True Blood (2008–2014): Season 7, Episode 8 - Almost Home - full transcript

Sarah is captured and kept prisoner at Fangtasia. Jason and Jessica feel Violet's wrath. Lettie Mae bids farewell to Tara, witnessing what Tara wanted her to. Through Sookie, Bill is made aware of the cure, but will he accept it?

l am going to die, aren't I?
Well, that's what I've been trying to tell you.
...right now.
Now you're letting the truth in.
The truth.
- No! - Don't do this.
Kill me. Please kill me.
- You want to die? - No, but I must.
- No! - I must.
- Let her go... - I must die.
...or I'll pull the trigger.
- What are you doing? Pamela! - So I may return to fulfill the prophecy.
- If you die, I die. - It's been the plan all along...
...that I must die for all our sins.
But I will return as the princess of peace...
...the messiah.
Well, I have seen your future, messiah...
...and it's not very bright.
You're awful quiet.
What are you thinking?
- Sookie. - What?
You have the least quiet mind of anyone I've ever known.
A quiet Sookie is a thinking Sookie.
Penny for your thoughts.
There's something I've been wondering, but...
...l don't want to drudge up all the bad stuff...
...especially now, so...
...l'm just asking so I'll know, okay?
What is it?
Queen Sophie Anne...
...she sent you to find me, but...
...what were you supposed to do with me when you did?
Sophie Anne knew that Queen Mab was intent on collecting...
...all the fairies and all the halflings in the world...
...bringing them back to her realm, and then closing all the portals for good.
My instructions were meet you...
...determine whether you were fae, and if you were, as she suspected...
...bring you back to Sophie Anne's... that she could start...
...breeding you.
I know.
I mean, I knew she was crazy...
...but, fuck.
We all want what we can't have.
And if we're denied it for long enough...
...we lose our way.
Rumor has it that Sophie Anne was a kind and loving vampire...
- her early years. - I doubt that.
Well, like I said, it's just a rumor.
Just one more question and then I promise I'll stop.
Why didn't you bring me to her?
Before we met, I had lost all of my humanity... I accepted this mission without misgiving.
But from the very first moment that we met... reminded me of what it felt like to have my human heart.
The problem was... was only a memory.
All I had was darkness to give you in return.
That's not true.
There was love there that I'd never felt before.
I didn't even know it was possible.
I couldn't have felt that if you only had darkness.
But it was there.
I couldn't escape my past... matter how much you made me want to...
...or made me believe that I could.
I thought that if I could protect you... would erase all the things that I'd seen and done.
I was such a fool.
Oh, dear God.
I am so, so very sorry, folks. Uh...
- ls it all right if I--? - Of course.
If we can keep it between us...
This town's been through enough without having... worry about the reverend's wife and her substance issues.
- She ain't high. - Lafayette, please.
I'm telling you, this energy we are feeling is from Tara.
- The V is out of our system. - You don't believe in this...
...but there's something in this ground Tara wants us to see.
Lafayette, I came as soon as I got your text.
So you ain't high yet, but I suppose this is your supplier.
I need to get back with Tara.
Come with me.
You know I can't.
Sometimes you gotta take a journey.
Even if it's a blind one.
You told me that yourself the day you got in that car...
...and drove till you found me.
You believed in me that day.
I'm asking you to believe in me again.
Thank you.
I see you, baby.
I hear you.
I'll be damned.
Mama, this way.
Tara, get ready to have some cake soon.
- Gotcha. - No fair!
Open this one.
- Show Lafayette. - These are from Sookie.
Gran made them.
Can she make me some too?
And this one's from your mama.
And your daddy too.
Hey, lookie here.
What's going on? You having a birthday party?
I thought you said he wasn't gonna be here.
No one said nothing to me about no birthday party.
You said you was gonna be late tonight... it must have slipped my mind.
What in the world's all this?
Oh, it ain't nothing. Got it all from the 99 Cents Store.
Well, that don't look like no 99-cent cake to me.
No, but I bought it with my own money.
Mm. That don't taste like no 99-cent cake neither.
Y'all run on home now. Tara's daddy just needs a little quiet time.
- You hide my daughter's birthday from me? - I didn't.
- I just-- I just-- - You just-- You just what?
- I just wanted Tara to have a birthday party. - Well, I can see that.
I can see that you threw a party that I paid for...
- ...that you forgot to invite me to. - Go.
