True Blood Review: "Hitting the Ground"

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I am honored to be filling in for M. L. House again this week. Thank you to everyone who sent me a message telling me I did a great job filling in last week, I am truly honored.

Let’s get to last night’s episode, "Hitting the Ground." It started with Sookie letting out a scream and pretty much ended with her letting out a scream, and from beginning scream to ending scream it was another great episode that seemed to generate more questions than it answered.

Sookie has no identifiable blood type. I am sure I am not alone when I said “Whaaaaaat?” after the doctor said they could not indentify Sookie’s blood type. I am glad that someone in the show asked if it was caused by all the vampire blood she had, as that was my first question as well. We can add this to the check list of reading minds and light coming from her hands for mysteries about Sookie. We can only guess it may have something to do with what her cousin Hadley told Eric to save herself.

Who or what is Claudine? So Claudine seems to know a lot about Sookie. I gathered that the cryptic comment about “the water didn’t kill them” was a reference to her parents drowning in a flood when their car was washed off the road. I have to think that Claudine is real (in some reality) as she clearly wanted to protect Sookie. However, this really makes me wonder about “taking her light” and “the darkness”. Was night time the darkness or Bill?

Evil Parents

Sookie kept her promise. Never let it be said that Sookie doesn’t keep her promises. She promised to kill Lorena and even though she had help, she did stake her through the heart and gave her a true death.  I did love the dialog between her and Tara about what is left of a vampire when they are dead. I have wondered for over two seasons why their cloths turn to goop as well as their body. Shouldn’t there have been a bloody dress lying on Bill after Lorena died?

Bill is free from Lorena. If you watched the post mortem after the episode they did a montage on Bill and Lorena who were together on and off from 1865 to 2010. Now that Bill is free from Lorena, I wonder if he knows what to do with himself. I have to imagine as evil and vile as she was, she was at least something that was familiar to him and she had been there since he first started his new life. I have to think that after 145 years, even if you hate her at least you know her. I suspect Bill may need therapy to truly be rid of her.

Match made in Hell. Queen of Louisiana and the King of Mississippi married at last. We already know this is a marriage of compromises and deals. I am still trying to figure out exactly what Russell is getting out of being married to Sophie-Anne. I know he is paying her taxes, but what is he getting in return? I also wonder how Talbot is going to take to him marrying someone else when they have been together for so long. I don’t even want to imagine that fight.

Ding Dong the Magister is dead. Raise your hand if you are happy that the Magister is gone. He was a vile, sadistic, evil, evil, creature and no matter what happens I am glad he is gone and Pam is safe. I do have to wonder how this is going to play out for Russell. I can’t imagine “the authority” that the Magister worked for will be very pleased that Russell killed him. I think the question is with Sophie-Anne and Russell together, will they be strong enough to take action for it.

Armed Alcide

Lastly, a few thoughts on Alcide and how much trouble he is going to be in for killing another wolf. Granted Coot was strung out on V and worked for a vampire. But, I think he is going to be in serious trouble; first from his pack leader and then even more so from Debbie. He not only shot Debbie’s new lover; but, locked her in the shed with the body for who knows how long. I think she was telling the truth when she said she was going to hunt him. I hope he sleeps with an eye open.

What did you think of this episode? Will you miss Lorena or the Magister? Do you think Claudine is real? Do you think Alcide had any other option than to shoot Coot?

Comment below with your opinions, we always want to know what you think. Below are some True Blood quotes from last night's episode ...

Tara: Sookie, let's go, he is dead!
Sookie: No he's not. This (holds up goop) is what is left when a vampire dies. | permalink
Pam: You can dish it out, but you sure can't take it, can you Magister?
Eric: Let's see how this plays out Pam, you can always taunt later. | permalink
Sam: You're just a scared man in saggy underpants with no discernible life skills. | permalink
Summer: I really like you Hoyt and I really want you to taste my biscuits. | permalink
Jason: I didn't think I was smart enough to get depressed. | permalink
Summer: I'm just kidding; I'm not a vampire like your last girlfriend.
Hoyt: Girlfriend? | permalink


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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


I just want to know what's going on the last few episodes are horrible I cant put my finger on it its like there trying to force to much in and its totly missing something like it used to draw me in and now it feals forced I think they changed writers or something does anyone else know??


where is Eric?! In the books he's the one who always saves her, in the show it seemed like he started caring but now he doesn't care less!!! I don't get it! I hat this storyline between him and Russel, him wanting revenge nd so, it's distracting him from Sookie! he should be the one to save her not Bill! I'm done with Bill! They should change the direction of the show..


I have come to the conclusion that sookie is a fairy!lol. no but seriously all the dancing, the light comming from her hands, the water to give back the light all felt a little tinkerbellish... im interested to see how Bill aka the darkness is going to react with sookie all enlighten and such... bitting @ my nails for next week!


Did anyone else picture Claudine more like the Maenad actress? She was a little too cutesy for me. I am also just dying for Sookie to get with Eric, but I'll enjoy the suspense.


One last thought....about Sam, Tommy, and family. Hope Sam can keep Tommy away from momma and daddy. I loved Sam for going in and getting Tommy out of there and loved it even more when Sam told them exactly what he thought of them. Somehow I don't think it will easy for Tommy to break away. It's like he is brainwashed by them.


True Blood is kicking butt this season! Happy that Lorena is finally dead. Can't wait to see the showdown between Debbie, Sookie, and Alcide. I want some Eric and Sookie action, though. Jason is hilarious....Lafayette: "What's the matter with you Jason? Last time you were all shaky like this you wanted some V." Jason: "Oh no, all that stuff is behind me...I just want some meth." LMAO. Bill is going to have a lot of explaining to do to Sookie....but I don't think she is ready to listen....or understand. Personally, I find Summer annoying. She needs to take her biscuits elsewhere. Hoyt will go back to Jessica....I have no doubts about it. Russell, Russell, Russell....hmmmm. I will completely delight in Eric's revenge if he gets a chance to do it. Though, I did like that Russell took off the Magister's head. He had it coming.


don't forget Alcide also ran over a pack member while driving away in the truck. ouch. great review !


Finally Tara is going back to her old self


I was just starting to find Lorena really interesting then they killed her off damnit! I hate Bill, but at least in next weeks promo Sookie realizes Bill may not be the one for her (finally) WTF is going to happen to Russell??


It's about time that claudine made her appearence. summer is soo funny. time for bill to be gone from sookies life. great review. lots of teasers.

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True Blood Season 3 Episode 7 Quotes

I didn't think I was smart enough to get depressed.


Summer: I'm just kidding; I'm not a vampire like your last girlfriend.
Hoyt: Girlfriend?

True Blood Season 3 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
Mountain radio Mountain Radio The Benders iTunes
Cant drive me away Can't Drive Me Away Stone Temple Pilots iTunes
You get what you pay for You Get What You Pay For Jason Charles Miller iTunes