This scene reveals that Sookie is actually self-concious around Non-Amnesia Eric through
This recap is different that the others and more like a typical recap. However, I think that each scene/interaction in this episode gave us a big REVELATION about the true feelings/thoughts/actions of many characters or revealed something hidden about the plot.
We learn that Sookie is actually self-conscious around Non-Amnesia this dialogue:
Eric- “You are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.” Sookie- “That’s because you don’t remember anything else.”
Why would Sookie be self-conscious around Non-Amnesia Eric if she wasn’t constantly trying to impress him or worried about her appearance around him? If she was going through all that it shows that she actually cared about his opinion all along.
Most importantly, it shows that Sookie isn’t skeptical about Non-Amnesia Eric’s feelings because she’s a fairy (not revealed till much later) or “special” OR because he competes with Bill, she’s skeptical because she doesn’t think she is beautiful enough or has enough to offer him after all he’s experienced/ in comparison to his status!
Awwh! This shows that Sookie probably cared somewhat all along but was with Bill and was also self-conscious.
Sookie’s Interpretation: I don’t know what you’re saying but you ARE the master manipulator. You did and said anything to get into my pants. You were actually a danger to me at one time even though you promised to protect me.
You stuck you’re fangs into anything and I never said a thing. Looks like I am the one who has better things to do than care who you’re with or whose legs you’re between.
This scene also shows that Eric is not superficial actually as he gazes onto his progeny’s face (even a progeny he doesn’t remember) without flinching. This shows his love for Sookie is not really based on her looks even though he definitely finds it appealing (as we see in Amnesia Eric) above.
Sure, Eric and Pam think Bill is self-loathing because he has been presented to them and the audience that way. However, they also think he is pompous and power-hungry. It sounds like a contradiction to me that Bill could be both self-loathing and pompous (to hate yourself and ostentatiously display your importance). I don’t think Bill is quite as self-loathing as he makes the audience and the other characters believe (we see him enjoying his power over humans now and in the flashbacks, in fact he only glamours to manipulate them or make them forget things).
First of all, this scene shows that Nan is aware of the personal feud between Bill and Eric. Second of all, this scene shows that Nan doesn’t care at all about Eric even after what he did for them in regards to Russell; that tells me that maybe I was on the right track about the fact that Eric really doesn’t actually like the Authority very much and may even secretly oppose them and that they don’t have a good relationship and that his “high friends” are not with the Authority.
This shows that their is probably a spirit possessing the doll and that it is mischievous and protective of Mikey for some reason. This confirms my idea that Arlene’s botched abortion spell has probably actually turned Mikey into a medium (making spirits attracted to him) and maybe even possibly a witch too; the spirits are causing Arlene’s problems and not Mikey directly.
Tommy is not conscienceless as we see in this scene and full of his own share of self-loathing and fear (which we have seen but not at this stage). When he looks at the mirror, we can see that he has gotten to a point that he has lost his identity. Taking over Sam’s identity was enjoyable because he no longer had to face his self-loathing and Sam’s power, wealth, and status in town gave him a reason to overcome his fear.
This relates to the theme of identity throughout the season (which relates to Eric’s actual loss of identity of course).
Jesus’s need of protection is commentary on Sookie’s protection of Eric (the one she loves).
The declaration by Jesus about there being more important things than pride shows that the key to the vampires winning the battle against the witches ( Maybe this shows a problem or weakness for many witches: pride.) Maybe that will be the downfall for the witches and revenge (Antonia’s motivation) is often connected to pride.
It may also parallel what Eric and Bill need to overcome: their own pride.
We learn that Tommy resents Sookie’s control over Sam and has a huge disdain for her. He also says what much of the audience was thinking about Sookie’s job at Merlotte’s. ha ha.
We learn that Debbie hasn’t changed in regards to her deception or dishonesty (not that this a surprise)…BUT…
MORE IMPORTANTLY, we learn that Alcide is just as controlling as Bill.
I think that this scene teaches us that the Authority is in fact of a religious mindset (as I had suggested) and did not just choose the Catholic church as a cover or have developed a religious mindset of superiority as a result of their involvement in the Catholic church. The hatred the Authority and vampires have for witches is not just because of their necromancy, but the religious dogma.
This scene parallels Antonia’s invasion of Eric’s mind except that Antonia’s invasion of Marnie’s body and mind was willing and Eric’s was not.
Antonia’s main magical method is mind and body control of the dead and she must need permission from the willing (as we see later Tara will be willing as she seeks revenge against vampires). She forces the vampires to want to walk out into the sun, she forces Eric to lose his memories, but she invades Antonia’s mind and body only with her permission/openess. With Pam, she plays with her mind and controls her because Pam is superficial in many ways and is controlled by her appearance and finds her confidence and power in it; she controls Pam’s confidence and power by taking away her beauty.
We learn that Jessica and Jason will not just share a sexual attraction, they will share love. They have a lot more in common that Hoyt and Jessica have in reality and Jessica isn’t immune to Jason’s charms either. The Hoyt-Jason-Jessica love triangle has begun and their already keeping secrets from Hoyt.
We also learn that Jessica actually LOVES being a vampire and would not go back to being a human. Her self-loathing is gone and she won’t repeat all of the problems of Bill, she is steadily overcoming them.
We learn that Luna’s penchant for danger, excitement, and the unknown is not completely gone (a reference to her days with her bad-boy werewolf).
It’s clear that skinwalking (though possible in certain circumstances) is dangerous/ hazardous to the skinwalkers own health/body and should not be done often (not just because its unethical).
Jason and Sookie’s relationship is obviously still very tender and loving despite their pronounced distance from each other most of the time.
It is known that Sookie has also finally reached a form of self-acceptance.
It is shown that Amnesia Eric is defnitely not faking it.
In addition, we learn that it is possible that Sookie is the only one that has ever given Eric true romantic love (though we’re not sure since his memory is off).
He also just wants Sookie to be happy and protected even if it’s not with him (true love).
It is also emphasized that Sookie still cares about and probably loves Bill (even though its not a surprise); Bill still cares for Sookie enough to not kill Eric (even though we know he REALLY wants to and has tried before) because she’d then hate him.
Antonia wants everyone to know it’s her and she’s back.
Everything Bill has is empty and his power-hungry nature has left him with nothing.
Eric doesn’t have to bite Sookie to make love to her (an obvious contrasts/parallel to Bill) and that he makes love more gently/with more consideration than Bill (not a surprise to Eric fans of course).