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Old 06-18-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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True Blood S5E02 "Authority Always Wins" 06/17/12

Good episode this week, I liked all of the authority stuff.

Looks like Tara is at least partially there, and does not yet appear to be retarded in any way.

Based on the interactions in the Authority boardroom I guess we are to assume that Russel is being nursed to health by the group that wants to stop the mainstreaming initiative and treat the humans like meat.

I laughed when Jason said he has slept with "almost" all of the women in town.

I was surprised when Jessica didn't agree to sell Jason
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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I dunno - the first two episodes have left me kinda flat. There were a few good scenes (mainly Jessica and the Rev), but the Terry storyline doesn't grab me, nor the baby werewolf. And the Authority? ZZZZZ. Hopefully it picks up when Russell heals, but I am getting a very Voldemort vibe and I have already seen that.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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I dunno - the first two episodes have left me kinda flat. There were a few good scenes (mainly Jessica and the Rev), but the Terry storyline doesn't grab me, nor the baby werewolf. And the Authority? ZZZZZ. Hopefully it picks up when Russell heals, but I am getting a very Voldemort vibe and I have already seen that.
I agree. I guess the lack of this too reflects the same.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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Good episode this week, I liked all of the authority stuff.
I thought it was a great episode, evpecialy the stuff about the authority. In the earlier seasons they alluded to it but didn't really show us too much until the later seasons. Now we see the fully functioning authority. I thought the ultra-violet light torture was quite effective!

One thing still bothers me. I still don't understand why the authority thinks Bill and Eric were fighting against the mainstreaming of vampires and humans. Bill was ready to marry a human and Eric runs a business that wants to attract both vampires and humans. Russell Edgington, on the other hand, wants to totally destroy the mainstream movement and treat humans simply as food! So why are Eric and Bill being tortured when they both seem to want to co-exist peacefully with humans?

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P. S. I do agree that the Terry story-line does nothing for me!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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by all that is holy, why didn't they just kill of Tara? Please, please please. Ugh.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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I thought the ultra-violet light torture was quite effective!
Could have been, except they messed it up by having cots they could have gotten underneath.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #7
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One thing still bothers me. I still don't understand why the authority thinks Bill and Eric were fighting against the mainstreaming of vampires and humans. Bill was ready to marry a human and Eric runs a business that wants to attract both vampires and humans.
I was wondering the same thing. The Authority seems to be rather illogical. They order Nan to give Bill and Eric the true death for no apparent reason, even though those two were responsible for capturing Russell. And Nan was always in favor of coexistence with humans, yet the Authority people were badmouthing her and made her think they would kill her next.

Power corrupts, I guess.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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by all that is holy, why didn't they just kill of Tara? Please, please please. Ugh.
I agree she got even more annoying

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Could have been, except they messed it up by having cots they could have gotten underneath.

Or blankets on the bed!! Why were they covering themselves with jackets? Why not grab a blanket! idiots.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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...One thing still bothers me. I still don't understand why the authority thinks Bill and Eric were fighting against the mainstreaming of vampires and humans. Bill was ready to marry a human and Eric runs a business that wants to attract both vampires and humans. Russell Edgington, on the other hand, wants to totally destroy the mainstream movement and treat humans simply as food! So why are Eric and Bill being tortured when they both seem to want to co-exist peacefully with humans?..
I totally agree. Why is the Authority so convinced? Cause they killed that lady who was sent to kill them? well duh!

Best part was Hoyt's momma yelling at Jason and then quitely saying thank you!
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #10
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Best part was Hoyt's momma yelling at Jason and then quitely saying thank you!
Disagree, Rev. Newlin dancing into the house was hilarious.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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A snoozer except..

