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Old 06-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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Pam is my favorite character of the show followed by LaLa.

So Pam makes Tara a vampire.... This is going to be a hot mess.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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They're certainly starting us out with a lot of plot lines. I suspect vampire Tara isn't going to be a pleasant person.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #3
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I'm not sure vampire Tara is going to be all there. Half of her brain was blown away. I have to wonder
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if Tara will be a bit like Bubba in the books.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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I'm not sure vampire Tara is going to be all there. Half of her brain was blown away. I have to wonder
That actually might make her less annoying.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:00 AM   #5
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I really didn't like this episode. They left way too many questions at the end of last season and then added even more plot lines this episode. It just seemed like way too much and nothing seemed to be connected. It was like watching 5 different shows at the same time.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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I agree Pam is the best her lines about "wearing a wal-mart sweater" and "dirt my bra" were perfectly delivered.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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I really didn't like this episode. They left way too many questions at the end of last season and then added even more plot lines this episode. It just seemed like way too much and nothing seemed to be connected. It was like watching 5 different shows at the same time.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I can hardly believe I'm saying this given how much I loved this show in the past, but it's on the bubble in our house. My wife and I both had real trouble staying interested last season and were hoping to be pulled back in this time around, but if last night was any indication, things aren't looking too good.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #8
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Couldn't have said it better myself. I can hardly believe I'm saying this given how much I loved this show in the past, but it's on the bubble in our house. My wife and I both had real trouble staying interested last season and were hoping to be pulled back in this time around, but if last night was any indication, things aren't looking too good.
I wouldn't say it is on the bubble in our house as it is summer tv and there isn't a lot on, but I was expecting a lot more from it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Couldn't have said it better myself. I can hardly believe I'm saying this given how much I loved this show in the past, but it's on the bubble in our house. My wife and I both had real trouble staying interested last season and were hoping to be pulled back in this time around, but if last night was any indication, things aren't looking too good.
I agree but last season with the witch storyline sucked. This year from what I have read the storylines seem much better. It is summer and there is not much else on, I can give this an hour a week.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #10
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I agree but last season with the witch storyline sucked. This year from what I have read the storylines seem much better....
I hope this is true, but neither of us was feeling it last night. We'll give it another episode or two to see how it goes.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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I'm surprised that there are so few posts. I thought this was an excellent start to the season. I agree that last season was bad but I am totally excited with this direction.

And, Jesus, Jessica is so fraking hot!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #12
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In TB, do you still have to be alive in order to be turned? I thought it was pretty clear that Tara was fully dead, with half the back of her head blown off. She was just mostly dead, enabling her to be made undead?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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I agree Pam is the best her lines about "wearing a wal-mart sweater" and "dirt my bra" were perfectly delivered.
I fell on the floor laughing when she said the Wal-mart line, which was a Wal-mart sweat suit, I believe. At first I didn't like the Pam character, but now I agree with some other comments and she is one of my favorites!

I liked the episode quite a bit even though there are multiple plot lines. I'm usually not into vampire stories but this show has been and still is one of my favorites. The only season that I wasn't too crazy about (but still liked) was the one with Ensign Ro, I mean Michelle Forbes.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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I'm surprised that there are so few posts. I thought this was an excellent start to the season. I agree that last season was bad but I am totally excited with this direction.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #15
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The authority henchmen went from completely useless to unbelievably bad-ass since last episode...???
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #16
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I liked it, and at least didn't find it boring. They do have a lot of plot lines and not sure why that's needed in True Blood, but I assume during the season they will work it out. I like it much better than last years first show.

Pam's WallMart sweatsuit - Funny.
Bill and Eric on the run. Eric having had enough of Sookie's rejection is realistic behavior for him. He's no longer the 'spelled' amnesic who is dependent on her. He's back to his old self, and he's more concerned with his and Bill's escape than Sookie's fear. That is totally in character for him. Bill, also in character, runs to her aid, and then both being caught by the Authority.

Then we had them breaking the gas tank together and causing the explosion. Eric refusing to leave Bill was a surprise, but one I appreciated. It signals that Eric no longer sees Bill as his rival - which he is not, since Eric is done with Sookie.
Of course, that will probably change in the future, but for now he and Bill need to work together, and seem to actually have some loyalty to each other.

I liked that there was not so much of Sookie (she gets on my nerves in season 4), and also she gets some other aspect rather than being object of desire of 2 dead guys.

I've heard this was suppose to be the year of Pam, and I do look forward to that. She's hilarious, she says all the things everyone wants to.

Since this is the last year Alan Ball will be involved who knows what direction another season might go. Just hope its not another teen age vamp/were, (were panther)/ witch shifter mess like *gasp*Twilight..
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #17
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The authority henchmen went from completely useless to unbelievably bad-ass since last episode...???
I thought the "henchmen" last episode were human, while this episode they were vampires.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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I thought the "henchmen" last episode were human, while this episode they were vampires.
Yeah I believe you are correct. Big change in < 1 hour.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #19
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Maybe that is their Elite Henchman force.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #20
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In any case it makes a lot more sense for them to be vampires than slow-as-mud humans.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:10 PM   #21
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Eric having had enough of Sookie's rejection is realistic behavior for him. He's no longer the 'spelled' amnesic who is dependent on her. He's back to his old self, and he's more concerned with his and Bill's escape than Sookie's fear. That is totally in character for him.
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)
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All I know is I hate Tara and was really hoping she would be gone for good.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #23
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Eric cleaning and vacuuming while Bill leaves a voice mail was a pretty funny scene.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #24
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That actually might make her less annoying.
IMO, Rutina Wesley isn't good enough an actress to pull that off...

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They're certainly starting us out with a lot of plot lines.
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
That would do it.
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I couldn't agree more!
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That actually might make her less annoying.
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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.
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