True Blood > True Blood Season Finale Review: Some Deaths, Lots of Dialogue > Comments Page 5
I expected more out of this series' finale, waited for the major cliffhanger which never came, instead it was a resounding meh at the end. What I would like to see in season 5:
1) Tara gets resurrected, zombies are the new thing
2) We see a weaker, less enthusiastic/cheery Sookie - this is what I'm waiting for, I want to see her character develop, it would be nice if she went over to the dark side or just lost the plot, something different to the 'girl next door' image.
3) Alcide and Sookie definitely getting it on.
4) Sam killed, Luna was right, they'd jinxed it.
5) That old vampire they buried will obviously return, hmmm how will that bring anything new to the show though, we've already seen him at his worst, enraged over the loss of his bf. I would prefer to see a new villan, someone totally new, pure evil...Maryanne was a fuc.king awesome villan, no remorse whatsoever.
What I liked from season 4:
Finally they're killing off some valuable characters, It gets tireso
Very disappointing finale. Should not have killed off Jesus...Agree it was boring to bring Marnie back. Lame break up with Bill and Eric. Glad Tommy and Debbie are gone...irritating characters. I don't think Tara is dead. Why did they not address Andy and fairy sex thing. Glad to see some mystery behind Terry. Best hope for next season is Russell returning and Bill/Eric taking on the whole Authority thing. Loved Pam's comment about Sookie and her fairy vagina...best line of the night!
I didn't see it, but I think bringing a necromancer to the storyline is a little "Anita Blake"-ish. At least, the beginning books, before they got so smutty. Just sayin'.
this finale season are too much politically correct .. i prefered that sookie choosed one .... bill or eric .... uf....
I have to say im not as disappointed with season 4 as other fans. Im still disappointed but it still beats most other shows. Season 4 was always going to be shaky with trying to deal with the books. But with season 4 Alan Ball has clearly had enough of sticking with the books, using them to get basic info and characters and creating his own plot. And i welcome it. Two mistakes killing off Nan and killing off Queen Sophie Anne. They would of benn brilliant to use in season 5 (Queen Anne even is season 4). The lack of faires in season 4 is welcomed from me, they have been introduced to explain what sookie is and they've done that job, the seasons 2 fairy apperences are to be built on in season 5. Love that King Edgington will be back and Steve Newlin is a vampire (didnt see it coming, thought he would of been shown dead). Also is Jess a lifetime virgin and yet she has had sex twice in a matter of days and its not been mentioned? Oh well, season 5 is bound to better. Also TARA is dead! YA
I didn't like this season for sure but what I don't understand is why everyone assumes Tara is dead? Anyone shot whether grazed or not would have the wind blown out of them and knocked into a tizzy with a gun like Debbie had. If you looked how the shot went it hit the window and glass was flying that hit her. I don't think she is dead personally but I guess we shall see. I don't think if they cut Tara the show will be the same and some will lose interest. She is a necessary character in my opinion. I liked that Eric and Bill were working together now. I never liked the Nan character...good riddance. I am not sure what happened with Sam since they moved away from a scene with a werewolf growling at him and then Debbie showed up at Sookie's. She is actually the main character all these stories are suppose to revolve around her. Ball hasn't exactly followed the books, he seems to think he knows better to the point that his writers, in my opinion, have ruined the show. There is too much
Can't really agree with that. True Blood has in my opinion been getting weaker and weaker with every season since the first, this season finale was the first episode in a while I really enjoyed - especially because of the end.
I didn't like the whole fairy-world stuff in the entire last season, so good riddance to that and thank you for not putting in more of the stuff!
Same for werepanthers - I even think the word is stupid.
It was FAR from perfect though: Marnie coming back was boring and not to well thought-out, the 'big rescue' of Bill and Eric was just lame. Sook breaking up with the 2 of them dragged on forever (I actually skipped some of it on my tivo), although I think it was one of the most believable and sensible things Sook has done within the last 2 seasons.
Does it sound terrible when I say I liked Jesus dieing? I did like is character as being a altogether good guy and sympathetic. But he always was more of a plot device and sidekick, so killing him makes sense
I also find it crazy that vampires would get anywhere near a Necromancer. Eric and Bill are centuries old, although you could sense they felt immediate danger....a real necromancer can raise all the dead, including the whole cemetery and control any vampire the necromancer chooses, but the necromancer has to use their own blood to control the dead. I mean, it is fiction, so it can be written how they writer chooses, but I would have done it differently. Seems to me that Eric or Bill would not have taken the chance to go near a necromancer. Marnie was so busy doing other things, that she did not see people plotting against her, like Lafayette and Jesus and then whats her name with the salt? That wasn't really believable either. I love true blood, I will watch it until the end, I am just saying...Necromancers are very powerful creatures.....not that easy to defeat.
