It’s been nine months since the last episode, and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” starts over just before the ending of last season. As Debbie pulls her shotgun on Sookie, we see Eric and Bill realizing she’s in danger but deciding not to come save her. Tara takes the blast, and Sookie overpowers and kills Debbie.
When they hear the shot, Eric and Bill run out to save Sookie, but get easily captured by the Vampire Authority.
Pam shows up and Sookie begs her to turn Tara, even though Tara not only hates vampires, but has also obviously just suffered a major shotgun-related brain injury. Although this probably won’t end well, Pam agrees to it, and they bury them in the back yard for the turning.
After the opening credits, Jason gets tricked by Reverend Steve into inviting him into his house. It turns out the Reverend is actually gay, in love with Jason, and prepared to kill him if he can’t have him. Luckily, Jason is saved by Jessica, and thrown out of Jason’s house.
Sam is in trouble with a pack of werewolves looking for Marcus, but he changes into a owl and flies away. A shapeshifter has at least a momentary advantage over a werewolf, it seems. They track him down at Luna’s house, and he agrees to come with them in exchange for their safety.
True Blood may be the only show on television that can feature an intense non-sexual scene between two characters who are completely naked, and standing up.
Bill and Eric escape by blowing up the car they’re traveling in (while in a nice touch, the radio plays “Silly Love Songs”), and Eric realizes one of the people who captured him is his “sister.” She’s Nora, another vampire made by his maker Godric, and she was capturing them so they could both escape later on from the Vampire Authority.
In an interlude, Holly’s kids show up early back from their hunting trip, and find a buck-naked Sheriff Andy Bellefleur sprawled out on their bed. That’s bad naked.
Alcide comes over to Sookie’s house, after she’s spent the day cleaning up the murder-and-a-half that happened last night in her kitchen. She tells him the place is filthy, and he says it sure seems clean.
Alcide: This is the cleanest kitchen I ever saw. Even smells clean. Like lemons on top of ammonia on top of bleach.
Well, Alcide is a werewolf. It stands to reason he’d have a pretty good sense of smell.
Alcide tells Sookie that Russell is on the loose, having been broken out of his parking lot prison, and that Russell will be coming for her. He wants her to come live with him, but she won’t.
(For part two of this article, please click here.)