BILL COMPTON Recaps by Mary:
Don’t You Feel Me?, In the Evening, and Dead Meat
Mary was unable to complete her weekly recaps for us, but thankfully, now she’s back! She graciously provided us recaps for the last 3 episodes, so now we are up to date! Thanks, Mary!
I’ve missed doing my Bill Compton recaps for a few weeks now, and since it’s too late to recap every scene, I’ll do shorter recaps for the last three episodes, so we can catch up.
Don’t You Feel Me? opens with Lafayette, possessed by Corbett Stackhouse, drowning Sookie by holding her head under water. Bill, who is in his laboratory with Warlow and Dr. Takahashi, senses her danger. He immediately stops what he’s doing, and that all too familiar look of alarm and concern comes over his face, as he utters, “Sookie!” We all know what that means. Bill is going to help Sookie. Yipee! I’ve been waiting for this! What we see next, however, is Warlow pulling Sookie out of the water. What? I can only surmise that Bill would not allow himself to become Sookie’s savior again. He had declared, “Sookie, you are dead to me.” How could he run to her aid? So he sends Warlow. What Bill didn’t figure on was Sookie taking Warlow to the “cemefaerie” where Bill could not reach him.
Bill soon realizes that Jessica is missing, and he knows she is in danger. He glamours Dr. Takahashi to drain almost all his blood, leaving him in a comatose state, so he can again meet up with Lilith and find out from her just what in-the-blue-blazes is going on! His plan works, and soon Bill is standing in that sunny field in front of Lilith, who is still clad in a gauzy, filmy caftan. Bill and Lilith have words. Bill wants to know just what is happening, what he needs to do, and Lilith is loath to explain anything, telling him instead that death holds no answers. Bill is furious. Lilith curtly tells him not to come to her again for answers. Now Bill knows he has only himself to rely on. As Bill regains consciousness in the laboratory, the TV news is reporting on Governor Burrell’s press release that TrueBlood is again becoming available, at a “reduced price.” Bill realizes that the governor is the tyrant, and downing the test tube of Warlow’s blood, walks out into the daylight.
Bill’s last scene in this episode is a doozy! He arrives at the governor’s mansion, walking briskly into the garden, where the the governor is reading the bible to his security guards, who surround the area. After baring his fangs, Bill is riddled with bullets from the guards, while he stretches out his arms and laughs out loud at the preposterous assault. He shouts “Hold your fire” and all the guards freeze. He then closes his eyes and, with a move of his head, all the guards point their assault weapons at each other. Upon Bill’s command, “Fire!” they all shoot each other simultaneously, leaving only Bill and the governor standing. Wow! The governor is initially shocked and frightened, but quickly realizes he has no hope of surviving, telling Bill he will martyr himself for the cause. When Bill asks what cause, he responds, “the extinction of your race!” Bill responds, adapting the governor’s ‘down home’ vernacular, “That ain’t never gonna happen,” whereupon he sinks his fangs into the governor’s neck. Governor Burrell utters a last warning, “Cut the head off, another will grow in its place.” As Bill rips his head off, and holds it in his hands, he answers with a menacing threat, “Then I’ll rip that fucking head off too!” Placing the head at the base of the governor’s statue, he strides out of the garden.
Bill shows us in this episode that he has the determination and the power to go up against the forces that threaten Jessica and the rest of the vampires with the true death. We see that Bill still has a connection to Sookie, even as he denies it. And we witness a rift between Bill and Lilith, one that may prove to be a pivotal turn of events in the future.