Ok, my fellow True Blood fans may not agree with me, but I've got to say it: this epi was the WORST True Blood episode that I believe I've seen. Maybe I've been spoiled by the quality of the show overall, but the writing, direction, and much of the acting in this episode was downright horrible. Here's the Good, Bad, Ugly...and the Crazy about "Frenzy": The Good: Eric, Lafayette & The Vampire Crew* (now w/Jason & Andy : ) The best scenes in this epi were those with Eric and/or Lafayette in them, and if they had just clipped those together* and aired them, that would have been better than the entirety of this episode. Speaking of Eric, what is he doing? Recruiting for his new vampire posse or something? Between Sookie & Lafayette, he is really laying it on thick with all the vampire recruitment visions. It's fun though, and I'm so glad that, at least, we had him & Lafayette to make the show watchable. Eric creeped me out again, though: last week, it was how he looked just before attacking Sookie's neck, and this week it was him with the kids (who were cute & funny btw...esp the lil boy) ...but he's a vampire (I know) and those scenes were a mix of humor and creepiness, which is to be expected on this show, so... Oh, btw, I'm glad Pam is back...she was funny, as usual. Did I mention that Eric was looking Sharp & Sexy, suited up like that, and that I am so happy to see him back in full effect this week? Because he was and I am... : ) *UPDATE: I originally wrote this after having experienced considerable difficulty in getting to watch the epi (finally did after 1 am this morning), and all this after the regular one week wait...plus, having read and watched promos for the Queen's intro for almost the past month, and having read last week that Alan Ball was actually writing this episode, to say that I was eagerly anticipating it would be an understatement. I was tired, but finally the long-awaited moment came...THEN, to have those Queen scenes at the beginning and a weak show, overall, I was p*$$ed off, to say the least. After getting some rest & watching it (a better copy) again this evening, I was able to appreciate some more of the humor in the episode...namely Jason & Andy's, so I would have to add their scenes to the aforementioned clip : ) The Bad: The Queen Un. im. pressed. I know the character was supposed to be eccentric and decadent, but her acting left MUCH to be desired. I will say that the wardrobe/design/photography people did a fantastic job for those scenes, b/c they were visually stunning. It turns out the pics and buildup for the queen and her court were better than the actual scenes themselves, though...as a whole, they were pretty anticlimactic and boring. I felt sorry for Bill (and Stephen Moyer) for being stuck there, and would have to say that he was the best thing about them. Next to the queen, the quality of his acting really stood out...the disparity b/w the two was painfully obvious...oh, and did I mention that Bill looked Hot when he was lounging by that pool? Because he did... The Ugly*: Maryann the Maened Talking about my disdain for, and weariness of, Maryann's presence on the show has become cliche, so I won't say any more about it this week...other than what I just said, that is...I have to say, though, her scenes just make me go "Ugh"...ok, that was it... *Btw, I am referring to the character's evil ways and overexposure, not the actress's looks...Michelle Forbes is, obviously, a beautiful person. The CrAzY: Tara's Crazy Love & Other Loony Toon Adventures (The Big 'Ole Egg too) I understand the concept of "standing by your man," but I have to say, her going back to that witch with just her love & good intentions was the most dumba** thing she could have done...Sookie was right on when she told her she was being an f'ing idiot. Speaking of Tara & Sookie, there was a bit of overacting with them this week, but it wasn't unlike that of others in this epi...maybe it was the direction, but there was definitely something SERIOUSLY OFF about the overall quality of the show this week. Speaking of crazy, the scenes w/Maryanne's loony toon minions was overkill this week...I mean c'mon...enough already. And how could I POSSIBLY forget the icing on top of all this lunacy? In the end, we see Tara & Benedict joyfully building a nest around this humongous egg in the middle of the bed. What. the. h*!!? This s/l has definitely gone off the deep end (I wonder, though, if this is the spawn of Maryann and Sam...remember they mated? That'd be a pretty long gestation period, but they are supernatural...and, really, how could that possibility be any crazier than the rest of this wacky s/l?). Other Thoughts*: I loved the standoff b/w Bill & Eric...can we say Hotness? I'm glad they gave Bill some leverage against Eric, b/c they had been making him look like a punk for a while this season, and that is not sexy. I hope Hoyt goes back to Jessica...I know she bit his mom, but honestly, she deserved it...turns out, she is one horrible person. Andy & Jason did the best they could with the crap writing they got for this epi, but honestly, even they couldn't turn crap into Christmas...(I know, I know...I couldn't come up w/anything else : ) *As I stated in the update, I was a little PO'd after watching this the first time. Also, the recording I watched missed the last 6-7 minutes of the epi, so I missed the Eric/Bill standoff initially. After watching this a second time, I realized that Jason did have some pretty good lines, and although Andy didn't get to exercise his funny chops as much as he has been, I did enjoy their scenes...so as I pretty much said before, while they did a great job with what they were given to work with, they still weren't able to change the fact that the overall epi was Craptastic. Bottom Line: I expected better from you Alan Ball (Mr. True Blood creator, producer, and writer of this shotty episode) ...a whole lot better.
