(Spoliers for “I Found You” below)
True Blood Season 7, Episode 2: I Found You
Airdate: June 29, 2014
Summary by: Sarabeth Pollock
It’s nighttime in…somewhere. Suddenly Jason comes upon Eric. Is this real, or is this a dream? Jason has questions, Eric might have answers. Eric mixes a drink and offers it to Jason, and then Eric asks about Violet. Jason can’t get Eric out of his head. Jason figures Eric has heard that line a lot, but Eric replies that he’s only ever heard it twice. Then they get naked. Um, what? And then Jason kisses Eric. Ok, this is definitely a dream. Right? More kissing. Nakedness. A fire in the fireplace. More kissing. Heavy breathing.
And then Jason wakes up in church. He’s breathing heavily.
Yeah. So begins Episode 2.
Jason walks outside to find his sister with Alcide. The town is having a meeting and Andy and Sam are trying to figure how to find the missing people of Bon Temps. Sookie suggests identifying the body she found in the woods. Perhaps the strange vampires brought her with them, and they can track them. Reverend Daniels asks Sam what the people should do with themselves during the day. Sam tells everyone to keep going, that Arlene would want them to keep things running. Andy wants to take Adilyn home, but she suggests that she stay with Wade because he’s family. Lettie May wants to go visit Lafayette.
In Shreveport there’s a fight brewing with the vampires. One vamp decided to eat one of the hostages, which drains their reserves. There’s an argument about not having enough food and taking too much. That means there needs to be another hunting party. They choose a vampire teacher to do the dirty work. The teacher, Betty, goes down to grab another victim. She sees Arlene and chooses another victim. Arlene asks Holly if her kids had her as a teacher. She might be their way out. Arlene attempts to raise spirits by giving a rousing speech. She’s been through too much to “die in a fucking vampire bar.”
Andy, Jason, Sookie, Sam and Alcide find the dead woman in the woods. She’s from two towns over. Sookie quotes a gravestone that talks about the indifference of life. Now the gang needs to take a road trip.
Lafayette finds Lettie May at his door. They are both holding up all right, but Lettie May reveals that she made peace with Tara the night before. She tells Lafayette that she wants more. She wants to hold her, and she says that Tara needs help before she can head up to heaven. She needs some V so that she can communicate with Tara. Lala tries to convince his aunt that this isn’t what Tara wants. “You’re going to hell!” she shouts. “That’s what this is,” he replies.
There’s a cleaning crew at Bellefleur’s. Adilyn tries to console Wade. Vince strolls in and mocks the people who are following Sam’s orders. The fact that all of the town’s law enforcement is gone doesn’t leave protection for the town. Hoyt’s mother finds dead people in the freezer. Vince tells everyone that the vamps are going to come back. He tells the story of what he saw the night before, that Sam is a shifter. Mrs. Fontenberry reveals that she saw Sam transform and had previously blamed the Nyquil. Vince rallies the townspeople into protecting themselves. Adilyn hears a woman who knows where some extra weapons are stashed. She grabs Wade and tells him they have to leave.
Arlene and Holly tell Betty that they know who she is. Betty thinks that they want her to let them go, but they convince her that she was the best teacher their kids ever had. Betty’s afraid. She goes to Arlene for a hug. You can see the effects of Hep-V taking their hold on her. Arlene tries once more. Betty’s legacy is at stake, no pun intended. She can make a choice to help them. Betty promises to figure out a plan to let them go. As she leaves, she takes one of the men back upstairs.
As Andy drives through the next town, the group is shocked to discover that the whole town is empty. The streets are empty. It’s a ghost town. Buildings are boarded up. Messages are scrawled on churches and stores. “FEMA, HELP US” is written on a street in a nod to the Katrina disaster. Sookie comes across a pit that’s filled with bodies. Everyone is left.
