True Blood Season 4, Episode 5, “Me and the Devil” –Review/Recap

July 26, 2011 by  

Oh my Godric!

Eric and Godric S4 Ep5This episode begins where the previous episode left off, with Tommy being dragged mercilessly across the ground with a chain around his neck. Unfortunately for Tommy, his parents haven’t changed after all. Just as Joe Lee releases the tight grip he has on the chain and turns his back, Tommy begins to fight back — with the end result of him accidentally killing both of his parents. I have to admit though, I saw something like this coming to them eventually…

Still in the dark, abandoned woods, a confused Marnie questions Lafayette, Jesus, and Tara as to “what just happened?” Lafayette is quick to answer that she just successfully pissed off yet another vampire and then took a nap. Marnie then tries to convince the trio that a spirit possessed her body and saved them all, once again, from the vicious vamps. Marnie is convinced that this spirit is their ‘protector,’ but unconvinced by her explanation, they all quickly leave.

Arlene and Terry decide that the best thing they can do for their family is to call the Reverend and have him rid the house of whatever spirit is lurking within the walls. Reverend Daniels and the new Mrs. Reverend Daniels (aka: Tara Thornton’s crazy mother) show up and carry out their version of what appears to be an exorcism with a little bit of humor thrown in. Come on, I know I wasn’t the only one laughing hysterically at their catchy little tune! It’s apparent that both Arlene and Terry had more confidence in the Reverend and Mrs. Daniels than they should have, because they didn’t waste any time hopping into bed, oblivious to the pack of matches that suddenly erupted in flames on a nearby chest of drawers.

Am I the only one whose heart skipped a beat as soon as I laid eyes upon a confused, shirtless Eric standing in the doorway of Sookie’s room, alongside the pale, nevertheless stunning deity, also known as Godric? Godric tries to convince Eric to join him in draining Sookie, but Eric clearly doesn’t want any part in it. As much as I hoped Eric wasn’t dreaming and that Godric was somehow still ‘alive,’ as soon as Godric began to attempt to convince Eric to drink Sookie’s blood, I knew it had to be a dream. Eric awakens from the dream and goes directly to Sookie’s room, waking her in the process. “Eric! What the hell!” she yells, and after a few seconds he replies with the simple explanation of, “I had a bad dream.” Classic. If I didn’t know any better I would think that this was yet another one of the old Eric’s tricks to get closer to Sookie, but fortunately this isn’t the case. Sookie spends the next several moments consoling Eric after his ‘bad dream’ left him not only confused but depressed as well. He asks if he can stay there, in bed with her until sunrise, and she agrees as long as he promises to keep his fangs and hands to himself. Eric stated:

“I would never hurt anyone as beautiful as you.”

Who else out there is loving amnesiac Eric and his adorable newly acquired  innocence?

Bill is surprised to find a determined Portia at his door. She comes in and pushes herself on him, but he’s quick to remind her that they share the same bloodline and that their relationship can no longer continue where they had left off. Portia, who is apparently pro-incest, tries her best to convince Bill that there is nothing wrong with the two of them being in a relationship. However, Bill still refuses to accept her advances, and finally he glamours her into being completely terrified of him.

The next day Sookie pays Marnie a visit and asks for a reading. At first Marnie declines, but she soon gives in and gives Sookie the reading she asked for. Sookie then begins to listen in to Marnie’s thoughts, and before long Marnie describes someone close to Sookie who has a message for her. Sookie is surprised to learn that her Gran wants to know if she’s falling in love and also asks her to look after her brother. Then, Gran begins talking to her directly knowing that Sookie is listening in to Marnie’s thoughts. She advises her to get away from this woman quickly because she poses great danger, and Sookie takes her advice and leaves.

Lafayette and Jesus leave Bon Temps in an attempt to find Jesus’ grandfather, a shaman, who he believes will be able to help them with their current vampire crisis, while Sam and Tommy come up with a plan to hide the bodies of their parents. On the way to dispose of their corpses, Andy Bellefleur pulls them over to the side of the road and insists on searching the van after seeing blood smeared on the door. Lucky for them, Tommy thinks fast and shifts into an alligator, not only terrifying Andy but also satisfying his curiosity as to the contents of the van in the process.

Hoyt and Jason are eating lunch at Merlotte’s when Jason overhears Holly mention that the full moon is the following night. Jason instantly goes into panic mode at this realization, unsure of just what will happen to him once the moon is full. Alcide answers a knock at the door to find a man he doesn’t recognize, who introduces himself as Marcus Bozeman, the pack master of Shreveport. Marcus is furious that Alcide hasn’t made any attempt to stop by and introduce himself to the pack. Alcide, unimpressed, explains that he’s “currently exploring free agency” and that if Marcus doesn’t get his foot out of the door, that he’ll break it. Marcus then leaves infuriated.

