True Blood "At Last" Review: Fairy Spring Break & Advanced Vampire Math

True Blood S06E04: "At Last"


True Blood busted out the advanced math on us this week. I don’t mean factoring the ages of Andy’s nameless (and possibly now-lifeless) daughters and dividing the age jump of 10 to 17 years by ten seconds in a dark room, or taking the square root of the corresponding number of inches grown to determine the clothing flexibility needed to cover those new and nubile measurements. Although feel free to do that math if you need to.


What I mean is, the classic vampire set-up is very simple emotional math. Dangerous seducer + breathless innocent + sex + death = primal urge overload. A vampire seducing an innocent heroine is essentially allowing the audience to relive (or in Twilight’s case, anticipate) the loss of virginity. The mysterious and vague process of turning a person into a vampire mirrors the unknowable-ness of what sex is from a virgin’s point of view. The unutterable O-faces of Willa and Eric sexualized it but kept the process veiled in the way PG-13 movies shield inexperienced teens from the ins and outs of intercourse. I get why people find the vampire-human seduction thing sexy, it plays on very deeply ingrained messages about gender and control. 

But Sookie seducing a vampire, that is the advanced math. What does it mean? Is it maybe an analogy for the fulfilled and fully formed, sexually empowered person setting out to get their needs met? Is it the revenge of a woman who realizes her partner fetishized her for her inexperience, and she's getting what she wants from someone who fit the pattern of the seducer who dehumanized her? Or did Sookie just need an excuse to wear her club dress?


Peach bra, white dress, colloidal silver on the chicken and “At Last” on the phonograph. Sookie laid it on thick, from her Adobe makeup to her squirts of apparently ineffectual silver. It seemed a bit much since she can presumably read his mind, and she let things get to a pretty heated point before she called his bluff and pulled out her little sparkle grenade in a particularly flat cliffhanger. Sookie, as usual, decided to put herself in an almost indefensible position by eating alone with an immortal Big Bad who she knows wants to destroy her, and then confronting him as bitchily as possible. Although, considering Sookie apparently eats hairspray and her Mama’s platitudes for dinner, her attitude could just have been low blood sugar. Ben is Warlo: Sure, I was surprised. Being surprised and giving a shit are two very different things. But yes, it’s surprising that with almost a cinematic sense of misdirection, Warlo decided to clip his beard, buy some hip new clothes at Beyond the Beach, and get close to his prey by flopping into a ravine and directly into Sookie’s life. I'm assuming his goal is not just to kill Sookie; he could have done that already. Clearly he doesn’t heal especially fast, since Sookie had plenty of time to bind up his wounds. And perhaps most intriguingly, he also doesn’t seem to be a raging psychopath, as he left Jason better off than he found him, thanks to a few drops of blood and a little glamour-therapy. Is Warlo possibly not such a bad guy?


Is he perhaps the one who will save all the vampires, as Lucy hinted before getting shot up by the glow stick police? Will all the vamps drink his blood and walk in the day? More and more, fairy blood transfusions for vampires is coming into play. Warlo’s day-walking shows that Bill is on the right track with his Mad Science/abduction plot. The idea that the special crystals in fairies' blood can only last 20 minutes so Takahashi needs a continuous supply of fairy blood to synthesize it does raise a slew of technical questions—like, if it can’t live outside a host fairy, why would it live inside a vampire? However I don’t know if I can even begin to muster the strength to want to detangle the nest of supernatural mythologies at play... including the inter-dimensional travel (where is Niall now?), immortality vs. rapid aging, and what kind of crunches Ryan Kwanten is doing to get those abs. 


Oh Lord, I don’t even want to think about the kind of positions he must have to put himself in to define his midsection like that. Man can barely keep his clothes on as it is, I bet that belt is on the very last hole and it’s still wobbling around his hips like a hula hoop. I’m worried and concerned for Ryan Kwanten and the child-sized police uniform the show had to have made to his measurements. Although thank you, True Blood, for this little throwback:


It really has been too long since the writers did a vampire-blood-induced sex fantasy dream. Thank you.

The reveal that Sarah Newlin is now ride-or-die for Governor Burrell? Great, nice way to connect two points. Willa Burrell being very confused that Eric wanted her to go home: No. Just no. Girl, are you high? What did you think he changed you for?! When you said you wanted to help stop your dad and he said, “You know how you can help me” and then he changed you… you didn’t connect the dots there?


It made a lot of sense for Eric to reinforce the humanity of vampires and try to win the governor’s empathy by turning Willa into a vampire. Once again, Eric is using wits, wisdom, and social sciences to save the day. Bill has gone the scientific research and development route. Both are meeting with a dearth of success, but what a brilliant way to crystallize the differences between these two heroes: Eric understands people and emotions on an intuitive level, Bill is cold and calculating and sort of a weirdo. 

Aside from applauding Eric on turning Willa, I have to applaud the actress Amelia Rose Blaire for the scene when she returned home bedraggled and strange. It was fantastically acted all around, by Amelia and Arliss Howard; I was totally lost in that moment. Howard’s acceptance and relief, Willa’s conviction coming through a mire of trauma, and then her moment of weakness when Burrell’s bloodied hand came near her face—it was really lovely work. Too bad Sarah was in the room, murdering my life and soul as usual, every hour of her day, every day of her life.


Looks like Willa is headed straight for Louisiana’s Vampire Camp, which is where they are putting their overflowing state budget I guess? I was under the impression that Louisiana was trying just to keep school books in classes and little barefoot boys out of one-strapped overalls, so I don’t know how a governor has funded a state of the art Vampire Camp to be constructed in one term, but hey, what do I know. It’s been a while since I dealt with a state other than confusion.

I am especially confused about Pam and Tara. Last time I checked, they were main characters who had a sort of crazy new relationship happening. Has ever a romantic pairing been so aggressively sidelined ? Dear God, they have not so much as spent ten lines working out their suddenly incredibly changed character dynamic. I was really looking forward to these characters spending quality scenes together. We got about three seconds of them bickering this episode before Pam was attacked by the Glowstick Police and swept off to the camps. Rude.


Instead of delving into two main characters' sudden new relationship dynamic, we saw Tig Bitties Merlotte getting rewarded with yet another hottie romantic interest who he's barely bothered to get to know. Jurnee Smollett is a gorgeous and amazing actress, and it makes me sort of furious that she's going to be Sam’s romantic interest now, because Sam’s romantic interests get trapped in Sam’s dumb storylines. Just the dumbest damn storylines. He has the worst damn scenes! I’m sorry, but if I have to see Sam’s buttcrack one more time before he Peter Pans into a freeze frame, I'm going to yawn myself to death. And how dare he yell at Lafayette, how dare he. Even Jurnee seemed shocked and horrified that Sam was sending Lafayette off screen, like "You FOOL, he's our only chance of linking up with the main characters and the good plotlines!"


I actually really loved the troop of fairy sisters this episode. I loved that they raided Aunt Arlene’s closet and took a joy ride to the liquor store for a short-lived shot-for-shot remake of Spring Breakers.  I loved how they all cussed like sailors at Jessica. I’m hoping there’s still some way they’re alive, as it would be seriously depressing to think Andy’s daughters ended up slain before they even had names or enough lines for SAG credits. 


