The bodies hit the ground on ‘True Blood’
August 2nd, 2010
10:41 AM ET

The bodies hit the ground on ‘True Blood’

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 1 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Okay, how crazy was "True Blood" last night? The emotion! The blood! The body count!

This week, we said goodbye to a couple of old friends, and unfortunately, Lorena was the first to go. Sookie staked her as a dying Bill restrained her. Farewell, Lorena! I was really hoping we’d get a chance to learn more about your history, so I’m sorry to see you go!

Sookie, aided by Tara and Alcide, scrambled to remove Bill from Russell’s property. Debbie, who becomes more and more disheveled with each episode, soon discovered them and briefly held the group at gunpoint.

Coot soon joined them, because the old slave quarters was evidently the place to be. Alcide, having recovered the gun from a distracted Debbie, did away with Coot in short order. Au revoir, Coot! I’ll miss your abs. Anyhow, a whole bunch of screaming followed and Debbie vowed to hunt Alcide down. And you know what? I don’t doubt it. It’s gonna get ugly, y’all!

The gang sped away from Jackson, leaving a pack of angry, naked werewolves in their wake. Alcide and Tara later discovered Sookie was nearly drained dry in the back of the getaway box van. Tara, who by this time was so totally over her trip to Mississippi, ordered a recovered but confused Bill out into the sunlight. The sunlight, you say? But that’s impossible! Ah, but it is. What is it about that sweet, sweet Stackhouse blood?

Doctors’ attempts to treat Sookie failed as she lapsed into a coma after her body rejected a blood transfusion. Why? It turns out, SHE DOESN’T HAVE A BLOOD TYPE. Tara was instructed to notify Sookie’s next of kin, and Jason and Lafayette soon arrived at the hospital.

Then it got corny. I’m as big a fan of this show as anyone, but come on. A glimpse into Sookie’s near-death experience resembled one of Maryann’s get-togethers from last season with the Double Rainbow guy as the party planner.

There was dancing, plus something about a magic pond. We also met (yet another!) new character named Claudine, who invited Sookie to join her by way of the aforementioned magic pond. Our tolerating this scene was rewarded with an interesting tidbit of information about Sookie’s past. Remember Sookie’s parents? Not killed by a flash flood as we’d been led to believe.

Before Sookie could find out anymore about her parents, a dark cloud settled over her dream – just as Bill appeared in her hospital room in real time. Back in the dream, Claudine warned Sookie that Bill would ‘steal her light,’ whatever the heck that means. She then disappeared into the radiant depths of the magic pond, leaving Sookie all alone in the Bon Temps cemetery.

Jason permitted Bill to give Sookie his blood in an attempt to revive her, and Bill held vigil by her bedside until she came to and began screaming. That’s no way to thank a fellow for saving your life, Sook!

Sam, meanwhile, set out to infiltrate the dog-fighting ring he suspected Tommy of being forced to compete in. Truth? This whole storyline makes my stomach turn because it’s just so awful to think about. But, for now, at least, there seems to be a happy ending.

After he was turned away at the gate, Sam gained entry to the event by shifting into a pit bull. Upon shifting back into human form, he overpowered one of the no-good dog handlers, freed all of the captive dogs and broke up Tommy’s fight right in the nick of time. Did anybody else cheer? Because I did…and I may have even teared up a little.

After giving Joe Lee and Melinda a piece of his mind, Sam took the injured Tommy away and vowed to give him a better life.

Old Jason continued to pine for Crystal and took Hoyt’s advice to question the incarcerated T-Dub for information. T-Dub, as you may remember, is the drug dealer Jason busted in Hotshot several episodes ago. T-Dub admitted to Jason that Crystal was his cousin but refused to offer up any more information until Jason procured him some methamphetamine. So we lost a Coot but gained us a T-Dub; who says prayers go unanswered?

In New Orleans, Eric continued with his plot to seek vengeance against Russell by drawing him closer. Eager to find out why everyone is so interested in Sookie, he threatened Queen Sophie-Anne – imprisoned in a darling life-sized birdcage – with the life of her companion, Sookie’s cousin Hadley.

The Queen refused to spill any secrets, but Hadley was more than willing to share what she knew. She told Eric that she was Sookie’s cousin and then whispered Sookie’s secret into his ear. Funny how it appears that Sookie will be the last to know what makes her so special.

Back at Fangtasia, the Magister continued to use the bar’s dungeon as his own Little Shop of Horrors. Just as he was on the verge of doing more unspeakably horrible things to Pam, Eric arrived with Sophie-Anne and Russell in tow.

