True Blood You Smell Like Dinner S04E02 (HBO)

Season 4 poster, via Wikipedia

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. After I finished reading all of the Southern Vampire Mysteries, I was pretty happy to see True Blood return. You quickly forget how good this show is, but just like all of the previous episodes, this one is an incredible one. The story eases you in before ending with a bang. It turns out that Sookie went missing for over a year and a lot has changed since she left.

Her time in Faerie wasn’t happy, as they use their glamor to manipulate humans. Back on the earthly plane, things have moved on quite rapidly. Tara has left, Jason is a cop, Bill is a King, and Eric is Eric. I can see how they have woven in elements of the book, Dead to the World, into this storyline.

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Jason wakes up. Someone is licking his head. He manages to convince Timbo and Peggy to loosen his bonds. Before he can get free, Philton bursts in. Andy comes looking for someone at Hotshot. Crystal comes in and gags him. Philton has her high on V. Philton realizes that Andy is a V addict as well. He has some old dude give Andy a vial of V. Andy takes it and runs off.

Sookie tells Eric to stay away from her. He tells her that her blood smells like freedom to other vampires. They will come looking soon. She’s in danger.

Bill tells the witch spy that her work at the circle is done. He drinks her blood. Then, he bones her. Sookie goes to see Bill but finds a lot of guards and guns waiting for her. She finds Bill getting dressed with his friend doing the same. Bill says that he cannot force Eric to give up his property. He doesn’t tell how he ended up King when she asks.

Bill has a flashback to London, 1982. He drinks from some bartender. He glamors him. He met Nan Flannigan. She talks to him about mainstreaming. She tells him that Louis Pasteur is close to synthesizing human blood. She wants him to infiltrate the monarchy to make it all fall down.

They might be dinner, but they don’t deserve to die.
The old Bill Compton

Pam comes face to face with a bunch of protesters. Pam stops Jessica and Hoyt when things go out of hand. Then, she lets them beat up Hoyt because someone is filming it all. Later, Jessica wants to heal Hoyt by giving him some vampire blood. They sure have a tense relationship those two. She goes to Shreveport.

Sam is talking to Luna after their run. They almost kiss, but then she runs off. Sookie apologizes to Sam for being gone for so long. Sookie meets Mikey. Arlene kind of freaks out because of who Mikey’s father is. Luna shows up at Merlotte’s to seduce Sam. She promises to try and open up. Then, she kisses him. She’s quite hot. Janina Gavankar is American, of mixed Indian and Dutch descent.

Arlene is acting really crazy, but it turns out that Mikey made her eye bleed.

Jesus and Lafayette talk about light and dark magic.

Tara comes to see Sookie. Sookie finds a cabinet leading to a secret vampire cubby. Tara goes to see Lafayette and Jesus. They go to the witches’ coven.

Bill summons Eric. He asks him about Sookie’s house. Eric won’t budge. Then, he tells him about the witches’ coven. He says that they are necromancers, which could be dangerous for vampires I guess, since they are dead already.

Bill has another flashback. This was when he was fighting the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. He brought backup. They are humans with machine guns. They shot her to pieces thanks to wooden bullets with silver cores. Nan is right there. He tells Nan that there is nothing about Sookie. Sophie Ann was obsessed by her. Nan made him King by the Vampire Authority.

Now go clean yourself up, you’re covered in Queen.
Nan to a blood-covered Bill

Sookie pleads with Pam about Eric and the house. She says that Eric is her maker. Jessica arrives at Fangtasia. She’s here to score. She goes to get her fangbanger. Sookie catches her drinking.

At the coven, Marnie wants to bring back a person. Eric comes to the coven under Bill’s orders. He tells them to disband and not to meet again. Marnie says to join hands. He goes for Marnie and drinks from her. Tara takes a stake and tries to get near. Eric goes for her. Then the witches join hands, including Lafayette and something happens. This is from the book Dead to the World, I remember this. Eric runs off.

At the shifter’s meeting, Luna says that she shifted into her mother. Her mother died giving birth to her. She’s part Navajo. They smell another shifter. It’s Tommy. Sam goes after him. Tommy is no longer limping. Tommy wants to be brothers again.

Crystal and Philton come to see Jason. They want to procreate with Jason. Philton is shooting blanks. They need to make Jason a panther first. They both shift and maul him in the midriff.

Sookie is driving and comes across Eric walking without a shirt on the street. He’s lost his memory, but asks why Sookie smells so good.

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