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Roman has been reduced to a mound of red goo, Dieter calls for
Level One Protocol, and Russell jumps Eric, albeit not in the way he had in
mind back in season three. "You and me, together at last," he says,
as both he and Eric bare their fangs. The lights go out, and the UV rays come
on. Alarms are sounding. "Kill him!" Dieter commands, while Salome
calls out, "Keep him alive!" We hear Salome praising Lilith, and in
the UV-lit cellblock, a roasting Nora is doing the same. There's a great night-vision
shot of Russell cackling, but then he's caught up in a silver net. The lights
come on. Bill looks around for Eric, who's hanging by his neck from one of the
columns, but he's still alive: "The view from up here is
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In the afternmath, Bill and Eric realize they've been pawns of
Salome and Nora. There's no way Russell could have attacked Roman if he had
truly been silvered. They're asked to Salome's chambers, and sure enough, Nora
is there, apparently restored to political power. Eric is not happy to see her.
Just then, a dapper Russell pops out from behind a curtain. Bill and Eric fang
up. "You're such boys," Russell says easily. "I'm not gonna hurt
you. I just want to make an entrance is all." "Russell, enough,"
Nora says. "We're all friends here," Salome tells Bill and Eric. Like
hell we are, Bill says.
Russell wants to let bygones be Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
bygones. So Eric killed his beloved
Talbot. (At least it finally gave Russell a chance to use that compote jar!)
Russell forgives him. But Eric doesn't forgive Russell for slaughtering his
Russell tells Eric to think about why he didn't kill him an
hour ago, when he could have so easily. Because Russell has turned the other
cheek: "I have been born again, made again in my new maker's image."
Eric believes that means Nora must have freed Russell, Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
but Nora says that while she knew about
Russell's escape, she truly wanted Eric to disappear because she was worried
Russell would come after him.
Salome confesses that she's the one who dug Russell up.
She's actually known for a year, because she followed Bill and Eric the night
they were ordered to kill him, but actually -- foolishly -- buried him in
cement instead. Salome knew that Russell was the only vampire powerful enough
to take out Roman. Bill asks the very question I was wondering: If Salome was
so close to Roman, surely she could have done it herself. But Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
that the Book is clear -- the Guardian's blood is sacrosanct: "He alone
will determine when his essence shall flow. What happened tonight was
inevitable. I say this with the deepest regret. " Um, that makes no sense.
She couldn't kill him because the Guardian chooses when he will die, but
Russell can kill him? Am I missing something here? Wait, am I asking for
"True Blood" to make sense? Did I learn nothing from
Bill calls Salome on her so-called regrets. All Salome wants
is power, he says. But Salome says she wants to share power. "Too much
blood has been spilled in the singular pursuit of power, but why, when Lilith
gives us more than enough to go around?" Russell looks heavenward,
adopting a pose of pretend piety -- love it. Eric makes it clear he's not
interested. Bill seems to consider, but ultimately he says he still believes
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the only way both humans and vampires can survive together. Salome says she'll
give them until tomorrow to reconsider their stance.
The next night, Salome gathers all the (surviving)
chancellors, Russell, Steve Newlin, the child-eating nurse, Bill and Eric in
the chamber where Lilith's blood is stored. Salome tells them all that because
Roman turned his back on Lilith, she forgives Russell for staking him. Dieter,
for one, is aghast. Russell explains that he killed Roman for the greater good,
and that he disavows his previous statements denigrating Lilith. As Salome
takes out the vial, Nora exposits that Roman always believed Lilith's blood was
merely symbolic, but it is quite real. Lilith was killed by man, Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
progeny collected her blood, and it has been handed down through the vampire
generations to them.
Salome says that tonight, everyone will drink from Lilith.
Rosalyn looks very peeved, and Dieter calls it blasphemy. "Who are you to
offer the blood of Lililth?" he asks Salome. Any further argument is cut
off when Russell cuts off Dieter's head. As Russell delicately kicks one of
Dieter's organs to the side, he says, "May Lilith forgive me."
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Nora says smugly. Rosalyn quickly jumps on the Lilith bandwagon.
"We are of Lilith. Lilith is of God. May she reveal
herself," Salome says, pouring a dab of blood onto her hand, then licking
it. She passes it to Nora. "Are we really going to do this," Bill
whispers to Eric. Eric: "It's vampire blood. We're vampires. It's not going
to do anything."
Next we see the whole gang of them on Bourbon Street, on the vampire equivalent
of a really amazing acid trip. Their reverie is interrupted by a honking
cabbie, but Bill jumps on his hood and says to the terrified cabbie, Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
walk where and when we want. These streets are yours no longer." They all
cackle and continue strolling down Bourbon.
At a karaoke bar, a soon-to-be-bride is serenading her
beloved to "You Light Up My Life" when Russell joins her on stage.
The bride's mother quickly recognizes Russell. The rest of the Lilith-doped
vampire gang shows up, and it's a free-for-all. All the vampires Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
feeding when suddenly there's a loud crash, and bright light from the back of
the bar. The vampires look up and see a single drop of blood fall to the
ground, and from a pool of blood rises a naked woman with long brown hair and
-- it must be said -- meticulously barbered public hair. She lets out a
screech. "Lilith," Salome says, for the benefit of viewers without
Lilith walks up to Nora and lets out some sort of red mist
from her mouth, which washes over Nora and immediately compels her to start
sucking again. Everyone resumes their feeding, but Eric hears a voice. It's a
ghostly Godric. "This is wrong," he tells Eric. "You know this,
but your sister does not. Save her, my son.
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" When Eric looks up again, Nora is staring
up at Lilith, but Lilith isn't there anymore.
(Anna Paquin), with brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten), discovers
that her magical powers are finite, and seems intrigued by the prospect of
becoming fully human. Meanwhile, Dexter Season 7 Episode 1
was on the receiving end of atomic fairy hands for once, comes to in a back
room of Cirque du So Fae. Jason watches as Claude and another fairy test
Sookie's "luminescence," a k a fairy power. She's running a little
low. admits that she has been a little off her game, telepathy-wise. The other
fairy tells her that if she isn't careful with how she uses her magic, she may
run out. turns to Claude: And then what? Would she die? Would she be ...
normal? She smiles a little at the thought. "You would be fae no longer,
yes," Claude confirms. The other fairy says that hasn't even begun to
explore her powers, but has heard enough -
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- if she needs their help, she knows where to find