Still, this was the first episode of the season that ended with me thinking “Eh, that was okay.” Instead of "Wow. Exceeded my expectations." There were… great things about it? (Collodial silver, the turning of Willa, the fairy sisters' joyride.) I almost blame last week's "next on..." promo—it signaled so much of what might have been surprising about this episode. But to be fair, "At Last" suffered in comparison to the run of really great episodes since the premiere, which is not a bad problem for a series to have. And I am intrigued and actually curious about Warlo, which up until now I wasn’t, and sort of genuinely ill at ease about the fairy girls. So as usual, I’ll be smiling at the thought of sunset next Sunday.


QUESTIONS:

... Would you form a romantic attachment to Sam Merlotte?

... Camp Truman: This season’s Vampire Authority? (a.k.a., one location in which to centralize all the main characters for the big finale?)

... Warlo: Possibly more complicated than just a Big Bad or a Big Bad who is unnecessarily complicated?

... Did Sookie really need to go to all those lengths to pull out her little fairy-ball trick, or is she just bored as hell?

... What is the symbolism of a human seducing a vampire?

... Fairy girls: Goners? Do you miss them already?

... What is the best way to get ripped, defined abs? Does it involve pull-ups on a door jamb?

... What did you think of this episode?

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Jul 13, 2013
"Sure, I was surprised. Being surprised and giving a shit are two very different things."

Jurnee Smollett is a gorgeous and amazing actress, and it makes me sort of furious that she's going to be Sam’s romantic interest now, because Sam’s romantic interests get trapped in Sam’s dumb storylines. Just the dumbest damn storylines. He has the worst damn scenes! I’m sorry, but if I have to see Sam’s buttcrack one more time before he Peter Pans into a freeze frame, I'm going to yawn myself to death. And how dare he yell at Lafayette, how dare he. Even Jurnee seemed shocked and horrified that Sam was sending Lafayette off screen, like "You FOOL, he's our only chance of linking up with the main characters and the good plotlines!"

It's gems like these, chica. Gems, like these. That made me laugh so hard, and for so many reaesons. My being tired one of them? I don't know, but yeah, that about sums it up.

-... Would you form a romantic attachment to Sam Merlotte?
-No. Sam is a frustrating character. I liked him in the beginning, but for someone who professes to want to stay out of trouble, he's ALWAYS in trouble somehow, and then he drags people down with him and it just isn't fair. He's always that guy that somehow gets involved in crap he just shouldn't bother getting involved in all the while saying "I'm staying out of it!". He avoids vampire politics like the plague but instead ends up in werewolf drama. He makes me sigh, becuase part of me likes Sam, but his stories just always suck. Hard. I haven't liked the prospect of a Sam Merlotte romantic entanglement since his "we're both damaged people so let's do the damn thing" he had with Tara. Now, now young and vivacious little Denise from Full House is dragging him into more drama, and he's dragging her into drama, and she'll end up all dead and stuff at the end, and then what? Sigh.

... Camp Truman: This season’s Vampire Authority? (a.k.a., one location in which to centralize all the main characters for the big finale?)
-Of course. If Bill's visions were correct, it even looks like the same set up of the vampire authrity.

... Warlo: Possibly more complicated than just a Big Bad or a Big Bad who is unnecessarily complicated?
- Unnecessarily complicated Big Bad. I almost wish that he was just bad. Just be bad for the sake of not giving two effs, and wanting to be bad. I actually like the complicated villains because if you give me a reason to make a person complex, I'll jump all over it, but at this point, I just want pure evil for the sake of being evil. Now we got the reasonably attractive fae vamp who will possibly save the vampire community, and very well may not be evil at all. He just wants the Sookie he was promised, and his vampire side sometimes conflicts with his faerie side which means he may accidentally ingest humans or faieries depending on what's dominating him at the time.
... Did Sookie really need to go to all those lengths to pull out her little fairy-ball trick, or is she just bored as hell?
-That part I actually liked. It was like Sookie finally did something smart for a change and formulated a plan that may *gasp* have been effective. She used what she had. Her irresistible mystical, fairy hoo-ha, and her Southern girl culinary skills. Gone is virginal and innocent Sookie. She embraced the temptress, and I was fine with that.

... What is the symbolism of a human seducing a vampire?
-Statutory rape? Hear me out. Humans seducing vampires seems to play out like the sixteen year old seductress trying to woo the twenty year old teacher's assistant He knows he shouldn't, it's wrong, it's illegal, and yet he's having great difficulty saying no, and she's persistent and persuasive and shows total disregard to breaking the rules even though she won't exactly experience the fallout from the consequences. I can't think of anything else.
... Fairy girls: Goners? Do you miss them already?
Probably, And shockingly yes. I didn't start really liking the idea of them until this episode, which of course would be the same episode where they more than likely ended up dead.
... What did you think of this episode?
Eh. I can't wait to see the fallout when Pam learns that Eric turned Willa. Their relationship has been so strained since he released her from him, and it makes me crave to see more of them, see them resolve it somehow. I agree that the Pam and Tara thing seems to be so fleeting in how it's acknowledged I miss how fierce Pam used to be. I'd like that explore more. Eric is still my favorite character. He does understand people and reactions to things and I loved how he planned out this entire scenario with Willa. I am finding him the most interesting to watch. He and Bill make an interesting pair when they work together, the funny thing in this case is that they aren't actually aware that they are more or less working together. I still loathe Nora. I really do. She kinda just sucks. She's an annoying character. I don't even understand wth Sam is trying to do. Like shouldn't he be leaving town or something? Not even making sense. Go figure. But of course five hours after she watched her friends and bf be mauled by wolves she jumps into bed with a shapeshifter with a wolf cub orphan in the next room. Of course. Which brings me to the wolves and Alcide. WTF happen to Alcide?!! Sucks so bad, and that b!tch Rikki? Like it can't possibly be that Alcide is stuck on V. It just has to be that being a packmaster has made him a colossal jackass. He needs to take his naked arse somewhere and chill the fudge out, eat a golden Magnum and get a grip. And drop that she demon. That Alcide of past wouldn't tear apart and kill innocence. HE wouldn't go after his friend. He'd have handled the Emma situation with more class and finesse. I don't like this Alcide. At all.

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Jul 12, 2013
Eric understands people and emotions on an intuitive level, Bill is cold and calculating and sort of a weirdo.

Remember season 1, when it was the other way around? Yep.
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Jul 13, 2013
To be fair, Bill was faking it and a Sheriff must be good at reading people/creatures to do his job.
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Jul 11, 2013
5th paragraph - it's not lucy it's nora :P :) nice review!
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Jul 11, 2013
Gah, I was thinking of the actress's name (Lucy Griffiths)- thanks for the correction tho.
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Jul 10, 2013
Eric's worry may now be the vamp-camp but when all that stuff ends, he will have a major problem in the form of 4 formidable females (if they all survive the season) whining and bitching and all blood-related to him... Sister Nora, Daughter Pam, Granddaughter Tara and new baby Willa... Now, THAT is a real problem...
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Jul 10, 2013
Now that you mention it, Eric is going to end up raising Willa about the same time Pam going to be raising Tara. Go Northmans!
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Jul 11, 2013
Perhaps they deserve their own show? After The Cosby Show why not The Northman Show? Only much more dysfunctional and not PG-13
Maybe they can resuscitate granpa Godric and we're good to go...
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Jul 10, 2013
Have to say down into the 3rd episode of TB, I'm very surprised that I'm kinda enjoying the 6th season so far. So it seems a "Ball-less" Season 6 does hold excitement if it continues this path, although I'd like to see more or Pam, Lafayette and less of Alcide and Sam. The latter 2 kinda getting monotonous. Keep it up TB, more "fan"gs will sink deeper into the ratings and prove there is life after all this low expectations b4.
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Jul 10, 2013
So am I the last one to figure out that Ben/Warlows overall objective is to make a new race of Faerie/Vampire hybrids with Sookie as the first fae bearing female of her line (I think that was the wording used in the contract). So he won't be the only one of his kind anymore?

