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Old 06-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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True Blood - "Who Are You, Really?" 6/16

What, no thread yet.

I thought it was a very good beginning of the season. I thought I recognized the actor playing Warlow and I confirmed it at IMDb - Rutger Houer!

I just knew when Sookie and Jessica got to the house Bill would be back to his more "normal' looking self. But he now has powers that even he does not know about. And surprise surprise - He can't be killed with a wooden stake! I wonder if any of the other "true death" methods would work on him: silver bullets or beheading (are there any others?)

Anyway, I'm quite glad that its back!!!

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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I too thought it was a strong beginning. It was fun to see so many of the ongoing characters together at one time, in one place. I think when they piled out of that van/SUV, they had Sookie, Taravamp, Eric, Jessica, Pam, Nora and whoever I've forgotten.

So this season will be about discovering Bill's power? Can silver stop him? Can *anything* stop him?

I'm not sure where the Rutger Hauer story will go, but he seems a perfect fit for a story like True Blood.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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I wonder if any of the other "true death" methods would work on him: silver bullets or beheading (are there any others?)
Burning. That's how they supposedly killed Lilith. I doubt anything else could work, since we already saw him survive being turned into a puddle of goo.

Maybe they could freeze him with liquid nitrogen and then take him to a steel mill and drop him into molten steel.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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I'm not sure where the Rutger Hauer story will go, but he seems a perfect fit for a story like True Blood.
Yes, the Warlow storyline has caught my interest as well.

I hope the Jason sees his dead parents storyline finishes soon. That one is annoying. Especially since he has not told Sookie about it and she has not figured it out, which is out of character for both of them.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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I too thought it was a strong beginning. It was fun to see so many of the ongoing characters together at one time, in one place. I think when they piled out of that van/SUV, they had Sookie, Taravamp, Eric, Jessica, Pam, Nora and whoever I've forgotten.
I was a little surprised that all those blood-soaked characters didn't ever take a shower.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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As far as Bill's power, from previews at the end of the show it looks like he does not need an invitation to enter a house and he may even be able to go out in the sun.

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:53 AM   #7
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Burning. That's how they supposedly killed Lilith. I doubt anything else could work, since we already saw him survive being turned into a puddle of goo.
But we were shown him standing calmly in the midst of the flames of the burning building, as the crew made their getaway. The fire didn't seem to bother him.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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But we were shown him standing calmly in the midst of the flames of the burning building, as the crew made their getaway. The fire didn't seem to bother him.
I saw him standing near the flames, not actually in them. He probably got burned a bit getting out, but we know even regular vampires can survive flames for a short time (for example, Bill and Eric got a little cooked when that witch tried to burn them at the stake).

When I talk about burning him to kill him, I mean some serious heat. Like a cremation oven, at a minimum.

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #9
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Jason was actually back to being interesting for about 10 minutes when he was standing up to Erik and his sister...but then went back to being a stooge pretty quickly.
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Did anyone spend more than even 5 seconds not realizing that Rutger Hauer was Warlow?

I mean, besides Jason.
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Did anyone spend more than even 5 seconds not realizing that Rutger Hauer was Warlow?
I recognized him the moment he spoke, and then I was surprised I did not recognize him earlier. Good casting choice, I think.
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I was thinking, "How often is it that Rutger Hauer is the second-craziest person in the car?"
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I had no idea who the actor was but I knew it was Warlow.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #14
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Went from "why do we bother still watching this crap?" during the recap to, "Oh, I actually kind of like it so far!"

If HBO wants to have their highest rated program ever they just need to have a show focused on Alcide (in the nude) and all of his female minions (in the nude). Pretty much everyone wins.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #15
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I thought it was Sookie's grandpa, the fairy.

Then got confused when he was so cryptic and menacing sounding to Jason.

I'm really excited about this season.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #16
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It's good to be the pack leader.

Can normal vampires fly on this show? It looked like Eric and his sister took off at one point. I know Bill flew but he's been superized.