Eric got the Magister up to speed with where his loyalties currently lay and Russell appraised him of his intent to marry Sophie-Anne. The Magister refused to unite the couple, citing his loyalty to the Authority. (Who is the Authority, anyway? I kind of hope it’s Nan Flanagan.)

Things did not end well for the Magister. Though he ultimately married the King and Queen, a power-mad Russell decapitated him, dropping jaws in both Fangtasia’s basement and in my living room. Via con dios, Magister. You were despicable, but deliciously so.

What’d you all think of last night’s episode?

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  1. Tiff

    GIVE ME A BREAK!! Like you thought on the internet that no one who has actually read the books isn't going to tell all?? There is a heck of a lot more too!

    Guess what? Bill only dated Sookie at the Queen's behest.. go figure.. and Sookie falls in love with Eric.. seriously! And she meets another telepath.. and Hadley has a son who also turns out to be telepathic.. Jason turns into a panther after Crystal's "fiance" gets him..

    LOL.. like Alan Ball isn't going to change half the stuff in the books anyway so stop worrying about "spoilers"

    August 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fisha3000

    i've read all the books and am not at all upset with the direction alan ball is taking this series. gone with the wind ( movie) left out whole sections of the book and few people complained. the fact that lafayette is still around ROCKS! TB is pure entertainment and it's quite a ride. i'm inline for next week already.

    August 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leelee

    Come on guys, the editor's note warns of spoiler alerts. Let's not get so hung up on the small stuff. Am just catching up this season. Have just finished season one and season two. Loved this last episode. Jason is so cute and likeable. Loved the meth dealer, T-Dub.........his mullett, his great southern accent, and the way he paced in his jail cell, really peaked my interest. Cant help but wander what they may have in store for him!!!!!

    August 3, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. PH

    I love the fact that Jason is mooning over that blond shifter girl crystal. It is so like Jason to follow Hoyts advise to go see our jailed meth dealer T-Dub pacing in his cell like the cage animal (Shifter that he his). Jason is still so clueless about shifters. I'm hoping T-Dub will get his meth from Jason so that we can gain insight to the shifter world. T-Dub certainly looks and acts the part. I wonder what animal T-Dub shifts into. Job well done T-Dub…. Major kudos to the writers for bring in all of the new characters. This is the best season of TB yet!

    August 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Barb

    i tried reading the books, but they do not follow the HBO series...i read books one and two, but stopped reading book three mid-way through as it does not follow the series at all...i prefer the drama and characters on screen vs those in the book.

    August 3, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rogue banger

    Ive wanted to bang Rogue since the first Xmen movie

    August 3, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. La Flor

    A lot of my friends didn't like the episode but, I think it was OK. The part of Sookie's comatose dream could have been portrayed differently. The only key note there was that her parents didn't die because of the flood (more info in the book series). I like the fact that the producers don't follow the storyline to a 'T' it gives the show room to grow. However; the producers don't need to try so hard in pleasing their audience with lesbian, gay, and multi-cultural actors. Just give us some more derierre shots like Eric and Alcide!! It gives us ladies more to talk about at work the next day!!

    August 3, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. Molly

    The expression is 'vaya con dios' (go with God) not 'via con dios'.

    What Hadley told Eric was not Sookie's secret. It has to do with Bill...

    August 3, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. BLOOD

    i have read the books and i enjoyed them. they are not the best written books in the world they are quite basic! but charlene still manages to get her witty and sometimes scaving review of the deep south and thor the plots are sometimes poorly plotted out they are no less charming. the later books tend to get a little out there and they always end abruptely (you think?) considering how crazy the books are the tv series has been made really well and the characters have come over really well! (i mean i never thought they would pull off a maead!) i'm glad it doesn't follow the books too a tee for one it would be a crap tv show and it wouldn't be a suprise for those who have read the books!
    i like the introduction of the fae cluadine is a main player in the books!
    i'm tired of bill but as he is the main character in the series (not the books) it makes sense that he takes alot of erics parts! i hope season four takes aspects from "dead to the world" as it is my favourite book and hopefully well get to see way more eric!! and BRING BACK FRANKLIN!!! (LOVING ALL THE BRITISH ACTORS!)

    August 3, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Clayton

    The write up for this blog is boring. I could barely read half of it without getting annoyed.

    August 3, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      The beauty of the internet is that you have the freedom to read/listen/look at whatever you want to. Don't like it? Don't read/listen/look at it.

      August 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Renee I think this may be one of the best episodes yet. Really do like the character T-Dub, Crystal's cousin! Hope we see much more of him!

