True Blood Round Table: "I'm Alive and I'm On Fire"

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Welcome to the most recent installment of the True Blood Round Table.

In this edition, Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal goes back and forth with staff members Eric Hochberger and Carissa Pavlica as they analyze issues from "I'm Alive and I'm On Fire," an episode that gave us another example of Marnie's powers...


What was your favorite scene?
Matt: Sookie's back and forth with a stubborn, drink, wet Eric, while he was arguing with a growling Alcide, was likely the most humorous scene in series history. Forget the eye candy involved. It was a desert for my funny bone

Eric: That's easy: Jason escaping from Hotshot. Because it means we won't be seeing any of those cross-bred freaks again. Or at least I pray that's the case.

Carissa: The scene where Eric was essentially playing tag with Sookie. Rarely can an actor pull off menacing and childlike behavior as easily as Alex Skaarsgard.

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Should Jason go for Jessica?
Matt: No way. Think of how boring their couple's nickname would be. Jessica? Jason? There's no Brangelina potential here at all.

Eric: Yes, but with an asterisk. If Jessica truly can't resist her blood sucking urges, is it better for her to feed on a stranger and erase Hoyt's memory every week? Or be honest about her problem and use Jason purely for what his body has to offer. No, not that ab-tastic stomach. The blood running through his veins.

Carissa: No. No way. Go directly to jail, do not stop. Do not collect $200, Jason. Just... NO.

Is Debbie really cool with Alcide assisting Sookie?
Matt: Oh, absolutely. The same way Sookie will forever be able to resist Eric's charms.

Eric: She's a woman. So I'm gonna say no.

Carissa: Debbie is not cool with anything. Experience makes it clear to me: people don't change. Especially if the person is a junkie werewolf with an identity crisis.

Is Marnie really possessed by another witch?
Matt: I think so. But that just raises many more questions: why does that witch have a problem with vampires? What's the history here? Why did she choose Marnie? And how dare she mess with Pam?!?

Eric: No chance. That's the oldest excuse in the book for a wiccan who suddenly discovers she can bring the dead back to life.

Carissa: Yes. But it doesn't make the story any more interesting. Hate it, hate the wiccans. Boring story, unreliable characters. Burn!

More surprising: Luna has a daughter, Tommy's mother turned on him or the screen didn't explode when both Eric and Alcide were naked in the same scene together?
Matt: Luna having a daughter. I was shocked. We've known her for like 10 minutes and yet I still didn't see the child coming!

Eric: I like to pretend that neither Sam nor Tommy exists, so let's go with the dueling Eric and Alcide nudity. The TV screen remaining stable wasn't shocking, but how is the Internet still around? If that can't bring Twitter down, nothing will.

Carissa: None were particularly surprising. I'm used to nudity by now, but I am happy that at least one show realizes how important it is for the woman of this world to have the opportunity to ogle the naked male form.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


@Eric: lol, I also pretend Tommy and Sam don't exist. Scene between Eric and Alcide: sexiest scene of all time.


The best was the interaction between Sookie and Eric.


I think the weird doll did the writing on the wall not the actually baby...can't wait to see how that develops.

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@Tracy: Please do not spoil the show like this. Do not mention anything about the novels. It simply ruins the series for others.


Waiting for Debbie to go crazy


I thought the best scene was when Arlene's baby started writing on the wall. Surprised it wasn't mentioned


Shifters are BORING AS HELL. They should shitf to another channel!

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What was your favorite scene? The oddest scene was also my favourite scene for this week which was with Bill and Sookie in the foyer. Weird, isn't it? I suppose it just seemed like an electric scene. Should Jason go for Jessica? In the books, if I remember, the instant that Hoyts finds out that he marries Crystal is the moment that their friendship breaks apart. Therefore, maybe a precursor to their falling apart is him macking on Jessica in his dreams. Nighty night, Mr Sand Man. Is Debbie really cool with Alcide assisting Sookie? Yes, and Pigs fly. The instant that he said that he went there for Sookie is the instant that he lost Crazy Debbie (Honesty is not the best policy). Is Marnie really possessed by another witch? Yes, but if their is a lesson to be learnt, it is that once a person makes a choice (a terrible choice) it inflates to become a core characteristic of somebody's principles. E.g. vengeance & loyalty etc. More surprising: Luna has a daughter, Tommy's mother turned on him or the screen didn't explode when both Eric and Alcide were naked in the same scene together? Nothing was surprising... Eric and Alcide naked was just on a different level to Twillight; eye candy for some people while searing pain for others.


Se qualcuno di voi ha letto i romanzi di Sookie Stackhouse, Debi torna al suo vie malvagie .. continuare a guardare .. ma devo dire, la serie non segue esattamente il libro Read more:


If any of you have read the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Debi goes back to her evil ways..keep watching..but gotta say, the series does not exactly follow the book

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