That explains the massacre's of Nialls fae family & all the fae at the the awful club. Will his next target be all the vampires of the world?

On a side note as an Englishman I found Ben's English accent a bit false almost forced, I never watched him in Eastenders so I can't tell if that's his usual accent or if he was asked to accentuate the accent for the show. Anyone else think the same?
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Jul 10, 2013
I must admit, it was the best episode of the season so far, and maybe in my top 10 eps of the entire series. One thing for sure, it got the best line : "Get the fu*k off me, Warlow" BANG... credits! lol
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Jul 10, 2013
First time I've ever felt proud of Sookie.
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Jul 10, 2013
Lily, you should never read the books.
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Jul 09, 2013
The part where Takahashi says the silvery part of fae blood disappears if not within the host body still falls within their already designed workings. The vampires that have drunk fae blood gain the effects, but it was always for a limited time. But as Warlo told us this episode, the reason he still has fae powers is because he was originally a fae, but turned into a vampire (presumably by Lilith if the vamp bible is correct). It just seemed like you were confused and thinking they were trying to create something new with fae blood, but they haven't deviated from it in that regard.

The only reason I can think Sookie would put herself into that position would be to make the "Energy Ball" more powerful since it feeds off her emotions. The more emotional she is the more powerful it probably can be. Was it still the best choice of implementation? Probably not, but it's not nearly as bad when you remember that part.

For Warlo, I gotta say he's unnecessarily complicated. Sure, half-fae half-vampire alone would be something interesting, since Fae and Vampire are supposed to be literally light and dark. Putting those aspects into Warlo, who was supposed to be the all terrible Fae hunter and Sookie's parent's killer, is now a whimpering confused person who is struggling with an inner turmoil? We already have Bill, we don't need a second person confused on who they are. And Jason. I like the Jason character, but it's hard to remember at times who he hates and loves.

The show is lacking that person that you are supposed to hate. The 'Geoffrey' of it all. They've tried to make you like every character and feel something for each one, but the show has been lacking that despised and anticipating/hoping for the person's utter demise every second they are on the show, like 'Andrea'. Since Russell, we haven't had that person to focus on and it was supposed to be Warlo, but they went and ruined that.
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Jul 09, 2013
Yes, this is the best episode so far of True Blood season 6. I knew Ben is Warlo, it's just too obvious. I was kinda hoping it isn't true because it would have been too predictable, but I think this season is way better than last season, which was so boring. I almost quit on this show, but season 6 brings me back. Yes, the faery teens are fun to watch, it would be so sad to see them die so soon.
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Jul 09, 2013
Has Anna Paquin got a contract that prevents them showing her boobs now or something, after season's 4 "Sookie and Eric all naked all the time" policy, I don't think we have seen anything.

I don't watch True Blood for the titties, however last year I was in New Zealand when the 5th season came out and they ran this radio ad saying how True Blood wasn't like twilight because it's got Anna Paquin's boobs (yes they really said boobs) and I have felt cheated and lied to ever since.
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Jul 09, 2013
I'm pretty sure the fairies will be made into vampire fairies, and that blood will be the key to day walking. Only question I have is how many vampires can be made at the same time? I reckon anywhere between 1 and 4 of them are coming back semi un-dead.
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Jul 09, 2013
What? There was someone who did NOT expect Ben to be Warlo?!? Seriously?

I thought the episode was terrible. First off, this show needs to lose all faries asap. Not only is Andy's growing babies make no sense - rapid aging doesn't mean they experienced life, how do they know about partying and such? Also reading minds only get them so far and they don't look like they've been sitting in front of a tv that much - but it's boring as heck.
Plus, if the clerk was about to hit on them, wouldn't they know it with their telepathy?

Jess killing them made 0 sense. She suddenly got the "urge" hello? she was with them all night long. Heck, they were even held up in a small car. Last season (or was it the one before?) she ran off after a fairy in dressing shop and ran after him miles away. Now it only works when she is really close to their neck?

The billith storyline is equally stupid. Why does he need to threaten someone? Just glamour him...

Eric's storyline was okay, but really predictable.

Jason is suddenly afraid of a little gay dream? How about the time he dreamt himself in bed with Hoyt?

And as for Warlow... Just... no... The stupid triple fakeout was bad enough. It was obvious Ben from the start. It also seemed obvious that if someone is "promised" to someone it usually means a marriage... not dinner.
And the whole thing about him being a progeny of Lilith... not only is it really convinient, but it pretty much spells out that the finale will be a showdown between Bilith and Warlow.

Also, since Ben's mind can clearly be read by Sookie, shouldn't she or grampa knew who he was from the first instant?

Anyone else thinking that Sookie's ultimate vampire killing lightning bolt will be used to either, kill Warlow's vampire half and will turn him into a fairy?
Or be used to pull Bill back? (Just like she did to Erik last season)
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Jul 09, 2013
The only thing I can say about the reading the minds thing is that unless they touch somebody, it's only surface thoughts. They have to touch, and maintain the touch, to dig deeper. I don't see Ben/Warlo as having let either one of them touching him for that long and as Sookie and Ben established, they can tell when the other is reading their mind, which is not "normal".

I can also understand Jess' reaction. The reason she was able to hold herself back compared to the last time is because she is older now. Not sure on what the actual time-span has been, but the older they are the more they can control themselves. Apart from that, she had been resisting the temptation the entire night. After a while of that, she was bound to break-down. She could only resist for so long and then they were wanting to leave, so she started to freak out, which would 'cause her to lose her control and then she was especially close to their blood. It's understand standable that it was a 'snapping' point for her in that situation.
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Jul 11, 2013
Yeah I don't know- Sookie's always been able to hear every last dirty detail of human minds, and when she and Ben first met they started just talking in each other's minds. Her and the other mind reading hotel clerk from the hotel in New Orleans could talk to each other across state lines, so I think this is just part of the mythology being glossed over for story reasons. I don't want to be a big old comic book guy about it. I guess there's also the excuse taht she CAN'T read vampires minds as they're dead...although how would that NOT apply to Ben? This is why hybrid mythological creatures are advanced math.
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Jul 12, 2013
She's been able to hear their surface thoughts. So, if somebody was thinking about their dark secrets, she would hear it. Like with Rene, she never knew that he was a killer until he happened to let it slip on his mind about the thoughts.

Then, remember when Eric had Sookie working for him to find out who was the culprit... I forget for what. They had her reading people's minds, but she had to physically touch them to probe deeply into their thoughts. [I wanna say it was when Bill was missing and she was doing them a favor to get Bill's location or something. It's been a while.]

These have nothing to do with the distance. Also, I don't remember the clerk leaving Louisiana, but not important as to depth. Distance and Depth have two different "equations" (as close to a word that I can think for it) and just because she can send a message to somebody some distance away from her, doesn't mean she can peer into the depths of a person without touching them.

I think the Vampire/Faerie hybrid would be something interesting to have, but not as Warlo. Warlo being that makes me not care about the character or the hybrid mix.
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Jul 09, 2013
After this episode I'm bailing and I mean it this time. I've said it before and I've always crept back - but no, it's loss that pull for me now; there's just no 'I'll only watch a minute' and then I'm sucked back in. Now there's only 'I'll only watch....oh wait, there's paint drying over there, I shall go and watch that - it's a *lot* less convoluted and doesn't give me a headache.'

