True Blood I Smell A Rat S03E10 (HBO)

Beautiful autumnal trees

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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I like to watch True Blood episodes in batches. I finally caught up on True Blood last week and I have to say that it’s a really interesting season. The most uninteresting part is the plot that involves Sam Merlotte. I don’t really care much about this. The Sookie storyline is really good. I’m enjoying seeing flashbacks of Eric’s life as well as how werewolves were integrated into it. Top notch.

The main reason why I watch these episodes in batches is because a lot of them end in cliffhangers, which is interesting but you just can’t wait to see the next show. This episode comes to no surprise. Eric finally tries to make a move to save himself. With a true antediluvian vampire after him, one that is over 3,000 years old, and as such, it’s surprising that he has a Southern accent, because vampires are notoriously set in their ways, Eric puts his affairs in order. However, Pam is able to talk some sense into him. He’s got a plan and it involves Sookie. Russell Edginton is hot on his trail.

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We will eat you after we eat your children.
Russell Edginton

Bill tells Sookie that she’s a faerie. At some point in the past, someone ‘coupled’ with one of her ancestors. He met Claudine. He says that the fay were wiped out by vampires in the past. According to legend, faerie blood is delectable to vampires.

Jason is freaking out. Tara tells him to dig. They bury what’s left of Franklin.

Lafayette stops at his place. They can’t get to the ER in time. He’s planning on giving him V, naturally. He heals up almost immediately. He’s pissed. He slaps Crystal. He runs off. Crystal is faerie. That’s why she was promised to Felton. They are trying to keep their bloodline going.

Them f*ckers are a whole new dimension of trash.

Sam is cleaning up his wounds. He remembers something from 2003. He showed off some of the stolen goods he got to his girl. Some guy points a gun at his head. She double crosses him. She takes all of the loot and leaves. Later, he tracks them down. He beats the man up. The girl takes a gun and shoots at Sam. Sam shoots and kills her. He shoots and kills the man too.

Eric is making his will. He gives everything to Pam. He goes to see Bill. He says that he knows what Sookie is. Sookie’s blood let Bill walk in the sunlight. Sophie Ann never told him why she wanted Sookie. Eric wanted to save Sookie.

Tommy likes Jessica’s fangs. Everyone is on tiptoes around Sam. Sam informs them that the guy didn’t die. Lafayette called him this morning. Arlene tells Terry that the baby is Rene’s. She wants to get rid of it. Terry says that he will raise this child as his own.

Jason and Tara go to his place. They find Bill and Sookie there. Jason and Tara are covered in blood. Tara tells her a bit about what Franklin did to her. Bill briefs Jason about werewolves. It’s almost dawn and he needs to go to ground. Jason confesses to Sookie that he killed Eggs. He went after Andy with a knife. The next morning, he tells Tara that he shot Eggs. He finds that Sookie left while he was with Tara.

Jesus wants to do V with Lafayette. They have a shared hallucination. In it, they meet an old woman. Jesus knows her. Jesus shows Lafayette his great-great-great grandma May. Her girl Winnie is there too. They see Jesus’ grandfather. He practiced the black arts. Jesus’ mother dragged him all over the world to escape him.

Sookie dreams of Eric. He kisses her. He says that she can’t trust Bill. That’s not his blood talking, but her survival instinct. When she wakes up, she goes to see Eric. They kiss for real. Pam wants to use Sookie, but Eric won’t.

Hoyt comes to see Jessica. He tells her that he loves her and wants to be with her. Tommy overhears part of it. To protect him, she doesn’t say anything. In the parking lot, Tommy says something to Hoyt, who decks him. Tommy shifts and goes after Hoyt. Jessica comes out and throws Tommy off. She gives Hoyt her blood and tells him that she loves him.

Bill comes looking for Sookie. Bill is annoyed but Jason isn’t taking it. He takes back the invitation. Jason finds a panther in his bedroom. It shifts into Crystal.

Eric chains Sookie in his dungeon. Bill hears her cries.

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