TV RECAP: Lawyers and Corporations are the New Evil on ‘True Blood’

July 27, 2014 | Posted By In Television, TV Recaps | 2634 Views


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Last week on “True Blood”, the episode ended with several fates up in the air. Did Sarah (Anna Camp) escape from Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgard) wrath? Will any of the town’s vampires survive this Hep-V crisis, with Bill (Stephen Moyer) now among the ranks of those infected? We’re now halfway through the final season with five episodes left, including tonight’s. The scene begins with the effects of Hep-V clearly taking a toll on Eric as he continues to battle the Yakuza until he sees they’ve taken Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) captive. They take both the vampires to a building where they are left to meet the sun when it rises. “Our first sunrise together,” Eric remarks.

Upon realizing he’s infected, Bill begins making phone calls to arrange his affairs and in the process Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) overhears. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) goes home with Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) to find James (Nathan Parsons) there waiting. James offers up his blood to her cause of communicating with Tara (Rutina Wesley). Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is on edge following his tryst with Jessica, knowing Violet (Karolina Wydra) will not take kindly to the news if she were to find out – which of course, she already has. He goes home to find her surprisingly friendly and it’s obvious she has something up her sleeve.

Bill goes to Kapneck law office to find he has quite a long wait ahead of him. The president of Yakuma Corporation, Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee) as he calls himself, comes to pay Eric and Pam a visit. He wants to know Sarah’s whereabouts, and they argue over who gets to off her while Pam and Eric are on the receiving end of some really harsh sunburns. Sarah goes to her sister’s place, but Amber (Natalie Hall) isn’t exactly well enough to put up much of the fight she wants. Jessica calls Jason and asks him to bring Sookie (Anna Paquin) over, presumably so she can give her the news of Bill’s illness.

Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) tells Sam (Sam Trammell) that she’s leaving Bon Temps, and doesn’t intend on ever coming back. She wants him to come with her, but it isn’t such an easy decision for the mayor. Jessica delivers the somber news to Jason and Sookie. He’s optimistic, but Sookie begins thinking and is worried she may be a carrier of the virus. Bill meanwhile is still in that waiting room, but his symptoms are progressing in an aggressive and unusual manner.

Sookie and Jason are having a talk about Bill and the brevity of life when she receives a call from the doctor informing her she is in fact carrying the virus. Bill finds out the hard way that there may be a bigger evil than things that go bump in the night: lawyers. He learns it’s basically impossible for him to leave Jessica his estate under the law, and when the lawyer tries to extort him for a large sum well reacts quite strongly, leaving a bloody mess in his wake. When her skeptical sister tries to kick her out, Sarah makes an impassioned speech explaining that she’s a new person. She then drops mention of the fact that oh, there’s an antidote to Hep-V and in true Sarah Newlin manner it happens to be flowing through her own blood.

Jason comes home to a trashed house and a note from Violet calling their relationship over, which relieves him, but it’s certain to be far from that easy. Violet shows up where Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) have made their lovers’ getaway, hiding from their parents. She lures them into coming with her, nefarious plans no doubt in mind. Bill finally gets home, the disease worsening by the second now it seems, to find Sookie and Jessica there for what may be the last moments of his undead life.


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