True Blood Roundtable Discussion: The Big Reveal “At Last”

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Once again we gather together to discuss another excellent episode of True Blood, “At Last”, with TV Fanatics Leigh Raines and Chris O’Hara. We ponder whether Warlow is evil or good, study our feelings for Alcide 2.0, debate who will be the major death and weigh in on which scene surprised us more. Pull up a seat and join us!

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True Blood Round Table Discusses “At Last”

What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Jessica FTW. I was shocked that she went all homicidal on Andy’s poor daughters. It was a surprising scene, it was a well-acted scene and it was an emotional scene, which isn’t often the case on True Blood.

Leigh: Without a doubt, the ending on the couch. “Get the f*ck off of me or die Warlow,” with that light ball right above them. Sookie was planning and plotting and I did not see that coming. Amazing.

Chris: Hard for me to choose just one scene, but my favorite moments of the episode were those featuring Jason. His heart is always in the right place, but oh how I love to see him trying to work something out in that head of his. He really shined the entire episode, what with his curious case of the munchies from the V Benlow gave him… the pull ups in the doorway… and his Dirty Harry impression, complete with an amazing array of confused looks on his face.

Liz: Any that Sookie was in. I loved how you saw her determination and resolve clearly on her face as she checked herself out in her mirror. She was a girl with a plan and knew exactly how she was going to execute it. And who didn’t love that final scene with her and Warlow? “Get the f*** off me or die, Warlow.” Chilling!

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Now it’s your turn Truebies! Weigh in on these 5 questions in the comments below.

 

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of True-Blood.net. Anxiously anticipating season 6.

9 Comments

  1. Granna

    July 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Q 1: Favorite scene in this episode?
    So many good scenes this episode. One (of several) good scenes is where Willa attacked her Dad. Everything was going pretty well until Dad put his bloodied hand on her face. And Eric should have know better than to send a freshly made vampire who had only fed once, to talk rationally to the Governor. (Imagine a freshly turned Tara given such an assignment?) But I guess it turned out O.K. Sarah took care of it.

    Q2: What was more surprising a) Jess killing the faeries; b) Eric turning Willa; c) Ben being Warlow?
    Well, Ben being Warlow was no surprise at all to me. He was just a little TOO obvious. I’m borderline on Eric turning Willa. I wondered if he would but was undecided. Poor Jess killing the faeries was definitely the saddest scene of the episode, and for me, the most unexpected. Her remorse afterwards was palpable. What a marvelously acted scene!

    Q3: Is Ben/Warlow good or bad? Yes. I think that he is immensely complex but true to his own set of standards. I thought it was touching when Ben stroked Niall’s cheek before taking him out of the car trunk. It was as if he still saw the Faerie child that he saved those thousands of years ago. Ben/Warlow obviously wants the royal Fae line to continue based on what he told Niall.

    Q4: How do you like this new side to Alcide? Get a grip, guy! Not liking the new packmaster so much yet. Trying to give him a little lee way because he drank the V to beat the bad guy. But, um, not so much. He needs to get control of his pack. They’re not listening to him very well.

    Q5: What main character has the best chance of being killed off? BETTER NOT BE LALA! The way things are going right now, I have to wonder if it’s Pam or Jessica or maybe Tara. I fervently hope that it isn’t any of them. I’M NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP ANY OF THEM! Hear me, Writers? NOT ONE of THEM!

  2. Joseph

    July 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    1. Favorite scene in this episode?
    Definitely Eric turning Willa. I thought the acting was a bit over the top by A.S. as Eric, but I so believed that Willa wanted this and I could feel her anticipation/fright over the event. I was also a bit put off by Eric’s attitude toward her after he turned her (ohhhh, the power of the imagination). The entire scene was reminiscent of oldskool vampire flicks. I am a huge fan of the entire vampire genre and the relationship between Eric and Willa was straight out of Bram Stoker.
    2. What was more surprising a) Jess killing the faeries; b) Eric turning Willa; c) Ben being Warlow?
    I had expected c and b but not a. I thought that she might kill one or two but not all of them. It kind of throws a wrench into Bill’s plans and ironically, it might be the event that causes Jessica to become imprisoned leading to her death.
    So, in a way, by trying to save Jessica Bill actually sentenced her to die.
    3. Is Ben/Warlow good or bad?
    He is mos def good. I think that he will turn out to be the hero this season.
    4. How do you like this new side to Alcide?
    I am a dude. Alcide’s scenes are feminine soft porn. I hope that he dies.
    5. What main character has the best chance of being killed off?
    Hopefully Alcide, but I honestly think that it will be either Tara, Pam or Jessica.
    Wouldn’t it be something if it was Sookie?

