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Relationships: Episode 3×12 “Evil is Going On” Analysis/Recap

What exactly was the difference between Sookie and Eric in this episode? 

 

 

 

 

They both have a source of guidence, light, wisdom that they (LITERALLY) look up to  but don’t always listen to (Godric, Claudine).  Notice the striking parallel of these images that coincided with eachother in the very beginning of the show. In my opinion, this set the stage for showing the similarities and deep connection between Eric and Sookie in this episode (in order to set the stage for next season by showing Sookie’s capacity to one day love Eric back. “Forgive Him,” Godric said. This statement by Godric tied in with Sookie’s forgiveness of Eric as well. She forgave him for using her to go up against Russell and went to save him! 

The torn shirt on the shoulder shows that Sookie is torn about her feelings for Eric, but they are there...she is there.

 

 

Eric has saved Sookie’s life. She has returned the favor. Eric goes out his way for the ones he cares for, Sookie does the same. 

 

Sitting on the throne means a lot of things in relation to Sookie and Eric. This symbolizes Sookie’s growing strength and confidence in herself through Eric’s influence (she now possesses the same confidence, strength as Eric, once again they are paralleling each other; there is no true difference between them when it comes to who they really are). This symbolizes Sookie’s growing place in Eric’s life/ Eric’s heart and her influence on him(she almost rules over him as his in some ways for better or worse). Body language wise, this symbolizes Sookie’s desire to be closer to Eric by being near things that belong to Eric and literally being “enveloped” by them, like when a girlfriend wears her boyfriends sweater. It is an ownership gesture as well from the boy’s side. Therefore, this could also symbolizes Eric’s mind in that it could show that Eric feels almost like Sookie will be his eventually or subconsciously she already is, after she has saved him, they kissed, and have a full blood bond now. He feels her place is with him. 

 

 

 

 

They both enjoy revenge against their enemies, thoroughly, and can be taken by their taste for vengeance. 

 

 

 

 

Both of them felt the sting of betrayal by Bill for trusting him. 

 

 

 

 

Both of them lash out the people they care about love when they are upset. 

Therefore, the answer could be: almost NOTHING anymore! Will they find the peace in each other eventually, without the peace of  a kind of “death” that Sookie seeks in the end and Godric says we all achieve once we are dead? Can Sookie find light in Eric and vice versa without having to resort to “death” or checking out from life voluntarily in order to do so. Unfortunately, I think Sookie going to fairyland like that, so easily, represented a kind of “suicide,” similar to what Godric did to escape his reality as a vampire. Of course, Sookie did it to escape her pain and the tough reality of being the who she is while alive. 

 

Could Bill and Sookie look any more disconnected right now while Eric and Sookie look more and more connected? 

Sookie slaps Bill (again, showing the violent nature of their relationship). Bill holds onto her for dear life as she runs to Eric and her only response to him is "You don't own me." She is gaining her independence from him and running to Eric in the most literal sense.

 

 

No qualms flirting with Alcide in Bill's face!

 

Bill couldn't face his lies, couldn't be honest with Sookie...

 

...now Sookie doesn't even think Bill has the capacity to love her.

 

This is the relationship that Bill wanted to seal with marriage? In the words of Lorena, he must be “delusional!”  

Speaking of relationships… 

 

Though being honest with someone you care about can push them away now, it would be worse if they found out on their own and push that person away forever. 

 

 

 

Sometimes you just got to let people go for your own good, even if it hurts them now. 

 

No matter how good you think things are, you must look beyond the surface. 

 

It’s not always easy to fight for someone that you love and could complicate your own life. 

 

Sometimes you’ll have to resist the urge for retaliation, violent or not. 

 

 

Seeing the truth in others is also never easy and can be a burden… 

 but can also be positive. “You a witch whose a nurse whose a dude?”( you a honest vampire whose thoughts I can’t hear whose a powerful rich sheriff whose a hot guy /you a telepathic fairy that saved my life whose a waitress whose a hot woman) WELL SHIT, I GUESS I LUCKED OUT THEN, HUH? 

