August 3rd, 2009
10:13 AM ET

'True Blood' - dead or alive?

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 2, episode of “True Blood.”

Can anyone remember a show that dropped more cliffhangers on the viewer in the last couple of minutes than “True Blood” does?

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It’s not like the first 50 minutes or so are devoid of action. But Sunday’s episode, “Release Me,” was a vintage example of the last-minute craziness – leaving a few characters dead, mostly dead, possibly dead or as good as dead right before the credits roll.

But which is it? As we saw in the first minutes of this week’s episode, escape is always possible. [Of course, it helps if, like Sam, you have the ability to turn yourself into bird of prey and scram.]

So here, with no advance knowledge or insight, are some guesses as to who’s really made their final blood donation and whose heart will keep beating to bleed another day. Worth noting that the series is ahead of my very limited reading of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and, as we’ve seen time and again, the makers of the TV series have strayed far from the books many times anyway.

Death candidate No. 1: Daphne

We learned a little about why Maryann might keep “Eggs” Benedict around and got a not-surprising look at how she treats friends who don’t live up to her expectations. While Daphne’s got the whole shape-shifting thing going for her, that knife in the gut looked pretty convincing and it’s generally not good for your life expectancy to anger an immortal handmaiden of a Greek god.
Likelihood of death:
95 percent

Death candidate No. 2: Gabe
The Fellowship of the Sun goon would certainly be expendable - plenty more where he came from. And being snatched up by the ear by a 2,000-year-old vampire can’t be a good thing. But is it really a coincidence that Godric showed up just in the nick of time? I still can’t quite get my brain around how Eric’s “scared little boys with Bibles and crossbows” could have captured a vampire so powerful. Maybe there’s something more to his capture, maybe not. But I’ll say the mystery gives ol’ Gabe a fighting chance.
Likelihood of a well-deserved death: 50 percent

Death candidate No. 3: Jason Stackhouse
Love kills, Jason. And maybe so does a raging case of lust with the preacher’s wife. Either way, Sarah Newlin blasts the dim-but-likable Jason with a Godzilla-sized pistol at the end of the episode. He was worried that his dalliance with Sarah would do him in. But, instead, he’s blasted for something he didn’t even do by the woman he was rolling around with just hours earlier. They’ve thrown us curve balls before, but it’s hard to imagine the show’s creators are going to snuff out a fan favorite like Jason.
Likelihood of a death that would break the hearts of half the show’s viewers: 25 percent

Unrelated but happy note: HBO announced recently at Comic-Con that “True Blood” has been renewed for a third season.

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  1. Mohammed Hughes

    Paintball guns are sometimes painfull when you are hit by a paintball:,*

    October 5, 2010 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. brunette mistress

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    Bella Swenson

    July 27, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
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    July 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kari russo

    in the charlaine harris books, the "were's" (as in werewolf, werepanther, etc.) come out of the closet as the vampires already
    have, and sookie's bro, jason, gets really involved with them. for
    me, forget bill, forget eric, it's hoyt, hoyt, "hot hoyt" all the way! that
    young actor is going places - he makes you totally forget you're
    watching a screen!!! and that's good : > k.

    August 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Paige

    Stan obviously told Sarah that Jason is a spy working for the vampires, which we know he isn't, so of course she would be pissed off. Anyways I wanna see more of Eric and Sookie!! :)

    August 6, 2009 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Loryn

    Was that gun Sara pulled out the same gun that they used for paintballing? She might have thought it was real and used it. It looked like she hit Jason in the solar plexus which can really knock the wind out of u and make it look like he was dying.

    August 6, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. erica

    Eric.....gorgeous. Jessica and Hoyt.....so adorable and now....kinda hot. Love the show and books and cant wait for the new episode! I just wish that something would go right for Sam...hes so cute!

    August 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brad

    Doug G, please continue with these post-show commentaries. I very much enjoy reading them (especially from the perspective of someone who has not read the books).

    Your musings are mirrored in mine and it's enjoyable to know someone is thinking like I am and anticipating the next show each Sunday as I do.

