True Blood Radio 188: “Gone, Gone, Gone”

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Our apologies for the delay in posting this episode of True Blood Radio; we had to postpone recording due to illness and had a couple of technical issues just to make it super fun. Better late than never!

This week Liz reviews the Forsaken beauty collaboration from HBO and HSN, Mel doesn’t have much of a voice, and we talk about True Blood episode 5.10, “Gone, Gone, Gone”. Plus, spoilers for the final two episodes of the season!

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  1. Kim O

    August 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    -Glad they mentioned that it could be a vamp terrorist group bombing the TB factories during the debate.
    -Glad the coroner is gone.
    -Morella is pregnant!
    -Has to be more to the contract than just that one sentence, since the letters take up the whole page…
    -Jason was so “in character” looking up the stuffed animal’s dress.
    -Hoyt might be back. During Jessica’s video on HBO Go, she said that she was sad to see, “Jim exit the show for now.”

    • Kim O

      August 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

      re: the contract- maybe they promised the fairy to Warlow to stop fighting between vamps and fairies-a temporary truce?

  2. Kim O

    August 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Liz, Love your hair this week!

    • Liz

      August 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thank you, Kim!

  3. Sec

    August 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I wonder what this will all mean for the Jason/Jessica relationship. I mean Jason was the same age as Hoyt and it seems he wants more than just something casual. Will Jessica be able to be that for him or will they end up going their separate ways. I think they might date for a little while before realizing that they wouldn’t work out

  4. Christie

    August 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    If Warlow were a fairy….. the contract Jason/Sookie found specifically said “M. Warlow of 1705 (? on the date). Could it be Queen Moab? That is the only “M” name I can think of!!

    • TrueLove

      August 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Interesting thought!

  5. Bern

    August 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

    The reason Bill would want them to destroy the factories is simple. The Authority were about to start open warfare against humanity. Talking about unleashing gangs of vampires to kill humans. Instead he got them to focus on factories instead of people.. Bad, but at least things can still be salvaged.

    • TrueLove

      August 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      I was thinking maybe it was to draw a lot if human attention to the fact that vampires are now eating humans. Essentially Go big to get it over with more quickly instead of a drawn out process where more are hurt. Maybe Bill felt Roman was right that humans can overpower vampires when focused since there are so many more humans. Question is, is he doing it because he wants the power after overthrowing the current crazy vAmps or because he wants the greater good?

      • Gill

        August 19, 2012 at 7:43 am

        Sorry, I hadn’t read your post when I posted my similar thought

    • Melissa

      August 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Im hoping you are right about Bill! Im holding out faith in him!

  6. Jen

    August 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I hope that maybe Emma’s grandma can help Alcide take back the pack, and then mount a rescue for Emma,Luna, and Sam. Too bad Luna can’t turn herself into Russell, with his powers. It seems the only thing that could kill Russell at this moment would be himself. That, or his obsession with faerie blood. If he found the location of the club and got in, it would definately be a bloodbath. Sookie put him on his ass by herself. Imagine a whole club full of em! I think the job Bill sent Jessica to do that was “loathesome” was for her to lure Jason into some trap. Maybe to get into the faerie club, or some other scheme. Either way, I know they won’t kill him or change him into a vampire. He might come close though, from the looks of it. There is so many ways they can take this Warlow thing. I’m at a loss as to the direction they are gonna take it. I thought the scene with Eric and Nora was a hologram too. Maybe a last “middle finger” to the Authority from the from our techie vamp? Love your podcasts, Ladies! Always a highlight in my week! 🙂

  7. Melissa

    August 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I like to think I’m a pretty hardcore fan, and that I would do well with trivia from the show and the nooks, but you ladies definitely take the ultimate fan prize! When Mel said something about it being the second week of November I was floored. 🙂 I guess I never think about what time of year it is…
    I really enjoyed the podcast this week, thank you for you hard work! I can’t believe this season is almost over, seems like it has gone by faster than usual!

  8. Thom

    August 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I agree. Season 5 has become a rather melodramatic. Bill is out of character, Lafeyette has had this ongoing self pity trip that’s getting thin and old for me. Resurrecting Russell so he could continue his ridiculous self indulgent rantings. Seems like they’re running low on real story ideas and getting by on soap opera drama. Don’t get me wrong. I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the previous seasons. I’d would just like to see the same creative, gritty, cutting story action they displayed in previous seasons.

  9. Melissa

    August 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Once again I have to agree with you about how perfect Alan Ball’s casting choices are. I have watched the show fro the start and have always been blown away at how perfect the character/actor roles are! Most of the shows or movies whose origins are from a book that I have seen I have thought that the actors didn’t fit the character. When I read the new books or re-read the older stories I picture the actors as the characters in my head. I wonder if other readers do the same?

  10. Whitney

    August 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Mel your question about Bill suggesting they blow up factories… I’m thinken that was his big power play to make his way to the head of the Authority. This way he is in position to fix everything once and for all. They can rebuild those factories im sure. Maybe?

    • Mel

      August 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      That’s my guess as well, but the human casualties as a result make me uneasy.

