Nevermind the fact that Warlow wants Sookie. Almost every vampire we meet wants her. But why “marry” her? Love is out of the question (snorts). Is it for power? Is it the best way of binding a Faerie to a vampire since they can’t be turned (so we’ve been told)? Is a “marriage” unbreakable? Spoilers under the cut.
My guess is that Sookie is already “vampire married” and that it’s going to throw a wrench into Warlow’s plans.
Please make it so.
As to why marry her
what hsm7 said - agree
I agree. If Warlow wants to marry Sookie, and she’s been legally promised to him, the most surprising, unusual way to stop him is by making Sookie already married to someone else. We expect a big battle—and we get something completely different.
I went back to the Inside the episode for the Narnia episode to see if there was anything relevant been said -
The reason I thought it was so significant is because Alex made such a big deal out of it. He talked about how the crew built this special set for them over the course of a month, and got them a custom bed, and in his interviews said that when humans and vampires exchange blood something very special happens. This led me to believe that the director and the writer (Alan Ball) took this scene VERY seriously, so much so that they impressed it on the cast and crew.
So I was puzzled when I finally saw it because it seemed like another V-trip (yawn). After Amy and Jason’s epic V-trips in season one, this was fairly tame. So I wondered what the huge deal was, and why Alex kept talking and talking about it.
It was only when we started to look at some of the symbolism that I realized how interesting it was. The symbolism is that of the sacred marriage—the fruitful union of opposites. That was tucked away in the back of my mind, and when they started to mention Warlow wanting to MARRY Sookie, it seemed obvious why the scene was so important. Remembering the Rattray bombshells that didn’t go off for three seasons, it did not seem far-fetched that Ball set this up two seasons ago. He probably didn’t know exactly when he’d reveal this, but he knew he’d use it eventually. Of course, for it to be effectively shocking it would have to be kept under wraps for years. So I’m not surprised the Inside the Episode didn’t make any mention of its significance.