UK Third Installment of True Blood Season 1 – Mine

November 1, 2009 by  

Three Nasty Vamps and SookieIt is now apparent that True Blood throws you back to where the previous episode left you, which is kind of refreshing. In the past with drama series’, we usually have to build up the new episode to gain momentum, but True Blood is fresh and new and throws you back to full pace at the start of each episode.
Last week we saw Sookie arriving at Bill‘s. She was faced with three very different vampires, who were quite scary looking! (They remind me of what I used to imagine vampires were like) They try to “glamor” Sookie to which she responds “it doesn’t work on her”. The vamps are taken by surprise, wanting to know why, and Sookie answers honestly: she doesn’t know why.

The three vamps eventually let Sookie into the house after she explained that she had some business to attend to with Bill. Sookie walked in to Bill‘s home only to find two scantily dressed humans waiting for their “masters”.
The vamps are crude and you see a tougher Sookie come into play. As we are are already aware from previous episodes, Sookie is not one to discuss sex or anything around that topic. You could tell Sookie was scared, but she stood up for what she believed in. They commented about how good she smells and that they can tell she is a virgin. Just as the vampires attempt to feed on Sookie, Bill jumped up, shouting “STOP! Sookie is MINE!” The vamps reluctantly obeyed Bill‘s orders and backed away.

One of the vamps offered the male human (Jerry) for Bill to feed on, to which Bill agrees. As he is about to bite the human, Sookie hears the human’s malicious thoughts; he has “Hep D”.Sookie shouted “STOP!! he has Hep D” Bill stopped and the human pounce on Sookie and try to strangle her, but Bill broke Jerry’s hand and pushed him away. The other vamps grabbed Jerry and head out but one of the vamps wanted to know how Sookie knew about Jerry, however, Bill communicated with Sookie, letting her know not to say anything and the other vamps swiftly disappear.

Once they have gone, Bill apologized to Sookie for her encounter with the other vampires. Sookie asked Bill what Hep D is and Bill explained it as the only human disease that can affect vampires.  Hep D is harmless to humans but weakens vampires for about a month, it makes them weak, and easier to stake.

Sookie then asked Bill what on earth he meant when he said to the others that she was his. Bill explained that he was communicating with the others to let them know that he was the only one who could feed on her. Sookie was appalled and said that he “most certainly cannot” feed on her. However, had he not said what he had said, Sookie would have been fair game.

Sookie was angry with everything that she had encountered that evening. She explained to Bill that she found some contractors that have agreed to see Bill after dark. When she told Bill that she had to go home, Bill asked Sookie if he may kiss her good night. She refused, explaining that she “couldn’t stand it after them”.

Meanwhile, Tara and Sam as they finished their shift at the bar, they started to have a heart to heart. Tara knew that Sam was in love with Sookie and didn’t hold back when she asked why Sam has not made a move yet. Sam shot back at Tara about her love for Jason. It was like a tennis match between them, with comments being thrown back and forth.

Let’s not forget Jason, who we last saw tied to Dawn’s bed while she went to her shift at Merlotte’s.  She returned home after her shift to find her bed empty. Dawn was then molested, and forced on to the bed by an oddly dressed man. Dawn, at first thinks its Jason, but the man explained in a Scream-esque telephone voice that Jason was his starter and he was coming back for main course with Dawn. While Dawn is in a state of terror about the situation, Jason revealed himself from the mask. When Dawn realized that it was Jason, she lashed out. Jason cheekily told Dawn it was foreplay and he ended up getting his way with her again!

All was not well, part way through their very erotic sex, Jason lost his erection. Jason, being Jason, was understandably very upset. Dawn told him it happens to everyone, but Jason assured her that it had never happened before. Dawn returned from putting some clothes on with a gun, telling Jason to get our of her house.

He thought that she was messing around until she fired a warning shot at the floor. Jason made a run for it, while the neighbors came out to witness the commotion. While fumbling to get into his truck, Jason yelled towards the street that Dawn is a “crazy bitch”.

Back to Tara and Sam, who continued their heart to heart. Tara suggest that they should sleep together. At first, Sam flatly refuses Tara, but after persuading himself, he agreed to have no strings sex with her.

Tara returned home after her raunchy night with Sam, only to be confronted by her drunk mother who hit her with an empty liquor bottle. Tara left with haste and head straight to Lafayette’s.

Although Lafayette was ‘busy’ with a state senate (who pretends to someone he isn’t), he lets Tara in and gave her some TLC and a little extra.

The episode then jumped back to Sookie working hard on her grandma’s garden. Sookie has kept herself busy, trying to figure out her dilemma of what to do over Bill. She was not sure whether to follow her heart or her head.

She headed over to Bill’s and sat outside; it was midday, while Bill was fast asleep (or whatever it is he does when its daylight!)

Sookie thoughts take over her,  and she had a few ‘private moments’ before she was rudely interrupted by Sam calling her on the phone. Sookie was on her day off and she promptly told Sam that she was not coming in. However, all Sam wanted Sookie to do was to go and check on Dawn as she had not turned up for her shift. Sookie unenthusiastically agreed to go to Dawn’s.

