True Blood: Doing It Doggie-Style
True Blood: Doing It Doggie-Style
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
On last night's episode of True Blood, the show confirmed what many fans have long suspected: Sam Merlotte is a dog, literally. In the final moments of the episode, Sam's dog sat at the foot of Sookie's bed, and when she woke up, the dog had turned into a naked Sam. In a cute moment that may or may not be an homage to Supernatural, Sookie named Sam's dog Dean.

The revelation isn't so shocking to many fans who had a hunch that Sam was his dog. His naked running through the woods certainly raised suspicions. Now that we have an answer, there are about 30 more questions True Blood raised.

The first and most important is: what is Sam? Perhaps he's a nice werewolf, if such a thing exists. Or maybe he's a weird, morphing dog-man. Also last night, Sam gave Tara money for her to have her demon exorcised, and he explained that ever since vampires came out of the coffin, people don't know what else is out there.

It opened the doors on True Blood to have a host of new supernatural entities. Now that Sam is a dog, nothing is off the table. Werewolves, leprechauns, wizards, trolls, they can all be real in the True Blood universe.

The second mystery is how Bill knew about Sam's condition. Given Bill's emphasis on Sam being the only one who could protect Sookie in his absence, it stands to reason that Bill is well aware of Sam's canine secret. Do those two know more about each other than they let on? My current guess would be that vampires simply have a heightened sense of awareness regarding other supernatural creatures.

This theory brings us to the next question: what is Amy? The hippie chick who has Jason wrapped around her little finger is a fairly dangerous person, and Eddie, the gay vampire hostage, called her a psycho. Does he perceive something about her that Jason doesn't? Part of me thinks she's a witch, or at least someone with a surprisingly deep knowledge of the occult. The other possibility is that she's True Blood's version of a rogue Slayer, a la Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Whatever the truth is, last night's episode opened the doors for plenty of things that go bump in the night. It's easy to imagine a world where vampires are real. It's harder to imagine a world with dog-men or werewolves and who knows what else. True Blood is now a lot more interesting.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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