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True Blood Round Table: "Everything is Broken"

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Between an emotional Eric Northman, a nephew for Sookie and the scariest broadcast news segment on record, last night's episode of True Blood gave us plenty to discuss.

That's exactly what we do in the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, as we encourage readers to chime in on the topics below...

What was your favorite True Blood quote from the episode?
M.L. House: Franklin's final words to Tara: "I'll mourn you, Tara. I'll mourn you to my very marrow." Just call me a sucker for true love!

The Barnacle: Pretty much everything between Sookie and Bill discussing their dysfunctional relationship, but if I have to pick one?  "Just once I'd like to not find a dead body in my house."  So true.

Mrs. Northman: Well, it had to be everyone's favorite, courtesy of Russell: We will eat you, after we eat your children. Now time for the weather... Tiffany? Oh, Russell, how crazy and awesome you are at the same time!

ViddWizard: Actually said by me after Jason shot Franklin: "Wow, talk about it raining men, Hallelujah!"

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Should Hoyt date Summer or Jessica?
M.L. House: Summer. She makes killer biscuits, as well as great points about antiquing. How would Hoyt and Jessica ever decorate their home with the hours the latter must keep?!?

The Barnacle: I was previously all about Summer until I learned about her obsession with antiquing and dolls.  Bitch should go back to Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory.

Mrs. Northman: Jessica, of course! Summer's only been in a couple scenes and every time I see her I cringe a little. She reminds me of the annoying girls from high school. 

ViddWizard: Who is that obsessed with antiques? That's more dark than any vampire. Go back to Jess, Hoyt, she truly does love you

Would you want Sookie as an aunt?
M.L. House: Would I get to shower with my aunt? If so, yes. If not... yes.

The Barnacle: Only if I were a telepath.  Think of the shit talking potential!  It goes way beyond speaking in foreign tongues.

Mrs. Northman: Sure! Why not? But only if it would mean that I would have her super cool light powers, too!

ViddWizard: Only if I didn't have to visit. She seems to be a sh!t storm magnet and I really would not want to be in the middle.

More poignant Eric scene: Telling Pam it's time to be a Maker, or explaining his past to The Authority?
M.L. House: Both showcased Alexander Skarsgard at his best. But I'm a fan of how loyal Eric is to the tradition of vampire mythology. He first showed his vulnerability when Godric came into play, and he did so again with Pam last night.

The Barnacle: Maybe I don't have the motherly instincts to feel the maker scene, but to me it's obviously Eric telling his past of his entire family being slaughtered by wolves.  I almost felt bad for the guy... but then I remembered he slaughtered the hilarious Talbot.  That was rude.

Mrs. Northman: Hmmm...I just can't get over how hot Mr. Northman is! Both scenes were great just because it was more time spent focusing on him, my husband.

ViddWizard: Eric telling Pam it is time to be a maker. We all knew how much Eric cared for Pam, but this was one of the most touching scenes for Eric we have ever seen.

Better news anchor: Russell Edgington or Katie Couric?
M.L. House: I want a straightforward anchor who tells it like it is and isn't afraid to tackle the tough subjects. So give me Russell. Moreover, he'd actually murder Sarah Palin instead of just embarrassing her. Another plus.

The Barnacle: I definitely dig Russell's entrance, but I think he'd eventually run out of news anchors to kill.  So I'm going to have to give it to Couric for longevity.

Mrs. Northman: Brian Williams! But Russell does take a close second. Who wouldn't want to watch the news with a psycho killer anchor like that?

ViddWizard: I have to give the edge to Russell. I mean, he really stepped up and showed some backbone on camera to tell it like it is. Granted, it was someone else's backbone, but seriously he really knows how to capture our attention. Right, Tiffany?

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Should Hoyt date Summer or Jessica?
JESSICA! I miss them so much. Better news anchor: Russell Edgington or Katie Couric?
RusselL! Omfg I couldn't believe oh crazy epic that was, lmfao.

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Him not knowing what he was doing is an excuse for HIM, not for HER. SHE is still dumb for going back, just because it wasn't necessarily on purpose doesn't mean he didn't put her in danger. And has anyone else noticed that Bill is CONSTANTLY "accidentally" putting her in danger? It DOES make her a less strong character because she's letting her feelings for him take presidence over her safety and her life. No matter how "romantic" that may sound, it's dumb, and makes her look weak. Especially afterwards when she find the dead wolf and Bill starts being a total condescending ass about it. He has this sense of entitlement to her when really he should realize it's a miracle she can even look at him anymore, and it makes me sick.

