'True Blood' Recap: Bon Temps Is Hit With Two Deaths
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The episode "Don't You Feel Me" in a nutshell:
- Sookie and Warlow get closer — much closer
- Eric discovers the camp's sinister secret
- Arlene schemes to disrupt Terry's suicide plan
Body count: 2 VIPs; many others
Nudity count: 2
New people and places: Matt, Holly's vampire friend
Best line: "So you's a vampire that can come out in the daytime? There go the damn neighborhood." — Lafayette
What's the deal with ... Terry's safety deposit box? What's in there?
"True Blood" cannot be accused of moving too slowly. All of the current storylines ramped up to a higher level this week, with two deaths raising the stakes (so to speak).
One of those deaths is a sad moment, a long time in the making, while the other is a "hell yeah!" kind of surprise.
And no, neither death involves Eric or Pam in their "Gladiator"-style duel. Whew!
Eric, Pam, Nora, and Willa
Big, long stakes in hand, a floating Eric and Pam warily circle each other as the governor and Sarah watch with glee. And then, they attack — but not each other! Instead, they open up two panels and stake waiting guards against the observation glass. The stake punches a hole in it, which Eric peers through. "I see you, Steve Newlin," Eric tells the quivering vamp.
More guards rush in and Eric and Pam drop their stakes. He's locked up in a cage, when Burrell comes charging in. The governor taunts him about dying a slow true death, then brings in a tied-up Nora. Uh oh … seems Burrell is going to get revenge for Willa by torturing Nora in front of her brother!
A doctor injects Nora with some kind of golden serum. They leave, and Eric is forced to watch as Nora suffers. "I'll see Godric again," she says sadly, blood dripping out of her eyes.
Not quite yet, Eric says. Then, he summons Willa, who's convinced her father to put her in with the general population and is playing Connect Four with Tara. Willa seduces and glamours an innocent guard, and busts Eric and Nora out of their cell.
Disguised as the guard, Eric leads Nora and Willa through the camp's hallways. Then, he enters a room — it's where they're making Tru Blood. And it seems that all the new bottles are being contaminated with that killer serum. So, this is the governor's plan! It's a pretty clever and diabolical one.
Jason, Sarah, and Jessica
At the LAVTF headquarters, Jason is passing their entrance interview with flying colors. All that time he's spent with vampires is coming in handy — he knows all the tricks of the vampire-killing trade.
He's accepted into the squad, when Sarah Newlin discovers his presence. But Jason threatens to expose their affair to the governor if she breathes a word about his mission to save Jessica.
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Unfortunately, Sarah is one manipulative, uh, witch, and brings Jason into an observation room to watch the "copulation study." A hunky male vampire is waiting, but who will be the female participant? Why, Jessica, of course!
A horrified Jason watches from behind the glass as Jessica is brought into the room. She refuses at first, but when they zap the guy (James) with UV light, she starts taking off her clothes.
But James is a gentleman. "You don't deserve this," he says. Both James and Jessica are zapped with UV light, and Jess is hauled off.