Sookie and Ben put the unconscious Jason on the couch, checking for a pulse. Sookie mutters that they need vampire blood but then runs off to call 911. And then Ben FANGS UP BECAUSE HE IS A VAMPIRE, bites his own arm and feeds his blood to Jason. I knew it! I never figure this out but this time I knew it! So weird ... can't be too many faeries who are turned into vampires then, right? Because how else can Ben be recognized as kindred by Niall and Sookie? Meanwhile, Niall has cornered Nora and wants to know what she knows about Warlow. Blah blah blah Warlow is Lilith's progeny and the prophecy says that only the progeny can kill her. Then she's all, you smell delicious and he blasts her off down the road, where she is quickly captured by the LAVTF (Louisiana Vampire Task Force?)
Over on the werewolf side of town, the pack is realizing that "the one with the crazy hair" [Nicole] got away and also Sam took Emma back. Alcide organizes the chase party and is it me or is he just completely unsympathetic/unlikeable this season? Out in the woods, as wolves howl in the distance, Sam, Nicole and Emma stumble out onto the road where Lafayette picks them up.
The Governor and his minions bust into Ginger's house (and she screams and screams, as she does), discovering that his prey has fled the coop. Somewhere that is else, Eric paces while Pam summons Tara. She shows up sullenly, at first refusing to admit where she has stashed Willa. Eric forces the issue and Tara 'fesses up even more sullenly.
At the Bellefleur household, Andy's now preteen faerie daughters read Terry's mind and giggle over the fact that he's sad about killing Patrick. [Oh god this again? No one cares.] Arlene chastises the girls; Terry is depressed. Andy comes in, assesses the situation and sends the girls to bed, saying they haven't sleep since they were three. He tucks them in and turns out the light. Moments later, they have grown more, into full-on teenagers, and they are not about to stay in for the night. They raid Arlene's closet and sneak out, stealing Andy's cop car and looking for a place to go drinking. Bill and Jessica are lurking in the bushes and see the girls sneaking out. They follow the girls to a convenience store and when the clerk cards the girls, Jessica steps in, glamouring the clerk, taking the beer and inviting the girls back to her house to party. Back at the house, one of the girls comes on to Bill a little bit and he manages to get a sample of her blood. Chivalrous otherwise, he sends her back to the rest of the group. Bill takes the blood down to the lab he has now set up in his basement and gives it to the captive Dr. Takahashi, instructing him to figure it out and synthesize it.
Jason is feeling just fine now - doing 200+ pull-ups - and Sookie goes to pick up the living room. She finds a drop of Ben's blood and tests it; it glows and she realizes that Ben was the one who killed all the faeries in the safe haven. [Sorry to gloat but I so called it.] Also, Jason has a sex dream about Ben. So there's that.
Eric has found Willa, waiting for him where Tara left her. She insists that what her father is doing to the vampires sickens her. He thinks for a moment and then asks her if she really wants to help him. I do, she says. So he digs a big hole and they lie down in it, Willa nervous because she's "a virgin pretty much." Eric fangs up and latches onto her neck, drinking. Then, as she's on the verge of unconsciousness, he cuts his own neck and makes her drink from him.
In the morning, Sam throws Nicole's phone away so no one can track them through it. She's sad, realizing that all her friends are dead. Sam sends Lafayette away, thanking him for his help. Nicole's like, WTF are we going to do without a car? Sam, a little cocky, tells her that he'll carry her and Emma, seeing how she's so curious about shifters. He strips naked and shifts into a gorgeous black horse. Nicole: Shit!
Back in town, Sookie shows up unannounced at Ben's motel. She apologizes for Niall's rudeness the night before and invites him over for a home-cooked meal to say thank you. Ben's all, I would like that a lot. Over at the Bellefleurs', Andy is frantic about his missing girls, wanting to put out a BOLO for four Caucasian females between the ages of 11 and 50. He is freaking out.
