True Blood Radio 215: Life Matters

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This week on True Blood Radio, we gush over what was possibly the best episode of True Blood of all time ever, discuss the many ways in which it grossed us out, explore the deeper purpose of Terry’s funeral, and decide we’re glad Jason didn’t kill Sarah.

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  1. esw45

    August 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I think Warlow will attack Sookie and Jason, Bill and Violet will help her get away from Warlow and probably kill him…I don’t see Warlow coming back next season.

    Like Mel I think the Hep-V vampires will probably be the threat for vampires and humans that the synopsis is talking about.

    Unfortunately I think Alcide and Sookie have hooked up because Eric has left and Bill, she doesn’t like anymore and rightfully they are thru and Warlow is dead…so he is all that is left to be blount that’s why he has a chance to me because I have always seen him as just a friend to her not a love interest.

    I hope Mel, you are right about Eric being the cliffhanger and where he has been and I hope he sees Sookie before the end of the episode.

  2. posh

    August 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Any chance you ladies could post a vote on who is gonna die in the season finale?

  3. Cerise

    August 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    In season 5 Eric glamoured Alcide and he told him he will keep his hands off Sookie, in fact “she kinda disgusts you, romantically” is what Eric tells him. If they put Alcide and Sookie together that is just poor, forgetful writing. Here is the clip:

    • Mel

      August 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Unless they actually address that at some point in the episode that we haven’t seen yet.

    • ashley

      August 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

      didn’t sookie figure out that eric glamored him like the next day? they were in her kitchen and she put her hand on his and he took it away. she said something like, “did you just recoil from me?” i think she then used her fairy powers to erase the glamoring??? atleast that’s what it looked like.

      • Cerise

        August 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

        I do remember that he recoiled from her the next day. I don’t remember any evidence that she is able to un-glamour. Will be interesting to see. I’m going to watch all that again from season 5.

        • ashley

          August 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

          i didn’t know she could un-glamour either. 🙂 she did grab his hand back, closed her eyes and he could then remember the night before with russell. who knows?!! i guess time will tell!

          • Cerise

            August 16, 2013 at 1:22 am

            I went back and watched and I don’t see anything that indicated Sookie can un-glamour and nothing that shows that she tried. Holding his hand to better read his thoughts is not the same as un-glamouring.

    • Rina

      August 16, 2013 at 12:46 am

      Sookie unglamored Alcide, so Eric’s command may not be working anymore.

      • Cerise

        August 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

        How and when? Because I went back and watched all of that and I don’t think that’s the case. Once again, putting her hand on Alcide so she can read him better is not the same as un-glamouring.

        • TrueLove

          August 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm

          When she helped him remember , just liked she cleared Tara’s brain of the maenad

  4. Cerise

    August 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I think Warlow and Tara will die in Sunday’s episode. Bill may be able to redeem himself in Sookie’s eyes if he can help her get free of Warlow. I do not think Sookie will ever become a vampire.

    I also worry that the time jump will be forward enough that babies will be born and I worry that Sarah N. will show up with a baby and tell Jason it’s his.

  5. ChristieAtlanta

    August 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Totally agree with Mel and Liz on their theories! Also I have a prediction on why Violet feeds on Adylin: Jason tells Violet about Sookie/Warlow. Violet feeds on Adylin to get into the fae realm to save Sookie from Warlow. I think it is her arm in the scene with Sookie passed out. She is going to be the one to save Sookie!

  6. Sandra Louis White

    August 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Great summing up of all things that are “Life Matters”…

    My only add on to Mel’s null & void take on the Warlow/Sookie deal is that to me, it is still viable in the sense had Eric not been connected to Sookie & see her leave cemefairy, he never would have gotten to Warlow to drain him in the 1st place so perhaps that’s why she feels her promise holds. Warlow’s blood still got to the vampires….maybe not in the original intended manner, but still he was used for their salvation. Perhaps the whole Lillith prophecy from the get go was to make him for this purpose. I would venture further however, & as disappointing as it is because I may be in the minority whom loved his character & hoped a romance happen with Sookie…I am guessing Warlow is not gonna to make it to next season. If they are going the route they appear to be going from the promo, it seems everything goes wrong & Warlow lets loose the demon within.

    The episode 10 promo, when lumped with one particular image many noted from the “prayer tease” promo of last week, clearly shows things going awry & Rob K confirmed that much. There is one quick image with Warlow in the prayer tease with an unconscious Sookie. I am guessing a thwarted marriage ceremony. Moving to the the finale promo, it is Violet feeding on Adelyn. My guess is Bill tells Jason about Sookie’s deal & so Jason, Bill, Violet, Andy & Adelyn launch some of kind of rescue mission. Warlow is also seen going vamp speed through Sookie’s window & Bill is def seen being zapped out of her window so I am thinking that is a connected thread. I dunno….just guessing if you reason all the clips together…J Whatever it is, it is grabbing me & yeah…it appears Sookie & Alcide do hook up in the time jump scene & we know Joe M has wanted a Sookie/Alcide thang forever so maybe he’s getting that.

    I dunno…..I still think they are wasting another good character & actor by conveniently tying his arc up in one season but the promos don’t leave his story going forward from what I can project.

  7. Steph

    August 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Will Jason have to protect Jessica from Andy for killing his daughters?

  8. Vampiremaniac

    August 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Another brilliant radio, had such a good time!

    I am still convinced that vamps won’t get away with just the VampCamp. General back at S5 was saying that they want to eradicate the vampire race from the face of the planet. Almost 300 deaths in just one week only in Louisiana after the TB factories were destroyed… I don’t really see this ending easily… What do you say?

    I am with you that Eric will return last minute of the episode bearing the finale cliffhanger. But what could it be?

  9. Grannie_4_7

    August 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Great podcast, Ladies. You just get better and better!

  10. Rina

    August 16, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Great podcast, ladies.

  11. Mary Ann

    August 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    One thing that pleased me was the way Eric recognised Ginger’s scream and went and rescued her. She’s still *his* human, and he protects his own.

    Also, can someone tell me the name of the actor who plays Big John? For some reason, IMdB (my go-to reference for these things) doesn’t have him listed even in “full cast and crew.” I’d really appreciate that information if anyone can tell me.