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thoughts on true blood: let’s boot and rally

Previously on True Blood: We’ll Meet Again

“The more things change, the more they fuckin’ stay the same.” -Tara

Can Lafayette catch a break?!
Not only is he relatively friendless at the moment, but he’s dealing with all of his new powers that he doesn’t even want. Every season Lafayette is caught up in some other character’s inner and outer turmoil. Jesus was supposed to be his reward, which was why I wanted him to return and I’m grateful that he has. However, I was more interested in seeing him as a ghostly figure who comes to Lafayette and guides him through the process, NOT as a head with his lips sewn shut. Ruby Jean is batshit crazy, but I’m thinking she’ll be the only one who can help Lafayette right now.

How did Andy and Jason get home?
You can’t keep teasing the fairy storyline! The guys woke up naked in their respective homes and although they discussed their previous night, nothing was really resolved. I wasn’t expecting a full-blown explanation, but I’d like to see this turn into something or at least connect to other parts of the season…by the next episode. Maybe that’s asking too much.

Who freed Russell?
Did Nan have time to do it before she died? Was it Nora? Is Rosalyn also a traitor? Can Salome be trusted?! All we know is it’s a woman, or at least someone that looks like a woman. We also know this same woman decided to have a human carry Russell instead of using her own super strength and speed to do the job herself. That conveniently helped lead Sookie and co. to Babcock Hospital, which is good for pacing the episode, but foolish on the part of the lady vamp.

Is Patrick trustworthy?
Originally, we were led to believe that Patrick was the reason for Rene’s warning and then we learned about Ifrit and it seemed that was the basis for the warning, but I’m going back to my original theory that Patrick is the one Arlene should be worried about.I’m officially going on record and stating that Patrick is somehow connected to Ifrit, and not just because he was the one who told Terry to kill that woman. I don’t think he’s as oblivious as he seems. Honestly, I’m still unimpressed with the whole fire monster story, all it does is remind me of a less interesting version of last season’s Antonia.

Are the Pelts and Russell somehow connected?
Let me preface the following comments with this: I am probably completely off base with this theory. Moving along, we’ve seen that daddy Pelt is a werewolf and we know that Debbie was inducted into the werewolf/Russell alliance in season three. Alcide noted that he smelled wolf when they got to the hospital, so Russell is clearly still working with them in some big (or small) capacity. At the end of the episode it sounded like Alcide was attacked by a fellow wolf. Maybe, just maybe, the Pelts aren’t just the caring parents of a dead daughter. Maybe Cooter introduced them to Russell awhile back and they now work with him. Again, this could be a huge stretch.

Who shot Sam and Lana?
The masks obviously hid their identity and I didn’t recognize the voices, so we have no way of knowing their motive just yet. This could somehow be connected to the Sanguinista Movement or it could just be a new batch of people who hate all supes and feel like shifters are the easiest group to kill.

Other observations:

  • Barb AND Jeff? Someone over at True Blood must be a fan of Cougar Town.
  • Jason in his He-Man pajamas was really cute. His (dead) mom asking if he wants sex (or even a BJ) made that moment unnecessarily creepy.
  • Sookie’s “must be Thursday” line reminded me of Buffy Summer’s “So, Dawn’s in trouble… must be Tuesday.”
  • “I don’t care if those ladies are faires or leprechauns or freaking Ewoks.” I’m really enjoying Andy this season.
  • Tara and Jess shouldn’t be fighting. They are both young lady vamps. They were both turned against their will by very reluctant makers. They both fell for Jason. That’s more than enough to base a friendship on!
  • iStake makes wayyyy more sense than what I thought they were saying: Ice Stake. Also, more Molly please.
  • Hoyt in black eyeliner wearing a red tie and purple vest, complete with a popped collar and black nail polish. I laughed at him for a full minute and then came the pity. Poor guy.
  • Terry’s pile of bodies in Iraq and Russull’s pile of bodies at the hospital. Coincidence?
  • What did Jesus say to Ruby Jean?!
  • Emma is still the most adorable little wolf in the world.
  • Does anyone else remember there being another shifter in Sam and Lana’s group? I believe he wore glasses. If he’s real and I didn’t make him up, then where is he?

