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True Blood Season Finale Review: "Evil is Going On"

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Overall, I was disappointed in the season finale of True Blood.

I don’t feel we got any real resolution to the events of this season. Unlike season one, where we saw Rene decapitated, or season two, when we saw Mary Anne killed, "Evil is Going On" just continued the trend of creating more questions than it answered.

Come to Sookie

Sookie has a mean streak in her. Did the look on Sookie’s face when she ran Talbot’s remains down the dispose-all scare anyone else? Also, she has developed a strong potty mouth. From her comment to Russell to watch his language to the ranting she did to Eric on her front porch, she let fly a lot of obscenities. I was glad to see she gained some control over her faerie powers when she blasted the handcuffs (and Russell). I wish we had gotten a little more of that and a little less of her vulgar language.

Sookie is done with vampires. Sookie’s potty mouth aside, it looked like she is done with vampires. First she found out she is “crack” to vampires and second, she found out that Bill let her get beat within an inch of her life so he could bond her to him with his blood. That would make me swear off vampires too. However, to Bills credit he is trying to protect her. Even if he failed so far (Pam and Eric survived) and now, he was facing off with the Queen. At least he is making an effort right? Is that what woman say they want, “for men to make an effort?” 

Jason is in charge in Hotshot. It is a sad day when the most responsible person in the entire community is Jason Stackhouse. I really don’t understand how Crystal expects Jason to take care of her kin in Hotshot when he already said he was going to come find her and rescue her from Felton? Besides that, isn’t he currently he is under arrest for obstruction of justice?

Lafayette really does have power. The revelation that Jesus is a witch was unexpected. But, it fits nicely with the rest of what was going on recently. From Lafayette and Jesus seeing their ancestors in the “blood dream,” to Lafayette now being able to see a shadow of the secrets people are keeping around them. I wonder if he has witch powers that have been woken up as well. They have promised witches next season, could Lafayette be one of them?

What was lying on the floor in Hoyt/Jessica’s new house? I have made it no secret that Jessica is my favorite character. Seeing her and Hoyt together tonight just melted my heart like butter. Watching her run around the house was so adorable. But what the heck was that little doll on the floor at the end of that scene?

Exposed to the Sun

Cliffhangers galore! Surprises and smaller questions aside, we were left with some significant questions that we have to wonder about until next season: 

  • Is Tara really gone?
  • Did Sam really shoot Tommy?
  • Where did Sookie and Claudine go? 
  • Where is Debbie Pelt?
  • If Eric got out of the cement, did Russell?

What struck me as odd about these questions is that unlike the cliffhanger from season one or the cliffhanger from season two, these questions may not require the next season to pick up directly after this episode. I really hope that Adam Ball and his team remember that we like some resolution mixed in with our cliffhangers next season and offer more resolutions. 

What did you think of the season finale? Comment below, we want to know what you think. Below are some True Blood quotes from Sunday's episode ...

Russell: Just shut the f*%k up and die please. | permalink
Tara: Don't you think being a shape-shifter is something you should tell someone before you sleep with them. | permalink
Sookie: I don't want to baby-sit this psycho while you go take a nap. | permalink
Sookie: Stepping around the fact that your word is worth about as much as tits on a turtle. | permalink
Alcide: Are you in trouble again?
Sookie: When am I not in trouble? | permalink
Eric: If you two are done eye-f*%king each other, can we go? | permalink
Jason: Sometimes the right thing to do is the wrong thing. I know I did the right thing. | permalink
Lafayette: You're a witch, who's a nurse, and a dude? How did I get so lucky? | permalink
Sookie: I feel better protecting myself, now that I know I am basically vampire crack. | permalink

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I just thought that it wasnt as gripping as the other episodes. In previous episodes you never knew what was happening next but in this episode you knew exactly what was gonna happen. I just dont like how Sookie kept on swearing through the entire episode, i didnt like it especially when she swore her head off at Eric, i mean he only tried to protect her and at least he didnt have a hidden agenda like Bill, even when she was telling Russell to stop swearing she swore "watch you f***ing language" (hypocrite!!!) Well im just hoping that the next series will focus on the developments of Eric and Sookie's relationship and that Bill will get the hell out of Sookie's life.

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The first season was brilliant, the second so-so, and this third season was a let down. It was too busy with too many silly characters and dumb crazy going on at once for it to be as enjoyable as it had been previously. I mean you need a directory to keep up with the characters now. The finale was a gimmicky, corny mess and surprisingly disjointed, so much so that even the actors’ acting seemed wooden and thoroughly unconvincing at times. How could the producers let such a great idea with such an instant following get so out of whack so quickly? Interestingly and ironically, the CW’s Vampire Diaries series started out bad, but has been steadily improving to the point where I’d say it’s now poised to take over as TV’s premier vampire show if True Blood continues to lose focus.

