In last week's episode, Nora died in Eric's arms, Jessica got much closer to James and Sarah used Burrell's death to take control of things at Vamp Camp. In this week's episode, "Dead Meat," Jason gets cozy with Violet-the-vamp and Sookie has to help Bilith make a deal with Benlow. Read on to find out what kind of insanity True Blood
delivers this week.Eric is On the Warpath
The episode picks up with Eric still holding Nora's remains. Eric accuses Bilith of letting her die rather than picking a fight with Sookie over Benlow because Eric did not get the memo that Bilith is done with Sookie in the non-negotiation department. Bilith and Eric fight, with Bilith bringing up Godric and ruining any chance of Eric helping in Bilith's quest to save vampire-kind.
After the fight, Eric decides he is going back to Vamp Camp without Bilith, but he has to stock up on faerie blood first. Eric tracks down Andy's last living faerie daughter and drinks her blood so he can gain access to the Fae Land where Benlow is hiding to drink from him as well. Now that Eric has faerie-given abilities like day-walking, will he be able to save what remains of his family from Vamp Camp? And how will he get revenge on Burrell's people for Nora's death?Sookie's Choice
Sookie returns from those five minutes she spent comforting her human friends to feed Benlow more blood and tell him about Bilith's daytime visit. Sookie spells out the plan to use Benlow's blood to save her vampire friends -- and Pam -- and promises to keep Benlow safe, but Benlow wants more assurance than Sookie's word. Benlow tells Sookie that he will go along with Bilith's plan if she agrees to become his undead faerie bride. As one would expect, Sookie needs some time to think this one over.
When Bilith makes it clear that he does care not if Sookie has to sacrifice her human life in order to get Benlow's help, Sookie realizes she cannot escape this choice. After some serious processing, Sookie decides to give in to destiny and let Benlow turn her into a vampire if it means saving the people she loves. The True Death is Closing In
Jessica and James enjoy their time together before he is taken away by the guards, and she reminds him not to drink the poisoned Tru Blood. But when James warns Steve about the blood, they both get taken to the white room from Bilith's vision.
After claiming him, Violet -- the new vampire who "protected" Tara and Jessica a few episodes back -- makes it clear to Jason that he is hers to use and feed from whenever she wants. She has some pretty old-fashioned -- and creepy -- ideas about romance, but Jason seems willing enough to go along with it for now.
When Jessica and the others see an opportunity to save Jason from Violet by letting her drink the poisoned Tru Blood, Violet overhears their discussion and confronts them. This leads to all of our main vampires entering the white room of doom. Jessica tells the others that they will meet the sun in this room, and I breathe a sigh of relief that this storyline is finally moving forward.Sarah Continues to Out-Awesome Everyone
Sarah spends most of this week's episode trying to govern in Burrell's place, something that gets more complicated when the woman from the Tru Blood company shows up demanding to see Burrell. This woman makes her way into Vamp Camp, and Sarah kills her with nothing but a shoe and a can-do attitude. Aren't we all glad Burrell got decapitated so Sarah could become this season's Big Bad? I like to think so.Are We Done with the Pack Now?
Rikki is not impressed with Alcide's leadership of the pack, so she challenges him for pack-master. Anyone who has seen the size of Joe Manganiello knows that Rikki and her cohorts do not stand a chance, and Alcide wins the fight without breaking a sweat. What he does break is his ties to the pack -- hopefully for good, as the pack storyline has been dragging along seemingly without purpose for two seasons now -- but not before getting Nicole and her mother to safety.
Alcide brings Nicole and her mom to Sam, thus clearing the air with his former ally. Sam and Alcide drink and bond over the fact that they both know Nicole is pregnant with Sam's shifter-baby, but Nicole has no idea.
Still telling Nicole nothing about the baby, Sam asks her to stay with him and she loves him enough to agree, despite her mother's protests and the fact that she has only known Sam for about a week. How will Nicole react when she learns about the pregnancy? And with Alcide becoming a lone wolf once again, whose storyline will he be thrown into now?On the Human Side of Things
The Bellefleurs are still reeling from Terry's death when Lafayette tells them about the life-insurance policy. Once Arlene learns that Terry took out the policy just a few days earlier, she realizes that he planned his own death and is devastated all over again.
With Benlow's proposal looming over her head, Sookie pays a visit to Sam. She fills Sam in on the basics of her situation and lets it slip that she always imagined the two of them would end up together. Sam, as baffled as the viewers, reminds Sookie that they have not had any scenes together for about three seasons and she only shows interest in him when the vampires in her life are getting her down. But since Sam is expecting a shifter-baby with Nicole and Sookie is about to become Benlow's faerie-vampire bride, this chat is rather pointless.
What did you think of this week's episode? Were you surprised by Eric's faerie attacks? Do you think Sam and Sookie have a future together, assuming she does not become Benlow's bride? Am I delusional in thinking we might be done with the were storyline now? Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments section.Want to add True Blood to your very own watch-list? Download BuddyTV Guide for free for your phone.(Image courtesy of HBO)