True Blood 3×08 “Night on the Sun” TV Review

In “Night on the Sun” episode 3×08, True Blood brings on the vampire porn. I think almost everyone had sex and/or almost died. Lots of blood and nudity. Just the way we like it.

True Blood 3x08 Sookie

Sookie screams because she's a big fan girl for this episode.

Sookie wakes up screaming, and she unfortunately forgets throughout the whole episode that anyone but Bill ever helped her. When she and Bill broke up for this episode, I had my hopes. But I’m afraid that Alan Ball is a massive Sookie/Bill shipper and will keep them together forever and ever.

True Blood 3x08 Bill

Don't cry for me, Suuuuuuuuckey!

Though the writers could still pull out just why Bill came into Merlotte’s. They’ve hinted, but never gone through with it. Although, in Hadley’s warning from Eric to Sookie, he told her not to trust Bill and that could be why. In the books, Eric is the one who tells her.

In the world of evil vampires, Russell moves his new beard Sophie-Ann into his home. Much to Talbot being pissed off. Everyone’s trampling on his home. It took him hours to clean Franklin’s brains off the bed. Not to mention, Debbie got snot all his silk pillows crying about dead Cooter. Russell leaves Eric, 100% viking hotness, to entertain his husband.

True Blood 3x08 Russell and Talbot

There can only be one queen here! And it's not her, Russell!

Arlene’s starting to feel guilty about not telling Terry that the baby is not his, but Renee’s. But wow, I was not expecting dream!Terry to morph into ghost!Renee. I’d scream too, Arlene.

True Blood 3x08 Arlene and Terry

Hush, little baby, don't say a word. Daddy killed some local girls.

Oh my god, how much do I love Jessica and Bill’s dynamic. I love her finally standing up to him. Demanding to stay and calling him out on not training her properly. And him feeling totally bad about. Though in typical Bill-style, his little talk about how they can’t love humans was completely about him and Sookie and had nothing to do with Jessica and Hoyt’s adorable love.

True Blood 3x08 Jessica and Bill

Ah, Jessica has her vampire dad back.

True Blood 3x08 Jessica and Bill

Jessica and Bill train. Adorable.

Alcide will always be the puppy who got away. But why was he wearing his shirt this entire episode?

True Blood 3x08 Sookie and Alcide

Even standing higher than him, Alcide is still taller than Sookie.

I’m really glad that Sookie kicked out Andy and Jason. Even if she did it for the wrong reasons. They were being extremely rude to her in her own home.

Tara and Lafayette’s scene was really touching. I like Ball’s repositioning of Lafayette as the person who takes care of other people. It really gets his character away from the drug-dealer stereotype. Lafayette and Tara’s close relationship is always a great contrast to Sookie and Jason’s bad relationship.

True Blood 3x08 Tara and Lafayette

Foot rubs are amazingly awesome.

I’m sad to see that Sookie and Tara are fighting again. I loved the moment when they lay down in the sun together, holding hands, and Tara brought up when they were younger and what Sookie’s grandma used to yell at them about sunscreen. But then they both get confrontational with each other about their recent demons. Sweeties, it’s called therapy; I’m sure even in Bon Temps you can find some.

True Blood 3x08 Sookie and Tara

Catching sun-rays where no vampires lurk.

Ruby escaping from the mental hospital was a great plot device to get Jesus back into the picture. I love how she goes on and on giving hints of what’s to come. That’s brilliant. And how Jesus starts backing her up on some of her crazy. I’ll make bets that Jesus is a witch; they seemed to have hinted at this pretty heavily between the religious icon talk, recognizing Lafayette’s power, and how he promises Ruby he’ll protect Lafayette. Jesus and Lafayette are awesome together. I support this 100%.

True Blood 3x08 Lafayette, Ruby, and Jesus

Ruby comes after Lafayette and Jesus with a knife when she refuses to go back to the mental hospital. Because she's trying to protect Lafayette... by knifing him.

One thing I really love about True Blood is its casting. Every single scene with Crystal makes me think just how well she’s cast. She’s really perfect for the role: inbred looking, but oddly attractive. However, I’m not so keen on her plot making Calvin the bad guy.

True Blood 3x08 Crystal

Maybe, if you're real nice, she'll cook you some meth to go with Summer's biscuits.

Speaking of casting, the only casting I didn’t like was the newly introduced Holly. That’s just not how I saw her.

True Blood 3x08 Holly

Holly's a little more homely than I pictured.

Unfortunately, Hadley’s visit comes a little too late. For both of them. Of course, Hadley’s in a way worse position than Sookie is.

True Blood 3x08 Hadley and Sookie

In a little heart-to-heart, Hadley finds out Grandma's dead.

Then it’s time for the porn and the killing. Finally…

True Blood 3x08 Crystal and Jason

First, Jason furthers his p---lot.

True Blood 3x08 Jesus and Lafayette

And the guys get back to where they left off.

True Blood 3x08 Bill and a werewolf

Bill does some slaughtering.

True Blood 3x08 Jessica and Russell

Russell threatens Bill with poor Jessica. Even if Russell dressed for the opera instead of a blood bath.

True Blood 3x08 Russell and Bill

Bill actually gives himself up for Jessica. Pretty noble of him.

True Blood 3x08 Debbie

Sookie cuts Debbie a Joker-face. Her j-j-joker-face.

True Blood 3x08 Eric and Talbot

Usually, this moment is a lot better. But Talbot comes to another realization. His death.

True Blood 3x08 Eric

Naked Eric's bring the gore back.

True Blood 3x08 Jessica and a wolf

Jessica kills a wolf. Go, baby vampire!

True Blood 3x08 Sookie and Bill

Bill seems to have a thing for twisting necks.

How how can next week beat this?

About Erica

Erica McGillivray spends too much contemplating the socioeconomic importance of the bananaphone. Ring, ring, ring. Bananaphone. She loves bunnies, soap opera plots in comic books, and dreams of flying in the stars. Erica works for Moz in inbound marketing, which means sometimes, she'll talk about that.
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