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Eric tried to elminate some competition for Sookie while glamouring Alcide.

July 15 – A battle royal breaks out in Russell Edgington’s chamber as his guard wolves pounce on Eric, Bill and Alcide. Russ tries to replenish his powers with a drink of Sookie’s fairy blood but is flung across the room by her potent light blast. One of the Authority’s chancellors arrives to stop the melee along with his goon squad. He agrees to let Bill and Eric glamour Sookie and Alcide to make them forget what transpired. Eric takes advantage and convinces Alcide that he’s repulsed by Sookie but Bill let’s Sookie remember and pretends to wipe her memory clean of not only the fight with Russ but their love. As a heartbroken Sook drives off with Alcide, the Authority chancellor rounds up the remaining grateful human survivors from Russ’s ghoulish food pantry and slaughters them to cover the Authority’s tracks. At Fangtasia, Tara makes Pam proud by standing up to Jessica in their bathroom brawl but Pam reminds her “daughter” that she’s no more than a well-trained dog. I think Tara may still be touched by Pam’s words. Hoyt is pretty pleased by the girl fight, which he takes as evidence that Jess still loves him. He offers himself to her any way she’ll have him. He just wants to be hers and hers alone. She doesn’t take him up on his offer. Stung by her renewed rejection, he takes up with a male vampire and doesn’t care when the feeding vamp warns him he’s close to death. Hoyt is “rescued” by the supes-hating goons who shot Sam and Luna when they drive up and destroy the vampire. The goons know Hoyt well. Will he be recruited to their cause? Sam and Luna survive their wounds and Emma’s grandmother brings her to visit them in the ER. Luna realizes she must let the wolf matriarch care for Emma while Sam tracks down the masked hoodlums with Andy’s help. When Sam and Andy visit an weapons store for vamp haters, the clerk recognizes Sam and tries to shoot Andy but Sam kills him with a crossbow first! At Sookie’s house, a huge Alcide looks hysterical waking up in Sook’s prissy pink bedroom. During breakfast, he doesn’t remember anything that went on the night before and recoils when Sook touches him, just as Eric wanted. Sook nevertheless breaks through to Alcide’s subconscious and unlocks his memories. Alcide is disgusted that Bill and Eric let Russell live and heads off to confront the werewolves from Marcus Bozeman’s pack who are in cahoots with Russ. When Alcide lays claim to the title of the pack’s new master, he’s challenged by the Alpha wolf who was insulted by Alcide’s initial rejection of the pack. Alcide now feels it’s his responsibility to set the pack straight and get them out from under Russell’s influence. He is backed up by the sexy she-wolf who hunted down Sam for killing Marcus at the start of the season. Will she be Sookie’s new competition for Alcide’s heart? At Merlotte’s Sookie joins Holly and Arlene in some commiserating about the folly of men. Sook thinks they’re only good for making trouble. She should know. Terry, who along with Patrick escaped the Ifrit (for now, anyway), tells Arlene about his curse by the Iraqi woman he executed and a disbelieving Arlene just tells him to go back on his meds. He insists he needs to leave her in order to keep her and the kids safe.

Jason and Sookie go back to Fairyland.

Jason shares his experience in Fairyland with Sook and she decides they need to go there to retrieve Hunter. When they meet up with Hadley and the male fairy who ran from Jessica at the women’s clothing store, the guy tells Sookie that a vampire had confronted her parents on a bridge and killed them because he was drawn to a bandage in the back seat of their car with the scent of Sookie’s blood. An enraged Sook light-blasts him and gets blasted back by some of the other fairies in a blinding display of ticked-off Tinker Bells! Lafayette visits his mom to check in after she has a seizure and learns that she also saw Jesus’ head. Jesus needs his help, she tells him. The question is where is Jesus and is his uncle involved in the visions Lafayette and Ruby are seeing? At the Authority’s headquarters, Bill and Eric are greeted as returning heroes by the chancellors who are proud of the guys’ ingenuity in apprehending crazy Russell. A buff Roman, his rippling muscles practically bursting out of a skintight polo shirt, is especially proud of the boys and even grants Eric’s request to get some alone time with Norah, who’s getting loonier by the minute with her Lilith worship. Roman gleefully plans for Russell’s execution but Salome acts a bit weird. Later, as the chancellors surround Russell trussed up in a stake harness, Roman’s remote control fails and Russ overpowers him and stakes him as a bloody tear streams down Salome’s cheek. Was she the one who betrayed the Authority? I for one will miss having Roman around. He was a bit talky, but he sure knew how to fill out a polo shirt.

