True Blood Beautifully Broken S03E02 (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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It looks like Bill is no pussy. He’s massacred a few of the werewolves. They still look alive. Some guy arrives. He’s a Vampire King and he wanted to see Bill. He had him abducted, but the werewolves didn’t follow the plan. Three of them are dead. When the king learns that they drank from Bill, he kills another werewolf. Only Cuda is left alive.

Lafayette manages to save Tara from killing herself. He drives her to the hospital. She makes him stop on the way there. Lafayette brings her to see his mom. She’s been committed for 6 months. She didn’t want anyone to see her like this. Lafayette has been paying for a while to keep her here.

Sookie tells Eric about Operation Werwolf and Bill’s abduction. It’s some secret Nazi operation. Eric won’t talk about it. He tells her that werewolves have remained invisible for thousands of years because they’re extremely secretive. Eric says that Sookie’s life is too dangerous to throw away. She needs to be more careful.

Jessica asks Pam advice and help on how to stop drinking from humans before you kill them and about what she should do with the body she has in Bill’s house. Pam says that you need to feel the heartbeat in their blood and think of disgusting things when you want to stop.

There is a flashback to 1945 with Eric and Godric. An American GI finds a naked girl, who’s a werewolf. She kills him. Godric impales her arm. She says, in German, that they are on the same side you idiots. Eric checks her glyph and kills her.

Bill and the king arrive at the palace. They are in Mississippi. He’s shown to his room. The door is laced with silver. They lock him inside. The king thinks that he will need to bring in the girl.

They drink some carbonated blood for dinner. He wants to make him Sheriff of Mississippi Area 2. He implies that he is going to wage war against the Queen of Louisiana. The King says that he intends to marry her. Sophie Ann went gone crazy a long time ago. The King doesn’t think much of her. He wants the resources that are in Louisiana. The King threatens Sookie if Bill doesn’t do what he’s supposed to do.

The girl is Lorena, Bill’s sire. When he sees her, he grabs a lamp and throws it at her. It was an oil-based burner and she starts burning up.

Sookie drops off Jessica. Hoyt is waiting for her with some True Blood. She still hasn’t gotten rid of the body, which is stinking up her hole. No amount of Lysol will mask the stench of a dead body. She rents a chainsaw and finds the body gone.

Sookie comes home and finds Jason there eating some of her chicken. She tells him about werewolves and Bill. They clean up the house. Jason says that he’ll ask Andy for help. They went through some shit. Sookie spots a werewolf near Merlotte’s. He’s thinking about taking her as well. She sees the brand. She runs after him with Terry and he spots some tracks. They show a biker shifting into a wolf. They also find some clothes. Terry gives her a revolver.

Sam wakes up with a gun to his face. It’s the kid Tommy. Sam meets his biological parents. She’s a shifter. His dad is normal. His brother and Sam go running out in the woods together as dogs. It looked like Tommy was trying to kill Sam.

Jason goes to see Andy. There is a lot of media coverage about what Andy did. Andy makes him feel better about himself and drives him home. He’s had a little bit to drink. He takes Jason on a call. It’s to do with a meth lab. They hear something on the property. Jason sees some girl in the distance. It’s a blonde girl. She’s running off. Another dude is trying to run off. Jason tackles him.

Someone goes looking for a file on Sookie Stackhouse. He’s wearing cowboy boots. The file has a Stackhouse family tree. Sookie’s name is circled, as is Earl Stackhouse, one of her ancestors.

Lafayette takes Tara to Merlotte’s to keep an eye on her. Arlene is obviously preggers. Some vampire comes to see Tara. He’s the one who stole the Sookie file. Tara is drying to drink herself to death. The vamp arrives. She beats up a few hicks.

At the house, Sookie isn’t sleeping and hears someone creeping about. It’s Eric. Eric says that he came because they came for her. He also says that he lied to her.

We go back to the flashback with the female werewolf. Eric asks her who her master is. She asks for his blood to tell him this. He does so. She says that her master is a vampire. She then tries to impale Eric. Godric kills her. Eric says that these are not ordinary werewolves. They are well organized and fuelled by vampire blood, which probably makes them a lot stronger. Eric isn’t leaving. She is going to invite him in so that he can protect her.

They talk on the porch for a while until Eric hears something. He grabs Sookie and tells her to invite him in. She does so. Eric steps inside the house. He sees a wolf with blood-red eyes. He pounces on it while Sookie shoots at it.

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