    Cheers

    PS I was pleased to hear True Blood will be continued for another season!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lisa

    If any of you want more detail on characters, READ THE BOOKS. Actually, Sam is just a nothing character in them, the show gives him a great fleshing-out and his actor Sam Trammel is -very- easy on the eyes.

    If you like Eric in the show, you will LOVE him in the books. (and really hate Bill, that smake!)

    August 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Beanman

    Cody, I would rather be a shapeshifter than a vampire. Neither sam nor daphne did anything really cool with their powers but imagine fighting something that could fly at you like a hummingbird, then in the next moment be an elephant. Sam's powers are really underdeveloped in the story an that makes me a sad panda.
    Plus immunity to maryann and I am pretty sure they can't be glamoured.

    August 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beanman

    Just throwing this out there but everyone maryanne has not infected with her energy is subject to potential non-human status. Jason, considering his sister isn't human, has a high chance of not being human. Andy (drunk cop) has now been at 2 parties and has not gotten weird eyes. Lafayette has not been to any of her parties. I think that is about it.

    August 4, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Turner

    Anybody else think Andy Bellefleur is supernatural because I remember during the show (forget who stated it) but they said maryann can't take over a supernatural and Andy is never affected when he is at those parties.

    August 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. red

    in one of the spoliers it had sookie laying in a bed with eric? and then his giving his life for godrick? any book readers know whats up with eric and sookie

    August 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeremy Cox

    Why would she shoot Jason Stackouse with a PAINTBALL gun?

    I thought it might be a taser gun or something...

    But PAINTBALL??? That makes zero sense.

    August 4, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. LG

    I love TB, but I find it distracting sometimes that you have to sit through a whole load of dribble (Jason & the pastor's wife, who really cares??) to see a glimmer or two of actually interesting stuff (what is Eric's deal with Sookie, does he want her because she doesn't want him ?).

    I think Eric's character is great and would be disappointed to see him killed off so soon. Especially if you have a love-triangle type dynamic with him, Bill & Sookie!

    Maryann is boring, enough with the pagan rituals and endless bonking. Who cares! I don't need gratuitous flashes of boobs & butt to keep me interested in a show.

    Sam & Daphne, blah blah. Sam is an interesting character but seriously, they need to give him some proper storylines. Daphne – die already.

    Jessica & Hoyt – REALLY REALLY REAAAALLLLY love this storyline! The dynamic between them is just so sweet.

    I don't think we need to stick to the books (I know that will be frowned upon by the purests) but if we look at other shows that have a book as a basis, ie Bones, not sticking to the predetermined story as per the book can work really well for character development!

    Keep up the great work and here's hoping another season gets made!!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. aggie

    Great show last night, That Maryann is really apiece of work. Cant wait too see Sookies reaction when she comes home and finds Maryann their.Should be interesting.I looks like Maryann has all Sams customers and the people that work their under her control. They act like a bunch of zombies out of control.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. sara

    i Love this show
    i have been watching it since it first started. i am glad to hear the the 3rd season as been approved(sad to hear Rome did not do so good:(
    the whole show is filled with twists and turns hot sex and awesome acting.
    i can't wait week after week
    Bill just has to come to Sookie's aid, they love each other so much and i just love Jessica and Hoyt also they are so romantic i just wish i could find some one like that!
    i think MaryAnn is evil, sexy and just plain mysterious and whats up with Andy not being possessed during there orgys'
    i'll be watching!

    August 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jason

    is it me or does godric look different now from when he was first shown in the flashback 'making' eric?

    August 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. marianne

    I am so hooked on this show...I can hardly wait until the next week show. Kinda feel sorry for Jessica that she couldn't experience this love with Hoyt as a person...Hoyt your the bomb! Eric, Sookie, Godrick , Jason what a bunch of hotties...Your roles on this show are awesome. Maryann is a strange one but you know as well as I do that everyone loves the sex scenes...that is the only control she has right now!Sam is hot but alittle knieve, he needs some one to love him,Tara is like the onely one with half a brain,need to see more of her , Eggs can't figure you out yet ,and Lafayette you go Babe! You are one hell of an actor.