Jason is also freaking out, enough that he asks Niall if he's ever had a gay-themed dream. Niall reads his mind and chuckles, "That Ben is a handsome man." Jason mutters that he feels like he did when he was on vamp blood. Niall considers this, ruminating that although he never heard of such a mongrel before - a vampire who walks in daylight, who has faerie powers - this must be the case. Ben must be Warlow. They collect some anti-vamp weapons from the sheriff's department and go to Ben's motel. While he in the shower, they enter his room, Niall's giant ball of anti-vamp energy/light at the ready. But he gets the drop on them, zapping Niall with some faerie energy of his own and easily exerting glamouring Jason to forget everything. Also, he now has an English accent (as does the actor). He tells Jason that now would be a good time if he wants to say goodbye to his grandpa; Jason: "Goodbye, Grandpa. We tried." After Jason has gone, Ben/Warlow drinks Niall's blood but keeps spitting it out for some reason.
Sookie starts to make dinner, adding colloidal silver to the recipes.
When Bill checks in with Takahashi later, the scientist has bad news: the blood is highly unstable and degrades into ordinary human blood almost immediately outside of the hosts. Bill's all, don't worry, I have donors upstairs and I'll go get more.
After Willa has arisen, Eric orders a living donor for her so she can feed. She is giddy, delirious, ready to fight or fuck or whatever comes next. Eric: You're going home. He is sending her back to the Governor, the thing he loves most turned into the thing he despises most. She is understandably furious at being used like this but he speaks gently to her. "I've been around for over a thousand years and you are the second vampire I have made. I did not make this decision lightly. I have to send you back. As your maker, I command you: go home to your father." She goes.
Pam and Tara walk and talk, trying to figure out the next steps. Tara gets angry (shocker) and leaves. No sooner than she's gone, the LAVTF shows up and captures Pam.
At the Governor's mansion, the minions have invited Willa in. She stands before her father (and Sarah Newlin is there too, as she's currently the Governor's squeeze), telling him that she's still his daughter and asking him to stop persecuting vampires. Sarah interjects, saying not to listen to her. The Governor is all, shut up, Sarah, this is my daughter. Unfortunately, Willa can't control herself and tries to bite her father. Sarah shoots Willa with an incapacitating silver bullet and demands that the Governor put her in the camp as Willa writhes and screams.
Out in the night, Ben revives Niall with some of his blood, telling the old faerie that he'll be weak because he drained him of his blood (so he sucked it out but didn't drink it? some sort of moral dilemma?). He's not going to kill Niall, though, because technically they are kindred. Instead, he opens a portal and sends a screaming Niall through it. Somewhere else, Sam puts Emma to bed in one motel room while he and Nicole talk and cry and drink and, eventually, fuck in the adjoining room. Sam gets a decent amount of tail for a mopey shapeshifting bar-owner.
Sookie is QUITE annoyed because Ben is late for dinner (what with the disposing of her grandfather and all). He does finally show up, bearing wine and flowers and his Southern accent again. She serves him dinner, not eating herself. It's fried chicken and mashed potatoes and yes, it does look delicious. The colloidal silver does not seem to have any effect on him as he wolfs the food down. Sookie is perplexed and tries another tack. She tells him a little about Bill, saying that things fell apart when he lied to her. She asks him straight out, what is it about me that you want? Ben says that he understands her and he knows that she understands him.
Back at Bill's, the faerie girls have gotten even older - into their mid-twenties now - and they have had enough of this lame-ass party. They head for the door, jostling an agitated Jessica. She grabs one of them, inhaling deeply. "You smell like honey," Jess moans, burying her head in one girl's neck. From the basement, Bill hears the ruckus and rushes upstairs. He finds all four girls strewn on the floor and Jessica sobbing, "Tell me they're not dead!" They sure look dead.
After dinner, Sookie puts some makin'-out music on and she and Ben immediately commence with the kissing and disrobing. Right in the middle of it all, however, she pulls together her faerie energy ball, whispering, "You can get off me now." Ben: Huh? Sookie: "Get the fuck off me or die, Warlow." Nice. I much prefer bad-ass Sookie to always-needing-rescuing Sookie.
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