That don't feel so good, Lettie Mae.
- You know how hard I work for that money? - I know how hard you drink. Aah!
Baby, you go to your room now.
Your daddy and me, we just need to talk some...
...then we're gonna go to the store and get some new cake.
- You hear me? - Where the fuck is my gun?
Tara Mae, you get now!
Oh, Hoyt Fortenberry...
...look at you in your Bon Temps football jersey.
Three years, I never got off the bench.
- Oh, it's you as a baby? - Yeah.
- Look how fat he was. Aw. - Yeah.
And that nose.
Aw, you've had that cute little turned-up nose since day one.
- May our children have your nose. - What?
I mean, mine is okay, but yours is just the cutest.
- Yeah? - Who said anything about children?
Fucking A, Bubba.
Well, babe, I just meant when and if we had--
- Wait, what are you saying? - l'm not saying anything.
It's just that while I'm sifting through the contents of my mom's life...
...l'm not feeling very excited about carrying on the tradition.
Babe, you're right. I'm sorry.
It's bad timing.
Lets just talk about this when you're not so upset and...
-'ve got some perspective. - l've got perspective.
From my perspective, it's all fucking awful.
You're seeing all the memories that aren't good...
...that are supposed to be, and realizing the things you never said...
...that never got fixed and never will be.
Now, why would you wanna put that on somebody you're supposed to love?
What the fuck?
Hoyt, honey, this isn't you.
You sure about that?
Okay, I'm sorry. l just--
- No, no, no. - I can't help but feel like...'re taking out your emotion on me, and that really isn't fair.
If you weren't busy making fun of my childhood... could see I'm not really high on the idea of family planning right now.
Guys, I gotta go. Fuck.
- I'm coming with you. - No, it's police business.
No way I'm spending one more minute in this house.
Hey, Brigette, hold up. Brigette!
Whoa. Whoa, Brigette, you cannot come with me.
- It's fucking dangerous. - Well, I don't give a shit.
- Hey, Brigette, let's not make a big thing-- - You already made a thing of it, Hoyt.
Andy, Andy, listen, man. I found them. What the--?
They're at Violet's house and they're in trouble.
- Jason! - Listen, you can't be here right now.
- What kind of trouble? - The real bad kind, man.
They're at Violet's house in Monroe.
- Monroe? - Brigette, I'm begging you.
- I'm not leaving. - Shit! We're still in Horton Parish.
You get there, Stackhouse.
- Don't let nothing happen. - l'm sorry.
- Will you talk to me, please? - Please, Jason. I'm counting on you.
You got it, boss.
Buckle up. Fuck!
The R&D's gonna take longer than originally anticipated.
How long?
Could be months, could be a year.
Aren't these the same scientists who invented Tru Blood?
How is synthesizing Sarah's blood any harder than that was?
Well, her blood is synthesized.
- Pardon? - Within a few hours of...
- ...collecting the sample, we had it perfect. - Then why the fuck...
...aren't we already printing money?
Because, Miss De Beaufort...
...we don't want it perfect.
See, the good folks over at Gillette...
...and I know them well...
...they can fabricate a razor capable of lasting a lifetime.
But they don't.
And Energizer, they can build a battery that can keep going...
...and going and going, but they don't either.
Now, point is, when our product, New Blood, goes to market...
...we don't want it to work too well.
We want it to be a healthy habit.
Not a cure. You follow?
The shorter the half-life, the greater the profit.
Which is why our little trade secret...
...has gotta stay just that for the foreseeable future.
Nobody can know about it.
- Are we clear? - We're clear.
Clear as a bell.
Here, open these.
All right, you keep this at the ready.
And you use it if you have to.
- You want me to stay in the can? - Yeah.
- Is that safe with the H-vamps? - Not even a little.
But it's a fuckload safer than being in that house.
- Okay. - All right?
Goddamn it.
- Hello, darling. - Fuck.
So you do have the balls to be loyal to at least one woman.
Do you realize that I've brought...
...some of the most powerful men in history to their knees... casting a single glance?
Helen of Troy...
...Cleopatra, they were shells.
Beautiful to look at, but hollow once penetrated.
But me?
No one has ever wanted out once allowed in.
You wanna see what real betrayal looks like?
The way we used to do it?
The order of victims will be as follows:
Wade first, so sweet little Adilyn...
...can watch the boy that she loves...
...have his fingers screwed off...
