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'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'

'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'

This week’s cold open is just cruel. At first, it appears that our Eric Northman is alive, holed up in a nice hotel in a Spanish-speaking country. But It becomes clear that it’s a dream as soon as Jason pops up, upset that Eric had to get so far away from him to “think.” So this is one of those sexually charged dreams humans have after drinking vampire blood? OK, got it.

It’s played for laughs, with Eric mixing Jason a martini "Cocktail"-style and asking Jason about Violet, in a tone that makes him sound like a jilted high school lover. Jason’s crazy about Violet, but he can’t get Eric out of his head. Eric’s gotten that reaction for a millennium, but it’s only...