Mickey O'Connor

True Blood Episode Recap: "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Ryan Kwanten and Anna Paquin

Hey guys, I'm out in Los Angeles at the fall TV previews, so I'm not going to be able to recap True Blood live this week. But I hear that while Sookie and Jason investigate their parents' death, we are going to learn a lot more about this new vampire order, specifically the surprising role that Rev. Steve Newlin will play. Wait until you see!

In the meantime, please use this space to comment on the episode and we'll catch up again next week. Happy hunting, fang-bangers!

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True Blood Episode Recap: “In the Beginning”

Valentina Cervi

On this week's episode of True Blood, it's all about gaining and losing supernatural power. Sookie decides that maybe she doesn't want to be special anymore. The Authority, under the new leadership of Salome and Russell, decide to assume more power. And Lafayette and Terry confront their personal demons, with radically different results.

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PBS on Firing Fred Willard: "It Would Become a Distraction"

Fred Willard

PBS' president said the network fired Fred Willard after his indecency arrest to keep the production schedule moving.

At the fall TV previews in Los Angeles, Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, said Willard's removal as the narrator of Market Warriors, the network's spin-off of Antiques Roadshow, was mostly a function of a tight schedule. "We are actually in production with that series, so at the end of the week, when it became known, we had to... read more

True Blood Episode Recap: "Hopeless"

Denis O'Hare

On this week's episode of True Blood, The Authority captures Russell Edgington and plans to execute him. Jason and Sookie team up to find out if their parents were actually killed by a vampire. Terry comes to a life-changing decision after his run-in with a fire monster.

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Let's Boot and Rally"

Anna Paquin

"Boot and rally" is a disturbing term I learned in the halcyon days of the early 1990s when I started drinking alcohol in varying quantities as a dumb-assed college freshman. Essentially, it's the process of puking, either naturally or by force, which — in theory! — makes you feel less drunk, so you can then drink more! It's not a sound strategy, and one that I (hand to God) never employed personally. But I did witness it, and it was as wrong-looking as it sounds.

So how does this apply to this week's episode of True Blood? Read on to find out.

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True Blood Episode Recap: "We'll Meet Again"

Ryan Kwanten and Chris Bauer

On this week's True Blood, Tara, Pam and Eric explore the challenges of vampire parenthood. Someone finally wonders aloud why so many of Sookie's friends take such big risks for her. Jason and Andy discover the faeries' secret hideout... and a big secret about the backstory of the Stackhouse family legacy.

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Whatever I Am, You Made Me"

Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer

Just two weeks after I praised True Blood for keeping the focus on vampires, I'm starting to think that I spoke too soon. This week, two story lines of seasons past — Lafayette's brujo powers and those damned faeries — reared their ugly heads, making me think that Season 5 is going to be just as crowded an affair as the previous three have been. Let's survey the damage:

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Authority Always Wins"

Christopher Meloni

On this week's episode of True Blood, Bill and Eric, who are accused of aiding the Sanguinista movement (whatever the heck that is), meet the shadowy Vampire Authority, and hey, guess what? Stabler is its leader! Plus, while Sookie and Lafayette vamp-sit Tara, we get a juicy tease about Pam's backstory... read more

True Blood Episode Recap: "Turn, Turn, Turn"

Rutina Wesley

"To everything there is a season" goes the most famous lyric of the Byrds song from which "Turn! Turn! Turn!", the Season 5 premiere of True Blood, takes its title. Not to completely blasphemize this — lest we forget — Biblically inspired ditty, I want to ask: What do we think this season's "everything" will be?


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Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "Give Me the Blame/Finishing the Hat"

Desperate Housewives

We're finally here, folks: the end of our time on Desperate Housewives' Wisteria Lane. It has been eight long seasons of tragedy, tawdriness and tomfoolery, and it all comes down to this. But before we can kiss the ladies goodbye, there is still much left to resolve: Bree's on trial for the murder of Alejandro; Lynette and Tom Scavo are still separated; Julie Mayer is about to give birth; Renee and Ben's wedding is imminent; and Mrs. McCluskey's health has taken a turn for the worst. (Not Mrs. Landingham!) So rather than belabor every detail of the bloated two-hour finale, here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to skip to the end and tell you where everyone ends up.

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