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A few random thoughts on “Shake and Fingerpop”

It looks like Bill and Jessica are bonding after all and Sookie is starting to sound like a real stepmother… when did she become so wise?

Jessica: “Is it my fault that my fangs come out when I get turned on?”

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Bill: “I am a vampire. I am supposed to be tormented.”

Sookie: “You can teach her how to walk that line between vampire and human”
Bill: “Yes, because I have mastered that”

And let’s hope the stains wash out of that black polo shirt, would be a shame to throw it away.

Even though Tara moves out, she cannot escape the spell of Maryann. But that girl has some moves on her! And she got lucky as well and so did we… I bet you could bounce a quarter on Egg’s ass.

I am as lost as Luke on this one:
Luke: “There is one thing you can count on: God will make sure evil gets punished.”
Jason: “Yeah well than explain Europe to me.”

Andy is on a wild pig hunt.

Sam really starts to grow on me. Is it just me or does he look better and better with every episode? He is really not an alpha, but he is getting some sugar. Questions is how does Sugar know what he is and what’s with the scratches on her back?

Louisiana Hot Sauce…. Last episode Sarah whipped out her pudding for Jason, this week she showed up in a nightgown in his bedroom…. What will the future bring I wonder? Doesn’t she know that adultery is a sin? In the meantime the two religious vipers are sweet talking Jason and setting him up to do their dirty work.

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Sookie got tipsy on booze for dolls and Jessica doesn’t know how to open a coffin. Daddy Compton giving glamour lessons and Jessica gaining a cell phone in the process.

The boys are at it again…. Eric books Bill and Sookie a room without a bed and Bill orders a Tru Blood of $45 and makes Eric pay for it.

Eric finds Sookie’s meaningful things curious and that includes Lafayette and that boy has some moves on him as well…!

Intercourse with the vampire…. Fangbanger’s porn. Getting curious Sookie?

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    July 13, 2009

    Excellent summary Shad! This epi was the best so far, imho. What’s with the dirt-eating at the party, though? That was a little weird…Yes, I bet you most certainly COULD bounce a quarter off those buns of Eggs. Jessica and Laffy were my favs in this one- hilarious!! And Bill and Eric- ‘…so mature.’ Uh-huh.

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    July 13, 2009

    Well Said, Shad!

    I have to say that this was the best episode so far! This balanced humor, mystery and suspense really well. Laffy, Jessica and Jason had some of the best scenes! I also loved how they made the travel coffins look very modern- like Samsonite luggage. Nice touch!

    Also, was I the only one who found the “party scene” a tad disturbing? I don’t think I’ll be able to look at cake again. :-P

    And I nearly flipped at the final scene with Barry! YaY!

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      July 16, 2009

      i found the whole eating scene gross as well. the dirt scene wasn’t quite the same as season 1 dirt scene! lol at the samsonite coffins.

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    July 13, 2009

    Super recap, Shad. Jason can be so clueless. Still I love him. This epi was such fun. Sookie, Bill, Jessica, Sam, Daphne, Lafayette, Tara, Maryann, Eric, Sarah … all had great stuff. I’m leaving others out, I know. Oh, I have to say I enjoyed Mike Spencer’s comment about needing to go to the gym … he said he’d been taking his shirt off quite a bit lately (that’s for sure!!). The orgies are getting wilder as Maryann finally shows her claws. With all the food wallowing at the end I thought for a moment I was in the midst of Animal House.

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      July 13, 2009

      Yes, Mike Spencer! That was a good one too!

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    July 13, 2009

    I have to say that Im a huge Anna/Sookie fan, and Im happy that she finally has some good/funny dialogue. I think the reason people might not like sookie is because the words that she is sometimes given are making her look stupid and uneducated instead of just naive. My favorite scene the whole episode is the “It’s like booze for dolls. They gave me ten!” I was laughing so hard.

    Okay so maybe that’s not a good example of extreme intelligence, but it is Sookie.

