Posts Tagged ‘Antonia-Gavelan’

Nelsan Ellis did a masterful job of acting the part of Mavis, the tortured ghost.

August 21 – Bill swipes Sookie out of Alcide’s arms and saves her from her bullet wound by feeding her his blood. When she comes to, however, all she can think of is saving Eric from the clutches of Antonia Gavelan, which is enough to send Alcide running. Still, she thanks Bill for saving her and the two exchange meaningful looks. The taste of Bill’s blood stirs up old feelings and Sookie has a sexy dream in which she settles a fight over her between Eric and Bill by tempting them into a three-way. She points out that it’s sexist for them to insist that she has to choose between them when if there were two women involved they would learn to share. When Sook wakes up from the dream she realizes she needs to first find Eric before she can sort out their triangle with Bill.  Eric is under the complete control of Antonia, who plans to use him at an upcoming vampire tolerance festival to show vamp-friendly humans how dangerous the bloodsuckers really are. When Nan Flanagan comes to town for the festival, Jessica cries her eyes out to her about her messy love life, reminding the droll vampire publicist why she never became a maker herself. Bill brings Nan up to speed on the witch war and Eric’s disappearance and she joins him and Jess in getting silvered during the daytime. A grouchy Nan is not pleased with Bill’s performance as king. After Hoyt finishes packing Jessica’s stuff in a box, Lafayette, possessed by Mavis the ghost haunting baby Mikey, pushes his way with Mikey and the weird doll in tow. Flashing a gun, Mavis reclaims “her” home, managing to fend off Andy and Jason, who notices how V has jacked up Andy’s strength as he holds down Terry after he and Arlene show up at the house. Arlene is savvy enough to bring Jesus on the scene and the sensitive brujo lowers Mavis’s defenses, using his magic to help her remember that she and her baby were buried under a tree in the front yard. Digging up the makeshift grave, Jesus reunites a grateful Mavis with her dead baby in the after life. It turns out that Andy isn’t the only one taking V. Debbie, slowly unraveling over her nagging doubts about Alcide and Sookie, buys some V from a street pusher. She then visits Sookie and offers her help in fighting the witches. Sookie reads Deb’s thoughts and decides she’s telling the truth. I’m not convinced. Nevertheless, Debbie agrees to help Sookie rescue Eric from Antonia by distracting the witch with an offer to support her war against the vampires, giving Sookie a chance to sneak into the Moongoddess Emporium. She discovers from Eric that Antonia is plotting to assassinate Bill at the Tolerance Festival, and is confronted at gunpoint by Tara, who tells her through their psychic bond where Bill is and that Antonia is holding the coven captive.Tara tells Sookie to charge her to distract Antonia with a commotion, allowing Sook and Debbie, who tried to double-cross Sookie, to escape. Antonia takes Eric and leaves the coven members trapped in Moongoddess with a spell that makes every door handle hot as molten lava to the touch. Sam and Luna have a nice camping trip with Emma. Meanwhile, Marcus gives Tommy an invitation for Sam to meet him to work their differences out. When Tommy shifts into Sam and shows up in his place, he’s knocked bloody by Marcus’s pack mates until Alcide steps in before they kill him. That Tommy is one dumb shifter! Hoyt asks Jason to deliver Jessica’s things to her and, sure enough, the two end up doing it wildly in the back of Jason’s pickup truck to the strains of a Taylor Swift song. Classy! At the tolerance festival, Bill takes the stage after Nan to make a speech while Eric breaks in with Antonia, who hexes Bill’s guards to beef up her ranks. Soon, pandemonium erupts as the sheriffs rip through the startled crowd, sending bodies flying while Eric makes a beeline for Bill. “Run!,” screams Sookie.

Will Jason ever learn to control his carnal urges? Hopefully no.

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Can Alcide really stay away from Sookie? Don't bet on it!

