How in the world is True Blood already over for this season? I feel like it was just yesterday that Lorena was trying to kill Sookie and Sookie didn't even know she was a fairy.
Now, Lorena is nothing but a distant memory and Sookie finally saved the day with her fairy powers. Well, together with a little Morton's table salt, but at least she redeemed herself.
I know, I know, I kind of lost everyone in the middle of the season by not blogging about the last few episodes. So in order to catch us up to speed, let me offer this summary:
Eric got his memory back during the Tolerance Vampire-Meeting thing, just as he was about to kill Bill. Marnie had crashed the event with a couple of fangers that she had put a spell on, after trying her hand at necromancy for several days. The vamps knew about it, though, and had chained themselves to their beds during the day time. Jessica almost wasn't so lucky and came thisclose to meeting the True Death, but Jason was on hand to save her. (swoon.) It turns out the creepy baby plot was all in an effort to let us know what Lafayette is really a medium, and the woman whose house Hoyt and Jessica used to inhabit (before they broke up) was her house, and she had lost her baby, hence why she was wandering the earth aimlessly. She stopped bugging Mikey (and Terry and Arlene) as soon as Lafayette and Jesus cleared up the situation, leaving Tara plenty of time to hang out with Marnie. Problem is, Marnie kind of lost it somewhere along the way, and decided to hold all of her witch apprentices hostage in the Moon Goddess Emporium, even after Antoinette (the witch within) said "Sayonara, Marnie." Sookie, of course, got caught up with this, necessitating a rescue by Eric and Bill (working on the same team for once), while Sam and Alcide took care of Marcus. And speaking of bad dudes, Marcus managed to kidnap his child, cheat with Debbie Pelt, and kill Tommy. So that means Luna, Alcide, and Sam all had a bone to pick with the pack leader. It was Alcide who delivered the death blow, leaving little Emma without a father, but at least Sam and Luna can now date, free of worry.
Oh, and Terry got Andy off of V.
Did I miss anything?
Whoops - Marnie was shot and killed when Bill and Eric rescued the apprentice witches. She then promptly moved into Lafayette's body, and that's where we meet the characters for the season finale.
Lafayette, with Marnie at the helm, then proceeds to stab Jesus with a fork over breakfast. Ouch. That's going to leave a mark.
Marnie/Layfayette then tortured Jesus (big frownie face here) to the point of stabbing him in the gut. Yup, that's about it for Jesus. He had kind of grown on me over the season, and I was sad to see him go. Marnie/Lafayette, fresh with Jesus' "dark magic," got to work on tying up Bill and Eric with the idea of burning them at the stake. She almost succeeded, had it not been for the quick-thinking Holly, armed with her "witches' first aid kit," complete with an entire shaker of salt, to conjure up the dead and draw a protective circle around Bill and Eric. Sookie shot a few lightening bolts out of her hands, and pretty soon, Marnie was being pulled from Lafayette's body by Adele Stackhouse, Sookie's deceased grandmother.
As I just typed that last paragraph, my only thought was, "What kind of crap am I watching on TV?"
But yet, it's so good. Salt, witches, lightening bolts be damned.
I like True Blood.
Back to the plot. I loved the few pop culture references Alan Ball and the writers wove in ("Zombies are the new vampire, didn't you hear?" a clear reference to AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' and of course, Arlene's daughter dressed up as a girl from MTV's Teen Mom 2. Love it.) Rene came back to warn Arlene about "the ghost of Terry's past" after a fellow solider came back into Terry's life. Isn't that dude from "Felicity"? What's his name? And he is way too pretty/clean to last very long in Bon Temps.
The only thing I'm going to say about Jessica and Jason: I predict the sale of Little Red Riding Hood costumes is going to sky-rocket.
Sookie had a heart-to-heart with Bill and Eric after the whole fire pit thing, and I felt like for a second I was watching the Bachelorette hand out the final rose. Is it Bill or Eric?? But alas, after telling each one what she loved about them, along with what she didn't, Sookie took the Brad Womack approach (the first time around, not the second) and said "No thanks" to both. Maybe because Alcide (swoon!) was hitting on her at Merlotte's earlier? He and Debbie were dunzo, after all. And if the TV show follows the books at all...well, there should be some sparks on the horizon.
Alcide had to go take care of a situation in a parking garage (Russell Edgington is back!), Eric and Bill finally staked a very whiny Nan, and Sookie headed home for the night. Except....she was not alone. Confronted by Debbie Pelt and a very large shotgun, Sookie looked like she was toast...until Tara pushed her out of the way. Tara took a rather large shotgun blast to the head (nooooooooooooo!) before an enraged Sookie turned the gun on Debbie and blew her head off. Violent, much?
Anyways, that about sums it up. Does Tara survive? Is Russell really back? How long are Eric and Bill going to remain buddies? And what is in store for a potential romance for Sookie and Alcide?
'Til next season, friends.