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    I re-watched this week's episode and the scenes I liked the best had very little to do with advancing the major plot lines. LOVED Terry getting choked up and being so happy about moving in with Arlene because it's what normal people do. That character is pretty different from the Terry in the books, but I don't mind. Todd Lowe does such a good job showing his vulnerability and his inner struggle.

    I also loved the interaction between Jesus and Lafayette. It's about time someone "normal" paid Lafayette some attention. Now watch, Jesus will turn out to be a shifter or just a garden variety freak! I'll admit that every time I see Jesus I think of Lafayette's mother drawling "He's a Messican, but he ain't raped me yet." Alfre Woodard is so over-the-top good in that role.

    Jessica glamoring the restaurant patrons into not tipping Arlene, who was so mean to her = Arlene can be such a witch. She deserved that.

    Poor Hoyt and his verbal diarrhea date. Did she just spill everything on the first date? I hate to agree with Tommy because I love Hoyt, but he is kind of a big sixth grader.

    I'm over Tara being terrorized by Franklin. It's like the Perils of Pauline with that girl. Couldn't they have given her a break after all the crap she went through last season?

    Of course Talbot is lusting after Eric. Everyone lusts after Eric! So did he know before that moment with the crown who killed his family and do we know for sure that it was Russell?

    Was Kevin that much of a hick in the books? It makes it harder to buy a relationship/affection between him and Kenya if he's that dopey. He's like Gomer Pyle 2010.

    ETA: I read some spoilers that indicate
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    Tommy will be the big bad this season and I'm not happy about it. This would be the second season where a minor, or in Tommy's case non-existent, character from the books is brought to the forefront and given way too much of the plot.


    Also, from what I've read, Jason will be learning the truth about Crystal soon. I only wonder if he'll
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    end up becoming a werepanther like he did in the books. I actually like that storyline, so I'd be happy to see Jason turned.
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    I don't get HBO so I'm just now watching Season 2 on DVD. I've seen 9 episodes so far. The last one ended with Sookie and Hugh in the cage at the church and Godric just came to her rescue. And that's where it cut off. I have to wait until the next dvd's arrive. I'm dying here!!!!!!!!!!! So far, Season 2 is so darn good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaJo;3995226;
    I don't get HBO so I'm just now watching Season 2 on DVD. I've seen 9 episodes so far. The last one ended with Sookie and Hugh in the cage at the church and Godric just came to her rescue. And that's where it cut off. I have to wait until the next dvd's arrive. I'm dying here!!!!!!!!!!! So far, Season 2 is so darn good!
    The next couple of episodes are so Kleenex worthy just be prepared. Enjoy.
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    I enjoyed the same parts that Critical mentioned above, but I also laughed when Tara after deciding to just play along with Franklin, received his proposal to become his Vampire bride. I am still chuckling remembering her reaction.

    I also noticed this time how very much Crystal's face resembles a cat. At first I thought she isn't as attractive as I imagined Crystal being, but now I think they've done some outstanding casting for the role.

    I also hope they move Jason's storyline fast forward..... I would love to see him acting a little more intelligently, but I doubt Alan will follow that direction.
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    Okay, more possible spoilers about Tommy and why Joe Lee acts like he owns him:
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    It looks like Tommy will be involved in the were/shifter fighting ring that Quinn dominates in the books. Joe Lee is probably counting on money from betting on Tommy in the fights. I hope this doesn't mean we won't see Quinn because I love that character and I can't wait to see who they cast, especially in light of what a great job they did casting Alcide.

    That's not written in stone, but is my speculation based on some spoilers I read that didn't spell everything out, but hinted strongly. Based on what's in the books, it seemed like a pretty good bet.
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    I wonder what book readers are thinking about Debbie Pelt. I got the impression from the books that she was more sophisticated than she's being portrayed in the show, by far.

    I'm going with it, but if I was more hardcore fanatical about the books (I read them all but I'm fine with the liberties being taken for the show), I'd find her character pretty shockingly different.

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    I totally am drawing a blank on Franklin Mott as far as the books go. Was he in them? I have a very poor memory for written material. I read the books in quick succession over a period of a few weeks, so things are blurring a bit in my memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierce Critter;3996659;
    I totally am drawing a blank on Franklin Mott as far as the books go. Was he in them? I have a very poor memory for written material. I read the books in quick succession over a period of a few weeks, so things are blurring a bit in my memory.
    In the books, Franklin Mott was a minor character that Tara was dating, more like an accountant type nothing like the psycho he is portraying on True Blood.
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    For me, Debbie is pretty much just as I pictured her. "Sophisticated" is never a word I'd use to describe Debbie Pelt. She always struck me as violent, aggressive, trashy and tacky.

    Franklin is in book 3, although he's a completely different character in the show. I actually had him mixed up with Mickey, who came in later books, because he's so much more violent and erratic. In the books, Franklin is in his 50s or 60s and has an Italian accent....and gray hair and a mustache!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata;3995270;
    The next couple of episodes are so Kleenex worthy just be prepared. Enjoy.
    Thank you for the heads up! And I'm sure I will enjoy!

    I admit that I did read this thread last season to see what was happening. So I do have a good idea of what all is coming but it's much different actually watching it as opposed to reading about it. I'm trying to avoid the season 3 posts until after I've watched season 2 to completion. I'm easily confused....
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