'True Blood' Recap: Eric Returns, Bon Temps Turns Against Sam And Andy
Sookie, Jason, Alcide, Andy and Sam took a road trip to learn more about the Hep-V vampires while Arlene struggled for a way out of Fangtasia in True Blood's "I Found You."
True Blood "I Found You" Recap
The episode began with Jason (Ryan Kwanten) having a sexy dream about vampire Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) – a side effect of having drunk Eric’s blood last season. Just as things start getting truly steamy, Jason wakes up with a jolt in a church.
Outside the church, Sookie (Anna Paquin) suggests to Andy (Chris Bauer) that they track where the Hep-V infected vamps came from by investigating the dead girl Sookie stumbled upon in the woods the other night. Andy, desperate for a lead to find Holly (Lauren Bowles), agrees, and tells Sookie and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) to meet him at the station. As for everybody else, Sam (Sam Trammell) encourages them to help fix up Bellefleur’s Bar and Grill for when Arlene (Carrie Preston) comes back.
Over at Fangtasia, Arlene and Holly are cowering in the basement while the gang of Hep-V vamps that abducted them are fighting. One of them, Ronnie, was a bit too enthusiastic with his feeding and drained one of their humans without sharing first. Jerome, (Eugene Byrd) the vamp in charge, reminds him of the rules: they hunt together and share food so that they can all stay alive. No sharing, you die. Until Ronnie earns back trust, they need a new reaper and Jerome chooses Betty (Lily Knight). The reaper is the vamp that goes into the basement to pick their next meal. Betty goes downstairs and looks straight at Arlene before picking a different woman and dragging her up the stairs. Arlene recognizes her as the teacher her kids had at school and realizes that she recognized her and must have spared her. Betty, the levelheaded, more human vamp, could be their way out. Arlene swears to Holly and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) that she will get them out of here.
In Bon Temps, Andy, Jason, Sam, Sookie and Alcide find the dead girl in the woods. Based on her license, her name was Mary Beth, and she was from a few towns over, Saint Alice. Sam and Andy try to contact the local law enforcement, but nobody answers. Road trip!
Lettie Mae (Adina Porter), still reeling from Tara’s death, goes to visit Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to beg him for some V so that she can see Tara (Rutina Wesley) again to help her get to heaven. Lafayette refuses, telling her that it wasn’t Tara she was seeing, but a hallucination plain and simple. That evening, Lettie Mae figures out how to get some V so she can see Tara again. She burns her hand on the stove and goes to find Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) to ask her for blood to heal her. The Reverend told Willa not to give Lettie Mae any more blood, but Willa does it anyway. In her V-induced high, Lettie Mae sees Tara dressed in white on a crucifix, mumbling something intelligible.
Vince Outs Sam As A Dog, Locks Up Adilyn
At Bellefleur’s Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Holly’s sons Wade (Noah Matthews) and Rocky (Aaron Christian Howles) are helping clean up when Vince (Brett Rickaby), the vigilante, shows up and steps in some brain on the floor just in time for Mrs. Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) to find a few bodies in the freezer. They immediately assume that the vamps stored them there for safe keeping until they return. Vince tells everyone that he saw Sam leave and drive off somewhere and reveals that he saw a dog outside shift into Sam. “This town’s full of vampers, has a dog for a mayor and is being preached at by a telepath!”
Vince manages to rile up the townspeople into thinking that Andy, Sam, Bill and Sookie are all in cahoots and that, if they want any chance of finding Holly, they need to take matters into their own hands. Holly’s son Rocky joins them, but Adilyn manages to get Wade away from them after reading the mind of deputy Kevin’s girlfriend. Vince mentions they are all out of guns and the people start tearing up Bellefleur’s to make wooden stakes, but the girlfriend knows where to find a stockpile of weapons – she just doesn’t say it out loud.
Adilyn goes to the police station and warns Deputy Kenya (Tanya Wright) that the mob of angry vigilantes will likely be there shortly to raid the ammunitions closet. They start moving out the weapons just as the mob enters the station. One of the women tries to appeal to Kenya as an oppressed woman of color, and Kenya turns on Adilyn and tries to cuff her. In a panic, Adilyn uses her fairy light to protect herself, making her a target of the mob and waking Jessica, who can feel her panic. It’s one in the afternoon, so Jessica can’t get to Adilyn. Instead, she tries to call Sookie, but she doesn’t answer – her phone is in the woods somewhere. In the Sherriff’s station, the mob is having fun playing with their guns, though not everyone is a good shot.
Arlene Finds A Way To Escape Fangtasia
Back at Fangtasia, Arlene and Holly reach out to Betty and find her human side. They thank her for being such a great teacher and for helping their children, and Betty begins to cry uncontrollably. She doesn’t want to die like this, a crazed vampire. She didn’t want to be this way; she loved teaching. Arlene begs her to help them get out, and Betty tells her she will “figure something out.”
Later, when the Hep-V vamps settle down for their 15-minute nap, Betty asks to be sleep monitor so that she can have time to free Arlene, Holly and Nicole. She goes down to the basement, but she’s weak and before they can leave she needs to feed, so Arlene offers herself up to Betty. Weak and ill, Betty drinks and then disintegrates into a pile of guts and flesh.
When Andy, Jason, Sookie, Sam and Alcide pull into Saint Alice, the town is deserted. Shops are boarded up after having been looted, and messages of despair have been spray painted on the side of buildings. ‘FEMA HELP US’ is written in chalk on a parking lot, recalling the cries for help from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Behind one of the buildings, Sookie finds a mass grave – not one townsperson survived the Hep-V vamps.
They make their way to Mary Beth’s home and determine that they were there two days ago. The vamps must hit the same town repeatedly until they bleed it dry and then move on to the next one.
Looking at old wedding pictures on the wall, Andy resolves to marry Holly if he ever gets her back. Sookie finds Mary Beth’s diary and reads about the time a few years ago when she fell in love with a vampire named Henry and went with him to Fangtasia – a date that reminds Sookie of one of her first outings with Bill. Sam stumbles upon the empty nursery and Jason sits by his side while Sookie reads from the girl’s diary about how she wanted to save her baby. On the drive back to Bon Temps, Alcide tells Sookie that neither she nor Mary Beth were responsible for bringing any vampire into their towns, and they certainly aren’t responsible for Hep-V.
Once home, Andy finds Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) in his attic, revealing that Adilyn invited her in. Andy immediately thinks that she killed Adilyn, but she tells him that she is there to help. She is going to go find Adilyn when the sun comes down and invites Andy to come along. Across the cemetery, Sookie gives Alcide the slip and runs off to visit Bill (Stephen Moyer). She asks him if he can still feel when she’s in trouble, suggesting she has one crazy plan to recover Arlene, Holly and Nicole.
Pam Finds Eric
In France, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) finds Eric sitting alone with two women in their lingerie, complaining about how he won’t take their blood. Sitting weak and tired in a chair is a Hep-V infected Eric. “You found me,” he says.
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