This week's True Blood didn't bring us all the answers we may have liked, but it brought some very interesting plot developments and some answers too!
Last week's episode ended very abruptly with Sookie and Bill in Fangtasia with Sookie reading the minds of the employees to figure out who was stealing from the bar. She realized from the final woman she interviewed that the woman had been aiding in the stealing, but because she had been glamored. Just as the woman was thinking how "he" was going to kill her, that very "he," the Fangtasia bartender, Long Shadow, leapt over the bar with his fangs bared to attack Sookie! Very subtle way to look innocent, buddy.
So this week we got back to that cliff-hanger of a scene to see Long Shadow almost strangle and bite Sookie, only to be stabbed in the back and killed by Bill. But could we just have a slightly shocking moment of vampire murder? No. Long Shadow had to go and spew an enormous... and I mean outrageously enormous... amount of blood all over Sookie, entirely soaking her and the floor until he melted. Gross does not even begin to describe it!
It became clear immediately that it was far from okay with the vampire code for a vampire to kill another vampire in defense of a human, and it also became more clear that Sookie is awesome and totally weird, or should I say... special... as she did freak out about being covered in vampire, but when the lady vampire came to give her new clothes (nice excuse for Sookie to wear a ridiculous, tight leather dress), the vampire said she needed to change because she had vampire in her cleavage, and Sookie simply thanked the vampire for taking it out for her. Oh, Sookie.
I suppose she's just become desensitized by all the horrible things going on around her, but her reactions do make for some funny moments in the middle of utter horror, which I think is a big reason why so many people have gotten hooked on this show.
But while Sookie was impressing the vampires, that didn't cut it for getting Bill out of trouble. Just as Bill was starting to relax playing a little bit of Wii golf, the vampires came to call on him to go to a vampire council to decide what would happen to him for killing another vampire. Sookie very sorrowfully said goodbye to him, and Bill left after saying goodbye to Sookie, and asking Sam to protect her.
In this request, I was getting the feeling that Bill knew Sam could protect her in a special way like Bill could - could Bill sense Sam's ability to shape shift or whatever it is Sam does? Or did Bill just ask Sam because he knew how much Sam cared about Sookie, so Bill knew Sam would be the best to look out for her?
Either way about it, this led to the revelation that Sam is that dog we've seen running around as he took off in dog form to spend the night watching over Sookie while she stayed at Bill's house - only to leave us with another, though funnier, cliffhanger like last week as Sookie woke up in the night to discover not her dog friend at the end of her bed, but the naked Sam!
Let's see how that one works out! Of course, Sookie would be the one to actually believe you if you told her you could turn into a dog, so maybe it'll work out just fine.
But what I wonder here - and note, I haven't read the books - how is it that we've seen Sam and the dog together if he is the dog? And does this accidental nude human form mean Sam doesn't always have control over how he changes?
Besides all Sookie's drama in this episode, Jason continued his relationship with Amy, including going against his conscience telling him not to keep the vampire hostage. It's good to see Jason changing, but Amy is very suspicious and it seems like there's more going on with her than we've seen so far which can't be good. Look out, Jason!
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