True Blood: Season 3, Episode 6

I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (25 Jul. 2010)

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With Sookie now held prisoner by the King of Mississippi, Russell has no further need for Bill Compton. He orders Lorena to kill him. He then pays a call on the Queen of Louisiana with an ... See full summary »

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With Sookie now held prisoner by the King of Mississippi, Russell has no further need for Bill Compton. He orders Lorena to kill him. He then pays a call on the Queen of Louisiana with an interesting proposal. Sookie learns that Bill had been keeping a file on her and Russell suggests Bill had ulterior motives in starting a relationship with her. Tara is desperate to escape and has a plan to get away from Franklin. In Bon Temps, Sam Merlotte is trying to help his younger brother Tommy, but the young man just can't seem to stay away from his parents. Sam learns just why they want Tommy to do their bidding. Jason calls on Crystal only to find that she is not alone. At the restaurant, Jessica decides to do Arlene a favor. Written by garykmcd

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When Russell is questioning Sookie about her supernatural powers, she tries to insist that she is just an unremarkable human waitress, and he responds, sarcastically, "and I am Marie of Romania." This is a quote from Dorothy Parker's acerbic poem "Comment": "Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,/A medley of extemporanea;/And love is a thing that can never go wrong,/And I am Marie of Roumania." It is also a reference to the fact that Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula' is set in Transylvania, now a part of modern-day Romania. See more »

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When Eric is riding in the car with the King of Mississippi he says "shouldn't we have taken the I12 exit?" The King replies they aren't headed to Shreveport. If they are located in Jackson, I20 takes you directly to Shreveport. I12 is located to the South and there would be no reason to go that route. See more »

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Anybody who watched this episode has the right to sing the blues!
27 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bill stakes one of Russell's vamps, then goes to spike Russell. Russell laughs at him, announcing that he's over 3,000 years old, and clearly not afraid of Bill. Eric tells Russell that he doesn't know what Sookie is, exactly, but he suspects she's valuable. Lorena looks lost, as usual. All she can think of is Bill. Tablot is OUTRAGED!!!! (that they made a big mess in the foyer).

Lorena (to Sookie): "I would just love to RIP you open and wear your ribcage as a hat". (Yep. She actually said that. Some way...some how...this once noble show has managed to dive bomb right into the toilet.)

We're then treated (and I use that term loosely) to seeing Jason roll around on the ground with Crystal. (I think between the TWO of them their IQ's wouldn't reach too far beyond 100.)

Russell: "Tell me what you are, Miss Stackhouse". Sookie: "I'm a waitress". (This show used to have some really great lines. What happened?)

Lafayette and Jesus bond over some inane small talk that would make BtVS dialogues seem sophisticated. And Tara feeding on Franklin? It made Reefer Madness look like Gone With The Wind by comparison. Other than achieving new levels of pure ludicrousness, this episode delivers nothing BUT the blues.

Russell visits Sophie-Anne. He proposes to her. She reluctantly accepts. And Lorena tortures Bill -- but not nearly as much as Bill tortures the audience with his mind numbing monologue(s). (Just when you thought this season had hit rock bottom...there's this monstrosity of an episode.) Oh...and Tara bludgeons Franklin...but again...not nearly as much as this episode bludgeons its audience. It's a shame the rating system doesn't have a "zero", because that's what "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues" deserves.

(Oh...and Sookie's scream at the end...is nothing like the screams of misery ripping through my brain as this total black hole of an episode came to an end.)


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