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True Blood Round Table: "Sunset"

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There was an arrest, a beheading and some serious makeup sex on Sunday's episode of True Blood.

With just a week to go until the Season 5 finale, our Round Table panel of Chris O'Hara, Leigh Raines, Jim Garner and Liz Henderson (of has convened to breakdown "Sunset" and to look ahead to how this summer run may end. Won't you gather around and join them?


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Chris: Pam running into Sam in the hallway of Authority HQ and Pam’s amazing response to him when he told her to help Luna: “Who the Eff is Luna?”

Liz: Sookie and Jason saying goodbye to each other outside of the fairie portal. I just love the tender moments between brother and sister, and Jason's scenes are always interesting anymore.

Leigh: The move Jason and Jessica pulled to get rid of her security. I was so nervous from the previews. I'm glad to see them working together and that nothing happened to Jason. What would I do without JStacks in my life?

Jim: I enjoyed Andy asking Arlene and Terry how to make it work and Arlene's example of some Iraq ghost coming along and cursing your whole family, given so casually. It was good to see her and Terry happy again; there is so little of that in Bon Temps.

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What did you think of the Elder Fairy? For or against?
Chris: I have to admit I laughed each time she played the “for or against” game with Sookie. I, too, like “K-e-dollar sign-ha,” could live without John Cougar Mellencamp and am a longtime fan of Boyz II Men as well as A.B.C., B.B.D., pretty much the entire East Coast Family. I expected her to put up more of a fight against Russell, though. When she completely misfired with her light blast she looked more like a first year at Hogwarts than an ancient and powerful Faery.

Liz: I was a little disappointed. I was hoping for answers to Warlow's identity, which we didn't get. I was also hoping for her to dispense with Russell, which she didn't. In fact, for her age and as powerful as we were lead to believe, she was pretty stupid. She completely underestimated Russell, even though we know she had known him already. I thought she was aware of how powerful he was, but she just looked useless. So I guess I'm against her.

Leigh: Against. She was cheesy, and we don't need cheesy on an already campy show. She provided no new information and wasn't able to contain Russell at all.

Jim: Her quiz was fun, the dancing was completely over the top. Thinking she could face off against a 3,000-year old vampire solo? Well, we saw how that turned out.

Who had the best quotes of the night?
Chris: While Lafayette made the most of his one line this week, I have to vote for Eric. His quip about Roman not getting with the program and shortly after calling the general a dick had me grinning ear to ear. The old Eric was back.

Liz: It was a toss up between Pam and Lafayette, but I think Pam wins with "Then we can braid each other's hair and talk about boys. F-cking baby vamps."

Leigh: Pam Cakes was great this week. Ginger bitches, baby vamp halfway houses and hair braiding. Love that woman.

Jim: Elder Fae with her comment about Ke$ha being a poet but having horrible spelling. I laughed pretty hard.

Hotter moment: Nora and Eric's makeup sex scene or Alcide digging in the dirt?
Chris: Despite my love for our lycanthrope loner, seeing Nora and Eric make nice was not just a hot scene sexually, I thought both actors did well to show what a release that scene was from the emotional turmoil they had been through, as well as how desperate Nora was for Eric’s forgiveness.

Liz: I didn't care for either.

Leigh: Tough choice. Alcide is a smokeshow, but Nora and Eric win. Glad to see Nora find her way back to reality. She and Eric have a lot of history and an unspoken bond and understanding of each other.

Jim: Jebbus, Alcide has some abs on him.. Nora and Eric were hot, but Alcide swinging a pick-axe wins by an ab-slide!

Is Warlow someone we have seen before on the show or a totally new entity?
Leigh: I have no idea. But I really don't think he can be a vamp/fairy because any kind of fairy would know the scent of fairy blood and not slaughter two people just to get to a drop of blood on a bandaid.

Liz: I still say that Warlow is a bad fairy, and one that we have not seen before. Might he be part of the big cliffhanger for the finale?

Chris: The whole “you are mine” line had me thinking of Bill, but as that idea has been repeatedly shot down, I think I agree with Leigh. To quote Old School’s Frank Ricard: “Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about.

Jim: I'm really hoping he is someone new and someone who can take on Russell. Would be awesome to see Sookie saved by the person she is worried about most.

Which character(s) do you think won't live to see Season 6?
Leigh: Most of the Authority and probably Luna. I won't be mad to see the Authority gone. Even Bill is a pain in the ass at this point. 

Liz: Russell (I hope) and Salome. I don't think any of the Authority will make it (there are only two left). I fear that Luna may not make it either, but I hope I"m wrong about that. She and Sam make such a great team. Nora is a big question mark. She may just go away somewhere to reinvent herself after the horrors of Lilith.

Chris: A whole grip of faerys to be sure. Alcide’s dad might end up taking a bullet for his son and with his dying breathe will implore him to take back his pack. I really don’t care so long as Nigel is among those who go. It looked like the other Authority members conveniently forgot to CC him on the email about the General’s visit, didn’t it? He is like the ugly Maharelle sister Dooneese, played by Kristen Wiig on SNL’s Lawrence Welk Show skit, who sings “I’m only allowed upstairs.”

