True Blood Release Me S02E07 (HBO)

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This series is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris. It tells the story of how humans and vampires co-exist in a small southern town. Personally, I’ve never read the books, so I don’t know how accurate the adaptation is. However, it is quite interesting. It’s a good twist on the mythos.

There are loads of vampire shows out there. Most recently, Moonlight was canceled from CBS. Some of them are successful, others aren’t. The pilot was interesting. I’ve never seen a show explore the relationship between vampires and humans.

The series is adapted by Alan Ball. He also produced it. Alan Ball is the man behind Six Feet Under. The setting is interesting as well. Thanks to HBO, the show does have some mature content. It makes the whole thing more interesting.

I don’t really know what to say of Anna Paquin’s acting. It seems to me that she played a southern belle already in X-Men as Rogue. She does do the same thing in this show. It’s hard to see the difference. As with her role as Rogue, Sookie has never been in love or had men in her life. It’s funny how you can draw parallels between Paquin’s different characters.

New Orleans and Louisiana are a hotbed for vampire fiction. Lestat of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice makes the city his home.

I was completely blown away by the second episode of the first season. It ends in such a cliffhanger. The third episode partly resolves this, but it was still really good. The sex scenes between Jason and his lovers are also quite interesting. The show is infused with an animalistic fervor which is appealing. I recommend this show. Along with Fringe, this is one of my favorite new shows on TV this season. The show has gotten a lot of great reviews and only ten days after it premiered, HBO ordered another season. It’s one of the few shows who’s audience share actually climbed for the second episode. The fifth episode also ends with a bang, something that I didn’t think would happen.

The third season just premiered on the weekend. It takes off right when the last episode stopped. Things are going to get interesting.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Excellent way to start the 3rd season. The 2nd season was amazing. I just don’t understand how I missed watching the last three episodes of season 2. I remedied that last night. I really enjoyed them.

It’s really interesting to see the twist on the werewolves. We don’t know much about them, but they don’t look friendly to vampires. The maenad or Bacchantes from last season, Maryann, was completely bonkers. I truly enjoyed this episode. I give it an A. I’ll be posting the remainder reviews/recaps of season 2 in the coming days.

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Andy is still running after the pig. He’s going to save Sam. Mary-Ann’s voice has changed. Her big claws are out. Andy arrives and shoots once. It distracts them long enough for Sam to run away, after he punches Daphne. Mary-Ann is chasing him. He shifts into an owl and flies off after seeing one in a tree. The people at the orgy are all screaming. Terry breaks Andy’s arm.

Sookie is calling out to Godric. They are trapped. Hugo says that he is really claustrophobic. Sookie is worried about when Bill comes storming in. She is worried about what they will do to him. The next day, Steve brings Sookie some refreshments. Hugo tells Steve everything. Steve learns her name. He knows that she is Jason’s sister. They leave. She sends a message to Eric, the other telepath. Hugo is the traitor. Sookie finds this out.

Meanwhile, Bill is being held back by Lorena. He warns Lorena that if anything happens to Sookie, he will stake Lorena. It’s morning. Bill says that they have to rest. Lorena is bleeding from her nose. Bill is bleeding from the ear. Bill tells her that the bleeds have begun. Bill wants to call Eric. Lorena says that she is here because of Eric. Eric wants the girl.

There is another flashback to 1935. Lorena has brought Bill a snack. Bill doesn’t want her to kill the girl. Bill is off killing. He tells the girl to leave. He has had enough of Lorena’s evil ways.

Isabelle shows Eric the FoS. He’s not impressed. Eric and Isabelle talk about human companionship. Eric says that he isn’t interested in Sookie. His only interest is in finding Godric. Isabelle says that she’s known Godric for a long time. It’s hard to imagine that anything could hold him for weeks on end. Stan, Isabelle and Eric talk. Stan pushes Eric’s buttons. Eric thinks that Stan tricked Godric into getting trapped. They are back in the hotel.

Sarah is crying in Jason’s arms. She’s crying of happiness. Sarah says that she doesn’t love Steve, she loves him. She wants to tell Steve. Jason is able to delay her. Steve comes to find Jason. Jason is leaving. Gabe has to grab him. Jason thinks that it’s because he is screwing Sarah. Gabe leads him away and insults Sookie. This riles Jason up enough to fight him. He beats him. Sarah catches up to him and shoots him.

Jessica and Hoyt are in bed. He’s a virgin too. We know that Jessica is a virgin. They cuddle.

Tara wakes up with Eggs. They woke up on the couch. They don’t remember what happened the night before. Eggs dismisses it. Tara is worried. Mary-Ann walks in. She’s covered in blood. She’s got a dead rabbit in her hands.

Sam arrives at Merlotte’s and takes out his gun. He finds Daphne and pulls a gun on her. She was playing him all along. She says that all supes are resistant to Mary-Ann’s powers. She can’t take them over. Sam knows that they are killing people. Sam wants to know what Mary-Ann is. Daphne says that she is god. She is a mainad, a handmaiden of Dionysus, the Roman god of wine, the horned god, Satan. Mary-Ann brings it out in people, channels it and controls it. She’s immortal.

Andy tells a crazy story to the sheriff.

Lafayette is selling V again. Arlene grabs Tara at Merlotte’s. She tells her that she tried to loosen Terry out last night. She blacked out. Tara is getting suspicious. She thinks that she date-raped Terry. Andy bursts into Merlotte and calls them devil worshippers. He calls them devil zombies. Andy says that he will stop them. Sam hears them. Eggs leaves, as well as Andy.

Jessica wakes up to roses all over her bed. She tells Hoyt to take off his pants.

Daphne is waiting for Mary-Ann. She thanks her for her services. Eggs stabs her in the heart.

Gabe comes into the prison and starts beating Hugo. Gabe starts strangling Sookie. She screams.

It reaches Bill. He tries to leave, but she is faster than him. There is a flashback. He tells her that he will never love her. He tells her that she is the saddest, loneliest creature he has ever known. She pushes him away. She says that she cannot live without him. He is about to stake himself. She stops him.

Lorena starts stacking Bill. Eric knocks on Bill’s door. He relays her message. Eric hears it and immediately leaves for the FoS. Eric is grabbed by someone. Meanwhile, Sookie is about to get raped by Gabe. Godric grabs him and stops him.

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