'True Blood' S6, E6 - Don’t You Feel Me: Bill Walks in the Sun

Vampire Bill Compton walks in the sun and deflects bullets on True Blood
Vampire Bill Compton walks in the sun and deflects bullets on True Blood

True Blood season 6, episode 6, titled “Don't You Feel Me?" was the series’ saddest, most thrilling show so far. Terry Bellefleur was assassinated, per his arrangements. Bill drank Warlow’s blood, and it made him able to walk in the sun; he promptly headed over to Vamp Camp to free Jessica, his progeny, and decapitated Governor Burrell in the process. Sookie and Warlow drank each other’s blood and had sex. Never before during an episode of True Blood did I find myself crying and cheering so loudly.

True Blood “Don’t You Feel Me?” opens with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) drowning at the hands of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), who is possessed with the spirit of Sookie’s father Corbett (Jeffrey Nicholas Brown). From miles away in his home, Bill Compton aka Billeth (Stephen Moyer) senses her fear and releases his captive, Macklyn Warlow (Rob Kazinsky), so he can save Sookie. Afterward, Bill summons Warlow, so Sookie transports them to a faerie wonderland, Cemefaerie, to keep Warlow safe from Bill's clutches. Warlow first asks Sookie to tie him to a gravestone so she’ll be safe from his vampire impulses, then he asks her to join him in eternity (“we'd only need each other's blood to survive”). Sookie calls herself a “danger whore” and mulls his offer to become a vampire-faerie hybrid.

Last week’s cliffhanger, the gladiator-style battle between Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and progeny Pam De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten), ends not with the two killing each other, but with a handful of guards getting staked by the pair. Later, Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) exacts his revenge on Eric for having turned his daughter Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) by dosing Eric’s sister, Nora Gainesborough (Lucy Griffiths), with Hepatitis V (the very chemical that Burrell’s team is putting into the New Tru-Blood concoction). Eric summons his new progeny Willa, now in general populations, to break him and Nora out of jail. As he’s leaving, Eric sees the Tru-Blood manufacturing plant and watches each bottle getting a shot of the vamp-killing Hep V liquid.

Bill realizes that his progeny, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), is missing, and also that he can’t summon Warlow. Frustrated, he gets Takahashi (Keone Young) to induce a coma so that Bill can get advice from Lilith (Jessica Clark). She angrily offers Bill riddles and tells him to figure it out himself. After seeing a news report on Tru-Blood’s new roll-out, Bill realizes the vampire apocalypse is near. He drinks the Warlow faerie blood he was saving, and it enables him to walk in the sun, so he heads to Vamp Camp. Using mind control, Bill gets the guards to kill themselves, then after giving the Governor a chance to tell him where Jessica and the “round, white room” is, he bites, then beheads Burrell in a move so swiftly savage, it’s startling.

Bill is not the only person looking to free Jessica. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) joins the Louisiana Vampire Task Force (LAVTF) to infiltrate Vamp Camp. Jason’s sex partner/nemeis, the holy-rolling Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), finds and confronts Jason, who threatens to expose her for being a "whore for Christ" Sarah agrees to let Jason stay, but she messes with his head by bringing Jessica and another young vampire into a "copulation study."

Sheriff Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) daughter (Bailey Noble) gained a name, Adilyn-Braelyn-Charlaine-Danika, but lost a family member when Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) was shot dead by the war buddy he contracted to kill him. Luckily, his wife Arlene (Carrie Preston) had a vampire wipe his memory clean so Terry died without the PTSD nightmares of smoke monsters and wartime killings. Unfortunately though, without his memory, there was no way he could call off the hit. Clearly, this was one of the saddest deaths in True Blood history.

Shifter/bar owner Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) decides that the best thing for Emma (Chloe Noelle), his late girlfriend’s daughter, is to return the little girl to her grandmother, and not keep her on the run from wolf Packmaster Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello), and his dad, Jackson Herveaux (Robert Patrick). That doesn’t mean that Alcide can’t sniff him out, and when he finally finds Sam, he lets him off with a warning: never return to Bon Temps.

For the show’s final scene, Sookie has decided to take Warlow up on his offer. After the two drink each other’s blood, Sookie removes Warlow’s pants, strips down to her boots, and they have sex with Warlow still tied to the tombstone. As the show ends, a bright light emanates from them. Have they become one, or is this part of Sookie’s plan to dominate then destroy Warlow?

Next week on season 6, episode 7 of True Blood titled "In the Evening" (season 6, episode 6), we can expect to see the reaction to Terry's death, and the official HBO description states, "Eric makes demands of Bill; Sarah covers up a murder; Jason comes for Jessica."

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Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013