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It is hard to believe we are down to the very final Sookie Stackhouse story. We talked about this before on this site, but at that time it seemed like such a long way off. Now, the much anticipated last chapter in the story of our beloved telepathic bar maid is finally available.
It was released on May 7th and you can bet I have already downloaded Dead Ever After to my Kindle. I rescheduled many of the books I wanted to review and I am reading it as fast as I can (and with a great deal of delight, I will add), so watch this site for all the insights, outrageous commentary and final farewells as we approach the final catwalk for Sookie.
There has been chatter across the net about what Charlaine is going to include and leave out. Like you, I am curious to see what actually is there. I cannot wait to finish it, though it will be sad to know it is the very last Sookie Stackhouse story I will enjoy!
Further Sookie Stackhouse is Coming
Of course, it is not the last we are going to be hearing of Sookie. No siree – there is more forthcoming even if it is not exactly a story of our gal. It won’t be the first time that Charlaine’s decided to do a book about the series characters, she did the two companion books back in 2011 and I don’t know about you but I really enjoyed them. She plans to do another one of these information books after the final chapter is completed. It will be called After Dead and will feature what happened to the characters at the end of the series. You can even pre-order it in either the Kindle After Dead or After Dead in Hardcover right here at our links.
So stay tuned folks. While it may be the last adventure of our gal Sookie, there is always the hope that Charlaine will miss her and bring her back. Until then, we have two more books to enjoy and of course the television show True Blood to keep the adventures of Sookie and friends alive. I will be reviewing both books here just as soon as I can complete them. See you with the latest in Sookie Stackhouse fun and adventures in vampire love and more soon.
Antonia and Roy are enjoying their triumph as Eric throws Bill around the room, trying to kill him. Sookie gets in between the two of them but Eric just shoves her aside. Bill shoots him with a silver bullet but he recovers and is about to stake Bill when Sookie uses her fairy powers to break the witch’s spell, allowing Eric to recall everything.
Eric gives her this smoldering look as he realizes all the sexin’ they’ve been having while he lost his memory. She’s looking at him like she’s not sure what’s going to happen. She never liked arrogant Eric before and that’s who she has now, the arrogant vampire back with his memories of them sharing her bed, and the kitchen counter, and the woods, and the rug, and the…..well, you get it, they were having lots of sex.
Antonia vanishes with Roy back to the Moon Goddess Emporium where it looks like she’s having some kind of fit and suddenly Antonia’s spirit bursts out from Marnie’s body. Antonia wants the killing to stop but Marnie convinces her that it’s a necessary evil – yeah, right – that’s what all the good tyrants say.
Eric tries to convince Sookie that they can pick up where they left off but she’s not having it. She loves both her vampires – Eric and Bill – and she has to have them both in her life. Wow girl, selfish a little bit? Anyway, Eric’s not liking this new twist at all and he tells her that she belongs to him. No more Mister Nice Guy. You can tell that the wheels are turning on how he’s going to get Sookie back into the Eric hammock on a full time basis.
Lesson learned by Tommy – don’t do your brother a favor by fighting his fight for him, it will just kill you. And that’s exactly what happens to Tommy after Alcide helps him home to Merlotte’s where they meet Sam. He tries to talk to Tommy about the white light and seeing loved ones but Tommy’s a realist to the end, he disparages Sam’s words and simply asked not to be forgotten. Sam vows to kill Marcus for what he has done to his brother.
Marcus is at Alcide’s house putting the moves on Debbie. He’s plays up to her insecurities and like the idiot she is, she appears to be buying it. Really? Leave Alcide for Marcus? I don’t care how much you want kids, that ain’t happening. She must be seriously high on V to even consider it.
Andy got caught doing drugs by his cousin Terry. Being quite familiar with the detox process, Terry takes Andy out to their old stomping grounds in the woods and forces him to come to grips with his addiction. Terry shows a lot of personality in these scenes, more than I’ve seen from him to date. Apparently, he holed up in their tree house out in the woods when he first came back from the war to deal with his PTSD. That lets him connect with Andy but the two of them have to fight it out first over who had the hardest life growing up. It seems that Andy is one of those rich but unloved kids who had everything but really had nothing. Or so he thinks anyway. I find it hard to feel sorry for rich people who think they have it so rough.