August 14 – Jason tackles Jessica and pulls her back into the house to keep her from burning in the sun. At first Jess attacks him, but realizes he saved her when Antonia’s spell wears off. Then the two become impassioned. Bill is grateful to Jason for saving Jessica and laying silver on her again to protect against more spells from Antonia, but he asks Officer Stackhouse to let them rest up. Jessica can no longer deny her feelings for Jason and dreams that she breaks up with Hoyt, killing him when he becomes a whining wuss, then has sex with Jason in his truck. The reality is far different when she tells Hoyt their relationship is over.  He rages against her and revokes his invitation to her, sending her flying out of the house. When she tells Jason – who’s clad in a tight tank and painted-on jeans — about dumping Hoyt, he kicks her out, too, and cools his libido by doing push-ups. Officer Stackhouse later checks out the bloody remains of Mrs. Fortenberrry’s vampire neighbor and is appalled when Andy nearly licks the blood off the ground. Bill shows up to do some damage control PR when the local media covers the vampire’s apparent suicide and the newscast enrages Antonia, who is frustrated that her spell only killed a single vamp. Bill calls the Moongoddess Emporium to set up a meeting to work out a truce between their warring camps. Antonia agrees to meet him at a nearby cemetery at midnight. How appropriate!  Tommy breaks into Mrs. Fortenberry’s home and swipes her jewelry to pass himself off as her to get a windfall from the oil company guy but learns that the death of Maxine’s neighbor has freed up the house next to hers, lessening the value of her payoff. Whom will Tommy impersonate next? Sam is preoccupied with Luna’s ex, the wolf pack leader Marcus, who’s not keen on Sam hanging out with his little girl. Luna threatens to report Marcus to his parole officer. The werewolf gives Sam a not-so-subtle threat of his own. Marcus may be itching for a fight with Sam, but he forbids his pack from interfering in the escalating war between the vampires and the witches, reminding his pack mates that vampires are a dangerous threat to wolves. Alcide helps him subdue one hot-headed young werewolf who refuses to obey Marcus’s orders and promises Debbie he won’t see Sookie since she’s so involved with vamps. We all know that’s one promise Alcide is unable to keep. Sookie’s too preoccupied to think about Alcide, Bill or anyone else because she’s busy making love with Eric over and over again. After removing Eric’s silver bindings, she lets him feed on her to regain his strength then drinks his blood at his insistence so they can be united forever. In the afterglow of their marathon couplings, Sookie isn’t so sure that forever exists for anyone and tells Eric they need to support Bill in his campaign against the witches. A dream reveals to Lafayette that the black woman he’s seen visiting baby Mike had a child who was killed by its father, a wealthy white man who wanted to keep its existence a secret. When Lafayette awakens, the woman possesses him and promptly kidnaps Mikey!

What will Arlene do when she realizes Mikey's gone missing?

When Bill and Antonia meet at the cemetery, they each reveal they brought back-up and a fierce battle erupts. In the melee, Bill forbids Pam from killing Tara– ever – but is himself overpowered by Antonia’s minions bearing silver and a cross. Sookie uses her fairy blast to ward off a coven member but is then shot! Alcide, ever her gallant guardian, shows up and scoops her up into his powerful arms unaware that Debbie had been shadowing him in wolf form. Eric exhibits his savage nature during the battle and corners Antonia for a rematch, only to be hexed yet again. What will the sorceress do to the Viking warrior next?

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We can all agree that Antonia the Spanish witch is one angry lady. She has plenty of reason to hate vampires. During the Spanish Inquisition she was fed on, raped and burned by vamps disguised as priests in the Catholic church. Not surprisingly, now that she has inhabited Marnie’s body she is hell-bent on getting retribution on all the undead citizens of the world! We Truebies may sympathize with her plight but it’s hard not to view her as a villainess, especially the way the talented Fiona Shaw is interpreting her.  Shaw, portraying Marnie-as-Antonia, captures beautifully the fury and regal bearing of the ancient sorceress gone mad with a thirst for vengeance. Now, on True Blood we’re accustomed to viewing vampires in a more multidimensional way and we recognize, just like Sookie and other “fangbangers,” that vamps come in many colors, personalities and characters. As sorry as we are for Antonia, she kind of creeps us out. In this scene from Sunday’s episode, Tara, who can relate to Antonia’s victimization by vamps, begins to sense that the witch’s plot is more about murdering vampires than protecting humans from them. Will she rebel against the coven’s plans, and if so, will Antonia let her get away with it? We all know what happened to the last person who betrayed the coven.

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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