...before I crank this vise...
...and crush his skull.
Then for you, my darling fairy girl...
...the breast ripper, to be used on your sweet, barely-formed titties.
When this gets warm...
...the flesh tears off so easily.
Oh, and then I will drain her dry...
...but slowly, because I have amazing discipline.
Don't I, Jason?
It will be a fate so much worse...
...than if you would've just finished her off with her sisters.
Oh, don't worry.
- I'll put you out of your misery... - Aah.
- ...eventually. - Aah!
But first...
I bet you were a virgin when you were turned.
Am I right?
Too bad that cherry of yours always heals.
But now you like to get it so much, maybe you'll enjoy a brand-new hot fuck...
...every ten minutes for days on end.
So you...
...can feel the pain I felt...
...when you were inside her.
All I ever wanted from you, Jason, was to live in the world with no wit, no intellect.
A world where you worshiped me for the perfect creature that I am--
Get over here.
Get over.
- Nice fucking shot, Bubba. - Jesus Christ.
Where did that insane woman come from?
My worst fucking nightmare.
It's okay, I got you.
I got her.
You Okay?
Where'd he come from?
Oh, my God.
It's okay. Everything's gonna be okay.
I'm fine. Nobody's hurl.
- We're all gonna be fine. - Oh, thank God.
Where the fuck is my gun?
How many times I tell you not to lay your hands on my shit?
It's a gun, not a toy!
It's a man's business to fix your things!
No, you listen to me. You think you're better than me?
This is my job! This is my house!
I swear I didn't move it, on everything I got!
You say that, but then every fucking time, Lettie Mae--
I see it on your face! You're making fun of me!
- I ain't making fun! - Know how hard I work to make you happy?
You gonna put your hands on me? You gonna put your hands on me?
- You put your hands on me, goddamn it! - Aah!
You gonna put your hands on me...
Fuck this. I am done.
Don't do this. No! Don't do this. No.
- You hear me? - Baby, look-- No!
- I'm done. - No, don't do this. Don't do this, Joe, no.
No, don't do this.
How am I gonna do all this without you?
I'm sorry I didn't pull that trigger.
I should've pulled it long before that day.
No, no.
That's not on you.
I was your mama.
You weren't supposed to save me.
You were a good mama.
I wanted to save you, but I couldn't.
And after that day, everything changed.
I'm sorry.
- I was weak. - No.
Bad stuff happened to you.
That's all.
Bad stuff happened to you too.
I was supposed to do better.
No more blame, Mama.
Forgive yourself.
And let me go.
You go on living.
Promise me?
I promise.
- Here you go, Tonto. - You sure you're okay?
Oh, thank God!
I'm so sorry.
I swear I'll never run away for any reason, Daddy.
- I promise-- - Shh-shh-shh. Y'all need to shut up.
No more promises and no more apologies. Let's just hug you.
- Sheriff Bellefleur. - Hoyt, I heard about what you did.
Thank you, man.
Thank you.
Thank you.
- Hi. - Hi.
You Okay?
Listen, there are no words to express just how much l...
Thank you.
I'm just glad I got here when I did.
I'm Jessica.
Jessica, it's nice to meet you.
I'm Hoyt.
- Hi, Hoyt. - Hi.
All right, everybody. Let's get out of here.
Let's go home. Doesn't that sound good?
We all stick together now. That's the key.
Hey, are you okay?
I don't know.
Well, you know, Adilyn, I'm protecting her.
Who is she, the redhead?
That's-- That's Jess.
Is she your girlfriend?
Honestly, I don't know what to call her.
- Eric! - Nice robe.
Where are your veins?
Are you healed?
Well, I can't tell you how...
...but I came looking for you because I wanted you to know I'm gonna be okay.
Bill's sick.
Hep-V. He has it.
Is there something you're not understanding?
If there's a cure, he needs it.
- There is one. - Where?
- It's not ready yet. - What do you mean, it's not ready?
Whatever it is, it worked on you.
Give me a minute to think.
No, no. Eric, he's dying.
It's accelerating at a crazy rate because of my blood.
I gave it to him.
- Dawn is coming. - I don't give a shit.
Sookie, I'll come back tomorrow night.
- I don't think he even has until tomorrow night. - Trust me.
Stay here. I'll be back.
Well, that went pretty well. Hm?
I gotta stop making bad decisions, Jess.
Speaking of decisions...
...about the other night...
