Thursday, July 1, 2010

TV Geek Out 155: True Blood, "Timebomb"

TV Geek Out covers "Timebomb," the eighth episode of True Blood's second season, in which we learn more about modern-day Godric and his peaceful stance on vampire/human relations. Eric and Sookie try to stop the planned murder of Godric, but they're both caught and almost killed themselves. It all leads to a showdown at the the Fellowship of the Sun church between Newlin's and Godric's forces, but thanks to Jason's expert marksmanship (with a paintball gun) and Godric's commitment to nonviolence, no blood is shed there. Elsewhere, there's plenty of blood being spilled! Bill finally escapes Lorena by bashing her over the head with a flat-screen TV! In Bon Temps, Maryann cooks up and feeds Tara and Eggs a very bloody "hunter's souffle," with Daphne's supernatural heart as the secret ingredient! It's even grosser than it sounds, and leads the couple to turn very primal, first beating each other up, and then getting it on. Also getting busy are Jessica and Hoyt, who lose their virginities together and then get embarrassingly walked in on by Bill. Later, in Dallas, there's a gathering celebrating Godric's safe return, and Lorena shows up and nearly makes a meal out of Sookie, but Godric stops her and banishes her. As she leaves, Lorena tearfully humiliates herself even more with Bill (yes, that's actually possible!), until he tells her he never wants to see her again. It all ends, quite literally, with a bang, as the Lukinator shows up and suicide-bombs the place! TV geeks Heather and Dana discuss all this, Maryann's plans for Sam, the psychology of a 2,000-year-old vampire, and much more here.

(Please excuse the audio quality on this recording; it's below our normal standards, but the conversation is still well worth checking out!)

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