True Blood

Season 7 Episode 3

Fire in the Hole

24
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 06, 2014 on HBO
7.5
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Pam tries to motivate Eric; Sookie comes up with a risky plan.

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  • Fire In The Hole

    6.0
    A shocking death, if it truly was that, to close out the show this week, but the action, intensity, and urgency (given the content they are dealing with) still is not quite there yet. I wonder if it will ever in fact show up this season.
  • Fire in the Hole

    8.0
    True Blood improved a bit this week showing us what happened after Sookie goes to Bill's house in last week's finale. With a newfound resolve to save her friends (held in Fangtasia) she decides to use herself as bait to lure the nearby H-vamps to her faerie scene with Bill as her protector. Alcide finds Sookie's trail via her scent and gives chase. Sam and his vamp protector return to town and get stopped by Mayor wannabe and his cohorts who want to stop the vamps. They kill Sam's protege and Violet rips out Mrs. Fortenberry's heart and the others scatter in the face of danger. Adeline and whats-his-face remain locked up until Andy returns and lets them out (although he doesn't know that they almost made out).



    We learn a little bit of new information on the H-vamps that they must feed almost every hour to postpone their death. After a contrived, but slightly touching conversation of Bill and Sookie trying to be friends and discussing their relationship now, scene the H-vamps use Holly to root out Sookie and Bill is jumped by some H-vamps and yells at Sookie to run. Andy, Violet, and Jason save the day from the H-vamps who are turned into a puddle of goo but Bill is spared I guess after having been held down by the H-vamps. Alcide shows up and when he is reticent about Sookie going with Bill without his knowledge he is shot in the head by someone with a rifle and killed. Andy hunts down the shooter and arrests them. This may seem like a final-season-itis touch to have sudden death lurch onto Bon Temps (and while it is slightly effective in its own way) Alcide's passing only moves him aside so that she and Bill can be together once again. It's just infuriating that it's so damn obvious the way the writers are manipulating it.



    Lafayette has a boring love connection with Jessica's boyfriend because who cares? But the winning bit of the episode was the thru-line of the Yakamono Corporation being Season 7's antagonist as Pam shares some great scenes with Eric over a French woman he loved in the 1980's he had to give up when he refused to meet Nan Flanagan's (great to see that actress again) demands to bow before the Authority he is given a choice of Pam or the woman living. Naturally he chooses his progeny. Of course like lots of True Blood we've never heard of this woman Eric pines for before this episode and she seems thrown in there to give him a reason for vengeance. But that's a minor quibble in an otherwise great episode and appearance and it's refreshing to see Eric a hollow shell of who he was. Surely if the Yakamono Corporation is the antagonist then there is some possibility they have a cure for Hep-V perhaps. Sarah Newlin also appeared and was targeted by them for killing one of their management at Vamp Camp with her shoe last season. Her new-age guru boyfriend (this is LA after all) is asked where she is at sword point and then killed when refuses to talk. Of course these assassins are terrible at their jobs because if they simply checked the whole house they would've found her hiding with the wine bottle in hand. I love that Pam can still get a rise out of Eric when she tells him how Jason spared Sarah's life at the end of last year so him exacting revenge on Sarah Newlin might be his final act on this show but damn it won't be entertaining to see him do it.



    True Blood showed us a bit of its hand as we move into the show's endgame. We bid farewell to some characters (both minor and of consequence) and I gotta say I like this a lot more than the last few episodes as the show feels much less aimless with a Big Bad being made out of the Yakomono Corporation. I'm surprised that with the talk of True Blood happening back in 1986 it took them nearly 20 years to put it on the shelves for vamps to expose themselves to world. Did they simply make it and wait for the new millenium? Hopefully this will be answered or touched on at some point but my interest in piqued more than it has been in quite a while.moreless
Shishir Kurup

Shishir Kurup

Guru Sanbir Dutta

Guest Star

Gabriella Wright

Gabriella Wright

Sylvie

Guest Star

Louis Ozawa Changchien

Louis Ozawa Changchien

Hiroki

Guest Star

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Nan Flanagan

Recurring Role

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul

Maxine Fortenberry

Recurring Role

Patricia Bethune

Patricia Bethune

Jane Bodehouse

Recurring Role

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