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I enjoyed the episode. The twist of Sookie having some sort of power over Maryanne was really great and unexpected and I cant wait to see how that develops. The Jason / Dionysus thing was a little much but was sort of funny and effective against people that are not in their right minds I suppose. That scene crossed over to the side of corny more than well written drama though. Other than that I liked the episode. When Bill bit Maryanne it was wild. Bringing Tara back was exciting too. Cant wait to see the queen and everyone join forces to bring maryanne down. They seem to have showed the hand that it will ultimately be Sookie that gets er done but watching everyone put it in place and use their supernatural ,or human in andy and Jasons case, powers is going to be awesome.,

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I'm hooked on the show now also, but really just started this season.

 

Did I miss a bunch by not watching previous seasons?

 

Also - who is this "god" that is supposedly coming?

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I'm hooked on the show now also, but really just started this season.

 

Did I miss a bunch by not watching previous seasons?

 

Also - who is this "god" that is supposedly coming?

 

 

Last season was great and worth watching big time. You learn the characters and some of the history behind what you are seeing now but jumping in at season 2 doesnt put you at a big disadvantage. My brother did the same thing and he is following along just fine. Last year a lot of focus was on a serial killer in the town, Bon Temps, that they live in. Jason was a big part of last year as well. It was a great season

 

 

Maryanne is a Maenad

 

A Maenad is -- In Greek mythology, Maenads (Greek: Μαινάδες) were the inspired and frenzied female worshipers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine, and intoxication, the Roman god Bacchus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with. The mysteries of Dionysus inspired the women to ecstatic frenzy; they indulged in copious amounts of violence, bloodletting, sexual activity, self-intoxication, and mutilation. They were usually pictured as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawnskins and carrying the thyrsus, and dancing with wild abandon.

 

 

I assume when she refers to the God she refers to Dionysus but I have a feeling we are not going to see him. She is really the one who the sacrafice is for because she has a beef with Sam.

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Last season was great and worth watching big time. You learn the characters and some of the history behind what you are seeing now but jumping in at season 2 doesnt put you at a big disadvantage. My brother did the same thing and he is following along just fine. Last year a lot of focus was on a serial killer in the town, Bon Temps, that they live in. Jason was a big part of last year as well. It was a great season

 

 

Maryanne is a Maenad

 

A Maenad is -- In Greek mythology, Maenads (Greek: Μαινάδες) were the inspired and frenzied female worshipers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine, and intoxication, the Roman god Bacchus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with. The mysteries of Dionysus inspired the women to ecstatic frenzy; they indulged in copious amounts of violence, bloodletting, sexual activity, self-intoxication, and mutilation. They were usually pictured as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawnskins and carrying the thyrsus, and dancing with wild abandon.

 

 

I assume when she refers to the God she refers to Dionysus but I have a feeling we are not going to see him. She is really the one who the sacrafice is for because she has a beef with Sam.

 

Cool. Thanks.

 

And do we know what that beef is with Sam or is that coming later? Not sure if that was in Season 1 or not.

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Cool. Thanks.

 

And do we know what that beef is with Sam or is that coming later? Not sure if that was in Season 1 or not.

 

 

It was earlier this season. They flashed back to Sam when he was young and he was breaking in to her home. She caught him in the act but was curious about him. She didnt punish him she ended up banging him. Then while she was showering her robbed her and took off. I dont think it was about the money. One of the other characters this year Daphne said " It was because you were the one that got away" He offered to pay her back but she laughed at him .

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Last season was great and worth watching big time.

yeah, just get the DVDs for free from your library.

 

A Maenad is -- In Greek mythology, Maenads (Greek: Μαινάδες) were the inspired and frenzied female worshipers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine, and intoxication, the Roman god Bacchus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with. The mysteries of Dionysus inspired the women to ecstatic frenzy; they indulged in copious amounts of violence, bloodletting, sexual activity, self-intoxication, and mutilation. They were usually pictured as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawnskins and carrying the thyrsus, and dancing with wild abandon.

