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True Blood: Mine

Sookie: "Why on earth would I continue seeing you?"
Bill: "Because you will never find a human man you can be yourself with."

This one was fun. Sookie the mind-reading virgin has got it bad for vampire Bill (because of that sexy, forbidden vamp blood – or maybe it's more than that) and he seems to feel the same way. I have to say again that Stephen Moyer is really breathing life, pardon the pun, into Bill for me. I even like the way he says her name.

Bill didn't seem thrilled with his "friends" and didn't want them around; the reference to a higher authority hinted that Bill really didn't have a choice. If Bill had by chance been down at the GrabbitKwik picking up a six-pack of Tru Blood, Sookie could have been in real trouble. Bill said vamps that "nest" tend to fall back on their old, killing ways. Maybe it's peer pressure. Tell me why vamps are supposed to get equal rights again? Aren't killers supposed to be in prison? Are there special prisons for vamps?

Tara and Sam were also a lot of fun. I enjoyed every scene they had together, including their "friends with benefits" awkward segue on the couch. And it was jarring that we went from sexy romantic vibes with Sookie and Bill, and sexy comic relief with Tara and Sam, to Jason and Dawn banging away. Anything involving Jason is leaving me cold. I hope they'll lessen the emphasis on him; he has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and I'm not interested in him at all.

Another cliffhanger. Not a surprise that Dawn was next; they signaled it pretty clearly in the last episode. The tatted-up vamp with the eyes who was with Maudette in the video is the obvious suspect, considering what he and his two nest buddies just did to two of their pet humans. But again, too obvious. We can probably surmise that it's someone that hates women who consort with vamps, or someone trying to frame Jason for murder. Or both.

Bits and pieces:

-- A vampire can "claim" a human ("mine"), like a master/slave sort of thing, and other vamps have to respect their dibs.

-- Poor Tara. She hasn't learned yet that you can't fix an alcoholic; they have to fix themselves, and all you can do is offer to be there for them when they do.

-- Tara discovered that Sam barks in his sleep. But he may not be a part-time dog, after all, since there was a scene with Sam and the dog we've been seeing. But then again, Sam did call the dog "brother."

-- I like Bill's house. It's full of dilapidated charm, and actually looks like a vampire lives there.

-- It was hinted that Sookie got her "gift" from her grandfather.

-- The vamp nest had plastic on the furniture. To keep the blood from staining, maybe?

-- I'm not sure if it was intended or not, but there was more than one reference to suicide. The girl in the vamp nest. Great-Uncle Francis.

-- Lafayette apparently has four jobs: short order cook, road crew, hooker, and drug dealer. He's not a drainer; he seems to have a pay for play arrangement with a vamp. Good thing, because I sort of like Lafayette and I wouldn't want him to be a drainer.

-- Bill and Malcolm mentioned Eric, the "higher authority." Actually, Eric is one of my favorite characters in the books, and I can't wait to see him. And hey. I got all the way to the end of my review before mentioning the books.


Tara: "Low self-esteem, childhood trauma, blah blah snore. What's your excuse?"

Bill: "We're all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic's just a little different from yours, that's all."

Tara: "You know what? He barks in his sleep."
Lafayette: "Oh, damn. White folks just all fucked up."

Sam: (to the dog) "You know what I really wish would come to Marthaville? Buffy. Blade. Or any one of those badass vampire killers to take care of Mr. Bill Compton. That's what I wish."

Better. I'm encouraged,

Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.


  1. There was something about Diane (the black lady vamp) that was just intoxicating!!! I loved her!!

    From the prior episode - I also love the way Bill says "Sookie."

    I haven't read the books (I have the first two), so I watched the series "cold."

  2. Good episode but every one going to end on a cliffhanger with Sookie - getting beaten up, surrounded by vampires and now finding Dawn's body? Yikes.

    The opening was quickly resolved. Hep D is interesting but if Jerry wanted them dead, shouldn't he have tried something more damaging?

    I'm not sure what to make of Diane, Malcolm and the tattoo guy. They're not that bad I guess. It's good that there are some vampires who don't want to tow the party line.

    Who's Eric and when do we meet him? From the way Bill talks it up, Eric has some clout within the vampire community. Might not be so wise for our trio to be making trouble.

    Sookie trying to keep Bill at arm's length was smart. I do respect her for that. Still, she did fantasise about him a lot.

    I love Gran, just a brilliant character. Her conversations with Sookie do add something.

    Jason's so gonna get blamed for Dawn's death, isn't he?

    Lafayette - cook, construction worker, drug dealer, V supplier and prostitute? I know economic times are hard and all but when does he actually get time to sleep with all those balls in the air?

    Jason's dancing was funny. Tara's scenes with her alcoholic mother not so much.

    Tara and Sam as friends with benefits is interesting. Something's not quite right with Sam though, is it? 8/10.

  3. An improvement from the last one. I gotta say that I really like Sookie and her scenes with Bill are really great and a bit hot.
    Jason is a jackass but I don´t think he´s a murderer. And I don´t know but I have a weird feeling about Sam.

  4. I love strong female characters -- think Buffy and Sydney -- so I am liking Sookie. I like the way she knows who she is and she respects who she is.

    I love Lafayette. He is a genius creation, not a prostitute but an entrepreneur. I can't imagine the challenges he has faced being both black and gay in the deep south, yet he's another one very comfortable in his own skin.

    I was sure that the appearing/disappearing dog had something to do with Sam, but then they showed them together. Oh well -- guess I'm not as clever as I thought.


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