'True Blood' Recap: Bill Drinks the Authority Kool-Aid and Voldemort Is After Sookie

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On an episode directed by Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill, several of the characters on HBO’s True Blood were forced to meet up with people from their past in order to sort out their issues in the present.

Note: Spoilers if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode, “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

The Authority continues on with its Lilith kick as it figures out how to best end the mainstreaming movement. Meanwhile, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) tries to convince his sister, Nora (Lucy Griffiths), that this path goes against their maker Godric’s wishes. Instead, she seems unmoved as she considers Godric’s pacifist path blasphemous.

And then there’s Bill, who has apparently drank the Authority Kool-Aid. We travel back into his memories as he denies his dying daughter the immortality he holds as a vampire. I’m not sure what the significance of that was except to show us how far away from his previous self he has strayed. To further show that, Bill comes up with an idea that would force vamps to feed on humans: Destroy the True Blood manufacturing plants. And when Eric asks what he’s doing, Bill answers, “Evolving.” Creepy.

Speaking of creepy, still hospitalized Luna (Janina Gavankar) is overtaken by anger over the vigilante group who’s killing supernaturals. Against her will, she shifts into Sam (Sam Trammell) – a violent change that with her gunshot wounds could kill her. She escapes the hospital and meets up with Sam after he’s gotten one of the vigilantes to give up the location of their hideout.

At the hideout, Hoyt (Jim Parrack) is faced with a dilemma when he finds that the other gang members had captured Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). Given the task of killing her, he refuses and lets her go. Being daytime, Hoyt leaves her behind to find help. But as he’s lost on the back roads, a pickup rolls up and its unknown driver points a gun at the confused Hoyt.

Meanwhile, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) convinces Sookie (Anna Paquin) to keep her faerie powers and refocus on finding the vampire that killed their parents. The faeries tell Sookie she can use her connection to the their mother to relive her death and I.D. the vamp. But, something goes awry when Sookie enters the body of the vampire and watches as faerie Claudette arrives too late and blasts the killer with her light. But, she also says the vamp’s name: Warlo, something like that. The fact that Sookie was able to connect with the vampire really troubles faerie Claude (Giles Matthey) – apparently with good reason. Later, the Voldemort-looking vamp appears to Sookie and tells her he’s coming after her.

You still there? There’s only a couple more storylines left. Have some coffee. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and J.D. (Robert Patrick) finally face each other for the packmaster challenge. But, J.D. decides they’re going to track and kill a human instead of an animal. I’m still not sure how he can make that unilateral decision, but whatev… Alcide drops out in protest and then almost gets killed trying to stop the V’d up were. He’s only saved when Martha (Dale Dickey) convinces J.D. not to finish Alcide off.

Also, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) channels the women who placed a curse on Terry (Todd Lowe) and Patrick's (Scott Foley) platoon and finds out that she’ll lift the curse if one of them kills the other. And Tara (Rutina Wesley) has a run-in with a racist mean girl from high school and Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) lectures her on her attitude. But later, Tara finds the women chained up in the basement and gets Pam’s blessing to make her a blood slave.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Bill’s tendency to follow rather than lead makes him less and less sympathetic as the series goes on.

Thank you, TV gods: Now that we know how to get rid of the smoke monster, can the show just kill Patrick already and call this storyline over? Snore.

Awk-ward: The moment before it seemed that Sam was about to kiss himself on the lips? It’s so something True Blood would do, but thankfully didn’t.

Hotness: Were sex between Alcide and his “maybe” were-girlfriend.

Fab-u-lous: I’m so digging Steve Newlin’s (Michael McMillan) vamped up nerd-chic. Who knew that would work?

Can. Not. Wait.: Who’s this vampire Warlow?

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6

Are you over the smoke monster storyline too? Is it possible that Bill is faking his allegiance to the Authority? Tell us your theories in the comments section below.

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