With True Blood's awesome first season nearing its end, there are storylines we're dying to get conclusions for, while others are just opening up to leave plenty of new storylines for the new season which I already can't wait to see!
In this week's episode, "To Love is to Bury," Bill had to stick around the vampires to teach Jessica, who he'd turned into a vampire as his punishment, which turned out to just be extremely frustrating as he was itching to get back and be with another girl who was still human. But meanwhile that girl, our dear Sookie, was off with Sam investigating the murders from the clues she got seeing the murderer's thoughts when he came after her.
We discovered that the girl Sookie saw being murdered in the killer's thoughts was not another girl the guy had killed, but the murderer's sister, Cindy, who it seems was killed by a vampire. Sookie and Sam were left to wait for the photo of this brother to be faxed to their police station. We get to see that the killer is under a fake name in their town - Rene! But while we know this, Sookie and Sam are left without this revealing tidbit as the dumb girl at the police office was too busy gossiping with her friend on the phone about Jason Stackhouse being arrested as the killer, meanwhile absent-mindedly setting files on top of that important photo!
It turned out finding this killer isn't such a piece of cake, and neither is Bill and Sookie's relationship. Bill returned with the belief he was needed to protect Sookie, but found Sookie kissing Sam, her new protector, instead! And wow, Bill was not a gentleman about that one!
I can understand why Bill would be so upset, especially since he went through a lot to protect her, but who knew he'd actually start to strangle Sam! I would think as angry as Bill would be, he'd recall he's the one who asked Sam to protect Sookie, but he clearly didn't care, and Sookie did not forgive for this as she kicked Bill out, making him unable to come back into her home.
I love the hotness of Sookie and Bill and their deep bond, but she and Sam are cute and almost seem like a more natural fit, though that just may be because there has to be so much drama and complication around her being with Bill.
I don't think we'll get a ton of resolution to this next week with the finale focus on the need to discover the murderer as Rene - which it seems Sookie will do in person - and the issue of Jason in jail charged with the murders after this week's episode bringing poor, crazy Amy's murder.
While I was sad to see Amy go because Jason actually loved her, it was an interesting development and a great creepy scene to have the killer sneaking into the house and strangling Amy right next to Jason on the bed as they were off on their V trip.
I'm a little confused on these murders though, so there might be something I'm missing here. Renee is obviously the killer who started these killings because his sister was killed. He's killing girls who sleep with vampires, which he assumed included Amy after Jason told him at work about Amy doing V, but it also seems like he's trying to frame Jason as the girls always die right after they've been with Jason. But if Rene's on this killing spree because a vampire killed his sister, wouldn't the point be to make vampires look bad and like they were killing all these women?
Perhaps there are details I'm missing here, or maybe it's meant to be filled in with the finale!
Either way, the finale looks like it'll be fantastic with the new Tara drama as she's living with this suspicious woman, Sookie coming face to face with the murderer, and then whatever Sam and Bill drama continues!
After all the new developments this week, how do you think the season will end? What will be the big cliffhangers and what stories will get resolution?
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