“We’ll Meet Again” is a song that was written during WWII, as an encouragement for soldiers to believe they would see their loved ones again. Why the impromptu history lesson? Well this was a common theme that kind of connected all the story lines in episode four, even the ones we really couldn’t give a shit about, like Terry and the other soldier guy. Pull up a chair folks and lets get going.
Ooh, do I smell Tara cooking? I know that was bad! Pam gets Tara out of the fake and bake so Tara can’t UV herself to death. Pam tries to pull Tara out but not after some of Tara rubs off on her (another bad joke I know). Pam then gives the “maker” order, much to Tara’s annoyance.
We find Alcide driving off as Sookie cries for him to wait. Presumably so she can cry some more and he will feel sorry for her. Hey stick with what works, right? It seems every time Sookie’s eyes leak, men lose all their common sense. Thank God Lafayette is immune, my guess is because he’s gay. Lafayette is furious that Sookie may have implicated him by telling Alcide sort of the truth about Debbie’s death … why sort of? Well, because picture it: Sookie’s kitchen last season. Debbie Pelt was crawling backwards to get away after shooting Tara and THEN Sookie shoots her. It was anger that motivated Sookie, not self defense. Self defense would have been holding her at bay with the gun while she called for Bill, Eric or I don’t know … her brother Jason, THE COP. If that all had been the case we wouldn’t have Tara the vamp, but I digress. Sookie, like a child, tells Lafayette that Gran told her if she tells the truth that everything will work out for the best. Lafayette calls Sookie the “angel of death.” An apt description really, she does leave a trail of bodies behind. Sookie is fly paper for disaster. Sookie then plays baton twirler in her own self pity parade and stays outside and cries.
Ok, if the gay storm troopers that let Bill and Eric out of the back of the SUV were going to throw the keys at them with the admonishment of “don’t fuck it up,” we could have at least been treated to seeing a rear view of Bill bending over to pick the keys up. I’m just saying it would have been nice. Eric compliments Bill on his escape plan, with the one glitch being the istakes. Bill and Eric think they only have four suspects, namely, themselves, Pam and Alcide. Maybe they were followed? Maybe one of KREs progeny “knew,” like the way Bill called to Jessica?
Salome is back in her Frederick’s of Hollywood garb and Roman is watching and they are both listening to Nora being tortured via Roman’s laptop. You can hear Nora denying that she has allies but Roman feels she is holding out. Salome is for more torture, Roman feels the Sanguinistas are like a cancer waiting to kill them and suggests that Salome talk to her. Am I the only one who was picturing a lesbian scene between Nora and Salome next? I mean sex is Salome’s preferred way of communication. Roman feels if Nora doesn’t open to Salome then “fuck it” she should be faced with the true death publicly to show the Sanguinistas that the Authority is willing to kill as well.
Sookie goes to Jason’s to make a lame ass effort to turn herself in. Really, if you were making a genuine effort to turn yourself in would you go to your brother and make it look like he knew about what happened or would you go to the police station and turn yourself in and thereby not involve your family in the shit storm that you have made of your life? I’m guessing you can see by now I have a confession to make. I don’t like Sookie very much anymore. Gone is the sweet, plucky, non-judgmental girl of previous seasons. Now we have a self-righteous, weepy, horny martyr. I honestly don’t know who she is lying most to, everyone around her or herself. Tell a lie often enough and it becomes your reality. Does she believe that she shot Debbie in self defense? It’s kinda sounding like that to me. Anywho, Jason doesn’t want to hear the confession and Sookie keeps babbling about how upset she is and because it’s all about her she wants Jason to take her into custody to relieve her conscience. Jason pushes his sister out the door telling her to act normal. That was funny. Sookie spills the beans about Tara and I’ll be dammed if Lafayette wasn’t right. She gave him up too. Jesus Christ, Sookie can’t keep a secret for shit can she? Jason is gobsmacked by that whole revelation and Jess overhears.
Pam goes back to Fangtasia and is surprised to see Eric sitting on the chair she was staring at longingly last week. Pam goes into this, in my opinion, embarrassingly perky speech about how glad she is to see him and how she has a progeny now. The scene is played well. Pam looks scared to death that daddy doesn’t love her anymore and Eric seems troubled (?) by Pam’s turning Tara. Bill takes Tara out of the room after Pam shoots him a look and Eric seems to need privacy.
