'True Blood' Recap: Eric Against the World (VIDEO)
True Blood fans may be breathing a collective sigh of relief after watching Sunday’s episode. The HBO series put to bed two of its most laborious (in my opinion) storylines to make way for the few that can make the last three episodes of Season 5 truly harrowing.
Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”
Let’s begin with the pickle Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is now in. What a juxtaposition we have here. Eric, not Bill (Stephen Moyer), is probably the only person standing between mainstreaming and utter vampire on human carnage. The question in the last episode was whether or not Bill was just playing the Authority. That seems to be answered as he has double-crossed Eric and gone totally in with the Authority’s plans to create a civil war by destroying the world’s Tru-Blood plants.
As for the vigilantes running around killing supernaturals, clues started pointing toward retired Sheriff Bud Dearborne (William Sanderson). Turns out his new girlfriend, Sweetie, was the leader of the renegade gang. So after Gran’s spirit clues in Sookie (Anna Paquin) that Bud may know something about her parents’ killer, she finds herself smack-dab in the middle of the vigilante craziness.
Thankfully, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy (Chris Bauer) were able to recognize Bud’s boots from the gang’s web video and got to his farm in time to save Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Sookie from being pig feed -- with some shifter help from Sam (Sam Trammell). After a scuffle, the group’s deadly extracurricular activities are over. Plus, Luna (Janina Gavankar) was able to exact some revenge on Sweetie for ordering the kills on her, Sam and her daughter.
OMG!: Bill has really bought into this Lilith stuff, huh?
Thank you, TV gods: For putting the black smoke monster and vigilante storylines to bed.
Awk-ward: When Pam realizes that she’s about to get clobbered by the new sheriff after threatening to stake him.
Hotness: Seeing Bill and Sookie back in bed together – event if it was just a figment of his imagination.
Fab-u-lous: Lafayette in all his “psychic” glory.
Can. Not. Wait.: To find out who this vampire is that killed Sookie’s parents. There’s clearly more to that storyline than we know right now.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8
Are you surprised that Bill has turned on Eric? Were you satisfied with how Patrick and the vigilante storylines were wrapped up? Sound off in the comments section below.
Watch writer Raelle Tucker and director Dan Attias discuss the episode below.