I started my search at 10:30 when I noticed sidereel didn't have it posted yet. It is now 2:07 and I still haven't found anything. zip, nothing, nada. I don't know what is going on, as to why sidereel doesn't have any links working, or as to why it isn't all over the internet yet. Megavideo doesn't even have it, not that I can find anyway. This is getting rather annoying. I need my Eric fix. If you find a link, please post it. Us True Blood fans are dying over here.
I have been looking for the past 3+ hours for a any link to the episode..... nothing. Where are all the links? And who keeps getting rid of the ones that were posted?? Stop! We all want to watch the show! Please, please, please someone find a good link! p.s. I love how the preview for the last ep is up...but not the newest ep. AHH!!
why is it taking so freaking long to find the links!! jeez usually their up by like 8 o clock but this is just annoying now. i wanna watch true blood NOWWWWW!!!
WHY SIDEREEL IS ERASING ALL THE LINKS!?!?!?!?!? I NEED TO WATCH TRUE BLOOD TONITE'S EPISODE! please for all the ones who gives us the links please! post it on comments!!! here!!! pleaseE!!
This episode was hilarious, exciting, riveting....and too short! Is it just me, or was this epi slightly shorter than usual? In some shows, a few minutes don't make much of a difference, but in True Blood every moment counts! Bear with me for a moment, though, b/c I do have a few small bones to pick with this epi :O It seemed to be plodding along at points...sometimes, it was as though the scene/dialogue was just filler to get to the next action/exciting sequence. For instance: The freezer scenes at Merlotte's: After they initially locked themselves in, it just seemed that the only thing making those scenes remotely interesting was Andy. The dialogue would have been completely blah, had it not been punctuated by his hilariousness. The exorcism with Tara: ...was "the worst intervention ever in the history of the world", as Lafayette said, LOL. I just expected more. Before Sookie came, it was like they were just marking time until she got there (although Lafayette periodically cracked me up), and then once she showed up, the 'deliverance' was anticlimactic. I mean, when Sookie tapped into Tara's brain, they showed images of the Maryann-related events that were stored in her memory, but how was Sookie's seeing that supposed to bring Tara back? The teary-eyed part with Sookie, Tara, and her mom would have been endearing, had it seemed anything significant actually happened prior to that. It just seemed like something was missing from those scenes, as though some stuff had been cut out or something...I don't know...I'm a fan of True Blood, but they could have done better with some of the writing for this epi. All in all, it was still good though, and I enjoyed the comedy/action/drama sequences so much that I forgave the other stuff and wanted more! Ok, so now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff : ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Good Stuff...Oh Yeah... : D Hot, Sexy, Sweet: Ok, I loved the opening with Sookie & Eric! These days, I get happy any time I get to see Eric in a scene...especially with Sookie, so this beginning was definitely a treat! Loved their kiss & was grinning from ear to ear...except when he bared his fangs and she let him bite her. Yes, I know he's a vampire and all, and this is par for the course, and Bill has done it, blah blah blah...but for some reason, that just creeped me out. I guess b/c of the way he attacked her neck, and just before, he looked like he was getting ready to feast on one of his prey or something. Prior to that, though, I was like "Yeah!" The Hillarious: The first part of this epi was pretty funny...The Return to Bon-Temps in the beginning, Andy & His Wine Bottle, At Bill's with Hoyt's Horny Mom, LOL...Jason was the highlight of the scenes at Bill's: "If someone can call me back and tell me if we've been attacked by terrorists or what?" and "Uh oh...there are those f*&%ing eyes again," LOL. When I watched a second time, I noticed how he perked up when Hoyt said there was a new waitress at the coffee house, then got annoyed and was ready to go fight after Hoyt said she was dead, LOL...that's Jason, the perpetual playboy. Even Hoyt had a few funny lines, i.e., him thinking his mom's diet pills may have been the reason her eyes blacked out and she started acting crazy, and him trying to smooth over the fact that Maryann had taken over Sookie's house with: "That's just something they say: 'party over at Maryann's'," LOL.... There are three characters who I always get a kick out of, and they are Andy, Jason, and Lafayette. I have to say, Andy is a nut and I love him..."I had a nanny, her name was Annie...Annie the nanny," hahaha...he never fails to make me laugh whenever he's on screen. Jason is a lovable idiot, but in this epi, you could actually see him start to take Sookie's advice and use his brain a little. I thought it was smart of him to put the gun to Arlene's head, knowing that Terry had a thing for her and would probably be willing to negotiate (or was he still clueless and just lucked up on that one?). Speaking of Terry, he had me rolling too: "'Don't hurt my special lady'...'We will un-f*&% this situation at a later date'," LOL. The crazy bar scenes w/Maryann's possessed were like the comedy version of a B-rated horror movie on crack...the licking of people's legs, and what-not, was a little unsettling, but other than that, watching all those folks act like idiots was somewhat amusing. The coroner (the one who sodomized a pine tree, LOL) is another funny one: "god ain't gone be happy with you Jason...I bet he'll eat ya." Hahaha... Lafayette made the exorcism/intervention scenes bearable...it was funny to watch him get more and more frustrated with the situation. He went from trying to give Tara, somewhat, positive reinforcement: "Now, you're stronger than whatever this is and you know it...now get the f*&% up outta there" > to quoting scriptures with her Mom > to drinking > to negative reinforcement: slapping AND yelling in Tara's face, asking her "would you snap the f*&% out of it?!" > to "this has got to be the worst m'f*&%ing intervention in the history of the world" & drinking some more, LOL...he's just funny. Even him answering the door with the sorority chick, and fearfully telling Bill "you can come on in," cracked me up...sigh...what would we do without Lafayette? Bill's Coolness Points Restored (well...some): Ok, Bill got a few of his cool points back in this epi. I actually started liking him again, a little...not more than Eric, but not really less than either. Still, I'm sure when Eric shows up again in next week's epi, he will shine like a big bright shinin' star and Bill will fade into the backdrop as he has all season...so sad...but am I sorry that Eric has taken a more prominent role in the show? Not. At. All. Anyways, although it seems they've been emasculating Bill a bit this season (good examples: 1) Eric stealing his girl, then telling him to step aside...and he had to do it, and 2) In this epi, his getting sick, to the point of throwing up, from sucking Maryann's blood...it's like, what CAN he do?), I did see a glimmer of the Bill from season 1 in this epi, with his 'take charge' attitude, and that's what made his stock go back up a little. The Boring & Getting On My LAST Nerve: Maryann is getting on my cottonpickin' nerves now...I just don't enjoy seeing her and want her to be gone. Eggs was funny, though, when he joyfully asked her if she wanted them to go kill something so they'd have something extra fresh...why, was it funny? I don't know, it was just the way he said it....and also, the fact that his pupils were dialated to the max. When Sam told Andy about what Maryann was and what her intentions were, he thoughtfully pondered the situation and (hilariously) said, "If what you say is true, we need to kill that b*tch." That's what I'm sayin' Andy... that is EXACTLY what I'm sayin'. I was so glad when Sookie zapped that bwitch with her new superpowers, and will truly be happy when she gets fried. : D As I said, there were some things they could have done better in this epi, but in the end, it left me wanting more, as usual (I was hoping to see the queen...I don't think that was actually her leg we saw, since it had blood dripping down it, but then again...). ...sigh...Sunday's not here YET? : (
has true blood finished for now or has it just not shown up on my tv listing yet
I really enjoyed this episode...I watched it back to back last night and just finished watching it again! There were so many good moments in this epi: First off, Eric is a trip! He had me cracking up with his sneaky self. I know he's been wanting Sookie for a while, but I knew when Bill told Eric (an episode or so ago) to accept that he and Sookie would never be, it was "game on." My first reaction (to Bill's informing Sookie that she was bonded with Eric by blood) was "can't she just drink some of your blood to cancel it out?"...but then I realized Eric is significantly older than Bill, so I suppose his blood would be more powerful. Ah well...I guess this was a great way to get the love triangle going. Honestly, although I didn't like the way Eric went about accomplishing it, I actually like the idea of Eric and Sookie together. I feel sorry for Bill b/c he's a sweetheart, and I liked him with Sookie also, but they were beginning to bore me. I want Sookie to help 'bad boy' Eric explore his good side a bit. I have to say that dream sequence was HOT...loved it! I love Jessica and Hoyt...they're so cute. That is all. : ) Oh...and I'm glad Hoyt finally stood up to his mother and told her the truth about herself. Go Hoyt! I'm glad Sam flew out of Maryann's trap again. Would they PLEASE kill her off already? I am definitely looking forward to that moment, and I hope it ain't quick and painless. Ok, I thought it was hilarious that although Eggs was possessed, Lafayette still beat his a**...LOL! I thought they were supposed to have superhuman strength when their eyes went black...well, Lafayette was able to pick Tara up and run her out of there, so I guess that theory was wrong...or Maryann wanted them to get away for some reason. I don't know, but I just want her gone...like three episodes ago... I thought the scene with Sookie & Jason was sweet. I could relate to Jason b/c I lost my grandma several months ago and have been feeling the same way. It was a poignant moment between the two and I'm glad they bonded. Of course, with those two, there had to be some funny. I thought it was hilarious when Jason apologized to her for being a dumba** and Sookie just sweetly told him it wasn't his fault, but it wouldn't happen if he'd do more with his brain than let it take up space in his skull, LOL...and how sometimes she just wanted to put his head in a bucket and kick it around the yard...LOL! I'm guessing they had to do a few takes with that dialogue...otherwise, both of them going through that with a straight face is a real tribute to their acting ability. The finale with Godric was touching...Eric losing his only real friend, and Sookie being there with the reformed vampire at the end, was somewhat moving. I wonder if the title means that they'll go all the way with this savior allegory and bring him back...anyways, I am definitely looking forward to next week's installment. Wow...a whole week to wait & there are only 3 more epi's to go... : (
so, timebomb left us with a great cliffhanger and a lot of questions. now i try beeing a little cassandra and do some prophecy's. 1) Goderic's explanations to eric about he see's the human's now will leaf a great impression on eric. i guess that will be mabey the point of change for our bad boy sheriff. and this all will be about sookie. 2) eric will play sookie for a fool by saving her life during the bomb attack. she will drink his blood (for healing reason and because of bill's absence) and eric will have the bonding to sookie, he want's so badly. and i guess bill will be realy pissed off by that fact. 3) Some vampire will seek revenge (mabey bill) for the bomb attack and bring the vampire community into big trouble. 4) goderic will do a kind of sacrificing thing for the vampire community, so they still can live in peace with the humans. 5) lafayette will try to safe tara from maryann. how and if this works out, let's see. and let's not forget tara's mom. i guess she will be there to. 6) maryann will finaly get sam. mabey already in the next episode we'll finally figuring out, what she's realy up to, get to know her evil master plan. would be good to do so, because the sam and maryann story is starting to get a little bit dull. it has to come to a final. 7) sookie and jason will have a stronger bond from now on, by surving this whole adventure. i guess jason will try in future to be a better brother to her, then before. 8) jessica and hoyt will also have their appearance and i guess hoyt's mum will play a part in that piece. 9) the vampire - queen of louisiana will show up the first time. and with her introduction, there will happen a lot of thrilling stuff. (and according to other rumour on this side, sookie's cousin hadley will show up, with the queen) 10) and my last try of beeing prophetic. when eric and sookie get their blood tie, sookie will get a short glance into eric's thought's. so, why do i think this things might could happen in the next episode? first of all, i read the books. (and i don't think that they are going to far away from them. on the opposite. i'm glad that they are not strictly following. otherwise for us readers it would get boring. i love there new interpretation about the story around sookie). second, i got some info's from some true blood fansites like true-blood.net. they have already a official synopsis. and third, especialy the story around sookie, eric and bill has to improve. why? cause one things clear. there is a reason why bill showed up that night in sookies bar. or does anyone realy beliefes that this was coincidence. and one things clear already, eric has a crush on sookie, he doesn't just know yet. so, what do think about my prophecy's and what would you suggest on how this will go on.
I have to admit that few shows grab me by the carotid arteries and refuse to let me go. I find myself mid-week sorely in need of my True Blood "Fix"! The latest Time Bomb episode, like all of it's previous brethern gave minor comfort--just enough to take the sting away, but then introduced a new twist that will keep me addicted untill next Sunday. I have heard directly from family (sister in law) and others at this site of their disappointment that True Blood does not follow the book. Well all that I can say to those individuals (and I have) is to stop watching True Blood and leave the rest of us alone. If I wanted to cheat anmd know what was a head I could pick up a book. I wish to praise the director(s) and writters for NOT blindly following the book! This makes it much more personalized and unique! True Blood Rules!