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True Blood Review: Love Me, Hate Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

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Great Godric's ghost, what an episode that was.

"In The Beginning" had to be the wildest ride of the season thus far, what with Russell crushing vampire heads and Jason shooting them. For those of you who felt True Blood's guru, like Sookie, had been a little off his game lately, I have to think tonight restored your faith in Alan Ball. 

I really enjoyed seeing the bond begin to form between Tara and Pam, even if Pam showed reluctance to let Tara into her heart. I never thought Tara was that terrible a bartender, but she did look pretty skilled on that pole. Loved how she didn't back down one bit when her mom came calling to guilt trip her.

Magical Sookie

Speaking of scared parents, I had forgotten that Sookie's mother was scared of her daughter's power, but I still feel like Sookie is fooling herself if she thinks life as a normal human will make everything alright. I know he didn't go to medical school or fairy school or nothing, but I'm pretty sure Jason will set his sister straight. What will come of Eric's sister, though? What do you think Godric meant for him to do? 

I haven't seen a group of vampires that unruly since Lost Boys. Maybe the recent events in Colorado have me on edge, but did they really need to show prune face feeding off a child? Other than that part, I could not applaud the return of Sir Russell enough. Coming in at a close second to him was Eric, who provided some of the best True Blood quotes of the season. Even Alcide chimed in with a couple gems. As if him rolling around with no shirt on wasn't enough, his line to Martha about her son not having a grave - because they all ate him - floored me. 

Two of my favorite scenes this week were Arlene watching her wedding video and Jason and Sookie's heart-to-heart when he brought her breakfast in bed. It's always good to see the softer side of these characters to remind us they have feelings and real lives invested in these story lines and aren't just pawns to be ushered around by supernaturals. 

Like Andy knocking on Sheriff Bud's door, this episode caught me at a bad time, as I am battling flu-like symptoms... so I am going to leave it to you all to share your thoughts about the above mentions, as well as Hoyt's new gang, Jason's tiff with Jessica and what your take on Lilith and her weird nether regions were. 

Check back in later this week for more in our True Blood Round Table!

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Jason and Jessica ! Yo, that was nasty ! Jason is in a state of shick, but I want then back together as friends, sex buddies, whichever really !
And what can I say ! Russell just killed me loooool ! He looked like he was mocking them, like he didn't give a crap loool especially when he killed that guy. And Damn, newlin was so funny !
The episode rocked, but I agree, wayyyy too many arcs !

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Alcide rambo, nice training ! Would have been distracted too, by the man !
Hoyt, BORING !
Puppy and food...meat perhaps? And that sumbitch gonna give the kid the V !
Arlene and wedding vid, er, wtf
Fairies ! Love em !
Go on Tara ! U workin that pole just fine ! That mom of hers, she had some nerves showing in there ! Loved how proud Pam was but also they're starting to get closer to each other and it's really nice.
Jesus !! I had tears ! I miss him soooo much. !
And wtf with Lafayette's lips ! Ewwwwww !!
Sam's shining these days, I'm glad ! since the previous episode that nurse's been pissing me off loooool
That blood must have been strong man ! Wow, vamps high on vamp blood !!! Which shows that it is just WRONG ! Nice to see Godrick ! Russell what's his face ! LMAO ! And yeah, I knew it was Salome who did, wasn't even surprised !
Sweet moment between Jason and Sookie ! Again ! Can't get enough ! Loooved the bacon part ! Sookie, normal... I don't think so...
AND WtF !! Jason and Jessica ! Yo, that was nasty ! Jason is in a state of shick, but I want then back together as friends, sex buddies, whichever really !
And what can I say ! Russell just killed me loooool ! He looked like he was mocking them, like he didn't give a crap loool especially when he killed that guy. And Damn, newlin was so funny !
The episode rocked, but I agree, wayyyy too many arcs !

Ale

I don't why I keep getting the feeling that Bill was the one that killed Sookie's parents...

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I loved seeing the vampires responding to the blood of Lilith, and how it released their evilest desires, but I personally could not stomach the burned vampire feeding on the child. That was too much for me, personally, and I nearly shut it off at that point. Still, another action-packed episode.

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I think Jason was mad cause his image of her was shattered. I while he knew she fed on Hoyt and he knew the fact she liked to feed on other humans the fact he never witnessed it made it easier to over look. But then coming to her with what he has learn and kind of feeling the vamps are nothing but monsters who just want to feed on people and then having his image of her broken down the way he acted is understandable

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so far this is my least favorite episode this season. the season started out so good (i watched the first three episodes twice each) and just fell off from there. i'm glad they are starting to shed some light on the fae and lilith but hardly anything was really explained. unlike most i could careless about old vampire guy coming back (dont even know his name and barely remember him from before other then he was annoying. i dont like bad guys, sorry). wish that tara and lafayette had more on screen time. they my whole reason for loving and watching true blood season after season.

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I just have to say...I LOVE Steve Newlin...he is just too funny! Quote from this epi "I'm just like a tree in the wind--just so happy to be included!" Ha!! =0) Me likey the new Nan!

Leigh-r

@whateva -I said she probably got some moves from Joe because I remember seeing/hearing some Comic Con footage about it.

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@Terrie...the "dragon" is the person on the phone that the guy from the Hater group was talking to. As soon as Hoyt was asking who the dragon was, they changed the subject and starting asking about Jessica. I think folks think that the dragon is Bud due to Bud being in this episode and acting all bad azz LOL.

Terrie

@Tiffany O ........maybe I should have phrased my question differently.........What IS this dragon thing everyone is referring to?

True Blood Season 5 Episode 7 Quotes

Come to think of it, I have been a little bit off my game lately.

Sookie

I ain't been to med school or fairy school or nothin', so if you can put it in terms a late man could understand I'd appreciate it.

Jason

True Blood Season 5 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
Song I Can't Help Fallin' in Love Willie Aron and Joey Peters
The-jezabels-nobody-nowhere Nobody Nowhere The Jezabels iTunes
Knaan-in-the-beginning In the Beginning K'naan iTunes
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