'True Blood' - 'Beautifully Broken' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 21st 2010 5:20AM
(S03E02) "You're going to invite me in, so I can protect you. Or have passionate primal sex with you. How about both?" - Eric to Sookie
Hmmm ... well, just like in a few other franchises, the vampires and the werewolves don't get along so well in 'True Blood.' We started this episode with Bill killing a few wolves and biting off an ear. They jumped right into the gore (and, of course, I loved it). Then got into Eric's explanation to Sookie about the "Nazi werewolves."
I think that's the first time I've heard that phrase, but Eric said these wolves pre-date World War II, and they're not ordinary wolves. "They're organized, well funded, highly trained and fueled by vampire blood." Something tells me that real-life wars would have a different outcome if they were fought by vampires and werewolves -- though having just watched 'The Pacific,' maybe not. Things were gruesome enough with humans. But I digress. ...
I've said it before, but it takes a strong girl to fend off Eric's advances. You can tell that even though Sookie says she's Bill's, she's considering what it would be like with Eric. And is it just me, or is there more to Eric's statement that Sookie shouldn't underestimate herself, that her life is too valuable to throw away? It sounds like he knows something about her that goes beyond wanting to jump in the sack with her.
The whole situation with Jessica and the dead guy and Hoyt is comical and heartbreaking and romantic. I just hope Hoyt can convince her that she won't kill him. I think that's what she's afraid of. Plus, now she's got a missing body to deal with. I'm really glad she didn't have to use the chainsaw on the dead guy, though. I'm not sure how she would have gotten through that if she had trouble dealing with his decaying body. Hey, at least Lysol would have a brand new use for its ad campaigns. "Spray away those rotting body odors!"
I still think Tara is a whiny drama queen and wish Lafayette had let her off herself. But she does pack a pretty mean punch. Plus, now we've got Franklin Mott on the scene. We'll see where that all leads.
The Vampire King has quite the palatial digs, but I'm guessing that Bill being the sheriff of Mississippi Area Two (the world's only cactus plantation) isn't really an option. At least, it didn't seem that way. But the feast didn't seem all that bad -- warm blood bisque infused with rose petals, blood gelato -- and who knew that chilled, carbonated blood could be cruelty-free and willingly donated? "Note the citrusy finish. This one ate only tangerines for weeks."
Well, now we know a little more about Sam's biological family. His mom and brother are shapeshifters, too. Tommy's ticked that no one told him about Sam. They make a cute pair of dogs. And his dad really, really needs some new underwear. How about boxers?
So, do you think Lorena is dead? I'm guessing not. Also, what do you think the deal is with Jessica's dead guy? I'd mention Snoop Dogg's tribute to Sookie, but the less said about that, the better.
A few quotes:
"Cooter? Seriously?" - Bill, on the werewolf's silly name
Bill: "These wolves do your bidding?"
Vampire King: "Unfortunately, not as well as I'd hoped."
Eric: "Here's what I know about werewolves: there's a reason their existence has remained merely a myth to humans for thousands of years. They're territorial, vicious, pathologically secretive."
Sookie: "Boy, does that sound familiar."
Jessica: "How do you stop?"
Pam: "I think about cryin' children with soggy diapers. Also maggots."
"Please don't do that. Makes me feel ... disturbingly human." - Eric, when Sookie starts to cry
Jason: "There's werewolves?"
Jason: "Shit. Bigfoot? Is he real, too?"
Sookie: "I dunno. I guess it's possible."
Sookie: "Jason! Focus!"
"This is Jesus. He's a Mexican, but he ain't raped me yet." - Ruby, introducing her healthcare worker to Lafayette and Tara
"He spits in my food through them rotten cheese teeth." - Ruby, on Jesus
"I keep expectin' Bill to come through that door and say '... Sookayyy!'" - Sookie to Jason
Terry, handing Sookie a gun. "You know how to use one of these?"
Sookie: "I ain't that blonde. Thanks, Terry."
Terry: "Hey, I've always liked you, and I'd miss you if you got killed. Just so you know."
"1958 Plymouth Fury. You know, that's the same car they used in 'Christine.' Stephen King? Horror movie?" - Sam to Tommy
"You are a real-life, honest-to-Jesus hero. You're the wind beneath my wings, man." - Jason to Andy
Jason: "I love you, Andy. You're my best friend."
Andy: "Now that's just sad."
"Ten reasons why you can trust me with your kids: Number one, I'm a nurturer. I found a baby armadillo by the side of the road, and I nursed it. Now it sleeps under my bed. His name's Felix. Number two, I have a diploma from anger management, where i learned talkin' about your feelings is the manly thing to do. Number three, I never killed nothin' by accident." - Andy to Arlene
Eric: "Invite me in ... now."
Sookie: "Mr. Northman, would you please come in?"