Monday, June 27, 2011

Ohhh Baby....You Smell Like Dinner

I have to say that I loved this episode 5x better than the premiere episode. Where we last left off with Sookie is when she gets out of the shower, takes off her robe and throws it behind her. Who catches it, no other than the Viking. I have to post the dialogue because for (1) it was classic Eric/Sookie and (2) because it’s content was very important as to Eric’s feelings and intentions and (3) it gives insight to how much he gets Sookie. So dialogue will now commence.

Sookie: (gasps) “What the hell? Excuse me?”
Eric: (growls) “Mmm. Such a strange sensation when the reality matches what you pictured in your mind so precisely”
Sookie: “Is this another dream? It’s been a year, how much of your blood is left in me?”
Eric: “Oh. It’s not a dream, I assure you”
Sookie: “Then how are you here? I rescinded my invitation”.
Eric: “You don’t own the house anymore. (takes keys out of his pocket and dangles them.) I do”
Sookie: “Why would you do that? Why would you buy my house?”
Eric: “Because I always knew you were alive, and if I owned that house, well then I would own you. Sookie, you are mine” (drops fang)
Sookie: “Stay away from me”
Eric: “This is no way to treat your new landlord”
Sookie: “I am not yours and I want you out of my house now”
Eric: “Funny thing about ownership, isn’t it? A little piece of paper and the only power you had over me is gone”.
Sookie: What do you want from me?”
Eric: “Everything”
Sookie: “You can’t have it”
Eric: “I bought it”
Sookie: “You bought my house, the house does not come with me inside it”
Eric: “Well, then I seriously overpaid”
Sookie: “That’s your problem”
Eric: “Your blood tastes like freedom Sookie. Like sunshine in a pretty blond bottle. While they may not know it yet , that is what vampires smell, when they smell you.”
Sookie: “Is that a threat?”
Eric: “Absolutely not, but others will find out and when they do, you’ll need protection, I can provide that for you”.
Sookie: “I’m willing to take my chances”
Eric: “I bought this house because I care about you. If all I wanted was to taste your blood again, I could do it right now and there wouldn’t be a thing you could do to stop me. But, instead I am asking you to be mine”
Sookie: “I could never be with you the way I was with Bill”

Eric: “The first time Bill declared you his, how did that make you feel?”
Sookie: “Angry”
Eric: “But safe? You’ll come around”
Sookie: “You’re not listening to a word I’m saying”
Eric: “I know you. There are two Sookie Stackhouse’s. One who still clings to the idea that she’s merely human and the other who’s coming to grips with the fact that you are better than that”
Sookie: “ And what do you think is going to happen when I do come to grips with it? Do you think my legs are just going to magically open for you?”
Eric : (grins) “Well, that was saucy, must have been fairy Sookie talking. I like when she comes out”
Sookie: “And I’m already sorry I said it”
Eric: “Don’t be, the more you let her speak for you, the more likely you are to goon living. And you want to live, don’t you?”
She does not answer, just gives him one of her apprehensive looks.
Eric: “ Well, then I hope to hear from you girls soon.” he walks to the back screen door, opening it and it squeaks. “I’ll see to it that gets repaired”

Didn’t you just love the dialogue? It was classic Eric and Sookie banter. This was pertinent because it has been said only Bill has control when it comes to her or anyone else’s blood. Just like in the season 3 finale, exercised control was shown, it is indeed not about her blood. He only wants to protect her, granted he is high-handed about it but I believe he needs to be. She won’t just let him so he has to force the issue. The main thing about the conversation was that he gets Sookie, understands her to the very core. This will go a long way in helping her protect herself. She needs to embrace what she is, not deny it because she thinks it is lame. You should really listen to Eric Sookie. I think she will come around.

We last left off with citizens of Hot Shot locking poor Jason in the freezer. Timbo is licking his head…ewwww, gross, Jason prefers Band-Aids. Jason tells the Hot Shot freaks/gang that he grew to love them and convinced them to let him go. Welcome back Crazy Ass Crystal and cousin/lover Felton. Felton said Jason was about to get fucked here, Rut-Roh, something tells me he meant literally. Sure enough here comes Panther Boy and Panther Girl, taking off their clothes and telling Jason they are going to bite him and turn him panther, so her and Jason can have panther pups. Apparently, Felton is shooting blanks.Then I guess she is going to get her freak on. Crystal and Felton are addicted to ‘V’. Poor Jason.
 Seems Bill has a person on the inside of Marnie’s witch coven and she tells me him of everything that transpired there, about the bird coming back to life. He tells her that her work there is done and they end up doing the horizontal bop in his bedroom. Sookie comes to his house to ask him for help with Eric, why she thought he could help is beyond me but she must have felt he had some kind of new found power. 

