July 23rd, 2012
12:10 PM ET
[This post contains spoilers to the July 22 episode of HBO's "True Blood."]
On Sunday's “True Blood,” the much-hyped super-villain Lilith finally rose.
After Russell killed the Guardian (Chris Meloni’s guest stint sure was short - I hope he’s happily humping a refrigerator somewhere), storm troopers rushed in to get the situation under control.
Bill and Eric tried to figure out who freed Russell, to which I say, really guys? Come on! Eric is smarter than this.
With Nora by her side, Salome confessed that she dug up Russell (duh), because he was the only vampire strong enough to destroy the Guardian. Russell clearly has little interest in the Sanguinista movement, but going along with it puts him in a position of power.
Salome, Nora and Russell threatened Bill, Eric and the remaining members of the Authority into joining them. One council member dared to dissent, and Russell killed him. Steve Newlin, on the other hand, said, “I’m like a tree in the wind. I am just so happy to be included.” They all drank Lilith’s ancient blood ...
... Which made them high as kites. They paraded through the French Quarter, whooping and dancing. Eric even gave Bill a piggyback ride!
Meanwhile, in Faery, Claude and another fairy tested Sookie’s magic, and informed her that her supply was depleting. Sookie’s no fool, and it dawned on her that if she ran out, she would be a normal human.
While visiting Luna at the hospital, she asked Sam, “say you could trade in what you are and give away everything that’s special about you for a plain old regular life - would you?”
Though being a shifter is difficult, Sam appreciates his heightened senses. He caught a scent in the hospital and attacked a doctor, who turned out to be Joe Bob.
Joe Bob is a member of Hoyt’s new crew, the Obama-masked killers, who actually refer to themselves as a “hate group.” Wise decision aligning yourself with them, dummy.
Hoyt’s ex-best friend Jason went to tell Jessica that he found out vampires killed his parents. She comforted him and then kissed him. He tasted blood, and was furious when she admitted he had interrupted a feeding. So he shot her in the head! Talk about a lover’s quarrel.
Lafayette went in search of Jesus, or rrather, his head. He found it, the mouth stitched shut just as it had appeared to him, in Jesus’ brujo grandfather’s house.
Don Bartolo stitched up Lala’s mouth. It was horrifying! He explained his plan to take Lafayette’s magic and give it to the unborn child writhing around in his wife’s belly. But then his wife stabbed him. Many, many times. She cut the stitches holding Lafayette’s mouth shut. That was a nice gesture, but knowing “True Blood,” she could be even more evil than her husband.
Lala’s crazy aunt went to see her daughter Tara at Fangtasia, where the new vamp was working a pole, leering at Pam. Lettie Mae told Tara she was dead to her. Kendra, get back to the control room immediately!
The wolf pack was experiencing some turmoil as well. Alcide was training/making out with his new No. 2 when Martha interrupted. She didn’t believe Alcide’s claim that current packmaster JD was a V addict.
Until she caught him trying to give V to Emma. Martha and Alcide may become unlikely allies.
Also, Arlene watched her wedding video and cried, while Terry sat in a field waiting for the fire monster, then almost killed himself. Does anyone care about this storyline? Seriously, tell us if you do in the comments.
After all she’s been through, the possibility of a normal human life was appealing to Sookie. So she tried to use up all her fairy magic, shooting it at the sky.
In a New Orleans karaoke bar, the vampires’ fun escalated a little too far. Russell stormed the stage to duet with a young blonde. The rest of the vampires rushed in and attacked the human patrons. It was a bloodbath.
And from that blood rose Lilith, very naked. It’s about time, lady! The vampires looked up and marveled, but when she roared they fed furiously, blinded by bloodlust.
Except Eric. He had a vision of Godric, who reminded him that killing humans is wrong. Godric said that Nora lacked Eric’s moral compass, so Eric would need to save his sister. When Eric looked up, Lilith was gone. Is she even real? Or just a vampire id hallucination?
Will Eric stop the vampire rampage and save Nora from herself? What did you think of last night’s episode?
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