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True Blood recap: 'Life Matters'

Terry’s funeral is a tearjerker, while Eric and Bill have different priorities at Vamp Camp

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True Blood

True Blood

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

This episode was a surprise, wasn’t it? Who knew Terry Bellefleur would have his best episode after he died? That Steve Newlin would die but Sarah Newlin would live? That it would take a man that long to bleed out after having his penis torn off, and that we would get to see it multiple times? Let’s dig in.

So the way Sookie took drained Warlow in her arms and told him to come back to her made me think she really does care about him — on some level. Bill, however, didn’t care if Warlow was near empty; he and Sookie had a deal for Warlow to accompany him to Vamp Camp. “Eric took our deal and f—ed it in the ass,” she told Bill. “You’re the god of all vampires, deal with your vampire.” Sookie biting her own wrist to feed Warlow? Gross. But worth it for this line to Bill: “Seriously, I’m gnawing at my own arm, and you’re gonna drop fang on me?” Warlow drank, and Bill grabbed him. Sookie pointed out that Eric has more of Warlow’s blood in his veins than Warlow does at the moment, so Bill should use him to feed the vamps in the room awaiting the sun. Warlow told Sookie to use her light to send Bill back to our dimension, and she did. Then she let him continue to feed on her.

Eric showed up at Vamp Camp rocking major heavage and his fangs. We cut to the cemetery, where Arlene was sporting major cleavage of her own for Terry’s funeral. I’d forgotten Tara’s mother was with the preacher. She, of course, was a little too excited to be there. Sookie told Warlow that she was still prepared to be his — after she went to Terry’s funeral. He believed her and let her go. Did you?

Sookie sat near Hoyt’s mother, who said Hoyt has a girlfriend who isn’t a redheaded vampire. Alcide cleaned up nicely, right? He was going to sit next to Sookie but she was saving the seat for Jason, who we knew would never show. Alcide was a hit with the ladies: “Now he smells like a man.” Was the reminder of Alcide’s hotness enough to make Sookie question eternity with Warlow? Maybe it wasn’t just Sam whom she always felt she could end up with…

NEXT: Eric is brutal