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True Blood S5E1 *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Beryl, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 #21 of 107
    Beryl

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    So this. Last season made me sick of most of the characters.

    Eric, the 'tall drink of water' who can fill up my screen, is best when he is downright evil. 'Off the wall horny Tara' is better than 'Melancholy lesbian Tara' so making her a brain damaged vampire is intriguing -- especially since she loathed vampires.

    I'm still chuckling over Pam's comment about Sookie's magical 'nether region.'

    There must be something about the Stackhouse genitalia..... (shaking my head)
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 #22 of 107
    mwhip

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    All I know is I hate Tara and was really hoping she would be gone for good.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 #23 of 107
    Anubys

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    Eric cleaning and vacuuming while Bill leaves a voice mail was a pretty funny scene.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 #24 of 107
    Amnesia

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    IMO, Rutina Wesley isn't good enough an actress to pull that off...

    The one I was surprised that they didn't follow up on was the Andy-slept-with-a-fairy one. Did they even mention it in the "previously on" bit?

    And can someone remind me: Why didn't Bill/Eric kill Russell?
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 #25 of 107
    madscientist

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    Wasn't it just that they wanted to torture him by leaving him chained in silver forever?

    Here's the thing I didn't like. So, Pam goes to Sookie's house to ask Sookie to tell Eric, when she sees him next, that she (Pam) is sorry. For what? I would guess it's because Pam is the one who released Russell... no? She's the only one besides Alcide, Eric, and Bill who knew where he was and it's obvious the other three didn't release him.

    So, Pam wants to protect Eric (?) but instead of that she agrees to spend the entire night in the dirt, for fairly little incentive: Sookie's magic hoo-hoo is a lot less potent since Eric woke up and Sookie kicked Eric and Bill to the curb.

    I agree the scene was funny and brainless vampire Tara could be good for some fun. I just think there was some serious hand-waving there to get it all set up.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 #26 of 107
    Amnesia

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    I can't believe that Pam let Russell out. I don't care how pissed she was with Eric---Russell would kill Eric, Pam and everyone else who had a part in his imprisonment and the death of his boy-toy.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 #27 of 107
    heySkippy

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    I seem to recall that Eric is mad at Pam because she fired an RPG at Sookie towards the end of last season. There's no way she released Russell.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 #28 of 107
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That would do it.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2012 #29 of 107
    markz

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    I couldn't agree more!
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 #30 of 107
    busyba

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    I was pissed off that Tara was only just merely dead and not really most sincerely dead. But then I realized that as a vamp, she might not be the huge bunt that she's been for the whole series.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2012 #31 of 107
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    What was burying them about? We've seen people turned before haven't we? I don't recall any burying. If it was about daylight, Sookie's house would still have the super cellar.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2012 #32 of 107
    vertigo235

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    Jessica was buried with bill.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2012 #33 of 107
    madscientist

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    They do seem pretty consistent that TB vampires need to be buried with their maker in order for it to take.

    I guess maybe you're right about Pam trying to kill Sookie being what she's sorry for. That would work a lot better given Pam's demeanor. I cannot keep all the action straight--maybe I'll save the last couple of episodes of this season to watch just before next season starts. I do wonder how Russell got out then... hm...
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 #34 of 107
    Beryl

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    Whoa! I don't get the extreme "Tara hate". There is no regular on TB that gets me that riled up.

    She was comic relief in two Seasons:
    S1 - loyal (to a fault) friend of Sookie, panting after skanky Jason but "not boyfriend material" to Sam, bantering with cousin La La and her crazy mom.
    S3 - kidnapped by a psycho-vamp and kicking Bill off of that truck into the sun.

    (She was "meh" in most of S2 & S3 though.)
     
  15. Jun 12, 2012 #35 of 107
    Anubys

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    I don't remember why the Authority wants to kill Bill (ha ha) and Eric. Can someone remind me?

    also, I liked this line "I'm a gay Vampire-American" :up:
     
  16. Jun 12, 2012 #36 of 107
    getreal

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    Glad I watched the last episode of last season immediately before this episode. I had forgotten most of what had transpired.

    Sadly, this show doesn't glamour me as it once did.

    Jessica, however, is a stand-out character. And I always liked Pam.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 #37 of 107
    Gerryex

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    Yes! Why does the Authority want to kill Bill and Eric. I thought Bill was a pretty good king, certainly better than the provious one (which was Russell, wasn't it?). And although Eric wasn't a very good sheriff, that shouldn't be enough reason to get the "True Death."

    Gerry
     
  18. Jun 12, 2012 #38 of 107
    Anubys

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    I think Russell was the king of another state. The queen of Louisiana was that girl who was dealing in vampire blood on the side (Eric worked for her on that). Bill took over for her.

    But please, someone remind us why bill and Eric are in trouble!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2012 #39 of 107
    heySkippy

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    I don't think the Authority necessarily wants to kill Eric and Bill. There were two times in this episode when it would have been trivial to kill them, but instead they were captured both times.

    That said, I don't know why the Authority wants them in captivity so badly.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2012 #40 of 107
    Anubys

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    That PR vampire in charge told Bill that she was to give him true death. So Bill killed her (that is who Eric was cleaning). It seems the Authority wants it to be long and painful, not just a quick death.
     

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