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True Blood S5E1 *Spoilers*

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

  1. Jun 12, 2012 #41 of 107
    stellie93

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    Eric's sister was supposed to have them killed, wasn't she? How else could she get away with letting them disappear?
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 #42 of 107
    Anubys

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    Yes. She even told her bosses over the phone that both were dead.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2012 #43 of 107
    pmyers

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    Didn't Bill and Eric go against the "Authority's" wishes by going after the witch?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2012 #44 of 107
    Amnesia

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    So what? The witch was killed, the general populace knew nothing about the battle. If that's the only issue, a successful result like that hardly seems to warrant regicide...
     
  5. Jun 12, 2012 #45 of 107
    Anubys

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    LOL...regicide? you forgot Sherifcide! :p
     
  6. Jun 12, 2012 #46 of 107
    MonsterJoe

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    I'd never seen the show before.

    I didn't hate it, but I'm confused. Is it supposed to be goofy?
     
  7. Jun 12, 2012 #47 of 107
    mdougie

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    Yes it is.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2012 #48 of 107
    MonsterJoe

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    That helps a lot.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2012 #49 of 107
    mdougie

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    Yeah if you watch the show thinking it is taking its self seriously as a vampire drama then you will be dissapointed.

    True Blood is to Dracula as Alf is to Alien.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2012 #50 of 107
    tiams

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    Pam is th Sue Sylvester of Bon Temps

    You are thinking of Bill's security force. They were human and they worked for him. These vampires are employees of The Authority.

    I guess they gave up on the part about Jessica's hymen growing back after every time she has sex, making sex painful every time.

    The title of this episode is Turn! Turn! Turn!
     
  11. Jun 12, 2012 #51 of 107
    Amnesia

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    No, I could imagine them killing an area Sheriff just to send the message that people can't ignore the Authority's...um...authority, but it just seems strange for them to be willing to kill a king/queen for the same reason.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2012 #52 of 107
    Gerryex

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    Yes, you're right!

    Please!

    Yes, she was very specific that she was ordered by the Authority to administer the True Death to both Bill and Eric. She wasn't too clear though as to why she didn't do it.

    Eric's "sister" was ordered to bring them to the Authority so I don't think she was to give them the True Death, but certainly they both are on the SUPER S**T-LIST of the Authority. But again, WHY?

    Gerry
     
  13. Jun 12, 2012 #53 of 107
    john4200

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    No, I was thinking of the three Authority henchmen that Nan brought with her, which Eric beheaded just before Bill staked Nan. They were clearly human, since they did not "burst" like vampires when they died.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 #54 of 107
    john4200

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    I thought she was fairly clear. She thought the Authority would kill her next, and besides, she wanted in on some fairy action.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2012 #55 of 107
    mrdazzo7

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    The questions they left at the end of last season were the cliffhangers, which were all resumed a minute later, so those stories are all ongoing...

    Best Pam line ever was when she flies into the house, looks at the total carnage in the kitchen and says "color me impressed, you guys know how to party..." hilarious. Her delivery was spot-on.

    I'm the same way--I don't like vampire stories (Buffy excluded) and I don't like the corny romance angle of the show, but there enough redeeming qualities that I stick with it...

    As for the amount of story lines, that's actually what I like about it--everything is separate in the first couple of episodes and as the season goes on all the stories start to blend more and more and then usually by the last couple everything is tied in--it's one of my favorite things about the show. As a writer I love that aspect, this is one of the most heavily serialized shows out there. The first three seasons took place over less than a month.

    I just watched the episode before the premiere (which is good because I didn't remember any of it)... Nan says in her last scene that she was fired from the Authority and her last duty was supposed to be to kill them both. She doesn't because she knows she'd be next, so instead tells them there is a mutiny brewing and tries to get them on board since they're all dead anyway. She uses her knowledge of Sookie's powers to entice them but it backfires and they kill her, and the show loses one of it's best comedic resources.

    As for why the authority wants to Kill Bill, I'm pretty sure it's because of the Marnie situation getting so out of control... he let a necromancer nearly bring down the entire species and it happened on his watch. I don't remember enough about last season though, if something specific happened. But Nan did mention in that scene that they were F'ed for letting the witch situation get so bad.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2012 #56 of 107
    mrdazzo7

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    Exactly... I'm usually pretty content with the direction things go in from a writing standpoint but that was easily the dumbest move they made to date. Not killing Russell was so dumbfoundingly stupid that it kills any credibility this upcoming story line has...

    There was no reason for them to not kill him other than the fact that the writers wanted to bring him back later, that's really it. It's just poor writing. I hope they don't spend a ton of time on it this season because to me, anything to do with it doesn't have any resonance... WORST CASE scenario for him would be a hundred years, maybe 200 TOPS, and then he'd get out and have 200 years of laser-focused rage aimed right at you. Dumb.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 #57 of 107
    busyba

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    I'm sure it still happens. She's just gotten over it. Vamps like pain. ;)

    The main drama over that was when it first happened, not so much for the inconvenience factor, as the additional reminder of her being "different". Like most things for young girls that ultimately turn out to be trivial, at first they seem like the ned of the world.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2012 #58 of 107
    Mr. Soze

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    This was one of the least enjoyable episodes for me, only redeemed by Jessica. She got an out loud "Holy Schitt" from me which balanced Mrs. S.'s droolfest whenever Eric is on the screen. Smokin!

    Pam had great lines too, but she looks a mess, even when not dressed in Walmart sweats.
     
  19. Jun 13, 2012 #59 of 107
    Hoffer

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    I was really lost during this episode as I remembered nothing that happened last season. I had to watch the first episode off HBO GO and it didn't have the "previously on" thing.

    I thought the episode was good enough. I haven't loved this show since the first season or two, but it is better than a lot of stuff on TV.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2012 #60 of 107
    Amnesia

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    Yeah, my TiVo recorded S04E10 for me and then I watched S04E11 OnDemand and strangely enough, S04E12 was only available in SD OnDemand (but I watched it that way anyway).

    I think I would have been a bit lost without rewatching that stuff...
     

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