Sorry True Blood, your storylines are annoying with all the new characters and utter weirdness, you're sidelining great characters like Pam, Tara and Lafeyette for a weird version of Twilight and.....well, I just can't care anymore.
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Jul 11, 2013
Well, the weirdness of Twilight seemed to be a one and done for this episode- Eric and whasserface (Willa) seem to have unhitched story train cars already, if that makes you feel any more inclined to stick around. Also, abs.
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Jul 12, 2013
Sadly even the abs aren't moving me anymore - it's like chocolate, get too much and you're sick of it. I think I'll wait for the next vamp show - there's bound to be another one along in a minute. ;)
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Jul 09, 2013
I've watched every episode so far but I think I'm bailing, just couldn't stand any more fairies, werewolves or shape-shifters. I'm cured.
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Jul 09, 2013
"... Would you form a romantic attachment to Sam Merlotte?"

To be honest, Sam has been friendzoned for so long I just can't see him that way anymore. He's a good surrogate father though.
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Jul 09, 2013
I never read any of the books or have inside info, and I pegged Ben as Warlow from the get. Never a doubt in my mind. Also I can tell that Bill just can't be a bad guy for long, and Ben will be very bad. Season will end with Bill saving Sookie from an apparently unstoppable Warlow when all seems lost. Sookie going to the dark side for a bit?

Don't like the Willa storyline, and see no future with it. Willa will draw Eric to vamp camp to liberate his folk. Hence he and Pam will become a twosome again. Pam and Tara were over in the 1st ep, nothing there. Tara is going to have to find someone else, not sure where that is going yet. Maybe back to Sookie somehow? Maybe even Jason? Sarah will eliminate the governor with a new alliance, and become a major baddie? Her role is getting meaty.

Jurnee got turned, and will either be a wolf with Alcide or a shifter with Sam. I don't think it's working out for Alcide as packmaster, and he seems the lone wolf anyway. Possibly he goes with Sam and Jurnee to help?

I really like Jessica and wish they would add more depth to her character. She borders on being very likeable to very annoying. The writers baby her, and there's no way she's the heavy, the faeries are ok for now. I can't see Bill hurting them either, possibly the evil Warlow?

It's still the Bill, Eric, and Sookie show, where everyone else is on the periphery. Jason, Tara, and Lafayette are comic relief more than anything. Other characters are either sidekicks, or come and go around the mains.

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Jul 09, 2013
And last rant, Sam's storyline is indeed incredibly boring. It's basically like last season's efreet. Nobody cares and it is just a means of wasting airtime. Same as the werewolves. Lose them all or connect them to the main plot.
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Jul 09, 2013
You are born werewolf, not turned on this show.
Aclide told it to Sookie when she asked if Jason will turn to a werepanther.
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Jul 09, 2013
I like the idea of Pam and Willa acting like sisters from the get go, they are so different it could be fun.
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Jul 09, 2013
"Eric understands people and emotions on an intuitive level, Bill is cold and calculating and sort of a weirdo."

hahaha oh Bill
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Jul 09, 2013
Everything was a mess in this episode, but I don't give a damn, I just want grandpa Earl :(
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Jul 09, 2013
Are you kidding me? Best episode so far this season...
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Jul 09, 2013
"in a particularly flat cliffhanger" Uhhh what? Are you kidding? That last shot was pretty intense, and I liked that it was rather quite except the record and a low hum of Warlo's potential death hovering above him. Did we watch the same final scene?

Also, DID Warlo leave Jason in better shape really? I had figured that it was Warlo giving Jason headaches in the first place or something.
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Jul 09, 2013
One thing that really bugs me though, why do Andy's daughters grow up so quickly? Sookie is also half-fairy.
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Jul 09, 2013
Sookie is not a half-fairy. Both of her parents were human!
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Jul 09, 2013
Until they tell me otherwise, I'm going with: they are not really Andy's daughters.
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Jul 09, 2013
The Fae in Sookie is far more diluted than Andy's girls. Wasn't it Sookie's great great something that was fae as compared to the girls mother, which must make all the difference.
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Jul 09, 2013
Surely I was not the only one who saw the Warlow reveal a mile away? I was 99% certain Ben is Warlow when grandpa entered the house and proclaimed Warlow was there like minutes after Ben was. Come on...

Also, what's up with Warlow spitting out grandpa's blood like... he doesn't actually enjoy it? I suppose it would be a form of cannibalism. Or maybe that suggests that Warlow really is the ultimate form of vampire. A daywalker who hates blood.
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Jul 09, 2013
I thought Bill was quite restrained around the Fairy girls, especially considering the extreme lengths he went to in order to collect their blood in those wristlets. But then I remembered: Bill's their ancestor, so IMO that's what kept him from drinking them up like all vamps love to do with fairies. He seemed restrained from freaking out on Jessica after she might have killed them, but I believe he realized it was his own fault for leaving a fairly young vamp in such tempting circumstances.
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Jul 10, 2013
The faery girls are daughters of Sheriff Andy and faery Mirabella, who have no relation to Bill I think. Bill seems to have lost sone of his vampire impulses now; plus he's aways been on the reasonable side.
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Jul 12, 2013
Katherine Helmond played Andy's grandmother, she & Bill figured out she was Bill's descendent. That's when Bill stopped "things" with Andy's sister, and had to glamor her so she'd avoid Bill in the future, just like LydiaWilson said.

I don't remember the family history of Terry (Arlene's hubby that works at Merlotte), but since he has the same last name as Andy, I'm guessing he might also descend from Bill.
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Jul 16, 2013
Right right I remember, Bill couldn't have sex with that hot lawyer because of a distant family relation. Bummer, I like that actress a lot, she played Trinity's daughter in Dexter too
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Jul 10, 2013
Bill broke things off (or didnt get things started) with Andys sister (the lawyer) on discovery that they were descendants of his daughter. I think it was season four.
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Jul 09, 2013
Good work remembering the family lines. I hadn't connected the dots that made Bill there great great great(?) grandfather.
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Jul 09, 2013
bill is still an idiot--leaves a fairly young vampire with a bunch of fairies...duh!

eric at least will track willa to the camp so his plan has more potential to work
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Jul 10, 2013
Eric also let an even NEWER vampire go back home to her vampire hating antagonist of a father in the "hopes" that she will will show him that vampires were once human and inherently good....and despite him NOT being a fairy she still lost control and tried to bite him and freaked him out...you know why? Because she has only been a vampire for a few hours. Nice going Eric, no wonder bill see's you and a bunch of other vampires in a white room in the future about to be burned alive at vampire fun camp.

And yes I am aware that this is only the "second" time Eric has made a new vampire, that really isn't a valid excuse for rationalizing his plan either.
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Jul 12, 2013
I'm guessing Eric doesn't mind one way or the other if the Gov's daughter softens the Gov's outlook on vamps, or drains him - it seems both would suit Eric.
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Jul 12, 2013
Well, sadly, at least with how they left it in the last episode, he may have ultimately done neither.
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Jul 09, 2013
Another enjoyable outing, though not as funny as last week (thank goodness for Ginger screaming and Ryan Kwanten's abs...err...one liners)

Liked the Warlow reveal, but the Eric/Willa storyline felt beyond obvious. Like you suggested, what the hell did she think he wanted her to do (though some people have suggested if she gets sent to the camps, he'll be able to track her there).