 

Next week’s True Blood: Hopeless (The hunted becomes the hunter)

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: we’ll meet again

Previously on True Blood: Authority Always Wins

“Let bygones be bygones, bi-girls be bi-girls.” – Pam.

What other fun things will Pam command Tara to do?
I have always felt Tara was a weak character. She was always in some sort of trouble and perpetually complaining about her lot in life. It made it very hard to like or even tolerate her time on the screen. Pairing her up with Pam, who is arguably one of the show’s strongest characters could be a great idea. Gone are the days when Tara tries to commit suicide or flees town when things get too intense. With Pam as her maker, she’ll be forced to grow a backbone and maybe become a little more fun in the process. Jessica could surely help a little bit since she’s no longer the resident vampire baby and might be able to offer Tara some advice. I’m hoping now that they’ve normalized Tara being a vampire a little bit, we’ll be able to see the funner side of where this story is going.

Is Alcide the “new fool” that will take a bullet for, and subsequently protect Sookie?
According to Tara, Sookie will always be safe because she is protected by the fools around her. If last night was any indication, Alcide is ripe for taking over the new position. They’ve been doing this little dance for awhile and Eric and Bill are out of the picture (romantically), so this would be a good time for the two to explore things. There are two things to remember: Alcide still may have to take over packmaster duties and daddy Pelt, along with his wife, could still make a return. Either of those things happening could have a negative impact on the brewing romance between Sookie and Alcide. Also, it looks like Bill and Eric are prepping to ask demand Sookie help them find Russell, which would definitely stall things for Alcide.

What will Pam and Eric’s “break up” mean for their relationship?
As evidenced by Lorena’s hold on Bill, a maker releasing their vampire doesn’t mean the ties are completely broken. I look at Eric releasing Pam as the contract being broken; however, just because she can leave him doesn’t mean she will. Sure, I think she’ll take some time to nurture her new relationship with Tara in some form or fashion, and she may ever enjoy having a certain level of freedom she didn’t have when Erin was in charge, but I doubt this is little more than a formality.

Who else pegged little Alexander as the traitor?
If anyone was going to be accused of the double-cross, I would have thought Rosalyn immediately (something about her suits and helmet hair just didn’t seem trustworthy). Although Alexander, the adorable kid vampire, was the one killed for working with Nora to further the Sanguinista Movement, something still seems off. We never actually saw Nora out him as a fellow traitor, so he might just be one of several traitors among the Vampire Authority. Or, he might not be a traitor at all, and instead just had the misfortune of getting caught with the right video at the wrong time. Please, can we see more of this and less of Patrick and Terry’s trek across the country?!

Other observations:

  • The more Lafayette accidentally taps into to his new witch-y side, the more I’m hoping Jesus makes a return, however brief it may be.
  • Which club looks better: The fairy fantasy sex den or Fangtasia?
  • Jessica’s eyes were especially gorgeous in this episode. And speaking of eyes, how cute is it that Pam sleeps in glittery eyeshadow?
  • Sam’s shifter buddies, Emory (Barack) and Suzanne (Hillary) are dead. Obviously, this was the only way prideful Sam and equally prideful Luna were going to find their way back to each other. What I’m more concerned with is who killed them…and why.
  • Patrick and Terry’s little search for Brian, which took them to South Dakota, is slowly starting to get interesting. I’m hoping they were under supernatural influences in that flashback and not just good ol’ fashioned ecstasy. Also, seeing Terry in action during his time in Al Anbar, Iraq really helps you understand why he’s a little bit crazy now.
  • Judge Clements, was your sole purpose in this episode to get Andy and Jason to that club? Are we going to see more of you? Did Andy cheat on Holly with Maurella? Did those two boy fairies actually hurt Andy and Jason? How is Hadley still alive?! Who killed Jason and Sookie’s parents?!? As you can see, I was left with a lot of questions and almost zero answers.
  • Drunk Sookie singing Escape (aka The Piña Colada song) was adorable, but Alcide noting that the room smelled like mint and peaches and letting her know he was “gonna need more than one” helped transition the moment from cute to the type of sexy Eric did effortlessly.

