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thoughts on true blood: gone, gone, gone

Previously on True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

  • Bill foils Eric and Molly’s escape plan because he truly seems to believe in Lilith..or so it seems.
  • Bud, along with Sweetie, are revealed as the leaders of the “Obamas”.
  • Still no indication who Warlow is…
  • Elijah was introduced as the new Area 5 sheriff.
  • Russell gives Emma to Steve Newlin as a “pet”.

“You and me, we live in the wind, just like I did with Eric. We don’t need this place. It’s four walls and plaster. That’s all.” – Pam

Was Salome arrogant enough to think she could keep Russell under her thumb?

Russell gladly gives away his sacred blood to werewolves and long before the Vampire Authority deemed it fashionable, he was more than willing to let humans know just how worthless they are in comparison to vampires. These may have been the things that Salome admired and thought would be beneficial to her cause, but she had to know that he was never going to toe the company line. He wants the ultimate power and the one thing vampires are denied: the sun. Fairy blood has the power to change that, albeit briefly. However, this is still in conflict with Salome’s belief that vampires are creatures of the night. Assuming Russell gets the blood and shares it with the Authority, I doubt it will repair the rift since he’s proven he’ll never go along with the group consensus if it doesn’t mesh with his own agenda. This is good and as long as the leaders are divided, it’ll make things easier for the fairies and other supes that are tasked with defending the humans, assuming it comes to that.

Is Hoyt gone from the True Blood universe for good?

I haven’t really enjoyed Hoyt’s character for awhile. He became increasingly pitiful and it was getting tough to watch. If he has to pull a Tara and leave for Alaska so he can return stronger, then I’m all for it. However, something about Jessica glamouring him and that last scene with Jason makes me feel like there was a definite finality to his character. Although they now hold all of the guilt and negative emotions associated with breaking Hoyt’s heart, having him out of the way means that Jason and Jessica get some resemblance of a fresh start. TB could definitely use a (relatively) happy couple since no one else is pulling that weight.

What is really in that blood?

We already know that drinking the blood gets the vampires very high and lets them see Lilith. This week we saw Eric and Nora take the blood together, which brought forth Godric…and Lilith. Before he met the true(r) death at the hands of Lilith, Godric noted that she was a godless god. Godric symbolizes the “good” version of vampires, which makes me think that Lilith represents all that is evil. If that really is her blood, it also makes me wonder why Roman never had the crazy hallucinations or desire to kill all the humans. Maybe it affects vamps in different ways or maybe, Salome did something to the blood to control everyone. Out of all the loose ends we have going into the last two episodes of this season, this is the one I’m most anxious to see tied up.

How will Pam and Tara factor into everything?

Although it took him awhile, Bill finally decided to send for Jessica. Eric did set Pam free, but is he concerned for her safety? Is she concerned for his? Can “living in the wind” PLEASE send Pam and Tara to find Eric?! Tara showed some gumption by killing Elijah, and she’s definitely found her footing as a baby vamp. Perhaps she can use some of that fortitude to inspire Pam and go join Eric. At the very least, I think seeing Pam would help remind Eric of his pre-Lillith days.

Who is Warlow?!

After Jason, who has become the smarter of the two Stackhouses, realizes that “look under the bed” literally meant to look under the floor underneath the bed, the two find a very ancient scroll. Not sure why they didn’t immediately go to their fairy cousins, but once they FINALLY realized there was nothing human about the symbols/characters on the ancient scroll, they asked Claude for help. It took Maurella – the 500-year old fairy who tries to pass for 300-years old – to figure out that the scroll was a vellum signed with fairy blood, as well as a contract. It seems John Williams Stackhouse gave his first, fae-bearing female heir to M. Warlow, which means that Sookie belongs to Warlow. This make me rethink my “Russell is Warlow” theory because if Russell really is Warlow, he wouldn’t have needed Eric to tell him about the possibilities of fairy blood in the third season. I’ve decided Warlow is a new character, possibly a warlock, genie or some other mystical Rumpelstiltskin-type creature that makes deals for first born children, and this is laying the groundwork for the sixth season. If Warlow is in fact someone we haven’t already met, then it’s also possible he’s the best bet for protecting Sookie against Russell.