Don’t even get me started on how he came to be King. I will just say, it was not earned and he was a coward. He had humans dispatch of her. Eric would have wiped the floor with her ass and so would Russell. Here is my take on the Bill./King crap In my opinion Bill is nothing but Nan’s lackey in a Game of Thrones that he cannot possibly win. It is obvious that the real power is behind Nan and the Authority. 

Once they are done with him, they are going to throw him away like yesterday’s trash. Bill was a plant among the monarchies to create discord among them and has been doing it for years. Causing friction among the monarchs gives the Authority the perfect reason to come forward and take over. Say hello to the One True Authority, the True Face Of Vampires. Bill is nothing but a puppet to an Authority he swore fealty to for his life, with the ‘True Blood’! Nan: Good Good! He did nothing but sign his own death warrant with that statement. Anyhow, Bill feels Sookie while he is having sex with the fake uncover witch and tells his minions to let her through. Sookie walks in to them finishing dressing. Rat bastard, just saying. She wants help getting her house back from Eric and he says he cannot make Eric give the property back. Why not Bill, you are the King right? Well, it seems Eric has some “friends in high places”. Maybe higher than Bill but he can’t get into that. Hmmmm, there is something here that I have not quite put my finger on but it goes back to Nan and Bill’s little talk from the 1980’s about him spreading discord about the monarchies. That is pet theory number one. I will get my little finger on it. 

So remember Bill’s little sex toy/spy and the information she gave him about the witches. KFF, as I like to call him, summons Eric to his office and I got to say Eric’s bow was made of WIN, even without speaking a word, he can be a sarcastic MOFO, but I digress. Bill says “I understand you bought Sookie’s house” Eric says you bet your ass I did, well not really but it sounded good. LOL. Bill wants to know if there is any chance he would sell it back to Sookie. Eric calmly says no and again when Bill asked if he would sell it to him. He goes to leave and now this leads me to Pet theory number two. My fellow Rabids and I (we love the name BTW) thought it would be funny if Bill was somehow responsible for Eric getting amnesia and this I think is the perfect set-up for it. Bill would not let him send Pam, he wanted Eric to take care of it personally. “If they can control us, then they can control the dead” my bet is that he was hoping something would happen to Eric and he would not have to deal with him. Maybe he did not count on him surviving and he would succeeded in getting rid of Eric for good this time. Then he would have Pam arrested for some trumped up offense.

Eric goes to the Moon Goddess to tell them that they will not meet again. Marnie attempts a spell by telling everyone to join hands, Eric bites her, Tara attacks with a stake, causing Eric to let go of Marnie and proceeds to bite her. LA LA grabs hands with everyone and starts the chant and everyone joins in and all of a sudden, chaos reigns. The lights go out and Marnie’s face changes into a younger woman. I wonder if Eric knew her during the Spanish Inquisition? Alexander Skarsgard’s acting here is nothing short of brilliant, he owned this whole scene. His face went from an angry, provoked vampire to a blank slate, with nothing in his eyes, he was simply vacant, a shell of his former self. Now, AE is born and Sookie found him walking down the road, half-naked and he did not know who she was.

There was so much more to this episode but I wanted to get all those thoughts out of my mind and onto word. One of my favorite parts was when Sookie found the armoire and said Oh, I’ll keep this but when she opened it, she saw it was made of steel and with a ladder going down. Sookie: “Motherf***er, he built himself a cubby! He built himself a cubby in my house!” She drove to Fangtasia to see him and driving home from there is when she happened upon AE. See you after the next episode.

True Blood:"She's not there"

Well, we already know about the first eight minutes, so there really is no need to go through a lot details about it. All I can say is I am glad Sookie was able to click her heels three times and get back home. Well, all she had to do was jump through the portal really! Turns out only Sookie can jump because she did not eat from the 'light off the fruit". Sookie and her Granddaddy both jump.