    I think this may be the best episode yet. Beautiful dream scene with Sookie. Really like the character of T-Dub. Hope to see him on future episodes! He is great!

    August 3, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. skay

    I read all the books, love the show. Never know what's going to happen. However (and this is not a spoiler, since the show has passed this point already) but what's up with Bill always showing up to save Sookie? In the books, Eric killed the vampire in the bar in the first season when he tried to jump Sookie, not Bill. And, in the third book, Eric gives Sookie blood when she has a blood loss(I won't say from what, maybe it will happen before the end of the season). But so far, Eric hasn't really saved Sookie much.

    August 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. burnrubber

    Do NOT read the comments if you don't want spoilers from the book. Some people don't know how to keep their fricken traps shut.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Boo

    OMG – this last episode was a mind-blower with Bill! ..and this T-Dub character looks like he might turn into something at any second – that sure looked like Ronnie Blevins from American Cowslip – I hope it is – he is awesome!!!

    August 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty

      Hey thanks for the heads up. I'm pretty sure that is Ronnie Belvins from American Cowslip as T-Dub. Sure looks like him!!! He totally looks the part of a shifter.

      August 3, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. jB

    I think Franklin is going to show up again later. Tara bludgeoned him instead of cutting off his head (not for lack of weapons!), so he could recover and come after her again. And is Lorena's maker still around? He might show up seeding vengence for his "progeny". And what if "the authority" is a person (presumably a REALLY old vampire)?
    I also think Jesus (Lafayette's would be lover) is going to turn out to be connected to Santeria–maybe a priest, maybe a demigod (Chango's son?).

    August 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nita

    I wish you spoilers would get a life; just because you've read the books doesn't give you license to share information no one asked you for. It's a TV SERIES and Alan Ball's interpretation, already! No one cares what you've read. Go read the Stieg Larrson series, if your I.Q. can manage it. I also recommend "The Help". Those books are worthy of discussion...

    August 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachy

      I have read the books but the way that HBO has changed somethings, we all are just guessing.....I really wouldn't take the spoilers to heart. Put it this way, Jessica, not in the books, Lafeyett still here, not in the books etc....The books are fun and so is the series, two completely different mediums

      August 3, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  17. renee

    I wish they could change up the background music every time Sookie and Bill have a romantic moment. It's annoying and sounds like the music from the Tudor's

    August 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dawn

    I wasn't happy with the way they introduced Claudine, but what the f is it with people who think an introduction to anything new just sucks by default?! Newsflash, people: There are many books in the series, and new people (both human and non) are going to be introduced in any variety of ways. If you thought this was a show just about vampires, then you obviously didn't read the books, and if you can't bother to read the books, that the show you claim to be such a fan of are based on, then don't be shocked when you get new things you didn't expect. Any fan with half a brain (even those who haven't read the books) figured out what was going on in the dream sequence, simply by the dialog and costuming, so no great revelation has been made about Sookie's origins in the comments – unless you really weren't paying full attention.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Erin

    Books vs TV vs Movie – Hitchhikers to the Galaxy – the author of the book let a TV show be made and allowed a series of changes. Then he wrote the movie script which is the same story line, but he added a character specifically for the movie. People need to relax some on the comparison and just enjoy what they are watching. I always say watch the movie then read the book so you'll enjoy both. Of course the book will be better, but the movie won't be ruined by comparing it to the book.

    August 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Carol

    I didn't read the books and I think i'm glad? Love the series, I do agree the gore gets to be a bit much and last night it was really bloody. I knew immediately Sookie was a fairy as soon as I saw that scene. But she doesn't have all her fairy powers yet – right? Wonder what the vamps think of fairies? Remember Eric's response as he was draining that human girl of the queen's? That was great. I really appreciate the amazing creativity of this show – did Twilight take a page from the Sookie books – vampires and werewolves? What a combo and it's all over the place now. On regular TV there's a new show – The Gates – pretty darn good. Same thing – wolves and vamps but they haven't gone into their relationship yet. lovin it!

    August 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Davee

    Wow, I've not read the books, YET, but, understand the TV series is based UPON the books, not following to the letter. Will make both avenues of entertainment fun.

    And, most of the time in these discussions, spoilers are the name of the game and one reason why I like to read the comments. So, was a bit surprised to see such dramatic harsh comments second from the top. It really isn't shocking.

    Dog fighting is cruel, but, understand in The South, where this is all based, there are traditions, good AND bad, which are part of the culture. Chicken fighting was huge as well, and NO I don't agree with these things, but, is reality, unfortunately. Sam opened the pens at the end and I thought that was one way he was trying to do what he could at the time, in his rush to save his brother. This show is fiction and not necessarily a forum for all things righteous and good. Everything in this show is pretty much based on a dark and/or evil premise.

