One of our favorite episodes of True Blood to date has our staff more excited than usual for this week's edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table.
Sound off below on the topics analyzed by Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal, along with senior writers Eric Hochberger, Carissa Pavlica and Jim Garner...
What was your favorite scene?
Matt: Pam acting as the voice of reason in Hoyt and Jessica's confrontation with that mob. Technology might take all the fun out of being a vampire, but everything Pam says increasez the fun quotient by an infinite amount every week.
Eric: I'm a sucker for flashbacks and cheesy accents, so I'll have to give it to Bill rocking out in the punk scene. Plus, revealing more of his history of how he ended up the King of Louisiana? Sold.
Carissa: Seeing shirtless Eric wandering mindlessly down the side of the road. Oh, the possibilities!!!
Jim: I loved Lafayette's reaction to Eric's arrival. He was the only one who had the appropriate "OMG, I am gonna die" response.
Should Jessica tell Hoyt about her infidelity?
Matt: Yes, because he should love her for who she is - a ravenous vampire - or else this relationship should be over anyway. Also because she could probably convince Pam to take part in a threeway as a form of apology.
Carissa: NO. They are the best couple on the show, and she's so young and she simply has needs. I couldn't stand it if they parted. She's trying, but part of her doesn't want to drink Hoyt to death, so she has to get fresh meat elsewhere. Or so I am telling myself. Is biting a man's neck and sucking his blood infidelity? Really?!? I don't know the code on that one.
Jim: Does monogamy cover eating? Am I cheating on my wife when I eat dinner with another woman? I'm not sure in her case I would call it "infidelity." Tiger Woods certainly wouldn't.
Eric: Sorry, Jim and Carissa, but have you not been watching the last three seasons!?! There's always something sexual going on with vampire feeding. Jessica was so not checking out that little fang banger because she wanted to get to know his personality over a nice friendly dinner (of his blood). Cheating is cheating. And I say this: tell Hoyt before he finds out via the small town grapevine.More painful experience: becoming a were-panther? Or sitting through any storyline with Sam?
Matt: Oh, Sam, without a doubt. At least Jason gets to be tied up by a hot woman. But Sam is like every character on Heroes. The guy has this amazing ability and all he does it whine about it. Dog up and take advantage of the naked shape-shifter by your side.
Carissa: Both? The whole white trash meth crowd definitely trumps turning into horses. I just hate Crystal and all of those trashy people. Now he's going to be a panther/faerie? Doesn't he have faerie blood in him, too? They're the worst part of the show. And that licking of the wound? OMG.
Jim: The storyline with Sam was just mildly painful, until they got to the scene where he and Luna were sitting around naked, talking... then it was unbearable! I think Janina Gavankar is incredibly beautiful; but the angle they had her reclined at was so unflattering to her two key assets that it made me want to not look at them! Seriously, it was that bad.
Eric: Ha. Well played, Round Table Questioner. I'm going with were-panther. I don't know how that ends, but any transformation beginning with a couple eating your flesh and organs? That seems way more painful that being sucked dry by a vampire or sitting through the nudist colony known as Sam's storyline.
Eric with his memory erased: Hotter or notter?
Matt: It has to be notter. Are you really so shallow, ladies, that you merely see this vampire as a hunk of undead meat? I assume a chunk of Eric's sex appeal rested in his confidence. Who out there wants to fang bang a confused, whimpering blood sucker?
Carissa: Hotter, only for the possibilities. Is he human? Did the spell bring him back to life? I don't quite get what happened, but he's shirtless, wandering and lost. Me likey.
Jim: Eric looks good blonde and brainless. Don't get me wrong, I would rather find Jessica roaming down the street in a parka than seeing Eric shirtless... but, I have to admit, it was working for him.
Eric: Notter. I so hate memory loss as any plot device on any show. Plus, is it just me, or has that dude been getting weirder and weirder haircuts and wearing sillier and sillier outfits throughout the season(s)? You ladies still even finding him hot at this point? Really?!?