Three episodes till the end and THIS is what we get?
True Blood‘s writers have displayed a remarkable amount of schizophrenia this season, particularly when it comes to the endgame couples. After distracting us with a possible Jason/Jessica reconciliation, it now looks like they’ve decided to end things with Jessica and Hoyt back in each other’s arms. I can’t say I’m excited about this move (as I always found Hoyt boring) but it does leave me wondering about Jason’s fate. Will he just settle with Brigitte, a character we barely know? Wouldn’t it have been wiser to keep him with Jessica and not bring Hoyt back into the picture? Lord.
On the bright side, Eric is cured. I had a sinking feeling the writers might resort to killing off our favorite vampire so I’m ecstatic he survived (unless they decide to stake him in the finale just to mess with us). Bill on the other hand refused to take the cure in the episode’s final moments. That seemed like unnecessary drama to me, but I guess the pointless flashbacks all season long (culminating with Sookie and the void baby) were meant to provide insight into his mind leading up to this momentous decision (#epicfail). Do something gutsy writers and kill him off in the show’s swan song. Please.
I wonder if Rutina Wesley holds any grudges against the writers for completely slaughtering the character of Tara throughout the show’s run. Sookie’s bff was a standout in the first season, but she slowly but surely became a punching bag that never really amounted to much. And when she was finally killed off, it was much too late (and off-screen no less) Adding further insult to injury, the writers had a mumbling Tara pointlessly appear on crosses with Boa Constrictors in hand. If you had any hope this subplot would amount to anything, then you my friend are painfully naive. The character’s tumultuous journey came to a close this week, and in the end, her appearances this year culminated with her forgiving her mother for being abusive simply because she was the victim of abuse herself. Honestly this subplot was a mess from start to finish, and it ended on a painfully unsatisfying note. Here’s hoping Rutina moves on to bigger and brighter things in the future.
– My favorite moment of the hour: Pam threatening to kill herself to stop Eric from killing Sara.
– Sookie asking about Bill about Queen Anne and discovering the whole breeding plot was a nice nod to the show’s history.
– So what was the point of Violet and the whole sex dungeon debacle? At least her death was kind of cool as Hoyt unknowingly killed the woman who offed his mother. The scene still didn’t make the storyline worth the waste of time.
– The plan to create New Blood but not really cure everyone straight away to maximize profits is wonderfully diabolical and realistic.
– I would have preferred seeing Tara actually kill her dad; the subplot would have been much more impactful that way. And seriously what was the point of the cross and the snake?
– Why did Sookie leave Sara there? Wouldn’t it have been easier to drag her to Bill? I’m just gonna stop wondering why Sookie does anything (and why this show’s writers often make no sense).
Eric: He got it from Sookie, so he’s progressing fast.
Pam: Of course it’s happening fast. It’s Sookie – everything she wants she has to have now.
Eric (to Sara): Quiet, antidote.
Violet: Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, they were shells; beautiful to look at but hollow once penetrated.
Sam: At what point does the guy whose house keeps getting hit by a tornado call it a day?
Pam: Drink the bitch and leave.
A frustrating hour of True Blood. Simply unacceptable this close to the end.