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. 

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Not being able to find Eric, Bill remembered that he has Warlow’s blood in him, too. I thought Sarah Newlin might be walking to the top of the facility to jump off it and commit suicide before the vamps caught her, but no, she was heading there to manually open the roof. As she did, we saw that Bill was lying on the ground and the vampires in that room were all feeding on him. Well, except for Steve Newlin, who was like the runt of the litter who couldn’t work his way to a nipple.  (As @TrueBloodNet pointed out on Twitter: If Bill could get into the room, why couldn't he just let the vamps out? Though it was daylight, so they wouldn't have been able to leave the compound sans blood without a logistical nightmare.)

Eric got there and grabbed Steve by the throat. Bill said to let Steve have his blood, but Eric said Steve was a turncoat. Steve looked up and saw Sarah at the roof. “I love you… Jason Stackhouse!” he yelled. Ha. He burst into flames and then into a puddle of blood. After Ginger finished screaming, Eric told Pam he’d saved her Finn. “You take such good care of me,” she said.

Arlene’s memory of Terry was nice because it showed him calm and happy. They always worked as a couple because they took turns being the rock, which he was the night Mikey was born. She was nervous about raising another child, feeling guilty for thinking he could be evil, and she couldn’t get him to breastfeed. Terry got Arlene to breathe and Mikey ate. “I love this family. I love it so much,” Terry told Arlene. “We love you, too,” she said.

Back at Vamp Camp, all the vamps who’d fed on Bill were high and dancing around -- including Pam, whose partner was Finn’s corpse. “Have we killed everyone who needs to be killed?” Pam asked. All except one, Jason said. The bloody Lilith trio appeared to Bill. Ugh. Can’t we get rid of them?

While Big John Dickerson sang “Life Matters” at Terry’s funeral, Jason ran down Sarah, who’d made it to her car and grabbed a gun. She said she was doing God’s work, and if Jason killed her, he’d be punished. Jason decided to play her game: If she can talk to God, then why can’t he talk to Jesus? “Big J” told him to tell Sarah she was “an average f---in’ lay.” He had the gun at her throat but decided he doesn’t want anymore blood on his hands, not even hers. He told her to leave. That represents growth for Jason, and Sarah is too fun a character to lose, but still, I’m guessing there’ll be some fans mad she didn’t meet her maker.

NEXT: Where do we go from here?

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