Gif Recap: ‘True Blood’ – She’s Not There S4E1

Monday, June 27 by

Lafayette and his sweetie Jesus (god, I love them) appear in front of a store called Moon Goddess Emporium and head inside.  Lafayette is sporting a mohawk…an odd choice for such a fashion forward gentleman.  We find out that Jesus has been dragging his love to pagan fairs and meditation groups.  The woman here, he says, is the leader of his coven and more tapped into her magic than anyone he knows.  Here’s Lafayette’s reaction to the store:

The coven is in a circle and our witchy waitress Holly hugs Lafayette.  We learn that she’s been trying to get him here for ages.  Aunt Petunia…I mean Marnie, is in a trance, contacting the dead (which apparently happens some nights…for the others, there is vodka, we’re told).  She gestures to Lafayette and starts to do something that resembles coughing up a hairball.  Holly asks if he knows anyone named Edie…Eddie?  Oh yes he does!  Remember poor vampire Eddie?  Marnie channels him…shudder.

Now we hit Arlene and Terry’s house, where her bouncing baby boy has ripped the heads off Barbie dolls.  You know your baby is a future serial killer if…  Terry tries to calm her down by saying that when he was a boy he would put squirrel heads on lizard bodies to invent new animals.  Does anyone else thing Arlene should examine her taste in men?

Meanwhile in New Orleans, Tara is wrestling women in a cage.  No, really!

What the hell happened while Sookie was refusing shiny health food?  Well, apparently, Hoyt and Jessica have turned into an old married couple, arguing about how she should cook him food since he’s her own personal bar.  (Might be the funniest scene of the episode.)

At Fangtasia, Pam is having trouble convincing the public of their safety during a commercial filming at the establishment.  Eric takes over and we cut back and forth between he and Bill, (and our first glimpse of Portia Bellefleur) convincing the world that vampires are total fluffy bunnies.  After all, as Eric says, ”Who would you rather trust?  A vampire or a politician?”  Well, I’d say they’re both just as likely to show their naughty bits in public.

To continue the catch up, Tara is hooking up with her sparring partner Naomi, who is calling her Toni for some reason.  And Tara seems…sane?  I guess the exercise is cathartic.

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  1. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    I imagine Bill became king by getting Sophie busted for selling V.

  2. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    Totally team Eric. What is with Tara and the extreme fighting and her new name and girlfriend? Why did Jason think he could trust anyone in Panther town? Sam’s anger management group made me laugh. Hoyt and Jessica have lost that honeymoon phase and that made me a little sad ’cause I had been rooting for them. The one thing that really upset me was Bill as the new King of Louisiana. Really?

  3. June 27, 2011 10:35 am

    Jenna Busch

    This is the author.  I’m curious what you guys think about Tara’s story line.  Anyone angry about the trauma with guys=gay thing?  Do you think it’s circumstantial?  Do you like/hate the explanation that the people behind the show are giving out…that she is changing her life and this is only one of the changes?  I’m really curious about reader sentiment here. 

  4. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    Personally, I feel the show is going too many directions. I would guess they all will collide, but think about it… just a little too much. Tara could disapear, & I wouldnt blink an eye.                                                                                                                                                                 

  5. June 27, 2011 10:35 am

    Jenna Busch

    Ah, are you in the Tara-hating group too?  :)  I’ve never liked her.  I think this is the first time I’ve found her appealing in any way.  She seemed like a person and not a cartoon for once. 

    I agree about too many directions.  Still, I’ve seen the next two episodes and they’re pretty fantastic.  I think the show made a mistake starting the way that it did.  The first 8 minutes were panned across the board.

  6. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    I take Trueblood for what is worth. Sex & Violence. So, the Tara drama is …. too dramatic. I’m thinking this show will be in the LOST format of flash backs to find out how everyone got where they were…

  7. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    I had the rape turns women gay thing.  So cliche.  I liked her foul mouth and attitude in Season one, once they tried to expand on her I think they lost what made her useful.

  8. June 27, 2011 10:35 am

    David Zane Taylor

    Nice recap.  I’m still processing the first show this season.  The twist in fairyland – I didn’t see coming.  It seemed like a great deal of information for this ‘story’ to be done.   I really think they should have kept Grand Daddy alive- would have been interesting to see him adapt to life today.  

    I can’t STAND Jason as a cop.  It just doesn’t ‘fly’ with who he is.    The Tara story as “Now with 100% more Lesbian Bi-Products’ seems rather titillating and gratuitous. I’m of the camp that being gay is biological in nature so I don’t appreciate characters who switch it on and off like a clothing accessory. 

    Sam- well, I sure miss old Sam.  I like him best Season 1.  He just gets crabbier and crabbier and to love a character, you have to identify with them on some level.  I’m tired of him being such a sourpuss.  What a great gift you have Sambone- use it for good and stop the introspection. BORING.

    I hate Andy.  Always have. Always will.  He’s just a dick. 

  9. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    I love the way you write, excellent! You captured everything perfectly, as I missed the first episode :( but have the 2nd early bird cued up, so I’m still very happy!! :) Thanks again, you’re fabulous!

  10. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    I thought it was a crappy 1st episode, it felt like they hired the writers from the O.C. and should have been aired on a B level space channel after the reruns of star trek deep space nine. 

  11. June 27, 2011 10:35 am


    There’s also quite a difference in the caliber of acting ability between HBO shows Game of Thrones and True Blood which may have left a person a bit spoiled, but booo non the less. 

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