In “True Blood” Season 3 Episode 7 “Hitting the Ground,” two or three folks die, three get rescued, a revelation or two happens, and someone makes another step along the path to absolute power. Oh, and Jason has a lot of stress.
Spoilers surely follow.
When we last left Sookie, Lorena was busily draining her of every last corpuscle in her body. And she loved the taste, didn’t she, the little minx. Fortunately, Bill rose from his bed of torture and wrapped his own silver chains around Lorena’s neck. After some angry repartee, Sookie buried a stake into Lorena’s chest.
True Blood vampires have the true death far more messily than do Buffy the Vampire Slayer vampires. Alcide and Tara come in to spirit the broken and bleeding Bill out to the truck wrapped in a tarp to protect him from sunlight. Unfortunately, this is all interrupted by Cooter and then Debbie. Alcide shoots Cooter and should have also shot Debbie, but a soft heart and a softer head stays his hand.
With Sookie and Bill in the back, Alcide and Tara roar away from the Russell Edgington estate with a werewolf pack at their heels. But a truck outruns even the most persistent werewolf.
Things get a little dicey in the back of the truck, where Sookie tries to revive Bill with a sip from her wrist. Bill revives just enough to grab his lady love and, in a delirium of hunger, attacks her and starts gulping her down like a two liter bottle of the good stuff.
Fortunately, Alcide has to stop for a call of nature, so when Tara opens the back of the truck to check on the happy couple, she sees Bill reviving and Sookie almost dead. Jumping to conclusions as she always does, Tara (with Alcide’s help) tosses Bill out into the sunlight and roar away to hospital. Bill is supposed to turn to ash at this point. Oddly enough, he doesn’t, much to his surprise.
Sam, in the meantime, tries to infiltrate the dog-fighting ring in an attempt to save brother Tommy. He is turned away as a human, but not as a dog. Sam frees the captive canine gladiators and then Tommy with great alacrity.
Eric, then Sophie, then Russell arrive to find the Magister subjecting Pam to unspeakable, but not unviewable, tortures. Russell explains the new way of things to the Magister, who is nonplussed that something called “the Authority” is being defied. But Russell has a 3,000-year-long plot to take over the world, and it is now going into high gear.
Meanwhile, Jason interrogates a prisoner at the jail whom he apprehended in a previous episode about Crystal, who turns out be his cousin. More information will be forthcoming if Jason can get him crystal, small c, meth. The guy looks far too healthy to be a meth head, however.
Jason runs to Lafayette. Lafayette opines that the last time Jason had approached him in such a state, he had wanted to score some V. No, Jason reassuringly says, he is past that addiction. He would like some crystal meth. This shocks the unusually unflappable Lafayette, who actually does not deal in the stuff. But Jason reassures him that the meth is not for him.
The conversation could have continued for quite some time along these lines, but Jason gets the call from Tara that Sookie is in the hospital and may not leave except for feet first.
The strange thing about Sookie. She has no blood type that anyone can discern. And, since she has lost a lot of blood, this can be fatal.
Even more interesting, while in her coma, Sookie has a strange dream about dancing about all in white with a lady named Claudine and others in a garden with a very deep pool. Clearly, waitress and psychic are just the beginning of the young lady’s talents.
Bill arrives, apparently healthy and un-barbequed, offering to save Sookie once again with an infusion of vampire blood. After dissuading Tara from exacting a torrent of vampire blood, Jason gives Bill leave.
Whereupon Sookie wakes up from her beautiful but strange dream, takes one look at the love of her life, and then screams.
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