When Sookie and Granddaddy Earl jumped through the portal from the LAND OF THE LOST, they landed in Bon Temps cemetery. Earl immediately starts to feel the effects of having come home again after a twenty year absence.  I am going to spend a little time on this scene because I found it to be one of the most endearing scenes. Sookie takes him back to where his wife and kids are buried.

Earl: "I never meant to leave you all"
Sookie: "We never believed you abandoned us. None of us ever stopped loving you"
Earl: "That's good. You Gran's gonna give me that what for in heaven, I guarantee ya. I'm dying, pumpkin"
Sookie: (crying): "Granddaddy no!
Earl: "I can feel it. Give this to Jason, man ought to own a good watch. Now I'm happy, I'm where I belong. You be good Sookie, I love you"

He turns to ash right there at his wife and children's grave and Sookie is left there crying, holding the pocket watch. Now, I know this is True Blood and not some namby-pamby soap opera but this was bloody brilliant acting, on both actor's parts. I admit to shedding a tear. This scene gets a HUGE thumbs up for me!

As soon as the Sook landed back in Bon Temps, Bill and Eric awaken from their daytime sleep when they felt she was back in the land of the living. I have to say about damn time we get to see Eric 'feel' her presence.

Now for the fun part, this next scene I found myself laughing because here Sookie just dropped back into Bon Temps,literally, and walks up to her house that is all repainted and having repairs done it. Astonishment, wonder and surprise are written all over her face. She proceeds to walk into her house without a care in the world.
Workman: "Sweetheart, where do you think you're going?"
Sookie: "It's my house"
Workman: "Hey, you can't go in there" Honey, if you don't come back out, I'm calling the police"
Sookie: "Do it! Call the cops because I would love an explanation!"

Then she slams the door in his face!! Haha Go Sookie

Sookie sits at the kitchen table staring at the pocket watch, crying when Jason the cop walks in the house and sees his long lost sister.

I found this moment to be very endearing also but I won't rehash it too much. She immediately wonders why he is dressed like a cop! Sook, we all are a little dumbfounded at this but it turns out Jason does not make such a bad cop, at least from what we have seen so far. He told her that they thought she was dead and they looked everywhere for her, put up fliers and had a website. Figured a vampire killed her, Bill or that crazy tall one. Nice way to describe the Viking!  Sookie thinks she has been gone two weeks after she asked the date and Jason told her she had been gone twelve and a half months.

He tells her that he sold her house to a real estate company by the name of AIK. She is upset with him for giving up on her.They talk a while about where she was and how she should not tell people where she was, Jason thinks they might lock her away. She gives him their Granddaddy's watch, he asks her the time and she tells him 6:35 which means. Which means, this next part I could give two craps about if it did not include the Viking. Here comes Mr.Douche Bag himself.

 Bill asks her if she was with Claudine? That's none of your business she says. You go Sookie!! He tells her he has not felt her presence for a year, how empty inside he was, how he thought she was dead, blah blah blah!  Enter the Viking, "Well I knew you weren't dead, I never lost hope" Bill seems to be getting a little snippy with the Viking,   Bill orders Eric to go, WTF you say, yeah I thought the same thing.  In typical Eric fashion he says "Apparently, I have to go but understand this, everyone who claims to love you, your friends, your brother, even Bill Compton, they all gave up on you. I  NEVER  DID." I love the way he said it.

Moving on and to shorten this or it will be 10 pages with my thoughts.

La La and Jesus are still going strong, Jesus is wanting him to join in a coven. They go to the Moon Goddess and meet Marnie, seems LA LA has some major magical pull in him and Eddie comes through Marnie. Ohhhhh, scary.

Jason is a cop and taking care of the Hot Shot gang and ends up getting locked in a freezer. Poor Jason, no good deed goes unpunished.

Tara is a cage fighter and has a relationship with Naomi whose  ass  butt she kicked.

Sam shot Tommy in the leg who now lives with Hoyt's Mom. Guess she needed a substitute son after Hoyt left.

Sam is in anger management but really it is just an excuse for him to turn into a horse and gallop off into the sunset with other shifter/horses!

Andy is hooked on 'V', Jason might as well be Sheriff. LOL!

Jessica and Hoyt are not having really good times in their relationship. Seems she wants to eat other The eggs incident was funny.

Pam tried to make a PSA but!

Eric made one instead and it turned out better!

