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