Tuesday, August 30, 2011

'True Blood' ep. 10 recap: Vampires, witches ready to brawl, human-vamp relations fruaght as ever

We seem to be on the brink of war.

This week's episode of "True Blood" opens back at the vampire tolerance rally, where things were just about to get really bloody.

While Antonia is chanting, urging still-bewitched Eric to kill King Bill, Sookie is trying to keep that very thing from happening. Just when it looks like all is lost -- mayhem has ensued and Eric's about to stake Bill -- Sookie blasts him with her fairy magic and saves her royal ex from the True Death. (In other staking-and-the-tolerance-rally news, Nan uses a pencil to bring about the final expiration of a possessed vampire, thereby winning back some of our affection.)

In the process, she also shocks Eric's memories back into him – all of them, including the exceptionally naked ones we've all been privy to over the past few weeks. Oops. This is conveyed through a series of knowing lovers' glances, making everyone realize that nothing between those two will ever be the same again. At any rate, Antonia's hold over Mr. Northman is broken, and her plan is more or less foiled.