Another week, another chance to make vampires, werewolves and any other mysterious creatures you can think of both sexy and in this episode, pretty weird. The season started out with a strong premiere and in the second episode it left us with a lot of bad dialogue and not nearly enough plot or nudity. Lets find out if this week was able to get us back…

The Players:

  • Director: Michael Lehman
  • Writer: Alexander Woo
  • Actors: Anna PaquinStephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam TrammellRyan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Marshall Allman, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Todd Lowe, Jim Parrack, William Sanderson,Deborah Ann Woll

Episode: “It Hurts Me Too”

Plot: Sookie is looking for Bill with Alcide, a werewolf sidekick. Jason is trying to study for his police exams, but gets distracted. Bud discovers something he shouldn’t. Arlene gets bad news; Franklin bails out Jessica and bewitches Tara (figuratively); and Eric gives Lafayette a gift. Bill, for his part, makes an unexpected alliance.

The Good:

  • Sookie Power: One again we have Sookie with a firearm, only this time she’s more thanwilling to put a bullet or two in the “weres”. We’re pretty sure even if Eric weren’t around, she could have put that dog down.
  • White Trash: Bud’s reaction to the discovery of a certain trucker.
  • Background: It’s always good to learn more about Bill’s backstory, and we also get an idea of just how messy Bill and Lorena’s relationship actually is (yes, it’s even worse than we think), speaking of which…

The Weird:

  • Not Following the Rules: Neck-snapping vampire sex. Just…yeah. That’s…special. We can hear the fanfic being written even as we speak.

The Bad:

  • BORED!: The first episode had too many plotlines, which was a problem; now it’s got too many boring plotlines, which is worse. Sookie and Bill’s stories are interesting, but Arlene’s made me wonder when the “One Live to Live” writing team had taken over her plotline, and the dialogue would embarrass even them. Tara’s just made me want to smack her.
  • Again… Tara: Speaking of which, since when did Tara go from being something of the voice of reason (or at least the snarker) to telling a vampire it’s OK for him to bite her? Yeah, she’s had her dumb moments before, but this is a new low.


A fun, but inconsistent, episode. The writers really need to put a few of these plotlines to bed and focus on the wolves, Bill, and Sookie.

Rating: 7/10

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