We had lots of movement on several storylines on this week’s True Blood. Less huge world changes, but lots of setting things up.
Also, lots of naked Joe Manganiello.
Last week we learned: Vampires can get high on (special) vampire blood, Sookie will run out of fae powers, Sam likes to roll around on the ground while sniffing things for police purposes, Hoyt can find love in a hate group, and Russell Edgington looks lovely in a hat.
Skinwalking Luna?! I sounded like someone’s mother the moment it happened, too. Aloud I said, “Oh, she did not just shift into Sam.” Of course she did. Look, Luna, I get the desire to handle things yourself, protect what’s yours. I like proactive, strong women, but turning yourself into your boyfriend? Not cool. (I admit, the fainting did soften the blow, and eventually we know she didn’t do it purposefully but… )
High vampire fun continues. Anyone else wonder what they had to do for those beads?
Eric trying to do the right thing—while bloody and otherwise—causes intense attraction. (Well, so does the Alexander Skarsgard part, but you know what I mean.)
Jason giving Sookie a pep talk is sweet and, surprisingly, on point. It was nice to hear him talk about her love for Bill (though, I’m steadfastly Team Eric), the chance to see Gran again and the like.
Alcide knows how to treat a lady…on his knees. Also, booty, booty and more booty. Hell, it’s more Joe Manganiello nakedness than you get in Magic Mike.
Related: WEREWOLF SEX!
Anyone else think Salome was, at first, angling for a three-way with the human woman tied to the bed?
Redneck hate group kidnaps Jessica with the expectation of Hoyt staking her. And my heart breaks. Luckily, he does the right thing and works to save her.
Speaking of heartbreak. Oh, Lafayette, I want to hug you.
It’s nice to see the faeries outside of the decadent club as they try to help Sookie discover the identity of the vampire who killed her parents.
The werewolf pack continues to be asshats. Really, they need Alcide something fierce. Unfortunately, the vampires aren’t the only ones wanting to feast on humans at the moment.
Pam’s present for Tara. Awesome on so many levels.
Remember how everyone had their fingers crossed that Russell and Steve would get together? It’s working.
WTF-ERY as only True Blood can provide
Did I mention Luna shifting into Sam? Still reeling.
Apparently Nigel (the burned vampire) is all about eating kids. So… there’s that.
Real Sam talking to Luna-as-Sam. Enough said.
After Luna shifts into Sam we see his booty as he sashays out of the hospital. The feminine walk didn’t hurt that rear one bit.
Alcide and his werewolf second are having naked alone time. Heh. He’s on his knees between her legs when their scene starts, then he’s behind her, then they’re against a wall and finally they make it—with flying leaps—to the bed. Lots of Alcide ass. The world rejoices.
Bill: We were in the presence of god.
Eric: We were high as fucking kites.
Jason (after being zapped by Sookie): I’m fine. You got me in the head.
Russell: God has the most beautiful tits I’ve ever seen.
Lafayette: Hookah, I ain’t in the helpin’ business no more. I’m in the fuck off while I smoke a blunt business, and business is about to tick way the fuck up.
Pam: You don’t know me that well. My mad face and my happy face are the same.
I haven’t been all that engaged with Sam’s story this season, but it was probably the most interesting for me this episode. And while I know the Alcide sex scene was thrown in there just to appease fans wanting it, I still took gratuitous pleasure in it. How many times did you guys rewind that scene? Let’s be honest here.
While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter - @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.