As we open on “True Blood” episode five, poor Tara has been dragged to the mansion of the Roy Orbison Vampire King of Mississippi and is being inspected by the King”s minions. Tara is ruled to be “spicy,” which does not impress her. She”s even less amused when Vampire Bill arrives back at the mansion with Lorena and the King, the three of them covered in blood from their takeout mission. Franklin, he of the Woebegone Undead Eyes, has sort of claimed Tara as “mine,” which I guess means she is not to be eaten. Franklin does say he has a present for the king, but it doesn”t appear to be Tara. Poor Tara, meanwhile, begs Vampire Bill for help — he could at least bite through the ropes binding her, you know, for dessert, but he refuses.
[Full recap of Sunday’s (July 18) “True Blood” after the break…]