Okay not just ANY vampire can get into Sookies house, they have to have a plan here, but not yet addressed. Eric can come in his own house obviously and I saw Bill go into her house, BUT like Eric and Bill would leave it to where just any vampire can go into Sookies house? That seems a little dangerous to me. If that is the story line, and any vamp can get in her house, then it needs to be written that Eric gives Sookie her house back. What does that mean for people who rent houses? That any vampire can come in? They gotta fix that. Good riddance to love stricken Eric. It was not believable to me that Eric and Bill were willing to meet the true death in front of Marni's place last week. I mean come on? No freakin way. I did not believe that plot AT ALL. I am somewhat disappointed that Sookie did not use her fairy "listening" powers a little more in this season. She could of heard Debbie waiting for her in her house if she was "listening". She should tap into that power much more in my
So many plot holes this season. I also have to agree - too much dialogue. And, the dialogue often, excuse the pun, sucked. In addition, way too many characters to track. I'm starting to forget who the "main" characters are anymore.
Unanswered character questions: the faery resistance and attempts to capture Sookie, Andy's faery, Hot Shot werepanthers (I really sympathized with the young girl and wanted to learn more about what happened to her), Nan Flanigan's past, more about Marnie, closure on the killing Marcus side-plot... I could go on.
I think Ball and Co. may have been smoking something when they wrote season 4.
I also don't care if Season 4 was purposely planned as a seg into Season 5 and they plan to wrap up a lot in Season 5....there's no excuse. They should have offered a 22 episode Season 4 if that's what they wanted to do. Not to mention, previous seasons tied together just fine without leaving everyone hanging.
I'd say that True Blood this season ranks only sl
The first words out of my mouth after the finale..." Wow, that wasn't a very good ending." Sookie very calmly breaks up with the loves of her life in 10 minutes! Why kill Jesus? He was not a main character but, Lafayette really loved him. The Sam Merlotte story was a bad non-climactic ending. I am shocked. I have watched all the seasons and this was the worst finale of all. That is too bad. I love this show. I am also glad Debbie and Tommy are dead. Not a fan of their story lines. What is going on ??
I also was surprised that so many fans were bothered by the (anti)climax scene began w/ Eric and Bill already tied up.
I personally thought that was good writing. We already know Marnie's powers have quadrupled because she stole them. We already know she could cast powerful spells. We already know she's angry and power hungry. We already know she caught them off guard because she was (1)Supposedly dead and (2) in Lafayette's body. Do we really need to know exactly how she got them there, especially since in the previous scene Sookie hinted that might be the case? I didn't. Somethings are better left to individual interpretation. At least that's how I see it.
As life goes there's a give and take in everything. Such is the case with watching great television shows. Pros and Cons, cause and effect, experiments and outcomes...
If one wants an awesome well written character driven show then one must accept the fact that eventually major characters will be led to their demise. If one wants to hold on to said characters forever then he/she should accept that the storyline will be mediocre at best w/ twist and jolts that bring action and excitement but at a cost---to make sure favorites remain alive.
This is why Tara must stay gone. She must not come back as a vamp, a zombie a mediumed ghots...none of that. It hurts me to say that because although Tara was not a sterling character she was definitely purposefully. She is a compliment to Lafayette and vice versa. They bring TRUE comedic relief to the blood, gore and tension. Also they offer a point of view that is not mainstream and structured. Without her Lafayette becomes a babbling idiot at
You all forget that this show has A LOT of characters in which they have to make money off of and waste no expense because they're already paid under contract (no offense to the actors(esses)) and not only that it all has to be compiled into an hour it's hard to fit everything in for it to make sense otherwise we'd have a very boring(er to some of you all) season, I loved all of it mostly because I'm a fan and the seasons might look a lil bleak to you newbies but did you ever bother to actually get into the previous seasons? and if you don't like those you definitely won't like the rest. But off this topic!
I cannot wait until the next season.... omg that finale was way too intense lol my brain was on fire! from the jesus' death to tara's demise all had me just in tears... I loved all the characters who died (except for the marnie character) even Nan. And I don't think Pam set Russel free, as much as she's upset with Eric, she still loves Eric and she'd do anything for him becaus
Werepanthers were a pointless waste of time and I actually found it offensive that Jason was gang raped and everyone was so ho-hum and he's back to his horny self. Weak. They could've trimmed down the Sam Merlotte stuff. Didn't care about his new girlfriend and didn't care about Tommy. Sam was interesting when he interacted with Tara and Sookie - now he's just on the peripheral in boring-filler land. I felt like there were lots of engines revving, but nothing left the garage. Faeries - shut down after 2 episodes. Werepanthers - see above. Haunted baby & creepy doll - we could get the medium point from the Mexico trip and didn't need this side adventure. Didn't the baby have creepy eyes at one point? Is he also messed up or was that all just from the olde tyme ghost? Witches - they should've left Marnie dead cause that was a super weak comeback. She's some scary demon and kills Jesus but then hugs it out?? Tara the lesbian - who cares, didn't make a difference. We don'
I have to agree with majority of things that the reviewer has said.