We're just getting started, but it's nearly mid-season. Time to kick this into overdrive, TB!
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Jul 09, 2013
The fairy girls can't die, or the whole Bill experiment would have to stop (and I would hate to see them go). Also Willa wouldn't go straight to camp, that would be a waste of a great story, right? Interesting read overall. I think Sookie's much overplaying her wholesome girl act too, but watch it, she's going to like the new guy a lot it's obvious ;-)
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Jul 09, 2013
"I hate the beach. Fish piss and sand in your cooch."
"Who are you? Let me guess...male strippers?"

Those have been the only decent Pam lines this year, and even those pale in comparison to her other great lines over the years. Please stop fucking with her. Go ruin Alcide or Sam some more but leave Pam alone.
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Jul 10, 2013
Yeah but they still made Terra suck a lot less a lot instantly when she became a vampire (even if she's not actually doing anything), and that is worth just about any tradeoff.
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Jul 09, 2013
what do you mean suffered in comparison?
this episode has been the best yet from this season! i think you were watching something else because the first 3 were crazy boring
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Jul 09, 2013
True blood right now look like a giant mess, with a lot of characters who are quite irrelevant to the story now: ALcid, Sam, Lafayette, Pam, Tara. But Pam and Tara are the worst among all of them, because all of their cues is about bitch*ing and complaining to each other or to whomever comes in their way. It's really irritating to watch. And Lafayete, they just try to make the dude look like a transvestite everyday. I'm just waiting for that episode he starts wearing skirts or start telling people he has a vagina now. The show is a mess, a complete mess. Warlow, doesn't interest me but i thought Grandpa was really cool but he's gone now. True blood is simply not the same anymore.


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Jul 09, 2013
Pam used to be the highlight of any episode, but these writers have been horrible to her this year. The show was a much bigger mess last year and the year before.
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Jul 11, 2013
Between the facial prosthetics a couple seasons back and having to constantly weep about Eric last season and getting epically sidelined this season, I agree that Pam keeps getting the shitty end of the script.
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Jul 09, 2013
How can fairy sunblock cells live inside a vampire when they perish outside of their host within 20 minutes? Because Warlow was a fairy first and thus those cells ARE still inside their host.

The Eric/Willa storyline is still gross and not sexy and I in no way think it sensuously harkens back to the pined-for innocence of our heroine circa S1. I don't know why the reviewer, for the second week in a row, is bent on presenting this arc is if it's some glorious erotic romance that fills in for the shine that's been taken off our "tired & no longer innocent" Sookie. Is anyone really thinking that? Like, "Oh Sookie's so used up now I'm really glad Eric has gone and kidnapped and threatened to rape and made a vampire out of this doe-eyed virgin. Because I really need that in my vampire stories and it had gone away lately." I don't think we as viewers are that sexist and repulsive. Personally all I'm thinking about it all, at best, is that Eric has definitely gone to great lengths to get what he wants and enact a plan, even if it wasn't pulled off particularly well. You'd think it was common sense that a hungry, bloody, dirty newborn vampire would make a particularly poor case for the non-threat and humanity of their kind.

Anyway, back to Warlow. I’m cool with the Ben reveal because in this episode Warlow became much more than some ridiculous caricature of a threat – some big monstrous biker growling menacingly – and the very idea of a consciousness or humanity within him was raised. He didn’t lie – he really is a Halfling, just not the kind we thought. In his own words the “light and dark battle” within him. What we saw of him here really showed it too. If he didn’t have any good in him, why save Jason? Why take his time getting to know Sookie rather than simply snatch, drain, rape and whatever else we thought he was planning on doing with her? Why spare Niall, both as a child and old man? I’m not ignoring his penchant for fairy massacres, but there definitely seems to be another side to him. I look forward to learning more about him, which again is a great marker of this episode. He’s a real character now!

Not that everything about "At Last" was roses. It's just that the A-plot with the vampires and fairies is pretty enthralling (to me at least). The other stuff? Not so much. I'm seriously irritated with the execs that refuse to cut some of these actors' contracts or at least relegate them back to the very minor and sparingly used characters they used to be. Their scenes are useless. We don't need to see more of Terry's guilt over the awful Patrick storyline, Arlene had even less reason to be there, Lafayette has literally been used only to give rides, Pam and Tara seriously just wander around and make quips at one another, and God knows we could all care less about Alcide, the rest of the wolves, Sam, Emma, and the Annoying Activist (Nicole?).

The waste of screen time just sticks out all the more by the fact that there really is big and interesting stuff going on with everyone else who has a real role to play. Sookie & Warlow & Niall, Nora researching and acting as expert on the whole Lilith thing, Eric attempting to halt the assault on vampires, Bill and Jessica working together to synthesize fae blood, the Governor and Sarah Newlin working together, and even Andy and Jason working to find the missing girls. That is way more than enough to carry these episodes. We don't need all the fat of the *entire* ensemble. Maybe we did back in earlier seasons, but True Blood is going much bigger in terms of story now. There is so much mythology and history and war and intrigue going on that it's all we need.
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Jul 09, 2013
I agree with many of your point but I thought Willa was going to rape Eric in the coffin and she kept hinting at him to have sex with her even after she became a vampire---at least that is how I saw it.
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Jul 09, 2013
Before that scene even occurred he glamored, sexually assaulted, threatened, and kidnapped her. Then the writers turn around and decide to characterize her as someone who's into that shit, which makes the whole thing even worse, but the fact that she's mentally ill and makes Bella Swan look like a pillar of strength & feminism does far from okay his actions.

I'm going to be fair though and state that Bill and Jessica were just about equally as pervy in this episode. So many real-world parallels were drawn between the fairy daughters scene and cases of minors being abducted by pedophiles through the use of a lure in the form of a brainwashed ex-victim who's gotten too old for them. Creepy black SUV & all. I mean, there's no way these girls were older than 16, 17 at the most - if they can even count as that considering that they're still newborns in "real time". And Jessica was keeping them distracted and loosened up with booze and drugs so that they could each, one by one, go and get hit on by old man Bill and manipulated into letting him "take their blood". Uck. *shivers*

Let's just say that I'm in general not happy with all of the women/girls-victimizing going down on TB right now. And even though Sookie's stronger than ever she's also been made into an object literally sold off in a contract.

Hell, we could even get into little Emma and how her entire story revolves around getting kidnapped back and forth and essentially used only to give Sam a storyline. Or domineering Alcide and his blatant dismissal and disregard of his female sex partners.

Eric's whole deal was just the most straightforward in ick and the one that's been praised the most so it was my primary target of criticism.
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Jul 09, 2013
You kidding? What is erotic for you then?
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Jul 09, 2013
Are you kidding? If I don't find kidnapping, rape threats, and the manipulation and using of really naive and pathetically subservient young women sexy than I must just have bizarre and impossible standards? I find a lot of things on this show erotic (the shaving scene in this episode for one - hot DAMN), but not that.
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Jul 16, 2013
This is very subjective, but in the coffin scene it's obvious to me that Willa liked Eric a lot. Yes he kidnapped her, I can see why this could upset you, but after that Eric and Willa dialogued a lot and she agreed to being turned, she wasn't forced. I think it was a powerfully erotic scene. Personally, I don't find the male body sexy, so I can't agree about Jason's homoerotic shaving dream.
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Jul 16, 2013
Tastes are subjective, absolutely. What happened in these scenes is not subjective. The context is factual. Eric employed mind control, forced entry, threats, sexual assault, and kidnapping to get us to the coffin scene. In the actual coffin scene Willa remains a hostage with no power. Eric remains a kidnapper with all the power.

