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True Blood Clips: A Better Way?

I read that some people think Jason will be turned and then "un-turned" (or turned back?) by some means. That made me wonder if the show will have a season where they introduce some manner of making vampires mortals again... It would introduce some interesting stories...like would Bill (or Eric) give up being a vampire to be with Sookie? (and the best thing is they can always just re-vamp them later to re-establish the status quo)

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Like many here, I thought this episode was a good one... I'm STILL trying to figure out if Bill is pulling a long con or not. His scene with Jess made it sound like he had gone over to Lilith, but then there are other scenes like him watching Eric/Nora, him sharing "sookie's in trouble" glances with Eric, and other quiet moments when he just seems too...with it...to really be under Lilith's spell. But, regardless of what the I think is in the show, if you listen to any of the talk from the show-runners, directors, actors, etc...they all pretty much are selling it like Bill has gone over to the dark side.

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I just watched the "inside the episode" for this episode and they sure are acting like Bill is converted...so unless they're playing a long con on us...

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Back to Bill for a minute... I primary reason I don't buy Bill's descent is because in the quiet moments he doesn't seem to have the fever of a true believer. Maybe he's still converting and his betrayal of Eric is the first in a line of actions which will take him down that path further. Eric even confronted him with "what about Sookie" and Bill couldn't answer so he obviously isn't THAT into it.

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@Chris / @SperoMeliora: I think SperoMeliora is on to something with Salome's blood. We were supposed to think Bill was going to collect it for Eric and their escape, but yes, he tripped out on it again, saw Lilith, and when he looked at it...there definitely seemed to be some sort of realization. Couple that with Nora telling Eric she converted after sampling Lilith's blood, well sounds more like they're addicts than true believers. There would be a lot more Christians if the Body and the Blood made you trip balls and see Jesus hanging out with Santa Claus... ;) But what does it signify? Is it Salome's blood in the vile? Is she actually Lilith? Did Salome spike the blood in the vile? Did she do the same to her own blood? Was Bill's hallucination not really related to her blood at all but just a by-product of the vile? Or perhaps by drinking the vile all of their blood is now like that...and anyone biting Bill, Eric, Salome, etc will spread the "faith"...

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@Chris: Although my resolve is weakening, I still think Bill is going deep undercover. If he's not, if he really is a convert, then either Stephen Moyer needs to do a better job of acting or the writers need to a better job of giving Bill real motivation. Of course, True Blood isn't Shakespeare, sometimes the acting is spotty and character motivations serve the plot and not the other way around. (forgive my multiple posts...someone get a tech guy to fix the comment posting length problems!)

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...But to the larger point...yes they need to kill of some people OR relegate some back to "extra" status.

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1. What was your favorite scene from the episode? I liked the moment between Jessica and Hoyt. Although the show can slip into melodrama every once in awhile, I think they need to stay grounded with real emotions. 2. Was Alcide and Rikki's sex scene the hottest in show history? Did anyone else think for a minute that they were going to "go there" and have them shift into wolf form and give us some wild kingdom action? 3. Has Bill really become a true believer? I'm with Chris. The flashback just doesn't make any sense unless it points to Bill being anti-vampire. 4. Sam on Sam action: WTH or LOL? I'd go with more WTH It was done as well as possible, but I think it slipped a couple times into campy territory and slightly uncomfortable. 5. Should Hoyt have shot Jessica? No because I think Jessica is one of the better characters on the show (and one of the only characters with a real emotional connection to Bill). But to the larger point...yes they need to kill of some people OR relegate some back to "extra" status.

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True Blood Review: Sam I Am

@Nikita: I'm with you on how the Authority seems small. I think we're just seeing the limitations of a TV show's time/budget. Yeah, it wouldn't seem like just the death of Roman would be enough to turn the entire Authority over. You'd think they'd have to purge many of the current kings/queens, magistrates, sheriffs, etc... ...and you'd imagine there would be an internal "civil war" in the Authority (of course maybe Russel is threat enough).

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True Blood Review: Sam I Am

@kat4 I think the idea is that they're so far out in the middle of nowhere even Hoyt doesn't know where they are. Unconvincing? Perhaps... --- Is anyone else think Sam's character is off this season too? I understand him wanting to hunt down the people who killed is friends, but what's the whole deal with the "I'm different and people like me should be treated equally" stuff? I get that it's another in a long line of gay allegories, but Sam has never really been all "my people" before. Heck I didn't even think he knew any other shifters prior to finding his real family. As far as I understood, he was a loner who fit in with the "normals" and no one (up until the beginning of the show) even knew he was a shifter. I don't know, just he whole bone-weary "I've been hated all my life for being different" riff just struck me as being opposed to what we know of his actual history.