Episode: True Blood 4.05 – “Me and the Devil”
Original Air Date: July 24, 2010
Sookie continues to nurture the manchild that is Eric Northman. Bill decides to get personally involved with the necromancy crisis. Pam is seriously falling apart. Sam helps Tommy despite them both hating each other’s guts just the last episode. Arlene and Terry look for an old priest and a young priest. Jesus talks Lafayette into heading down to Mexico for some quality time with his scary grandpa. Jason tries to recoup the best he can.
This is how messed up the Mickenses are: When Joe Lee is beating and strangling the crap out of Tommy, Melinda’s passively asking him not to hurt Tommy “too much”. Holy cow. When Tommy fakes Joe Lee out so he can turn around and kick his ass, she’s screaming bloody murder and aggressively defending Joe Lee. Holy cow squared. In the end, both get killed (Joe Lee on purpose and Melinda on accident) and I feel bad for Tommy since he just wanted his mom’s love and approval and wound up killing her. Whoa, wait. Does that mean he’s a shapeshifter now …?
So, the previous ep, I was not so keen on Marnie. This ep? Best villain this show’s had since Russell because she has no freaking CLUE what’s going on here. She’s absolutely convinced that Antonia “saved” them again from vampires and is a benevolent spirit. ProTip: If your entire coven abandons you, maybe what you’re doing isn’t as benevolent as you think it is.
Arlene’s gone from Mikey being a demon baby to their house being haunted by Rene’s ghost. She and Terry decide it’s time to call in the Big Guns. An old priest and a young priest.
Eric dream time! With Godric! Whom he doesn’t remember! Unfortunately, it’s the old Godric, like the one who created Eric, and not the one we saw hand himself over to the sun. Godric talks Eric into feeding on Sookie with him and that he did this shocks him out of the dream.
Hoyt and Jessica take Jason back to his house to recover. Hoyt can tell there’s something up with Jess, but she’s totally sticking to the lie. Just not very well at all. She’s really gonna have to work on that if she’s going to continue to glamour her boyfriend who apparently isn’t as Big Dumb Puppy as everyone thinks he is.
Bill employs giants. I mean, did you seriously get a look at that guard? Holy crap! So Portia isn’t giving up on the sexy time with the Keeng. She cites some lawyer stuff about how “experts” found no reason brothers and sisters can’t have fun in the no-no area with each other because they clearly haven’t been down the road to Hot Shot, but it doesn’t really matter because vampires can’t procreate in the traditional way. So now we know she doesn’t have a problem with necrophilia or incest. Bill glamours her into Ginger v.2.0 and she wails her way out of his house into the dark of night. Never to be seen again, perhaps?
Eric’s feeling really bad about Dream!Godric telling him he’s evil and Dream!himself eating Dream!Sookie. Real Sookie doesn’t lie to him about how he wasn’t the nicest person, but assures him she never thought he was the Skeletor of the vampire nation. Dude. She is falling for him big time. And I’m starting to miss real Eric a little right now.
Pam shows up at Keeng Beel’s and he’s really not good at sarcasm. Like, at all. He is apparently good at making himself laugh. She wants the sheriffs of Louisiana to be brought together so they can kill Marnie. Bill says no because any vamp on human violence is strictly prohibited by the VLA and suggests that Pam just use more lipstick to cover that gigantic mess that was once her face. I was thinking more along the lines of a putty knife and some Bondo, personally.
Jesus and Lafayette pack up to head to Mexico to visit Jesus’s scary grandpa. Tara says she’s heading back to Nawlins because Bon Temps is so messed up that she can’t even, you know? Lafayette isn’t keen at all on visiting Scary Grandpa but Jesus convinces him they need that power he can help Jesus access in order to deal with both the vampires and Marnie. The Three Stooges are splitting up! I wonder if Scary Grandpa will take Tara’s place even though I have a feeling he actually knows what he’s doing in the witchy poo department.
While they’re packing up, Tara discovers that her cage fighting g/f that in no way is at all convincing as a cage fighter has found out she’s been lying to her about everything. Guess Tara will be staying in Bon Temps a little bit longer. You know, at least 7 more eps worth.
