'True Blood' Recap: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Rob Kazinsky as Ben Flynn on "True Blood."
The episode "At Last" in a nutshell:
- Sookie suspects Ben isn't what he says he is.
- Eric gets the ultimate revenge on the governor.
- Bill and Jessica lure the faerie girls to his mansion.
Body count: Possibly 4
Nudity count: 0
New people and places: None
Best line: "Spit it out. Tell me what you're unthinking!" - Jason
What's the deal with … Sam's plan for escape? Is he going to take Emma on the run forever?
Just what is it about Sookie Stackhouse that gets vampires, werewolves, and other supernaturals so hot and bothered? As she asks Ben, "What is it about me that you want?"
The girl really does attract more than her fair share of bad boys, and her relationship history would fuel a couple self-help books. And yet, Sookie is learning. She's not the wide-eyed, naive, trusting romantic that she was. She's tougher, smarter, stronger, and ready to stand up to any man.
All we can say is: You go, girl!
Eric, Pam, Tara, and Willa
Tara tried to do the right thing by kidnapping Willa, but she's no match for her maker. Or her maker's maker. Pam summons her progeny, and a very scary Eric pries out Willa's location.
He finds her waiting patiently in a carousel. Why didn't Willa run for it? Seems the little vixen wants a taste of Eric's blood! That's powerful stuff — is she really ready for that? Willa vows that she hates what her father is doing and all she wants to do is help the vampire cause.
Oh really? Eric gets an idea and soon we see him digging out a giant grave — he's going to turn her! They exchange tastes of each other's blood and go to ground.
Meanwhile, Pam is not happy with Tara for being disobedient, while Tara thinks she was doing the right thing. They fight, and Tara storms off (again). But just as she leaves, she watches in horror as a SWAT team shoots Pam and takes her into custody.
Back at the grave, Willa has turned and is ecstatic to start her awesome vampire life. But that excitement soon fades when she learns that Eric turned her only to get back the governor. He wants Willa to go home and confront Burrell with what she's become.
At the governor's mansion, Burrell is waiting for word on his daughter. He's there with Sarah Newlin, who seems to be his girlfriend and has some "news" to share. But before she can impart it, Willa shows up! Burrell is sad and grieved that she's become a vampire, and Willa pleads with him to repeal his antivampire measures. If he loves her, "call off your dogs," she says. It seems to work, as the governor embraces Willa.
But then she gets a sniff of his blood from a hand wound and bares her fangs. Sarah shoots her and declares Willa needs to be sent to the camp.
Sam, Nicole, and Alcide
Sam, Emma, and Nicole are still on the run from the werewolves and get picked up in a car by Lafayette. After driving for a while, Sam tells Lafayette to go back home. The three of them will keep going without him … or the car. How? Easy — Sam just turns into a thoroughbred horse!
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