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    July 13, 2009

    Michelele Forbes confirms that she is indeed a Maenad http://www.tvguide.com/News/True-Blood-Forbes-1007953.aspx

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    July 13, 2009

    Not going to lie, I squee’d when Laffy and Eric were together LOL. More Jessica and Hoyt PLEASE, they are greatness. LOL @ Bill playing Daddy Bill. Loved it! MaryAnn’s party was intense, I mean really. If it wasn’t so creepy I would love to have her as my party planner LOL. I’m not digging Daphne, she needs to back off sweet ol Sam. Maybe I’m just bias because I loved Sam and Tara, but there’s a look in Daphne’s eye that I don’t particularly like. We’ll see what happens though, won’t we? Overall last night’s episode was the best! It’s starting to pick up a bit!

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    July 13, 2009

    we need more bill and sookie action. they keep getting interrupted. i know it’s supppose to build tension, but their next sex scene better be off-the-hook for making us wait this long. good bill scenes but it’s never enough of him.

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    July 13, 2009

    Thanks for the great recap. This episode rocked. Fast paced and forward moving. It was an emotional rollercoaster. Jason dumb as box of rocks at the breakfast debate said ” premedicated” to be a dick. LOL Jessica could not get out of the travel box. I am worried for Laffy and Tara. Everybody should have a buddy like Sam. Too many to mention , I need a discussion group or therapy. :) I’ll close with I’d be happier with more Bill, Bill & then some Bill. Did I mention I am in love with Bill? :)

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    July 13, 2009

    Nice happy recap, Shad. I loved this episode. Of course, the only thing that would have made it better would have been more Bill on Sookie or Sookie on Bill…not too particular about the angle of dangle, just stop with the Billus interuptus.

    Every scene with Jessica is wonderful. I like that Bill and Sookie have come to be a real committed couple this season, and seem to be trying to raise their “ward” together.

    Laffy’s frenzied V charged dancing was a hoot! I felt Alan Ball’s influence…

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    July 13, 2009

    Sookie looking at the adult entertainment channels on the hotel TV – doesn’t that guy in the middle (“Who Will He Choose: His First Fangbang”) look like Steve Newlin? I loved this epi.

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    July 13, 2009

    Nice recap. I could watch Jessica cause mischief and Bill and Eric bitch at each other like spiteful old women all day. Too funny. I think i’d break something if I had to watch Bill being all like ‘yessss masssssster’ all the time. Eric is such an ass. His monotone ‘oh, I am soooo very bored with eternity’ voice is annoying me as well. I must be born on another planet as I really don’t get the appeal of that guy. Someone care to explain?

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      July 13, 2009

      Well, we’re comparing him to perfection. But he is made purposely to be a member of the 3 B club (big, blond, and bland), to juxtiposition his character against Bill’s more sympathetic, more sexy, more seductive traits. It’s gotta be tough to be Eric…poor vamp.

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      July 14, 2009

      I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one who has commented (other places) about Eric’s overdoing the understated and bored vampire. The scene where Eric and Bill are in the bar, was just annoying. Eric had a lot of inflection and interest last season. Maybe he’s bi-polar.

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      July 14, 2009

      i like the eric character despite being in love with bill. but i have to say i like him best when he is with pam because she brings out another side to him. otherwise, sometimes he does seem like a jaded one trick pony with his authoritative attitude. i understand we are suppose to see more of his complexity this season so i’m waiting. bill has way more complexity, which is funny to me since some people say he is boring. with bill you see broody, sexy, volatile, romantic, funny, disgruntled, confused, etc. more to hold onto to me. again, i like the eric character but he can seem a bit contrived at times.

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        July 14, 2009

        I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to find Eric to be rather one dimensional as a character. There is very little resemblance to his literary counterpart, and has very few redeeming qualities (at least in my eyes). Where’s the humor? The “joie de vivre” that he displayed in the books? I understand Alan Ball is taking creative license (which he has every right), but I’m starting to become more of a fan of Bill, and less of Eric.

        Should I be worried? lol

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        July 15, 2009

        why should you be worried??? they are two different things. lots of people have changed who they like upon viewing the show. that’s only fair to the show to view it with fresh eyes. i’ve never read the books but i know from excerpts and fans how bill is portrayed in the books and he seems really different in the show. i’m sure that is true of many of the characters. it would be weird to judge the show characters strictly by how they are presented in the books.

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    July 13, 2009

    Loved this episode. Love the Bill and Jessica and Sookie scenes. I can so relate to it as a parent. I loved the glamoring scenes the best, and especially Jessica’s room service. Can’t wait till next week.

