The end of an episode has always left me with some kind of emotion, be it excitement, surprise, dread and even anger. I don’t recall ever feeling utterly empty as if I had run out of gas. It makes me wonder if I have truly lost all emotion when it comes to this show.
I felt the weight of it come crashing down as if I was caught in an avalanche and no escape was possible. I was hit with the proverbial snowstorm that is True Blood. I now feel numb, deflated and downright disappointed. The episode did have some very good moments and those moments were all thanks to a very striking Viking. Unfortunately, this is also the part that left me feeling numb, deflated and with a huge void in my TV obsessed body. I digress so more on that later.
Let’s get started shall we?
ODE TO TERRY
I am glad Terry got a proper sendoff; at least the show got something completely right for once. The flashbacks were a really nice touch and gave us some more insight into the frightened life of a Marine with PTSD. I am glad that he found a bright spot in his life, Arlene and the kids! Terry was the sweetest family man and any woman would have been lucky to have him. He was a very good friend as well so rather than give words for Terry, I will let the pictures speak those words.
R.I.P TERRY BELLEFLEUR
With that being said, that was the longest TV funeral in the history of TV funerals.
THE FLAW WITH THE PLAN
I guess one can say that Eric did fuck the deal in the ass but at least he was not sitting on his ass! Bill’s plan was flawed to begin with as he did not seem to know his ass from a hole in the ground. He was all over the place with his plan, using the teacup humans to find a way for them to withstand the sun. When that did not work, he had Ben but still only managed to use his blood to save a few! He does and most likely will not have more to synthesize so I wonder what will be the point of the whole Lillith prophecy? Much ado about nothing I bet.
He was still sticking to the plan though, no matter what! I am sorry there is no amount of but Bill is not himself right now to take away the sting of this comment and it should not be forgotten or forgiven ever:
WHO GIVES A BILLITH?
I know I don’t and I am sure that none of you do either. When I heard the sirens say that his time on earth was over, I thought THANK YOU LORD! HALLELUIAH AND AMEN! TAKE HIM AWAY PLEASE. Then, as usual this show brings him back and dashes all my hope that this season is going to go out with a bang. Bill once again ends up being the hero of the shit he put into motion and gets claps and slaps on the back all around. He is not the one who should be getting the KUDOS!
Speaking of the trio of BLOODY MERKIN SIRENS, if I never have to see this trio again, it would be too damn soon. Are those nasty Merkin’s necessary? I think not.
What I find funny is that Bill could not figure out that he could use his own Ben infused blood to save the vamps in the camp. I thought he was the smartest in the class?! According to some anyhow, well I knew better anyway. I wondered why he did not think of this before.
I am over this character and wish True Blood would get a clue and really make his ass pay. I don’t care if it is the next to last episode; I wanted Bill to get his ‘just desserts’. Bucky said everybody would be getting these ‘just desserts’ but I should have known that he did not mean Bill. I have nothing more to say about this rather annoying character because he is not worth my time. I have bigger and better characters to write about. This is my favorite Bill scene and he is lucky to have gotten that from the likes of me.
SIDE NOTE (and not an important one at that): Why do we have an Alcide in this show? He did not belong at Terry’s funeral where no one even knows his name and he does not belong on the show either. No offense against Joe M but the character of Alcide serves no purpose. This is another character I could care less about and why they keep him is beyond me. Ginger is more entertaining than he is and Ben and James have more potential story wise in their little pinkies than he does in his whole body. I cannot blame Joe M though as this is the fault of the writers.
Now that the boring and the stupid are out of the way (outside of Terry that is because he was entertaining for the most part), let’s get to the semi-good stuff and the really great shit.
KUDOS GO TO BEN THE TRUE SALVATION OF VAMPIRES
Ben, even if you end up being the baddest vampire this side of Bon Temps has ever seen, you will be the HERO in my book as it was YOUR blood that saved the vampires in that hellhole called ‘vamp camp’! I don’t care if you go bat shit crazy in the finale, you and your blood will always be golden to me. I don’t care if the stupid ass writers kill you off (which would be stupid on their part but when do they ever listen to me), you and Eric will always be the heroes to me for obvious different reasons.
I know that “heroes don’t do it for accolades” as a wise friend told me but this show really should give credit where credit is due! Bill Compton, Billith or whoever the hell he is this week is not the one who should receive those accolades! I know my opinion of Ben is my own and that is fine but if it were not for Ben, all the vamps (especially the ones we love) would have met the true death. His blood was taken without his consent even before the deal was struck. CHEERS TO BEN FOR THAT ALONE!