    August 3, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  20. cody

    True Blood is the best show on TV. I am glad it is up for a third series.

    Hopefully, a fourth, fifth, .........

    Vampires had grown cliche, but True Blood has made them cool again.

    Immortal, super strength and senses, abillity to 'glamour', etc.

    Hell, who wouldn't want to be a vampire?.

    August 3, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tom

    Glad to hear season 3 has ben approved-though I'm not a bit surprised.

    August 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Nikki

    ahh i freaking love this show! daphne's dead, gabe will probably die.. he's not that important anyway, hopefully maryanne dies. i'm sick of her creepiness and i'm so over these orgies in the woods.. people humping each other like demon possessed animals. obviously sarah is staging jason's death because her steve probably told her to go kill him.. can't wait till he gets it, that jerk. i hope eric and godric both live.. they are so hot. this show is the best show to ever air on HBO!

    August 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Heather

    Totally leaves me cussing the show out and wanting more. im in for the long haul. I could not put the Charlaine Harris version of the books down and the TV show has me doing the same.

    August 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  24. robin

    I have an awesome idea for the further development of this show. I think they should go the X Files route (only better). They should have a few seasons on HBO...then do a couple feature length films. That way, we get all the action of one book (aka one season) in a two hour sitting. It would cut out a lot of the nonsense and waiting around. Book 7 should DEFINITELY be a movie...too much action goes on to break it up!

    August 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Gooods

    Woooo!! Maryann was on Sam's butt!!! Did you see the chase scene, funny!!!

    August 3, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Chris

    I like the Jessica character portrayed in the series, too bad there isn't such a character in the books....the series has jumped ahead and around from the books and it drives me crazy at times! I think they have lingered too long on the Tara character (I do like her) and the direction that Sookie's brother Jason has taken in the series is so opposite of the book . I wonder if it will eventually come around to what really happens to him in the books. Can't wait for next week!

    August 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lisa

    Eric is definitely not getting killed off this show, at least until the very end.. He is one of the most important characters to the main plot of the story... Bill/Sookie/Eric triangle..

    I don't think Jason will be turning into a Vampire.

    I know Alan Ball did say that there will be werewolves next season, I am hoping that they will be writing in the other were's as well. This will be another whole story line for the new season... I am hoping come the end of season 2, they will be closing many of the story lines, which will include Maryann moving on as the Maenad does in the book. Hopefully they will be done with her character...

    August 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Verisa Johnson

    I love the show i think its the best show on Sunday nights i get really nerves when its time for it to come on, I really wish someone tell me what is Mary-Ann why is she doing the things shes doing dont know help A-SISTER OUT

    August 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Cochise

    Daphne -dead...Gabe- will die – jason very much alive...if you have read the books, Jason saves his own bacon and gets himself off the hook with the vampires in the process...As for Maryanne, her storyline in the book sort of just dies out...but since they have already made changes in the book vs. HBO series, Im sure they will make her departure much more memorable...

    August 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. vampie

    Isn't anyone else held in suspense that the Jessica/Hoyt thing has been a little "too" sweet? Jessica is a new vamp who probably hasn't learned to control her blood lust. In last week's episode, Bill told Sookie about feeling responsible for her and Jessica, and now Lorena is holding him hostage and he can't take care of either.

    And here's a question: Why doesn't Andy come under Maryann's control? Only supes are exempt. Is there something we don't know about him?

    August 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  31. phillip

    if you watch the Comic con trailer on hbo.com, youll notice that jason was shot by a paintball gun.. hes not dead and he wont die, that would be almost on par with killing sookie off. same reason lafayette didnt die, hes a fan favorite.

    August 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Michael Renee

    If you've not had a chance to read the books, they're pretty good. I've read a few. It turns out that Goddrick willingly truned himself over to the Fellowship of the Sun. However, that does not mean the writers will remain true to the writtend story and may take liberties with the television version. Can't wait for next week's episode.

