I guess I should just make peace with the fact that True Blood is not going to come to a satisfying and compelling end. Although it had some bright spots, this season has been an absolute mess, further punctuated by this slow and tedious episode.
Bill’s death-wish still feels like a half-baked idea as opposed to an organic extension of his journey. Nevertheless, I’m praying the writers go through with his demise because the character became an utter bore a long, long time ago. It doesn’t look like Sookie and Eric will be settling together either, so here’s hoping the writers will commit to the notion of Sookie finding happiness on her own.
Funnily enough, I think this was Sam’s last ever appearance on True Blood. Although he was always one of the show’s dullest characters, I’m still shocked he didn’t get a more satisfying sendoff. He’s been such an integral component of the show for so long, and they have him just leave town with Nicole? Bizarre move to say the least.
In other news, how many times has Pam been captured and used against Eric this season? Get creative writers. On the bright side, the Yakuza now know where Sookie lives. In a perfect world, the gang would succeed in offing both her and Bill, and the finale would focus on a pair we actually care about (Eric and Pam). Wishful thinking I know.
The episode’s best sequence was undoubtedly Jason narrating Hoyt and Jessica’s story to Brigette intercut with the pair making love. No music, just an impeccably edited and incredibly romantic scene. Sadly, Jason and Brigette’s supposed “relationship” still feels like an extremely rushed attempt to give Jason some closure. Pathetic.
– Sookie slapping Bill was inadvertently funny. Pam insulting Jessica while hugging her? Priceless.
– Loved Pam’s plot to return Sarah to her blonde roots. The latter sure has become an afterthought this season huh? Consistency you are missed.
– Ginger finally got to “fuck” Eric after a lifetime of lust. The scene was undoubtedly a highlight, and it culminated with her hilariously abrupt climax on Eric’s infamous throne.
– Was this the first time Eric ever flew with Sookie?
– Jason likes the color pink; that’s funny.
Pam: As much as I appreciate a compelling character drama, the Yakuza are upstairs, so need I remind you to keep it the fuck down volume-wise?
Pam: (To Jessica) Cry on my jacket, you’re paying for it sweetheart.
Pam: I need to remove this gag. El gaggo. I need to remove-o. Fuck it. (to Sarah) Listen up, twat lips. I’m going to remove your gag ’cause I can’t get the foils where I need to get them with it on. But please don’t mistake this for an act of kindness or an invitation to scream out.
Sookie: You’ve started over so many times. How do you do it?
Arlene: Well, it helps when your ex-husband comes to you in a death vision and tells you to.
An unfortunately disappointing penultimate hour from True Blood.