True Blood: Season 3, Episode 5

Trouble (18 Jul. 2010)

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Alcide and Sookie turn to an alpha-wolf "packmaster" for advice on dealing with Russellʼs minions; Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, whoʼs completed his mission for Russell... See full summary »



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Alcide and Sookie turn to an alpha-wolf "packmaster" for advice on dealing with Russellʼs minions; Tara considers a proposal from Franklin, whoʼs completed his mission for Russell; Joe Lee breaks his promise to Sam and Tommy; Lafayette learns the meaning of patience from Jesus, his motherʼs orderly; Jason meets his match in the mysterious girl Crystal; an heirloom reminds Eric of his past and his ongoing thirst for vengeance. Written by HBO Publicity

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Franklin Mott: You have a text message. Bitch, where are you? You said no boyfriends. Who is he? Who's Lafayette?
[He rushes across the room and chokes Tara]
Franklin Mott: I'll rip your throat out!
Tara Thornton: [Struggling to breathe] He's my cousin and he's gay.
[He lets go of Tara and then smiles happily]
Franklin Mott: Well how do I get rid of him? How 'bout um, I'm busy bitch. No bitch. You are bitch. Too many bitches. Hooker? In his other messages he calls you hooker. Hookah. Not hookah. That's a water pipe
Tara Thornton: Tell him I'm okay. Say trust me ...
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I Got More Bills Than I Can Pay
Written by Bob Mair and Joel Wachbrit
Performed by Sonny Ellis
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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The worst TB episode to date
26 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Franklin brings Tara to Russell's, where she's shocked to see Bill walk in with Lorena and Russell, all bloody-mouthed. Then Eric arrives...and HE'S surprised to see Bill there as well. They all talk about what to do about the magister. Russel: "The a....nasty little anachronistic toad...a ridiculous remnant of the middle ages..." Jason shows up at the sheriff's office for his first day at work. Kenya is not pleased. Terry moves in with Arlene right next door to where Sam is moving his birth parents and brother.

Sookie pushes Alcide's buttons so she can find Beeeel. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Jason continues to suffer from the delusion that he's a policeman. Jesus asks Lafayette out. Jason sees Crystal drive by and while banjos are playing in the background he hops in a police car and follows her. (I'm thinking...the banjos are appropriate...because Jason would fit in perfectly with Jethro Bodine/Beverly Hillbillies. Or the Dukes of Hazard.) But it gets worse...

Franklin crying like a baby because Tara tried to escape? What is WITH these vampires? Where did they find them...Baby Vamps 'R Us? Enough already. Nobody really wants to see these ridiculous soap opera vampires! What part of that does Alan Ball not understand? This series is heading south faster than Hoyt's mama's tits.

Jason & Crystal bond. Bill escapes to go find his Soo-keh. Franklin proposes to Tara -- for eternity. (With these teeth...I thee wed...) Eric recognizes a Viking crown among Russel's collection. Then Eric's past is revealed. His father was a Viking King who was killed by werewolves involved in that Operation Werewolf group.

Meanwhile Bill finds Sookie at Alcide's. He tells her she must leave, but then Russell and some of his boys arrive, and when Cooter attempts to grab Sookie she's able to do that thing where light radiates from her hand and Cooter is repelled. Russel takes great delight in that. Good for him. At least someone took delight in this episode. Because I certainly did not. This was by far the worst, most boring True Blood ever.

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