It was quite a night on "Night On The Sun." Everyone's emotional stakes were sky high, verging on out of control, as fear and desire fought the good fight for whatever the characters have been chasing all season. It was a vintage True Blood blend of tension, eroticism, and some real WTF moments. Some of those WTF moments, of course, were directed at the writers.
Let's start with the Bill/Sookie relationship. Last week, Sookie finally tracked down Bill, only to have Bill almost kill her when she gave him blood to heal him. Bill is a young vampire and he completely lost control of his feeding instinct because he was so badly hurt. And this week, we have a scene between Sookie and Bill in which the two of them discuss her dream of a normal life and how unlikely she is to have it with Bill. Both of them feel very badly about it, and it would be touching except Bill still feels no need to volunteer why he was keeping a dossier on Sookie and Sookie apparently feels it's irrelevant to their relationship. Really?
This is Sookie's first relationship and it's only been a couple of months, so she is supposed, I think, to have a very adolescent view of love, and I suppose, though it's more of a stretch, that Bill's relative youth may also mean he's inexperienced in love as a vampire, though he certainly went through enough as a human to know no one gets a free pass in a relationship. A relationship is only as healthy as the people in it, and this one is long since due for a checkup. Sookie is focused only on the trauma of being almost killed by Bill, but what he is choosing not to tell her is perhaps even more worrying, given that this decision is very much in his control. Or at least, I hope this is where the writers are going with this. Because if this relationship is not supposed to be an adolescent, passion-fueled but wisdom-deficient first love, and Ball is quite serious when he says these two are soul mates, then Bill and Sookie should move to her Tinkerbell magic land, both having the same level of cheesiness.