True Blood > True Blood Season Finale Review: Some Deaths, Lots of Dialogue > Comments Page 7
I do share some of your feelings. Things seem to get dragged out on true blood. And the Eric/Sookie/Bill break up was bullshit. I just wanted to see her makeout with one or both of them. But I am happy with Nans death, and Taras death (YAY OMG CANT BELIEVE ITS FINALLY COME!!) Steve being a vampire is random but I see promise, and the fact that it was preceded with Jason and jessica having HOT sex and then being so adorable together without comitting to eachother was amazing.. cant wait to see what happens with them next year. Marnie/Antonia was great all year but did fizzle out, but I dont really know if I can complain about it. I kind of expect the true blood finales to be a preamble to next years season.
So lets be positive. There were major deaths. They could have made Debbies crazy V addict storyline way better before she got her head blown off by sookie but lets not fret about it. Sookie has three smokin hot guys pining after her next season, a bunch of people bit it, Tommy is
100% agreement with your article, this season doesn't hold a torch to the previous ones. I cannot believe they killed Tara off, especially after giving her a crappy back seat story line this season. I'm also sad about Jesus, I mean this poor actor that plays him, he left a really good show to join true blood full time and they kill him off?? (Southland).
I was totally blown away by tonight's episode and I can't believe what I saw. Did Pam release Russell? Would she? I mean, would she make that utter betrayal to her maker Eric? It was a cliffhanger for sure. Sookie breaks up w/ the vamps, but she is suposed to be w/ Alcide. I am praying that they don't do the Quinn character, I couldn't stand him. Have her w/ Alcide and then Eric will win her back. Tara's not dead, can't be...or can she? I am glad they aren't going by the book, some of it just pissed me off to no end. Quinn is not necessary, the preacher not necessary. But Tara? She wasn't a main character in the books(she was white too)like Lafayette(and he died in the 1st book)but they are characters that have came to life by Alan Ball...can't wait till next year!!
You have to remember its a tv show and not a movie. Alan Ball didn5 write this episode, Raelle Tucker did! The only thing I didn't expect to happen was Tara dying. I halfway expected Lala to bite the dust with Jesus. I'm sad that Jesus is gone. He is one of the original tv characters I actually loved!! It was cool seeing some old faces again and I thought they did a good job closing most of the story arcs of season four. The books are better than the series, but the series is a life of its own and I will continue to watch it in the future.
I thought this was the best of the True Blood season finales, but I think the pacing was not just off, I think we were anxious for things to happen faster then they were. I felt myself looking at my watch 34 minutes in waiting for my favorite characters to appear and more storylines to be tied up. The Marnie wrap up was deflating after all the war plans and power battles. Making Pam cry over Eric and be comforted by Ginger seemed out of character. Pam would have been plotting and planning how to get him back on her side, not weeping. We all knew Russell was returning that was a given. Steve Newlin as a vampire is going to be interesting. I expected Jesus, Nan and Debbie to die. I was not expecting Tara to kick the bucket, but the writers never did anything with her but make her whine. True Blood really cleaned house for Season 5. I am willing to hang in there and see how it goes.
I was a little upset that Jesus and Tara is dead! I have been online since the show went off tryn to find something saying rather or not Tara is coming back for season 5... I just cant belive that they will take the only black female off the show and like that!!! If Tara doesnt come back for season 5 im not watching the show anymore...everything that ive seen tonight has not made me do a trueblood count down til next summer...Sookie is a pain in the ass and everybody is ready tio die protecting her everytime she runs and get herself into situations that only Sookie does...I am one of the people that never read the books and never heard of Sookie til it became part of my summer weekends and now it looks like im gonna have to find something else to fill my summer sunday nights.O and by the way Eric can do waaayy better then Sookie Stackhouse!
