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True Blood Episode: "Soul of Fire"

Season 4, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Sookie uses her faerie powers to save Eric, Bill and Pam from Marnie's latest spell during a crucial point in the vampires' feud with the Wiccans. Meanwhile, Jesus secretly tries to crack Antonia's defenses; Alcide questions Debbie's loyalties; and Sam gets even with Marcus.
Original Air Date: Sep 4, 2011
Guest Cast Paola Turbay: Antonia Brit Morgan: Debbie Pelt
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Season 4, Episode 11
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Length: 49:00
Aired: 9/4/2011
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True Blood Episode Recap: "Soul of Fire" Season 4, Episode 11

On Sunday's episode of True Blood, the war between the witches and the vampires comes to a tentative resolution, with Bill and Eric narrowly avoiding the true death. Debbie and Marcus make a terrible pair. Andy makes a new friend... and a new vow. Jason and Jessica are, of course, still in love. Lafayette and Jesus' relationship, unfortunately, just became a threesome.

"F---IN' SOOKIE!"

So... that was it? The much-anticipated stand-off at Ye Olde Shoppe of Sandalwood Candles and Reanimation between Marnie/Antonia and the vampires was kind of a bore. First of all, with Marnie's force field surrounding the shop, there wasn't much direct contact between the opposing sides. Second, the vampires didn't really do much. Hell, Bill and Eric even agreed to commit suicide if Marnie released Sookie, which, well, as Pam pointed out, that was just ridiculous.

In the end, it was Jesus the brujo who saved the day, by forcibly expelling Antonia from Marnie, thus reducing her power enough to knock out the force field. The vampires then entered the shop and made quick work of shooting Marnie through the forehead, just as her prophetic pool of blood told her they would. So... R.I.P, Marnie? (Actually, no? See below.)

THE BRIEF, MISGUIDED COURTSHIP OF DEBBIE AND MARCUS

Since Debbie's relapse last week, she hasn't made too many great decisions, including hitching her star to Marcus' wagon. You see, Marcus is a delusional deadbeat dad who thinks that Debbie would make a great stepmom for little Emma, so he kidnaps his daughter and makes plans to start a new life with Debbie at his side.

Meanwhile, Sam is looking for Marcus, not to rescue Emma (that happens to be an unintended side effect), but to avenge the accidental death of the brother he hated. But when Sam is in the clutch — and has Marcus in his clutches — he decides instead to let Marcus live with himself.

Alcide, on the other hand, is kind of miffed that Marcus has stolen his "bitch," so he chokes him to death. He also "abcures" Debbie, which I think is wolf-speak for "banish." She is naturally very sad about this development, but I'm guessing that by next week, she'll be back to her old treacherous self. It's funny, now that Tommy is gone, I don't really mind if Alcide and Sam hang out together.

ANDY = "HANDSOME AND MUSCULAR"?

After Terry's tough-love intervention, Andy has a long walk back to civilization. Along the way, he meets a faerie named Maurella, who thinks he's handsome and muscular. (Cue Andy's awkward grunting.) He is, naturally, spellbound by Maurella, so when she asks him to "swear to the light," he does so without question. Then they make love. He tells Arlene what happened, but she doesn't believe him, going as far as to suggest a trip to the same booby hatch that Terry once enjoyed. Where are they going with this? I thought we were done with the faeries? Why Andy?

JS + JH 4-EVA

Hey, guess what? Just when Jason regained enough strength of character to turn down Jessica for the sake of his friendship with Hoyt, he got caught in the crossfire of Pam's shoulder-mounted assault on the shop, necessitating yet another vampire-blood transfusion. Guess who's going to be all moony-eyed for Jessie again next week? Poor Hoyt.

"YOU IN DANGER, GIRL."

"You may hear and see things you really don't want to," Jesus warns his boyfriend as they begin the process to separate Marnie and Antonia. "That ship has f---ing sailed," Lafayette replies. And how! In the final moments of the episode, while Jesus and Lafayette snuggle in bed, a spectral Marnie appears and appears to "enter" Lafayette's mouth, suggesting that she now possesses him. (This is a development that — ask my friends, I swear — I predicted might happen before the season's end.)

So what happens in next week's finale? Are there more twists and turns to come? Or will it be more like the Season 3 finale, a quiet hour that looked ahead to this season's central story lines? What do you think of this season so far? Let me know in the comments section below. 

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On Sunday's episode of True Blood, the war between the witches and the vampires comes to a tentative resolution, with Bill and Eric narrowly avoiding the true death. Debbie and Marcus make a terrible pair. Andy makes a new friend... and a new vow. Jason and Jessica are, of course, still in love. Lafayette and Jesus' relationship, unfortunately, just became a threesome.

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