TRUE BLOOD Season 2 Labor Day Weekend Survival Kit

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Labor Day Weekend rolled around at the worst time for TRUE BLOOD fans as it delayed the season 2 finale episode “Beyond Here Lies Nothin” which will air next Sunday September 13.

In order to satisfy your True Blood fix, we decided to compile some of our most interesting True Blood posts so that you can check out a retrospective of what has so far been awesome True Blood season.

These posts will include reviews of all True Blood episodes of Season 2, a few really compelling cast interviews and our favorite videos. In addition to our existing posts, please check this post throughout the weekend as we will be updating it with some new content and commentary on True Blood that we hope you will find interesting.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into our True Blood Season 2 Labor Day Weekend Survival Kit.

Reviews

Here is a list of all the True Blood Season 2 Reviews that we posted. In addition to the insightful opinions of our very own Sandie, you will find even more insightful comments and debates from other True Blood fans:

TRUE BLOOD “Nothing But the Blood” Review (Season 2 Episode 1)

Episode Synopsis: A shocking murder outside Merlotte’s has Bon Temps reeling. Meanwhile, Sookie’s relationship with Bill is tested when she learns of his siring of Jessica, and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Sam recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann as a 17-year-old. Jason gets a sudden windfall that allows him to pay for a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun. Two adversaries find themselves sharing a mysterious dungeon and, possibly, the same fate.

Number of Comments: 6

TRUE BLOOD “Keep This Party Going” Review (Season 2 Episode 2)

Episode Synopsis: Sookie is forced to cope with Bill’s obligations to Jessica, as well as the romantic inconveniences the teen vampire’s presence creates. At the Light of Day leadership conference, Jason makes a favorable impression on its ambitious leaders, Steve and Sarah Newlin, though not on his jealous roommate Luke. Maryann casts her spell on the Merlotte’s patrons, and Sam proves helpless to stop the revelry.

Number of Comments: 5

TRUE BLOOD “Scratches” Review (Season 2 Episode 3)

Episode Synopsis: When Sookie is attacked by a mysterious creature, Bill must enlist Eric’s help to save her. At the Light of Day retreat, Jason has second thoughts about the sect’s anti-vampire agenda, but Sarah and Steve counter with flattery and promises. After snapping at Tara and new employee Daphne, Sam decides to cut and run. In order to liberate Lafayette, Sookie strikes a deal with Eric. A bored Jessica heads over to Merlotte’s, where a smitten Hoyt falls under her spell. At another Maryann-hosted party, Tara finds her attraction to Eggs mitigated by a persistent, aphrodisiac fog.

Number of Comments: 2

TRUE BLOOD “Shake And Fingerpop” Review (Season 2 Episode 4)

Episode Synopsis: With Jessica in tow, Bill and Sookie head to Dallas to carry out Eric’s vampire-reconnaissance mission–but a surprise awaits them at the airport. At the Light of Day Institute, Jason falls victim to a practical joke, but has the last laugh when the Newlins anoint him for a higher calling. Maryann throws Tara a birthday party at Sookie’s, attracting much of Bon Temps to its Bacchanalian revelry. Sam postpones his departure from town to attend the bash, connecting with Daphne in the process. Having barely escaped Fangtasia, Lafayette finds himself reluctantly pulled back into Eric’s orbit

Number of Comments: 5

TRUE BLOOD “Never Let Me Go” Review (Season 2 Episode 5)

Episode Synopsis: In Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own, then joins Bill and Eric for a strategic summit at the lair of the missing vampire, Godric, attended by his lieutenants, Stan and Isabel. Meanwhile, Jason shows his mettle at a Light of Day boot camp, and is rewarded for his hard work with a gift from Sarah. Rebuffed by Tara in her relocation efforts, Maryann decides to cast her spell on the Merlotte’s staff, softening Tara up towards her new “family.” Eric shares a little-known secret about his past with Bill, and Sookie makes a decision that might solve the Godric mystery–or get herself killed.

Number of Comments: 21

TRUE BLOOD “Hard-Hearted Hannah” Review (Season 2 Episode 6)

Episode Synopsis: Accompanied by Isabel’s human boyfriend Hugo, Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric. Meanwhile, Bill is shocked when a vampire from his distant, more violent past resurfaces in Dallas. In Bon Temps, Daphne presses Sam to get more comfortable in his own skin(s); Hoyt continues his unlikely courtship of Jessica; Andy interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance; and Tara and Eggs take a detour while on a road trip for supplies. At the Light of Day camp, Jason finds himself faced with some difficult emotional and physical choices.

Number of Comments: 28

TRUE BLOOD “Release Me” Review (Season 2 Episode 7)

Episode Synopsis: Betrayed by Daphne (Ashley Jones), Sam (Sam Trammell) finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann (Michelle Forbes) and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo (Christopher Gartin) in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie (Anna Paquin) uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill (Stephen Moyer), whoʼs being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena (Mariana Kloveno). After crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason (Ryan Kwanten) tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve (Michael McMillian) and his enforcer Gabe (Greg Collins).

Number of Comments: 25

TRUE BLOOD “Timebomb” Review (Season 2 Episode 8 )

Episode Synopsis: Sookieʼs captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) arrives to do his masterʼs bidding on the eve of the Fellowshipʼs lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotteʼs, and Andy (Chris Bauer) proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt (Jim Parrack) learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric (Allan Hyde) looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers. Written by Alexander Woo; directed by John Dahl.

Number of Comments: 44

TRUE BLOOD “I Will Rise Up” Review (Season 2 Episode 9)

Episode Synopsis: A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s dismay, and ends up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason reflect on their recent adventure, and end up bonding at the feuding Newlins’ expense. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine over lunch, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam finds a novel way to escape his cell–and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan, and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.

Number of Comments: 68

TRUE BLOOD “New World In My View” Review (Season 2 Episode 10)

Episode Synopsis: Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.

Number of Comments: 21

TRUE BLOOD “Frenzy” Review (Season 2 Episode 11)

Episode Synopsis: Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s allegiance to Maxine.

Number of Comments: 34

Interviews

We also had the opportunity to interview two True Blood cast members: Stephen Moyer and Rutina Wesley. In addition, we also talked to Alan Ball, the creator of the show.

During Stephen Moyer’s Interview, he talked about his love for the show, his process for creating Bill, as well as their highly anticipated return to Comic Con 2009.

During Rutina Wesley’s interview, she talked about what is coming up this second season for Tara, how she got into acting and also her favorite character on True Blood.

During Alan Ball’s Interview, he talked about the writing process for True Blood, what was going to come up in Season 2 and who was going to be the most evil character this season.

Videos

There are two videos that stand out to us as the most compelling parts from the season 2 of True Blood: Godric’s Death and the Eric/Sookie dream sequence.

Godric’s Death

In this scene, there is an emotional exchange between Godric and Eric, ending with one of the coolest phrases ever spoken: “As your maker, I command you” (The scene is always Godric is our favorite True Blood character of Season 2)

Eric/Sookie Dream Sequence

This is probably one of the most debated relationship on TV, but that doesn’t prevent us from loving it nonetheless. So enjoy the famous Eric and Sookie dream sequence!

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