Will Alcide ever make things happen with Sookie?!

July 8 – Sookie and Alcide’s drunken interlude devolves into slapstick when Sook throws up on a shirtless Alcide’s shoes before they can really get down to business. “Alcide, you really know how to treat a lady,” says Eric, who’s dropped by with Bill in the nick of time. Bill and Eric need her help to locate Russell by reading the mind of a guard who saw things go down the night Russ was dug up. Alcide, Bill and Eric argue about how the boys messed up things with King Russ and Sookie can barely take their immature bickering. Nevertheless, she picks up from the guard’s memories that it was a woman wearing a bat-shaped necklace from The Authority who dug up Russell. Bill thinks the culprit is Norah who may have been plotting to turn them over to Russ to win him over to her plot to overthrow The Authority’s plan to mainstream into human society. Eric isn’t convinced. The guys don’t have much time left to argue now that their stake harnesses have been activated to go off at sunrise if they don’t turn up Russell. Luckily for them, Sook’s powers lead them to Russell’s new lair and a poor guy trussed up like a side of beef to be served to the ancient vampire king tells them exactly where they can find Russ. Russell is looking like his old self when the gang arrive at his private quarters and Eric tells him they have come to finish him off. Do your best, Russ spits back. Back at Fangtasia, a glammed-up Tara shows up for her new job as a bartender. Unfortunately, her adjustment to vampire life continues to be bumpy as she attacks one of the patrons and Pam intercedes, slamming her up against the wall and telling her that she can’t feed on humans in public. Jessica notices Tara’s embarrassing dressing down from Pam and offers her friendship, noting they have a kinship as new vamps. Their road to BFFs takes a detour, however, when Jess catches Tara feeding on a willing Hoyt in the Fangtasia bathroom stalls. Classy! Jason and Lafayette are both plagued by disturbing visions. Jason dreams about having breakfast with Sook as a little girl with their parents but the happy memory turns ghastly when Mr. and Mrs. Stackhouse sprout bleeding fang wounds. Jason’s mom acts nonchalant and offers to give him oral sex when she notices he’s upset. Later, Jason and Andy discuss the growing presence of supernaturals in Bon Temps, the fairies they encountered among them, and the rise in violence against them after Sam calls them to investigate the murders of his shifter friends. Jason is determined to learn the truth behind the deaths of his parents. Andy, meanwhile, swears off sexy fairies to hold on to his blossoming relationship with Holly, the Wiccan. Lafayette is truly spooked by his brujo demon’s increasingly dangerous shenanigans. Compared to the long-tongued demon, his possession by Marnie was a cake walk! He turns to Jesus’ religious statues for solace but only hears mockery from them. Later, the disembodied head of Jesus, with a sutured mouth, appears to both Lafayette and his crazy mother (Alfre Woodard). Is Jesus trying to reach them from the other side with a warning?

Is Norah really the one who dug up King Russell?