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Even if Sookie did almost kill Bill, you have to realize that at the moment he had no idea that it was Sookie he was drinking from. When he felt the first drops of blood, the first instinct that awoke in him was to do whatever he could to save himself. It's like what I read in the paper today, a father was drowning and his daughters jumped into the water to save him, when they got close enough - since he was trashing and trying to do whatever he could to not die - he grabbed his daughter in an attempt to keep himself above water (both were okay in the end). But that example does necessarily mean that he's a bad father, I just think when you're at the brink of dying, the only coherent thought in your mind is to do whatever you can to save yourself. Also, I don't think this makes Sookie any less of a strong character. She still stands up for herself and can take care of herself - just like she said in the "Night on the Sun" (I believe), he didn't know what he was doing. And it makes sense that the show would stray from the books, if they kept to the books, the show would totally lose that element of surprise - everyone would know what to expect! I think True Blood is one of the few book to on-screen transfers that is actually as good as the book, if not better.

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Wellll I like the fact that it's like a forrest gump qoute this sitcom is like a box of chocolate you never know what your gonna get and I think that's what keeps everyone so glued to the t.v sunday night I love all the characters they definately work hard to keep the viewrs addicted!!!! :)

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I don't know how Sookie can just go back to Bill like nothing happened!! I loved it when Jason killed Franklyn I wonder if him and Tara will hook up sometime soon!!

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I HONESTLY DON'T EVEN LIKE SOOKIE ANYMORE. I WAS SO PROUD OF HER WHEN SHE DUMPED BILL AFTER HE ALMOST KILLED HER, IT MADE HER LOOK LIKE THE STRONG CHARACTER SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE, AND BY THE END OF THE EPISODE SHE'S LETTING HIM CHOKE HER DURING SEX AND IN THIS EPISODE CONTINUES TO TAKE HIS BLOOD AFTER CLAUDINE'S (WHO BILL TRIED TO BITE) WARNING (I KNOW SHE DOESN'T KNOW CLAUDINE BUT WITH A WARNING LIKE THAT I'D PAY ATTENTION). IF YOU'RE PAYING ATTENTION ERIC HAS DONE WHAT HE CAN TO PROTECT HER, WHERE BILL IS RECKLESS AND ALMOST GETS HER KILLED EVERY OTHER DAY. I'M GETTING GENUINELY PISSED AT THIS SHOW AND HOW THEY'RE KILLING MY LIKING FOR SOOKIE. I'LL NEVER STOP WATCHING BECAUSE I LOVE IT BUT DAMN, I'M ROOTING FOR SOOKIE TO GET KNOCKED ON THE HEAD SO SHE CAN FORGET THAT DOUCHEBAG BILL.

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I didn't mind Nan in this episode, she usually gets on my nerves Russell has gone mad wtf! But I love it!! Eric got some airtime this episode, yes. And I hate also how Bill was in the shower?!?! WTF!?!?! F U Bill, I hope it all comes out next episode!!

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@Taylor, I was thinking the same thing! Sophie Ann is also a lesbo.. I've never read the books but I bought the first and the second one and I'm really excited, especially if Eric has a bigger part! Come on Alan Ball 2 eps ago bill almost kiled sookie, it makes me cringe that she's back with him. I have no respect for her anymore.

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Summer's "can't do much antiquin' after dark can you?" was a great one-liner. Her character has set up a great love triangle with Jessica and Hoyt.

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I agree with Angie, the series has totally strayed from the books, which I don't really understand since they have awesome story lines. I want to see the Eric/Sookie thing pursued. Are they ingnoring it because she is engaged to Bill in real life? @ Taylor: I don't get the totally lesbian vampire thing either, but the books pretty much centered on the males anyway, except for Pam, who definitely liked girls.

True Blood Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

I don't know how you did things in the 1800s, but keeping a file on the woman you love is... creepy.

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Just once I'd like to not find a dead body in my house. Is that asking too much?

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True Blood Season 3 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
How to become clairvoyant How to Become Clairvoyant Robbie Robertson iTunes
Song Tricked Out Disposable Youth
Heart of steel Heart of Steel Galactic iTunes