So my point, I suppose, is not that the scene was not erotic. Because I have no say or control over anyone else's sexual tastes. For some, it could be erotic. Just as a picture of a trash can could be erotic. But just because someone finds a photo of a trash can erotic doesn't make it not a photo of a trash can.

Willa was a kidnapping and sexual assault victim of Eric Northman. Her life was threatened and in his hands. That she seems to have been written to "not mind" or even "enjoy" it(which is where we do actually get into subjective territory) doesn't take that factual context away.

And I personally didn't like it or find it sexy. That's my subjective opinion on the factual situation.
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Jul 08, 2013
Warlo is intriguing, but otherwise, this review was a lot better than the episode of this week. It's ok, I guess, as long as we can get more good episodes later on...
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Jul 08, 2013
Ben is Warlo, kind of saw that coming as soon as Sookie told him where to find he Fairies. He kind seems like a combination of Eric and Bill, he just maybe Sookie's perfect match. Okay, love Pam and Tara but I prefer them not in each other's s/l. I wish they would connect Tara back with Sam. And I know Sam is doing the heroic thing and looking after the girl but really why is he trying to save the girl from her grandmother and Alcide (who in the past has been harmless). I guess it gives him something to do. And Pam and Tara are right Eric is definitely an A-hole lately, not really liking the way he's treating Pam or Tara for that matter. Maybe in the minority, but I find this Bill much more entertaining than the pouty whiny Bill that loved Sookie. When he told Sookie she was "dead" to him, I smiled alittle.
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Jul 08, 2013
I smiled A LOT!
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Jul 08, 2013
Soooo I buried any expectations of Sam having an interesting storyline last season. Or even being relevant really. I'm now adding Alcide to this list... They're "trying' to fuck up Pam too.. hopefully this other new show runner will fix it.
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Jul 08, 2013
At the risk of losing any street cred I may have gained over the past few years I am actually really enjoying True Blood at the moment. It's like the writers have taken a dose of vampire blood and upped their game (pleas give some to the OUAT guys!). yYah I can see where Lily and most of the rest of you are coming from. They do need to give Lafayette some decent storylines and I am sooo over Sam and Alcide. I do miss Pam - it feels like she has lost her spark a bit. And we need more Tara and Pam for sure. BUT - the writers have FINALLY untangled the Bill. Eric, Sookie triangle (yay!) and they are definitely more interesting apart than together - Another big 'yay' for Warlo. I like that his character is more complex than your usual big bad, and I'm LOVING the implications of a vampire/Faerie hybrid (although I am a bit confused how 'grandpa' could have been chasing Warlo for centuries and have no idea what he looks like but I'm willing to let that one slide).

I also love that True Blood is an equal opportunities sexploitation show - thank you SO much for the Jason/Ben sex fantasy (Kudos to Ben and Ryan - am impressed that they managed to keep a straight face whilst filming that!)

I also liked the 'cliffhanger' even though I'm guessing that (knowing Sookie poor taste in boyfriends) she and Warlo will have some kind of heart-to-heart chat, he'll convince her that he isn't as evil as everyone makes him out to be and they'll end up having hot sex.

All in all it's been at least a couple of seasons since I last enjoyed True Blood this much. To me it feels like a return to why I enjoyed this show in the first place.
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Jul 09, 2013
+1. The whole manaed and witches storylines were utter crap. I'd rather they'd just stuck to the campy books.
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Jul 08, 2013
I really wish the show would just write out Sam, Alcide, and the extraneous plots/characters associated with them. Terry can stay so long as we never have to speak of that ivrit business again. There are too many good characters to waste this much time on flatlining story arcs.

Question: if Bilith turns Andy's daughters into vampire/faeries, do they count as Lilith's progeny and, thus, able to kill Bilith?
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Jul 08, 2013
With each passing episode I lose interest in True Blood; I now watch it out of habit, Alan Ball you are missed. Who knew one man leaving would create such a dramatic downturn in a show. I actually watch whodunnit this morning before True Blood, hell I almost watched Ray Donavan before True Blood; that's how bad it's gotten.

The bottom line is that this show "as I explained in my YouTube review has become a plot driven series not a character driven series. I know that the show has too many characters but somehow for five seasons I managed to got enough of each to be satisfied.

Where are the individual character driven stories that have dominated the last five seasons, Tara, Lafayette, Pam, The Sheriff, Jason, Arlene and the sheriffs girlfriend are now basically extras. Tara and Lafayette are actual tokens now. I kind of miss the days when Tara's mom was drinking and bible waving' that was some good ish... Lafayette finally got 2 scenes this episode and then got shooed away by Sam. I want my Pam back, she's now a complainer; what happened to my queen bitch one liners? Not one so far this whole season; and why can Tara disobey her? WTF she's her sire. I also miss Jessica having an actual story of her own.

Okay so questions for this episode:
Why did Tara try and let the only leverage they had escape? The Governor will come after them if they have her or not?

Why did Sam rescue Luna only to give her to Lafayette so he can go screw "Jurnee Smollett" um don't know her character name, her whole storyline was irrelevant; like how the hell did they keep finding Sam and the other supernaturals, how did they know the difference between shifters and werewolves; "Very happy most of them got eaten."

Why did Sookie have to damn near screw Worlo to get the ball of light going and why not just use it; what's the point of her saying get off of me. I don't know so maybe he can escape next episode.

Am I the only one that thinks that ball of light is going to be used on Bill since it can only be used on one vampire?

if you want to see my YouTube review feel free:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wytWLf3LX8w&feature=c4-overview&list=UU4BB3GZBa5pvzAwfep3q2dQ
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Jul 08, 2013
i feel like the fairy girls aren't dead because they didn't turn into gross old scary fairy monster things and then to dust
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Jul 09, 2013
I dont think they would there only half fairies
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Jul 09, 2013
so is sookie, but she didnt turn into a teenager 2 days after being born. obviously these fairy girls are something different
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Jul 09, 2013
moneymikearies is right. Only full blooded fairies that were shown turned to dust. They were half-fairies, so they died part human.

Sookie isn't even a half fairy. Like she said, she only has a very SMALL amount of fairy blood running in her veins.
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Jul 09, 2013
PLus they can't die cuz they are too much fun to watch
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Jul 08, 2013
Great point. Hope this turn out to be the case, for Andy's sake at least.
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Jul 08, 2013
Our opinions are so opposite this season Lily! I thought this episode was great while the first three were just ok to me.
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Jul 11, 2013
I prefer to think of them as complementary rather than opposite. :)
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Jul 08, 2013
Bluhhhhh, Sam's still not dead?
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Jul 08, 2013
-No thanks.
-Good call!!
-Dunno wtf is up with that dude, he may be a werejaguar and grey alien too by this rate...
-The writers are bored with her...
-Symbolism? This show?
-I do ;(
-I dunno, but dude is jacked!
-Ok, not as good as others, but we were bound for a slow down. It's understandable.
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Jul 08, 2013
Sookie didn't need to go to all that trouble, but I think she was just bummed that she wasn't getting any anymore and Ben/Warlow is pretty. Also, who says the silver didn't work? I kept wondering why Warlow didn't just listen in on her thoughts as we know he can... Maybe that stopped him/ weakened his abilities in some way, making him susceptible to Sookie's feminine wiles. I hope he's a complicated big bad who turns out to be less of a big bad and old man Niall comes back from the Hell Dimension as the real big bad. Cause he gives me all sorts of the creeps.