Sam and Tommy finally arrive at the swamp and begin to toss the corpses in the water; while in the process Tommy begins to have a breakdown and is certain that he is going to Hell for murdering his parents. Sam explains to him that murder is ok as long as you’re at war or defending yourself, and finally concludes that Tommy was at war with his parents and murdered them in self defense, so he has no reason to fret.

If the Daniels’ hymn near the beginning of the episode didn’t make you laugh, Jason, Jessica, and Hoyt’s next scene surely did. Jason is shocked to find Jessica in bed with him and even more shocked that after she has “rocked his world”, his vision clears — and rather than Jessica being on top of him, it is Hoyt. He quickly awakens from the dream, traumatized by what he has just witnessed in his unconscious state.

Back at “Sookie’s” house she and Tara are having a deep discussion about Tara’s girlfriend and her life in general. Tara explains to Sookie that Naomi, Tara’s girlfriend, has found mail addressed to Tara Thornton and that she wants to know exactly who this said “Tara Thornton” is. Sookie advises her to come clean with Naomi and tell her everything. Then, without warning, Eric appears in the room and Tara completely loses it, spewing every evil thing Eric has done to Sookie and her friends, wondering out loud why Sookie would ever give him shelter, and storming out the door in the process. Eric, disheartened at some of the knowledge he has just learned about his former self walks out the door, leaving Sookie alone on the couch. “Eric, please don’t go,” Sookie pleads as she follows him out the door. She reaches for him and he comes to her, embracing her securely in his arms. Then, can I get a drum roll please… They FINALLY share a very intimate, much anticipated, “real” kiss. How many of you wished that for just a moment you were on the receiving end of that? Don’t worry, you weren’t the only ones!

Meanwhile, Pam goes to Bill for help regarding her recent bout with decomposition and convinces him to have Marnie taken in and questioned. However, this proves to be a failed attempt considering Marnie knows very little of the spells she has cast with the help of an unknown spirit, who Bill later identifies as being Antonia, a sorceress who once lured several vampires from their sleep and into the light, destroying them all in the process. During this conversation Pam accidentally lets it slip that Eric has lost his memory. A confused, furious Bill then demands to know exactly where Eric is. Pam denies that she knows where he is at first, but finally is forced to admit to Bill that Eric is with Sookie. A distressed Bill then flees from the house. Who knows what he might find once he arrives at Sookie’s…

What do you all think he will find upon his arrival at Sookie’s house? (I think I might have a good idea!) And what about Pam? Do you all think that Marnie will be able to break the current spell placed on her? What’s your current favorite storyline? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Hi Paula, I totally agree, it will be really interesting to watch what may happen between jason and jessica.  Also, I find it interesting that now that Bill is in a postion of power, it’s kinda going to his head.  He seems to be taking after Eric, but I tend to think Eric did it a lot cooler.With Bill not actually working for himself in my opinion, he seems to be on AVL’s payroll so to speak, my guess is, that Nan is gonna step in and tell Bill he has gone too far in just about a second.  I personally can’t wait for Sookie to hook up with Eric, this is gonna be interesting.  But knowing AB it’s not gonna be simple.  But I love it.  I loved to see Godric, and I loved that Sookie heard Gran’s voice and will think twice about dealing with the witches now, and hopefully help Eric out even more with the present delima.

  • Anonymous

     There are a few things I want to point out. Luna claim she became a Skinwalker because her mother died giving birth to her. However ,are we sure that is what happen? she could be lying.

    Tommy killed his parents, now he is a skinwalker. Who do you think he will shift into first? Hoyt,.or Sam?

    The witch/spirit   who possess Marnie is name Antonia. She  use Necromancer to pull all the vampire within 20 miles from their sleep into the daylight. So do you think she might be able to call back Russell?

  • Anonymous

     There are a few things I want to point out. Luna claim she became a Skinwalker because her mother died giving birth to her. However ,are we sure that is what happen? she could be lying.

    Tommy killed his parents, now he is a skinwalker. Who do you think he will shift into first? Hoyt,.or Sam?

    The witch/spirit   who possess Marnie is name Antonia. She  use Necromancer to pull all the vampire within 20 miles from their sleep into the daylight. So do you think she might be able to call back Russell?

