True Blood Season 7, Episode 7: May Be The Last Time
Airdate: August 3, 2014
Summary by: Sarabeth Pollock
We’re back in Dallas as Eric interrogates Amber about Sarah’s whereabouts. Eric’s tactics aren’t working, so Mr. Gus steps in and asks about an antidote to the virus. Amber tells Mr. Gus that Sarah’s name is now Newme, and “she’s a good person.” She lets it slip that Sarah is the cure. Eric points out that Sarah’s disease killed her boyfriend and Maker, Jeremy, and set fire to their happiness. If Sarah is the cure, then Amber needs to share that information with them. Amber goes all Exorcist on Eric and refuses to answer his question, so he stakes her in a rage. “Fuck!” Mr. Gus yells.
Andy and Holly arrive at Fort Bellefleur looking for Adilyn and Wade. They aren’t there. Andy calls the kids perverts and in violation of the curfew. Andy tries calling Adilyn but they quickly discover that her cell phone is in the treehouse.
Jessica and Sookie sit with Bill. They’re amazed at how quickly the Hep-V is spreading in him. Sookie wonders if the disease is spreading so fast because she’s Fae. Jessica’s phone starts ringing but she doesn’t want to answer it. Bill gets up to grab the phone. It’s Andy. He wants to know if Jessica can sense anything wrong with Adilyn. He makes Jessica promise that if she feels anything she’ll call him. Jessica asks him to call her if he finds her. Andy smiles and agrees. Holly hints that they might have gone to the lake house…in Oklahoma City. Andy vows to hug them, and then kill them.
Violet takes Adilyn and Wade to a huge house. She tells them that it’s a shame their parents don’t support their love. She used to screw her brother all the time. Violet reveals a huge room that rivals Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain…complete with a 19th century strap on. She bids them good night and tells them to “have fun fucking” after she kisses them both.
Bill’s disease starts to spread into his neck. Sookie refuses to believe that there’s no cure. She doesn’t accept it.
Keith, the vamp who saved Arlene, surprises her at Bellefleur’s at the end of the night. He says he’s there to see her home safely, to offer his protection. He reminds her that he’s 515, not the 25 she thinks he is. Arlene still believes that humans and vampires shouldn’t be together, but she doesn’t stop him when he kisses her. “Did that feel wrong?” he asked. “Yes,” she breathes. They kiss some more. Then he takes her to the pool table. Arlene doesn’t stop him when he rips her panties off right from underneath her jean shorts. As she climaxes, she wakes up in bed. It was all a dream.
Pam is furious with Eric for killing Amber. Sarah is the antidote. Their new mission is about capturing Sarah Newlin. Mr. Gus comes in with a business proposition, to capture Sarah and synthesize her blood—New Blood—so that they can cure everyone and rebuild the Tru Blood empire. He knows that they’ll need a vampire testimonial in order to regain trust, and Eric is incredibly handsome. He offers Eric 49% of the company. Eric pledges to help him. Mr. Gus will just have to trust him.
Bill is sound asleep. Jessica wants to stay with him, so Sookie suggests that she climb in bed with him. Jessica wants to know what Sookie is going to do to figure this out. Sookie meets people who don’t believe in miracles every day, but miracles happen every day and there’s one waiting for Bill. She just has to find it. “I hope you do,” she says.
While Bill sleeps, he has a dream that he’s back in 1855. His father tells him that he has to marry the Shelby girl. Bill does not want to do it. He’s young and he wants to go to California. Bill’s father tells him to do it for his mother so that their lands can combine in the future. His father describes her as “comely.”
Hoyt pulls up with his girlfriend. Arlene greets them at the door. She is sorry for his loss, and he’s sorry about Terry. He introduces his girlfriend, Brigette (Ashley Hinshaw). Hoyt asks about the ownership change. They tell Arlene that they’re safe up in Alaska because it’s always daylight at this time of year. The happy couple sits down and Hoyt orders. Arlene begins to suspect something is wrong when Hoyt forgets Jason’s name. She goes into the office and calls Jason (who is vacuuming in his boxer shorts). He tells her that he’s on his way, and that Hoyt doesn’t know who he is.
Adilyn and Wade are trying to figure out which of Violet’s love toys they should use. They have no idea what it does. She can read his mind and she sees that he’s not into any of the toys. They thank each other when they realize that they were doing this to please the other. She thought he was more experienced, but then they find out they were both virgins.
Jason arrives and sees Bridget. He approaches the table and introduces himself to Hoyt. You can tell Jason has no idea how to react. Hoyt says that none of this feels real. They invite him to stay for breakfast. Jason is totally uncomfortable sitting next to Hoyt’s girlfriend given his history, not to mention how much she looks like Crystal.
Dr. Ludwig arrives at Sookie’s house. She’s upset that Sookie didn’t have her go directly to Bill’s house.
Bill is still dreaming about meeting Caroline Shelby. He sees her for the first time and realizes that she’s beautiful. She was expecting an older, larger man. He was expecting a more comely woman. They know they’re being watched closely during this first meeting. They go for a walk.
Dr. Ludwig examines Bill and says that she’s blown away. Bill reveals that Sookie is half-Fae, which leads to her tale of seeing a vampire infected with Hep-V through his Fae lover. The disease took on an entirely different course. She wants to know more about Sookie’s lineage, and when Sookie reveals that Niall is her grandfather, Dr. Ludwig heads for the door. She doesn’t want anything to do with Niall’s line.