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There was no clear "gotcha" cliffhanger in this finale. Lots of characters, lots of subplots, and lots of loose ends. We know Russell comes back in the latter part of Season 4 after the witches do their thing. We know Sookie will come back from fairy land (after all she is the lead character). Sophie Anne dies in the books so she will probably not survive the Matrix fight at Bill's house. Pam survived her assassination attempt and pulled Eric out of the cement in time to ruin Bill's life with Sookie. Summer left a (voodoo?) doll in Hoyt and Jessica's love nest, and Momma Maxine bought a Steve Newlin vampire rifle and probably some wooden bullets. Lafayette (already deeply spiritual and connected to the universe) activated his dormant psychic powers and Jesus is ready to school him in the magic realm. Sam probably shot Tommy in the leg, and will take him back in. Tara is off on an adventure, but will probably be back. Jason as head of Hot Shot - geez could there be a more compatible leader? And Arlene and Terry await the arrival of their spawn of Rene. I would dearly love to see True Blood cut down on the number of useless characters and storylines, and focus on a few wonderful ones. But that apparently is not the way AB rolls. Let me leave you with my favorite quotes from the finale which all seem to have the F bomb in them: “You f**king betrayed me. AGAIN.� (Sookie to Bill) “About f**king time. Now drag me the f**k inside.� (Russell to Sookie) “You watch your f**king language. “ (Sookie to Russell) “Eric do the world a favor and let that little f**k fry.� (Pam to Eric about Russell.) “..your word is worth about as much as t*ts on a turtle.� (Sookie to Russell) “..I now know I am basically vampire crack.� (Sookie to Bill) “I hope you two have finished eye-f**king each other. Can we go?� (Eric to Alcide and Bill) “Go back to hell where you came from, you f**king, dead piece of sh*t.� (Sookie to Eric) “Oh great. On top of everything else I am out an assassin.� (Eric to Pam)

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maybe its a voodoo doll, belonged to a witch which means the house belonged to a witch and maybe the house is cursed, spelled or something :) i dont like potty mouth Sookie and I bet season 4 will center around Eric & Sookie like in the 4th book. YEY!

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i think the doll was there because of that Summer girl jesus christ, if i ever met a girl like that i'd smack the bitch silly and tell her grow some balls. she is annoying as all hell. and what was with hoyts mom getting a gun? i really hope she isn't going to try to kill jessica :S i love her shes amazing and shes really beautiful. FUCK bill! he is a snake. for the longest time i loved him and for him to actually set sookie up like that is just harsh. i have no sympathy for him. can't wait for next year though!

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My only complaint about the finale is that I feel it didn't answer anything! I am left wondering even more about whats going to happen for everyone! Other than that...another great season...already can't wait until June=)

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@skle - Bill was playing a mind game just like Eric during that stay at Russell's house. If he saved Tara then that would have stopped his plan of trying to figure out to save Sookie from that current mess. So it was either save Tara or Sookie. And that wasn't a hard decision considering that Tara as always been a bitch to him. I think that could have been a good lesson for her. Stop being such an asshole and maybe the next time she is in trouble there will be more than just Jason willing to save her.

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I very much enjoyed the entire season as well as the finale. However, I do agree that more questions were raised than were answered.I look forward to next season with baited breath!

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"Hear ya go Uncle Daddy Calvin" definitely the funniest line of the episode. Glad Eric survived, but we knew they couldn't kill him off. Gonna miss Russell, he is just to funny psycho evil to lose. Other than that the episode was just weird, and I too wish they would follow the books story lines a little closer. They are much better and way more funny. Oh well, you get what you get.

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It wasn't a great finale, it really felt just like a normal episode but it wasn't so bad. The reason why they showed a doll with Jessica & Hoyt is to symbolize what they can never have, that room where the doll was, was a children's room, her being a vampire she can never have children so it symbolizes the one thing they can have while they are together, it was a happy but sad moment at the same time, let's just hope next season will answer more all the questions fans have, as for Sookie I think she is being taken to the fairy world, from the books not sure which one, she is taken there and meets her fairy grandfather so maybe they will take it in that direction, we can only wait!! Until then...

True Blood Season 3 Episode 12 Quotes

Don't you think being a shape-shifter is something you should tell someone before you sleep with them.

Tara

Just shut the f*%k up and die please.

Russell

True Blood Season 3 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Somebodys knockin Somebody's Knockin Rapture 7 iTunes
Evil is going on Evil (is Going On) Jace Everett iTunes
Blood like lemonade Blood Like Lemonade Morcheeba iTunes