Next week’s True BloodLet’s Boot and Rally (Tara…and Hoyt?!)

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thoughts on true blood: whatever i am, you made me

Previously on True Blood: Authority Always Wins


“Russell Edington is alive? What an epic fucking disaster.”Dieter Braun

Will Rev. Newlin as the “new Nan Flanigan” turn out to be a bad idea?
He wasn’t all that nefarious as a human, and even as a vampire, Newlin hasn’t done anything to make himself seem particularly scary, so that’s already a strike against him. Bill and Eric’s “get Russell or die trying” plan will finally get going next week or the week after (I’m assuming) and the members of the Sanguinista Movement aka the Anti-Mainstreamers will make an appearance in one way or another as well. I still don’t think we’ll learn all there is to know this season, but I doubt Nora is the only Movement member we’re introduced to. All that will be a joy to watch, but it’s not likely Bill and Eric can wage this little war undetected by any humans or outsiders, and that will give Newlin something to do. I’m not starting to like him, but I think he has possibilities in a role that has authority over Bill and Eric. Hopefully it’s one of those bad ideas that’s really good to watch.

Are Pam’s flashbacks the only ones that aren’t incredibly boring?
An emphatic yes! Not only did it draw an interesting parallel between Pam, Eric and Tara in their respective maker/makee roles (Eric is NOT going to be happy that Pam made Tara and then abandoned her!), but it was also fun to watch. We met the incredibly flexible Rubber Ruby and heard Pam say, “A good merchant doesn’t compete with her merchandise.” Bust most importantly, we finally saw where Bill and Eric’s dislike for each other initially stems from, which had a very Angelus/William the Bloody feel to it. Eric and Pam making out was hot, but closing out the flashback watching Pam cry tears of blood in her sleep was significantly less hot.

Was there something more to Ms. Steeler?
I could be reading way too much into this, but something about Miss Steeler (played by Melinda Page Hamilton) and her cat Rex’s reaction to Jason makes me think that was a hint to something more. Perhaps Rex smelled something on Jason (lingering panther? fairy blood?) or maybe Steeler is more than just a teacher who slept with her student 15 years ago. If I’m wrong and she was just there to let us know where Jason began his sexual journey and push him into the strictly platonic arms of Jessica, that’s fine too.

What makes Salome the Guardian’s ‘secret weapon’?
She’s obviously a seductress, but surely Roman has higher qualifications  for his right-hand (wo)man than being the dancer of the 7 veils. The Vampire Authority is a varied and powerful bunch, so whatever it is that makes Salome special is probably a very big deal.

Is Alcide going to tell on Sookie?
Nope. Never. Gordon and Barbara Pelt will probably figure it out long before Alcide decides to betray his dear Sookie or Andy puts the pieces of the puzzle together. I care less about the Pelts learning that Debbie is dead and more about us finding out whether Gordon and Barbara (or both) are werewolves.

Other observations:

  • Sookie using her fairy powers to return Pam’s push with one of her own, and Pam combating her embarrassment by telling the patrons to “get back to dry-humping each other and buying her overpriced drinks.”
  • Anyone who’s familiar with Bubba in the books surely appreciated the mention of Elvis.
  • Molly was played by Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars, Big Love). Similar to Mac, her character is an adorable tech geek.
  • Want to kill vampires straight to the heart with a cross that straps on like a training bra and shoots a wooden-tipped bullet? There’s an app for that.
  • Does anyone else find Jessica calling Bill her daddy as just a little…creepy?
  • “Arlene, these beans is colder than titties in a brass bar.” How could anyone not love Lafayette?!
  • Andy and Holly are really cute together.
  • Bill and Eric’s little moment in the elevator? Also cute.
  • FINALLY we’re going to meet the TV version of Claude (played by Giles Matthey)!
  • “Humility is for humans.”
  • Hoyt rocking the eyeliner and the desire to become some vamp’s plaything was just pitiful.
  • I’m not convinced Nora is really a member of the Sanguinista Movement, regardless of what she said.
  • Tara attempting suicide…haven’t we been down this route before?