Oh, that's not what I meant.
No, I know-- I know you didn't.
I never thought anything we ever did was a bad decision.
Except when I betrayed you.
Or shot you.
Or gotten you locked up in a prison camp.
You know what the funny thing is?
I never felt betrayed by you.
Not even when you were being a dick.
- Well, that's good, I guess. - Yeah.
Unless it's because you never took me seriously to begin with.
No, Jason, that is not it.
It's just...
You know how our paths have crisscrossed, and the timing...
I know what you mean.
Seeing you with Hoyt tonight brought it all back for me.
Just how complicated things are between us, you know?
- Can I be real honest with you? - Please.
I actually feel like our relationship is one of the least complicated in my life.
When I look back on us...
...l think about all the times that you were there for me.
When you gave me exactly what I needed... the exact moment that I needed it.
- Kind of like the other night? - Yeah.
I feel like when we're together...
...we're in a little bubble, you know, just floating above the ground.
And I know we can't stay there...
...but it makes coming back down to earth feel better.
What do you call that?
I don't know if there's an official name.
But why don't we think of it as, um..., a beautiful friendship?
I should go and be with Bill.
You should.
Hey, Jess.
I'm here for you, if you need me.
Excuse me?
I'm hereto see Eric Northman. I'm a friend.
In English? Any of y'all speak English?
I speak English.
Why didn't you say so sooner?
What's your business here?
I'm hereto see Eric Northman.
You are a very brave girl.
Brave and stupid.
So I've been told.
I hate those bottles. Talk microwavable cans.
Not sure if that's possible, Miss De Beaufort.
--Sookie Stackhouse. Mr. Northman...
Let's meet this Sookie Stackhouse, shall we?
I don't mean to bother y'all.
I was just hoping for a minute alone with Eric.
Tell me, how do you two knew each other?
She's just another fang banger.
I fucked her once a couple years ago and now I can't get rid of her.
She keeps coming back for more.
Well, if that's true...
...what a very lucky man you are.
- Hey! - Mr. Gus, you don't wanna do that.
If all this girl is to you is just another fangbanger...
...why are you protecting her?
I'm not protecting her.
But this particular fangbanger's brother happens to be with the sheriffs department.
And if she were to go missing, he'd come looking for her.
He's done that in the past.
Let me take care of this.
I'll glamour her.
That'll leave us less vulnerable.
Hello, Sookie.
I thought I told you not to come here.
I couldn't wait.
It's really beneath you the way you keep showing up...
...begging for it, understand?
I understand.
I know where you live.
I don't fucking trust these two.
But he wouldn't fuck me, not now with what's' downstairs.
But something ain't fucking right.
You will never come back here. You will get back in your car and you will drive home.
And should I ever feel inclined to see you...
...l will come to you.
You never saw these men, you never saw me.
I never saw you.
Off you go.
Arlene, is something different?
Because these eggs, they taste amazing.
- You do something different to the eggs? - No, ma'am.
Must be having a taste of the familiar back.
Speaking of familiar. Hey, Hoyt.
Hey, Arlene. Ahem.
- Can I get you something? - Coffee.
- Is it okay? - Uh, yeah, sure thing.
- Yeah. - Holler if you need me.
- How you holding up? - Whoo.
Been better.
I didn't sleep a lick.
Well, it's no wonder, man. That was one hell of a day yesterday.
The weird thing is I wasn't up all night thinking about my mom or Brigette...
...which is what I should've been doing.
Well, it ain't no fun thinking about the hard things.
Which is why I spend so much time not thinking. Ha, ha!
- Yeah, you heard me. Ha-ha-ha. - Yeah. Heh, heh.
- Arlene. - Yep?
- You bring us two Miller Lites? - Coming up.
- Heh-heh-heh. - Attaboy.
You know that redhead girl from last night?
- Jessica? - Yeah.
You two...?
No, Mr. Fortenberry, we are not.
I don't want you to get the wrong idea about me.
I care for Brigette.
I'm not a fickle guy.
Yeah, I know you ain't.
It's just-- There's just something about Jessica l...
I can't shake it.
She's going through a hard time right now.
Her, uh, maker...
...he's dying of Hep-V.
Oh, man.
Who is it? Do you mind me asking?
No, it's Bill Compton.
- It's Vampire Bill? - Yes.
I always liked him.
He's pretty much, like, the only real father she ever had.
It's unfair.
