She’s Not There 4:1
She’s Not There
Open with Sookie arriving in fairy land to applause. Claudine says she’s her godmother. Sookie runs into Barry and his godmother, a dude named Lloyd. A glowing fruit is handed out and everybody digs in other than Sookie, who seems uncertain.
She spots a man eating his fruit and flashes back to childhood. It turns out to be her Granddad Earl, who thinks Sookie’s birthday two decades earlier was just last week. Sookie tells him about Gran’s passing and her parents being in the flood. He thinks he’s only been there a few hours: “Everything seems so lovely.”
At this point Sookie senses that they are in trouble and tells Earl telepathically that: “This is a trap.” Of course everybody else there is a fairy so they hear it as well. A queen-type woman shows up asking to be called Mab. She says they want to close off their kind from the human world and tries to force Sookie to eat the light fruit. Sookie shoves her away and everybody is transported to a grey beach realm, with Mab now looking like a ghoul. Sookie grabs her grandfather and they run, all the while dodging glowing grenades thrown by Mab’s supporters. A guy claiming to be Claudine’s brother grabs Sookie and says he doesn’t want to be closed off from what used to be their home. He tells Sookie to jump off a cliff to return. He says only she cans go (since she hasn’t eaten the light fruit), but Earl jumps with her anyway.
Sookie and Earl land in the Bon Temps cemetery and we see immediately that Bill and Eric are aware of her presence. Earl isn’t doing too well, and asks to be taken to Gran’s grave. He tells Sookie he’s dying and hands Sookie a watch to give to Jason. He tells her he loves her and evaporates.
Sookie comes home to find major renovations taking place. She reads the inscription on the watch “To Earl: With Love, Adele.” and begins to cry. The officer who shows up is Jason and he is stunned to see her. Sookie is floored when he tells her she’s been gone for “12 and a half months.” Jason says he couldn’t take the emotions connected with the house any longer and sold it to a real estate company — AIK — that paid in cash more than the asking price. When Jason doesn’t seem to buy her story of fairies and time travel she gives him their grandfather’s watch. She tells him Granddad thought he’d only been gone a few hours.
Bill arrives and tells her he hadn’t felt her presence for more than a year. He guesses she was with Claudine. Eric shows up and says he was the only one — Jason and Bill included — never to have given up on her. Andy pulls up and is furious when Sookie says she wasn’t kidnapped. Bill covers for Sookie, saying she has been on “vampire business” the past year. The police leave and Sookie tells Bill that his breaking her heart still seems fresh. He says he’s glad she’s okay and leaves.
In the cruiser we see that Andy has been battling a V addiction.
Jesus takes a reluctant Lafayette to a witch gathering. A woman who has transported herself to another plane calls Lafayette over. She asks whether he knew someone named Eddie, then grabs his hand and speaks to him in Eddie’s voice. Lafayette is freaked out and is sure Jesus told them about Eddie.
Arlene comes home to find her baby, Mikey, surrounded by headless Barbie dolls. Terry assures he’s a good boy and if he’s got any of her in him he’ll be just fine.
In New Orleans we see Tara appears to be a successful mixed martial artist.
Jessica and Hoyt are still living together and although the human-dating-a-vampire dynamic seems to be causing a few issues they are generally happy.
Jason stays home with Sookie. He’s as happy as he’s ever been that she’s back. Sookie plans to see if she can buy back their home.
We see that Eric and Bill are working to rebuild vampire-human relations that were so badly damaged by Russell Edgington. Eric as a small business owner and Bill as one of Bon Temps’ oldest residents.
Tara (who is going by a different name) is involved in a romantic relationship with one of the other fighters.
Sookie catches up with everybody at Merlotte’s. Lafayette doesn’t seem to know where Tara is, saying she’s been moving around a lot. Sam is upset that Sookie was gone and tells her “a lot has changed.”
Lafayette is resisting Jesus’ desire for him to join his witch circle. Andy comes into the kitchen looking for V, telling Lafayette it’s for “bait” for an operation. Lafayette says he’s no longer dealing and Jason has to come in and pull a crazed Andy off of him.
Tommy comes into Merlotte’s. We learn Sam has been paying for his physical therapy and is enrolled in anger management classes.
Tara gets a text from Lafayette tells her that Sookie is back and alive. Tara lies to her girlfriend about the text, saying it was word her grandfather has died. Tara tells her she doesn’t thinks she’ll go home: “I’m better off here.”
Sookie has hired an attorney, Portia Bellefleur, to help her get back the house. She says AIK is based in the Caribbean and she ‘s yet to track anyone down.
Hoyt and Jessica are out at Fangtasia. She is clearly tempted to feed on humans. Hoyt brings her a True Blood drink from the bar and she excuses herself to the bathroom. Pam follows her to the bathroom, saying “we’ve been worried sick about you.” Pam guesses that Hoyt isn’t enough for her, but Jessica says she’s wrong.
We see Sam at what looks like an anger management meeting, a small informal gathering over drinks. But the foursome get up, take off their clothes and leave in the form of horses. He has clearly found other shapeshifters.
Jason brings food to Crystal’s family. One of the kids tells him the icebox is broken again. When he leans in to pull something out a man hits him over the head and shoves him inside, locking the door.
Lafayette breaks down and participates in the next coven with Jesus. They circle links hands to summon a spirit. The same woman who channeled Eddie earlier demands that Lafayette participate. As soon as he does a dead bird in the center comes to life and flies five feet before falling again.
It seems as if Bill is now royalty.
When changing for bed Eric show up just as Sookie takes off her clothes. He tells her he can be there because she no longer owns the house. He pulls out the keys and says it was he that purchased the property. He says the reason was that if he owned the house he would own her. He exposes his fangs and says “Sookie, you are mine.”
SOURCE: Pictures courtesy of HBO, Synopsis from IMDB