True Blood

Season 6 Episode 10

Radioactive

41
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 18, 2013 on HBO
8.1
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Bill learns there is a price for deliverance. Jason feels a direct vampire appeal. Sookie thinks about what her future with Warlow will bring. Bon Temps gets ready as a new calamity puts humans and vampires at risk.

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  • Sookie gets bitch slapped. Awesome.

    2.0
    Warlow bitch slaps Sookie "Who do you think you are?"

    THANK YOU! That was LONG overdue! Seriously, she agrees to "mate" with him or whatever and when she pulls her usual crap "You know I'm a southern girl and a southern girl keeps her promises but ummm, I changed my mind. Can we just date? That way I can always slip back to Eric or Bill if the wind blows that direction" SLAP! I wanna put that on a 2 hour loop...

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    Anyway after that scene we know Warlow is gonna die by the end of the episode, but the way they did it was LAME. There's been plenty of fan written alternate death scenes posted I don't think I need to go into this.

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    Then there's the fact they just kinda hit the reset button on bill. BAM the last 2 seasons never happened. They can't have anyone character too overpowered so they always either die or for some reason become weenies (Russell, Warlow, Eric, now Remember the beginning of the season/end of last season? Bill had just become a super Vampire at the end of the last, and then first thing that happens this season is they mellow him out to be less of a threat. *Cough* Cop out *Cough*

    But I'm OK with the way his powers were written out, they did that well... Better that then killing him off.... I GUESS... (Warlow would have made a decent replacement if he weren't so powerful.. but with the show coming to an end soon I guess they should finish with the cast the started with) But then the first thing he wants to do is chase Sookie again. UGH...



    There was a lot of other stuff to be enjoyed when tho.



    I still consider this show to be the pinnacle of cheesy drama supernatural TV, following in the footsteps of Charmed, Buffy etc it takes pages from those shows and improves upon them, adding it's own flavor (though it's mostly boring soft core porn) to the genre.moreless
  • Indeed a radioactive (disaster) which pretty much ruined a very good season

    3.0
    Good Lord! What a horrible way to end a very good season!



    And I am NOT talking about the cheap cliffhanger with Eric, I know (and you do too) that you don't kill a protagonist (who happens to be the most popular character of the show) within 20secs out of nowhere. They just delivered us an intense yet cheap, irritating and cliche cliffhanger. And I don't know if that was what Eric would do after what he experienced and done. I wasn't surprised that the director of the show had to spoil this cliffhanger after 2 days, revealing that Eric is alive and probably it will be Pam who will save him, because Trubies were to riot the HBO HQ. Eric is by far my favorite character too and I know he is the most popular but forcing the director to spoil the major cliffhanger, I don't know... Didn't like it.



    Oh well, what it did disappoint me about the finale:



    1) Warlow's death:

    Maybe Niall took Warlow's hands to the other dimension (what a convenient timing which proved a poorly written episode) but was that enough to immobilize him? I think not. So, either Warlow didn't have vamp strength (only vamp speed, healing and fangs) or the writers screw it. Now we will never know. I would prefer Niall to open the portal and blast Warlow with that supernova energy ball. That would make a realistic death.



    2) Bill's mental restoration:

    The moment Bill lost all his powers and the potential glory as the incarnated original vampire (so many better ways they could play this card, not this vamp god nonsense!) he immediately started caring about the "abomination" (Sookie). That makes him so weak and delusional I almost felt sorry for him... He is trying to resume his life like nothing ever happened! Pathetic!



    3) Taking Sookie out of the Fae dimension:

    Not only it was super easy and Warlow was just watching them when they were taking Sookie but Jason freed her with a bullet on her restrains that Warlow had sealed with his light. I mean, really? The light seal keeps Warlow but not a bullet?!



    4) Government/Army/Police reaction:

    There are zombievamps roaming and hunting in packs and the authorities sit and watch, feeling sorry for what Truman Burrell did?!!!! Where is the S5 General's threat that the Pentagon is thinking to eradicate vamp kind from the face of the planet (or at least from the face of the US)?



    5) Sam:

    Sam forgot Emma and her mother so easily despite he was determined to raise the child. How could he literally replace her with Nicole in just one week?! Also, as a mayor he has a terrible plan. Matching humans and vamps? If babyvamp Jessica, Tara and Willa can actually protect a human from those weak zombievamps, what humans need is a good gun, not a vamp protector.



