Eric is under the CONTROL of the possessed Marnie’s spell…
And Sookie, under the CONTROL of her feelings for Eric, decides to help him.
But, Sookie alone will CONTROL the situation and make the rules.
Marnie wants to regain CONTROL of herself and her coven against the vampires by directing them to seek further justice against Eric.
Tara agrees because she reminds Lafayette of how vampires like Eric have often taken away her own CONTROL of herself and her life.
Lafayette believes that sometimes the best way of regaining CONTROL is simply to try to smooth things over rather than gain the upper-hand. He continues to believe that Eric is the one who will eventually have CONTROL of the situation, and in turn them, no matter what.
A tale told in HotShot explains the power and the CONTROL that nature has over those like them as Crystal caresses Jason, the one they will CONTROL.
A group of Anti-Vampire activists attempts to expose the CONTROL vampires have over the human population in order for humans to regain CONTROL of the situation.
Although under the CONTROL of a set-up, a vampire must pay for that set-up as Bill exerts his ironic CONTROL over the very vampires of his own species he loathes.
Jessica reveals that she let her Vampiric instincts CONTROL her and Bill attempts to tell Jessica that she should tell the truth to Hoyt rather than try to CONTROL him or CONTROL the situation by lying or with-holding information.
Sookie realizes the CONTROL she has over Eric in his amnesic state.
Pam tries to exert the CONTROL that she and Eric have in order to force Sookie to protect Eric but Sookie asserts her own CONTROL of the situation by demanding payment.
Jessica CONTROLS Hoyt and the situation by glamouring him.
Eric tries to find out how much CONTROL he has over Sookie but she insists he has none and won’t ever have any, maintaining her own CONTROL over him and the situation. Eric is left feeling wistful and powerless to her.
Lafayette continues to remind them that Eric will eventually assert his power and therefore his CONTROL over them.
Under the CONTROL of V, Andy attempts to assert his control over others such as Sam any way he can in order to not feel powerless in some way.
Under the CONTROL of her hormones and some of the feelings she may have for him, Sookie seems to try to be seducing Alcide in some way, only to be reminded of Debbie’s CONTROL over him.
Maxine is under the CONTROL of a scamming Tommy and her doll obsession (ha ha).
Crystal tells Jason he is under the CONTROL of a powerful transformation.
Portia tries to take CONTROL of things with Bill by setting up the terms of a sexual relationship with them and Bill tries to CONTROL the situation by insisting upon the limitations of things between them.
Tara realizes some of the power and the potential CONTROL she continues to have over Sam as he seems to acknowledge that.
Jessica attempts to CONTROL the situation with the doll by giving it to Arlene’s baby as Arlene looks at the baby who CONTROLS her mental stability.
Tommy tells Sam that they can CONTROL the windfall intended to go to Maxine and that they can become partners in crime.
Marnie attempts to surrender herself to the CONTROL of the powerful spirit that possesses her.
Jason, under the CONTROL of Hotshot and Crystal, is forced to father the babies for the entire town.
Claudine tries to get back her CONTROL over Sookie even as she refuses. However, Eric shows the vampiric power and CONTROL over fairies by draining Claudine.
Lafayette illustrates that it’s not always possible to solve a situation and also maintain your pride. This speaks to a block of many of the True Blood characters – pride. Maybe that will even be the downfall of the witches this season and the thing vampires must set aside in order to organize and unite and defeat them.
We, the audience, are supposed to be reminded that Alcide will never be a viable option and that her involvement with him (a werewolf) will put her life at risk just as her involvement with vampires will ( in the form of the woman who attempted to kill her-Debbie).
Bill didn’t bite Portia because he had just condemned another guy for being set up during a feeding and it showed that is the number one issue weighing heavy on his mind as King, even though he probably won’t stop himself and either will his child-Jessica. He didn’t know whether things with Portia were a set-up initially and it wouldn’t be a good idea to mix feedings with business (though sex seems perfectly acceptable( ha ha). Will he be able to condemn Jessica as easily as he condemned that man? What about if he himself is ever caught? Will the Authority condone such an action, even by a King, without a ruling outside of his supposed “authority within the Authority.”
Claudine’s refusal to fight vampires and Eric’s subsequent draining, while funny and justified for Claudine in particular, shows that maybe Queen Mab is right to close off contact with the human world in some ways and puts the reality of things in front of Sookie’s eyes…..from the very vampire she will come to love.
Positively, this may illustrate Eric’s own ability to restrain with her in part due to his love.