I was disappointed with the finale. Now suddenly Eric and Bill are best buddies? The whole fourth season was disappointing to me; ti started out great, but Sookie and Eric's romance was downplayed, their love scenes were super cheesy. After waiting for 4 seasons for them to finally get together; I was dismayed and the finale didn't help. I don't mind the additional storylines, but I think they should add more episodes per season to fit all of them in or make 2 seasons per year, since 12 episodes is not enough. Sometimes it feels like they rush through all the storylines and it makes it worse.
I agree, weak finale. I was wondering if anyone thought about the possibility of Eric or Bill hearing(or feeling) Sookie's distress and showing up to her house and giving Tara their blood? Just a thought.
I'm very excited for the return of Russell, should be interesting.
Pams line pretty much made the episode for me. I'm glad they followed through with the books when it comes to Debbie Pelt dying.
What happened to the whole werepanther situation? That just got completely left out.
Anyway, hope next season makes up for the finale.
It sucked, I have been a fan from the beginning, im over it now. They lost a fan. Jesus and Tara dead, ignorant plots that really aren't interesting in the least and led from episode to episode like a child getting a 2 cent prize in foul tasting cereal.
weretiger next year????
From reading some of the comments, I too agree that it is the pace of the show that is problem, aside from the mini arcs for side characters that seems to drag onwards, I think the problem has been the ill-proportionality of the scenes of the whole Bill/Eric/Sookie scenes. As for the whole Tara death saga, I seriously doubt that they would remove her off the show. Shows that tend to remove either a truly liked or unliked character have a tendency not last long as they serve a purpose of mis-directed focus.
Of course, in hindsight, rarely do I watch anything on the level of action and suspense as True Blood. I'll no doubt buy the Tru Blood DVD Season 4 set immediately. And I'll no doubt NOT delete the series off my tivo. Well, it seems that I'm the one under Alan Ball's thrall.
OMG I was mad this season Iloved this book(my fave)they kinda spit on the book I want my fairies and not just here and there.and Jason did'nt invite the rev in his house so he should be safe but he is'nt a werepanther ugh I could go on but I won't
I think that the critics are forgetting this isn't a movie... its a series, and its perfect... I wouldnt change a thing... Anything can and still will happen. The people are what is important and how many are watching. Apparently enough to make it one of the most popular series on HBO. I wouldnt have HBO if it wasn't for True Blood. The Sookie Stackhouse Series is awesome...
I think the episode left us with some good cliffhangers, but none die hard fans can't handle waiting for. Half of it I saw coming. I agree with the Marnie conclusion being weak, and thought the finale could have been much better. Alan Ball is more talented than that, I have no doubt there. I was looking forward to season four so much, but now I feel like season 5 will almost be better. In any case, I am an avid fan and will watch regardless.
I think that this season was a bit of a disappointment. What I found irritating about this season is that it desperately wanted to include ALL the characters in some subplot or part of the main story arc to the point where it was overwhelming to watch. I counted at least six distracting sub-stories that could have been cut out. I think that Ball has no idea how to Edit a story very well. I like parts of the finale and I was surprised that he had the balls to kill off one of this main characters kudos to him but over all the season is very contrived.
Ive been following true blood since day 1....yes this season was an absolute let down and yes it did have some good moments but the season finale was by far one of the best episodes in the past 4 seasons. True blood bases itself from cliffhangers and drag ons which is both a good and bad thing. Tara has been useless since season 2 i hope she is gone forever. Arlene and Terry are an annoyance. This finale has opened up for another highly anticipating season with the return of russell edgington and now eric and bill working together to probably take down the avl or authority (i didnt read the books so i have no idea what will happen). If they drag on the steve newlin angle i will stop watching. id personally like to hear arguments over y everyone thought this finale not the season was a letdown...
