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'True Blood' 7x08 'Almost Home': Step up and be cured

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True Blood Season Seven Episode Eight: Almost Home


Hoyt: “There’s just something about Jessica. I can’t shake it.”

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“Almost Home” is the August 10 episode of “True Blood.” If you haven’t seen the episode, beware of spoilers! Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “True Blood” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. CT on HBO.

Eric is cured! Surprisingly, Sarah’s Messiah complex doesn't take up much of the episode. There’s some ramblings, but it’s kept short. Any theories on what made her snap? The cure storyline is revving up to great potential, and what would be amazing is if Eric and company found a new way to distribute Sarah’s blood. NewBlood is a scam to sort of cure people, as long as they keep drinking it. If the last two episodes are dedicated in part to getting Sarah’s blood to the masses in a new way, well then that would be okay.

Let’s get something straight. This storyline did not go on for eight episodes all so that Tara could tell her mother to stop blaming herself and be happy. Yes, it is a touching moment, but it could have all happened within one episode, maybe two. This storyline went on for far too long to have the only point being to help Lettie Mae move on. The best part is probably that there is a family awkwardly watching as three people, including the Reverend, go on a V induced high. Did you enjoy this storyline or are you just glad that it’s over?

Hoyt is the best thing about this episode. It’s a reminder of the good time that was the early seasons “True Blood.” Hoyt and Jessica are starting to fall in love all over again, and they prove that they are just as adorable as ever. The question is, should Jessica and Jason help get Hoyt back his memories, somehow? If Hoyt sticks around, then they will be lying to his face every single day, and the townsfolk will all have to be briefed on what they can and cannot say. Are you falling back in love with Hoyt and Jessica?

Bill Compton, what in the world is wrong with you? He refuses to drink Sarah’s blood. Earlier he spoke of how he lost his humanity, and how he has this darkness within him because of everything he has done. Okay, so does every other vampire. Get over it. Maybe the Bill flashbacks that have been shown are how Bill is torturing himself somehow – by reliving his humanity. Honestly, it would be better to show the darkness angle by having flashbacks of all the terrible things that Vampire Bill has done. Do you think Bill will eventually cave and take the cure or will he die?

What did you think of the episode? Will you miss Violet? Please leave me your thoughts and theories in a comment below.