Well, this episode did not disappoint!
Tara managed to escape her Vampire Bride destiny, at least for now. However, a mace to the head would not have been my first choice. Don't we all know by now that you need to sever the head from the body if you want to kill a vampire without staking him? It looks like Franklin will recover from his bludgeoning, at least that's what the preview seemed to show. I'm okay with that. I wasn't done with his brand of crazy yet!
What was Bill thinking? Did he honestly think that he would succeed in staking Russell? All he got for his efforts was a sentence of being put to death by Lorena. But we did get to hear one of the most interesting conversations we've ever heard between them. We got a much bigger glimpse into Lorena's character and her history makes her a bit more pitiable, but I don't feel bad for her. She finally got to sink her teeth into Sookie and if there ever was a time for her powers to suddenly work, this was it! I mean, her life was in more danger at the end of tonight's episode than it has been the two times her powers worked.
The unexpected pleasant surprise of this episode was Alcide. Not only did we get to see him in his wolf form for the first time (a white wolf, awesome!), we got a good view of him period. ;-) It looks like Tara and Alcide will most likely be taking Sookie to the hospital. After, what looks like, Bill feeding on her. I can't say I'm surprised after seeing Bill's state.
I definitely need to take a moment to talk about the Queen. After watching her tonight, I can't imagine how she became Queen in the first place. She's not overly strong, she's not very old, and most importantly, she's not clever. Russell and Eric got the upper hand far too easily and now have her right where they want her. But how does capturing the Queen solve Eric's problem with the magistrate. It doesn't seem like he's any closer to rescuing Pam. Unless Russell is going to turn her in for selling vampire blood and take her territory that way?
The preview for the rest of the season looks amazing and I can't wait to see how everything will play out!