'True Blood' Recap: Hoyt And Jessca Reconnect, Bill Refuses The Cure
Eric is cured with Sarah Newlin’s blood, while Bill is still dying, and Hoyt kills Violet in True Blood’s “Almost Home.”
Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) barely manages to restrain himself from going for the kill when Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) surrenders, begging him to kill her so that she can return as the messiah. With a clear head, Eric drinks from Sarah’s neck and is healed; his Hep-V veins disappear.
Lettie Mae Lets Tara Go
In Bon Temps, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and the Reverend (Gregg Daniel) take a trip on V and finally find closure with Tara (Rutina Wesley). Tara took them to her childhood home to show them a memory of her birthday, the day her father left them. The party is going well, with little Lafayette, Tara and Sookie playing peacefully, when suddenly Tara’s drunk father comes barging in. Lettie Mae hadn’t told him about the party for fear he would ruin it, or take the money for the party and waste it on drinks. Tara shows them that, as her mother fought with her father, she took her father’s gun and aimed at her dad, but she couldn’t pull the trigger. Instead, she ran outside and buried the gun in the front yard and watched her father drive away.
Tara tells her mother that she’s sorry she didn’t kill her father when she had the chance, and forgives her for everything that happened after. She asks Lettie Mae to let her go, and to promise her that she will keep living. Lettie Mae promises, and Tara finally disappears, at peace.
Hoyt Kills Violet
Meanwhile, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) sits with Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Brigette (Ashley Hinshaw) at Mrs. Fortenberry’s home. When Brigette makes an offhand comment about their hypothetical, future children, Hoyt becomes angry and the fight turns ugly just as Jason gets threatening texts from Violet (Karolina Wydra) featuring photos of Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Adilyn (Bailey Noble) tied up and crying, telling him to meet her at her house. Jason leaves, but Brigette follows him, desperate to get away from Hoyt. When Brigette gets into his car, Jason has no choice but to take her along for the ride. Jason calls Andy to tell him where Adilyn is and drives straight to Violet’s home. He instructs Brigette to wait in the car, leaving her with a gun and silver bullets for protection.
Jason enters the house alone and is quickly apprehended by Violet, who ties him up with the others and then proceeds to explain to them how she will torture each and every one of them. Before she gets the chance to start, Hoyt shoots her with a silver bullet, killing her instantly.
Hoyt And Jessica Meet Again
Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles) arrive soon after, taking Adilyn and Wade home. Meanwhile, Jessica introduces herself to Hoyt, who can’t take his eyes off her, and Jason and Brigette talk about Jessica. Jason tells Brigette that he and Jessica aren’t exactly together, and Jessica later defines their relationship as a “beautiful friendship.” The next day, Hoyt joins Jason for breakfast at Bellefleur’s and admits that, even though he has a girlfriend, he hasn’t stopped thinking about Jessica all night. Jason nods, and tells Hoyt that he and Jessica are not dating, and that Jessica is going through a rough time right now. He tells Hoyt about Bill’s illness, inspiring Hoyt to pay Jessica a visit. Hoyt is planning on leaving a note and a package for Jessica on the front porch – it’s midday, so he knows she can’t come out to meet him – but she hears him and invites him in. Inside, he gives her a gift: a bag of his own Hep-V negative blood for Bill. He tells her that the last thing he wanted her to worry about was getting clean blood for her dying father figure.
Sookie Finds The Cure
Eric, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Gus (Will Yun Lee) and Sarah Newlin return to Fangtasia and begin on phase two of their plan. Gus informs Eric and Pam that, while his scientists have been able to synthesize a cure from Sarah’s blood, they now need to work on a way to make it only effective for a certain amount of time, that way every infected vampire will need to keep buying their product, resulting in more profit. The cure won’t be available to the public for at least a year, and Gus makes Eric swear not to tell anyone about the permanent Hep-V cure, ever. Eric agrees, but is quickly forced to rethink his promise when he goes to visit Sookie (Anna Paquin) at Bill’s house. He just wanted to check in with her, let her know that he is going to be fine, but she won’t let him go that easily. She demands to know how he was cured, and informs him that Bill is rapidly dying. Eric promises to return the next night, leaving Sookie with no choice but to go out and try to find the cure herself.
The next day, Sookie goes to Fangtasia, where Gus and his men almost kill her before taking her to Eric and Pam. Eric lies and tells Gus that Sookie is just some fangbanger he slept with once. Gus points a gun at Sookie. If she’s just a fangbanger, then Eric shouldn’t care if she lives or dies. But, Eric tells Gus that Sookie’s brother is a cop, and they wouldn’t want him to come looking for her. He convinces Gus to let him glamour Sookie into forgetting her visit, and sends her home, knowing, of course, that Sookie cannot be glamoured. While she pretends to be brainwashed, Sookie hears Gus’ thoughts about something hidden in the basement.
After Sookie leaves safely, she breaks into the basement using her fairy powers and the Underground Railroad tunnel. When she finds Sarah Newlin, Sookie cuts through her religious babble and reads her mind. She then puts Sarah’s gag back in place and leaves without a word.
It’s nearly sundown when Sookie returns to Bill’s home and wakes him from a nightmare. Bill dreamed that he was in Sookie’s bedroom during daylight. Sookie sat in a rocking chair, cradling a baby, but when Bill got close enough to see the baby, all he saw was blackness.
Sookie and Jessica take Bill to Sarah Newlin, where they run into Eric and Pam who were about to try to come up with a way to get some of Sarah’s blood to Bill without Gus or his men knowing. They all urge Bill to drink from Sarah, but he refuses: “No. I don’t want the blood.”
True Blood airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.