True Blood:' season 3, episode 10

"I knew I shouldn't have trusted you." "You were right."


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  • WHO DO YOU TRUST? This guy?

Minute episode recap: "Blah blah blah, vampire emergency blah."

Now to the good stuff: Sookie's a fairy. "How fucking lame."

Her words, not mine. And while my initial reaction was to agree wholeheartedly, the more I thought about it, the more the idea grew on me. Sookie now has the potential to actually grow into to someone/something complex and interesting. We can hope at least. Her "lyin' ain't right" sermons are dull, dull, dull and lead to that annoying kind of drama most people try to leave in high school. Plus, I don't think we can technically call her a waitress anymore. When was the last time she showed up for a shift anyway? I'm sure Arlene would know.

According to the all-powerful Wikipedia, notions of fairies range from sweetly stubborn Tinkerbells to demonic hobgoblins. While it's likely Sookie skews more Tink than troll, it seems that there are kind of no set rules when it comes to defining a fairy's character, motivations and power. Given that the season finale is Sept. 12, I doubt we'll get too much into what fairy-dom means for her besides making her that much more enticing to vampires. But it could turn out to be pretty awesome to watch her learn to harness her Jedi fairy powers — surely the light palm is only the beginning. She'll need a teacher, of course, and in the grand tradition of "True Blood," let's hope it's a hot new shirtless season 4 man-fairy instead of Claudine.