Monday, August 15, 2011

‘True Blood,’ Season 4, Episode 8, ‘Spellbound’: TV Recap

Summoned by Antonia’s kill-every-vampire-within-a-nearby-radius spell, Jessica is about to walk into the sun and meet the truth death. Luckily, Jason is nearby, having been alerted to the situation via the blood he exchanged with her earlier. He dashes through the doors and heroically (and somewhat hilariously due to the slow-motion) pins her to the ground. At first, Jess savagely flips him onto his back, ready to sink her fangs into his neck, but she realizes at the last second that he’s saved her life and is also pretty cute. She kisses him instead. Nice, True Blood writers! There’s nothing like a near-catastrophe to make two people who should have nothing to do with each other fall in love (See Ron and Hermione, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.”)

Bill, ever the practical king, asks Jason to overlook the fact that Jessica killed a human guard in her attempt to meet the sun. Jason agrees, in exchange for Bill’s silence about the guard Jason himself injured on his way in. In a sweet and funny bit, Jason tenderly tells Jessica to think about good things as he re-chains her with silver, like hot summer days and barbequing. We love when Jason tries to be a nice guy, no matter how misguided.

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