The new episode of True Blood aired tonight. It was titled “You’re No Good”. (the original title was “Abducted”). The episode synopsis stated:
Bill looks for a solution to an impending catastrophe; Eric takes a hostage, while Sam tries to recover one. Irate over Burrell’s blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands and takes a hostage. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood – but has difficulty finding the right donor. Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her. Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare.
HBO posted their recap/inside the episode video shown below:
Taking a second look at a few of the scnes fro episode 4.02.
Marnie’s spell may not have been the full trigger. Seems that Holly’s incantation-Elements of the night Elements of the dead , come this way, we call upon ye, we summon ye...
The video below shows the “incantation” and later spell from Marnie from episode 4.02:
Which witch was the “trigger” for the full summoning? Holly did start the incantation. She grabs the hands of the two women on either side of her and joins the circle. Jesus tries to bring Lafayette into the circle but Lafayette pulls away.
Marnie had told the wiccans to join hands right before Eric bit her. When Holly saw that Marnie was attacked by Eric she started the chant. (which seems to be a protection spell she called upon the elementals-energies/spirits of the night. Interesting how she also called upon the elements of the dead)
Tara enters the room and tries to stake Eric from behind with a wooden cross (conveniently placed by the doorway with other wands). Eric drops Marnie and grab Tara. This causes Lafayette to join the incantation and the circle. When Lafayette joins in , there seemed to be a “surge” of energy again and it seemed that the spirt did swoop down onto Marnie (and also through Eric ). Lafayette only joined in on the incantation after seeing Tara was in danger. (Tara seriously-did you think you could sneek up on Eric with that wooden cross?)
Did Jesus talk Lafayette into joining the wiccans again that night? Still have my doubts about Jesus. Wrote about some of those linked here. Still have a feeling that perhaps the spirit that was summoned is somehow linked to Jesus’ family (or perhaps also to Eric since he was around when this powerful witch was still alive during the inquisition). I know a lot of time has been spent on analyzing the Latin spell that Marnie chants and the effect it has on Eric. I just realized that the spirit that did seem to be in control of Marnie had to be “summoned” somehow and it looks like Holly’s chant may have started the whole thing rolling.
Something wicked this way surely does come in season 4. Sunday’s new episode will give fans a bit more insight into what effect the spell does have on Eric Northman. I can’t wait!