Next week’s True Blood: We’ll Meet Again (Who is Lafayette calling the Angel of Death? Probably Sookie.) Also, whoever made this “Carly Pam Jepsen” is awesome.

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: authority always wins

Previously on True Blood: Turn! Turn! Turn!

“The Blood of Lilith. The First, The Last, The Eternal. We are born of Lilith, she who was crated in God’s image. The First, The Last, The Eternal. We swear fealty to the Blood and to the Progenitor. The First, The Last, The Eternal. Lord and Lilith, Father and Mother, protect us as we protect you from this day until the hour of the True Death. And in Lord and Lilith’s name we say…Vampyr.” – Roman, The Guardian

Is Tara just an angry newborn vamp or specifically pissed at Sookie and Lafayette?
Tara was generally irate as a human, and baby vamps tend to take some time to find their way, but I think a lot of her anger is coming from being turned against her will. I appreciated that we didn’t have to hear any long-winded speeches about said anger, and instead she bounced around the house and followed Pam’s orders to not kill Sookie and Lafayette. It looks like she’ll have a fresh kill next week and maybe we’ll have some time to enjoy vampire Tara before she becomes a buzzkill again. But can we please hurry up and get some quality Pam/Tara time sooner rather than very late in next week’s episode?

Have the Authority been paying any attention to Bill and Eric’s respective social and/or love lives for the last few months?
Obviously not. Such things are clearly trivial to an organization that predates the biblical history of man. However, if they took a moment to do any research prior to the interrogations (pure silver IVs and UV light as torture techniques, ouch!), they would know that Bill and Eric spend a great deal of time with humans and don’t appear to have any interest in going back to the days before they were “out of the coffin”. It’s been apparent to everyone else for quite awhile that they’re both attached to Sookie, surely something like that is important info to share with Roman and his Chancellors along the way. Or maybe they know all of this and genuinely believe Eric and Bill aren’t traitors, and this is all some ruse to figure out what Nora got herself involved in.

How long can Alicde avoid becoming the new Packmaster?
The ‘Laws of the Pack’ sound like serious business, and whether or not he wants any parts of dropping his lone wolf status, I think Martha will get her way. Something about how she magically had time to change into a werewolf, eat her son and change back into her clothes (seemingly) in a matter of seconds, as well as rightly predict that her granddaughter would turn werewolf makes me think she’s the type to bide her time patiently until Alcide willingly takes on his new role. Either that or she’ll find some way to threaten someone he cares about and force him into doing what she wants, but both versions still end with Alcide leading the pack….eventually.

Is Jason worth 10k?
Apparently spending time with him was good enough to ruin Sharon Singer’s marriage and one could chip a fang on his ass, so it would seem Rev. Newlin’s asking price makes sense. Unfortunately for him, Jessica wasn’t interested in selling her friend and Jason just isn’t interested. He’s much too busy trying to get his friend back, while at the same time soothing his soul and guilty conscience a bit. I think Jessica will be the only one that can offer the kind of salvation Jason is looking for, sorry Hoyt.

Are humans friends or food?
According to the Vampire Bible, the Original Testament, Lilith was God’s first creation. Adam and Eve’s true and only purpose was to provide vampire’s with nourishment. Some vampires agree and find coexisting with humans to be a blasphemous act, while others believe that mainstreaming is the only right way to do things. The Authority doesn’t want to see anything ruin their mainstreaming mission, which makes the one vampire that could, Russell Edington, a huge threat. Russell is still recovering, so he doesn’t look all that formidable at the moment, but once he’s back, it should be enjoyable to watch Bill and Eric try to catch and kill him. Although the idea of Fundamentalists versus the Mainstreamers in the True Blood universe was initially introduced in season 3, back when the Magister wasn’t dead, I still think that right now, the focus of all this will be on Bill and Eric’s bromantic adventures and Russell. If we do learn any concrete details about the Sanguinista Movement this season, I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Other observations:

