Episode #36: “Evil Is Going On” (season finale) Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) grapples with his conscience while plotting his perfect revenge against Russell (Denis O’Hare). Fed up with being “vampire crack,” Sookie (Anna Paquin) considers a new life without Bill (Stephen Moyer) – or any other vampire. Tara (Rutina Wesley) discovers some surprising news about Sam (Sam Trammell), whose rage resurfaces upon learning of Tommy’s (Marshall Allan) latest transgression. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds a new calling after warning Crystal’s (Lindsay Pulsipher) family about an impending drug raid. Plagued by visions, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) for help, and learns his boyfriend has more to offer than companionship. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) hopes for a future with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), spurning Maxine’s (Dale Raoul) pleas to wed Summer (Melissa Rauch). Written by Alan Ball; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Episode #20: “Even Steven” or “Luckiest Kid in Detroit” (season finale) Eyeing a possible second chance with Jessica (Anne Heche), Ray (Thomas Jane) contemplates a break from the business – but Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff) may not be willing to give him up without a fight. Emotionally frayed after separate encounters with Damon (Charlie Saxton) and Vera-Joan (Rhea Perlman), Tanya (Jane Adams) visits Frances (Roxanne Hart) and Ray to try to make amends. After getting a lift from Mindy (Amy Farrington), Ronnie (Eddie Jemison) returns home to find that Jessica has made a decision that could impact both their futures. Written by Dmitry Lipkin & Eduardo Machado and Julia Brownell & Brett C. Leonard; directed by Dan Attias.
Episode #88: “Lose Yourself” (season finale) With Mrs. Ari (Perrey Reeves) fuming over Ari’s (Jeremy Piven) angry meltdown the night before, Ari tries desperately to keep a surprise party for her on track. The guys attempt to stage an intervention for Vince (Adrian Grenier), who has gone off the deep end. Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) scrambles to find investors to save the tequila business. Eric (Kevin Connolly) receives an unexpected request from Sloan’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) father, Terrance (Malcolm McDowell), which leads him to consider Scott’s (Scott Caan) business proposal. Written by Doug Ellin; directed by David Nutter.Lot of dang people watching these shows!
Sept. 12, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST
Had to do this once in my life.
Sept. 12, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST
never seen entourage
Sept. 12, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
...will be shown before True Blood. See winter is coming.net for more info. I don't understand why GoT, which has the potential to be the next big genre show, doesn't get more mentions at AICN. It's got geek cred, lots of genre actors. It makes me think that the sun has set on AiCN. They've become notoriously slow at picking up stories, unless they have a vested interest in them, and they completely ignore the literary portion of geeky fandom. There's a lot of disdain for female-skewing favorites, and not just the silly ones like True Blood and Twilight. Kind of off-putting, for a girl. AiCN used to be my go-to site, but now I drift toward io9 or even the banal scifiwire/blastr for my entertainment news.
Sept. 12, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Eastbound and Down is back THIS MONTH!!!!
Sept. 12, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
by moody by nature
I agree mate. I met George R R Martin and most of the cast at a book signing in Belfast, and also have a couple of friends involved in the production of this. I think it's going to be incredible.
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST
last I remember, Eric and Russel where outside handcuffed to each other under the sun.. but I think it happened 2 weeks ago.. did they survive?
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST
that was the last ep, they were off labor day wknd.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST
Syllogistic reasoning - where if two statements are considered to be true, then the third must be true, too. <p>If True Blood is for gays, and Hung is for Housewives, the JohnRyder is a gay housewife. <p>Nice one, Nice Marmot. Incidentally, gay housewives have taken offense to JohnRyder being considered their equal.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST
I'm really disappointed with this show because all they could do with Vince's character is make him a Coke Fend. I think ultimately that was the problem with Entourage that they wrote themselves into a corner with a character that never wanted to grow up, and the writers and producers were too afraid to let him grow up. It was cute and charming four years ago when he had the long curly hair and who gives a Frak attitude, but it got old, and the show got stale. Just like the show, after the season where they shot Medellin, they bombed. I honestly don't think they can recover to become an important show again, and no matter how many stars you put in front of the camera if there are not enough talented people behind the camera to keep the ship right, the ship is always going to sink.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
I have a lot of time for Tom Jane and I recall reading Alexander Payne is involved with the series?
