We’re only one episode away from the season finale for season four of True Blood and in fitting with previous seasons, this over-the-top, interspecies program is getting out of control.
We last left off with Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), and Pam (Kristen Bauer) walking in a slow motion line, holding bazookas, ready to blow up the Moon Goddess emporium with Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Tara (Rutina Wesley) inside. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) had made it into the building, but the best big bro ever, Jason (Ryan Kwanten), was stuck outside.
Crazy Marnie/Antonia (Fiona Shaw) was having a serious identity crisis; Marnie wasn’t letting Antonia go no matter what goat demon Jesus had to say. With her clan of misfit witch sympathizers being held hostage, she was more than ready to let the whole building go down in flames. Fortunately for those involved, Jason Stackhouse has one of his shining moments as an individual and puts the vampires to a stop.
Jason rightfully points out to Bill and Eric that they basically owe their lives to Sookie. It only took Beel a second to remember that he loves Sookeh forever, and that they were clearly making a mistake. They make a deal to trade themselves for her, Pam shoots the building to save the vampire boys, and Jason is caught in the flames, to be once again saved by Jessica.
Inside the emporium, one of the ignorant witch groupies tries to attack Marnie, who promptly stabs her in the stomach, resulting in her death and the perfect opportunity for Jesus and Lafayette to form a plan. Everyone’s favorite male nurse and his boo drag the body into the bathroom to “save her,” knowing she was already dead. Jesus then puts his “brujo” abilities to the test to stop Marnie’s magic.
While the vampires are roaming around the emporium, Marnie decides she’s going to kill them now by dragging them into her barricade of harnessed sunlight. The vampires are hilariously being pulled towards it quite animatedly, despite Jason’s best efforts to save Bill (why not Jessica, Jason?), and Jesus uses his goat powers to free Antonia. Then, Sookie remembers that she’s a supernatural being and uses her fearie powers to stop all of the magic.
The second Bill and Eric realize the barricade is gone, they promptly rush in and aim their guns. When Sookie explains that most of them are innocent hostages, they’re ready to take down Marnie. This is when the best moment in True Blood history happens. Some redneck witch-lover steps in front of Marnie, and Eric rips out his heart and then proceeds to sip on his aorta like he’s drinking a chocolate milkshake.
Lastly, King Bill shoots Marnie, putting an end to the frustrating madness.
In other Bon Temps news, Sam (Sam Trammell) is still perturbed about the death of his brother via Marcus (Dan Buran), so he and his hitman Alcide (Joe Manganiello) take him out. Sam beats him up pretty badly, which seems odd, seeing as how a werewolf pack leader should be stronger than a random shifter, but whatever. Mr. Merlotte chooses to let him live, Marcus abuses his survival to attack Sam when his back’s turned, and Alcide therefore steps on Marcus’s neck, crushing his windpipe and ending his life.
The very last aspect of this episode involves Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), who was last seen abandoned in the woods by cousin Terry (Todd Lowe). Upon his return, he’s met by a very shady faerie who takes advantage of the sheriff, who’s “handsome and strong,” according to her. She definitely seemed to have some tricks up her sleeve, and the pilot episode hinted toward antagonism in those faeries. I can only assume they will be bad news in the upcoming finale.
The episode had a seemingly wrapped-up ending, until the last moment, when the ghost of Marnie embodies Lafayette the medium. Which honestly, we really should’ve seen coming.
What will happen in the season finale? Will they have to kill Lafayette? Will they completely ignore Hoyt (Jim Parrack) again, like they did this week? Most importantly – will Sookie end up with Bill or Eric? Check back next week!