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True Blood Review: True Death vs. True Love

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It featured nudity, a fire, two sex scenes and a some confusing, spirit-inspired visions, but "I Wish I Was the Moon" was really all about relationships. This was as character-based an outing as I can recall from True Blood.

Think about it: can you ever recall an installment concluding with a ballad? With a forlorn look on the face of a character? With a sensual love making session? I've wondered about Eric and Sookie having sex since season one, but I never imagined their first time would be anything but violent and physical, based on lust more than love.

At Bill's Mercy

But this is a new Eric. He may infuriate Pam, but he actually teaches Bill a lesson. Forget the true death. True love means letting Sookie go, actually wanting her to be happy, even in the arms of another. Who knew Eric had that in him?

As a result, he soon had himself inside Sookie, as Team Eric fans across the nation let out a collective cheer.

The triangle that is Eric/Bill/Sookie (Erilkie?) was far from the only relationship examined this week, though. Consider:

Jason and Jess: Nothing happened... physically. But both sides recognize a connection here, as evidenced by their agreement to keep their evening together a secret from Hoyt. It's hard, and irritating, to believe the entire Hotshot angle was simply meant to lead here, to a frank discussion about Jason's insecurities and a nice speech from Jess over why he is, indeed, special, but whatever. I'm down with these two getting together. (Sorry, Hoyt.)

Alcide and Debbie: Call me crazier than the latter, but these two won't last. We all saw the look Alcide gave to Sookie, as he watched her prance into the woods with a shotgun.

*Side note: this season has been heavily based on the happenstance of people crossing paths with each other. Why, exactly, were Alcide and Debbie wandering through the forest on the way to that pack meeting? And think of everything that was set in motion simply because Sookie drove by Eric immediately after he was cursed, or by the good fortune of Hoyt and Jessica driving by as Jason collapsed on the highway.

Jesus and Lafayette: I don't really have a clear idea of what happened in Mexico, but Lafayette was able to summon a spirit because he's totes in love with Jesus. This has actually been the most stable couple on the show, which is easy to forget because they're often cursing at each other. But in a cute way.

Sam and Tommy: Apparently killing one's parents has results that go beyond mere self-loathing. At first, I was appalled when Tommy considering sleeping with Luna, but then she took her shirt off and, come on. How many guys out there would have done the noble thing there?!?

Sam did seem legitimately concerned about his brother when he found him passed out, however. That may change when he learns about what/who Tommy did. But I can at least say the storyline between these siblings kept me interested for one week.

Tara and her girlfriend: Don't smoke, kids, no matter what identity you take on. Other than that: blah.

Marnie and that old witch: Scary, cool stuff, huh? Marnie is by far the most well-developed villain the show has given us yet. I want Bill to eventually take her out, but I also wanted her to kill that vampire guard/former raping priest. A strong baddie must have an understandable backstory and Marnie has layers to spare.

What did everyone else think? Was the Eric/Sookie sex scene everything you had dreamed of and more?

Review

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I know this is in long past but I really feel this season was not exciting so far. Mixing up the couple doesn't really make a good story line. I am Team Bill and I just think that Sookie is a bit too fickle. I dont think she has more chemistry with Eric than Bill. I dont think the books do Bill much justice and I'm glad Alan Ball is not sticking to the books.

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please more scene for eric and sookie! i loved eric for sookie!

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very romance in this episode i love madly eric and sookie togheter !!! eric is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fortyseven

Get rid of Tommy, he actually was interesting but was playing Sam anyway! Jason/Jessica are much more interesting than Hoyt/Jessica. "I'm a police officer and a were-panther!" LOL Priest-vampires combusting through magic!

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Eric and Sookie all the way! All I can say is .. I hate the new Tara!!

Terrie lynn mcdonald coleman

We can debate all day long about Ball liking Bill more than Eric or not going along with the books(which he isn't) but I agree with alot of what you all have said. I wouldn't be so quick to think Sookie/Eric is over. Sookie is still pretty pissed at Bill for lying to her(she was in the books too) And if you watched last night, then you know it was said that you CAN NOT become a were-panther just by being bit. That means that Jason IS NOT a were-pather....so does this mean we will see the Hotshot bunch again???????? I think so........... I'm like a lot you here, I cannot figure out how Marnie figures into the grand scheme of things....... Anyone know how many more episodes we have????? I'm guessing till Boardwalk Empire comes back in September anyway......

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Bill and Sookie alot hotter than Eric and Sookie. What guy do you know makes love with one leg continuously straight out behind him, come on people !

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Marnie and that old witch: Is she a villain? I mean she seeks revange and I kind of get that (for now).

Pablo2203

I liked the episode but I just couldnt stand the Lafayette and Jesus parts,so boring and SUCH A BAD SPANISH!

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I did't care about anything else but Eric and Sookie finally getting to together. I have waited 3 seasons for that to happen. Thank you Alan Ball for one time staying with the books a llittle bit more and for showing that Eric is not as bad in the show as you make him out to be. Yes in the books he knows what he wants and he gets it done be most of the time he is trying to protect Sookie in the books. He really loves her very much in all the books. After about Book 5 or 6 Bill is hardly ever in the books anymore!!! I am team Eric all the way!!

True Blood Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

Goat tongue for breakfast. Wow. That smells well done.

Lafayette

I ain't never gonna forgive myself if I bite your head off.

Jason