Jason watches as Hoyt and Brigette look at Mrs. Fortenberry’s body. He can’t take his eyes off Hoyt’s girl. You’d think he’d know better by now. Hoyt is heartbroken that he wasn’t there for his mother. He wishes he could have one more guilt trip from his mother. Brigette calls Jason into the room because she thinks Hoyt will feel better when he talks to someone who also knew is mother. Hoyt asks Jason how his mother died. Jason explains that the orthodontist got the townsfolk all riled up and took the law into their own hands. Jason tells a white lie and tells Hoyt that his mother was fighting with the good guys. Hoyt asks if Jason got the guy who killed her, and he says he did. Hoyt hugs him.
Sookie pays a visit to the cemetery. She sees Bill’s family’s grave markers. Sookie calls for Niall, reminding him that she’s never called upon him in other times and she needs him now. He doesn’t show up. “Fuck this,” she says, and she goes back home. Niall is rummaging around her kitchen. He asks her to make her spaghetti. While he eats, he tells Sookie that he was watching over her the whole time. Dr. Ludwig would have been afraid of their line because she’s a dwarf and they’re royalty, and over the years they have killed many of their kind. Niall knew Sookie was infected when she allowed Bill to drink her blood. He says he did, but he didn’t stop her because Bill isn’t right for her. Sookie says that if they’re so special, he should try to save Bill. He agrees.
Sarah arrives at the remains of the Light of Day Institute. All around her she hears the sounds of the past. She sees Jason catch a touchdown pass. He greets her with a smile, then he says that everyone dies alone, that Eric is coming for her and he’s going to kill her. Her number is up. Sarah says that he isn’t real. He pledges that he’ll see her in hell, but she doesn’t believe in hell. She tells herself to hold it together. Above her, Mr. Gus’s satellites find her image. He looks at the sleeping forms of Pam and Eric and lights his cigar in thought.
Sam talks to Arlene about the state of the town and how he wants to be a father to his baby girl. He doesn’t know what to do. He’s torn about making the right decision. Arlene pours them more drinks and she tells him that Bon Temps is the only place he’s ever stuck around. If he stays, could he be happy there without Nicole and the baby. If he can answer that, then that’s what he needs to do. Arlene says she fakes her happiness in hopes that one day the happiness becomes real.
Andy and Holly have arrived in Oklahoma City. They go inside, but the bed is still made. Andy is outside with tears in his eyes. Holly asks if Adilyn has any friends. When she sees Andy’s tears, she asks what’s wrong. He says that the lake looks so peaceful compared to their “fucked up reality” they live in. He can’t protect them from the dangers out there. This is all his fault. Adilyn ran because he was upset. Holly insists that they will get them back. She knows he doesn’t care for the Wiccan side of her, but she vows that their story will have a happy ending. She hugs him and he gives in to his tears.
Niall and Sookie approach Bill’s house. Niall wanders into the woods outside and tells her that they need to channel nature so that they can find some answers. He takes Sookie’s hands and together they fall into a purple haze. They go back and see Caroline deliver their first baby. “Wow,” Niall says of the spectacle. Niall says that birth and love and death and forgiveness are all miracles. He brought her to that spot to tell her that some things can be fixed with magic, but magic cannot cure Bill. She thanks him for the life lesson but tells him to leave. Niall disappears and Sookie looks up at the house in tears.
A little girl looks out her window to see Lafayette and Lettie Mae digging holes in her yard. “Mama!” she cries.
Arlene is in a drunken stupor when Keith arrives. He says he felt her pain and came to her. He offers his hand to her and she takes it. He came as soon as he could. Arlene thought vampires only cared about danger, but he says that her pain is tangible. She can’t believe he’s 515. He grins. Arlene reveals that she’s Hep-V positive. “Then let’s just dance,” he says. She starts to cry and she hugs him.
As the sun goes down, Violet wakes up and goes to find Adilyn and Wade. They apologize that they didn’t use her toys, but Violet has other plans. They’re going to use the toys now. Wade jumps out of bed and Violet throws him against the wall. I guess it’s playtime…. Of course, Jessica feels Adilyn’s fear and she takes off.
Eric wakes up and realizes that they’ve overslept. He wakes Pam and they go out into the living room to find that it’s empty. Outside, Mr. Gus and his men wait for them. It’s time to make some money, Mr. Gus drawls.
Sookie wakes up and she goes to Bill, vowing that she’s going to stay with him until the very end. They kiss. Aww, how great it is to see them together again.
Sarah is trying desperately to stay calm. Steve Newlin and the Yogi and Governor Burrell’s head make an appearance to let her know that she’s going to die tonight. Steve reminds her that she fornicated with Jason in the church they built. Steve offers her a choice between Heaven and Hell. Jason appears and tells her that death is coming for her. Mr. Gus has arrived.
Sookie and Bill reunite in front of the fire. Now that he’s naked, we can see that the disease is all over his body. His fangs pop out, and they get it on.
What a great episode! We were reunited with Hoyt and Steve Newlin! It is my deepest wish that we get to see Russell Edgington one more time before this is all over.
We only have three more episodes left, boys and girls…. Until next week!