Another one of those moments that I love from Season 4. Most of Eric’s milestone moments are related to Sookie, and there has to be something to the way Sookie’s light reacts to Eric.
To reflect upon what UFG said, Eric is healed by Sookie’s microwave fingers. I love to speculate what that means. Can Sookie’s light be driven by her intentions, and her wanting Eric to get his memories back and stop him from assassinating Bill makes this so? Is Eric able to withstand the strength of Sookie’s light because he is an old vampire, like when the Hot Wings Fae shot Russell and he barely felt it? Is it after “We will be one,” in the cubby that Sookie’s light registers him as her mate, thereby be physically unable to hurt him? Is it because the light recognizes him as the same breed of fae each other really is? So many thought provoking questions. Anyone else come up with any theories?
Sookie blasted Russell pretty good on two occasions, and he is a lot stronger than Eric. I think because Russell drained the Faery Elder, he was protected against the Hot Wings Fae light. for now I am going with Sookie’s intent, she didn’t want to hurt Eric, just stop him in his tracks, and in the process healed him. This season it looks like were are going to find out just what she is capable of though Niall’s guidance.
Yes, it seems very much linked to intent. Everyone she has blasted has taken a pretty hard blow, with one exception…Eric. She wanted to stop him, but she didn’t want to hurt him. There is one other person that she shot that she loves and that’s Jason. She accidentally blasts him while she’s angry and trying to get rid of her light and he was hit pretty hard. The light didn’t recognize him as someone she loved, but seemed to react based on her anger and her desire to extinguish her faeness.
Also, it doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re an old vampire or young vampire, a were, or human. All have been on the receiving end of Sookie’s MWFs. The only questionable blast is when she attacked the faeries at Hot Wings. In that case, it seems like her powers either failed or they were blocked. The faeries were able to fire back and knock her out and we’ve seen them attack each other in faeryland, so they are not invulnerable. I think that discounts the light recognizing that Eric has a bit of fae in him, if that’s indeed true. I don’t necessarily subscribe to that theory, although I like the idea of it.:)