We left off with Bill (Stephen Moyer) drinking all of Lillith’s blood, dying, then getting resurrected as Lillith. This is where we begin the Season 6 premiere with Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) trying to escape from Bill/Lillith (Billith?).
Sam (Sam Trammell), Luna (Janina Gavankar) and Emma (Chloe Noelle) have finally escaped from the vampires. Luna is in bad shape after her recent shape-shifting episode on national television and before she dies she asks Sam to take care of Emma. I was a little disappointed by this, poor Sam finally gets a girl and then she up and dies on him – he just can’t catch a break. Sam brings Emma back to Merlotte’s and they run into Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). He is one of my favorite characters, who wouldn’t want to spend time with Lafayette?
We have a few different storylines going on in this episode and I’m not sure how everything will end up coming together:
Vampires and Sookie
Everyone is able to escape from the Authority’s lair, but not before they see Billith coming out of the burning building all bloody and naked. He appears to fly off into thin air.
Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are also having a relationship crisis. Eric never told Pam that Nora (Lucy Griffiths) was his sister. He tells her to get over it and she doesn’t take it well. Nora and Eric have no idea what Bill is and they think the best option is to kill him which upsets Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll). Sookie lets her know that she will never be alone.
Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Pam have a weird bonding session on the beach and it looks like they have sex, which is confirmed later in the episode. It is odd to see Pam so vulnerable. Who would have thought that Tara and Pam would ever get together, I guess that confirms how strong the sire bond is.
Nora wants to question Jason (Ryan Kwanten) about Warlow, but she has to glamour him for the information. This is pretty much his last straw and he freaks out. He points a gun at Nora and we learn that Warlow was Lillith’s progeny, one of the very first vampires. Sookie defends Nora and Jason disowns her and leaves.
Billith summons Jessica and her heart is almost ripped out of her chest. Sookie decides to take her to Bill in order to save her life. Tara tries to come along, but Eric won’t let her. He orders Pam and Tara back to Fangtasia and he leaves with Nora.
Jessica and Sookie arrive at Bill’s house and aren’t sure what they are going to find. Bill seems somewhat himself again, but Sookie stakes him. I can’t believe she did that!! It’s okay, because Bill seems to be invincible. Bill says that he is still himself, but something more. Sookie believes that Bill is really gone, she tries to convince him to leave Bon Temps, but Jessica defends him and kicks Sookie out.
Tara and Pam get back to Fangtasia and have it out about Eric. Tara tries to convince Pam to give their relationship a chance and to forget Eric. A SWAT team comes to close Fangtasia and Tara threatens them. The SWAT team ends up shooting her with something that actually takes a vampire down.
Eric walks Sookie home and says that he didn’t expect her to stake Bill. She says that Bill’s not the only one who’s changed. Eric says that she will always be that girl in the white dress (so romantic!). Eric finally deeds the house back to her so she can be safe from other vampires. Sookie rescinds his invitation so she can go back to having a normal life. Nora is waiting outside and confronts him, saying that she knows he loves Sookie. Eric orders her to stay away from Sookie. This part is so bittersweet, in a different reality Eric and Sookie would be together.
Bill puts Jessica to bed and they resume their father/daughter relationship. Bill says that he needs Jessica to keep him in check with all of this new power. He doesn’t know what he is or what kinds of new powers he has. Bill starts seeing and hearing things, this turns out to be Lillith and a few of her friends who take over his body.
The Louisiana Governor makes a declaration that vampires must have a curfew and that all vampire-run businesses will be closed. He then has a late night meeting with the True Blood representative, Miss Suzuki. He wants to bail out True Blood and offers them a new factory to get things back on track. His goal is to keep the peace by making True Blood available again and to line his pockets by getting a cut of the profits.
Flash to the wolf pack and we left off with Alcide (Joe Manganiello) killing the packmaster which means that he has become the new packmaster. Apparently, it comes with a lot of perks and sexual favors from the other members of the pack. Alcide starts cashing in on some of the packmaster perks, but Rikki (Kelly Overton) makes it known that she is his number one girl.
Andy’s Fairy Babies
Back at the Bellefleur residence where Terry (Todd Lowe) and Arlene (Carrie Preston) are taking care of all of Andy’s (Chris Bauer) fairy babies. This was the comic relief portion of the show, Terry and Arlene teaching Andy how to change a diaper, ha! We also learn that Andy’s fairy babies have grown fast – they grow into children overnight.
Jason is hitchhiking (he is a trouble magnet) and ends up hitching a ride with an older gentlemen, who he pretty much tells his life story to. For those of you watching True Blood for the first time, you have to remember that Jason is not the brightest bulb in the box. Poor Jason ends up hitchhiking with Warlow of all people.
What did you think of the premiere? Some things surprised me like Sookie staking Bill and Jessica choosing Bill over Sookie, but some things stay the same – poor Sam getting the short end of the stick and Jason getting himself in trouble again. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
If you missed the pilot you can still watch it online here.
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