Wait. What? There’s only one episode left? This season of True Blood just seems so unfinished and, sadly, unsatisfying.
It seems as if, after Russell’s Network moment, there should have been a bigger, louder outcry against vampires. It should have become a much larger media circus, resulting in more than simple – yet, surprisingly well-spelled – graffiti outside Fangtasia.
But, those thoughts could stem from my overall lack of interest in the characters lately. You know, because I’m an elitist who doesn’t care about people who don’t read.
Or it could be just that few people pay attention to the news. Anyway, here are some other True Blood thoughts:
- I’m really enjoying seeing Bill Compton get his ass kicked and am particularly fond of Awesome Pam’s application of colloidal silver spray. Then again, I’m fond of anything Awesome Pam does.
- It’s understandable for Bill to be clueless about relationships – he’s clearly been carrying around Lorena baggage for decades – but, jeez. A girl can only take so many dead bodies and so much double-crossing before she gets burnt out and looks for a guy with a pulse. All things considered, Sookie has been pretty understanding.
- I accidentally typed Dookie instead of Sookie on that last one. Heh.
- Let’s hear it for Evetta: dancer, bad ass, cardiologist.
- Crystal’s family. . . . ummmmm. . . yeah. Her fiance was her half-brother. That doesn’t need a comment.
- Annnnddd. . . Tara’s crying again.
- Oh, and now she’s banging Sam Merlotte. OK. I can get behind that.
- I can’t get behind Sam’s drunken transformation. Yeah, he’s had an emotional breakdown coming for a while – it just feels like the whole BadSam! sideshow last week was unnecessary, particularly considering his “Sam’s such a nice guy” speech tonight. People who are perpetually nice and recognize when they’re being taken advantage of relate to that speech, probably fantasize about running off at the mouth like he did in this ep (I do, anyway – I’m the Sam Merlotte at my jobby job, putting up with everything because I’m nice and understanding and a team player). Sam didn’t need this whole dark past layer in his character onion.
- I want Lafayette to have voodoo superpowers in the worst way.
- The True Blood previews are getting more and more like the Mad Men previews: meaningless statements presented without context to dramatic music, none of which says anything about the actual episode.
- True Blood, if you kill off Eric Northman, I am done with you. Done. With. You. These feelings can be assuaged by bringing back Alcide. Preferably without a shirt. Or naked. Everyone has a price – mine is juicy man ass.
Lastly. . .
I feel like there would have been more tension at the end of this episode if I didn’t know True Blood had already been renewed for a fourth season. Remember when we didn’t know? And how tense that was? I’m wondering if one of the things that made some older season finales so great was that we didn’t know if it was actually coming back.
Here, we know. True Blood will be back next summer, which means that Sookie will live, along with either Bill Compton or Eric Northman or both. Russell will most likely die the true death to make room for a new Big Bad (based on novel #4, I’m guessing it will be a coven of V-drinking witches), which is unfortunate. I already love Russell.
Lisa Fary is a graduate of the creative writing program at Florida State University and holds an advanced degree in Special Education. Her earliest influences are Princess Leia, Rainbow Bright, Astronaut Barbie, and her 6th grade teacher, Ms. Palmer. She’s angry that it’s 2010 and she still doesn’t have a hovercraft, but will accept a jetpack as consolation. That jetpack had better be pink with a rhinestone monogram.
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