Let me explain:
Sunday, Spa Day:
It's True Blood Day! But I will probably miss it tonight. No problem! I'll just watch it on Monday, and write the review Tuesday. Easy breezy.
Monday, the 4th of July:
8:00pm: Wow, True Blood was awesome this week. Oh thank goodness! The Bachelorette is a repeat this week. Whew! I would have never had time for both shows.
8:30pm:I don't feel so good.
9:00pm: I think I'm going to go to bed.
9:30pm: What does appendicitis feel like? Have I had gall bladder issues in the past? Why do I feel weird?
10:15pm: I think I'm going to -- !!
11:30: OMG, this is horrible. Hmm, I'll have a small sip of water.
11:31pm: I think I'm going to -- !!
12:30am: OMG. OMG. OMG. Please let this stop.
8am: Scott, don't expect much out of Momb today.
8:03am: ::calling Brian:: ::whining:: When are you coming home??
::promptly lays on couch for the rest of the day::
I feel great! Life is good!
And then Junior League duties took over (I decided to tackle the mountain of stuff I've been avoiding for the past month), and before I knew it, three hours had passed and no blog review had been written.
Let's finally get started.
Hooray! This was the episode we've all been waiting for. Well, the second best episode. I'm guessing next week is gong to be...::ahem::
But before we can talk about Eric's shirtless walk down that dark path, we need to start at the beginning.
No walks in fairy land (thankfully), no needless explaining, and very little Andy Bellefleur on V. He just kind of annoys me, especially when he's all hopped up. I give the second episode a much better rating than the first, particularly because of how they wove in Eric's involvement with the coven.
Sookie is none too happy to find out who the new owner of her house is. She's irritated by Eric's offer to protect her and while I acknowledge there is essentially no woman who watches the show I know that does not ogle over Eric, I don't understand Sookie's reluctance. I mean, aside from his general hotness, she's a fairy. She's kind of a hot commodity in Bon Temps. Protection from a powerful vampire, regardless of his dashing good looks, is simply practical. Pull the trigger, Sook. He'll probably save your bacon more than your alleged fairy godmother.
But she's nothing if not plucky, so she said no. And then promptly headed to her old flame's house to ask for his help. While Sookie is definitely no helpless Bella (from Twilight), she's still turning to another man (well, vamp) to solve her problems. So any feminist cred just got washed away.
Bill told Sookie he'd try to help her, but then flashed back several times to 1980 London. We learned that he's been working with Nan Flanagan of the AVL for years; she admired his ability to not kill his dinner, only glamour it, and asked him to be a spy for the AVL. This, of course, was all before the Big Reveal. Bill was repaid years later when during his confrontation with Queen Sophie Ann (the very grating Evan Rachel Woods; sorry, she bugs me too), Nan showed up with men with guns loaded with wooden bullets. With silver cores, naturally. Can't be too carefully when killing one of the Undead. So that's how Bill ascended to be King. Bill had always had connections with Nan, Sophie Anne went against the AVL by selling V, and in steps Bill. Yay, King Bill.
Bill then called a meeting with Eric to ask him nicely to quit bothering Sookie, but the two started talking about the new coven in town. It was only when Bill told Eric that they raised a parakeet from the dead did Eric finally take it seriously, and he agreed to look into it personally. This guy's schedule must be incredibly full - running Fangtasia, gifting Sookie with microwaves, shopping for low-cut tank-tops. There are only so many hours in a night.
In other Bon Temps drama, Jessica and Hoyt continue to struggle with their newfound domesticity, and she went as far as to cheat on him with a fangbanger from Fangtasia. Pam was offended Sookie would even ask her to go against Eric since he is her maker, but Sookie was quick to retort that this was no estrogen-fueled request, since she doesnt "belong to a book club." I read somewhere that Pam's character is really fun to write for; she's kind of the vampire Sue Sylvester. Love that analogy. Arlene continues to fear Mikey, but at least Terry is there to be a good dad, Bjorn and all. Nice guy.
Tara came back to Bon Temps to say hi to Sookie. Their reunion was cut short by all of Sookie's unexpected discoveries in her house, including Eric's new hidey-hole. Tara headed over to cousin Layfayette's house where she ran into L and Jesus leaving for a witch's meeting. She agreed to go and sat in the back reading a "Better Homes and Garden" magazine that featured an interview with none other than Nan Flanagan. Eric literally blew into the meeting in all of his low-cut tank-top glory and scared the beejesus out of Layfayette. We all remember when L was a prisoner in Eric's cellar, right? L knows not to mess with the big E. Which is why he ran to the back of the room and refused to stand against Eric, even when Eric went for Marnie's neck.
It wasn't until Tara grabbed a large, wooden stake and decided to try to kill Eric herself. She failed, of course, and Eric went for her throat. Layfayette immediately jumped into the chanting to save his cousin, and then things got really weird. Marnie began chanting in a foreign voice with flickers of a different face shifting over her little wrinkled one. Eric looked shocked, surprised, and then...nothing. He ran out of there just as fast as he blew in, and Marnie, in her bumbling manner, had no memory of what just happened.
And that's how Sookie found Eric walking on the side of the road.
We all know her propensity to save wounded birds. Wounded vampires - particularly vamps with amnesia - definitely fill this criteria. So...I think we all know what is coming next.
Personally, I'm just excited to see Eric be more than just a ruthless, power-hungry personality. I can't wait for Alexander Skaarsgard to be scared, vulnerable, and well...nice. And we all know Sookie is a sucker for nice.