Slow clap for True Blood, which after a few very rocky episodes has righted the ship. One of the best things about “Gone, Gone Gone” was how some of the boring stories are finally, indeed, gone! At least for now. Away into the wind is the Ifrit, I guess – who cares? No Alcide this week either, which, though his story regarding werewolf politics was mildly interesting, was not something I even noticed or missed until compiling my notes for review. Sam and Luna even mercifully limited themselves to a cameo in which they were both naked (Sam got a little more time earlier on clothed as well, but still) or in mouse form. The cutting down and combining of plots was a great relief to the episode, which may be one of the best of the season. We also said Happy Trails to a character who got quite a fitting ending. For more on that and why Tara said she don’t know nothing about birthin’ no vampire babies, hit the jump.