True Blood, Season 5, Ep 7: In the Beginning
Sookie is being tested by the fairies for her “luminescence”. If the fae light passes through her, she’s more fairy than human. They determine that she has a finite amount of magic in her and the more she uses it, the more she becomes human. Sookie seems to like the idea of having no magic and being simply human – no more vampire stalkers or mind reading.
Sam furiously sniffs the air, trying to locate any items linked to the shifter snipers. He gets another deputy to pull down a box full of Obama masks. Figures, the idiots are wearing those as they murder people. Sam then proceeds to roll around on the floor as the female deputy looks askance at him. He tells her there are five or six of them and he smells bad diets, hate and envy; which prompts the deputy to ask – is there something I need to know about you Mr. Merlotte?
Hoyt is drinking crappy beer with the loser dudes who rescued him from his terminal throat sucking by a vampire in the alley. They are all about blaming the media for the rise of the subculture and it’s a good ole’ boy session of vampire bashing. It’s kind of scary – Hoyt says he feels more love and acceptance from this hate group than he’s ever felt in church. Is this a statement on our society? Are people so desperate for acceptance that they will do whatever it takes to have their peer group love them? They tell Hoyt that Jessica hypnotized him and it was date rape. It’s sad what a bad breakup can do to somebody.
Arlene is watching her wedding video and Terry is so sweet in it. It’s a little sad to see – Hoyt and Jessica were very obviously still in love; Jesus was alive and he and Lafayette were so happy together; Jason was chasing out-of-town women. Arlene starts crying and Holly tells her not to give up on Terry.
Lafayette drives up to Jesus’ uncle’s house, ready for a confrontation. The door is open and he walks in, coming upon Jesus’ head in a chair. It’s his real head and the lips are sewn shut. The uncle comes up behind him with a gun and says Jesus gave away their family’s demon to Lafayette and it belongs back with him. Lafayette spits in his face.
Tara is pole dancing in a shiny leather bikini at Fangtasia; Tara looks amazing – what a body. Pam watches her from the throne chair with her hair looking as if she stuck her finger in a light socket. Not sure what that look is all about. Tara’s mother comes to the club, just to tell her daughter that she no longer exists for her now that she’s a vampire. What a bitch, she couldn’t just send an email?
Salome gives everyone a lesson on Lilith and her ability to forgive vampire sins while the remaining council unhappily looks on. She says that Russell is forgiven by Lilith and he proceeds to loudly endorse his new goddess. He’s a perfect caricature of a religious person who hypocritically spouts doctrine and then acts the opposite, only to ask for forgiveness. He’s perfect in this role. They all proceed to drink Lilith’s blood. Steve Newlin lets them know that he’s so happy to be included in with the vampire upper echelon.
The next thing you see, all the vampires are walking around the streets like a bunch of 60′s hippies high on acid. Fangs are out and they’re reaching for invisible things in the air. Steve Newlin flirts with Russell who brushes him off. They are all wasted and have turned into obnoxious, rude jerks who terrorize the humans they meet.
The witch doctor has Lafayette tied to a chair with his mouth sewn shut. Ouch! His pregnant wife lies on the ground – they are going to take the demon out of Lafayette and put it into the baby. Lafayette is defiant to the end. Just as he is about to be killed, the wife picks up a knife and stabs the uncle to death. That’s a surprise.
A karaoke party at a bar is broken up by Russell appearing on the stage with the singer who is belting out “You Light Up My Life”. The rest of the vampires appear, attacking everyone at the party. They drain all the humans and leave them lying dead on the floor. A glowing light gets their attention and they all look up to see a woman rise up from a pool of blood. It’s Lilith in all her nude glory. She issues a high pitched screech causing the vampires to return to their human gorge-fest, except for Eric. Godric appears to him and tells him that what they are doing is wrong and Eric has to be the one to save his sister, Nora.
Jason stops in to visit Jessica who’s in her bedroom sucking on some random guy’s leg. He wants to talk about the deaths of his parents. Jessica says that all vampires are not the same. They start kissing and Jason says “there’s blood on your mouth”. He totally freaks out that she kissed him with someone else’s blood on her lips, causing him to state “no, all vampires are the same”. They start screaming insults at each other and she jumps on him, biting down hard – he pulls out his gun and shoots her in the head. Shooters run in, ready to kill but Jessica kicks him out.
Walking to his car, Jason sees lights flashing in the woods and he heads over. Sookie is at her house, sending out endless flashes of fairy light in order to deplete her finite magic. She wants to lose her fae-ness and it looks like she might have found just the way to do it.