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST
(and I enjoy it) is that they couldn't afford someone who both LOOKED like a huge star...and could act. I mean, if he could do both, he'd BE a big star. So he is pleasant, but has no real range or intensity. The scene where Vince was filming the scene hanging from the chute a couple seasons back was just embarrassing. I love the show but...whoa.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST
Entourage is a cute little soap opera but its getting leaner and leaner on the funny stuff.
Sept. 12, 2010, noon CST
the psych games these people play with eachother. watching tanya and the pimp, charlie, has been fascinating. he's stringing her as a different sort of ho - probably can't help himself. at the same time he's taught tanya to hit ray with the pimp-psychology: "why do you want me to fail?" it would be really interesting what happens when ray finds out tanya has told a real pimp all about him AND what lenore would do if she knew tanya was being coached by a down and dirty pimp. how would lenore vs. charlie play out?
Sept. 12, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST
There's plenty of titty and ass on True Blood for heteros like me, you homophobe.
Sept. 12, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST
Sookie considers a life without Bill. Again? For the 900th time? I'm rpetty sure that's been the plot of almost every sookie storyline since the beginning, especially this season. Oh yes, I'm so sure bill and sookie won't end up together. this show is fucking trash. entertaining trash. but trash nonetheless
Sept. 12, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST
Obviously, TRUE BLOOD has a little more going for it than the average person that still reads MAD MAGAZINE can potentially enjoy. More's the pity, I guess. <p>Looking forward to tonight's season finale. I can't see how Russell survives this episode, but I hope he does somehow...at least to return at some point down the road. And yes, here's hoping for naked Deborah Ann Woll at long last.</p>
Sept. 12, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST
Huge waste of a season. Entourage and Hung on the other hand...Oh, and no naked Jessica, but Hung and Entourage keep throwing the full frontal out there, including that red-head that might as well be Joan on Mad Men.
Sept. 12, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST
was weak. The Vince-going-down-a-dark-path storyline is solid, but it should have taken a MUCH bigger presence this season. We didn't see Vince get really dark, abandoning his friends, getting into fights, etc. Both Turtle's tequila storyline & Ari's NFL deal weren't interesting AT ALL and they dominated the entire season. I would have much preferred to see Vince go much darker & a bigger Drama arc. I can see how this season looked good as they mapped it out on paper, but they honestly picked the wrong storylines for certain characters. We also saw barely anything from Eric this year...he was just the middle man for Drama's pilot and Vince's project...His proposal in last season's finale was the big "wow" to end the season on, and there's been essentially zero reference back to it except for the occasional "We have the wedding planner tomorrow..." They should have had he & Sloan begin to have problems after jumping in too quickly. Regardless, I look forward to the final season and hopefully movie.
Sept. 12, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST
Well, at least it will look good.
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST
by Dreadlock Holmes
Bill, Tara, Russell and Sam. What a finale.
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
FUCK! Nothing! FUCK! Good season finale though! Next season, WARLOCKS AND WITCHES and a big ol werewolf war.
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST
What a weird season. All over the place. Good finale, though.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST
hasn't been bad this year simply because the show is more interesting when the characters struggle. It seems that every other season they put the guys in jeopardy and then the next season they are all riding high driving Maseratis.<br><br> So let me guess, Vince will get an intervention tonight and check into rehab. Next season he'll be out of rehab and have a Robert Downey Jr comeback and all will be right again. <br><br> An Entourage movie will tank...
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST
Russell was the last character I could stand on the programme and now he's gone. It was a pathetic, horrible, awful finale. Sookie is a stupid cunt. Did anyone else feel sorry for Russell when she dumped Talbot down the drain? I sure did. May that stupid bitch stay in the faerie world and never come back. FUCK True Blood, unless Russell returns with his MEMORY intact.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST
This one still reeks. Awful episode overall.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
Greatness is about to slap some people in the face.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
never seen a bad episode of Entourage. sasha grey cant act worth a shit though. fucking terrible. stick to the cock baby!<p>I cant explain why I watch true blood, its semi-retarded. fairies? sweet jesus! awww yeah, lots of fucking in it. thats why i watch.
Sept. 12, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST
Now THERE'S a show I wanna watch.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST
I can't believe more people don't watch the show! One of my favorite shows! With those numbers I can't see them ordering up another season.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST
True Blood is fine I guess, but as of last night's episode, I think BBC America's "Being Human" just stole the crown for current supernatural shows. Talk about a show going really dark for its second season. Holy shit.