No matter how weird or goofy this show gets, Lafayette is awesome.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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Can normal vampires fly on this show? It looked like Eric and his sister took off at one point. I know Bill flew but he's been superized.
We've seen older vampires fly before. Eric's done it a couple of times.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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I only have known three so far, Edgerington, Eric, and Nora, to fly. Bill would be the fourth.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #19
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I have not read the books:

But is anybody else waiting for Jason to turn into a panther or something? I can't believe they focused so much on that story line a couple of seasons ago for nothing. I just keep waiting and waiting.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #20
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I have not read the books:

But is anybody else waiting for Jason to turn into a panther or something? I can't believe they focused so much on that story line a couple of seasons ago for nothing. I just keep waiting and waiting.
I've read all but the last two books but the HBO series has strayed far from the books. I expected more from the storyline you mentioned as well but at this point it looks like they've moved on and will ignore it.

Loved Lafayette's asking if the little girl wanted "something deep fried, dipped in sugar, and fried again".
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
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I thought it was Sookie's grandpa, the fairy.

Then got confused when he was so cryptic and menacing sounding to Jason.

I'm really excited about this season.
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The same actor is playing both

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #22
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Are you guys kidding me with this show. It's done a total 180 since episode one. If this was show on SYFY no one here would watch it. IMHO last season 'jumped the shark' and this episode proves it. Watching Sookie run around with a glow worm in her hand is just plain silly. I'm getting out with good memories of the old TB. Don't be surprised if Kevin Beacon makes an appearance.

I hope I turn out to be wrong later on, this was one of 'goto' shows in years gone by.
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Are you guys kidding me with this show. It's done a total 180 since episode one. If this was show on SYFY no one here would watch it. IMHO last season 'jumped the shark' and this episode proves it. Watching Sookie run around with a glow worm in her hand is just plain silly. I'm getting out with good memories of the old TB. Don't be surprised if Kevin Beacon makes an appearance.

I hope I turn out to be wrong later on, this was one of 'goto' shows in years gone by.
Can you please pick up your threadcrap and put it in a baggie? thanks!
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Can you please pick up your threadcrap and put it in a baggie? thanks!
OK, it's picked up and bagged. Consider it removed.
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In my condo building, there are dog-crap baggie dispensers at the exits. Maybe we should put some of those up around here?
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OK, it's picked up and bagged. Consider it removed.
Wait...you read a joke about something you did, were not offended, and joked about it?

is this your first day on the Internet?
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OK, it's picked up and bagged. Consider it removed.
Now, light it on fire and leave it on Anubys' porch.
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Wait...you read a joke about something you did, were not offended, and joked about it?

is this your first day on the Internet?
Hey it's a popular show, my opinion is my own. No I wasn't offended about what Anubys said people, its just talk about TV. No reason to get hypersensitive. There must be stuff I like that he does not.
For instance a serious drama like Man VS Food...Pro or Con? (Just kidding of course)
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Can you please pick up your threadcrap and put it in a baggie? thanks!
I don't consider what he said to be a thread crap. I made a similar complaint in another thread here. It is not the same show it used to be, at least not for me. I still watch it because my wife does and right now I have no better alternative on a Sunday night.
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I think I am done with the Jason Anti-Vampire Zealot and the dead parents thing and a little annoyed that Sookie the mind reader chooses now to be respectful of someone else's thoughts.

Why did Sookie rescind her invite to Eric? Surely she knows that she cannot go back to "the way things were" and I would think having a vampire that cares about your wellbeing would be an asset you'd like to have handy. BTW, does "Eric, help me!" count as an invitation? Sookie will surely be in need of that shortly.

I know other makers have not had an issue banging it out with their progeny, but if Bill and Jessica get it on that will be a little creepy for me. He has always had a more fatherly role with her than Eric and Pam and even tucked Jessica into bed (complete with the 'don't let the bedbugs bite'). I prefer more sexy Jess, but not with Billith.

WTF happened to Luna? I rewatched the previous season's finale prior to the episode, so I saw her hacking out blood right about the time she shifted from Steve Newlin, but did not know why and now don't know why she died and saddled Sam with a useless child character.

Here's to hoping that the 6 half fae girls grow up a leave the party next episode.
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