Soooo Tara's back from the dead -- against her will -- and is a super-violent-super-strong baby vamp. Sookie and Lafayette are wondering if they did the right thing to bring her back, and Pam is so worried about Eric still being gone, she starts having flashbacks from when she first met him. Alcide tells the pack to go sniff out a new pack leader, Luna kicks Sam out, then finds her daughter has turned into a Siberian husky wolf pup. Jason is still confused about the friends-with-benefits arrangement with Jessica, who is busy throwing house parties for local college kids at Bill's house. Terry's bad dreams continue, so Arlene confronts Patrick about the problems, but Terry intervenes before any answers are given. Reverend Newlin tries to buy Jason from Jessica, but Jess kicks him to the curb. Meanwhile, Eric and Bill are in the clutches of the Authority and undergo really creative vampire torture before attending a Board Meeting of the Undead featuring a really wicked old vamp named Roman... throw in some religious stuff and some very ominous power suits, and I'd say we've got a lot ahead of us this season.
Starting off with our Sookie-rejected vamp fellas Eric and Bill, I find that Bill's relaxed and inconspicuous henley shirt with jeans is a nice throwback to Season 1 Vampire Bill: a little rugged but soulful.
Also, they were in handcuffs. I know.
Eric is back to his usual emo-rocker self, complete with nondescript graphic tee and leather bracelets. (Please note that the difference between Eric and Bill, besides hair color and height, is that Eric wears v-necks.)
Poor Pamsicle is having Major Feels about her maker Eric gone missing, especially because they were fighting right before he vanished. She is so upset she starts having flashbacks to San Fransisco circa 1905, when she first met him.
Raise your hand if you are surprised to learn that she was a lady of the night? Anybody? Nobody? But DANG she looks good! I'm a sucker for corsets.
And doesn't Eric look DAPPER??? Sigh. I love flashback sequences.
Ginger is maybe the one constant on this show. She's not dead yet and she's still totally unaware of how to dress herself. It's amazing.
Oh, I spoke too soon. Arlene is definitely competing with Ginger for most constant confusion of costumes, but her hair and makeup appear to have calmed down somewhat. Granted she's still wearing skirts too short for her, but we'll keep working on that.
Luna is still leggy and gorgeous, but boy is mama angry right now. I am crossing my fingers that she and Sam make up so that she can teach Sam how to dress.
Speaking of leggy and gorgeous, Jessica is still rocking the house parties, but apparently she's also revisiting her brief punk-goth phase from right after she was made.
That's okay though, her shoes are super cute! What I want to know is how vampire chicks acquire the PERFECT shade of lipstick to go with the blood motif. It can't be easy.
Saucy new lady-vamp Salome is pretty gorgeous, despite working for the Authority and therefore currently occupying the role of A Bad Guy. This purple ensemble is stunning and her silhouette brings to mind the lovely Joan Harris of Mad Men -- though infinitely less curvy.
She also seems to favor silk blends. I love this green color on her, and I think her messy I-just-threw-this-together hairstyle is cute. Salome isn't the only big baddie this season though; in fact, she seems to be one of several baddies.
Roman is called the Guardian, and sits at the head of the table when the Committee of Vampire Bigwigs meets in the basement of the Authority building.
You can tell they are bigwigs by their fancy outfits and the fact that Roman gives them vampire communion from his own blood with a fancy knife-straw.
Apparently, Roman is related to Lilith the first vampire. You know, from the Bible. Oh, hey, Religious Overtones, I didn't see you there. Come on in, join the party!