Monday, 10 August 2009

Falling Back Like a Hunter's Soufflé

True Blood Episode 02x08 Timebomb. :: Reviews - Reactions - Recaps - Quotes

I wake up on the ground. It's freezing cold. I don't even know how I got there. Tara, what the hell is wrong with me? - Eggs

Spoiler Warning

Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.

In my bid to comment on this weeks episode, I came across a French idiom: Falling back like a soufflé (retomber comme un soufflé) which means running out of steam...when something has lost its momentum, and one's interest for it wanes. Sadly this is how I feel about True Blood. True Blood goes beyond entertainment and tries to out-do itself every time, so as to keep us wanting more. Most notably, for all the incredible things a Goddess with unlimited power could do, in this episode, she only gets to serve a quite special soufflé, and explode in gleeful laughter over the subsequent proceedings. Is that the kind of TV that should provide a safe haven away from our current troubles? What do you think?

Why don't we ease up on the partying for a little while? Take it easy. - Maryann

This episode packed a nice little curve ball. It felt like they were really leading up to something, and then absolutely nothing happened, and then something almost happened, and then nothing happened, and then something really really big happened, or almost happened, or will happen. Like a cliffhanger.

Not too much salt, Maryann. Toughens up the sweat meats, and is bad for the blood pressure.

Tara and Eggs are still trying to get to the bottom of all this blacking out business. Maybe it was a gas leak? Or swamp gas...or a weather balloon. Maryann shows up and offers a tasty snack: Hunter Souffle. Mmm mmm good. Tara and Eggs dig in with super-sized flatware. After they lick the dish clean, their eyes turn all black-oily and they start smacking each other around. Their sado-masochism getting them both into heat, they start rasslin' and grapplin' and bumpin' uglies. Maryann pops some corn, sits back, and enjoys the floor show.
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That was so disgusting! Maryann has hit a new low even for her and it’s only going to get wors[e].
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Dig in! - Maryann

I learned a lesson watching TRUE BLOOD’s latest episode, “Timebomb,” tonight. Never eat while it is on. Holy crap was that whole heart cooking/pot-pie eating/spouse fight one of the nastiest things I’ve seen on TV in a long time.

I’ve got an iron stomach too. But watching it and eating at the same time even made me have to turn away in order not to get sickened. Had I not been eating, I probably would have thought it was the most kickass thing on the show in a long time.

Making a bold statement. That is certainly something “True Blood” is accustomed to, even if it’s within the confines of a fictional world. As the show progresses to the end of its second season, events begin to culminate. The August 9th episode is quite representative of that chain.

Maryann manifests her power in less subtle and more disturbing ways. It would seem that Tara and Eggs are simply one of her many playthings this season, and Sam is the ultimate catch that Maryann is after. The storyline is very original and you never really get tired of seeing Maryann do her dirty work, but the fact that she is made out as a God-like creature who is simply bored diminishes the tension of the storyline. It’s a cat-and-mouse game without a way for the mouse to win. Ultimately, the storyline will grab you only if you care for the characters at stake. While Tara, Sam and Arlene are very personable characters, they have been out of their element (and out of their mind) for much of the season. A good reminder of why they should remain alive would definitely help at this point in the game. Quite frankly, the vampires trump the maenad in a big way at the moment.

"Timebomb" gives us loads of over-the-top, sucker-punchy fun.

Meanwhile, when it comes to true Sucker Punches, "Timebomb" leads us once again to Maryann's Wacky Shack. On this week's menu of crazy, Maryann cooks Daphne's heart. Tara and Eggs also get this close to figuring out what's happening to them, only to end up back under Maryann's spell, slapping each other into black-eyed lust before they freak on the living room floor.

But the biggest Sucker Punch comes when Maryann serves up a "hunter's souffle," made with brandy, diced vegetables, and a shape shifter's organs. When Tara slices into the entree, blood oozes all over the place, but is she freaked out? No! She shovels that mess with a serving spoon, and she only stops so that Eggs can scarf it, too. Their souffle orgy is such a perversion of the happy domestic meal that I feel gross just thinking about it, and that's exactly how a Sucker Punch should make me react.

Granted, the Maryann storyline doesn't advance much in this episode, but the blood feast ups her control over Tara and Eggs. That, plus Sam and Andy's increasing awareness of her power, implies something big is coming soon. Bring. It. On!
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Back in Bon Temps, True Blood finally outdid itself with the most disgusting scene ever. After leaving Daphne's body at Merlotte's, heart cut out, Maryann returned to the house to chop up the heart and bake it into a souffle. As if the sight of Maryann cutting into a bloody heart wasn't awful enough, she then served the souffle to Tara and Eggs, who ate it up like it was the most delicious meal in the world. Also, it turns out Shifter Hearts make you crazy, because after dinner, Tara and Eggs started beating the crap out of each other before having black-eyed sex in the hall.
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Really really looking forward to watching True Blood for USA's most underrated but brilliant actress, Michelle Forbes.. Hurrah for Ms Forbes
Maryann was channeling her inner Mrs. Lovett last night, apparently.
I love #trueblood but I hate those cliffhangers.they kill me everytime.cant wait for next weeks episode! the wrath of maryann!
i true blood dream last night where maryann was chasing me around in minotaur mode - scary!
Maryann is here to put a totally different Spin she has every1 eating out of her hand.
And remind me never to go to dinner with Maryann.
Ewww Maryann! Eww!
Whoooo! I am still reeling from tonight's #TrueBlood.. WTF is going on with Maryann, Tara and Eggs? Is she trying to get Tara pregnant?!?!?
Maybe a disgust for maryann's home cooking will bring humans, vamps together?
Michelle Forbes...yummy :P
I think Michelle forbes has appeared in every one of the greatest shows on tv in the last 15 years
im sort of over maryann. what about that nod Hannibal in this last episode? i wanted to throw up from the heart in true blood
I wish there was a Real Housewives of Bon Temps so Maryann could be the token psycho!!! Love True Blood so much!!!
is anyone else still disturbed by last night's "True Blood" ?? Good Lord...Maryann scares the hell out of me!!
I'm not going to be able to enjoy True Blood freely until Maryann is DEAD.
Personal True Blood update: Eric is hot, Godderick (sp?) is deep, Lorena is tragic, Maryann is frightening, and I'm smitten with it...
Still reeling frm True Blood. Will Eric save Sookie? Godric meet the dawn in Christ-like sacrifice? Maryann join the Food Network?
Dinner scene w/ Tara, Maryann & Benedict was prolly most disgusting scene ever on True Blood
I normally have a strong stomach, but tonight's True Blood successfully nauseated me. That heart on the cutting board...damn, Maryann, DAMN!
At least the incredibly boring Sam/Maryann plot on True Blood gives me time to check my facebook...
rue Blood is killin me man! I can't believe the cliffhanger this week.. not to mention that I almost threw up at Maryann's pie concoction
I'm afraid that it's a mixture of how evil she is and being Michelle Forbes. She rarely plays characters I like.
OOOH, True Blood was GREAT today I wasn't interested at first but when Michelle Forbes came I tuned in and now I'm hooked
Michelle Forbes scares a good way :)
I'm really not liking Michelle Forbes character substory on True Blood.
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