    August 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sean

    Has anyone looked to see if that gun was the same paintball gun that Steve showed Jason a few weeks ago when he pulled up in the car? I think the barrel was the same- and it looked like more than a paintball gun then- but I still have to watch it again. And Jason appeared pretty OK while lying on the ground in the review for next week.

    August 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. TwoubledMind

    Agree with what everyone says, something fishy about Goddrick, Jason's not dead, love the Jessica-Hoyt thing, Gabe-Daphnie-Gone, Lafayette Rules! But has anyone given this a thought.. Since season 1 there has been mentions of all types of creatures out there especially Werewolves..... bet all of this has something to do with that. I also think Tara may be one. But she doesn't know. Notice how Maryann likes to pair people up kinda with their one types, Daphne-Sam-, Tara-Eggs, ect.One more thing. I think Jessica will walk in on Bill and his maker next week and help him. Oh, and the other mind reader guy that Sookie met at the hotel... dead!

    August 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Rita

    I predict, as I've never read the books,Goddrick killed the pastors Daddy and his wife and child to get the party started...er I mean get the war started..He's all evil and bored..

    I would love for Sookie to come home (if she gets out unscathed), and wreck shop at home with her Vampire buddies.. Supernatural vs. Supernatural..that's where the fun begins..finally showing Mary-Ann some tough love. Boggles my mind why Sookie never told her BFF Tara that she heard chanting in her new mentor's mind right after their first introductions. She could have text her. Nice how they hardly showed cell phones unitl Hoyt and his new VGF connect.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. CDG

    I am not thrilled with the Maryann plot line either. I think it's time for her to die somehow. Also, enough with the excessive gratuitous nudity & sex scenes. It's no longer shocking or interesting to see that on HBO and is unnecessary. The teens that watch this show don't need to see it either.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Steph

    I also thought that maybe Jason would soon be turned into a vampire. With him being shot and probably useful to the vamps especially as Sookie's brother and former FOS member....wouldn't that be perfect for them to make him. Daphne definitley dead and Gabe is soon to follow.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Carie

    jobie – didn't think about it at the time but I think you are right on the money with the rabbit, very good idea.
    We love, love, love this show and the rest of the HBO line up on sunday nights, only night worth watching tv.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Bob

    I agree with the other posters here that would really like to see MaryAnne get smoked. She serves no purpose to the plot of the story except as worthless space filler. I don't care if she is "the handmaiden of a god", as far as I'm concerned she can take the next "handbasket to hell"!

    August 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Gary

    Eggs had not stabbed Daphne yet when Maryann came home with the Rabbit. Eggs and Tara were just waking up from the night before.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Pete

    I used to watch and record Six Feet Under, Queer as Folk, and the Sopranos and then they all ended and provided me with a wasteland of television. This show has be back watching every Sunday. The writing is great.....fast paced and exciting every moment. I can't wait for the next episode. Jason is HOT and they show just enough butt of all the main characters to titillate the interests of all viewers. I hope the series lasts as long as The Sopranos!

    August 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sukmir

    Jason Stackhouse isnt dead because he was shot with the same paint gun that they where training with earlier. Also the gun did not have any recoil when it fired proving that it is not an actual gun but a paint gun. Likelyhood of Jason being alive 100%

    August 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  43. J.B.

    Doug, you left out an obvious question mark regarding characters who might soon depart forever.

    Eric. In the previews for next week, we see him chained down with silver and hear him offer himself to the Fellowship of the Sun as a sacrifice to save Godric, presumably for Steve's "bonfire" at dawn. Although I doubt the show will eliminate Eric, these circumstances alone make him a viable candidate for departure, certainly much more viable than Jason.

    Re: Godric, yes, the circumstances surrounding his nick-of-time appearance are way too suspicious. I theorize he's in league somehow with the Fellowship. Perhaps he arranged for Sookie and Hugo to be captured there in order to lure other vampires to their rescue. The point? Hold a "bonfire" and start a war. We heard Stan say the Great Revelation and peace with humans was the worst mistake Vampires ever made. Maybe Godric feels the same way and wants to try a different model, more like the pre-Revelation days. Just a theory. Or, maybe he's double-crossing the Fellowship altogether and will seek to simply wipe them all out without a war. We'll soon see.