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    July 14, 2009

    I’m so excited to finally see Barry! I was half-expecting Kenneth the page from 30Rock to show up. That would be…EPIC!

    I’m not a fan of Eric (he’s just MEH) but I do like Alexander. Maybe without him, I’d not like Eric one bit at all. I am and forever will be a Billsbabe. Love Stephen…Love Bill.

    My favorite scene is Laffy’s of course…how generous of Eric to share his strong a$$ blood with him. Now they have formed a bond (since they’ve tasted each others blood). If Laffy’s in trouble, would he be there for him? Scoop him up ala Officer and a Gentleman? LMAO. Eric should have joined him…he should have done his “Meekus” goofy dance with “Wake me up (before you go go)” blasting on the background. That would even be more EPIC. Sigh…I’m gonna need a strong sedative later…

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    July 14, 2009

    I’m with you on the Laffy & Eric scene. Eric sitting there so cool and calm ,while Laffy gyrates! Hilarious!!

    Any scene Jessca was in was great.

    My only disappointment was lack of Bill and Sookie lovin. Was waiting patiently……
    Thanks Shad!

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    July 14, 2009

    Is there anything else Laffy could have humped??? What if he had gotten in front of Eric! I am positive that wasn’t scripted…Nelsan just took the material and ran with it or should I say banged it home! Were they watching Jason and the Argonauts? Eggs’ body unbelievably beautiful!Jessica and those darned fangs when she gets turned on…just can’t hide it can you??? And damnit Bill, teach Jessica how to get out of her coffin will ya?

    Great writing and superb acting for “Shake and Fingerpop” Kudos you guys keep it up (as it were!)

    Terrific summary Shad

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      July 16, 2009

      too, can you imagine them filming the laffy scene? wonder how many takes? and how many before alex could deadpan the look at him doing all that. i’m sure that was priceless. will be exciting to see this dynamic duo doing deeds. jessica gets more and more beautiful with each episode. her expressions and laughter are a delight. hoyt better start sending flowers and poems fast!

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    July 14, 2009

    Loved the episode! The dialogue was on point and the piviotal point in the storyline was greatly appreciated. I am a Tara and Sam fan but last night Eggs looked yummy and I am sure Tara can tell us if he tastes as yummy.

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      July 14, 2009

      I’m not going to lie, Eggs did look absolutely scrumptious.

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    July 14, 2009

    This was a stellar episode. Once again, Bill & Jessica were magic in the ‘Jess learns to glamour’ scene. Lafayette needs a warning label. I almost choked from laughing so hard. Tara & Eggs-I wasnt expecting to be left speechless by their love scene. I think they give Lafayette a fight for the MVP award. Alan Ball *bow/genuflect* and his quirky POV did not disappoint.

    ‘Vegas baby, Vegas baby,Vegas baby, Vegas baby…ah,ah,ah…’

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      July 14, 2009

      LOL He does need a warning label.

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        July 16, 2009

        he should audition for SOMETHING! lol

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    July 14, 2009

    Thanks for the recap Shad! One of the best episodes yet. I’m glad Lafayette got his joo joo back after drinking from Eric. Sookie and her doll bottles-cute! I was also picturing Barry to look like Kenneth the page from 30 Rock. Sookie has a new friend to play with! Is it just me or are those scenes with Mary Ann doing her abracadabra stance and the out of control party scenes just a little annoying? I don’t really care to watch people eat dirt, etc. The eyes turning black was a little freaky. And Anna Camp’s character reminds me of Jessica Simpson-need I say more? I’m looking forward to the Dallas storyline-the book version was good and so far there following it pretty close. I really loved the music from this episode- hope it gets included on the next soundtrack for season two.

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    July 14, 2009

    Bill to Sookie…..” I am a vampire, I am supposed to be tormented”…a vampire with a sense of humor, what more could you want???? Loved it all..Jessica’s room service..Sookie not knowing what to do, like “What will Bill say”?? Mrs. Newlin and her BBQ…song was called “Louisiana Hot Sauce” by Sammy Haggar…that AB knows his music..Lafayettes humping and the end credits were:”Dig” by Headbone ft.The Tense Your Man, I mean, can you believe where he finds this stuff????

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