No doubt, “Bad Blood (3×01)” from Bill invaded Sookie’s life and left her “Beautifully Broken (3×02).” “It Hurts Me Too (3×03), and the audience and Eric too. ” (9) Crimes (3×04)” had been commited against the heroine and it brought her a lot of “Trouble (3×05),” and left her saying, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (3×06)!” But it wasn’t over because everything was hitting the floor/ “Hitting the Ground (3×07),” and although it left her shaken, the “Night on the Sun (3×08)” was a set back for her progression against the “Bad Blood (3×01)” because it invaded her life once again during the “Night on the Sun (3×08)” But our heroine realized that “Everything is Broken (3×09) in her life because of the “Bad Blood (3×01),” and began to think “I Smell a Rat (3×10)!” “Fresh Blood (3×11)” was provided into her life and the life of the audience after the kiss and heroics of Eric showed themselves to us and Sookie, our heroine. Sookie finally realized that “Evil is Going On (3×12)” in her life after the true “Bad Blood (3×12)” was revealed to her. What will happen next?                                          

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“Cocky Viking to Sacrificial Hero” : The Body Language of Eric Northman Season Three

I’m not covering the Eric time in episode 3×04 that involved the obvious themes such as concern over the V/Pam and fighting Hotshot. In addition, I won’t be covering 3×08 for the obvious faked submission to Russell by getting on one knee and Eric’s obvious reluctance to have sex with Talbot right there but his willingness to do so opportunistically. :

Season Three:

Fangtasia: 3×01 “Bad Blood”

Eric displays the classic “alpha male posture (that can obviously occur clothed or unclothed hah)” that men can sometimes conciously or unconciously display in order to attract the attention of a female (hips jutted forward and chest moved backward in an attempt to make themselves look bigger-as if Eric needed that- and hands near the hips or on the hips-framing the hips- in an attempt to frame their “manhood” so- to-speak). This type of positioning “alpha male posturing” has worked for ages in the wild and today. Of course, Eric’s nakedness is symbolic of a totally bare Eric, willing to put himself on display both physically and emotionally and their growing intimacy.

Once again, a terrible liar, Eric displays definsivenss with his crossed arms in front of the magister. He also mistakingly positions himself above the queen and the magister by standing above them (conciously or unconciously displaying his own opinion that he thinks he is better than both of them despite their positions), but they counter that by invading his personal space by sitting at his throne area in his place.

Fangtasia: 3×02 “Beautifully Broken”

Eric is trying to treat Sookie as an equal as he lowers himself to her level while they share the ultra-flirtacious prolonged eye contact as usual. Also, as I mentioned in the Eric/Sookie body language flashback article, Eric is also expressing desperation as he leans into her with the “notice me, please” move: https://talktrueblood.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/ericsookiebodylanguage/

Legs that close together point to trust and affection as I pointed out in the E/S article: https://talktrueblood.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/ericsookiebodylanguage/

However, Sookie’s crossed legs show hesitation for obvious reasons and they counter Eric’s open legged “crotch display (another example of an Eric “opening up.”  However, they still trust eachother and are comfortable enough to have their legs so close, almost intertwined,  in the first place.

more affectionate and trusting eye contact

3×02: “Beautifully Broken” Eric’s Flashback & Sookie’s Porch:

more over the top prolonged eye contact

The reason Eric cannot look Sookie in the eye during this part after the CONSTANT eye contact (also his lips are pursed at one point, indicating suppression here) is that he is basically lying/concealing something from her he tells her that he warned her because he "owes her," when in fact we know he warns her because he has feelings for her.

ONCE AGAIN, Eric does the "hand-in-the-pockets" move with Sookie which in this instance either points to his anxiousness with her or actually nervousness with her (since he isn't concealing anything here, since he was just being open and honest with her).

I know this is more Eric/Sookie related than Eric related but since I didn't point this out last time, Sookie leaning against the post is a classic body language move that is telling someone "not to leave, please stay." This is obviously in connection with the submissive and exposed neck which indicates interest because it's a primal move that indicates interest because it shows the person you are non-threatening (necessary in the wild). Also, unless I am mistaken, I see a SMILE!

Sookie’ House and the Graveyard: 3×03 “It Hurts Me Too”

Eric serves Sookie "the eyebrow flash," one of the common physiological signs of attraction (to coincide with his flirting and her obvious turned on face).

