I couldn't stay and finish any of the episodes with all the messy stuffs in this last season. Not even this episode for that Jess Hoyt wedding part. BUT I liked the ending where Sookie left the cemetry and moved on with her life and the thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. It may not be the fitting ending for everyone, especially for book fans that want to see Sookie end up with a known love interest from the book, but it is at least a happy closure for most of the Bon Temps folks we have liked these years. Acceptable and rather sweet ending for me.
It wasn't a terrible finale. Everyone knows that Harris never intended for Sookie to be with a vampire. I'm sick to death of people complaining it never followed the books and when it finally does give a nod to Harris we crucify them even more. I think they did a great job of ending it. What did you expect to happen? It was a bittersweet ending. I'm not disappointed about the ending. I'm just disappointed its over.
I guess it's the writers own fault. Over the years, they established Sookie as a woman who usually was with someone. I can only remember one time she decided to 'choose herself', so the focus clearly was on Sookie with Bill, Sookie with Alcide, Sookie with Eric or maybe Sookie with Sam. After seven seasons fans wanted to actually know the man who finally would make our fairie happy. Giving her an unknown husband is actually quite lazy - it's like 'uuuh, if we put her with Bill, the Eric-fans will burn us ... if we put her with Eric the Bill-fans will kill us ... so let's take a random dude, nobody will be angry this way, right'. Just my opinion, though ;-)
Especially since they opened a door where they could have introduced a possible future spouse for her. There was a great retrospective scene where a young Sookie discovers a young Tara has a crush on Jason. Tara asks her who she likes and they could have put a name in there to at least let us think maybe she ended up with him, but no they left that open as well so we have nothing. I hated the finale, not only was it such a departure from the books, which were good the way they were, but such terrible changes to the story lines that watching the show from the third season on was difficult. I applaud Harris for the story she originally penned but am extremely disappointed in the direction they took True Blood in.
I didn't mind this episode as much as others seem to have. I just thought that the machine was in the wall from way back when Lydia's grandmother was doing all the experiments and crap. Then when Meredith got driven crazy by them experimenting on her, it all was shut down and walled up? I don't know, that's my guess. I don't think the computer just came to life on it's on and started spitting out the dead pool. I thought that Meredith was having that psycho Bronski (sp?) do all the work for her....so he was doing all the leg work and she was just 'directing' him? I think when she was stuck in the hospital with comma-Peter, she just started to believe in his rantings and got brainwashed in a way. Why she decided it was the time to start it when Lydia screamed Allison's name is still kind of foggy for me. I do think Peter was telling the truth when he said he doesn't remember what he said in his mind when he was in a comma. All he cares about is being the Alpha again....and he thinks he has the opportunity now. I'm not sure why Malia 'kicked ass' in this episode? What exactly did she do again? Kira does have a scared look on her face a lot of the time but she holds her own. I'm not sure the reviewer is really paying that close of attention to the story.
Again, thank you for your review, you always describe perfectly my thoughts: I didn't read the book, so everything is surprising for me, which is good. I didn't saw this end coming, who is this "hooded strigoi" ? Great twist ! and I also loved the scenes between "young Abe" and Eichhorst; interesting to see a bit of his "human" side ... but I missed Vassili, tho ( he is my fav character ) :) can't wait for the next episode !
Hi Marion :) I almost mentioned how much I missed Vasiliy Fet this week. It's ok though, I'm sure we will see him again next episode. I never finished book 2 and that surprise you're talking about is why I might not pick it back up. It's better not knowing what to expect. Sure, things play out differently on the show, but book readers have a general idea of where the story is headed. Kind of ruins the surprise. As always a million thanks for your comments!
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Worst finale ever! It was a slap in the face to fans who have watched from the beginning. The writers knew full well fans wanted Sookie with either Bill or Eric. For them to have her end up with someone we don't even see was a slap in the face. The episode became very boring after Eric killed Gus Jr and gang..........there was too much time spent on Hoyt and Jessica........... The main problem with this show the last few seasons is that they had way too many characters and tried to have a story for each of them and cram it into an hour or less. We saw last night--that does not work. Not even a scene with Lafayette(until just showing him at the end)--who was a fan favorite. Very disappointed in the finale.........I was expecting better...........