    August 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. True Blood addict

    If you'll remember in the book, Godrick turned himself in to the FOTS as he wanted to end his life. If memory serves, Godrick kills Hugo (the traitor).

    I don't think they'll kill Jason as he's a constant part of the novel series. I just wish they wouldn't stray so terribly much from the book!!!!! Jason had nothing to do with FOTS in the book!!!!

    Charlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series and I strongly recommend the series for book lovers!

    August 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Timothy Gallagher

    Having read the books, I can tell you that Godric, is there by his own accord. He wants to end his life, because he has begun to believe that he is a product of evil, and wants to "meet the sun" . Gabe is a goner. Jason Stackhouse lasts for 9 more books.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Nathan

    I'm gonna miss Daphne, she had a great body, aside from the gruesome scratch on her back that is.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Martino

    this is an outrage. . . if Stackhouse is dead, I'll be extremely PO. He is a good character in the show, constantly trying to find himself – he better bite some vamp's arm, get better, and continue the show. . .

    August 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mike

    Jessica to Hoyt, "HOYT, AS YOUR VAMPIRE GIRLFRIEND! I COMMAND YOU TO TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF!" (With a southern draw of course), Would have sounded much better, don't ya think?

    August 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. s

    Does anyone think that Jason might be turned into a vampire? That would be the ultimate irony.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Nichole

    Oh – I forgot – how about Andy?!!!!

    Andy saves the day!!!!!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jobie

    Daphne – completely dead. Did no one else thing that the dead rabbit brought in by Maryann was actually Daphne? Maryanne can force a shape change.
    Gabe – Injured, not dead. Godric seems to be behind the brewing war (just my opinion)
    Jason – too many fans would flip if he were dead. plus as others have said, he's shown with a paintball splat on his chest in the previews for next week's episode.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tina Morales

    Last two episodes have been "meh"- too much Tara, too many orgy scenes, nothing progressing. But last night's was great- they finally got back to the source material and that is what works best. In the books there's a very good reason for why Godric is there- Alan Ball seems to be heading in that direction too. I can't wait til Sunday!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Dejan

    This one of the best shows in HBO history. It ended with many cliffhagers, but it kept you wanting more and more. I am anxiously awaiting next weeks episode to see what happens with Godrick and Eric. Jason is not dead it was a paint gun. Looking forward to someone ousting Maryann, I am a little bit tired of the orgy scenes etc. Lafayette, you go girl. :-)

    August 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Chuck

    P.S. Yeah, the gun Jason got shot with was one of the paintball guns from one or two episodes back. I wonder what her plan is?

    August 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Chuck

    Yeah, Jessica and Hoyt are actually coming into their own and I find myself getting more and more involved in their nascent relationship. They're just so similar, with Hoyt under the thumb of his grandmother and Jessica first under her father's and later, Bill's overly controlling influence. It's a pleasure to watch them blossom together in an environment where they can be open, each with another kindred soul.

    As long as his throat isn't ripped out in an uncontrollable act of passionate blood-lust, and she doesn't get staked by zealous anti-vampire fanatics, I think they have staying power.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. QuietStormX

    Yeah! I love this show. What a cliff hanger jason shot. I kind of thought something was going to happen like that. Can't wait till next week.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  57. gerry

    Jason is not dead. They showed the next episode teaser right afterwards and she blasted him with a paintball gun!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Walt

    Didn't watch the previews (hate to spoil next week's show), but when Jason got shot, it looked like a Taser to me, not a paintball gun or a real gun.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Rachel

    Jason was clearly shot with a paintball gun. If you stayed to watch the previews he gets up and has a conversation Sarah. Come on!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Leah

    As a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse book series I for one, wouldn't care much if Jason died (though I'm sure many people would). I wish they would stick to more of the Sookie/Bill/Eric plotline and less with Jason and Tara who in the books have minor plotlines.. and that worked just fine for me. I feel like I'm being cheated out of the main reason I watch the series.. which is for Sookie and the vampires.