Terry and Patrick are tied up by their paranoid friend Eller, who tells them a fire monster called The Ifrit is stalking the soldiers who took part in the drug-fueled slaughter of civilian Iraqis during their tour of duty years ago. Eller reminds Terry about a woman who survived the massacre long enough to curse them and their loved ones to death by The Ifrit. Terry remembers seeing the smoke creature rise up out of the flames that consumed the bodies of the victims after the soldiers tried to get rid of the evidence of their war crime. The guys convince Eller to untie them but as Terry and Patrick argue outside over the veracity of the Ifrit legend, the fire demon appears and claims Eller as its latest victim. Boy, these soldiers get dumber by the minute! Back in Bon Temps, Sam tells Luna about their friends’ mysterious murders and tells her to be careful. When he leaves, Sam is shot by a gang of masked hoodlums targeting shifters. Luna comes out to investigate what’s happening and is shot, too! Emma manages to get away by shifting into wolf pup form. Will Sam and Luna survive their wounds? Are the shooters human or supernatural? With all the vampires, werewolves, shifters, fairies, brujo demons and fire monsters hanging around, it’s anyone’s guess!

Pam has a little fun watching an enraged Tara attack Sookie and Lafayette. Although tempted to let Tara have her way with them, Pam commands her to not bite Sookie or Lafayette and orders her to stay in Sookie’s house. It’s anything but a day at the beach when the batty new vamp goes ballistic, tossing things around the house like a kid having a temper tantrum. When Lafayette cuts himself to feed Tara, Sookie overpowers her with a silver chain and the two put her in Eric’s tomb. Sook heads out to a vamp-hater’s store to stock up on items to vampire-proof the house. Later, Sookie intervenes when a remorseful Lafayette tries to stake Tara. Sook convinces him that Tara can get past the initial shock of her transition and live a full, happy life as a vampire. For now, however, Tara decides to the get the f**k out of there and speeds off in a rage! Things ain’t going too well for Bill and Eric, who have been tossed in the clink along with Norah by Salome, a dark-haired Vampire Authority figure who’s not to pleased with Norah’s betrayal. The trio are subjected to painful blasts of a UV radiation lamp to get them to confess to killing Nan Flanagan. Later, Bill and Eric are cross-examined separately about Nan’s murder and their interrogators inject them with liquid silver. So the Vampire Authority enjoys using torture tactics. Big surprise. The episode takes a strong religious undertone as Bill’s tormentor quotes scripture from the Vampire Bible, which puts a sanguine spin on creation theory by adding the mythical bloodsucker Lilith to the arrival of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The vampire’s good book (or would that be bad book?) says humans were created as sustenance for vamps. Bill and Eric admirably stick to their stories despite the agony of the silver. Later, the boys are taken to meet Roman (Chris Meloni of Law & Order: SVU fame), the guardian of the Vampire Authority, who officiates over a vampire communion ceremony that’s sure to tickle folks at the Vatican. Roman, who looks like a studly Wall Street honcho (how appropriate for a bloodsucking creature), is royally ticked off. Nan may have been an annoying pain in the butt but she was an Authority official and killing her was a crime that merits the punishment of the real death. Bill manages to buy time by offering the head of Russell Edgington in return for their lives. A stunned Roman cannot believe the Bon Temps vamps were stupid enough to let Russ live considering how dangerous he was to The Authority, but agrees to spare them… for now at least. In a mysterious cell somewhere, a reptilian-looking Russell is racking up a growing pile of human body parts as he feeds to slowly regain his strength for round two with the gang. The question is who’s doing the food shopping for him?

Will Luna turn to Sam now that Emma has turned wolf?