Here Eric serves Sookie the exaggerated one eyebrow raise (obviously to go along with his flirtacious teasing) along with a smile of his own.

Eric and Sookie walk in-sync (“mirror eachother”) with each other from the graveyard. This is one of the strongest signals of not only interest/flirtation but also a deep connection (literally being in-sync with each other).

Eric tries to get himself down to Lafayette's level here (treating him as an equal/buisness partner here as well).

Eric’s Daydream: 3×04 “9 Crimes”

Obviously shows Eric's willingness to let Sookie have equality, actually sometimes have some domianance and his ability to actually sometimes be submissive in a future relationship.

Russell’s Mansion: 3×05 “Trouble”

A titled head in this manner can sometimes indicate skepticism or doubt or can simply indicate interest (this connects with the parted lips). Of course in this scene, Eric might be both skeptical and interested to know Sookie wasn't Bill's anymore).

By gazing at eachother, Eric and Lorena were obviously interested the other was there. beyond just an acknowledgment.. Why?..Probably because Eric thought his role in Bill's absence in Season 2/the fact he knew her might come out/ Lorena's violence toward Sookie/ hatred for Godric..etc. Lorena probably was wondering if he would interfere with her plans because she knew he liked Sookie alot obviously.

Hip swaying (which is does with Talbot) definitely backs up his flirtation/claims of arousal. Obviously, Eric is trying to look submissive for Talbot with the head tilt/bowed head and keeps eye contact to hold Talbot's interest.

Russell’s Mansion: 3×06 “I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues”

Guiding a woman in that manner can idicate frustration and/or manly protection/ interest (probably both here).

Eric shows his actual angry face (take examples from eariler such as the scrunched nose) because of his frustration with Sookie at this point.

Eric takes on his cocky viking/vampire persona for Russell (to convince him he totally prejudice against anybody/anything but vampires by the way he leans back into his limo seat.

QSA’s Palace: 3×06 “I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues”

Eric find dealing with the queen humorous like he finds dealing with Bill humorous (both are beneath him in his opinion of course).

Eric does his FAKE light touch w/ the finger flirtation move with Russell (similar to the one w/ Lafayette).

QSA’s Palace and Fangtasia: 3×07 “Hitting The Ground”

Eric is actually being rather gentle with Hadley when you consider the way he “guides her along.” Why did he notify her of the plan? If he didn’t care and simply wanted to immobilize/transport her, why didn’t he just pick her up like he did with QSA or Sookie (in order to make her believe him) later on? NO, he gently puts his arm around her (like he did with Sookie earlier on) and then gives her blood when he is done…

Eric simultaneously shows his respect for Pam’s mind and his general affection for her by rubbing her head.

Fangtasia: 3×09 “Everything is Broken”

As I pointed out in the season two analysis, Eric being hunched over indicates insecurity. Eric is obviously not confident when dealing with Nan/The Authority but HE IS STILL HONEST WITH THEM! The amount of distance for their mutal personal spaces during the interview is ENORMOUS, indicating complete distrust and general uneasiness with eachother, yet ERIC IS STILL TOTALLY HONEST!

Hands in front of him, nan's crossed legs = add general defensivness

This head touching (that parallels the e/s 2x10 dream) shows their mutal intellectual and emotional connection. The head rubbing with the hand to comfort her parallels Eric's attempt to comfort Sookie by rubbing her hair with his hand later on.

Jason’s House, The Dream, Fangtasia: 3×10 “I Smell A Rat”

As I mentioned in a previous post, Eric immediantly looks to Sookie when Bill opens the door and his lips are parted (indicating slight arousal).

For my analysis of the dream and Fangtasia kiss in regards to Eric/Sookie, Read the Episode 3×10 Section of my Eric/Sookie Body Language Flashback! Part Two!: https://talktrueblood.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/ericsookiebodylanguage2/

Once again hunched over, Eric is feeling insecure not only about what he perceives as his inevitable defeat (he is feeling defeated too obviously when you add the lowered head and shoulders in addition to the circumstances), but he also feeling insecure about what he perceives as a rejection by Sookie.Fangtasia, The Museum: 3x11 "Fresh Blood"Russell indicates he wants to "get in Eric's head." by touching his face. At the same time, he is attempting to degrade Eric by giving him the equivalent of a father patting the wayward child's head. Eric allows him to do so he can give him the perception of being submissive once again.

