True Blood Round Table: "Spellbound"
Is this the last we've seen of Sookie?!? Was the shower scene all you've dreamed about and more? And could a viewer actually be on Team Antonia?
We pose all of these questions and more in the latest edition of the True Blood Round Table. Come along with Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal as he debated "Spellbound" with staff writers Eric Hochberger, Carissa Pavlica and Jim Garner below...
What was your favorite scene?
Matt: Sam standing up to Marcus. Yes, I just reference a Sam scene as my favorite, but what can I say? Emma is adorable, and Luna is hot! At least Sam is choosing the right cause.
Eric: Is there even a question? Obviously the vamp/witch stand-off! Love that both sides brought their little hidden armies.
Carissa: Eric vamping across enemy lines and ripping the heart out of one of the witches. He may be sweet and sugary to our Sookie, but he still has the devil inside him!
Jim: Jessica being tackled by Jason. I so called it! Sadly, they didn't quiet slide into a closet, but she did kiss him. Good enough for me.
Will Sookie survive?
Matt: Yes and no. The show obviously won't kill her off, but might Antonia take over her body? Or might she end up in Fairy Land again? It would be a rather lame cliffhanger is she were simply alive within moments of next Sunday's episode beginning, wouldn't it?
Eric: You're dumb. If this show wasn't willing to kill off Jessica, why would I possibly worry about the show's main star? Let's bring on some main cast member deaths! Get me that petition, Matt.
Carissa: Even if she didn't survive as a faerie/human hybrid, one of her loves would turn her into a vampire, so I don't think she's going anywhere any time soon!
Jim: Of course, Alan Ball knows not to kill the golden faerie! Hell, with the amount of Eric's blood she had, I was surprised the bullet didn't pop out the second she sat down.
Jess dumping Hoyt: The right move, or "that bitch!!!!"
Matt: The right move because Jess clearly doesn't love Hoyt like she should. (Sorry, dude, she's just not that into you.), but being pushed to actually end the relationship because of Jason? Hoyt's BFF? I adore you, Jessica, but... that bitch!
Eric: Right move. As I said last week, she's so young by human and especially vampire standards. She needs to learn how to love herself (as a vampire) before she loves someone else. Until then, is there any better way for her to pass the time than with a mimbo like Jason?
Carissa: It was the right move. She wasn't feeling it any more. And somehow they turned beloved Hoyt into a crazy stalker-ish guy in just a couple episodes. He's lost his charm and seems more like the pathetic mommy's boy he was at the beginning of the series. I wish they hadn't done that to him. Makes me wonder if he'll go evil on us. That would be a nice twist.
Jim: Given that Hoyt uninvited her and she went flying out on her butt, I think it's safe to say it was a mutual breakup. However, I will mention that Jason's reaction of also tossing her out by uninivting her was a bit over the top given that he did kiss her back.
Did the shower scene live up to the hype?
Matt: Are you kidding?!? I've taken hotter showers with nothing but a loofah.
Eric: No way, but that inexplicable snow? Hot. And by hot, I mean WTF?
Carissa: No. It was more of a bed scene, with the snow falling on Eric's nekkid butt. Don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of it!
Jim: Are we fighting witches yet? I really am done with seeing Sookie making the beast with two backs.
Choose your Team: Antonia or Bill?
Matt: As I lamented in my review, I'm officially on Team Death. As long as some major character perishes before the season is through, I'll be a happy fan.
Eric: You're dumb. Obviously Team Vamp! While I like Antonia as this season's villain, who could possibly choose her? Besides an idiot like Tara, that is.
Carissa: Until Tara gets her head out of her arse, I'm on any team that she isn't. Bill gets my vote by default just because Tara is with the other group. You just know from that decision that they will turn out to be the crazies!
Jim: Have to go with Team Bill, as he really does want peace. Eric appeared to want peace too... a piece of a witches heart, that is. Besides, I think holding an entire species responsible for the actions of a few bad apples is just too extreme for me.