True Blood Radio 216: “Radioactive”

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It’s season finale time and Liz & Mel have lots to say about the final hour of True Blood season 6. From Warlow’s final battle to the time jump to what’s coming in season 7, join us for this week’s True Blood Radio.

Note: We recorded this episode before Brian Buckner’s post-finale interviews were published. Most of our assumptions and speculations were right on, but a couple of things we wondered about (e.g. Lettie Mae/Tara) have been laid to rest.

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  1. Lidia

    August 23, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for another fantastic podcast, I’ve been looking forward to it all week! I particularly enjoyed the rant at the end. I’m sure it won’t make an iota of a difference and you’ll be deleting comments left right & centre this week! 😉

    Mel, your predictions regarding Bill during season 5 drove me crazy last year, but you’ve redeemed yourself in my eyes this year! Loved your insightful commentary!

    Til now season 3 had been my favourite, but the fast paced action and jam packed episodes this year has made season 6 the best so far. I think dropping down to 10 episodes had a lot to do with it. Not one minute was wasted and the viewers were the winner!

    Just re your comments about Alex and filming the snow scene in Sweden; I read that Deborah Ann Wall tweeted this week that that scene was actually shot on a rooftop in LA. Any chance you can confirm that or better still ask Alex when you interview him soon?

    Well done again Liz & Mel for proving the go to site for all things True Blood. I am very grateful!
    PS. We spell some words differently in Oz, so my apologies if you think I have terrible spelling lol!

    • Lidia

      August 23, 2013 at 12:04 am

      ** except for the word PROVIDING – that should have been spelled correctly! 😉

      • Liz

        August 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

        LOL! That was funny, Lidia! And thank you!

  2. TeamSook

    August 23, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Great job ladies! I just want to say I love your podcasts! Been watching them for quit some time. I think about sense season two. Anyway, I have been a true trubie sense the 1st episode came on HBO and loved this crazy adventure with our favorite fairy princess and her vamp friends! Wow that sounds weird! LOL! And I even got my parents and brother into the show too. It’s great watching the show as a family! And that’s what I love about TV shows like true blood. How it brings fans and there loved ones togeather just like on this show! But I must admit, I was very upset at the end of this final. Please let me explain. Now I did like the warlow battle but I think it would have been better and more realistic if Eric and the Northmen girls teamed up with bill to take on Warlow to save Sookie. And well I didn’t like the 5 sec burning part of the so called Eric death because at the time I thought he really was killed off (thank god that’s not the case!) fothermore, I don’t really like the new set up for next season and it kind of sounds we are on the same page if I’m not mistaken. It’s just the humans pairing with vamps is a little weird and no more Merlots?! And then zompires are thron to the mix? Of couse there is more but ill leave it out this time. I was mad after and so was my mom and some of her friends that watch it too and this was a 1st for me watching this show. I have suffured from watching other shows train reck in the past like Heroes and Sara Conner Cronicals. All that started out great but sadly and disappointedly lost their touch at the end. I don’t want to see that happen with this show. It doesn’t deserve it. but i will say this also. i was very releved that Eric will be back and now that i had some time acepting these changes, i was willing to not give up on this show. it has been on too long for me to give up on it so I won’t. I will watch next season even thou I’m not completely happy with everything. And also thank you Liz and Mel for reminding me why I love this show so much, you have given me more hope for next season! I still hope Sookie ends up with Eric. Sorry had to say it! But I’m still team Sookie all that way! Loved how much she has grown from season 1! This is TeamSook signing out ya’ll!

    • Liz

      August 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Thanks TeamSook!!

  3. Jacqueline

    August 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Hi Ladies! I couldn’t wait either for this voddy, and see what y’all thought of it! Here’s my random thoughts… I agree, this season was excellent! It makes perfect sense to make the vamps/humans dependent on one another, and will bring some great dynamics to the fold. Humm… Who should La La be paired with? Hoyt’s Mom? (I can picture those fantasies, I have a hunch it would involve dolls, lol!) Just imagine he and Pam, her and James, etc., I’m not feeling Merlotte’s being turned over to Arlene, either. Are we sure this happened? There was no clarification, so is it possible that she opened the ‘old steakhouse?’ Correct me if I’m wrong, but does the Mayoral position even pay? Sookie needs grout cleaner in her shower, lol. Andy was indeed the MVP this season. I have to agree with Jane Bodehouse- He’s hot. As for Eric, I’m glad that we got some clarification that his return ‘won’t be pretty’, so I can see a way for him and Sookie to interact- Pam would naturally want to give him some Sookie blood to heal, right? Especially with the Hep V crisis… As always, Thanks for all of the hard work y’all do throughout the year! We appriciate it!

  4. Liz

    August 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

    MYNDA! I loved your little “Yippie!” You’re killing me!

    • mynda

      August 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you Liz!
      I couldn’t help myself!

      Thanks for another awesome season!
      You guys just get better and better!

  5. emax

    August 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Another great podcast, it was enjoyed & appreciated…hope you enjoy the hiatus coming up….I think it was a great season…I like where Bill seems to be going…Sookie & Alcide are sweet together…I hope Tara & Lettie Mae can reconcile …I would love to see Sookie help Adilyn in her fairyness…Loved Jessica’s offer of protection to Andy…to me it looked like she sensed the approaching vamps??? on the steps on the Bellefleurs…..the Violet / Jason setup may be for Jason’s protection??Hope to see more Niall next season…If Sam is Mayor I want Bill as Govanor!! it would be cool if they decided to release Bill’s book like they did Steve’s vampire guide….I do hope for a great comeback for Eric love Alexander & was disappointed that nudity replaced screen time but I can’t knock the sunbathing & reading a book I’ve been known to do made for a great cliffhanger….I liked the time jump it made sense to me….missing Merlotte’s already…I think 10 episodes –10 excellent episodes was better than 12….can’t wait for Season 7!! Thanxxx again ladies take a much deserved break !!

  6. Rina

    August 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Great podcast, ladies as always. Love your insights about this season.

  7. ChristieAtlanta

    August 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Eric sunbathing on the ice mountain in Sweden was one of the most genius and clever snipnets from the entire season. I didn’t even realize it was full frontal nudity because I was so engrossed in the storyline. I wish it would not have been ff because I think the media on the story kind of ‘took away’ from how awesome the finale was. Thanks again Mel and Liz for all the hard work this season. You totally enhance the TB experience for all us die hard fans!!

  8. Michele Perry-Omasta

    October 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I just wanted to say Bravo… I absolutely love Tru Blood. I just started watching about a month ago. My son had all the seasons and suggested that I watch them. I am hooked. I love it. Best show I’ve ever watched. I’m addicted now and can’t seem to watch enough. I have had weekend marathons to catch up and am very excited about season 7. Excellent job to all. I have to admit the men are all soo hot!! As for Eric what can I say…. Probably the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. I want to be a vamp so I can sleep with him.. Lol. I love the characters all of them. Pam is the best! Mean and funny- love her attitude.. Sookie is one lucky lady. If I were her I’d a slept with all the hotties too! Bravo Sookie!! Keep up the great work! You guys rock!