  • Sookie has some of Pam’s blood in her system, and unless I’m mistaken, it was the first time those two have ever shared blood.
  • Eric in a top hat was the only thing that made the flashback to San Fransisco (1905) worth watching, everything else was just things we already knew. Pam was a whore, yada yada yada, we get it! Now hurry up and show us why her love and loyalty to Eric runs so deep, aside from him initially saving her life.
  • I’ve never once seen Tara destroy any of her own belongings, but whether as a human or vampire, she loves making a mess of Sookie’s home sweet home.
  • Terry’s anger issues have resurfaced, along with an affinity for doing some Katie from Paranormal Activity-esque bedside activity. All very eerie, but I don’t see this getting interesting until him and Patrick go off to find the other missing soldier.
  • Ginger really deserves a raise or at least a clause in her nonexistent contract that rewards her for being such an amazing Fangtasia employee.
  • “Fuck what you feel.” It didn’t before, but how Luna and Marcus ended up together made sense when she tossed all that attitude at her former mother-in-law. Since Sam is a recovering asshole, this might not be the best love match for him.
  • Rev. Newlin has no problem going on television and letting the world know he’s now a vampire aka the one thing he devoted his human life to seeing as an abomination, yet lies about being in love with a man? Interesting.
  • Did anyone else think of the Anointed One (Buffy) when they saw the little vampire kid member of the Authority?
  • Jessica using her super strength to lift kegs was cute, almost as cute as little Emma in baby wolf pup form.
  • Who is taking care of Russell…and why? Obvious answer is those that oppose the idea of mainstreaming and want to see some more of his batshit crazy anarchy. It will be much more interesting if the obvious answer is wrong.

Next week’s True Blood: Whatever I Am, You Made Me (Not sure what’s worse, Jessica’s green streak last week or Hoyt’s eyeliner next week.)

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: turn! turn! turn!

Before we truly celebrate and analyze the return of True Blood, let’s take a moment to look at the close of last season:

  • Sookie pulled a Kelly Taylor and chose herself over the Eric and Bill. Poor Bill just keeps getting dumped by this woman!
  • Rev. Steve Newlin showed up at Jason’s door as a vampire. This has potential, which means it could either be awesome or completely irrelevant.
  • Russell Edgington somehow broke free from his concrete coffin and was on the lose. How much is he going to make Eric regret not killing him when he had the chance?!
  • Bill and Eric kicked off their bromance by killing Nan, who was fired by the Vampire Authority. I’ll miss her.
  • Terry’s Marine buddy, Patrick Devins (Scott Foley), came to town, and Rene made a brief appearance to warn Arlene about Terry’s past. Last season it was her kid, and now she’s going to run around worried about her husband. This better have a better pay off than the possessed baby storyline.
  • Debbie Pelt shows up to kill Sookie, but accidentally shoots Tara, who may or may not be dead. In turn, Sookie kills Debbie. Swift justice at its finest.
  • Lafayette finally regained control of his body, and was mourning the loss of his Jesus.
  • Jessica and Jason were beginning a FWB situation.
  • Sam is cornered by a wolf pack, presumably Marcus’ buddies.
  • Poor Pam was estranged from her maker. Hopefully this will be short lived.

“I’ve been around the block enough times to know that fangs are basically like twin hard-ons, hard-ons for trouble and for feeding on someone, never just talking, not ever.” – Jason

How are Eric and Bill going to escape the ‘true death’?
Killing Nan was a bold, but necessary move, but it also means the guys are now on the run. Eric had just enough time to clean like Mr. Belvedere on speed and toss out a “Fuck Sookie” before they were both captured. I was disappointed that Bill was the one who cared Sookie was in danger, but I suppose Eric’s reaction to the rejection is perfectly in character. Fortunately for Bill, Eric has at least one friend in a very important position. Nora (played by Lucy Griffiths) is Eric’s sister and a chancellor of The Authority, and she had every intention of rescuing the two and sending them off to start lives as Marcellus Clark (Bill) and Mike Applebaum (Eric). That plan failed fabulously, but at least we got to see some incestuous sexual activity. I’d say this doesn’t look good for Nora, nor Eric or Bill, but similar to every other season, this is most undoubtedly a fake-out.