Other observations:

  • R.I.P. Mike Spencer – Sookie still got the job done, but wouldn’t it have been smarter to load the gun with wooden bullets?
  • I HATED to see Molly go in such an anti-climatic manner, mostly because I’ve been a Tina Majorino fan since Kevin Kostner slapped her in Waterworld and similar to Chris Meloni’s Roman, I felt the character was severely underutilized.
  • Russell and Steve dancing to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream was almost romantic, if you ignored all the dead bodies laying around them of course.
  • Lafayette was an absolute vision in the pink shirt, rainbow wristband, blue shoes…and gun.
  • Andy and Holly are really cute together, which most certainly means that the pregnant Maurella is carrying his baby, because of course there are no happy endings for any of the couples on this show.
  • I’m all for Luna and Sam’s nudity and their fun little side adventures, but please tell me there’s more to their current story than trying to rescue Emma.

Next week’s True Blood: Sunset

Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.

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thoughts on true blood: hopeless

Previously on True Blood: Let’s Boot and Rally

“Peace is for pussies.” – Russell Edgington
“You might as well be praying to
leprechauns or unicorns or the motherfucking Kardashians”- Russell Edgington
(It was an impossible task to pick just one.)

As a variation of my usual format, this post will be in mostly observational form. Why? Well, this episode completely massacred all of my former theories. All I thought I knew? Wrong. The direction I thought the season was going in? Wrong. I have no clue what’s going on and while that makes it hard to figure out what’s happening/coming next, it has made me (perhaps prematurely) fall in love with this season.

Observations, mini-theories and quotes:

  • [SPOILER ALERT] Roman is dead. Chris Meloni has confirmed the scene between Russell and Roman was his character’s “swan song”, but he also states that, “For the time being, he’s dead.” That sort of wording can be twisted and turned to mean so many things, but mostly, I think we can expect another Roman appearance in the same way we’ve seen Godric since he met the true death: hallucinations and flashbacks. Did TB waste Meloni’s talents? Possibly, but that’s unfair to say until the season ends.
  • There is sexual tension between Tara and Pam. It’s intense. This isn’t something I’m just seeing because I want to, and no one can convince me otherwise.
  • Vampires can glamour werewolves? Did we already know that? Also, when Eric “conditioned” Alcide to find Sookie disgusting, all I could think of was the kid being hypnotized in that children’s book Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger.
  • I feel I will repeat this weekly: Emma is my favorite werewolf pup. Ever.
  • “Hoyt, this is not you.” Hoyt, listen to Jessica. The pass you get for embarrassingly pitiful post-breakup behavior only lasts for so long. Then again, time in the True Blood universe moves at such a weird pace that you might be right on schedule.
  • What does Jason have to fear, Jason’s dad?!
  • “You not gon’ be able to keep me away from her, so don’t even try.” Very sexy Sam. Let that intensity fuel you during your search for the Shifter/Supe Shooters (as they will be know moving forward or until their actual identities are revealed).
  • Don Bartolo has Jesus, according to Ruby Jean (offensive and politically incorrect as always), and Lafayette is going to rescue him. Road trips always go so well on this show, but that’s next week’s fun time.
  • J.D. as Alcide’s “formidable” opponent for the packmaster position doesn’t even seem like a fair contest, at least not without Martha there to help him out.
  • I’m slowly starting to question Molly. We don’t know her political/religious beliefs, just that she works for the Vampire Authority. All of that access and being privy to certain info could make her a great mole for the Sanguinistas.
  • Why do people always announce upcoming executions? It leaves way too much time for the best laid plans to go awry. If they simply executed Russell once they had him, Roman might have made his tee time.
  • I want to like Arlene. She’s become a lot more easygoing since being with Terry. However, she is an idiot. All of the mystical/supernatural/unexplainable occurrences in Bon Temps, yet your husband tells you that he’s cursed and somehow it’s unbelievable? Also, did she just completely forget Rene’s warning?!
  • Assuming Claude is even telling the truth, who is the vampire that killed Jason and Sookie’s parents? Russell is drawn to Sookie’s fairy blood, but so are the rest of the vampires. I doubt it was Eric and for the sake of Sookie’s increasingly fragile psyche, I hope it wasn’t Bill.
  • Maybe the Vampire Authority didn’t have just one traitor. Maybe Roman was the only one who still believed in the mission, while the other members were either on the side of the Sanguinista Movement or apathetic as long as it didn’t clash with their political agenda. However, without an “us vs. them”, there’s nothing to really drive conflict for this storyline. I forsee Dieter gunning for the leadership role before Roman’s blood is even cleaned off the carpet. I don’t think it will be Salome, but that’s only because I’m convinced her and Nora are working together.