In other Bon Temps news, Steve Newlin hits the airwaves as a new spokesperson for peaceful vampire-human relations but doesn’t reveal that the relations he really wants to have are of the carnal sort with the studly Jason. He brazenly crashes Jessica’s latest frat party and offers her $10,000 in exchange for young Stackhouse. Jess counters with an asking price of $20,000, teasing him with visions of Jason’s rock-hard butt …. and other parts. When Steve suggests $15,000 she taunts him and the two have a brief cat fight that he loses. Jess tosses Steve out but I’m sure it’s not the last we — or Jason — will see of the Velvet Vampire. Jason continues to try to make amends with Hoyt but only gets gratitude from Mrs. Fortenberry, who’s thrilled that her son is no longer with the redheaded vampire slut. Later, Jason and Andy find Debbie Pelt’s abandoned car and Andy resists the temptation to steal some V juice he finds in it. This development can’t be good for Sookie. Alcide separates himself completely from Marcus’s wolf pack, which by rights now belongs to him. The slap in the face isn’t received too well by the trashy lupines and is sure to haunt the musclebound lone wolf in episodes to come. Marcus’s mother begs Luna to let her have a presence in Emma’s life, but an enraged Luna casts her out and tosses Sam out, too, when he suggests that Luna may need a pack if she turns out to be a werewolf. Luna’s greatest fear comes to pass when Emma has her first transformation into an adorable wolf pup. Terry’s having flashbacks to his tour of duty and Arlene turns to Patrick to find out what’s bothering her man. Patrick and Terry decide it’s time to track down one of their Marine comrades who may have a grudge to settle with them. After finishing up with Tara (for the moment), Pam shows up at Fangtasia and leaves a message on Eric’s cell to remind him that he has a business to run. She’s still bruised by his rejection during the confrontation with the witch coven last season and she wistfully flashes back to 1905 when she was a mortal whorehouse madam who finds one of her working girls drained of blood. Walking in the street late at night in a scene straight out of a Jack the Ripper movie, Pam is rescued from an ill-fated street thug by a dapper Eric, who licks the dead guy’s blood from his manly fingers and speeds off. We’re finally going to see the sardonic Pam’s making story!

Antonia is in full possession of Marnie and ready for retribution against all vampires!

August  7 – The vampire community in Bon Temps braces itself for the onslaught from Antonia Gavelan, the vengeful Spanish witch who has possessed Marnie and compelled her rapist Luis to free her from captivity. Luis pays Bill a visit and tries to kill him, then stakes himself on purpose during the ensuing struggle after announcing Antonia’s resurrection. In Shreveport, Alcide and Debbie are initiated into Marcus Bozeman’s pack although Alcide is clearly less enthusiastic about their new pack mates than Debbie. Deb agrees to let Alcide check on Sookie, whom they last saw toting a rifle looking for Jason in the woods. When the wolf couple find her, they realize that a naked and moaning Miss Stackhouse is in no need of assistance while in the company of the virile Eric Northman. The look on Alcide’s face reveals that finding Eric and Sookie in the act is more than just awkward. Deb picks up on his hurt feelings. How long can Alcide fool himself that he belongs with her? Pam is not having a good night. She attacks Tara and her girlfriend and just as she’s about to kill Miss Thornton, a crowd of camera-toting humans hunting for vampire photo ops to sell to TMZ interrupt her. She’ll get Tara eventually, the rotting bloodsucker promises before speeding away. That’s the last straw for Tara, who breaks up with her gal to protect her from the ever-present danger surrounding her. Tara is later recruited by Antonia, who’s expanding her circle of human spirits to build her power so she can destroy all the vamps just as she had done 400 years earlier. Bill prepares a defensive strategy and orders his sheriffs to command all vampires to either flee the area or silver themselves in their crypts to avoid being compelled by Antonia’s spell to walk into the sun. He even takes silver to Sookie so she can protect Eric just after the two had made love over and over in every position imaginable. Bill senses that their reunion was a “happy” one.

Can Debbie hold on to Alcide?