This head holding/kiss by Eric is once again symbolic of their emotional as well as intellectual connection (entire mutual respect). It is also a very paternal/maternal (father,mother) thing to do as well all know.

This of course parallels the same thing I just said about Eric/Pam and the head touching/holding before he is forced to bite her. Also, they mutually gulp ( gulping in and of itself is a sign of deep attraction and when they “mirror eachother” it symbolizes their deep emotional connection is addition to that general mutual attraction as well). Then Eric tenderly comforts her by petting her head when she is scared because Russell bites her likes he does and he is forced to bite her ….

Eric heroically gives Russell a fake smile (the rest of his face is stiff, indicating the fake smile) because he won’t allow him to see fear or regret on his face!

Eric then heroically spreads his limbs out and looks ahead (literally ready to rmbrace and face his fate like a christ-like sactificial hero) with Russell symbollically crouched beneath him like a helpless pet!

Eric has gone from a pure Cocky Viking Vampire to the Cocky Viking Vampire who can also have the flaws of humanity ( such as insecurity) and benefits of the humanity ( such as the ability to be a tender father and love a good woman) he willingly or unwillingly retained (yet sees no need to flaunt). YET he has actually transcended all of that at the same time and become our Sacrificial Hero!

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“The Truth Is…” -Episode 3×11 Analysis/Recap

The truth is… the depth of Bill’s love for Sookie is equivalent to an “infatuated tween.”

This was an important line to recognize.  I doubt that AB would have allowed that line by the writer unless that is what he really believed because Pam is often a truth teller on this show.  I think the purpose of Bill’s constant irrational behavior in contrast to this line was there to illustrate once again that the Bill and Sookie relationship is based on  “infatuation” and “unrealistic expectations”  rather than illustrating “what could have been,” or the supposed love between them.  This parallels Tara’s confession to Franklin about Sookie’s claims of supposed “love at first sight.”

The Truth Is…Yvetta was not a dumb, slutty fangbanger desperate for a job and good sex with a vampire. She is/was a SMART cardiologist out with an agenda of her own.

Will Yvetta cut and run permanantly with Eric’s money or does she have more tricks up her sleeve? Only time will tell but I guess anything is possible from a SMART CARDIOLOGIST who was willing to moonlight as a stripper in a fangbanger bar!

The Truth Is… Jesus is not as innocent or as sweet as he seems. He is hiding more information about his “magical abilities” and the source of that. Wherever it is coming from, it’s obviously dangerous and scarey. Also, Laffy has the ability to see the truth about people.

Will we find out the truth about Jesus? How will it affect Laffy’s life? It has already brought Lafayette a disturbing ability to see the truth and potentially all of the darkness in others. Lafayette’s new ability could be almost as tragic as Sookie’s mind reading abilities when it comes to his life in general. Is Jesus’s power dark enough to attract the infamous Hallow and/or the dark witches or is Jesus involved in Hallow’s coven or will he be unless Jesus is Hallow but I don’t think Jesus will be though I pointed out that distinct possibility.

The Truth Is…Crystal is a were-panther who is not only being abused but is also being forced to marry her HALF-BROTHER in order to produce more were-panthers for Hotshot. Not only that, Hotshot is headed up by fanatical leaders who  could create a WACO siege style catastrophe if Jason does not stop it.

The violent Waco Siege

Crystal is perhaps one of the most tragic characters/victims on the show who may eventually become a true  predator as a result of the trauma of being the victim that she is (alot of the coldest con artists/killers etc. were once victims themselves. Of course, the raid on Hotshot is going to be a disaster similar to Waco as Crystal described AND/OR Jason is going to cause a lot of shame to the police department and Andy if he is spotted during the raid. As, I wonder if Jason is going to be turned into a werepanther because he is desperate to fit in, Crystal is desperate to help Jason fit in, or because he is attacked by Crystal’s family.

