Tuesday, September 6, 2011

'True Blood' Recap: Showdown at the Moon Goddess Emporium

Sookie and Jesus embrace their magical legacies to defeat Marnie's evil grip on Bon Temps – with unforeseen results

The residents of Bon Temps are pissed off in "Soul of Fire," Season Four's penultimate episode. Be they vampire, witch, werewolf, shape-shifter, human or telepathic part-faerie, they're mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. This episode saw what appeared to be the final vampire-witch battle, with the vamps triumphing over the violently disturbed Wiccan Marnie – with help from Jesus' brujo magic and Sookie's trusty light power. Although the Sookie-Bill-Eric love triangle remained at a standstill this episode, Pam is forced to accept the fact that her maker's allegiance is no longer to her, causing a high potential for Eric's progeny to become dangerously unhinged. Still, love wasn't entirely absent from the plot, with Jessica and Jason trying to ignore the passion between them and failing miserably. As the episode drew to a close though, it seemed wartime had finally given way to peace. But as the final 60 seconds proved, "dead" doesn't necessarily mean "gone."

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