Sept. 13, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST
See you next summer, folks! Kinda ambly in places with a lot of subplots battling for dominance, but I think we just witnessed Adrian Grenier's best performance on the show ever. No foolin'. What was up with Turtle crying, though.
Sept. 13, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST
I love this show and this season has just been near total shit. If it hadn't been for Denis O'Hare carrying this show on his back like a fucking slave, I would have given up on it six episodes ago. There better be some MAJOR fucking improvement next season, first and foremost CAN SOOKIE STOP BEING SUCH A FUCKING MORON ALL THE TIME!?!??! Or, I'm quitting this fucking show. Seriously, this was some lazy shit. A TV show is an investment and they fucked us right up the ass this season. There were only a few notable high points and that's not enough to keep me watching. I want less characters, more concentration on the leads, LESS FUCKING TARA MOTHERFUCKER!, less Sam being a psycho, I want one episode spent on fucking Arlene's baby to the effect of, "Oh, I shit it out this morning, it died, no need to ever mention it again." and much less of her and her ass ugly witch friend, I want more fucking, more killing, less fairy shit, less meth head white trash and a COHERENT SEASON LONG PLOT!! You know, like the first season? Is that too much to fucking ask?
Sept. 13, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST
I was expecting a lot more of Anna Paquin's tits for the finale, and got jack-all. Pretty disappointing. On the other hand, at least they were smart enough to realize they had gold in Russell, and to leave the door open for his return. Glad to see Eric and newly-evil Bill never watched Austin Powers, else they would have known never to leave any possibility of a return.
Sept. 13, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST
Go back to season 1. The chick from "Beakman's World" gets nude, and she's awesome. In "Entourage" news, I am officially a better actor than Adrian Grenier... and why couldn't they get a real actress that would agree to full frontal instead of Sasha Grey? I like Entourage, despite its simplistic formula, but now they've thrown that out & have all the relationships... at a turning point! I want Ari berating Lloyd. At least that was fun.
Sept. 13, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST
by I Hope You Die
They should have Vince's career in the gutter and Drama's cartoon show a big hit with a movie in the works, lots of voice work for ads, TV show appearances, etc. Drama bankrolling Vince rather than vice versa.
Sept. 13, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
nothing that hooked me to make me wanna watch next season... also sookie gets uglier and uglier...
Sept. 13, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST
Pardon my pun. <p>This show has enough plot to interest an IQ of 80 or less. I can't stand the whining and nagging of Anna "Sookie Stackhouse" Paquin anymore. She just whines and whines and whines. If she isn't whining, she is engaged in a cartoonish sex scene.</p><p>Even with all of the sex, violence, southern Louisiana stereotypes and subtle homosexual activist undertones, this show is about a few pints short of success. If I could choose one word, it would be INCOHERENT.</p> <p>TRUE BLOOD reminds me of HEROES. Season 1 wasn't so bad...but it has gone downhill from there.</p> <p>Season 1 had vampires and a kindhearted shape shifter. Now, the show is convoluted with vampires, werewolves, witches, warlocks, fairies, pixies, shapeshifters, country hick werepanthers and whatever the fuck MaryAnne was supposed to be. It seems that the only "weird" people left are actually human beings.</p>The show is now...boring.
Sept. 13, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST
Just wait...in the books one of Sookie's boyfriends is a were-TIGER! Judging from this season, though, my wife and I both doubt this show will go past Season 4.
Sept. 13, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
by Chadley BeBay
Ha ha ha ... you are pathetic.
Sept. 13, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
is Vince- he is who the show is built around but he is the least interesting character. I look forward more to seeing Drama and Ari than Vince or Eric. Shit- build a show where Vince and Eric go up in a flaming blaze and Ari loses his agency so the only clients he has are Drama and Billy. Turtle can stick around as long as Dania Ramirez shows her tits
Sept. 13, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
plus all the tits
Sept. 13, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST
<p>is such a bad actress she can't even play herself.</P> <p> Stick to the five guy gangbang stuff cause as far as legit acting you aint even Traci Lords </p>
Sept. 13, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST
You hit the nail on the head. Vince is the character everything revolves around, but isn't that interesting and isn't particularly easy to root for, minus two season ago when his whole career was in the crapper. Drama and Ari are the most interesting, though the show also seems to revolve around Eric almost as much as Vince. Maybe because Eric is more of the every man and less of a clinger-on like Turtle. I do like how they keep bringing back characters you seemingly forgot about (Amanda, Billy) and use them in a useful way. I suppose Adam Davies and Lizzy will probably be the next two.