The Truth Is…Jessica is a vampire that LOVES drinking human blood but atleast she is woman enough to admit it and guess what? her lover not only appreciates the honesty but actually seems to like the idea!

As usual, I think this shows the potential for the B/S relationship is Bill had just been honest with her from the very beginning. It also parallels Eric’s total honesty about himself as well.

The Truth Is…Eric knows how to play anyone…EVEN when he is TELLING THE TRUTH while doing so.

Because Eric is not a great liar, he must avoid the whole truth when it comes to manipulating others (he has apparently mastered this). Eric is also apparently smart enough to even use the truth against people. He also knows how to  use ANYONE’s weakness against them.

The Truth Is…Eric is down to earth enough to have a silly ringtone (just for fun lol : )

The Truth Is…Even Bill is now convinced that Sookie has real feelings for Eric that go beyond the blood!

When Bill is even admitting that you have REAL feelings for Eric, I think the whole audience needs to get the picture and of course you Sookie!

The Truth Is…Sam has deep seeded problems with anger , impulsivity, verbal abuse and alcholism.

Did this side of Sam emerge as a result of Bill’s bad blood or has Sam been trying his best to conceal this side from the very beginning (much like Bill covered up his dark side in front of others but it burst forth at the first chance)?

The Truth Is… V use and corruption is  widespread in Bon Temps.

The Truth Is…Maxine and Summer have been working together the entire time.

They will probably attempt to hurt/get rid of Jessica. Will they succeed or will maxine simply alienate Hoyt forever? Will we have a tragedy? Will Maxine try to kill Jessica and end up killing her own son, Hoyt, tragically?

The Truth Is…Andy  doesn’t feel like a hero, didn’t want Eggs to die, Jason didn’t know any better, and Eggs mostly died because it was his own fault and now Tara knows.

The Truth Is…Bill and Sookie will never be able to “start over” or have a “normal life” because Eric Northman and the vampire/supe world will always be in Sookie’s life (on her path, road in life).

Sookie must adjust her expectation/thoughts about what happinness is for her. In order to achieve any happiness, Sookie must learn to accept her role in the supe world and having Eric in her life because it will always be apart of her path. Sometimes happiness is right in front of your face ; )

The Truth Is… Sometimes you just have to accept the consequences of your actions and you cannot always run from your problems.  Also, desperation and vulnerability can lead to blind faith ( in addition to fear as demonstrated in the previous episode).

Blind faith and unavoidable consequences and secrets will continue to be major themes on True Blood.

The Truth Is…Tara and Sam aren’t so different after all and they have an undeniable connection that is still there.

Can Sam and Tara help eachother through their darkness or will they only cause the darkness in eachother to flourish as a possible couple/ friends with benefits again?

The Truth Is…Eric has A LOT OF LOVE and affection inside of him for both Pam…

AND SOOKIE

Eric affectionately tries to confront Sookie when he is forced to bite her

The amount of love pouring from Eric through his face and hands in these scenes was so enormous (before his big heroic act), I almost expected them to que the grand orchestra music! Body Language wise, we can once again see the trust that Eric and Sookie have for eachother with the non-stop eye contact and the momentary, strange calm that Sookie seems to have as Eric caresses her face, despite what is about to happen to her. Once Eric is forced to feed on her alongside Russell, he lovingly tries toconfront her   (very book Eric, Eric strokes her back during the Andre feeding in Book 7).

The Truth is… Eric HAS WON this game of chess against Russell and  is apparently the bravest and smartest vampire/individual on the show (though this does parallel Sam’s willingness to potentially risk himself for others last season)!

If we had any remaining doubts that Eric is going to be an admirable hero on this show or is to be redeemed, we saw it here. I was absolutely breathless that Eric was so brave even in the face of his final death and portrayed in this beautiful manner finally. Those that still question Eric’s inherant noble nature, bravery, love, loyalty and, intelligence are completely blind at this point.  I wonder how his jealousy of Alcide and Bill’s potential betrayl will factor in for True Blood’s new hero?

Last week, the Audience and the characters were thinking: “I Smell a Rat (3×10)..

