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True Blood recap: You Are My Sunshine

Sookie is once again left for dead as Eric and Russell set up the season’s biggest cliff-hanger

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True Blood

TV Show
Current Status:
On Hiatus
run date:
Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

One of the best cliff-hangers in True Blood history, I think. Am I right, fellow Blood fans? The entire episode was a doozy of twists, setting the stage for a really exciting finale. Plus, there was a ton of Pam, which is like whip cream on top of Tru Blood float. (My favorite line of hers was when she called Bill an ”infatuated tween.”) But I really can’t get into any of it without a big, giant SPOILER ALERT so for those who haven’t watched yet, please avert your eyes. And for those of you who did watch … WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ERIC?!?!?

Let’s just get right at it: The finale with Russell and Eric handcuffed together burning in the sun was pretty amazing. Eric managed to convince Russell that drinking Sookie’s fairy blood would allow Russell to walk in the daylight. Since Russell is hungry for power (and still a tad off kilter considering he’s carrying around Talbot’s innards like they’re a clutch purse), he believed Eric and was lured out into the sun only to begin baking. Like, how can they leave us hanging for two weeks? How am I supposed to get any work done? I may have to call in sick.

And poor Sookie — I mean, how many times is she gonna allow herself to get completely screwed by Bill and/or Eric? She was left bleeding to death after being fed on by both Russell and Eric with Bill just watching helplessly. I know she loves Bill, but, like, a gal’s gotta draw a line somewhere. What this show needs is a relationship counselor. Or maybe they should all just go celibate. They might want to look into that … although it probably won’t make for very good television.

My one big question: Why can’t Russell just drag Eric back into Fangtasia? Does the silver weaken him that much? I don’t really care because it made for such good TV, but it popped into my head. From the looks of the trailers, Bill claims that both men perish in the sun, but I refuse to believe they’re killing of our beloved Mr. Northman. In any case, it gave us some lovely moments between Eric and Pam, including Eric telling her, ”You know I love you more when you’re cold and heartless.”

I will say that one of my favorite scenes of this episode and maybe this entire season was with Sookie and Bill in her car before they were re-kidnapped. The pair imagined what their lives would be like if they were just an average, everday couple and not a vamp and a fairy waitress. Most hilariously, Sookie said she’d be in college but then backtracked and instead chose being a real estate agent so she could be super rich. Love it.

NEXT: More couple troubles


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