Sept. 13, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST
Vince getting jacked in the jaw by Slim Shady was hilarious.
Sept. 13, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
So the problem with ENTOURAG is that the ENTOURAGE is more interesting than the star?... Almost like Vinnie's ENTOURAGE is what they're focusing on.. You've got to wonder then why they don't change the name of the show and just call it "VINNIE" since he's supposed to be what the show is all about.<p> .............Somewhere out there, the sound of a penny dropping dominates the sound space.
Sept. 13, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
Man, what a lousy season this was. First of all, if they needed a pornstar why didn't they choose someone better than Sasha Grey? Grey is a horrible actress, was annoying and should stick to her own stuff. And what's that Feminem shit? Feminem will never be cool even if he makes a billion dollars. So why do they try to make him cool? Vince being punched by Feminem is like being punched by a bitch. Hardcore crap that was. This would have been much better if for example the pornstar was Jenna Jameson and then Vince got punched out by Tito Ortiz. Now that would be fun. And what the fuck do we need Scott Caan for? The guy is annoying as hell and definitely not part of the gang. And what the fuck did they do with Billy Walsh? He used to be one of the coolest/funniest characters in the show and now they pussified him. And what was that Mark Cuban shit? I don't know the guy but he sure sucks, so why was he so prominently present? Man, next season only six episodes and then maybe a movie. It would be better if they just skip the six eps and finish the movie. And center it around Ari Gold cause he is the mvp.
Sept. 13, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST
for the record... MAD MEN takes a large, beige, peanut ridden, corn coated shit on these shows, every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.
Sept. 13, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST
Ever since Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly won awards, they started structuring the show more around their characters. Problem #1 was expanding on Ari's family. By making him a real person with serious family problems, it makes his "hate rants" (which used to be funny) cartoonish and out of character. Problem #2 is head writer Aly Musika. She has turned these guys into unrecognizable pussies (Turtle scared of a shaved box? Fuck you.) and the show into something completely different that what it used to be (in a very bad way). Seasons 6 & 7 are almost unwatchable compared to 1 & 2. The show is so heavy and depressing now...it used to just be some fun escapist entertainment. Now, I just watch it out of obligation or something...
Sept. 13, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST
But, I watch "True Blood" on HBO and then "Rubicon" On Demand the next day. Hope they take the On Demand, Tivo, and on-line ratings into consideration when they decide on the hopeful renewal of this terrific show!
Sept. 13, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST
starting from the first episode of the season. And it just kept getting worse. Lafayette and Jessica need their own spin off show, I hate watching all things sookie and her stupid durrrr? look. Winter can not come fast enough! Here is to GoT!
Sept. 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST
Crystal is a waste of a salary. That character needs to never show up again.
Sept. 13, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST
I just watched Entourage and there actually was an intervention. Pretty predictable I guess.<br><br> Entourage is in the toilet and has been for the past 3 seasons or so. Who gives a shit about $#%$% Turtle and his #$#$% tequila?? Fuck Mrs. Ari too. I can't stand her. Ari's character is really lame now.<br><br> I think the series should end with the whole gang bankrupt and living with their parents back in Queens.
Sept. 13, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST
Can someone please ban 'baofu' and all the other fuckface assholes that post their shopping websites??
Sept. 14, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST
Jesus GOD, they jumped the shark. The books are much, much better - and a lot more unique in terms of character dynamic and just general approach to the whole supernatural beings lore. <p>How the FUCK do the writers screw the series so hard? I mean, is it really that necessary to change the books to this degree? The whole "it doesn't work on television" is complete, utter bullshit. STICK TO THE FUCKING SOURCE. <p>When Bill and the Queen were wired into the air Crouching Tiger style at the end of the finale, I threw up into my mouth a little bit. I now do not know which is better, this show or Twilight.
