True Blood Review: You Killed My Godmother!

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All hail King Bill.

It's been said many times over the first couple episodes of season four, but it bears repeating after his behavior throughout "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?: Bill Compton has been more interesting in these three hours than he's been in the previous three seasons combined.

Fairy Godmother

It's been a thrill to watch him lay down the law, as this is one monarch - unlike Sophie-Anne and Russell Edgington - who isn't corrupted by power. Quite the opposite, in fact. He's abiding strictly by it, placing the cause of the American Vampire League above any sympathy he might feel for that poor blood sucker.

The rise of King Bill is placed in contract to the fall of once-mighty Eric.

We asked last week whether Eric is sexier without his swagger and bravado. Reader opinion seems mixed, but Sookie's view is clear: she's more intrigued by this lost soul than ever. And he does still look like Alexander SkarsgÄrd, so I expect these two to be shower hopping together in no time.

It's also worth tossing this quote out there, only because it's such classic True Blood:

Sookie: You killed my fairy godmother!
Eric: Sorry. | permalink

The triumvirate of Bill, Eric and Sookie has led the way so far on season four, but these storylines/characters are worth noting:

  • We can all agree Jessica did cheat on Hoyt, right? The show has established the sexual element involved in sucking one's blood, leaving Jessica with a dilemma: unleash her inner Pam and satisfy that appetite, or suppress the urge and order a year's worth of Tru Blood. Let's hope messing with Hoyt's mind each week isn't one of the options.
  • Sam's interactions with a V-addicted Andy are far more exciting than any conversation he has with Tommy or his fellow shape-shifters. I love vampires, I enjoyed the introduction of werewolves, Marnie has the witches off to a good start - but shape-shifters might be one supernatural element too far. I just don't care about any of them.
  • That line of young Hotshot females awaiting their turn with Jason? Downright eerie. I can't even make a Ryan Kwanten sex joke here.
  • Marnie reminds me a lot of Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2. We never got a glimpse of her life pre-wiccan, but we're still watching her learn about her powers and discover the affect they can have on other beings. I don't even get the sense that she's evil, just curious. A great new character.
  • Welcome back, Alcide. Not such a welcome back to Debbie. Or Alcide's shirt.

What did everyone else think?


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Loved when Eric said 'Snookie' instead of Sookie :) Generally loves everything with Eric, he is sooo hot!! And I think he looks so much more real scandinavian now when he is lost and confused! (I know he is scandinavian in real life, but you know..)
Great episode yet again! And what's up with that super creepy doll?!?!


I loved it - watched it twice! I'm with you though, could care less about Sam and the shifters - give me more Sookie & Eric!


I loved Bill all episode, but especially his scenes with Jessica! Wow, I love how far their relationship has come since the early days. They are adorable together, and Bill gave her good advice even if Jessica couldn't quite follow through on it.


I loved " You killed my fairy Godmother" LOL! Sookie had the best line of the episode hands down! ;)


Pam: "You have 24 hours to bring her to me, or I'll eat, fuck and kill each and every single one of you" - By far the best line out of Pam's mouth. XD


I loved seeing Eric acting so "innocent" but even without hi smemory, he still wants Sookie. I was so happy to see Alcide until I saw that damn Debbie. What is up with that horny Bill? Tara know she wanted some more of Sam. And poor Jason getting practically "gang raped" by all of those ugly in-bred women.

Terrie lynn mcdonald coleman

Alan Ball is getting too far off from the books. The similarities to the books are getting few and far between with this season. I realize it can't be exactly by the book, but I think Alan Ball is taking some things (i.e. The Hotshot girls waiting to get their turn with Jason) WAYYYY too far. But do not fret! Because I won't stop watching!

Uncle jackass

"Whom do you serve, whom do you trust?" Yes, a horrible quote from the 1990's Sci-fi series 'Crusade' but it does serve the fact that whom do you pledge your allegiance to when some many are not trust worthy? Such is the case for Sookie as I get the feeling the list of allies/person agendas are getting larger.


Bill is amazing... He is the best ever this season.. Hope Eric gets his memory back soon. I don't like him this way. Alcide needs to get rid of Debbie Pelt. Tara is still the same "cry me a river" person. I am so sorry for Jason... fates way of paying him back for all the girls. Get rid of Tommy, Marnie, Hesus, and Sam's Mom.. just to name a few... and please don't make Arlene's baby evil... Just sayin... Oh yeah, Pam rocks... More pam. Either bring Hoyt and jessica together or move on. Last, Sookie needs to make up her mind and pick one... either be the heroine or keep on whining... P.S... I love Sam... but, not sure about the story line.


I have loved this season, I think even more now than season one, which so far had been my favorite. I know it will not be exactly like the book ( loved Sookie reading Charlaine Harris in her kitchen!), but I am happy they are staying with the Eric / Sookie dynamic. Marnie is fabulous, Fiona Shaw is perfect. I love Pam and Lafayette as always, but seeing Tara again, not so much. Let her go back to New Orleans....Love Eric's smile at the end....Sorry!

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True Blood Season 4 Episode 3 Quotes

You have 24 hours to bring her to me, or I'll eat, fuck and kill each and every single one of you.


Sookie: You killed my fairy godmother.
Eric: Sorry.