'True Blood' Recap: Sookie Realizes She Unknowingly Infected Bill With Hep-V, Sarah Newlin Reveals Hep-V Cure
Sarah Newlin revealed that her blood contains the cure for Hep-V and Sookie found out she is a Hep-V carrier and unknowingly infected Bill in True Blood’s “Karma.”
After discovering Hep-V veins on his chest, Bill (Stephen Moyer), stunned, looks online to find a lawyer willing to work with vampires and goes in to settle his affairs. Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), home from her tryst with Jason, overhears Bill’s phone call, and clearly hears him saying he has contracted Hep-V, but when he passes her on his way out, he plays it cool, so she lets him go.
Eric And Pam Work With The Yakonomo Corporation
In Texas, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are taken by the Yakuza to Yakonomo Corporation headquarters, where the president of American operations, Gus Jr. (Will Yun Lee), confronts the two about Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). He wants to know everything they know about Sarah’s possible whereabouts. If they don’t talk, they will meet the sun. Pam, seeing the possibility of an alliance, gets Gus Jr. to give his word that he will not kill them and convinces Eric to divulge his information. Eric tells Gus Jr. that Sarah Newlin has a sister living in Dallas, and now that her parents are dead it’s the only place for her to go. The sun is coming up and Eric refuses to give up Amber’s address, telling Gus Jr. that, at sundown, they will go together. Eric and Gus agree that Eric will get to kill her, and Gus will get the body.
A Cure For Hep-V
Meanwhile, Sarah breaks into Amber’s home. Amber is ready to kill Sarah, but is too sick and ends up throwing up blood on Sarah’s back. Later, Sarah insists that she has changed – she’s Buddha now. Amber, however, is not buying it. She tells Sarah that just because she was in spiritual hiding for six months, it doesn’t erase all the bad things she has done. Sarah then reveals that maybe this was all fate’s design. Her old self created Hep-V so that her sister would then be infected and she, the new Sarah Newlin, could save her, thus reuniting the two sisters. When the vampires took control of Vamp Camp, Sarah downed the only vial of Hep-V cure. She is the cure, and she offers to heal Amber as penance.
At night, Eric, Pam and Gus Jr. knock on Amber’s door and are shocked when they see Amber looking healthy.
Sookie Is Hep-V Positive
In Bon Temps, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) arrives home from the party to find Violet (Karolina Wydra) all dressed up, ready to show her appreciation for him with a little romance. Jason goes along with it, and later sneaks out of bed when Jessica calls him. She needs Jason to pick up Sookie (Anna Paquin) and come over to the Compton house, right away. Jason complies, leaving Violet angry, trashing her basement bedroom.
Jason wakes up a hungover Sookie and gets her over to Jessica’s home, where Jess tells them what she overheard. Sookie immediately flashes back to the night Alcide died. She had cut her arm in an attempt to attract the Hep-V vamps, and blood from when they were killed must have entered her open wound, infecting her blood. Sookie turns to Jason and tells him to take her to the clinic – she needs to be tested now.
Bill is waiting in a room packed of Hep-V vamps waiting to talk to lawyer Madeline Kapneck (Kathleen York), and his infection has spread through his chest over into his arms. Hep-V is killing him faster and more aggressively than normal, so Bill is not pleased when Kapneck tells him that he is not allowed to create a new will because he is technically already dead. The government does not recognize vampires’ rights to pass down property to their progeny, but, for a cool $10 million, Kapneck will help him get his affairs in order before he dies. Furious, Bill stabs her and leaves.
Violet Kidnaps Wade And Adilyn
While Sookie and Jason wait to hear her results from the clinic, the two have a heart-to-heart. Sookie admits that she always knows when Bill is near her; she can still feel him. It’s not that she didn’t love Alcide, it’s just that there’s always something about your first love. Jason agrees and reveals that the only time he has truly felt anything like love was with Jessica. He doesn’t feel anything with Violet.
Jason drops Sookie off at the Compton’s and leaves to go break up with Violet, but Violet is already gone. She left a note for him, telling him that their relationship isn’t working out and it’s over.
Now hell-bent on revenge, Violet finds Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) at Fort Bellfleur. After being caught in bed by Andy (Chris Bauer) and Holly (Lauren Bowles), Adilyn and Wade ran off to have some time alone together while they still can. (Andy, of course, was infuriated by this new discovery and chased a naked Wade out of his house.) Violet tells them that she wants to help young love, and convinces them to go with her to a place where they can be alone and stay safe from any Hep-V vamps out there.
Lettie Mae And Lafayette Share Visions Of Tara
In other news, Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and James (Nathan Parsons) convince Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to take V with her so she can prove that she really is having visions of Tara (Rutina Wesley). The two of them find Tara standing on a cross with a snake, speaking some kind of gibberish. They get her down and follow her to the house she and Lettie Mae used to live in when she was a baby. Tara begins digging furiously in the front yard, but before they can ask her what it is she is looking for, the Reverend (Gregg Daniel) comes and wakes them up. He is furious at Lettie Mae, but Lafayette now completely believes her, and he wants to go to their old home to see what Tara wants them to find. The Reverend asks Lettie Mae to choose once and for all: him or the V-induced visions of Tara. Lettie Mae tells him once again that it isn’t about the V, and she chooses Tara over her husband.
Also, Sam (Sam Trammell) is struggling to figure out how to deal with Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) when she tells him that she refuses to raise her daughter in this crazy town. She wants to leave, and she wants him to come with her.
Finally, Bill returns home to find Jessica and Sookie crying together on the stairs, waiting for him.
True Blood airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.