Best part of the episode...we finally get to meet Alcide Herveaux!
Even though I'm all for Sookie and Eric getting together, while reading the books I also fell a little bit in love with True Blood's resident werewolf (doesn't every town need a resident werewolf?), Alcide. Regardless of the fact that he has some major ex baggage, he's still a great distraction from the fact that Bill's been kidnapped (not that I miss him).
Anyway, back to this week's episode.
Of course the main focus again was the disappearance of Bill Compton. Eric and Sookie were almost able to get some information out of the werewolf that broke into Sookie's house, but all they were able to get, through Sookie's telepathy, was "Jackson" as in Mississippi. Luckily for Sookie, Eric knows a strong, handsome werewolf bodyguard to keep her safe on her trip east. We also get to learn a little bit more about Bill's past with one of his captor's, Lorena and his wife from his human life AND a teeny bit more of a hint that maybe Bill wasn't in Bon Temps and HAPPENED to meet Sookie, but that he was there with purpose. Hopefully Sookie is careful on her quest to find Bill. We wouldn't want anything bad to happen to her over someone who may or may not be actually in love with her.
Moving along, we all knew after last week that something was about to go down between Franklin and Tara, and in true Alan Ball/HBO/True Blood fashion, we are treated to a pretty intense sex scene between the two (speaking of which, I'm not even going to rehash the violent hate sex between Lorena and Bill ending the episode). At least Tara and Sookie had a touching makeup at Eggs' funeral. It wasn't all naughty sex for her this week!
And finally, as per usual, some of my favorite moments star the lovable, albeit not too intelligent, Jason in all his glory. I love that he has finally figured out what he wants to do with his life (become a cop) and I love his theory that if a question is on the sample test, it won't be on the real test, so why study it? If only that were true! Judging by previews for next week, Jason will find a way to get around that pesky test with Andy Bellefleur.
So here's what I've decided about season 3 of True Blood. Rather than simply adapting the third book of the series "Club Dead", as they more or less did for seasons 1 and 2, it seems as though they're combining a few of the books into one season. Which I get, considering there are 10 books as of now, and it's pretty unlikely that there will be 10 seasons of the show. But who knows, maybe I'm wrong. Although, there have been a lot of things showing up this season that don't happen until much farther along in the series. We shall see where the crazy humans, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, etc in Bon Temps and, now, Jackson, Mississippi take us over the next 9 episodes.
Until next time... xo
Title quote: Eric Northman, "True Blood"