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The latest episode of “True Blood” season three, “Trouble,” begins with Talbot looking over Tara at the King’s mansion. Franklin is arranging her hair and position on a chair. Russell, Lorena and Bill – all covered with blood from their last kill – enter and Tara is horrified and surprised to see Bill.
Lorena and Russell wonder why Tara is there. Franklin tells Russell he has brought a present for him. Tara begs Bill to help her but he tells her no and walks away.
Russell and Franklin discuss Tara and Bill. Franklin is fascinated by Tara and he has discovered that Bill had a file about Sookie.
Lorena thinks she and Bill are back together but Bill calls her a “tiresome cow.”
Alcide and Sookie are driving back from the bar and Alcide is driving like a maniac. Sookie is trying to calm him down so they don’t wreck. Alcide pulls over and Sookie wants to know more about Russell and talk to him but Alcide says he has sworn to Eric that he would keep her safe.
At the King’s mansion in Mississippi, Eric comes to visit. Eric has come to ask permission to search for Bill. Eric says that Bill is believed to have been selling V. Bill enters the room and ponders that Eric has pinned the selling of V on him. Bill tells Eric that Sookie no longer belongs to him and Eric is quite interested. Eric asks Russell for help in dealing with the Magister who will kill Pam if he doesn’t produce Bill. Russell invites Eric to stay.
Sookie is asleep at Alcide’s when she is awakened by Debbie and Alcide arguing. Sookie enters the room and Debbie becomes enraged. Sookie listens to her mind and repeats the number of men Debbie slept with in Alcide’s home. Sookie asks about Bill but hears that Debbie doesn’t know who he is.
Franklin has dressed Tara in a long white gown and tied her to a bed. Franklin is obsessed and Tara is terrified. She tries to say whatever will appease him. Franklin tells her she received a text message from Lafayette. He is angry and wants to know who Lafayette is. Tara tells him Lafayette is her cousin and Franklin shows his crazy side by showing Tara how he can quick-text on her phone.
At the Sheriff’s Department, a cleaned-up Jason is reporting for work. Andy is not happy to see him and Andy’s deputies are not happy either. Jason is miffed that he doesn’t have a uniform.
Sam is helping his family unpack when he sees Terry Bellefleur. Terry is happy because he’s moving in with Arlene. He tells Sam “this is what normal people do.”
Tara is gnawing at the ropes tying her hands while Franklin sleeps next to her.
Sookie is removing her nail polish when she overhears Alcide’s thoughts. Alcide is planning to go see his packmaster and Sookie wants to go with him. He is not happy about it but he agrees.
At the Sheriff’s Depatment nobody knows what to do with Jason and he spends time basically killing time – making paper clip chains and playing with the fingerprint machine. Jason wants a special assignment and Andy promises to give him just what he needs.
At the King’s mansion, Tara has managed to free herself and is quietly sneaking down the stairs. It is daylight and she is able to slip outside. She runs across the yard when she hears a wolf howling. A wolf begins chasing her across the grounds and knocks her down. It transforms into Coot.
At Merlotte’s, Lafayette is smoking with Tommy Mickens. Someone calls to him – it is Jesus, the attendant at the nursing home where Lafayette’s mother is. Lafayette assumes his mother has died, hence the visit by Jesus. Jesus has actually come by to see Lafayette and wondered if Lafayette would want to watch a movie. Lafayette is interested but has to work. Jesus is willing to wait until Lafayette’s shift ends.
Alcide and Sookie are talking to the packmaster, Colonel Flood, who is not happy that Alcide has exposed the pack to a human. The Colonel says there is nothing they can do about what is happening with the weres and the vampires. Sookie hears Colonel Flood’s thoughts and knows that he is afraid.
At the Sheriff’s Department, Jason is washing cars when he sees a pretty blond drive by. He remembers seeing her in the woods. He umps into the police car and follows her – turning on the sirens to make her pull over. The shirtless Jason exits the car with sunglasses and a ticket pad, asking her for her license, registration and insurance card. She tells him she doesn’t think he’s a cop and wonders where his badge, his gun and his shirt are. Jason tells her he’ll be a cop “real soon” and still wants to see her identification. Jason asks why she was crying the first time he saw her. He introduces himself and she tells him her name is Crystal. Jason wants to meet her at Merlotte’s that night but she says no.
At Merlotte’s, Jesus is waiting for Lafayette and Tommy is trying his hand at bussing tables. Arlene is rude to Jessica. Jessica glamours a couple and tells them not to tip their waitress (Arlene). Hoyt comes in with a date who is very yappy. Jessica is upset and Tommy notices – asking her what is wrong. Jessica tells him about Hoyt and Tommy tries to cheer her up when he gets a call from his father. Joe Lee wants Tommy to come home immediately.
Franklin has Tara tied up again and he is raging, bloody tears streaming down his face. Tara is shaking in terror. She asks him to forgive her and tells him she is afraid of the other vampires.
Russell is questioning Bill about the file that Franklin discovered in Bill’s house. Russell is wondering why Bill has names circled on Sookie’s family genealogy papers. Russell surmises that Bill believes telepathy runs in Sookie’s family and Bill is trying to discover more about her abilities. Coot interrupts and wants to talk to Russell in private.
Jason is waiting at Merlotte’s, hoping Crystal will show up when Andy sits down with him. Andy has made arrangements for Jason to take the police entrance exam but Jason isn’t happy about it.
Jesus and Lafayette are at the pool table after Lafayette’s shift. Jesus is flirty as he sets up the pool table.
Tommy asks Sam if he can stay with him. Sam says okay but he wants to know what is going on with the Mickens family but Tommy is not inclined to talk.
Bill is in his room when Coot enters, putting him on guard. Coot tells Bill that Sookie is fooling around with Alcide and Bill becomes enraged and begins beating on Coot. A vampire guard enters at the commotion and Bill pushes him against the silver lining on the interior of the doors then escapes the room.
Jason is in the parking lot at Merlotte’s when he sees Crystal. She had come to see him but then couldn’t bring herself to go inside. She is upset and Jason convinces her to go for a walk with him. They end up by the lake where they kiss. Jason comments that she seems most comfortable in the woods. She tells him she has never been happier than she is with him at that moment.
Russell tells Eric that he is going out but Eric is trying to impress upon him the urgency he has to save Pam from the Magister. Russell tells Eric that he will have Talbot give him a tour. Lorena descends the stairs and sees Eric. They aren’t happy to see each other.
At Sam’s trailer, Sam and Tommy and watching TV when there is knocking on the door. It is Joe Lee in a rage wanting Tommy. He and Sam scuffle and Sam throws him out. Sam wants to know what that was all about.
Tara is crying over the meal the vampires have served her – a plate of day lilies. Franklin tells her he plans to turn her into a vampire. He asks “Will you be my vampire bride?” and Tara is horrified.
Talbot is giving Eric a tour of the mansion and is trying to flirt and show off. He shows Eric a crown and Eric is fascinated. It is a Viking crown and the sight of it brings up memories of his days as a Viking – with his family. He recalls when a werewolf attacked and killed his parents and sister then stole his father’s crown – the crown he is now looking at. His father’s dying words were to demand vengeance against those who killed them.
Bill has come to Alcide’s apartment to find Sookie. She hugs him and Bill tells her she must go. He tells Alcide he must get her out of Jackson. Someone kicks in Alcide’s door – it is Coot with Russell and a vampire guard. They are there for Sookie. They overcome both Bill and Alcide and Coot grabs Sookie. She puts out her hand and light pushes Coot away from her. Russell is thrilled by what he sees.