Say what you will about his motivations and his plans regarding Sookie, his storyline could have been the bomb had the writers not decided to tie him up to a gravestone for the majority of the season. I hate that this show wastes the potential of a really good character, Ben is not just another pretty face! Since the writers never do listen to me and will most likely kill you off in the finale, I will give you the accolades you so richly deserve and also say that they wasted your character. What a shame!
Sorry to break it to you folks but Bill’s blood would never have saved those vampires so hence he is no HERO.
How awesome was he? Amazing right? Jason never fails to let me down. I love all his interactions with characters on the show and I think I will just pay a little tribute to him in gifs! I LOVE YOU JASON STACKHOUSE!
LET’S TALK ABOUT SOOKIE
I am having a little trouble understanding Sookie and as a result I have to blame the writers. There is no one else to blame. I was looking forward to a smarter Sookie this season and mostly because we were told we were going to have a more grown up smarter Sookie. She sure started out that way. It is not just the stuff with Ben, Bill or Eric, it is EVERYTHING. I can understand her wanting to keep Ben from being drained on account of his blood being able to allow vampires to soak in the sun, because she knows how it feels to be used for that same thing.
Why is she not wondering where Jason is and why for the love of God has not put two and two together? Jason said he was going to go save Jess and you would think she would have figured out where he was by now? Use your brain Sookie! 1+1=2, come on Sookie I know you have it in you. I am and never will be on the Sookie is a slut bandwagon but why oh why is she giving Alcide the goo-goo eyes? Seriously!
I am one of those that would not mind Sookie becoming a vampire, she might actually prove to be a stronger character then or at the least the writers would quit writing her to be so dim-witted. What I don’t get however, is the reason why (besides saving her friends) she agreed to become a vampire? Is it because she is tired of life kicking her in the ass? Is it because she felt betrayed by her parents? Is it because she feels that every other option available to her is gone, i.e. Bill, Sam, and Eric? I just want to know her motivation and I am not sure we will ever get an answer to it.
Sookie’s good moments came at Terry’s funeral and when she told Bill a thing or two and zapped him the hell out of the cemefairy. That scene was so good to me that it is worth a second post in the same review!
I Wonder if that is her motivation, maybe to have the feeling of knowing that someone has loved her since the second she walked into their life, so she could say she was loved like that? It seemed like there was a reason she was saying it beyond how Terry felt about Arlene. The scene felt to me that it related to her as well. Does she think she will find that love while living a life or immortality? Something she won’t find in her normal human life? This just proves, as usual, that I have no idea what is going on in that head of hers, or the writers heads rather! I give up trying to figure out Sookie Stackhouse!
ALL THINGS ERIC ‘MOTHERFUCKING’ NORTHMAN!
From beginning to end, Eric was a sight to behold and he has never been better. I love him all the more after this episode and he will forever be my favorite supernatural character. You are probably wondering why I am talking about him as if he is gone and will never be seen or heard from again. That is not my intention, I am only paying homage to one of the best television vampires ever made. WHY? The reason is quite simple: HE DESERVES IT!
He went into that VAMP CAMP like A BOSS and got his oh so sweet revenge. Whether he was pulling out the docs peen (thanks Debbie) tossing it like it was garbage for the racoons to eat or pulling out the docs ‘you can’t glamor me’ contacts or making sure Steve Newlin burned to a crisp, the striking VIKING had in it in spades.
The whole season of Eric Northman (including the finale) was and will be made of pure awesome and I want more! I was completely mesmerized by his performance and I could watch it over and over. Eric went there for the sole purpose of giving those that deserved it their comeuppance and to set his children free.
He also went there with the intention of using his blood to get his vamps out (same as Billith) during the sunlight. He also freed all the vamps from their imprisonment, even if they could not yet leave the camp until dark while a certain someone only managed to save the few who were sentenced to die in the sun room and a few others from burning in the sun.
NOW FOR AWESOME ERIC GIFS BEFORE I SAY A FEW MORE THINGS!
WHERE DID HE GO?
Now for the reason of my discontent and why I was left with a void, a hollow feeling in my heart. Eric just took off in a Viking flash for parts unknown, shooting up in the sky. I literally felt lost and I imagine my face looked a little something like this:
especially after seeing this look:
He might very well need some time to himself but I felt overwhelming sad for him and for Pam at that moment. My shipper heart was breaking for him. I have no idea where he is going and what he is doing but I want to go with him!
BY THE WAY…………
just feeling a little……..
Okay I am not dead, just feeling the pain of the Viking! As usual, sound off below!