Back at Merlotte’s, we learn that she’s moved away with only postcards to let people know she’s okay. Sam (who’s gotten a lot more prickly) gives Sookie her old job back. Wow, there is more info in this episode than the first 3 episodes of Game of Thrones combined! Jesus tries to convince Lafayette that he’s only trying to help him discover his ”specialness” and not luring him into a cult, while newly druggie Andy tries to shake him down for some V. And wait…Hoyt’s mom is taking care of Tommy? My brain hurts.
Back to Tara and Naomi…in bed. And now we’re back to the show we know and love. Mid-make out, Tara, aka Toni gets a text from Lafayette about Sookie and lies to her ladylove.
Now, if your head isn’t spinning yet, here’s more. Portia, a lawyer, is banging Bill (or so it seems from the thoughts Sookie reads from her head) and helping our lady get her home back. Jessica is out on a date with Hoyt at Fangtasia and gets schooled for “eye f*cking (not sure how little word pasties are supposed to disguise that little gem) fang bangers” by Pam.
Sam, meanwhile is in an unusual form of anger management. They talk about their feelings, drink wine, get naked and run around as horses. Jason is feeding the starving kids of Hotshot while Crystal is away and gets kidnapped. Marnie shocks her coven when she changes a bird funeral to a Frankenstein‘s monster moment. And…wait for it…someone calls Bill, “Your Majesty!” Awfully clippy ending. Juicy, sure, but clippy.
And finally, the moment we Team Eric members have been waiting for…Sookie, naked before bed gets a visit from Eric, who, feeling so strongly she was alive, actually bought her house. And if he owns her house, he tells her, he owns her. “Sookie. You. Are. Mine!”
Well, after an hour of catch up, we finally get a pay off moment. I’ve never been a fan of the first episode back when time has gone by in a show. Too much “look at the nifty stuff that’s happened.” I’m not saying it’s a gimmick by any means. It’s just a lot of info to take in when what I really want to see is my favorite characters back in their element. That said, I’m intrigued to see where this shake up takes us. So, let the discussion begin. What did you think? How did you feel about the time shift? Book readers, how does this compare to your predictions? Also, how much do you love Pam?