymore, he revoked Bills permission to be in his home, forcing him to leave. I have to say that this scene caused me to laugh. The shock on Bill's face when he learned that he could not control the situation was priceless.
Jessica is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters on the show. When Arlene started to loudly protest Nan's explanation of Russell's action, Jessica couldn't take it anymore and pushed her against the wall and said, "Okay we get it you don't like vampires, well I don't like narrow minded skinny bitches with bad dye jobs, but at least I got the courtesy to keep my mouth shut about it most of the time. I suggest you do the same" Arlene had that coming and then some, though it will probably only cement her bigoted ideas.
I suppose at some point I have to talk about Sookie. Her character is really becoming boring to me. Eric invaded her dreams and told her that she does not trust Bill because her survival instinct is kicking in. This spured her to visit him at Fangtasia where he teold her that he cannot go to his final death without kissing her. Pam intervened and informed him that he should hand Sookie over to save his life and he rejected her suggestion. When he told her that he did not understand her reaction, Pam told him that he would have done anything to save Godric. I really love the way that they have highlighted the closeness between Eric and Pam this season. Pam informed him, that if he is not going to hand her over he had better figure out a way to use her. Eric walked back into the room and chained Sookie up, informing her that she should not have trusted him.
Russell found a prostitute that reminded him of Talbot and he went to a room with him to say good bye. Russell pretended that Tony was Talbot and he told him, "You're the strongest man that I've ever known. You made us a home, you made us family. A haven, a refuge from all that madness. It's all my fault. I will never forgive myself, that in the end you were so alone, with no one holding your hand. Your beautiful, beautiful hand. It is one thing to face eternity without you, but not to have been with you at the truth death,,," He then stabed poor Tony in the chest. While it was comforting to see that Talbot and Russell did indeed have a loving relationship, the murder of Tony was disturbing. Violence is something sex workers often face. This scene seemed cavalier in the face of that. I understand that for vampires humans are disposable, but this is the second time we have seen a sex worker murdered as if it were nothing.
What were your thoughts on last nights episode?
Editors Note: Once again Tammi and I will be doing our True Blood podcast tonight at 6pm EST. Please try and join us live. For those that miss the show, I will be posting it on the blog after it is over.