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True Blood Recap "Beautifully Broken" Season 3 Episode 2

True Blood Bites: "Beautifully Broken" Episode

In the second episode of the new season, True Blood opens with a bite and ends with a bang, and finally lets us meet most of the new characters I told you about. Though there was a notable absence of sex, there was still a certain amount of sexiness, which can totally be blamed on one Eric Northman.

I'm dying to chat about it, but I don't want to slip out any spoilers, so let's break it down in this week's superlatives when you


  • Most inspirational character: Lafayette. I got chills when he carries Tara's body out of the house, telling Lettie Mae off with "You've failed this girl for the last time!" To give Tara a cold dose of reality, he takes her to the facility where his mother lives. His mother, Ruby Jean, isn't just crazy — she's also homophobic and racist. Good thing her caretaker Jesus (and Lafayette's new crush) can take it.
  • Most Upscale Meal for the Undead: The fancy blood spread at the King's home. We learn that Bill's werewolf kidnapping was orchestrated by the King, who wants Bill to take a Sheriff's position in Mississippi. He wants even more than that; specifically, Queen Sophie-Anne's hand in marriage! It's a power play, since the King is obviously not interested in her in a romantic way. Speaking of, how adorable — and well-mannered — is the King's companion, Talbot?
  • Best impression of Bill Compton: Sookie has the mother all laugh-out-loud moments when she impersonates the notorious way Bill says her name: "I keep expecting Bill to come through the door and say "Sookeh!"
  • Best girl-to-girl bathroom advice: Pam instructs Jessica on how to feed on someone without killing them. It's about time Pam imparted some hard-earned vampire wisdom! Jessica certainly needs it — when she rents a chainsaw (ew) to dispose of the corpse at Bill's, it's disappeared. Has he become a vampire (evidence of decomposition points to no), or did someone get to the body before her?
  • Most exciting character return: Godric. It's not exactly a return, but a flashback to when he and Eric posed as SS officers during World War II. When they come upon a female werewolf, Eric demands (in German) to know who her master is. She says it's "one of them," which is interesting; was the King controlling the weres then, or was it another vampire?
  • Best brotherly bonding: Sam meets the family who gave him up as a child, and while his birth parents are happy to see him, brother Tommy isn't so pleased. They take a run together in dog form (Tommy being a pit bull seems a bit foreboding), and Sam ends up almost hit by a car. Who else thinks Tommy led him in front of that vehicle?
  • Best pet anecdote: Terry's list of reasons why Arlene can trust him around his kids includes a bit of solid gold: he found a baby armadillo by the side if the road, nursed it back to health, and now lets it sleep under his bed. His name is Felix.
  • Most chill-inducing character introduction: Franklin Mott is the newest sexy-accented vampire in town, and we already have reason to be wary of him. His shoes give away that he's the mystery man sorting through info on Sookie (BTW, anyone else wondering why her grandfather Earl's name was also circled?). In any case, Franklin is also a hero of sorts when he holds back a couple of jerks for Tara to repeatedly punch. That qualifies as romance in Bon Temps.
  • Saddest tears: Hoyt's. The poor guy is heartbroken about not being with Jessica, and she says it's too late, but come on — we all know it's not.
  • Best way to settle a score: Lorena strides into the King's place with her usual attitude, until Bill sends an object flying at her head, setting her on fire. The last time we saw her, she was trying to kill Sookie, so let's just call it even.
  • Best line of the episode: Eric tells Sookie "You're going to invite me in so I can protect you. Or have passionate primal sex with you. How about both?" Deep breaths, people.

It seems like even more went down this week than in the premiere — mainly due to all the new people. Who were you most excited to encounter? And what were your favorite moments?