So, they're like Cougars at your local bar.

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A Maenad is -- In Greek mythology, Maenads (Greek: Μαινάδες) were the inspired and frenzied female worshipers of Dionysus, the Greek god of mystery, wine, and intoxication, the Roman god Bacchus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". They were known as wild, insane women who could not be reasoned with. The mysteries of Dionysus inspired the women to ecstatic frenzy; they indulged in copious amounts of violence, bloodletting, sexual activity, self-intoxication, and mutilation. They were usually pictured as crowned with vine leaves, clothed in fawnskins and carrying the thyrsus, and dancing with wild abandon.

 

Unfortunately, we haven't seen Maryanne engage in sexual activity or self-intoxication, but she could definitely pass as a cougar.

 

It's weird, she only makes others do these acts, she's never really gotten into it herself.

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It's weird, she only makes others do these acts, she's never really gotten into it herself.

In a way, she's a vampire too... feeding off the energy generated by the sex and violence.

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I assume when she refers to the God she refers to Dionysus but I have a feeling we are not going to see him. She is really the one who the sacrafice is for because she has a beef with Sam.

Dunno. Could be Bacchus, who was referenced in the book Bill had a flashback to.

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Unfortunately, we haven't seen Maryanne engage in sexual activity

She had sex with Sam (she was on top) when he was younger, but it was in a flashback.

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Dunno. Could be Bacchus, who was referenced in the book Bill had a flashback to.

 

 

Or maybe Bob Bachlund

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Spoilers Below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meh on the last episode before the finale. Big Meh. Was very very dissapointed in the queen. I knew she was pretty but expected some sense of class and mystery / power. Godric was a much more impressive figure than the queen. Jason is funny as hell . Sam is the best. I love how he is looking after the kids even with a big target on his back. The Eric scene with the kids was funny and Bill and Erics exchange was great. There was a lot of wasted airtime though . Sookie on the floor for 10 minutes was dumb. I am sure the finale will bring it and the season has been awesome but this episode didnt cut it IMO.

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I have to agree I was underwhelmed. The queen's acting was really bad. I mean REALLY bad. Hopefully it gets better.

 

I'll be glad when the maenad plotline is closed. It has been drawn out a bit too long, IMHO.

 

Agree that Jason's character is getting a great bump with the humor.

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I strongly agree with Whomp. The entire time I just kept waiting for something great to happen but nothing ever did.

 

I do wonder what Eric was suggesting when he said in the preview that "I will take care of Bill". The next episode, two weeks, has got to be a great one. I wonder if it is more than an hour?

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I have to agree I was underwhelmed. The queen's acting was really bad. I mean REALLY bad. Hopefully it gets better.

 

I'll be glad when the maenad plotline is closed. It has been drawn out a bit too long, IMHO.

 

Agree that Jason's character is getting a great bump with the humor.

 

Personally I can't stand Bill's acting. 1st he doesn't sound indigenous to South LA, second he is just too wooden. In the books he is one of my favorite characters, but on the tv series, I really don't like him and it is primarily due to the actor no the character.

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Personally I can't stand Bill's acting. 1st he doesn't sound indigenous to South LA, second he is just too wooden. In the books he is one of my favorite characters, but on the tv series, I really don't like him and it is primarily due to the actor no the character.

 

Alright dude, we need to find a thread to NOT agree on. This is spooky.

 

 

But, yeah, knowing the actor that plays Bill is British, and the actor that plays Jason is Aussie, Jason wins the accent battle hands down. Bill sux.

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Alright dude, we need to find a thread to NOT agree on. This is spooky.

 

 

But, yeah, knowing the actor that plays Bill is British, and the actor that plays Jason is Aussie, Jason wins the accent battle hands down. Bill sux.

 

 

Jason is hilarious - I have never read the book but I think the actor who plays Bill is perfek. He isn't a true southener- the dude is ancient and isn't he originally a Eruo settler who came to America? he isn't going to have an Louisiana hick accent.