    August 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Kevin

    did anyone else catch in the previews, Sookie in bed with a blonde man? Eric already?!

    August 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Justin

    Jason is ok.

    A few minutes after the show ended they showed an extended trailer for what I assume was the rest of the season and in it they show Jason on the ground, alive with a red paint ball mark on his chest.

    Great show though and only keeps getting better! Hopefully they wrap up the MaryAnn story soon and focus on the vampire/church battles.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  63. jpad

    I am so over this show! I love the books, and I'm a long way from being a prude, but if I want to watch porn I'll choose a porn channel. Nudity is fine if it moves the story along, but how many minutes of the last few shows were actual plot development and how many were just naked bodies doing what they do best. No wonder viewer numbers are up! Every teenage boy in America must be on to this by now!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  64. Anthony

    Daphne is bacon. Gabe, he's just an extra who is probably done as well. Jason got shot with a paintball gun (as it is obvious from next weeks previews where they show himon the ground with a paintball stain on his shirt). This show is awsome. Godric set the whole thing up, he thinks that the whole vampire race is getting out of control and wants it purged so he is starting a war. I hope Erik doesn't die, he's cool.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  65. ducdebrabant

    How about the hotel telepath, who was snatched through a door by parties unknown? And how about Hugo? Daphne is totally dead, unless she gets a vampire infusion, and I can't think why she would. If Gabe isn't killed by Godric, he'll be killed by somebody next week, that's what I predict. I think he and the Rev are totally in for it.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  66. markiejoe

    please, PLEASE!, kill off Maryanne. She's the biggest character dud ever on a series.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  67. Freda

    Daphne...def dead. Gabe....Pretty sure he's dead. Jason...if he's dead I'm not watching the show anymore. He's one of my favorites. I agree with Lisa concerner Jessica and Hoyt. I'm loving their romance.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  68. Eddard Stark

    So why can't the paintball actually contain something deadly to vampires?

    August 3, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  69. Kalyan

    Yup, Jason was shot with a paintball gun and not with a tranquilizer or a taser.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  70. Anita S.

    I hope Godric uses Gabe as a much needed meal, especially after he was so cruel to Sookie. Could care less if Daphne's gone; Jason will survive that idiot Sarah. I will be glad when she and the good "reverend" get what's coming to them... I'm also hoping that Sam can somehow take care of Maryann's "weirdness"; I'm losing my patience with this part of the story.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  71. Erin

    I'm a big fan of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and I'm really glad the show brings added twists to the stories. However it's always exciting to see a scene right from the book like last night. I agree I think Daphne is dead, Gabe is gonna die, and Jason is alive, just gonna get himself into a world of hurt. Really happy the show has been picked up for a thrid season. The third book is probably my favorite book.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  72. RS

    I agree, there's no way Jason would be killed off. He's too likeable, even when he is a bit of a selfish jerk (we all remember him slapping Sookie like he did). And Lisa is right, the whole Hoyt/Jessica romance is so adorable.

    But what gets me is, are we sure that's Godric ? It didn't look like him, unless he can change his image, he looked like someone completely different. And if that is him, with his speed and all of that, wouldn't he have been able to break out ? Something just seemed a little off to me on that.

    As for Daphne, yeah I liked her to a point but turning on Sam like she did, she needs to go. Gabe is just a jerk, so good riddance to bad rubbish. Either way this is the best show on HBO in my book. Thank god for excellent story lines, and a stellar cast. Makes me look forward to Sundays.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  73. Joker1956

    I think daphne, and Terry will be accused!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  74. frogmann

    This frog is a huge fan of "True Blood," both books and series. Would be a huge shame to knock off Jason when he has so much to offer. Daphne is definitely a goner and Gabe, well, we'll see (probably is, though).

    August 3, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  75. Chris

    Can anyone tell me why Maryann shakes like a Hummingbird? That is the only thing that I really cannot figure out. Thanks!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  76. lee

    10 dollars says she fired a wooden bullet at Jason. The earlier episode showed some of those guns.. he will miraculously have it be splintered by the metal cross he received when he joined the elite fellowship of the sun

    August 3, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  77. Val

    Yes, Godric is there by choice. I will not say why he is there, that is in the book! Read and truth shall sat you free!

