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True Blood Review: The Ultimate Hybrid

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Now THAT is how you end an episode of television! True Blood has always been good at the cliffhanger, leaving us all with a massive fangover - and this week's episode anything but an exception.

In "At Last," Sookie proved two things:

  1. She doesn't seek out the healthiest relationships.
  2. She's learned a thing or two about taking care of herself over the years.

While a lot of people have speculated that Ben's intentions were less than honorable and he might be someone other than who he claimed to be, it was how Sookie handled it that really had me gasping before the credits rolled. She used the power of the P and she used it well.

Warning: Major spoilers after the jump.

Jessica and Her Fangs

That's right! Ben is Warlow. Now riddle me this, how has Grandpa Niall been tracking Warlow for all these years and not even realized that he was just hanging out with him in last week's True Blood? Also why did Ben/Warlow (should we just start calling him Ben-low?) drain him but not drink him? There are a ton of questions that come to mind as we were introduced to the most epic hybrid since Klaus on The Vampire Diaries.

So basically Lilith was tempted by the fae, as all vampires are... she turned a fae and thus created her progeny: Warlow. Now, according to Nora and her not-so-trusty bible, the only person who can can stop Lilith and her madness is Warlow. Unfortunately for Bill, his grand plan to create a Tru Blood that would allow vampires to walk in the daylight is probably shot to hell after Jessica drained their faery captors. Andy Bellefleur is gonna be pissed!

Who is going to camp next? Nora and Pam are toast. Will Tara make it? Did Jessica definitely kill the Bellefleur girls or can they be salvaged? I have to say, I never thought I'd care this much about an Andy-related storyline, but it's definitely held my attention.

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As for Bill, when he isn't possessed by his Lilith voice or covered in gooey blood, he's actually trying to find a solution to end the madness. Eric's tactics in the human vs. vampire war are a lot more aggressive. Is anyone else totally surprised that Eric didn't sleep with Willa at least once before he sent her home to Governor Burrell? C'mon, this is Eric Northman we're talking about. Then again, this is a war and Eric doesn't mess around when it comes to that. Like he said to Willa, she was only the second person he's ever turned and he doesn't take this lightly. 

I truly don't give a lick about Alcide's angry storyline this season. The old Alcide would never have ordered his pack to tear part a few harmless kids with iPhone cameras who were trying to support supernatural rights. Is he still high on the V? Sam was his friend. Luna asked that Sam look after Emma. Speaking of Sam, I don't really care all that much about him hooking up with Denise from Full House either. Poor Emma should just go live with Lafayette! 

All in all, a great episode with a lot of answers. There's just one huge question that remains: if Warlow is the villain he is said to be, how is everyone in Bon Temps not dead already? Why did he let Jason go? I think that Ben-low is a lot more complex that we realized and luckily the reveals are only getting started! What did you think of this week's True Blood? Hit the comments! 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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This season is soooo good!! Ben is Warlow?! What?! He is so smoking hot! Why are they ruining Alcide's character? He was always the good guy! I hope his storyline turns into something more interesting. Where did Warlow send grandpa to? Poor Andy! I can't believe Jessica drained them all! I'm curious to see what happens with Bill's character. Is he good? What is it that Lillith wants him to do?

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Warlow / Ben is going to kill Bill as he is the ultimate Lilith embodiment. How about that.

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Sam and that girl hooking up, NOT COOL ! And yeah, Emma might as well go with Lafayette !
And I REALLY hope Terry's storyline with Patrick is OVER.
I wonder what Sarah wanted to tell Burrell...
All in all, great episode. I cannot wait for next week's episode !

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I don't even know where to start ! So much HOTNESS !!! Sorry but Ben-Low is just WOW ! looool. That dream sequence with Jason... well let's just stop there lol.
Glad you mentioned Klaus as he is definitely on the awesome hybrid board. The guy is so complex. I cannot wait to know more. He is evil, yes, but good as well. And Sookie and him have an undeniable connection. But her plan was a bit funny sirry. Opening your legs instead of your heart for the greater good, LOL.
Now grandpa is gone, and BenLow not drinking his blood was intriguing... WHY ?
NOW, Andy... I sooo hope the girls aren't dead. The man is gonna go CRAZY !!! Jessica really screwed up on that one. As for the blood, does that mean they cannot synthesize it ? Interesting.
Eric, hot much ? For a 1000 years only 2 progeny, WOW. I too was surprised he didn't sleep with Willa, but oh well. Looks like she heading to camp. As are Pam and Nora. Will Tara go out and save her ?
Alcide, BAD. I really don't like him this season. Sam and that girl hooking up, NOT COOL ! And yeah, Emma might as well go with Lafayette !
And I REALLY hope Terry's storyline with Patrick is OVER.
I wonder what Sarah wanted to tell Burrell...
All in all, great episode. I cannot wait for next week's episode !

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Lilith said there is a tyrant rising that will destroy vampires, I asume it's Warlow... but then the vampire bible says Warlow led her to the sun...and the vampire bible said when light and dark meet salvation is at hand, who's salvation? so is she just trying to get revenge?? Who's the good guy and who's the bad guy O.o my brain is goo lol. Poor Nial he got bamboozled. He'll probably breach back into this world just like Warlow did. Maybe what Ben said about being understood by Sookie wasn't bull caca. Maybe Nial is wrong that he is completely evil, he did say that light and dark in him are in constant battle. Anyway... loved the episode :D

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Niall's appearance proved to be insignificant after this episode. He was simply banished. Killing him off would have been better, but sparing him does prove once more that Warlow is not all bad. Unless Niall reappears, his storyline- if that - was insignificant. However, this episode is one of the best TBs i have ever watched .

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Ben is Warlow, DUH. Everybody could see the fae hands of Warlow as he was crossing the portal in the very beginning of the second episode. It is exactly how fae hands look like, I am surprised how nobody noted this ! I don't understand why everybody is so afraid of Warlow. When he says Sookie is " his" , it does not mean he wants to kill her whatsoever. It might in fact mean that he just wants her to be his companion. After 5000 years, and him being a part fae, he understands more about both fairies and vampires than others. So I really think Warlow could have a less negative, and even constructive role in the season. The story lines are getting more complex, and more intertwined. I expect Warlow/Ben to either be summoned by Lilith who will end up recruiting all the vampires against the government - this should put an end to Bill's bad image as perceived by most vampires and most importantly by Eric and his "dynasty". Niall's appearance proved to be insignificant after this episode. He was simply banished. Killing him off would have been better, but sparing him does prove once more that Warlow is not all bad. Unless Niall reappears, his storyline- if that - was insignificant. However, this episode is one of the best TBs i have ever watched .

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Best line of the episode when Jessica said she was very old. I know the show been on for 5 years but isn't she like 1yr and 5 months vampire in true blood time, I'm only counting the 1 yr cause of the flash forward.

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