  11. Whitney

    August 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    how come my comments aren’t showing up??

    • Whitney

      August 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Ok that one did but my other one didnt? I’m confused

    • Mel

      August 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      You tried to post too many in a short amount of time, so the spam filter blocked you.

  12. Gill

    August 19, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Finally got to see this episode in Aussie time (almost two hours ago). Bill’s motivation? He is playing a very deep game. A suggestion from left field – blowing up the factories cause the Vampires to feed on humans, which causes the humans to fight back. Possibly thinning out the numbers of Vampires, which could be good for Bill in the very long run. Setting Russell against Salome, perhaps both will die, or the Military takes out Russell, then the older generation of vampires meets the true death. When Russell is dead, then Bill can step up as the saviour of humankind, and blame it all on Russell. I don’t know if Bill would keep Eric around, as he is also old. I wonder what ever happened to the other Monarchs? Surely Sophie-Anne wasn’t the last one?

    On Emma, I don’t think that Steve is trying to keep her safe – he just wants his puppy, and he threatens her with the Boogie Man (baby eater) to keep her in puppy form. I am afraid that I have never seen a good side to Steve.

    I loved the nonchalant way that Sookie staked Mike Spencer (who always gave me the creeps) , after sort-of allowing him to chow down on her leg whilst she was looking for weapons. She hasn’t completely run out of Fairy Spark, and could have blasted him across the room, but found it easier to stake him with chopsticks, then swore when she got slimed again! More Vampire sludge for her to clean up!Maybe Fae-bearing means person who bears fae powers, rather than she can bear fae offspring, which is what I first thought.

  13. Viv

    August 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Hi Ladies, you are both looking particularly glam this week! Liking the new hair style, Liz. I salute you both for your faith in Bill even though I don’t share it. I don’t think he is faking it. I think he hated what he was and Lillith has given him a reason to accept his vampirism and feel happy about it.

    • Liz

      August 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Thanks, Viv! The hair is what happens when I let it dry naturally. What you say about Bill does make sense. I still wouldn’t think that makes him bad, just desperate.

  14. melvin

    August 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    thnks mel & liz this was an awesome pod cast i enjoyed it n thnks #tru blood fan to the maxxxx

  15. Laura McGirt

    August 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Could Warlow be who they are going to introduce as the Niall character from the books?

  16. emax

    August 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Great podcast…am i the only one who has noticed Sookie carring all these pillows to cover her belly…..I just love it! Hope you feel better soon Mel……

  17. Emma

    August 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

    This was a very interesting episode. Although I will admit I have not yet seen 5.11, Sunset, yet. I do plan on watching it Thursday morning so that I’m all caught up by Sunday. So if I mention anything that I saw in Gone Gone Gone that has already progressed further in Sunset, my apologies. But anyway from what I saw on this episode, one of the things I noticed was that when Bill, Eric, and company are in the Authority meeting room, and Russell is discussing different strategies, Eric turns to look at Bill, and Bill gives Eric this “eye thing” like he’s signaling him something. I can’t really explain it that well, sorry, but the way Bill and Eric were looking at each-other also makes me continue to think that (hopefully) Bill and Eric are still in on their “plan”; whatever that plan is….. If Eric was truly angry with Bill, he wouldn’t have bothered looking at him, but he did and they kind of eye-balled each other as though they are silently communicating. The scene was very subtle and it lasted just a few seconds but it’s something I caught.

    And also, I actually think Eric did see Lilith with Godric, before she “killed” him, because when Lilith had her arms around Godric, Eric kept screaming “Fight her!!! Don’t let her do this!!” And Godric just says, “it’s not me that has to fight her”. It was a very interesting scene. Overall I’m enjoying this season. And good grief, I have never actually cried while watching this show, but the part where Jessica was erasing Hoyt’s memory of her and Jason had me balling like a baby. It was so sad!

    • Mel

      August 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Emma, that silent communication between Eric and Bill is what has me the most convinced that they are working a plan together. I think some supernatural factors, and unexpected actions by others, are affecting the plan, but I do still think both of them are working to take down the Authority.

      • Emma

        August 24, 2012 at 2:34 am

        Exactly. That is what also makes me more and more convinced. Not just that, but the fact that even after the whole scene where Eric calls Bill a “traitor” after being “captured” by the Authority members, Bill and Eric CONTINUE to give each-other these glances. And they are constantly doing it. If Eric was so mad at Bill and felt betrayed by him, he would ignore him. Or even insult him. And yet here they are, continually looking at each other and even, sitting next to each-other during their Authority headquarter meetings. And now that I’ve seen “Sunset”, before Eric and Nora left they would still give each-other the looks. AND, the fact that the filmmakers (or showmakers) would even bother to continuously show the two of them in the same scene giving the looks, only lasting a couple of seconds, even when a different character is talking;… well they are basically just giving us these big obvious clues. IF, it all wasn’t true (and it’s a big if) why would the directors bother to CONTINUALLY show the two of them every 10 seconds looking at each-other every time someone else makes a speech?!

        Sorry for the rambling. lol. Just had to get that off my chest. Whew….