True Blood, Season 5, Ep 8: Somebody That I Used to Know
The vampire party continues their blood-fueled frenzy down in the vaults of the Vampire Authority. Everyone is having the time of their life (or death) except for Eric who asks Bill what he saw at the club when they were draining everyone. Bill says they were in the presence of god and Eric looks at him unbelievably.
Sookie is still working to rid herself of fae magic by sending out blast after blast of light from her hands. Jason shows up and stops her, convincing her that she is special, her power is special and with that power, they will be able to find the vampire that killed their parents.
Last week, Sam took down one of the shifter snipers in the hospital and this week Sheriff Andy carts him off to jail. Luna is freaking out because there is no where she feels safe – the killers are everywhere. Sam is his typical understanding self as he tries to help her back to her hospital bed but she angrily pushes him away so he leaves to continue the hunt. When Sam is gone, Luna painfully shape-shifts into him and ends up sneaking out of the hospital – looking so cute with his butt hanging out of the gown, prancing away down the hall.
Hoyt’s new killer buddies take him to a shack in the woods where they’ve got Jessica chained up in silver. They want him to kill her and he’s having a hard time with it. They lock him in the room with his former vampire girlfriend, telling him he can’t come out until the deed is done.
Sookie, Jason and the fairies go back to the bridge to try and identify the vampire who killed their parents. They all hold hands and concentrate on trying to access the energy of Sookie’s dead mother. She sees a figure on the bridge who suddenly attacks her parents but she cannot identify the vampire’s face.
Jessica begs Hoyt to take the silver off but he’s still bitter over their broken relationship. He points the gun at her head and you hear a shot. One of the redneck killers comes in to verify Hoyt’s kill and Jessica steps out from behind the door and snaps his neck. Hoyt saved her after all.
When Lafayette arrives home, Arlene and Holly are waiting for him. They want him to contact the dead Iraqui woman and get her to lift the fire demon curse.
Sookie describes her flashback experience to Jason and Claude, saying that she was seeing things from the vampire’s perspective which blows Claude’s mind – he said she made a connection to the vampire and that’s very concerning. One clue comes from this, Sookie heard the murderer’s name, it’s Warlow.
Tara is serving a drink to a former high school acquaintance who acts very annoying and superior in that “I was queen of high school” way that is oh so endearing. When Tara’s fangs drop down and the woman realizes she ‘s a vampire, she exclaims “wow, now you’re a member of two minorities”. Really? How can people be so stupid? But this idiot woman doesn’t stop there, she calls Tara uppity. It’s about to get violent but Pam stops it – sending the stupid woman away.
Eric and Nora have a confrontation over Lilith. He tells her he saw Godric when she saw Lilith. Nora is unyielding in her belief in Salome and Lilith, telling Eric that he will be shown the way. Nothing scarier than a religious fanatic – except for a fanatically religious vampire.
Pam tells Tara that they need to talk. She takes her down to the basement where the blond from high school is tied up, ready for the taking. Pam says it’s her little gift, Tara is owed this after having to listen to this jerk say such crap earlier. And Tara starts to feed.
The werewolves are chasing a human through the woods, planning to kill him for the fun of it. This is JD’s idea of leadership. High on vampire blood, JD kicks the crap of Alcide and is about to kill him when Martha stops him. The pack runs off to hunt their human.
Arlene tricks Terry into coming home, saying there’s a fire, and he frantically barges in looking for the Ifrit. She tells him to sit down, Holly and Lafayette are here to break the curse. Lafayette puts on quite a show, faking it to earn the $300 he charged Arlene to be her medium. When the real Iraqui spirit breaks through, Lafayette is shocked. He says she’s pissed but she’ll lift the curse if Terry kills Patrick. Patrick runs out of the room – some hero.
Sookie sees something manifesting in her bathroom and it’s Warlow, breaking into her dimension. He tells her “I’m coming for you, YOU ARE MINE”. And then he disappears. She is terrified.
The new vampire council is discussing ways to take out the mainstreamers. Russell and Steve happily flirt at the end of the table, irritating Salome who asks them to pay attention. Perhaps Russell has found the replacement for his true love, Talbot?
When Bill offers up a unique idea to get rid of mainstreamers – take out the True Blood factories, there are only five of them – Eric looks at him, asking “what are you doing?” To which Bill replies, “evolving”. Yeah, evolving into the world’s biggest jerk. I wonder when he is going to tell them about Sookie and her special blood. Any day now, I suspect.