    • @TBfan:disqus  I am satisfied with the outcome so far!  =)  I really like Eric and Sookie together!  But yeah, the next episode is gonna be great.  I’m curious to see Bill’s reaction!  @luvprue1:disqus  I didn’t even think about the possibility that Tommy could be a skinwalker now!  Maybe Sam will go out of town and Tommy will shift into him and attempt to steal from him again since no one would be suspicious.  Then again, if he can shift into anyone maybe he could shift into Hoyt’s mother and meet with those guys about the oil or whatever it was that they mentioned on her property, and then when they write “her” the check he’ll go to the bank as her and cash it and leave with the money?  Who knows!  And that’s a good point about Russell!  I didn’t even think about that! 

  • All I can say, is thank Godric the episodes got better! And yes, I’m lovin’ me some amnesiac Eric, too!!! ?

    • I can’t like this comment enough!!  I was sooooooo happy to see Godric!  And Eric is just so cute now that he’s all sweet and innocent!  Ahhhhh!

      • I know what you mean! Book 4 was one of my favorites…and even though they’re throwing in other books and making up new things [I’m mean Layfaette is still alive cause his character is so hilarious]…every episode makes me giggle. LOVE IT!!!

        Especially when Krystal gave Jason the mexian viagra….hahahahahaha. His face had me in hysterics! ?

      • I know what you mean! Book 4 was one of my favorites…and even though they’re throwing in other books and making up new things [I’m mean Layfaette is still alive cause his character is so hilarious]…every episode makes me giggle. LOVE IT!!!

        Especially when Krystal gave Jason the mexian viagra….hahahahahaha. His face had me in hysterics! ?

  • Anonymous

    I so glad that Eric and Sookie are finally going to get together, I waited for this moment for a long time. However I knew the moment will be spoiled as soon as Bill heard about it. Hey, I guess it’s o.k for Bill to sleep with every women under the night, but hey as soon as Sookie have someone, he’s off and running.

    Tara’s back,and back to her whiny ways.  Tara has a right to be upset with Sookie for not telling her that Eric was staying with her, however Sookie made a promise to Pam ‘first’ to keep Eric’s where about a secret. She should always honor the promise she made first. It’s not like Tara ran straight to Sookie and told her everything. Tara is the last one I would expect to see hanging around people like Marnie, especially after the whole MaryAnn thing. As soon as she saw Marnie and her group bring back the dead bird, she should have been out the door and in her car. Now it seem like every time Sookie and Tara are at odds. I think they might have out grown their childhood friendship ( it happens) and Tara need to head back to New Orleans and not look back. I doubt she will be miss, since the character seem to be becoming a bit repetitive,and very few changes. Hell, even Arlene has change . Arlene hates vampires, yet she “INVITED”  Jessica into her house.  Jason hate vampires, now he thinking about Jessica.  Lafayette has more reason to hate all vampires than any of them, but  you do not hear him complaining about it, nor going around trying to stake them. 

    • Hi, I agree on a couple of things.  Tara should have run the other direction with a quickness when she saw the witches.  She does not have good luck really when it comes to Supes, Although, she was sarting to have one with same kinda.  Sookie did honestly try to get Tara to not stay the night, (nicely) Tara didn’t take the hint….I am pretty sure that Jason is starting to think about Jessica because of the blood he took from her.  I think we may see the two involved for a second this season. 

      • @2666Sheila:disqus Tara definitely should have headed in the opposite direction (you would think she would anyway) after what happened last season!  But Sookie did try to get Tara to leave nicely without freaking her out, but like you said, she wouldn’t take the hint.  I think Jason and Jessica might end up getting involved this season too!  That usually seems to be what happens after someone ingests a vampire’s blood… =) I just wonder if that will have any effect on him shifting into a werepanther??  Maybe a Werevampanther?  hahaha kidding!  That could get interesting!

    • @luvprue1:disqus I totally agree!  It’s almost like Bill thinks he can sleep with whoever he wants and Sookie shouldn’t care, but then as soon as he thinks she might be with someone else he flips out!  She’s a grown woman, she can make her own decisions!  And about Tara, I would have thought after the whole MaryAnn thing last season she would have hit the road as soon as she witnessed the bird being brought back to life too, but apparently she doesn’t learn from past mistakes!  

  • Anonymous

    I was surprised by AB direction regarding Sookie and Eric; romantically link the them as in CH novels (I think this was done to appeal to fans of the novels) 
    Each character is presented with such diversity, you can only guess or speculate where the plot or character developments are heading to next.  I admit I was anticipating the romance to finally happen but not in the way AB presented it. But nevertheless I am completely enthralled by the outcome. I can hardly wait to see what happens in the next episode, especially when Bill’s enters the scene. Here we go again……competition, sense of power and ownership, and so much more……yeehaw!