True Blood Season 2 Episode 9 I Will Rise Up began as the previous episode ended, with a bang as the Fellowship of the Sun suicide bomber detonated himself and some silver in the midst of a vampire conclave in Dallas.
Some spoilers follow.
The butcher’s bill from the explosion is not very high, all things considered, but there are consequences.
First, Eric tricks Sookie into pulling out some of the silver embedded in his flesh with her teeth, thus consuming some of his blood. That means that Sookie now has a “bond” with two vampires, her beloved Bill and the unscrupulous Eric. Since that bond is also sexual in nature, a fascinating triangle has been set up that will be entertaining, without a doubt, in stories to come.
The second consequence is that Godric, the wise, old, short vampire is stripped on his office as Sherriff of Texas and has decided that two thousand years is enough and decided to greet the dawn. Since his fellow vampires can’t be with him when he turns into a torch, Sookie stays with him until the end. Good hearted lady that Sookie, despite the endless aggravation that the vampires have given her.
Rev. Steve and Sarah, while bringing their new found bickering to the TV airways, are quite unapologetic about their little act of terrorism. Sarah is starting to get all Tammy Faye Bakker, albeit with less makeup, on us in her craziness. Also, suicide bombing is illegal in this universe, is it not? Why are Steve and Sarah not in custody being ready to be named as unlawful combatants?
Meanwhile, Hoyt decides to have Jessica meet his mom, a rather unappealing woman who has an eclectic list of hates. Besides vampires, they include Methodists, Catholics, African Americans (though that one is a secret), and women who wear red shoes. One suspects that since she is quite clingy to her little boy, it doesn’t matter that his new girl friend is a blood sucker. Mom would hate her just the same no matter what.
The main trouble, though, is rapidly becoming Mary Ann, whose lust for chaos and orgiastic pleasure is starting to take a toll on the town of Bon Temps. Sam, for example, is obliged to sneak out of jail as an insect and to actually seek the help of the disgraced deputy, whom one senses will become an unlikely hero in subsequent episodes.
Meanwhile, Lafayette, quite put out by the two-fisted love Mary Ann is having Tara participate in, shows up at the Sookie abode with Tara’s mom to rescue his cousin. This is done with a lot of yelling, screaming, cursing, and man handling. Mary Ann is not amused, but anticipates that Lafayette and Tara’s mom will be added to her collection of mind numbed celebrants. She is also very interested in winning-er-taking Sam’s beating heart.
As our intrepid heroes return from Dallas, it looks like the final battle in True Blood Season 2 will be to liberate the good people of Bon Temps from Mary Ann’s clutches. Otherwise, people will start to be too busy frolicking in the woods to feed themselves, bad for the people, but something of an indifference to Mary Ann, goddess of Chaos.
Source: True Blood Season 2 Episode 9 I Will Rise Up, TV.Com