'True Blood' Recap: Death Becomes Her
The episode "In the Evening" in a nutshell:
- Eric begs Bill to heal a dying Nora
- Jason finds Jessica, who has a favor to ask of him
- Sookie and Lafayette discover what is in Terry's safety deposit box
Body count: 1
Nudity count: 1
New people and places: Senator David Finch
Best line: "You don't have that Stockholder Syndrome, do you?" — Jason to Jessica
What's the deal with ... Alcide's pack? Will there be a wolfy coup?
Wow, "True Blood" is just killing 'em off left and right! After two significant deaths last week, the show continues to up the ante by offing Nora. Her meltdown certainly makes clear that Hepatitis V is nothing to sneeze at!
What's more, Bill is unable to do anything about Nora's infection — so he isn't really a god. Yes, he can see the future. Yes, he can perform mind-control. Yes, he can pluck a human head from its body like a daisy petal. But Billith? Not all-powerful.
Jason, Jessica, and Sarah
The governor is dead, long live an imaginary governor! Upon discovering that her paramour's head has been separated from his body, Sarah Newlin comes up with her craziest scheme yet — pretending that Burrell isn't dead. She even kisses his detached head ... ew.
Meanwhile, at Vamp Camp, Jason manages to find Jessica and get her to a private room. In his most puppy-doggish voice, he vows to protect her from all that is bad in the world. Jess thanks him by asking him for a favor — bring that hottie vamp, James, from the copulation study to her! Ouch.
But good boy Jason does just that. James is still pretty gentlemanly about everything, but Jess has one thing on her mind. She's actually never had sex with a male vampire (she's been with Hoyt and Jason, both humans), and Jess wants to get it on before they all come down with Hep V. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!
Poor Jason is keeping guard outside the room when Sarah comes stomping by. Now that the governor is dead, he's lost all his leverage. She orders the guards to split open his arm, and throw him to hungry female vamps in Gen Pop! Things aren't looking good, even when Tara steps up to defend him, until that mysterious Queen Bee Vamp claims Jason as her own. Who is she?!
Alcide, Sam, and Nicole
Now that Alcide is off their trail, Sam and Nicole can breathe easy ... and get it on in the shower. Geez, Sam, Luna's been dead, like, three days? Guess there's a reason why this show is called "True Blood" and not "True Love."
After having farewell sex, Nicole's mom picks her up to go home. But Sam wants to return to Bon Temps after learning of Terry's death.
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Meanwhile, Alcide drops off dad Jackson at his trailer. Jackson wants Alcide to stay; a neighbor recently moved away. "The pack life ain't for us," Jackson warns.
But Alcide returns to his pack and declares that he's taken care of Sam and Nicole. Were-bitch Nicole calls him out for lying — they've kidnapped Nicole and her mom! Ruh-roh, Alcide … how're you going to get out of this one?
Sookie, Arlene, Lafayette, Andy, Warlow, and Bill
Whew, worlds are really colliding in this storyline. After having sex, Sookie and Warlow are totally after-glowing, when she hears distressed noises. It's Arlene, crying on Terry's grave. (Side note: how long has it been? That grave looks old.)