    6) HepV and Zombievamps:

    Truman Burrell and Sarah Newlin created and unleashed a virus without testing it confirmed it). The main characteristic of a virus is self-mutation. They never thought that the virus could mutate and kill humans as well? If they were testing the virus they would know that soon this virus will not kill vamps but it would make them literally mindless predators (zombievamps as I call them). And maybe Truman and Sarah were stupid, but Overlark didn't seem stupid. He should see this coming. As for the zombievamps, there is nothing that I hate more than zombies and love more than vampires. I hope they get rid of them by the end of the next season.



    7) Relationships:

    Seeing Sookie realizing that she was betrayed 3rd time by a vamp and deciding to stay away from them was predictable yet logical and I was relieved. I got worried when she was watching Bill with that expression. I don't like Alcide but at least Sookie is happy. Seeing her not giving a cr#p where Eric is after 6 months made me wonder about what she said. She said that she love him and staked Bill to protect him, etc. Now, if they plan to rematch her with a vamp, I prefer Eric, he has good chemistry and potential with Sookie. But if she plans to stick with her plan "No more vamps" I would like to see Eric matching with Willa. She was so innocent-looking when he turned her and she fell in love with him despite he kidnapped her. Pam is good too. I would like to see her more than his progeny.





    Now, what it was good with this episode is that it was secretive and needed some thinking. I am talking about Warlow's blood. It seems that what makes the vampires able to walk in the sun is the light that fairies have in their blood. However, as explained by Takahashi, fae blood becomes human blood outside of their hosts / bearers of light. That explains why the daywalking ability is temporary after consuming fae blood. Now, Warlow's blood was able to remain fae blood outside him 4ever because the vampire blood in him maintained it. But, when Warlow died, his light died along with him and his blood, wherever it was, turned to ordinary vampire blood (although this explanation would leave a plot hole on S4, since Eric was able to daywalk after killing Claudine). That's why Eric, Bill, etc lost their daywalking ability.



    Having said that I had to downgrade the general rating for the series after this terrible finale episode for the 7 reasons described above (which it was something I never thought I would do), the series remains my favorite but it really needs a better storytelling and coherent writing. It needs to find good writers ASAP for the next season, which it will be its last (something that disappointed me since I was expecting 8 seasons with those good ratings that it still hits, but I prefer the show to leave with a bang. However, I believe they won't be able to end the show with a satisfying way within 10 episodes. And even if they do, it will be rushed. The final season should be 12-15 episodes at least).moreless
  • Radioactive

    6.5
    They set the stage for Alcide and Bill competing over Sookie in the final season, and there were some enjoyable moments, but the problem was that they wrapped everything up last week so there was little excitement this week.



    Interesting, but unbelievably uneventful for a season finale.
  • Season Finale???

    4.0
    Why is this season, at least, 2 episodes shy? This show already has short seasons now we have to wait even longer for the next season. The makers and actors are getting lazy and starting to think they are more than what they are. This season has really sucked by killing off Terry. Terry and Eric are the best ones on the show and they made it look like Eric died. Eric can not go out like that. Also, to jump forward 6 months like that and then try to sloppily wrap things up like they did. Very disappointing season.moreless
  • Not Eric!

    10
    Seriously, like Sheriff Northman would even met the sun when he has two progenies and one grandchild back home. Whatever he is, he is a maker first. He owes his family to survive if not for him, then not to look bad when compared to Andy. See, that's a man who would stand by his 6 months and 2 weeks old daughter as fiercely as he stands by this town.



    Aside some shocking numbers like Alcide finally getting into a relationship with Sookie, Jessica's boyfriend being a very decent singer & volleyball player, Violet a pretty decent sister-in-law and the people of Bon Temp genuinely decent regardless race, belief system or supernatural status, this season finale succeeds to move the story forward and set a whole new game with a level of danger we haven't seen perhaps since The Great Revelation.moreless
Karolina Wydra

Karolina Wydra

Violet Mazurski

Guest Star

Keone Young

Keone Young

Hido Takahashi

Guest Star

Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell

Guest Star

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer

Niall Brigant

Recurring Role

Amelia Rose Blaire

Amelia Rose Blaire

Willa Burrell

Recurring Role

Laurel Weber

Laurel Weber

Lisa Fowler

Recurring Role

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