Usually I just do a general theme for my recaps but I am going into a full-blown analysis of the theme presented and what is means for this season AND THE NEXT, so this is long it is quite a bit more in-depth than my usual recap:
Bill uses Sookie in an attempt to regain his humanity and to further his career but tries to pretend otherwise and Sookie uses Bill to gain “peace and quiet” as well as protection and excitement in her mind but has tried to convince herself it was love at first sight:
Does Bill omit the truth because he is an imposter: not an innocent vampire there purely for Sookie‘s love or is he that innocent vampire? Time will tell but the evidence points to: NO he is not that innocent vampire! Why does he tell her part of the truth? That is the mystery. Maybe because QSA didn’t tell him the truth and he doesn’t know that specifically matters OR maybe he ready to betray QSA for Sookie so he can hide the truth, which will of course only cause more problems? Will Sookie realize the true basis of their relationship?
Eric uses Yvetta for sex and Yvetta uses Eric for sex and money:
Considering that Eric is not known to be a total liar (though he is a master at avoiding the issue), I do no think he outright lied to Yvetta about her position with him. I think she simply assumed. I think this illustrates what most women expect from Eric: his money ( a book nod and something he often mentions to Sookie in them because he expects her to want that). He loves Sookie for various reasons but partly because she is not materialistic and has feelings for him that go beyond sex and money, though she doesn’t admit it. Though Sookie uses him, she uses him for something different and THIS SURPRISES ERIC. This confrontation with Yvetta could be a set up for revenge against Eric or the consequences of vengeance as well. Eric seeks vengeance this season and next season, others such as Yvetta seek their vengeance against Eric. (Karma)-what goes around comes around- might be a theme next season to counter the selfishness and darkness coming from all the characters this season! That is my prediction for next season’s theme.
Calvin uses Crystal to breed more werepanthers Hotshot citizens:
Eric wishes to use Bill’s lies to win Sookie’s favor. Bill wishes to use Sookie’s distrust of Eric to his favor:
These two are at a stalemate until Sookie begins to trust Eric one day AND/or distrust Bill openly or Bill finally takes over because Sookie loses all feeling for Eric (don’t see the last thing happening, atleast in the long run)!
Arlene uses the FOTS agenda to justify her hatred of vampires; Jessica uses Arlene’s hatred to justify her attack on her; Tommy uses Jessica’s dark side to justify her need to be with him:
Arlene’s hatred causes a chain reaction: Jessica attacks her for it and Tommy nurtures that dark side of Jessica and uses it to justify a relationship with her and encourages the negative behavior which will inevitably cause more problems for Jessica and everyone (much bigger chain reactions will be caused by hatred/retaliation in the future, setting up the Karma theme for next season).
Summer attempts to use her sexuality to change Hoyt’s mind (she is attempting to use Hoyt so that he will father her babies, Hoyt used Summer as a rebound from Jessica):
Using your sexuality alone for using someone almost never works (look at Yvetta). Rebounds only hurt people more, including yourself (Eric used Yvetta to combat his feelings for Sookie too, so it was a rebound in a way).
Franklin used Tara to combat his “loneliness,” while Bill used Tara as an example to put a front of loyalty up for Russell (by refusing to help her), besides the fact that he really cares for nobody but Sookie:
Tara survived being used BUT ATLEAST FRANKLIN was up front about it. Bill can’t even give that courtesy.
Bill uses Jason to look after Sookie for him keep Sookie isolated for him and protect her:
Holly uses Sam to push her religion:
Using someone as an example to push your religion is never appreciated.
Arlene uses Terry as a father figure and to feel better about her own life; Terry uses Arlene to find a purpose in his life and find “normalcy.”
Neither of the ways of “using” someone is necessarily bad if they benefit both parties (alluding to Sookie and Eric’s mutal using of eachother despite their real feelings for eachother, relationships can get complex). However, Arlene could ruin it with an underhanded move (omitting things) and going behind his back (sound familiar?)
