True Blood Spellbound S04E08 (HBO)

Season 4 poster, via Wikipedia

This series is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris. It tells the story of how humans and vampires co-exist in a small southern town. This show has an addictive quality. After the third season started, I bought all of the books and read them. They were quite good, albeit short. The TV series is quite faithful to the books, which is always nice. There are some differences and the ‘adult’ factor makes for something that is interesting to watch on American TV.

Thanks to the books, there will be a lot of material available for the screenwriters for the story arcs in this show.

The series is adapted by Alan Ball. He also produced it. Alan Ball is the man behind Six Feet Under. The setting is interesting as well. Thanks to HBO, the show does have some mature content. It makes the whole thing more interesting.

New Orleans and Louisiana are a hotbed for vampire fiction. Lestat of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice makes the city his home.

The fourth season is off to a rocking start, as you’d expect from such a good show. Many of the the plotlines from Dead to the World have been integrated into the show. Naturally, there are enough differences to make the show worthwhile to watch, even for people who have read all of the Southern Vampire Mysteries,.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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I like to watch True Blood episodes in batches. After I finished reading all of the Southern Vampire Mysteries, I was pretty happy to see True Blood return. You quickly forget how good this show is, but just like all of the previous episodes, this one is an incredible one. The story eases you in before ending with a bang. It turns out that Sookie went missing for over a year and a lot has changed since she left.

Her time in Faerie wasn’t happy, as they use their glamor to manipulate humans. Back on the earthly plane, things have moved on quite rapidly. Tara has left, Jason is a cop, Bill is a King, and Eric is Eric. I can see how they have woven in elements of the book, Dead to the World, into this storyline.

Things are accelerating quite nicely and heading towards a fulcrum. Everyone is getting involved and I have to say that this episode was pretty good.

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Jessica is about to walk into the sun. She’s spellbound. She’s burning up. Jason comes running and saves her from damnation. He wraps her up. She bares her fangs and attacks her. She was about to strike, but she stops. She kisses him.

They make out a bit and then Jason brings her down to the cells. Bill is there. He’s relieved that Jessica is alive and well. Bill asks Jason to overlook the death of Bucky the bodyguard. He does it for Jessica, because she killed him. Jason had to shoot one of his guards.

The werewolves are having some meeting. The wolf in charge isn’t stupid. He tells his pack to stay out of the fight.

Sam goes to see Luna. He tells her that Tommy is gone. Sam says that he can forgive Tommy for killing his folks, because they abused him, but he can’t forgive him for what he did to Luna. Emma wants to play with Sam.

Sookie is removing the silver from Eric. Eric is pretty weak. He hasn’t fed in a while and True Blood won’t help. Sookie offers her own blood. He drinks and then offers his own blood to Sookie. He says that they will be one.

Jessica tells Hoyt that she wants to move out. She says that it isn’t enough. She’s got a hunger inside of her.

-If you don’t love me, I’ll die.
-Then die!
Hoyt and Jessica

I want you to bite me and fuck me at the same time.
Jason

This was a dream. Jessica wakes up. A donor is there to let her drink.

Andy and Jason are investigating the sole vamp that went into the sun. Andy is about to lose control and eat up the vampire goo. Jason has to tell him to control himself.

Bill comes to see Bula Carter’s crime scene.

Are vampire suicides common?
Reporter

Bill has a statement to deliver. He has to glamor the reporter.

Eric is all healed up. They step into the shower together. It starts to snow. It must be a dream. There is a bed in a glen. It’s snowing. They start to make love on it. They make love for a while. Eric wants to run away with Sookie, but she says that they must stay behind to stand with his King.

Antonia doesn’t like what she sees on TV. A single vampire died. Bill calls for Antonia. He wants peace. He wants to meet at the cemetery in Bon Temps. It’s a trap, obviously.

Tommy is stealing some stuff from some house. It’s Mrs. Fortenberry. He skinchanges into her and goes to Merlotte to discuss with the rep who wants to buy her land. He gets $5,700. He thought he was getting a lot more.

I met a couple of really nice bitches.
Debbie

Lafayette catches the ghost singing in French to Mikey in the kitchen. Later he dreams of her. She’s the owner of the ugly doll. Some white guy killed her baby and sister. He was the father and a married a man. She comes to see Lafayette and possesses him.

Jessica tells Hoyt that they made a mistake moving in together. Hoyt gets nasty and makes her cry blood. He tells her to get back. He takes back his invitation. She can’t come inside anymore.

Debbie wants to stay in this pack. She wants Alcide to stay away from Sookie and her vampire troubles. Alcide can’t argue with that.

Eric and Sookie come to see Bill. They want to fight. Bill wants to keep her safe, but Sookie won’t have it.

Marcus’ ex is Luna. He comes by and catches Sam eating with his family. Emma doesn’t want Sam to leave. Sam just stepped in it.

Jessica comes to see Jason. She tells him that she broke up with Hoyt. Jason revokes his invitation as well. She is cast out once again.

Lafayette comes to see the Bellefleurs. He came for Mikey.

Bill meets with Antonia. Neither of them has come alone. Tara and Sookie are on opposite sites. Antonia calls forth a fog. The vamps have come with their human slaves. Tara takes out one of the vampires. Pam is about to kill Tara. Bill saves Tara.

Alcide comes looking for Sookie. Debbie is following him. Sookie sees the vampire warrior in Eric. When Sookie is accosted by a witch, she inadvertently uses her light powers and casts him away.

Then she is shot. Eric and Bill stop fighting, but Bill gets silvered. Antonia casts another spell on Eric. The witch makes Eric her slave.

Sookie is hurt badly. Alcide finds her and rescues her.

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