'True Blood' Recap: The Decision
The episode "Dead Meat" in a nutshell:
- Sookie considers Bill's request to turn over Warlow
- Alcide picks a side: the pack or Sam
- Sarah goes over the edge when her secrets are threatened
Body count: 1
Nudity count: 1
New people and places: Violet, the Gen Pop queen vampire
Best line: "F---ing eternity? Couldn't you just ask to go to the movies with you next week? It's like all men are incapable of just wanting to date me." — Sookie
What's the deal with ... Sarah's murderous actions? How is she going to get away with this?
For five and a half seasons, Sookie Stackhouse has managed to resist and evade getting turned into a vampire. But with her friends' lives on the line, and Warlow issuing an ultimatum in return for his help, Sookie finally decides to turn.
"Destiny is too much of a b---- to keep fighting," she says sadly, ruefully.
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It's a life-altering moment for her — and Anna Paquin plays it beautifully with haunted eyes looking at herself in the mirror. Sookie as a vampire? Yeah, guess it was bound to happen eventually, and at least she's trying to do it on her terms. Still, we hope she gets to hold out just a little longer!
Sam, Alcide, and Nicole
Alcide arrives to the compound to find that they'd kidnapped Nicole and her mom. An angry Rikki confronts him about choosing them over the pack and challenges him to be packmaster. Rikki knows she can't beat him in a fight, but also taunts Alcide with the fact that he won't be able to finish her.
She and two other female werewolves start duking it out, but Alcide quickly kicks their butts while barely breaking a sweat. But Rikki was right — when the moment comes to kill her, he doesn't do it.
Instead, he takes Nicole and her mom back to Sam's. Alcide says he's done with pack life, and Sam invites him into the bar for a beer. Awww, besties!
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Sam gets the women settled in, and while hugging Nicole, he takes a few, deep whiffs of her hair. Wow, wonder what kind of shampoo she uses?
Inside Merlotte's, the two men share a bottle of rye. Alcide mentions that he caught Nicole's scent. "It yours?" he asks. Sam replies, "Smells like me to me." Holy shapeshifter! Is Nicole pregnant?
The next day, Sam begs Nicole to stay and confesses he loves her! And she loves him! WTF, seriously, Luna has been dead maybe a week, tops. Nicole's mom is really not having it, calling Sam a "Silver Fox" and asking how old he is. She has a point there.
Sookie interrupts their conversation to talk to Sam. In his office, she consoles him about Terry and Luna, then shows him her fairy supernova. If Sookie threw it now and didn't reabsorb it, she wouldn't be a fairy anymore. And maybe that'd solve all her problems. And maybe she and Sam could finally get together!
Whoa … hold your horses, Sook. Sam reels. He's always had a thing for her, but the timing is terrible as, yup, Nicole is pregnant.
So, no, the answer to Sookie's dangerous men problems isn't going to be hooking up with the town's nice guy.
Arlene, Andy, Holly, and Adilyn
Arlene and the Bellefleurs are still grieving and starting to plan Terry's funeral. After cooking up a delicious-looking breakfast, Lafayette drops the life insurance bomb on Arlene. She's devastated, of course, to learn that Terry planned his death and that he meant to leave her and the kids.