IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'

Can you believe we only have one more episode of HBO’s True Blood left?!

Neither can I 😦

So what did you think of True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled Life Matters? Personally, this was my favourite episode of the Season! In fact, I would probably rank it somewhere in the top 5 across the ENTIRE series. To me, this episode was less about how much life matters, and how much more family matters.

And what about Steven Newlin, hey? Even though I HATED him the most in the last episode, I am actually really sad to see him go 😦

Oh, and I have a couple more WTF moments again this week. You can check them out after my recap.

This is what went down:

  • So Billith (Stephen Moyer) is pissy with Sookie (Anna Paquin) for not handing over Warlow (Robert Kazinsky). Sookie reminds him that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) now has more fairy blood in him than Warlow – seriously Billith, did you lose your brain when you became all ‘Look at me, I’m a god’? While Billith is trying to get his brain around this concept, Sookie zaps his arse right out of Fairyland!Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • Speaking of Eric, he’s on a rampage – and it is AWESOME! Billith spends the whole season worrying about how to save his vampire friends. Eric? He’s a man of action! In all of five minutes he’s managed to drain Warlow AND turn the security outside Vamp Camp into a bloody soup. *high five Eric*
  • Warlow says he fine – but I don’t think he is…
  • While all the crazy Vamp Camp stuff is going on, we have Terry’s (Todd Lowe) funeral occurring in Bon Temps. We get a whole heap of flashbacks (Terry gets a job) and blasts from the past (Jane Bodehouse sobers up and Maxine Fortenberry STILL isn’t happy with her son’s choice in women) mixed in with plenty of tears. (I dare you not to cry when Big John sings.) It’s a good funeral and a poignant send off for a gentle character that struggled so much with his inner demons.Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • Back at Vamp Camp Eric is ripping the junk off Dr. Overlark (John Fleck) and leaving to die within sight of his crown jewels. Just when you think this is the most eye-watering scene ever in True Blood history, Billith arrives (always just one step behind Eric) and stomps on the man’s head
  • Speaking of vampires getting their revenge on their captors, Dr. Finn (Pruitt Taylor Vince) gets to brag about his conquest with Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), but then gets killed by her. Rule learned here: Always, always, be nice to vampires
  • Eric finds Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) while he is releasing everyone from gen pop. Jason is thankful for the blood healing Eric gives him, but it looks like we will get to witness Jason questioning his sexuality again this season
  • By the way, did anyone notice the lack of fangs after Eric bit his arm open for Jason?
  • Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is excellent at playing dead to escape the vampires. Thanks to this, she manages to get up on the roof of Vamp Camp and manually opens the roof to the white room – luckily Bill has finally worked out that he needs to let all the vampires trapped in there feed off him and none of them actually frySarah Newlin (Anna Camp) plays dead in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • All except Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian). Well, technically, Billith is happy to give him his blood, but the other vamps pull rank and it is time for Steve to meet the sun. Line of the night goes to Steve; ‘I love you Jason Stackhouse!’  while his deranged poor estranged wife, Sarah Newlin looks on.
  • That’s when Jason Stackhouse realises that she’s still alive and takes chase. It’s nice to see all that time spent playing football back in high school helps him bring the bitch down! It’s a shame he can’t pull the trigger though and kill her. Guess we will be seeing more of Sarah Newlin in True Blood Season 7 then…
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Reynolds) gives the best funeral speeches. EVER!
  • So Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) finally works out that Billith is weak from blood loss and missing. She takes James (Luke Grimes) back to the white room to find him

    Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and James (Luke Grimes) go back for Billith (Stephen Moyer) in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'

    Hey, dude, we’re my maker?

  • Being near death, Billith is seeing the bloody tampon women again. This time they are telling him his time on earth is over! Luckily Jessica arrives at just the right time and she and James feed Billith back to health
  • Meanwhile, somewhere in Honolulu, a truck filled with Tru Blood is being stolen by vampires
  • The mystery of ‘Where’s Ginger (Tara Buck)?’ has been solved: Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) was using her as a human blood cow. We get to hear her deliciously shrill shrieks for the rest of the episode as a result of her being released
  • HBO can show breastfeeding nipples – a feat Facebook are yet to conquer – YAY HBO!
  • Vampires go all ‘hippy lovechild‘ when they are high on fairy bloodWhat vampires look like high - in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'
  • True Blood has officially gone Team Twilight on us with day-walking vampires. This makes me a little uncomfortable…
  • Pam and Eric have a moment – right before Eric zooms off into the sky. He must have some unfinished work. Maybe in Honolulu? Guess we’ll have to wait until True Blood’s Season 6 Finale to find out!

Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) misses Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) already in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'

Things that make you go WTF?!

  1. Jason is being sucked on by vampires that have (I assume) drank contaminated Tru Blood – what will happen to a human if they contract Hep V?
  2. And speaking of Hep V – why are so many vampires free? Shouldn’t they all be rolling around, writhing in pain, dying and shit? Didn’t they take all the vampires that didn’t drink Tru Blood out of gen pop and put them in the white room of doom? If this is the case, every single vampire Eric released from gen pop should have been dying rather than exacting revenge on Vamp Camp

So what did you think of Life Matters? Are you excited about the finale? Have you baked Sookie’s gran’s pecan pie organised yet?

You can view my Episode 10 recap here.

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)

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4 Responses to IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 Recap

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  4. John says:

    Since the humans were no longer in control, the vampires in the white room could of just walked out. That’s what Steve Newlin was doing when Eric stopped him. That was a major screwup by the shows writers and whatnot. What Bill did was totally unnecessary.

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