TRUE BLOOD “You Smell Like Dinner” Advance Review

TRUE BLOOD “You Smell Like Dinner” Season 4 Episode 2 – After last week’s return of TRUE BLOOD and all the new surprises that creator Alan Ball and his team of writers laid on us, I think it’s safe to say we’re all pretty excited to find out what else they have planned for us this season.

Some of you might have already seen episode 2 “You Smell Like Dinner” thanks to HBO allowing its HBO Go users to watch it a week early. But since I’m guessing not all of you have, I’m going to keep this advance review relatively spoiler-free. That said there is plenty to tease you about, so let’s get right to it.


As you saw at the end of last episode, Jason found himself locked up in a bad situation, literally. In this episode we find out who put him there and what exactly they want from him, and I can only say that it’s not at all what I was expecting. Actually, if the last scene featuring Jason leads to what it seems to be leading to, Jason is going to have a really interesting storyline this season.


Sookie’s trying to deal with Eric being her landlord. Actually if I’m being honest, Eric is a wee bit stalkery, which leads Sookie to go see Bill for help. But at the same time if I had to have a stalker I would rather he be Eric than those crazy looking stalkers stars seem to get. I’m just saying.

My favorite Sookie quote about Eric: “Psychopathic frat boy.” That should give you an indication of how she feels about him buying her house and trying to get her to be his.


Ah Eric, well something pretty major happens to him, which has sort of been revealed if you’ve been watching previews and reading spoilers about season 4, but I think it’s still pretty exciting. And for those of you who have no idea what to expect, get ready, it’s going to be a crazy ride.


By now you know that Bill is the King of Louisiana, but what we find out this episode is how he got there and what happened in the fight between him and Sophie-Anne, which was a cliffhanger last season. So yes, now I understand why Evan Rachel Wood couldn’t reveal anything when we talked to her. It’s pretty insane!

But that’s not all, we also see a flashback of Bill in London 1982. I won’t say much more about that, but be on the lookout for his 1980s look and a mention of Louis Pasteur.

And let me leave you with a quote that should get you excited for what’s to come this season, which I think was also featured in the season 4 trailers if you’ve seen them:

“If they can control the dead then they can control us.”

Lafayette and Jesus

So, I was a big fan of Jesus last season, but I have to say that this season I’m starting to not like him so much. He has a bad influence on Lafayette and this whole witch business is not going to end well, I can feel it.

As you probably guessed, these two get involved with the witch coven again this episode and something quite unexpected happens towards the end (although if you’ve been reading some interviews/spoilers for this season you might already be expecting it).


We definitely see more of Tara this episode. In fact, she’s back in a situation she was trying to avoid.


Sam continues hanging out with his new shapeshifter friends this episode, and there might even be a new love connection in the air. But the most gripping part of the storyline is that we find out something about shapeshifters that we didn’t know before, which could change quite a few rules this season.

Arlene and Terry

By now you know how freaked out Arlene is about her baby (isn’t that baby adorable though?!) and things only get worse this episode. Poor baby and he doesn’t even have a chance. Thankfully he has Terry as a father.

Hoyt and Jessica

Unfortunately, things don’t get that much better for Jessica and Hoyt this episode. I’m still rooting for them though because it seems like we never got a chance to really see them happy living together.


I’ll leave you with a quote this time, which is the very last line of the episode:

“Why do you smell so good?”

You’ll have to tune in to find out who says it.

True Blood airs on Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

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