Joe: She’s acknowledging the slurs for what they are…that’s at least a step in the right direction.
Kendra: Did Pam just call her a dog though?
Tami: I am not comfortable with this vampire version of Gone With The Wind. More than offensive, it’s inconsistent. I know Pam was put out about having a “child” to take care of, but what about the whole “no human can ever hurt you know” and gazing at Tara in her coffin stuff? Is Pam Tara’s mom or master?
Joe: I think the writers [are] trying to emphasize that she’s waffling with responsibility and her “I don’t give a fuck” attitude, and the less responsible side of herself has the wheel most of the time, hurling vitriol. Notice I said “trying.”
Joe: I also don’t like how it seems somehow Patrick is going to get all (emphasis on all) the blame for “the incident” and the fire monster will sear him till he’s well done, but Terry is going to get out of shooting some innocent Middle Eastern woman in the face.
Joe: I’m not sure she can be glamoured anyway.
Tami: Yeah, Bill knows that Sookie cannot be glamoured. He tried in Season One. He wanted The Authority to think her glamoured, lest she wind up like the poor folks on that bus. And about that…I thought The Authority was all about the making peace with humans. What gives?
Kendra: Glamouring is my least favorite part of the various vampire mythoses. It makes everything far too easy.
Joe: And a calendar? I feel like I’m watching Weekend at Bernies when I look at his outfit.
Latoya: That outfit makes me feel like he’s going to start singing Fallout Boy songs in front of Jessica’s window at any minute. Also, did you know someone (andystwist.com) made True Blood paper dolls? I can’t wait until they update this with Hoyt’s Lost in The Vamp World look.
Latoya: Word, Kendra. You make a good point with the real-life grounding. I remember that’s why I liked True Blood to begin with–it seemed like they were determined to keep things relatively true to life. That seems to be pretty far out of the window these days.
Joe: I think this is going to forever be chalked up to a suspension of disbelief.
Kendra: I feel a little bad that no one’s asked about why the restaurant’s owner hasn’t showed up…
Latoya: And who is in the kitchen when Lafayette isn’t working? Whose hand was that?
Joe: I was this close to taking a screensho–wait, wait, nevermind, yes I did.
Kendra: Once again, I’m semi-impressed they managed to connect all that. Still, I could have done without Terry’s PTSD Road Trip.
Tami: So, Arlene thinks Terry talking about curses means he is off his meds, yet a few weeks ago (in show time) her baby was kidnapped by her possessed co-worker, and not the one who can read minds. Seems like she might be a wee less skeptical, given what does on around Bon Temp.
Joe: That’s what I said last week. What is with the Doubting Thomas thing in Sci-Fi & Fantasy?
Joe: This vampire religion thing is becoming rather interesting. You can cut and paste the way Nora acted this episode into almost any house of worship and yet when it’s here on this show, she reads much differently.
Latoya: Does it? Feels like the usual treatment to me.
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