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tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I thought that Franklin Mott had gone through Bill's house and taken the dead guy, but I guess we'll see next week. You definitely captured all of my favorite moments this week Buzz - Eric's invitation, Terry's pet armadillo, and Sookie's hilarious impression of Bill. I laughed so hard at that one! I was a little skeeved out by the many courses of blood though. The blood bisque was a little ewwww for me. And I definitely think that Sam's brother led him in front of the car.
pargie pargie 7 years
Thanks for the recap Buzz!
gd101 gd101 7 years
"Sookeh!" LOL
funkygeorge funkygeorge 7 years
I agree with the comment above mine, I think Bill setting Lorena on fire was just a fantasy sequence, what he would like to do if he could!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Ok, I might be having a braindead moment (in which case let me know, I've been insanely busy lately), but how can that new vampire with the sexy accent be the one that was sifting through Sookie's stuff if she never invited him in? This episode had me cracking up! Sookie's impression of Bill was hilarious... my friends and I always greet eachother by going, "Soookeeeh..." so I was laughing extra hard when she said that. I loved the gourmet blood meal at the King's dinner table too-- blood bisque with rose petals? Haha. And Jason!? LOVE that guy. He's like an adorably dumb puppy! I think after that drug dealer tackle and Andy looking at him in shock, he might try his hand at policing. I've always loved Lafayette, but I love him even more now after this episode :) I CANNOT WAIT TO BE INTRODUCED TO ALCIDE!
iloveogres520 iloveogres520 7 years
I loved being finaly introduced to Franklin Mott. When I saw his picture before the start of the season I had been a little dissapointed but now that I heard his accent everything seems to fit. I can't wait to see him give Tara a little healin' ;)
BeHappy BeHappy 7 years
Buzz - (*may be spoilerish*) Bill having all that info on Sookie is a storyline right from the books, don't want to give too much away but this leads deeper into Eric/Sookie territory and other reasons why him and Sookie are together (there was a lot of foreshadowing to it in the episode, for those who have read the book)
elramos elramos 7 years
Oh ... and can't wait to meet Alcide next weekend!
elramos elramos 7 years
When Sookie impersonated Bill I almost died from laughing. "Sooookeh!" Loved Eric in this episode! And yes, why did Bill have that information on Sookie? HMMMMMM ... hopefully it's following the storyline from the books.
Michele2930390 Michele2930390 7 years
I am absolutely loving that Eric is already getting a lot of airtime this season! And like you Buzz, I laughed out loud when I head Sookie do a Bill impersonation. I can't tell you how many times my friends and I have done the same thing!
gingirl gingirl 7 years
So so good! Like other posters, I absolutely loved Jason this episode, from his Santa line (sounded like such a kid) to him "nabbin" a drug dealer. Lol! Loving the Sookie/Eric scenes. You're really starting to see how much he cares for her, and she's just not getting it! I'm not a huge Bill fan, so I might be a little biased. It's hard sometimes for me to not to get confused, because I still try and compare it to the book, even though I really know they're not gonna have too much in common at this point. Can't wait for Alcide!!
care0531 care0531 7 years
I am a little lost...I mean I know usually when a vampire gets caught on fire that they are dead but I have seen Lorena in the season previews and those scenes haven't passed I don't think she is dead. I can't wait for the hot werewolf to come and protect sookie...he is FINE!
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
That's right, desidesi — sounds like Earl was also telepathic. The other question is, why did Bill have all that info on her rounded up?
desidesi desidesi 7 years
remember in season 1 when gran told sookie that her husband, sookie's grandfather, "knew" things too? he stopped his brother's first suicide attempt because he knew what he was doing so that's where she gets it from
ep24 ep24 7 years
the santa line was funny, as was the line where sookie imitated bill's take on "sookie"... can't wait for next week! i heart eric ;)
jultritz jultritz 7 years
I really thought that Lafayette's tough love for Tara was well done and really touching. "Is you feeling me?" The King of Mississippi delving into Bill's real motivation for rerutning to Bon Temps and his employment with the Queen is really exciting too - that story line will be heart breaking for Sookie but is so instrumental to the books.
beautiful-disaster beautiful-disaster 7 years
yes! the santa line was too funny. he had such hope in voice love jason. and of course: look! i got me a drug dealer!
Livvy-P Livvy-P 7 years
Noodles - loved that line too!! He is hysterical. Loved the episode. I've been watching from the beginning, and love the series. It just gets better and better. Can't wait for Sookie to get rid of Bill & get with Eric... that relationship is so incredible in the books, I really hope Alan Ball explores it in the series.
Mädchen Mädchen 7 years
Best episode ever. :)
Noodles-and-Waffles Noodles-and-Waffles 7 years
I think the best line of the show was when Jason asked Sookie if Santa really existed. Hilarious.
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