Eric is afraid Sookie will leave him when he regains his memory and reverts to his old personality. Sookie fears they may not have any choice in the matter. At Merlotte’s Andy has a V craving that ruins his date with Holly. Lafayette sees the phantom woman hovering over Arlene’s baby Mikey and Sam gets cursed out by Luna. When she reminds him about his rude behavior after their lovemaking, the two realize it was Tommy who took Luna to bed in Sam’s form. A livid Sam banishes Tommy from his life forever. Will Mrs. Fortenberry take him back? Hoyt is heading for heartbreak as upside-down push-ups fail to remove erotic visions of Jessica from a sweaty, shirtless Jason’s mind. Hoyt can sense he’s losing Jess, but what will he do when he discovers it’s because she’s heading right into Jason’s well-muscled arms? As sunrise approaches, the vampires in Bon Temps prepare for the agonizing process of being silvered to save them from Antonia’s impending spell. Pam, who gets the mother of all chemical peels in her ongoing quest to reverse the decaying hex Antonia put on her, is covered in a silver mesh blanket and locked in her coffin as she howls and curses a bloody streak. Sookie remains by Eric’s side as all Hell breaks loose and the vampires beg to be freed into the sun’s rays. Bill and Jessica lie side by side weighed down by silver but his decision to not lay silver over her neck enables her to break free and escape into the light just as a desperate Jason races to stop her. Have we seen the last of Jess?

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HBO’s latest sneak peek video reveals that Shreveport packmaster Marcus, played by Daniel Buran, has succeeded in recruiting Alcide and Debbie to his pack, which is your typical motorcycle crowd.  Debbie, unsurprisingly, is eager to be part of a group again while Alcide isn’t as happy to be hanging with his new pack mates. He may not be as sophisticated as Bill or Eric but he’s definitely outgrown the werewolf crowd. There’s a regalness to Alcide that makes him more like a lion than a wolf. Since he met Sookie he’s begun to pull away from the crass world of the werewolves and seems destined to be a loner in Bon Temps when he finally wises up and dumps Deb for good. In this scene she shows how brittle her recovery is through her reaction to Alcide’s concern over leaving Sookie in the woods.  We all know that Sook’s having a grand old time with Eric — finally — but Alcide only knows that he’s protective of the telepathic cutie. Deb’s not liking it one bit. If you ask me, she’s going to drop the understanding wifey routine in no time and will be pouncing on Sook when Alcide isn’t looking. Let’s face it, Deb’s much more interesting as a rampaging, pyschotic wolf bitch anyway.

We all know Sookie’s werewolf guardian on True Blood – Alcide – is well-built, to say the least. Looking like he does takes a lot of effort so the July 2011 issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine quizzed Alcide’s portrayer, Joe Manganiello, about his amazingly effective fitness regimen and put the worked-out werewolf on its cover. What’s better is that they videotaped the shoot and posted it to their site. Check it out here. Whether or not bodybuilding is your thing, there are worse ways to spend your time than watching Joe zip through his fitness moves and show us his chiseled abs again and again. And again.

 

Our favorite werewolf Alcide – aka Joe Manganiello – is featured in the latest issue of GQ and GQ.com wearing (or hardly wearing) the latest fashions for a summertime jaunt to Greece, the home of the gods. How appropriate considering that Joe is built like a Greek god, a fact that the GQ fashion editors took complete advantage of, showcasing his carved, granite-like torso, abs and legs in sleek shorts, swim trunks and trendy V-neck shirts. Joe is shown exploring the Greek islands acompanied by two comely female models in an homage to the ’80s menage a trois-themed flick “Summer Lovers.” Just Google Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher for more info on that one… if you dare. I’m just wondering why they stopped at two girls. If Joe were really walking the streets of Greece dressed like this, he’d certainly have more than 10 women following him around. And a few men, too, I’m sure. Check out Joe and his traveling companions at the GQ site.

Sookie is a single gal taking charge of her life in Season Four.

