'True Blood' Premiere Recap: It's Fairy Complicated
"True Blood" -- "The Sun"
The episode "The Sun" in a nutshell
- Jason meets his fairy godfather.
- Bill has visions of Lilith.
- Eric confronts Governor Burrell.
Body count: 0
Nudity count: 0New people and places:
- Niall, Jason's fairy godfather
- Willa, Governor Burrell's daughter
- Nicole, a supernatural activist
- Ben, a half-fairy
Best line: "Down here, organic means you play the fancy piano at church." — Arlene
What's the deal with … Ben's motives? Was his meeting with Sookie really a coincidence?
After last week's frenetic season premiere, things are (thankfully) starting to settle down on "True Blood." There's no need anymore to watch with a Wikipedia page open.
Storylines are consolidating, which gives them some room to breathe. As fun as it can be to watch action-packed sequences like the Authority showdown at the end of last season, the show is at its best focusing on relationships.
By now, we've seen a lot of different permutations — Sookie with Bill, Sookie with Eric, Sookie with Alcide. But "True Blood" can still delight us with not-so-obvious pairings, like Sam and Lafayette's friendship or Tara and Pam's developing romance. And we're looking forward to seeing how some new blood freshens things up in Season 6.
Jason and Niall
Right, so Warlow is NOT Warlow. The old man driving the car turns out to be Jason's fairy godfather, Niall! He was just messing with Jason, who admittedly probably shouldn't go around blabbing about Warlow. But hey, this is Jason — he doesn't always think things through like he should.
Niall gives us some more details about Warlow: He's the oldest living vampire, he's fast and clever, and Sookie's fairy godmother (Claudine) blasted him into a dark realm when he killed their parents.
They head to Sookie's house to examine her bathroom, which is a portal to this realm. Niall checks it out and returns all gooey and gross. "It's worse than I thought," he declares.
Arlene and Terry
Yeah, so remember how Terry killed his army buddy Patrick as a sacrifice to that fire monster last season? Well, his wife comes by Merlotte looking for him! Terry is freaked, of course, but leave it to quick-thinking Arlene: She confirms the wife's (wrong) suspicion that Patrick ran away with another woman. Arlene's so good with her fake sympathy, she really ought to think about becoming an actress!
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Meanwhile, those fairy daughters of Andy's just seem to keep growing and growing. He takes the four girls to the field to find the fairy world portal, but his calls to Maurella go unanswered. Looks like Andy will have to be a stay-at-home dad for awhile yet.
Sam, Alcide, and Lafayette
At Merlotte's, a group of hipster tourists comes in looking for organic food. "Down here, organic means you play the fancy piano at church," Arlene tells them.
One of the tourists peels away to chat up Sam. Her name is Nicole and it turns out she's a supernatural activist. She wants Sam to "come out" as a shifter and share his story in order to start a dialogue between humans and supernatural creatures. Her own grandparents were freedom riders in the Civil Rights fight. But Sam refuses to help her and demands she leave him alone.