True Blood recap: The Ultimatum

While Sookie decides whether to save her friends or herself, Sarah Newlin has her craziest scene yet
Ep. 08 | Aired Aug 4, 2013

THE BRIDE Sookie (Anna Paquin) has agreed to be Warlow's. Will she really follow through?

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You can tell we're getting to the end of the season (just two episodes left after this one), because the vamps are finally in the circular room awaiting the sun, Sookie has decided she'll be Warlow's fairy-vampire bride, and Sarah Newlin is off the rails. Let's dig in.

We opened with Bill asking a grieving Eric to help him save the vamps. Eric was in no mood. If Bill’s read was right, Eric picked a fight -- by telling Bill he was too weak to get Sookie to give him Warlow -- because Eric no longer cares if he lives or dies. Evoking Godric’s name? Ouch, Bill. Bill raised Eric so he was levitating, and Alexander Skarsgard somehow managed to taunt Bill further with a straight face. Was it immortality that Eric couldn’t handle, or was he embarrassed that he had, for once, believed in something other than himself? Bill slammed Eric to the floor and told him to get out of his house. Eric said he was already gone and bolted.

Over at the werewolves’ compound, Rikki challenged Alcide for packmaster. Danielle seconded her, as did a tall blonde we’ll never see again. A man named Kenneth said what we were all thinking about Rikki picking a fight with Alcide: “You outta your f---in’ mind, bitch?” Rikki said she knew she’d get her ass kicked but that Alcide wouldn’t finish her off. She was right. Rikki lived. But goodbye, Shreveport werewolf story line! No one will miss you. Just to confirm that:

In Vamp Camp, Violet, the No. 1 who claimed Jason, asked him what he’d done to get himself tossed in prison. He left Jessica’s name out of it and just said he’d done the governor’s girlfriend. Violet told him she plans on drinking from him whenever she wants to and no, she won’t be passing him around because she was raised Catholic (in medieval times) and believes in God and the sanctity of their union. He’s hers, and hers alone -- now and forever. Gulp.

Sookie returned to the cemetery and to Warlow. She tied him up, fed him from her wrist, and then asked him how he’d feel about doing a favor, a “biggie,” for Bill. Warlow wasn’t exactly interested, seeing as how Bill wants to kill him. Sookie said she’d make that part of the deal -- that Warlow lives. Warlow wants his own condition then: If he helps Bill save Sookie’s vampire friends, she agrees to be his. He’s loved her for nearly 6,000 years (no, Warlow, you haven’t), and he wants to start his eternity with her now. Sookie said she’d need some time to think about it and came back into our dimension talking to herself about how all men are incapable of just wanting to date her. Eric was lurking behind a tree and began feeling around for the entrance to Warlow’s side.

NEXT: Alcide and Sam make up

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