I hated the finale. Hated it. I expected Bon Temps to have a major disaster or something, not this whimpy kind of daytime soap opera stuff that was served up. Bill dies - we knew that going into the episode. Sookie has some pangs of existential angst, cue tears. There's a wedding (and oh, by the way, we have an unfinished storyline with Andy and Holly's kids, Adilyn and Wade, who were both sitting together at the table, two peas in an pod. Guess we're going to let this pseudo incest thing continue then?) Flash forward a few years and there's Eric doing his smarmy salesman bit for New Blood. It was all just so bland and tiresome. I think this episode encapsulated the whole reason the show had jumped the shark. It didn't have to though - there was a lot of potential for much much more. Maybe that was the point - now they can go ahead and make a movie franchise out of the deal. It's the only thing that makes sense with that ending.
How, exactly, is it incest? Adilyn was Andy's child and Wade Holly's. They're not actual brother and sister. Just because their parents married does not make them blood related.
Hence my use of the word "pseudo". Andy and Holly hated the idea of them getting together for just that reason.
I wonder if ANYBODY is happy with this finale... I surely wasn't. However, I liked that scene with Eric in the car, body parts behind him, in time to the music playing. Classic Eric. I liked all scenes with Jessica and Bill. I liked the way Jason tossed the dress in the back of his car. I liked the sign on Jessica's door ('Keep out - I still love you'). I liked Bill's death, not becauce the character became a nuisance for me long ago, but because I thought it was a nice ending for this always troubled vampire, who was riven by grief most of the time. But I was reminded by Jason that since the beginning of this season, only a week had passed in Bon Temps. This statement only amplified my anger towards the writers, who thought that a few scenes in the last season would totally justify Sookie running back to Bill after she hated him for months because of the things he did to her. Sigh. So instead of ever mourning Alcide (poor guy, he would've been a great dad I guess...) our fairie is devastated when her 'first love' chooses (!) to die. I'm not even sure if I liked Eric's and Pam's ending. Yes, they are still a team, still alive, making A LOT of money. On the other hand, they are exactly where they started (minus the authority) and nothing has changed for them. I thought I would never say this, but - if Tara had lived and joined those two, at least a minor change would had been there. Or even a big one, considering Tara and Pam would've been a couple. What I CAN say for sure is I liked Sara's ending, also Arlene being happy with her vampire and Lafayette getting his piece of happiness.
"Those screams he hears outside plus his strigoi neighbor are meant to clue us in to the fact the virus has spread. I still would have liked to see more strigoi running around infecting New Yorkers but that's just me."Last week I would have said the same. But this week I really enjoyed it - we, the viewers, know there are strigoi who are hunting humans. But poor guys like Mr. Luss don't, so it's exciting to see how they react, what they do, what happens to them. Same in the police station. We know Felix is now a terrible threat to everyone there. So what will happen? Will he turn while still in the cell? Will Gus have to kill his dear friend? And finally the people in the subway station... Imo all these scenes put together create a much more thrilling environment than havoc breaking strigoi. Once more kudos to Richard Sammel. Can't say it often enough. We haven't seen the Master since the premiere, so Eichhorst is our main villain and he does a great job with that! And the, ahem, hooded strigoi got a great first scene. Not just because of what he did, but HOW he did it and what he said. But I don't want to spoil anything so I'll shut up now ;-)
You're right, after this episode we understand the virus is out of control. All the stuff together makes a nice impact. I just can't help loving scenes like the strigoi huddled in the basement and chasing Setrakian or Vasiliy in the tunnels. I'm sure they're saving that good stuff for the last few episodes. Sammel is outstanding, you almost forget all about The Master right? Speaking of which, I wonder when we will see the big guy again. Will we see his face? Sardu's story? Can't wait! Yeah no one will forget our hooded strigoi's first scene any time soon. Have a feeling his story will come in Season 2 though.
Yes Eichhorst definitely made the growling noises with Jim. Didn't it seem like our new guy had two different tones going on? A higher pitch and a much lower. The effect was slightly more exaggerated. Wonder if that means something?
I forgot something: didn't Eichhorst make those typical strigoi sounds in the station when he threatened Jim?! So maybe he found a way to 'suppress' them but every time he looses control (e.g. gets angry) one can hear it? It would underline his magnificent skills and self-possession. Just a thought - and maybe I was just imagining the sounds in said scene.
Well, Chris, I wasn't happy with the finale and I haven't been happy for the 3 past seasons as well. How a once brilliant, witty and sexy show like True Blood could turn into a Telenovela will remain a complete mystery for me. As somebody else has found the words better than me, I will simply quote Damon Martin : At one time, this was a finely tuned automobile, churning out exciting episode after exciting episode and every Sunday was dedicated to ‘True Blood’. Those days ended and by the time ‘True Blood’ petered into the final year, the Ferrari of years past had transformed into a busted down van barely capable of driving down the highway.
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