HOLLYWOOD—On Sunday night, “True Blood” lived up to its title, especially the blood part. Imperiled by Lorena (Mariana Klaveno), Sookie (Anna Paquin) went to extremes in her attempt to save Bill (Stephen Moyer). Sookie staked Lorena and killed her, but Lorena and two werewolves left Bill drained of all of his blood and ultimately in a feeding frenzy, which left Sookie in a coma. Tara and Alcide saved her life by getting her to the hospital in time, but then the real problems occurred. Sookie has an unknown blood type, different from any other human being. That left the hospital staff scratching their heads and viewers guessing about Sookie’s true identity. Truebie Jackie Monroe tells Canyon News, “I am so glad that Sookie is OK, but my guess is she is part fairy. I loved her reaction upon waking up in the hospital. I don’t see things going well for her and Bill anymore, but maybe Alcide will be her rebound.”
Canyon News reader Nicole Stuckey concurred, “I am really hoping they do not make Bill out to be the bad guy as he has been so loving with Sookie. On the other hand, the Sookie/Eric hookup is guaranteed to be hot!”
Sam (Sam Trammell) infiltrated a dog fighting ring to extricate his brother Tommy (Marshall Allman) from his parents’ greedy influence. Tommy, also a shape shifter like his brother Sam, found himself in the fighting ring as a pit bull. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) was wonderful in his concern for his dying sister Sookie. Rene Thurston tells Canyon News, “Jason’s tale of his sister being born at home sounds like a cover story, told to the family to cover up a greater truth about just where Sookie Stackhouse came from.” Rene’s feelings also concur with many “True Blood” viewers who posted similar points on Facebook. “Sookie has the attentions of Bill, Eric and now, from what we see in the previews, the gorgeous and brooding Alcide. Whatever Sookie really is, it’s quite apparent she has a knack for attracting hot men,” stated Thurston.
The episode continued being action packed. Eric (Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd) used Sookie’s cousin Hadley (Lindsey Haun) as bait to get information from Sophie-Anne, the Queen of Louisiana. Eric managed to convince Hadley to spill the beans. But whatever Hadley told Eric about her cousin Sookie’s secret identity, Hadley was so weak that she whispered it into Eric’s ear, out of earshot of TV viewers.
The King of Mississippi, Russell (Denis O’Hare), turned his back on the Authority, and on the Magister (Zeljko Ivanek), whose head rolled by the end of the episode. Rene Thurston stated, “So what did the Queen’s human [Hadley] spill to Eric? From that dream, should we assume she’s a muse? A Greek goddess?” While Bobby Head, one of “True Blood’s” biggest fans stated, “Tommy, it is always sad when someone dies, but tonight was different. I rejoiced in seeing Lorena, Coot and the horrible Magister get what they deserved.”
Bobby concluded, “King Russell is laying the groundwork for something really big that is going to affect all of our favorites in Bon Temps by the end of this season. Some in not such a good way.”
Actor Joe Manganiello confirmed last week at Comic Con that Alan Ball asked him to join the series as a regular.
“True Blood” airs at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights only on HBO.
Photographs Courtesy: Sookie and Alcide by Jeff Riedel/HBO and the reflection pool by Link 81 Collection