True Blood Recap: “Let's Boot and Rally”
Sookie, her three paramours, and Alcide’s terrified boss began following his uncovered memories, which took them to an abandoned insane asylum. They also learned a female member of The Authority was the one who rescued Russell. Bill started sniping at Eric because he thought it was Nora who rescued him, but Eric disagreed. I thought everyone knew it was that shifty Salome by now! It’s also due to her manipulations that they are given until dawn to find Russell, or get their remote iPhone stakes activated.
When Bill suggested they split up at the eerie asylum, Sookie balked, saying, “I've seen enough horror movies to know you don't split up when you're in a big scary asylum and there's a crazed killer on the loose!” That place was mad creepy. Especially when you factor in the room full of corpses getting munched on by a horde of rats, and the other room full of terrified humans strung up waiting to die. When our gang of Scoobies walked in on that, they questioned them, then left. How thoughtful. I wonder if Eric was reminded of his own human torture chamber underneath Fangtasia?
They found an almost fully-recuperated Russell Edington sitting up in bed. He immediately began criticizing their sleuthing skills, but in a deliciously pleasant way. When Eric said they were there to finally kill him, Russell invoked his dearly-departed Talbot, and cooed they could try. Then, he went right after Sookie’s coveted fairy blood.
But most importantly… Russell’s back! Russell Ednington, played masterfully by the talented Denis O’Hare returned five long episodes into the current season. After playing on American Horror Story last season, Denis O’Hare must have felt right at home in that haunted manse! Russell Edington is one of the best characters in the True Blood universe. Who else was thrilled to hear his murderously polite Southern drawl?