Like all True Blood episodes, the previous one ended with a bang. Arlene and Terry’s possessed baby wrote on the wall “baby not yours” in effort to scare the crap out of them. Jessica and Hoyt found Jason on the side of the road half naked, wounded and passed out. Marnie had cast yet another spell while she was also possessed by an evil(?) spirit on Pam. And Tommy had killed his parents.
This week, episode 5, Me and the Devil, did not disappoint. In answering quite a few questions about episode 4 (mainly that question was “WTF?!”), we discover that Arlene and Terry decide to call the reverend to come cleanse the house. Reverend Daniels and new wife, Lettie Mae, (Tara’s mom who has been reborn) come to help. By the end of the episode, they believe the cleansing worked because the baby is acting like a regular baby (by sleeping instead of crying all the time, it seems to me either one is normal baby behavior), but we quickly see that isn’t the case. After Terry and Arlene start to feel better and at the very end of the episode, a book of matches catches fire by itself.
Jessica and Hoyt take Jason home after they found him on the side of the road. Jessica and Hoyt start to make amends but Jessica is still distant and goes home with a hurt Hoyt deciding to stay at Jason’s. The next day Jason is telling Hoyt about his abduction and how horrible it was. Hoyt tries to talk about Jessica but Jason is more interested in himself. Typical Jason. Later, Jason is having a dream where Jessica is trying to have sex with him and Hoyt stands on the side watching and ragging on Jason.
Meanwhile, Eric sneaks into Sookie’s bedroom and hallucinates Godric, his maker who died when he chose to “meet the sun”. Godric encourages Eric to drink Sookie’s blood and tells him he is “incapable” of love. He finally begins drinking Sookie’s blood only to wake up and realize it’s a dream. After he actually wakes up, he sneaks into Sookie’s room but Sookie wakes up and catches him. He confesses the bad dream and Sookie consoles him. He stays the night in Sookie’s bedroom. Later, Tara comes over and confesses to Sookie about her girlfriend in New Orleans and about how she has been lying to her girlfriend about her identity. Eric wakes up with Tara still there and Tara freaks out. Tara says all the bad things Eric has done to Sookie and this is the first Eric hears of it since he has lost his memory. Eric apologizes for treating Sookie badly when he was “himself” and starts to leave the house but Sookie asks him to stay.
Lafayette and Jesus are going to find Jesus’s grandfather, a witch, who they think can help with the Marnie/Eric problem. We see a flashback from Jesus about a previous birthday where is grandfather gave him a goat to kill. He felt some sort of power in which he believes will help them.
Sookie tries to ask Holly about Wicca to get information and when Holly won’t give it to her, Sookie listens to her thoughts and finds out Marnie cast a spell. So Sookie goes to Marnie’s shop and asks for a reading. Marnie doesn’t know who she is and does the reading. Sookie’s Gran’s spirit begins speaking through Marnie, warning Sookie not to fall in love with Eric and to run from Marnie. Shortly after, Marnie is arrested by the authority. A member was infiltrating Marnie’s Wiccan circle undercover. The spirit possesses Marnie’s body while Marnie is in jail. Bill tries to get a confession from Marnie and glamorizes her but Marnie doesn’t know anything.
Tommy goes to Sam for help with his dead parents. Sam helps him take the bodies to a lake/swamp and the alligators eat the bodies.
Bill gets the rest of the sheriffs of Louisiana together to discuss the witches/missing Eric situation. They all want to kill the witches but Bill refuses – the punishment from the authority is the True Death. Pam accidentally tells Bill where Eric is. The episode ends with Bill leaving to go to Sookie’s house.
Now that we are getting into the middle of the season, each episode is jam packed with plot. It’s almost hard to keep up with each character and with what is going on with them. Check back next week for episode 6’s recap and see if you can keep it all straight.
Here is a preview of this Sundays episode: I Wish I Was the Moon.