    August 3, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  78. Melissa

    This show has me breathless by the end of each episode. It comes so fast, I don't even realize the show was getting near the end.

    I just love it.

    I simply can't wait for next week.

    August 3, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  79. I heart Eric

    Loved the show last night. Im still shocked at how they top themselves every week. Loved the Jessica and Hoyt storyline that continues. Hoyt is becoming one of my favorites. Also loved seeing Eric shed that one tear for Godric. We're really starting to see his softer side. Love it!

    Im pretty sure Daphne is dead since we saw MaryAnn holding that heart and Gabe is definitely dead thanks to Godric. Anyone who has read the books knows why Godric is at the FOS. I wonder if it will play out on the show as it did in the books. I hope so :D

    August 3, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  80. Ricoswank

    If my perception is correct, it looks like the pastor is also shot with a green paintball(although I maybe wrong) in the next episode.
    Theres something about the pastor's wife that gets me goin. Maybe because its taboo.
    And although Lafayette is only on the screen for 4 minutes, he owns all 4 minutes like no other. I'm glad the writers decided to keep him on the show.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  81. Darrell

    True Blood, Best show on TV, but just caught the 1st season of Breaking Bad, comes in a close 2nd. Check it out.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  82. DV

    Something weird going on with paintball guns, Jason was shot with one and the preview showed the preacher with a paintball gun shot between his eyes.....hmmm

    August 3, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  83. Carmen

    First, I am a huge True Blood fan and am thrilled that I can look forward to a third season. Second, Daphne's stabbing looked pretty convincing...Gabe can be killed off...Jason was shot by a paint gun so he will be around. Third, I absolutely love all the cliffhangers. I am especially looking forward to the Goddrick segment. If you recall, in a couple of scenes when Sookie is locked in the room with the "traitor", there was a sense that someone was watching them...I, too, believe that the powerful Goddrick could not have been captured that easily...something else is up with this story line...I love the anticipation!! Also, loving the mysterious obsession that Eric has with Sookie...not so sure that it is just her psychic powers he is interested in...yummy!!!

    August 3, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  84. mike

    i think godric is their for the fellowship as a sin he commited

    August 3, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  85. Pugi

    It's not Jason for sure...if you watch the trailer for next week, they show him and Sarah talking. Jason has a paintball splatter on his chest.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  86. scott

    jason was shot with a paintball gun. my guess is he doesn't die from that "wound"

    August 3, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  87. Estrojen

    1. Daphne: I predict... yeah, she's dead. Exposition Lass has outlived her usefulness for more than just Maryann.
    2. Gabe: Predition... Dead. Definitely dead. But I also smell something funky with Godric. He doesn't seem to be there against his will.
    3. Jason: Are you kidding? Unless JS has some rare and dweebish allergy to latex he's not dead. Paintballs rarely kill. (Prophylactic-related death is rarer still. Heh.)

    August 3, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  88. Kraig

    Love the show, but they shouldnt show previews for the next episode. They showed Jason talking and looks like he was shot with a paint pellet gun. Obviously he is not dead.
    Glad to learn it has been renewed for a 3rd season, just hope they dont make up wait 6 months like they did this time.

    August 3, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  89. Lisa

    I enjoyed last nights episode and as a reader of the Sookie Stackhouse novels I was pretty excited to see that they stuck to the books with Gabe attacking Sookie. Also know that Hugo was the snitch. I thought Anna Paquin was good in this episode. As for the deaths, I think Daphne is a goner, Gabe is a goner (thanks to Godric), and Jason was shot with a tranquilizer. Sarah is helping him I think... She is upset with her husband and is doing this to get back at him.... or she really enjoyed the sex and wanted to save him so she can get seconds. :) I love love love Jessica and Hoyt... He is such a romantic!

    August 3, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  90. shittake suckworth

    well, sam done did it! I then waht? and it was fun.... but take it to far when got a bungo?

    August 3, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |

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