20th century Pam & Eric
Jessica revving up the Rev
Tara reeking havoc (I hope she bites Sam who is starting to bore me.)
Seeing Chris Meloni since I love him.
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I agree about the flashbacks. I love seeing those!
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
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Does she really need a shower or something?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #14
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One thing still bothers me. I still don't understand why the authority thinks Bill and Eric were fighting against the mainstreaming of vampires and humans. Bill was ready to marry a human and Eric runs a business that wants to attract both vampires and humans. Russell Edgington, on the other hand, wants to totally destroy the mainstream movement and treat humans simply as food! So why are Eric and Bill being tortured when they both seem to want to co-exist peacefully with humans?
I don't get this either. Does the authority want to co-exist or not? If they don't believe the thing about vampires being god and the rest of us food, then why did they take the "sacrament" before the meeting? Is it just that they want to take over the world first by pretending to co-exist, since we outnumber them by so many?

I'm having trouble believing the L&O guy as a vampire.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #15
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Is it just that they want to take over the world first by pretending to co-exist, since we outnumber them by so many?
Yeah, I think it's something like that.

What I don't get is the whole torture thing. OK, yes, they want to know why their agent turned, but why were they asking all those questions about true believers? (And it at least seems as though those questions were the reason for Bill and Eric's original capture)
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #16
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Does she really need a shower or something?
Wreaking havoc!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #18
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I'm having trouble believing the L&O guy as a vampire.
I'm having trouble believing the black guy from Spartacus as a vampire.

This episode was horrible. Too much Tara. Even a more likeable Tara. This show is so all over the place now. Man I miss the first season.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #19
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I don't get this either. Does the authority want to co-exist or not? If they don't believe the thing about vampires being god and the rest of us food, then why did they take the "sacrament" before the meeting? Is it just that they want to take over the world first by pretending to co-exist, since we outnumber them by so many?
YES, that did't seem to make sense to me either. They went thought that whole ceremony which essentilly said humans were just their food, and then the head vampire says its critical for humans and V's to live togehter in peace. Maybe they want us to get lulled into accepting them as equals and then they take us over and put us into herding farms!!


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I'm having trouble believing the L&O guy as a vampire.
I thought he did a pretty good job!

Another comment. Both Sookie and Lafayette knew that Tara HATED vampires with a passion. So why did they force Pam into making Tara a vampire. Maybe from one sense its better off than being dead, but not if that person hated vampires so much.

Anyway, so far the new season is shaping out pretty well, in my opinion!

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YES, that didn't seem to make sense to me either. They went thought that whole ceremony which essentially said humans were just their food, and then the head vampire says its critical for humans and V's to live together in peace. Maybe they want us to get lulled into accepting them as equals and then they take us over and put us into herding farms!!
Or it might have been a commentary on the tendency of some people in our society to be conspicuously religious for appearance's sake, without ever really living up to the tenets of their religion.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #21
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I thought Meloni did great especially when in an interview he said he modeled the guy after Rick Santorum.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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There are parts I liked and parts I hated about this episode. I think my complaint would be there was too much going on and couldn't really focus on any plot too much.
  • Bill, Eric, and the authority.
  • Sookie and Tara
  • Alseed and the pact
  • Pam's flashbacks
  • Eric having a falling out with his gf, then the gf's daughter wolfing out.
  • Jason and (the sheriff, sleeping with the kids mom, dealing with the gay vampire rev)
  • Jesssica's never ending sorority party (although I would love to party with her)
  • Hoyt going all possessed for some reason

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There are parts I liked and parts I hated about this episode. I think my complaint would be there was too much going on and couldn't really focus on any plot too much.
  • Bill, Eric, and the authority.
  • Sookie and Tara
  • Alcide and the pack
  • Pam's flashbacks
  • Sam having a falling out with his gf, then the gf's daughter wolfing out.
  • Jason and (the sheriff, sleeping with the kids mom, dealing with the gay vampire rev)
  • Jesssica's never ending sorority party (although I would love to party with her)
  • Hoyt going all possessed for some reason
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I probably shouldn't write posts while on conference calls.
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Were we supposed to know/remember who that kid's mom is that Jason slept with? That plot line just seemed to come out of nowhere.
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Were we supposed to know/remember who that kid's mom is that Jason slept with? That plot line just seemed to come out of nowhere.
I don't think so. There are way too many plot lines on this show. The need to kill off some people or create a spin off.
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I think it was just a plot device to show Jason just what a whore he is, and the damage he does by porking anything with a hole and breasts.
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