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True Blood Review: To Die, To Sleep

Oh I know it. Just used those to illustrate the vast scope of Series Finale's we have suffered through and enjoyed the last couple years.

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Ah that's right. I forgot.

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All good Lillian. Believe me, I wish I could watch each episode a few times before writing the reviews. I hate to miss/mess things up. I love the discussions we have here, so when you guys get distracted by little errors or omissions it always bums me out because I know it takes focus away from the important meat of what I say. Thanks as always for your input though and the heads up. So long to wait until next season. Hopefully I'll bump into Peter Dinklage walking his dog a few times this summer in my neighborhood and try to get some details on next season out of him. Or he'll just call the cops on me.

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She did ask to go north. The captain said he wasn't going north, he was going home to Braavos. Then she showed him the coin and it seemed like he was hers to command. Like the coin's prestige trumped everything else. So I thought he had agreed to take her where she wanted. According to HBO's recap she was looking east as the ship set sail. I must have missed the compass rose on screen. So I guess I was mistaken. Either way, cut me some slack @lillian. I'm commenting on an entire episode without the luxury of a lot of time to digest it all. I'm bound to miss a few things which is why we have a comment section so you all can weigh in.

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Much appreciated Brandon. My fingers betray me from time to time as I think one name, but type another. Went back and fixed it, TY.

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Agreed, great season but far too rushed at the end. The pace of Mindy and Danny's relationship was too rapid. Unlike Mindy's beloved rom-coms which have to wrap up their stories in a couple hours, her show has the leeway to progress relationships slowly, over multiple episodes and even seasons. (See Ross and Rachel from Friends.) I am a huge fan of Chris Messina on this show, but Danny's character lost something toward the end of this season. He was manipulating Mindy, playing with her heart. This behavior took him down a few pegs and not just in my book. Others have written similar feelings in past reviews of mine. I hope as more clarity is given to the show's future run, the writers will move past this one blemish on an otherwise great record.

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Ree, I of course got the rom com references, they were anything but subtle. That was one of the strikes against the finale. If you have ever read any of my other reviews, you would know I love this show and generally sing its praises. Early on in the show, there were a lot of rom-com references, but now the show has its own identity, so falling back on those was a cop out in my opinion. Speaking of cops, I know Mindy didn't love Charlie, but he was good for her. He empowered her to do things herself. He/they deserved a better breakup than the "been nice knowing you" we got. They also just threw in things like Morgan and Tamra have been hooking up, Peter is now dating the single mother, as if they were tying up loose ends, cleaning house. I do agree with your point Ree that it felt like this was written, not knowing if they would be back for a third season. That doesn't make it sit any better with me though. Danny begged for a second chance then went and got pizza after waiting an hour for Mindy? That about sums up this episode for me. But love the debate and all your comments. This is what makes it fun to write reviews.

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I think Dany knows plenty about diplomacy and what she doesn't know Jorah does. He has never shied away from speaking his mind to her, so if he thought she was making a bad move I think he would have spoken up. She had to show her followers she is capable of handing out justice. Her army is one of freed slaves. Seeing those 163 crucified slave children I'm sure had them all wanting blood as well. Now is not the time for hand holding. She needs to get the throne, then she can put down the sword and be more diplomatic.

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I agree. I liked the little moments and stolen glances they exchanged this week and how they resumed poking fun at each other. So long as that's the only poking they do for now. Slow and steady is fine with me.

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I'm the president of the Peter Prentice fan club, so I can't ever get enough of him, but you had to love the scenes at the rabbi's dinner table and his negotiation with Danny before that.

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