Is Tara dead?
Yes…and no. Half of Tara’s head was shot off, so my theories were that: Eric or Bill would come and heal her, which would make for some freaky scenes and cause a rift between her and Sookie OR Eric or Bill would turn her, which would bond them together and still cause a rift. Tara was turned, but it was by a very reluctant Pam. This wasn’t the best idea, but as Lafayette stressed, it was the only way they would be able to “save” Tara. I can’t wait to see Pam as a maker or Tara as a vampire (hopefully it make the character more exciting), but most importantly, I can’t wait to see how Tara and Pam interact. Tara had a girlfriend last season…Pam loves the ladies…vampires are highly sexual beings….I’ll let you draw your own connections there. How is Eric going to feel about this, and now that he’s not getting Sookie anytime soon, is there a reason for him to still be mad at Pam? Also, can we always see Pam in tacky, buttercup yellow sweat suits from Walmart?

What’s the only way to honor your dead werewolf son?
By eating him, of course. After running flying away from the werewolves, Sam is finally caught and forced to tell Marcus’ mother, Martha, where he buried the body. In typical Sam fashion, he was prepared to risk his life for the woman he loves (or likes a lot). However, Luna rescues her man and brings Alcide to the burial site so he can tell the pack that he was the one who killed Marcus. I think this makes him packmaster by default, and while one member stepped up to say he’d never bow to Alcide, Martha was too busy performing the ritual on her dead son’s body. I’m really glad the werewolves weren’t just a one season deal, and that we’re delving into their storyline without any involvement from the vamps….or so it seems after the first episode.

Where is Jesus?!
Maybe his uncle came and collected his body. Perhaps he magically evaporated. Regardless, if this means we get more Jesus, I’m fine with any outcome.

Why is Terry suddenly so tense?
Patrick’s visit isn’t as happy-go-lucky as it seemed in the finale. It turns out the fire from last season may be connected to something that’s happened to the other Marines from their unit. I just want to know what transpired in Iraq and why Patrick thought Terry would be the cause of the other fires! Arlene should really pay close attention to all of this, because it seems like Rene was very accurate with this cryptic warning.

Was anyone surprised that Rev. Newlin turned out to be gay?
It wasn’t the most shocking of revelations and I’m still not convinced they won’t completely waste this character. He was the catalyst for Jess declaring that Jason was hers, but unless there’s another really good reason for him even being on this season, I’d prefer he not stick around. Best part of that whole scene? The “I Love Youuuuuuu” after Jason rescinded his invite and Newlin went flying out the door.

Other observations:

  • The Sheriff Bellefleur (who must have just returned from Scranton, PA) and Holly hook-up would have been a throwaway scene were it not for her son’s “On the couch mama? Where I sleep?!”
  • During the scene with little Sookie and Tara, did they use Paquin and Wesley’s voices?
  • Hoyt has a group of friends, which was funny enough, but them calling Jason “girlfriend fucker” was immature…and hilarious.
  • The loss of Debbie Pelt is no great loss at all. However, at some point Sookie will (stupidly) tell Alcide and he’s going to be upset, regardless of him banishing her last season.
  • George Clemons…who are you and why should we care?
  • How cute was it when Eric kissed Nora on the forehead after his phone interrupted their reunion as they “fought like siblings and fucked like champions’.
  • I don’t know how Russell got free, but I really hope they stretch his return out a few episodes, or at least until we get a better idea of the Authority’s agenda/plans for Bill and Eric.
  • Seriously Jessica? A green streak to symbolize your rebellion? Who are you, Britta?!
  • Speaking of hair choices: Lafayette shaved his head. I need another episode or two to decide if I like it or not.

Next week’s True Blood: Authority Always Wins (Law and Order SVU‘s loss is our gain)

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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