Sept. 14, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST
Other cringe worthy moments from this series include: <p>Sookie putting Talbot into the blender. WHAT. THE. FUCK. I am in love with the Sookie from the books (who would never do that blender shit, btw) yet I haven't hated a TV lead character more (and not in a good way) since Sidney in Alias. <p>Sam's family. Jesus. Fucking. Christ. <p>Lafayette is supposed to be dead, motherfuckers. <p>Tara - holy Baby Jesus, I cannot believe I actually hate TV Sookie more than Rutina Wesley's 1-sided, saline-solution needing, lip-quivering-is-the-only-way-I-know-how-to-cry-for-the-TV, pitiful excuse for Tara. <p>Anna Paquin is fucking ugly. Book Sookie is not. <p>Eric's history with Russell. Huh?? And Russell is barely mentioned in the book. <p>Calvin Norris and Hotshot. Meth? Really? And Calvin gets shot in the head? Jesus fuck, he is actually an interesting character who comes through for Sookie in the books... <p>When the fuck does Jason become a partial Panther? It should've happened already. <p>Ok I'm done wasting time on this show.
Sept. 14, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
Haven't read the books but am somewhat aware of certain plot points. Curious as fuck as to how Jason actually becomes a werepanther, because surely that fucker should have changed already unless their's some weirdass magic involved. <p>Oh and how much fucking inbred hick trailer trash was there this season. Every werewolf we met, every werepanther and sams parents and brother. So to sum it up if you're a shapeshifter of any variety there's a pretty good shot of you needing major dental work and not knowing how to read.<p> <p>And don't get me started on Sam and his whole "history of violence" style transformation this year. Him having a murky past makes sense. Him having a fucking major league shift in personality is just bad writing. I actually thought possibly his family was casting some sort of spell or voodoo on him, hell maybe the waitress is.<p> <p>Also Bill and Sookies relationship is starting to really piss me off now - how fucking dense is Sookie, especially at seeing even the slightest fucking nuance in bills actions. To be fair it's understandable she wouldn't no what emotional nuance is as their none in this years script.<p> <p> As a true blood fan this years season has been a major let down, if it wasn't for Eric and occasionally Russel I might have not bothered coming back next year.<p> <p> christ haven't even mentioned Tara's none story this year that concludes with her getting a fucking haircut wow there's some serious storytelling right there.<p>
Sept. 14, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
would normally spell check but seriously why bother. I mean if the people at true blood aren't bothering to put in any effort this year not sure why I need to.
Sept. 14, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST
Yeaahh... it left a lot to be desired (as did much of Season 3). Glad they didn't completely off Russell, he was the only really cool thing about the season. The televised spine rip was the high point of the season, such a good cliffhanger. The final scene of this season was beyond lame... Sookie disappears with a bunch of fairies in a flash of golden piss-light that they borrowed from the season finale of Lost haha.<p> Well, at least they made it easy to forget about this show for the next 9 to 10 months. We have Dexter, Supernatural, Fringe, and a whole bunch of other stuff on the way so this won't be missed. Hell, I'm even looking forward to SGU.
Sept. 14, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST
Bad writing. Bad acting. Bad plots. Talk about "Deux ex Machima!" This show was FILLED with made up nonsense via a house of cards. How long before it comes crumbling down?<p> It is beginning to remind me soooooo much of HEROES -- but with more blatant sex and subtle morals (but, actually, the LACK thereof). </p> It is difficult to believe that ratings are "up" this year. Conspiracy? How can ratings for this trash be UP? Who monitors the validity of those claims?
Sept. 14, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST
These are shows I enjoy, but I can't ever consider them good. The Vince on coke thing came out of left field. There's no way his friends wouldn't have picked up on his habit before he started buying massive, lifetime supplies of the stuff. He'd almost continually have a bloody nose. Ari's wife might just be the worst TV wife since Peggy Hill. Ari may be an ass, but he's always been good to her (job woes aside). It's not like he revealed a hidden side, he is who he is. Dump the worthless bitch. Turtle never seemed to close things out with Carlos. I guess that means they'll carry that stupid plot line over into the next season.<br /> <br /> True Blood needs to find a plot line for Jason. I like his character, but every plot he's been in has been the worst stuff of the show. So he didn't get the girl, but he did embrace her baggage??? Whatever. Sookie saving Russel and then taunting him into a rage was insane. Kill him or make nice. Don't save him and then dare him to kill you. Wtf!