Holly and Tara are going to try their spell casting skills and supposedly outwit Antonia. I doubt any good will come of this and they’ll probably get transformed into a mouse or something. Sookie begs Bill to not attack the Emporium because Tara is inside it. He basically says sorry, this is war and there will be causalities. Which causes her to run out and take matters into her own hands….again….and put herself in the middle of danger….again.
Sookie is joined by Lafayette, Jesus, and Jason outside the Emporium and Jesus says that if he can just get in, he can save Marnie from Antonia. Little does he know that it’s Marnie who has gone into full dictator mode. He is able to breach her protective spell by doing his demon-face thing which always freaks Lafayette out. Who really wants to see their lover wearing an ugly demon-face? That will kill the romance in a heartbeat.
Once inside, Jesus realizes that Marnie is part of the problem, not part of the solution. At this moment, Tara and Holly’s spell works and they can open the doors without burning their hands off. Running outside, they are greeted by Sookie and Lafayette just in time to be spelled back into the building. All that effort for a little run in the street only to end up back where you started.
Jason stands in the middle of the street with his mouth hanging open as everybody disappears – although I consider this a standard look for him. This episode wraps when Bill, Eric, Pam, and Jessica go all Matrix and show up at the Emporium in all black outfits ready to kill something. It’s like an undead Mod Squad.
Alcide: The hunky werewolf is disturbed from a peaceful night at home by a knock at the door. It turns out that werewolves cannot just move into new territory without registering with the resident pack. The local packmaster reminds Alcide of his responsibilities.
Marnie: Captured by Bill, the vampire king, Marnie starts to have visions in her cell of the ancient witches. From the visions, she can see that all is not as she learned in history class because the catholic priests were all vampires. What a perfect cover for the vamps!
Eric: There seem to be mixed opinions in the fans of the show about the new and improved Eric but, whether we like it or not, vampire Eric is now a good guy and, in episode 5 of True Blood, he just seems nicer and nicer with every scene. He dreams of Godric, his maker, who tells him to drink from a sleeping Sookie. He’s about to do it but then wakes up in a guilty sweat. He regrets the dream and tells Sookie everything as they spoon with each other in her bed.
Hoyt and Jason: These two best friends are having a boy’s night out at Merlottes discussing their problems. Jason is still freaked out from his kidnapping and rape by Crystal’s family. Hoyt is tired of Jessica acting like they should not be together. Their problems seem light years apart and Jason ends up irritated by Hoyt’s lack of sympathy about the rapes. Jason has pretty much decided that everything that has ever gone wrong for him has been because of sex.
Lafayette, Jesus, and Tara: These three try to get Marnie to reverse the spell she put on Eric but she explains she was only a conduit for another witch. There is nothing they can do but run from Eric and his vampire revenge before he figures out what they have done. So off they go, leaving Marnie stranded in the woods. Lafayette and Jesus end up taking off to Mexico to find Jesus’ brujo grandfather. If anyone has enough power to reverse the spell or kill vampires, it should be him.
Marnie: Captured by Bill, the vampire king, Marnie starts to have visions in her cell of the ancient witch who she keeps channeling. From the visions, she can see that all is not as she learned in history class because the catholic priests were all vampires in that time. What a perfect cover for the vamps!
Pam and Bill: Pam’s rotting face drives her to the brink and she accidentally blurts out that Eric has lost his memory. Bill pounces on that immediately and orders her to tell him where Eric is. To which she replies…”at Sookie’s house”. The shocked look on Bill’s face is priceless.
Sam and Tommy: Tommy had been duped by his father last week but the tables are turned when Tommy awakes and wreaks revenge on his father. The worst part is that his mother keeps defending Tommy’s evil dad and he ends up killing them both. He feels so guilty for killing his mother that he runs to the only family he has left – Sam – for help.
Sookie: The fairy telepath has fallen hard for Eric’s new boyish charm. When he tries to leave to save Sookie from anything bad he might ever do to her, she calls him back. This decision proves to be Sookie’s undoing as far as Eric is concerned as she lets go of all barriers and finally gives us all what we have been waiting for…a kiss with Eric that is not part of a dream. With Bill on his way over at vampire speed, it’s a safe bet that things won’t get much farther. Can’t wait for the big confrontation!