This week, “Fresh Blood (3×11)” was spilled and “Fresh Blood (3×11)”  represented a fresh persepctive/the truth…

Two weeks from now, “Evil is going on” in their lives/undead lives from here on out and into Season Four.

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Season Finale Speculation – Feel Free to Discuss Below This!

This is my wild guess for the finale (we know how often these are right but I am giving it my best attempt:)

Eric & Sookie & Bill & Pam & Russell & The Queen

Obviously things will start off with Eric and Russell burning in the sun. From there, one of these scenarios will happen (we know eric and pam will be bloody):

1.  Pam is bloody because  she will give Sookie blood as part of the plan since they have to keep Bill chained up (meanwhile she has her vision of Claudine who tells her how to defeat Russell and/or explains what is going on with the vampires and what not)…beat she heals because of Pam’s blood…

2. Bill heals Sookie with Pam watching OR because of Claudine after or during the vision. Pam is bloody because she feeds on Sookie too in order to help Eric or simply because she was crying alot.

Pam and/or Bill fill Sookie in on what is going on, Sookie then heads out to help Eric while he has a vision of Godric:

Sookie realizes she has feelings for Eric after helping him (a kiss may or may not happen again after she gives him or does not give him blood during saving him). Regardless, she will realize her feelings but will be scared of vampires after all of this though she is really not scared of Eric (as I have established).

Alcide shows up because Eric needs his contracting company’s cement truck to bury Russell after Sookie chains Russell and saves Eric…by giving him blood again too…(that is why he is bloody and her wrist is bloody again even though she supposedly healed)..unless he is crying too but that doesn’t make sense really. Alcide seems like a safe alternative to Sookie now and he tries to convince her to go with him and she may or may not do so (much to Bill and Eric’s dismay and Eric’s and maybe Bill’s display(s) of jealousy).

Eric and Bill go take a chained Russell to bury him with Alcide’s cement truck.

I think the blur is eric

Bill double crosses Eric after they take care of Russell either by his own jealousey or the queen’s orders or someone else’s orders. (we have seen Bill chaining up Eric in spoiler photos and them next to a cement truck too). Either Bill buries Eric with Russell or takes him prisoner even though Eric puts up a good fight.

The queen comes to confront Bill about handing over Sookie finally. Bill gives QSA the bait by telling her that “Your majesty, Sookie is here and Eric as well.” (pieced this together from the promo) OR Bill tells QSA Russell is “no more” she replies back “Russell is no more?” and Bill says “Eric as well” because he buried him too or got rid of his memory though I think Hallow will be responsible for the second half or someone else.

Remember that I think the queen might have ordered him to take Eric prisioner in order to make him pay or he did it out of pure jealousy and knows the queen will want revenge but I think it’s the former.

Bill turns on the queen and attacks her in order to try to cover up his crimes and/or make it right and/or protect Sookie but considering that AB said the queen would cause a lot of pain for sookie on the DVD commentaries SHE CANNOT BE DONE YET so I say she lives and takes Sookie prisoner and Eric (if they are actually there because of Bill) or she only takes one or the other if one or the other is there or she spends time next season trying to capture them both because they aren’t there but Bill was supposed to set them both up for it regardless.  Somewhere along the line Sookie finds out about Bill because of Eric (this could cause Bill anger at him) or because of this whole situation with the queen showing up and of course she is devastated and swears off vampires but it’s too late for her.

Cliffhanger possibilities (this is a list haha):

1.  Bill is attacking the queen to protect Sookie or in an attempt to cover up his dealings with the queen…with Eric and Sookie in tow…. or not though he was supposed to have sookie and possibly Eric in tow already.

2. The queen stops Bill and captures Sookie….and possibily Eric (they may or may not show the amnesia thing this season. If they do, it has to be an attempt by QSA to weaken Eric or

I think Eric and Sookie will bond next season while Eric has amnesia and they are possibly not only running from the witches but also QSA together AND/OR they are both dealing with being forced prisioners of QSA at first or eventually. Sookie could be in the reverse situation of calming down Eric and being there for him. Non-Amnesia Eric might possibly help her navigate the vampire political world later on.