Next week’s True Blood: In the Beginning (Russell Edgington has made a full comeback, fedora and all)

Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.

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once upon a time recapping: dreamy

Previously on Once Upon a Time: What Happened to Frederick

This week on Once Upon a Time, we are treated to another tragic love story (really, is there any other kind on this show?). We learn more about the relationship Grumpy alluded to in 7:15 A.M. – back when he used to be called Dreamy, and was in love with a fairy named Nova. Meanwhile, Emma investigates Katherine’s disappearance while Leroy and Ms. Blanchard bond over being mutually reviled by the entire town.

Once Upon a Time, Nova

We start in the Enchanted Forest, where a charmingly inept fairy named Nova (played by the lovely Amy Acker, recently seen on Dollhouse and also known as Winifred “Fred” Burkle to Angel fans) has been put in charge of collecting fairy dust, the most powerful magical substance in the world. So naturally, she spills some, which lands on an egg underground that hatches the dwarf we know as Grumpy, only this version’s on happy pills. The newly hatched dwarf is explained the ways of the world – they mine fairy dust, they don’t fall in love – and his axe dubs him “Dreamy.” Nova visits the mine for her fairy dust shipment, and her ineptitude almost destroys it until Dreamy grabs it at last second. She mopes about her clumsiness, but he tells her she can do anything she dreams, and she hints at meeting later to watch fireflies – a hint he doesn’t get. Later at a tavern, Dreamy complains he doesn’t feel right. Belle (!) overhears, tells him he’s in love, and explains the firefly invite means Nova wants to see him. They both want to see the world, and agree to meet the next night to run away together. On his way to meet her, the Blue Fairy warns him that Nova will lose her wings and never become the fairy she was meant to be. On the hilltop, Nova shows him the ship they’ll sail away in. He reminds her of her dream of being a fairy godmother, and that dwarves can’t love. Upon his return to the mine, his old axe breaks. His new ax dubs him Grumpy.

Once Upon a Time, Belle and Grumpy

In Storybrooke, Ms. Blanchard goes to Granny’s looking for volunteers to help with Miner’s Day, a fundraiser that celebrates an old local tradition when the nuns traded candles for coal. No one acknowledges her, and on his way out, Leroy (aka Grumpy) reminds her that she’s the “town harlot.” Leroy runs into the nun Astrid (Nova), and is wooed by her charming ineptitude. He fixes some Miner’s Day decorations, and she’s so impressed she tells him he could do anything he dreams. Emma is called to investigate Katherine’s abandoned car, and Sydney stops by to lay the blame on David. He shows up that moment, but swears to Emma he hasn’t talked to Katherine. Leroy signs up to sell candles, which is especially important because Astrid’s ineptitude with money means the sisters are short on rent. No one wants to buy candles from Leroy or Ms. Blanchard, despite their “annoy them door-to-door” strategy. Leroy can’t bring himself to tell Astrid though, and now he needs to come up with five thousand dollars. He tries to sell his boat to Mr. Gold, but he would rather evict the nuns. To top it off, Astrid stops by to give Leroy a pie and finds the unsold candles. Emma is also having a bad day, since Sydney’s shadily acquired phone records indicate David talked to Katherine despite saying he didn’t – and possibly implicate him in her disappearance. After some moping and drinking with Ms. Blanchard, Leroy decides to take a pickax to the power line and ends up selling all the candles in the resulting blackout. He patches things up with Astrid, and the townsfolk show Ms. Blanchard some kindness, but the feel good vibes are ruined when Emma is forced to bring David to the station for questioning.

Once Upon a Time, David and Emma

Thoughts/Theories
o I’m really curious about what happened to Katherine, and how much Regina actively had to do with it, and how much is the curse just working on its own.
o Other things I really want to know: what did August do to the book, and when will Regina and Mr. Gold have their showdown? When will Mr. Gold call in that favor from Emma? We’ll probably have to work through at least 5 more tragic love stories – and an upcoming investigation/trial over Katherine’s disappearance – before I get my answer.
o Point of interest – Mr. Gold has a problem with nuns. I’m assuming nuns are the Storybrooke equivalent of fairies, and his problem with fairies is their control of fairy dust. Just a theory, though.

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