 

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well done series but they keep throwing in lame chit that bugs me -

 

Jason with the horns and tricking all the locals was just dumb - Lafayette goes from a tough SOB to a whiny b1tch too easily - and Tara being handcuffed with fuzzy handcuffs to a wooden leg of a cheap coffee table? weak - cool show but seriously dragging a bit.

 

I feel like the hard-core edge, legit violence, or threat of it from season one is gone - paintball, nail guns and chit - everyone just kind of rolls around town - nothing is really happening

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Jason is hilarious - I have never read the book but I think the actor who plays Bill is perfek. He isn't a true southener- the dude is ancient and isn't he originally a Eruo settler who came to America? he isn't going to have an Louisiana hick accent.

 

The books indicate he is from Bon Temps and grew up there in his father's house. He became a vampire while returning home from the civil war, so while old he isn't ancient like Erick or Godrick.

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well done series but they keep throwing in lame chit that bugs me -

 

Jason with the horns and tricking all the locals was just dumb - Lafayette goes from a tough SOB to a whiny b1tch too easily - and Tara being handcuffed with fuzzy handcuffs to a wooden leg of a cheap coffee table? weak - cool show but seriously dragging a bit.

 

+1

 

 

The thing that really annoyed me was the big egg in the bed. Come on. :wacko::D Talk about over the top.

 

I also thought the vampire queen of Louisiana should be more queen-like, or more like royalty. She just seemed like some spoiled rich chick.

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I also thought the vampire queen of Louisiana should be more queen-like, or more like royalty. She just seemed like some spoiled rich chick.

That really bothered me. I mean I was expecting something really out of this world. Not some nymph like hottie that just acts like the brat down the street that needs smacked in the mouth. I thought at the very least that she would unleash crazy powers and insight but really she didn't seem like anything special.

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All in all an enjoyable season. IMO The best thing about the season was Godric and when he went in flames on that roof the season peaked. The 2nd to last week wasnt that great and the finale was decent. The queen sucks

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All in all an enjoyable season. IMO The best thing about the season was Godric and when he went in flames on that roof the season peaked. The 2nd to last week wasnt that great and the finale was decent. The queen sucks

 

literally. :wacko:

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All in all an enjoyable season. IMO The best thing about the season was Godric and when he went in flames on that roof the season peaked. The 2nd to last week wasnt that great and the finale was decent. The queen sucks

Yeah, i liked the Godric/Dallas-clan stuff.

 

I'm very glad they're exploring Sam's and Sookie's abilities now instead of waiting like they did in the books. Lafayette continues to be awesome.

 

From the preview for next season, it suggests that Bill's been killed and probably by Eric. Or maybe Bill's psycho maker/ex-gf? Either way, sorry, but I'd be happy about that. I don't really care for the character in books or TV.

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Yeah, i liked the Godric/Dallas-clan stuff.

 

I'm very glad they're exploring Sam's and Sookie's abilities now instead of waiting like they did in the books. Lafayette continues to be awesome.

 

From the preview for next season, it suggests that Bill's been killed and probably by Eric. Or maybe Bill's psycho maker/ex-gf? Either way, sorry, but I'd be happy about that. I don't really care for the character in books or TV.

 

 

I wonder if they will launch full into the "were-war" plot? They may hold that back until season four

 

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I wonder if they will launch full into the "were-war" plot? They may hold that back until season four

 

If they don't do that, what will they do? Witches? I like the were storyline more.

 

Tho I think I'd rather them go into the Vampire Politics stuff, marriage, the big meeting, etc.

 

It's probably too soon to do Sookie's family history, but I would like her continue developing her 'gift' more.

 

 

Anyone play D&D when they were a kid? I could see Sookie and Jason "rolling" their characters...

Sookie: So we're 1/8th mythical creatures. Ok. neat. Oooh, I want the mental powers, mind reading, and stuff!

 

Jason: coolio. I wanna do chicks.

 

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