    August 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Thea

    I love the books, and I understand that TV is a different medium so I don't mind that the characters don't look exactly like the book's description or the plot deviates – as long as it's in the spirit of the original.

    However, I hate the way Alan Ball has turned this into bucket o' gore fest at the expense of good plot lines and great actors.

    Let's get back to actual plots and dialogue instead of just tossing out a few gallons of blood every episode

    August 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kim

    Although I'm sure the books are marvelous, there are some people out here who are watching the TV series, and not reading the books. Spoiling everything for those people is just down right rude. But anyway- this episode was wonderful. Even the strange dreamy place where Sookie was. I guess we (or some of us) are about to find out the answer to the infamous question: What are you? LOL! Good stuff.

    August 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  24. LS

    I'm personally offended by Alan Ball's use of the dog fightingin this episode. Yes, I know it's just a show but unfortunately there are still a lot of (sick) people who think dog fighting is exciting and acceptable. If the show was going to portray the dog fights I wish it would have focused more on the horror these dogs are forced to endure and to let othesr know it is immoral and unethical to use dogs for these purpose, and that the show absolutely does not condone this type of behavour.

    August 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly G

      Hmmmm.... Don't you think he kind of tried to have people feel empathy for the dogs by actually showing a shapeshifter who has been forced by his parents to fight. It's almost as if he is asking people to compare what dog owners are doing to the dogs they force to fight to a parent forcing his/her child into a similar situation. If it is morally wrong to do it to a child it should also be wrong to do it to a dog. At least that's the way I hope people saw it....

      August 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      I think the horror of dog fighting was captured quite well when one of the losers whimpered when he was shot for the 2nd time, was told, "You can't even die right." and was then piled onto the tall stack of dog bodies. I thought it was a very succinct way to get the message across without having to devote the entire episode to the evils of dogfighting.

      August 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • porph

      Are you forgetting the pile fo dead dogs? i think they did a good job of implying the horror fo dog figts with out actully getting in to them.

      August 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • cinders23

      The pile of dead dogs still has my stomach rolling. The way they use blood and guts in this show always has a kind of "wink-wink isn't this gross" kind of quality. In the whole scope of things vampires gushing blood and weres turning back to human when they die is all FICTION. The pile of dogs and the cruelty of dog-fighting is REAL LIFE. That is the part of this episode that left an impact (although Lorena with a scalpel had me closing my eyes!). I am surprised that the TB blogs I've been reading don't comment at all on the dog fight scene except to say they were glad Tommy was rescued.
      That scene, to me, was the most horrific of all three seasons so far!!!

      August 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jmaxx30

      I agree with @ porph, the dog fighting scene did and excellent job of showing how brutal and disgusting the whole situation is. I pretty much cheered out loud when Sam changed back to himself and dropped that guy. One of the better episodes to date. Although my wife has read all of these books and she said the same thing as everyone else, the fairy scene was completely WRONG! Finding a woman who is the most stunning/beautiful/amazing woman to walk the earth is a difficult thing for a casting director to do, but the woman they cast as Claudine is not even close. Find someone like Deborah Ann Wohl (but with dark hair) that seems like a better casting choice. BTW lets get back to that story line, Jessica and Lafayette and Eric are the best characters in the show.

      August 3, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  25. D

    What are the names of the books. I am interested in reading them could anyone let me know??

    August 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Merrigin

      They are the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. The first book is called Dead Until Dark which the first season was based on.

      August 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. MB

    I LOVE Denis O' Hare as Russell! Sinister and hilarious, sometimes together, he makes every single scene he is in entertaining. When he spoke to the Magister about vampires taking a back seat to humans, I KNEW he was going to kill him and I could not wait for it!!! The sarcasm and hate in his voice when he spoke about the "Authority"; just great acting!! I hope he is around for a long time.

    August 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caisandra

      I agree with MB. Denis O'Hare is a wonderful surprise. I'm usually very fast to recognize actors, but I never connected him to the actor, who portrayed the immigration agent in Sandra Bullock's movie, The Proposal. I'll be sad to see him leave the series, which I'm assuming he will when Bill and Erik join forces at some point.

      August 3, 2010 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • McJen

      I completely agree! Russell has been exquisite this season, and completely entertaining. Excellent choice of actor for that role.