I experienced the biggest eyeroll ever when they moved Sam and his new chick to the hotel room. Does HBO have some kind of quota they need to meet on sexual content? People aren't getting laid enough in non-contrived ways?

That said Eric turning Burrell's daughter was crazy hot. I hope he was thinking two steps ahead and plans on tracking her to the camp (that said, can't he just track Pam like that now anyway?)

Jason's dream. Nuff said.

How bout Jessica's face when she thought she killed the fairy girls? She can act her pants off and then some. I don't think they're dead though otherwise that would be the most elaborate, pointless set-up that went nowhere known to man.

Maybe the new showrunner is not as big on lesbian action as Alan Ball was. Maybe that is the lack of Tara and Pam. Otherwise I just don't know.

I liked the ep. It's all better than last season. Keep it up.

Also Lily, so happy to have reviews from you again! Lack of Revenge for so long made me sad.
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Jul 08, 2013
Great episode: loved the classic vampire seduction Erick showed this episode, about Ben being Warlow we all saw that comming (via sparkling blood). Not sure about sending a baby vampire to stop the war (sorry Erick) ,i also frankly doubt Sookie´s silver chicken gonna work anyways since Ben is an hybrid-day-walker-chicken-eater-fairy-vampire ...also is quite obvious he´s not interested in killer heranyways: more into create a proper hybrid blood line and making babies with her.

WE NEED MORE:

- Jessica ,again this week her character delivered awesome scenes.

-We need more Lafayette serving his fabulous one liners and awesomeness persona (he can do better than just being a nanny for that puppy wolf) Common writers...give us more Lafayette Reynolds!

-The young fairies need to come back i really like them.

-Sookie´s grampa knows how to cross dimentions so i expect him to come back soon enough. Please come back!

-More old-School Pam...way more. Pamela is by far one of the best characters...she needs to be a main character again (sans Tara).

-Jason was surprisinly good this week and would be funny if he ends exploring his sexuality, more Warlow-Jason sexiness...too steamy. (This show has always been LGBT friendly...sowould be a proper story devolment for Jason going from womanizer to decent gay guy)

-They need to focus more in the vampire world....more vampire prescence and cameos (How many secondary vampires we have seen through the years? they need to show up NOW is war for god sake)

WE NEED LESS:

- Please kill Tara for good (let´s face it: she was and she ever will be a trainwreck...vampire or human), she makes Pam really bitter and uncool (enough reason for me to want her dead)

-I love Sam he´s a cute guy and nice person but his story line is dumb: i don´t care about Luna´s daughter one little bit (sorry). Plus Luna died like 48H ago and he´s already fooling with a total stranger? WTF? He´s not like that.

-Alcide and his pack need to go to hell, i don´t care about that bunch of DBs. I liked Alcided once but since he became such a d*ck and his minions are not any better they need to go. His "N.o1 B*tch" NEEDS to die already...she´s horrible. Please wolves GO AWAY!

-Where´s the rest of the town? I know they are in their homes because the vampire conflict and what not also the writers be focusing in the main characters but lately the show has the feel that they are the only ones living there...is a bit out of place having a ghost town.
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Jul 08, 2013
-Yeah...I hate Tara too.
-That Sam kiss was really pathetic for reasons obvious to everyone (but the writers).
-Alcide...(SMH)
-There is no "rest of the town," lol ;)
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Jul 08, 2013
Aside from the usual stupid/ridiculous moments and some characters being off, this season has been an improvement. I think the writers are at least trying, and I've said many more times that the show feels more coherent and focused. If Alan Ball were still running the show, there would probably be ten other storylines going on. There are still annoying things that bug me, like Pam this season, which I've pretty much covered on Mate's comment. Sam and Alcide have the most pointless, time wasting story this season, but even that isn't on the same level of annoying that the ifrit/werepanther/ghost stories were on. I do hope there is more to Eric turning Willa than just sending her to prove herself to her dad, because if that's it, it was not a smart plan. I'm not sure what to make of Warlow yet, but I like where this is going.
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Jul 08, 2013
"... Fairy girls: Goners?"

Half fairy-half vampires? I mean Lilith already turned Warlow once, Why can't Billith turn Andy's daughters?
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Jul 08, 2013
I'm dead chuffed with myself! I totally guessed Ben was Warlo! But I do hope he's a bit more complicated then just the Big Bad as you say! And what is up with Alcide being a total eejit? - very disappointing. Looking forward to next episode!
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Jul 08, 2013
To me, this was the best ep. of the season - even though I really did like the first three too. I find myself just as intrigued by the show as I ever, was. (I'm really slapping my self for not realizing Ben was Warlow though :/ )
Most characters are really enjoyable at the moment, and NONE, not even Sam, make me cringe. And -most of all- the new characters and corresponding actors are doing a REALLY good job, both individually and in means of revitalizing the show and the established characters. Niall, the Burrells, Ben/Warlow, Takahashi AND the faerie quadruplets are purely joy, and Nicole's charisma makes Sam's scenes bearable - if she can keep her cheerfulness and positive energy (even though her entire social clique was just butchered) she might even make Sam stop glooming around. IMO the main reason that Sam's storylines have sucked since like season 2, is that he has been paired with the most moody, depressing, and generally uninspired characters of television (looking at you Daphne, the Mickenses, and Luna!).

The Warlow storyline, the quadruples storyline, the Billith storyline, and the Burrell storyline, have all managed to get my attention, and for like the first time ever, the main storylines of the show actually seems to manage creating a larger, even better storyline.
Sadly, the werewolf affairs (including Sam) are still pretty much a lackluster, despite the general greatness of Robert Patrick and Dale Dickey.

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Jul 08, 2013
honestly I'm thinking Warlo's not a bad person, he just wants companionship.. so he had somebody sign over their descendant so they would be forced to be with him.. like Beauty and the Beast lol

I found it more creepy that Bill is seducing one of his great x whatever nieces, or whatever they are to him. cousins maybe? but still, found that more creepy than the seduction in general.

I actually was sort of interested in seeing where the fairy kid storyline would lead to, I don't see why nobody thought to bring it up with Sookie though, they do know she can read minds too right? and they never put that together?
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Jul 08, 2013
I was thinking the same thing. Why didn't Andy talk to her and get more info about Faes?
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Jul 08, 2013
Ugh, there is a fine line between seduction and creepy. I feel they crossed that line last night. Especially with Bill and whichever numbered fairy daughter that was. Creepy.

The rest was just more of the same. Jason dumb though at least he is finally off the whole Warlo thing. Sookie being stalked by another vampire that is somehow miraculously attracted to her. Not that she is unattractive just annoying. And as predicted Eric made Willa to be his Trojan Horse/ sacrificial lamb to her father, really did he think that setting a baby vamp that has no discipline yet to a house full of juice boxes was going to be a good thing. Unless he can track her to the camp.

The only real thing that was different was Jessica eating all of the fairy daughters. Which doesn't even make sense because she has been around Sookie for years with no problems.