I have loved True Blood since it aired and own seasons 1-3 on DVD and WAS expecting to buy season four, however, the finale has just put me right OFF the show.
When I first heard that a character will "die in the finale", I was all "Ehh, it's True Blood, it always happens". I was expecting someone irrelevant, like Hoyt or Holly. Hell, I even thought that by "death" they finally meant Marnie's ghost, but the fact that they killed off NOT one, NOT two, BUT THREE characters that I have loved in ONE episode has literally pissed me right off. I mean, I couldn't give a ratass about Tommy or Debbie Pelt being killed off within the past 3 episodes, but I loved Jesus, Nan AND Tara. I especially feel sorry for the drama Lafyette will go through now that he has lost the man he loves and his cousin/bestfriend.
Unless I hear some good news about ONE of these characters actually returning for season 5, as their death was not actu
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Simple answer about the were-panthers is, they are there because they are in the books.
long version: Hotshot is not a meth soaked hole like in the show. It's a small community of were-panthers and actually plays a somewhat large role in multiple books. In the books Crystal only dates Jason because he is someone outside of hotshot. An ex of hers takes this badly and turns Jason half were. Because of this Jason becomes permanently attached to the community. Also he marries her and they expect a baby before she gets murdered some books later.
So yeah More or less it's pretty important to the books. No idea why it made it to the show if all they were gonna do is say, 'oh it doesn't work that way'
First off, I'm not a fan of the show and never read the books. I watch it because I have time on my hands, it's science fiction, I have a thing for Anna Paquin, and every now and then, there's some good stuff.
This season, as a whole, sucked. Now, I'm in the biz and have studied this stuff. The storytelling was truly horrible.
You don't start a story, 8.5% of it, dealing all about fairy stuff then never touch the subject again, except for 5 minutes in episode 10 (?) when some fairy woman appears out of nowhere. The first 3 whole seasons, we've always wondered what the hell is Sookie. Finally, we get an answer! This is huge! This is her big secret, what we've all been waiting for. But wait, there's more! I can't even remember, but there was all kinds of stuff with them stealing people, vampires corrupting, some kind of power struggle, I don't know. This is big stuff, but then, nothing! Sookie doesn't even want to know about it more? This is what the first three season
Haha Fairy Vagina...Almost forgot that one. That was pretty awesome.... Pam breaking down in a crying fit, not so much. I loved Pam she was the only hold out in my mind from the books. So much for that.
Over all it feels like this season tried. Tried to cram in a huge plot line for every single character this thing has. The succeeded and making things a jumbled mess that went nowhere fast.
Ugh. How is a HBO series this bad?! Most anti-climatic ending ever I think. Every ep ends on a cliffhanger and every season finale is a super-cliffhanger. Jason and Jess are awesome together. Pam's scene was another redeeming point despite its brevity. Hopefully, we'll have more time for important/interesting storylines now that Debbie. Tommy and Tara are dead.
Everything Tara does seems to be irrelevant. Even getting her head blown off. I was like - unless she comes back as a zombie, Tara was the most epic waste of time ever.
I miss Jesus already. (The gay, demonic witch finally gets interesting and you kill him?)
How the beep did Eric and Bill end up chained to a pyre? That made no beeping sense.
Pam had two minutes in this thing and had the best line with "fairy vagina."
This is the first time a True blood season ended with me having zero interest in the next season. Five minutes afte the episode, and I don't give a rat's shit on what happens in season five. The plot in S04 was so weak, it was near non-existent. There was nothing of interest to be finalised.
i thought it was a great episode, i dont care about the books
with all the recent action, how could they try to top it in the last episode?!>!
i cant believe some of the story twists in the last 20 minutes, wow!
like ppl said, its a long wait til the next season :p
I liked it when the characters get to be themselves for a while, so I didn't mind the lack of action at the beginning. Also, the whole Halloween--dead spirits thing was a nice touch. I was also on the edge of my seat for the last ten minutes. Overall, I thought it recovered nicely from a few lame episodes.
People keep saying Tara is not dead but I'm dying to see how they get around having the back of her head blown off. Crazy how Sookie blew Debbie's head smooth off at close range. I thought the whole coach 3-way was icky. Sookie looked like the damn buffet. How did Lafayette catch B & E and get them chained up? That was a major plothole. And didn't Gram die with long hair? Do they give haircuts in heaven but make u continue to wear the clothes I died in? Didn't Terry's army friend look mad jealous when he mentioned Arlene? Don't ask don't tell? Why did J & J' s post-coital convo really remind us that they're probably soulmates on account of them both being half way retarded? Did anyone else notice that Newlin looked like he wanted to play sit and spin with Jason's wang? So much ridiculousness, so little time.
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