Sookie arrived at Dawn’s, knocked more than once before inviting herself in. She walked in to find Dawn’s alarm clock  still ringing. Sookie made her way to Dawn’s bedroom only to find Dawn sprawled across the bed….Dead.

So yet again True Blood leaves you hungry for more.

This episode had a lot going on. I didn’t think it was as fast paced as the previous episodes and I kind of missed seeing Bill! However, we did get to learn a little more about Sam, Jason, Tara, and Lafayette.

More Bill in the next episode please!!!!

True Blood is on Every Wednesday at 22.00GMT on Channel 4.

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  • Good re-cap….Cept, that Sookie can be a twit, sometimes..”You certainly can not feed on me!” Vampire!! (If he wanted to..he could! And “Why can’t I hear your thoughts?!” “Maybe because,I don’t have brain waves.” “Why?’ The famous…” Because, I’m DEAD” “No, your standing here, talking” DUH!! VAMPIRE!!! She’s lucky he is so, good to her…Trying to be a “Good Man”… She just get’s me sometimes…She should appreciate and try to understand him…If she is going to be Hanging with the Vamp’s….Of course, after seeing that wild and crazy scary, bunch at his house!!?? (Not..”I can smell the sunlight on your skin..” Kinda night!!! I’d be thinking twice!! But, then again … There is that sexy Bill Compton..Gotta have him!!! But, don’t get me wrong I do like Sookie..she just irritates me,sometimes??!Yippie UK!!! Are ya lovin the show!!!? I knew you would….And all of our …OPINIONS!!LOL!!!

  • antonio

    2 More things the writer forgot to mention..
    1: Tara gets up and leaves the trailer because Sam was “barking” in his sleep like a dog!
    2: Lafayette gives Jason a vial of V to help out with his “problem”
    3: Jason dancing around in his briefs for Laffy because he didnt have the $$ for the V! “Dammit, I thought you said nobody would see this!” Jason said angrily!
    OK So Maybe 3

  • antonio

    I have been waiting for This! I think that This particular episode may be My Favorite of the Series!! It’s Just So Incredibly written and Moving in its portrayal of what Vampire life must be like. As Some of You know, I started a long thread about This Particular Episode and Many of you were kind enough to respond with your ideas and sentiments. They were greatly appreciated! At First, I was Horrified by Bill’s “darker side” and his “unwillingness” to help spare Sookie fromm these bloodthirsty monsters~~Who Obviously wanted to make “Dinner” of Her! On Top of All That Bill atttempts to “Feed” in fron of her!
    At First I was like “What the hell is goin on,here!” “Bill Whats Wrong with You!” I was taken aback..shocked surprised.
    I thought I knew Bill…I thought He Was not like the others.
    At First, That scene where he was hangin with Malcolm,Diane and Liam Bothered me! Then After I had some time to think about it,
    I realized that this Was Great Writing!! It moved me deeply!
    Perhaps Bill Did not go about it in a way that we would have liked to see ~~~If Bill Had Rescued Her and beaten up those other vamps it would have been too much like Twilight!
    Later, When O F V (Our Favorite Vampire) or OCV (Our Charming Vampire) tried to explain himself to Sookie she went off on him!
    I can’t blame her for that though…I know that she was upset and she had every right to be considering that it seemed like her beloved Bill was just lurking Not seeming to care whether they killed her or not! However, I feel she should Not have been So Mean to Him! He was trying to explain to her How it was for him to be a vampire and that he had chhanged and that he wasnt like that anymore! He wanted to mainstream with humans and be accepted. She seemed to put him down for it! At first, i didnt know Who was wrong here? Him Or Her? Than I realized that it was a sad situation for BOTH of Them!!
    They would BOTH have to reach some sort of a Compromise. Was She willing to make Sacrifices to keep their love going??
    Was He? I felt So Bad when she told him ” I thought that We would have a chance together,But, You’re Dead You Drink Blood!”
    “I Don’t think We should See each Other Anymore!” My first thought was “Well She is angry and hurt Who could blame her.”
    My 2nd thought was “Is She Crazy??” “Bill Is a Good Guy alright He’s Not perfect But He Loves Her So Much!”
    I also felt ad for Sam as he told Tara ” I told her she could read my mind” “I didnt care” Tara said back to Him “She Doesnt WANT to Read Your Mind!” Thats what has always bothered her that she could hear other people’s thoughts!”
    Tara also wanted to know Why Sam never asked Sookie out. “If You felt like that Why Didn’t You Talk to Her about it?”
    I think Sam felt unsure and not very confident Its hard to approach some1 when you Really like them..Trust Me on That one!
    I think Sam really felt bad that Sookie was interested in Bill and Not him!
    Anyway, Thanks for the article! This Is perhaps My favorite episode of the Series! Just So Raw So Real So Moving!
    As for the other Stuff with Jason OY! LOL

    • eva

      Glad that you’ve come to appreciate this one. It’s one of my favorites. The writer missed out three good scenes in the overview. The incredible “my magic is just different” talk outside Sookie’s house, the fantasy kiss between Sookie & Bill and also the scene where Bill goes to Monroe and warns the 3 vamps to keep away. So there was a lot of great Bill in this episode, it was all front loaded since it ended in the daytime.