This week's True Blood was a thrill ride, packed with adrenaline-pumping fight scenes, PTSD-level flashbacks and the usual amount of good advice not taken. Almost everyone has an ex causing trouble, be it in the form of afore-mentioned flashbacks, heartache, or a sister's hair salon being torched. Alcide had it exactly right when he told Sookie that if they were both sensible people they would have fallen for people like each other—and I, for one, was really hoping they'd choose to sensibly make out at that moment, but they had to run off their separate ways and fight rogue werewolves and vampire kings instead.
Other good advice not taken:
1.), 2.), and 3.) SOOKIE, DO YOU NOT WATCH MOVIES? Ignoring cryptic advice from someone you don't quite trust is always a mistake. Even if Eric's message to distrust Bill wasn't warning enough, Tara was pretty clear on her low opinion of Bill. In fact, everyone, including Bill, says the relationship is a bad idea. Presumably, the adrenaline rush accompanying the fantastic Sookie-Debbie fight scene wore down Sookie's good sense. Le sigh.
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4.) Lacking good sense runs in the family: Despite much advice to the contrary, Jason marches straight into the lion's den (er, the den of meth-dealing supernaturals of some kind) to announce to Crystal's family that she is no longer theirs to control. The whole family then follows Jason's trail back to Crystal, leading to Bad Things, to be made clear in the next episode.