True Blood recap: A Place in the Sun

Terry’s funeral is a tearjerker, while Eric and Bill have different priorities at Vamp Camp
Ep. 09 | Aired Aug 11, 2013

SWEET DREAMS Before he bolted, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) healed Jason with his blood. 


When Bill arrived at Vamp Camp, he saw the carnage Eric had left in his wake. Eric, whose face and neck were blood-soaked (still hot!), had taken body parts with him to work his way through the secure compound. When he got to Dr. Overlark, he grabbed him by the crotch and, as previously mentioned, tore off his penis and tossed it to the ground. That’s right up there with Eric ripping a heart out and drinking from it like a Capri Sun. Eric said he’d be back in 10 minutes to make sure he bled out. Overlark just had to lie there, in an ever-growing puddle of blood, and stare at his manhood.

Eric freed male gen pop, so they could take care of their human captors. One vampire wouldn’t leave. He said his maker was in the drawer. It was the guy who’d tried to steal Steve Newlin’s Tru Blood. Eric saw the signs of the Hep V on him and told the vampire that his maker was going to die a horrible death. He could stay and watch or leave, because he was free.

After we listened to the preacher talk about Terry’s love for his family at the funeral, we went back to Vamp Camp, where Overlark told Bill that Northman had done this to him. He begged Bill to kill him, and Bill obliged after Overlark said he had hurt Jessica. Bill stomped on his head. Again, gross. But also awesome.

It’s when Andy spoke at Terry’s funeral that we started to see how reverently the show’s writers were treating this exit. Andy talked about Terry coming back from the war and telling him “War’s not a game.” Like everyone listening to Andy, I started to tear up. We flashed back to Terry living at Fort Bellefleur, and Andy saying he’d keep coming there until Terry wanted to talk. He needed to know which beer Terry liked, because he was mixing and matching, which was driving the folks at the liquor store crazy. Terry spoke: He liked the beer he’d had in the service, Raging Bitch. He told Andy he might have to special order it, which Andy was willing to do because what Terry had done for our country was special. “You have no idea what I did for this country,” Terry said.

NEXT: Eric wants us all to have good dreams

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