Now comes one of my favorite scenes of the episode. Bill tells Tara that the impulse for suicide will pass and that he had the feeling for years. Then Bill asks Tara the $64,000 question. “Does Sookie know?” with Tara coming back with, “what do you think?” Tara then utters the most profoundly, honest line of any season. “How many of us have nearly died, just to save her sorry ass?” Then Bill, true to form worrying about Sookie tries to sound casual in his concern for her safety. Tara tells Bill that he can’t worry about her anymore and that it yields essentially nothing but heartache (and Sookie’s contempt in Bill’s case). Tara is very bitter explaining how Sookie will always be okay as someone will always be willing to die for her.
Eric has Pam on a table by the throat trying to get a confession out of her. Pam denies telling anyone about where KRE was buried. Pam, in tears asks Eric what happened to him. I can tell you Pam. In one word. Sookie. She has that effect on people. Pam is angry at Eric for even considering that she would betray him because she would, oh Lord, I don’t know, walk into the sun, go surfing on a silver surfboard in a garlic sea before going against him … It’s all very over blown. Pam dares Eric to release her. Eric goes into his office where Bill and Tara are having their heart to heart. Tara leaves and Eric tells Bill the leak did not come from Pam, which Bill seems to confirm saying that Tara didn’t say anything that would implicate her either. Bill and Eric ponder other possible suspects; Nora and Jessica are named but just as quickly discounted. Bill says they have a leak somewhere and will have to “cast the net wider.”
The Authority minus Roman and Salome discuss KRE and what the hell is going on. It seems there are uprisings on four of seven continents. There is some political snipping and they watch Nora pray to Lilith on her knees in her cell. Dieter calls her a lunatic and doubts her sincerity and then UV lights come on, which bothers Kibwe and amuses Rosalyn. Dieter then says that the vampire bible is basically shit and Rosalyn tongue in cheek says to be careful where he says that, Roman wouldn’t like it. Then Alexander Drew (the kid) says Roman is busy with his own woman on her knees. All together now … ewwww. That was cringe worthy coming from him.
Andy is having a conversation with Holly about his ass being on Facebook and how she can see it anytime she likes and the judge comes in and says he saw Andy’s ass on Facebook too. He gives it a big ole thumbs up … umm, ok. The judge wants to thank Andy for fixing his son’s ticket by inviting him to an exclusive club for a good time. Jason is invited too. They later find themselves hooded in the back of a limo full of girls.
Sam finds his shifter friends who Arlene (always the bigot) refers to as Barack and Hillary. It seems they miss Sam and want him to come back to the shifter sewing circle. Sam tells them he has been under some stress. Sam acquiesces. Sam’s gonna find them dead later. Sigh, another story line.
Sookie is in the ladies room and overhears first Holly’s thoughts and then everyone else’s in Merlotte’s about Tara being turned. Back to square one again, hey Sookie? Back to being the village freak and life is back to being what is was before Bill. Sookie runs back to Sam’s office to feel sorry for herself some more. Then Lafayette levitates Sookie’s car in a fit of anger and then we see Jesus brujo face again. I’m getting tired of this.
Alcide goes to the Pelt’s hotel room to give them a line of shit about how Debbie died. Alcide tells them that Debbie was dead at the hands (paws) of Marcus who was making moves on Debbie. Debbie resisted and Marcus killed her for it and Alcide in turn killed Marcus. Alcide tells the Pelts that his killing Marcus could be substantiated by any wolf in Shreveport. Alcide joins the brotherhood of fucktards who protect Sookie. I must say I don’t like her being bailed out again, but well done. Alcide … “who’s a good boy, who’s a good boy?” Now here’s a biscuit. Tears all around.
Sookie’s car goes bat shit on her and she barrel-rolls out the door. Well done, I did something similar once and had no skin on my back. Sookie lands with nary a scratch.
Terry and the Other guy from the service go looking for the Other, other guy in South Dakota who is apparently more fucked up than either one of them. Cue the flashback, summed up: Iraq, Fourth of July, liquor, guns, shooting of civilians. We later see Terry and Other guy go to Other, other guy’s hidden basement and we see that Other, other guy is indeed nuts and he pulls a gun on Terry and Other guy. Sadly Other, other guy was not wearing a tinfoil hat. I’m sorry but this storyline seems way forced and I’m fresh out of fucks to give with all the side stories. Oh yeah, Other, other guy’s name is Eller.
Sookie decides that the best way to solve her problems is to drink directly from a Gordon’s Gin bottle and Andy tells Jason he knows something is up with Debbie Pelt’s disappearance and Jason gets antsy and Jess glamours Debbie Pelt away.
