THE BON TEMPS TIMES—TRUE BLOOD SEASON 5 EPISODE 9 RECAP
As Bill ventures into the dark side, chaos hits Bon Temps with humans becoming the main course. Can Sookie save the day?
True Blood, Season Five, Episode 9, “Everybody Wants to Rule The World”—Finally, things are picking up on True Blood. It was one of the best episodes of the season but sadly, because it was episode nine, it’s also near the end. The important thing is that the main plots took precedence in this episode, tying things together and finally moving things along.
Still trapped in that weirdo compound, Eric tries to convince Bill to tone his allegiance to the almighty Lilith. Bill admits he doesn’t know what to believe. In an attempt to get Bill out of the clutches of this vamp cult, Eric asks Bill to get some of Salome’s blood in order escape. Eric works on Nora for her blood, under the guise of wanting to believe in Lilith too. But just as they were about to escape, Bill, who while having sex with Salome once again saw Lilith, turns on Eric and foils his plan. . When Eric calls him a traitor, Bill tells him it’s what Lilith wanted. Something tells me Salome has something to do with this psychotic drug inducing blood these vamps have been drinking.
Meanwhile “The Obamas” hate group story seems to have come to a close. When Sookie goes to the former Sheriff Dearborn’s house, she finds out that he and his wife are the Supe-hating clan leaders. She’s drugged and put into a pigsty where she finds Hoyte drugged up on Oxy. She’s unable to conjure enough of her faerie powers to free her hands. Bud tries to explain to her he was just trying to protect people. Sweetie, dressed in a short silk robe with a dragon embroidered on it, elaborates: The next world war will be fought for humanity. Searching through Sweetie’s memory, Sookie learns her husband left her for a shifter. Furious, Sweetie instructs Bud to knock Sookie out with soda laced with Oxycontin. See, she really does need those electric faerie powers!
And finally, hopefully, that lame storyline with Terry, Patrick and the “Ifrit” smoke monster came to a close. Funny enough it was Arlene, who was taken hostage by Patrick, who saved Terry’s sorry butt by stabbing him with the pencil that was holding up her hair! After Terry gets hold of Patrick’s gun, he kills him and the curse is lifted.
More drama was had at Fangtasia, but is there ever really a need for anything to happen there other than to see Pam strut her stuff in her super sexy costumes? But just as she’s settling into the top gun in Eric’s chair, she finds herself in a dilemma when a new Sheriff Vamp takes her seat, and makes it legal to feed on humans. Since most of the Tru Blood factories are getting bombed, the synthetic blood is becoming scarce causing frenzy amongst vampires.
I’ve always thought there had to be more to Russell’s story. When he visits takes Shreveport to the wolf pack meeting he feeds the pack with the blood from his wrist. Only Martha, embracing were-pup Emma, stands back. Unable to change her mind, Russell grabs Emma and presents her to Steve as his new pet. J.D. tries to intervene, but Russell overpowers him. The two vampires leave with Martha’s granddaughter.
We also got a glimpse of Alcide as a young teen wolf, remembering being initiated into his first pack as a teenager by his father in Jackson, who taught him and a teenage Debbie what it meant to belong. Arriving at his father’s house, Alcide tells Jackson that he’s been abjured. His father remarks he’s just like his old man. Seems like Alcide is ready for an uprising in this whacky supernatural/human civil war.
Things ended with Sookie and her three watchful faeries telling her that vampires are behind the TruBlood factory bombings. Her reaction: a doe-eyed WTF, which means Sookie Stackhouse won’t take this thing lying down. Damn those vampires.
True Blood airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada.