I’m not going to recap an entire episode of ‘True Blood’, but I am going to discuss one specific part of it. In order to do that I need to give you a quick crash course in the characters so you can follow along. Okay, Sookie is a waitress/mind reader/fairy that lives in the town of Bon Temps, LA. Vampires exist and have “come out of the coffin” and are mainstream with humans. In this town there are also shifters, werewolves, werepanthers, magic, and a bunch of other nonsense.
I’m going to focus on the vampire part of this show. See, according to ‘True Blood’ vampires can be “makers” – which means they drain you, give you their blood, go to ground with you (get buried), and then they teach you how to be a vampire. Apparently, it’s a very intense bond.
One of the main “maker” “progeny” relationships on the show would be Eric (maker) and Pam (progeny). They run a business together and have a very father/daughter/best friend relationship. Well, in 5 Episode 51 ‘Whatever I Am, You Made Me’, we see their origin. Pam was a hooker and madam and Eric was a customer. Eric is drawn to Pam because she really has no fear, she’s attacked (Eric saves her) and she doesn’t care that he just killed someone in front of her. He takes her in a room where two vampires are feeding on one of her girls an again, “NBD” for Pam, and naturally they hookup.
During some routine pillow talk, Pam asks Eric to make her a vampire. She doesn’t want to grow old because of “the life that awaits women like” herself. He declines stating he doesn’t want the responsibility of being a vampire parent. This is the scene I want to discuss.
Pam is not a spring chicken. She’s beautiful, but older, and she seems to have a good thing going in her century. She’s got money and killer clothes and a business. But she’s doing that thing that all women do where she’s looking in the future and predicting it. In her mind she ends up with TB or syphilis, alone, and exiled because no one wants an old whore. This is Pam’s fear and she …