Adilyn tries to tell Rosie that the Bellefleur mob is going to come to the police station and grab the guns stored there. Kenya leads them inside and they grab the guns just as the mob arrives at the station. Vince demands the guns as part of his second amendment right to pretend himself. The mob starts making Kenya doubt her role with Andy, reminding her that she was passed up for a promotion because she’s a woman of color. Kenya decides to arrest Adilyn, who blasts her with her Faery powers. That wakes up Jessica, who is sleeping under Andy’s house. Wade tries to reason with his brother Rocky, but you can’t reason with a mob. Jessica tries calling Sookie, but Sookie threw her phone away. Back at the jail, the mob wastes ammunition with target practice.
Andy and the gang goes into a house where the dead woman once lived. Jason tastes the pizza on the table and decides that the residents were last in the house two days prior. The vamps must be raiding each town until it’s entirely cleaned out. Andy sees a wedding picture and vows to make an honest woman of Holly when he finds her. “A man ain’t nothing without a family,” he tells Jason. Sookie wanders into the child’s bedroom and goes through a diary on the desk. Alcide walks in and tells Sookie that it would be ok to read her journal. Sookie reads that the girl fell in love with a vampire named Henry, who takes her to Fangtasia. She flashes back to the first time Bill took her to Fangtasia. She recalls how excited she was going home and getting ready for her trip, a trip that wasn’t a date. “Like I said, I can’t fight it. I am his, totally and completely,” she reads. Then she finishes with an entry about an attack on a church. Henry is infected with Hep V as well. Sam finds a baby toy in the crib and becomes emotional. Andy sees blood on the walls. Mary Beth, the missing girl, writes that she hopes the vamps will spare a child.
Lettie May burns her wrist while she’s cooking. She decides to burn her hand intentionally so she can call upon Willa for help. But Willa has never been awakened in the middle of the day. Willa says Lettie May should go to the doctor, that the Reverend said not to give Lettie May any more blood. Willa relents when Lettie May begs, and Lettie May has another reaction. She looks around the cellar and sees a cross in a forest. Someone is calling to her. She sees Tara on the cross with a yellow snake on her. Tara is talking but Lettie May can’t hear her. “I need the answer,” Lettie May cries. Willa watches helplessly as Lettie May talks to someone in her vision.
Alcide tells Sookie that she and Mary Beth are nothing alike. The vampires came out all over the world. She fell in love with Bill hard and fast. Sookie appreciates the sentiment, but she’s afraid that Bon Temps will end up like St. Elise. Alcide knows they could flee right now, but that’s not the right decision.
Betty volunteers to be the sleep monitor. She tells everyone that she’s the weakest link anyway and they’re waiting for her to die. She sets the timer for them and then goes down to the basement. She tells the women that they have twelve minutes to escape, but she needs blood. Arlene offers her blood, but Betty has to drink from the femoral artery in case they get caught. That way there are no bite marks. As she feeds, the Hep V starts to take its toll, and she melts into a pile of goo right in Arlene’s lap.
Jessica’s bite wounds won’t heal, and as she tries to cover them up, Andy gets home. He’s looking for Adilyn. Jessica panics, but she knows she has to talk to him. She tells him she’s in the attic. She stays with her hands up. She convinces Andy that she didn’t harm Adilyn, and she vows to find her as soon as the sun goes down.
Sookie and Alcide go home and she tells him to shower before hitting the bed. She kisses him, and then when he’s in the shower she hurries over to Bill’s house. When he answers the door, he seems pleased. She gets right to business. She wants to know if he can still sense her fear. “If I get myself into some serious shit, can you still feel me?”
Rhone Valley, France. Pam is on the hunt for Eric. She goes down to the basement, where girls cry out that he won’t take their blood. “You found me,” Eric says. He’s in a chair, his hair is brown, and he looks years younger, somehow. Pam stares in disbelief.
Well, folks. It looks like Eric is back.
This episode moved really fast. You can tell the writers are trying to tie up as many loose ends as possible, which makes the hour go by incredibly quickly.
So there’s a mob roaming the streets of Bon Temps, Adilyn is in danger, there are more questions than answers and we only have 8 episodes left. Oh, Jason had an incredibly sex dream about Eric. What do you think will happen next?