Jesus uses Laffayette’s power and Laffayette’s V to enhance his own power; Laffayette’s intentions are purely for love (but he overlooks thing LIKE SOOKIE because he uses Jesus to complete his life):
The power generated from this partnership will have consequences for everyone and possibly attract Hallow because of the energy created from the ritual/power of it all (in much the same way that Maryann was drawn to Bon Temps). I think that Jesus might not be Hallow now, but that Jesus and Laffy will be the cause of Hallow’s arrival and this duo may be drawn into Hallow and the possibly V worship. I am thinking that Yvetta might ultimately sell out Eric out to Hallow for cash payment as well (karma and vengeance) POSSIBLY, Laffy will see following Hallow as a way out from underneath Eric and Jesus will see Hallow as a way of enhancing power and be attracted to Hallow for the ultimate healing power: animating the dead (a trait that Hallow is supposed to possess).
Sookie covers up her own feelings for Eric by using Eric’s feelings for her own benefit:
However, using a 1000 yr old viking is not advisable and is cold because Eric loves you.
Eric ends up coming up with a plan Sookie to save everyone by using Sookie partly because Pam convinces him too and partly because he justifies it in his mind because Sookie is using him too, in reality (neither of which are good excuses though extreme action was needed):
The fact that Both Eric and Sookie actually harbor passionate feelings for one another (and Eric actually loves her imo), adds fuel to the fire in this equation. Both Sookie and Eric will experience disastrous consequences if they DO NOT LEARN to trust one another and give into their passion for one another. This was just one of those consequences for them both. This season and the next, Sookie will make up for her “use of Eric ” by playing a role in Russell’s downfall and Eric will make up for his “use of Sookie,” this season by ultimately trying his best to get rid of her Russell problem (which is her biggest problem yet) or actually doing so. Sookie will continue to make-up for things next season by caring for Eric in his time of need. Eric might continue to make up for that next season by being her companion in her post-break up time of need (maybe even after Alcide too) and continuing to protect her. This redemption of their transgressions toward one another (and the hurt feelings that resulted), will lay the ground work for Sookie and Eric to gradually accept their love/passion for one another and have hot, steamy sex next season and hopefully later on, though it may be hard. THE BEAUTY OF THE ERIC AND SOOKIE relationship is it’s hearbreakingly painful for them to resist though it is sometimes necessary to do so and it exposes every weakness and dark corner of these two (that is why they resist it) while simultaneously exposing the strength and the light in these two (which is why they love each other or will love each other and won’t be able to fight it). It brings out every human emotion forth and that is why it is so very interesting to watch…not because Eric is hot (though that certainly helps) and not because Eric is a better character than Bill (though that helps too).
Tara uses her love for Jason to forget about her trauma; Jason uses Tara’s feelings to wiggle his way out of the secret about Eggs:
Needless to say, neither plan works or will work and will backfire.
Jessica uses her blood to save Hoyt but also tie him to her (sound familiar?); Hoyt uses Jessica’s blood to save himself against his better judgement (sound familiar?) I guess Hoyt might have died otherwise but I think he could have been saved by applying some pressure and a quick hospital visit accelerated by her vampire speed:
I smell disaster Jessica dreams for Hoyt because their relationship is already doomed but they will be forever tied to their cute but doomed relationship (sound familiar? ) I swear this isn’t going to end well for either of them (as Hoyt embraces his dark side to be with Jessica)! This will intensify the disaster already waiting at the end of their relationship. Atleast Jessica and Hoyt’s feelings had time to simmer before the blood exchange (*wink wink*). The only way this could be positive is to show how things would have played out for B/S if Bill had only been honest.
Sam used his shifting abilities to build his false life; Sam’s ex-gf used him; Sam used his ex-gf’s “accidental” murder to cover his tracks by opportunistically killing the witness; Sam uses these experiences to justify his rage (though he ignores that fact):
Sam will experience karma for these actions and it will drive him insane.
Crystal uses Jason to escape hotshot and for a place to stay (though she at least exposes the truth to him, which is more than we can say for SOME people):
Russell uses a prostitute to fill Talbot’s void and take his insanity/guilt out on someone:
Last Week we discovered that absolutely “Everything is Broken (3×09),” How is this happening?“I smell a rat (3×10),” but not just one, multiple ones and they are EVERYWHERE!
Next week: “Fresh Blood (3×11)” will begin to be spilled.