Yet again I have to say, what a night on True Blood! I was hoping, especially with an episode title like 'Timebomb,' that this week would have to be the ultimate showdown between the vampires and the Fellowship of the Sun, and was it ever!
While I was expecting Bill to swoop in and save Sookie from Gabe at the end of last week's episode instead of Godric, it turned out much cooler to have Godric appear and then not only save Sookie, but snap Gabe's neck like it was nothing at all. It was also exciting to see Eric appear and then not only see him vulnerable to his maker, but to see him very vulnerable to the Fellowship as Eric and Sookie's attempted escape only led them into the Fellowship's vampire-killing ceremony!
And I have to say, here, I love that while we were seeing Eric vulnerable to the Fellowship and offering himself for Godric and Sookie's freedom, to have Jason running around with Sarah's paintball gun trying to get to Sookie was pretty hilarious. It was just the right amount of sweet brotherly love and Jason's stupidity that not only gave us a few laughs, but ended up being the saving grace... with a green paintball to Rev Steve's head.
Moments like that remind me that this is a show that knows how to be crazy dramatic and laugh at itself without becoming ridiculous. Very impressive!
So in all the drama, we ended up with Eric on the table tied down by deadly silver chains, then once Jason entered, Rev Steve down on the ground after some paintball shots, and a gaggle of vampires coming on the scene to tell Rev Steve they'd had enough and they'd be off now with Eric, Godric and Sookie.
Way to finally do something right, Jason! I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't get more action before this conclusion between Jason and Sarah, but Jason giving the final verbal kick to Rev Steve that he'd slept with his wife made it well-worth the lack of further hotness and drama.
All this excitement also led to a tail-between-her-legs exit for Bill's maker who got a serious talking to from Sheriff Godric after she decided it was a good idea to try to attack Sookie, the now greatly respected friend of the vampires.
And let's not forget while all that craziness was developing, we had Sam very unluckily set up to discover Daphne's body sans-heart (gross) in the Merlott's freezer... and his only hope for being rightly proven innocent was Andy. That's not looking up at all!
Also, that heart of Daphne's didn't mysteriously disappear like Miss Jeanette's, but was cooked into a tasty mad-making pie for Tara and Eggs. What on earth, MaryAnn?? I'm still extraordinarily curious what MaryAnn wants with Sam, Tara, and Eggs, besides making Eggs her private blacked-out hitman. Does she just want to control and play with these people or does she have other end goals?
And finally, after the seemingly vampire storyline conclusion of Bill's maker getting run off shamefully, we got even more! Luke, Jason's jealous fellow Fellowship of the Sun army boy, Luke appeared... as a suicide bomber! Since when did he get so brave?? Obviously, all our main characters have to survive this, but will it already be the end of Godric when we've barely gotten to know him? Will just some nameless vampire extras be taken out or will something crazy have happened like Godric dying or Eric throwing himself in front of Godric to save him and sacrifice himself?