True Blood, 2011-Jun-26, "She's Not There"

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  1. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

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    Fairy Land seemed forgotten by the end of the episode, especially with Sookie not telling anyone except her brother. I was expecting to learn a little more about the history of the Fae and more about Sookie's powers. Maybe fairy kidnappers will drop in from time to time to try to take Sookie back to fairy land?

    Almost nothing about what Bill has been up to for a year. Last I remember, he was about to fight Sophie-Anne. Apparently he won, since it seemed like it was a fight to the true death. Does the crown pass to whoever kills the previous holder?

    Now Tara is bisexual?? That seems out of left field. Her character has been written unevenly in the past. Maybe they are writing her out, since it seemed like she was not coming back to Bon Temps even when she found out Sookie was back.

    I could not remember where I had seen the actress who played Portia before, so I looked her up. She was Christine on Dexter. Had the Bellefleur lawyer been mentioned before? I wonder if she is as crazy as the other Bellefleurs.

    It looks like this coven of witches is going to be a major plot driver this season. So far it is rather boring. Hopefully it picks up.

    I had a feeling the owner of Sookie's house was going to be either Bill or Eric. So Eric thinks since he owns her house, he owns Sookie. Yikes.

    It seems Crystal has been gone for over a year and Jason is still taking care of the family. That has to be the most responsibility Jason has shown in his entire life. And in return for his efforts, he gets locked in a freezer. Poor Jason.
     
  2. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    That little recap at the start of a season is never enough for a complex show like this. I can never tell if I'm just not recognizing some of the new characters again, or if they're new to the season.
     
  3. markz

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    Well it seems to me that they are not following the books at all now, unless I messed a book.

    It was a strange beginning. Especially when the faeries went from being beautiful to scary looking.

    Those Hotshot people are just bad. They need to call in an airstrike on that time.

    The sheriff sure is a mess too with the V addiction.
     
  4. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    I am sorry to say that it didn't grab me.

    I was really looking forward to the new season (maybe part of the problem) and the premiere didn't pull me in as much as I would have expected. I am interested in what is going on with Bill, but much of the rest fell flat for me.

    The previews looked much more promising, so hopefully it was just because so much setup was needed.

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  5. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    First show was kind of "meh" for me, but I am not going to be here next Sunday so fired up HBOGO to watch the second one. By the end of hour 2 I was back into the storyline, not exactly a "wow that's awesome", but more "ok, i'll continue to watch as some of this is interesting again". no talk on episode 2 specifics of course, just wanted to share the general feeling i had between hour 1 and 2.
     
  6. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

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    The witches were a significant part of the plot in one of the books, but since Lafayette didn't survive book 1, they've made that his storyline. I wonder if they've changed the fairy godmother storylines so much since it was kind of silly in the books and the actress they have for Claudine has more or less skill than they had planned.
     
  7. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I like cage fighting lesbian Toni a lot better than perpetually crying tragic Tara. :)

    Yeah, looks like the books are going to be left behind, and that's a good thing IMO. I've read all the books, enjoyed them too, but there's just not enough meat in the books to make a whole season of TV from each one.
     
  8. pmyers

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    The fairy thing confused me.....didn't know there were "bad" fairies. Hopefully the explain that more in detail.
     
  9. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    The fairy thing was just silly. I felt like I was watching an episode of The Power Rangers.

    I hope they don't ever go back to Fairy Land.
     
  10. pmyers

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    I just didn't understand it. Where all the "people" there just regular humans and the fairies were going to eat them? Was Sookie's grandpa a fairy? I'm lost on that entire plot line.
     
  11. gossamer88

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    As soon as Sookie blasted the Witch, it seemed to me that Fairy Land was exposed as a fake.
     
  12. Crow159

    Crow159 The CoVid Compadre

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    I disagree with this. While the first three seasons may have had added some things or changed some things, they stayed mostly faithful to the books overall story arc. I see no reason why that same couldn't have been done to the remaining books of the series.
     
  13. Fleegle

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    Because the psychic bellboy from the Vamp hotel was there, I was assuming that the people being brought to Fairy World were all part faerie. My thought is that Gramps was part faerie as well, even though that is supposedly a departure from the books.
     
  14. pmyers

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    see that's what I thought too...so my guess is that they weren't fairies at all and they were tricking the real faires to come there so they could feed on them.
     
  15. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Ha! That's right on the nose; you've summed it up exactly. Fortunately, the rest of the episode was a bit better. The fairyland with glowing fruit seemed so much like Greek myth/lotus eaters that the (thankfully near-instant) reveal that Not All Is As It Seems was no surprise at all.
     
  16. BobB

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    One of the quickie flashbacks we got in the beginning showed someone (Grandma?) commenting that he always seemed to know things he had no way of knowing, and we saw Sookie communicate with him by thought in the Fairyland scene. So I think it's safe to say that yes, in the TV series he is (was) part faerie and almost certainly the one who passed the blood down to Sookie herself.
     
  17. zordude

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    I haven't read the books, but my understanding is this:

    All the people that were there being offered glowing fruit by the beautiful people had "some" fairy blood in them.

    Everyone that turned ugly are the "full blooded" fairies that live in that plane of existence. Once the "full" fairies found out that a vampire made it into their realm from "earth" they got concerned, because they used to all live on the same plane and the vampires hunted them almost to extinction before they fled. The Queen Mab decided that they had to "harvest the seeds they had sown" in the form of infidelities with humans so the vampires had no possible way to reach them.

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  18. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

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    That was my take on it, too. My only uncertainty was what was meant by "harvest". It could just mean bringing all humans with Fae blood to the room with the tree and keeping them there with the forgetful-fruit. Or it could mean something more sinister, which was just waiting for all of the humans to be collected...
     
  19. pmyers

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    ok...so that's a little different than my thinking which was they weren't faries at all, just something pretending to be faries.
     
  20. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    I didn't really understand a lot of what they were talking about in Fairy Land, but I was glad they got out of their so quickly. It was creepy and weird and I wanted to get back to Bon Temps.

    Although I hated to see poor Gary Cole go away so fast. :( That was barely a cameo.
     

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