Just one more day and the long, painful wait will be over for Truebies everywhere. We need a parade! LOL. HBO has done a masterful job of giving us a few morsels of what’s to come in Season Four, going to the extent of releasing the first eight minutes of the season over the Internet.  We all have seen that Sookie’s visit to Fairyland heads south pretty fast after she runs into her Granpappy. Those ethereal, pseudo-hippie faeries get pretty ugly — literally — when Sook wisely refuses to eat their glowing druglike fruit and then all Hell breaks out. This naturally brings our gal Sookie back to Bon Temps where she belongs. I suspect that it won’t be long before the faeries follow her to Earth determined to take her back and make trouble for her vampire suitors. The twisted Tinkerbells won’t be the only supernaturals making trouble for Bill, Eric and the gang, however. A coven of witches, led by character actress Fiona Shaw as Marnie, a powerful Wiccan, makes the scene and starts a war with Bon Temps’ bloodsucking residents. This storyline brings Lafayette and his boyfriend Jesus square in the middle of the action. Although the prospect of more screentime for this sexy duo is a welcome development, fans may be dismayed to see a new side to Lafayette’s sassy personality. Word has it he dives into the witch culture deeply, dragging cousin Tara into new dramas as the witches and vamps throw down. The action takes place one year after last year’s finale so our Bon Temps faves have changed.  Sookie and Bill are still apart and Eric, under a spell, has memory loss that changes his personality.  This sets the stage for Sookie to be drawn closer to him. Bill looks like a changed man in some of the preview photos I’ve seen. I suspect he and Sookie will be splitso for a while, just like in the novels.  Among the supporting players, Jason and Andy continue to provide comic relief, but Sookie’s oft-shirtless brother will be imperiled by the werepanthers in Hotshot. Jessica plays house with Hoyt and the two struggle with local bigotry against their interspecies relationship. Jessica’s primal nature provides another source of tension. She likes drinking  human blood straight from the faucet and Hoyt doesn’t like it so I smell trouble ahead for this Romeo and his carnivorous Juliet! Tommy survives the gunshot Sam took at him and will be around to cause him grief. Sam will find solace in a new romance with a sexy shapeshifter named Luna, played by Janina Gavanakar. Luna’s ex-husband will stir up trouble, however, keeping Sam’s romantic losing streak going strong. Arlene will continue to fret over her unborn child with good reason.  I suspect the timing of the witches’ arrival in Bon Temps and her pregnancy are more than a coincidence.  Devil baby, anyone?

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Jessica prefers to feed old-school style.
Bill seems destined to be this year’s angry vampire.
Sam’s latest fling is a shifter named Luna who comes with heavy baggage.
 

Is this the end of Queen Sophie-Anne?

Riveting Revelations

September 12: Eric and King Russell are smokin’ like two strips of bacon on a frying pan outside Fangtasia when Eric’s maker Godric appears urging him to forgive Russ and set him free. Eric ponders his predicament for a second or two before Sookie rescues him, using her fairy blast to free him from the handcuffs he had slapped on himself and Russ. Sook then revives Eric by letting him feed on her blood while Bill sulks. Although Pam and Sookie balk at the idea, Eric decides they should spare King Russell’s life and Sook drags him inside and subdues the charred vampire monarch with heavy silver chains. What will they do with him now? Tara and Sam are basking in the afterglow of their tryst when you can practically hear the screeching tires after Sam confides that he’s a shapeshifter. Tara can’t seem to avoid dealing with supernatural beings any where she turns. She walks in on her annoying mom getting frisky with the pastor who had previously tried to minister to her. Although initially shocked at her mom’s indiscretion, Tara nevertheless wishes her well, wistfully hoping she, too, can find someone who is human and can actually touch a cross for a change. Sam tracks down Tommy and demands he return the Merlotte’s loot. When Tommy turns to walk away, Sam shoots him! Like his cousin Tara, Lafayette is making some uncomfortable discoveries now that he can see visions of the secrets haunting the residents of Bon Temps. Spooked by his new talent, he turns to Jesus, who confesses that he himself is a brujo, a male practitioner of witchcraft. As they say, birds of a feather!  Hoyt’s mom Mrs. Fortenberry stages an intervention to separate him from Jessica once and for all. The gamble fails and Hoyt buys a house to shack up with Jess. Mrs. Fortenberry’s response is to buy a rifle. Might it have silver bullets? 

Can Sookie really be happy in Fairyland without Bill or Eric?