Oh and you had the Pam and Tara thing that keeps getting worse and worse. Did Tara really just do the equivalent of a child putting their fingers in their ears and going la la la la, in order for Pam to not command her. She then gets pissed at Eric for trying to do what she apparently can't which is control her progeny. I can kind of understand why Eric made Willa, his progeny in Pam has fallen so far. The character has fallen so far. I didn't want her to be killed because she up until she made Tara was the only consistently good character this show had. And now that is ruined. Kill her. And then she gets captured.
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Jul 08, 2013
Because Sookie is half-human her scent is masked. They only notice a difference when they taste her blood. Also, I forget what season it is but Jessica had the same reaction when she was in a store and came across a male Fae.
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Jul 09, 2013
But since the fairy children are Andy's wouldn't that also make them half fairy?
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Jul 09, 2013
Thats what I Thought
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Jul 16, 2013
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Sookie's Fae heritage was passed down through bloodlines and not from direct mating of a human and Fae. Also, the girls aged fast while Sookie aged like a normal girl.
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Jul 08, 2013
I would say it was up until the start of this season that Pam was the only consistently good character. The Pam/Tara dynamic was great last season, but it sucks this season, and even the always great Eric/Pam dynamic sucks now too. Like I said last week, Eric turning Willa will probably make Pam even more jealous, annoying, and unlikeable. I'm not sure if she can be redeemed at this point. I usually get pissed when Pam is harmed, but I didn't care on this episode, and I'm not even sure if I would be upset if she died now. It's amazing how quickly this show could make one dislike a character that has been loved for so long.

I disagree about Jessica eating the faerie babies making no sense. I'm assuming that the more "fae" you are, the stronger scent you give off. Given the rate they are aging, I'd say they have a lot more fae in them than Sookie, so they probably smell better.

I agree that Eric probably made Willa so he could track the camp.
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Jul 08, 2013
Yea it is amazing how poor writing can lead to such a drastic opinion change on a character. I am not even sure Pam is salvageable as a character even if they somehow grow a pair and finally kill off Tara. Not that that will actually happen. Sadly they would kill off Pam way before they would kill of Tara.

You make a great point about the fairies and Jessica. But I still have to think that Jessica had more discipline than that. But I am not sure that I care because the daughters were a horrible plot. And considering where it looked like they were going with them it is probably better that Jessica ate them.

Is the camp and the vampire cops bothering you at all. This all seems a bit much to have been going on in the background under everyone's nose.
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Jul 08, 2013
Considering all that has happened on this show, the camp and cops don't bother me too much. I actually like the repeated line "SEND THEM TO CAMP!" As for Tara, it reminds me of Andrea from TWD all over again. They make a previously despised character awesome for a few episodes, and then go back to making her annoying very quickly. Pam has been pissing me off, but I do kind of look forward to seeing her at camp next week. I actually want to see her without Eric and Tara, even if it will be brief.
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Jul 08, 2013
Sookie probably had to do as much as possible to keep Warlo from finding out. Between vampire reflexes and speed, and fairy mind-reading she had to keep him focused on "other things" in order to build up her fairy atom bomb.
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Jul 08, 2013
Not too sure why, but TV.com decided to delete my original comment (is it because I wrote the actual title of next week's episode? I'll never know...)

In any case, here I go again:

This time around, the Stackhouses sadly proved themselves to be a bunch of idiots.
First off: how on Earth did Niall Brigant managed to track down Warlow for more than a millennium without realizing sooner that his nemesis was a vamp/fae hybrid? You have to figure that something like this would have come up waaaaaay earlier than now, right? Hell, he obviously didn't know what Warlow looks like! Granted, the man cut and shaved himself (more on that nonsense later), but still... So nobody he ever questioned about the whereabouts of the man went like "That shaggy looking douche Warlow? I saw him yesterday morning at the General Store"... that never happen? That must makes Niall one of the worst trackers I've ever seen. 'Should have ask for some help from a couple of werewolves, to get the job done quicker...
Then you have Brigant and Jason's bonehead plan to take the guy done. Hey, that's definitely the go-to plan if you're Dog the Bounty hunter tracking a deadbeat husband... but a daywalking vampire with fairy power? Really - that was it!? And why did you pass by your precinct to get those new, fancy anti-vamp weapons, Jase? Could have used those anti-glare lens, couldn't you? And how about getting your whole precinct in on the fun? Cause, yeah, you had a full-proof plan going on, OBVI, but having some backups couldn't have hurt... right? Geez.
And then there's Sookie's dumbass plan. 'Could really say if it was less or more idiotic than her kins - just know certain that it was dumb. The guy is on top of you, Sook - you may have a Kamehameha going, but it would take in, what ¼ of a second to break your neck, and then what? Luckily for her, Ben W. Flynn seems way less interested in killing her than sexing her up (as usual, when it comes to vampires...), so she'll live another day.
All that nonsense aside... what's the deal with Warlow? Why is he, all of a sudden, trying to seduce Sookie when, just a couple of days ago (last season for us), he aggressively made it clear to her that he essentially owns her and was about to take his possession? Why did he bother with all this when he obviously could have just kidnap her and be done with this? When did he had time to get a shave and a new haircut after arriving in the middle of the night? Who did he let beat him up when Sook found him? Did he self-inflicted his injuries? Why didn't he let Jason die? Why did he kill Niall? Hell, why didn't he drink his blood, when he obviously has no problem sucking up any fairies near him? What's his endgame!? Interesting character so far; let's hope the writers knows what to do with him...

Rambling too much... the rest of the stuffs, in rapid-fire:

* Eric's plan was bound to fail - yeah, send an unfed baby-vamp in a house full of humans to negotiate a truce... it will work FOR SURE! Bill's had more going for it... except for the whole vamp-can't-stay-too-long-near-a-fae-without-trying-to-eat-it thing - a kink just as dumb as the one in Eric's. So the race to prevent the Vampire Apocalypse is still on.
* 'Would really suck for Andy if his babies are really dead - he's not my favorite character, but he's ultimately a good guy and shouldn't deserve to live through such a tragedy.
* You know who sucks now? Alcide. Becoming Pack Master makes him think killing his old friends is now a conceivable option to settle an argument. Dude, you used to be cool... more then time you stop listening to them bitches!
* Sam and Nicole... you're both gross. Your respective partners' corpse are barely cold, yet you're already swapping spit? The death of a loved one is a turn-on for you? And don't come up with the lame 'comforting each other' excuse - it may have fly if you went at it couple of months from now... but it JUST happen. Like, in less than 72 hours. Gross.
* Someone need to remind Terry that his buddy, Patrick, would have killed him if he didn't offed him first, so therefore still crying about it kinda makes him look like a damn fool...

... That's pretty much it. I obviously had a lot of issues with tons of stuffs happening in this episode, so let's hope TB did already hit its annual 'mid-season slump' period and that it will get back on track next week.
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Jul 10, 2013
He fed Willa. Just not enough, I guess. Should have given her a few days before sending her back...except this season isn't 22 episodes so why waste that time.
Agreed on Alcide. That character had so much potential. What a shame.
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Jul 08, 2013
I'm with you for all of this. But, I do think Eric sent her more to track the location of the camp itself as her maker.
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Jul 08, 2013
I don't know why it supposedly so damn hard to find that vamp camp.

Just a couple of things Eric could do to find it:
- Fly over one of those trunks carrying some prisoners 'til it's lead you to the site.
- Follow the money: since a site that big needs major funds to built so fast, find yourself a government hacker, 'glare' him to find out the name of the construction companies who summit proposals to get the job; on their proposals, you'll find out the location of the camp.
- And here's a silly, yet surprisingly effective one: Google-map it. Something tells me the Louisiana government blocked the site from Google Map to keep it private, exactly like the US gov actually do in real life. So all Eric has to do is find a spot in the state where Goggle Map gets scrambled and fly over there - if he has a laptop with him, he should be able to find the site in a night by himself, even faster with his 'girls' helping him.

So yeah - finding that camp shouldn't be this difficult.
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Jul 10, 2013
This is logical.. but not tv script logical. :-)
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