This week's episode, one of the best of the season, sees more blood and mayhem in Bon Temps
In what might be True Blood's best all-round episode of the season (witty dialogue! raw emotion! adrenaline-filled action scenes!), the vampire-witch war is spiraling bigger and bigger, like a hurricane pulling in nearby patches of warm air and turning those innocent bystander air patches into part of the storm (to use a topical tropical storm analogy, in honor of our recently departed Hurricane Irene).
The war starts off like a bloodier version of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Marnie wanted to revive her parakeet, so she used necromancy; Bill wanted to protect all vampires from necromancers, so he sent Eric to threaten Marnie; the Wiccans wanted to protect themselves from Eric, so they joined hands and cast a spell on Eric; Pam wanted to rescue Eric so she attacked the Wiccans; Marnie cast a spell on Pam to protect the Wiccans; Bill captured Marnie to protect the vampires; Marnie called on Antonia and they pulled in the rest of the Wiccans to declare out-and-out war on the vampires, which pulled in Sookie and Jason, which pulled in Alcide, which pulled in Debbie. Then Tara's involvement pulled in Lafayette and Jesus, after they'd tried to escape the debacle by running to Mexico.