    • Mel

      July 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Poor Alcide. No love from Joseph. LOL

    • Liz

      July 10, 2013 at 9:19 am

      “The entire scene was reminiscent of oldskool vampire flicks. I am a huge fan of the entire vampire genre and the relationship between Eric and Willa was straight out of Bram Stoker.”

      Oh my gosh Joseph, that’s what I thought too! In fact I talked about it in this week’s podcast. I can’t wait for it to go up so you can watch/listen to it. I’d like to hear what you think about everything else we talked about.

      As to your #5 answer, yes it would be something seen as though she is the center of the entire show. LOL! That would surely be something none of us would ever have seen coming.

    • Granna

      July 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Great point, Joseph! “It kind of throws a wrench into Bill’s plans and ironically, it might be the event that causes Jessica to become imprisoned leading to her death. So, in a way, by trying to save Jessica Bill actually sentenced her to die.”

      I hope you’re wrong, but that’s an excellent point!

  3. Madeleine

    July 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Q 1 : The Grab it Quick scene, for nostalgic reasons 😉
    Q 2 : nothing was a real shocker, I have to go with Eric turning Willa, I wonder if Eric had ulterior motives.
    Q 3 : too early to tell, he’s definitely neither just good or bad, but then nobody is. There’s more to Warlow, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
    Q 4 : Yucky! *thumps down*
    Q 5 : I fear for Pam, that would be the worst loss to me. It looked like it would be Jessica, to me, at first, then Jason seemed to be the one …. hard to tell, Sam and Lala are in real danger from the pack ….

    • Traci West

      July 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      I’ve been hearing scuttlebutt online that Eric is the one to die. True Blood has really raised his profile in Hollywood, so that would be a good way to write him out of the series. I sincerely hope Rikki dies; I think she’s going to stage a coup while Alcide’s away.

      • Madeleine

        July 11, 2013 at 1:06 am

        Rikki dying seems highly unlikely (though I have no sympathy for her at all and could perfectly do without her), she is no main character, she wasn’t around from season 1 on.
        I hope you’re wrong about Eric, but there’ve been so many rumors that proved to be false that I wouldn’t give to much about that. I guess those are now reinforced due to Alex not attending Comic Con …. although there could be many other reasons.
        In every interview Alex says how much he enjoys to be on the show, he did plenty of work besides it, I see no reason why he shouldn’t continue to do so.

  4. Julia

    July 11, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Q 1: Favorite scene in this episode?
    So far season 6 has blown off in just the right direction, every scene and every episode has been brilliant, according to me. Favorite scene in episode 6 was every scene with Jason, Ryan Kwanten is suuuch a good actor! Ryan has it all figured out and he IS Jason. To contradict myself and what I said earlier; I hated the scene with Sam and that Nicole getting it off. It was just so wrong, and soap-operaish.

    Q2: What was more surprising a) Jess killing the faeries; b) Eric turning Willa; c) Ben being Warlow?
    Definitely Jess killing the faeries, which I thought would have a bigger role this season.

    Q3: Is Ben/Warlow good or bad?
    At first I thought that his thing with Sookie was to eat her, but when he sucked grandpa dry only to spit his blood out – I’m not too sure what he wants with her.

    Q4: How do you like this new side to Alcide?
    Well, for one, he’s trying to be good and take the pack along another route than the earlier pack master did. So thats good, but then this whole werewolf-thing is getting dull.

    Q5: What main character has the best chance of being killed off?
    I have no idea, I hope none of them does. But it seems that LaLa is getting less screentime!? I say yay to more screentime for LaLa 🙁