When a good thing gets destroyed...
...that's the definition of unfair to me.
Yeah, I know what you mean.
I know exactly what you mean.
I don't fucking trust these two.
But he wouldn't fuck with me, not now with what's downstairs.
I can hear you. What do you want?
Uh... It's Hoyt Fortenberry.
We met last night.
- I'm the-- - I know who you are.
- I'm-- I'm sorry to bother you. - No, it's okay, I--
Listen, I'm gonna unlock the door...
...and then go in the living room where it's light tight.
Wanna meet me there in, like, 10 seconds?
- Hi. - Hey.
I really wasn't trying to bother you. l just-- I thought you'd be asleep.
No, l wasn’t sleeping. Um...
Thinking too much, I guess.
Jason told me about Mr. Compton.
I really am sorry, Jessica.
Thank you.
I brought him this.
What is it?
I went to the clinic.
And I'm negative, and I figured the last thing... need to worry about is tracking down clean blood for him.
Wow, that's-- That's awfully--
Awfully thoughtful of you.
Especially considering everything that you've been through.
I'm-- I heard about your mother.
I'm really very sorry.
Thank you.
I forget what a small town this is.
I think because I wasn't there for her at the end, I was beating myself up.
And I talked to Jason.
And he told me how close you and Bill are.
And it struck me that maybe not knowing my mama's time was coming was a...
Like a little gift.
So I didn't have to sit around thinking about the inevitable.
And then I thought...
...if there's anything I could do for you to make this an easier time, then...
Well, I'm not trying to overstep any boundaries.
Wait, do you, um--? Tell me, you miss her?
Yes and no.
It's just no matter how grown up you get...
...or how well you can stand on your own two feet...
...the death of a parent...
...just makes you wanna go back.
Just go back to when you were a little kid, and...
And knowing that you were loved was all you needed.
Just go back, you know?
You know, Bill ain't even gone yet, but I--
I think I know exactly what you mean.
I should probably get going back to Brigette.
The sun's setting and all.
How, uh...?
How long are the two of you gonna be in town?
We leave the day after tomorrow. I gotta get back to work.
Of course, right. Alaska.
Well, you'll be in my thoughts.
You? How the fuck do you play into all this?
Oh, Sookie Stackhouse. You're a miracle.
- I knew it from the first day I laid eyes on you. - Tell me about the cure.
I will, I promise you. First you gotta get me out of here.
No fucking way. Tell me what you know.
What I know is that we--
You and I.
--Have a chance to deliver peace unto earth for all time.
A return to Eden.
But first, you gotta get me the fuck out of this dungeon of hell.
I knew no good could come from you talking.
No, please don't--
You're a very valuable young woman.
Even as the cure, you're still the fucking problem.
But I'm not letting you ruin the life...
...of one more person that I love.
- There's a cure. - What?
It's a motherfucker to explain, but it's real. Eric is completely healed.
- Are you positive? - Hundred percent.
I'll explain it to you on the way to Fangtasia.
We gotta get Bill so we can leave the second the sun goes down.
- Wait, Sookie. - What?
Are you telling me that Bill is gonna survive?
Yeah, that's what I'm telling you, sweetie.
It's all gonna be okay.
Bill, wake up.
There's a cure.
Y'all get any sleep?
A couple hours. Thanks for asking.
So I gotta hop on a flight to Dallas...
...but I'll be back before sunrise.
Well, if you need anything, just let us know.
Don't do anything stupid while I'm gone, Mr. Northman.
That's what I need from you.
Rightee-o, partner.
Oh, and my men will keep you company till I'm back.
What are we doing now?
We're doing something stupid, aren't we?
I gotta get some of Sarah's blood to Bill.
Yep, sounds pretty stupid.
He's sick, Pam.
He got it from Sookie, so he's progressing fast.
Of course it's happening fast. It's Sookie. Everything she wants, she has to have now.
What part of "I will come to you" did you not understand?
Oh, fuck.
You look like shit.
Why, thank you, Pam.
Remember me?
I'm Jason's demon whore.
I'm the girl that you tried to get James to rape.
- Jess. Jessica. - Aah!
Quiet, antidote.
You look well.
Well, I'm feeling pretty well.
- You'll tell no one about this. - You know we won't.
Go ahead.
Oh, thank God.
What the fuck are you waiting for?
Drink the bitch and leave before we all die.
I don't want the blood.