If Eric is trapped by Bill in the cement though I think he was more likely taken prisoner, I suspect Pam and possibly Sookie will be getting him out.

If Eric gets away from Bill, he will lose his memory and get lost anyway.

We may or may not have Hallow revealed or the amnesia this season but if we do get the amnesia the origin might not be revealed this season. The witch wars may not come into play until next season thought we have started getting beat over the head with the witchcraft foreshadowing. I just hope I am right and we don’t get more Eric/Sookie seperation for a while but since I am almost certain it’s going to be like the book in atleast the way that Sookie and amnesia Eric will fall in love and make love. : )

I am also wondering how the FOTS might come into play again.

I suspect Alcide and Bill and Pam might be trying to help Eric and/or Sookie out of this situation together or seperately next season for their own reasons. They may or may not discover E/S’s new found closeness but obviously it will probably be obvious afterward.

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Other speculations:

1. lafayette gains the ability to see the truth in others because of the magic/v and wants Jesus to help him manage that power or get rid of it.

2. Maxine will think about killing Jessica (giving jessica the final death) because she and hoyt are back together and she bit Hoyt.

3. Tara starts cutting herself or remains suicidal again or goes generally crazy alongside Sam possibly (hopefully not homocidal).

4. Jason warns Crystal’s family of the drug raid in order to fit in. This ends on a cliffhanger or things go very badly for Jason and Andy…not really a surprise either way!

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Please sound off below and let me know what you think! I would love to get  a dicussion going to fill in the next 2 weeks and as always, I will respond to any and all comments!

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“I use you, you use me” Episode 3×10 Analysis/Recap/ PREDICTIONS

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:

All I got to say once again is KARMA, KARMA, KARMA!

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.

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“See Another Side” – Episode 3×09 “Everything is Broken” Analysis/Recap

Come see Eric Northman’s guilty/scared side:

Come see Nan Flanagan’s badass, powerful, s.w.a.t team, authority ridden side:

Come see Russell Edgington as the emotional/grieving nut job:

Come see the Bill/Sookie relationship going down the drain:

Come see a Sookie Stackhouse  actually suspicious of Bill Compton:

Come see Eric Northman as a stand-up/brave/honest hero:

Come see a Tara Thornton willing to reach out to others for support/help:

Come see a Lafayette happy and in love:

Come see Hadley as the desperate mother:

Come see Sookie Stackhouse’s motherly side:

Come see Arlene willing to open up and be totally honest with someone:

Come see a Ruby Jean with a new viewpoint/ not as crazy sounding:

''I'll be damned, maybe God loves fags'' (loves anyone who is happy/true to themselves)

Come see a Bill Compton who is suddenly able to access fairyland or Sookie’s word/mind and attacks Claudine (probably because of her Fairy Blood and/or because he doesn’t need to hide his mask for Sookie. Claudine even initially assumes that Bill Compton killed Sookie if he was able to drink enough of her blood to access it (in a way he did):

Come see the Eric Northman that is prepared to die/meet his final death/give up:

Come see a Pam who is emotional/desperate (in the same position Eric was in with Godric):

Come see a Jason suddenly smart enough to scheme/strategize:

Come see ruthless Sam, the street fighter/violent man-shifter:

Come meet a Hoyt that is willing to use a girl in order to make Jessica jealous and to flirt with Jessica while he has another date in the other room (gaining confidence/ a dark side):

Come meet Nan Flanagan, the ultimate hypocrite:

Come meet the true pychopathic, sadistic face of Russell Edgington,  ready to start war (which he himself claimed was barbaric and he was above):

Ok, Eric REALLY NEEDS TO stop this guy! Because “Everything is Broken (3×09)”..especially now!

Next Week, the audience and possibly the characters will be thinking “I Smell a Rat (3×10).”
Could that be Bill, Yvetta, or both, or someone else or multiple people/supes?

 

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Is Jesus into witchcraft? (or Yvetta, QSA, or Holly?)

**mild book spoilers warning. though this plot was discussed at comic-con**

Jesus=Hallow?

(Jesus wears the magical color of purple and purple spells are often used to manipulate others/maintain control)

Normally I avoid book connections but it has been established at Comic-Con we are getting this storyline.

