Stephen Moyer made his directorial debut in a big way. Episode 8 had a lot going on. There were a lot of changes and many story lines to follow. Stephen did an amazing job. This was a very emotional episode and I totally got sucked in. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Well done Stephen!
Hoyt’s initiation into the hate group.
Hoyt takes a ride with the crazy redneck hate group. He finds himself at a house in the middle of nowhere. Didn’t his mama teach him not to get into cars with crazy people? Upon entering the house he’s led to a room where he finds Jessica cowering in the corner bound in silver chains. Hoyt is handed a gun loaded with wooden silver tipped bullets. After questioning Jessica at gunpoint about their relationship Hoyt fires the gun. Ray comes running in hoping to find a pile of Jessica on the floor instead he gets his neck broken. I have to be honest, I wasn’t completely sure Hoyt wouldn’t shoot Jessica. A broken heart can be a dangerous thing.
Meanwhile Sam shifts into a cobra to get answers from Jo Bob. He learns that Jessica is being held captive by the hate group. After shifting into Sam, Luna escapes from the hospital. Finding Sam at the police station Luna shocks him with her appearance. Sam , Luna, and Andy race to save Jessica. Luna, is unable to shift back and becomes ill. Sam cradles her in his arms as they sit together on the sofa. He professes his love for Luna. Finally, she is able to shift back.
The vampires return to Authority headquarters still high, except for Eric. After his sobering encounter with Godric Eric has seen the light. He wants nothing to do with the Sanguinista movement. He tries to reason with Nora telling her that her mind has been clouded and Lilith doesn’t exist. Eric tells her about seeing Godric and his message to him. She tells Eric that Godric had lost his way before he met the true death. Eric is hurt by her words and is really confused. Salome Brings Bill to her room for a late night snack. The woman pleads with him not to eat her because she has a baby. Bill refuses to kill her saying that he has fathered children. Salome tells him Lilith commanded it and asks him why he didn’t turn his children. He has a flash back to a time when he visited his sick daughter Sarah. She was dying and begged him to turn her so she could live forever. Salome is persistent and Bill finally gives in. Later that evening the vampires hold a meeting. Salome declares that the time has come to get rid of the mainstreamers. Bill suggests bombing the True Blood factories forcing mainstreamers to once again feed on humans. Eric sits in silence looking bewildered. It’s not like him to sit quietly and let others tell him what to do. What is Eric up to?
Alcide’s ready for battle
Rikki and Alcide hook up. I guess he’s gotten over Sookie. After a night of fun Alcide gets down to business. He prepares to battle JD for leadership of the pack. Alcide steps down when he finds out JD plans on hunting a human. JD has no intention of letting his prey go. After giving the college kid a head start JD begins the hunt. Alcide has no choice but to go after him. Just as JD catches up to the kid, Alcide intervenes. JD, pumped up on V, gets the upper hand in the fight. Just as he’s about to finish Alcide, Martha stops him. Before leaving, JD tells Alcide to find a new pack.
Lafayette plays medium
Arlene and Holly are waiting for Lafayette when he gets home. They quickly fill him in on what’s been going on with Terry. They ask him to play medium and convince Terry that the curse has been lifted. Lafayette is tired of being used and demands 300 dollars to help Arlene. She agrees to pay him and lures Terry and Patrick to the house. After learning they were tricked, Terry and Patrick want to leave. Arlene gets them to stay for the séance. Once Lafayette begins his fake séance things quickly become real. The woman who cursed the men is pissed. She possesses Lafayette briefly and he learns the only way for the curse to be lifted is for Terry to kill Patrick or vise versa. Someone must die. Patrick runs out of the house.
Sookie learns a new trick
Jason stops Sookie from wasting her faerie powers. She expresses her desire to me normal. Jason assures her that being normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He reminds her of the plus side to being half faerie. He points out that they might need her powers to track down the vampire who killed their parents. Sookie and Jason pay a visit to the faeries for help. Claude tells them that there is a way to find out who killed their parents. Claude, Sookie and Jason return to the bridge where their parents were murdered. He explains that Sookie can access ripples to see into the past. He helps her channel her mother so Sookie can see things through her eyes. She sees the vampire kill her father but then she sees her mother being killed through the vampire’s perspective. Claudine appears and zaps the vampire. Sookie falls to the ground and her vision is gone. Claude freaks out when he learns that Sookie psychically bonded with the vampire. Later that night Sookie’s in her bathroom when she sees the vampire through the ripples, and he says he’s coming for her. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the vampire that’s after Sookie is somehow connected to a vampire she knows. I am dying to find out who he is.