'True Blood' Recap: Blood Sisters
Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) in "True Blood."
The episode "You're No Good" in a nutshell:
- Bill comes up with a plan to save vampires.
- Niall finds a disturbing scene in fairy world.
- Alcide loses control of his werewolf pack.
Body count: 3
Nudity count: 0
New people and places: Professor Takahashi, inventor of Tru Blood
Best line: "So yes, I is in. So I'm asking, what's the motherf---ing plan, boyfriend?" — Lafayette to Sam
What's the deal with ... Jason's fainting spells? They seem to happen whenever Warlow might be near.
Does Season 6 feel (enjoyably) like old-school "True Blood"? Bill is dangerous, Eric is dangerous, Alcide is dangerous — and humans like Sookie and Jason seem like they're in for a lot of trouble.
And, while this is somewhat controversial, the politics are dialed up to 11. A camp to study and reform vampires? "True Blood" has always struck us as an allegory for gay rights — and Sarah Newlin swanning around as a Michele Bachmann-type figure just seals the deal.
Last week's promising attempt to winnow storylines continues to our relief and delight (though we miss those hot Sookie/Eric snow sex scenes). But that Willa girl? Well, she has got to go!
Eric, Pam, Tara, and Willa
After kidnapping the governor's daughter, Eric brings the fairly willing Willa to Fantasia for further questioning. Seems she's got intel on this "camp" where they take vampires to perform experiments on their physiology and psychology.
Warning: The following clip contains adult language:
Pam is not amused that Eric's found a new plaything. She wants to kill Willa, but Eric intends to keep her around as negotiating bait. When they hold up in bartender Ginger's house, Willa tries to put the moves on Eric, but please — this is Eric f---ing Northman we're talking about. He first saw those tricks, like, five centuries ago. Plus, if he's going to let his guard down for a human, it's going to be Sookie Stackhouse and no other, thanks!
When night falls, the governor calls Eric to plead for his daughter's life. Unfortunately, while dad was away, grandchild decided to play ... kidnapper herself. He discovers that Tara has taken Willa to who-knows-where. An annoyed Pam and a pissed Eric fly off to find them both.