Monday, July 12, 2010

Recap: True Blood, season 3, episode 4 – ’9 Crimes’ from Becca Wilcott

Becca Wilcott is the author of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion (ECW Press), and will be recapping this season of True Blood on The Ampersand. Find her at and follow her on Twitter @BeccaWilcott.

Recap Season 2 Episode 1  HERE
Recap Season 2 Episode 2  HERE
Recap Season 2 Episode 3  HERE 

Wait. What’s that? Could it be? Is that Fonzie pulling on his powder blue swim trunks? “Frank, I have to jump the shark again? Mrs. C, I’ll need the big breakfast this morning!” Clearly I’m on the other side of the tank, urging Alan Ball et al to land this jump, but I think this could be the season to divide the fans from the fanatics.

I’m going to be short on the recap part of this post, because I have a follow up rant of epic proportions.

The 411:

• Bill breaks up with Sookie over the phone. Better than a sticky note, but pretty painful, just the same. His heart isn’t just dead, it’s cold. Pouring lemon juice over her gaping wound, he shares with Sookie that he’s just had the kind of sex only two vampires can have. I’m beyond grateful that she didn’t reply, “But, I can try harder!”

• Sookie returns to Lou Pine’s were bar in a rocker girl get up that lands somewhere between Joan Jett, Liza Minnelli, and Ellen Fox of The Rotten Tomatoes Show. (Hat tip to True Blood-themed paper doll creator Andy Swist for pointing that one out.) Accompanied by Alcide (who earlier in the episode wore a bathrobe the size of a picnic blanket), we meet Alcide’s ex, Debbie Pelt, about to be initiated into the V-swigging were pack. These two have a real Jack and Diane vibe. Just a couple of kids on the wrong side of the werewoad tracks. But it’s not looking good for Debbie whose pelt is a titch matted, if I can just throw that in. Alcide could do better. Hmm, wonder with whom? [Enter Goldilocks.]

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Rita said...

I agree with Becca all the way.

Sharon said...

What's up with vamps just killing that stripper? I thought vamps were supposed to be keeping their noses clean so humans don't have to fear them. And how could 3 vamps be so messy with drinking one girl's blood that it is running under the car.

And I can't even watch that scene with Lorena's head twist. I have to look away.