Isn’t Hallow supposed to be a female? Maybe not on True Blood. As we know Alan Ball combines characters and changes them around (Tara was white in the books for instance and not as close to Sookie). Why not make the equivalent of Hallow a gay male?  He would obviously still be attracted to Eric if it came down to that thing about blood and sex in the books though I doubt that will necessarily be the case on True Blood.

Remember that Lafayette was skeptical to trust Jesus and even called him out as a “satan in a sunday hat” like he correctly pointed out about Eggs: All of this before they KISSED:

Could Jesus have cast a spell on Lafayette through his kiss?

Why target Lafayette? Isn’t “Hallow” supposed to be after Eric? True but Lafayette is an associate of Eric’s and if Hallow is interested in the V at all and Eric..then why not go after a V dealer working for Eric.

Obviously he is into magic and superstitious with his talk of Chango and Elegua and making offerings to them (which shows he has non-traditional beliefs) and he is from, Catemaco, which is known for associations with witchcraft. This is an example of witchcraft in Catemaco: http://www.catemaco.info/brujos/index.html

Jesus is clearly a thinker and he is crafty. He had the foresight to sneak up on the Hotshot rednecks and steal a weapon (the bat)  rather than just charge out there like Lafayette.

(the only problem with this theory is Jesus’s reaction to Lafayette selling V. However, spoilers for later episodes reveal that Lafayette and Jesus begin “spiritually” using V together so maybe Jesus starts to connect  V to his “magical” side and craves more and it wasn’t planned out from the get go or maybe it was all an act )

In the promo 3×08 (“Night on the Sun”) we hear Laffy’s mom refer to “powers” that Laffayete supposedly has and Jesus could be out to get these powers (Sunnynala helped me remember this)

In the comments section below, my reader Artemis pointed out this spoiler from 3×10 (Jesus’s last episode this season), “The show is casting a Mexican Husband and Wife, described as a young couple in their 20′s, and a Mexican Woman around 65-70. The actors must be fluent in Spanish and deliver a small chant in Spanish.” Artemis also said this: He did seem genuinely freaked out about Lafayette dealing V but later he gets intrigued and does try some in episode 3.10 . [Artemis’s] theory is that something must have happened to him as a result of trying V, and his mother goes after Lafayette and subsequently Eric for selling the V that killed him? Artemis continues with this:Just thought of something else that supports my theory above. In the novels, the spell that Hallow casts on Eric that causes his amnesia is called “Loss”. Perhaps on the show, Hallow casts the amnesia spell in retribution for the loss of her son?

Or Jesus could just be a minion sent by Hallow to get information from Laffy or was hired.

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Other real possibilities include the most discussed one and the most obvious, Yvetta.

She came out of nowhere and seems rather exotic to be walking up to some random vampire bar in Shereveport looking for work as an exotic dancer when someone so exotic and frankly hot could be making thousands a night in Las Vegas or something. She also seems to be very interested in sex with vampires  but who wouldn’t be if your choices were Eric and Pam, just saying haha? Despite this sex, we have seen no blood exchanged on either end.

Yvetta did get a weird look or what seemed like an “Oh shit” look on her face when the magister and QSA walked in and we know she will be coming back later on the season  (that could just mean she is the spy for the authority though I doubt they would  or she could be working for QSA).

It could also be a coincidence or she could be working be in a coven for QSA if QSA is a witch (which has also been discussed as much as Yvetta being Hallow on some blogs/boards):

QSA’s Ludis claimed she used magic even to win Yahtzee and she  has no qualms selling V so she might be giving it to members of her coven if she has one and using it in rituals. She will certainly have a grudge against Eric but why not use her magic to help her finances?!

Holly, a new character coming on next week,  is a good wiccan in the books though the show might be different or maybe not, it is really hard to say at this point what she is all about. I cannot discuss her character so much now because she isn’t on yet.

Yvetta and the queen have been extensively discussed. However, I decided to cover the less discussed Jesus and also because I think there is a stronger amount of evidence suggesting his direct involvement with magic.

Maybe all of these people are involved in Eric’s future amnesia, involved in magic or are simply rats (especially when it comes to Yvetta and Jesus)!

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