Sookie decides to start doing some recon on what happened with the coven and Eric, so she starts with Holly since they both work together. It doesn’t take too much to mind read her since Holly is super on edge what with being associated with a coven that messed up two vampires and a full moon happening pretty soon. She gets the info she needs and will most likely ask Sam to leave her shift early to go check it all out.
Hoyt and Jason talk about what he experienced while they’re at Merlotte’s. While I expect Jason to be unintentionally humorous about what happened to him, I felt this was extremely disrespectful to the fact that he was raped multiple times by multiple people. If he doesn’t end up addressing this more seriously later on, serious disappointment in the show. Also strange, but also kind of expected, he hasn’t told Sookie what happened and avoids her pretty much when she’s trying to serve him and Hoyt.
Looks like Rev. Daniels and Lettie Mae are the only ones in town who do house cleansing. Be sure to get the corners. That’s where the evil likes to hide. I seriously feel like I need a tambourine now just in case.
Oh. My. God. Sookie undercover was totally the Sookie Pothole from the Geico commercials. Wow. That was actually pretty awesome and I laughed pretty good at that. Marnie channels Gran, who warns Sookie against falling in love with Eric, then takes over the convo and talks directly to Sookie. She tells Sookie to get as far away from Marnie as possible and Sookie does what her Gran tells her.
So Tommy goes to Sam for help, surprisingly, and while going to get rid of the bodies, Andy pulls Sam and Tommy over because for some reason he has a serious rage boner going for Sam. Tommy is all ready to kill Andy before he lets him arrest Sam, but instead thinks for a change and shifts into an alligator at the last minute. Really, I’m just glad for the screencap I got from this.
Beel’s Head Security Girl hoodwinks Marnie and they “arrest” her. Seriously, you ever wondered what happened to The Worst Witch? She moved to Louisiana and opened a New Age shop.
Tara spills the “I have an alternate life” beans to Sookie. Sookie tells her that she needs to be truthful to the ones you love, and then, you know, doesn’t mention that she’s been babysitting Eric. Okay. Ice cream and beer? That’s disgusting. How do these people stay so thin and in shape while eating all this gross food in large quantities?
In lock up, Marnie has another flashback vision courtesy of Antonia. Vampires as priests. I knew it.
Tara finds out about Eric in Sookie’s house and calls Sookie on her hypocrisy. Let’s face it: this entire town in pretty well-seeped in hypocrisy, so while your assessment of the situation is dead on right now, Tara, you seriously have about this much [..] room before you’re hanging yourself. Especially when you ask Sookie if she would ever forgive Bill.
Bill finds out what Marnie knows, which isn’t much at all, unfortunately for Pam and Eric at this point. I mean, they can’t stay the way they are forever and they can’t get rid of either, so there has to be a solution at some point. Which makes the tension of their situation not so tension-y.
Jesus’s grandpa is still a creepy dude, but I think he will actually be more helpful to Lafayette and Jesus than Marnie was.
Alcide meets the Alpha of the Shreveport pack. I found it interesting that there wasn’t much in the way of physical acting between him and Scrappy Doo. From a wolf/dog aspect, there should have been a little more dominance posturing between the two, but it was all on Alcide (the whole standing over Scrappy and the stare downs). However, I suppose the fact that they aren’t full wolf and are human also could lead to the fact that there wasn’t any kind of tangoing going on here.
Sam and Tommy bond while feeding their parents to the gators. Sam connects with Tommy by telling him that he’s killed two people just like Tommy did. I still think these two won’t be friendly for long.
I guess they missed a corner. Where is this storyline going? This is the only one I’ve got absolutely no predictions about.
Jason has the inevitable vamp sex dream that turns into a weird-for-him-but-awesome-for-me threesome. This is going to cause so many problems for Jessica, Hoyt, and him.
Manchild!Eric is ashamed of what he’s done to Sookie and her friends and family and decides he needs to get as far away from her as possible.
Which means he needs to suck face with her. I’m going to be honest: I think the making out in this show usually turns out to be hotter than the actual sex scenes.
King’s sheriffs meet up and we learn that Antonia did pull the vamps in a 20 mile radius or something out into the sun. All the sheriffs want to kill Marnie, but Bill is not going to let them because of Nan. This frustrates Pam to the point that she spills the truth about Eric in a fevered rush. Bill runs right over to Sookie’s to be the vampblock he always knew he was born to be.
Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars