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True Blood ""Everybody Wants to Rule the World"" 8/5/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by zordude, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    There have been plenty of times when he has shifted pretty freely. As far as I can tell, they've made no distinction between those times, and the times when his life really depended on his shifting into something else, ANYTHING else, but it doesn't seem to have occurred to him to do it.

    I'm afraid in this case my leading theory is sloppy writing.
     
  2. Test

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    I thought this too.

    For some reason I thought he had to at least touch whatever he wanted to shift into at least once, but after that he can change into it whenever. I'm thinking about the time he met the other girl shifter in s2 and she always turned into a deer. Maybe that's where they talked about it or maybe it's from some other show, movie or comic book.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Regardless of the mechanism, there are plenty of options just from things he's been in the past that would be better in a fight than Naked Human.

    For that matter, if I were him one of the first things I'd do is "at least touch" or whatever the biggest, strongest person I've ever met, so I'd have that in my repertoire in the future.

    And a grizzly bear. Can't go wrong with a grizzly bear.

    (Did he ever touch, see, or otherwise prepare to transform into a white bull?)
     
  4. Sadara

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    I just watched this episode last night and I was left feeling disappointed and starting to feel uninterested.

    I will finish out the season, but they need to set this ship right. This lilith story line is getting very old.

    The only story line I am continuing to like, a little, is the one with Tara. Pam is turning into an "interesting" maker.

    Sookie loosing her power has turned into a let-down for me.

    Although I admit, I like the Sam's story line has filled in. I like that we have learned a lot more about his abilities and he's got a steady woman, that seems right for him.

    Jessica is another let-down. I can't put my finger on it. But, they need to do something more with her. She's like a lost puppy and it's starting to get annoying.
     
  5. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    wait...he can't change into a human, right?
     
  6. aindik

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    If you have to kill a family member, I think Sam qualifies. Didn't he kill his brother last season? Or were he and his brother not blood related (and does that matter)?
     
  7. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    oh, I don't remember if he killed him or not. But, yes, he would be able to shift into humans if he killed him (and they never hinted to them not being brothers).
     
  8. aindik

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    We know Sam was adopted by the Merlotts. IIRC, he went and found his biological shifter family whom he had never met.

    Was his brother adopted from the same family?

    EDIT: The brother was able to skinwalk based on killing the father.
     
  9. Anubys

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    you got it. He found his biological parents and found out that they had a son that they kept. I just don't remember how his brother died. I remember he threw him in the swamp.
     
  10. robojerk

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    I think his brother died from skin walking too much. It was hurting him and eventually killed him.
     
  11. mrdazzo7

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    I thought that was more early on before he had really gotten into his abilities. I think over the year between seasons 3 and 4 when he connected with that shifter group (incl. Luna) was when he really got better at it.

    Didn't his brother die from the injuries he got from Marcus/ the wolf pack when he shifted into Sam and went to fight them?

    I've been OK with this season... I like the way all the story lines converge and cross in interesting ways, and I think the build up of where they're taking the main story is gonna make any slow spots worth it. There's a full on vampire/human war coming, and I think a ton of these things will all unfold into that story. They've established that there are hate groups out there, which will only intensify once vamps start openly feeding on humans. And they've done little things to give most of the characters a connection to that story (such as Sookie and Jason's investigation into their parents, Emma being taken by Russell/Steve, Tara being a vampire, Pam, etc).

    I think some of these stories would have made a good final season... The series started in a world where vampires were just becoming open members of society, a huge part of which was thanks to true blood giving them an alternative food source. I think blowing up the factories and sending vampires world wide into a desperate feeding frenzy, leading to a human/vampire war, would have been a cool bookend.
     
  12. aindik

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    I know Sam shot at his brother, I think it was because the brother stole money from the safe at Merlotte's. I guess he didn't kill him.

    And Tommy was Sam's real brother. Sam had never met him before we did.
     
  13. heySkippy

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    Yup.
     
  14. Tyrion The Imp

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    That was a decent episode. I'm glad the whole Terry story is pretty much done. And I am still thinking that Bill is going along with this whole thing. If not, go eric!
     

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