Pam wakes from sleeping and Eric comes downstairs to discuss Pam’s release. Eric tells Pam that he’s probably a goner as looking for KRE is a suicide mission. This moment would have more meaning for me if the day before Eric didn’t have his hand around Pam’s throat for possibly selling him out. Eric talks about how Godric’s bloodline will live on in Tara and how Pam has a responsibility to Tara now. Pam cries and Eric hugs her, with a strangely distant look in his eyes.
We find Bill back home searching his house with Jessica’s help. They are looking for a bug that Bill feels may be there as the Authority knows an awful lot. Jess asks Bill if he is still king and Bill gets that look that all parents get when they have to lie to their kids so the kids can sleep at night, that indeed he is still King of Louisiana until he meets the True Death or the Authority changes their mind. Ok. Maybe Bill is dropping the barest of hints to Jess here. Bill finds a joint and looks at Jess who says that the party was no big deal because no one got drained or eaten. Bill doesn’t seem to care except that Jess’s friends have shit taste in pot. He’s trying so hard to be a cool dad. Jessica asks Bill if he’s going to see Sookie as she’s having a rough time of it … what else is new? Bill says Sookie brings that out in people. Then Jess says something that has been a long time coming: that Sookie and Bill are different from Sookie and anyone else. Finally an acknowledgment that Bill and Sookie’s love really IS different. Bill tells Jess that she should essentially learn from his mistakes and that she must look after herself first. Then Bill hugs her and gently kisses her shoulder and pulls away. Bill smiles with a mixture of sadness and pride and says, “I think I’ve done well.” So well done. Not as showy as the Eric and Pam scene, but in this case less is more. Kudos to Steve for the look on his face that any parent would recognize. The look of, “I love you, but I have to leave.” Bill looked like he was barely holding it together. I know I was.
Salome and Roman go to visit Nora and try to wheedle a confession out of her. Nora is unhooked from the silver IV. Nora is very weak and becoming unhinged. Salome tries to get Nora to confess and keeps her clothes on!! Roman threatens to use the istake app on Bill and Eric and Nora cracks and wants assurance that Bill and Eric will not be staked. Salome bites her wrist and swears on Lilith’s blood that (does that mean anything to her?) Bill and Eric will be spared. Nora spills the beans in tears.
Oh, fuck me the “party” that the judge invited Andy and Jason to is in Fae Land. Well, it looks like Fae Land isn’t done by the Massengill Douche people any more! It is now produced by the Cirque du Soleil. Picture a well-choreographed titty bar and you have an accurate picture. Andy meets up with Maurella, you know the fairy he banged in the field last season. Oh Lord, Holly is a distant memory as Andy kisses Maurella.
Sookie gets hammered and sings that “Pina Colada” song from the seventies. She has re written it slightly, adding “if you like making love at midnight, and in a cemetery.” Looks like she’s thinking of Bill here. Lafayette calls and tells her he found her car wrapped around a pole. Lafayette is verklempt to say the least. Sookie hears a knock at the door and it’s Alcide come to tell her that he covered for her. Sookie is relieved to be off the hook yet again.
Pam brings Tara dinner in the form of Melanie. Tara doesn’t want to feed off people and Pam plays the maker card and Tara bites Melanie. It’s all very creepy, the tone in Pam’s voice as Tara feeds.
Roman using the info that Nora gave stakes the annoying Authority kid. It seems that the kid had an incriminating video memento on his computer in the form of him draining a human with an encrypted message of “sympathy and solidarity.” Roman looking fairly insane covered in blood tells all the other members no more shit will be tolerated.
Sookie is making drinks for Alcide and when you mix liquor and Sookie’s libido that equals Alcide and Sookie making out. I hope I don’t find her next week legs akimbo with Alcide drilling her. Bill is watching from outside because Jess told him Sookie was falling apart, so naturally he has to go. Eric appears and is unsurprised by Sookie’s recovery. Bill feels that they should go to her for help and not give her a choice.
Hadley is at the Fae party and gets all chatty about Jason and Sookie’s parents and how they died. Hadley apparently buys the Fae party line about how the vamps killed Jason and Sookie’s parents. Hadley gets hurried off and Jason and Andy get thrown out of Fae land and get zapped. Finito.
“We’ll Meet Again” is sung this week by Los Lobos. They recorded the song special for the show. The theme of the songs segued nicely to the show, right? Well, I know I’m extra wordy this week and I was hating on Sookie. But I want to know what you think too. See you next week.