      August 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. BIg Moe

    Im enjoying the series and I enjoyed the books. I can see it's very losely hanging to the book storyline. As with most Books to TV type things the books are way better. What really threw me off was Jason wasnt a match to Sookies bloodtype. In the books they was both descendants of Fairies, matter of fact they have a faiiry unlce that looks just like him. Makes me wonder if theyre stil going to turn Jason into a part were animal. The story lines not grtea but I do like the show..I guess it's kinda good theyre straying a lil so this way us book readers can get little surprises too!

    August 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Janice

    I howled when the Magister's head landed with a splat on the floor and the end credit music started playing "Hittin' the Ground"!

    August 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  29. BUNNY

    Big fan of the books, have read them all, if you have read the books it's hard not to compare the series to the books. Everyone in my office has read all the books like me, every Monday there is a VERY LIVELY discussion of the episode which ALWASY results in a split decision. But any way you look at it this season is far better than last season and there is plenty more material from the books to go. YEAH!

    August 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Victoria

    I'm a huge HUGE fan of the books and I don't know about anyone else but that is definitely not Claudine. Claudine is supposed to statuesque and drop dead gorgeous. No offense to that actress but she is not Claudine. And what was with that pond scene? I think it takes away from mystery of the fairies. That scene reminded me of an episode of Charmed, not the Sookie Stackhouse novels. The faes are sups just like the wolves and the shifters, so why was their intro completely watered down? In the books, you find out how Sookie and Jason's parents actually die and you also see just how awesome Claudine really is. When I compare that to the fairy scene, it just doesn't add up. I'm still holding on and believing in the series, I'm just a little disappointed with this episode. As always, I love Lafayette. He's getting deeper as time goes by. My favorite line of the episode, "I want you to taste my biscuits." You can't get better than that!

    August 2, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • AnnR

      couldn't have said it any better, I completely agree with ALL you've said, Victoria!!!

      August 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri H

      I completely agree. I've read all the books and the way the storyline is going with the fae and Claudine left me completely disappointed. I prefer the picture i had in my head. And yes, that actress is definitely not gorgeous enough to be Claudine. No offense...

      August 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie K

      The main problem with reading the book vs seeing the movie/TV show is that books allow us to use our imaginations. We each will have a somewhat different take on many of the things that we read. Because of this, when we see someone elses idea of what a particular scene means, we don't think it rings true. Also, sometimes things need to be changed due to technical limitations. That said, I was not aware of the Sookie Stackhouse novels prior to the True Blood series, so, to me, it's pretty damn good. (still wanna know what that little dream/scene between Bill and Sam was all about...)

      August 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I agree, that actress isn't the Claudine I pictured. I can't wait to see who they get to play Claude and Niall.

      August 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sabs

    Read the books and find out who and what Claudine is and what Sookie is...why do people not read anymore?

    August 2, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Sweetenedtea

      I can't speak for anyone else, but I tried to read the books and found them badly-written. Reading is fundamental, but reading material doesn't have to be.

      August 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • DF

      BADLY WRITTEN LIKE THE MESS OF A TV SERIES THIS IS. This show jumped the shark last night. I am done!!

      August 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie K

      While I have not read the Sookie Stackhouse series, I am an AVID reader and agree that more people should READ!!!! It's amazing...

      August 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • kb

      Amen Sweetenedtea! I read the first three books after the first couple of episodes in Season 1 and found them so poorly written I was sorry I had wasted the money (and the time reading them!). Fortunately, my used bookseller is selling the books like hotcakes so she gave me more credit for them than usual!

      August 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bunny

      I read so much that I have to be selective, and these books don't make the cut because they're badly written. My step-mother is an editor, my step-sister and I are writers, and my father was always a voracious reader who passed that habit along in spades.

      There are some authors today who are really bad writers but excellent story tellers. Charlaine Harris fall into that category in my opinion, as do J. K. Rowling and Stephen King. I love their characters and the worlds they create, and consider them to be brilliant storytellers, but their narratiive voices as writers make me cringe.

      August 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • alexislouise

      I agree – everyone should read!!! This series of books IS NOT badly written; Ms. Harris is funny, extremely imaginative, and a good writer. If ya'lll people don't like TrueBlood, don't like the Sookie Stackhouse books, then by all means, switch over to American Idol or some other drivel!

      August 3, 2010 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      You can complain that the books are poorly written but they are just written in voice. If you get the chance to travel to New Orleans and actually spend the time to speak to any locals, not at the check-in desk or the waiter at the restaurants, but real people; you'll find her narrative is pretty spot on.

      It's a very provincial way of speaking that she nails pretty well. To most northerners it just sounds ignorant, but we’re uppity that way.

      August 3, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      TDUB IS THE MAN!!!!! Reminds me of the dirty south!

      August 3, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |

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