I don't know were to begin, this whole season was all over the place. glad russell will be back he was a great character . ok lets review. they made eric a wimp the whole season, i have read all the books along time ago. they never went back and covered the whole werepanter thing , should have. yea debbie died, was in books. maybe next season like book sookie and alcide. Tara died that blew me away see her back unless she becomes a vamp half her head is gone. glad nan bit the dust also. it was to much all over the place aka the andy scene last week, how they got rid of marnie was a joke . i can go for a long time so im not going to type anymore to much to vent about. sorry for all the typos am tired
I basically agree with certain comments. Story line I feel is being stretched a bit too far. I hope Tara is healed by someone.....anyone...I want Jesus back...he is so cool.....and Sookie with Bill. Too bad True Blood isn't year round.
Agree. This episode was horrible to go along with an equally horrible season. They had a million stories going on and then they would just drop it or really quickly end it with little to no build up. Fairyland- gone. Werepanthers- gone. Jason is raped but gets over it in a day. Baby is possessed. Oh no... It's a ghost. Then she gets help-gone. Tara is a lesbian-no not really.
Tommy was played out. Alcide/Debbie story was boring and useless. The Marnie story and Eric story were the best but UGH! Sookie make up your GD mind... And we saw the Marnie story end tonight.
Ugh. Awful. All year.
I am a TB fan but I will agree the finale was weak. I kind of wanted Marnie to do more than try to burn Bill and Eric again. And why kill off Tara now there is only one black person in the entire cast...Not common thing for the state of LA. But I won't go there...just hope sookie doesnt fall for LC lame self.
Agree. This episode was horrible to go along with an equally horrible season. They had a million stories going on and then they would just drop it or really quickly end it with little to no build up. Fairyland- gone. Werepanthers- gone. Jason is raped but gets over it in a day. Baby is possessed. Oh no... It's a ghost. Then she gets help-gone. Tommy was played
Please, someone tell me what the FUCK?! I didn't download the episode yet, so I can't tell my opnion.
I just really wanna know!
This season hasn't been my favorite. I think that Fiona Shaw didn't quite lived up the villain role like Michelle Forbes and Dennis O'Hare did. I think again that there were a lot of things that were left unanswered or misplaced during the season, like Crystal and her 'people', the fairies (i'm sure they will be back on Season 5), but it was an entertaining season! I think the finale wasn't great, i've loved Sookie on the beginning of this season, but now on this storyline of 'Who i must choose?', it's really boring... True Blood really wins on its supporting characters like Jessica, Pam, Jason, Lafayette, etc... What leaves me really excited for 2012 is Denis O'Hare getting back, he was brilliant on Season 3. I think he's gonna kick ass! And also, Steve Newlin! Really interesting seeing him back also! With Nan dying, The Authority will step in???? There's a lot of material for Alan Ball & cia. to work with, they just gotta really organize it and make it special.
I had such high hopes for this season and it let me down. Don't get me wrong, I love the show and will watch season 5, but I feel that SO MUCH MORE could have been done with the witches. They could freakin' control the vampires! It was a lot of pomp and I think that the witches could have been much more of a threat than they were. I actually liked Marnie, and her ending could have had much more oomph. As for the rest, they tried to cram too much into the season. All the storylines were filled with pointless chatter and they spent too much talking without any real action. I can appreciate character development, but it wasn't approached well. Also, one of the things I've always lied about the show is that it was always very aware of its Southern setting. This season seemed to have lost some of that Louisiana charm, and I miss it. Anyhow, I wasn't really fond of Russell but I knew he'd come back. And I love Tara so I don't think she should die. I hope season 5 is better.
Okay.. My biggest let down is Tara's supposed death,but as this show has proven time and again is that anything can happen. And I agree with BJ, Lafayette has the power to save Tara so maybe he will. As far as going by the book, some things I would have loved to see go by the books(like to fairy storyline), I mean how can they really outline the show by the books if they are cutting main keypoints of the books. Don't get me wrong, the storylines of the shows are great, but for those of us who have read the books, it can be somewhat confusing. Even though I was somewhat disappointed in the season finally, I will be watching next season cause I mean really, who doesn't want to know what happens next.
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