Eric says, "Who would you rather trust a vampire or a politician?" cuts to a scene of Bill charming the crowd...(in La La's voice) just like a politician.

Sookie talks to Portia Bellefleur about getting her house back from AIK. Oh, and she heard Portia's thoughts. Seems Bill and Andy do a little too much talking about Sookie.

Sookie gets out of the shower, takes off her robe and throws it behind her. Who catches it, no other than the Viking. She rescinded his invitation, he can't be there in her house. He takes a set of keys out of his pocket and says he owns the house. He informs her, Sookie, you are mine. He fangs come out. I'm freaking love it!!

I know this post was not up to my usual par but I have a hangover. I hope my post about the second episode will be better because I really loved it. I also have another post planned based on that episode.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Authority, the AVL and You.

Since the premiere of the fourth season of True Blood is almost on our doorstep, I thought I would write a series of posts leading up to the said premiere. Of course, that is my plan but whether it actually comes to fruition remains to be seen. With that being said, I will start with a little blast from the past for my first post. I am starting here because it will be pertinent in order to understand what is going to go down the season. Also, I just wanted to say that I did not come to these conclusions on my own. My observations came from watching the show and PAYING ATTENTION and I also got a little help from friends since they had been watching longer than I. Well, pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the video. I will join you after the break.

*sets the popcorn aside* When I first saw this postmortem, I thought what the heck was that all about? There just had to be a point to giving us all that information, after all they did not film it for their health. So what was the point? It really boils down to three very important things that came straight from the Bulgarian Vampire's mouth. 

1. Monarchy: "These Monarchs are not unlike any of the ones you are familiar with from history books. They either seize power from themselves, marry into it, or inherit it from their Makers. They even behave much the same way. They tend to be petty, cruel, and for the most part, unwise. What I am quite certain that you do not know is from where these rulers divine their power. I am willing to offer you information concerning the very foundation of our culture."
2. The Authority: "Unbeknownst,I am sure to any human of consequence in your country, is the existence of the Authority. It controls every aspect of institutional vampire society, from the Monarchs to the agenda of the American Vampire League, which operates so freely in your country. Through its adherence, it inspires an almost religious devotion. It is the law and it is infallible. Disobedience is unthinkable. It is the Authority that decided it was time for us to reveal ourselves to you two years ago. It is the Authority that empowers the Monarchs so that it is a crime of treason for them to be defied."

3. Money: "Let me ask you, Agent Williams, have you ever met a vampire who wanted for money? Have you ever asked yourself why? So many of them around for so long, long enough to amass unspeakable wealth. These are very powerful vampires, Agent Williams and with the funds at their disposal, the extent of their influence is limitless. You have politics, for example, global finance. Do you really think the worldwide financial crisis was caused by a few bad mortgages in Tallahassee?" When asked if had inside knowledge of a worldwide vampire conspiracy, his response " You have no idea."

Raise your hands if you think the Authority/AVL stinks like the manure in the Bif's car?   *raises hands*

Me too, Bif, me too!*covers nose* It seems the Mendacious Mr.Compton might be working for the Authority/AVL and has been for a very, very long time. Is that good news for Mr. Compton? I don't think so. Let's start with the money issue, shall we? Bill came to Bon Temps on the guise that the Old Compton Estate reverted back to him since Ole Jessie Compton had no descendants. How does one who is technically dead and has been for over a hundred years get the deed back if no palms were greased heavily with green? It was not the Queen, seeing as she is dead broke (pun intended). Enter the Authority. No more to be said on this subject, moving on.

The Authority are the ones that created the AVL to enforce their brand of justice. A religious devotion, you mean ,like a Manson or doomsday cult? *runs like hell* No, thank you I am not drinking that Kool-Aid, it is laced with hypocrisy. Flashing the money around to local politicians and having ribbon cutting ceremonies?  Bill, in a suit as the Authority's poster boy for mainstreaming? Yes, ladies and gents, the Authority has a major plan in the works, and I don't think it will be anything good.. I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E! I believe that plan is to lull humans into a false sense of security, while it secretly plans to slowly take over the world and mold it into the vision they have.  They are like the Visitors in that respect, who claimed one thing while they were stealing the Earth's water supply and harvesting it's people for food, all to be taken back to their home planet. 

In short, I would not trust the Authority/AVL as far as I could throw them! Maybe nobody should. Next post, AE, Sookie and You!