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'True Blood' 7x09 'Love is to Die': In the name of love

Jessica: "You were the first man that I ever really loved."
Jessica: "You were the first man that I ever really loved."
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True Blood Season Seven Episode Nine: Love is to Die

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Eric: “I’m over a thousand years old, Bill. If I had an aptitude for marriage counseling, don’t you think I would have figured that out by now?”

“Love is to Die” is the August 17 episode of “True Blood.” If you haven’t seen the episode, beware of spoilers. "True Blood” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. CT on HBO.

Another episode where nothing actually happens. Sadly, this isn't all too shocking anymore. This is the penultimate episode, so there is some sort of feeling like something intense will happen. Something so crazy that will leave viewers holding their breath until the finale next week. Nope, nothing like that happens at all. There are some character catch ups, of sorts. Sam has left and written Sookie a letter explaining why. Personally, an in person goodbye would have been a lot more satisfying. There may have even been tears if that happened, but nope, just a letter.

Bill does have a reason for not taking the cure, and it’s a stupid one. He wants to release Sookie, so she can be happy. He is only thinking of Sookie and not Jessica, which makes their father/daughter relationship look terrible now. How can you make this kind of a decision over someone you dated? It makes zero sense. There isn't really a tie back to Bill’s family flashbacks that have been shown all throughout this season. For some reason, Bill feels like he has to die for Sookie to be happy. Does anyone think that Bill has an excellent reason for dying?

Okay, Sookie can help people who have been glamoured, so why didn't she get the call to help Hoyt? Instead, Jessica simply tells Hoyt their story, and for some reason he believes her. It would have helped if maybe Hoyt had a line where he said that he had felt drawn to Jessica since he came into town or something to help explain why Hoyt just goes along with Jessica’s tale. This cheapens their reunion sex because it’s not really Hoyt and Jessica, if that makes sense. Did you like Hoyt and Jessica’s reunion?

Jason and Bridget spend a good bit of the episode together. It’s okay. There is some good character development on Jason’s end. He voices his faults, and Bridget is there to set him straight. There isn't anything terribly wrong with this storyline, but it would have been better to spend it rebuilding Jason and Hoyt’s relationship. There’s enough romance drama going on in this show. Jason ogling yet another one of Hoyt’s girlfriends is not entertaining. It makes Jason look like nothing but a womanizer. His friendship with Hoyt was amazing, and it would be great to see them try to patch things up. Is anyone else waiting for Hoyt and Jason to become best buds again?

What did you think of the episode? Was anyone else in shock over the Ginger and Eric sex scene? Why did Pam feel the need to dye Sarah’s hair? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.