Cementing King Russell’s Fate

Jason hightails it over to Hotshot to warn its residents of the DEA’s impending raid. Crystal’s ornery dad is no help, as usual, but gets the tables turned on him when Crystal’s V-addicted ex shows up in a craze and shoots his face off. When he demands Crystal leave with him, she agrees, asking Jason to take responsibility for looking after the panther people. Jason vows to get her back. At Fangtasia, things are jumping. Alcide visits Sookie and tells her he’s been thinking about her. Sook, who’s just about had it with the chaos that comes with dating vampires, may just be receptive to his overtures. Bill senses that he has a new rival for Sookie’s affections. The first order of business for the team, however, is figuring out how to imprison King Russell without ending him. Sook has no sympathy for him and responds to his attempts to manipulate her by trashing Talbot’s remains in Fangtasia’s garbage dispenser while Russ screams in agony. His Royal Toupee has worse problems when Eric and Bill dump him in a remote construction site and immobilize him with silver while burying him undead in cement. Ever the drama queen, Russell vows to get even with them all when he returns… glug, glug, glug. With Russ swimming in concrete, Bill ambushes Eric and pushes him into a slot right next to the King, telling Eric that he can never have Sookie. He then orders a hit on Pam. Bill intends  to eliminate anyone who learned that Sookie is a fairy to keep her secret from spreading, but Eric escapes Bill’s trap and tells Sook how Bill manipulated their romance from the start at the instructions of Queen Sophie-Anne, who wants to taste her coveted fairy blood. A fed-up Sookie rescinds her invitations to both vampires and orders them out of her life. Eric seems genuine when he apologizes to Sook for tattling on Bill. Bill, still intent on protecting Sookie, lures the newly widowed (and loving it) Queen Sophie-Anne to his house for a death match. Later, a lonely Sook visits her grandma’s grave and is approached by her fairy friend Claudine. After all the drama and danger that accompanied her romance with Bill, Claudine’s outstretched hand is a welcome sight that’s too good to resist.  In a blinding flash, Sookie and the fairies disappear. Will Bill and Eric ever see her again? Tune in next summer. The Biting Remarks blog is taking a break until then. Have a great fall!

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Is Jason heading for a cat-astrophe with Crystal?

So now we know that Crystal is literally a catwoman. As part of the were-panther pride in Bon Temps’ neighboring town of Hotshot, Crystal is bound by her people’s laws to mate with her half-brother (ewww!) and keep the panther lineage pure. The problem is that Crystal, though rough around the edges like the rest of her white-trash kin, doesn’t relish the prospect of inbreeding with her kind when the delectable Jason Stackhouse is just within paw’s reach. Her panther pop may dictate that there will be no interspecies mingling with the hunky human, but Crystal’s plenty hot for mixing the gene pool! Jason certainly has a bad track record with women. They’re either V-crazed junkies  or prudish, vamp-baiting Evangelicals. But maybe things could work out with Miss Kitty. After all, Sookie had a flirtation with Alcide the hunky werewolf. And with Joe Manganiello set to return as a regular next season, odds are Alcide will complicate the Bill-Sookie-Eric triangle even further, so maybe Jason should hook up with the panther girl. Everyone in Bon Temps seems to have a supernatural secret anyway! I’m not terribly impressed by Crystal even though her loyalty to her people is admirable.  Jason’s no brain surgeon, but I think he could do better. Still, I do like panthers. I think they’re majestic creatures and certainly have a sexy, dangerous allure. This new storyline reminds me of the 1982 film Cat People, which starred Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell. As in True Blood, the panther siblings of the film played by Kinski and McDowell were destined to mate or be doomed to kill any humans with whom they dared make love.  I’d have to say that the panthers are sexier than the werewolves, in animal form, anyway. Wolves hunt in packs, but panthers sneak up on their prey, so I expect some tense moments coming up in season four if Jason’s were-panther story continues. Still, they can’t beat the transformation scene from Cat People. It was far cooler than Crystal’s shifting. See for yourself (Note: there’s a flash of nudity).

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