The key difference between Jessica/Hoyt and Sookie/Bill is that Jessica will never have a normal life, no matter who she ends up with, she doesnt have a snowballs chance in hell of conceiving a child. Sookie does. Bill had heard Sookie whine a million bloody times about wishing she were normal so its only logical for him to assume thats what she wanted, and accepting that they could never have that kind of normalcy. Other than that, Bill ran true to form, hes always been mentally and emotionally weak, and died the same way too. I enjoyed it, but I'm not one of the many who were expecting something mindblowingly spectacular.
Except Sookie chose to remain Fae and Bill STILL wanted to die. So this all comes down to her conceiving a child? Really???
If they had built on and carried through on the foundation laid down by Alan Ball, Bill would have been revealed as the breeder of Fairy sunscreen/vampire crack babies rather than the queen, which would have made sense of Bill's smarmy insistence that Sookie procreate. Alas, egos got in the way of a good story.
Bill as the big bad guy would have been pretty awesome, but maybe they and others just liked the character too much.
....and any dude would do for that matter !! Great message for the female audience. Matt, I'm as puzzled as you are ... For a moment I thought that True Blood could make a difference in TV history : a virulent playdoyer for tolerance (sexuality) and acceptance (minorities) , also one against atrocities commited in the name of religions, and politician duplicity in general ....the storylines didn't matter that much, as long as they sticked to the fundamentals which made TB so special.But after Allan Ball's departure, the spirit was gone. It was as if the writers were paddling back from their previous statements ... So it came as no big surprise to me when TB ended up celebrating motherhood as a woman's career plan and displaying capitalism ferocity as a business model.And this comes from a mother of 3, running her own company .... who used to enjoy watching a clever, witty and sexy show on her sunday nights.So, THANK YOU FOR NOTHING HBO !
yes but at the same time Hoyt could have had a child with someone. If we are looking at it that way then how is it fair to Hoyt either? Just saying...Everything else you said I agree with.
So I'm glad I'm not the only who wishes for another unconventional female lead. I understand in good dramas character do get killed off but I think L.Bell got killed off too soon. It would have been nice to see her work on the railroad a bit before meeting her end. Would have loved to see her "put it to Durant" a bit before dying. Bohannon is a great lead and fun to watch that is why it is frustrating to see him stuck with the Mormon wife as the whole scenario does not really fit. Heck, he never even visited the whores and never made a move on Lily so hard to believe he'd take advantage of a Mormon virgin.Hopefully the writers find a sensible way to undo that union. Being stuck with a child bride takes a little of the bad out of Bohannon's badass-ness. This is a western and if I wanted to see men struggle with their families I'd tune into Parenthood. They do such an awesome job on the scenery and sets I won't give up yet, Ruth is starting to get a lil too weird, not sure why they have her headed that way and it would be nice now to see Elam return. I wanna like the new season, but whereas in season 2 at the end of the episodes I was like-cool. Now I'm like, ok, oh well, maybe next episode things will get fixed. It used to be sooo good. Come on AMC
so very well put!! how I felt:(
I'm so happy the desperate scramble to resolve plot lines ended. But I'm not happy they went with the Harry Potter ending.
I love this show more every week. I don't think Terry will shoot him but then again, this is Reckless so you never really know. Please don't let Jamie go back to Preston! (if he survives!) She belongs we Roy and we need to see them finally get together before the end of the season. I want Reckless season 2!
I also hope that Jamie doesn't welcome back Preston. Really enjoying her chemistry with Roy.He is really almost too perfect. What I am really looking forward to is the possible devastating effects Lee Anne lying and actions, will have on Arliss, Jamie and Roy. I actually would be happy to see her and that low life, Terry, just run off and never come back. They deserve each other.
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Thanks for taking over, Hank. I don't know what I would have done without you. I'm just now starting to shake my headache after 3 days! I'd be fuel for the fire for sure. And... that's where they lost me. I suppose the message here is that absolute power corrupts absolutely? I can't think of another logical idea they're trying to impart by burning the bodies to power the city. First, they're killing them for no reason and then using them for fuel. Reminds me of using the books in the library in The Day After Tomorrow instead of the chairs and tables that would have burned for days. Ah well. Can't have looks and a logical conclusion to the season! I'm not with you on Rachel and Chandler. I want Tex and Rachel. Chandler can find his own damned woman.
I'm just thinking with so many cliches, the Tom and Rachel thing is just one more to pile on there. Tex would be a much cooler choice for sure. Trust me, we're looking at a Season 2 love triangle haha Btw, I am not getting all the Disqus notifications. Are you?
I am. Perhaps I'm getting yours, too! ;-) I'm up for a threesome. It is a new world, after all. I don't want anything to ruin the cool friendship between Chandler and Tex, but I still want Tex with Rachel. They'll have to do what they have to do!
I thought the people that were being killed were already sick. Remembering those who were asking for Olympia in previous episodes, it was the people who were already infected. This part actually confused me - why are civilians in masks mingling with those who are sick? Those who were well (like the "war lords) should have been avoiding Olympia at all costs.
"So it bears repeating: what, exactly, would have been the issue with Bill and Sookie ending up together?"I really think the writers just didn't dare. They knew exactly there were still people who cared about this topic (Team Bill or Team Eric) and they didn't want to anger either side. Maybe they even thought of themselves as clever or surprising with this ending. But it says quite a lot when the writers of a show like TRUE BLOOD aren't taking risks anymore... If it was just about children, why not kill Bill earlier (it would have been way more shocking if Bill instead of Alcide had died that night) and keep the werewolf instead? Let him and Sookie struggle and/or come around as a couple and finally have kids? Or let Eric seduce this faerie once more instead of letting him end up EXACTLY where he started, as if there hadn't been any character progress for him at all in the last seven seasons?
It could be clones makes alot more sense than zombies or aliens
You realize the master, Alan Ball, was not part of this ending. I think it might have been a different ending if he was. The people that took it over really didn't know the audience or the original characters. It was just different these past 2 seasons...off the mark. The End could have been congruent in it's character lines. Think of 6 Feet Under?? Just sayin'......
This is the correct answer to the stupidity of the ending...in some ways...that was not always the case for sure. These characters were driven by Allan Ball...read it and weep...been looking for that answer. Thanks!
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