True Blood Recap: “Let's Boot and Rally”
Pam (Kristin Bauer) has taken Tara (Rutina Wesley) under her wing, complete with a hot new wardrobe, and a job tending bar at Fangtasia. Tara’s looking good, but she feels like a drag queen slave. And she was confused when she got in trouble for feeding on a human in public. Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) came into the club, and offered her sympathies. The bonded over being young-vampires-against-their-wills-girls-unliving-in-a-modern-world, and how being a vampire gets better.
The topic of their conversation was so out of this world, but it seemed so normal for this pair. You kept waiting for Tara to say something nasty, and have Jessica slink off, but Jessica reached out, and Tara responded positively. Jessica has been the first to really get through to Vamp Tara and help her accept her new life. It has been nice to see Tara interacting with the vampire characters on this show, without acting like they’re her enemy. Now she just saves her hostility for everyone else!
Hoyt came to Fangtasia looking like a total fangbanger, dressed like an Emo middle-schooler. He caught Tara on her cigarette break. (Yeah, apparently she smokes now. Vampirism > Cancer). Then, Hoyt totally propositioned Tara, and it was so embarrassing! She almost didn’t go for it, but then she took him to the bathroom to feed. Jessica was in there feeding on Tara’s snack from earlier, when she heard Hoyt, and flipped out. She went into the stall next door and pulled Tara off her ex-boyfriend. A vampire catfight ensued. So, the Tara-Jessica friendship seems over. Guess besties having the same “type” never ends well!
I can not wait to see Hoyt’s Mama’s reaction to him dating Tara! She hated Jessica, and Jessica used to actually be respectful. There’s never been any love-loss between Mrs. Fortenberry and Tara, plus the former is the biggest bigot in Bon Temps!