True Blood Round Table: "Burning Down the House"

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Will Moon Goddess go boom? That's the stage True Blood set this week, as "Burning Down the House" concluded with Bill and friends setting their sights on Marnie and her group of hostages.

Along the way, Tommy died, Lafayette got a haircut and Eric recovered his memory. Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal and staff writers Eric Hochberger and Jim Garner go over these developments in the latest edition of the True Blood Round Table...


What was your favorite scene?
Matt: The opening was a case of fast-paced awesomeness. Bodies flew, blood splattered, Sookie generated some serious fairy magic and I actually gasped when we learned it kick-started Eric's memory. Too bad nothing else came from that.

Eric: As much as Matt wants to call it a lame excuse for a cliffhanger, I got all giddy too see our favorite vamps dressed in black, walking in slo mo. It's witch burning time!!

Jim: I have to go with Marcus moving in on Debbie. Just in case anyone felt Alcide was doing the wrong thing helping Sam avenge Tommy's death, this cleared it up.

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Is Andy really off V?
Matt: Yes. I think we all got off that show after the opening few episodes. It was incredibly boring for an alien invasion-based drama!

Eric: Is Vinnie Chace really off the coke? Is Tyrone Biggums really off the crack? Is Charlie Sheen really off the tiger blood? Is Eric really trying to answer this question with more questions? I think we all know the answer to these questions.

Jim: I would like to think so. If anyone is familiar with "rock bottom," Terry certainly would be it. Andy, I'm crossing my fingers that you have hit it and are ready to start recovery.

Pen a eulogy for Tommy.
Matt: Congratulations, Tommy. You accomplished something I didn't think was possible during your brief, albeit not nearly brief enough, time on True Blood: you made your brother interesting by comparison.

Eric: Goodbye, you waste of 10 True Blood minutes every week.  Thanks for taking out your parents before you went! But next time, can you shift into something hilarious before your death? I would have gone with a clown. That's a funny corpse.

Jim: Ding Dong! The shifter's dead. Which old shifter? The annoying shifter! Ding Dong! The annoying shifter is dead!

More intriguing development: the vengeance of Jessica, the motivations of Marnie or Eric regaining his memory?
Matt: Is intriguing a synonym for HOT? In that case.. Jessica. Seriously, Jason what are you thinking?!? Hoyt will get over it. You gotta get back under it.

Eric: Absolutely the motivations of Marnie. I may be alone among my friends in loving the witches this season, but I think they're the best villains this show has seen.  Now, making it Marnie the whole time? Can't wait for next week to go down!

Jim: Actually, I was more intrigued with "Who's working at Merlotte's?" Sam was camping with Luna, Tommy's dying, Sookie and Holly are captives and Arlene was at home. Does our favorite restaurant have a "Closed for Wiccan War" sign up or what?

Do you like Lafayette's new hairstyle?
Matt: I like it better on Alicia Keys.

Eric: I see. When I try and bring up Eric's crazy-shaved/spiky hair, I'm laughed out of the round table. But, sure Matt, go for the easy one. Lafayette. That dude changes dos so often I can't keep up with him. So, long answer short? Yes.

Jim: It has a kind of a G.I. Joe meets Queen Latifah look going. I like it better than some of the other looks he's had.  


I had to laugh at "Who's running the Merlottes'" question cause I was thinking the EXACT same thing! I LOVE the witches. I agree with Eric, they are the best villains the show has seen...even better than Russell Eddington, and we all know he was an awesome villain! Hate Lafayette's new hair do. Please, just let the man grow some hair! Oh, and couldn't SOMEBODY (read: writers) have made Tommy's death scene a little less irritating and a little more short? The character had no use whatsoever. Please spare us from the agony of his death, at least! And last but not the last, Alcide is HOT!


I love that Sookie and Eric are together. Even though Bill screwed her over completely, she will end up with him and to know that pisses me off! Jessica is hot! I like Alcide with his fine self! And I'm glad he has Sam's back. Wolf or no wolf hes honest and true. Debbie will get it in with Marcus...lil junkie. I hate the witches! Marnie gets on my damn nerves. And at the end the vampires will WIN! Too many ppl on their side. Alcide, Jason, Sookie, Lafayette, Jesus, Tara, that other wito


That is a good question - just who is running Merlotte's?! LOL! Mavis perhaps? I mean she does kind of owe Lafayette one after messing with his life like she did. It wouldn't be Sookie in any case because "Sam" fired her. It's just as well I guess. L'il Miss Hotpants seems a bit overextended even without the job.

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1. Favorite scene was watching Jason, Sookie, Jesus, and Laffa team up.
2. Any is probably off of V.
3. All of those eulogies work for me!
4. Gotta go with Jim here, who is running Merlottes??
5. Laffa can get away with anything.


sookie choose eric. he truly fell in love with you. a viking king vampire loves you!! dont be an idiot!


The next one they killed should be Tara, the girl is simply stupid and never learn a thing from Maryann.


Well, Sookie is stupid if she picks someone who lied, used and manipulated her for most of their relationship. Can we say trust issues. Eric may have been wicked and a really bad boy, but he has always really cared about her, and not as some means to an end. If she goes with Bill, I think I might quit watching the show. Keep him busy with his Kingly duties.


Btw loved Pams jelaous stare towards Sookie. :D Please give this woman a proper storyline. Even Arlene had a better plot this season! What a shame!


Marnies motivations didn't come as much of a surprise to me. After all she was nearly begging Antonia to use her as a host! I found it more surprising that Antonia was insecure.
But I agree I love the witches! They are by far the best villains ever on True Blood. I love Fiona Shaw
Laughed about the bar comment! Right who was running the bar?
For the rest Jessica rocks and Jason is an idiot if he lets her slip away. Screw Hoyt the most uninteresting character ever! And as a couple they are stealing Sookie and Eric so much the show! So much hotter! It was wayyyy to early for Eric him to confess his love! And of course Sookie ruined it! In the end she will pick Bill anyway. I don't have delusions anymore >.

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True Blood Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

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