new season opens with a lengthy scene, in which Sookie finds herself in
the realm of the Fairies. (Sookie herself is part-fairy.)
At first, the place seems perfect, a heavenly utopia where fairies blissfully dine on glowing fruit.
While there, she meets her fairy godmother, plus Barry (the telepathic bell boy from the hotel), and 'Mab', the Queen of the Fairies.
also meets her grandfather, whom she had thought dead, and sees that he
hasn't aged a day since she last saw him 20 years ago.
she discovers that he is unaware of the passage of time, she gets
suspicious that the glowing fruit might be a narcotic-like means of
trapping people in the realm.
she refuses to eat the glowing fruit, Mab becomes angry, informing
Sookie that vampires breached their realm because they smelled her
blood, and that it is no longer safe to allow fairies to journey to the
When Mab tries to force Sookie to eat the fruit, Sookie repulses her (with one of those weird energy-bursts of hers).
the realm of the Fairies looks very different. Gone is the
heavenly appearance, and her surroundings suddenly look like a rocky
desert. The fairies themselves also change, revealed as ugly
with her grandfather, pursued by Mab and her group, who hurl glowing
balls at them as if they were grenades. They are joined by
what appears to be a rebel group of fairies, who oppose the ban on
travel to the human realm. They offer to help Sookie escape, as a
battle rages between Mab and the rebels.
come to the edge of what looks like a deep canyon, but a rebel tell
Sookie that it is a portal back to the human realm. She is naturally
reluctant to jump into it. But when Mab begins closing the portal,
Sookie takes a chance and leaps into the canyon - waking up back on