“Letting Go”- Episode 3×06 “I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues” Recap/Analysis

“She will take her time. He has been her drug of choice for centuries now. She is going to have a hard time letting go.” – Russell Edington

Jessica won’t let go of her taste for real human blood even if it means feeding off RANDOM unwilling victims.

Bill won’t let go of his need to always try to look like a hero for Sookie even if the attempt is feeble, desperate, destructive, and not only makes no difference but  puts everyone in a worse position than before.

Sookie won’t let go of her tendency to think only about herself and her immediate goals, at the expense of others.

Eric won’t let go of his feelings for Sookie even if he tries to.

Arlene won’t let go of her prejudice against vampires.

Lafayette won’t let go of his trust issues, for better or worse.

Sookie won’t let go of her tendency to ignore RED FLAGS right in front of her face.

Lorena won’t let go of the same nostalgia and sentimentality that she so often critcizes Bill for.

"I do miss the 1930's, such style, elegance, people knew how to behave, knew what was expected of them, knew how to avoid creating tragedies for the people they loved..."

Franklin won’t let go of his obsession with Tara and his desire to turn her.

Eric won’t let go of his over reliance on his sexuality to manipulate others.

QSA won’t let go of her obsession with spending money and apparently gambling.

Lafayette won’t let go of the darkness inside him.

Neither Russell or Eric will let go of their memories (causing Russell’s need to conquer humanity, Eric’s need for vengeance).

Bill won’t let go of his hypocrisy or his victim complex.

Neither Nan or Congressman Finch will let go of agendas that benefit their own power.

Sam won’t let go of his need to help Tommy.

Melinda M and Tommy won’t let go of Joe Lee or the way he uses their shifting abilities for personal financial gain.

Jason won’t let go of Crystal or his past.

Crystal won’t let go of Hotshot or her awful fiancee.

Debbie and Coot won’t let go of their addiction to V or Russell’s influence.

Sookie won’t let go of Bill (for better or worse…though I am thinking worse).

On a positive note, not letting go can be positive sometimes…

Tara won’t let go of her desire to live and will go to extremes to hold onto her desire to live.

However, an inability to let go even in the face of “Trouble (3×05),” often leads to “Singing the Blues (3×06).”

Next week, it will all lead to shit hitting the fan and bodies “Hitting the Ground (3×07)”




  1. #1 by Cindy on July 26, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    BRAVO my dear. You nailed it…again. *applause*

    • #2 by talktrueblood on July 26, 2010 - 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much Cindy dear!
      I always try my best to center around one statement (many might have overlooked or liked) that ties the whole episode together : )

  2. #3 by Freyja on July 26, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    ‘Letting go’ 🙂 I like it TTB! This is so true and reflects the episode.

    • #4 by talktrueblood on July 26, 2010 - 8:42 pm

      Thank you Freyja! I am so glad you dropped by : )
      It’s always a statement to connect the entire episode.

  3. #5 by Bobsgran on July 26, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    Didn’t even think of Eric not letting go of his reliance on his sexuality. Great observations TTB.

    • #6 by talktrueblood on July 26, 2010 - 9:04 pm

      Thank you Bobsgran!
      I thought that was an important thing to note about Eric.

    • #7 by ericnorthman5 on July 26, 2010 - 10:29 pm

      Why would I let go of something that serves me so well?

      • #8 by talktrueblood on July 26, 2010 - 10:51 pm

        Good point on atleast one of my points Eric…
        However, you must admit that sometimes it would be more practical to feel differently about some things…though impossible and not as enjoyable : )

      • #9 by talktrueblood on July 27, 2010 - 4:58 pm

        Russell might not be fooled by that Eric. You might have to use another technique with him.

      • #10 by Elalia on September 2, 2010 - 1:54 pm

        oh yes it does.. u could conquer so easily if u wanted simply use ur charms and humanity will fall for u…

  4. #11 by Lena on July 27, 2010 - 12:21 am

    Thank you! Can’t whait for the next of your articles.

    • #12 by talktrueblood on July 27, 2010 - 12:24 am

      awh thanks Lena. I should be writing some more soon (with general parallels and theories)…plus updating some body language posts.

  5. #13 by just an opinionated hack on July 27, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    I agree with Cindy, you hit the nail on the head once again. I’m beginning to think it’s not really a coincidence :P. I think one of the more telling events in this episode was that Lorena is willing to kill Bill to keep anyone else, but Sookie in particular, from having Bill.

    I also think Russell’s evilness is compounded by the fact that his gay lover is just as evil, if not sneakier, as he is. I think Bill has really gotten everyone in the shit here, and I don’t know how they’re all going to get out of it.

    Tara screwed up by not killing Franklin. I can only fear what his response and reprisal is going to be.

    • #14 by talktrueblood on July 27, 2010 - 5:14 pm

      Thank you JAOH,

      I dont know if Talbot cares for the political stuff that Russell is involved with. He is sneaky in his own way but not in the same evil or political way as Russell is so I think Talbot serves to show how Russell’s need for vengeance will bring him down in the same way that Eric’s ALMOST brings him down because we know that Eric will be here in the next season, though he may be worse for wear.

      True Bill and everyone that knows him are going to be in a world of hurt for many episodes to come.

      Tara is about to be stalked by Franklin I fear.

      • #15 by sunnynala on July 27, 2010 - 7:22 pm

        Talbot is very much an elitist just as RE is. He views humans as inferior pets, just as RE does. He’s very charming, yes, but he def would have hung Tara up in the pantry and drained her dry just for a ‘spicy’ lunch. LOL.

      • #16 by talktrueblood on July 27, 2010 - 7:53 pm

        I do believe that Talbot sees humans the same way that Russell does. I just don’t think he has the brains to be quite as conniving and political as Russell is. Talbot is ruled very much by his emotions and his superficiality, he is not a grand schemer. He could probably find a better and more unhanded way to hurt Russell than sleeping with Eric but he sleeps with Eric on impulse, despite the fact that he probably knows he can’t trust him anymore than they could trust Bill.

      • #17 by sunnynala on July 27, 2010 - 7:24 pm

        Tara is about to be stalked by Franklin I fear.

        Oh yes, and it MUST be foreshadowing Bill and his stalker ways from the books. Only on TB, it’s going to much more sinister instead of just pathetic. (that’s my impression from book spoilers, anyway)

      • #18 by talktrueblood on July 27, 2010 - 7:47 pm

        Oh yeah it is very much pathetic in the books.
        I do think it will be a little more sinister as well and that is how I feel as well.
        Franklin stalking Tara will foreshadow next season with Bill.

  6. #19 by ENA on July 29, 2010 - 3:28 am

    OMG! Bravo! I loved it girl!

    • #20 by talktrueblood on July 29, 2010 - 3:42 am

      thank you ENA. I will try to update body language posts later on (maybe after the next episode and recap) and do a post on Nan and/or a post on the magister later this week.

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