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Old 08-01-10, 05:19 AM
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True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

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Sam intervenes when Melinda and Joe Lee rope Tommy into a dogfighting ring; Eric hatches a plan to get information from Sophie-Anne; Sookie makes a last-ditch attempt to rescue Bill; Jason searches for clues about Crystal; Debbie vows to get even with Alcide; Russell turns his back on the Magister


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Old 08-01-10, 09:35 AM
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

FYI: The spoiler in the OP is very detailed and goes beyond the usual "Sam gets into a situation with his new family"-type plot descriptions.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Not exactly True Blood related, but I am currently watching the Blu-Ray of Generation Kill. While I know not everyone will be Team Eric, I don't think anyone could watch this and not get a good deal of respect for Alexander Skarsgard as an actor. I think he has the potential to be a major star if he makes the right choices and stays away from stupid stuff like movies based on board games.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

He's in the Haus of Gaga...he's set
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Damn, incredible opening.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Incredible ep. overall, even if it did run short. A lot happened tonight, no denying it. I'm guessing what Russell did would be the mafia equivalent of whacking an FBI agent or important member of a powerful family.

Once again I think this show filled its gore quotient for the year. The post-mortem tribute to Bill and Lorenna was cool, but somewhat cheesy. RIP Lorenna, you will be missed, to an extent.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Originally Posted by stevevt View Post
FYI: The spoiler in the OP is very detailed and goes beyond the usual "Sam gets into a situation with his new family"-type plot descriptions.
If you been watching the episodes (especially last weeks) then the information about the episode wouldnt be a spoiler.

What a fucking episode tonight! I was surprised at how many people were killed off tonight! And I think by now it should be obvious why the queen is interested in Sookie.

Glad that Claudine was finally introduced as well! My only complaint this episode was how short this episode was. After more people have watched this and posted, Ill post more
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

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Incredible ep. overall, even if it did run short. A lot happened tonight, no denying it. I'm guessing what Russell did would be the mafia equivalent of whacking an FBI agent or important member of a powerful family.

Once again I think this show filled its gore quotient for the year. The post-mortem tribute to Bill and Lorenna was cool, but somewhat cheesy. RIP Lorenna, you will be missed, to an extent.
I'm gonna miss Lorena. Eventhough I knew she was gonna die from reading the books, I've been enjoying her character and was hoping she would last closer to the end of the season.

I'm also glad Hadley has been getting more time as well.

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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Okay, what exactly is it about

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Sookie being a faerie (I know that much) that gets vamps so interested in her?
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Okay, what exactly is it about

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Sookie being a faerie (I know that much) that gets vamps so interested in her?
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I'm guessing the more fairy blood that is consumed, the longer a vampire can live in sunlight. Notice how after Bill got out of the truck he didnt burn right away, he was fine for a few minutes then slowly began to smoke.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Originally Posted by Drav3n View Post
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I'm guessing the more fairy blood that is consumed, the longer a vampire can live in sunlight. Notice how after Bill got out of the truck he didnt burn right away, he was fine for a few minutes then slowly began to smoke.
So I'm guessing
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that was Bill's initial interest in Sookie, but he authentically fell in love. I'm guessing when he stood in the sunlight that was confirmation for him that a lot of fairy blood could work. I'm guessing that is also why the queen and Eric will now be interested as well.


While I knew she was going to get saved, I was somewhat surprised that we didn't see the Magister pierce Pam's eyes first. It was just that kind of no holds barred ep. While she wasn't given much, it was obvious from her attitude that the Magister had been torturing her pretty much non-stop since Eric left. Seemed she was going to be defiant to the end, and that was very good acting from Ms. Von Stratten. I also liked how they threw in Eric asking her if she was okay. Showed that he authentically cared for her well being.

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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
So I'm guessing
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that was Bill's initial interest in Sookie, but he authentically fell in love. I'm guessing when he stood in the sunlight that was confirmation for him that a lot of fairy blood could work. I'm guessing that is also why the queen and Eric will now be interested as well.
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Exactly. Bill was sent by the queen, who probably learned about Sookie from Hadley.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Can someone refresh my memory as to why Eric's and the queen's ears were bleeding?
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

I think it happens when the vamps stay up during the day time.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Loved the scene at Fangtasia between Russell and the Magister.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10




Just wanted to post that.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Nice!
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Funny scenes with Jason in this episode. Particularly, Jason 'sweeping' in the jail cell and approaching Lafayette in the kitchen.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

A little off subject but... this episode reminded me what a complete piece of crap Michael Vick is.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
I also liked how they threw in Eric asking her if she was okay. Showed that he authentically cared for her well being.
He does. He said something earlier about the only Vamp you can trust is the one that made you. That and his reaction to Godric last season indicates that there is a very strong maker/sire relationship in the True Blood universe.

Don't really see the same relationship with Bill and Jessica though which is strange.
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Don't really see the same relationship with Bill and Jessica though which is strange.
Well, Bill and his own sire aren't exactly the model relationship either. Maybe that impacts his other relationships.

The major flaw with this episode was not enough Jessica. She and Hoyt(?) were the best part of last season. Then again, I would be happy with an entire episode of her just doing her nails. She's perfect.
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The major flaw with this episode was not enough Jessica. She and Hoyt(?) were the best part of last season. Then again, I would be happy with an entire episode of her just doing her nails. She's perfect.
Not ANY Jessica. How do they allow that to happen?

Of course Jason got to taste Hoyt's new girls biscuits before Hoyt did. That scene was perfectly played between Jason and Hoyt.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Good to see Johnny from Deadwood show up, if only for a second.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

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Just wanted to post that.

Is that Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica)? Guess she's a fan of Hitgirl.
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Re: True Blood -- "Hitting the Ground" -- 08/01/10

Really great episode.

Thanks for the spoilers, I was dying trying to find what Sookie is.

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