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True Blood Review: Humans Bite Back

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Humans bit back this week on True Blood, showing their bite is as bad as their bark, courtesy of some new technology.

Indeed, the fragile peace between night and day walkers continued to dissolve on "The Sun," as we heard tales of torture by both parties. Man's capacity for cruelty has been well documented, but events like what went down at the Chuck E. Cheese did well to remind us all vampires are not as civil as Bill, Eric, Jessica, etc.

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People such as Governor Burrell had been planning for a time like this, but the Authority and those who blew up the True Blood factories made it a reality. In the grand scheme of things, losing Fangtasia ranks pretty low on the list of potential grievances, but Pam has every right to be as upset as she has been. Quite frankly, I'm shocked she and Nora have not squared off yet. 

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Bon Temps may lack certain modern accoutrements, but when it comes to supernaturals, it is chock full. It was great to see Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett-Bell make her series debut, but I'm suspicious of her and her alleged cause. She and her friends seemed a little too TMZ and less Civil Rights-oriented as they snapped pictures of Sam and Alcide fighting. 

Speaking of Alcide, why did he have to go and spoil what looked like an amazing sleepover party with Lafayette and Emma? The scene of them playing dress up earlier in the episode was one of my favorites. Hopefully it was still the V talking and Alcide will come to his senses when it wears off... but he and that loud mouthed Danielle needed to check themselves. 

If things get too dark this season, all the writers need do is insert an Andy Bellefleur scene in his new father role to add some surefire levity to things.

Morella was nowhere to be found, but we did meet Ben, another fae. Sookie is no doubt going to fall for this fresh new face, but something about him had my Spider Sense a tingling. I wish Sookie had stuck to her guns and just kept walking when she saw him laying there in the bushes. Besides, she isn't going to have time for a new relationship, now that Warlow is back in town. Even with the help of her fairy grandfather and trigger-happy Jason, it sounds like they are going to need some help to take down the Rob Zombie look-alike, who broke on through to the other side on that bridge. 

While Sookie was busy harnessing her light, Eric took it upon himself to try to infiltrate the governor's mansion. I loved everything about the scene where Eric posed as the Fish and Wildlife representative with the glasses, combed down hair and timid voice. One of my favorite moments of the episode was the point where Eric's voice changed as he referenced what a "tough f-cking bird" the whooping crane is. Burrell got him pretty good when he pretended to be glamoured - but Eric got his swagger back when he peaced out on the guards and flew away. It will be interesting to see what Eric's plans for Willa Burrell are. 

Arlene delivered a couple of the episode's best quotes, but I hope her speech to Patrick's wife was convincing enough to put that story line to bed. I'm a little worried this arc and the whole civil rights angle with Sam could take away valuable screen time from others. Jason should have every opportunity to deliver lines like the one where he compared his grandfather to "Bubba" Fett. 

Warlow is most certainly the tyrant Lilith spoke to Bill about, but who will be the two who become one Nora read about in the Vampire Bible? When light and dark collide their salvation will be at hand. Maybe Bill and Sookie need to reunite somehow. I'm sure Bill will figure it out, preferably in time to save everyone before his vision of them all burning under the sun comes true.

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Surely the governor is the tyrant that Lilith spoke about. Light meeting dark may have something to do with Warlow and Nial or simply the synthesization of fae blood to enable the vamps to go about in daylight. Nora knows something. There is a mistranslation in the Vampire bible -- it says the "people shall led them to the light". Maybe "people" should read "fae".

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ripped off the UV bullets from the underworld movies, sam has turned into a wimp, he could have shifted in to a dam sabertooth tiger and got emma back, i was also suprised lafiet didnt use any magic when he was being beat up, i womder if that story line is done with.

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oh please hopefully we not see beel saving everyone. so sick of this. meh...

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Loved the episode! The last season was like somebody had hit the snooze button, not good at all, and so I hope that this season will turn out much better.

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Poor Tara... that silver and UV infused bullet was just wrong ! Pam was freakin out ! I have a feeling her and Nora are gonna go at it ! But btw, where did she go ?
Alcide...bad move ! Sam made a promise to Luna, sure the girl is were but you can't just snatch her like that ! That were bitch needs to shut the hell up ! Wow ! Beating up my Lafayette like that ! He gonna curse u b**ch ! Those Civil Rights whatever are gonna out them supes without their consent ! This is not going to end well...
I hope Arlene got through to the wife. Coz that story line needs to end !
CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT EPISODE !!!!! This one was awesome !!!!

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Wow ! Now THAT was a BRILLIANT episode ! From start to finish ! So many great lines delivered !!! But my best part was the dress-up/sleepover with Emma and Lafayette ! Priceless ! And then Andy and his little fairies ! I wanna see more !
That Ben guy is certainly hot but I still don't trust him. Way too convenient him lying there while Sookie walked past.
Warlow his back ! And fairy Grandpa showed up ! Just awesome !!! Jason was hilarious ! But he needs to calmed the f down ! Sookie hold the sun in her hand !!!!
Okay, we've seen some pretty nasty ish on that show but that woman twisting her body liked that and her blood getting sucked outta her body was pretty disgusting ! AND Bill can see the future ! Well, now that's effed up ! They're all gonna burn !
Eric posing as a nerd was just priceless ! Loved the whole thing ! Humans (the ones who can) cannot be glamoured no more ! Damn ! But what is Eric gonna do to Burell's daughter?
Poor Tara... that silver and UV infused bullet was just wrong ! Pam was freakin out ! I have a feeling her and Nora are gonna go at it ! But btw, where did she go ?
Alcide...bad move ! Sam made a promise to Luna, sure the girl is were but you can't just snatch her like that ! That were bitch needs to shut the hell up ! Wow ! Beating up my Lafayette like that ! He gonna curse u b**ch ! Those Civil Rights whatever are gonna out them supes without their consent ! This is not going to end well...
I hope Arlene got through to the wife. Coz that story line needs to end !
CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT EPISODE !!!!! This one was awesome !!!!

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i loved shaun slater out of eastenders being Ben

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This is the True Blood I was looking for.

True Blood Season 6 Episode 2 Quotes

If the humans want war, we'll give them war.

Eric

Life is really a sh-t sandwich sometimes.

Arlene