True Blood Timebomb S02E08 (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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Godric kills Gabe. He tells Sookie that she shouldn’t have come. Eric has come. He tells Eric that he requires very little blood anymore. Godric tells Eric to leave when the sirens start. He tells him to save the human and not to spill any blood.

Sarah shot Jason with a paint gun. He’s still alive and well. She shoots him again. He says that he ran away from her husband. He thought that she told him that they were screwing. Sarah finally says that they have Sookie in the church. He disarms her and takes her ride when she insults Sookie.

Eric says that he didn’t bring Bill because his judgment is clouded when it comes to Sookie. Bill would kill every last child in order to save her. Eric asks her to trust him. Eric disarms them easily enough. The woods are full of FoS people. They have to go back to the chapel. Steve is waiting for them with his SoS. Steve doesn’t care if he kills Godric or Eric. Any vampire will do. Eric doesn’t look worried.

Lorena has got Barry. She is playing with him. Bill finds it distasteful. Lorena starts drinking from him. She says that he tastes different. She asks him what he is. Bill takes her out and leaves with Barry. Blood is flowing from a wound on her head.

Bill comes to find Jessica. Hoyt is still there. He tells her that he needs to drive Jessica back to Bon Temps if he really cares for her. Bill speeds away.

Eggs comes to find Tara. He says that it happened again. He lost a few hours.

Jason manages to con himself into the church. Eric has been chained up by the FoS. Eric says that he offers himself for the freedom of Godric and Sookie. Steve says that Sookie is a traitor and doesn’t deserve mercy. Bill arrives. Steve pulls a gun on Sookie. He wants Bill chained. Before they can do that, Jason shoots his paint gun at the reverend. He looses the grip on his gun. Jason shoots him once again in the forehead. He screams of pain. Bill rushes in to get Sookie, she takes the silver chains off Eric. Eric grasps Steve by the throat. Sookie tells him not to kill him. Eric waivers just long enough for Stan to appear with his vampire minions. He says that he will kill them all, just like what they did to Steve’s father. Godric appears and stops the bloodshed. He tells the vamps to stop. Steve wants to be a martyr. Godric won’t let this happen. No one is willing to die for Steve. Godric tells them to come with them.

Sam gets a call from Merlotte’s. The caller just hangs up. Sam goes to Merlotte’s to investigate. He finds Daphne with her heart ripped out in his cold room. He calls the Sheriff’s but sees the flashing light of a police car outside his bar. It was a trap. Mary-Ann is preparing Daphne’s heart for consumption. The Sheriff says that he had an anonymous tip. Andy comes to Sam’s help. He spouts some crazy story about a bull in a dress that killed Daphne. Sam is put in jail. There are a lot of people there all in for some strange offenses.

Mary-Ann is feeding the heart to Tara and Eggs. She calls it Hunter’s Soufflé. Tara gets the first bite. She really likes it. It’s very bloody. They feel very good after having eaten it. Eggs asks Tara to hit him. She does a few times and his eyes become black. He hits her back. Her eyes become black and they start to have sex. Mary-Ann is feeding off this.

There is a party for Godric. Jason apologizes for what the FoS did. Eric warns Jason not to use any vampire blood anymore. Sookie wants to know what kept Bill. He doesn’t tell and Eric stops Sookie from pursuing the conversation. Bill catches up with Eric before he leaves.

Isabelle brings Hugo the traitor before Godric. Godric says that Hugo is free to go. He has Eric escort him out so that he is unharmed. Before Bill can talk with Sookie about Lorena, Jason interrupts. He wants a word with Bill Compton. He wants Bill to forgive him. He gives Bill a hug.

Eric speaks with Godric. Godric has attained some kind of transcendence. He’s very Zen about the whole affair.

Jessica and Hoyt are getting busy again. She starts freaking out when she discovers that her hymen healed itself. She wanted to make love so badly and now she finds out that it will hurt every time.

Someone is approaching the party. Lorena turns up in a red dress. Bill arrives. Bill says that Lorena was holding him prisoner. It gets out of hand. Lorena assaults Sookie. Godric stops Lorena from biting Sookie. Godric isn’t happy with the way that Lorena was treating Sookie. He calls Lorena a savage. Godric asks Bill to escort Lorena out of his nest. He wants her out of his area before dawn. Bill says that they will never cross paths again.

The person is Jason’s old pal Luke from the FoS. He’s got a suicide bomb and detonates it. It’s wired and protected by silver chains.

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