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“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Episode 8

August 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments


Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week’s episode of True Blood.

Iximng ti pu.

See what I did there? I took the phrase “mixing it up,” and I mixed it up. That’s because True Blood episode 2.8, “Timebomb,” mixes up the meaning of two central metaphors. (I know, right? I’m so clever!)

In both cases, the allegories shift because they force us to reckon more fully with the hard facts of vampirism.

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Tags: Bylines · Television

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laura Mc. // Aug 10, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Yeah, Godric was a bit of a milquetoast, but I totally understand the choice as a political move to demonstrate a new, tempered cohabitating vampire who can live peacefully alongside humans. Restraint does not make for the best of TV though..

    Hopefully, something really juicy will come out of the bomb attempt. If they can move super quickly, then it could be okay in the end? Although, I predict the whole Jesus (ahem GODric) metaphor will continue and some form of self-sacrifice will ensue. Perhaps that particularly dark-knight-cum-cowboy will kick some ass next time around..

    What’s up with Sam getting arrested? He could shift out of it pretty easily, it seems, but I guess he is being watched too closely. He is so hot and sad and tortured and hounded. Major love for Sam.

  • 2 Jason Rundell // Aug 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    @laura Mc,
    I think your predictions for the outcome of the bombing are spot-on. I’d wager 70 to 30 that Godric will sacrifice himself, but there is something wrong with that because he’s uber vamp and should not die just from some silver fragments (I didn’t see any wood on Luke’s vest bomb?)

    As for Sam, I think the way his power works is that he needs to see the animal in order to shift? I guess he could shift into the owl again, I’m not sure if the bars are small enough though. He also could have corroborated Andy’s witness report by shifting in front of the cops, but I guess he still doesn’t want his secret out.

  • 3 Jessica M. // Aug 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hi! There were wooden bullets on Luke’s vest bomb. I got the impression that Godric is growing tired of his existence.

    Even my husband felt pity for Jessica’s situation, and he really doesn’t have any experience to compare to the whole virginity losing experience that women go through.

    It’s about time Sookie stood up for herself and it was against Lorena which was great. I feel like Sookie needs a bit more depth though. There’s been so much going on we haven’t been able to delve into her character much and there’s so much more to her.

    I have to love Jason. Ryan Kwanten is great at giving us consistent little surprises in regards too Jason’s character development; I’d say the same thing in regards to Eric as well.

    The only reason I’m not tired of the MaryAnn storyline is because I’m curious to see just how much over their heads Tara, Eggs, and the rest of the town have to go before someone finally steps in. They’ve really explored some of the basest characteristics of human nature, which is what has made the storyline interesting. However, it is about time to start ramping that storyline up.

    The show is so much fun! Until next Sunday…hookers! ;)

  • 4 InfoMofo // Aug 14, 2009 at 9:00 am

    After seeing Tara kick him in the nuts, I thought of a pun from like 7th grade.

    “I guess that’s why they call him ‘Eggs’.” ZING.

    Best show on tv, btw. See ya next week.

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