Jim: I think we might be a few Fae short of a dance club come Season 6. Sorry, Sookie!

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I would of loved to seen Edward Furlong play the sheriff, he would of been better than the guy that played the part, he even looks like Edward Furlong, guess thats why I think he would of been better if he was the sheriff.


that's an interesting observation ! if you're implying that Warlo is actually sacred among the fairy community, i think you are mistaken otherwise Claudine wouldn't have " flashed " him. The structure of the club could be just an insinuation of safety from vampires. @Chris, I'd really like to know your feedback about my idea concerning Warlo. do you agree that he could be the one who kills Russel because Sookie was meant to be his , and as we know from this status, we know that a vampire would not let any other vampire get near their human right ? I really tend to believe that Warlo is a good guy !! lol


Regarding Warlo, does anyone else find it interesting how the entrance to the fairy club and the stage in the club are both contained within an open mouth apperture that has hooked nose, big toothy mouth? It keeps reminding me of the Warlo face we have seen so far. Hmmmm....


Ah yes @Carda good point about Nigel, my mistake. He was a prisoner initially but I guess they let him hang out for awhile and trip balls with the rest of them on Lilith's blood. I just laughed at the idea of them keeping him locked away like Slough in Goonies or something.


Nigel is the Vamp who was imprisoned by the Authority in the beginning of S5, he has talked to Nora in prison, the burned-face guy but he's not a member of the authority dear Mr. Chris!!


I have a question...who is Nigel? I really have no idea who this character is...I think a big chunk of the nameless faeries will be gone (maybe just to catch up with the books iin terms of faeries where they cut off access to faerie and claude & dermot were the only ones choosing to stay, well they could't find dermot). I am worried about this Warlow...I figure he will sweep in and take out Russell and Steve but take Sookie (both to allow Denis O'hare to possibly harass Jessica Lange on AHS 2 and to accommodate Anna Paquin' pregnancy) and I just hope Tv Sookie has an easier kidnapping than book Sookie did...but it would break Lilith's hold on Bill.


Based on that, " She is mine " definitely means that Warlow not even hurt Sookie and could actually protect her ( I am almost certain and convinced of that )...against who, though ? maybe Russel, as speculated by the trailer 6. I have a feeling the grandmother and Luna would die. Emma might even die, but definitely not Sam. Nigel will be killed by Luna or the grandmother. Russel and Nora will die as well, but I think Salome will stay alive...however, whomever survives in the finale may not survive in the premier of the upcoming season. We might have hints about who could die, and the opposite turns out to be true when the next season starts.


3. Most definitely Pam. Her quotes are better and more sarcastic because they address others and not only revolve around her self-admiration. 4. Alcide's scene was not hot in particular, but if i had to compare it to Nora and Eric's scene, I would choose Alcide, only because the making up part was more of a romantic and Godric induced triumph over the authority and Nora's deviation. 5. I don't think Warlow is anybody we know, and I think he will still be there in season 6. I have some ideas about him:
first, he may not be a bad guy after all. he only sought Sookie because she was promised to him. " You are mine " is a famous vampire line used by every single vampire who has his own human as a companion and not who kills humans. We have many examples of vampire-human couples based on this line. Sookie and Bill, then Sookie and Eric, then both of these couples; the queen and Hadley, and so on... Based on that, " She is mine " definitely means that Warlow not even hurt Sookie and could actually protect her ( I am almost certain and convinced of that )...against who, though ? maybe Russel, as speculated by the trailer 6. I have a feeling the grandmother and Luna would die. Emma might even die, but definitely not Sam. Nigel will be killed by Luna or the grandmother. Russel and Nora will die as well, but I think Salome will stay alive...however, whomever survives in the finale may not survive in the premier of the upcoming season. We might have hints about who could die, and the opposite turns out to be true when the next season starts.


1. Russel getting all the faerys.. ghehe
2. She was unnecessary. Her only purpose was to indirectly help Russel, but that could have been done in many other fun or on the contrary serious ways.
3. PAM.
4. Nora and Eric's performance was great - it visualised their tension that had been built up inside of them.
5. I think Warlow is the child of a bad faery and vampire. And I really hope he's strong so he will be able to kick Russel's ass!
6. Well, I'm guessing a big part of the faery tribe, Salome for sure and someone on the good side... Luna.


1. my favorite scene was the fight Alcide and his father had with the vampires and particularly the reaction of one of them when he knew they could die easily. His line was so funny, and Alcide's reaction even funnier. I guess his ignorance about vampires' vulnerability really shows how the recent procreation as enforced by the authority was pretty random, impetuous and badly executed - politically, otherwise the makers would have informed their baby vampires that they being shot with wooden arrows will kill them. That's bad start for the authority's project, and it reveals how the word of God/Lilith has counter-effects. 2. i am completely with the elder fairy's appearance and death. it first shows how powerful Russel is. I can't complain about him killing her, it actually makes sense to me. he is also quite old, which really makes the fact that she is an elder pale in comparison.