8:49pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'True Blood': Eric and Sookie Earned That Full Moon (Video)
[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Sunday’s "I Wish I Was the Moon" episode.]
The full moon typically belongs to the weres and shifters on HBO’s True Blood. But after Sunday’s episode, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Sookie (Anna Paquin) took back the night for good old-fashioned lovin’.
We felt the ground tremble last week when the two star-crossed lovers kissed, but we’re pretty sure the fan reaction to the couple’s love scene would probably register off the Richter scale.
We have to say that the scene was well earned for both the characters and their fans. The two have been on a collision course since the first season. Eric’s memory loss has acted like a reset button as he’s forgotten all the hate that has built up since Godric (Allan Hyde) changed him and his family were brutally killed. What’s left is a man who never wanted the life he was given and in effect never lived it.
At the same time, Sookie was finally in the right place to receive Eric in this newfound state. No longer Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) human and pretty much alone in the world as everyone around her has either died or moved on to their own very difficult lives, Eric’s plain honesty moves her. After all the posturing, politics, and lies that Bill subjected her to, spellbound Eric arrived at the right place and the right time.
So, what of Bill? Does he still resonate for fans? Does his releasing of Eric cleanse him of his sins? For some reason, we can’t believe that Bill and Sookie are over. Can you?
And what will become of Eric when his memory is restored? Will all the hatred come rushing back? Will his will for revenge against the witches wash away all the innocence he displays now?
Sookie’s gran warned her (and therefore us) in the last episode that this is all temporary and she seemed worried that her granddaughter was falling in love. If Sookie didn’t heed the warning, shouldn’t we?
In the world of True Blood, nothing ever stays uncomplicated. And we have to know that the producers will throw a wrench in Sookie and Eric’s budding romance. Yet, there’s one thing we are also sure of: Sookie and Eric will always own that perfect, sexy, romantic moment under a full moon.
If things were to change once Eric gets his memory back, would that scene under the full moon be enough for you, too?
Other quick thoughts on the episode:
-- Marnie (Fiona Shaw) in full witch mode? So good.
-- Pam (Kristen Bauer van Straten) attacks Tara (Rutina Wesley)! We kind of don’t want to know what falls off Pam as a result of the attack. Yuck. We’re sure Tara will be fine.
-- Arlene’s (Carrie Preston) baby and that creepy doll mystery gets creepier. Who was that woman behind the tree? Another ghost witch?
-- We expected Tommy (Marshal Allman) would shift into Sam (Sam Trammell), but we hoped it would be more purposeful. We’re only slightly interested to see where Tommy takes it, but we expect it will have something to do with stealing money of some kind. Other than killing his parents, Tommy doesn’t seem to have a terribly “menacing” vibe to him.
-- As far as Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), is anyone else kind of tired of the uses of possession in this season? Does any witch, or brujo in this case, just have their own power anymore?
-- If Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) also got it on tonight, it would have been a worthwhile double feature. We guess the producers really didn’t want to take any of Sookie and Eric’s thunder from them.
Watch writer Raelle Tucker and director Jeremy Podeswa discuss the episode below.
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